IBPS 2018 - Overview:

The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in the Participating Organisations is tentatively scheduled in October / November 2018.

This system of Common Recruitment Process- Online Preliminary & Online Main Examination, Common Interview and provisional allotment for recruitment of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in Participating Organisations has the approval of the appropriate authorities. IBPS, an autonomous body, has received a mandate from the organisations to conduct the recruitment process as mentioned above, once a year.

Participating Organizations:

Allahabad Bank Canara Bank Indian Bank Syndicate Bank
Andhra Bank Central Bank of India Indian Overseas Bank UCO Bank
Bank of Baroda Corporation Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce Union Bank of India
Bank of India Dena Bank Punjab National Bank United Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra IDBI Bank Punjab & Sind Bank Vijaya Bank

Tentative Dates:

Activity Tentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 14.08.2018 to 04.09.2018 (August 14th, 2018 to September 4th, 2018)
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 14.08.2018 to 04.09.2018 (August 14th, 2018 to September 4th, 2018)
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training September 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 01.10.2018 to 07.10.2018 (October 1st, 2018 to October 7th, 2018)
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary October 2018


Online Examination – Preliminary 13.10.2018, 14.10.2018, 20.10.2018 and 21.10.2018 (October 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st of 2018)
Result of Online exam – Preliminary October/ November 2018
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main November 2018
Online Examination – Main 18.11.2018 (November 18th, 2018)
Declaration of Result – Main December 2018
Download of call letters for interview January 2019
Conduct of interview January / February 2019
Provisional Allotment April 2019


Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be a Citizen of India. Check official notification for more details.

Age (As on 01.08.2018):

  • Minimum: 20 years
  • Maximum: 30 years
  • A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1988 and not later than 01.08.1998 (both dates inclusive)
  • Relaxation of Upper age limit - Check official notification for more details.

Educational Qualifications (As on 04.09.2018):

  • A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.
  • Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in online application.
  • The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100.

CRP - Online Examination

The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows: Preliminary Examination and Main Examination.

  • Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.
  • Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
  • Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main examination):
    • There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.
    • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.
    • If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.


Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1  English Language  30  30  English  20 minutes
2  Quantitative Aptitude 35  35   English and Hindi  20 minutes
3  Reasoning Ability 35  35   English and Hindi  20 minutes
   Total 100  100     


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


  • The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi-percentile method.
  • Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations

Cut-off Score (Online Main Examination)

  • 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.
  • Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview.
  • Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.


  • Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main examination for CRP- PO/MT-VIII will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centres.

Application Process:

  • Candidates can apply online only from 14.08.2018 (August 14th, 2018) to 04.09.2018 (September 4th, 2018) and no other mode of application will be accepted.
  • Pre-Requisites for Applying Online
  • Before applying online, candidates should scan their :
    • photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm)
    • signature
    • left thumb impression
    • The left thumb impression should be properly scanned and not smudged.
    • Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.
  • Keep the necessary details/documents ready to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges.
  • Also, have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the declaration of results of this round of CRP.

Application Fees:

  • Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable from 14.08.2018 (August 14th, 2018) to 04.09.2018 (September 4th, 2018) both dates inclusive, shall be as follows:
    • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
    • Rs. 600 /- for all others
  • The process is entirely online. Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.

Where to Apply?

  • Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the link “CRP PO/MT” and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- PROBATIONARY OFFICERS/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES (CRP-PO/MT-VIII)” to open the On-LineApplication Form.
  • Candidates will have click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form.
  • After that a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional registration number and password.
  • An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent.
  • They can reopen the saved data using Provisional registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed.

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Summary of the notification:

Indian Bank invites application from young and bright graduates who fulfill the eligibility criteria specified and who are interested in Banking career, for admission to the one year Post Graduate Diploma in Banking and Finance (PGDBF) course at Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking (IBMSB), which has been set up jointly by Indian Bank and Manipal Global Education Service Pvt Ltd.

Candidates will be selected through a selection process consisting of online Exam (Preliminary & Main Examination) followed by Personal Interview. Admission to PGDBF at Indian Bank Manipal School of Banking (IBMSB) comes with the assurance of a full-fledged Banking career with Indian Bank as a Probationary Officer on successful completion of the course. The Indian Bank will be hiring 417 Probationary Officer through this recruitment drive.

