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IBPS PO Recruitment 2018: Important Dates

As per the official calendar released by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, PO exams of IBPS will be conducted on the following dates: 


Sr. No.  Events  Dates 
1.  Commencement of Online Registration  September 2018 
2.  Last Date for Online Application  September 2018 
3.  IBPS PO Exam Date (Prelims)  13.10.2018, 14.10.2018, 20.10.2018 & 21.10.2018 
4.  IBPS PO Mains Call Letter Begins  November 2018 
5.  Last date of IBPS PO Admit Card Download  November 2018 
6.  IBPS PO Mains Exam Date  18.11.2018 
Eligibility Criteria for IBPS PO examination
Candidates need to fulfill eligibility at the following levels in order to apply for IBPS PO exam: 

  • Age-based eligibility (Min age – 20 years. Max Age – 30 years, as per 01.08.2017) 
  • Educational Qualification – 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.  


To know more about this, you can go through the detailed eligibility criteria of IBPS PO click here

Application Form for IBPS PO 2018
Candidates can apply online for IBPS PO 2018 recruitment exam through the official website of IBPS. The official link to apply online will be activated just after the notification is being released. 

Different levels & Selection Process for IBPS 2018 PO examination
Following stages are involved in the selection procedure of IBPS PO – 

  1. Preliminary Exam 
  1. Mains Exam 
  1. Interview

Vacancy for IBPS PO 2018
The official notification is not released yet, thus, we cannot tell the vacancies of IBPS PO for 2018. We are listing previous year vacancy details so that you can have a brief idea of the number of vacancies available for different categories. 

Category  Number of Vacancies 
General  1738 
OBC  961 
SC  578 
ST  285 
Total  3562 

Exam Pattern & Syllabus of IBPS PO 2018
Understanding the syllabus of the exam is an important part of its preparation. Last year, IBPS changed the exam pattern of Mains exam. Mains Exam now contains a Descriptive test and a General Awareness section in addition to the other three subjects. You can go through the detailed syllabus and exam patttern of IBPS PO exam here :


S. No.  Name of test  Number of Questions  Maximum Marks  Duration 
1.  English Language  30  30  1 hour (composite 60 minutes)

 2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 3. Reasoning Ability 35 35  Total 100 100 


for more information and full syllabus of IBPS PO click here.

Descriptive Test Pattern of IBPS PO 2018

The  descriptive test for IPBS PO mains includes two sections, worth 25 marks to be attempted under 30 minutes 

1. Letter Writing: You may have to write the formal, semi-formal or informal letter on general topics, current affairs & banking awareness. 

2. Essay Writing: Essay writing can be a long article on any random topic, especially related to current affairs/issues, or the issues that are popular at the moment. 

Cut Off of IBPS PO 2017
Every year IBPS releases the  cut off for the students in order to understand the minimum number of attempts a student should make to clear the exam. Take a look at the  previous year cut off of IPBS PO to understand the difficulty level of the IBPS PO exam. 

Sections  Category 
General  OBC  SC  ST 
English Language   5.00   2.75   2.75   2.75 
Reasoning Ability  10.00    6.75  6.75  6.75 
Quantitative Aptitude   7.75  4.75   4.75   4.75  
Overall Cutoff Marks  42.75    42.25   36.00  28.50 

Overall Cut Off for Mains 2017
S.No.  Name of the Category  Total Cutoff Score (Out of 225) 
1.  General  82.00 
2.  OBC  75.63 
3.  SC  62.50 
4.  ST  42.25 
5.  HI (Hearing Impaired)  47.75 
6.  OC (Orthopedically Challenged)   59.63 
7.  VI (Visually Impaired)  77.87 
8.  ID (Intellectual Disability)  55.00 

Admit Card of IBPS PO
IBPS PO 2018 admit card will be released by IBPS for the candidates who’ve successfully applied for the exam of IBPS Probationary Officers. It is usually released 15 days before the examination.

IBPS PO Job Profile
After selection as Probationary Officer, candidates are placed in Junior Management Grade Scale – I. They have to work in a probation period of an year wherein they undergo various types of training in order to learn practical aspects of banking. To know more about it, go through the detailed post on job profile of IBPS PO.

Salary and Perks IBPS PO
The basic pay for IBPS PO is R. 23,700/-. Apart from this, Probationers are also entitled to various perks including Annual increment, Dearness Allowance, City Compensatory Allowance, House Rent Allowance etc. To know more about the details of IBPS PO emoluments, go through  salary structure here.

Promotion and Career Growth in IBPS PO
After the end of probationary period, candidates are posted as Assistant Managers in the bank branch. Next step of the promotion places them in Middle Management Grade Scale and one can even rise to the level of Chairman and Managing Director.

IBPS PO Promotions:  

Junior Management Grade – Scale l: Officer i.e. PO   

Middle Management Grade – Scale II: Manager   

Middle Management Grade – Scale III: Senior Manager   

Senior Management Grade — Scale IV: Chief Manager   

Senior Management Grade Scale V: Assistant General Manager   

Top Management Grade Scale VI: Deputy General Manager   

Top Management Grade Scale VII: General Manager   

Executive Director (ED) 

Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) 

Preparation Tips for exam of IPBS PO
IBPS PO Prelims Exam is scheduled in October 2018 as per the official calendar released by IBPS. Preparing for Descriptive Test will eventually help you score better in the mains exam. 

Test Series for IPBS PO
Attempting mock tests is a crucial step to analyze your progress for the examination. You can identify your strong and weak areas and work on them for better results. To ace the mains exam, we suggest you go through our test series online. 

Result of IBPS PO examination
The result for IBPS PO is usually declared within 10-12 days. Last year the result for IPBS PO prelims phase was declared on 1st Nov and for mains on 28th December. 

 Designation Probationary Officers holds in banks 
An IBPS PO holds the designation of an Assistant Manager (AM) on Probation. He/She is in Junior Management Grade – I (JMG-ScaIe 1) Officer, thus, he is often called as Scale 1 Officer or Asst. Manager.

Initial Posting of Probationary Officer (PO) 
  • Once you become a Probationary Officer, you have to go through Induction training program in Management Training Academies of the bank for around10 to 20 days. The duration of training varies from bank to bank. After completion of the training, a PO can be posted anywhere in India, as the service of Government Bank Officer is an All India based service.  
  • You can be posted as an Asst. Manager on probation in Head Office or Corporate Office or Zonal Office or other different branches.   

Duration of Probation Period
  • The average probation period for an IBPS PO is 2 years in which the Officer is exposed to different types of banking related tasks. In some banks, however, the duration may be to one year.   
  • As a PO, you may undergo frequent transfers or deputations during the probation period. Once the probation period is completed, you are confirmed as an assistant manager and will be given a permanent posting after a proper Police Verification report from their Local SSP Office or police station.   
  • Some banks nowadays, place officers directly as Deputy Managers as well, just after confirmation, if they are able to pass the test conducted by the bank.