IBPS PO Selection Process 2018 (CWE VIII) Complete Guide

IBPS PO Selection Procedure IBPS Exam Common Written Exam (CWE PO/MT) for recruitment of Probationary Officer (PO) & Management Trainee (MT) Jobs in Public Sector banks.

All Students check full details about the IBPS PO Recruitment and What Probationary Officer duty in the bank? check given the link below. This article provides you the details about the Selection Process of IBPS PO Exam 2018.

IBPS PO Selection Process Details

IBPS PO Selection Process will be done in three stages First is Preliminary Common Written Exam & Second is Mains and then Common Interview exam.

IBPS Department simply generates Score Card by the Performance in these parts. By Score level of this card, candidates will be shortlisted in the participating organization.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam –

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35 01 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude Paper 35 35
3 English Language Paper 30 30
 Total 100 100

2. Common Written Exam (CWE) – IBPS Common Written Exam (IBPS CWE) is an Objective type question paper which will be conducted Online.

IBPS PO Main Exam

This exam contains 200 marks with a duration of 03 hours. There will be Negative marking also for every wrong Answer 0.25 marks. Free IBPS PO Practice / Mock Test Series.

Each Student required to the get minimum score to qualify for the Second Stage for Interview. IBPS CWE Exam Consists of five different Sections that are Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, General Awareness, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, (Letter Writing & Essay). See details below.

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Min.
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Min.
3 English Language 35 40 40 Min.
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Min.
TOTAL: 155 200 03 Hours
 5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 Min.

IBPS PO Interview Selection Process

IBPS Common Interview – Candidates who have been qualified IBPS PO 2018 they will be called for Interview to be directed by the Participating Organizations and composed by the Nodal Bank in each one State/ UT with the assistance of IBPS. The interview will be conducted at the selected Interview Centers.

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For IBPS Interview Minimum Qualify marks are above 40% out of 100 and 35% for (SC/ST/PH/OBC/PWD). The ratio of both exams (CWE & Interview) will be 80:20 separably. If participants will qualify for both exams then shortlisted for Provisional Allotment Process. While going for Interview take these documents with you.

After getting Candidates called for job After getting Allotment Roll next time. For more details of IBPS PO/MT Selection Procedure check the Details below.

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305 COMMENTS

  1. I hve 6.5 cgpa in graduation….will i be able to pass in interview With such a low cgpa?do they take someone with this low cgpa? Please help me out?

  2. Sir actually my degree percentage is 66% but by mistake ibps po application printed in 69% is there any problem for interview time

  3. I have cleared all semesters except one
    Dat also in one subject

    I have given the exam in june but I am expecting the result in september

    Am I eligible for IBPS PO exam?

  4. sir my name is rajkishor ahirwar mai handicapped hun mai madhaya pradesh se hu mujhe ibps pre and mains me kitne marks chahiye honge qualify ke liye

  5. Sir aftercompleting /clearing ibps po mains exam and interview, can i apply for any bank? For the bank will appoint us?

  6. sir i want to know that what o
    kind of candidates they search while interview ? and what type of questions are being asked in the interview?

  7. sir i just got passing marks in maths in 12 class but my aggregate percentage was 62 . so am i eligible for po exam

  8. Sir, kya obc category candidate ko koi extra benefits diye jate h like minimum pass marks in pre & main exam , age etc.

    • Abhishek, The weightage (ratio) of CWE (Main exam) and interview will be 80:20 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination of CWE PO/MT-VII and Interview.

  9. Sir, when can we expect the final result of IBPS po?? And what is the basis of selection i.e mains and interview?? Thnx for the help….

  10. Sir I have not received final year marksheet of bsc agriculture from the university but I have internet result copy of that and also I have taken a certificate from my college stating that university has not issued original marksheet.
    So plzz tell me sir college letter is enough during ibps so interview or I should take an affidavit from any notary ..
    Plzzzzz reply me urgently sir.

  11. my friends name and her father name were spelled mistakenly.she got an affidavit,she written exam with that,is there any problem to attend for interview

  12. Sir i completed my post
    graduation in 2014. And i prepare for banking exams since 2013. Gap ki wajah se koi problem to create nhi hogi bank po ke interviews mein.

  13. Sir, Am an MBA final year graduate, my course will be finished by June 2017. Which post should I apply for in IBPS. IBPS PO? or Specialist Officer?

