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Syndicate Bank PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2018

Syndicate Bank PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2018

Syndicate Bank PO exam is scheduled on 18th February 2018. This year syndicate bank will fill 500 vacancies for Probationary Officer through 1 year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGBDF) Programme. This is a wonderful opportunity for banking aspirants to start their career as Bank PO. If you haven’t filled up the Syndicate Bank online application then don’t miss this chance & complete your registration before 17th Jan 2018. Start your preparation with Syndicate Bank PO Syllabus. This article will provide you the important topics of each subjects that are asked in exam along with the weightage & online study material.

Syndicate Bank PO Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2018

Before going into the detailed syllabus, let’s quickly have a look on exam pattern.

Syndicate Bank PO Exam Pattern 2018

Syndicate Bank selection process consist of 02 stages i.e Online Test & Interview. The exam pattern of online exam is as shown below:
Type Name of Test No.of Qs Max Marks Duration
Objective Reasoning  50 50 120 Minutes
Quants 50 50
English Language 50 50
General Awareness 50 50
Descriptive English Language 02 50 30 Minutes
Total 202 250 150 Minutes

Detailed Syndicate Bank PO Syllabus 2018

The Syndicate Bank PO Exam consist of following subjects:
  1. Reasoning Ability
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. English Language 
  4. General Awareness 

Syndicate Bank PO Syllabus:  Reasoning Ability

(1) Arrangement & Pattern

  • Weightage: 3-5 Qs
  • Question Types: Random sequence of Alphabet, Number Arrangement, Mixed series, Dictionary Order.

(2) Coding Decoding

  • Weightage: 4-5 Qs
  • Question Types: Coding in Fictitious Language.

(3) Direction & Distance

  • Weightage: 1-3 Qs
  • Question Types: Routes & Network based problem.

(4) Inequalities

  • Weightage: 5 Qs
  • Question Types: Mathematical Inequality, Coded Inequalities (eg: “$” represent “>” and “@” represent “<” type Qs). Chances of asking the Mathematical inequality are high.

(5) Syllogisms

  • Weightage: 3-5 Qs
  • Question Types: Direct questions, possibility based questions, negative information based.

(6) Machine Input Output

  • Weightage: 5 Qs

(7) Data Sufficiency

  • Weightage: 4-5 Qs
  • Question Types: Ordering & Ranking, Blood Relations, Coding decoding, Circular Arrangements, Directions & Distances, Ages & Birth dates.

(8) Blood Relations

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Question Types: Family tree, Coded blood Relation.

(9) Verbal Reasoning

  • Weightage: 6-10 Qs
  • Question Types: Statements and Conclusions, Statements and Assumptions, Statements and Inferences, Cause and Effect, Course of Action, Critical Reasoning etc.

(10) Linear Seating Arrangement 

  • Weightage: 5 Qs
  • Question Types: Persons sitting in a single row/dual row. All of them may be facing to one direction only (either north or south) or both direction (some facing north & some south). 2 to 3 parameters may be given to make the problem more complicated.

(11) Circular Seating Arrangement

  • Weightage: 5 Qs
  • Question Types: Uni & Bi-directional problems on circular or square.

(12) Scheduling

  • Weightage: 0-5 Qs
  • Question Types: Based on Days, Week, Timing, Years.

(13) Floor Puzzle

  • Weightage: 5 Qs
  • Question Types: Persons living in different floors of a building. Some other variable can also be given to make it more complicated.

(14) Ordering & Ranking

  • Weightage: 1-3 Qs
  • Question Types: Order in a row, Arranging the persons by age, height, weight, rank etc.

Syndicate Bank PO Syllabus - Quantitative Aptitude

The quantitative aptitude section of syndicate bank is time consuming. Therefore it is very necessary to have a right choice of questions. The expected weightage of questions asked from each topics are as follow:

(1) Simplification

  • Weightage: 5-7 Qs
  • Easy to Solve, Less Time Consuming, High Accuracy Possible.
  • Question Types: BODMAS Rule, Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices, Percentages etc.

(2) Quadratic Equations

  • Weightage: 5 Qs
  • Question Types: Comparing values of x and y when two equations are given.

(3) Number Series

  • Weightage: 5 Qs
  • Scoring, Moderate in Difficulty, Moderately Time Consuming
  • Question Types: Complete the Series, Find the Missing Term, Find the Wrong Term etc.

(4) Data Interpretation

  • Weightage: 20 Qs (4 sets)
  • Question Types: Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tabulation, May be combination of two DI can be asked. Also there are high chances that Missing DI or Caselet DI can be asked.

(5) Data Sufficiency

  • Weightage: 5 Qs
  • Question Types: Data Sufficiency questions based on Number System, Averages, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Problems on Age, Mensuration, Mixtures & Alligations.
The miscellaneous topics of Quant section constitutes of the following topics:

(6) Average

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Question Types: Average of Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Money Expenditure, Temperature etc.

