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IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2018: If you are searching for the IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern and Syllabus or the IBPS PO mains topic wise syllabus and the IBPS PO mains exam pattern, then you can find all of this information in this article. Kindly make sure that you go through the information before preparing for your IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Exam 2018.

The IBPS PO Syllabus Prelims 2018 is displayed here for all the candidates who are aspiring to attain a Bank job in the Govt. Sector. The IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2018 is also available on this page and can be used by candidates who are preparing for the IBPS PO Mains exam 2018.

Download IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus and IBPS PO Mains Syllabus pdf from the link given below. After you download the IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2018, pay close attention to the IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus and topics as scoring well in this exam is the only means to appear for the IBPS Probationary Officer Mains Exam 2018.


The IBPS PO Prelim Exam Date is on 13th October, 14th October, 20th October and 21st October. Candidates can download the IBPS PO Prelim Exam Call Letter / Admit card in the month of October.

The IBPS PO Mains Exam is set to be conducted on the 18th of November. You can download the IBPS PO Main Exam Call Letter/ Admit Card in the month of November.

IBPS has also initiated Pre Examination training Services for all the candidates who are interested in acquiring this job.


The Pre Examination Training is being conducted to assist the candidates in their preparation for the IBPS PO Exam 2018.

This is an All India recruitment procedure. So it can be estimated that a large number of applicants will surely apply for this posting. Therefore we urge that you read through the syllabus and Exam pattern we have provided below as it is definitely going to help you in your preparation process.

IBPS PO Syllabus Download pdf

IBPS PO Vacancy Selection Procedure

There are three stages in the IBPS PO Selection Procedure 2018. Candidates are expected to outperform their peers in all the stages in order to get selected for the post of PO. The Candidate must go through the stages enlisted below.

  1. Prelim Exam
  2. Main Exam
  3. Interview

IBPS PO Prelim Exam Paper Pattern 2018

The table below shows the exact IBPS PO Exam Pattern for the IBPS Prelim exam. Candidates can check the table and prepare accordingly for the IBPS PO Prelim Exam 2018. Do pay attention to the exam duration, no. of questions and the marks weightage of each subject.

Sr. No. Name of Test No. of Qs Maximum marks Language Time
1 English Language 30 30 English 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 English and Hindi 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 English and Hindi 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes


Important Notice

Candidates are required to pass all the three examinations above with the minimum cut off marks which will be decided by the IBPS. Candidates who clear the IBPS Prelim with minimum cut off marks and above will be selected for the IBPS PO Mains online Exam 2018.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Paper Pattern 2018

The IBPS Mains Exam Pattern has been tabulated below as per the information provided in the Official Notification pdf of IBPS Recruitment 2018. Candidates can use the information given below to help them prepare for the IBPS Main Exam 2018.

Pay attention to the subjects, marks weightage and duration as these are very important factors for a successful Exam.

Sr. No. Name of Test No. of Qs Maximum marks Language Time
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English and Hindi 60 minutes
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 English and Hindi 35 minutes
3 English Language 35 40 English 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English and Hindi 45 minutes
TOTAL 155 200 3 hours
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes


Important Notice:

Candidates will not be admitted to their Exam Halls without a valid Hall ticket. The IBPS PO Call Letter will be released 2 weeks before the IBPS PO Prelim and Mains Exam date.

All the information you need regarding the release date and details of the Call Letter can be found on the IBPS PO Call Letter 2018 page. You can visit it to find out more.

Exam Paper Pattern and syllabus pdf download

IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Exam 2018 Negative Marks Scheme

The IBPS PO Prelim and the IBPS PO Mains exam will both have the same negative marking scheme. The candidate will be penalized 0.25 marks per wrong answer.

If the Question is left blank, then there will be no deduction. This Negative mark policy is only applicable on Objective questions.

IBPS PO Mains Cut Off Marks 2018

The IBPS Mains Exam Cut Off Marks will be determined based on the number of candidates who had appeared for the exam. Candidates are required to score this minimum IBPS PO Mains cut off marks to be eligible for the IBPS PO Interview Round.

