IBPS PO 2018: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Syllabus, Admit Card & Result

IBPS PO

IBPS, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, has started the Common Recruitment Process (CRP) 2018 for selecting Probationary Officers/Management Trainees for various participating organisations. The online application submission process will be carried from 14th August to 4th September 2018 at the official website. And, the preliminary phase examination will be conducted in 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st October 2018. Here are the complete details on Main phase examination, interview, exam pattern, application process, and more.

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Latest Update: The online application process for IBPS PO exam is scheduled from 14th August to 4th September 2018. The Preliminary and Main phase of the examination will be held on 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st October 2018 and 18th November 2018 respectively. The interview phase will be held in the month of January/February 2019.

IBPS PO 2018 Exam – Quick Overview

Exam Name

IBPS Probationary Officers Exam

Exam conducting authority

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Official website

www.ibps.in

Exam occurrence

Once a year

Exam type

National level

Mode of examination

Online

Medium of examination

English and Hindi (English language paper will only be in English)

Number of Vacancies

4252


IBPS PO Previous Years Solved Papers



Available Application Forms

IBPS PO 2018 Important Dates

The IBPS Probationary Officer, 2018 Exam will be conducted for recruiting Probationary Officers and Management Trainee for 29 Public Sector Banks and institutes (participating). It will be a three-phase exam which will be conducted in October 2018. Candidates can get the Application form from 14th August 2018.

Exam Events

Important Dates

Online registration process begins (including modification of application)

14th August to 4th September 2018

Payment of Application Fee

14th August to 4th September 2018

Download call letters for Pre-Examination Training

September 2018

Pre-Exam Training

1st to 7th October 2018

IBPS PO 2018 – Preliminary Exam

Call letter/admit card availability for Preliminary exam

October 2018

Online Examination – Preliminary

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

Preliminary exam result

October/November 2018

IBPS PO 2018 – Main Exam

Call letter/admit card availability for Main exam

November 2018

Online Examination – Main

18th November 2018

Main exam result

December 2018

IBPS PO 2018 Exam - Interview

Admit Card availability for interview

January 2019

Interview process

January/February 2019

Provisional allotment

April 2019


IBPS PO 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

The IBPS PO examination will be conducted in the following three phases:

  1. Preliminary Exam – Online
  2. Main Exam – Online
  3. Interview – Offline

Candidates will be eligible to appear for the next phase after clearing the previous phase. In other words, those who qualify the Preliminary exam can appear in Main and those who qualify Main will be called for the Interview round. Check out the detailed information on all the phases of the IBPS PO recruitment process:

Preliminary Exam Pattern

Name of Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Sectional Time

English Language

30

30

20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 minutes

TOTAL

100

100

60 minutes

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All the sections (except the English Language) will be in both Hindi and English languages. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer. No marks will be deducted for the question left unanswered.

IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern

Name of Tests

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Sectional Time

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

TOTAL

155

200

3 hours

English Language (Letter and Essay Writing)

2

25

30 minutes

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There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each incorrect answer. No marks will be deducted for the question left unanswered. The question paper will be in both Hindi and English languages except for English Language and English Language (Letter and Essay Writing).

Interview Round

Candidates shortlisted through the Main examination will be called for Interview round. Information related to the venue, date, and timings of the interview will be informed through the call letter which can be downloaded from the official website. Candidates must note that any request for changing the venue, date, and timings of the interview will not be entertained. Total marks allotted for interview are 100, and minimum qualifying marks should not be less than:

  • 40% for General category candidates
  • 35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of candidate’s performance in Main exam and interview round. The ratio for the Main exam and Interview round marks is 80:20.

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2018

IBPS has not prescribed any specific syllabus for the exam. Candidates can prepare from various books available in the market for banking examinations. These books are designed after analysing the previous years’ exam pattern and cover all the topics of IBPS PO exam syllabus such as reasoning, data analysis and interpretation, banking awareness, general awareness, etc.


Recommended Books for IBPS PO 2018


IBPS PO 2018 Eligibility

Candidates must ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for the IBPS PO 2018 exam. They are required to produce the documents in support of their eligibility (as mentioned in the online application form) at the time of interview. Here are the eligibility criteria:

Nationality

Candidate must be a citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan Refugee (moved to India before 1st Jan 1962), migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, and East African countries (person of Indian origin).

Age (as on 1st August 2018)

  • Minimum age: 20 years
  • Maximum age: 30 years

In other words, the candidates should not have born before 2nd August 1988 and after 1st August 1998 (both dates inclusive). Relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories. Check out the official notification for checking the relaxation criteria.

Educational Qualification

A graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised University is required to be eligible for the exam. Candidates are required to enter the marks obtained in graduation degree at the time of registering for the exam.


