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IBPS PO 2018 : Exam Pattern & Syllabus (Prelims/Mains) | Download pdf

Institute of banking personnel selection Board (IBPS) conducts an exam for Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees every year. Today IBPS released the notification for 4102 PO and MT vacancies. The online application will be closed at 4th September 2018. In this article we are providing complete Recruitment process, Exam pattern and Syllabus of IBPS PO 2018. The candidates must go through the below. This will surely help you to prepare well for you exam.

IBPS PO Notification 2018:

The official Notification of IBPS PO 2018 was released today. IBPS board has issued the notification for the aspirants who are wishing to settle in banking sector. The candidates who are looking for the IBPs PO notification has to visit the official website @ www.ibps.in.

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Eligibility Criteria of IBPS PO 2018:

Educational Qualifications:

  • Candidates must complete their degree in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.
  • Candidates should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ Intermediate/ Graduation level.
  • Candidates who are pursuing Final year/semester of their graduation can also apply to IBPS PO.
  • Candidates must have computer knowledge.

Age limit:

The candidate should have the age between 20 to 30 years. The official notification of IBPS PO 2018 will be released soon. All the details of eligibility such as Age, Educational Qualification and nationality are declared by the time.

IBPS PO 2018 Recruitment Process

IBPS PO selection process contains 3 phases.

  • Preliminary
  • Mains
  • Interview

The candidate must qualify in each phase to go to the next phase. The two phases Preliminary and Mains are Online based exams. After qualifying in the 2 phases of online test the candidate has eligible for the final face-to-face interview. The interview will be conducted by client organizations with the help of IBPS.

IBPS PO 2018 Examinations Pattern

The exam contains 2 parts:

  • IBPS Prelims examination and
  • IBPS Mains examination.

IBPS PO 2018 Prelims Examination Pattern

S. No.Test Name(Objective)QuestionsMarksTime Duration
1English Language3030 

1 hour

2Quantitative aptitude3535
3Reasoning ability3535

IBPS PO 2018 Mains Examination Pattern

S. No.Test Name(Objective)QuestionsMarksTotal
1English Language354040 minutes
2Reasoning  & Computer aptitude456060 minutes
3Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
4General Economy & Banking Awareness404035 minutes
5English Language(Letter writing & Essay)22530 minutes

IBPS PO 2018 Interview Process

After qualifying the Mains exam the candidates will call for a face to face interview.

  • The interview will go on 15-20 minutes time.
  • The interview is going to carry maximum of 100 marks.
  • The candidates have to consume minimum 40% for qualifying the interview where as 35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates.
  • In the interview the panel will ask the questions of general awareness, current affairs and banking sector and so on.
  • The candidates must carry all required documents at the time of attending to the interview.

IBPS PO 2018 Prelims Examination Syllabus


  • Logical Reasoning
  • Alphanumerical series
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coded inequalities
  • Seating arrangement
  • Puzzles
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Blood relations
  • Input Output
  • Coding Decoding

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Simple interest & Compound interest
  • Surds & indices
  • Work & Time
  • Time & Distance
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  • Number Systems
  • Sequence and series
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability

English Language

  • Reading comprehension
  • Cloze test
  • Para Jumbles
  • Multiple meaning and error spotting
  • Fill in blanks
  • Miscellaneous
  • Paragraph completion

IBPS PO 2018 Mains Examination Syllabus

Quantitative AptitudeReasoning & Computer AptitudeEnglish LanguageGeneral Awareness
SimplificationVerbal ReasoningInternetReading ComprehensionFinancial Awareness
AverageSyllogismMemoryGrammarCurrent Affairs
PercentageCircular Seating ArrangementKeyboard ShortcutsVocabularyGeneral Knowledge
Ratio and PercentageLinear Seating ArrangementComputer AbbreviationVerbal Ability
Data InterpretationDouble Line upMicrosoft Office
Mensuration and GeometrySchedulingComputer Hardware
Quadratic EquationInput OutputComputer Software
InterestBlood RelationsOperating System
Problems of AgesDirections and DistancesNetworking
Profit and LossOrdering and RankingComputer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Number SeriesData Sufficiency
Speed, Distance and TimeCoding and Decoding
Time and WorkCode Inequalities
Number System
Data Sufficiency
Linear Equation
Permutation and Combination
And Probability
Mixture and Allegations

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