IBPS, SBI PO/Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 Section Wise Important Topics to Prepare

We all realize that the progressing IBPS, SBI PO/Clerk exams must be taking a toll on you. There are some minor alterations in the example. In spite of the fact that there is no change in the themes on which inquiries are constantly asked, definitely there is a change in the example of addressing. Some say the paper is trouble and some say it is moderate. Nobody has a true thought of what everything looked like and what are the shots of being the example of the inquiries.

Taking into account the most recent week’s paper and the criticisms we have got from you, In IBPS, SBI PO/Clerk Exams, Written/Online test will consist of five subjects in which objective type questions, will be asked. in general IBPS PO/Clerk examination consist of five subjects namely,Test of Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Genral Awareness, General English, Marketing/Computer knowledge. It is noted that Quantitative Aptitude, an integral part of IBPS or other bank exams i.e. SBI. SBI recruitment Exam has been omitted by the state bank of india and SBI Associates.A degree in Graduation is the required minimum qualification for IBPS, SBI PO/Clerk Exam, more over the minimum marks required in class 10th or 12th are 60 %.

Approximately 200 objective type questions are asked from the following six subjects organised into five tests:

(1). Test Of Reasoning.               (2). Quantitative Aptitude.

(3). Genral Awareness.                (4). General English.

(5). Marketing Aptitude.            (6). Computer Knowledge.

Exam Pattern for IBPS/SBI PO 2018 Prelims

SBI PO 2018 – Phase – I Preliminary Examination 

IBPS/SBI PO 2018 – Phase – II Main Examination


(A) Objective Test
The objective test consists of

  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • General Awareness about Economy/ Banking
  • English Language

Total No of Questions: 155
Total Marks: 200
Total Time Duration : 3 hours

(B) Descriptive Test

Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

  • Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.

IBPS/SBI PO 2018 – Phase – III Interview


The qualifying marks in Group Discussion &Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

IBPS/SBI PO 2018 – Final Selection

final selection

  • Marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be considered for the selection.
  • The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately.
  • Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 225 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Discussion & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25.

IBPS, SBI PO/Clerk Exam Syllabus And Important Topics to Prepare-

Test Of Reasoning-

This was a normal IBPS, SBI PO/Clerk level area. Despite the fact that it had blended level of inquiries, troublesome & time killing inquiries overwhelmed this segment. Seating plans were pretty time taking ones contrasted with different inquiries. Addresses on Data Sufficiency were typical, you can endeavor them effectively.

Data Output succession was additionally a bit precarious Questions focused around Arguments was a smidgen hard. The inquiries on imbalances were confounding, yet is possible with somewhat additional time. Inquiries focused around Syllogisms were simple, there was a little change in the example of making inquiry of Syllogism. You will discover the announcements as the inquiry and there will be five conclusions in the alternatives and you need to pick the wrong conclusion.

Under this section questions based on Verbal And Non Verbal Types are asked. this section may include:

Verbal Reasoning:

Questions based on analogy, classification, word formation, series, alphabet, ranking and arrangments, coading and decoding, blood relations based questions, distance and direction, questions on symbol and notation, questions based on statement and conclusion, mathematical problem solving question, data sufficiency and data analysis.

Non Verbal Reasoning:

Questions based on series and analogy, Classification type questions, questions based on finding the missing figure.

Quantitative Aptitude-

Aptitude questions are important part of any government exams. the questions might be based on the following topics:

This section is based on questions related on numbers, simplification based problems, HCF and LCM based questions, percentage type questions, average, ratio and proportion based problems, profit & loss, partnership, time and work, time and distance, number series, simple and compound interest, permutations and combinations, Quadratic Equations and Problems on Trains, Partnerships, data interpretation.You will get four sets of this segment in entire one on Pie-Chart, which comprised of two figures and you need to answer the inquiries relying upon both of the outlines, one on Line Graph one on Tabular diagram, and the other one was a bit less complex one.

All these sets were straightforward, yet exceptionally calculative. You have to be as quick as you can to cover the greater part of the inquiries. Likewise, different inquiries which were asked were focused around Partnerships, Mensuration, Simple & Compound Interests, Time, Speed & Distance, Problems on Ages, Profit & Loss, Ratios & Proportion, Boats & Streams, Time & Work, Series based, Quadratic Equations and Problems on Trains. Focus all the more on Quadratic Equations, Partnerships, and Mensuration.

