IBPS PO Mains 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus 2018

Marks and Exam Pattern

The overall time allotted for IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam has also been changed from 140 minutes to 180 minutes.

Sr. No. Name of test No.  of Qs Max. Marks Medium of Examination Time Allotted
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 min
2 English Language 35 40 English only 40 min
3 Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 min
4 General, Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 min
  Total 155 200   180 min
  English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 min


Descriptive Paper: Descriptive Paper will be Just like SBI PO 2018 Exam, IBPS introduced Descriptive Paper in its Mains Examination 2018 where candidates will be judged on their written skills. An essay and a letter will be given to candidates to write that will constitute of 25 marks and that has to be completed in a time span of 30 minutes.

IBPS PO 2018 Interview Process

Candidates who will qualify the Mains Exam are finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS. The Interview Process will constitute of 100 marks and the minimum marks for qualifying this round will be 40% which is reduced to 35% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.

Final Selection

The final selection of the candidate to the post of Probationary Officer will be made by taking into consideration the cumulative score of the Mains Exam and the Interview Process. The weightage of both these phases of the examination will be in the ratio 80:20 respectively. A merit list will be generated after the Interview Process of IBPS PO 2018 Exam has been conducted. Candidates who make it to the list will be thus offered the joining letter by the Bank of their choice.

Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness Reasoning & Computer Aptitude English Language
Simplification Financial Awareness Puzzle Internet Reading Comprehension
Average Current Affairs Syllogism Memory Vocabulary
Percentage General Knowledge Circular Seating Arrangement Keyboard Shortcuts Grammar
Ratio and Percentage   Linear Seating Arrangement Computer Abbreviation Verbal Ability
Data Interpretation   Double Lineup Microsoft Office  
Mensuration    Scheduling Computer Hardware  
Quadratic Equation   Input Output Computer Software  
Interest   Blood Relations Operating System  
Problems of Ages   Directions and Distances Networking  
Profit and Loss   Ordering and Ranking Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies  
Number Series   Data Sufficiency    
Speed, Distance and Time   Coding and Decoding    
Time and Work   Code Inequalities    
Number System        
Data Sufficiency        


Permutation and Combination        



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