IBPS PO 2018 – Notification, Apply Online, Syllabus, Application Form

IBPS PO Notification 2018 – Apply Online, Exam Date

Every year lakhs of banking aspirants wait for the announcement of IBPS PO notification, like other years, this year also the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the official notification of the IBPS PO 2018 on 9th August 2018. Here you will know complete information about IBPS CWE PO/MT – 2018 including Official notification, Important Exam Dates, Application form and process, Admit card, results, cut off etc.

IBPS conducts the PO exam to select probationary officers in all public sector banks except SBI. It offers recruitment services to all public sector banks except SBI and other Institutes NABARD, SIDBI, LIC and other insurance companies. This year the total of 4252 vacancies have been released. Mode of examination would be online and examination will be held at various locations throughout India.

  1. Important Dates
  2. Eligibility
  3. Qualification
  4. Exam Pattern
  5. Syllabus
  6. Application Form
  7. Apply Online
  8. Fee
  9. Admit Card
  10. Result
  11. Cut Off

IBPS PO 2018 Important Dates

IBPS Po/MT 2018 important dates has been tabulated below

EventsDate (Tentative)
Exam NameIBPS PO 2019
Exam conducted byInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection
Notification Release DateAugust 2019
Online registrationAugust 2019
Last date of registrationSeptember 2019
Download Pre Exam Training Call Letter and TrainingSeptember 2019
Download PO Prelim Exam Call LetterOctober 2019
Exam dateOctober 2019
Declaration of Prelim Exam ResultOctober/ November 2019
Main Admit card download November 2019
IBPS PO mains examination18th November 2019
Declaration of mains resultDecember 2019
Download of IBPS PO interview call letterJanuary 2020
IBPS PO interviewJanuary/February 2020
Final Result Declaration & Provisional allotmentApril 2020

IBPS PO 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

All the candidates who want to apply for IBPS PO 2018 must not be less than 20 years age and not more than 30 years age.

Relaxation Of Upper Age Limit

Age relaxation will be given for certain categories as mentioned below.

S.No.CategoryAge Relaxation
1Scheduled caste/scheduled tribe5 years
2Other backward classes (non-creamy layer)3 years
3Persons with disabilities (PwD)10 years
4Ex-servicemen5 years
5Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.19895 years
6Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years

IBPS PO notification

Minimum Educational Qualification

  • Candidate must have passed a graduation or have any equivalent degree of graduation (in any discipline) from the recognized university of the Indian government. Candidate should have scored min. 60% marks (55% for SC/ST/PWD) during his/her graduation.
  • Candidates appearing in the final year of his/her exam may also apply.

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Pattern

IBPS PO/MT 2018 examination will have two-phase written examination which is followed by an interview. It will be conducted in three stages namely,

  1. Prelim Examination
  2. Main examination
  3. Interview

Prelim Exam – The IBPS PO/MT 2018 prelim exam consists of three sections- English language, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning. There are total 100 questions and each question carry 1 mark. 0.25 marks will be deducted as negative marking for each wrong answer. There is time limit of 1 hr. It is only of qualifying in nature. Final score will not consider the marks scored in the prelim examination.

S.No.SubjectNo. Of QuestionsMax. Marks
1English Language3030
2Quantitative Aptitude3535
3Reasoning Ability3535

Main Exam – The IBPS PO/MT 2018 main exam has two parts namely

  • Objective test
  • Descriptive Test

1. Objective Test:

It consist of four sections- English language, Data analysis and interpretation, General Awareness, Logical reasoning and computer knowledge. Total 200 questions will be given and different marks are allotted for different questions as tabulated below. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

1Logical Reasoning and Computer Knowledge456060 min.
2General Awareness404035 min.
3English Language354040 min.
4Data analysis and Interpretation356045 min.
Total155200180 min.

NOTE : Time allotted to each subject is fixed and cannot be utilized for other subjects/ sections.

2. Descriptive Test:

IBPS introduced descriptive paper where candidate’s English language written skills will be tested. A candidate should write Letter and essay in 30 minutes of time duration for 25 marks. A candidate should secure qualifying marks to pass the examination.

SubjectNo of QuestionsMarksTime duration
English language (letter and essay)22530 min.

Note: Descriptive Paper will be evaluated for those candidates who have scored the qualifying marks/ cutoff marks in the objective test.


  1. Candidates who qualify the mains exam are selected for interview. The participating organization will conduct an interview which will be coordinated by the nodal bank.
  2. The total marks allotted for interview is 100. The minimum qualifying marks to qualify in an interview is not less than 40%. However it is 35% for SC/ST/PwD/OBC candidates.

Final Result

The final result is declared on the basis of candidate’s overall performance in the mains examination and interview. The weight age ratio of Main and Final exam will be 80:20 respectively. The scores of Main examination and Interview will be normalized to 100 as follows.

