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IBPS PO 2018

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be releasing IBPS PO 2018 Official Notification shortly. Around 3562 vacancies was introduced by IBPS for IBPS PO 2017 Exam. The vacancy is expected to be more or less same for the year 2018. IBPS recently released IBPS PO 2018 tentative Dates. IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is scheduled on 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018. The Mains Exam for IBPS PO 2018 Exam will be conducted on 18th November 2018. IBPS PO CWE is conducted every year to select eligible candidates to the post of Probationary officer by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Board.

Back in 2011, IBPS started the Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruiting officers and clerks in all Public Sector Banks. Earlier this exam was known as IBPS PO exam but now the name has been changed to IBPS CWE.

IBPS PO Score Card 2018

IBPS has released IBPS PO Score Card 2018 for the candidates who appeared in Interview Process. Candidates can check their score card by clicking on the link mentioned below. Candidates can check their Score Card from 9th March 2018 to 31st March 2018

Click to view Score Card for IBPS PO 2018

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Dates

On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) by candidatesTo be announced soon
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date18th November 2018
Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Exam ResultTo be announced
Declaration and download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter
Date of IBPS PO Interview
Allotment of Provisional Posting

IBPS PO 2018 Notification

The IBPS PO 2017 notification has been released in month of August. The recruitment process is for selecting candidates for the post of Probationary Officers in different Public Sector Banks. Selected Candidates through IBPS PO 2017 exam can be posted anywhere in India.

IBPS PO 2017-18 Offical Notification (Download PDF)

IBPS PO Interview Call Letter

IBPS has released IBPS PO 2017-18 Interview Call Letter (Admit Card). Candidates can download the call letter by clicking on the link mentioned below:

Click Here to Download IBPS PO Interview Call Letter

IBPS PO Mains Cut Off 2017 Released!

The cut off for IBPS PO 2017 Exam has been released for Mains Exam. candidates can check their cut-off and score card by clciking on the link mentioned below.

Category Wise cut-off

CategoryCut-Off Marks

IBPS PO Mains Result 2017

The IBPS PO 2017 Prelims result has been released by IBPS on 28th Dec. Candidates can check IBPS PO Result 2017 for Mains Exam by clicking on the link mentioned below.

Click here for IBPS PO Mains Result for 2017

The main thing to notice here is that a cumulative score of the preliminary exam, mains exam and the interview is considered to prepare the final merit list of selected students. The merit list is prepared in the descending order of the marks obtained by candidates.

IBPS PO 2018 Vacancy

More than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination every year. IBPS will be releasing the official notification for IBPS PO 2018, detailing the number of vacancies. IBPS introduced 3562 vacancies for IBPS PO 2017 Exam. IBPS PO Vacancy 2018 is likely to be same as that of 2017.

IBPS PO Mock Test Series

IBPS PO Exam Centre

The Exam Centres for IBPS PO 2018 will be allotted after the registration process is complete. Candidates are given the option to select the exam center of their choice while filling in the application form. However, if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues, IBPS may allot an exam center other than the choices made by the candidate.

IBPS PO Recruitment

The recruitment process to select Probationary Officer and Management Trainees through IBPS PO 2018 is done in three phases: Online Preliminary Exam, Online Mains Exam and Interview. A candidate must qualify each of them to proceed to the next phase.

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Analysis

IBPS PO 2017 Mains Exam was conducted on 26th November 2017. Here is the detailed Exam Analysis of IBPS PO Prelims + Mains Exam.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018

The IBPS PO exam is going to be conducted in three phases: preliminary examination, mains examination and the Interview Process.

The Preliminary Exam has to be completedwithin a time frame of 1 hour. It is conducted in online mode in three sections namely Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.

Major changes are noticed in IBPS PO Mains Exam 2018. Let’s have a look at all the changes one by one.

  • The IBPS PO Main exam has 4 sections with a total score of 200 marks that has to be completed within a time frame of 180 minutes.
  • The number of questions asked in IBPS PO Mains 2018 has been reduced from 200 to 155.
  • IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer.
  • The time duration for completing the multiple sections has also been altered. The number of questions as well as the maximum marks of each section has also been altered.
  • There will be no particular section for Computer Applications. Reasoning section has been teamed up with Computer Aptitude section that will comprise of 45 questions carrying a total of 60 marks that needs to be completed within 60 minutes.

A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examination to be eligible for the interview process.

IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern:

Sr.No.Name of the TestNo.of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language3030Composite time of 1 Hour
 2Quantitative Aptitude3535
 3Reasoning Ability3535

IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam Pattern:

Sr.No.Name of the TestNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
 1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
 2English Language354040 minutes
 3Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
4General Economy & Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Total155200180 minutes
 5English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)2
30 minutes

Changes in IBPS PO 2017 Exam

Being a trendsetter in the field of Banking Exams, SBI recruitment process has always been tough. This year as well, SBI designed one of the toughest papers for the Mains Examinations conducted for the post of PO. As IBPS follows the pattern of State Bank of India Recruitment Process, it is likely that the exam pattern may have major changes.

EnglishReasoning and Computer AptitudeData Analysis and Interpretation

Reading Comprehension:

  • Only Written Paragraph is asked with a set of 5 questions
  • Questions on paragraph connector

Diagram based Input Output Questions:

  • Diagrammatic Input-Output Question
  • Deduce logic and inference from Questions

Topic Based Data Interpretation:

  • DI based on Time and Work and Profit and Loss

Sentence Formation:

  • Four statements are given and sentence has to be formed


  • Puzzles on seating arrangement
  • Puzzles on Direction

Advanced level of Probability:

  • Advanced conceptual questions on Probability

Error Detection:

  • 4 question from old method
  • 4 question from new method


  • Time-based coding decoding questions will be asked

Phrase Interpretation:

  • Identify correct interpretation of bold phrase in a sentence from given opti

Double Fillers:

  • Two blanks in each sentence, fill the correct options in both the blanks

Passage Inference:

  • Inference to the question will be given, identify correct passage from the given option

Sentence Rearrangement:

  • Arrange the jumbled sentences in accordance with the passage

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

The IBPS PO syllabus is almost same for Preliminary phase and Mains Exam. A candidate needs to be well versed in Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Computer Awareness and General Awareness to scale high in this exam.

IBPS PO Preparation

To score high in IBPS PO 2018 Exam, it is really necessary for each and every candidate to look into the latest exam pattern and the change in syllabus so that  IBPS preparation can be done accordingly.

How to Prepare for Each Topic

Every section asked in IBPS PO 2018 Exam has its importance and weightage. So it’s really necessary for the candidates to prepare for each section separately and with extra care keeping in mind their strengths and weaknesses. This will help them to make less error in the exam and score more.

Quantitative Aptitude:

If you know all the basics and formulae related to each chapter, then this section is a piece of cake for you. To score high in this section, you need to get your basics right. Practice questions on regular basis to increase you speed in this section. You can fetch marks really easily in this section if you solve more questions accurately in less time. Questions asked in this section are mostly direct and formulae based.

Important topics that are frequently asked in this section are: Time and Distance, Work and Time, Data Interpretation, Percentages, Ratio and Proportions, Alligations.


This is a tricky section, hence prepare accordingly. Time management and accuracy is really necessary in this section. This section can turn out to be a game changer for you if you score really well in this section as the questions asked in Reasoning are really challenging and surprising.

Important topics to keep in mind while preparing for this section are: Logical Reasoning, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Verbal Reasoning, Coding-Decoding, Puzzle etc.

English Language:

This section has both easy as well as tricky sections. Questions are asked almost from each topics but the frequency of question might differ. It’s really necessary for the candidate to know which topic holds maximum marks and prepare accordingly.

Important topics to keep in mind while preparing for this section are: Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Fill in the blanks, paragraph completion.

General Awareness:

This is one section that is asked without any implication of flashy and mind boggling questions. You are required to be aware of all the Current Affairs and Financial Awareness to scale high in this section.

Computer Aptitude:

Very basic questions are asked in this section. Being an important section of the Mains Exam, it is necessary to prepare really well for this section. Candidates can expect expect questions from Computer Hardware and Software, History, Basic Terminologies, Operating System and Networking.

IBPS PO Mains 2017: Preparation Strategy (Click Here)

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

A candidate is required to hold a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university in order to be eligible for IBPS PO 2017 exam. He/She must be on minimum 20 years of age to apply for this exam.

IBPS PO 2018 Application Fee

A candidate is required to pay Rs. 600/- (General and OBC) as their application fee for IBPS PO 2017 exam. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

IBPS PO Admit Card

IBPS PO Admit Card for Mains exam 2017 has been released by IBPS. Candidates who have cleared the first phase - IBPS PO Prelims can download their call letter from the link provided below:

IBPS PO Admit Card Details (Click Here)

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