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On August 9, 2018, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) published the Official recruitment Notification for the recruitment of 4,102  vacancies under the post of Probationary Officers (PO)/ Management Trainees (MT) 2018 in 20 participating organisations through IBPS PO/MT CWE (Common Written Examination) - VIII. Graduation completed candidates within the age group of 20 - 30 years can apply for IBPS PO 2018 through online mode only. All eligible candidates can apply from August 14, 2018. The IBPS PO Application Form direct Link is updated here. IBPS scheduled to conduct the PO Prelims Exam on October 13, 14, 20 and 21 and the main exam is scheduled to be held in November 18. Candidates should fill their IBPS PO Online Application Form and pay the IBPS PO Application fees of Rs. 600 /- for General, OBC category and Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD category from August 14, 2018 to September 4, 2018.

Check the detailed Official IBPS PO Notification 2018
Fill the IBPS PO 2018 Application Form


This year, Under the name of “CWE PO/MT-VII”, IBPS will conduct online Common Written Examination (CWE) for the posts of Probationary Officers (PO)/ Management Trainees (MT) in two phases as:
1. IBPS PO Preliminary Exam
2. IBPS PO Mains Exam
Candidates those who qualified in IBPS PO Main Examination, will be called for final stage of IBPS PO recruitment, ie., IBPS PO Interview. IBPS PO 2018 On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application Form by candidates will be allowed from August 14, 2018 to September 4, 2018. IBPS PO Prelims 2018 Examination will be held on 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st of October 2018 as well as IBPS PO Online Mains Exam will be conducted on November 18, 2018.
Events Important Dates
Application form - Release 14th August 2018
Application form - Closure 4th September 2018
Starting and Ending Date for Fee Payment (Online) 14th August 2018 to 4th September 2018
Download of Pre- Exam Training call letters September 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training October 1 - 7, 2018
Download of Preliminary Online examination call letters October 2018 (tentative)
Preliminary Exam Date (online mode) 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th of October 2018
Preliminary Exam Result Announcement October/ November 2018
Download of Mains Online examination call letters November 2018
Mains Exam Date (online mode) November 18, 2018
Mains Exam Result Announcement December 2018
Download of Interview call letters January 2019
Conduct of interview January / February 2019
Provisional Allotment April 2019


This year around 4,102 vacancies are to be filled for the post of Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees in IBPS PO CWE-VIII (2018 - 2019). Last Year, around 3,560+ vacancies for the posts of Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees are filled in IBPS PO CWE-VII. The Category wise details for IBPS PO vacancies are granted in the below table.






Out of Which (PWD)















IBPS PO 2018 Overview:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) helps in conducting Common Written Examination (CWE) for the recruitment of Clerks, Probationary officers (PO) and SO (Specialist Officers) in 27 nationalized banks and regional rural banks across India, once a year. IBPS PO Examination is one of the largest and popular recruitment in India. This year IBPS is going to conduct exam for huge vacancies under the posts of PO (Probationary Officer) / MT (Management Trainees) across India for the Seventh time. IBPS PO (Probationary Officers) / MT (Management Trainees) online examination is tentatively scheduled in October (Prelims) and November(Mains), 2018. Under IBPS PO recruitment process,  IBPS will make arrangements for conducting online preliminary examination, declare result of online preliminary examination, inform the shortlisted candidates about the online main examination, declare the results of the main examination and inform the shortlisted candidates about the interview. Interviews are conducted by the participating organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each state/ UT.


The following organisations are participated in last year for the recruitment of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainees:
  • Allahabad Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Corporation Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Union Bank of India
  • Bank of India
  • Dena Bank
  • Punjab National Bank
  • United Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • IDBI Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Vijaya Bank


Bank PO approximate salary is around Rs. 35,000 to Rs. 40,000 which may vary from bank to bank. As a Probationary Officer, you can get Good perks and feel job security, fast growth and good work-life balance.
  • Age - Minimum: 20 years and Maximum: 30 years 
  • Educational Qualifications - A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.


As said earlier, IBPS conducts IBPS PO/ MT CWE VII in two phases namely, IBPS PO Preliminary Examination and IBPS PO Mains Examination. After that Interview will be held for candidates who qualified in IBPS PO Mains Exam. Know more about IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Structure

IBPS PO Prelims exam is conducted in online mode only. IBPS PO Prelims exam comprises of 100 multiple choice questions under 3 main subject category sections namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability. Total marks allotted for IBPS PO Prelims exam is 100 marks and Total Duration of IBPS PO Prelims exam is 60 mins (1 hour).
Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions (Objective type) Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30  
1 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
  Total 100 100
Negative Marking:- There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by you, there will be no negative marking for that question.
In order to attend the IBPS PO Mains exam, Candidates have to qualify in each of the three sections mentioned above, by securing cut-off marks as decided by IBPS.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Structure

