IBPS PO 2019: Detailed Syllabus, Exam Analysis and Sample Questions


2019-08-03 | Team PendulumEdu

The IBPS PO Application Process 2019 has begun on 7th August 2019 and will continue till 28th August 2019. The IBPS PO 2019 Prelims exam will take place on 12, 13, 19, and 20 October 2019. It is the correct time to devote your time dedicatedly towards the preparation of IBPS PO. The initial step to start the preparation of the IBPS PO exam is to check the IBPS PO syllabus and analyse the topics and understand the IBPS PO exam pattern. PendulumEdu has compiled the IBPS PO syllabus, topic-wise analysis and sample questions for the IBPS PO Prelims Exam and IBPS PO Mains Exam.

IBPS PO PRELIMS SYLLABUS 2019

The IBPS PO 2019 Preliminary Examination is a Multiple – Choice, Online Examination. The Examination consists of three sections (not in the same order):

  1. English Language
  2. Quantitative Aptitude and
  3. Reasoning Ability

The details of the syllabus for each section is given below:

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus

English

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

Reading Comprehension

Simplification and Approximation

Syllogism

Grammar

  • Phrase Replacement
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the Blanks

Sequence and Series(missing/wrong)

Inequality

Vocabulary

  • Cloze test
  • Antonym/Synonym
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Phrase Replacement

Quadratic equations

Puzzle on Seating arrangement (linear/circular/square/parallel row)

Miscellaneous

  • Para Jumble
  • Sentence Jumble
  • Central Theme Spotting
  • Column Matching

Time and Work

Day/Month/Time based puzzle

Time and Distance

Puzzle (building/employee/anniversary etc.)

Ratio, Proportion, and Percentage

Puzzle based on Blood Relation

SI and CI

Puzzle on Distance and Direction

Mixtures and Allegations

Miscellaneous puzzle

Profit and Loss

Coding and Decoding

Number System

odd one out

Mensuration

Analogy

Problem on Ages

Analytical Reasoning

PnC and Probability

Data Sufficiency

Data Interpretation

 

 

IBPS PO 2019 PRELIMS EXAMINATION DETAILED ANALYSIS:

The team of experts at PendulumEdu has analysed each topic in the syllabus of each section. The candidates can make use of this information to prepare themselves better.

The detailed analysis of IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus is as follows:

IBPS PO English Syllabus and Analysis

The English section of the IBPS PO Prelims Exam has 30 questions and a duration of 20 minutes is there. Topic-wise analysis of the IBPS PO English syllabus will help candidates plan their study schedule accordingly. One needs to focus on clearing the cut off instead of considering a question as a matter of pride. In the IBPS PO Prelims English section, focus firstly on easy questions like fill in the blanks, antonym synonyms, and word interchange. Try to do moderate questions next and difficult ones at last. This strategy will help you score well in the IBPS PO Prelims exam and clear the cut off for Prelims.

IBPS PO Prelims English Language Analysis

Topic

Average Number of Questions Asked

Difficulty Level

Phrase Replacement (Grammar)

5 to 7

Moderate to Difficult

Fill in the Blanks (Grammar)

5 to 7

Easy to Difficult

Grammar Error Spotting

5 to 7

Moderate to Difficult

Reading Comprehension

7 to 10

Moderate to Difficult

Fill in the Blanks (Vocabulary)

5 to 7

Easy to Difficult

Phrase Replacement (Grammar)

5 to 7

Moderate to Difficult

Cloze Test

5 to 7

Moderate to Difficult

Antonym/ Synonym

3 to 5

Easy to Moderate

Word Interchange

0 to 2

Easy to Moderate

Word Usage

0 to 2

Easy

Central Theme Spotting

0 to 2

Easy to Moderate

Column Matching

3 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

Sentence Jumble

3 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

Para Jumble

5 to 7

Moderate to Difficult

 

IBPS PO Quant Syllabus and Analysis

The Quant section of IBPS PO Prelims has 35 questions and 20 minutes are given to attempt these questions. In the IBPS PO Prelims Quant section there will be around ten questions from Data Interpretation, 5-10 questions from Sequence and Series, five from Quadratic Equations and so on. The detailed distribution of topic-wise difficulty and number of questions asked in IBPS PO Prelims Quant section is given below:

IBPS PO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude Analysis

Topic

Average Number of Questions Asked

Difficulty Level

Simplification and Approximation

4 to 5

Moderate

Sequence and Series(missing/wrong)

