IBPS PO 2018 Notification: Check Exam Dates, Pattern

IBPS has released the official notification for IBPS PO - VIII 2018 exam with an increased number of vacancies in comparison with last year's notice (IBPS-VII). 

Total number of vacancies this year are 4102. 

IBPS PO 2018: Exam Dates

Schedule of Exams for IBPS PO 2018:
The Preliminary exam on 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st October 2018, and
The Mains exam on 18th November 2018.

IBPS will take CWE-VIII for Probationary Officers as an Online exam in two parts:
1. IBPS PO Preliminary Exam
2. IBPS PO Mains Exam

Following are the tentative dates:

Activity Date
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

Note: 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.
IBPS PO 2018 Notification
IBPS will be relelasing the official notification for the recruitment of Probationary 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:

BPS PO 2018 Vacancy

IBPS has released the official notification regarding the post of probationary officer/management trainees. There were total 4102 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.

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 PO 2018 Exam Pattern
Phase-IPreliminary Examination
S.No. Name of Tests(Objective 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
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. 

Phase – II: Main Examination

Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 25 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests is online. 

Sl.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
1. Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
2. Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks is a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
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.

3. 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. 

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