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IBPS PO EXAM 2018: The Complete Information

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IBPS PO EXAM 2018: The Complete Information

Every year, the selection of the Banking Personnel Institute organizes the IBPS PO Bank Examination for selection of Probationary Officers in Public Sector Banks. IBPS provides recruitment services to all public sector banks, SBI, SBI associate banks, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC and insurance companies and regular member banks of IBPS Society.

IBPS started the Common Written Examination (CWE) in 2011 for recruitment of officers and clerks in public sector banks. It accepts online application through its official website for registration of the examination.

It is organized at different places throughout India. The method of examination is online online in 2018, the IBPS CWE-7 PO Pre-Examination is organized on 7, 8, 14 and 15 October. The IBPS Po Chief examination will be held on November 26, 2018.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection – IBPS CRP PO VIII Recruitment – 4102 Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee Vacancy – Last Date 04 September 2018

According to our expectations, the Banking Personnel Selection Institute (IBPS) will conduct examination training before September. Along with this, call letters have been issued for Probationary Officer (PO) / Management Training CWUE PO / MTI VII. Can download an IBPS official website from

There will be pre-examination training in various test centers across the country, which will be held from September to October.

How to Download IBPS PO Pre-Exam Training Call Letter:

  • Visit official website,
  • Connect the link and download the call letter (entry letter) for PO / MT-7
  • Now, enter your registration number and password in the given location for the purpose.
  • Carefully enter the given captcha code after that
  • Now enter your account where your login letter will appear on the screen
  • Download and receive a printout for future use

Note: Call letters for PO / MT-VII can only be downloaded till September 29.

Who can participate in pre-examination training and how?

Pre-examination training is organized by nodal banks or participating organizations for the limited candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribes / Minority Communities in the selection centers. Expenses like travel, boarding, lodging etc. can be taken by interested candidates who are participating in this training.

Expected key dates:

  • Pre-Exam Training: September to October
  • Last date for downloading the online letter-for-call letter: September 2018
  • Exam date schedule for online pre-examination: October 2018
  • The result of the initial examination declaration: October 2018
  • Expected date to download call letter for online exam (main): November 2018
  • Expected Date of Online Main Examination: November 2018
  • The main result will be announced: December 2018
  • Expected date to download call letter for interview: January 2018
  • Expected date of interview conduct: January / February 2018
  • Temporary Allocation Date: April 2018

IBPS PO Notification 2018

IBPS will be the official information of IBPS PO in August. The online registration for IBPS PO is from August to September 2018. The method of examination is online. The pre-examination is held in October, the main examinations will be held on November 2018.
IBPS holds complete recruitment process for selection of candidates for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) in various public sector banks. The selected candidates will be posted anywhere in India.

Candidates can enroll eligible and interested themselves online for post on online IBPS website. Http://

There are initial and main examinations in the selection process that will be conducted online, after which the interview will be held. To shortlist the candidates, each exam has to be passed and will have to move forward in the next phase. The final selection will be based on the rank made in the Main and Interview.

Click here to download the official information IBPS PO 2018-18 notification

IBPS PO vacancy 2018

Every year, more than 20 lakh candidates are applying for IBPS Bank PO exam. Official information of IBPS PO 2018 will be released. Online registration for IBPS PO 2018 will start from August 2018. 3562 posts are vacant for the post of Probationary Officer and Management Trainee (MT)

  • Available Posts: 3562 Vacant Position
  • Name of vacancies: Probationary Officers / Management Trainee (PO / MT)

IBPS PO/MT Vacancy 2018

IBPS has announced vacancies/posts for 4102 Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee (PO/MT), candidate who want to apply for IBPS Current vacancies can apply through SARKARIRESULTU.COM on or before 2018-09-04. The required information like important dates for applying, age limit, vacancy details, useful weblinks to apply, notification attachments, official site are given below....

