Exam Detail

Your Guidebook to IBPS


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is the authority which conducts the examination for PO and Clerks for many banks. It assesses candidate’s ability to fit in the banking sector as this profession is highly demanding. Here is the syllabus and pattern to make you familiar with the exam, which will give you the confidence.

PO Exam

IBPS will take CWE-VIII for Probationary Officers as an online exam in two parts:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam




On-line registration Updated Soon
Preliminary Exam Date 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018
Mains Exam Date 18th November 2018
Mains Exam Result Declared Soon
Download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter
Date of Interview


IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern

  1. A) IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern: IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern consists of 100 questions and there will be 3 sections and 1 hour of time.


S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30  1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100
  1. B) IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam Pattern: IBPS PO Mains exam will contain 155 questions and time allotted will be 180 minutes. The pattern of the Mains exam is given below:


S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4 General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours

Descriptive Test: 

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) for 25 marks, time limit 30 minutes.

Note: There will be negative marking for every wrong answer in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question.

  1. C) IBPS PO Interview: The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The qualifying marks in interview are 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).


Clerk Exam

IBPS is organizing IBPS Clerk 2018 exam to assess and select candidates for the Clerical post in the various banking institutions.


Sr. No. Process Dates
1 Online Application: September 2018
2 Online Examination – Preliminary 08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018
4 Main Exam 20.01.2019
5 Final Result 1st April 2019


IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern

  1. A) IBPS Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern:


Sr.No. Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
 1 English Language 30 30  

1 Hour

 2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
 3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


  1. B) IBPS Clerk 2018 Mains Exam Pattern:


Sr.No Subjects No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam

Time allotted for each test

(Separately timed)

1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 English & Hindi 35 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 English 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

This article is intended to give you detailed information upon IBPS exam which is held in India every year. To know more about IBPS-PRE exam’s pattern, best mock tests & other related details, go to this link: https://www.prepdoor.com/ibps-po-pre/

For more details on IBPS-Clerk exam, follow this link: https://www.prepdoor.com/ibps-clerk-pre



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