How to Prepare for Computer Aptitude of IBPS PO 2021 Exam?

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Apr 13, 2021

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IBPS PO Official notification has not been released for the session of 2021-22. As per the IBPS Calendar, the prelims will be conducted on October 9,10, 16 and 17, 2021 whereas, the IBPS PO Main exam will be conducted on November 27, 2021. Get the latest updates. 

IBPS PO Exam Pattern is divided into three stages - Prelims, Mains and Interview. The Computer Aptitude section is only in the IBPS PO Mains Exam. 

The banking sectors are absolutely maintaining by computers and no work can be done without knowing the computer section. Therefore, it mandatory to qualify this section and on the other hand, it is a highly scoring section and requires little effort if you are tech-savvy. 

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Syllabus of IBPS PO Computer Aptitude

Here is the syllabus of the IBPS PO Computer Aptitude for the Mains exam. 

Topics Topics
Hardware Software
Logic gates History of computers
Windows operating system Internet terms and services
Basic Functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint) Databases
Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses Networking and communication

Topic-wise Preparation Strategy for IBPS PO Computer Aptitude

The candidates must focus on the section-wise study аѕ there would be а sectional cutoff to clear. Hеnсе thеу саnnоt leave аnу section. So, be prepared with a thorough study in the Computer knowledge section. Here are the individual topics which need to be prepared.

MS Office

This topic is vital for the computer knowledge section. If you are thorough with MS Office, you can easily clear the cut-off score in this section. Make sure you have sufficient knowledge of

  • PowerPoint
  • Word
  • Excel
  • Outlook
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Basics of the operating system and software


An Antivirus is an application used to protect the computer from viruses, automated scripts, and bugs and enable keeping the computer in a normal working condition. Learn the different types of antiviruses and how they keep your computer safe.

Binary Number system

Binary numbers are the basic blocks on which computers work, therefore, basic conversions from one unit to another should also be known to candidates.


The questions on this topic are mostly in basic history, evolution, syntax, interpreters, compilers, binary conversions, and hexadecimal conversions. You need not worry about higher-level programming questions in this section.


Learn the email basics, uses of email, basic email etiquettes one should have, the internet, the role of HTTP, FTP, protocols, etc.

Generations of computers

The history of computers and technology associated with each of the computer generations is to be studied. The type of technology that initiated the formulation of magnetic tapes and discs, batch processing, chips, microprocessor, etc. should be known.


The shortcut keys for accessing systems, browsers, new files, exiting a system, files, media files, etc. should be known. What sequences denote which operations, what sequences should be used to execute a task, shortcut keys for file, running, compiling, etc. comes easily with using computers.

Probable Computer Knowledge Questions Asked in IBPS PO

Preparing for computer awareness is not too difficult if you inculcate a practical as well as theoretical interest in computers. Computers being a daily part of our lives are a must to be known and every person using computers should know the basics of computers. Some Computer Knowledge-based questions are discussed below:

Ques. The language in which the applications communicate?

Ans. Application programming interface (API)

Ques. The cloud sharing that includes internal and external cloud service?

Ans. Hybrid IT

Ques. Which is not a flash memory?

Ans. Radio

Ques. IC in which generation?

Ans. 3rd generation

Ques. Which of this is not a Mobile OS?

Ans. Safari

Ques. Who controls all functions of the CPU?

Ans. Control unit

Ques. 1 nibble?

Ans. 4 bits

Ques. Online credit card which type processing?

Ans. Batch processing

Ques. Spell check is available at?

Ans. Review tab

Ques. Short cut for Rename of File?

Ans. F2

Ques. Which company first invented MODEM?

Ans. Bell 103 by AT&T (Dennis Hayes)

Ques. The smallest unit in an image on a computer screen?

Ans. Pixel

Ques. Network in which LAN and MAN both present?

Ans. WAN (Wide Area Network)

Ques. Verification of a login name and password is called?

Ans. Authentication

Ques. Top slide in a hierarchy of slides that stores information about the theme and slide layouts of a presentation in PowerPoint?

Ans. Slide Master

Ques. Not an object-oriented language?


Ques. 1 and 0 is?

Ans. Machine language

Ques. Stop error in Microsoft Windows?

Ans. Blue screen with white text

Ques. The principle that Internet service providers enable access to all content and applications regardless of the source, and without favoring or blocking particular products or websites?

Ans. Net Neutrality

Ques. IBM Supercomputer name?

Ans. Watson

Books for Computer Knowledge section

Reading is a valuable way of self-educating yourself and an excellent way of filling in time. If you want to clear the IBPS PO Computer Knowledge section, buy books according to the syllabus and written by a good writer.

Computer Knowledge Book Name Author’s name
Computer literacy and Knowledge for Bank PO and Bank Clerk Exam Kiran
Handbook on computer awareness NK Gupta

The Computer Aptitude section can be prepared without any help from coaching centres. Candidates also can take the help of YouTube channels for individual topics for better understanding.  

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.