The cut off marks will be declared by IBPS @ ibps.in soon after the IBPS PO Exam results are declared.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018 PDF

The syllabus for the IBPS PO Exam is as enlisted below. Kindly make sure that you prepare well for the IBPS PO Prelim Exam as scoring well in the IBPS PO Prelims is the only way to appear for the IBPS Mains 2018.


Logical Reasoning Alphanumeric Series Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Data Sufficiency
Coded Inequalities Seating Arrangement Puzzle Tabulation
Syllogism Blood Relations Input Output Coding Decoding


Quantitative Ability

Simplificating Profit & Loss Mixtures & Alligations Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
Work & Time Time & Distance Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Data Interpretation
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Number Systems Sequence  Series Permutation, Combination &Probability


English Language

Reading Comprehension Cloze Test Para jumbles
Fill in the blanks Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Paragraph Completion


IBPS PO Mains Syllabus pdf Download 2018

IBPS PO Mains Exam syllabus is as tabulated below. You are reminded once again that there is a negative marking system in the IBPS PO Exam 2018 so make sure you are prepared well enough for the exam as it is important to score well in this exam.

This is due to the fact that this is an all India recruitment and as such will attract a large number of applicants.

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification Average Percentage Ratio and Percentage Data Interpretation Mensuration and Geometry
Quadratic Equation Interest Problems of Ages Profit and Loss Number Series Speed, Distance and Time
Time and Work Number System Data Sufficiency Linear Equation Permutation, Combination and Probability Mixture and Allegations


Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

Verbal Reasoning Syllogism Circular Seating Arrangement Linear Seating Arrangement Double Lineup Scheduling
Input Output Blood Relations Directions and Distances Ordering and Ranking Data Sufficiency Coding and Decoding
Code Inequalities Internet Memory Keyboard Shortcuts Computer Abbreviation Microsoft Office
Computer Hardware Computer Software Operating System Networking Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies


English Language

Reading Comprehension Grammar Vocabulary Verbal Ability


General Awareness

Financial Awareness Current Affairs General Knowledge

IBPS has made a few major changes to this year’s IBPS PO Recruitment exam. The changes include the lowering of the total number of questions to 155. Earlier years had much larger Question papers.

The IBPS Main has 4 parts with total amounting up to 200 marks. This paper has to be completed in a timeframe of 180 minutes or 3 hours.

IBPS has also introduced a descriptive test in the Form of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) in this year’s IBPS PO Exam.

How to Download IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Syllabus 2018 PDF?

Candidates can visit the link provided below for the IBPS PO Syllabus 2018 pdf download. The IBPS PO Syllabus pdf has been provided here for all candidates, absolutely free. So Do make sure that you download it as it will surely help you in your preparation process.

Download IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Syllabus PDF 2018 Click Here

IBPS PO Interview Process

All the candidates who clear the IBPS Main Exam 2018 will be eligible for the IBPS PO Interview Stage. The IBPS PO Interview will be conducted in January-February 2019. Candidates can download the IBPS PO Interview Call Letter in January 2019.

If you need more information regarding the IBPS Exam 2018 rules and regulations then we would like to direct you to the official IBPS Recruitment pdf. We urge that you read through the IBPS Recruitment pdf before you apply for the Probationary Officer post.

Important Links

Recruitment Notification Check out the IBPS PO Recruitment Notification 2018 for all the information regarding IBPS Recruitment
Prelims Admit Card Download IBPS PO Prelims Admit card
IBPS Official Website www.ibps.in
IBPS Probationary Officer Recruitment pdf Notification Click Here

We hope that the information provided here has been of help to you in the IBPS PO Recruitment 2018. Our best wishes are with you and we hope that you succeed in the IBPS PO Prelim Exam 2018.

Don’t forget to download the IBPS Prelims and Mains Syllabus pdf 2018 from the link above. it will help you immensely in the Prelims and mains exam.

Keep in mind that succeeding in the IBPS PO Mains 2018 is the only means by which you will get selected for the IBPS PO Interview Round. Don’t forget to go through the IBPS PO Syllabus provided in the article above. If you have any doubts then please talk with us in the Comment Section below. We are always available to assist you!

Updated: August 14, 2018 — 1:37 pm

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