New Syllabus for IBPS 2018-19

IBPS New Syllabus & Pattern

Preliminary exams

The preliminary exam of IBPS is scheduled as a one hour test where only three sections would be asked, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and English. The candidates who have successfully cleared the prelims would be called for the main examinations. The schedule and dates of the preliminary exams with the syllabus is described in the following sections.

DURATION of PRELIMS:  Time limitation will be there for each sections.

will be updated soon.

Pattern for the IBPS Prelims Exam

Sl. no Names of Tests Total no. of Questions Total no. of Marks Marks per Question Duration
1 English Language 30 30 1 will be updated soon
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 1
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 1
Total 100 100 will be updated soon

 Topics for the Subjects for IBPS Preliminary Exam are as follows:


1.) English Topics:

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2.) Quantitative Aptitude:

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3.) Reasoning Ability:

  • Verbal reasoning: Alphabet test

  • Mathematical operations test

  • Series test

  • Odd Man out

  • Syllogism

  • Coding-decoding

  • Blood relations

  • Causes and effects

  • Analytic reasoning

  • Direction sense test

  • Sitting arrangement (5-10)

  • Decision making, Input output (0-5)

  • Puzzle (4-7)

  • Statement and conclusions (2-4)

  • Statement and assumptions

  • Statement and arguments (2-4)

  • Statement and action’s courses

  • Passage and conclusions (2-3)

  • Assertion and reasoning

  • Figure Series

  • Word formation

  • Series (5)

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The main exams for PO/Management trainee and CLERK will be conducted during October and January respectively. The division of marks and syllabus is as following:

DURATION of Mains: 2 hours 20 Minutes.

Pattern for the IBPS Mains Exam

Sl. no Name of Tests Total no. of Questions Total no. of Marks Marks per Question Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 1 40 Minutes
2 English Language 40 40 1 30 Minutes
3 Quantitative Ability 50 50 1 40 Minutes
4 General Awareness (related to banking) 40 40 1 20 Minutes
5 Computer Knowledge 20 20 1 10 Minutes
Total 200 200 2 Hours 20 Minutes
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 Topics for the Subjects for IBPS Mains Exam are as follows:

1.) General Awareness (related to Banking: Banking Awareness): 


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2.) Computer Knowledge: 

Prepare For Computer Knowledge Exam  |  Take General Awareness Mock Test

This is the paper pattern for IBPS CWE CLERK / PO / Management Trainee exams.

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