The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) organizes selection process for (PO/MT) Probationary Officers / Management Trainee recruitment in Public State Banks or PSBs. The name of the examination is IBPS PO /MT Exam, commonly known as IBPS PO. The exam is scheduled in October/November 2018. Check out other important dates and events for IBPS PO 2018.
This examination is a computer based test and is conducted in three stages as mentioned below:
A. Preliminary ExaminationB. Mains examinationsC. Personal Interview
IBPS PO Prelims will be conducted on 13th, 14th, 20th & 21st October 2018 while the IBPS PO Mains exam will be conducted on 18th November 2018. The Preliminary paper has only three subjects that is Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Every section (except English Language) in the paper will be available in Hindi as well as in English.
Have a lokk at the IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern before looking at the Syllabus:
Name of Tests
No. of Questions
English & Hindi
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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.
The Mains Examination of IBPS PO exam 2018 comprises of 4 + 1(Descriptive Paper) sections: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude & General Awareness. Recently, IBPS has introduced a descriptive test also. See the details below:
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
Data Analysis & Interpretation
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay
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Candidates who have been shortlisted in the main examination for IBPS PO/MT (IBPS PO) will subsequently be called for a Personal Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS.
A candidate should qualify both in the IBPS PO (Main) and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on authorised IBPS website.
The total marks allotted for Personal Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
The weightage (ratio) of IBPS PO (Main exam) and interview is 80:20 respectively.
The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination of IBPS PO/MT and Group Discussion & Personal Interview. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE PO/MT (Main) and in Group Discussion & Personal Interview and should be placed sufficiently high in the merit list to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, the details of which will be made available on IBPS website.
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