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Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a national-level entrance exam for the recruitment of Probationary Officers and Management Trainees in public sector banks in India. Nearly 20 lakh candidates compete each year for approximately 3562 vacant seats. IBPS PO 2018 exam is conducted in 3 stages: Prelims, Mains and Interview. This year the official notification is expected to be released in August 2018 by the Institute of Personnel Banking Selection on its official website. Candidates are shortlisted based on their merit scores following which they secure placements in the participating banks.
Latest: Result of Main and Combined results of Main and Interview has been released at the official IBPS website. Check Here
|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||3562|
|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|
Every year, more than 20 lac aspirants appear for IBPS PO exam. The total number of vacancies in the IBPS PO participating banks is expected to remain the same as per last year, i.e. 3562. Any further changes will be notified.
Tabulated below are the vacancies offered for each category:
|Bank Name||SC||ST||OBC||Gen||Total||Out of Which PWD|
|Bank of Baroda||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Bank of India||30||15||54||101||200||2||2||2||2|
|Bank of Maharashtra||15||7||27||51||100||0||3||1||0|
|Central Bank of India||15||8||28||49||100||1||1||1||1|
|Indian Overseas Bank||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oriental Bank of Commerce||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|Punjab National Bank||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|Punjab and Sindh Bank||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Union Bank of India||83||34||78||127||322||14||3||13||11|
|United Bank of India||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
The official notification for IBPS PO 2018 has not yet been released. However, a tentative schedule regarding the same has been tabulated below for the reference of candidates.
|IBPS PO CWE VIII Official Notification||August 2018|
|Release of IBPS PO 2018 Application Form||August 2018|
|Last Date to fill IBPS PO 2018 Application Form||September 2018|
|Issue of IBPS PO Pre-Exam Admit Card||September 2018|
|Pre-Exam Training Date||September 2018|
|Issue of IBPS PO Admit Card 2018 for Prelims||September-October 2018|
|Date of IBPS PO 2018 CWE VIII (Prelims)||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.
Candidates must fulfil the IBPS PO Eligibility 2018 Criteria before filling the Application Form. The following guidelines must be followed to the hilt in order to ensure their eligibility for the exam.
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|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 military and have left on conclusion of project||05 years|
|The original habitants 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|
Registration for IBPS PO 2018 exam shall take place from August 2018 till September 2018. Application form will be made available at the official website of IBPS. Follow these steps to fill the IBPS PO Application Form.
Application Fee differs as per the candidates’ category and is given below:
It is a special training process organized by the Nodal Banks/ IBPS PO Participating Banks before the exam for candidates from SC/ST/Religious Minority Communities. The IBPS PO Pre-exam training is free of cost, where candidates are introduced to the exam pattern and are given helpful tips & tricks by experts and institutes.
This training also makes the candidates aware of the IBPS PO recruitment process, thereby acting as a playing field to students from weaker sections. The training is usually conducted for 5 days and the option to avail it is available while filling the application form fpr IBPS PO .
IBPS PO 2018 Admit Card will be available only in the online mode and can be downloaded from the official website. Separate hall tickets will be issued for Pre-exam training, Prelims and Mains. To download IBPS PO Admit Card, follow the steps given below:
IBPS reserves the sole authority to allocate IBPS PO Exam Center to all the candidates. Candidates can find their allotted center on the IBPS PO Admit Card. The exam center allotment is done on the basis of preferences filled in by the candidate whille filling the application form for IBPS PO.
Although, candidates have to mention their choice of Exam Center during IBPS PO Registration, IBPS reserves the right to allot them a center different from the one they mentioned in the form.
Candidates must only carry the documents allowed in the IBPS PO exam center and follow the prescribed guidelines. Those who fail to carry the Admit Card and requisite documents to the exam center shall not be allowed to appear for the exam.
Both, Prelims and Mains are online exams and consist of multiple choice questions. As per IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018, a total of 100 questions are asked in Prelims while the Mains exam consists of 200 questions. The Exam Pattern for IBPS PO 2018 has been tabulated below with section-wise distribution.
|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 incorrect answer
1 mark for correct answer
-0.25 for incorrect answer
1 mark for correct answer
|Normalisation method||Applicable||Applicable||Not applicable|
The Preliminary exam is divided into 3 sections while the Main exam is divided into 5 sections. Syllabus for IBPS PO 2018 has been tabulated below for the reference of candidates.
|Qantitative Aptitude||Reasoning Ability||English Language||General Awareness||Computer knowledge|
|Simplification, Number Series, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Work & Time Time & Distance, Sequence & Series, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & Combination||Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Input Output, Coding Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test, Data sufficiency, Puzzle, Logical Reasoning||Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles||Banking & Financial Awareness, Current Affairs. Static GK||Fundamentals of Computer, History of Computer, Internet MS Office, Input Output devices, Computer Shortcuts|
The result for IBPS PO 2017 Final Allotment has been uploaded on the official website. Candidates can acces it till March 31, 2018.
Result for IBPS PO Prelims and Mains exam will be declared in October 2018 and December 2018 respectively.
Cutoff is the minimum marks required by the candidates for clearing the exam. The expected IBPS PO Cut off score for both Prelims and Mains 2018 exam has been tabulated below.
Expected IBPS PO Prelims Cut Off 2018
|Category||Expected IBPS PO Prelims Cut Off (out of 100)|
Expected IBPS PO Mains Cut Off 2018
|Category||Expected IBPS PO Mains Cut Off (Out of 155)|
|Other Backward Classes||52.50|
Candidates who wish to be recruited as Probabtionary Officers and Management Trainees under IBPS must go through the three tier IBPS PO Selection process which includes the following stages:
Preliminary Exam and Main Exam are computer-based objective tests. While the Prelims are only qualifying in nature, marks scored in Mains examination will be considered while compiling the final result. Those who qualify the Main examination for IBPS PO are eligible to appear for the interview.
Those who clear the Interview become eligible for Provisional Allotment in the participating banks. Some of the important points regarding Provisional Allotment are given below: