CRP Probationary Officers VIII 2019-20

CRP Probationary Officers Exam VIII 2019-20

IBPS announces the common recruitment process online examination for Probationary Officer or Management Trainee posts.

The tentative exam dates for the exams to be held in the month of Oct/ Nov 2018 is announced.

The IBPS conducts this examination in 2 phases that the preliminary and main. Any eligible candidate aspiring to join bank can register themselves for the CRP exams VIII online. Firstly, preliminary exam is held and candidates shortlisted will be eligible to write main exams.

Candidates shortlisted in main exams are to attend interview conducted by the participating banks on a later date.


Important dates

ActivityTentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by
14.08.2018 to 04.09.2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)14.08.2018 to 04.09.2018
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam TrainingSeptember 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training01.10.2018 to 07.10.2018
Download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryOctober 2018
Online Examination – Preliminary 13.10.2018, 14.10.2018,
20.10.2018 and 21.10.2018
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryOctober/ November 2018
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main November 2018
Online Examination – Main 18.11.2018
Declaration of Result – Main December 2018
Download of call letters for interview January 2019
Conduct of interviewJanuary / February 2019
Provisional AllotmentApril 2019

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges
SC/ST/PWD candidates     Rs. 100
for all others                       Rs. 600
Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.


Eligibility criteria

(1)Nationality / Citizenship:
A candidate must be either –
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently
settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries
of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia,
Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India,
provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour
a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

(2)Age (As on 01.08.2018)

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years
i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1988 and not later than 01.08.1998 (both dates

(3)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.


Structure of examination

Name of Tests No. of
Medium of Exam Time allotted for
each test
(Separately timed)
1English Language3030English20 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude 3535English and Hindi20 minutes
3Reasoning Ability3535English and Hindi20 minutes
Name of Tests
No. of
Medium of
Time allotted for each
test (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude45 60English & Hindi60 minutes
2General/ Economy/ Banking
4040English & Hindi35 minutes
3English Language 3540English40 minutes
4Data Analysis & Interpretation3560English & Hindi45 minutes
TOTAL1552003 hours
5English Language (Letter Writing
& Essay)
225English30 minutes

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.

Mandatory Documents to be brought by candidates for Examination

(1) Valid Call Letter for the respective date and session of Examination
(2) Photo-identity proof (as specified) in original bearing the same name as it appears on the call letter/
application form and
(3) Photocopy of photo-identity proof (as mentioned in (2) above)


Cut-off Score (Online Main Examination)
Each candidate to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination. To shortlist a candidate for interview, a minimum total score is considered.  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. Also note that marks obtained on online main examination only is considered for shortlisting a candidate for interview and for final merit listing.


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