Monday, November 8, 2010

Syllabus for Bank Probationary Officers Exam - Preparation Guide

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Syllabus for Bank PO Exam


Syllabus may vary from Bank to Bank and from Time to Time. However this broadly covers all the topics one should prepare for Bank PO Examination. This syllabus is valid for bank Probationary Officer Recruitment Exam conducted by State Bank of India (SBI), Bank of Baroda (BOB), Allahabad Bank, ICICI, Corporation Bank, Bank of Maharashtra and other national banks.


I. Test of Reasoning/Mental Ability/Aptitude:


This section usually tries to test the reasoning abilities and mental aptitude of the candidate. Questions are asked mainly from the following categories.
VERBAL
Number Series 
Alphabet Series 
Test of Direction Sense 
Coding-Decoding 
Number Ranking 
Arithmetical Reasoning 
Problem on Age Calculation 
Blood Relations 
Analogy
Decision Making etc. 
NON-VERBAL
Non Verbal Series 
Mirror Images
Cubes and Dice 
Grouping Identical Figures 
Embedded Figures etc 


II. Quantitative Aptitude:


This section tests the quantitative and mathematical skills of the candidate. Questions are asked mainly from the following categories.
Number System 
HCF, LCM 
Simplification 
Decimal Fractions 
Ratio and Proportions 
Unitary Method 
Percentage 
Time and Distance 
Time and Work 
Profit and Loss 
Average 
Simple and Compound Interest 
Mensuration (2D and 3D) 
Algebra 
Data Interpretation 


III. English:
This section is designed to test the language abilities and understanding of English grammar. Questions are asked mainly from the following categories.
Verb 
Adverb 
Subject Verb Agreement 
Error Correction 
Tenses 
Sentence Rearrangement 
Fill in the Blanks with Modals, Articles etc 
Comprehension 
Answering questions based on Unseen Passages 
Vocabulary 
Synonyms 
Antonyms 


IV. General Awareness:
This section is checks whether the candidate keep himself/herself up to date with the world around them. Questions are asked mainly from the following categories.
Current Affairs (National and International) 
Major Financial/Economic News 
Sports 
Books and Authors 
Awards and Honours 
Science - Inventions and Discoveries 
Budget and Five Year Plans 
Who is Who 
Abbreviations 
Important Days 
National and International Organisations

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