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IBPS PO Syllabus and New Exam Pattern

Exam Dates for IBPS PO 2018 has been released by IBPS. The preliminary exam of IBPS PO 2018 is scheduled on 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018 and IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018 is scheduled on 18th November 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018. To ace IBPS PO 2018 Exam, it is necessary to the Exam pattern and detailed syllabus of this exam. This will help you to prepare judiciously for IBPS PO 2018 Exam. Let’s understand the IBPS PO 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern one by one.

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern

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 Preliminary Exam Pattern 2018

The IBPS PO preliminary examination is conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour to complete the preliminary exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2018

IBPS PO Mains Exam has encountered quite a number of changes. Let’s have a look at all these changes in detail.

Introduction of Descriptive Paper: Just like SBI PO 2018 Exam, IBPS introduced Descriptive Paper in its Mains Examination 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.

• The overall time allotted for each section has also been changed.

No separate paper will be conducted for Computer Applications. Reasoning is teamed up with Computer Aptitude section and this entire section will contain 45 questions of a total of 60 marks.

• 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 Questions Max. Marks Medium of Examination Time Allotted
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 English only 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 General, Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes

IBPS PO 2018 Interview Process

Candidates who 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.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate in both IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam. There will be no deduction of marks for a question left blank/unattempted by a candidate.

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 Mains Exam and the interview Process. The weightage of both these phases of 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.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

To ace IBPS PO 2018 exam, it is really necessary to know the detailed IBPS PO 2018 Syllabus. The syllabus is a bit different for IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam. Let’s have a look at the syllabus of both these phases of IBPS PO 2018 Exam:

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is the primary selection round of IBPS PO 2018 Exam. Candidates who clear the preliminary exam are eligible to appear for the mains exam. 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 exam is the important phase of IBPS PO 2018 Exam. Maximum weightage is given to score obtained by candidate in IBPS PO Mains Exam in the final selection to the post of Probationary Officer. 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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IBPS PO Syllabus and New Exam Pattern

Exam Dates for IBPS PO 2018 has been released by IBPS. The preliminary exam of IBPS PO 2018 is scheduled on 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018 and IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018 is scheduled on 18th November 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018. To ace IBPS PO 2018 Exam, it is necessary to the Exam pattern and detailed syllabus of this exam. This will help you to prepare judiciously for IBPS PO 2018 Exam. Let’s understand the IBPS PO 2018 Syllabus and Exam Pattern one by one.

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern

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 Preliminary Exam Pattern 2018

The IBPS PO preliminary examination is conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour to complete the preliminary exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2018

IBPS PO Mains Exam has encountered quite a number of changes. Let’s have a look at all these changes in detail.

Introduction of Descriptive Paper: Just like SBI PO 2018 Exam, IBPS introduced Descriptive Paper in its Mains Examination 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.

• The overall time allotted for each section has also been changed.

No separate paper will be conducted for Computer Applications. Reasoning is teamed up with Computer Aptitude section and this entire section will contain 45 questions of a total of 60 marks.

• 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 Questions Max. Marks Medium of Examination Time Allotted
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 English only 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 General, Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes

IBPS PO 2018 Interview Process

Candidates who 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.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate in both IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam. There will be no deduction of marks for a question left blank/unattempted by a candidate.

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 Mains Exam and the interview Process. The weightage of both these phases of 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.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

To ace IBPS PO 2018 exam, it is really necessary to know the detailed IBPS PO 2018 Syllabus. The syllabus is a bit different for IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam. Let’s have a look at the syllabus of both these phases of IBPS PO 2018 Exam:

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is the primary selection round of IBPS PO 2018 Exam. Candidates who clear the preliminary exam are eligible to appear for the mains exam. 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 exam is the important phase of IBPS PO 2018 Exam. Maximum weightage is given to score obtained by candidate in IBPS PO Mains Exam in the final selection to the post of Probationary Officer. 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