IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) began its journey with the nationalisation of 14 major banks in India in 1969. There was an urgent need of supplying banking services for the service of consumers which was impossible without recruiting employees. However, selecting right people for the job was a tremendous task to be carried out so that new branches could be expanded. Over the years IBPS has evolved a standard selection criteria and adopted a selection system that was open to all the qualified candidates. The purpose behind adopting this method was to maintain transparency/ Fairness in the recruitment process. Since branch expansion was the priority of the bank, therefore, they started release notifications inviting suitable candidates.

Candidates are desperately waiting for the next notification that shall be informative describing all the points in detail. While the next information is released i.e for 2018. We are describing the expected requirements that may be included in 2018’s agenda. The next notice shall be coming for the post of Probationary Officer / Management Trainee in public sector banks. It shall be out tentatively in the month of July, 2018. The recruitment process shall comprise of two phases i.e. Preliminary and Main exam. The tentative dates are listed here.

It is expected that the application form filling that will be done in online mode at ibps.in may begin in the month of July 2018 and could be accessed by August 2018. The admit cards perhaps 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.

In this article you will read about the tentative dates by which IBPS 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 Important Dates- Tentative

Event Date
Date of releasing of online application form July 2018
Deadline of registration August 2018
Preliminary Exam admit card will release October 2018
Preliminary Exam Date October 2018
Date of declaration of Preliminary exam result November 2018
Main Exam admit card will release November 2018
Main Exam Date November 2018
Date of release of Main exam result December 2018
Call letter for interview January 2019

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

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 1st July 2018. Candidates belonging to reserved category might get relaxation in the upper age limit.

The relaxation criteria as per last year was 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 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.

IBPS PO 2018 Expected Selection Procedure and Exam Pattern

Before letting you aware with the current events of IBPS PO 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 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) marksheets from 10th onwards
  • (vi) caste certificate
  • (vii) experience certificate
  • (viii) age relaxation certificate
  • (ix) NOC if employed in government firm

IBPS PO 2018 Admit Card

IBPS shall perhaps upload IBPS PO 2018 admit card in three phases i.e first for Prelims, secondly for MAins and then finally for the candidate who have 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.

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 result in three phases:- first for 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 of last year

Expected Organising Participating

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

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