IBPS PO 2017 : Recruitment Notification, Exam Dates, Syllabus

IBPS PO 2017 Recruitment, Vacancies, Notification Exam Date, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria:

IBPS PO 2017 Notification and Exam Dates:

IBPS has released the notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers 2017-18. IBPS has introduced some major changes this year in its Mains Exam Pattern. However, the examination pattern for the preliminary exam is still the same. This year IBPS will also conduct a descriptive test of English Language (Letter and Essay Writing) along with the mains exam. Now the structure is very similar to the mains pattern of SBI Exams. Reasoning and Computer sections are clubbed and there are changes in the name of subjects as well as the number of questions and weightage of each section.

Activity Date
On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) by candidates 16th-Aug-2017 to 5th-Sep-2017
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th October 2017
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 26th November 2017
Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Exam Result December 2017
Declaration and download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter January 2018
Date of IBPS PO Interview January / February 2018
Allotment of Provisional Posting April 2018

IBPS PO 2017

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an organization that helps in assessment and selection of an individual for various organization at different posts. IBPS PO Exam inspects an individual on the base of Speed, Accuracy and Confidentiality in all its activities. IBPS provides its service to all Public Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, few Co.op.Banks, LIC & Insurance companies Regional Rural Banks, many Public Sector Undertakings of Non-financial sectors, Government Departments, State owned companies and Corporations also avail its services. Some major universities and reputed Management institutes engage IBPS regularly for conduct of their “Admission Tests”. 

IBPS conducts recruitment drive for Probationary Officers and Clerical Cadre once a year. IBPS has released it calendar for the year 2017, according to which it is expected that the official notification for IBPS PO 2017 will be out tentatively in July'17.

IBPS PO 2017 Notification

IBPS has notified the notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. IBPS PO 2017 is going to be an opportunity for many of those who are preparing for making their carrier in banking sector.

IBPS PO 2017 Vacancy

IBPS has released notification regarding the post of probationary officer/management trainees. There are total 3562 vacancies for IBPS probationary officer/management trainees. IBPS vacancies also have reservations under various categories will be as per prevailing Government Guidelines at the time of finalisation of the result.

IBPS PO Salary

Approximate salary of bank PO is 35,000 - 40,000 and it may vary bank to bank. And other allowances as may be admissible under the rules in force from time to time in the company. Becoming a probationary officer in a public sector bank is a brilliant opportunity to start a promising career in banking sector.

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Dates

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts examination for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) and Clerical Cadre every year. IBPS will take CWE-VII for Probationary Officers as an Online exam in two parts:

1. IBPS PO Preliminary Exam
2. IBPS PO Mains Exam

Following are the dates according to notification:

IBPS PO Exam 2017-18.

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1 Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminary 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th
October 2017
2 Conduct of Online Examination – Main 26th November 2018
3 Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2018

Note: All participants who will successfully register himself / herself in PO VII firstly have to fight with (Preliminary) Pre exam and Shortlist candidates in Pre examination will be called for Mains Exam and then further shortlist candidates called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank. Marks scored in mains exam will be decided for short listing for interview.

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Centre

There is exam centre in every state and union territories i.e. 36  and the address of the venue will be advised in the call letters. IBPS.

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Pattern

A) IBPS PO 2017 Preliminary Exam Pattern:

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern consist of 100 questions & in 3 sections and 1 hour of time.  The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination is just of qualifying nature for mains exam. The pattern of the Preliminary exam is given below:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

B) IBPS PO 2017 Mains Exam Pattern:
IBPS PO Mains exam will contain 155 questions and time allotted will be 180 minutes. The pattern of the Mains exam is given below:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4 General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours

Descriptive Test: 

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) for 25 marks, time limit 30 minutes. 

Important Note – Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will be considered for shortlisting for Interview and preparation of final merit list.

Note: There will be negative marking for every wrong answers in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question.

C) IBPS PO Interview:

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The qualifying marks in interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (Main exam) and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.

IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2017:

English Language
  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)

Reasoning Ability
  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)

Quantitative Aptitude 

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

General Awareness

  • Banking and Insurance Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness

Computer Aptitude
  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Languages
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network 
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Computer and Network Security

IBPS PO 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications:

A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.

Age (as in 2016 notification) :

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years
The final criteria for IBPS PO Exam 2017 will be released along with the official notification. 

IBPS PO 2017 Online Application

The online application for IBPS 2017 exam will begin from 16th of August 2017.

IBPS PO 2017 Application Fee

Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates. 
Rs. 600 /- for all others 

IBPS PO Admit Card 2017

Every candidate who registers for IBPS Exam 2017 within stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of IBPS. The admit card for the PRELIMS exam will be released first followed by the admit card of  MAINS exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for MAINS).

IBPS PO Results 2017

IBPS will release the results in three stages after completion of each level Exam. The candidates selected in the rounds progress to the next one. Candidates can check the result from the direct link to official IBPS website as and when the results are announced.

IBPS PO Cut Off 2016:

Details of Online Preliminary Examination Scores

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
Maximum Score
Cutoff Score required for provisional shortlisting for main Examination GENERAL


Sr.No. Name of the Test Maximum Marks Cutoff
SC/ST/ OBC/ PWD General
1. Reasoning 50 03.25 05.25
2. English Language 40 02.25 04.75
3. General Awareness 40 08.00 10.75
4. Computer Awareness 20 05.00 06.50
5. Quantitative Aptitude 50 10.75 12.50

CategoryCut-offs on Total (Out of 200)
Scheduled Caste (SC)41.75
Scheduled Tribe (ST)31.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC)52.50
General (Gen)52.50
Hearing Impaired (HI)37.00
Orthopaedically Challenged34.00
Visually Impaired (VI)37.50

FINAL Cut Off:
Provisional Allotment

Maximum Score 46.30 45.10 50.20 57.40 52.70 55.20 40.50
Minimum Score 33.70 10/09 /91 28.60 30/06 /92 37.00 06/06 /95 39.90 28/08 /93 31.40 12/12 /90 33.10 01/04 /86 25.40 22/12 /86

IBPS PO Previous Years Cut Off 

1. IBPS CWE PO 2 - 2012 55.84 47.36 58.32 62.12 45.20 42.84 55.88
2. IBPS CWE PO 3 - 2013 34.20 26.20 36.80 42.20 33.20 19.60 21.40
3. IBPS CWE PO 4 - 2014 42.20 36.40 45.60 49.60 39.60 34.80 24.40
4. IBPS CWE PO 5 - 2015 41.40 36.20 46.70 49.90 37.90 37.20 22.10

IBPS PO Results 2017

IBPS will release the results in after completion of each Phase of Examination.The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and interview. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness