IBPS PO Recruitment 2018 - Vacancies & FAQs

Dear Aspirants,

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IBPS has released the notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in the bank. IBPS PO 2018 is going to be an opportunity for those who have not been able to get through SBI. Just make sure that you get yourself ready for the battle this year. Make this fight worth remembering. Give your best and we, The Adda Family, will help you all with every step you take.

☛ What are the posts available under this recruitment project?
The post which will be available in this recruitment project is Probationary Officer/Management Trainee.

☛ When will be the exam conducted?
The Tentative dates for Preliminary Exams are 13.10.2018, 14.10.2018, 20.10.2018 and 21.10.2018
The Tentative date for Mains Exam is 18.11.2018

☛ Are there any changes in Exam Pattern?
Yes, this year IBPS has introduced sectional timings of 20 minutes for each of the three sections in Prelims Exam alongwith sectional cutoff for each section.

☛ When will the result be declared?
Tentative Date for declaration of Results for Preliminary is expected to be announced in October/ November 2018
Tentative Date for declaration of Results for Mains is expected to be announced in December 2018
Final results will be declared on April 2019.

☛ How many vacancies are there?
The number of vacancies are 4102 for Probationary Officer. Click on the below image to check the complete break up of vacancies.


Will the vacancies for IBPS PO 2018-19 Recruitment increase?
Yes, the vacancies are expected to increase and a few participating banks have not yet declared their vacancies for IBPS Recruitment. Aspirants can expect the number of vacancies to go up.

☛ What is the syllabus for IBPS PO 2018-19 Pre and Mains Exam?
Students aiming for IBPS PO exam must prepare these sections: English Language, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (Static awareness, banking awareness, and current affairs) and Computer Aptitude. (Click Here) Read Complete Syllabus for  IBPS PO 2018 Pre and Mains Exam.

☛ Will there be any interview after the written result?
Yes, as per the notification the Interview will be conducted in January/February 2019. The weightage (ratio) of CWE (Main exam) and interview will be 80:20 respectively.

☛ Will the exam conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?
Common Written Exam for IBPS PO will be conducted online (Both Prelims and Mains).

☛ What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?
Minimum: 20 years         Maximum: 30 years  (As on 01.08.2018)
A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1988 and not later than 01.08.1998 (both dates inclusive)

☛ What is the educational qualification required for various posts in this recruitment process?
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.
The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

☛ I have given my final year graduation exams but the result has not been declared yet. Can I apply?
The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online. 

☛ What is the application Fee?
Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates. 
Rs. 600 /- for all others 

☛ When will the registration start?
Registration will start from 14th August 2018 and will end on 4th September 2018.

☛ I have scored 55% in Graduation. Am I eligible to sit for the exam?
Yes, you can apply as there is no percentage criterion. You just need to be a graduate.

☛ I am 19 years old. Can I sit for the exam?
You must be at least 20 years of age and not more than 30 years of age as on 01.08.2018.

☛ How to calculate the Percentage?
The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only.
The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and
54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

☛ What is the Structure of the exam?

Phase-IPreliminary Examination

S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. 

Phase – IIMain Examination
Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 25 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests is online. 


S.No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2English Language354040 minutes
3Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
4General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
Total1552003 Hours
Descriptive Writing Test22530 minutes

1. Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

2. Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks is a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

☛ Is the exam Bilingual?
The tests except for the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

☛ What is the cut-off for being recruited?
There is no fixed cutoff for IBPS Probationary Officer. It depends on the performance of the candidates each year. Your final score is calculated based on your performance in the written test and the interview.

☛ Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?
Yes, there is a sectional cut-off in the exam. You have to clear every section in order to secure a seat for the Interview.

☛ I have cleared the overall cutoff of the exam. However, I could not clear the cutoff for the general knowledge section. Am I still eligible?
Unfortunately, you are not eligible to move to the interview stage. You must clear the cutoff for each section individually and the overall cutoff as well.

☛ Is there a criterion for negative marking?
There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.

☛ What is the pattern of the score in IBPS Probationary Officer Exam?
The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using the equi-percentile method. Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations


All The Best!!


 

     
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