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Topic wise break up of IBPS PO (PSBs) – Quantitative Aptitude
Topic PO 2021 Prelim (4th Dec) PO 2020 Prelim (10th /11 Oct) PO 2019 Prelim (12th/ 19th Oct) PO 2018 Main (18thNov) PO 2018 Prelim (13th/ 14th Oct) PO 2017 Main (26thNov) PO 2017 Prelim (7th / 8th / 14th Oct)
Data Interpretation 15 - 16 (some slots) 12 – 15 10 – 15 15 – 18 10 – 18 15 12
Simple Equations 8 - 10(some slots) 10 – 13 (some slots) 8 – 13 (some slots) 10 – 12 (some slots) 7 – 13 (some slots) 5 12 – 13 (some slots)
Ratio, Prop, Var
Percentages
Profit & Loss
Partnership
Simple & Compound Interest
Mixtures & Alligations
Time & Work
Time & Distance
Geometry & Mensuration
Numbers
Perm & Comb
Probability
Data Sufficiency 2 - 3 (3 Statements) 5 (2 Statements) (in some slots) 5 (2 Statements)
Quadratic Comparisons 5 - 6 (some slots) 5 (in some slots) 5 – 6 (in some slots) 5 – 6 (in some slots) 5 (in some slots)
Data Comparisons 2 – 3 ( 3 Qty) 5 (2 Qty ) (in some slots) 5
Wrong/Missing series 5 5 – 6 (in some slots) 5 – 6 (in some slots) 4 – 5 5 – 6 (in some slots) 5 5(Missing No) (in some slots)
Approximations 5 (in some slots) 5 – 6 (in some slots) 5 (in some slots) 5 – 6
Simplifications
Total 35 35 35 35 35 35 35

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Topic wise break up of IBPS PO  (PSBs) – Reasoning Ability
Topic PO 2021 Prelim (4th Dec) PO 2020 Prelim (10th / 11th Oct) PO 2019 Prelim (12th/ 19thOct) PO 2018 Main (18thNov) PO 2018 Prelim (13th/ 14thOct) PO 2017 Main (26thNov) PO 2017 Prelim (7th/ 8th/ 14thOct)
Coding & Decoding 4 1 – 5 (in some slots) 5 ( in some slots) 2 5  (in some slots) 3 3 – 5 (in some slots)
Odd Man Out
Word formation
Letter Sequence
Digit Sequence
Alphabetical Order
Symbols & Notations 2 3 – 5 (in some slots) 2 – 4 ( in some slots) 5  (in some slots) 3 – 5 (in some slots)
Set of Numbers
Alpha Numeric Series
Stat & Conclusions
Direction Sense 2 1 – 3 (in some slots) 3 ( in some slots) 1 5  (in some slots) 5 2
Blood Relations 3 1 – 3 (in some slots) 3 ( in some slots) 3  (in some slots) 4 2
Data Sufficiency 2 5 ( 2 Statements) 2
Critical Reasoning 9 10
Distribution 24 - 25 (some slots) 20 - 23 18 – 25 24 15 – 25 18 20
Circular Arrang.
