IBPS PO 2017: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has commenced with the preliminary examination for recruitment of Probationary Officers on October 7, 2017. The IBPS PO 2017 exam will be held online on October 7,8, 14 and 15, 2017. The exam analysis for all shifts of the exam will be released and the link to check the same is given below on this page. The exam is held in three stages, preliminary, mains and interview. As per the exam pattern of IBPS PO 2017 preliminary exam, the question paper is divided in three sections, English, Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitiude. The total marks for the preliminary exam is 100 and candidates get a composite of 1 hour to complete their exam. As per the exam analysis of IBPS 2017 day 1, English and Quantitative Aptitude sections were moderate to difficult, whereas the Reasoning section was moderate. The result of the IBPS PO prelims is expected to be announced in first week of November. Candidates qualifying the preliminary exam will be eligible to appear for the mains exam to be held on November 26, 2017. A total of 3562 vacancies had been announced for the post of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees. Out of 20 participating banks in IBPS PO CWE VII, only 9 banks are recruiting. Read below for IBPS PO 2017 eligibility criteria, exam dates, application, selection procedure, admit card, exam highlights, syllabus, exam pattern, result and cutoff.
Highlights of IBPS PO 2017 recruitment
The salient features of IBPS PO exam such as conducting authority, number of vacancies, post, stages of recruitment process, salary etc are given in the table below.
|Exam conducting authority||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|Name of exam||Common Recruitment Process for recruitment of PO/MT (CWE PO/MT-VII)|
|Commonly known as||IBPS PO exam|
|Total number of post to be announced under IBPS PO 2017 recruitment||3562|
|Participating organisations||20 public sector banks|
|Job location||Depends on the requirement of the participating banks|
|Allowances and benefits||DA, HRA, CCA, Special allowance, etc|
|Level of exam||National|
|Stages of selection under IBPS PO||Prelims, Mains and Interview|
|Eligibility conditions of IBPS Probationary Officer recruitment||
|Mode of application||Online|
|Mode of exam||Online|
IBPS PO 2017 Vacancy Details & Participating Banks
IBPS has announced the number of vacancies along with the notification. The total number of vacancies announced under IBPS PO 2017 recruitment is 3247. The number of vacancies have been decided based on the recruitment need of 20 participating banks. The category-wise number of vacancies in participating banks is given in the table below.
Participating banks and number of vacancies
|S. No.||Participating Organization||SC||ST||OBC||UR||Total||Out of Which (PWD)|
|3||Bank of Baroda||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|4||Bank of India||30||15||54||101||200||2||2||2||2|
|5||Bank of Maharashtra||15||7||27||51||100||0||3||1||0|
|7||Central Bank of India||15||8||28||49||100||1||1||1||0|
|Indian Overseas Bank||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Oriental Bank of Commerce||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|Punjab National Bank||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|Punjab & Sind Bank||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Union Bank of India||83||34||78||127||322||14||3||13||11|
|United Bank of India||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
Note: Out of 20 participating banks, 9 have reported their vacancies for IBPS PO 2017. If there is any change, it will be updated in the table above.
The eligibility criteria of IBPS PO states that any candidate having graduation degree irrespective of discipline can apply for the exam. The minimum age of candidates should be 20 years and maximum age is 30 years. Candidates interested in applying for CWE PO/MT-VII should ensure that they fulfill the minimum age requirement, academic qualification and citizenship criteria. Click the above link for more information on IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria.
The eligibility conditions of IBPS PO 2017 recruitment is given below:
|Nationality||Age limit||Academic qualification|
|Candidate must be an Indian citizen or citizen of Nepal or Bhutan or Tibetan refugee settled in India. Candidates migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia,Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with an aim to settle in India can also apply for IBPS PO exam.||The age of candidates should be in between 20 to 30 years.||Graduation in any discipline.|
The online registrations for the Common Recruitment Process (CWE PO/MT-VII) has started on August 16, 2017. Candidates can check below for application dates, release of admit cards, result declaration dates, last date for fee payment etc.
