Introduction

IBPS PO Recruitment Notification 2018 is out. IBPS conducts a common IBPS PO Exam every year to recruit Probationary Officers in various banks that participate in this exam. The Prelims exam is conducted in the month of October 2018 and the mains was conducted in November 2018! Once you qualify the whole exam (prelims, mains, and an interview), you are hired as a Probationary Officer in one of the participating banks as per your preference and merit. The full form of ‘IBPS PO’ exam is ‘Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer’ exam. 

After getting recruited as an IBPS PO, you will be getting a handsome salary including other allowances. The final salary of IBPS PO officer including HRA, DA, etc. may go up to Rs. 38,360 – 40,700/- initially. This will increase along with your career path at the bank.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts many bank exams throughout the year. These exams are for multiple posts. Some of the most significant exams are IBPS RRB (Officer Sc. I, II and III along with IBPS RRB Office Assistant), IBPS Clerk, IBPS Specialist Officer, IBPS PO, etc.

 

Dates to Remember

Events Dates
Date of Online Registration 14th August to 4th September 2018
Application Fee Payment 14th August to 4th September 2018
Download Call Letter for Prelims October 2018
Online Exam – Prelims 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st October
Result of Online Exam – Prelims October/November 2018
Download Call Letter for Mains November 2018
Online Exam – Mains 18th November 2018
Result of Online Exam – Mains December 2018
Download Call Letter for Interview January 2019
Conduct of Interview Jan/Feb 2019
Provisional Allotment April 2019

 

Pre-Exam Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community Candidates 
Download Call Letter for Pre-Exam Training September 2018
Pre-Exam Training 1st to 7th October 2018

 

IBPS PO Vacancy 2018

As per the Official Notification, there are 4252 numbers of vacancies to be filled for the post of Probationary Officer 2018 this year.

S No.

Participating Organization

SC ST OBC UR Total
1 Allahabad Bank 118 59 212 395 784
2 Andhra Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
3 Bank of Baroda NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
4 Bank of India 144 72 260 489 965
5

Bank of Maharashtra

NR NR NR NR NR
6 Canara Bank 180 90 324 606 1200
7

Central Bank of India

NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
8 Corporation Bank 15 6 21 42 84
9 Dena Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
10 IDBI Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
11 Indian Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
12 Indian Overseas Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
13

Oriental Bank of Commerce

NR NR NR NR NR
14 Punjab National Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
15 Punjab & Sind Bank 20 12 52 66 150
16 Syndicate Bank NR NR NR NR NR
17 UCO Bank 83 29 196 242 550
18

Union Bank of India

59 29 172 259 519
19

United Bank of India

NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
20 Vijaya Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
  Total 619 297 1237 2099 4252

 

Vacancies

As per the Official Notification, there are 4252 numbers of vacancies to be filled for the post of Probationary Officer 2018 this year.

S No.

Participating Organization

SC ST OBC UR Total
1 Allahabad Bank 118 59 212 395 784
2 Andhra Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
3 Bank of Baroda NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
4 Bank of India 144 72 260 489 965
5

Bank of Maharashtra

NR NR NR NR NR
6 Canara Bank 180 90 324 606 1200
7

Central Bank of India

NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
8 Corporation Bank 15 6 21 42 84
9 Dena Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
10 IDBI Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
11 Indian Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
12 Indian Overseas Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
13

Oriental Bank of Commerce

NR NR NR NR NR
14 Punjab National Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
15 Punjab & Sind Bank 20 12 52 66 150
16 Syndicate Bank NR NR NR NR NR
17 UCO Bank 83 29 196 242 550
18

Union Bank of India

59 29 172 259 519
19

United Bank of India

NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
20 Vijaya Bank NIL NIL NIL NIL NIL
  Total 619 297 1237 2099 4252

 

Eligibility Criteria

You need to qualify these eligibility standards to apply for this exam. These 3 criteria are broadly classified into the following categories:

Age Limit ( As on 1st August 2018)

Minimum: 20 Years

Maximum: 30 years

Age Relaxation ( As on 1st August 2018)

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe:- 5 years

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer):- 3 years

Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”:-10 years

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment:- 5 years

Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989:- 5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots:- 5 years
 
Educational Qualification ( As on 4th September 2018)
 
  • A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. 
  • The candidate must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online. 

Exam Pattern & Selection Process

There are 3 stages of Examination for IBPS PO 2018. Only the first 2 stage Consist of Written exam & the third stage Consist of Interview. The 3 stages are as follows:-

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Interview

 

I. Preliminary Examination

S No. Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam
Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
 
1 English Language 30 30 English 20 Minute
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 English and Hindi 20 Minute
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 English and Hindi 20 Minute
  Total 100 100    

 

II. Mains Examination

The difficulty level for the Mains examination has been increased. The candidate who has qualified the Prelims Examination will beNow Appearing for the Mains Exam as mention below.

S No.

Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE)

No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam

Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)

1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 Minutes
3 English Language 35 40 English 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
  TOTAL:::::: 155 200   3 Hours
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes

"IBPS has made major changes in the IBPS PO Exam Pattern for Mains exam. The IBPS PO Mains will be similar in pattern to the SBI PO Mains. The IBPS PO Mains Exam will now be consisting of total 155 Questions with the duration of 3 hours."

