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IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018 (Prelims and Mains Question Paper Format with Marks)(आईबीपीएस पीओ एग्जाम पैटर्न 8822 पद)

The department has released the IBPS PO Notification 2018 for a large number of posts of Probationary Officer (PO) & Management Trainee (MT). IBPS PO stands for Institute of banking personnel selection probationary officer. The IBPS PO 2018 exam will be conducted in three phases – preliminary exam, mains exam and interview.

The mode of the ibps exam 2018 would be online. All the things would be done online only. The process starts with ibps po online registration in which the application needs to be submitted and also the fees need to be paid. These processes would be done online only and no offline process is there for applying for the post.

Now all of the participants required to check Job Profile of PO  and Latest IBPS PO paper pattern.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern (CWE VIII) details Phase 1, 2, 3

“IBPS PO exam pattern” will be having three phases as mentioned earlier. The overview of the three phases is as follows: Phase 1 preliminary exam would be conducted online. There would be three sections of the phase 1 exam that is English, quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability. Check IBPS Exam Pattern of PO 2018.

Phase 1 preliminary exam would be conducted online. There would be three sections of the phase 1 exam that is English, quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability. Check IBPS Exam Pattern of PO 2018.

The total marks allotted for this phase is 100 marks and time duration would be 1 hour. The candidates need to qualify in all the sections as by at least securing the cutoffs decided by the IBPS. The qualifying candidates would be eligible to appear in the next phase that is phase 2 for the mains examination.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

IBPS PO pre-exam question pattern is objective. The paper contains 100 questions of 100 marks with these given 3 subjects below.

Phase 1 Preliminary exam
There is three sections of the preliminary exam are Reasoning ability, Quantitative aptitude, and English language.

The number of questions for first sections of reasoning ability is 35 and marks allotted for this section is 35. The number of questions in the second section is 35 and marks allotted is 35. The last section of general English would have 30 questions and marks allotted would be 30.

So the total marks allotted would be 35+35+30= 100 and total questions would 35+35+30= 100 and total time duration for the complete exam are 1 hour. In IBPS PO online exam pattern there is a concept of negative marking which would be applied in which 0.25 marks would be deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates need to score the cutoffs at least in all three sections.

IBPS Prelims Exam Pattern Table

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35 01 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude Paper 35 35
3 English Language Paper 30 30
 Total 100 100

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2018

The mains examination is also an online exam which would be conducted for 200 marks and time duration will be 03 hours. The mains exam is further divided into 5 sections which are Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, General awareness, English language, Data Analysis & Interpretation and (Letter Writing & Essay).

The candidates here also need to at least score the cutoffs in order to qualify but here one twist is there in IBPS PO exam marks pattern.

Only securing cutoffs is not enough, candidates need to score high marks. As after this phase, a merit list would be prepared by IBPS wherein the conducting body would arrange the candidates with high marks at the top.

The top rankers in the merit list would be given priority for the next round that is interview round and it would be decided as per the number of vacancies.

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Min.
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Min.
3 English Language 35 40 40 Min.
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Min.
TOTAL: 155 200 03 Hours
 5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 Min.

Phase 2 Mains Examination

IBPS PO question paper pattern for mains exam – The first section of the mains exam would be reasoning which comprises 45 questions and total marks would be 60 and time allotted is 60 minutes. The second section would be General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness which comprises 40 questions and marks allotted is 40 and time frame is 35 minutes.

The next section is the English Language which comprises 35 questions and marks also 40 but the time frame is 40 minutes. The next section of Data Analysis & Interpretation would have 35 questions and marks would be 60 and time limit is 45 minutes. The last section is English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) would have 2 questions of 25 marks and the time limit is 30 minutes.

The negative marking would be applicable to this section as well. The candidates need to score at least cutoffs for all the five sections in order to qualify the exam.

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Scheduled in the month of October so get ready for ibps po preparation.

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The next phase is phase 3 Interview round. The candidates fulfilling all the requirements for the qualifications of mains examination would be shortlisted and those candidates would be called for an interview round. This round would have 100 marks and the candidates clearing this round to be given final allotment in the banks.

Phase 3 Interview
The combined final merit list would be prepared considering marks obtained in mains examination and interview. IBPS will give weight age to the main examination and interview in the ratio 80:20 respectively.

Once the interview round gets completed, allotment would be done as per the vacancies and posts available and candidates could be allotted in any of the participating institutes to the post of probationary officer. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview should not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD candidates).

