IBPS PO 2018

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has finally released IBPS PO 2018 Official Notification. A total of 4102 vacancies have been declared for the IBPS PO 2018 Exam. IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is scheduled on 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018. The Mains Exam for IBPS PO 2018 Exam will be conducted on 18th November 2018. IBPS PO CWE is conducted every year to select eligible candidates to the post of Probationary officer by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Board.

Back in 2011, IBPS started the Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruiting officers and clerks in all Public Sector Banks. Earlier this exam was known as IBPS PO exam but now the name has been changed to IBPS CWE.

IBPS PO Admit Card 2018

IBPS has released the Mains Admit Card for IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018. The Download of IBPS PO Mains Call Letter began on 1st November 2018 and will close on 18th November 2018. Candidates can download the Mains Call letter of IBPS PO 2018 by clicking on the link given below.

Click to download IBPS PO Admit card (Mains 2018)

IBPS PO 2018 Notification

The IBPS PO 2018 notification has now been finally released by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Board. The recruitment process is for selecting candidates for the post of Probationary Officers in different Public Sector Banks. Selected Candidates through IBPS PO 2018 exam can be posted anywhere in India. Candidates can click on the link given below to check IBPS PO Offcial Notification.

Click to check IBPS PO Notification 2018 Pdf

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IBPS PO 2018 Exam Dates

Activity Dates
IBPS PO Notification released 9th August 2018
On-line registration 14th August to 4th September 2018
Payment of Application Fees 14th August to 4th September 2018
Download Pre-Exam Training Call Letter September 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 1st October to 7th October
Download IBPS PO Prelims Call Letter October 2018
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date 13th & 14th October 2018
IBPS PO Prelims Result October/November 2018
Release of Mains Admit Card November 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

IBPS PO 2018 Vacancy

A total of 4102 vacancies are declared for IBPS PO 2018 Exam. These vacancies are distributed among the participating banks in the IBPS PO 2018 Exam. More than 20 lac candidates appear for IBPS PO Exam every year. As the vacancy has increased as compared to last year, the candidates have a better chance to score a position in the Government & Public Sector Bank this year.

IBPS PO Exam Centre 2018

The Exam Centres for IBPS PO 2018 will be allotted after the registration process is complete. Candidates are given the option to select the exam center of their choice while filling in the application form. However, if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues, IBPS may allot an exam center other than the choices made by the candidate.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2018

The recruitment process to select Probationary Officer and Management Trainees through IBPS PO 2018 is done in three phases: Online Preliminary Exam, Online Mains Exam and Interview. A candidate must qualify each of them to proceed to the next phase.

Check IBPS PO 2018 Recruitment Process Here

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018

The IBPS PO exam is going to be conducted in three phases: preliminary examination, mains examination and the Interview Process.

The Preliminary Exam has to be completedwithin a time frame of 1 hour. It is conducted in online mode in three sections namely Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.

A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examination to be eligible for the interview process.

IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern:

Name of the Test
of Questions
Maximum Marks
English Language
20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude
20 minutes
Reasoning Ability
20 minutes

IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam Pattern:

Name of the Test
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
60 minutes
English Language
40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation
45 minutes
General Economy & Banking Awareness
35 minutes
180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
30 minutes

Major changes are noticed in IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018. Let’s have a look at all the changes one by one.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

The IBPS PO syllabus is almost same for Preliminary phase and Mains Exam. A candidate needs to be well versed in Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Computer Awareness and General Awareness to scale high in this exam.

Click Here to View IBPS PO 2018 Exam Syllabus

You can also prepare through our Books. Clear your concepts for the different topics asked in IBPS PO Prelims & Mains Exam by going through our IBPS PO Book Kit. Access the Book Kit by clicking on the link given below.

IBPS PO Book Kit

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

A candidate is required to hold a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university in order to be eligible for IBPS PO 2018 exam. He/She must be on minimum 20 years of age to apply for this exam.

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IBPS PO 2018 Application Fee

A candidate is required to pay Rs. 600/- (General and OBC) as their application fee for IBPS PO 2018 exam. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

IBPS PO Admit Card 2018

IBPS PO Admit Card for Prelims Exam 2018 will be released soon by IBPS. All candidates can download the Prelims Admit Card after it has been released by IBPS from the link mentioned below:

IBPS PO Admit Card 2018

IBPS PO Result 2018

The result for IBPS PO 2018 will be declared separately for Prelims, Mains & Interview Process. The result will be declared after every stage of examination been conducted under IBPS PO Recruitment Process 2018. Candidates can get details on the upcoming IBPS PO Result 2018 by clicking on the link mentioned below.

Click to get details on IBPS PO Result 2018

The main thing to notice here is that a cumulative score of the preliminary exam, mains exam and the interview is considered to prepare the final merit list of selected students. The merit list is prepared in the descending order of the marks obtained by candidates.

IBPS PO Cut Off 2018

The cut off for IBPS PO 2018 Exam will be released after the result for each stage of examination has been released. candidates can check their cut-off and score card by clciking on the link mentioned below.

Category Wise cut-off

Category Cut-Off Marks
General 82.00
OBC 75.63
SC 62.50
ST 42.25

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IBPS PO Preparation

To score high in IBPS PO 2018 Exam, it is really necessary for each and every candidate to look into the latest exam pattern and the change in syllabus so that IBPS preparation can be done accordingly.

How to Prepare for Each Topic

Every section asked in IBPS PO 2018 Exam has its importance and weightage. So it’s really necessary for the candidates to prepare for each section separately and with extra care keeping in mind their strengths and weaknesses. This will help them to make less error in the exam and score more.

Quantitative Aptitude: If you know all the basics and formulae related to each chapter, then this section is a piece of cake for you. To score high in this section, you need to get your basics right. Practice questions on regular basis to increase you speed in this section. You can fetch marks really easily in this section if you solve more questions accurately in less time. Questions asked in this section are mostly direct and formulae based.

Important topics that are frequently asked in this section are: Time and Distance, Work and Time, Data Interpretation, Percentages, Ratio and Proportions, Alligations.

Reasoning: This is a tricky section, hence prepare accordingly. Time management and accuracy is really necessary in this section. This section can turn out to be a game changer for you if you score really well in this section as the questions asked in Reasoning are really challenging and surprising.

Important topics to keep in mind while preparing for this section are: Logical Reasoning, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Verbal Reasoning, Coding-Decoding, Puzzle etc.

English Language: This section has both easy as well as tricky sections. Questions are asked almost from each topics but the frequency of question might differ. It’s really necessary for the candidate to know which topic holds maximum marks and prepare accordingly.

Important topics to keep in mind while preparing for this section are: Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Fill in the blanks, paragraph completion.

General Awareness: This is one section that is asked without any implication of flashy and mind boggling questions. You are required to be aware of all the Current Affairs and Financial Awareness to scale high in this section.

Computer Aptitude: Very basic questions are asked in this section. Being an important section of the Mains Exam, it is necessary to prepare really well for this section. Candidates can expect expect questions from Computer Hardware and Software, History, Basic Terminologies, Operating System and Networking.

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