IBPS PO 2018: Notification, Exam Date, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

IBPS PO 2018

IBPS PO Exam is going to be conducted in the month of October and November. The date of examination was released by the IBPS in the month of January. The IBPS PO Online Application will start soon. The Recruitment Process will have 3 Steps that a student has to cross individually. Below are the 3 steps:

  • Preliminary Examination (Objective)
  • Mains Examination (Objective+Descriptive)
  • Personal Interview
Important Events New Exam Dates
Notification Released On 9th August
Online Application Starts 14th August
Last Day To Apply 4th September
Admit Card For Prelims Exam 1st October Onward
Prelims Exam Date 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st October
Admit Card For Mains Exam 6th November Onward
Mains Exam Date 18th November
Mains Exam Result Date December 2018


IBPS PO 2018 Notification

IBPS PO 2018 Notification will be released in the month of July/August and this is a great opportunity to serve as an Officer in Public Sector Banks. The notification will be released by the IBPS on it’s Official Website and all the updates related to recruitment will be posted on same.

Download IBPS PO 2018 Notification PDF

IBPS PO Vacancies 2018

IBPS PO Official Notification was released on 9th August. For year 2018-2019, IBPS declared 4102 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer. IBPS PO Vacancy increased this year as compared to last year.

IBPS PO Vacancies 2017
Unreserved OBC SC ST Total
2033 1185 599 285 4102

Note: The above vacancies are tentative and may increase or decrease at the time of final selection.

IBPS PO Exam Dates

IBPS PO Exam Dates were out in the month of January with the release of Official Calendar. IBPS PO Notification will be out soon and all the dates related to online application will be released soon. Although the Examination Dates are out. Have a look at the below table for IBPS PO Exam Dates.

Important Events New Exam Dates
Notification Released On 9th August
Online Application Starts 14th August
Last Day To Apply 4th September
Admit Card For Prelims Exam 1st October Onward
Prelims Exam Date 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st October
Admit Card For Mains Exam 6th November Onward
Mains Exam Date 18th November
Mains Exam Result Date December 2018

IBPS PO 2018 Eligibility Criteria

There are 3 essential parameters that a student should look at while filling the online application form. Below are the eligibility criteria for IBPS PO 2018 Exam.

  • Nationality: Citizen of India or A Subject Of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Age (as on 1st Aug): Between 20 years and 30 years.
  • Educational Qualification (as on 4 September): A Graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by Central Government.

IBPS PO Application Fee

A minimum amount has to be paid as Application Fee in order to appear for IBPS PO Exam. The Application Fee is different for different categories. Relaxation or concession has been provided to the candidates belonging to reserved categories. Below is the IBPS PO Application Fee that a candidate has to pay for the final submission of Online Application Form.

Category Application Fee To Be Paid
General 600

Note: Apart from above mentioned fee, not even a single penny need to be paid to anyone. If anyone approaches you with any offer, then do report it to cgrs.ibps.in

IBPS PO Online Application

IBPS PO Online Application will start in the month of July and August. Interested candidates can start applying for the same once the link is active on the official website. Below are the steps that a candidate has to go through before filling the online application form.

Step 1: Go To IBPS Official Website

Step 2: Below are the important link to apply for IBPS PO 2018 Exam.

Exam Name Direct Link To Apply
IBPS PO 2018 To Be Updated Soon

Step 3:
If you are a new user, then you will have to click on New Registration on the above mentioned links. And then you will have to provide your Personal Details, Educational Qualification and other relevant information based on your choices.

Step 4: Before the Final Submit, please go through the all the information you have provided in the Application Form. Once the Preview is done, do submit the form and proceed to the Payment.

