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:

SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum Marks
English Language3030
Numerical Ability3535
Reasoning Ability3535

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

Table 2:

Name of testNo. of QuestionMaximum marksDuration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 mins
English Language354040 mins
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 min
General Economy & Banking Awareness404035
Total1552003 hours
English Language22530 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

ReasoningQuantitative AbilityEnglish Language
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures & AlligationsPara jumbles
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMiscellaneous
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMultiple Meaning/Error Spotting
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
TabulationData Interpretation
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood RelationsNumber Systems
Input OutputSequence & Series
Coding DecodingPermutation, 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 AptitudeReasoning & Computer AptitudeEnglish LanguageGeneral Awareness
SimplificationVerbal ReasoningInternetReading ComprehensionFinancial Awareness
AverageSyllogismMemoryGrammarCurrent Affairs
PercentageCircular Seating ArrangementKeyboard ShortcutsVocabularyGeneral Knowledge
Ratio and PercentageLinear Seating ArrangementComputer AbbreviationVerbal Ability
Data InterpretationDouble LineupMicrosoft Office
Mensuration and GeometrySchedulingComputer Hardware
Quadratic EquationInput OutputComputer Software
InterestBlood RelationsOperating System
Problems of AgesDirections and DistancesNetworking
Profit and LossOrdering and RankingComputer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Number SeriesData Sufficiency
Speed, Distance and TimeCoding and Decoding
Time and WorkCode 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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