What are the minimum numbers of questions required to attempt in each section of IBPS PO Exam?

IBPS Cut Off Score – Each candidate required minimum score marks to be selected in Interview depending on the number of vacancies available. CWE marks will be not included in interview marks. For more details read full notification details. Read this article carefully IBPS PO prelims and mains pattern then related details are given below…


  • All papers except English will be available in both languages Hindi & English.
  • Negative marking applicable for all candidates with O.25 marks deducted at every wrong question and unmarked questions will not be included in negative marking.
  • Minimum score required being called for Interview.
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The above-detailed information is useful for the candidates to have a look at the What is exam pattern for IBPS PO 2018? that they are going to deal with while studying and while giving exam as well. Good luck to all the candidates appearing in the examination. Prepare well, perform well and achieve well.

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  1. HI
    Can I give my online exams from Abroad.

  2. want to apply for this exam . can you plz tell what are the procedure for bank exam

  3. In this new pattern only after completing each section we are allowed to take the next section? In both ibps po and prelims

  4. How To Download IBPS PO Admit Card?

    1. IBPS PO Admit Card does not come yet, It will come in next month, For Download Admit Card you should- Follow the link from organization website to download call letter. At the login page, enter the Registration No / Roll No and Password / DOB(dd-mm-yy) at the required places to download the Call Letter.

  5. Minimum %kitni chaiye graduation m

    1. No Minimum Reena.

  6. My date of birth is 02-08-1996 ..am i eligible for BANK PO job?

    1. Yes, Rishi, You are eligible.

  7. Good morning sir/Madam….. I’m final year student from JRN RAJASTHAN VEEDYAPEETH DEEMED TO BE UNIVERSITY… But my 2nd year Results doesn’t declared till the date…. Can I apply for IBPS?

    1. Hello Daljeet, Minimum Graduation complete required for IBPS Exam.

  8. how can I apply for bank po

  9. Hello sir,there is descriptive questions in IBPS PO mains exam plz reply

    1. Hello Sujata, There is no descriptive part.

  10. sir
    iam devi i just completed my btech but not getting the last semister result can i apply IBPSPO

    1. No, After result you can apply.

  11. Sir may I know the minimum percentage required to apply for ibps.

  12. Respected Sir/Madam,

    My name is Swati Jha.I have Completed my graduation in Bachelor of commerce (Banking and Insurance) in the year 2010. Also my birth year is 1988, I have got 48% in ssc,59.33 in hsc and have got 70% (total of 5th and 6th sem) in bachelor degree.Am I eligible for IBPS PO exam? Thank you

    1. Hello Swati, yes you are eligible.
      For more and full information Check here-IBPS latest Notification Are You Eligible for 2017? Check your Eligibility Here.

  13. I wrote my final year exam, my result will come around july/august 2017 in tamilnadu. Can I apply for ibps exam at july 2017.

    1. If your result will come before the last date of the IBPS Exam Registration then you can apply.

  14. Sir I am 19 yrs old and completed​ my graduation am I eligible for ibps po exam pls help me sir
    Pls tell sir??????…….

    1. Not eligible now. try next year

  15. Hello mam

    I am Graduate B Com (H)from Open Learning school of Delhi. i am eligible for po exam.

    Suman Raghav

    1. Hello Suman, Yes, Eligible.

  16. Sir I have 1 back in 4th sem. Result come out in October last week 2017 . Sir plz tell me I m eligible for October 2017 ibps po exam??

    1. Rakesh you are not eligible.
      For more information Check here-IBPS latest Notification Are You Eligible for 2017? Check your Eligibility Here.

  17. Sir,I am a bio student,studying B.Sc,after graduation can I give IBPS PO exam?

    1. Yes, Shashank you can apply.

  18. sir when ibps 2017 exam date will be annoced?

  19. Dear Sir,
    Myself Amit vickram DOB 1988, I want to know that am I eligible for next year ibps po exam?
    And second question is I have completed my graduation with backlogs.. .(semester back)
    Plz guide me I m confused.

    1. Yes, Amit you are eligible.

  20. Respected Authority and Readers,
    Kindly notify me the dates of Applying for the posts of IBPS PO, Clerk, And SBI Clerk Online apply, 2017.

