IBPS PO 2018 IBPS PO 2018
NATIONAL LEVEL ONLINE TEST
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts national-level entrance exam for recruitment of Probationary Officers and Management Trainees in public sector banks in India. Nearly 20 lac candidates compete each year for approximately 3562 vacant seats. IBPS PO 2018 exam is conducted in 3 stages: Prelims, Mains and Interview.
This year the official notification for IBPS PO Recruitment is expected to release in August 2018 by the Institute of Personnel Banking Selection on its official website. IBPS accepts candidates’ applications and conducts exams throughout the nation. Candidates are shortlisted based on their merit scores following which they secure placements in the participating banks.
Have a look at the major highlights of IBPS PO 2018:
Further, we have mentioned all important details regarding IBPS PO 2018 exam which include important dates, eligibility, application process, admit card, result, selection procedure and others such.
|IBPS PO Full Form||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection- Probationary Officers Exam|
|Conducting Authority||IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)|
|Posts Offered||Probationary Officer (PO) / Management Trainee (MT)|
|Number of seats offered||3562|
|Allowances & Benefits||DA, HRA, CCA, Special allowance, etc.|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Mode of Exam||Online (Computer Based Test)|
|Stages in IBPS PO||Prelims, Mains, Interview|
|IBPS PO Salary||INR 37,360 – INR 38,700 (in hand salary)|
|IBPS PO Help Desk||1800 222 366/ 1800 103 4566|
Every year, more than 20 lac aspirants appear for IBPS PO exam. The total number of vacancies for candidates appearing in IBPS PO 2018 is expected to remain the same as per last year, i.e. 3562. Any further changes will be notified.
Tabulated below are the vacancies offered by every participating organization for each category:
|Bank Name||SC||ST||OBC||Gen||Total||Out of Which PWD|
|Bank of Baroda||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Bank of India||30||15||54||101||200||2||2||2||2|
|Bank of Maharashtra||15||7||27||51||100||0||3||1||0|
|Central Bank of India||15||8||28||49||100||1||1||1||1|
|Indian Overseas Bank||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oriental Bank of Commerce||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|Punjab National Bank||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|Punjab and Sindh Bank||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Union Bank of India||83||34||78||127||322||14||3||13||11|
|United Bank of India||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
The official notification for IBPS PO 2018 has not yet been released. However, a tentative event schedule regarding the same has been tabulated below for the reference of the candidates.
|IBPS PO CWE VIII Official Notification||August 2018|
|Release of IBPS PO 2018 Application Form||August 2018|
|Last Date to fill IBPS PO 2018 Application Form||September 2018|
|Issue of IBPS PO Pre-Exam Admit Card||September 2018|
|Pre-Exam Training Date||September 2018|
|Issue of IBPS PO Admit Card 2018 for Prelims||September-October 2018|
|Date of IBPS PO 2018 CWE VIII (Prelims)||October 13, 14, 20 and 21, 2018|
|IBPS PO Result of Preliminary CWE VIII||October 2018|
|Download of Call letter for Mains CWE||November 2018|
|Date of IBPS PO CWE VIII (Mains)||November 18, 2018|
|IBPS PO Result 2018 will be announced in||December 2018|
|IBPS PO Interview Call Letters will be released in||January 2019|
|IBPS PO Interview Date||January/ February 2019|
|Provisional Allotment Date||April 2019|
Note: The dates mentioned above are tentative and subject to change once the official notification for IBPS PO 2018 exam will be released.
Candidates must fulfil the below-mentioned eligibility criteria before filling IBPS PO Application Form and the same has been stated below.
|Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe||05 years|
|Other Backward Classes- Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)||03 years|
|Persons with Disability (PWD)||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs), Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have worked for not less than 5 years in military and have left on conclusion of project||05 years|
|The original habitants of Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period ranging from January 1, 1980 to December 31, 1989||05 years|
|The people affected in the 1984 riots||05 years|
Registration for IBPS PO 2018 exam shall take place from August 2018 till September 2018. Application form will be made available at the official website of IBPS. Follow these steps for filling IBPS PO Application Form.
