IBPS PO Exam 2018

IBPS PO 2018: Check here exam date, Vacancies, Eligibility, Application, Syllabus, Pattern, Cut Off, Admit Card, Results

Every year Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds the IBPS PO Bank Exam to select Probationary Officers in Public Sector banks. IBPS offers recruitment services to all Public-Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies and regular member Banks of the IBPS society.

IBPS started Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011 to recruit officers and clerks in Public Sector Banks. It accepts online application through its official website for registration of the examination.

It is held at various locations throughout India. The mode of examination is online. In 2018, IBPS CWE-VII PO Pre-Exam is  held  on 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018.  IBPS PO Main Examination will be held on 18th November 2018.

Click here to download IBPS PO 2018 Official Notification PDF

IBPS PO 2018 Important Dates

The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CWE VII 2018 are as follows:

Activity Date
On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) by candidates 14th August 2018 - 4th September 2018
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date 13th and 14th October 2018
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 18th November 2018
Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Exam Result December 2018
Declaration and download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter January 2019
Date of IBPS PO Interview January / February 2019
Allotment of Provisional Posting April 2019

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IBPS PO Prelims 2018 RESULT OUT!!!

IBPS has announced IBPS PO Prelims 2018 result which is available at the official website ibps.in Candidates who appeared in the IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Exam can check their result which will be available on the website till 7th November 2018. The link for checking the status of the result is given below:

IBPS has announced IBPS PO Prelims 2018 result on 31st October. It was conducted on 13 and 14 October 2018.  To check the result candidates need to have the registration number to see the result. The scores of the examination will be released shortly, only status of the exam is available at the given link. Those who have qualified the first phase i.e. prelims exam are eligible to appear in the IBPS PO Mains 2018 which will be held on November 18, 2018.

Steps to access the result of IBPS PO Prelims 2018

  1. Go to the home page at link
  2. You will reach the window showing the form to be filled in to reach the result. Fill the form by entering the required details such as roll number and date of birth to check the status of your result.

Kindly make a special note that scores of IBPS PO Prelims exam would not be considered for the final appointment, it is only a qualifying exam to reach the mains. The admit cards for IBPS PO Mains 2018 will be available from 3rd November 2018 on the official website. Keep a close watch on the latest updates for the same on our page.

Click here to view your result status of IBPS online preliminary examination for CRP PO/MTs-VIII

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

IBPS exam syllabus is similar to other bank exams except that IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further bifurcated into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS syllabus is divided into two parts:
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation  
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage  
Blood Relations Number Systems  
Input Output Sequence & Series  
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability  

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus 2018

This year the exam pattern of IBPS MAINS is changed. IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam it has 4 sections having a total score of 200 marks of 180 minutes duration and descriptive paper 1 sections having a total score of 25 marks of 30 minutes duration.This exam consists of 5 sections: Reasoning & Computer, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness, and Descrptive Test(LetterWriting &Essay).


IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria - 2018

Educational Qualification :

The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CWE PO exam is Graduation Degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the IBPS Bank-PO examination.
 

Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as IBPS PO exam is conducted online.

Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

Age Eligibility :

20 - 30 Years

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel) 5 years
Widows/Divorced Women 9 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal  
retrenched from service(for MP state Only) 5 years

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

Candidates applying for IBPS CWE/Bank PO Examination should be one of the following:

1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
 

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IBPS 2018 Calender

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IBPS PO Vacancy List 2018

Every year more than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination. The official notification of IBPS PO 2018 would be released. The Online Registration for IBPS PO 2018 will start from August 2018. There are 4252 Vacant Posts vacancies for the post of probationary officer and management trainees (MT).