  14. Sir i have filled IBPS form but did not take print out of application form at last what will happen if i dont have it durin interview ??

    can we download it latter ???

    that link to open application form is closed now

  15. Sir maine is baar IBPS PO me apply kiya hai.Maine suna hai ki final selection me mains exams ka bahut bada role hai….?To mujhe kitna score karna padega mains me ki interview me mujhe koi dikkat na ho…..because i m not from banking sections,,,OBC category

  16. Sir,
    How prelims marks are considered?
    Is the cut off applicable for individual section or for total marks?
    If I score more in some section and very less in the other section, will this clear my prelims.
    Kindly reply.

  17. Can i apply for sc certificate after ibps po notification because in my old certificate my spelling is wrong thats why sir please tell me what sholud i do

  18. Hello sir,
    I have a little doubt. Suppose I got through the IBPS PO prelims. Then Will my exam centre for mains be same as that of prelims?? Or I will get a chance to select the mains centre on my own??

  19. Sir,
    I ticked in category section as OBC. But I don’t have NCL certificate.
    As per IBPS I was supposed to tick in GENERAL if I don’t have NCL.
    So I had done a mistake by ticking OBC.

    Now, the place I live, here it is too much difficult for me to get NCL certificate due to various reasons.
    Should I continue with this exam or if selected then I will be rejected??

    Sir,
    PLEASE give some detail information about that. As mistake in Category is not like any other mistake of form fillup.

  20. Sir me general se hu …muje IBPS po pre me pass hone ke liye kitne marks chahiye..mtlb general bolo ke liye pre me pass hone ke liye kitne marks chahiye hote h

  21. sir, ibps po interview time online application form print are require but this application form print are loss and date of online application form is over. At this time what I can do?
    And became future problem

  22. ….before marriage mera surname chandrawat…after marriage gour….. Sare identity proof ,documents chandrawat surname se hi h…Document varificatn after marriage wale surname se hoga ky???

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  23. sir ibps clerk 6 me computer diploma maga h aur 10 ya isse upar class me computer as a subject hona chahiy..mere pas present me koi b diploma ni h kya mai clerk 6 k liy apply kr skti hu..? pls reply soon…

  24. Thank you so much for your reply sir really appreciated but sir want you to please clarify a doubt that I have and that is for example if I get shortlisted for bank of India in a hypothetical manner and clear the interview even after that can bank of India still reject me in the basis of my cibil score ….
    Or will I still get the job as I had clear the interview and was shortlisted.
    Do the participating banks in ibps happens to run a cibil at the time of joining.

  25. Sir my question is also related to the below post I am also a defaulter in cibil and I was not able to pay my credit card dues in time and I have been selected for Allahabad bank after clearing ibps po exam so will they go through my cibil score and reject me or will I still get the job….

  26. Hi sir my name is Supreet Banerjee and I have applied for ibps co 2016 and my question is this that I have been using a hdfc credit card for a year and for the last 5 months iam not able to pay my dues in time becoz of fianacial problem as a result of this it has negatively affected my cibil score so my question is that if I manage to clear ibps po written exam and even go through with the interview can I still get rejected by any of the banks for whom I will be shortlisted.

  27. dear sir
    in ibps exame i have score 15 marks in reasoning
    14 marks in maths
    and 13 marks in english
    sir
    can i quilify in this prelim exam or not
    please reply sir in fast as soon as possible.

  28. actually humne admission math honours me liya tha par bu ka sikaar ho gayi me hard work k baad v no utna milta tha mujhe isliye maine paas course me convert karwa liya q k ek teacher ne advice diye the mjhe k graduation complete ho gaya h na bus bank me naukri ki taiyari karo par mujhe mere % se darr lagta h q k srf 35.25 hi h kahi mujhe reject na kar diya jaaye tou sir plz mujhe bata dijye % katna important interview k liye

  29. Sir, explain in detail the procedure after the the interview of PO post. That is, training ,Certification from Institiute and test .

  30. Dear sir
    I have q regarding mock tests preparation.which website should i use for practising free mock test paper because in oliveboard site they charge for every mock test except the trial one

  31. I have done my 10 n then direct diploma for 3 yrs in Entc I have hence not done my 12 . further I have completed my B.E in Entc in may 2016 n have my result ready. Am I eligible. N if I qualify do they give me a choice to choose my city for working. Is there any bond of service

    • Yes, you are eligible. And after selection, it is purely based on bank policies that where you will be posted.

  32. SIR MAINE VACANCY KE ACCORDING PREFERNCE NAHI FILL KI..JISME O VACANCY H VO 2ND OR 3RD PE DAL DI.KYA PREFERNCE KE ACCORDING SELECTION YA INTERVIEW HOTA H?M EDIT KAR SAKTI HU?PLEASE REPLY SOON

  33. Sir,I am from kerala,but brought up in delhi,can i appear for ibps po in kerala?I am quite adept in speaking the language but not so in reading and writing and do we have state wise vacancies in po exam,if so which state would be better to apply kerala or delhi?

