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IBPS PO 2018 Notification

IBPS PO 2018 Official Notification will be released by IBPS shortly. With the release of official notification, IBPS PO Recruitment 2018 will start. The Online Registration for IBPS PO 2018 will start after the official notifoication has been released by IBPS. IBPS introduced 3562 vacancies for IBPS PO 2017 Exam. IBPS PO Vacancy 2018 is likely to be same as that of 2017.

Public Sector Banking has become an illustrious career option in current times as it comes with the promise of attractive salary, perks, job security, fast growth and good work-life balance. Government of India had set up Personnel Selection Services (PPS) in 1975 for recruitment of probationary officers and clerks to all public-sector banks. PSS was later changed to Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in 1984as per the mandate of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

Eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process on the official IBPS website, ibps.in. The 3-tiered selection process consists of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interview. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. Final selection will be based on Mains and Interview merit.

 

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria - 2018
 

Educational Qualification

Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CWE exam is as basic as a graduation degree (BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech or as such) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India. Any such candidate who has received equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.
The candidates must be in possession of a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that certifies that they are a graduate on the day they registers for this exam, and must indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering for the IBPS Bank-PO examination.

Computer Literacy: Working knowledge of computer systems is necessary for the job as well as to give the IBPS PO exam which is conducted in online mode.

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.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

A candidate applying for IBPS CWE/Bank PO Examination must be one of the following:

1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan

3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire,Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India

Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.

Age Eligibility of candidates applying for IBPS Bank PO Examination:

Any candidate who is applying for the IBPS CWE examination should not be less than 20 years oldand not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. In addition to this, there isage relaxation applicable to category wise candidates as per the government rules:

Category

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 2018 Apply Link

 

 

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Complete Schedule

 

The IBPS PO exam activity begins in the month of August and culminates in April month of the next year. The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CWE VIII 2018 are as follows:

Activity

Date

On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) by candidates

Updated Soon

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date

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

IBPS PO Mains Exam Date

18th November 2018

Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Exam Result

Declared Soon

Declaration and download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter

Date of IBPS PO Interview

Allotment of Provisional Posting

 

IBPS PO Exam Centre

The IBPS PO exam (CWE) is conducted online at numerous centers all over India and the candidate can mention their preferences at the time of filling in the online application. However, if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues,IBPS may allot an exam centre other than the choices made by acandidate. IBPS is the sole authority on adding or removing an exam center and candidates can’t make requests for change in the exam centre. Any inappropriate behavior at the exam center can lead to cancellation of the candidature.

 

IBPS PO Recruitment 2018

Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MT) are recruited every year through a Common Written Examination (CWE), commonly known as the IBPS PO exam. The CWE was started in 2011 and is being conducted for the eighth time this year and hence is officially called IBPS PO /MT CWE VIII 2018.The IBPS PO selection process consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview) and the candidate must qualify each of them to proceed to the next phase. Mentioned below are the important steps of the IBPS PO Recruitment Process:

•Online Preliminary Examination:

An adequate number of candidates in each category are shortlisted by IBPS depending upon requirements for Online Main Examination

•Online Mains Examination:

Candidates must qualify the sectional as well as overall cutoff in the main exam to be eligible for interview.

•Interview:

Interview will be conducted by the Participating Organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS

•Final Result:

The Final result is declared on the basis of candidates combined performance in IBPS PO Mains and Interview Rounds.

•Provisional Allotment:

The provisional allotment of the qualified candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS Banks are allotted based on candidates' preferences which are made at the time of online application.

IBPS plays its part in the selection process only till the provisional allotment to different banks. After that, the responsibility to intimate the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedure lies with the respective banks.

 

IBPS PO 2018 Vacancy

More than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination every year. IBPS will be releasing the official notification for IBPS PO 2018, detailing the number of vacancies shortly. IBPS introduced 3562 vacancies for IBPS PO 2017 Exam. IBPS PO Vacancy 2018 is likely to be more or less same as that of last year.

Available Posts for IBPS PO 2017: 3562 Vacant Posts

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

 

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

As in the previous years, the IBPS exam (CWE 8) for hiring candidates will be based on an online written exam in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by a face-to-face interview process.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO preliminary examination has a total duration of 1 hour and is conducted in online mode. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:

S.No.

Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

30

30

Composite time of 1 Hour

2

Numerical Ability

35

35

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

 

 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

The IBPO PO Main exam is also conducted online, it has 5(4+1) sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and total duration of 180+30 minutes. Just like IBPS PO 2017, IBPS will be conducting a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer. The sections must be attempted in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examination to be eligible for the interview process.

S.No.

Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

2

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

3

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

4

General Economy & Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

Total

155

200

3 Hours

5

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

2

25

30 minutes

 

IBPS PO Interview

The candidates who have qualified the mains exam are called for a face to face interview which carries a maximum of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

The interview round is generally 15-20 minutes long, where a panel of bank officials ask questions to the candidates about themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in mains examination and interview. The final scoreis calculated by IBPS with weightage of marks given to the main examination and interviewin the ratio of 80:20 respectively.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one fourth of the marks assigned to that question. For example, 0.25 marks will be deducted as penalty for wrong answer to a question that carries 1 mark. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS PO Exam:

The final score for the IBPS PO exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:

• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score and are only for qualifying to Mains Exam (Tier-2).

