IBPS PO Syllabus 2018 for Prelims & Mains Exam – Complete Details

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018 for Prelims & Mains Exam

The IBPS PO exam syllabus is very different from other bank exams. The three important sections in which a candidate should be proficient are Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. These three subjects are divided into many subheadings. If any aspirant wants to know the weightage of the sub-topics in each section, then he/she should look previous year papers. To gear up your preparation we provide you with the IBPS PO Syllabus 2018. Plan your strategy for IBPS PO to get through the examination. Here we have given clear details of updated IBPS PO Syllabus to crack the examination.



IBPS PO 2018 Exam is conducted in three stages:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Interview

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus

The preliminary exam of IBPS PO 2018 consists of three sections that are Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Let us know the syllabus for Preliminary Exam of IBPS PO 2018 in detail.

Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation  
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

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IBPS PO Mains Syllabus

The Mains exam of IBPS PO 2018 includes of 4 + 1(Descriptive Paper) sections that are Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude & General Awareness. This year, IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in the mains exam in order to recruit candidates to the post of Probationary officer. Let us have a detailed look on the syllabus for Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2018.

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning & Computer Aptitude English Language General Awareness
Simplification Verbal Reasoning Internet Reading Comprehension Financial Awareness
Average Syllogism Memory Grammar Current Affairs
Percentage Circular Seating Arrangement Keyboard Shortcuts Vocabulary General Knowledge
Ratio and Percentage Linear Seating Arrangement Computer Abbreviation Verbal Ability
Data Interpretation Double Lineup Microsoft Office
Mensuration and Geometry Scheduling Computer Hardware
Quadratic Equation Input Output Computer Software
Interest Blood Relations Operating System
Problems of Ages Directions and Distances Networking
Profit and Loss Ordering and Ranking Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Number Series Data Sufficiency
Speed, Distance and Time Coding and Decoding
Time and Work Code Inequalities
Number System
Data Sufficiency
Linear Equation
Permutation and Combination 
And Probability
Mixture and Allegations

In IBPS PO 2018 exam, after the preliminary exam and the mains exam, the final stage is the interview process. The final selection is based on the marks obtained by a candidate in mains exam and interview process.