Indian Banking Personnel Services (IBPS) every year conducts examination for the selection and recruitment of probationary bank officers. IBPS has released new exam pattern for IBPS PO 2018-19 Exam. Now IBPS introduced separate sectional timing for each sections in preliminary exam. IBPS PO 2018 Exam will be conducted in three phases: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Interview Process. It is mandatory for a candidate to clear each level of examination to get selected to the post of Probationary Officer in multiple Public Sector Banks.

IBPS PO Recruitment Notification 2018

IBPS PO 2018 Official Notification has been released by IBPS on 9th August. The Online Registration for IBPS PO 2018 will start from 14th August and the last date to apply online is 4th September 2018.

IBPS PO 2018-19 Offical Notification (Download PDF)

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Dates

The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CWE VIII 2018 are as follows:

Activity Date
On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) by candidates 14th August 2018 – 4th September 2018
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date 13th and 14th October 2018
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 18th November 2018
Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Exam Result December 2018
Declaration and download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter January 2019
Date of IBPS PO Interview January / February 2019
Allotment of Provisional Posting April 2019

Exam Pattern For IBPS PO


# Subject Questions Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35 60 MInutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude Paper 35 35
3 English language Paper 30 30
Total 100 100 60 Minutes



# Subject Questions Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Minutes
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Minutes
3 English Language 35 40 40 Minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
Total 155 200 180 Minutes


IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

The Preliminary Exam of IBPS PO 2018 comprises of three major sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

English Language Quantitative Ability Reasoning
Reading Comprehension Simplification Logical Reasoning
Cloze Test Profit & Loss Alphanumeric Series
Para jumbles Mixtures & Allegations Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Miscellaneous Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Data Sufficiency
Fill in the blanks Work & Time Coded Inequalities
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Time & Distance Seating Arrangement
Paragraph Completion Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Puzzle
Data Interpretation Tabulation
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Syllogism
Number Systems Blood Relations
Sequence & Series Input Output
Permutation, Combination &Probability Coding Decoding


IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus

The Mains Examination of IBPS PO exam 2018 consists of 4 + 1 sections: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude & General Awareness. Just like SBI PO 2018, IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer.

Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness Reasoning & Computer Aptitude English Language
Simplification Financial Awareness Verbal Reasoning 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 and Geometry 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
Linear Equation
Permutation and Combination
And Probability
Mixture and Allegations



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