• Candidates must qualify Phase-2 and Interview separately to be eligible for final merit.

• The weightage (ratio) of CWE Main exam and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.

• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category.Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

IBPS exam syllabus is no different from any other bank exam. While IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS syllabus is divided into two parts:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

 

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

 

Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Logical Reasoning

Simplification

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

Miscellaneous

Puzzle

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion

Tabulation

Data Interpretation

 

Syllogism

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

 

Blood Relations

Number Systems

 

Input Output

Sequence & Series

 

Coding Decoding

Permutation, Combination &Probability

 

 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus

This year the exam pattern of IBPS MAINS is changed. IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam it has 4 sections having a total score of 200 marks of 180 minutes duration and descriptive paper 1 sections having a total score of 25 marks of 30 minutes duration.This exam consists of 5 sections: Reasoning & Computer, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness, and Descrptive Test(LetterWriting &Essay).

 

IBPS PO 2018 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates can download the IBPS PO 2018 admit card from the official website IBPS because hard copy of the IBPS PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

  • Registration No/Roll No

  • Date of Birth/ Password

  • The admit card will be made available September 2018 IBPS PO  Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS PO 2018 will be issued in 3 phases:

  • Online Preliminary Examination

  • Online Mains Examination

  • Interview

  • The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.

 

IBPS PO 2018 Results

The results of IBPS will be released after completion of each Phase of Examination. The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and interview. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness.

 

IBPS PO 2018 Previous Papers

 

IBPS PO 2018 Results

The results of IBPS will be released after completion of each Phase of Examination. The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and interview. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness.

 

IBPS PO Cut off 2018

IBPS PO Pre Exam Cut off 2017-18

 

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

Subjects

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

Reasoning Ability

Total

Maximum Score

30

35

35

100

Cutoff Score

05.00

07.75

10.00

42.75

 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Cut off 2017-18

Serial Number

Sections

Maximum Marks

Cut-Off Marks (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)

General

1.

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

60

7.50

10.25

2.

General Economy/Banking Awareness

40

8.25

11.25

3.

English Language

40

3.25

5.75

4.

Data Analysis & Interpretation

60

10.75

14.00

5.

English Language (Descriptive)

25

8.75

10.00

IBPS PO 2018 Preparation Strategy

The prelims section can be called as the golden entrance as if you clear this then there are slight chances that you’ll make Mains. But to reach Mains examination, you need to qualify the Preliminary examination. Here we have listed some Helping Points to Crack IBPS PO 2018.

 

  • Planning is the foremost thing which you should do when you’re looking forward to giving any exam. Try to prepare a rough note of how much days will be required to cover the whole syllabus. Try to make an effective plan which can be easily followed and can also yield the best output.

 

  • Learn to Manage the Time as this would play a fundamental role in the exam time. Divide your time equally in all subjects. Focus more on the topics which require practice and give them more time than the items which needs less time to grasp.

 

  • Start your preparation step by step, firstly prepare all your charts and figure to focus a single topic at a time. Also, try to cover all mentioned topics one by one in a gradual process.

 

  • Be updated about all the happenings in the world. Keep up with all the current affairs and also work on your communication and Vocabulary skills to excel in the examination.


 

IBPS PO  2018 Study Plan

 

Week

English Language

Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

1

Jumbled Sentences (Type-1, 3)

Fillers (Type-1,2)

Cloze Test

Errors Type- 3

Inequality

Blood Relation

Direction Sense

Order & Ranking

Puzzles & Seating Arrangement

Syllogism Old Pattern

Simplification & Approximation

Number Series (Missing and Wrong)

Quadratic Equation

Word Problem

2

Errors (Type-1,3,4)

Jumbled Sentences (Type-2,3)

Fillers (Type-2)

Phrase & Connectors (Type-1)

Synonyms & Antonyms/ Word Usage

Puzzles & Seating Arrangement

Order & Ranking

Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series

Alphabet

Coding-Decoding

Logical Reasoning

Word Problem

Inequality

Number Series

Tabular DI

Line Graph DI

3

Reading Comprehension

Fillers (Type-1, 2)

Errors (Type-2,3,4)

Phrase & Connectors (Type-2,3)

Cloze Test

Paragraph Related Questions

Puzzle & Seating Arrangement

Syllogism Old & New Pattern

Inequality

Data Sufficiency

Machine I/O (via. images- new pattern)

Cummuculative DI

Pie Chart (New Pattern) DI

Line Graph DI

Word Problem

Tabular DI

Inequality

4

Reading Comprehension

Errors (Type- 2,3,4)

Phrase and Connectors (Type-1,2,3,4)

Paragraph Inference

Paragraph Fillers, Completion and Resatement

Puzzles & Seating Arrangement

Blood Relation

Inequality

Syllogism

Machine I/O (old and new pattern)

Data Sufficiency

Logical Reasoning

Word Problem

Simplification & Approximation

Missing DI

Caselet DI

Radar DI

Pie Chart (Old and New Pattern) DI

Number Series

5

Practice Set

Practice Set

Practice Set

 

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