IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018 for Prelims & Mains Exam – Check Here

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018

Nowadays, mostly everyone wants to opt career in the banking sector. So, IBPS PO has become a choice for every bank aspirant. To get through the IBPS PO exam, please follow the exam pattern and prepare accordingly. It is very important to know the exam pattern and prepare a study plan. So, let us look at the exam pattern of IBPS PO exam. We have updated both IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern & IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern here. Start your preparation right from today to strive for your dream jobs.

  • Name of the Organization: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
  • Name of the Examination: IBPS PO VIII Exam
  •  Official Website: www.ibps.in

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IBPS PO Selection Procedure

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has introduced section timing for each section in the preliminary exam. IBPS PO exam is conducted in three stages that are Preliminary exam, Mains exam and Interview process. It is compulsory that a candidate must clear every stage of the exam to get selected for the post of Probationary officer.

  • Phase I – Computer Based Test
  • Phase II – Personal Interview

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018

Phase I – CBT:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

  • There are three sections under namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.
  • The number of questions asked in English Section will be 30, in Quantitative Aptitude will be 35 and in Reasoning Ability will be 35.
  • The marks awarded for each correct answer will be one mark.
  • Negative marks for each wrong answer will be 0.25 marks.
  • The Composite time duration allotted for the Preliminary examination will be one hour.
Name of the Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 hour 

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IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Mains exam has introduced some changes. Here are the following changes described in detail.

  • There are four sections under namely Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation and General Economy & Banking Awareness.
  • The number of questions asked in Reasoning & Computer Aptitude will be 45, in the English Language will be 35, Data Analysis & Interpretation will be 35 and General Economy will be 40.
  • Marks awarded for the Reasoning section will be 60, English will be 40, Data Analysis will be 60 and General Awareness will be 40.
Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes

Descriptive Exam:

Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 minutes

Phase II – Personal Interview:

The candidates who pass the Mains exam are considered for the Interview process by IBPS. The Interview process comprises of 100 marks. The minimum marks to qualify this round is 40% for general category and 35% for reserved category. A merit list will be there after the interview process of IBPS PO 2018 exam is finished. The applicants who will make it to the merit list will be provided the joining letter by the bank of their choice.

  • Personal Interview is the final Selection of the selected candidates.
  • 100 marks for the interview process.
  • The IBPS Authorities decision will be final.