 

III. Interview

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of Online Main Exam and interview will be80:20 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination of CRP- PO/MT-VIII and Interview. 

Points to be Noted

There is one-fourth negative marking in both Prelims & Mains for each question wrongly marked.

A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of 1/4th of the marks assigned to that question. For example, 0.25 marks will be deducted as penalty for the 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.

IBPS PO Prelims is qualifying in nature & is not counted towards the final total.

Once you clear IBPS PO 2018 Prelims, you will be eligible to appear for IBPS PO Mains.

You will be selected for the Interviews through the marks you have obtained in IBPS PO Mains Exam only.

Once you clear all these 3 stages, you will be selected as a Bank PO.

 

Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude Logical Reasoning English Language

Simplification

 Average

Percentage

Ratio & Proportion

Data Interpretation

Mensuration

Quadratic Equations

Interest

Problems on Age

Profit & Loss

Number Series

Speed, Time & Distance

Time & Work

Number System

Data Sufficiency

Linear Equations

Permutation Combination

Mixture & Allegations

Coded/Mathematical Inequalities

Syllogisms

Coding/Decoding

Circular & Linear Seating Arrangement

Blood Relation

Direction & Distance

Ordering & Ranking

Arrangement & Pattern

Double Lineup

Scheduling

Analogy

Classification

Data Sufficiency

 Series

 Reading Comprehension

Grammar

Verbal Ability

Cloze Test

Fill in the Blanks

 Error Spotting

 

Preparation Tips

You need to have a good strategy to score good marks in IBPS PO Exams. Moreover, if you are appearing for the IBPS PO Exam for the first time you need to be through with the exam pattern. Now that you know the new IBPS PO Exam Pattern thoroughly, you should start your preparation accordingly. The following IBPS PO preparation tips will help you kick-start your preparation.

A) Know the IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018

You should know the changed IBPS PO Mains exam pattern including negative marking scheme. Moreover, you should be aware of the complete IBPS PO syllabus & nature of question paper before you start preparing.

B) Know the Expected & Previous Years IBPS PO Cut Off

You should go through the previous year’s cutoffs, especially IBPS PO Cut Off 2016 & IBPS question papers. Make sure you analyze the IBPS PO Cut offs closely before sitting for the exam.

C) Preparation for all Sections with Equal Importance

You should give equal importance to each & every section such as Quant, Reasoning & English and try to work on the topics which are frequently asked. Also, you need to work on your weak areas and improve them accordingly

 

Cut Off

Check the IBPS PO Cut Off for IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2018

Sectional wise Cut Off for IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2018

Sections General OBC SC ST
English Language 13-15 10-13 8-10 8-10
Quantitative Aptitude 7-10 6-9 5-7 5-7
Reason Ability 10-12 8-10 6-8 6-8

Overall Cut Off for IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2018

Category Overall Cut Off
General  48-52
OBC 46-48
SC 38-40
ST 34-36

Official Cut Off for IBPS PO 2017

Category SC ST OBC UR HI OC VI ID
Minimum Score 38.56 33.73 43.02 47.04 25.07 38.53 45.88 28.87
Maximum Score 53.20 54.74 57.18 65.58 45.42 51.11 74.14 44.38

 

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis for 9th December 2018: Exam Review

Notification Type :Notifications

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection or IBPS is conducting Prelims Exam for IBPS Clerk 2018 today i.e 9th December 2018. Today is the Second Day of IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims Exam. The exam is scheduled to be Conducted in 4 Shift. Candidates who are appearing in th Prelims Exam for IBS Clerk 2018. You Can check the difficulty level and Good attempts for IBPS Clerk PRelims 2018. Here is the details exam analysis and Question asked for IBPS clerk PRelims 2018. Read the Article carefully and check you Exam Analysis for IBPS clerk Prelims Exam Analysis for 9th December 2018.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis 2018

Shift 1

Name of tests Difficulty Level Good Attempts
English Language Easy 23-25
Reasoning Ability Easy -Moderate 26-27
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate 24-25
Total Easy- Moderate 73-77

English Language

Reading comprehension (Technology & Education) - 10 Qs
Sentence Joining - 5 Qs
Para Jumbles - 5 Qs
Sentence Rearrangements - 5 Qs
Spelling Error Corrections - 5 Qs
 

Reasoning Ability

 
Linear Arrangement - 5 Qs
Coding Decoding - 5 Qs
Pizzles - 5 QS
Circular arrangements - 5 Qs
Syllogism - 5 Qs
Order & Ranking - 3 Qs
Numerical Series - 5 Qs
Mis - 2 Qs

Quantitative Aptitude

Number Series - 5 Qs
Simplification - 10 Qs
Data Interpretation - 5 Qs
Caselet - 5 Qs
Application Sums - 10 Qs

IBPS SO Application Form 2018 | Apply Online for Specialist Officers

Notification Type :Notifications

IBPS SO Application form 2018 – IBPS has activated the online application link to apply online for IBPS Specialist Officer exam 2018-19. Eligible candidates can apply for IBPS SO before 6th Nov 2018