Step 5: After making the Payment, do not forget to download the Application Form. Both of these documents are required at the time of Interview.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Exam Pattern will have 3 Stages viz. Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Personal Interview. Candidates have to crack all these stages in order to get selected as Officer in Public Sector Banks. The IBPS is expected to change the Preliminary Exam Pattern as per the SBI PO 2018. So you can expect the introduction of Sectional Timing in Prelims Exam as well. Let us look at IBPS PO Exam Pattern.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern:

IBPS PO Preliminary exam will have 3 Sections viz. English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. Candidates will have 20 Minutes to attempt the questions froam each section. In the meanwhile candidates will not be switch sections.

Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes


IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern:

IBPS made a lot of changes in the PO Mains Exam Pattern last year. This year, changes are not expected in Mains however IBPS reserves the right to change it anytime.

Section No. Of Ques. Max Marks Time Duration
Reasoning And
Computer Aptitude
45 60 60 Min
General Awareness 40 40 35 Min
English Language 35 40 40 Min
Data Analysis and
35 60 45 Min
Total 155 200 3 Hours
Essay and Letter Writing
2 25 30 Min

Note: The descriptive paper of only such candidates who secure a minimum qualifying mark in the objective test will be assessed.

IBPS PO Previous Year Cut Off

IBPS has been conducting the Preliminary Exam for Past 3 years (since 2015) and it becomes important for all the students to know how the cut off is deviating through these years. We are providing you the cut off for all the previous year that will help you understand the level of difficulty as well has the nature of paper IBPS conducted.

IBPS PO 2017: Cut Off (To Be Updated)

IBPS PO 2016: Cut Off (To Be Updated)

IBPS PO 2015: Cut Off (To Be Updated)

IBPS PO Syllabus

There are mainly 5 subjects in IBPS PO Exam viz. Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness / Banking Awareness and Computer Aptitude. All the candidates who have been planning to appear for IBPS PO Exam must go through the concepts and practice the questions on daily basis. Once you complete the concept part, then you should shift your focus to practice where you need to practice at least 3 Mock Papers a week. Below are the list of important topics for IBPS PO 2018 Exam.

Section Syllabus Content
English Language Reading comprehension
Fillers (Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers)
New Pattern Cloze Test
Sentence Rearrangement (Odd One Out, Normal Arrangement)
Inference Based Paragraphs
Sentence Completion
Paragraph Conclusion
Phrases/Phrasal Verb
Error Detection/Correction
Word usage/Vocab Based Questions
Reasoning and
Computer Aptitude
Puzzles & Seating Arrangements
Direction Sense
Blood, Relation
Order and Ranking
Machine Input-Output
Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
Data Sufficiency
Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)Although we have seen that there has been no questions from computer section in past exams but IBPS is known for surprises and we should be ready for Computer as well. Below are the topics:
History and Generation of Computers
Introduction to Computer Organisation
Computer Memory
Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
Computer Software
Computer Languages
Operating System
Computer Network
MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Basics of DBMS
Number System and Conversions
Computer and Network Security.
Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
Inequalities (Quadratic Equations, New Pattern Based On Quantity 1, Quantity 2)
Number Series
Approximation and Simplification
Data Sufficiency
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns).
General Awareness Banking Awareness, Current Affairs (3-4 Months Before Exam), Important Budget Highlights, Static Awareness


IBPS PO 2018 Admit Card

IBPS PO Admit Cards will be released 10 to 15 Days prior to the date of examination (13th October 2018). As per the official notification, the Admit Cards or Call Letters will be out in the month of October. Once the IBPS PO Admit Card is out, the link to download call letters will be activated on this page. Candidates are advised to visit the page on regular basis so that they don’t miss any update related to IBPS PO Exam Exam. Do not forget to subscribe to our notification for instant updates related to All The Exam.

Download IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card / Call Letter (To Be Updated Soon)

IBPS PO 2018 Result

IBPS PO 2018 Result will be declared for individual stages separately. For Preliminary Exam, the result will be declared by November 1st Week. Once the IBPS PO Prelims Result is out, candidates will be called for Mains Exam. IBPS PO Final Result will be out on 1st April 2019. All the updates related to IBPS PO 2018 will be shared below. Do not forget to subscribe to our notification for instant updates.

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