IBPS PO Result 2018 – Prelims, Mains and Interview, Cut Off

Check IBPS PO Results 2018 : IBPS PO result of Prelim, Main and Interview/ final stage 2018 will be released by IBPS  after each stage of the recruitment process on the official website of the IBPS. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conduct the Common Recruitment Process for the selection of probationary officers and management trainees. The recruitment is done for the selection of candidates for these positions to be filled in participating banks. The recruitment encompasses three steps, the first is the preliminary examination, the second is the main and the final is the interview process. After these three processes, the IBPS will release the final list of selected candidates. The indicative numbers of vacancies to be filled through the IBPS PO notification is as follows for different banks:

  • Union Bank of India  – 519
  • UCO Bank – 550
  • Punjab & Sind Bank – 150
  • Corporation Bank – 84
  • Canara Bank – 1200
  • Bank of India – 965
  • Allahabad Bank – 784

IBPS PO Results

So, the total tentative number of vacancies is 4252. However, IBPS has announced that this number might change based on the requirement of the participating banks.

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IBPS PO Result Release Date

As mentioned earlier, the release of results for the different stages of recruitment of POs and MIs will happen on the official website of the IBPS. The tentative date for the release of results for the preliminary test is fixed at October/November 2018 by IBPS. Also, as per the notification issued by the IBPS, the declaration of the results for the main examination will be released tentatively in December 2018. The final list of selected candidates or provisional allotment is expected to happen in April 2019.

Important Dates

Dates of online preliminary exam13th, 14th, 20th and 21st of October 2018
Preliminary Exam ResultsOctober/November 2018 (Tentative)
Downloading Call Letter for Main Examination (Online)November 2018 (Tentative)
Online Main Examination18th of November 2018
Main Examination Result Release DateDecember 2018 (Tentative)
Downloading call letter for the interviewJanuary 2019 (Tentative)
Conduct of InterviewJanuary/February 2019 (Tentative)
Provisional AllotmentApril 2019

IBPS recommends candidates/applicants to regularly visit the official website of IBPS at www.ibps.in for regular updates.

As per the latest updates from external sources, it is expected that the results for the preliminary examination will be released earlier. The reason is that last year in 2017, the main examination was held nearly one and a half months after the preliminary examination. But, this year, the gap is less than a month. So, candidates can expect the results of the preliminary examination early. Every year, the prelims results are released on the third week after the last date of the preliminary exam. But, this year, it is expected to be released a bit early. In the same way IBPS PO Main exam result will be announced in a month after Main exam followed by Interview and declaration of final result by April 2019.

How To Check IBPS PO Results?

Candidates, who take up the IBPS PO Prelims/Main/ Interview 2018, will have to follow the steps given below after the declaration of the IBPS PO Prelims/Main/ Final Results:

  • They will have to visit the official website of IBPS at www.ibps.in
  • On this website, they will have to look for the link that shows IPBS PO Preliminary / Main/ Final Result 2018
  • When they click on this link, they will be prompted to enter their Registration/Roll number and DOB
  • Once they provide these details, they will have to submit
  • On submission, they will be taken to a web page that contains their results

This procedure should be followed by the applicants to check prelim/ Main/ Final examination result. IBPS will publish the final list of candidates on the official website after the main examination. The interview and further processes will be taken care by the appropriate banks.

Shortlisting Of Candidates

In the process of selecting the candidates, the corrected scores obtained by each candidate in varied categories will be normalised. This will be done by IBPS using the method called equi-percentile. For the purpose of calculating the ranks, the IBPS will take the score up to two decimal points. Based on the merit secured by candidates in the preliminary examination, they will be shortlisted for the main examination. The same will happen for the main examination as well. Candidates will be shortlisted for interview based on the marks they secure in the main examination. The marks secured by candidates in the main examination will alone be considered for the interview. Marks of both Main exam and Interview will be considered for final selection. The scores of preliminary examination are for short-listing to the main examination only and will not be taken for the final selection.

IBPS PO Interview 2018

Candidates shortlisted in the online main examination will be invited for an interview. The interview will be conducted by the participating banks and it will be coordinated by the Nodal bank in each union territory and state with the help of the IBPS. The interview will be conducted in selected centres. The date, time, address and the centre for the interview will be informed to the candidates shortlisted in a call letter. Candidates will have to download their interview call letters from the website of IBPS. 

IBPS PO Cut Off 2018

The cut-off mark for preliminary examination will be decided by the IBPS based on the number of candidates taking up the test. It will also be done on the basis of the toughness of the question paper. 

As far as the main examination, candidates will have to get more than the least cut-off as specified by IBPS. This score will be disclosed later. Cut-offs for the main examination will be decided on the basis of the number of vacancies. Before the completion of the interview process, the scores secured in the online main examination will not be shared by the IBPS to the shortlisted candidates.

The total mark dedicated for the interview is 100. Candidates will have to get at least 40% marks in the interview. The qualifying mark is 35% for reserved category candidates. The percentage of weightage for the online main examination and the interview will be 80:20 respectively. The convening authority will arrive at the combined final score on the basis of the score in both these processes. 

IBPS PO Expected Cut Off 2018

As the preliminary examination is not yet completely over and so far the question paper was not too tough and it was moderate, it is expected that candidates can expect a cut-off of around 49-54 for the prelims.  The expected cut-off for the mains can be judged later after the main examination.


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