|IBPS PO events||Important dates|
|Release of IBPS PO 2017 notification||August 14, 2017|
|Application process of IBPS PO begins on||August 16, 2017|
|Last date to apply for IBPS PO & fee payment||September 5, 2017|
|Download of call letters for pre- exam training||September 13, 2017|
|Conduct of pre-exam training||September 23 to 29, 2017|
|IBPS PO 2017 admit card for prelims exam||September 21, 2017|
|IBPS PO 2017 prelims exam date||October 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2017|
|Declaration of IBPS PO prelims result||October 2017|
|Issue of IBPS PO mains admit card||November 2017|
|IBPS PO mains exam date||November 26, 2017|
|Declaration of IBPS PO mains result||December 2017|
|Download of call letters for IBPS PO interview||January 2018|
|Conduct of IBPS PO interview||January / February 2018|
|IBPS PO Provisional Allotment/declaration of final result||April 2018|
The application form of IBPS PO has been released on August 16, 2017. Candidates should fill IBPS PO application form and pay application fees online. The IBPS PO application form 2017 can be filled in five steps – registration, uploading of scanned images of photograph and signature, filling up of basic details, previewing of application form and fee payment. Candidates before filling the application form should scan their photograph and signature as per dimensions, certificates of Class 10/HSC, Class 12, graduation or any other higher qualification, Debit/Card for online payment of application fees should be kept ready and ensure that they have an valid email ID. The application fees for IBPS PO recruitment is Rs 100 for SC/ST/PWD candidates and Rs 600 for all others.
Procedure to apply online for IBPS PO
- Candidates should register first for exam by entering their personal details, contact number, email ID etc.
- After registration, applicants should upload their scanned photograph and signature as per dimensions.
- In the next step, they need to enter their academic details, preferences of banks, language proficiency, category, number of attempts, choice of exam cities.
- Candidates should preview the application form to ensure that the details entered by them are correct.
- Applicants should pay the requisite fees and submit application form.
- Take print out of application and copy of fee receipt.
Read how to fill IBPS PO application form 2017 clicking the above link.
The examination of IBPS PO will be conducted online across various exam centres spread throughout the country. The tentative list of IBPS PO exam centres 2017 will be released along with the notification. IBPS will allot exam centres to candidates depending on the feasibility, response and availability. Candidates might get exam centres other than the one opted by them. The choice of exam centres will have to be mentioned while filling the application form. IBPS will not entertain any request for change in the exam centres. Candidates will have to appear for the exam in the exam centres allotted by IBPS. The exam centres for IBPS PO Prelims and Mains exam will be different. Click the above link to check the list of exam centres.
IBPS to release the admit card of IBPS PO in three phases – Preliminary, Mains and Interview. In the first phase, the examination authority has released the admit card for IBPS PO Preliminary examination for all candidates who submitted their application forms successfully. The hall ticket of IBPS PO prelims was issued on September 21.
Candidates qualifying for the mains examination will be issued separate admit cards for appearing in the exam. The admit card for mains exam will be released in November 2017.
Candidates shortlisted for Interview will be issued admit card in January 2018 tentatively. The admit card of all phases will be available online to download. Candidates should enter registration number/roll number and date of birth/password to download and print IBPS PO admit card. To check the detailed procedure for downloading IBPS PO admit card, click the above link.
The Preliminary and Mains examination of IBPS PO will be conducted online. Both the exams will carry objective type multiple choice questions. According to IBPS PO 2017 exam pattern, the preliminary examination will comprise of English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The total marks allotted to preliminary exam is 100 marks. The Mains examination as per the exam pattern of IBPS PO, will comprise of Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) and Computer Knowledge. The exam will carry 200 marks. There is negative marks for wrong answers in objective tests, 0.25 marks will be deducted. The Interview will carry 100 marks. Click the above link to read IBPS PO marking scheme, number of sections, number of questions, time duration and other details.
The IBPS PO 2017 paper pattern is given below:
|Number of sections||Reasoning ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language||Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness (with special reference to banking), Computer Knowledge||–|
|Total number of questions||100||200||–|
|Time duration||1 hour||140 minutes with sectional timings||–|
|Negative marks||0.25||0.25||Not applicable|
|Normalisation method||Applicable||Applicable||Not applicable|
The syllabus of IBPS PO details about the topics important for the prelims and mains exam. Candidates should go through the syllabus to get an idea what to study and what to avoid. The syllabus will help the candidates to plan strategies for the exam. Questions in the exam are framed according to syllabus therefore candidates should study the topics thoroughly. The importants topics from reasoning, quantitative aptitude, english language, computer knowledge in IBPS PO exam is given below.