IBPS PO Mains exam is conducted in online mode only. IBPS PO Mains exam comprises of 200 multiple choice questions under 5 main subject category sections namely Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) and Computer Knowledge. Here, all Questions for all four sections except English Language will be present in both English as well as Hindi Language.
Total marks allotted for IBPS PO Mains exam is 200 marks and there is section wise time allotment for IBPS PO Mains exam which is mentioned below:
Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions (Objective type) Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for each
test (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning  & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 English 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 General / Economy/ Banking
40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
  Total 200 200   140 minutes
5 English Language (Letter Writing
& Essay)
2 25 English 30 minutes
 Negative Marking:- There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.  If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by you, there will be no negative marking for that question.


Candidates are shortlisted for IBPS PO interview based on their IBPS PO Mains examination marks only. IBPS PO prelims marks are not considered for Interview. IBPS is tentatively scheduled to conduct interview for IBPS PO in the month of January / February 2018.

Total marks allotted for PO Interview

Minimum qualifying marks in interview
40%  i.e, 40 marks
(For General category candidates)

(35% i.e, 35 marks
(For SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD candidates)

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

Following are the entire appropriate IBPS PO syllabus for prelims examination as well as mains examination.


This Section contains brain triggering questions and puzzles, for which you have to practice more. The topics to be concentrated under this section are,
  • Syllogism
  • Inequalities
  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Order and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning like Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument.
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Quantitative Aptitude:

This is the most important section and more mark scoring section in the IBPS PO exam. The topics to be covered under this section are
  • Number Series
  • Simplification, Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations - Inequalities
  • Data Interpretation - Bar Graph, Line Chart, Table form, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart
  • Data Sufficiency
  • HCF and LCM
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Profit and Loss
  • Partnership
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Problem on Ages
  • Time and work
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Time and Distance in relation with Speed
  • Problems on Boats and Stream
  • Problems on Trains
  • Probability
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combination
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English Language

This section aims mainly to judge your English Language Skill. The topics to be practiced under this section are
  • Reading Comprehension - including Synonyms, Antonyms
  • Cloze Test
  • Error detection in a given sentence
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Paragraph Based Questions - like Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
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General Awareness:

Questions under this section are asked only in IBPS PO Mains examination and not in prelims examination. The topics to be covered under this section are
  • Banking Awareness
  • Insurance Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Static Awareness
  • Current Affairs - International News, National News, Sports News, Agreements, Appointments and more.
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Computer Knowledge:

Questions under this section are asked only in IBPS PO Mains examination and not in prelims examination. The topics to be learnt under this section are
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Computer Languages
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suit and Shortcut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
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An e-admit card/ hall ticket/ call letter can be downloaded from the IBPS official link, which will be updated in Fresherslive page. First, the IBPS PO Prelims admit card will be released for those candidates who register with IBPS PO CWE- VII. And then IBPS PO admit card for Mains Exam will be released for those candidates who qualify for IBPS PO Mains. The Exam Centre, Venue address, Date and Time for both IBPS PO Preliminary and main examinations and interview shall be intimated in the respective Call Letter.


IBPS PO results are released by IBPS after completion of each stage of Exam ie., IBPS PO Prelims, IBPS PO Mains, IBPS PO Interview. After announcement of IBPS PO Results, Candidates can check their score of IBPS PO exam for any stage @ Fresherslive page. Final merit listing of IBPS PO vacancies is based on IBPS PO Mains examination marks + Interview Marks. The weightage (ratio) of IBPS PO CWE - Main exam and interview for final merit list = 80 : 20 respectively.


Candidates should secure minimum cutoff marks decided by IBPS for each section as well as for overall marks. Sectional cutoff marks (ie., Cutoff marks for English, Reasoning, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge) are different for each section as well as different for IBPS PO Prelims and IBPS PO Mains exam. These cutoff marks may vary according to the state and as per categories.

Expected IBPS PO Preliminary Cut Off:

  English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability Total
General 7 8.50 8.25 47.50
SC/ ST/ PWD/ OBC 4.5 5.25 5.5 18 - 46.50

Expected IBPS PO Mains Cut Off:

  English Language Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability General Awareness Computer Knowledge Total
General 4.75 12.5 5.25 10.75 6.5 52.50
SC/ ST/ PWD/ OBC 2.25 10.75 3.25 8 5 31.50 - 52.50

Expected IBPS PO Final Cut Off:

As said earlier, Final merit listing of IBPS PO vacancies is based on IBPS PO Mains examination marks + Interview Marks.
Category UR (General) OBC SC ST OC VI HI
Maximum Scores 57.4 50.2 46.3 45.1 52.7 55.2 40.5
Minimum Scores 39.9 37 33.7 28.6 31.4 33.1 25.4
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