IBPS PO 2020: Notification, Eligibility, 1417 Vacancies, Application, Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern-Download PDF

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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

English Vocabulary for Bank Exams: 50 most important words: Learn More

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

Best newspapers for Bank PO Exam Preparation 2018: Learn More

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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