Every year The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a Common Written Examination (CWE PO/MT) for Probationary officers and Management Trainee (PO/MT) vacancies.
The exam is conducted in three stages (which consists of Preliminary Exam and Main Exam followed by Personal Interview). Those who qualify get placed as Probationary Officers/Management Trainees in prestigious government bank branches.
You can download the prescribed IBPS PO Syllabus (through the link provided at the end of this page) which may help you in knowing the topics that are expected to come in exam question paper.
IBPS PO syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English Language is somehow similar in both preliminary exam and main exam except the difference in their difficulty level. However in mains, two sections - Computer Knowledge and General Awareness are added.
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The Preliminary paper has only three that is Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Every section (except English Language) in the paper will be available in Hindi as well as in English.
The IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern before looking at the Syllabus:
Name of Tests
No. of Questions
English & Hindi
The Mains Examination of IBPS PO exam 2018 comprises of 4 + 1(Descriptive Paper) sections: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude & General Awareness. Recently, IBPS has introduced a descriptive
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
Data Analysis & Interpretation
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay
The IBPS PO Pre Exam consist of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.The IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary exam detailed syllabus is as below:
Ratio and proportion
Mixture and allegation
Statement and conclusions
Time and work
Idioms and phrases
Speed, distance and time
Statement and assumptions
Fill in the suitable words
Stocks and shares
Statement and arguments
Volume and surface Area
Passage and conclusions
Active/ passive voice
Height and Distances
Phrases and idioms
Direct and indirect speech
Permutation and combinations
Number, ranking and time sequence
Simple and compound interest
Direction sense test
Rearrangement of passage
Profit, loss and discount
Assertion and reasoning
Elements of algebra
Odd figure out
The mains exam Consist of Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude & General Awareness.The IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam detailed syllabus is as below:
Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
History of computers
Overview of Indian Financial System
Basics of hardware and software
History of Indian Banking System
Windows operating system
Recent credit and monetary policies
Important Government Schemes on capital & money market
terms and services
Introduction to national financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc.
Basic functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
Introdcution to International organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc.
Networking and communication
Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months
Basics of hacking,
Security tools and viruses
Previous year Pattern
Main Exam time duration
Number of Questions
Section timing (PRE and Mains)
Computer And Reasoning
Both are different Section
Merge into one Section
Q.What are the different sections in IBPS PO Exam?
Ans. The Preliminary consist of three sections, English language, Quantitative aptitude and Logical Reasoning. For the Main examination, there would be four sections namely, English, Data Analysis & Interpretation, Reasoning & Computer aptitude and General Awareness.
Q.How many Level will be in IBPS PO exam?
Ans. Three stages- preliminary examination, mains examination and interview.
Q. Is there a negative marking for wrongly attempted questions?
Q. Is there any sectional timing in PRE and Mains Exam?
Q. Is the IBPS exam Bilingual?
Ans. Yes the exam is bilingual, i.e. both English and Hindi. All the Mock tests provided by ixamBee is bilingual
Q.Which categories can apply for pre-exam training?
Ans. It is allowed only for SC/ST/Religious minorities candidates as issued by Government of India
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