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IBPS PO 2017

IBPS PO is one of the most favourite jobs in Banking industry and a dream job for millions of candidates across India. Here is the complete details of IBPS PO 2017 Exam.

IBPS PO Notification 2017

IBPS has announced tentative calendar for IBPS Exams 2017. IBPS PO  2017 official notification will be released in the month of July 2017 as per tentative calendar of IBPS. This recruitment process is for selection of eligible aspirants for the post of Probationary officer in different public sector banks except SBI. The selected candidates are liable to be posted anywhere in India. Please keep checking this website for more information.

Click here for IBPS PO 2017 Exam Dates Official Notification

IBPS PO Vacancy 2017

IBPS will release IBPS PO vacancies with its official notification in the month of July 2017. Last year there was 9456 vacancy.

IBPS PO Salary

Approximate salary of bank PO is 35k – 40k  and it may vary bank to bank.

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Dates

The tentative schedule for the IBPS PO 2017 exam is as follows:

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1 Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminarys 02nd, 8thth, 14th and 15th
October 2017
2 Conduct of Online Examination – Main 26th November 2017
3 Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2018

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Centre

While filling the online application for the post of IBPS PO, candidates are required to select their preferred exam centres for IBPS PO 2017, based on their convenience. However, the Bank may allot an other exam centre than the choices made by a candidate if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2017

IBPS PO recruitment exam is considered a little difficult compared to the other bank entrance exams conducted by IBPS. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum cut off score for each section of objective test separately for short listing for the Interview. The recruitment process for Probationary Officers at IBPS  consists of 3 stages:

1. Preliminary Examination

2. Main Examination

3. Interview

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO recruitment process consists of 3 stages as follows. The structure of exams is as follows:

Phase I: IBPS PO 2017 Preliminary Examination:

The Preliminary Examination (Online Objective Test) would be of one hour duration for 100 marks and will consist of 3 sections. Candidates must clear the minimum cut-off marks for each section. The cut-off marks for each section is decided by the Bank depending on the difficulty of the test. The section-wise pattern of the marks 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


Phase II : IBPS PO 2017 Mains Examination:

IBPS Mains exam will contain 200 questions of 200 marks and time allotted will be 140 minutes. The pattern of the Mains exam is given below:

Sr.No. Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
 1 Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
 2 English Language 40 40 30 minutes
 3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
4 General Awareness

(with special reference to Banking Industry)

40 40 20 minutes
 5 Computer Knowledge 20 20 10 minutes
Total 200 200 140 minutes

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

Important Note: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answers in both Preliminary and Main Examination.

Phase III : IBPS PO 2017 Interview:

The total marks of 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 2017 Syllabus

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 Knowledge
  • 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

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the IBPS PO Exam 2017:

• Age Limit: The candidate must be 20 Years to 30 Years. The final age criteria for IBPS PO Exam 2017 will be released along with the official notification.

• Educational Qualification: The candidate must be a graduate 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.

IBPS PO 2017 Online Application

The online application for IBPS 2017 exam will be open for registration after the release of the official notification by IBPS.

IBPS PO 2017 Application Fee

The category wise fee structure for IBPS PO online application is given below:

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS PO 2017 Admit Card & Call Letter

The admit card for IBPS PO 2017 exam will be available after the release of the official notification . Candidates are advised to keep checking this website regularly. Every candidate will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of IBPS.

The admit card or call letter for IBPS PO 2017 will be issued in 3 phases:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

• Interview

The link to download the admit card will be provided on this website. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.

IBPS PO 2017 Results

IBPS will release the results in three stages after completion of each stage. Candidates can check the result from official IBPS website as and when the results are announced.

IBPS PO Cut off

IBPS PO Pre Exam Cut off 2016:

English Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude Total
07.00 08.50 08.25 47.50


IBPS PO Mains Exam Cut off 2016:

Sr.No. Name of the Test Maximum
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


Category Cut-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 Challenged 34.00
Visually Impaired (VI) 37.50



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


30/06 /92


06/06 /95


28/08 /93


12/12 /90


01/04 /86


22/12 /86



• Is the IBPS PO exam Bilingual?

Except English Test, all the other tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi

• Is there Negative Marking?

Yes, there is negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2017.

• Are there fixed timings for different sections?

Not in Prelims, Yes in Mains