  • Available Posts: 4252 Vacant Posts Vacant Posts
  • Names of Vacant Positions: Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT)

Participating Banks and Category-wise Vacancies:

Bankwise IBPS PO 2018 Vacancies List 

S.NO ParticipatingOrganization SC ST OBC UR Total     PWD
              HI OC VI ID
1 Allahabad Bank 118 59 212 395 784 23 8 9 14
2 Andhra Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
3 Bank of Baroda NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
4 Bank of India 144 72 260 489 965 9 9 9 9
5 Bank of Maharshtra NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
6 Canara Bank 180 90 324 606 1200 12 12 12 12
7 Central Bank of India NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
8 Corporation Bank 15 6 21 42 84 1 2 0 0
9 Dena Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
10 IDBI Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
11 Indian Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
12 Indian Overseas Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
13 Oriental Bank Of Commerce NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
14 Punjab National Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
15 Punjab & Sind Bank 20 12 52 66 150 45 8 28 5
16 Syndicate Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
17 UCO Bank 83 29 196 242 550 43 5 7 9
18 Union Bank of India 59 29 172 259 519 9 10 9 6
19 United Bank of India NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
20 Viajya Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
  Total 619 297 1237 2099 4252 142 54 74 55

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018

In the last few years, the IBPS exam (CWE 7) for hiring candidates will be held online. The exam will be in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by an interview but in this year a major change in the Mains Exam of  IBPS PO 2018.The Paper is same like SBI PO 2018, IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO preliminary examination is of one hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:

S.No.

Name of Tests (Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

30

30

Composite time of 1 Hour

2

Numerical Ability

35

35

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

This year the exam pattern of IBPS Mains is changed. IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam The IBPO PO Main exam is also held online, it has 4 sections having a total score of 200 marks of 180 minutes duration and descriptive paper 1 sections having a total score of 25 marks of 30 minutes duration.
The IBPS exam will have 5 sections and the time limit for attempting each of the five sections is different, but the total time duration is 180 minutes for objective and 30 minutes for descriptive. The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section can only be attempted after the current section is completed. There is a negative marking with a deduction of 0.25 marks for every mistake.
The section-wise details are given below:

S.No.

Name of Tests (Objective)

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

2

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

3

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

4

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

 

                       Total

155

200

180 minutes

 

EnglishLanguage(LetterWriting

&Essay)

2

25

30 minutes

IBPS PO Interview

The candidates who have qualified the mains exam will be called for an interview which will carry 100 marks. To qualify for the interview a candidate is required to score 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

The interview round is conducted for not less than 15-20 minutes. It has a panel of bank officials who will raise questions to the candidates concerned themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well-dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.
The merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in main examination and interview. IBPS work out final score with the weightage of marks given to the main examination and interview in the ratio of 80:20 respectively.


Penalty for Wrong Answers:

A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case no answer is marked by the candidate.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS PO Exam:
There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the IBPS PO exam is calculated:
• Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates need to qualify Phase-2 and Interview individually to be eligible for final worth.
• The ratio of marks between CWE Main exam and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
• The aggregate of 100 marks is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with high merit rank in each category are finally selected.

IBPS Probationary Officers (PO) Pre-Exam Training 2018:

As per our expectation The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will hold pre-exam training from September . It has also released the call letters for Probationary Officer (PO)/management trainees CWE PO/MT VII. One can download from the official website of IBPS i.e www.ibps.in.

There will be a pre-exam training at various test centers across the country which will be held from september to october.

How to download IBPS PO Pre-Exam training call letters:

  • Visit official website, ibps.in
  • Connect to the link and download call letter (admit card) for PO/MT-VII
  • Now, enter your registration number and password in the space given for the purpose.
  • Carefully enter the captcha code given thereafter.
  • Now login your account where your admit card will appear on the screen
  • Download and obtain a printout of the same for future use

Note: The download of call letters for PO/MT –VII can only be done until September 29.

Who can attend Pre-examination training and how?

Pre-examination training is arranged by the Nodal Banks or Participating organizations for a limited number of aspirants who belong to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/Minority Communities at select centers. Expenses such as traveling, boarding, lodging, etc have to be borne by the aspirants who are attending this training.

