IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Study Plan: 9 Weeks

IBPS recently announced a great number of vacancies for the post of Probationary Officers which come as a great opportunity for the candidates who are getting themselves ready to enter banking industry through any of these posts. The Preliminary Examinations are scheduled to be held in the month of October, the dates being, 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October. So, you are still left with 9 weeks to give that final touch to your preparations for IBPS PO Preliminary Examination 2018. And in the last 9 weeks, if you travail all day & night following a strict study plan, nobody can stop you from getting through this year's IBPS PO Examination.

Quantitative Aptitude

All that you need to do to score well in the quantitative aptitude section is practice. Master yourself at the basic concepts and follow them well, as for banking exams basic concepts will come in handy rather than tricks. Choose the questions wisely and try not to get stuck on a particular question or topic for too long. Try focussing on attempting the maximum number of questions keeping in mind the accuracy with which you attempt the paper.


Reasoning can be a difficult section for most of the aspirants and it is important to solve the questions and at the same time, keep a watch on the time that is passing by. We've seen in the recent Banking Exams that this section was quite challenging and time taking for students. Continuous practice will help you deal with this section too as the solution hits the mind quickly. To ace the grades in this section, all you need to do is to practice and only practice. After all, practice makes a man perfect.

English Language

If you are good at vocab and reading then try to make your grip stronger on the reading comprehension and Cloze Test and then do the other miscellaneous topics like Error Detection, Para Jumbles, Phrase Replacement, Double Fillers, etc. But if you are good at grammar, do the miscellaneous topics first and Reading Comprehension in the end. The important topics for cloze test are subject-verb agreement, preposition, and verbs. These topics may help you some other questions too that will be based on grammar. So make sure that you have these topics on your fingertips when you are to attempt the examination.

Following is the plan for IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Examination and it is to be followed from 14th of August onwards:

9 Weeks Study Plan For IBPS PO 2018

14th Aug-19th Aug
Syllogism, Linear Puzzle, Inequality, Floor based Puzzle Pie Chart DI, Simplification, Time and Distance, Percentage, Problems on Trains Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Error Detection, Vocabulary
20th Aug- 26th Aug
Day/ Date/ Time-based Puzzle, Coding-Decoding, Mixed Questions Approximation, Time and Work, Profit and Loss, Line Graph, Discount Reading Comprehension, Inferences based questions, Sentence Improvement, Vocabulary
27th Aug- 2nd Sept
Circular Puzzle, Data Sufficiency, Blood Relation, Floor-Flat-based Puzzle Quadratic Equations, Bar Graph, SI and CI, Ratio and Proportion Reading Comprehension, Sentence Completion, Vocabulary, Fillers
3rd Sept-09th Sept
Box-based Puzzle, Direction, Short Puzzles, New Pattern, Coding-Decoding Missing Number Series, Tabular DI, Problems on Ages, Probability, Pipes and Cisterns Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Idioms & Phrases, Sentence Rearrangement
10th Sept-16th Sept
Raking and Order, Input-Output, Miscellaneous Puzzle, Comparison-based Puzzle Wrong Number Series, Average, Radar Graph, Partnership Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Sentence Improvement, Odd One Out
17th Sept-23rd Sept
Puzzle with undefined number of persons, Coded Blood Relation, Coded Inequality, Designation-based PuzzleQuantity Comparison, Mixture and Allegation, Caselet based DI, 2-D Mensuration Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Sentence Completion, Sentence Connectors
24th Sept-30th Sept
Coded Direction, Square/Rectangular Puzzle, Month/Year-based Puzzle, Puzzle with Blood RelationData Sufficiency, Pie Chart DI, 3D Mensuration, Permutation and Combination Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Cloze Test, Error Detection
1st Oct-7th Oct
Practice Week Practice Week Practice Week
8th Oct-12th Oct
Practice Week Practice Week Practice Week

Best of luck!!