IBPS PO 2018 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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IBPS PO 2018 Frequently Asked Questions


When will the Online Registration of IBPS PO 2018 start?

– 14.08.2018 – 14 August, 2018

When is the last date of Registration/Payment of IBPS PO 2018?

– 04.09.2018 – 4 September 2018

What is the application fee of IBPS PO 2018?

 – Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

– Rs. 600 /- for all others

What is the selection Process of IBPS PO 2018?

– Preliminary Examination – Qualifying Nature

Main Exam – Marks will be counted

Interview – Marks will be counted

What is the Minimum Age of IBPS PO 2018?

– 20 years

I was born after 1st August, 1998. Can I Apply for IBPS PO 2018?

– No. The candidate must not be born later than 01.08.1998.

What is the Maximum Age of IBPS PO 2018?

– 30 Years.

I was born before 2nd August, 1988. Can I apply for IBPS PO 2018?

– No. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1988.

Can I use the same Hand Written Declaration used for IBPS RRB in IBPS PO 2018 Application?

– Yes. The format can be found from here.

What is the text for the hand written declaration in IBPS PO 2018?

– “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.”

Please read the full article on How to Write Hand Written Declaration for IBPS PO 2018.

In which language I need to write the declaration for IBPS PO 2018?

– The above mentioned hand written declaration has to be in the candidate’s hand writing and in English only.

Where can I find the notification/application link?

Application Link | Notification Link

Some Banks have reported NIL in IBPS PO 2018 Notification, what does it mean?

– That means, the bank has reported NIL vacancies for IBPS PO 2018 Recruitment Process.

Some Banks have reported NR in IBPS PO 2018 Notification, what does it mean?

– NR means Not Report, So the bank has reported may or may not announce vacancies for IBPS PO 2018 Recruitment Process.

Can I expect increase in Vacancies in IBPS PO 2018?

– After announcing the notification, the vacancies increased, so we can hope for increase. But do know everything is tentative.

Some Banks have reported NR/NIL Vacancies in IBPS PO 2018, what to do?

– Banks like Bank of Baroda, Indian Bank already recruited through PGDBF, so it is better to keep them below no matter what. On the other hand, it is advised to rank banks as per No. of Vacancies and then NR and finally NIL.

Please read our Detailed Bank Preference List of IBPS PO 2018 Application.

I have appeared in IBPS PO Prelims but did not qualify for Mains, does it count as an attempt?

– No. Your IBPS PO Mains Appearances are counted as attempts.


I am currently pursuing bachelors degree and my result will be out before 4 September 2018. Can I apply for IBPS PO 2018?

– Yes. If your result is out before 04.09.2018, you are eligible.

I am currently pursuing bachelors degree and my result will be out after 4 September, 2018. Can I apply for IBPS PO 2018?

– NO. All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the final result should have been declared on or before 04.09.2018. Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 04.09.2018 has to be submitted at the time of interview.

When will we be able to download the call letters for online examination – Prelims?

– Tentatively October 2018

When will the IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam be conducted?

– Tentatively 13.10.2018, 14.10.2018, 20.10.2018 and 21.10.2018

When will the IBPS PO 2018 Preliminary Exam result come out?

– Tentatively in October/ November 2018

When will we be able to Download the call letters for Online Examination – Mains?

– Tentatively in November 2018

When will IBPS Conduct the IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam?

– 18.11.2018 tentatively.

When will IBPS PO 2018 Main Exam Result come out?

– December 2018 Tentatively.

What is the IBPS PO 2018 Prelims Exam Format?

Test Questions Marks Time
English Language 30 30 20 Mins
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Mins
Total 100 100 60 Mins

What is the time duration of IBPS PO 2018 Prelims?

– 1 Hour. 20 Minutes Each for Every Seaction.

Is there Sectional Timing in IBPS PO Prelims 2018?

– Yes. 20 Minutes each.

What is the Format and Time Duration of IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam?

– 3 Hours 30 minutes Time Duration.

What is the exam pattern of IBPS PO 2018 Mains Exam?

Sr. No. Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
3 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
TOTAL:::: 155 200 3 hours
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 minutes

Is there Descriptive Test in IBPS PO 2018 Mains?

– Yes. 30 minutes (Letter Writing & Essay)

Is there any Sectional Cut-off in IBPS PO 2018 Prelims/Mains Exam?

– Yes.

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