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IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

Oct 31, 2018 15:16 IST
    IBPS PO Syllabus 2018
    IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

    Check section-wise & topic-wise latest IBPS PO Syllabus 2018 (Prelims, Mains & Interview) with complete details of all the topics of all the sections i.e. English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General/Economy/Banking Awareness and Computer.

    IBPS PO 2018 Notification is expected to be released next month. Exam dates for IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Examination (or CWE PO/MT-VIII Prelims) are 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018. Whereas, exam date for IBPS PO 2018 Main Examination (or CWE PO/MT-VIII Mains) is 18 November 2018. If you can learn about important dates of upcoming and ongoing bank exam from this link. This article is all about IBPS PO Syllabus and in order to crack IBPS PO 2018 recruitment exam, candidates should thoroughly study this IBPS PO 2018 Syllabus.

    In this article, besides IBPS PO 2018 Syllabus, you will also get some important links which will be very useful for the preparation of IBPO PO Prelims, Mains and Interview.

    The IBPS PO 2018 Recruitment Exam will be conducted in 3 phases:

    IBPS PO Syllabus 2018: The Recruitment Process

    Phase – I: Preliminary Exam

    Phase – II: Mains Exam

    Phase – III: Interview Process

    More details about these phases and section-wise syllabus for each phase of IBPS PO 2018 Recruitment exam are given below:

    IBPO PO Syllabus 2018: Phase – I Preliminary Exam

    A complete detail of IBPS PO 2018 Prelims is given below: 

    Name of Tests ( Maximum Marks)

    Number of Questions


    Reasoning Ability (35)


    Composite time of 1 hour

    Quantitative Aptitude (35)


    English Language (30)


    Total (100 Marks)

    100 Questions


    In order to clear IBPS PO 2018 Prelims, candidates need to clear sectional as well as the overall cut-off marks (as decided by IBPS).

    Detailed topic-wise syllabus for each section of IBPO PO 2018 Prelims:

    Reasoning Ability

    Quantitative Aptitude

    English Language

    Data Sufficiency


    Error Spotting

    Logical Reasoning

    Profit & Loss

    Paragraph Completion

    Alphanumeric Series

    Simple Interest & Compound Interest

    Double Fillers (Expected)

    Coded Inequalities

    Mixtures & Alligations

    Multiple Meaning

    Seating Arrangement

    Work & Time

    Fill in the blanks

    Direction Test

    Surds & Indices

    Para jumbles

    Ranking Test

    Time & Distance

    Cloze Test

    Alphabet Test


    Reading Comprehension


    Data Interpretation



    Ratio & Proportion





    Blood Relations

    Number Systems



    Sequence & Series



    Permutation, Combination & Probability


    The difficulty level of questions asked in the exam may vary from easy to very difficult. You can learn about the difficulty level of the questions from the analysis of previous IBPS PO Prelims exams.

    IBPO PO Syllabus 2018: Phase – II Mains Exam

    IBPS PO 2018 Main Exam will comprise of 5 sections (4 Objective + 1 Descriptive). More details about each sections is given below

    Name of Tests ( Maximum Marks)

    Number of Questions (Medium of Exam)

    Time allotted for each test

    (Separately timed)

    Reasoning & Computer Aptitude (60)

    45 (English & Hindi)

    60 Minutes

    General/Economy/Banking Awareness (40)

    40 (English & Hindi)

    35 Minutes

    English Language (40)

    35 (English)

    40 Minutes

    Data Analysis & Interpretation (60)

    35 (English & Hindi)

    45 Minutes

    Total (200 Marks)

    155 Questions

    3 Hours

    English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

    2 (English)

    30 Minutes

    Detailed topic-wise syllabus for each section of IBPO PO 2018 Mains:

    Syllabus for IBPS PO 2018 (Mains): Reasoning Ability

    Important topics of this section are


    Alphanumeric Series


    Blood Relation



    Seating arrangement (Circular seating arrangement, Floor based seating arrangement, Square seating arrangement)


    Time and Sequence Test

    Analytical Reasoning

    o Statements and Assumptions

    o Statements and Arguments

    o Statements and Conclusion

    o Cause and Effect

    o Course of Action

    Data Sufficiency



    Input- Output

    Direction and Sense

    Ranking and Arrangement

    Syllabus for IBPS PO 2018 (Mains): Computer Knowledge

    Basic Computer Knowledge

    Microsoft Office


    Keyboard Shortcuts

    Computer Abbreviation

    Computer Hardware

    Computer Software

    Operating System



    Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

    Syllabus for IBPS PO 2018 (Mains): Data Analysis & Interpretation

    Important topics of this section are

    Tabular Graph

    Line Graph

    Pie Chart

    Bar Graph

    Mixed Graph

    Caselet DI (Radar Graph Caselet)

    Missing Graphs (or Missing Case DI)

    Data Sufficiency


    Permutation and Combination

    Number system


    HCF and LCM of Numbers

    Problems based on age


    Ratio and proportion


    Mixture and Allegations

    Time and work

    Pipe and Cistern

    Speed, Distance and time


    Simple and compound interest

    Permutation and Combination

    Profit, Loss and Discount


    Data Sufficiency

    Syllabus for IBPS PO 2018 (Mains): English Language

    Important topics of this section are:

    Reading Comprehension (including questions on antonym and synonyms)

    Fill in the blanks

    Error Spotting

    Cloze Test

    Para Jumbles

    Sentence Improvement

    Word Association

    Verbal Ability



    Reading Comprehension

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    Syllabus for IBPS PO 2018 (Mains): General/Economy/Banking Awareness

    The section can be categorized into three parts:

    • Current affairs

    • Banking awareness

    • Static GK

    Topics in Static GK

    Country and capital


    Ports in India

    Tallest and biggest in India and the world

    First in the world as well as in India

    Indian Constitution

    Culture of India

    Currency of countries etc

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    Topics in Banking Awareness:

    Banking in India

    Banking terminology

    Bank headquarters

    Slogans of banks,

    Regulatory bodies in India

    Main function of RBI etc

    Overview of Indian Financial System

    History of Indian banking system

    Fiscal and Monetary policy

    Work and responsibilities of National financial institutions like –

    RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC (Financial Stability and Development Council) etc

    International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UNO, SWIFT (The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication), IBA, United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), Bank Board Bureau (BBB)  Bank for International Settlements (BIS) etc.

    Abbreviations and Economic terminologies

    Banking Terms like NPA, Current Account and Savings Account (CASA), Capital to risk (Weighted) asset ratio (CRAR)

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

    Important Government Schemes

    Important National and International days


    Awards and Honors

    Latest Events etc.

    IBPO PO Syllabus 2018: Phase – III Interview  

    This is no specific syllabus for IBPS PO Interview. Generally, members of the interview panel can ask questions related to General/Economy/Banking Awareness. Candidates preparing for IBPS PO 2018 recruitment exam are advised to prepare topics which are mentioned in General/Economy/Banking Awareness section of this IBPS PO Syllabus 2018.

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