(7) Percentage

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Question Types: Calculation-oriented basic percentage problems.

(8) Ratio and Proportion

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Question Types: Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Direct & Indirect Proportions.

(9) Mensuration

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Question Types: Area/Volume of Square, Rectangle, Rhombus, Circle, Semicircle, Triangle, Cone, Cylinder, Cube, Cuboid. Also, Qs from moulding of one shape to another can be asked.

(10) Interest

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Question Types: Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Difference of SI & CI, Installments.

(11) Profit and Loss

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Question Types: Successive Selling, Partnerships, Discount & MP, Dishonest Dealings.

(12) Speed, Time and Distance

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Question Types: Relative Speed, Average Speed, Partial Speed, Problems on Train, Boat & Stream.

(13) Time and Work

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Question Types: Work & Efficiency, Work & Wages, Pipes & Cisterns.

(14) Permutation, Combination & Probability

  • Weightage: 2-3 Qs
  • Question Types: Basic Selection & Arrangement Problems, Moderate Problems on Probability.

(15) Mixtures & Alligations

  • Weightage: 1-2 Qs
  • Question Types: Mixture of two or more entities

(16) Number System

  • Weightage: 1 Qs
  • Question Types: LCM & HCF, Divisibility & Reminder, Integers, Multiples & factors.

Detailed Syndicate Bank PO Syllabus - English Language

(1) Reading Comprehension

  • Weightage: 10-12 Qs
  • Question Types: You can expect 1 lengthy passage based on Banking & Economy, Business, Governance, Education, Technology, Transport and Social Issues etc.

(2) Sentence Improvement/Phrase Replacement

  • Weightage: 5-10 Qs
  • Question Types: A long sentence will be given with one part of sentence underlined/highlighted. You need to choose the correct option which will make the sentence grammatically correct.

(3) Fill in the blanks

  • Weightage: 5 Qs
  • Question Types: Chances of asking sentence with double blanks types qs are high. However  sentences with single blank can also be asked.

(4) Para Jumbles/Odd One Out

  • Weightage: 5 Qs
  • Question Types: A set of 6 sentences are to be rearranged to form a meaningful paragraph. Sometimes odd sentence which does not follow the theme of passage can also be asked.

(5Cloze Test

  • Weightage: 8-10 Qs
  • Question Types: Understanding the context of the passage will help you solve it easily.

(6) Error Spotting

  • Weightage: 5-10 Qs
  • Question Types: Long Sentences with error in one part are asked. The error will be related to Tenses, Subject-Verb Agreement, Article-Noun Agreement, Correct Part of Speech, Correct use of Prepositions, Phrasal Verbs, Contextual Usage, Sentence Construction, Degrees of Comparison, Conjunctions, Finite and Non-finite verbs.

(7) Sentence Completion

  • Weightage: 0-10 Qs
  • Question Types: A long sentence/short passage is given with one of the lines in the passage missing and represented by a blank. Select the best out of the five answer choices given in teh option to make the sentence/passage complete and coherent.

Detailed Syndicate Bank PO Syllabus - General Awareness

(1) Financial & Banking Awareness

  • Weightage: 15-18 Qs
  • Question Types: Banking and Economy, Roles and functions of institutions like RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, etc.; Currencies of various countries; International Trade, Acquisitions and Deals, New Policies and Pacts, Trade Deficits, Exchange Rate, Repo Rate, Banking related facts, current banking news.

(2) Current Affairs

  • Weightage: 15-20 Qs
  • Question Types: Questions that test your knowledge of surroundings and everyday events, banking and economy related news, National and International news, Books by famous personalities, Mergers of Banks, Important Government Schemes & Policies etc.. Also go through the last 4 month (Nov, Dec, Jan, Feb )G.K Capsule Oct)

(3) Static G.K

  • Weightage: 5-7 Questions
  • Question Types: Places in news, Indian States & their Culture, Country & currency, National parks, Airports, Stadium, Wildlife Sanctuary, Constituencies etc.
  • Study Material: Important Regulatory Bodies in India, International Organization & Headquarters, UNESCO World Heritage Sites In India

(4) Economy

  • Weightage : 5-6 Qs
  • Question Types: Indian Economy, Financial organization, Budget, Railway budget, Economic survey, GDP Growth Rate, GST, Business etc.
We hope that Syndicate Bank PO Syllabus proves to be helpful to you. You can now easily figure out your weak & strong areas based on the above syllabus. Make your plan accordingly & prepare a study plan for yourself.

Allocate time and test yourself regularly to monitor your speed, accuracy. For this take a free Mock Test .

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