Exam/ StageMax. MarksNormalized to
Main Exam (Phase II)20080
Interview (Phase III)10020

IBPS Po 2018 Syllabus

IBPS PO/MT 2018 syllabus has been tabulated below

English LanguageQuantitative AbilityReasoningComputer AptitudeHindi LanguageGeneral Awareness
Reading comprehensionSimplificationAlphanumeric seriesInternetVyakaranFinancial awareness
Cloze testAverageRanking/direction testMemoryFill in the blanksCurrent affairs
Para jumblePercentageData sufficiencyKeyboard shortcutsMistakesStatic GK
Paragraph completionRatio and proportionCoded inequalitiesComputer abbreviationParagraphs
Fill in the blanksData interpretationSeating arrangementMicrosoft office
Error spottingMensuration and geometryPuzzleOperating system
VocabularyQuadratic equationsTabulationNetworking
Simple and compound interestSyllogismComputer fundamentals/terminologies
Problems on agesBlood relations
Number seriesInput output
Speed, distance and timeCoding decoding
Time and workScheduling
Data sufficiencyVerbal reasoning
Mixture and allegations

IBPS PO Application Form 2018

IBPS PO/ MT 2018 application form will be available on IBPS website from 14th August 2018. Candidates can apply online from 14.08.2018 to 04.09.2018 and no registration will be entertained after that.

Before Applying Online, Candidate Should

  • Have scan copy of their photograph and signature within the prescribed format and size.  Photograph should have 4.5cm x 3.5cm size and signature should not be more than 20kbin size
  • Candidate signature in capital letter will not be accepted
  • Have necessary documents or details to fill online application form and to pay fee online
  • Have working personal email id and should be kept active till the examination process gets completed

How To Fill IBPS PO 2018 Online Application

  • Visit IBPS website @ www.ibps.in
  • Find and click on CWE PO/MT which is on the left side of the page
  • Click on common recruitment process for probationary officers/ management trainee’s link
  • Click on click here to apply online for CWE-PO/MT to open online application form
  • Click here for new registration
  • Enter required details
  • Provisional registration number and password will be generated, the same will be sent on given mobile number or email id.
  • Save or note it down for further use
  • Upload photograph and signature
  • Pay the required application fee online by using preferred payment method

Note : A candidate is advised to use Save & Next option to verify entered details before final submission of application form. Once application form is submitted, no changes will be entertained.

IBPS PO 2018 Application Fees

IBPS PO/MT 2018 Application Fee/ Intimation charges are to be paid by all the candidates as per below.

  • SC/ST/PWD candidates- Rs.100/-
  • All others- Rs.600/

IBPS PO 2018 Call Letter

IBPS CWE O/MT 2018 admit cards for all the successfully applied candidates will be released and be made available on IBPS official website before prelims/ Mains examination or interview. The center, venue address, date and time for both preliminary and main examinations and interview shall be intimated in the call latter.

Eligible candidates should download their call letter from the ibps website www.ibps.in by entering his/her registration number and password.

How To Download IBPS PO Admit Card 2018

  • Log on to official website of IBPS or www.ibps.in
  • Click on recruitment section and IBPS PO admit card
  • Enter the registration number and password/date of birth and other required deatils
  • Enter the captcha
  • Click on the ‘submit’ button
  • IBPS PO admit card will be displayed on the screen
  • Check all the details and take print out

Documents Required:

In the examination hall as well as at the time of interview a candidate needs to carry certain documents as mentioned below.

  • Call letter/ Admit card/ hall Ticket
  • A photocopy of the candidate’s photo identity card such as PAN card/ Passport/ Driving License/ Aadhar card etc.
  • All the necessary educational/ Age/ Caste related documents/ certificates

IBPS PO Pre Admit Card 2018

IBPS PO Mains Admit Card 2018

IBPS PO 2018 Result

To check the result of IBPS PO/MT 2018 prelim exam, main exam and interview candidate should follow the following steps:

  • Log on to official website www.ibps.in
  • Click on the ‘result’ section
  • Enter the registration number and password/date of birth
  • Enter the captcha
  • Click on the ‘submit’ button
  • Result will be displayed on the screen

IBPS PO 2018 Cut Off

Cut-off is the minimum marks a candidate need to score to qualify for prelim and mains examination which is further followed by an interview.

IBPS PO Prelim Cutoff (Expected):

Sectional Cutoff

SectionsMax MarksGen
Cut Off
Cut Off
English language3052.75
Reasoning ability35106.75
Quantitative aptitude357.754.75

Overall Cutoff

Cut Off (Out Of 100)42.7542.253628.5028.7523.2515.7517.75

IBPS PO Mains Cutoff (Expected):

Sectional Cutoff

SectionMax MarksGen
Cut Off
Cut Off
Reasoning and computer aptitude 60 8-9 6-7
English language 40 5-6 3-4
General awareness 40 10-12 8-9
Data analysis and interpretation 60 7-8 4-5

Overall Cutoff

Category GEN OBC SC ST
Cutoff(Out Of 200) 65-75 63-73 52-55 41-45

Descriptive Cutoff

Category Cut Off Marks
(Out Of 30)
GEN 11-12
OBC 9-10
SC 9-10
ST 9-10
OH/VI/HI 9-10


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