In this article refer to 2018 IBPS PO bank exam fees, exam patterns and syllabus. IBPS or Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is an autonomous body, which holds both clerical and officer level examination every year. The examination is commonly known as Common Written Examination (CWE). It is a common entrance examination for Probationary Officer in various public sector banks. This means you can be posted anywhere in India. However, you are generally posted in a bank in your preferred location.
Each year IBPS holds PO (Probationary Officer) examination that sees a high number of applications. The announcement for IBPS PO 2018 has not been made yet but tentatively, the announcement for IBPS Bank PO can be expected in August 2018 with prelims in October and mains in November 2018 respectively. However, you need to familiarize with the exam pattern and syllabus. The IBPS PO exam 2018 is divided into three phases.
- Phase I- Prelims (Objective)
- Phase II- Mains (Objective and Subjective)
- Phase III- Interview
Based on 2017 IBPS PO examination, the duration for prelims is around 60 minutes.
IBPS PO Prelims exam
|Section||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks|
|1. English Language||30||30|
|2. Quantitative Aptitude||35||35|
|3. Reasoning Ability||35||35|
IBPS PO Mains Exam
|Topics||No. Of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|2. English Language||35||35||40 minutes|
|4. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|5. Data Analysis and Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
The IBPS officer 2018 mains examination also has a subjective section that tests your writing and language skills in English. The time for this test is set at 30 minutes. Moreover, the objective questions carry negative marking if answered incorrectly. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted. If you clear Phase I (Prelims) and then Phase II (Mains), you go to the interview round that is also marked at 100. Based on 2017 IBPS bank PO cut-offs minimum qualification for General candidates is 40 percent and for reserved candidates is at 35 percent.
If you are interested in IBPS PO recruitment and want to apply for the same, get to know about its eligibility criterion. The age limit for the examination ranges from 20 to 30. The upper age limit is subjected to relaxation for reserved categories. Moreover, you need to pay a certain amount for sitting for the examination.
Exam Fees for IBPS PO
- SC/ST/PWD- Application fee is Rs 100 only
- General and Others- Application fee Rs.600 only
Both category exam fees for application are inclusive of intimation charges.
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