Monday, 3 July 2017

Difference between IBPS PO & SBI PO Exam Syllabus

Dear aspirants,

Do you want to make a career in the banking sector? Here we are going to talk about the difference between syllabus of the IBPS PO and SBI PO

Every year large no. of candidates appears in bank PO exam. Depending on the vacancy in participant banks, IBPS and SBI conducts bank PO exam to determine the eligibility of the candidate for the probationary officer.

In the process to become a bank PO candidates need to give exams in three phases to prove their ability in the exam as a preliminary exam, main exam and personal interview. SBI conducts a descriptive test of 50 marks in addition to these three phases.


Candidates should be aware of the syllabus and exam pattern for better preparation. We discussed here the difference between IBPS PO & SBI PO syllabus and exam pattern.

IBPS PO & SBI PO Syllabus


There is a minor difference between IBPS PO & SBI PO syllabus as a preliminary exam for both exams consist of three subjects while the main exam consists of five subjects i.e. English, quantitative aptitude, reasoning, general awareness and computer knowledge. The marks distribution for both the exam is as follows:

IBPS PO & SBI PO Preliminary Exam 


Both the exam follows the same pattern for a preliminary exam. There is negative marking of the .25 marks for each wrong answer.

Subject Name
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Time Duration
English
30
30


60 Minutes
Reasoning Ability
35
35
Numerical Ability
35
35
Total
100
100

IBPS PO & SBI PO Main Exam 



Candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks in preliminary exam are shortlisted for the main examination. The major difference between IBPS PO & SBI PO main exam is that SBI conducts a descriptive test with the main exam to check the writing skills of the candidates. 

Candidates need write an essay, letter, application in the English language to give the descriptive test. The descriptive examination consists of 50 marks while IBPS doesn’t conduct such descriptive test. 


IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern



Subject
No. of Questions
Time Duration
English
40
30 Minutes
Quantitative aptitude
50
40 Minutes
Reasoning ability
50
40 Minutes
General awareness
40
20 Minutes
Computer knowledge
20
10 Minutes
Total
200
140 Minutes

SBI PO Main Exam Pattern



Subject
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Time Duration
English
35
40
40 Minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation
35
60
45 Minutes
Reasoning & computer aptitude
45
60
60 Minutes
General/ banking/ finance/ economics awareness
40
40
35 Minutes
Total
155
200
3 Hours


English Language Descriptive Test

50 Marks

30 Minutes

After phase II of the main exam there comes phase III i.e. GD & PI round. SBI conducts group discussion of 20 marks and personal interview session of 30 marks while IBPS doesn’t conduct group discussion and held personal interview of 100 marks.


Candidates need to have the ability to handle general life situations, and leadership quality to clear GD& PI session. Final selection made based on the marks obtained in main exam and GD & PI (Phase III).


Important Topics of IBPS PO & SBI PO Syllabus



As we have discussed the subjects that IBPS PO & SBI PO exam includes for bank PO. Here we mention important topic from the above mention subjects.


Reasoning Ability

  • Statement and Conclusions
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and arguments
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Series Test
  • Number, Ranking and Input Output
  • Direction Sense Test
  • Sitting Arrangement
  • Visual & Logical Reasoning

Quantitative aptitude


  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Time and work
  • Speed, Distance and time
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Percentages
  • Partnership
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Equations and Number System
  • Probability
  • Profit, Loss, and Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Simplification

English

  • Vocabulary
  • Antonyms/ Synonyms
  • Grammar Rules
  • Spotting Errors
  • Phrases and idioms
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active/ Passive voice
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Passage completion

General Awareness:

  • Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months.
  • Banking and Financial System
  • History of Indian banking system.
  • Banking Terms
  • Important Government Schemes on capital & money market
  • Events and affairs related to sports, awards, politics etc.

Computer Knowledge

  • History of computers
  • Basics of Windows operating
  • Internet terms and services
  • Basic Functionalities of MS-Office
  • Hardware and software
  • Basic Security Concepts
  • Computer Hardware
  • Operating System Concepts & Networks

Basic Difference between IBPS PO & SBI PO Syllabus



Subject

IBPS PO Syllabus

SBI PO Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude
In quantitative aptitude section mix questions asked related to speed, time, percentage, Ratio and proportion and Data Interpretation


SBI focus on the Data Interpretation question in quantitative section

Reasoning
In this subject logical, directional, arrangement, input-output and syllogism are mainly asked
SBI ask questions related to data sufficiency and computer knowledge

English

English is mainly similar in both exams
General knowledge
Mixed question from current affairs, prize, banking and finance  
Questions related to economic, finance and banking are asked

Computer

General computer knowledge

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Here we have discussed complete syllabus of IBPS PO & SBI PO. Now you can differentiate between both exam syllabus and exam pattern and start your preparation. I hope information mentioned in above article will help you in your preparation.




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