Important Changes & Facts in IBPS PO 2018

Hello and welcome to exampundit. The much awaited IBPS PO 2018 Notification came out with good amount of vacancies.

There have been few changes in IBPS PO 2018 along with some important points to remember for new aspirants we will be sharing.

Sectional Timings in IBPS PO 2018 Prelims

IBPS has jumped on the bandwagon and has introduced Sectional Timings in IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2018.

So, those who have not appeared in SBI PO or Clerk and going for IBPS PO for the first time, please make sure you prepare accordingly.

Increase in Vacancies in IBPS PO 2018

The total number of vacancies have increased by ~20% from last year IBPS.

The total vacancies for 2017 IBPS was 1738 for General and 3562 in total.

But in 2018, the vacancies for General have increased to 2099 and 4252 in total.

Which is actually a positive thing isn’t it?

Left Thumb Impression and Declaration in Application

Since IBPS RRB, IBPS has introduced Left Thumb Impression and Declaration while applying for IBPS Exams.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Signature / Hand written declaration in CAPITAL LETTERS shall NOT be accepted.
  • The applicant has to write the declaration in English clearly on a white paper with black ink.
  • The applicant has to put his left thumb impression on a white paper with black or blue ink.

The text for the hand written declaration is as follows

“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.”

Sectional Cut-off in IBPS PO 2018

Unlike SBI, IBPS has clearly mentioned the Sectional Cut-off requirement in IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Exam.

Their notification states,

For Prelims Exam

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.

For Mains Exam

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview.

One thing we would like to tell you, do not panic about the NIL/NR vacancies in IBPS Notification.

Because NIL/NR does not mean they are not/will not recruit.

If you seen Indian Bank has stated NIL but they are recruiting through PGDBF.

So, we can expected PGDBF notifications as well.

See it by yourself, IBPS PO 2018 Official Notification and IBPS PO 2017 Official Notification.


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