IBPS PO Application Form 2018

IBPS PO Application Form 2018 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will release the application form of IBPS PO 2018 in the month of July/August (tentative). The IBPS PO application form will only be available for the candidates online. Candidates can pay IBPS PO application fee in online mode. Aspiring candidates can fill the application form of IBPS PO 2018 till mid-September. Before filling IBPS PO 2018 application form, candidates must make sure that they meet the eligibility criteria of the test. Around 30 lakh candidates register for IBPS PO every year. Check the article here to understand all the stages and complete procedure of IBPS PO application form.


Citizens of India, Nepal and Bhutan, permanently settled Tibetan Refugees and people of Indian origin migrated from some other countries will be eligible for applying and appearing for IBPS PO Examination. Read below for the pre-requisites, application procedure, important dates regarding the IBPS PO application procedure, application fee, etc.


Important Dates for IBPS PO Application Form 2018



Commencement of IBPS PO 2018 registration of application

July 2018

Closing date of registration for IBPS PO 2018 applications

August 2018

IBPS PO fees payment dates (online)

July-August 2018

Last date of printing IBPS PO application form

Updated soon

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Dates

October 13, 14, 20, 21, 2018

Pre-requisites for Online Application Form of IBPS PO 2018


Web browsers – Candidates must use the updated version of the following web browser to apply for IBPS PO Examination.

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above

  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above

  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above

Photographs & Signatures – The candidates must scan both their photographs and signatures and alter them to the specified size. The signatures cannot be in capital letters.

Valid email id – Applicants must have a valid and active email id that they will be using throughout the application process. Candidates will be notified of all communications on this email id.

Details/Documents ready to make Online Payment – Applicants need to keep their documents ready to be uploaded while online application.

Online payment must haves – Applicants must keep ready their online modes of payment. Intimation charges are included in the fee itself this year. Bank transaction charges might be applicable. Candidates can pay by debit cards (RuPay, MasterCard, Visa), credit cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

IBPS PO 2018 Application Fee


Rs. 100

For all other categories

Rs. 600

Stages of Application Form of IBPS PO 2018

  • Registration

  • Uploading Scanned Images of Photographs and Signature

  • Filling the Application Form

  • Preview

  • Fee Payment

  • Print IBPS PO Application Form

Step by Step Procedure to fill IBPS PO Application Form 2018


Step 1: Online Registration

  • The link to the IBPS website will be updated here. Go to the link and click on “CWE PO/MT

  • Click on the “Click Here to Apply Online for CWE Probationary Officers/ Management Trainee (CWE PO/ MT- VII)” option

  • Click on “ Click Here for New Registration” option

  • Provisional Registration Number and password will be generated. Note it down. IBPS registration login credentials will be sent to you by mail and through sms on the regsitered mobile number.

Step 2: Uploading Scanned Images of Photographs and Signature

  • Use IBPS registration login details to access accounts and upload the following documents with preferred specifications

1. Image of Passport size photograph

2. Image of signature

3. Image of Thumb impression

Note: Details of size, dimension, other details about signature, photograph and thumb impression are given below.

Photograph Image Specifications

  • The size of the photograph needs to be 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm

  • The dimensions of the photograph must be 200 x 230 pixels

  • The photographs need to be recent passport size and coloured taken against a light background, preferably white

  • The size of the file should be between 20kb to 50 kb

  • Glares on spectacles and red eyes due to flashes are not preferred

  • Caps, hats or dark sunglasses are not acceptable

  • The expression should be normal and relaxed

Signature Image Specifications

  • The signature must be on a white paper in black ink

  • The signature must be signed by the applicant and nobody else

  • The signature will be used to put on the call letter and wherever necessary

  • The signature must match on answer script, applications and wherever it is required or the candidate will be disqualified

  • The preferred dimensions are 140 x 60 pixels

  • The size of the file should be 10kb to 20kb

  • Signature in capital letters will not be accepted 

How to Scan the Photograph and Signature Images?

  • The scanner resolution must be set to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch)

  • Colour should be set to true colour

  • File size as specified above

  • Crop to the edges of the photograph and then crop to the final size using the upload editor

  • The format of the image file should be .JPG or .JPEG.

  • If the uploads are not made keeping in mind the above specifications, an error message will appear.

Procedure to upload the Photograph and Signature Images

  • The signature image and the photographed image will be uploaded on separate links

  • Browse and select the images from the location they have been saved at

  • Click the open/upload button

Note: Unclear pictures of the signature and the photograph will have the candidates' application rejected.

Step 3: Filling the IBPS PO Application Form

  • Fill in the personal and educational details

  • Enter the choice of IBPS PO Exam centre with correct state code for both preliminary and mains examination

  • Click on “I Agree”

Step 4: Preview

  • At this stage, candidates must cross-check all the details they have entered, before finally submitting the IBPS PO application form. In case candidates want to change some particulars, then they can change at the preview level.

Step 5: Payment of Application Fee

  • Debit/Credit Card, Net banking, IMPS, Cash Card and Mobile Wallets can be used to make payments for the IBPS online registration.

  • The fee once paid will not be refundable.

  • Enter details of the mode of payment and enter further details. Finalise by entering the received OTP.

Important: After successful fee payment, the system will generate fee payment status and e-receipt of the fee paid. Candidates must ensure that they check the fee payment status and take a printout of the generated e-receipt.                                                                                        

Step 6: Print Application Form  

The last step in IBPS PO application form is taking a printout of the submitted application. Though the printout or the hard copy of the application form of IBPS PO 2018 is not required to be sent to IBPS, the candidates must take the print to use it for future reference.   


Note: Candidates are advised to apply well before the last date of application of the IBPS PO 2018 exam to avoid traffic and crashing of the website on the last day.

IBPS PO 2018 Application Form FAQs


Q. I am unable to get access to the registration page, as it’s taking too much time to load. Can I apply through some other mode? What should I do now?

Ans. No, you cannot apply through any other medium. The registration page may not be uploading due to poor net connectivity, heavy traffic, etc. Wait for a while and try after sometime again.

Q. What should I do when even after filling the registration form I do not get the confirmation e-mail or sms?

Ans. You will get the confirmation only if you have given the correct email ID and mobile number. In some cases, the confirmation response may take a little time as it’s auto-generated.

Q. Where should I send the confirmation page of the filled in IBPS PO Application Form?

Ans. You are not supposed to send the filled-in application form anywhere. But you must download and keep the printout of the application form with you till the recruitment process gets over. 

Q. How do I know that my application form is submitted correctly?

Ans. Once you print the application form or the option to print your application form is generated, you will know that your application has been accepted. If not, you can again re-print the application/e-receipt.

Q. How can I change the details I have entered in the IBPS PO Application Form?
Ans. Candidates can make changes in the submitted details before the application deadline. After the last date, you can not make any changes or corrections.

Q. What if I get Zero (0) as my registration number?

Ans. Getting a zero means you have register again or fill the application form. After registering again, candidates must take the printout through re-print application.

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