IBPS PO 2018 Important Dates

IBPS will be releasing the official notifications for the Probationary officer (PO) recruitment soon. The application process will be commenced from August 2018 tentatively. The interested & eligible applicants can apply for IBPS PO 2018 from the official website of IBPS and it has to be filled only through online mode. The applicants also have to pay application fee to complete the application procedure. The application fee for General & OBC applicants is Rs. 600/- & for reserved categories is Rs. 100/-.The application fee can be paid only through online mode via net banking/ debit/credit cards.

IBPS PO 2018 Important Dates
IBPS PO Online Registration/ Edit/ Modification of Application August 2018
Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments August to September 2018
Download IBPS PO Training call letters September 2018
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Training Conducted September to October
Download IBPS PO Preliminary Exam call letter September 2018
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date October
Declaration of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Result October 2018
Download IBPS PO Call Letter for Main Exam November 2018
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date November
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

Eligibility Criteria

The applicants must have Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university or equivalent.
The applicants should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree.
The applicants should have good knowledge of computer operations as IBPS PO exam is conducted online.
The applicants must have aged between 21 to 30 years during the time of registration for IBPS PO. As per the Government rules there is age relaxation relevant to category wise applicants.
Category Age Relaxation
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

No. of attempts for IBPS Po exam

There is no limits of attempts for IBPS PO exam. However, there is an age eligibility criteria. The applicant may appear for IBPS PO exam as much as he/she can until they reach the maximum age limit, which in this case has been provided as 30 years of age. Application Fee
·         Candidates can pay their Application Fees through online mode only.
·         Application Fee can be paid using debit card/credit card/internet banking.
·         The Fees once paid will not be refunded.
The Fees Structure of IBPS PO has been explained below:
Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam: The examination will have 100 questions of MCQ type. The examination will be conducted through online mode. The question paper will be divided into 3 sections- English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning Ability. The duration of the examination will be 1 hour.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 1 Hour
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100  

IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern

The examination will have 100 questions of MCQ type. The examination will be conducted through online mode. The question paper will be divided into 4 sections- Reasoning and Computer Aptitude ,  General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language & Data Analysis & Interpretation. The duration of the examination will be 3 hour.
Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Marks Duration
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
                       Total 155 200 180 minutes
Paper 11 2 25 30 minutes
The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks will be a Test of
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive
Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
There will be a penalty of 1/4thmarks for each wrong answer.

IBPS PO 2018 Selection Process

The selection process of SBI PO 2018 examination will be completed in 3 stages as follows-
Stage I- Preliminary exam (MCQ type 100 marks)
Stage II- Main exam (MCQ type 200 marks & Descriptive type 25 marks)
Stage III- Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

Syllabus for Objective Type

English Language

Vocabulary, Spotting Errors, Reading Comprehension, Paragraph Completion, Cloze Test, Sentence Rearrangement Misspelt & Inappropriate Words, Fill in the blanks, Para Jumbles, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases, Grammar Correction, Deriving Conclusions, Vocabulary.

Reasoning Ability

Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation, Direction and Distance, Order and Ranking, Sitting Arrangement, Puzzle, Data Sufficiency, Machine Input, Inequality, Syllogism, Alphabetical and Miscellaneous Series, Statement & Course of Action, Inference, Input & Output, Statements & Assumptions, Diagram.
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation/Data Analysis
Simplification, Number series, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Average Ratio and Proportion, Ages, Partnership, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Speed, Time and distance, Problems on trains, Boats and Streams, Mixture and Allegation, Inequality, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Area and Volume, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, Quadratic Equations, Data Analysis/Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Mix DI, Table Graph, Bar Graph, Line Graph, Probability, Permutation & Combination, Language DI).
Computer Knowledge
History of computers, Input and Output devices, Hardware and software, Windows operating system, Internet terms and services, Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint), Computer Abbreviations, Logic gates, Networking and communication, Database Management system, Hacking, Security  and Viruses, Shorty Keys, Modern Day Technology.
General/Economy/Banking Awareness
Current Affairs (National and International), Major Financial/Economic News, Budget and Five Year Plans, Banking & Financial Awareness, Who’s Who, Sports, Books and Authors, Awards and Honours, Science – Inventions and Discoveries, Abbreviations, Important Days, International and National.

Syllabus for Description test are:

Letter Writing

Formal Letter:  Writing Letter to Bank Managers, News Editors, Govt.  Department Officers.
 Informal Letter:  Writing letters to friends, relatives, parents, siblings
 Letters on saving the account, net banking and education loan.

Essay Writing

General Topic Only
Financial Inclusion
Right to Education

Precise Writing

Chief Vigilance Officer

Paragraph writing

Impact of autonomy
Rural Banking


IBPS PO 2018 Admit card

IBPS PO Prelims Admit card 2018 will be issued only to the registered candidates in the month of September and for the Mains, it will be available on November 2018 (tentatively). Candidates can download the admit card from the official site via online mode which is necessary for appearing in the examination. Download Admit Card- Click Here
Contents of the Admit card
Name of the candidate
Roll number
Application number
Photograph of the candidate
Post applied for
Exam time & date
Exam venue
Space for signature of the invigilator
Space for signature and thumb impression
Some general instructions for the exam
Space for pasting the passport sized color photograph (similar to the uploaded one)
Procedure to Download IBPS PO 2018 Result
Visit official site, www.ibps.in
Click on the result link for IBPS PO 2018 Exam.
After that Candidate needs to enter their Registration ID & Password.
The result will be displayed on the screen.
 Download it and take a print copy of the IBPS PO result 2018 for future reference.
IBPS PO 2018 Cut-off
Cut-off will be release with the  IBPS PO result. Cut-off term consists of minimum & maximum marks required to qualify the examination. Here we are mentioning the official cut-off of 2017, sectional & overall cut-off.

Sectional Cut Off for IBPS PO Prelims 2017

Sections Max
Cut Off
Cut Off
30 5 2.75
35 10 6.75
35 7.75 4.75
Overall Cut Off for IBPS PO Prelims 2017
Cut Off
(Out of 100)
 42.75  42.25  36  28.50  28.75  23.25  15.75  17.75

Sectional Cut Off for IBPS PO Mains 2017

Sections Max
Cut Off
Cut Off
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 60 10.25 7.50
General Economy/Banking Awareness 40 11.25 8.25
English Language 40 5.75 3.25
Data Analysis & Interpretation 60 14.00 10.75
English Language (Descriptive) 25 10.00 8.75
Overall Cut Off for IBPS PO Mains 2017
Cut Off

82.00  75.63 62.50 42.25  59.63  77.87 47.75   55.00


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