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IBPS PO 2018/2019 Recruitment – Job Notification, How To Apply Online, Exam Dates



IBPS PO 2018/2019 Recruitment – Job Notification, How To Apply Online, Exam Dates


IBPS PO 2018 Notification, IBPS PO 2018 Apply Online : Official IBPS PO 2018 notification pdf out for 3562 vacancies. Eligible candidates can apply online for CWE VIII by submitting your application form.

Official Update: IBPS PO 2018 exam dates announced, according to the official notification, the IBPS PO prelims exam will be held on 13-10-2018, 14-10-2018, 20-10-2018 and 21-10-2018. Selected candidates in online preliminary exam will be shortlisted to main exam and it will be conducted on 18-11-2018.

Anyone who seeks employment in 20 Indian public sector banks and the regional rural banks (RRBs) have to write this exam compulsorily.However, the state bank of India will release a separate SBI recruitment 2018 notification for PO, Clerk and Specialist officer vacancies.

IBPS PO 2018 Apply Online

SBI PO 2018 Notification

IBPS PO Admit Card 2018

IBPS PO Result 2018

Annually, IBPS publishes the recruitment notifications for the vacant posts in both PSBs and RRBs. IBPS accepts the candidates’ applications and conducts exams throughout the nation. The interested candidates have to pass through online preliminary and main examinations followed by an interview process and based on their merit scores, secure placements in the participating banks.

  1. Notification
  2. Eligibility
  3. Exam date
  4. Apply Online
  5. Admit Card
  6. Result
  7. Cut Off
  8. Syllabus

IBPS PO 2018 Recruitment Notification

IBPS is expected to release the official IBPS PO 2018 notification for the post of Probationary Officer vacancies in various banks tentatively in July end to mid of August. All the candidates are supposed to complete their registration process in August to be eligible for appearing in the selection process. The candidates are requested to keep checking the website to get the latest news on the official notification. Around 4000 probationary officers vacancies to be expected through IBPS PO recruitment 2018. Get details of IBPS PO 2018 notification, exam dates and availability of online registration, admit card, result, etc.

  • Name of the post: IBPS PO
  • Organization: Institute of Banking & Personnel Selection (IBPS)
  • Total vacancies: 4000
  • Age Limit: 20 to 30 years.
  • Educational Qualification: Any Graduation
  • Preliminary Exam Dates: 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018
  • Mains exam date: 18th November 2018
  • Official Website:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection more commonly known as IBPS is an autonomous Indian agency which started working as Personnel Selection Services . At the request of the Reserve Bank of India aka RBI and the Public Sector Banks (PSBs), it became an independent body. For the recruitment of officers and clerks in Indian Nationalized Banks, IBPS introduced a Common Written Examination (CWE) .

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2018

Educational Qualifications:

The candidates applying for the exam should possess basic graduation degree in any discipline from a Government recognized University.

The candidates should also have passed in the English language as one of the subjects at HSC/SSC/Intermediate or Graduation Level. He/she must possess the certificate as proof of passing of the qualifying examination.

Age Limit:

Any Candidate applying for the IBPS PO 2018 exams should be between the age of 20 years and 30 years of age at the time of the registration. However, certain age relaxations are provided to certain sections of candidates which have been briefed below.

Sr No Category Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST) 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities 10 yeras
4 Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen 3 to 5 Years*
5 Widows and Divorced Women 9 years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
7 Jammu & Kashmir domiciled during
01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
5 years

IBPS PO 2018 Exam date

IBPS is yet to release the official IBPS PO 2018 notification but in the calendar released earlier this year for the 2018-19 recruitment process, following dates have been tentatively marked.

IBPS PO 2018 Recruitment Event Dates
Availability of IBPS PO Online Application Form August 23, 2018
Last date of Online Application Form Sep 12, 2018
IBPS PO Online fee payment dates Aug to Sep 2018
Release of IBPS PO Admit Card for Prelims Exam 01-10-2018
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam date 13-10-2018, 14-10-2018,
20-10-2018 and 21-10-2018
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Result November 2018
Release of IBPS PO Main Admit Card 06-11-2018
IBPS PO Main Exam date 18-11-2018
IBPS PO Main Exam Result December 2018
Release of E-Admit Card for Interview and Group Discussion January 2019
IBPS PO Interview Date Feb 2019
Declaration of IBPS PO Provisional Allotment March 2019

IBPS PO 2018 Application form – Apply Online

IBPS PO online application form 2018 will available from August to September on the official website, Students require to read all instructions carefully before they apply online for IBPS PO 2018 CWE VIII.

After the candidates have completed the filling the application form, they are requested to preview the application form before submitting it to avoid any mistakes. Students should also take the printout of the IBPS PO application form and the fee receipt for future reference.

