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IPPB Recruitment 2017: Exam Pattern & Syllabus for Officer Scale Post

Last Updated - May 09, 2017

IPPB is a recently opened entity. It is conducting a national level test for Officer Scale post. IPPB written exam is conducted in the month of January 2017. IPPB selection procedure for Officer Scale post is a three- tier process. There will be Prelims & Mains exam for IPPB Recruitment followed by a personal interview. Candidates have to secure the minimum overall cutoff as well as the sectional cutoff to qualify the written exam. The final seat allotment is done on the basis of scores from the both mains examination and interview. In this article, we are providing all the details regarding IPPB exam pattern and complete syllabus for IPPB exam.

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IPPB Prelims 2017 Exam Pattern

IPPB prelims exam has objective type questions in Hindi and English. The total questions in IPPB prelims are 100 to be solved in one hour. There will be three sections in prelims exam – Reasoning ability, English language & Quantitative aptitude. Candidates need to clear the IPPB prelims exam to appear for the IPPB mains exam. They have to qualify in each of the three sections by securing cutoff marks to be decided by IPPB. They can go through the following table to know about the exam pattern as mentioned below:

SectionNo. of questionsMarks
English Language3030
Quantitative Aptitude3535
Reasoning Ability3535

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IPPB Mains 2017 Exam Pattern

 IPPB Mains exam consists of five sections. This exam also has objective type questions in Hindi and English. There is a total of 200 questions carrying one mark each. There is a separate time slot for each section. The total time to solve the paper is 140 minutes. One mark will be rewarded for every correct response and one- fourth mark will be deducted for every incorrect response.Candidates can check the following table for IPPB Mains exam pattern as mentioned below:

SectionNo. of QuestionsMarksTime allotted
Reasoning Ability505040 minutes
English Language404030 minutes
Computer Knowledge202010 minutes
General Awareness404020 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505040 minutes
Total200200140 minutes

IPPB Recruitment Exam Syllabus

The IPPB syllabus for the Officer Scale post in IPPB exam for both prelims and Mains have been mentioned below in a section- wise format:

IPPB Syllabus for Reasoning Ability Section

The following topics are covered in reasoning ability section:

  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Input- Output
  • Coding Decoding
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet test
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Puzzle
  • Logical Reasoning

IPPB Syllabus for English Language Section

The following topics are covered in English language section:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Error Spotting
  • Sentence Correction
  • Para Jumbles

IPPB Syllabus for Computer Knowledge Section

The following topics are covered in the computer knowledge section:

  • Fundamentals of Computer
  • History of Computer
  • Internet
  • MS Office – Word, Powerpoint, Excel & Access
  • Memory – RAM & ROM
  • Input Output devices
  • Computer Shortcuts

IPPB Syllabus for General Awareness

The following topics are covered in the General Awareness section:

  • Banking & Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Static GK

IPPB Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

The following topics are covered in the quantitative aptitude section:

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage & Averages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Simple interest & Compound interest
  • Work & Time
  • Time & Distance
  • Sequence & Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability



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