The Notification for IBPS PO 2017 is out! According to the IBPS PO 2017 calendar, IBPS Prelims will be conducted on 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th of October. Since the dates are not too far, it’s time for you to now focus on the important topics and questions for IBPS Prelims.

In this post, we have shared important topics of IBPS Prelims exam which will help you prepare for IBPS PO 2017. The given below topics and weightage of questions will help you prepare for those important topics that are frequently asked in IBPS PO Exam.

### Important Topics for IBPS PO Prelims 2017

Let’s now look at the important topics for IBPS PO 2017 according to the different sections. These topics are the ones out of which maximum questions are asked.

### Quantitative Aptitude Section

The quantitative aptitude section of IBPS Prelims is for 35 marks and the number of questions that are asked from the quantitative section of IBPS Prelims is 35. To crack this section of IBPS PO, it is important for you to practice as many questions as you can. Practice will help you improve your speed and efficiency.### Important Topics for the IBPS PO Prelims 2017 from the Quantitative Aptitude Section

**1. Number Series:**

The number series questions carry 5 marks in the IBPS PO Prelims. Approx 5 questions are asked from number series which makes it an important topic for IBPS PO 2017. Be firm on the concept of number series and practice the different number series pattern. Learn all the arithmetic based, geometric based and harmonic based series. The questions can be like; complete the series, find the missing term, find the wrong term etc.

- Number Series I – Number Series Tricks To Solve Questions in IBPS PO Exam
- Number Series II – Number Series Questions on Arithmetic, Geometric and Harmonic Progressions For IBPS PO Exam
- Number Series III – Number Series Questions based on Different kinds of Logic For IBPS PO Exam.
- Number Series IV - Number Series Questions for IBPS PO Exam.

**2.Simplification/ Approximation:**

The number of questions that are expected to be asked on the topic of simplification is 5. To solve questions on simplification, you will require a lot of speed and accuracy. You need to be familiar with the BODMAS Approach. Concepts such as Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Percentages, and Averages etc., will help you solve simplification questions easily.

- Simplification I - Simplification Tricks to Solve Simplification Problems in IBPS PO Exam
- Simplification II - Simplification Questions for IBPS PO Exam
- Simplification III – Simplification Questions solved using Unit Digit Method for IBPS PO
- Simplification IV – Root Digit Method for Simplification Questions in IBPS PO Exam

**3.Data Interpretation:**

At least 10 questions are expected from the topic of data interpretation. You need to have a through practice with all the data interpretation questions if you want to crack the IBPS quantitative section of 2017 prelims. The questions can be asked in the tabular form, line graph, bar graph, pie charts, and caselets. Remember to practice data interpretation questions before the IBPS PO Prelims.

- Data Interpretation I: Data Interpretation Tricks to solve Data Interpretation Questions in IBPS PO Exam
- Data Interpretation II- When Questions are Asked on Tabular Form For IBPS PO Exam
- Data Interpretation III- How to solve Pie chart Questions in Less Time for IBPS PO Exam
- Data Interpretation IV - Questions on Bar Graph and Line Graph from Data Interpretation for IBPS PO Exam
- 3 Tips to Solve Data Interpretation Questions on Caselets

**4.Quadratic Equation:**

- What is an Equation?
- What Is Quadratic Equation And How To Solve Them for IBPS PO Exam
- What is Algebra with the list of Important Algebra Formulas for IBPS PO Exam
- What Is Linear Equation And How To Solve Them Easily for IBPS PO Exam

**5. Data Sufficiency:**

Data sufficiency is given a weightage of 5 marks in IBPS Prelims. The questions on data sufficiency are based on the number system, averages, percentages, profit and loss, Interests, Time speed and distance, problems on age, mensuration, mixtures and alligations, ratio and proportion etc.

Here is a table that will show you the number of questions that are asked on each topic from the entire syllabus of quantitative aptitude for IBPS Prelims.

