IBPS PO

Online Application Dates : August/September 2018

Prelims Exam: 13th, 14th, 20th and 21st October 2018

Main Exam: 18th November 2018

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Introduction

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts an online examination to recruit Probationary Officers (PO) for various banks in India.

The banks that recruit through IBPS are:

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Andhra Bank
  3. Bank of Baroda
  4. Bank of India
  5. Bank of Maharashtra
  6. Bharatiya Mahila Bank
  7. Canara Bank
  8. Central Bank of India
  9. Corporation Bank
  10. Dena Bank
  11. IDBI Bank
  12. Indian Bank
  13. Indian Overseas Bank
  14. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  15. Punjab National Bank
  16. Punjab and Sind Bank
  17. Syndicate Bank
  18. Union Bank of India
  19. United Bank of India
  20. UCO Bank
  21. Vijaya Bank
  22. Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Bank

Important Dates

ActivityDate
Registration start dateAugust, 2018
Registration Last dateSeptember 2018
Admit Card downloadSeptember 2018
Preliminary Exam13th, 14th, 20th & 21st October 2018
Result of Preliminary examOctober 2018
Online exam - Mains18th November 2018
Result of Mains examDecember 2018
InterviewFebruary 2019
Provisional AllotmentApril, 2019

Eligibility

Educational Qualification

The candidates must have a graduate in any discipline from a recognized institute. 

Age limit

Officer Scale-I : 18 – 30 years

Officer Scale-II : 21 – 32 years

Officer Scale III : 21 – 40 years

Age Relaxation:

ST/SC Category: 5 years

OBC Category: 3 years

PWD Category: 10 years


Syllabus

The IBPS PO examination consists of the following sections/areas.

  1. General Awareness with special reference to Banking industry
  2. English Language
  3. Reasoning
  4. Quantitative Aptitude
  5. Computer knowledge
  6. Data Interpretation

Exam Pattern

Preliminary Exam

The preliminary exam is of objective type with 3 sections and a composite time of 1 hour. 

Every question carries equal marks (1 mark) and ΒΌ marks will be penalised for every wrong answer.

The pattern is as follows:


Section

Number of Questions

Total Marks

Time

1

English

30

30

20 minutes

2

Reasoning

35

35

20 minutes

3

Quantitative Ability

35

35

20 minutes

Total

100

100

1 hour

Mains Exam

1/4 of the total mark assigned to that question will be penalised for every wrong answer in the mains exam.

SECTIONDURATIONNUMBER OF QUESTIONSMARKS
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude60 mins4560
English Language40 mins3540
Data Analysis and Interpretation 45 mins3560
General Economy and Banking Awareness35 mins4040
Total3 hours200200
English Language (Letter writing and Essay)30225



Salary

The basic pay of a IBPS bank PO is Rs. 23,700. Dearness allowance is decided based on Consumer Price Index.

The housing rent allowance is 9% or 8% or 7% depending on the place of posting. 

The in hand salary varies from Rs. 33,000 to Rs. 38,000 depending on the location of posting.

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