IBPS PO 2018: Notification, Registration, Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern & Syllabus
The Institute of banking personnel selection conducts the IBPS PO 2018 national level entrance examination every year throughout India to recruit Probationary officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MT). Every year twenty lakh students compete for the seats which are approximately 4252 this year.
IBPS PO 2018 official notification is officially published by the Institute of personnel banking selection. Yes, candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their merit scores through which they will get placements in the banks.
- IBPS PO 2018 Notification Details:
- IBPS PO 2018-2019 Vacancies
- IBPS PO Notification 2018: Total Vacancies
- IBPS PO 2018 Exam Dates
- IBPS PO 2018 Eligibility Criteria:
- IBPS PO Age Criteria
- IBPS PO 2018 Online Application Form: How to apply?
- IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern (Prelims +Mains)
- IBPS PO Interview Details
- IBPS PO 2018 Admit Card
- IBPS PO 2018 EXAM CENTRE
- IBPS PO 2018 Result
- IBPS PO 2018 Preparation: How to study?
IBPS PO 2018 Notification Details:
There are 3 stages for IBPS PO Exam 2018
- IBPS PO Prelims Exam
- IBPS PO Mains Exam
- IBPS PO Interview Exam
|IBPS PO Full Form||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection- Probationary Officers Exam|
|Conducting Authority||IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)|
|IBPS PO 2018 Prelims Dates||October 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2018|
|IBPS PO Main Exam Date||November 18, 2018|
|Posts Offered||Probationary Officer (PO) / Management Trainee (MT)|
|Number of seats offered||4252|
|Allowances & Benefits||DA, HRA, CCA, Special Allowance, etc.|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online (Computer Based Test)|
|Stages in IBPS PO||Prelims, Mains, Interview|
|IBPS PO Salary||INR 37,360 – INR 38,700 (in hand salary)|
|IBPS PO Help Desk||1800 222 366 / 1800 103 4566|
- As per IBPS PO Calendar, the Prelims will be conducted on- October 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2018
- IBPS PO 2018 Main Exam will be held on November 18, 2018
IBPS PO 2018-2019 Vacancies
Every year, more than 20 lacs job aspirants appear for the IBPS PO examination. According to the latest IBPS PO Notification 2018, the total number of vacancies is 4252. You will be notified if there will be any amendments.
- Vacancies will vary according to the category of candidate and participating organization.
- Canara Bank has the maximum vacancies. There is 1200 vacancy which is followed by Allahabad bank consisting of 784 vacancies and 965 vacancies by Bank of India.
- There are total 1237 vacancies for OBC category.
Let’s have a look at the vacancies offered for each category
There are vacancies in the following 6 banks –
IBPS PO Notification 2018: Total Vacancies
Here is the category-wise list of IBPS PO Vacancies released under 2018-19 Recruitment drive.
|Category Name||Total Vacancies|
Out of these PWD Vacancies are as follows-
|Category Name||Total Vacancies|
|Bank Name||Total Vacancies|
|Bank of India||965|
|Union Bank of India||519|
|Punjab and Sindh Bank||150|
Important Dates for IBPS PO Exam, Application process and results
The IBPS PO official notification 2018 published today. The tentative timetable regarding the same has published below.
IBPS PO 2018 Exam Dates
|IBPS PO Exam Dates 2018||Date|
|IBPS PO CWE VIII Official Notification||14.08.2018|
|IBPS PO 2018 Online Registration||14.08.2018|
|Last Date to fill IBPS PO 2018 Online Application Form||04.09.2018|
|IBPS PO Pre-Exam Admit Card Download||September 2018|
|Pre-Exam Training Date||01.10.2018 to 07.10.2018|
|IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2018||October 2018|
|Date of IBPS PO 2018 Prelims Exams||October 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2018|
|IBPS PO Result of Preliminary CWE VIII||October 2018|
|Download of Call letter for Mains CWE||November 2018|
|Date of IBPS PO CWE VIII (Mains)||November 18, 2018|
|IBPS PO Result 2018 will be announced in||December 2018|
|IBPS PO Interview Call Letters will be released in||January 2019|
|IBPS PO Interview Date||January/ February 2019|
|Provisional Allotment Date||April 2019|
Note: The dates mentioned above are tentative and subject to change once the official notification for IBPS PO 2018 exam will be released.
IBPS PO 2018 Eligibility Criteria:
Age Limit & Educational Qualification Required for IBPS Exam
Candidates must be eligible according to the IBPS PO eligibility 2018 before filling the application form. Following are the guidelines to be kept in mind to ensure your eligibility for the ibps po exam.
