Age (As on 01.08.2018):

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years

i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1987 and not later than 01.08.1997 (both datesinclusive)

Educational Qualifications (As on 05.09.2018):

A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized 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.


The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

 IBPS PO/MT Preliminary Examination

S.no Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time
1 English Language 30 30  

Composite time of

1 hour

2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Logical Reasoning 35 35
Total 100 100

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.

Main Examination

S.no Name of Tests


Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each

test (Separately timed)

1 English Language 35 40  

Composite time of

1 hour

2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60
3 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60
4 General/ Economy/ Banking


40 40
Total 155 200
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 Minutes


Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and 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.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2017-18