IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018 – Complete Details & Preparation Tips


IBPS PO is the most awaited exam of the year. There are total 4252 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer. The candidates should clear the Mains exam in order to attend the next phase of the exam. The candidates should try to score above the cut-off marks as there is tough competition among he candidates. The final marks obtained in Mains exam is very important as it will be considered for the merit list.

As the marks secured in this examination is calculated for the final merit list. There are four sections which tests the mental and logical thinking ability, speed and accuracy in all levels. Only the aspirants with rigorous preparation can put down the difficult level of the IBPS PO Mains examination.

The Mains exam has four sections namely Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General Economy and Banking Awareness. There are 35 questions each in English Language, Data Analysis and Interpretation. A 40 questions in General Economy and Banking Awareness. There are 45 questions in Reasoning and Computer Aptitude.  So, prepare a strategy plan to solve the questions with speed and accuracy within a time limit. These methods will definitely give good output. If you are preparing with full dedication, then you will pass with flying colors. Prepare yourself to put into a toughest stage to become a banker in the desired banking organization.

IBPS PO Mains Event Dates
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Mains November 2018
Online Examination – Mains  18.11.2018
Declaration of Result – Mains December 2018
Download of call letters for interview January 2019
Conduct of interview January / February 2019

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IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern

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


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