  34. sir ,at the top of the my intermediate certificate my degree’s roll no is written is there any problem at the time of verification sir .reply me sir

  35. Also please provide me the link of official proof (statement) written by IBPS that 6/6 vision is eligible to join as IBPS PO ASAP.
    Thanks in Advance.

  36. If someone has eye with power(specs) , number 6/6 then he is eligible to get medical certificate before joining IBPS PO?

  37. Sir ..preliminary exam ki 3 dates h 16,22 and 23 so what does it means ki 3 din exam hoga because I had filled CDs form also and its exam date is also 23 of October so sir I m confused ki 3 exams date q likhi h

    • It means Khushi aapko in tino me se koi bhi date allot ho sakti hai. App jab Admit card download kroge tab us pr aapki exam date aa jaegi.

  38. Hello sir I am amit jangid I study BBM second year the final year students can apply IBPS PO exam. replay now.

  39. The candidates who will be selected for interview do they need to show only the final year graduation marksheet or all the marksheets(i.e., 1st yr,2nd yr & 3rd yr all together)?

    • Hello, Anupam List of Documents to be produced at the time of interview.
      (i)Printout of the valid Interview Call Letter
      (ii) Valid system generated printout of the online application form registered for CWE PO/MT-VI
      (iii) Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or SSLC/ Std. X Certificate with DOB)
      (iv) Photo Identify Proof as indicated in Point G of the advertisement
      (v) Mark-sheets & certificates for Graduation or equivalent qualification etc. Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 01.08.2016 has to be submitted.
      (vi)Caste Certificate (If Applicable)
      (vii)Disability certificate in prescribed format issued by the District Medical Board in case of Persons With Disability category (if applicable)
      (viii)Experience certificates, if any
      (ix)Any other relevant documents in support of eligibility

  40. Sir I am suffering from morning glory syndrome
    With no vision in my right eye and probably one sixth vision in my right I.e severe blindness. Can they conduct offline exam for me?and if I cleared bank po will I get that job?plz do reply sir.

  41. sir for document verification i have a name in my mark sheet from 1st class to graduation is rahul but in my photo id name is rahul jaiswal so there is any problem with the name issue for verification plz reply how can i deal with it.

  42. Sir I have completed my btech on previous year.but in my 12th I got a back year due to bad performance.Am I eligible for giving ibps po 6..??
    I’m very worried about it..please reply ASAP

  43. sir , what will the language use in interviewer
    bcoz i m from hindi medium so my english is not good.
    can they take my interview in hindi language.

  44. Sir,
    I’ve cleared ibps clerk 5 and have been allotted PNB.if I join,then shall i be eligible for giving ibps po 6 ? Do I’ve to produce NOC or is there any bond criteria that I must do the job for certain months..??
    Please reply ASAP !! ..I’m confused  should I join now or not…

    • Yes, you can submit PO form. But you will need to take NOC after selection. And Bond criteria policies differ for all banks. Some banks required it and some not.

  45. Sir,I have elbow fructures in both hand. Can I apply for bank through pwd certficate and which type of certificate required in this case.

    • Sahil when clear Phase I Prelims then eligible for II. And after qualify in II then eligible for III. You should pass every Phase.

  46. Can a fresher who has no work experience apply for ibps? Because experience certificate is also mentioned in the documents list.

    • Yes Vaishnavi, any fresher, can apply for IBPS. Who have completed graduation? Read documents list again here mention that “Experience certificates, if any.” it means if you have. If you do not have, it’s also OK.

  47. i have an average academic record , if i clear ibps po written exam ,will i face any difficulty in interview ??

  48. Sir, my birthday is 30.09.1989, i am doing job in a private sector for 7 years, now I am very tensed in doing job in private sector, as there is no future, can I sit for IBPS exam.

  49. Sir I have completed my HSC with the accountancy group..nw I have completed my graduation in B.Sc.Software systems..in my college placements I can’t able to attend some of the companies due to I didn’t studied maths paper in My HSC.. now I am having a idea to write bank exams ..my doubt is that i studied B.Sc.software systems shall I attend all the bank exams ?? Whether specialization in graduation is important for the candidates ?? Or any graduation will accepted for the bank exams ???

  50. Sir what is parcentage required in graduation for ib ps. Po .,cleark. Both profile.
    I have been completed. 12th but my parcentage is 47%so I can apply for ibps exam .pls suggest me .