|Quantitative Aptitude||Reasoning||English Language||General Awareness||Computer knowledge|
|Simplification Number Series Ratio & Proportion Percentage & Averages Profit & Loss Mixtures & Allegations Simple Interest & Compound Interest Work & Time Time & Distance Sequence & Series Quadratic Equation Permutation, Combination & Probability Data Interpretation||Seating Arrangement Syllogism Input Output Coding Decoding Alphanumeric Series Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test Data sufficiency Coded Inequalities Puzzle Logical Reasoning||Reading Comprehension Cloze test Fill in the blanks Error Spotting Sentence Correction Para Jumbles||Banking & Financial Awareness Current Affairs Static GK (Few questions)||Fundamentals of Computer History of Computer Internet MS Office – Word, Power point, Excel & Access Memory Input Output devices Computer Shortcuts|
The answer key of IBPS PO Preliminary and Mains examination will be released after the completion of exam by coaching institutes. The answer keys will be based on memory. The IBPS PO answer key 2017 will not be released by official sources since the exam is conducted online. The IBPS PO answer key 2017 will mention correct answers to questions of examination. The answer key will help candidates to assess their performance in the exam. Candidates can check the answer key to know the number of responses answered correctly by them.
The result of IBPS Probationary Officer will be announced in three phases – Prelims, Mains and Interview. The correct scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions of prelims and mains exam will be normalised using equi-percentile method to declare the IBPS PO 2017 result. The total score of the candidates will be arrived after deducting the negative marks. Candidates to qualify each stages of recruitment process will have to secure the minimum qualifying marks fixed by the commission. Marks obtained in the main examination will only be considered for shortlisting candidates for interview and also for final merit list. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40 % for general category and 35 % for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates. The combined final score of candidates will be arrived on the basis of scores obtained in the mains examination and interview. To check the IBPS PO result 2017 for each stage, candidates will have to login with their registration no/roll number and password/date of birth.
IBPS will fix a cutoff score for each stage of recruitment process for selection of candidates. The IBPS PO cutoff score for prelims and mains exam will be applied on individual score and total score. The institute will decide the cutoff score on the basis of level of difficulty of the exam, number of test takers, total number of vacancies etc. The category wise maximum and minimum cutoff score (combined scores in main exam and interview out of 100) will be fixed for provisional allotment and reserve list. The cutoff score of previous year is given below.
IBPS PO Cutoff 2016 (prelims exam & mains exam)
|Category||Prelims (Out of 100)||Mains (Out of 200)|
Provisional Allotment cutoff (Maximum and Minimum Marks)
|28.60 (30/06/92)||37.00 (06/06/95)||39.90 (28/08/93)||31.40 (12/12/90)||33.00
IBPS PO 2017 FAQs
Ques. What is the education/age criteria for applying to IBPS PO 2017?
Ans: The age of the candidates should be in between 20 to 30 years and must be a graduate in any discipline.
Ques: What are dates of registration/payment of fees for online application form of CWE PO/MT VII?
Ans: Candidates should refer to the IBPS PO important dates provided in this article.
Ques: Can a final year degree candidate apply for the exam?
Ans: Candidates in their final year of graduation cannot apply for the exam since candidates need to enter the percentage of marks obtained in graduation while registering for the exam.
Ques: Is pre-exam training conducted for all the registered candidates?
Ans: No, pre-examination training is conducted only for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities.
Ques: I have entered my category wrongly, how can I correct it?
Ans: Candidates can make changes in the data only before final submission. No changes will be entertained after final submission of online application form.
Ques: I have submitted more than one IBPS PO application form, will I get admit card for the exam?
Ans: Yes, candidates will be issued admit card. In this case, exam conducting body will consider the last application form duly filled.
Ques: How to enroll for IBPS PO 2017 exam?
Ans: There is no general enrollment system in IBPS. Candidates can only apply to posts in Participating Organizations in response to posts advertised.
Ques: I did not receive email regarding bank appointment?
Ans: The offer of appointment is done by the bank to which the candidate has been provisionally allotted. Candidates will have to contact the respective banks.
Ques: I want to change Bank Preference, what to do?
Ans: Bank preference once submitted, cannot be changed .The decision of IBPS in provisional allotment of Organizations shall be final and binding upon the selected candidates.
About IBPS PO 2017 recruitment
IBPS, an autonomous body, has been given the mandate on behalf of the participating banks to conduct the recruitment process of IBPS PO. The IBPS PO Common Recruitment Process includes- CWE (Preliminary & Main Examination), Common Interview and provisional allotment. Around 20 lakh candidates participate in the recruitment exam of IBPS PO every year. The number of vacancies are decided as per the requirements of participating public sector banks. Provisional allotment is made based on the number of vacancies.
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