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IBPS PO Exam 2018


The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts various exams every year to recruit candidates to all Public-Sector Banks. IBPS organizing examination for Public Sector banks such as SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance. IBPS started its journey of conducting exams for Clerk and officers since in the year of 2011. The Government of India formed Personnel Selection Services (PPS) to recruit banking professionals. The most attractive things are attractive salary, perks, job security, fast growth and good work-life balance. Later according to the guidance of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) PPS chanced into Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) from the year of 1984. This year it will be the 8th edition. IBPS recruiting people for 27 public sector banks and Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) through Common Written Examination (CWE). CWE will be preliminary level of screening via online mode across the nation. We are going to showcase various details of IBPS PO Notification, Qualification, Application Process, Syllabus, Cutoff, Exam Pattern & Result.

IBPS PO Exam Dates 2018

The IBPS PO notification will be announced very shortly and online registration of application form will be activated after notification releases. Find some important dates which belongs to IBPS PO 2018.


Important Events


On-line registration Starts from

Updated Soon

End date of online Registration

Available Soon

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date

13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018

IBPS PO Mains Exam Date

18th November 2018

IBPS PO Mains Exam Result

Declared Soon

 IBPS PO Interview Call Letter

Date of IBPS PO Interview

Allotment of Provisional Posting

 IBPS PO Vacancy List 2018

IBPS PO 2018 will release recruitment notification to fill up various post of Probationary Officers. This will surely reduce number of unemployed candidates and will provide a great opportunity to all aspiring candidates. Every year there are 20 lakh candidates appearing for IBPS PO Examination. Last year notification was holding 3760 vacancies for IBPS PO 2017 Exam. More or less this year also we are expecting the same.

Names of Vacant Positions:  Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT)

Number of  Posts for IBPS PO 2018: Will be notified soon

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Centre

The examination centre will be based on the preference of candidate as mentioned in their online application form. The exam centre will be fixed by the authorities and changes can not made by the candidates.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2018

The examination system of Common Written Examination (CWE) was started from 2011. This is the 8th year for IBPS PO and this year also IBPS PO /MT CWE VIII 2018 screening will be done through Common Written Examination. The candidates appearing for CWE should qualify prelims and main examination to move forward to attend the Interview.

  • Online Preliminary Examination:

Based on the requirement the candidates will be shortlisted through this preliminary examination. This is an initial level of screening.

  • Online Mains Examination:

The candidates should qualify the cut-off based on their category. There are two kind of cut off available. One is sectional cut-off and another one is over all cut-off. The candidates should qualify both cut-offs.

  • Interview:

With the help of IBPS the banks will conduct interview for candidates who are qualifying Mains examination.

  • Final Result:

Based on the performance of the candidate the result will be announced. The result includes IBPS Mains and Interview performance of the candidates.

  • Provisional Allotment:

Allotment of the candidates will be done through reference of the candidates. At the time of online registration, candidates can prefer the location which suits for their life to lead. Based on the preference and requirement the allotment will be done by the Banking Authorities. The joining procedure and other formalities will be guided by the respective banks.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

One of the most notable things is eligibility criteria. IBPS PO announced certain eligibility norms for applicants who wish to apply for Probationary Officers posts. The candidates satisfying eligibility criteria can apply for IBPS PO post.

Educational Qualification: The candidate should have any graduation degree to apply for IBPS PO examination with working knowledge of computer system is necessary.

Language Proficiency: Verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT is desirable. The candidate must be able to read, write and speak the language.

Age Eligibility:

The applicant age between of 20 to 30 years will be considered as eligible to apply for IBPS PO exam.

  • Minimum Age - 20 years
  • Maximum Age - 30 years

Age Relaxation:

The IBPS PO authorities have given certain age relaxation for the applicant. Age Relaxation is common from the recruiting bodies. Now it will be applicable for SBI Clerk Exam as per the Govt. norms. Category wise age relaxation of candidates as per the government rules as follows:


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 Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

The notification of IBPS PO contains various information such as exam pattern, syllabus, exam date, marks distribution and more. Read the notification carefully to get aware of the entire process of IBPS PO Exam. Time management is more essential for all exams. Start your preparation familiar with syllabus and nature of question papers asked before. A candidate must appear for Prelims exam first and selected candidates will appear for Mains Exam. The score of Preliminary Exam will not be taken into consideration for final allotment. Final selection will be based on the Mains Exam and Interview Process.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The preliminary examination of IBPS PO 2018 will be consists of 100 Mark with 3 subjects included that are Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability and English Language. It will be an objective type and time duration will be 1 hour. Here in the below tabular column you can find the detailed information of New Exam Pattern. There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer.

Questions Type: Objective Test

  • No. of Questions :100
  • Total Time Allocated :1 Hours
  • Negative Mark :¼ of the Mark will be reduced 


Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



English Language



Composite time of 1 Hour


Numerical Ability




Reasoning Ability







IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

In IBPS PO Mains has 5 sections (4+1), it means 4 sections in objective type and one is descriptive type examination.  The candidates should qualify the prelims and mains examination to move forward to clear Interview process.