  51. sir i have got allahabad bank in ibps po V . now what to do , when will they call me ? And for verification of papers in bank what additional documents will be required ? Shall i have to go for a medical checkup by myself or i will have to do so when they will say ? plz reply soon sir , i am quite worried…..

    • Don’t worry Ujwala wait for it. You will download Interview Admit Card and Go for Interview with required documents like all mark sheets original and Id proof , with your IBPS Exam application form copy and they will guide you about next activity.

  52. Dear Sir,
    Is it important to get more than 60 percent marks in graduation. I am doing my graduation from Jammu University. i have scored 59 percent marks in graduation. I have scored 75 percent marks in intermediate AND 88 percent in 10 std. …………
    Regards: ANUJ GUPTA

  53. sir I have scored 51% in my graduation,I failed class 12 in 2011-12…,but I scored 80% marks in 12 board in d session 2012-13..
    sir would my academics score as mentioned above would put effect on my way to bank exams.
    plz reply sir

  54. Sir I got only 55% in intermediate an further I did graduation. Will marks in intermediate can create any problem in selection process of ibps po. Please reply..

  55. Sir wat is the criteria for obc candidates for reservation do i hav to apply and fill any form for claiming for reservation

  56. Dear sir
    Mera ek swal h sir please help kro
    Swal ye h ki me icici bank me 18th month service ki or mene bina information k job chord di thi bina resigned k mujhe experience certificate mila h Lekin reliving letter nhi mila kya me ibps ki po ya clerk ki job me fresfresher ki trha apply kr skta hu ya ni me Agr po/clerk ki job k liye select hota hu to kya mujhe kal ko Koi problm to nhi hogi na ki aap phle job kr chuke ho or btaya nhi me nhi btana chahta ki mene kam kia h icici bank me.me . mujhe ye swal bot preshan kr rha h ki mujhe kal ko job hi nhi mile.

    • No, Don’t worry. Apply for IBPS Exam. This is not a big issue that you was in ICICI bank and you left your job without any reason. But don’t show them like this. You can present yourself in front of them in a different manner like you were in ICICI bank as temporary basis Or as a training. But due to some conditions you left it. Don’t take panic for this issue. Focus on your study. here I made a Complete guide on IBPS Exam Preparation check it.

    • There is no need to be worried about at all. Whatever information you share with an organisation you are responsible for it. Hence, in your case, you yourself are ready to bear this loss and want to apply as a fresher. If your don’t want to disclose it then leave it. If you are satisfied to apply as a fresher go ahead. Do prepare seriously and sincerely.

  57. sir
    In first time I completed my 12th with 59% but then again I seated in 12th examination and got 66% and then completed graduation. May it create problems in selection procedure or which type of questions will arise during interview..please reply

    • don’t need to think about this just prepare in such a manner that you can get at least 20 marks more than cut off you have to secure for your category. This is what you have to do for this. and not only that this can never be acheived without a offline test series on a daily basis. then at home you can sort out the problems that you have faced during the test. So Just do this and thank me after becoming an officer in any nationalised bank……………….Wish you luck….

    • First of all i would like to appreciate your courage and congratulate you. You kept your patience continued and tried again your 12th exam. More of it, you managed a very good score in comparision to previous one. For this you have already spent your precious one more year and proved that you deserved better score. You had good reason behind it. Now, the fact is that if you apply with your latest score you can do so. No one has time to be bothered of it except yourself. So don’t worry and go ahead!

  58. sir i m doing b.com from IGNU its a indra gandhi national indtitue of open unvrsty can i apply for bank po or clrk if i got 60% in b.com?? Plx reply sir b.coz m doing prrpation fot it

    • Dear Bishal Shaw, The degree issued by IGNOU has been considered as equivalent to the degrees provided any other formal universities. So, come out of this hesitation and don’t worry about it. Go ahead and prepare seriously and sincerely. If have any query further, feel free to share at info@ibpsrecruitment.in .
      If you are serious about your preparation, i would suggest to visit the website IBPS Recruitment Guide once at http://www.ibpsrecruitment.in/ to get more idea. You can get the study material, practice paper, speed test, General Awareness and current affairs etc over there. Free mock papers are also available there.
      Best of Luck!

  59. sir , i have completed my 12 th this year with commerce stream and ijust appeared for b.com 1 st sem, i am a guy with 81% in 10th but unfortunately 61% in 12th & i am thiking for bank po but i am afraid may my 12 th % put a bad effect on my bank po interview please guide me sir

    • Lakshya, Nice to see your curiosity and concern about your marks and career. For bank PO job, it requires graduation degree. It will not create any barrier. In your case, 61% marks is good mark if not excellent.
      Another good news for you aspirants that if you guys are also thinking of Clerk and other jobs in banks, you guys are no more needed to go through any interview process for such posts as the Govt. of India has discontinued the interview process for such posts.

