Quantitative Aptitude Topics for SBI PO & IBPS PO 2022

By Amrit Gouda|Updated : January 6th, 2022

IBPS PO and SBI PO Quantitative Aptitude Topics: In this article, we are covering all the details of the Quantitative Aptitude topics of the SBI PO and IBPS PO 2022 exams. Understanding Quantitative Aptitude topics is of utmost importance because it gives a clear idea about what to study and what to avoid. With the correct and accurate knowledge of the syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude, you can define the extent of your preparation. This will stop you from wasting time on preparing topics which generally not asked in the exam.

Every year, the State bank of India and the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conduct various recruitment examinations, among which SBI PO & IBPS PO are considered most coveted among the banking aspirants across the country. 

The syllabus of the SBI PO & IBPS PO exams is mostly similar to the other banking exams. 

These exams are three-tier exams:

  • Preliminary Exam - Online Written Test
  • Main Exam - Online Written Test 
  • Group Discussion & Personal Interview

Note: The Third tier of the SBI PO exam is consists of both Group Discussion & Personal Interview while IBPS PO only conducts Interviews. 

Quant Exam Pattern for SBI PO & IBPS PO 

Before Aspirants go through the syllabus of quantitative aptitude, they should understand the pattern of the section. Quantitative aptitude is part of both the Preliminary and Main exams of SBI PO & IBPS PO. 

The pattern of the Quantitative Aptitude Section is given below in brief:

Quantitative Aptitude
PhasesNo of QuestionsMarks Sectional Time
Preliminary Examination 35 Q35 Marks (1/4th Negative Marking)20 min
Main Examination35 Q60 Marks (1/4th Negative Marking)45 min 

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for SBI & IBPS PO

The syllabus of the Quant section of SBI PO & IBPS PO can be divided into three parts, i.e.

Let's discuss each of these parts one by one. 

Quant Syllabus: Arithmetic 

Arithmetic section if consist of topics given below:

Now, let's understand the level of the questions as well,

Preliminary: This is the exam of speed, and most of the questions asked at this level of the examination are tend to range between easy to moderate. Questions asked are generally easy to solve and formula-based, and not much calculation is involved. If your concepts are clear, then you can quickly answer these questions with some practice. 

Mains: At this tier, the questions become difficult to challenging, as this is the examination of your capacity. A firm grasp and clarity of arithmetic concepts and good calculation speed are essential to ace the main exam. The questions generally involve complex calculations, 3-4 variables, and a mix of concepts—Example-A question of a partnership involving percentage and profit and loss.

Now, let's discuss the second part of the quantitative section, i.e.

Quant Syllabus: Data Analysis and Interpretation

Following types of DI are generally asked in the SBI PO & IBPS PO 

  • Bar Graph
  • Line Graph
  • Tabular Graph
  • Pie Chart
  • Spider Web/Radar Chart
  • Tables 
  • Missing Case Data Interpretation 
  • Caselet 

Preliminary: In the prelim exam, the level of DI ranges from the easy to moderate level. Most of the questions asked are calculation-based. A candidate with good calculation speed can easily score good marks in DI.

Mains: The level of DI increases dramatically in the main exam. Most of the questions asked here are based on arithmetic based data interpretation. Example-DI based on the upstream and downstream speed of a boat or A caselet based on mixture and allegation. A higher level of understanding of arithmetic concepts as well as sound calculation speed is necessary to perform well in the main exam. 

Now, let's discuss the miscellaneous topics that are usually asked in the examination.

Quant Syllabus: Miscellaneous

Following are the miscellaneous topics asked in the exam

Preliminary: The questions asked on topics as mentioned above are generally easy do not require much calculation to solve. Approximation and Simplification are usually asked in the prelim exam only. The level of Number Series, data sufficiency is also easy to moderate. Generally, a set of root comparisons of Quadratic Equations is asked in the prelim exam. 

Mains: The questions are generally tough and time-consuming and require effort to solve. The problems based on number series can be very complex. Similarly, data sufficiency and quantity comparison generally contain three statements. 

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  • Quantitative aptitude simply refers to an individual's ability to solve numerical and mathematical calculations, and it's significant since a person with quantitative aptitude will be better able to understand and interpret the information provided. In addition, such a person will be at ease with numbers.

  • Some of the significant topics for quantitative aptitude for bank exams are average, ratio, proportion, percentage, partnership, interest, profit loss, and time work.

  • The IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Exam is a test of numerical skills and mathematical calculation accuracy.

  • Here are the best methods for preparing for bank examinations and successfully passing the Quantitative Aptitude section:

    • Learn fundamental concepts
    • Basic identities and formulas
    • Make your tricks and shortcuts
    • Practice is the only way to be successful
    • Organizing your time

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