JOB Profile : Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee (PO/MT)
State : All State
Total Post : 4102
Pay Scale : Rs. 14500 – 25700/-
Education Qualification : Graduate
Closing Date : 2018-09-04


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection - IBPS Recruitment 2018 – 4102 Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee (PO/MT) Vacancy Details:

  • Selection Process : Selection will be based on Preliminary, Main Online Exam & Interview.
 Post Name No Of Vacancy Pay Scale
Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee (PO/MT) 4102 14500 – 25700/-

Category wise Vacancy Details

2233 1185 599 285 4102

What Eligibility Criteria for IBPS RRB Recruitment

Educational Qualification Age Limit  (As on 01.08.2018)
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent. 20 to 30 years
Application Fee
For Gen/OBC Rs. 600/- Pay the Exam Fee through Credit card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking Fee mode.
For SC/ ST/PWD Rs. 100/-
Important Dates to Remember
Starting Date for Submission of Online Application 14 August 2018
Last Date for Submission of Online Application 04 September 2018
Last Date for Payment of Application fee 04 September 2018
Date of Online Examination – Preliminary  13, 14, 20 & 21 October 2018
Date of Online Examination – Main 18 November 2018
Important Links
Detail Advertisement Link Click Here
Apply Online  Click Here
IBPS Recruitment Admit Card Click Here
Result Click Here
How to Apply IBPS RRB Vacancy
Interested candidates may apply online through the IBPS website from 14.08.2018 to 04.09.2018.


IBPS PO 2018 Exam Dates

The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CWE VII 2018 are as follows:



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


Declaration of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Result

October 2018

Download IBPS PO Call Letter for Main Exam

November 2018

IBPS PO Mains Exam Date


Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Exam Result

December 2018

Declaration and download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter

January 2018

Date of IBPS PO Interview

January / February 2018

Allotment of Provisional Posting

April 2018

IBPS PO Examination Center

IBPS PO Examination (CWE) is organized online at various centers across India and candidates can mention their options while filling online applications. Although there is no unavailability of seats at the preferred places, IBPS allocates one examination center in addition to the options made by a candidate.

IBPS has the sole right to add or remove an examination center. Candidates can not make any request for change of examination center. Any abusive behavior in the examination center can cancel the application.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2018

Every year, Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trenies (MT) are recruited through Common Written Examination (CWE), known as IBPS PO Examination. CWE started in 2011. It will be held for the seventh time this year. Therefore, it is officially called IBPS PO / MT CWE Seventh 2018

The selection process of IBPS PO includes 3 stages (initial, main and interview). Each of them has to qualify for the candidates to move to the next stage.

The important steps of the IBPS PO recruitment process are as follows:

Online initial examination: Based on the requirements for the Online Main Examination, the adequate number of candidates in each category has been challenged by IBPS.

Online Main Examination: In order to be eligible for the interview, candidates are required to get the qualifications of the total cut-offs in the main examination along with each exam.

Interview: The participating organization will organize an interview which will be coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State / Union Territory with the help of IBPS.

Final result: The final result has been announced on the basis of overall performance of the candidate in IBPS PO Manis and interview round.

Provisional allocation: The temporary allocation of eligible candidate has been released on the official website. IBPS allocates the candidates on the basis of the time of online registration time of the banks.

Different banks play their role in the IBPS selection process till the temporary selection. Apart from this, the responsibility of informing the candidates about their dates and procedures is with the concerned banks.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

In the last few years, candidates will be held on the IBPS exam (CWE7) online for recruitment. The examination will be done in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS preliminary examination and Tier 2 or IBPS main examination are conducted after this examination but this year there is a major change in IBPS Po 2018 main exam. This letter is similar to SBI PO 2018, IBPS has added descriptive letters in its main examination.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The initial examination of IBPS Po is one hour period and is conducted online. There are 3 squares with more than 100 questions, with a maximum score of 100 points. The IBPS PO is negative notation in the pre-examination because 0.25 points for every wrong answer are deducted. Candidates should clear sectional cut off to qualify for the IBPS PE Main Examination. The section-wise details are given below:


Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



English Language



Composite time of 1 Hour


Numerical Ability




Reasoning Ability







IBPS PO Main Examination Pattern

This year IBPS has changed the IBPS due to IBPS, its main examination added descriptive paper. The IBPO PO main examination has also been conducted online, in which the total score of 4 points is 200 minutes 180 minutes and descriptive paper is 1 square, in which the total Scores mark 25-30-minute periods

