Bank PO Reasoning Syllabus

In this post I am going to explain about Bank PO Reasoning Syllabus as well as How to prepare for Reasoning section of various Bank PO Exams. Two most popular Bank PO Exams are of IBPS PO and SBI PO.

I am very much sure that you must have found the earlier posts on Bank PO English Syllabus and Bank PO Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus, quite useful.

Now in this post I am going to tell you about Bank PO Reasoning Syllabus, how to prepare and importance of this section.

As you already know that the pattern of Bank PO has changed and Reasoning is also one of the sections which will remain common in both the pre and mains exams.

Based on my experience I can tell you that those who are having good command over this section are more likely to get final selection. Since Reasoning section is comparatively tough hence those who score well here, stand tall in the final merit.

bank po reasoning syllabus

bank po reasoning syllabus

Reasoning is one of the most important sections of the Bank PO Exam. Most of the students face problem in this section as they find it difficult to finish the section on time. Problem of accuracy is also there, as during the course of exam, students find it difficult to understand whether the answer they have selected is right or wrong. The problem of accuracy is more in questions which are based on statements, judgmental type of questions, questions based on inferences, assumption based questions etc. These questions appear a bit confusing and also consist of major chunk of the questions.

Bank PO Reasoning Syllabus


  • Number Series
  • Alphabet Series
  • Test of Direction Sense
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Number Ranking
  • Arithmetical Reasoning
  • Problem on Age Calculation
  • Blood Relations
  • Analogy
  • Decision Making
  • Inference
  • Arguments
  • Ven diagram based questions etc.


  • Non Verbal Series
  • Mirror Images
  • Grouping Identical Figures
  • Figure Matrix Questions

This is the indicative Bank PO Reasoning syllabus, normally questions are asked from these topics but quite often more particularly in SBI PO there are questions on a totally new pattern also. So, you should be ready for such questions also. In my view if you really want to master Reasoning section you should throughly study MK Pandey Reasoning Book on Analytical Reasoning, which will help you a lot to master reasoning section of Bank PO. Apart from that you should also go through the montly Magazine Banking Services Chronicle which contains high quality study material on Bank PO Reasoning.

Previous papers are also a very good source for the preparation of this section as quite often the similar questions are being asked in different Bank PO Exams. So if you can study in this way you will surely score high marks in this section.

Devote your maximum time towards this section as it take times to master this sections. Try to learn the concepts first and thereafter build your speed. Once you are clear with the concepts speed will automatically increase.

In one of my earlier articles I have also written about this section which you may also refer. If you have any problem on any particular type of problems or you want to know about more good books on this section, you can always post your comment and I will surely answer and will try to help you.

Bank PO Reasoning: How to Tackle

Free study material for Reasoning Section:

Analytical Reasoning – Test 1

Analytical Reasoning – Test 2

Analytical Reasoning – Test 3

Analytical Reasoning – Test 4

Analytical Reasoning – Test 5