Linear Arrangemen
Square Arrangement
Floor Arrangement
Comparisions
Non verbal Reas
Deductions 3 3 – 5 ( in some slots) 5  (in some slots) 3 – 5 (in some slots)
Input - Output 4 5  (in some slots) 3 5 (in some slots)
Decision Making
Sequence 3
Miscellaneous 3 - 4 (some slots) 2 – 5 ( in some slots) 2 – 3 ( in some slots) 1 (Ranking)
Total 35 35 35 45 35 45 35

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Topic wise break up of IBPS PO (PSBs) - English Language
Topic PO 2021 Prelim (4th Dec) PO 2020 Prelim (10th/11th Oct) PO 2019 Prelim (12th/ 19thOct) PO 2018 Main (18thNov) PO 2018 Prelim (13th/ 14th Oct) PO 2017 Main (26thNov) PO 2017 Prelim (7th/ 8th/ 14thOct)
Reading Comprehension 9 - 10 (some slots) 8 – 11 ( in some slots) 5 – 10 20 – 22 6 – 8 10 (2 ) 10 (1)
Cloze Test 6 (some slots) 0 – 7 ( in some slots) 5 – 6 ( in some slots) 10 – 11 5 – 6 (in some slots) 6 – 7
Para Jumbled Sentences 5 – 6 ( in some slots) 5 4 – 6 (in some slots) 3 – 4 FIB
3 (some slots) 0 – 7 ( in some slots) 2 – 5 3 – 5 (1Blank) (in some slots)
Match the Column 5 ( in some slots) 3 – 5  (in some slots)
Word Interchange 4 - 5 (some slots) 0 - 5 (in some slots) 4 – 5 ( in some slots) 3 – 5  (in some slots)
Word Replacement 5 ( in some slots)
Word Usage 3
Incorrect / Inappropriate Usage 3 – 5 ( in some slots) 2 – 5  (in some slots)
Grammar 5 (Error Identification ), 4 ( Phrase Replacement ) (some slots) 0 – 5 (Error Identification ), 0 – 5 ( Phrase Replacement ) (in some slots) 5 – 6 (Error Identification ), 3 – 5 ( Phrase Replacement ) (in some slots) 5 – 8 (Error Identification ), 4 – 6 ( Phrase Replacement ) (in some slots) 5 Error Identification, 3 Phrase Replacement ) 20 (10 Error Identification (in some slots) and 10 Phrase Replacement)
Grammatically correct sentence 0 - 3 (in some slots)
Sentence Starter 2 – 3
Sentence Rearrangement 2 (some slots) 0 - 5 (in some slots) 5 (in some slots)
Sentence Odd Man out 5 (in some slots)
Para Forming Qs 5
Para Completion Qs 0 – 6 ( in some slots)
Synonymous words / phrases
Out of Context (Odd one out)
Direct Synonym-Antonym 4
Total 30 30 40 30 40 30

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Topic wise break up of IBPS Clerical (PSBs) – Quantitative Aptitude
Topic Clerk 2021 Prelim (18th Dec'2021) Clerk 2020 Prelim (12th Dec'2020) Clerk 2019 Prelim (8th Dec'2019) Clerk 2019 Prelim (7th Dec'2019) Clerk 2018 Main (20th Jan'2019)
Data Interpretation 5 - 6 (some slots) 8 - 10 (some slots) 5 - 7 (some slots) 5 22
Simple Equations 9 - 11 (some slots) 10 8 - 10 (some slots) 10 - 12 (some slots) 12
Ratio, Prop, Var
Percentages
Profit & Loss
Partnership
Simple & Compound Interest
Averages
Mixtures & Alligations
Time & Work
Time & Distance
Geometry & Mensuration
Numbers
Perm & Comb
Probability
Data Sufficiency 5 (2 statements)
Quadratic Comparisons 5 - 6 (some slots) 4 6
Data Comparisons 5 5 (2 quantities)
Wrong/Missing series 5 - 6 (some slots) 5 5 5 - 6 (some slots)
Approximations
Simplifications 13 - 15 (some slots) 10-12 (some slots) 9 - 10 (some slots) 8 - 10 (some slots)
Total 35 35 35 35 50
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Topic wise break up of IBPS Clerical (PSBs) – Reasoning Ability
Topic Clerk 2021 Prelim (18th Dec'2021) Clerk 2020 Prelim (12th Dec'2020) Clerk 2019 Prelim (8th Dec'2019) Clerk 2019 Prelim (7th Dec'2019) Clerk 2018 Main (20th Jan'2019)
Coding & Decoding 5 - 6 (some slots) 5 (some slots) 5 5 1
Odd Man Out
Word formation
Letter Sequence
Letter Arrangements 2
Digit Sequence 2
Alphabetical Order