*Indian nationals and even the residents of Nepal or Bhutan can apply for the exam.
*Migrated candidates from Pakistan, Burma, and The united republic of Tanzania, East African countries of Kenya, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam who are intended to settle in India.
Candidates must possess specialization degree in any course from a recognized college/university.
IBPS PO Age Criteria
The minimum age needed to apply for IBPS PO is 20 years, whereas the maximum age limit is 30 years.
Relaxation of age limit as per the category of student stated below
|Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe||05 Years|
|Other Backward Classes- Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)||03 Years|
|Persons with Disability (PWD)||10 Years|
|Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs), Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have worked for not less than 5 years in the military and have left on the conclusion of project||05 Years|
|The original habitats of Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period ranging from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 1989.||05 Years|
|The people affected in the 1984 riots||05 Years|
IBPS PO 2018 Online Application Form: How to apply?
Registration for IBPS PO 2018 application form will start from 14.08.2018, you can apply through ibps po application form will be published on the official website.
Step 1: IBPS PO Online REGISTRATION
- Visit the official website that is www.ibps.in
- Click on “CRP PO/MT“
- Now Click on “Common Recruitment Process for Probationary Officer/Management Trainee VIII”
- Follow the link ‘New registration and fill the necessary details.
- Enter the security code and click on save and next
- You will be provided with a provisional registration number and password via text and email.
Step-2: Upload required documents
- You have to use the provisional id and password to log in
- Upload a scanned passport sized photograph and the signature as per the directions.
Step 3: Fill personal details
- You have to enter your basic information such as category code, nationality, exam centre, name, academic details etc.
- Then click on the I agree in the declaration to confirm that the information entered by you is valid and true.
- Before submitting you have to preview the application form and then click on the submit button.
Step 4: Fee payment
- For SC/ST/PWD category-100/-
- For the other categories-600/-
The mode of payment is online which includes payment through Debit card/Credit card/Net banking.
Step 5: Confirmation
*After successful payment, an additional page will be opened
*Enter the required details to generate e-receipts
* print the e-receipts displayed on the screen
IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern (Prelims +Mains)
IBPS PO is a computer based online exam which consists of multiple choice questions. Check complete IBPS PO Syllabus 2018 here. As per IBPS PO exam pattern 2018, there will be total 100 question in the prelims exam whereas in the main there will total 200 question
IBPS PO Exam Pattern is tabulated below
|Specifications||IBPS PO Prelims||IBPS PO Mains||IBPS PO Interview|
|Sections||Reasoning ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language||Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness (with special reference to banking), Computer Knowledge||–|
|Time duration||1 hour||3 hours||Variable|
|Marking scheme for objective paper||-0.25 for the incorrect answer
1 mark for correct answer
|-0.25 for the incorrect answer
1 mark for correct answer
IBPS PO Interview Details
As per IBPS the candidates who have qualified the prelims & mains will be called for the final round that is face to face interview. The interviews carry total 100 marks and the minimum score to crack the interview round is 40% (34% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD) candidates.
The duration of the interview will be 15-20 minutes. It will be conducted by the experts. The question asked in the interview is divided into two categories
- Personal details
- Technical, banking, skill knowledge, current affairs related queries.
Candidates preparing for the interview should give their best while facing the interview for IBPS PO. They are advised to follow recommended tips that will help them in understanding the accountability of questions.
Candidates can have an idea about the question asked in the interview from previous year exam material asked questions. While facing interview candidates must reflect the confidence, be vigilant and analyze their knowledge and crack the interview smartly.
Negative marking for wrong answers
Note: The IBPS PO department deducts one-fourth of the marks that is 0.25 from the question. Yes, there will be no negative marking for the unattempted question.
Each candidate is required to get a minimum score in each of the tests to be shortlisted for the final round.
|IBPS PO Salary 2018||IBPS PO 2018 Eligibility Criteria|
|IBPS PO 2018 Admit Card||IBPS PO 2018 Preparation Tips|
|Expected IBPS PO Cutoff 2018||IBPS PO 2018 Result|
IBPS PO Pre-exam Training
The participating banks/Nodal banks conduct pre-examination training for the minor community such as SC/ST/religious at certain centered specified by the government of India. It will be a kind of orientation program where candidates will get the brief idea about the question, tips for time management, basic tricks and strategies applied.
The objective of this training is to assist the weaker section who can afford coaching and is unaware of the recruitment process.
Candidates belonging to the minor category can avail of this training. Yes, it is free of cost there will be no charges you have to pay for it. The duration of training will be 5 days before the actual examination date are announced on the official website.