Important Dates:

Important Events Important Dates
Start Date to Online Application 1st August 2018
Last Date to Online Application 27th August 2018
Last Date to Pay Application Fee 27th August 2018
Prelims Call Letters Download After 24th September 2018
Prelims Exam 6th October 2018
Prelims Result 17th October 2018
Mains Call Letters Download 22nd October 2018
Mains Exam 4th November 2018

Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit (as on 1st January 2018)

  • Minimum Age – 20 years
  • Maximum Age – 30 years


Have a degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a recognized University (or) any Equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Test Pattern

The Indian Bank PO (Probationary Officer) selection process consists of 3 rounds:

  • Prelims online test
  • Mains online test
  • Interview

Application fee and application link:

  • Rs. 100 for SC/ST/PwD
  • Rs. 600 for others
  • Go to http://ibps.sifyitest.com/indbnpojul18/
  • Candidates should click on ―NEW REGISTRATION‖ tab to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form.
  • Candidates are advised to carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained.

Detailed notification:

Available at http://www.indianbank.in/pdfs/rec/31072018porecprocess.pdf

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CAT 2018: NOVEMBER 25th, 2018

Common Admission Test (CAT) is computer based standardized entrance test for IIMs ( Indian Institutes of Management) colleges. 

The official CAT 2018  is published in the leading newspaper, The Hindu. The CAT 2018 will be computer based and will take place in two sessions on November 25th, 2018. The detailed information will be available on www.iimcat.ac.in

IIM- Calcutta is going to conduct CAT-2018 exam.

Registration Fees:

Rs. 950 for SC, ST and PwD candidates

Rs. 1900 for all other categories of candidates.

Important Dates:

Registration opens: August 8th, 2018

Registration closes: September 19th, 2018 - 5:00 PM

Admit card download: October 24th, 2018 to November 25th, 2018

Test Date: November 25th, 2018

Result declaration: Tentative - Second week of January, 2019

List of Participating IIM:

  • Indian Institute of Management -Ahmedabad (IIM-A)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Amritsar (IIM- Amritsar)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore (IIM-B)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Bodh Gaya (IIM-BG)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta (IIM-C)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Indore (IIM-I)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Jammu (IIM- Jammu)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Kashipur (IIM- Kashipur)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Kozhikode (IIM- K)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Lucknow (IIM- L)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Nagpur (IIM- N)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Raipur (IIM- Raipur)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Ranchi (IIM- Ranchi)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Rohtak (IIM- R)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Sambalpur (IIM- Sambalpur)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Shillong (IIM- S)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Sirmaur (IIM- Sirmaur)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Tiruchirappalli (IIM- T)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Udaipur (IIM- U)
  • Indian Institute of Management - Visakhapatnam (IIM- V)

Anything before registration?

Have a valid and unique email account and mobile phone number. Maintain these throughout the selection process.

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Register to pay for the NMAT:

NMAT is an entrance exam of Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS) for MBA Admission conducted by Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC).

NMIMS main campus is in Mumbai and it has 20 other MBA Colleges across India. For all the Master of Business Administration (MBA) colleges under NMIMS, GMAC conducts a common test which is (NMAT).

NMIMS is one of the top 20 MBA colleges in India.

You must register and pay for the NMAT by GMAC™ exam before scheduling a test date and location. Candidates are required to visit respective university/college/school website for details of their admission procedure. You have to submit their respective form separately.

Registration and Payment

  1. Create an account on nmat.org.in using a valid email address.
  2. Provide contact information, personal, educational and work experience, the list of programmes to send scores, and the ID that you will use at the test center. Indicate your interest in participating in a search service and agree to the terms and conditions.
  3. Your name and date of birth that you enter on the registration form must exactly match the name and date of birth on your Photo and Signature ID.
  4. Choose the schools to send your scores under the "Schools Preference" section. Up to 5 programmes are included in your registration fee.
  5. You must upload a photograph that bears a likeness to you and the photograph on your Photo ID. This photograph will be included on the admit card that you must bring.
  6. Pay the test fee.
  7. Once your payment is realized, your schedule exam option will be activated in your dashboard, so that you can go ahead and schedule your exam.
  8. You will be able to download your admit card from your dashboard once the payment is realized.
  9. Refer http://www.nmat.org.in/test-takers/register-and-schedule/ for more information.

Dates and Fees

Check this: http://www.nmat.org.in/test-takers/dates-and-fees/

NMAT Some important dates:

  • REGISTRATION: From July 3rd, 2018 to October 3rd, 2018
  • LATE REGISTRATION: From October 4th, 2018 to October 14th, 2018
  • SCHEDULING: From July 3rd, 2018 to October 16th, 2018
  • EXAM DELIVERY: October 4th, 2018 to December 17th, 2018.

Test Fees

  • Test Registration (Early): INR 2000 + taxes
  • Test Registration (Late): INR 2500 + taxes

Test Centres:

Please check http://www.nmat.org.in/test-takers/test-centres/

More information:

Check the FAQ section at http://www.nmat.org.in/test-takers/faq/

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