Common Topic Asked in Quantitative Aptitude in SBI PO and IBPS PO 2019

By Sheetal Goyal|Updated : June 17th, 2020

Common topics asked in SBI PO and IBPS PO 2020 exams: Both IBPS and SBI are expected to release their notifications soon. SBI PO and IBPS PO exams are in the head of the aspirants. It is important to know about the topics and questions that were asked in the previous year and to focus divert your attention to the commonly asked topics in bank exams.

No doubt, quant is the dreaded section for many aspirants with increasing level of difficulty it has become crucial to solving the questions within the time limit and it is possible only when we have practised important topics and questions.

Today in this article we will share Common topics that have been asked in SBI PO and IBPS PO in quant section to help you carry out your preparation in the right direction. If you are aiming SBI PO or IBPS PO or even both then this post will surely help you in knowing what topics to be prepared for the upcoming exams.

Common Asked Topics in SBI PO and IBPS PO in Quant section

Topics asked in SBI PO and IBPS PO in prelims and mains

Topics asked in Prelims (SBI and IBPS)Topics asked in Mains (SBI and IBPS)
  • DI
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Number Series
  • Arithmetic (profit and loss, average, speed and distance, pipe and cistern, etc.)
  • Simplification/Approximation
  • DI and Caselet
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Number Series
  • Problems on Ages
  • Questions from Mensuration, p&l and probability

Number Series

It is basically a series of number which are interconnected with the same pattern. Once you have identified this pattern, solving the question becomes very simple. You may encounter series based on following -

  • Prime Numbers
  • Square/Cube Series
  • Difference based Series
  • Alternate term series
  • Multiplication or Division Series
  • Series involving the combination of arithmetic functions
  • This topic can be solved in less time as compared to others if you find the pattern hidden in the questions asked.

Simplification/ Approximation

Simplification means to find out a final answer for a complex calculation. Simplification questions are asked to check the ability of a student to deal with numbers. Whenever an expression with multiple arithmetic operations is given, follow the BODMAS principle for calculating the final result. Rather than calculating the exact value in terms of decimals, calculate the approximate values and then perform the operations.

Data Interpretation

This is a very important topic of Quantitative Aptitude Section. Nearly all the Banking Exam DI questions are based upon two chapters of Arithmetic.  These are -

Percentage and Averages
Hence, have a thorough practice of these topics to score well in DI questions since it is a high scoring topic ( It constitutes almost 30% of the Quantitative Aptitude Section). You may come across the following types of Data Interpretation questions -

  • Pie Charts
  • Line Charts
  • Bar Graphs
  • Tabular Charts
  • Mixed Graphs 

Quadratic Equations

It is simply a polynomial equation of power two. It is of the form ax2 + bx + c = 0. You’ll be given two equations of two different variables and you’ll need to establish a relationship between the two. Keep in mind the following formula to evaluate the value of the variable in case factorization does not work -


Prepare these important topics for SBI PO and IBPS PO from the study notes given below.

Study notes of quant of important topics:

Quadratic Equation
Number Series
Profit and loss
Caselet/Paragraph DI

Apart from the study notes, you can also prepare from the top questions handpicked by our experts and exam toppers that we have compiled for your practice purpose. Download free quant PDF to practice the most important questions for upcoming SBI and IBPS PO exams 2020.

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We hope preparing from commonly asked topics in SBI  and IBPS PO exams 2020 will help you crack your upcoming exams. Keep practising it is the only key to success. In case you have any query, feel free to ask in the comment section below.

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