IBPS PO Recruitment 4102 Vacancies, Exam Notification 2018

IBPS PO Exam Notification 2018: Apply Online 

IBPS PO Govt Jobs 4102 Vacancies Notification 2018: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, popularly known as IBPS released the much-awaited notification for Bank PO Exam inviting young Graduates to undertake government jobs in Banking Sector through a Common Recruitment Process.

IBPS, a self-governing authority regulates the conduction of Bank PO Exam in order to recruit as many as 4102 Probationary Officers in various Public-Sector Banks/Participating Organizations. Beside Public-Sector Banks IBPS offers recruitment services to SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & other Insurance companies and regular member Banks of the IBPS society.

IBPS started conducting Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011 to recruit officers and clerks in Public Sector Banks. It accepts application in the online mode through its official website for registration of the examination.
CWE is conducted at various locations throughout India. As per the new schedule, IBPS CWE-VII PO Pre-Exam 2018 will be held on 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018 and IBPS PO Main Examination 2018 will be held on 18th November 2018.


IBPS PO 2018 Important Dates

Organization Name
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Post Name
Bank Probationary Officer (Bank PO)
Starting & Ending Date of Online Application Process
14-08-2018 to 04-09-2018
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 Date
December 2018
IBPS PO Interview Date
January / February 2019
Provisional Posting allotment Date
April 2019
Official Website
IBPS PO Recruitment 4102 Vacancies, Exam Notification 2018

Availability of Vacancies in IBPS PO Recruitment 2018

There are total 4102 vacancies released under various organizations for the post of Probationary Officer/Management Trainee through IBPS PO Exam. Bank-wise bifurcation of vacancies given below:

Bank Name
No of Vacancies
Allahabad Bank
Andhra Bank
Bank of Baroda
Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra
Canara Bank
Central Bank of India
Corporation Bank
Dena Bank
Indian Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Punjab National Bank
Punjab & Sind Bank
Syndicate Bank
UCO Bank
Union Bank of India
United Bank of India
Vijaya Bank

Note: Refer the official notification for category-wise bifurcation of vacancies

Age Limit for IBPS PO Govt Jobs

Candidates interested to apply must fall under the age limit as set by the Banking Authority. Applicant’s age must not exceed the upper age of 30 years and must not be below 20 years as reckoned on 01-08-2018. However, age relaxation to some minorities has been imposed, as follows:

Category Name
Age Relaxation
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)
3 years
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)
5 years
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)
5 years
Retrenched from service(for MP state Only)
5 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
Widows/Divorced Women
Persons with Disabilities (PWD)
10 years

Educational Qualification for IBPS Probationary Officer Jobs

Candidates applying for IBPS PO must be a Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University/Institution. Moreover, basic knowledge of Computers is necessary and one must be able to speak & write in the regional language of the state posted.

Pay Scale

Selected candidates will appointed on a proposed salary of Rs 23,700/-
It is to be noted that an annual increment of Rs 980/- will be granted for a period of 7 years.

Selection Process for IBPS PO Recruitment 2018

Candidates who have successfully applied for the IBPS PO Exam will be assessed on the basis of Written Examination to be held in two stages followed by Interview of the short-listed candidates.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018

IBPS PO Exam will be held in two phases: IBPS Preliminary Exam and IBPS Mains Exam. Preliminary Exam will be of Objective type while Mains Exam will be descriptive in nature.
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern
The IBPS PO preliminary examination will be conducted in online mode for duration of 2 hours. It will consist of 100 Objective Type Questions divided into 3 sections. Each correct answer will give one mark and each wrong will deduct 0.25 marks from the total. In order to appear for the Mains Exam, candidate must qualify the Prelims as per the cut-off. Section-wise details are given below:

Section Name
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Time Allotted
General English
 1 Hour
Numerical Ability
Reasoning Ability

