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IBPS PO 2018 Result

Last Updated - May 08, 2017

IBPS PO 2018 Result will be released separately for 3 stages of exam i.e., Preliminary exam, Mains exam and Interview exam. Candidate interested to serve as a PO in various Public Sector Banks can apply for the IBPS recruitment exam. IBPS conducting body of the exam made the process of checking IBPS PO result very easy. Candidate will be able to download the result online. Candidate can check their result on the official website of IBPS i.e.,

IBPS PO Preliminary Result 2018 will be out in the 1st week of November 2018. Candidate who qualifies the Prelims exam need to go through the mains exam which will be scheduled in November 2018 tentatively. The result for the main exam will be declared in the 1st week of December 2018. After clearing both prelims and mains exam if candidate crosses the cutoff marks decided by the conducting authority then the aspirant will qualify for the Interview Process which is likely to be held in March 2018.

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Dates for IBPS PO 2018 Results

The important dates related to the IBPS PO 2018 Exam and Results are mentioned in the table below. These are tentative dates which might get shuffled according to the notification:

IBPS PO 2018 online Pre-examSecond week of October, 2018
Result of IBPS Pre-examSecond week of November, 2018
IBPS PO 2018 Mains ExamLast week of November, 2018
Result of IBPS PO Mains ExamSecond week of December, 2018
IBPS PO InterviewSecond week of January, 2018
Provisional allotmentFirst week of April 2018

How to Check IBPS PO Result?

As IBPS exam conducts in 3 stages -Prelims, Mains and Interview process, results for all the three stages will be declared seperately. Process to check result for all the processes are mentioned below.

  • Log on to
  • Click on the link for the required result
  • Enter registration number/ roll number
  • Enter password/ date of birth
  • The result will be displayed on the screen
  • Check whether you have qualified
  • Download and keep a copy of the same

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Result

The first stage of IBPS PO exam for the Recruitment of Probationary Officer is known as IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2018. This stage consists of 3 sections - Aptitude, Reasoning and English. The total marks allotted for IBPS PO Preliminary is 100 marks. There will be Negative marking of 1/4th for incorrect response.

To get qualified for IBPS PO 2018 Mains exam, candidates must score the minimum qualifying marks in all three sections and the total qualifying marks in IBPS PO Prelim exam.

Results for Preliminary exam will be declared by IBPS with cutoff list. Candidates who qualifies the exam will be eligible for the Mains exam. Candidate must know that the marks scored at this stage will not be considered in final merit as it is a qualifying exam only. The final merit list will be based on the Mains exam and Interview process.

IBPS PO Mains Result 

IBPS PO Mains 2018 is the 2nd stage for the recruitment process for the post of probationary officer. This stage of exam consists of five sections - Aptitude, Reasoning, English, Computer Proficiency and general awareness. The total marks allotted for this section is 200 consisting 200 questions. There will be negative marking of 1/4th for each incorrect response. As per the changes in IBPS PO Mains, candidates need to qualify each section of the IBPS PO mains and also a minimum qualifying mark in total to get shortlisted for the interview process.

IBPS PO Mains 2018 Result will be uploaded on the official website of IBPS -

As per the vacancies & the level of difficulty of questions, cut offs are determined and eligible candidate with qualifying marks will be shortlisted for the interview process. Candidates will get to know that they are shortlisted for the Interview process or not, as marks gained in mains exam will not be disclosed to candidates before Interview process as the final merit list will be based upon the IBPS PO Mains and Interview Process.

Details on IBPS PO 2018 Scorecard

IBPS PO 2018 Scorecard displays the various details about the candidate and the exam. A sample scorecard is given below. Some of the main details mention on scorecard of IBPS includes the following:

  • Name of the Candidate
  • Roll No.
  • Registration no.
  • Centre of Examination
  • Date of Birth
  • Gender
  • Date of exam
  • Date of scorecard displayed
  • Details of scores
IBPS PO 2018

Normalization of Scores

The corrected scores obtained by the candidates in each of the sessions will be normalized using equi-percentile method. Corrected score is calculated by the number of correct answers given by candidate with a penalty of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. So if a candidate scores 30 correct answers and 8 wrong answers, then the total score of the candidate will be 28 ( 30 - 2 ).

Why Normalization of Score?

IBPS PO exam is held in different states, multiple venues, morning/evening shifts. Each of the shifts having different set of question paper online (although the syllabus and pattern is same). Since the question papers are different, the level of question paper varies. Therefore, it is unfair for the candidates to judge them on different parameters as there is no equality in papers for every candidates.

Due to variation in difficulty level, IBPS normalize the score to take care the difference in level of questions. No candidates should feel a loss in attempting a session which had a tougher set of paper. By using equi-percentile method IBPS makes sure no biasing takes place between candidates.

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Answer Key

IBPS PO 2018 Exam will be conducted in morning and evening shifts on the pre-decided dates. IBPS PO 2018 Answer Key will be available on the official website of IBPS i.e,, The answer key will be published in 4 different sets- Set A, Set B, Set C, and Set D. After the completion of IBPS PO 2018, candidates can check the answer key on the official website.

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Cut off

The cut off marks is the minimum mark that applicants will have to score to qualify the exam. However, this marks will not be considered for the final merit list. The final merit list will be based upon the marks scored in mains exam and the Interview process. To get shortlisted for the Interview process, candidates need to qualify the mains exam.

Candidates must note that there is sectional cutoff marks and additional cutoff marks in both Prelims and Mains exam. The cutoff marks will surely depend on various factors such as number of applicants, difficulty level of exam, number of vacancies available etc.

IBPS PO 2018 Interview

Candidates who have qualified the IBPS PO Mains exam will be shortlisted for the final of the recruitment process i.e., IBPS PO Interview. The total marks for the interview is 100. Candidate should score at least 40% marks in the Interview to get selected for the post of Probationary officer. However, Candidates belonging to reserved category have to score at least 35% marks in the interview process.

The weightage ratio of Mains exam and Interview is 80:20 respectively. The final selection of the candidates will be on the basis of merit list which includes performance of candidate in mains exam and interview. Candidates who score higher marks in mains exam will have better chances to get selected for the provisional allotment process.



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