Expected Significant dates:

  • Pre-exam training: September to October
  • Last date to download call letters for online examination-preliminary: September 2018
  • Exam date schedule for online pre-examination: October 2018
  • Result Declaration date of preliminary examination: October 2018
  • Expected date to download the call letter for online exam (main): November 2018
  • Expected date for Online main examination: November 2018
  • Result of Mains will be declared: December 2018
  • Expected date to download call letters for interview: January 2018
  • Expected date for the Conduct of interview: January/February 2018
  • Date for Provisional allotment: April 2018

IBPS PO Online Application

The registration for IBPS PO Exam 2018 will be done online. In order to avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the IBPS PO 2018 Application form is one of the following:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Mozilla Fire Fox 3.0 and above
  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above
  • Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:
  • A valid Email Id
  • Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
  • Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction
  • The IBPS PO 2018 application form can only be filled on the official website.
  • Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for IBPS PO Online Application

IBPS PO Application Fee

The category wise application fees for IBPS PO exam is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more please check the complete guide for IBPS PO Application

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

 

IBPS PO 2018 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates aspiring for IBPS PO Mains i.e those who have qualified IBPS PO PRELIMS 2018 can download the ADMIT CARD from the link given below.

http://ibps.sifyitest.com/ibpsot8aug18/clpoea_sep18/login.php?appid=78af7ec0bfedb7be9ca61a3ae6877dba

The link is open for the download till 14.10.208. the examination schedule is from 13 Oct 2018 – 18 Nov 2018

Candidates can download the IBPS PO 2018 admit card from the official website IBPS because hard copy of the IBPS PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

  • Registration No/Roll No
  • Date of Birth/ Password
  • The admit card will be made available September 2018 IBPS PO  Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS PO 2018 will be issued in 3 phases:
  • Online Preliminary Examination
  • Online Mains Examination
  • Interview
  • The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.

IBPS PO Exam Centre

The IBPS PO exam (CWE) is held online at various centres all over India and the candidates can mention their options at the time of filling in the online application. Though there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues yet IBPS allots an exam centre other than the choices made by a candidate. 

IBPS is the only authority to add or remove an exam centrThe candidates can’t make any request for the change of the exam centre. Any indecent behaviour at the examination centre can lead to cancellation of the application.

IBPS PO Preparation

Candidates must prepare in a systematic manner for IBPS PO exam. The candidates should be aware of the latest syllabus and exam pattern. The syllabus covers various topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practices a wide variety of questions as well.


IBPS PO 2016 left everyone worried with the surprising change in the exam pattern. This is the reason we have decided to provide you with the relevant new pattern questions that were asked in the last year banking exams.

New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don't face issue in IBPS PO 2018.
Candidates must go through previous year IBPS questions, so that they have an idea of what to expect in IBPS PO 2018.

We are providing you all study notes, quizzes and Video lectures for IBPS PO Exam 2018 with latest Pattern. It is advisable to  Follow Make My Exam to get all Study Material in New Pattern apart from self study you can join any Coaching and Online Test Series for better exam preparation.

Salary of IBPS PO

In the majority of the public sector banks, Salary of PO is more or less the same. The latest revision of Bank PO’s salary as per 10th Bipartite settlement, took place on Nov 2012; nonetheless the final agreement was signed in May 2015. According to which the revised salary of Bank PO will come into effect from 1st January 2016.


The revised basic pay of PO thus becomes –
 

23700 - (980 x 7) - 30560 - (1145 x 2) - 32850 - (1310 x 7) – 42020

Here Rs. 23700 is the revised basic pay of Bank PO as applicable on 1stJanuary 2016. Thus the new entrant in a Bank as PO is liable to get Rs. 23,700 as basic pay.
Rs. 980 is the annual increment that a Bank PO will get and it will be applicable for a period of 7 years.

IBPS PO Coaching

IBT classroom programs are most comprehensive coaching Programme in Banking and SSC verticals across India. Out of every 5 classroom students of IBT, 3 got selected for Banking or SSC jobs in 2015-16.