  • Main Examination consists of
    • Objective Tests for 200 marks
    • Descriptive Test for 25 marks.
  • The time duration of the exam will be 3 hours for Objective type and 30 minutes for the descriptive type.
  • 1/4 of the marks shall be deducted for each wrong answer. 



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




3 Hours


IBPS PO Interview

After the successful completion of mains examination, qualified candidates will be called to face interview in person. Interview holding 100 Marks and the candidates should score 40% of marks to qualify.

How to Apply for IBPS PO Exam?

You can apply for IBPS PO Exam through Online mode only. To apply for IBPS PO Exam, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. You can register through IBPS official website and click on the ‘Home Page’ to open the link ‘CWE PO/MT’.

  2. You have to pay the Application fee online using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.

  3. Use a valid email ID that should be kept active till the declaration of results.

  4. You should keep a scanned photograph and signature ready as per requirements mentioned in the official notification.

  5. Submit the Application Form.

  6. Take out the print out of the Application Form for future reference.

By following these above steps, you will submit your IBPS PO Form successfully.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

IBPS PO Syllabus has been updated for benefit of aspirants. Candidates can refer this IBPS PO Syllabus 2018 page for details about exam pattern and syllabus. Individuals are at the peak of preparation, as the awaited notification was released with various vacancies. Start preparing right now for IBPS  PO exam. Scroll down for updated IBPS PO Syllabus. The hard work and smart work will help the candidates to get through. Follow the IBPS PO Syllabus and prepare time schedule to complete the topics. Take up the hardest level mock tests we are providing to get excelled.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

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


Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Logical Reasoning


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



Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion


Data Interpretation



Ratio & Proportion, Percentage


Blood Relations

Number Systems


Input Output

Sequence & Series


Coding Decoding

Permutation, Combination &Probability


IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus 2018

Mains exam of IBPS  includes 5 sections: Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude, General Awareness & Computer Aptitude. 

Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

English Language


Financial Awareness

Verbal Reasoning


Reading Comprehension


Current Affairs





General Knowledge

Circular Seating Arrangement

Keyboard Shortcuts


Ratio and Percentage


Linear Seating Arrangement

Computer Abbreviation

Verbal Ability

Data Interpretation


Double Lineup

Microsoft Office


Mensuration and Geometry



Computer Hardware


Quadratic Equation


Input Output

Computer Software




Blood Relations

Operating System


Problems of Ages


Directions and Distances



Profit and Loss


Ordering and Ranking

Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies


Number Series


Data Sufficiency


Speed, Distance and Time


Coding and Decoding


Time and Work


Code Inequalities


Number System


Data Sufficiency


Linear Equation


Permutation and Combination


And Probability


Mixture and Allegations




IBPS PO Admit Card & Results

As we all know admit card is very important for the examination, so don’t hurry to download the admit card in the last minute. Kindly try to download your admit card before exam date. The candidate applied for IBPS PO exam can directly download their admit card from official web site. Stay connects with us for recent updates of IBPPS PO notification, Admit card, Result and more. Required details as follows.

  • Registration No/Roll No
  • Date of Birth/ Password

IBPS PO Results

IBPS PO exam will be in three levels of screening Prelims, Mains and Regional Language Test. The result of all these three will be announces very short time after completion of exams. You can follow us or log on to the official web portal to know your results for IBPS PO  2018.

Previous Year & Official IBPS PO Cut Off

Usually we can expect cut off marks at the time of result. We can get the cut off marks details from the authorities of IBPS PO. It will give you a clear lay out about the result. The examination mark should be equal or more than the cut off marks which is prescribed. The candidates must check their cut off because it may differ for each category. Details of previous year cut off for your reference.

IBPS PO Pre Exam Cut off 2017-18

The cutoff for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2017-18 is shown below for reference:


English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability


Maximum Score





Cutoff Score






IBPS PO Prelims 2017-18 Category-wise Cut-Off


Cut off

Scheduled Caste (SC)


Scheduled Tribe (ST)


Other Backward Classes (OBC)


General (Gen)


Hearing Impaired


Orthopaedically Challenged


Visually Impaired


Intellectual Disability



IBPS PO Recruitment Official Notification

The official announcement of IBPS PO /MT CWE VIII 2018 yet to release shortly. According to the official announcement, candidates can start filling their online application through official website of IBPS. The IBPS PO notification carries various information. Once notification releases then very shortly online registration will also open.

Nowadays, official announcement of IBPS getting from online web portal @ibps.in. The event is going to happen shortly. Eligible candidates awaiting for IBPS PO 2018 notification can bookmark this page for latest updates of IBPS PO exam. According to latest updates, the candidates should file your application online for recruitment process. IBPS PO consists of 3 layer screening process that is, Preliminary examination, Main examination and followed by Interview. The final selection will be based on merit.

IBPS PO Official Notification - Available Soon