4 to 5

Easy to Moderate

Quadratic equations

5

Easy to Moderate

Time and Work

1

Easy to Moderate

Time and Distance

1 to 2

Easy to Moderate

Ratio, Proportion, and Percentage

1 to 2

Easy to Moderate

SI and CI

0 to 1

Moderate to Difficult

Mixtures and Allegations

0 to 1

Easy to Moderate

Profit and Loss

1 to 2

Easy to Moderate

Number System

0 to 1

Easy

Surds and Indices

0 to 1

Easy

Mensuration

1 to 2

Easy

Problem on Ages

0 to 1

Easy to Moderate

Algebra

0 to 1

Easy

PnC and Probability

0 to 1

Easy to Moderate

Data Interpretation

10 to 12

Moderate

 

IBPS PO Reasoning Syllabus and Analysis

The Reasoning section of IBPS PO is considered tougher than other banking exams, but with a proper strategy and approach, a difficult thing can be easy. In the IBPS PO reasoning section of prelims, there are 35 questions and a duration of 20 minutes is there for the reasoning section. In the IBPS PO Prelims reasoning section, there are a lot of puzzles, and each puzzle has 3 to 7 questions. So, solving a puzzle can give you 3 to 7 questions correct. Try to practice a lot of problems before the actual exam. Go through the following detailed analysis to chalk out a study plan and score well in the IBPS PO Prelims exam.

IBPS PO Prelims Reasoning Ability Analysis

Topic

Average Number of Questions Asked

Difficulty Level

Syllogism

3 to 5

Easy to Moderate

Inequality

5

Easy to Moderate

Puzzle on circular seating arrangement

0 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

Puzzle on linear/Parallel row seating arrangement

5

Easy to Moderate

Day/month/time-based puzzle

0 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

Puzzle (building/employee/anniversary etc.)

3 to 7

Easy to Moderate

Puzzle based on Blood Relation

2 to 5

Easy to Moderate

Puzzle on Distance and Direction

3 to 4

Easy to Moderate

Miscellaneous puzzle

3 to 5

Moderate to Difficult

Coding and Decoding

4 to 5

Easy to Moderate

odd one out

0 to 1

Easy

Analogy

0 to 1

Easy

Analytical Reasoning

0 to 1

Easy to Moderate

Data sufficiency

0 to 3

Easy

 

IBPS PO 2019 PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION SAMPLE QUESTIONS

A sample question of a topic helps the aspiring candidates become aware of the type and kind of questions that can be asked in the IBPS PO Prelims Exam. Sample questions for each section have been provided below.

Section I: IBPS PO Prelims Reasoning Ability

Puzzle on Distance and Direction

Generally, a set of 3 questions is asked from this topic in IBPS PO Prelims Exam.

Sample question:

A is 5m west of B. B is 20 m south of C. C is 10 m east of D. D is 10 m north of E. E is 15 m west of G.

1. E is in which direction with respect to B?

  1. North-west
  2. South-west
  3. North-east
  4. South-east
  5. West

PendulumEdu has provided a sample question for each topic of IBPS PO Reasoning Syllabus. Check IBPS PO Prelims section-wise and topic-wise questions for Reasoning Ability.

Section II:  IBPS PO Prelims Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification and Approximation

The questions from this topic are very easy if you take the approximate values carefully. The questions are asked in a set of 5. Since this topic is easy, this topic can help in increasing the score in IBPS PO Prelims.

Sample Question:

Direction: What will come in place of question mark (?) in the given questions? (You are not expected to calculate the exact answer)

25.01% of 541÷ 29.97% of 30.01 + ? = 140

  1. 90
  2. 145
  3. 125
  4. 85
  5. 110

Candidates should go through the detailed analysis of the IBPS PO Quant syllabus analysis and have a look at the Quant sample questions.

SECTION III: IBPS PO Prelims English Language

Phrase Replacement

A set of 3-5 questions, sometimes even seven, can be expected in the examination. Knowing the standard Grammar Rules and commonly used words can help with this topic. Since a lot of questions are asked from this topic in the IBPS PO Prelims English section, it can be high scoring if adequately attempted.

Sample Question:

Direction: In the given question, a part of the sentence is printed in bold. Below the sentence, three alternatives to the bold part are given, which may replace the bold Phrase to improve the sentence. Choose the option that reflects the correct use of the phrase in the context of the sentence. In case none of the phrases can replace the bold phrase in the given sentence, your answer is (E), i.e., No correction required.

The recent incidents of drug overdose-related deaths have brought the spotlight back in the drug menace in the state and on the role of the Punjab Police in curbing it.

  1. Overdosing -related deaths have brought the spotlight back over the drug
  2. Overdose-related deaths have brought the spotlight back on the drug
  3. Overdose-related deaths having brought the spotlight back on the drug
  1. Only i
  2. Only i and ii
  3. Only i and ii
  4. Both ii and iii
  5. No correction required

Go through a detailed analysis of the IBPS PO English syllabus and check the sample question for each topic.

Check the detailed IBPS PO 2019 vacancy and IBPS PO 2019 Eligibility Criteria.

Try free mock test of IBPS PO Prelims.

Team PendulumEdu wishes all candidates, All the very best!

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