IBPS PO CWE Frequently Asked Questions – IBPS Guide

IBPS has released its recruitment notification for the Probationary Officer post. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the examination on the month of October. The examination process is based on the Preliminary Exam, Main exam, and the Interview. The selected candidate’s provisional allotment will be released on the month of April 2019.

Q: When will IBPS conduct the PO Examination?

A: Tentative Dates for Preliminary Exam: 13.10.2018, 14.10.2018, 20.10.2018 and 21.10.2018 & Main Exam: 18.11.2018.

Q: How many vacancies have been released?

A: Overall vacancies for PO is – 4252 (the vacancy may also increase).

Q: What is the essential qualification for the IBPS PO Exam?

A: A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Q: What is the age criterion to apply?

A: Minimum: 20 years and Maximum: 30 years.

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Q: What is the age relaxation for SC/ ST candidates?

A: Age relaxation for SC/ ST candidates is 5 years.

Q: What is the Application fee?

A: Rs. 100/- for SC/ ST/ PWD candidates and all others has to pay Rs. 600/-.

Q: When will the online applications start?

A: Starting date of Registration: 14th August 2018.

Q: When is the closing date of online Application?

A: Online Applications ends on: 04th September 2018.

Q: When will admit card be released for the preliminary exam?

A: Tentatively on October 2018 the prelims admit cards will be released.

Q: When will admit card be released for the Main exam?

A: Tentatively on the month of November 2018 the mains admit cards will be released.

Q: When will the provisional allotments be made?

A: The provisional allotments will be made tentatively on April 2019.

Q: How many Bank Organizations are participating in IBPS PO recruitment?

A: From among 20 banks in this year only 6 banks are participating.

Q: What is the previous year cut-off for preliminary examination?

A:

Name of the Subject General SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD
English 5.00 2.75
Reasoning Ability 10.00 6.75
Quantitative Aptitude 7.75 4.75

Overall Cut-off for Preliminary Exam

Name of the Category Cut-off (out of 100)
General 42.75
OBC 42.25
SC 36.00
ST 28.50
HI 15.75
OC 28.75
VI 23.25
ID 17.75

Q: What is the previous year cut-off for Main examination?

A:

Name of the Subject General SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD
Reasoning Ability 5.25 3.25
Quantitative Aptitude 12.50 10.75
General Awareness 10.75 8.00
English Language 4.75 2.25
Computer Knowledge 6.50 5.00

Overall Cut-off for Main Exam

Name of the Category Cut-off (out of 225)
General 82.00
OBC 75.63
SC 62.50
ST 42.25
HI 47.75
OC 59.63
VI 77.87
ID 55.00

Q: Is there sectional timing for preliminary examination?

A: Yes, each section is separately timed.

Q: What is the structure of the preliminary exam?

A:

Name of the tests No. of Questions Marks Medium of Exam Time Duration
English Language 30 30 English 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 English & Hindi 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 English & Hindi 20 minutes
Total 100 100

Q: What is the exam pattern for Mains examination?

A:

Objective type Name of the test No. of Questions Marks Medium of Exam Time Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 Minutes
General Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 English 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
Descriptive type Letter Writing & Essay Writing 2 25 English 30 minutes

Q: What are the requisites to be scanned uploaded?

A: Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression, and a handwritten declaration.

Q: What is the text for the handwritten declaration?

A: “I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”

Q: In what size does the photograph has to be scanned?

A: 4.5 cm X 3.5 cm

Check the Official Notification