IBPS PO Pre-exam training is a special training process set up by the Nodal Banks/ IBPS PO Participating Banks for candidates from SC/ST/Religious Minority Community. It is a free of cost training where candidates are apprised regarding the complete paper pattern and helpful tips & tricks by experts and institutes.
This training makes the candidates aware about common aspects and recruitment process of IBPS PO exam thereby acting as a playing field to students from weaker sections. The training is conducted for usually 5 days and the option to avail it is available at the time of form-filling.
IBPS PO 2018 Admit Card will be released in online mode only at the official website. Separate hall tickets will be issued for pre-exam training, prelims and mains exam. To download IBPS PO Admit Card, follow the below steps:
IBPS PO 2018 exam comprises 3 stages, i.e. Prelims, Mains and Interview. Those who qualify Prelims exam will be eligible to appear for IBPS PO Mains and similarly for Interview.
Both, Prelims and Mains are online exams and questions will be MCQ-based. As per IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018, a total of 100 questions are asked in Prelims exam while the Mains exam consists of 200 questions. In-detail IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018 has been tabulated below with section-wise distribution.
|Specifications||IBPS PO Prelims||IBPS PO Mains||IBPS PO Interview|
|Sections||Reasoning ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language||Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness (with special reference to banking), Computer Knowledge||–|
|Time duration||1 hour||140 minutes with sectional timings||Variable|
|Marking scheme||0.25||0.25||Not applicable|
|Normalisation method||Applicable||Applicable||Not applicable|
Every correct answer will be awarded 1 mark while every wrong answer will attract a penalty of 0.25 marks.
Prelims exam is divided into 3 sections while Mains exam is divided into 5 sections. Syllabus for IBPS PO 2018 exam has been tabulated below for the reference of the candidates.
|Qantitative Aptitude||Reasoning Ability||English Language||General Awareness||Computer knowledge|
|Simplification, Number Series, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage & Averages, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Work & Time Time & Distance, Sequence & Series, Quadratic Equation, Permutation & Combination||Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Input Output, Coding Decoding, Alphanumeric Series, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test, Data sufficiency, Puzzle, Logical Reasoning||Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Error Spotting, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles||Banking & Financial Awareness, Current Affairs. Static GK||Fundamentals of Computer, History of Computer, Internet MS Office, Input Output devices, Computer Shortcuts|
Result for IBPS PO Prelims and Mains exam will be declared in October 2018 and December 2018 respectively. The corrected scores obtained by every candidate in different sessions of the Mains exam will be normalized using the equi-percentile method. Scores up to two decimal points will be taken for the purpose of calculations.
There is a combined IBPS PO Result for qualification to the provisional allotment process. It comprises the marks obtained in Mains and Interview taken together in the ratio of 80:20 (Main: Interview).
Cut off are the minimum marks required by the candidates for clearing the particular exam. The expected cut off score for both Prelims and Mains 2018 exam has been tabulated below.
Expected IBPS PO Prelims Cut Off 2018
|Category||Expected IBPS PO Prelims Cut Off (out of 100)|
Expected IBPS PO Mains Cut Off 2018
|Category||Expected IBPS PO Mains Cut Off (Out of 200)|
|Other Backward Classes||52.50|
IBPS PO Selection Process consists of the following 3 stages:
Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam are both computer-based tests and are objective in nature. While Prelims exam is only qualifying in nature, marks scored in Mains examination will be considered during the final selection. Those who qualify the Mains examination for IBPS PO are eligible to appear for the interview.
IBPS PO Provisional Allotment takes place after the Interview round. Some of the important points regarding the allocation process are given below:
Ques. What are the banks participating in this exam?
Ans: Following banks generally participate in this exam:
Ques. Is there any limit on number of attempts for IBPS PO?
Ans. No, as long as age limit criteria is met, there is no limit on number of attempts.
Ques. What to do if I forgot Registration Password/ Registration number?
Ans: Registration Password/Registration Number are sent to the mobile number and e mail id mentioned in the online application form.
Ques. What to do if I cannot download IBPS PO Pre-Exam training call letter?