Genral Awareness-

As far as IBPS, SBI PO/Clerk Examanination is concerened, general awareness is entirely a new subject to it. However general awareness is a compulsory subject for bank PO, Bamk Cleck or bank Specialist officers and other competitive examinations.

General Awareness section of banking exams consists of almost 90% questions from current events. hence the candidates are advised to make a proper study of national newspapers, magazines, proper news capsules and online portals.in addition to it, candidate must read monthaly magazines namely pratiyogita kiran etc.

Addresses in this segment will basically comprise of Banking terms and news. This time, meet essentialness was given to Banking and Current Affairs. Practically equivalent number of inquiries was asked in the exam. For the Banking Awareness, kindly do allude the most recent Six months keeping money mindfulness Banking Terminologies. In exact, there may be inquiries in CA focused around RBI, Government Schemes, Abbreviations, Capitals & Currencies, Power Plants in India separated from these, you can likewise expect addresses on late arrangements, games, and grants.

This section may consist of questions on basic knowledge of the following topics:

Basics Knowledges Of Economy, Science And Technology, Banking Knowledge, computer Knowledge, Current Events, Polity, Persons in News, Places in News, Importany Awards and Honours, Sports etc.

General English-

On the off chance that you are good at perusing perceptions and seeing by understanding it on the double, then there are great possibilities of you getting great stamps in this area. You will found two long passages of which one will be identified with matters of trade and profit and the other on late pattern setting.

What’s more separated from these two entries, you will likewise found Cloze Test, Para-Jumbled Sentences, Correction of Sentences and Fill in the Blanks. We encourage you to finish the inquiries other than Reading Comprehension first and go to the following area. Distribute sooner or later for the sections later and answer just those inquiries, which don’t oblige perusing the entire entry to answer them. For instance, you can endeavor Antonyms & Synonyms which clearly needn’t bother with perusing of entire entry.

The questions in this section may be asked from the following Topics:

Passage Comprehension, Common Errors, Sentence Improvement, Fill in the blanks, Cloze Test, Paragraph Rearrangement, Antonyms and Synomysm.


An Aspriant should study the following topics:

Theories of economy, Concept of Marketing, Marketing Management, Buyer and Seller, concept of Buying and Selling, Types of Markrting, Internet, E-Commerce, Basic Knowlede on MS word Ms Excel and powerpoitnt, Terminology and Acronym, Computer Architecture, memory, Data representation, operating system, software, responsbilities of marketing etc.

This section was really straightforward in a manner that the inquiries were more straightforward and were from the very rudiments. One can watch questions from Basics of computers, Peripherals of Computers, Marketing Management, Buyer and Seller, concept of Buying and Selling, Types of Markrting, Data representation, operating system, software, Networking and some different themes. There were also some more inquiries on MS-Excel, Functions of distinctive keys when consolidated, and certain definitions.

Important Books Related To IBPS, SBI PO/Clerk Exam-

Comprehensive Guide to IBPS Bank PO/MT Preliminary & Main Exam

IBPS CWE-VII Bank PO (PO/MT) Preliminary Examination 2017

Bank PO Quantitative Aptitude Chapterwise Solved Papers

Bank PO English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers

Bank PO Reasoning Chapterwise Solved Papers

Comprehensive Guide to IBPS-CWE Bank PO/ MT Prelim + Main Exam

Objective Computer Awareness

Banking Awareness for SBI & IBPS Bank Clerk/ PO/ RRB/ RBI Exams

Kiran Bank PO (IBPS PO/MT/SO, RBI Grade-B,SBI PO, SBI Management Executive) 2011-2017 Solved – KP-1945

IBPS RRB`s CWE V Preliminary Exam (Office Assistants Multipurpose & Officers Scale – I) Books

IBPS CWE VI Probationary Officers & Management Trainees Main Exam Books

IBPS Bank PO/MT Phase -I (20 Practice Sets) 2017

IBPS (CWE) for Bank PO/MT/SO Previous Papers With Detailed Solutions

20 Practice Sets for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam with 5 Online Tests

SBI & IBPS Bank PO Solved Papers – 32 Papers

30 Model Practice Papers- IBPS CWE-VII Bank PO (PO/MT) Prarambhik Pariksha 2017

Banking Awareness

Topic-Wise Solved Papers for IBPS/ SBI Bank PO/ Clerk Prelim & Mains (2010-16) – English

Kiran’s IBPS Bank Clerk CWE 2018 Common Written Examination 21 Previous Exams Solved Papers 2011-2017 (English) – 1880


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