IBPS PO Mains 2018 – Exam Pattern


IBPS PO Mains 2018 – Exam Pattern

Hello Friends,

As many of you had already appeared in the IBPS PO Prelims exam and must be aware that this year IBPS has introduced one new change in IBPS PO Prelims exam. This year sectional timing of 20 minutes  has been introduced for each of the three sections in prelims examination. Also, sectional cutoff will be there for each section.

So, after Prelims you all must boost up your preparation for Phase II i.e. Mains exam.

Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 25 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests is online.

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 Writing Test 2 25 30 minutes


  • Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
  • Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks is a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

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