The IBPS exam will have 5 sections and the time limit for each of the five sections is different, but the total time duration is for 180 minutes purpose and descriptive for 30 minutes. The candidates should try the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the body examining the body. Candidates can not leave the existing section before the allotted time. The next section is only after completion of the current section. For every mistake there is a negative marking with a reduction of 0.25 points. The section-wise details are given below:


Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



Reasoning and Computer Aptitude



60 minutes


General/Economy/Banking Awareness



35 minutes


English Language



40 minutes


Data Analysis & Interpretation



45 minutes





180 minutes






30 minutes

IBPS PO Interview

Candidates who have passed the main examination will be called for an interview, which will come with 100 marks. In order to qualify for the interview, a candidate needs to score 40% (35% for SC / ST / OBC / PWD candidates).

The interviewing period is not held for less than 15-20 minutes. There is a panel of bank officials who will question the candidates for themselves related, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness etc. Candidates should take all necessary documents in well prepared, confident and interviewing.

Merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in main examination and interview. IBPS works in the ratio of 80:20, respectively, with final scores and interviews with the weight of the points given in the main exam.

Penalty for wrong answer:

Fines for each wrong answer will be marked in both the initial and main objectives of the examinations. Each wrong answer will be punished by reducing 0.25 points given for that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer has been given by the candidate.

Final score count for IBPS PO exam:

There are some important points based on the calculation of final score for IBPS PO exam:

  • The marks created in the initial examination (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. They are only kept in mind to qualify for the main examination (Tier-2)
  • Candidates need to qualify for Phase 2 and Individual Interview to be eligible for the final stage.
  • The ratio of points between the CWE main exam and the interview for the final merit list will be 80:20, respectively.
  • 100 marks are used for the last merit list for each category. Candidates with higher qualification ranks in each category are finally elected.

IBPS PO Course 2018

IBPS Examination Course is similar to other bank exams, except that only IBPS is a matter of broad discretion, they can be divided into different subjects, which have been examined separately on the basis of the exams in the past few years May be. The IBPS course is divided into two parts:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations 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
Tabulation Data Interpretation  
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage  
Blood Relations Number Systems  
Input Output Sequence & Series  
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability  

IBPS PO Main Examination Course 2018

This year the examination pattern of IBPS Main has changed. IBPS has added a descriptive paper in its main examination, in which 4 classes have 180-minute total scores of 200 marks and descriptive papers are 1 section which is a total score of 25 points for a 30 minute period. These exams are of 5 classes: Computer, English Language, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General Awareness, and Descriptive Test (Paper and Essay).

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria - 2018

Educational qualification

Bachelor Degree: Eligibility Criteria for IBPS CWE Examination is a bachelor's degree in any stream, such as BA, BCom, BSc, B. Tech, etc. from the university recognized by the Government of India. Candidates with the same qualification from the University recognized by the Central Government are also eligible to apply for this examination.

Candidates should have a valid mark-sheet / degree:

  • The certificate that supports that they are graduate on that day when they were registered for the examination.
  • The percentage of marks obtained from undergraduate should be mentioned at the time of registration for IBPS Bank-PO examination.

Computer Literacy: The knowledge of computer operation should be done as the IBPS PO examination should be conducted online.

Proficiency of language: Candidates should have oral and written proficiency in the official language of the State / Union Territory. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

Nationality / Citizenship of applicants:

Candidates applying for IBPS CWE / Bank Po Exam should be one of the following:


  • 1. Indian citizens
  • 2. The topic of Nepal or Bhutan
  • 3. Tibetan refugees who came to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
  • 4. Individuals of Indian Origin (PIO) who have migrated from East African countries of Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi with the intention of permanent settlement in India
  • Candidates belonging to Class 2, 3, 4 should have a certificate of eligibility in their favor by the Government of India.

Age eligibility for candidates who apply for IBPS Bank PO examination:

Candidates applying for IBPS CWE examination should be of the age of 20, but should not be more than 30 years at the time of registration. In addition, according to government rules, there is a waiver of age relaxation for classified candidates:

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

IBPS PO Pre-Exam Training

Nodal banks / Participating organizations can organize pre-examination training for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Religious Minority Communities on some centers as per the strategy issued by the Government of India. This is a training session where the candidates are familiar with the types of questions, common mistakes, and training organizations, time management, best practices, basic tricks and suggestions of approach. Its aim is to give students of weaker sections a level playing field which can not coaching and make them aware about the general initiative and recruitment process of the exam.

