IBPS PO Exam 2018

IBPS PO Exam 2018

Every year Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds the IBPS PO Bank Exam to select Probationary Officers in Public Sector banks. IBPS offers recruitment services to all Public-Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies and regular member Banks of the IBPS society.

IBPS started Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011 to recruit officers and clerks in Public Sector Banks. It accepts online application through its official website for registration of the examination.

It is held at various locations throughout India. The mode of examination is online. In 2018, IBPS CWE-VII PO Pre-Exam is  held  on 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th  October.  IBPS PO Main Examination will be held on 26th November 2018.

IBPS Probationary Officers (PO) Pre-Exam Training 2018: Call letters released at ibps.in, steps to download

As per our expectation The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will hold pre-exam training from September . It has also released the call letters for Probationary Officer (PO)/management trainees CWE PO/MT VII. One can download from the official website of IBPS i.e www.ibps.in.

There will be a pre-exam training at various test centers across the country which will be held from september to october.

How to download IBPS PO Pre-Exam training call letters:

  • Visit official website, ibps.in
  • Connect to the link and download call letter (admit card) for PO/MT-VII
  • Now, enter your registration number and password in the space given for the purpose.
  • Carefully enter the captcha code given thereafter.
  • Now login your account where your admit card will appear on the screen
  • Download and obtain a printout of the same for future use

Note: The download of call letters for PO/MT –VII can only be done until September 29.

Who can attend Pre-examination training and how?

Pre-examination training is arranged by the Nodal Banks or Participating organizations for a limited number of aspirants who belong to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/Minority Communities at select centers. Expenses such as traveling, boarding, lodging, etc have to be borne by the aspirants who are attending this training.

Expected Significant dates:

  • Pre-exam training: September to October
  • Last date to download call letters for online examination-preliminary: September 2018
  • Exam date schedule for online pre-examination: October 2018
  • Result Declaration date of preliminary examination: October 2018
  • Expected date to download the call letter for online exam (main): November 2018
  • Expected date for Online main examination: November 2018
  • Result of Mains will be declared: December 2018
  • Expected date to download call letters for interview: January 2018
  • Expected date for the Conduct of interview: January/February 2018
  • Date for Provisional allotment: April 2018

IBPS PO Notification 2018

IBPS would official notification of  IBPS PO on  August. The Online Registration for IBPS PO is from  August to  September 2018. The mode of examination is online. Pre-Exam is  held  on  October. Main Examination will be held on  November 2018.
IBPS holds the entire recruitment process for the selection of candidates for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) in various public sector banks. The selected candidates will be posted anywhere in India.

The candidates eligible and interested can register themselves online for the said post on the official IBPS website.www.ibps.in
The selection process has 3-levels consisting of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interview. Candidates have to pass each exam to get shortlisted and proceed to the next stage. Final selection will be on the basis of the rank scored in the Mains and Interview.

Click here to Download official Notification IBPS PO 2018-18 Notification

IBPS PO Vacancy 2018

Every year more than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination. The official notification of IBPS PO 2018 would be released. The Online Registration for IBPS PO 2018 will start from August 2018. There are 3562 vacancies for the post of probationary officer and management trainees (MT).

  • Available Posts: 3562 Vacant Posts
  • Names of Vacant Positions: Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT)

Participating Banks and Category-wise Vacancies:

SC: Scheduled Caste PWD: Person with disability
ST: Scheduled Tribe HI: Hearing Impaired
OBC: OtherBackward Castes OC: Orthopaedically Challenged
Gen: General VI: Visually Impaired




ParticipatingOrganization SC ST OBC UR Total             PWD
1 AllahabadBank 36 19 64 116 235 16 2 3 2
2 AndhraBank 93 46 168 318 625 0 8 9 8
3 BankofBaroda Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
4 BankofIndia 30 15 54 101 200 2 2 2 2
5 BankofMaharashtra 15 7 27 51 100 0 3 1 0
6 CanaraBank 203 108 364 675 1350 18 18 18 17
7 CentralBankofIndia 15 8 28 49 100 1 1 1 0
8 CorporationBank 28 22 0 50 100 1 1 1 1
10 IDBIBank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
11 IndianBank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
12 IndianOverseasBank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
13 OrientalBankofCommerce NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
14 PunjabNationalBank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
15 Punjab&SindBank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
16 SyndicateBank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
17 UCOBank 75 26 178 251 530 40 6 10 5
18 UnionBankofIndia 83 34 78 127 322 14 3 13 11
19 UnitedBankofIndia Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
20 VijayaBank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Total 578 285 961 1738 3562 92 44 58 46

