ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Age Limit:
Minimum Age Requirement: 20 years
Maximum Age Requirement: 30 years

Candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD/OBC/Ex-Servicemen categories are provided with age relaxation. The category wise age relaxation is mentioned below:

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 3 years
Person with Disability (PwD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/Commissioned Officers including ECOS (Emergency Commissioned Officers)/ SSCOs (Short Service Commissioned Officers) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of Assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 1 year from last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by the way of dismissal/discharge on the account of misconduct/inefficiency/physical disability attributable to military service 5 years
Person who is ordinarily domiciled in Kashmir Division of State of Jammu and Kashmir during period from January 01, 1981 to December 31, 1990 5 years
People who got affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to State of Madhya Pradesh only) 5 years

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATION

Eligibility Criteria
A candidate must be:
A candidate must possess a minimum qualification of Graduation from a recognized University/Institute in any discipline

A candidate must possess valid marksheet/degree certificates that state that he/she is a graduate on the day he/she registers for the exam. It should also indicate the percentage of Marks obtained in Graduation while registering online

 

IBPS PO Syllabus and Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO preliminary examination is conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour to complete the preliminary exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.

S.No Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions 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 60 minutes

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2018

IBPS PO Mains Exam has encountered quite a number of changes. Let’s have a look at all these changes in detail.

Introduction of Descriptive Paper: IBPS introduced Descriptive Paper in its Mains Examination where candidates will be judged on their written skills. An essay and a letter will be given to candidates to write that will constitute of 25 marks and that has to be completed in a time span of 30 minutes.

S.No Name of test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Examination Time Allotted
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
2. English Language 35 40 English only 40 minutes
3. Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4. General, Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
5. General, Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
Total 155 200 180 minutes
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes

Candidates who qualify the Mains Exam are finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS. The Interview Process will constitute of 100 marks and the minimum marks for qualifying this round will be 40% which is reduced to 35% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate in both IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam. There will be no deduction of marks for a question left blank/unattempted by a candidate.

Final Selection

The final selection of the candidate to the post of Probationary Officer will be made by taking into consideration the cumulative score of Mains Exam and the interview Process. The weightage of both these phases of examination will be in the ratio 80:20 respectively. A merit list will be generated after the Interview Process of IBPS PO Exam has been conducted. Candidates who make it to the list will be thus offered the joining letter by the Bank of their choice.

IBPS PO SYLLABUS

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is the primary selection round of IBPS PO 2018 Exam. Candidates who clear the preliminary exam are eligible to appear for the mains exam. The Preliminary Exam of IBPS PO 2018 comprises of three major sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

English Language Quantitative Ability Reasoning
Reading Comprehension Simplification Logical Reasoning
Cloze Test Profit & Loss Alphanumeric Series
Para jumbles Mixtures & Allegations Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Miscellaneous Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Data Sufficiency
Fill in the blanks Work & Time Coded Inequalities
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Time & Distance Seating Arrangement
Paragraph Completion Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Puzzle
Sentience Connectors Data Interpretation Syllogism
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Blood Relations
Number Systems Input Output
Sequence & Series Coding Decoding
Permutation, Combination &Probability Input – output
Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness Reasoning & Computer Aptitude English Language
Simplification Financial Awareness Verbal Reasoning Internet Reading Comprehension
Average Current Affairs Syllogism Memory Vocabulary
Percentage General Knowledge Circular Seating Arrangement Keyboard Shortcuts Grammar
Ratio and Percentage Linear Seating Arrangement Computer Abbreviation Verbal Ability
Data Interpretation Double Lineup Microsoft Office/td>
Mensuration and Geometry Scheduling Computer Hardware
Quadratic Equation Input Output Computer Software
Interest Blood Relations Operating System
Problems of Ages Directions and Distances Networking
Profit and Loss Ordering and Ranking Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies
Number Series Data Sufficiency
Speed, Distance and Time Coding and Decoding
Time and Work Code Inequalities
Number System Analytical reasoning
Data Sufficiency
Linear Equation
Permutation and Combination
And Probability
Mixture and Allegations