The candidates belonging to the above categories can get training by telling the same against the respective columns when applying on-line.
Pre-preferring training is free with other expenses such as travel, food and housing expenses, which is spent by the candidate. Generally, this is conducted five days before the exam and the dates are announced on the official website. Please see below an indicative list of training centers:

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bengaluru Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Balasore Aurangabad
Amritsar Coimbatore Behrampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Bareilly Gulbarga Bhubaneshwar Indore
Chandigarh Hyderabad Dhanbad Jabalpur
Dehradun Kavaratti Guwahati Jaipur
Gorakhpur Kochi Hubli Jodhpur
Jammu Madurai Kolkata Mumbai
Kanpur Mangalore Muzaffarpur Nagpur
Karnal Mysore Patna Panaji (Goa)
Lucknow Port Blair Ranchi Pune
Ludhiana Puducherry Sambalpur Raipur
New Delhi Thiruchirapalli Shillong Rajkot
Patiala Thiruvananthapuram Siliguri Vadodara
Rohtak Vijaywada Tirupati  
Shimla Vishakhapatnam    

There will be some extra centers in IBPS or will remove something on the basis of requirement. Candidates who opt for pre-examination training should register their call letters for training by registering their registration number and password / date of birth from the bank's website. Pre-examination training call letters will not be sent by post.

IBPS PO Online application

Registration for IBPS PO exam 2018 will be done online. To avoid any technical errors, please ensure that the web browser used to fill IBPS PO 2018 application form is one of the following:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Mozilla Fire Fox 3.0 and above
  • Google Chrome 3.0 and up
  • Candidates applying for online should have the following prerequisites:
  • A valid email id
  • Photos and signatures scanned at fixed size
  • Application fee should be paid online so that all documents required for online transactions
  • IBPS PO 2018 application form can be filled only on the official website.
  • Prior to registering and proceeding with the application process, all the candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for IBPS PO online application.

IBPS PO Application Fee

The application fee for the IBPS PO examination is given below. The fees / information fees paid will not be refunded to any account and neither can be kept in reserve for any other examination or selection. Payment of application fee will be made online online. Please see the full guide for IBPS PO application to know more.

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 Admit Card Letter and Call Letter

The candidate can download IBPS PO 2018 admission letter from the official website IBPS, because the link of the IBPS PO Admission Letter will not be sent to the candidate through the post. To login to the official website, candidates will need the following:

  • Registration number / roll number
  • Date of birth / password date
  • The entry Admit Card will be made available in September 2018 IBPS PO Examination. The entry letter or call letter for IBPS PO 2018 will be issued in 3 steps:
  • Online preliminary examination
  • Online main exam
  • Interview
  • The link will be provided to download the entry form on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the entry form before downloading them.

IBPS PO 2018 results

The results of IBPS will be issued after completion of each stage of examination. The final merit will be prepared in the descending order of the state-wise and class-wise list of the main exams and the scores secured by the candidates in the interview. Candidates coming in the number of vacancies in the merit list will be considered for recruitment regarding medical health.

How to Preparation IBPS PO Exam

Candidates should prepare systematically for IBPS PO examination. Candidates should be aware of the latest courses and examination patterns. Various topics have been included in the course, choosing the right study material is important so that you can understand concepts and understand different types of questions.

IBPS PO3 abandoned everyone worried with the amazing changes in the test pattern. This is the reason that we were asked in last year's banking examination that the new pattern has decided to provide questions.

New pattern questions are only the applications of concepts in a new form. In IBPS Po 2018, you do not have to face trouble so that you can practice them a lot.

Candidates should go through IBPS queries last year, so that they can be expected in IPPS PO 2018.

Payments (Salary) of IBPS PO

In most of the public sector banks, the pay of PO is more or less. According to the settlement of 10th biparti, the latest revision of bank pay salary was November 2012; In spite of this, the final agreement was signed in May 2015. Accordingly, the revised pay of the bank PO will be effective from January 1, 2016.

