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IBPS PO 2018 Syllabus

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.

Check out Latest Exam Pattern for IBPS PO 2018

IBPS PO PRE Subject Name 

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:

S. No.

Name of Tests

No. of Questions

Marks

Time Allotted

Medium

1.

English Language

30

30

20 Minutes

English

2.

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 Minutes

English & Hindi

3.

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

English & Hindi

 

Total

100

100

   

IBPS PO MAINS Subject Name 

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 

S. No.

Test Name

No. of Questions

Marks

Medium

of Exam

Time

Allotted

1.

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

English & Hindi

60 minutes

2.

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

40

40

English & Hindi

35 minutes

3.

English Language

35

40

English

40 minutes

4.

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

English & Hindi

45 minutes

 

Total

155

200

 

3 hours

5.

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay

2

25

English

30 minutes

 

IBPS PO PRE Syllabus 2018

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:

 

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning

Synonyms

 

Percentages

Analogy

 

Homonyms  

 

Ratio and proportion

Classification

 

Antonyms

 

Averages

Word formation

 

Spelling

 

Mixture and allegation

Statement and conclusions

Word formation

 

Time and work

 Syllogism

 

Idioms and phrases

 

Speed, distance and time

Statement and assumptions

 

 

Fill in the suitable words

Stocks and shares 

Statement and arguments

 

Grammar

Partnership

Coding decoding

 

Spotting errors

Clocks

Blood relations

 

Sentence correction

Volume and surface Area

Passage and conclusions

 

Active/ passive voice

Height and Distances

Alphabet test

 

Phrases and idioms

Logarithms

Series test

 

Direct and indirect speech

 

Permutation and combinations

 

Number, ranking and time sequence

 

Reading Comprehension

Simple and compound interest

Direction sense test

 

Passage completion

Equations

Decision-making test

Theme detection

Probability

 Figure series

 

Deriving conclusion

 

Trigonometry

Input/output,

 

Rearrangement of passage 

Profit, loss and discount

Assertion and reasoning

 

-

Mensuration

Sitting arrangement

 

-

Elements of algebra

Odd figure out

 

-

Data Interpretation

Analogy

 

-

-

Series test

 

-

-

Miscellaneous test

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    

IBPS PO Syllabus for Mains Examination 

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:

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning

General Awareness

Computer knowledge

Synonyms

 

Percentages

Analogy

 

Banking Terms

 Abbreviations and Economic terminologies

 

History of computers

 

Homonyms  

 

Ratio and proportion

Classification

 

Overview of Indian Financial System

 

Basics of hardware and software

 

Antonyms

 

Averages

Word formation

 

History of Indian Banking System

 

Windows operating system

Spelling

 

Mixture and allegation

Statement and conclusions

Recent credit and monetary policies

 

basics

 Internet

Word formation

 

Time and work

 Syllogism

 

 Important Government Schemes on capital & money market

 

terms and services

 

Idioms and phrases

 

Speed, distance and time

Statement and assumptions

 

 

Introduction to national financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc.

 

Basic functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)

 

Fill in the suitable words

Stocks and shares 

Statement and arguments

 

 Introdcution to International organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc.

 

Networking and communication

 

Grammar

Partnership

Coding decoding

 

Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months

 

Database basics

 

Spotting errors

Clocks

Blood relations

 

-

Basics of hacking,

 

Sentence correction

Volume and surface Area

Passage and conclusions

 

-

Security tools and viruses

 

Active/ passive voice

Height and Distances

Alphabet test

 

-

-

Phrases and idioms

Logarithms

Series test

 

-

-

Direct and indirect speech

 

Permutation and combinations

 

Number, ranking and time sequence

 

-

-

Reading Comprehension

Simple and compound interest

Direction sense test

 

-

-

Passage completion

Equations

Decision-making test

-

-

Theme detection

Probability

 Figure series

 

-

-

Deriving conclusion

 

Trigonometry

Input/output,

 

-

-

Rearrangement of passage 

Profit, loss and discount

Assertion and reasoning

 

-

-

-

Mensuration

Sitting arrangement

 

-

-

-

Elements of algebra

Odd figure out

 

-

-

-

Data Interpretation

Analogy

 

-

-

-

-

Series test

 

-

-

-

-

Miscellaneous test

-

-

 

Changes in IBPS PO Exam Pattern 

Changes

Previous year Pattern

In 2018

Main Exam time duration

120 Minutes

180 Minutes

Number of Questions

200

155

Descriptive Exam

No

Yes

Section timing (PRE and Mains)

NO

Yes

Computer And Reasoning

Both are different Section

Merge into one Section

 

FAQs related to IBPS PO Exam

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?

Ans. Yes

Q. Is there any sectional timing in PRE and Mains Exam?

Ans. Yes

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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