IBPS PO Question Papers 2018 – The question papers of IBPS PO helps candidates to get familiar with the pattern of the exam. It is essential for candidates to practice sample papers and previous years question papers of IBPS PO in order to gain accuracy, enhance the problem-solving ability and manage time well. Though question papers of every year are not provided by IBPS, however, the question papers of IBPS PO 2011, 2012 and 2013 are available on this page below. To check IBPS PO question papers from 2011 to 2013, candidates have to click on the links below. IBPS PO question papers of recent IBPS PO exam will be made available here when released by the exam body.
IBPS PO is a national level examination conducted annually by IBPS for the recruitment of candidates as Probationary Officers and Management Trainees in 20 participating organizations. IBPS PO is a three-staged examination – prelims, mains and an interview. Candidates need to qualify IBPS PO prelims to appear for the mains exam. Qualifying candidates for the mains exam will be called for the IBPS interview.
IBPS PO Previous Years Question Papers
IBPS PO Previous Year Question Papers
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IBPS PO 2013
IBPS PO 2012
IBPS PO 2011
Advantages of IBPS PO Previous Years Question Papers
IBPS PO sample papers/previous years question papers give candidates an idea of the pattern and the nature of the questions.
Solving previous years question papers makes preparation more efficient.
Practicing IBPS PO question papers help candidates gain accuracy in different sections of the question papers.
Time management skills and problem-solving skills are improved if the candidates practice the question papers of IBPS PO repeatedly.
IBPS PO question paper for the prelims exam has three sections – English Language, Reasoning Aptitude and Quantitative Aptitude. The IBPS PO prelims will be of 100 marks. Each question in the question paper of IBPS PO prelims will be of one mark. One hour time will be given to complete the IBPS PO prelims exam.
IBPS PO question paper for the mains examination has four sections - Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language, and Data Analysis and Interpretation. Together these sections carry 200 marks. 180 minutes or 3 hours will be given to attempt the four sections. There is a descriptive section in the mains exam which will have two questions of 25 marks. Candidates will have to prepare letter writing and essay writing for this descriptive section. The time duration for the descriptive section is 30 minutes.
IBPS PO Marking Scheme 2018
Same marking scheme is followed for both IBPS PO prelims and IBPS PO mains. Candidates will be given +1 mark for every right answer and for every incorrect answer there will be negative marking of 0.25. No deduction of marks will be done for questions that the candidate leaves.
The syllabus of IBPS PO 2018 prelims exam has topics based on three sections. Reasoning Ability section will have questions from topics like seating arrangement, puzzles, tabulation, syllogism, etc. English Language section will have questions on topics like error detection, Para jumbles, etc. Quantitative Aptitude will have questions from topics like simplifications, mensuration, profit, and loss, etc.
IBPS PO syllabus for the mains exam is based on four objective sections and a descriptive section - Quantitative Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, Reasoning and Computer Aptitude and English Language. The descriptive section includes essay writing and letter writing.
FAQs related to IBPS PO Question Papers 2018
Ques. Where can I get the question papers of IBPS PO?
Ans. For previous years question papers, go to the links provided in the above table.
Ques. Is it okay if I don't solve old question papers of IBPS PO?
Ans. Solving IBPS PO question papers helps in the preparation of IBPS PO exam. There are many benefits of solving sample papers. It helps in increasing the accuracy, problem-solving ability and it helps candidates enhance their time management skills. It is advised that the candidates solve sample papers.
Ques. How much time should I devote to solve question papers?
Ans. After making the preparation plan, it is beneficial to give maximum time to solve question papers of IBPS PO as many times as possible.
Ques. How many questions will be asked in the IBPS PO mains exam?
Ans. There are 155 objective questions and 2 descriptive questions in the IBPS PO Mains examination.
Ques. How many question papers should I solve while preparing for IBPS PO 2018?
Ans. Candidates can solve the available previous years question papers and sample papers available in various sample paper books.
Ques. How many questions are there in the IBPS PO prelims examination?
Ans. There are 100 questions divided in three sections in the IBPS PO prelims examination.