IBPS PO 2018 Recruitment Notification Released; Check detail here


IBPS PO 2018 recruitment notification released; check detail  



IBPS PO 2018 Official Notification has been released by IBPS on 9th August. With the release of official notification, IBPS PO Recruitment 2018 has started. The Online Registration for IBPS PO 2018 will start from 14th August and the last date to apply online is 4th September 2018.






Available Posts for IBPS PO 2018-19: 4102 Vacant Posts





IBPS PO Exam Centre

The IBPS PO exam (CWE) is conducted online at numerous centers all over India and the candidate can mention their preferences at the time of filling in the online application. However, if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues,IBPS may allot an exam centre other than the choices made by acandidate. IBPS is the sole authority on adding or removing an exam center and candidates can’t make requests for change in the exam centre. Any inappropriate behavior at the exam center can lead to cancellation of the candidature.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2018

Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MT) are recruited every year through a Common Written Examination (CWE), commonly known as the IBPS PO exam. The CWE was started in 2011 and is being conducted for the eighth time this year and hence is officially called IBPS PO /MT CWE VIII 2018.The IBPS PO selection process consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview) and the candidate must qualify each of them to proceed to the next phase. Mentioned below are the important steps of the IBPS PO Recruitment Process:

•Online Preliminary Examination:

An adequate number of candidates in each category are shortlisted by IBPS depending upon requirements for Online Main Examination

•Online Mains Examination:

Candidates must qualify the sectional as well as overall cutoff in the main exam to be eligible for interview.

•Interview:

Interview will be conducted by the Participating Organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS

•Final Result:

The Final result is declared on the basis of candidates combined performance in IBPS PO Mains and Interview Rounds.

•Provisional Allotment:

The provisional allotment of the qualified candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS Banks are allotted based on candidates' preferences which are made at the time of online application.
IBPS plays its part in the selection process only till the provisional allotment to different banks. After that, the responsibility to intimate the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedure lies with the respective banks.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS has released new exam pattern for IBPS PO 2018-19 Exam. Now IBPS introduced separate sectional timing for each sections in preliminary exam. The IBPS PO exam (CWE 8) for hiring candidates will be based on an online written exam in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by a face-to-face interview process.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO preliminary examination has a total duration of 1 hour and 20 mintues for each sections, which will be conducted in online mode. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:


S.No.
Name of Tests
(Objective)
No. of Qs.
Maximum Marks
Duration
1
English Language
30
30
20 minutes
2
Numerical Ability
35
35
20 minutes
3
Reasoning Ability
35
35
20 minutes
Total
100
100

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Name of Tests
(Objective)
BOOKS
1a
1b
1c
2
3
4
5
6
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
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Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern





The IBPO PO Main exam is also conducted online, it has 5(4+1) sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and total duration of 180+30 minutes. Just like IBPS PO 2017, IBPS will be conducting a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer. The sections must be attempted in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examination to be eligible for the interview process.

S.No.
Name of Tests
(Objective)
No. of Qs.
Maximum Marks
Duration
1
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
45
60
60 minutes
2
English Language
35
40
40 minutes
3
Data Analysis & Interpretation
35
60
45 minutes
4
General Economy & Banking Awareness
40
40
35 minutes
Total
155
200
3 Hours
5
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
2
25
30 minutes

IBPS PO Interview

The candidates who have qualified the mains exam are called for a face to face interview which carries a maximum of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
The interview round is generally 15-20 minutes long, where a panel of bank officials ask questions to the candidates about themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.
The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in mains examination and interview. The final scoreis calculated by IBPS with weightage of marks given to the main examination and interviewin the ratio of 80:20 respectively.
Penalty for Wrong Answers:
There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one fourth of the marks assigned to that question. For example, 0.25 marks will be deducted as penalty for 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.
Final Score Calculation for IBPS PO Exam:
The final score for the IBPS PO exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:
• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score and are only for qualifying to Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates must qualify Phase-2 and Interview separately to be eligible for final merit.
• The weightage (ratio) of CWE Main exam and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category.Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

IBPS PO 2018 Exam Dates

The IBPS PO exam dates has been released with its official notification. The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CWE VIII 2018 are as follows:
Activity
Date
On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) by candidates
14th August 2018 - 4th September 2018
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date
13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date
18th November 2018
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

Eligible and interested Candidates are required to register online for the recruitment process on the official IBPS website, ibps.in. The 3-tiered selection process consists of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interview. Candidates must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. Final selection will be based on Mains and Interview merit.

BPS PO Eligibility Criteria - 2018
Educational Qualification
Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CWE exam is as basic as a graduation degree (BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech or as such) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India. Any such candidate who has received equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.
The candidates must be in possession of a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that certifies that they are a graduate on the day they registers for this exam, and must indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering for the IBPS Bank-PO examination.
Computer Literacy: Working knowledge of computer systems is necessary for the job as well as to give the IBPS PO exam which is conducted in online mode.
Language Proficiency: Verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT is desirable. The candidate must be able to read, write and speak the language.
Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:
A candidate applying for IBPS CWE/Bank PO Examination must be one of the following:
1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire,Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2018

IBPS exam syllabus is no different from any other bank exam. While IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS syllabus is divided into two parts:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2018

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
Logical Reasoning
Simplification
Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series
Profit & Loss
Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Mixtures & Alligations
Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities
Work & Time
Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement
Time & Distance
Miscellaneous
Puzzle
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Paragraph Completion
Tabulation
Data Interpretation
Syllogism
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations
Number Systems
Input Output
Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding
Permutation, Combination &Probability
Age Eligibility of candidates applying for IBPS Bank PO Examination:
Any candidate who is applying for the IBPS CWE examination should not be less than 20 years oldand not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. In addition to this, there isage relaxation applicable to category wise candidates as per the government rules.
Category
Age Relaxation
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





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