  60. सर क्या नए फाइनेंसियल इयर से ibps po और ibps so से interview हटा दिया गया है ?

  61. sir I am doing study for IBPS SO , please suggest me how to improve my paper solving and proper attempting question set or exam paper.

    • It’s good to see your seriousness about your preparation for IBPS SO. As you have mentioned, to improve your effort in the direction of your selection, you have no other choice but to hard work and rigorous practice.
      For this, your have to work out on the concepts of various questions and skills to solve them with time management. Also good study material and continuous speed test papers.

    • When you submit your application form after filling completely it reaches to the organisation already. So that organisation has already a copy of it. But, in future if any communication is needed from your side or organisation wants you can reply the organisation to go and take a print to gather the information. Neither you could feel comfortable to ask any information about yourself from that organisation if need be. So, to avoid these all, your should keep a copy till the final process.

    • Don’t be fearful of it. It is a desirable qualification. Since banks are now providing online services and all the documentation, customer services. record keeping, marketing and a no of activities are taking place through the computers. So they expect computer certification from the candidates. You can get it simultaneously.
      For preparation for Banking, Railway, SSC, General Awareness, Current Affairs, Free mock test papers, study material etc. you could visit the website and blogs of ibpsrecruitment.in Best of Luck!

  62. sir i attempted 144 questions in ibps cwe 5 clerical mains exams.can there be any chances of selection?.i did 3 questions wrong in gen awareness.

  63. I have entered b tech percentage as 65 instead of 64.4 by taking the average of sgpa’s of all semester.Should i produce an affidavit during the interview?

      • sir hamari problem ye hai k bsc me hamara percentage 35.25 or pass course hai hamara tou sir agar me exam clear kar k interview tak pahuchti hu tou kya hamare % ko dekh kar mujhe reject kar diya jaayega kya sir

  64. I am B.Tech(CS) PWD candidate with medical certificate from medical board. Is it fine?
    Any questions regarding scribe are asked in interview?

    Have interview on 18 Jan 2016

  65. I am PWD candidate with medical certificate from medical board. Is it fine?
    Any questions regarding scribe are asked in interview?

    Have interview on 18 Jan 2016

  66. sir i hv 75 marks in ibps main bt failed in one subject by 0.25 marks. is there any hope. n for how many years ibps pre is valid.

  67. SIR, ibps cwe m pre exam ko qualify krne k liye kitne marks lane h?
    kya savi 3 paper m minimum marks lane h? aur agar lane h to kitne marks minimum chahiye main m baithne k liye?

      • Plz, tell me sir that I have finished my 2nd pu in 54% and am doing b.com final year bad luck 1subject is back so that backlog exam is in November 2016 so I can apply IBPS exam? And sir which post am must apply in ibps exam? Plz reply me?

  68. sir iam PWD candidate sir. i had PWD SADERAM Certificate sir. is it enough or submit any other medical certificate at the time of interview

  69. Sir,, I m vh candidate.. I m qualify pt exam in ibps po,, mere cateogry me mujhe Kitna no lana hoga,, interview face krne ke liye.. Please tell me…..

  70. sir,i want to know about std watige of score. i did with 100% accuracy maths -11and resioning-22 but english -13 with 80% accuracy.
    what is expected cut off for obc.

  71. sir I am little bit confused becoz very less time has left for ibps po pre on mains exam sir plz tell me how can I do my time using properly for stratagy to crack this exam what are the key points what are the preffered books apps magzine which I should study plz plz plz sir guide me

  72. Hi,sir.I applied for ibps po and I also want to apply for federal bank po exam.if I get the two exams on same day how I can write the both the exams. I applied ibps po on 28th Aug .can you please tell me at which date and time may the exam get alloted

  73. Sir
    At present i m working in iob as clerk but while filling ibps po 5 i had selected not working in psu and not given any details about my job.
    What should i do
    Can i apply again??
    Or applying two times will reject my application
    Please guide me

  74. Hello sir
    Can i apply for ibps po exam.as i.Completed my.graduation from.delhi university school of open.learning in 2008

  75. plzz tell about caste certificate state govt format ka chahye hota h ya central govt format ka or form bharte tm b jruri hota h ya interview k tm becoz agr ban ne dia ho to form bharte tm to ni hoga bt interview tm p hoga plzz reply

  76. hello sir
    I am pass out BA with 40% marks in 2012 with distance education can i apply for ibps clerck and RRB assistant exam please help me

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