Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) EXAMS

The Institute of Banking Personnel selection is commonly known as IBPS, it is an organized body that was established with an objective of boosting the recruitments and placements of young and aspiring graduates in public sector banks in India excluding SBI. After the banking sector got involved in nationalization so it required a strong network that would help in to access wide population throughout the country and constituting different branches and hiring more staff through recruitment processes using advertising modes and references were not satisfying.

So afterwards National Institute of Banking was approached to frame a selection testing process so that this hiring and recruiting could be done but for the employees who are efficient. At present IBPS works as a regulatory body that mainly focuses on conducting competitive exams for recruitment to clerical and officer’s posts in the sector of banking.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is a functional body constituted by the Government of India which conducts and promotes exams of various banks like PSU Banks, RBI, NABARD, Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) and General Insurance Companies (GCIs). All the exams conducted under IBPS are IBPS PO, then IBPS Clerk, followed by IBPS SO.

List of exams conducted by IBPS is follows:

  1. IBPS SO

  2. IBPS PO

  3. IBPS Clerk


  5. IBPS SO (IT Officer, HR Officer, Marketing Officer, Agriculture Officer)

  6. SSC JE

Exams Conducted By IBPS:

As mentioned in the above article about all the exams that are conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel selection. We hope that the above article will act as a guide for you while preparing for all the upcoming exams under IBPS. Exams conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel selection are IBPS SO, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, and IBPS RRB. Thank you for being a patient reader as we assure you the above article on Exams Conducted by IBPS every year will help you in all better ways.

IBPS PO Exam 2018 Important Dates:



IBPS PO Online Registration/ Edit/ Modification of Application

August 2018

Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments

August to September 2018

Download IBPS PO Training call letters

September 2018

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Training Conducted

September to October

Download IBPS PO Preliminary Exam call letter

September 2018

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date


Declaration of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Result

October 2018

Download IBPS PO Call Letter for Main Exam

November 2018

IBPS PO Mains Exam Date


Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Exam Result

December 2018

Declaration and download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter

January 2018

Date of IBPS PO Interview

January / February 2018

Allotment of Provisional Posting

April 2018

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

In the last few years, the IBPS exam (CWE 7) for hiring candidates will be held online. The exam will be in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by an interview but in this year a major change in the Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2018.The Paper is same like SBI PO 2018, IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO preliminary examination is of one hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:


Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



English Language



Composite time of 1 Hour


Numerical Ability




Reasoning Ability







IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

In the main exam section it will cover The IBPS exam will have 5 sections and the time limit for attempting each of the five sections is different, but the total time duration is 180 minutes for objective and 30 minutes for descriptive. The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section can only be attempted after the current section is completed. There is a negative marking with a deduction of 0.25 marks for every mistake. The section-wise details are given below:


Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



Reasoning and Computer Aptitude



60 minutes


General/Economy/Banking Awareness



35 minutes


English Language



40 minutes


Data Analysis & Interpretation



45 minutes





180 minutes


English Language(Letter Writing




30 minutes

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

IBPS exam syllabus is similar to other bank exams except that IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further bifurcated into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS syllabus is divided into two parts:
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Logical Reasoning


Reading Comprehension

Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures & Allegations

Para jumbles

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance



Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion


Data Interpretation



Ratio & Proportion, Percentage


Blood Relations

Number Systems


Input Output

Sequence & Series


Coding Decoding

Permutation, Combination &Probability


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