Every year IBPS aka Institute OF Banking Personnel 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.
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 Exam will be held on 18th November 2018.
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IBPS PO 2018 Exam Important Dates
The IBPS PO exam dates has been released with its official notification. The important dates for IBPS PO 2018 are given below:
|On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) by candidates||14th August 2018 – 4th September 2018|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date||13th, 14th, 20th and 21st 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|
IBPS PO 2018 Vacancy
More than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination every year. IBPS has already released the official notification, exam dates & vacancies for IBPS PO 2018. IBPS introduced 4102 vacancies for IBPS PO 2018-19 Exam. IBPS PO Vacancy 2018 is likely to be more or less same as that of last year.
IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria – 2018
A candidate must have the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.
Age: Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years
|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|
IBPS PO 2018 Online Application
The date for online application for IBPS 2018 exam will begin on 14th August 2018 and will end on 4th September 2018
IBPS PO 2018 Application Fee
Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
Rs. 600 /– for all others
IBPS PO 2018 Exam Dates
IBPS has released IBPS PO Exam Dates for the year 2018-19. IBPS PO 2018 Prelims exam will be conducted on 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018 and mains exam is scheduled on 18th November 2018. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts examination for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) and Clerical Cadre every year. IBPS will take CWE-VIII for Probationary Officers as an Online exam in two parts:
- IBPS PO Preliminary Exam
- IBPS PO Mains Exam
IBPS PO Salary
Approximate salary of bank PO is 35,000 – 40,000 and it may vary bank to bank. And other allowances as may be admissible under the rules in force from time to time in the company. Becoming a probationary officer in a public sector bank is a brilliant opportunity to start a promising career in banking sector.
IBPS PO 2018 Exam Centre
There is exam centre in every state and union territories i.e. 36 and the address of the venue will be advised in the call letters. IBPS.
IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern
Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
|Sr.No.||Name of the Test||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam Pattern:
|Sr.No.||Name of the Test||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|2||English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|3||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|4||General Economy & Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
IBPS PO Interview
The candidates who have qualified the mains exam are called for a face to face interview which carries a maximum of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
The interview round is generally 15-20 minutes long, where a panel of bank officials ask questions to the candidates about themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.
The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in mains examination and interview. The final scores calculated by IBPS with weightage of marks given to the main examination and interviewing the ratio of 80:20 respectively.
Major changes are noticed in IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018. Let’s have a look at all the changes one by one.
- The IBPS PO Main exam has 4 sections with a total score of 200 marks that has to be completed within a time frame of 180 minutes.
- The number of questions asked in IBPS PO Mains 2018 has been reduced from 200 to 155.
- IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer.
- The time duration for completing the multiple sections has also been altered for Prelims Exam. Now each section in the prelims exam needs to be completed in 20 minutes.
- There will be no particular section for Computer Applications. Reasoning section has been teamed up with Computer Aptitude section that will comprise of 45 questions carrying a total of 60 marks that needs to be completed within 60 minutes.
IBPS PO Syllabus 2018
IBPS exam syllabus is no different from any other bank exam. While IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided 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:
|Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Mixtures & Allegations||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|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding Decoding||Permutation, Combination &Probability|
|Computer Aptitude||General Awareness|
|History and Generation of Computers||Banking and Insurance Awareness|
|Introduction to Computer Organization||Financial Awareness|
|Computer Memory||Govt. Schemes and Policies|
|Computer Hardware and I/O Devices||Current Affairs|
|Computer Software||Static Awareness|
|MS Office Suit and Short cut keys|
|Basics of DBMS|
|Number System and Conversions|
|Computer and Network Security|
IBPS PO Admit Card 2018
Every candidate who registers for IBPS Exam 2018 within stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of IBPS. The admit card for the PRELIMS exam will be released first followed by the admit card of MAINS exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for MAINS).
IBPS PO Results 2018
IBPS will release the results in three stages after completion of each level Exam. The candidates selected in the rounds progress to the next one. Candidates can check the result from the direct link to official IBPS website as and when the results are announced.