Symbols & Notations 3 - 4 (some slots) 3 - 4 (some slots) 4-5 (some slots) 5 2
Set of Numbers 5
Alpha Numeric Series 5 (some slots)
Stat & Conclusions
Direction Sense 1 - 3 (some slots) 2 - 5 (some slots) 2 (some slots) 3
Blood Relations 3 3 3 - 4 (some slots)
Data Sufficiency
Critical Reasoning 8
Distribution 5 (some slots)
Analytical Puzzles 10 - 14 (some slots) 9 - 21 (some slots) 15- 16 12-18 (some slots) 29
Comparisions 3 (some slots)
Non verbal Reas
Deductions 3 - 4 (some slots) 2 - 5 (only a few) 4 - 5 ( only a few) 3 - 5 (only a few) 2
Input - Output 3
Decision Making
Sequence 3 - 5 (some slots) 3 - 5 (some slots) 5
Set of words 5 (some slots)
Miscellaneous 2 - 3 (some slots) 1 - 2 (some slots) 2 - 4 (some slots) 5
Total 35 35 35 35 50
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Topic wise break up of IBPS Clerical (PSBs) - English Language
Topic Clerk 2021 Prelim (18th Dec'2021)) Clerk 2020 Prelim (12th Dec'2020) Clerk 2019 Prelim (8th Dec'2019) Clerk 2019 Prelim (7th Dec'2019) Clerk 2018 Main (20th Jan'2019)
Reading Comprehension 10 8 - 10 (some slots) 7 - 10 (some slots) 8 12 (3 passages)
Cloze Test 7 6 (some slots) 6
Para Jumbled Sentences 5 (5 sentences) 5 (5 sentences)
Para Forming (5 sentences) 5 5
FIB 5 (single blank), (some slots) 4 - 7 (single blank), (some slots) 5 (single blank), (some slots) 5 (2 Blanks; 2 Columns)
Wrongly Spelt Words / Inappropriate usage 5 5 5 5 - 6 (some slots) 5
Questions on: Passage with fill in the blanks, replacing the phrase in bold, word in bold etc... ) 5
Phrase Replacement 5 5 ( some slots) 2 - 5 (some slots)
Sentence Connectors 3
Sentence Rearrangement 4 (some slots) 5 5
Sentence Odd Man out
Inappropriate usage 3
Error Identification 5 (some slots) 5 - 7 (some slots 6 (some slots) 6 (some slots)
Grammatically Correct Sentence 5 5 5 (some slots) 6
Para Completion Qs
Synonymous words / phrases
Out of Context (Odd one out)
Direct Synonym-Antonym 2 (Antonyms)
Word Interchange 5 (some slots)
Word Usage 1 (some slots)
Total 30 30 30 30 40
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Reasoning – Topic Wise break up – Previous SBI PO papers
Topic 21st Nov '21 (SBI PO Prelim Exam) 4th Jan '21 (SBI PO Prelim Exam) 5th Jan '21 (SBI PO Prelim Exam) 6th Jan '21 (SBI PO Prelim Exam)
Symbols & Notations 2 2 (Some slots)
Series (Condition Based)
Letter Series
Sequences
Coding & Decoding 5 (some slots) 4 (Some slots) 5 (Some slots) 5 (Some slots)
Odd Man Out
Direction Sense 3 2 (Some slots) 3 (Some slots) 3 (Some slots)
Word Formation
Ranking
Letter Arrangement 1 (Some slots) 1 (Some slots)
Blood Relations 1 - 2 (some slots) 3 (Some slots) 3 (Some slots) 5 (Some slots)
Stat & Concl
Misc
Data Sufficiency
Inferences
Strong & Weak Arg
Assumptions
Conclusions
Course of Action
Cause and Effect
Assertion & Reasons
Deductions 2 - 4 (some slots) 5 5 (Only a few model
Input - Output
Decision Making
Other Critical Reas ( Business Related )
Circular Arrangement (Most of times wrt Blood relations) 23 (some slots) 20 – 23 (some slots) 20 – 23 (some slots) 20 – 22 (some slots)
Distributions
Seating Arrangement
Linear Arrangements
Floor Arrangement
Scheduling based (7 persons;7 days + QBR)
Comparisons
Non – Verbal Reasoning
Miscellaneous (Meaningful word, Number Arrangement, Pair of letters, Letter Arrangement) 2 - 3 (some slots) 4 3 - 5 (Some slots)
Total 35 35 35 35
Data Interpretation & Analysis – Topic Wise break up – Previous SBI PO papers
Topic 21st Nov '21 (SBI PO Prelim Exam) 4th Jan '21 (SBI PO Prelim Exam) 5th Jan '21 (SBI PO Prelim Exam) 6th Jan '21 (SBI PO Prelim Exam)
Table 15 5 (Some slots) 15 (Some slots)