Hereby mentioning the list of training centres
|North India||South India||East India||West India|
IBPS PO department may add additional examination centres or remove some depending on need. Candidates appearing for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank’s website. Pre-Exam training call letter will not be sent by post on student’s address.
IBPS PO 2018 Admit Card
Students are required to download their ibps po admit card 2018 from the official website of ibps. The hard copy of the permission letter will not be sent to the address of the student.
To login the official website, students will need the following
- *Registration no
- *Date of birth/password
You will get the admit cards 10 to 15 days before the IBPS PO 2018 examination.
It is issued in three phases
- Online prelims.
- Online mains examination
- And the interview
How to download IBPS PO Admit card?
- *Students must visit the official website of Ibps
- *Click on the link
- *Enter your registration number and password
- *Carefully enter captcha code given
- *Log in your account your admit card will be displayed on the screen
- *Download it and generate a print out of the same
IBPS PO 2018 EXAM CENTRE
Participants who have successfully filled the examination form inline must get ready for preparation.
We are providing you with list ibps examination center
Students can easily check the IBPS PO exam center 2018 venue by the state-wise or city wise with the help of this table. You can also view other state centre list.
Let’s check it below
|State Code||State /UT / NCR||Centre|
|11||Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair|
|12||Andhra Pradesh||ChiralaChittoor Guntur Hyderabad Kakinada Kurnool Nellore OngolePutturRajahmundry Srikakulam TirupatiVijaywada Vishakhapatnam Vizianagaram|
|14||Assam||DibrugarhGuwahati Jorhat KokrajharSilcharTezpur|
|15||Bihar||ArrahAurangabad Bhagalpur Bihar Sharif DarbhangaGayaHajipurMuzzafarpurPatnaPurneaSamastipurSiwan|
|18||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||SuratJamnagar|
|19||Daman & Diu|
|20||Delhi||BahadurgarhDelhi Faridabad Ghaziabad Greater Noida Gurgaon|
IBPS PO 2018 Result
The final result of the examination will be declared on the basis of the performance of candidates who have attempted IBPS PO mains and interview round.
IBPS PO 2018 Syllabus Subject wise
The syllabus for IBPS PO exam 2018 is the same as the other banks. IBPS issue broad subjects which can be divided into individual topics. The IBPS PO Syllabus 2018 has two parts prelims and mains syllabus.
|Reasoning||Quantitative aptitude||English language|
|Logical reasoning||simplifications||Reading comprehensions|
|Alphanumeric series||Profit & loss||Cloze test|
|Mixtures and allegation||Para jumbles
|Data sufficiency||Simple interest and compound interest & surds and 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|
|syllogism||Ratio & proportion, percentage|
|Blood relation||Number systems|
|Input output||Sequence and series|
|Coding decoding||Permutations combination and probability|
IBPS PO MAINS EXAM Syllabus 2018
IBPS PO Mains consist of 5 sections
- English language
- Quantitative Aptitude
- General awareness
- Computer aptitude
IBPS PO 2018 Preparation: How to study?
It is advised for the students to conduct their study in a systematic manner, with the latest exam pattern. Syllabus cover all the topics, it is advised to go for the best study material and guide so that you can understand the concepts and also practice various question for the examination.
Last year in 2017 it is reported that there was an unexpected pattern of exam. New pattern includes the application of concepts in a new form. It just needs a lot of practice.
Candidates must refer previous year papers IBPS PO questions. Candidates are required to refer mock test papers and can go IBPS coaching.
IBPS PO 2018 Mock test and online test series
Yes, Various online test series are available in the market for your best reference. These are the best test series which are thoroughly researched and have the exam pattern well defined. Practice papers are prepared to keep in mind the last year examination and level of questions.
IBPS COACHING – Several career coaching classes are preparing the candidates for the IBPS PO Bank exam. It is believed that out of every 5 classroom students, 3 got selected for banking or SSC jobs in 2015-`16.
IBPS PO 2018 Salary structure
Candidates preparing for IBPS PO are curious to know the salary structure. It is the most frequently asked question by the seeking job aspirants who are appearing for IBPS exam. There is good news for job aspirants as the department has revised the salary from this year.
IBPS PO Salary Structure 2018
A probationary officer is the beginning post of a banker. He/she have to work as a probationer officer for at least two before getting promoted to a higher level. In probation period, employee will learn the basics and important duties of PO in a bank.
IBPS Bank PO salary and allowances
You can check here the list of in addition to salary probationary officers is entitled to the following:
*Dearness allowance (DA) – It is paid to all govt. and public sector probationary officers. It is a cost of living adjustment. It is also revised quarterly and based on the consumer price index. It goes up with inflation and comes down with the inflation.