  21. Sir,
    My DoB is 01 Jul 1972. I am becoming ex-servicemen in Feb 2019. Am I eligible for Bank PO exams.

    1. Yes, Sanjeev.

  22. Sir I am amie graduate from iei.I am eligible for ibps.

    1. Yes, you are eligible.

  23. I have completed my degree from yashwantrao chavan Maharashtra open university
    Can i apply for po

    1. Yes, Ravi

  24. Plz reply me , my DOB is 1-sep-1984 whether am i eligible to apply for ibps po under obc category

    1. Yes, you are eligible.

  25. I m final yr student will get markshet of graduation in nov 2017 so may i apply for ibps po 2017 oct exam? Eligible for it??

    1. Yes Poonam you are eligible.

  26. I do my bsc nautical science.
    May I apply.

    1. Minimum Graduation is sufficient for IBPS Exam.

  27. Hello sir… I am degree final year student and i will be graduated on april 2017
    Can i apply for PO exam??
    Pls tell

    1. Yes, Pradeep you can apply.

    2. Sir m 2nd year pass kr chuka hu kya m apply kr sakta hu plz tell mi sir

  28. Sir , kya har saal po ka syllabus change hota h. Guide me sir

    1. No major changes.

  29. My accuracy is hundred percent …but I have answered all topics except one ..answered questions are 70…shall I qualify

  30. Sir I completed my degree ..shall I apply for this…but my age is 19

  31. Is there any process to request for time change for ibps po mains exam.

    1. No.


    1. No.

  33. Dear Sir,

    Kindly advise to me. What will be minimum and maximum cut off general category in RRB, PO ?



  34. sir i have this confusion kindly sovlve my problem..12th % is 79. graduation is 73 but in 10th standarad i had scored…5.6 c.g.p.a and in bps exams they are demanding 60% in 10th for general . well i am general candidate ..so still i am eligible sir…please help me out …

    1. Yes, Urvashi you are eligible.

  35. Sir,
    I completed my graduation wit 67% .am i eligible for dis ibps po post?i didn’t register,when is d last date for registration. Plz tell me sir

    1. Last Date was 13.08.2016. Try next year.

  36. sir ,an fir was lodged against me for an accident took place on 11/04/2016.the case is still on the court.i did’nt mention it in the application.will it affect my candidature?

    1. Is form has any option like this type of issue. No problem.

  37. What is the last date of application ?
    Eligibility criteria?
    Study materials for best author

  38. Sir..howmany ibps po posts for andhra pradesh(AP)?

  39. Hi sir
    My Name is Girigowda From Bangalore, i have some confusion i completed B.com in correspondence in 2016 lost month i got 3rd year result. have aggregate 41 % am i eligible for PO Exam(IBPS) and i did not get B,com certificate. but i have all marks card and qualification details there asking date of Passing… what should i enter there…? shall i enter results Came date sir …

    1. You should enter the date which is mention on your certificate.

  40. Sir my aggregate is 44.57%. Am i eligible for ibps po exam?

  41. My degree results are not declared.I eligible for ibps po or not

    1. Pass % required while PO Online registration.

    2. No sir

  42. Sir,

    I have confused for PO Exams for preparing.In Prelims & Mains Exams What Syllabus I will prepare for the examination please refer the materials. And Syllabus for the Prelims & mains. In that syllabus which topic I will take more time & less time for the exams. Please give tips for time management also.I should revised 10YRS solved it is useful for the exam. I will already work in BPO company so both work & study. I will clear the exams. So please give tips for clear the prelims with good marks.

    Thank you!

    1. You should check this IBPS Prelims Preparation Tricks Guide for this.

  43. SIR,

    1. Both.

    2. Yes no problem

  44. Sir plz time aur kar diya jay

  45. Sir
    Myself Venkat
    I have a doubt. Sir should you tell me from what question number to what question are from computers, what to what reasoning.
    Thanks and regards

  46. Hello Sir,

    I had completed B.Com in 2015 but I’m having gap of 1 year in final year, actually my attempt is march 2014.Am I eligible?

    1. No problem Akhil You are eligible.

      1. Sir,Won’t it will be a problem at the time of interview if I pass prelims and Mains successfully

      2. No problem.

  47. hello sir my name is amit baghel i have completed my b.tech with 70% in 2012 batch.my d.o.b. is 1-2-1989.. sir maine kisi website par pada tha ki ibps po 2015 me education and age limit 60%,20-28 yrs hi liya gya tha jabki age limit 30 years hai..but is bar age limit ho skata hai 28 yrs se bhi kam ho..
    sir please tell me IS IT TRUE OR NOT??

    1. अमित इस साल आईबीपीएस पीओ परीक्षा में उम्र 20 – 30 साल के बीच में होनी चाहिए. और ग्रेजुएशन होनी चाहिए 60% जरुरी नही है.