IBPS PO Mock Tests and Online Test Series

IBT offers Online Test Series for various Bank & SSC exams (like IBPS PO, Clerk, Bank PO, Bank Clerk, SBI, RBI, NABARD, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL etc), which are well-researched and closely follow the exact exam pattern. Practice papers are prepared keeping in the mind the last year’s exam pattern and expected changed in the pattern and level of questions.

IBPS PO Cut off – 2016

IBPS PO Pre Exam Cut off 2016-17
The cutoff for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:
 

English Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude Total
07.00 08.50 08.25 47.50

IBPS PO Mains Exam Cut off 2016-17

The cutoff for IBPS PO Mains Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:

English Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude Computer GA Total
04.75 05.25 06.50 08.50 12.50 52.50

IBPS PO FAQs

  • Is the IBPS PO exam Bilingual?
  • All tests conducted by IBPS are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi
  • Is there Negative Marking?
  • For every wrong answer, there is negative marking in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2018. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.
  • Are there fixed timings for different sections?
  • Not in Prelims, Yes in Mains
     

Exam Analysis IBPS PO PRELIMS 2017

The first phase of IBPS PO Prelims 2017 was conducted on 7th and 8th October 2017. It was held at All India level. The feedback given by aspirants who appeared in the written examination on these two days experienced that the difficulty level was from moderate to difficult. It was not an easy paper. We are discussing here the4 detailed analysis of IBPS PO Prelims 2017 so that the future aspirants can get some tips to appear in the exam at ease. 

There is no actual access to the question paper by those who are not attending the exam; therefore, the given analysis is on the basis of the memory based questions retained by the candidates who appeared in the examination.

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 has three sections and the expert analysis has given an overall analysis of the question paper as:

QUESTION PAPER ANALYSIS

Subject Total Questions Good Attempt Time
English Language 30 Questions 11-14 Attempts  15
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 17 to 22 Attempts  20
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 17 to 21 Attempts  25
Total 100 Questions 53 to 58  60 Minutes

 

Subject-wise Exam Analysis  

IBPS PO Prelims: English Language Section Analysis

(Moderate- Difficult)

English language section was from Moderate to difficult. Reading comprehension included the topics related to Economics. Spot the error questions were difficult and they were asked in a different pattern. Most of the questions were based on Subject Verb agreement rule.

S.No Topics No. Of Questions Level
1

Reading Comprehension

10 Moderate Difficult
2 Other question such as Fill in the blanks (phrases based questions) + Error Detection (new pattern) 20 Difficult
3 Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative Aptitude Section Analysis

The pattern of Quantitative Aptitude section was same in two shifts and there were some variations in the other two shifts. There were number series questions instead of quadratic equations and the level was moderate. If you are preparing for the bank exams then it is better to devote more time in calculation. Build speed so that you calculate quickly. It had only 2 sets of DI. There was one question based on line chart and the other one was on tabular form. The level was from easy to moderate.

Topics No of Questions Level
Quadratic Equations/Number Series 5 Moderate
Approximation 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation 12 Calculative and Difficult
Average 2 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2 Moderate
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 2 Moderate-Difficult
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate-Difficult
Mixture and Allegation 2 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate-Difficult

Reasoning Ability Analysis

Questions in reasoning section in all the shifts were of the same pattern except for the one which had a very little variation. Puzzles and seating arrangement questions were more in fourth shift. Other shifts hadThere were a total of 25 questions based on puzzle and seating arrangement in the fourth shift. 
In general the pattern was as follows:

Topics  No. of Questions Level
Inequalities/Coding Decoding 5  
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20-25  
Direction Sense 1  
Blood Relation 3  
Order and Ranking 1 Moderate-Difficult
Syllogism 5 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate

This analysis will help aspirants to make a good and helpful strategy to attempt the question paper effectively. It will make the candidate stress free also as they will be having a good idea about the pattern and topics to be prepared. Even if you do not see the above said pattern in your exam does not loose heart because the questions will be asked from the syllabus only. Concentrate on the topics that you know and attempt those questions first based on the topics that you have mastered all the time long.