HRA – HRA stands for housing rent allowance it the amount paid by employers to the employees as a part of salary it gives tax benefits to employees depends on the place of posting.
Special allowance – It is a leftover component of the salary. According to section 10 of the income tax act, it covers many allowances such as house rent, leaves traveling allowances (LTA) and some more.
CCA – It also depends on the place of posting. It can be 4% maximum is rupees 870/-or 3%. Minimum is rupees 600/-or 0%
Conveyance allowance – Conveyance allowance is paid to the employee for commuting between home and office.
Other benefits and perk available to bank PO
Here are different kinds of benefits given to IBPS PO officers. It may differ for every bank. Bank gibes primary and general perks( as per rating of perks by banks, SBI is no.1 bank in India which give best perks and benefits and facilities to the employee as compared to other nationalized bank.
Leased Accommodation – It is available to bank officers. Some bank offers home accommodations to the employee instead of leasing housing.
*Travelling Allowance – Many banks give a fixed traveling allowance & reimbursement of petrol bill payments.
Medical Aid – Medical allowance is also given to the bank officer. Revised price is 8000/-p.a.
Salary of ibps po may be different according to the location and bank salary in metro and rural cities may vary.
IBPS PO Career and Promotion
As the banking sector is considered one of the prestigious and esteemed works, everyone aspires to go for the banking jobs due to its benefits. Yes, opting banking as a career will provide you the pool of opportunities and promotion as well.
Bank also offers the opportunity for posting abroad and it gives the brilliant officer a chance to show their best of ability. Hardworking and trained employee will have a high chance to be promoted on the higher scale in a short period of time.
IBPS PO Prelims 2017 cut off
|Subjects||English Language||Quantitative Aptitude||Reasoning Ability||Total|
IBPS PO Mains 2017 Cut off:
IBPS PO Mains 2016 cut off
|Sr.No.||Name of the Test||Maximum Marks||Cutoff|
|SC/ST/ OBC/ PWD||General|
|Category||Cut-offs on Total (Out of 200)|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||41.75|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||31.50|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||52.50|
|Hearing Impaired (HI)||37.00|
|Visually Impaired (VI)||37.50|
IBPS PO Final 2016 cut off
|Minimum Score||33.70 10/09 /91||28.60 30/06 /92||37.00 06/06 /95||39.90 28/08 /93||31.40 12/12 /90||33.10 01/04 /86||25.40 22/12 /86|
IBPS PO Previous Years Cut Off
|1.||IBPS CWE PO 2 – 2012||55.84||47.36||58.32||62.12||45.20||42.84||55.88|
|2.||IBPS CWE PO 3 – 2013||34.20||26.20||36.80||42.20||33.20||19.60||21.40|
|3.||IBPS CWE PO 4 – 2014||42.20||36.40||45.60||49.60||39.60||34.80||24.40|
|4.||IBPS CWE PO 5 – 2015||41.40||36.20||46.70||49.90||37.90||37.20||22.10|
The cut-off for ibps po prelims exam
|English||Reasoning ability||Quantitative ability||total|
The cut-off for ibps po mains exam is shown below. Take a look!
|English||Reasoning ability||Quantitative ability||Computer||Ga||Total
IBPS Provisional allotment
The provisional allotment of the eligible candidates is released on the official website of IBPS PO bank.
IBPS banks are allotted as per the preference of candidates which are done at the time of applying online application. The ibps departments play its role in the selection process until the provisional allotment to different banks.
|Minimum Score||33.70 10/09 /91||28.60 30/06 /92||37.00 06/06 /95||39.90 28/08 /93||31.40 12/12 /90||33.10 01/04 /86||25.40 22/12 /86|
IBPS PO 2018 FAQs
Providing with the list of the frequently asked question by students
- What to do if I forget my registration password?
Ans. You should recheck your registered email ID and Mobile inbox for that.
- What am I supposed to do my name is printed with wrong spelling?
Ans. You can apply another form with correct details before the last date. The last filled form will be considered.
- What are the important documents required for applying ibps po online form?
Ans. Important documents are:
Softcopies of scanned Sign & Photo.
Passing marks details (Mark sheets)
Valid Email ID
- What is score pattern for ibps po
- I am a Tibetan refugee am I eligible to fill the form?
- I am an arts graduate can I apply?
Ans. – Yes, you can apply.
- Is there any provision for foreign students to apply?
- What is the examination fee?
Ans. For SC/ST/PWD category-100/-
For the other categories-600/-
- When will the result of ibps 2018 declare?
Ans. IBPS PO 2018 Prelims result will be declared in October 2018.
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