IBPS PO 2018 Exam – IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) began its journey with the nationalization of 14 major banks in India in 1969. IBPS releases the notification for the recruitment of the PO/MT-VIII by conducting the CWE. The IBPS PO 2018 examination dates for the CWE has been released by the IBPS. The Preliminary Examination will be held in the month of October, which will be followed by the Mains on November 18, 2018, and the last but not least that is the interview, which will hold in 2019. In this article, you will read about the dates by which IBPS PO 2018 application form filling may start along with other information such as- eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, application procedure, application fees, selection process, admit card, result etc.

IBPS PO 2018 Exam

It is expected that the application form filling that will be done in online mode at www.ibps.in may begin on the dates set by the IBPS. The admit cards will be issued in October for Prelims and in November for Mains. The entrance exam will also take place accordingly after which the result shall be announced by December at the latest. Interview for selected candidates will be held in January 2019. The recruitment process shall comprise of three phases i.e. Preliminary and Main exam and Interview. The dates are listed here.

Event Date
Date of releasing of online application form To be announced
Deadline for registration To be announced
Preliminary Exam admit card will release To be announced
Preliminary Exam Date 13-14 & 20-21 Oct 2018
Date of declaration of Preliminary exam result To be announced
The main Exam admit card will release To be announced
Main Exam Date 18 Nov 2018
Date of release of Main exam result To be announced
Call letter for interview To be announced

Minimum Eligibility Criteria for IBPS PO

Candidates should meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply for IBPS PO 2018:-

Nationality– candidate must be an Indian National.

Educational Requirements– candidate must have done Graduation in any discipline.

Age Limit – applicant must be between 20 to 30 years as on July 01, 2019. Candidates belonging to reserved category might get relaxation in the upper age limit.

The relaxation criteria as per last year were as follows:-

Category Age relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots/ People ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir from 01 January 1980 to 31 December 1989/ Ex-Servicemen 5 years

IBPO PO 2018 Application Form

Eligible aspirants who are interested in applying for the post of Probationary Officers shall be able to access the link for filling the form in online mode only. This is the official website www.ibps.in you will also find the link embedded in this post when the link is activated.

Application Fee

There is no solid information as to what will be the application charges for the 2018 IBPS application form. But here we are giving you the last year’s application fee for guidance purpose. Candidates had to make payment of

Category Amount paid as per last year
General candidates Rs.600/-
SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/-

It was paid through net banking or debit card/credit card.

Admit Card for IBPS PO 2018 Exam

IBPS shall upload IBPS PO 2018 admit card in three phases i.e first for Prelims, secondly for Mains and then finally for the candidate who has been selected in the Interview process as well. The entry pass of all successfully registered candidates shall be issued using the link embedded on the official website. Admit Card shall not be sent individually via post or any other medium. The instructions given on the admit card should be followed by the aspirants as it is.

Exam Pattern of IBPS PO 2018

Before letting you aware of the current events of IBPS PO 2018 let us first understand the testing procedure. After fathoming the selection procedure, you can easily gather information associated with the exam such as exam pattern:-

Selection Procedure

The candidates are tested on three standard and crucial phases

  • PHASE I-Preliminary Exam (100 marks)
  • PHASE II- Main Exam (200 marks)
  • PHASE III- Interview ( 100 marks)

Exam Pattern of Preliminary Exam

The exam shall be conducted in online mode, where candidates may be required to solve 100 MCQs related to three major sections including- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The question paper might be of 100 marks for which you shall get only 1 hour. A penalty of 0.25 (25% marks) for each wrong attempted response is asserted.

Subjects No. of Questions Maximum marks Time allowed
English Language 30 30 1 hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Exam Pattern of Main Exam

The exam shall be conducted in online mode, where candidates may be required to solve 200 MCQs related to three major sections including- Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (Banking) and Computer Knowledge. The question paper might be of 200 marks for which you shall get only 2 hours. A penalty of 0.25 (25% marks) for each wrong attempted response is asserted.

Subjects No. of questions Maximum marks Time distributed
Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
English Language 40 40 30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
General Awareness 40 40 20 minutes
Computer Knowledge 20 20 10 minutes
Total 200 200 140 minutes

Expected Pattern of Interview

After the qualifying Main exam, candidates may further be required to appear for 100 marks interview session. All the candidate must produce the following original documents at the time of interview:-

Documents to be submitted at the time of interview

  • (i) Interview Call Letter
  • (ii) date of birth proof
  • (iii) online application form
  • (iv) Photo Identify Proof
  • (v) mark sheets from 10th onwards
  • (vi) caste certificate
  • (vii) experience certificate
  • (viii) age relaxation certificate
  • (ix) NOC if employed in the government firm

IBPS PO 2018 Result

There will be sectional cutoff in IBPS PO 2018 exam meaning that the candidates have to obtain minimum qualifying marks in each section. Furthermore, the authority will declare the result in three phases:- first for the Preliminary exam then for Main and at the last for Interview. It is expected that the final result shall be announced in January 2019. Rank is decided based on the following

  • Vacancies available
  • Total marks obtained by the candidate in all the three phases
  • Cut off from last year

Expected Organising Participating

In India, IBPS is the largest recruitment organization which conduct the examination to hire the candidates in private bank sector. Many banks are associated with the IBPS. The list of the banks who are associated with the IBPS is given here.

Allahabad Bank Central Bank of India Oriental Bank of Commerce United Bank of India
Canara Bank Indian Overseas Bank Union Bank of India Bank of Maharashtra
Indian Bank UCO Bank Bank of India IDBI Bank
Syndicate Bank Bank of Baroda Dena Bank Punjab & Sind Bank
Andhra Bank Corporation Bank Punjab National Bank Vijaya Bank

Last 5-year Statistics of IBPS

Every year lakhs of the candidates participate in the IBPS recruitment process. Many candidates got selected and many of them reject. So the figure will give you the exact statistics, for the students who have registered for the examination and who have appeared in the examination in past 5 years.

IBPS PO 2018 Exam: Date, Notification, Application Form, Vacancy, Syllabus

Insofar, only official dates of IBPS PO 2018 have announced by IBPS. Rest of the information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as IBPS releases any notices regarding IBPS PO 2018, details will be updated here.
Official website: www.ibps.in
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