Saturday, 29 October 2016

IPPB Officer Scale Exam Pattern and Syllabus

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India Post Payment Bank Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2016| Details about exam pattern and syllabus

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will conduct an Online Written examination for (Preliminary & Mains) for recruitment of Officer Scale I on behalf of India Post Payment Bank. Competition has increased drastically in the Banking Sector.

Exam Pattern

Pre Exam Pattern

It consists of Total 100 Marks & Consists of 100 Questions.

S. No.
No. Of Questions
Maximum Marks
1 Reasoning 35 35
2 English Language 30 30
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35

Mains Exam Pattern

S. No.
No. Of Questions
Maximum Marks

Time Allotted for each section
1 Reasoning 50 50 40 Minutes
2 English Language 40 40 30 Minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 Minutes
4 General Awareness(with special reference to Banking) 40 40 20 Minutes
5 Computer Awareness 20 20 10 Minutes

1. Total Time Duration of exam is 2 Hour 20 Minutes. The test shall be of objective type and in Hindi and English except for the Test of English Language.
2. There will be penalty for wrong answers i.e. for every wrong answer, one-fourth of the mark assigned to that question will be deducted from those obtained by the candidates.


Focus on Comprehension Reasoning, Venn Diagrams, Coding and de-coding, Problem Solving Techniques, Statement & Conclusion type questions, arithmetic reasoning, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, syllogistic reasoning, Seating Arrangements, Decision Making, Input & Output, Logical Reasoning. Questions from Non Verbal Reasoning may ask in the Exam.

English Language 
Mainly Focus on the topics like Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Error, Sentence correction, fill in the blanks, Sentence Arrangements/ Word Arrangement, Comprehension & Cloze Test nothing can be out of these mentioned Topics etc. Comprehension will be lengthy & Difficult.

Quantitative Aptitude 
Questions will be asked from Simplification, Number Series, Quadratic Equations Average, Percentage, Time & Work, Area, profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Speed, Investment, HCF LCM, Problem On Ages, Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart. Data Interpretation is the section which have to be focused.

General Awareness 
  • Current Affairs (National and International)
  • Major Financial  
  • Economic News
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honors
  • Inventions and Discoveries
  • Abbreviations
  • Important Days
  • International and National Organizations are some related topics
Computer Awareness 
  • Basic of Computers
  • Computer Organization 
  • Generations of computer 
  • Input & Output Device 
  • Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS word, MS Excel, MS power point
  • Memory Orientation
  • Internet, LAN, WAN, Modem 
  • Computer Abbreviations 
  • Modern day Technology
  • Remember short cut Tricks of MS Word, MS Excel & Computer Abbreviations