Steps to Submit IBPS PO Online Application form 2018

IBPS PO application form 2018 can be filled in online mode only at given direct link of Candidates required to follow the given steps to easily complete the IBPS PO online registration process in the below given 5 steps. They are

  • Step 1: IBPS PO Online registration and filling up basic details
  • Step 2: Uploading scanned images of photograph and signature
  • Step 3: Providing choice of post, academic qualification and language choice
  • Step 4: Preview of filled IBPS PO application form
  • Step 5: Payment of application fees

IBPS PO online test will be held at various centers all over India and the candidates have to mention their preferred exam centers at the time of filling the IBPS PO online application form. To get the nearest exam center, you need to complete online registration process in the first week after releasing the application form. Make sure to choose nearest location to easily reach the exam center. Once IBPS PO online registration completed, you can’t make any request for change of online test center.

IBPS PO Admit card 2018 download

IBPS PO Admit Card 2018 Event Date
Release of IBPS PO Admit Card for Prelims Exam 23-09-2018
IBPS PO Prelims Exam dates 07-10-2018, 08-10-2018,
14-10-2018 & 15-10-2018
Release of IBPS PO Main Admit Card 14-11-2018
IBPS PO Main Exam date 26-11-2018

The admit cards for any of the rounds will not be sent by post to the candidates, and the candidates are expected to download the admit cards for the respective rounds by visiting the official website of IBPS.

They will be asked to enter their Roll no. / Registration No. provided to them after the completion of the registration process. Additionally, they will be requested to furnish either the Date of Birth which the candidate had entered during the registration or the system generated password provided to download the admit card.

The admit card for the IBPS CWE- VIII will contain the details of the examination date, day and time. It will also bear the test center’s name and the candidate’s basic information along with the instructions to be followed prior and during the selection process.

Candidates are requested to carry a photocopy of the identity proof with the original copy. Failure to produce both will result in the denial of the entry inside the examination center.

The IBPS PO admit card 2018 will be issued 10 to 15 days before the prelims and mains exam dates and can be downloaded from the official website of the organization.

IBPS PO Result 2018

The candidate’s score card and result for IBPS PO 2018 is expected to be released on 7th November, and that of the Mains is expected to be out on 26th of December. An interview round of the selected candidates is expected to be conducted in the month of January 2019, and the result is projected to be released in March 2019.

The candidates can check their ibps po 2018 results on the expected dates from the official website

IBPS PO Event Result Date
IBPS PO Prelims Result 07-11-2018
IBPS PO Mains Result 26-12-2018
Final IBPS PO Result March 2019

IBPS PO 2018 cut off marks

Candidates are required to secure particular cutoff marks in each section and overall test determined by the IBPS to progress to mains and interview stage. These scores are set according to the number of candidates who have applied for the examination and also the level of difficulty of the question paper.

The IBPS PO selection process has 3 well known levels, consisting of online preliminary and main Exams followed by Interview. Candidates should pass in each exam separately to get shortlisted and proceed to the next stage. Final selection will be made basis on the marks in the Mains and Interview.

By analyzing the trend of the previous few years, the expected cut-offs for each category for the prelims round are tabulated below:-

Overall cut off marks

Sr. No Category Cut off
01 General 47.50
02 OBC 46.50
03 SC 40.00
04 ST 31.25
05 OC 32.75
06 VI 31.50
07 HI 18.00

Sectional cut off marks

Subject General OBC SC ST
Cut offs on total score 47.50 46.50 40.00 31.25
English Language 7.00 4.50 4.50 4.50
Quantitative Aptitude 8.25 5.25 5.25 5.25
Reasoning Ability 8.50 5.50 5.50 5.50

Participating Banks

There are 27 nationalized banks in India. Except for SBI and its associates, rest of the 20 banks relies on the recruitment made by the IBPS to fill its vacancies of Clerks and PO posts. Different banks have different probation periods and bond charges. The brief information has been tabulated below for candidate’s ready reference.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018 for Prelims and Main Exams

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018 for prelims and Exam Pattern: The prelim round is conducted for an hour and consist of 100 questions each bearing one mark. These questions are framed to test a candidate’s knowledge and accuracy in the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The marks obtained during this stage are only qualifying in nature and are not included in the final scores calculated for the selection of a candidate.

Name of Section No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
Total 100 100 1 hour
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 1 hour
Reasoning Ability 35 35

IBPS PO Mains Syllabus and Exam Pattern: The candidates qualifying the prelims examinations after securing the cut-off marks are required to appear for the mains round. This round is conducted for 2 hours and 20 minutes and the candidates are tested on their Reasoning, English, Quantitative, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. The marks secured by the candidate at this stage are also considered during the final selection.

Sr. No Section Qsns Marks Time
Total 155 200 3 hours
1. Reasoning &
Computer Aptitude
45 60 60 min
2. English Language 35 40 40 min
3. Data Analysis &
35 60 45 min
4. General Awareness
(with special reference to
40 40 35 min

The candidates should note that each wrong answer invites a penalty of 1/4th of the marks allotted to that specific question.

The candidates who qualify the prelims and mains stage are finally screened by a panel of experts to get an idea of their personality and knowledge. The Interview is a crucial stage as the probable employers test a candidate’s suitability for his/her employment in their organization which they analyze by asking various personal and professional questions.

The total marks assigned to the interview round are 100. The qualifying marks in this stage are 40% for General category and 35% for SC/ST/OBC and PWD candidates. The marks secured by a candidate in mains and interview process together are calculated to reach the final score. The Main to Interview round weight-age ratio is 80:20.

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