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Dates

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

Activity Date
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 2018
Date of IBPS PO Interview January / February 2018
Allotment of Provisional Posting April 2018

IBPS PO Exam Centre

The IBPS PO exam (CWE) is held online at various centres all over India and the candidates can mention their options at the time of filling in the online application. Though there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues yet IBPS allots an exam centre other than the choices made by a candidate.

IBPS is the only authority to add or remove an exam centrThe candidates can’t make any request for the change of the exam centre. Any indecent behaviour at the examination centre can lead to cancellation of the application.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2018

Every year Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MT) are recruited through a Common Written Examination (CWE), popularly known as the IBPS PO exam. The CWE started in the year 2011.  It will be conducted for the seventh time this year.  Therefore, it is officially termed as IBPS PO /MT CWE VII 2018.

The selection process of IBPS PO consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase.
The important steps of the IBPS PO Recruitment Procedure are as follows:
•Online Preliminary Examination:

Sufficient number of candidates in each category is shortlisted by IBPS depending upon the requirements for Online Main Examination

Online Mains Examination:

Candidates need to qualify each section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for interview.


The Participating Organizations will hold an Interview which will also be coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS

•Final Result:

The Final result is declared on the basis of candidate’s overall performance in IBPS PO Mains and Interview Rounds.

•Provisional Allotment:

The provisional allotment of the eligible candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS allots Banks to the candidates on the basis of the preferences they have made at the time of the online registration.
IBPS plays its role in the selection process till the provisional selection to different banks. Further the responsibility to inform the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedure lies with the respective banks.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

In the last few years, the IBPS exam (CWE 7) for hiring candidates will be held online. The exam will be in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by an interview but in this year a major change in the Mains Exam of  IBPS PO 2018.The Paper is same like SBI PO 2018, IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO preliminary examination is of one hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:

S.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

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

This year the exam pattern of IBPS Mains is changed. IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam The IBPO PO Main exam is also held online, it has 4 sections having a total score of 200 marks of 180 minutes duration and descriptive paper 1 sections having a total score of 25 marks of 30 minutes duration.
The IBPS exam will have 5 sections and the time limit for attempting each of the five sections is different, but the total time duration is 180 minutes for objective and 30 minutes for descriptive. The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section can only be attempted after the current section is completed. There is a negative marking with a deduction of 0.25 marks for every mistake.
The section-wise details are given below:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
3 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
                       Total 155 200 180 minutes


2 25 30 minutes

IBPS PO Interview

The candidates who have qualified the mains exam will be called for an interview which will carry 100 marks. To qualify for the interview a candidate is required to score 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

The interview round is conducted for not less than 15-20 minutes. It has a panel of bank officials who will raise questions to the candidates concerned themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well-dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.
The merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in main examination and interview. IBPS work out final score with the weightage of marks given to the main examination and interview in the ratio of 80:20 respectively.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:
A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case no answer is marked by the candidate.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS PO Exam:
There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the IBPS PO exam is calculated:
• Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates need to qualify Phase-2 and Interview individually to be eligible for final worth.
• The ratio of marks between CWE Main exam and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
• The aggregate of 100 marks is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with high merit rank in each category are finally selected.

Exam Syllabus:

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

IBPS exam syllabus is similar to other bank exams except that IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further bifurcated into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS syllabus is divided into two parts: IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

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 Mains Exam Syllabus 2018

This year the exam pattern of IBPS MAINS is changed. IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam it has 4 sections having a total score of 200 marks of 180 minutes duration and descriptive paper 1 sections having a total score of 25 marks of 30 minutes duration.This exam consists of 5 sections: Reasoning & Computer, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness, and Descrptive Test(LetterWriting &Essay).

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