Thus, the revised basic salary of the PO becomes -

23700 - (980 x 7) - 30560 - (1145 x 2) - 32850 - (1310 x 7) - 42020

  • Rs. 23700 is the revised basic pay of the bank PO which is applicable on 1 January 2016. Thus, in the form of PO, a new entrant in a bank will get Rs. 23,700 as the basic salary
  • Rupees. 980 is the annual increase which will get a bank drink and it will be applicable for a period of 7 years.

IBPS PO Cut off – 2016

IBPS PO Pre Exam Cut off 2016-17
The cutoff for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:

English Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude Total
07.00 08.50 08.25 47.50

IBPS PO Mains Exam Cut off 2016-17

The cutoff for IBPS PO Mains Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:

English Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude Computer GA Total
04.75 05.25 06.50 08.50 12.50 52.50


  • Is the IBPS PO exam Bilingual?
  • All tests conducted by IBPS are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi
  • Is there Negative Marking?
  • For every wrong answer, there is negative marking in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2018. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.
  • Are there fixed timings for different sections?
  • Not in Prelims, Yes in Mains

Examination Analysis IBPS Po Premier 2017

The first phase of IBPS PoE PREMIUM 2017 was organized on October 7 and 8, 2017. It was organized at the All India level. The feedback given by the candidates who were present in the written exam in these two days have the experience that the difficulty level was in the medium to the difficulty. This was not an easy paper. We are discussing the 4 detailed analysis of IBPS PoE PREMIUM 2017 here. In the future candidates can get some tips for easy access to the exam.

There is no real question for question papers not included in the exam; Therefore, the given analysis is based on the memory-based questions made by candidates appearing in the examination.

IBPS PO Premissions has three sections of 2017 and expert analysis has given the overall analysis of this question paper:


Subject Total Questions Good Attempt Time
English Language 30 Questions 11-14 Attempts  15
Reasoning Ability 35 Questions 17 to 22 Attempts  20
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Questions 17 to 21 Attempts  25
Total 100 Questions 53 to 58  60 Minutes

Subject-wise Exam Analysis  

IBPS PO Prelims: English Language Section Analysis

(Moderate- Difficult)

English language section was middle to tougher until the assessment included reading related topics related to economics were difficult to spot error queries and they were asked in a different pattern. Most questions were based on the subject verb contract rule.

S.No Topics No. Of Questions Level

Reading Comprehension

10 Moderate Difficult
2 Other question such as Fill in the blanks (phrases based questions) + Error Detection (new pattern) 20 Difficult
3 Total 30 Moderate-Difficult

Quantitative qualification section analysis

The quantitative attititude section was in two shift and there were some changes in the other two shifts. Instead of quadratic equations, the number series were questions and level was moderate. If you are preparing for bank examinations, it would be better to dedicate more time in calculation. Construct the speed so that you calculate quickly, there were only 2 sets of D. There was a question based on the line chart and the second was on a table form. Level was easy to medium

Topics No of Questions Level
Quadratic Equations/Number Series 5 Moderate
Approximation 5 Moderate
Data Interpretation 12 Calculative and Difficult
Average 2 Moderate
Profit & Loss 2 Moderate
Compound Interest 1 Moderate
Discount 2 Moderate-Difficult
Problem on Ages 1 Moderate
Ratio and Proportion 1 Moderate-Difficult
Time and Work 1 Moderate
Boat and Stream 1 Moderate-Difficult
Mixture and Allegation 2 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate-Difficult

Reasoning Ability analysis

The questions in the logic section of all shifts were of the same pattern, with a slight variation. The questions of puzzles and sitting arrangements were more in the fourth change. Among the other changes, there were a total of 25 questions on the basis of the puzzle and seating arrangements in the fourth shift. Normally the pattern was as follows:

Topics  No. of Questions Level
Inequalities/Coding Decoding 5  
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 20-25  
Direction Sense 1  
Blood Relation 3  
Order and Ranking 1 Moderate-Difficult
Syllogism 5 Moderate-Difficult
Total 35 Moderate

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