IBPS PO 2018 Application Process

IBPS PO Exam Application Form Download

Candidates can access the online application form for IBPS PO 2018 exam only through the online mode at the official website of IBPS – www.ibps.in from 14th August to 04th September 2018. Applications will not be accepted through any other mode.

Documents Required for Application Submission

Scanned images of:

  • Candidate’s passport-size photograph (4.5cm x 3.5cm) with 200 x 230 pixels. The file size should be between 20 KB to 50 KB. The photograph should be recent and coloured.
  • Candidate’s signature with 140 x 60 pixels. The file size should be between 10 KB to 20 KB. The signature should not be in CAPITAL LETTERS.
  • Left thumb impression
  • A hand-written declaration with the content “I_______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.” The declaration should not be in CAPITAL LETTERS.

How to Apply for IBPS PO Exam 2018

  • Visit the official website at - www.ibps.in
  • Look for ‘CRP PO/MT’ link on the home-page menu and click it.
  • Now click on ‘Common Recruitment Process for Probationary Officers/Management Trainees VIII’ link.
  • Click on the link ‘CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP-PROBATIONARY OFFICERS/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES (CRP-PO/MT-VIII)
  • Click on ‘CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION’ link on the top of the page and enter the details to complete the registration process.
  • After successful registration, a registration number and password will be sent to your registered email id and mobile number.
  • Now again come to the log-in page and use your registration number and password to log-in.
  • Fill all the details carefully, provide the order of preference for the banks you want to work with.
  • Upload the scanned images of your photograph, signature, left thumb impression, and a hand-written declaration.
  • Pay the requisite application fee.
  • Once the application fee process is complete, check all the details carefully before hitting the ‘FINAL SUBMIT’ button.
  • Take a printout of the completed application form after final submission for future records.

Application Fee

Candidates are required to pay the application fee as per the category they belong to. Here are the details of the application fee:

  • SC/ST/PWD – ₹ 100/-
  • All other categories – ₹ 600/-

Please note that the application fee can be paid only through the online mode using Debit Cards (Visa/RuPay/Maestro/MasterCard), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, Mobile Wallets/Cash Cards, and IMPS.


Other Details

Participating Organisations

Following are the participating organisations in the IBPS Common Recruitment Process for Probationary Officer 2018:

Allahabad Bank

Canara Bank

Indian Bank

Syndicate Bank

Andhra Bank

Central Bank of India

Indian Overseas Bank

UCO Bank

Bank of Baroda

Corporation Bank

Oriental Bank of Commerce

Union Bank of India

Bank of India

Dena Bank

Punjab National Bank

United Bank of India

Bank of Maharashtra

IDBI Bank

Punjab & Sind Bank

Vijaya Bank

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IBPS PO 2018 Exam Admit Cards/Call Letters

Different admit cards are issued for each stage of the IBPS PO examination. All admit cards will be made available through the official website of IBPS. No hard copies of the admit card/call letters will be posted to any candidate under any circumstances. Here are the steps to download the admit card/call letter:

  • Go to the official IBPS website.
  • Click on the link for admit card on the home-page.
  • Enter your registration number and password to log-in.
  • Admit card will appear.
  • Download and take a printout.

Admit card is a mandatory document. No candidate will be permitted to enter the examination hall without producing the admit card. Download it well before the examination to avoid last minute rush.

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Result

IBPS announces results after different stages of the recruitment process, i.e. Preliminary, Main, and Interview. Candidates can check their result through the official website. Shortlisted candidates become eligible for the next phase of the CRP. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the Main examination and the Interview round. However, scores obtained by the qualified candidates in the Main exam will be released only after the completion of the interview process.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What is the total number of vacancies for IBPS PO 2018 exam?

IBPS PO 2018 exam will be conducted for 4,252 vacancies.

Q. When will be the Application form for the exam released?

The application form has been released on 14th August 2018.

Q. If the Application forms are available offline also?

No, application forms will not be available offline. The application forms can be availed only through the online mode.

Q. Is there any negative marking scheme for the IBPS PO 2018 Exam?

Yes, there is a scheme of negative marking for Preliminary and Main phases of the examination. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Q. Will the marks of the Preliminary round be added in the final merit list of the exam?

No, the marks of Preliminary paper will not be considered for making the final merit list. The Preliminary exam is only of qualifying nature. Candidates are required to pass this stage to become eligible for the 2nd stage, i.e. the Main exam.

Q. How are the Banks allotted after qualifying the exam?

The candidates are required to specify their order of preference for the Banks while filling the application form. Once the final result is declared, the candidates are allocated their desired bank on the basis of their rank in the merit list and the number of vacancies in the particular bank.

Q: Can application fee be paid through the e-challan mode?

No, the application fee cannot be paid through the e-challan mode. It can only be paid through the online mode using Internet banking facility, debit card, and credit card.


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