IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern- Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will be hosting Common Recruitment Process for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer for the year 2018. Applicants are advised to check the IBPS PO 2018 Examination pattern while practicing for the exam. IBPS PO 2018 will be held in three phases. Candidates qualifying first phase will be allowed to sit for phase two and so on. Final result will be based on marks scored in phase-2 and phase-3. IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern is different for all the three phases. Exam pattern for the Preliminary, Main, and Interview is given below. IBPS PO 2018 exam will be held online and in two languages i.e. English and Hindi. Candidates can check the IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern from this page below.

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Exam will be held in three phases and candidates will have to clear at each step with minimum qualifying marks to appear in subsequent Phase. The phases for which candidates have to appear are:

  • Phase I: Preliminary Exam (100 marks)
  • Phase II:  Main Exam (200 marks)
  • Phase III: Interview ( 100 marks)

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern Phase-I (Preliminary Examination)

The exam will be conducted in online mode and question paper will be presented in Hindi and English language. The candidates will have to solve 100 MCQs related to three major sections including- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The question paper might be of 100 marks for which you shall get only 1 hour. A penalty of 0.25 (25% marks) for each wrong attempted response be done.

Subjects No. of Questions Maximum marks Time allowed
English Language 30 30 1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern Phase-II (Main Examination)

candidates who will be clearing preliminary examination with minimum qualifying marks will be allowed to appear for the Main examination. Candidates have to check the Phase-1 result and if they are in the merit they can download their admit cards for main examination. Candidates can check the Phase-2 examination pattern from the table below:

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allocated for Each Test
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English Language:
Letter writing and essay will have 2 questions or 25 marks)
35 40 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern Phase-III (Interview)

After qualifying the Main exam, candidates may further be required to appear for 100 marks interview session. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weight-age of Main exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively. A combined final score will be calculated on the basis of which candidates will be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process. All the candidate must produce the following original documents at the time of interview:-

Documents to be submitted at the time of interview

  • Interview Call Letter
  • Date of birth proof
  • Online application form
  • Photo Identify Proof
  • Marksheets from 10th onwards
  • Caste certificate
  • Experience certificate
  • Age relaxation certificate
  • NOC if employed in government firm

Books recommended for IBPS PO

A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Revised Edition by RS Agarwal Buy online
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by Sijwali Buy online
Comprehensive Guide to IBPS-CWE Bank PO/MT Prelim + Main Exam Buy online
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal Buy online
The Complete Success Package – Bank PO Recruitment Exam Buy online
Objective Computer Knowledge and Literacy Buy online
Objective Computer Awareness Buy online
Essential English Grammar with Answers by Murphy Buy online

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