IBPS PO Education Qualification
The applicants applying for the IBPS PO examination should possess basic graduation degree in any discipline from a government recognized University.
The aspirants must also have passed in the English language as one of the subjects at HSC/SSC/Intermediate or Graduation Level. The candidates should possess the certificate as proof of passing of the qualifying exam.
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IBPS PO 2018 Important Dates
|IBPS PO Online Registration/ Edit/ Modification of Application||August 2018|
|Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments||August to September 2018|
|Download IBPS PO Training call letters||September 2018|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Training Conducted||September to October|
|Download IBPS PO Preliminary Exam call letter||September 2018|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date||October|
|Declaration of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Result||October 2018|
|Download IBPS PO Call Letter for Main Exam||November 2018|
|IBPS PO Mains Exam Date||November|
|Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Exam Result||December 2018|
|Declaration and download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter||January 2019|
|Date of IBPS PO Interview||January / February 2019|
|Allotment of Provisional Posting||April 2019|
Eligibility CriteriaThe applicants must have Bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized university or equivalent.
The applicants should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree.
The applicants should have good knowledge of computer operations as IBPS PO exam is conducted online.
The applicants must have aged between 21 to 30 years during the time of registration for IBPS PO. As per the Government rules there is age relaxation relevant to category wise applicants.
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PWD)||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)||5 years|
|Widows/Divorced Women||9 years|
|Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989||5 years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
|Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal|
|retrenched from service(for MP state Only)||5 years|
No. of attempts for IBPS Po examThere is no limits of attempts for IBPS PO exam. However, there is an age eligibility criteria. The applicant may appear for IBPS PO exam as much as he/she can until they reach the maximum age limit, which in this case has been provided as 30 years of age. Application Fee
· Candidates can pay their Application Fees through online mode only.
· Application Fee can be paid using debit card/credit card/internet banking.
· The Fees once paid will not be refunded.
The Fees Structure of IBPS PO has been explained below:
|Sr. No.||Category||Application Fee|
|1||SC/ST/PWD||Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
IBPS PO 2018 Exam PatternPreliminary Exam: The examination will have 100 questions of MCQ type. The examination will be conducted through online mode. The question paper will be divided into 3 sections- English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning Ability. The duration of the examination will be 1 hour.
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern
|Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|English Language||30||30||1 Hour|
IBPS PO Main Exam PatternThe examination will have 100 questions of MCQ type. The examination will be conducted through online mode. The question paper will be divided into 4 sections- Reasoning and Computer Aptitude , General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language & Data Analysis & Interpretation. The duration of the examination will be 3 hour.
|Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|Reasoning and Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|General/Economy/Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|Paper 11||2||25||30 minutes|
|The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks will be a Test of
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay). The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive
Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
There will be a penalty of 1/4thmarks for each wrong answer.
IBPS PO 2018 Selection ProcessThe selection process of SBI PO 2018 examination will be completed in 3 stages as follows-
Stage I- Preliminary exam (MCQ type 100 marks)
Stage II- Main exam (MCQ type 200 marks & Descriptive type 25 marks)
Stage III- Group Exercises (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)
Syllabus for Objective Type
Vocabulary, Spotting Errors, Reading Comprehension, Paragraph Completion, Cloze Test, Sentence Rearrangement Misspelt & Inappropriate Words, Fill in the blanks, Para Jumbles, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases, Grammar Correction, Deriving Conclusions, Vocabulary.
Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation, Direction and Distance, Order and Ranking, Sitting Arrangement, Puzzle, Data Sufficiency, Machine Input, Inequality, Syllogism, Alphabetical and Miscellaneous Series, Statement & Course of Action, Inference, Input & Output, Statements & Assumptions, Diagram.
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation/Data Analysis
Simplification, Number series, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, Average Ratio and Proportion, Ages, Partnership, Time and Work, Pipes and Cisterns, Speed, Time and distance, Problems on trains, Boats and Streams, Mixture and Allegation, Inequality, Permutation and Combination, Probability, Area and Volume, Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency, Quadratic Equations, Data Analysis/Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Mix DI, Table Graph, Bar Graph, Line Graph, Probability, Permutation & Combination, Language DI).
History of computers, Input and Output devices, Hardware and software, Windows operating system, Internet terms and services, Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint), Computer Abbreviations, Logic gates, Networking and communication, Database Management system, Hacking, Security and Viruses, Shorty Keys, Modern Day Technology.
Current Affairs (National and International), Major Financial/Economic News, Budget and Five Year Plans, Banking & Financial Awareness, Who’s Who, Sports, Books and Authors, Awards and Honours, Science – Inventions and Discoveries, Abbreviations, Important Days, International and National.
Syllabus for Description test are:
Letter WritingFormal Letter: Writing Letter to Bank Managers, News Editors, Govt. Department Officers.
Informal Letter: Writing letters to friends, relatives, parents, siblings
Letters on saving the account, net banking and education loan.
Essay WritingGeneral Topic Only
Right to Education
Precise WritingChief Vigilance Officer
Paragraph writingImpact of autonomy