Ans: Pre exam training admit card is only for SC/ST/Minority candidates for Officers Cadre and SC/ST/Minority /EXS/PWD candidates for clerical cadre and will not be available if the Pre-exam training option is not registered at the time of online registration.
Ques. I want to change my Centre/Venue / Date /Time?
Ans: The allotted date, time and venue for the exam cannot be changed.
Ques. My name is wrongly printed in IBPS PO Admit Card. What should I do?
Ans: Candidates are advised to check all the details printed in the admit card carefully. In case of any discrepancy in the information, it should be immediately informed to the exam conducting body for correction.
Ques. What is the structure of the IBPS PO main exam?
Ans. Following are the details of the main exam to be completed within 2 hours:
Ques. I have submitted more than one IBPS PO Application Form. Will I be issued the admit card?
Ans: IBPS PO Admit Cards will be issued to all candidates whose applications will be accepted by examination authority. In case, where candidates will submit more than one application form, the last duly filled application will be accepted.
Ques. Can candidates apply for IBPS PO if they are in final year graduation and result is awaited?
Ans. No, your academic results must be declared before registration.
Ques. What are the documents required for applying to IBPS PO 2018?
Ans: Following are the pre-requisites for filling IBPS PO Application Form:
Ques. What is the application fee for IBPS PO 2018?
Ans: The application fee for IBPS PO Recruitment 2018 is as stated below, for each category.
Ques. I can’t access the registration page. It is taking too much time to load. What should I do now? Is there any other medium to apply?
Ans: No, there isn’t any other medium to apply for IBPS PO Recruitment 2018. The reason for slow uploading of the page can be poor net connection, too much traffic on the server, etc. However, none of the reasons are going to persist for longer. Hence, it is advised that the candidates try again after some time.
Ques. I have filled the registration form but has not received any confirmation e-mail or sms. What should I do now?
Ans: The confirmation response in auto generated. At times it may take some time for it to be generated. However, it will only reach candidates if the provided e-mail id and mobile number are correct.
Ques. I have got zero as the registration number. What does this mean?
Ans: In a rare case, the candidates might get zero as the registration number. In this case, the candidates are advised to re-register the application and check the printout through re-print application.
Ques. Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?
Ans: Yes, there is a sectional cut-off in the exam. You have to clear every section in order to secure a seat for the Interview.
Ques. Is IBPS PO a multilingual exam?
Ans. IBPS PO is a bilingual (Hindi/English). However, the English part of the exam will be in English only.
Ques. If candidates have prior experience in any other bank/financial institution, will that be considered as preference over others?
Ans. As far as written exams are concerned, there is no advantage of prior banking experience. But the candidate will surely have an edge in the interview round.
Ques. What is the pattern of score in IBPS?
Ans: The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using the equi-percentile method.
Ques. My Date of Birth is rejected on the login screen. What should I do?
Ans: Candidates should ensure that the Date of Birth is same as he had entered at the time of registration. Candidates can refer the application print for the date of birth entered by them. The date of birth should be entered in DD-MM-YY format.
Ques. After filling up the complete form, I got Blank Screen / Internet got disconnected / My PC closed / hanged / shutdown. Is my application saved / registered?
Ans: If you do not get the application printout through Re-Print option, your application is not saved. Please re-apply.
Ques. Do I have to pay any service fee?
Ans: Transaction charges for NEFT/ Online Payment will have to be borne by the candidate.
Ques. My Internet connection failed in the middle of my transaction, what do I do?
Ans: If the problem occurred before you entered your payment information, you can close your browser, log back in, and try again. If you submitted your payment information and then experienced a problem, send mail to firstname.lastname@example.org before trying again.
Ques. When can the candidates expect the results of IBPS PO Preliminary exam and Mains exam?
Ans: The candidates can expect the results of IBPS PO preliminary examination in the month of October and the results of IBPS PO Mains examination in the month of December.
Ques. How will the final result of IBPS PO 2018 be estimated?
Ans: The final result of IBPS PO 2018 will be based on the cumulative score of Mains Exam and the Interview Process. Candidates who are selected after the final round are handed the appointment letter to join the Bank of their choice.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College
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