### Logical Reasoning Section

There are 35 questions that are asked from the logical reasoning section of the IBPS PO 2017. This section requires a lot of practice since you need to be aware of all different kinds of questions. The section appears to be easy but at times you get stuck and lose your entire confidence in the process of solving the logical reasoning questions. Focus a lot on the logical reasoning section as it can be a tie breaker in IBPS PO Prelims 2017.### Important Topics for the IBPS PO Prelims 2017 from the Logical Reasoning Section

**1.Seating arrangement:**

There are around 10 – 15 questions asked on the seating arrangement – Linear and Circular arrangement.

**Linear Arrangement**- The type of questions that can be asked on linear arrangement are single or double row, facing/away from each other, Double line up etc.

**Circular Arrangement**– The type of questions that can be asked on circular arrangements are Uni and Bi directional problems, on any shape of the table, etc.

**2.Coded Inequalities:**

The number of questions that are asked from the coded inequalities is 5. The questions that are to be solved are decoding the coded relation between the letters.

**3.Syllogism:**

Syllogism questions are asked for 5 marks in IBPS PO 2017 exams which make it an important topic to focus on. Questions from syllogism can be asked directly on conclusions or possibilities. It is extremely important for you to practice all the type of syllogism questions in IBPS PO 2017.

- Syllogism I – What is a Syllogism and What are the Different Types of Quantifiers in Syllogism Questions For IBPS PO Exam
- Syllogism II – Syllogism Tricks to solve Syllogism Questions for IBPS PO Exam
- 2 Hot Tricks To Solve Syllogism Questions in IBPS PO Exam

**4.Blood Relations:**

- Blood Relations I - Using Logical Reasoning to Understand the Basics For IBPS Exam
- Blood Relations II - Statement and Symbol Blood Relation Questions For IBPS PO 2017
- Blood Relations III - Complex Reasoning Questions From Blood Relations for IBPS PO Exam

**5.Coding and Decoding:**

Coding and Decoding is an integral part of logical reasoning section. Every year atleast 5 questions are asked on coding and decoding. Learn all the possible patterns in which a word is decoded/coded to maintain your score in IBPS PO Prelims. The questions can be based on letter shifting, coding in the fictitious language, coding letters of a word etc.

- Coding and Decoding I- Reasoning Tricks for Decoding Codes in IBPS PO Exam
- Coding and Decoding II- Using Reasoning Tricks to Solve Coding and Decoding Questions For IBPS PO Exam
- Coding and Decoding III- Language based Coding Decoding Questions For IBPS PO Exam

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**English Section**

The IBPS English section of 2017 carries 30 marks weightage in the preliminary examination. A candidate who is appearing for IBPS PO Prelims 2017 should not take the IBPS English section for granted. Every day minimum 1 hour should be dedicated to the IBPS PO English preparation. Regular practice will help you crack the IBPS PO 2017 English Section.

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Important Topics for the IBPS PO Prelims 2017 from the English Section

**1. Reading Comprehension:**

**2. Cloze Test:**

Around 5 questions are expected on cloze test. So prepare well on this topic.

**3. Spotting the error:**

More than 5 spotting the error questions are asked in IBPS PO Exam, as it covers the entire English grammar. Learn all the grammar rules to apply them for IBPS PO Exam.

- Rules For Error Spotting Questions In IBPS PO Exam
- Top 10 Spotting Errors Questions You Must know For IBPS PO 2017

**4. Para Jumble Questions:**

The table shows you the number of questions that are asked on each topic from the entire syllabus of English Language in the IBPS PO prelims.

Start your IBPS PO preparation now and download the free E-books for all the sections of IBPS PO Prelims and take up as many mock tests as you can before the IBPS Prelims 2017 in October this year.

Thank you very much sir, for sharing such useful information for the preparation for the IBPS PO 2017 exam.

ReplyDeleteIt is very helpful to know the important topics for each section and the expected no of questions to come in the IBPS PO 2017 recruitment exam this year. I was having trouble to preparing for Quantitative section. now after knowing important topics i can score cut off marks easily.

Keep posting such useful articles sir.