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IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018-19 For Pre/Mains (PO/MT VIII) – New Changes

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

Check New Changes in IBPS PO Exam Pattern!! Applied contenders for 4252 CRP PO/MT-VIII Posts can download IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern/ IBPS PO Mains Paper Pattern PDF to get idea of the exam scheme. New Pattern can help you to be familiar with the changes made by The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for the year 2018.  

Applied contenders for IBPS PO Notification will appear in Prelims Examination from 13-10-2018, 14-10-2018, 20-10-2018 and 21-10-2018. After that, qualified contenders need to participate in mains on 18-11-2018. For being familiar with the exam you are required to have detailed Exam Pattern For IBPS PO 2018 that is given below.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018: Latest Changes in Paper

According to the latest update, The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) made some changes in IBPS PO Paper Pattern of Mains. Now each section will have separate duration while total IBPS PO Exam Duration of Mains will be 3 hours 30 minutes.

The Reasoning Ability section and the Computer Aptitude section have been merged into one section in the Main exam. To be updated with more details about Changed IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018-19, scroll down this page which is well designed by

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IBPS PO Exam Pattern For 2018: Overview

Number of Rounds3 (Prelims, Mains, Interview)
Number of Questions in Prelims100
Number of Questions in Main Exam155
Total Marks for Prelims100
Total Marks for Mains200
Marking Scheme+1 for correct answer

-0.25 for incorrect answer

Exam Duration for Prelims1 hour (60 minutes)
Exam Duration for Mains3 hours (180 minutes)
Type of QuestionsMCQs (Additional Descriptive paper in Mains)
Exam ModeOnline
Conducting AuthorityIBPS

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018

IBPS PO Selection Process:

Selection against IBPO PO Recruitment will be done on the basis of Pre/ Mains Exam/ Personal Interview round. IBPS PO Pre Exam Pattern/ IBPS PO Mains Patternis listed below, check it out:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Personal Interview Round

Must Read: IBPS PO Preparation Tips

IBPS PO New Exam Pattern 2018

Latest Changes Introduced In IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018
  • The Reasoning Ability section will now include questions from ‘Computer Aptitude’.
  • ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ section will be known as ‘Data Interpretation and Analysis’ from now.
  • Duration of IBPS PO Mains has been increased to 3 hours.
  • The number of questions has been decreased from 200 to 155.
  • IBPS PO 2018 Main Exam will include an English Descriptive Paper where you need to attempt Essay writing and Letter Writing for 25 marks within 30 minutes.

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IBPS PO Prelims Pattern 2018:

  • Duration of IBPO PO Pre Exam: 60 minutes
  • Total questions in IBPO PO Prelims Exam: 100
  • Mode of IBPS Probationary Officer Pre Exam:Online Mode
SectionsNo. of QuestionsNo. of MarksMedium of examDuration
Reasoning Ability3535English and Hindi20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude3535English and Hindi20 minutes
English Language3030English20 minutes
Total100100 60 minutes

IBPO PO Mains Exam Pattern 2018:

  • Number of Sections in IBPO PO Mains Exam: 2 sections i.e. Objective and Descriptive.
  • First section will carry: 200 marks and it will runs for 180 minutes.
  • Second section will carry: 25 marks and it will runs for 30 minutes.

Questions from Reasoning & Computer Aptitude/ English Language/ Data Analysis and Interpretation/ General, Economy / Banking Awareness will be asked in Mains Exam according to the IBPS PO Exam Pattern.

Name of testNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksMedium of ExaminationTime Allotted (minutes)
Reasoning &
Computer Aptitude
4560English & Hindi60
English Language3540English only40
Data Analysis and
3560English & Hindi45
General, Economy
Banking Awareness
4040English & Hindi35
English Language

(Letter Writing & Essay)


Check Topic Wise: IBPS PO Syllabus

IBPO PO Interview (Phase III) 2018

  • Final selection against IBPS PO Recruitment Notification will be done on the basis of applicants’ marks in mains and interview round in 80:20 respectively.
  • Interview round will be of 100 marks and aspirants need to score more than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
  • Interviews will be conducted at select centres.
  • Venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter.
  • The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination of CRP- PO/MT-VIII and Interview.

You May Read This:-IBPS PO Interview Questions

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018 – Negative Marking

  • There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.
  • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.
  • If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

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IBPS PO Exam Dates 2018:

On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates14-08-2018 to 04-09-2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)14-08-2018 to 04-09-2018
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam TrainingSeptember 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training01-10-2018 to 07-10-2018
Download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryOctober 2018
IBPO PO Preliminary Exam13-10-2018, 14-10-2018, 20-10-2018 and 21-10-2018
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryOctober/ November 2018
Download of Call letter for Online exam – MainNovember 2018
IBPS PO Main Exam18-11-2018
Declaration of Result – MainDecember 2018
Download of call letters for interviewJanuary 2019
Conduct of interviewJanuary / February 2019
Provisional AllotmentApril 2019

Final Words:

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