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

Unlike previous years, IBPS PO Mains Exam this year will include Objective as well as Descriptive questions. Mains Exam will consist of 155 Objective Type Questions divided into 4 sections and 2 Descriptive Questions.
The total time duration for objective is 180 minutes and 30 minutes for descriptive. Each wrong 
attempt will deduct 0.25 Marks from the total. Section-wise brief details are given below:

Type of Questions
Section Name
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Time Allotted
Objective Type Questions
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
60 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness
35 minutes
English Language
40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation
45 minutes
180 minutes
Descriptive Type Questions 
English Language (Letter Writing
30 minutes

IBPS PO Interview

Candidates those who have successfully qualified the mains exam will be called for an interview carrying 100 marks. The interview round will conducted for not less than 15-20 minutes or may vary as per the demand. A panel of bank officials will assess candidates on the basis of their acquired knowledge in banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc.
Final selection of the respective candidate will be on the basis of merit obtained due to the compilation of score in Mains Exam & Interview in the ratio of 80:20 respectively.

IBPS PO Application Fee

Candidates filling the application form for IBPS PO Exam scheduled in October & November are liable to pay an application fee of Rs 600/- payable via online mode. Reserved category candidates (SC/ST/PWD) are exempted from application fee instead an intimation charge of Rs 100/- is applicable.

IBPS PO Provisional Allotment 2018

Probationary Officers (PO) /Management Trainees (MT) are recruited to various Public Bank Sectors through a Common Written Examination (CWE), known as the IBPS PO exam.
IBPS PO Exam will be held in two stages out of which Preliminary Paper will be qualifying in nature for further selection process. Only after qualifying the Mains Exam, candidates are liable to appear for Interview. Following the Interview round, provisional merit list will be prepared on the basis of the preferences they filled in the application form. The responsibility to inform the qualified candidates about their joining dates and the related procedure lies with the respective banks.


IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

The IBPS PO Exam syllabus is divided into two parts:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018
This comprises of 3 sections namely: Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language

Reasoning Ability
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
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 Descriptive Test (Letter Writing &Essay).

How to Apply Online for IBPS PO Exam 2018

Candidates interested to contend for IBPS PO Exam can apply online through the official website http://www.ibps.in/ on or before the due date i.e. 4th September 2018.

IBPS PO 2018 Admit Card & Call Letter

Once successfully registered, candidates can download the IBPS PO 2018 admit card from the official website http://www.ibps.in/  by logging in through the credentials provided at the time of filling application. Candidates are advised to keep following the website for updates regarding release of Admit Card. Tentative Date for release of Admit Card is September 2019.

IBPS PO 2018 Results

The results of IBPS will be published after successful completion of each Phase of Examination. The Final Merit List as per the state and category shall be prepared in descending order of the final marks obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and interview. Merely qualifying the above criterion doesn’t ensure selection, final appointment will be based on the number of vacancies and accordingly respective number of candidates will be put through Medical Fitness Test.

IBPS PO Preparation Tips

Even before filling the application form each candidate must be well-versed with the exam pattern & syllabus concerned with the IBPS PO Exam. Bank PO Exam analyzes a candidate’s conceptual knowledge and therefore it is important to choose the right study material and practice a wide variety of questions as well. In order to get familiar with the type of questions or topic most picked, candidates must refer the previous year question papers.    

IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2017

Candidates are advised to go through some previous year question paper to get accustom with the exam patter and difficulty level. Last year’s IBPS Bank PO Exam saw a moderate level of difficulty. The first phase of IBPS PO Prelims 2017 was conducted all over India on 7th and 8th October 2017. As the paper was conducted online, and there was no actual access to the question paper, therefore, the given analysis is completely based on memory based questions retained by the candidates who appeared last year.

IBPS PO Prelims 2017 had three sections and the expert analysis has given an overall analysis of the question paper as:
Total Questions
Good Attempt
English Language
30 Questions
11-14 Attempts
 15 minutes
Reasoning Ability
35 Questions
17to 22 Attempts
 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude
35 Questions
17to 21 Attempts
 25 minutes
100 Questions
53 to 58

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