IBPS PO Syllabus | IBPS PO 2018 Syllabus for Prelims and Mains


The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection would conduct the IBPS PO examination 2018 examination to recruit probationary officers for various PSU banks across the country. The competition is tough and there are a lot of candidates compete against each other for a few posts. To get selected for IBPS Probation officer, you need to study well. But what should you study? In the following post, we would be taking a look at the IBPS PO syllabus so that you know what you should study in order to get selected.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Syllabus – Knowing the Exam Pattern

Before we get into knowing the IBPS PO syllabus, we should know a bit about the exam pattern. As you might know, there are three stages of the IBPS PO exam – prelims, mains and interview. Let us take a look at the  IBPS PO exam pattern. The exam pattern looks something like this.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

Table 1:

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 30 30
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

Table 2:

Name of test No. of Question Maximum marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 mins
English Language 35 40 40 mins
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 min
General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35
Total 155 200 3 hours
English Language 2 25 30 mins

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IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Syllabus for 2018

Let us now take a look at the IBPS PO detailed syllabus

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus

As we know, the first stage of the exam is the IBPS PO Prelims. As we see can see from Table 1 above, there are three subjects in the Prelims syllabus. Here is the full IBPS PO syllabus 2018 for prelims

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

Let us now take a look at the IBPS PO Mains Syllabus as it is the next stage of the exam

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus – IBPS PO Syllabus

There are more subjects in the IBPS PO mains exam compared to the prelims exam. Apart from the subjects that are already included in the prelims, you also have to answer questions on general awareness, computer awareness, banking awareness and data analysis. Here is the full IBPS PO Mains Syllabus for all the subjects

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning & Computer Aptitude English Language General Awareness
Simplification Verbal Reasoning Internet Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness
Average Syllogism Memory Grammar Current Affairs
Percentage Circular Seating Arrangement Keyboard Shortcuts Vocabulary General Knowledge
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

Apart from the sections mentioned above, you would also get the descriptive paper where you would have to write an essay and a letter in English. This paper would be worth 25 marks and the duration would be 30 minutes.

You can download the IBPS PO Syllabus PDF from the link given below:

IBPS PO Syllabus PDF

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