The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS PO Bank Exam which is your
gateway to the much sought after bank jobs. IBPS provides its services to all Public-Sector
Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, LIC & Insurance companies and other Banks which are
regular members of the IBPS society.
IBPS started Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011
to recruit officers and clerks in Public Sector Banks. It accepts online application through
its official website for registration of the examination.

IBPS PO 2018 Important Dates:-

The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CWE VII 2018 are as follows:

Date Activity
Aug 2018 IBPS PO Online Registration/ Edit/ Modification of Application
Aug to Sept 2018 Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments
Sept to Oct 2018 IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Training Conducted
Sept 2018 Download IBPS PO Preliminary Exam call letter
Oct 2018 Declaration of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Result
Nov 2018 Download IBPS PO Call Letter for Main Exam
Dec 2018 Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Exam Result
Jan 2019 Declaration and download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter
Jan / Feb 2019 Date of IBPS PO Interview

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria – 2018

  1. Educational Qualification:-The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CWE PO exam is Graduation Degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the IBPS Bank-PO examination.
  2. Computer Literacy:-Knowledge of computer operation is a must as IBPS PO exam is conducted online.
  3. Language Proficiency:- Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.
  4. Age Eligibility:-Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years
    Relaxation of Upper age limit:-Category Age relaxation
    a. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
    b. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
    c. Persons with Disabilities 10 years
    d. Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment.
  5. Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:-Candidates applying for IBPS CWE/Bank PO Examination should be one of the following.

A Candidate must be either –
(i) A Citizen of India or
(ii) A subject of Nepal or
(iii) A subject of Bhutan or
(iv) A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Participating Organisations in IBPS PO Exam

Participating Organisations in IBPS PO Exam
Allahabad Bank Canara Bank Indian Bank Syndicate Bank
Andhra Bank Central Bank of India Indian Overseas Bank UCO Bank
Bank of Baroda Corporation Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce Union Bank of India
Bank of India Dena Bank Punjab National Bank United Bank of India
Bank of Maharastra ECGC Punjab & Sind Bank Vijaya Bank
Bhartiya Mahila Bank IDBI Bank Any Other Bank of Financial Institution


I. The structure of the Examination which will be conducted online is as follows:-

Subject Reasoning Maths English General Awareness Computer Awareness Total
MARKS 50 50 40 40 20 200

Time:- Composite time of 2 hours the above tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

NOTE:- 1. The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method.2. Cutoff Score: Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

II. Personal Interview ( Combined):-

INTERVIEW:- Candidates who have been shortlisted in the examination for CWE PO/MT-IV will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS.

Final Merit List:- A Combined merit list is prepared based upon the written score and the score in interview and then normalized to 100.

NOTE:Depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the upcoming financial year based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience, etc.

IBPS PO Cut off – 2016

IBPS PO Pre Exam Cut off 2016-17
The cutoff for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:

English Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude Total
07.00 08.50 08.25 47.50

IBPS PO Mains Exam Cut off 2016-17
The cutoff for IBPS PO Mains Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:

English Reasoning Ability Reasoning Ability Computer GA Total
04.75 05.25 06.50 08.50 12.50 52.50



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