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A brief on IBPS PO 2018:

Details on IBPS PO 2018

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an organization that helps in assessment and selection of an individual for various organization at different posts. IBPS PO Exam inspects an individual on the base of Speed, Accuracy and Confidentiality in all its activities. IBPS provides its service to all Public Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, few Co.op.Banks, LIC & Insurance companies Regional Rural Banks, many Public Sector Undertakings of Non-financial sectors, Government Departments, State-owned companies and Corporations also avail its services. Some major universities and reputed Management institutes engage IBPS regularly for conduct of their “Admission Tests”.
IBPS has released the tentative schedule for IBPS PO 2018 exam. The Preliminary exam for IBPS PO 2018 has been scheduled on 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st October 2018 and the Mains exam on 18th November 2018.

IBPS PO 2018 Eligibility Criteria :

Educational Qualifications:
A candidate must possess 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 (as in 2016 notification) :
Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years The final criteria for IBPS PO Exam 2018 will be released along with the official notification.

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.
IBPS will release the results in after completion of each Phase of Examination.The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and interview. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness.

IBPS PO 2018 Online Application :

The date for online application for IBPS 2018 exam will begin in the month of August 2018.
IBPS PO 2018 Application Fee
Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
Rs. 600 /- for all others

A) IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern:

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern consist of 100 questions & in 3 sections and 1 hour of time. The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination is just of qualifying nature for mains exam. The pattern of the Preliminary exam is given below:

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
2. Numerical Ability 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
total 100 100

B) IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam Pattern:

IBPS PO Mains exam will contain 155 questions and time allotted will be 180 minutes. The pattern of the Mains exam is given below:

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) 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
total 155 200 3 Hours

Descriptive Test:
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) for 25 marks, time limit 30 minutes.
Important Note – Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will be considered for shortlisting for Interview and preparation of final merit list. Note: There will be negative marking for every wrong answers in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question.
C) IBPS PO Interview: The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The qualifying marks in interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (Main exam) and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.

English Language
Reading Comprehension
Cloze Test
Sentence Errors
Vocabulary based questions
Sentence Improvement
Jumbled Paragraph
Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement) .

Reasoning Ability
Seating Arrangements
Direction Sense
Blood Relation
Order and Ranking
Machine Input-Output
Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
Data Sufficiency
Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)

Quantitative Aptitude
Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
Number Series
Data Sufficiency
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

General Awareness
Banking and Insurance AwarenessFinancial Awareness
Schemes and Policies
Current Affairs
Static Awareness

Computer Aptitude
History and Generation of Computers
Introduction to Computer Organisation
Computer Memory
Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
Computer Software
Computer Languages
Operating System
Computer Network
MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Basics of DBMS
Number System and Conversions
Computer and Network Security

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 cut off:

Subjects English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability Total
Maximum Score 30 35 35 100
Cutoff Score 05.00 07.75 10.00 42.75

IBPS PO Mains 2017 Cut off:

Category Cut-Off
GEN 82.00
OBC 75.63
SC 62.50
ST 42.25
VH 77.87
ID 55.00
HI 47.75
OC 59.63

IBPS PO Mains 2016 cut off:

Sr.No. Name of the Test Maximum Marks Cutoff
SC/ST/ OBC/ PWD General
1. Reasoning 50 03.25 05.25
2. English Language 40 02.25 04.75
3. General Awareness 40 08.00 10.75
4. Computer Awareness 20 05.00 06.50
5. Quantitative Aptitude 50 10.75 12.50

IBPS PO Mains 2016 cut off:

Category Cut-offs on Total (Out of 200)
Scheduled Caste (SC) 41.75
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 31.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 52.50
General (Gen) 52.50
Hearing Impaired (HI) 37.00
Orthopaedically Challenged 34.00
Visually Impaired (VI) 37.50

IBPS PO Final 2016 cut off

Provisional Allotment

Maximum Score 46.30 45.10 50.20 57.40 52.70 55.20 40.50
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. BPS CWE PO 3 – 2013 34.20 26.20 36.80 42.20 33.20 19.60 21.40
3. BPS CWE PO 3 – 2013 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

IBPS will be relelasing the official notification for the recruitment of Probatinory Officers. IBPS PO 2018 is going to be an opportunity for many of those who are preparing for making their career in banking sector. Below mentioned is the official notification for last year:

IBPS will be releasing the official notification regarding the post of probationary officer/management trainees. There were total 3562 vacancies for IBPS probationary officer/management trainees last year. IBPS vacancies also have reservations under various categories will be as per prevailing Government Guidelines at the time of finalisation of the result.

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.

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 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 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
Following are the tentative dates:

  • Updated Soon
    S.No: 1

    On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) by candidates

  • 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018
    S.No: 2

    IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date

  • 18th November 2018
    S.No: 3

    IBPS PO Mains Exam Date

  • Declared Soon
    S.No: 4

    Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Exam Result

  • Declared Soon
    S.No: 5

    Declaration and download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter

  • Declared Soon
    S.No: 6

    Date of IBPS PO Interview

  • Declared Soon
    S.No: 7

    Allotment of Provisional Posting

Notes: All participants who will successfully register himself / herself in PO VIII firstly have to fight with (Preliminary) Pre exam and Shortlist candidates in Pre examination will be called for Mains Exam and then further shortlist candidates called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank. Marks scored in mains exam will be decided for short listing for interview.

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