IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2018 – Preparation Guide

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) invited applications for the next CWE PO/MT (VIII)- Online Common Recruitment examination 2018 for the recruitment of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in various participating banks. The examination is tentatively scheduled in October 2018. 

The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, Preliminary and Main. Candidates who will qualify in Preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the Main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organizations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank. Depending on the final vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2018-19 based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organizations keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience, etc. The validity for CWE PO/MT VII will automatically expire at the close of business on 31.03.2019 with or without giving any notice. For more details about the examination, eligibility, scheme and application procedure see IBPS CWE PO MPS VIII Recruitment Notification 2018

Important Dates for IBPS PO Exam 2018:

Starting Date to Apply Online & for Edit/ Modification of Application 14-08-2018
Last Date to Apply Online & for Edit/ Modification of Application 04-09-2018
Starting Date to Payment of Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Online) 14-08-2018
Last Date to Payment of Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Online) 04-09-2018
Download of Call Letter for Pre-Exam Training Sep 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 01-10-2018 to 07-10-2018
Download of Call Letter for Online Preliminary Examination Oct 2018
Date of Online Preliminary Examination 13.10.2018, 14.10.2018, 20.10.2018 and 21.10.2018
Result of Online Preliminary Examination Oct/ Nov 2018
Download of Call letter for Online Main Examination November 2018
Date of Online Main Examination 18-11-2018
Date of Declaration of Main Exam Result December 2018
Download of Call letters for Interview January 2019
Conduct of Interview January / February 2019
Provisional Allotment April 2019

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Indian Citizen in the age group of 20-30 (As on 01.08.2018) with a  Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online

 Exam Pattern of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2018

IBPS PO Prelims 2018 will be an exam of 60 minute duration, Totally 100 questions will be asked from the subjects of

Exam Pattern of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam


No. of Questions Total Marks Medium

English Language

30 30 English

Quantitative Aptitude

35 35 English/Hindi

Reasoning Ability

35 35 English/Hindi


100 100 -

 IBPS PO Prelims 2018 – Syllabus

 English Language Syllabus

Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Verbal Ability, Synonyms, Antonyms, Word formation and Sentence completion, Error detection , Sentence correction.

 Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
Questions are expected to come from Number system, HCF & LCM, Number series, Problems based on numbers, Data Interpretation, Speed Time And Distance, Percentage, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Profit and loss, Simple interest and compound interest, Time and Work,Probability, Data Sufficiency,

Reasoning Syllabus
Verbal Reasoning, Arrangement and pattern, Classification, Coding-Decoding, Direction and Distance, Ordering and ranking, Syllogism, Blood relations, Seating arrangement

 IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Previous year Question papers

This is the first time IBPS is conducting Preliminary Examination for PO recruitment. SBI had adopted the same strategy for their PO recruitment this year. The SBI PO Preliminary question paper will be a suitable question paper for IBPS Pre. PO exam this year

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IBPS PO Question Paper and Key 2012

IBPS PO Solved paper 2011

IBPS PO Prelims – Model question papers

100’s of model question papers are available here for free download, all will help you in preparing for the exam and to get the necessary time management. All papers contains the answer keys and solutions for the questions.

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Free Books and Materials for IBPS Preliminary examination

The following books, notes and materials will help you a lot in your IBPS PO Preliminary stage I exam preparation, All materials are available for free download

English Language books and study materials for IBPS PO

Reasoning Ability free books and materials

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 IBPS PO Prelims – Free mock tests.

Free online mock test papers are available for you to prepare for the examination in real-time environment. For the IBPS PO Prelims English language free online mock test will be very useful. It contains more than 3000 questions for you to get enough practice.

IBPS PO Prelims – English language online mock test paper