2 Pie Charts and Caselet
Caselet 5 (Some slots)
Bar + Line
Two Tables
Line Graph 5 (Some slots)
Two Line Graphs
Bar Graph
Pie Chart 5 (Some slots)
Two Pie Charts
3 Pie Charts
Line Graph + Table
Table and Caselet 5 (Some slots)
Pie Chart + Table 12 (Some slots) 5 (Some slots)
Missing data Table
2 Pie Chart + Table
Radar Graph
Individual DI Qs
DI Total 15 12 - 15 (Some slots) 10 (Some slots) 15 (Some slots)
Perm & Comb 8 - 11 (some slots) 14 (Some slots) 10 (Some slots)
Probability
Simple Equations 9
Ratio
Percentages
Profit & Loss
Partnership
SI CI
TW
TD
Mensuration
Averages
Mixtures & Alligations
Numbers
Wrong No/ Missing No. series 5 - 6 (some slots) 4 (Missing No) 6 (Wrong No) 5 (Some slots)
Simplifications
Approximations 6 (some slots) 6 5 (Some slots) 5 (Some slots)
Data Sufficiency 3 (2 statements)
Quadratic Comparisons 5 5-Jun Data Comparison
Miscellaneous
Quant Total 8 11 (Some slots) 14 (Some slots) 10 (Some slots)
DI + quant Total 35 35 35 35
English – Topic Wise break up – Previous SBI PO papers
Topic 21st Nov '21 (SBI PO Prelim Exam) 4th Jan '21 (SBI PO Prelim Exam) 5th Jan '21 (SBI PO Prelim Exam) 6th Jan '21 (SBI PO Prelim Exam)
Reading Comprehension 9 7 - 10 (Some Slots) 6 (Some slots) 7 (Some slots)
Odd Man Out (Out of context)
Cloze Test 6-7 (some slots) 6 (Some slots) 5 (Some slots)
Paragraph Completion
Vocabulary
Sentence Rearrangement 4 (some slots) 5
Direct Synonym-Antonym
FIB (2 blanks) 5 (Some slots) 4
Fill in the Blanks (Two sentences with a blank; one word will fit both the sentences) 5
Match the Column 3 4
Combining of Statements
Para Jumbled Sentences 5
FIB (2 sentences with 2 blanks each)
Central idea of the sentence in the given paragraph
Idiom usage 4 3 (Some slots) 3 (Some slots)
Word Interchange (four words) 4 4 5 6 (Some slots)
Grammar 5 (Grammatically Correct Sentence), 4 - 5 ( Phrase Replacement), 4 (Error Identification) 5 (Error Identification), 4 (Phrase Replacement) 5 (Error Identification), 5 (Phrase Replacement) 5 (Grammatically Correct Sentence), 3 - 5 ( Phrase Replacement), 6 (Error Identification)
Total 30 30 30 30
Topic wise break up of SBI Clerk – Quantitative Aptitude
Topic 1st Mar'2020 (Prelim Exam) 29th Feb'2020 (Prelim Exam) 22nd Feb'2020 (Prelim Exam)
Simplification 10 10 15
Approximation
Quadratic Comparison 5 5 5
Series (Missing / Wrong Number) 5 5 (Wrong Number) 5 (Missing Number)
Data Interpretation 5 - 8 (some slots) 10 10
Data Sufficiency
Simple Equations 7 - 10 (some slots) 10 10
Ratio
Percentages
Profit & Loss
Partnership
SI,CI
Averages
Mixtures & Alligation
Mensuration
Time & Work
Time & Distance
Numbers
Indices
Permutation & Combination
Number Series
Total 35 35 35
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Topic wise break up of SBI Clerk – Reasoning Ability
Topic 1st Mar'2020 (Prelim Exam) 29th Feb'2020 (Prelim Exam) 22nd Feb'2020 (Prelim Exam)
Letter Series
Analogy
Coding & Decoding 4 - 5 (some slots) 1 5
Odd Man Out
Word formation
Alphabetical Order
Sequence 5 5
Alpha Numeric Series
Symbols & Notations 3 - 5 (some slots) 3
Set of numbers/ words 3 3 4 - 5 (some slots)
Direction Sense 2 (some slots) 3 3
Blood Relation 3
Distribution 15 - 20 (some slots) 21 (some slots) 15 - 21 (some slots)
Circular Arrangement
Row Arrangement
Comparisions
Floor Arrangement
Non verbal Reas (Series)
Deductions 4 (only a few model) 5 (2 Q's based on model only a few)
Input Output
Venn Diagram
Data Sufficiency
Diagram based (Dots & Triangles)
Miscellaneous 2 - 4 (some slots) 2 3 (some slots)
Total 35 35 35
