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:
|Phases||No of Questions||Marks||Sectional Time|
|Preliminary Examination||35 Q||35 Marks (1/4th Negative Marking)||20 min|
|Main Examination||35 Q||60 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.
- Data Analysis & Interpretation
Let's discuss each of these parts one by one.
Quant Syllabus: Arithmetic
Arithmetic section if consist of topics given below:
- Ratio and Proportions
- Profit, Loss & Discounts
- Mixture & Allegation
- Time and Work
- Time, Distance & Speed
- Boat, Stream, and Train
- Simple & Compound Interest
- Permutation and Computation
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
- Missing Case Data Interpretation
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
- Missing Number Series
- Wrong Number Series
- Data Sufficiency
- Quantity Comparison
- Root comparison of Quadratic Equation
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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