  48. Is there sectional timing for ibps Po as like sbi clerk???

    1. Yes, Sectional time for every section.
      Reasoning – 40 mins
      English Language – 30 mins
      Quantitative Aptitude – 40 mins
      General Awareness – 20 mins
      Computer Knowledge – 10 mins

  49. Sir, when will the registrations for PO start. Please suggest some material for the preparation of exam.

    1. IBPS PO Registration will start very soon. You can check The Complete Success Package – Bank PO Recruitment Examination (English) 7 Edition

  50. Hello
    My name is binod gogoi, i do gradution. In B.A. from ignou. 55%. My dob 31/12/1986 category :-OBC. I am prefer. Ipbs PO and clrck. Exam.

    1. Yes, you can apply for IBPS Exams. Check this Excellent IBPS Exam Guide for Better your success.

  51. can you please send me the details of reasoning syllabus along with the marks details of each topic…..

    1. Hello, Jai Check Complete IBPS Reasoning Syllabus Topics here.

  52. I have completed my Mca. Plz say me whether I’m eligible for ibps po or not.

    1. Yes, Avanti you can apply for PO Exam.

    2. no you r not..

  53. Sir, is there any prcntg boundation for applying ibps p.o or not..??

    1. Complete Graduation that’s it.

  54. Give me the complete course of ibps po math mains

    1. Check Complete IBPS PO Maths Syllabus here.

  55. I got a bank loan for my graduation.so am i eligible to apply ibps exam?

    1. Why not, It is not an issue. You are eligible.

  56. How many percentage we reqire in graduation for po

    1. You must complete your graduation that’s fine.

  57. Sir should i ibps exam give my bsc agree with running…

    1. Dear Ketan, You should complete your Degree first.

  58. Sir am completed both my 12th class and degree in open (distance learning )can i elligible for ibps clerk or po exams

    1. Yes you are eligible for IBPS Exam.

  59. Sir, I am a student from Integrated 5 year dual degree course(BE+Mtech). My degree will be completed in june 2017. Am I eligible for the IBPS PO and clerk exam in 2016 or 2017 or both?

    1. Complete Degree required for IBPS application.

  60. Sir my age is 30 year o month 2 days as on 1 .6 .2016 .can i eligible for ibps po 2016.pls let me know sir.thank u

    1. If you are under the reserved category you are eligible otherwise not. Not a single day allowed for any one.

  61. Hello Sir/ Madam.
    Sir/Madam i was having 2 backlogs in s.y.b.com & 3 backlogs in t.y.b.com.But i have cleared all my backlogs. Can I give the IBPS exam, & is there any possibility to get government jobs??? And what kind of jobs can I get???
    Please reply…

    1. Yes you can apply for IBPS Exam.

  62. Sir
    My birtdate is 10/10/1995 can you tell me weather I was eligible for IBPS PO,CLERK exam.

    1. Yes you are eligible for PO and Clerk exam.

  63. Sir, i have scored aggregate 46 % in B.com am i eligible for PO Exam

    1. yes you are eligible.

    2. yes u are eligible for po

  64. Hi sir, this Harsha from Bangalore,

    Am OBC candidate, my father income hp exceeding 6lacs, so am I eligible to apply for OBC, IF NO , can I get atleast age relaxation as per OBC

    1. If you have OBC Certificate.

  65. please inform me all banks notification updates 2016

  66. I am in B.pharmacy final year. Can i give this exam. Sir please tell me i am eligible for this?

  67. Dear Sir/mam

    Please tell me the date of result of exam IBPS CWE-PO MT V.

  68. sir please told me i am elegible or not….12/05/1997…i want gave this exam in 2016…so please help me…can i gave this exam

  69. Sir please latest lbps clerk exam psttern

  70. Please provide me details(curriculum) about IBPS PO Pre-exam training conducting for sc/st candidates.

  71. Sir,
    plzzz give me ibps PO 2015 syllabus

  72. Hi sir
    Can u please tell me the syllabus for the ibps po exam…and also tell me the reference book materials

    1. Buy Reference book from here Comprehensive Guide to IBPS

  73. Sir,please to inform the exam date on email this our life mattar

  74. Sir,
    kindly notify/send me the new IBPS PO 2015 exam syllabus and MAINS.
    Thanking You.

  75. Sir,
    kindly notify/send me the new IBPS PO 2015 exam syllabus(PT & MAINS).
    Thanking You.

    1. Check the latest IBPS Exam Syllabus Pattern via visiting this link.

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