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IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2016

How to qualify prelims exam for PO

IBPS was started the preliminary exam for  PO from last year. Many candidate are not familiar with it. In this article,complete information about "IBPS Prelim Exam " and how to prepare the prelims exam.

Firstly why it is important.It is the first step for all candidates.Those candidate qualifies the prelim exam then next step is mains. So,we need to focus on the preliminary test preparation. Here you find all information such as IBPS preliminary syllabus with exam pattern, marks distribution, and proper strategy of IBPS preparation for prelims exam.

IBPS Department already Schedule IBPS Bank Prelims exam for PO .

  • IBPS PO VI Preliminary Exam Dates – 16.10.2016, 22.10.2016 & 23.10.2016

IBPS Prelims Exam Pattern 2016

 Name Topics Questions Marks Duration
 Reasoning Ability Test  35 35  
 Quantitative Aptitude Test  35 35  1 hours
 English Language Test  30 30  
 Total 100  100  

How to prepare for prelim exam

Each section has its value. Each section have owns cut-off marks. In the section, there are three sections for the preparing for the prelim exam of the IBPS clerk. Sections have 35 questions in reasoning, 35 questions in aptitude and 30 questions in English. Every section has its important and passed separately.

Here we are providing study notes & online MCQs quiz for PO bank exam:

:Aptitude Study Material and Notes

:Reasoning Study Material Notes

:English Notes for IBPS Bank Exam

:Online MCQs Quiz For Bank Exam

Syllabus for Prelims Exam


In this section, there are 35 questions of 35 marks out of 100.This paper is design to test your accuracy, calculation and speed through logical problems. IBPS reasoning with the topic by questions as following :-

Also Read:  IBPS PO Reference Books
 Topics Number of questions
 Seating arrangement  3-10
 Coding-Decoding  3-5
 Mathematical Inequalities  2-5
 Blood relations  2-5
 Syllogism  2-5
 Arrangement and Pattern  0-3
 Scheduling  0-5
 Direction and Distance  1-2
 Classification/Analogy  0-2
 Series  0-5
 Ordering and ranking  1-2



In this section ,there are 30 questions of 30 marks out of 100.Major Topics to prepare in English are as follows Fill in the Blanks, Comprehension Passage, phrases and idioms, Spotting Error Questions, Preposition, Para Jumbles, Rearrangement of Sentence Questions for IBPS, Spelling Mistakes, Noun, Verbs, Direct -Indirect, etc.

Topic wise questions given in tabular format as follows:

  Topics  Number of questions
 Reading Comprehension  10
 Cloze Test  5
 Sentence Correction  5
 Spot the error  5
 Fill in the blanks 5
 Para jumbles  5


Quantitative Aptitude

In this section ,aptitude have 35 question of 35 marks.You have prepared the formulas,concept,properties,shortcuts,tricks etc.to get qualify the subject. Check Major Topics from this section in below table:-

Also Read:  IBPS English Preparation Notes
  Topics   Number of questions
 Data Interpretation  5-10
 Data Sufficiency  2-5
 Simplification  2-5
 Mensuration 1-3
 Profit and Loss 1-3
 Time and Work  1-3
 Ratio and Proportion 1-2
 Percentage  1-2
 Number Series for IBPS  0-5
 Quadratic Equations  0-5
 Mixture Problems  1-2


How much timespend on each section

 Sections Time spend on each section Duration
 English 15 min.  
 Reason ability 20 min.  1 hour
 Aptitude 25 min.  
Updated: August 27, 2016 — 8:50 am

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