IBPS PO Syllabus 2016 & Exam Pattern | IBPS Exam Syllabus

IBPS PO Recruitment 2016, ibps.in, IBPS Probationary Officer Exam 2016, CWE-VI PO/MT 2016 Exam Notification. IBPS PO Exam Date Notification 2016: The institute of banking personnel selection will be going to conduct IBPS CWE-VI PO Exam 2016 in October/November 2016.

IBPS PO Syllabus Prelims & Mains Exam Pattern 2016

IBPS PO Exam will be conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) which is scheduled in the month of October. Participants who successfully filled up their IBPS PO Online Application Form should have to focus on Preparation of IBPS PO Common written exam (CWE).  

If you are preparing for IBPS exams in 2016, there are few things you need to have i.e. syllabus & exam pattern, preparation method and complete study material. You can find the IBPS PO syllabus 2016 with IBPS PO exam pattern 2016 here.

In Below Article, you find detailed syllabus of IBPS PO and also the Link of IBPS Bank PO Syllabus Pdf download, but firstly candidates need to make a notice on Latest IBPS Exam Pattern. And read about How to Study for IBPS PO Exam? And also, check IBPS Preliminary – Mains Exam Syllabus for Bank PO.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2016 | Exam Pattern Details

Exam Pattern: IBPS CWE for PO/MT Exam 2016 Recruitment exam will be conducted online. IBPS PO CWE is an Objective type online paper which covers three subjects Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative and Quantitative Aptitude Test. 

Sr. No.
Subject. Questions Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35 01 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude Paper 35 35
3 English Language Paper 30 30

100 100
All subjects have their weight in PO Common Exam and have different marks. Total mark of the exam is 100 and duration is 1 hours. There will be Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. If a question is left blank, there will be no negative marking for that question. All the tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method. All the candidates who successfully register themselves under CWE PO/MT-V will be called for Preliminary Examinations. Based on Pre exam, candidates will be shortlisted & called for Main Examinations.

IBPS PO Mains Exam syllabus 2016 – IBPS Mains Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO/MT main examination contain five subjects having total 200 marks. The total duration of the main exam is of 2 hours.

Sr. No.
Subject. Questions Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability
50 50 02 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude Paper 50 50
3 General Awareness
40 40
English Language
40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 20 20
Total 200 200

BILINGUAL TEST: Every section (except English Language) in both examinations will be available in Hindi as well.

Negative Marks: The penalty of 0.25 marks will be levied, if any wrong answer has been given. The candidates are advised that they must ensure about the correct answer while marking the answer. In other case if candidate does not attempt the question and left black it, no wrong penalty will be applicable.

Minimum Cut Off Marks: The candidates must score a minimum marks or score in each of the paper to apply for the vacancies in participating banks. The minimum cut off marks will be 24 (Gen. Category) and 21 (for reserved category).

When the aspirants will be in cut off list then they will be called for the personnel interview by the administration. There will be 100 marks interview section. Aspirants must get more then 40% to qualify the interview

IBPS PO Syllabus Topic wise
The Preliminary paper is distinguished by the fact that it has only three sections and is likely to be easier than the Main paper. However the 1 hour duration in which you need to attempt 100 questions ensures that the paper will be a competitive one. The Main paper will retain its old pattern of five sections and a composite time of 2 hours. Once you qualify through the Main Paper, a third round is conducted – the Interview. Qualifying the interview makes you eligible to become a Probationary Officer in one of the banks under the aegis of IBPS.

Applicants IBPS PO exam consists of five sections which are as follows, question in the test come on the basis of these topics:
1.       Reasoning
2.       English language
3.       Quantitative aptitude
4.       General Awareness
5.       Computer Knowledge

IBPS PO Reasoning Syllabus 2016

This section consists of question which comes from the topics given below:

  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Decision Making
  • Word Formation
  • Series, Decoding & Coding
  • Blood Relation
  • Symbol & Notation
  • Statement & Conclusion
  • Sitting Arrangement


IBPS PO English language Syllabus 2016

In this section question comes on the topics highlighted below:

  • Completion of sentence
  • Tenses
  • Meanings
  • Grammar Errors
  • Passage Completion
  • Synonyms & Antonyms etc


IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus 2016

This section contains questions on the following topics:

  • Arithmetic & Data Interpretation
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie-Charts
  • Line Graphs & Tabulation
  • Roots
  • Average
  • Ratio
  • Time & Work
  • Time And Distance
  • Percentage
  • Profit & Loss


IBPS PO General Awareness Syllabus 2016

You can prepare this section on the basis of topic given under:

  • Geography
  • History
  • Science
  • Economics
  • Sports
  • Constitution
  • Politics
  • History
  • Banking
  • Culture


IBPS PO Computer Knowledge Syllabus 2016

This section consists of basic computer question to check the knowledge on topics as given under:

  • MS Office suite
  • Windows
  • Internet
  • Operating systems
  • Computer networks
  • Internet E-commerce
  • Acronyms

It is important to start preparing in earnest for the IBPS PO Prelim paper before October. Plan out a study map based on the above given syllabus. Allocate time wisely and test yourself regularly on your speed, proficiency and concepts. Good luck!