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Topic wise break up of SBI Clerk – English Language
Topic 1st Mar'2020 (Prelim Exam) 29th Feb'2020 (Prelim Exam) 22nd Feb'2020 (Prelim Exam)
Reading Comprehension 8 - 10 (some slots) 8 10
Cloze Test 5 - 7 (some slots) 7 5
Para Jumbled Sentences 5
Sentence Rearrangement 5 (some slots) 5 5
FIB 5 - 6 (sinle blank) 5 (some slots)
Grammatically Correct Sentence 5 5
Error Identification 5
Phrase Replacement
Wrongly spelt word in a sentence 5 - 6 (some slots) 5 5 (some slots)
Idioms / Proverbs
Total 30 30 30
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Topic wise break up of RRB PO & Clerical – Quantitative Aptitude
Topic PO Prelim (07-08-2021) (slot 1) PO Prelim (01-08-2021) PO Main (13.10.2019) PO Prelim (04-08-2019) Clerk Prelim (14.08.2021) (slot 3) Clerk Main (20.10. 2019) Clerk Prelim (18.08.2019) Clerk Prelim (17-08-2019) (slot 1)
Data Interpretation 11 15 22 10 - 17 (some slots) 12 25 10 - 15 (some slots) 10
Simple Eqns 12 13 - 15 (some slots) 14 10 - 14 (some slots) 13 10 5 - 10 (some slots) 10
Ratio, Prop, Var
Percentages
Profit & Loss
Partnership
SI CI
TW
TD
Mensuration
Numbers
Averages
Mixt.& Allig
Perm & Comb
Probability
Wrong/Missing series 6 5 - 6 (some slots) 5 - 9 (some slots) 5 5 5 (Wrong No.)
Data SuffIciency 0 - 5 (some slots) (2 statements)
Quadratic Comparisons 6 5 - 6 (some slots) 0 - 6 (some slots) 2 - 5 (some slots) 5
Data Comparison 4 5 (2 Quantity)
Simplifications 10 10 10
Approximations 5 0 - 6 (some slots)
Total 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
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Topic wise break up of RRB PO & Clerical – Reasoning Ability
Topic PO Prelim (07-08-2021) (slot 1) PO Prelim (01-08-2021) PO Main (13.10.2019) PO Prelim (04-08-2019) Clerk Prelim (14.08.2021) (slot 3) Clerk Main (20.10. 2019) Clerk Prelim (18.08.2019) Clerk Prelim (17-08-2019) (slot 1)
Letter Series
Coding & Decoding 6 1 - 5 (some slots) 0 - 5 (some slots) 4 1
Odd Man Out 1
Word formation
Sequence 3
Digit Sequence
Symbols & Notations 3 4 - 5 (some slots) 3 - 4 (some slots) 0 - 5 (some slots) 4 4
Direction Sense 3 1 - 3 (some slots) 3 0 - 5 (some slots) 3 3
Blood Relations 3 1 (some slots) 0 - 5 (some slots) 3 3
Data Sufficiency
Alpha Numeric Series 5
Set of words / numbers 5
Puzzles: 20 20 - 26 (some slots) 20 20 - 25 (some slots) 15 28 7 - 20 (some slots) 23 (Linear Arrangement (unknown no. of persons, Two rows 5), Floor-based puzzle, Comparisons of heights, Circular Arrangement )
Floor Arrangement
Distribution
Circular Arrang.
Row Arrangement
Comparisions
Square Arrangement
Critical Reasoning: 5
Inference
Assertion & Reasons
Course of Action
Strong & Weak Arguments
Deductions 3 5 3 - 4 ( only few) 0 - 5 (some slots) 4 0 - 5 (some slots) 4
Input - Output 3
Decision Making
Non verbal Reas
Misc 2 2 2 2 - 3 (some slots) 4 2 1
Total 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
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Topic wise break up of RRB PO & Clerical – English Language
Topic PO Main (13.10.2019) PO Main (30-09-2018) Clerk Main (20.10.2019) Clerk Main (07.10.2018)
Reading Comprehension 12 10 10 10
Cloze Test 8 8 10 8
Para Jumbled Sentences 5
FIB 5 (single blank) 2 (single blank) 5 (single blank)
Error Identification (Grammatically Correct Sentence) 5 10 5 10
Word Interchange (3 words A, B, C in bold in the given sentence) 5
Sentence Rearrangement 5
Wrongly spelt words 3
Word Usage (1 word, 3 usages) 5
PCQs
Match the Column 5
Miscellaneous 2 2
Total 40 40 40 40
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