IBPS PO (Probationary Officers) has become an attractive career option for many individuals. The reason is simple. IBPS PO offers a promising job opportunity with many benefits like job security, good prospects, handsome pay package, etc.
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has been conducting common written examination (CWE) since 2011. That’s why this year we call this exam as IBPS PO CWE VII (7th) exam.
IBPS PO CWE VII 2017 exam will ensure selection of candidates for 27 PSBs (Public Sector Banks) and RRBs (Regional Rural Banks). IBPS CWE-VII PO Preliminary Exam 2017 will happen on 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th October 2017 and IBPS PO 2017 Mains Examination will take place on 26th November 2017.
This year there is slight twist in the syllabus of IBPS PO Main examination. Now we will see various aspects of IBPS PO Exam 2017 which will cover things related to IBPS PO notification, exam dates, eligibility criteria, vacancy, online application, syllabus, etc.
IBPS PO 2017 Notification
Tentative dates of IBPS PO 2017 Exam will release in the month of July – August 2017. Every candidate has to register online on the IBPS official website for filling up online application form.
- Download Official Calendar of Online IBPS CWE for RRBs & PSBs
- 2017 Latest Bank PO Exam Date
- Step by Step process to fill 2017 PO Online Application Form
The exam has three phases of the selection process as Prelims or Preliminary, Mains & Interview. First two-phase which are Prelims and Mains are a purely online examination. Once a candidate clears Mains then only he becomes eligible for attending interview round.
IBPS PO 2017 Exam Dates
The total process starts from July of every year and commences somewhere in April of next year. IBPS CWE PO/MT-VII 2017 tentative dates are out as follows:
|IBPS PO / MT 7 (VII) Exam Calendar||Exam Dates|
|Online Registration Start Date||16th Aug 2017 to 5th Sept 2017|
|Last Date of Online Registration||5th Sept 2017|
|Online application fees payment Dates||16th Aug 2017 to 5th Sept 2017|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training||23r Sept 2017 to 29 Sept 2017|
|Preliminary Exam Admit Card Download Date||September 2017|
|Preliminary Exam Dates||07/10/2017, 08/10/2017, 14/10/2017 & 15/10/2017|
|Result of IBPS PO Preliminary Online exam||October 2017|
|Download of Admit Card for Online Mains exam||November 2017|
|Online Mains Exam Date||26th November 2017|
|Exam Result Declaration Date||December 2017|
|Interview Call Letter download date||January 2018|
|PO Interview Date||January / February 2018|
|Provisional Allotment date - Provisional Posting||April 2018|
IBPS PO 2017 Vacancy
Every year almost 20 lakhs candidates sit alone in IBPS PO examination. The total vacancy is around 9000. As per IBPS official website, indicative vacancy for PO / MT in the participating banks is as follows:
|Bank of Baroda||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Bank of India||28||15||53||104||200||2||2||2|
|Bank of Maharashtra||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Central Bank of India||45||22||81||152||300||3||3||3|
|Indian Overseas Bank||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Oriental Bank of Commerce||75||38||136||251||500||8||5||2|
|Punjab National Bank||112||56||202||380||750||7||8||7|
|Punjab & Sind Bank||23||11||42||82||158||1||1||1|
|Union Bank of India||128||61||178||532||899||14||14||14|
|United Bank of India||30||15||54||101||200||10||4||2|
SC – Scheduled Caste, ST – Scheduled Tribe, OBC – Other Backward Castes, Gen – General, PWD – Person with Disability, HI – Hearing Impaired, OC – Orthopedically Challenged, VI – Visually Impaired.
IBPS PO 2017 Exam Centre
IBPS keep a lot of examination centre for IBPS PO exam across the country. Every candidate will have an option of selection choice exam centre while filling up online application form.
|State Code||State /UT / NCR||Centre|
|11||Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair|
|18||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||Surat|
|19||Daman & Diu|
|25||Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu|
However, IBPS reserves the right to cancellation or change of any exam centre irrespective of your choice exam centre. You call letter with have the address of exam venue.
IBPS PO 2017 Online Application
All eligible candidate who wants to join as Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee or in a similar post in that cadre is required to register online for the Common Recruitment Process (CWE PO/MT-VII).
Candidates can only apply online starting from last week of July 2017 to Mid of August 2017. There is no other mode of application except online application.
All candidates have to follow below Pre-requisites for Applying Online
- Scan your photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph (dimension as 4.5cm × 3.5cm) and signature adhere to the required specifications as given in official Advertisement.
- Check all the necessary detail and documents. Keep them ready before the payment of online application fees.
- You got to have a valid personal email ID. This email ID is the only point of contact from IBPS for receiving call letters for the Examination etc. If you do not have any personal email ID, then create one and maintain it up to the end of the selection process.
Procedure of Applying Online
- Candidates shall go to the IBPS official website and register their application by entering necessary details.
- Candidates shall upload their photograph and signature as per the IBPS official guidelines.
- Candidates are advised to carefully fill the details in the online application as no change in data will be entertained at a later stage.
Mode of Payment
- You can make the online payment by using all Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards, Mobile Wallets.
- The successful completion of the transaction will generate an e-receipt.
- You are required to take the printout of the e-receipt and the online application form.
- The candidate should ensure the particulars filled in are accurate and retain it along with Registration Number and Password for future reference.
Important Note: You should not send application printout to the IBPS or any Banks. Also, do not wait for the last date of filling the online application form as sometimes IBPS official website experience heavy traffic and jam due to the high volume of applicants.
IBPS PO 2017 Application Fee
You have to pay online the Application Fees or the Intimation Charges in between last week of July 2017 and Mid-August 2017 (CWE PO/MT-VII Notification period). The total application fee is as follows:
- Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
- Rs. 600/- for all others
Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of Application fees will have to be borne by the candidate.
IBPS PO 2017 Exam CWE VII Pattern
By now you know that IBPS PO exam has two stages of online objective tests. The first stage of online examination is Prelims and the Second stage is Mains.
The structure of Preliminary Examination is as follows:
|Name of Test||Total Questions||Total Marks||Duration|
You have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks decided by IBPS. You will only be eligible for Mains after you pass Prelims.
The structure of Mains Examination is as follows:
|Name of Test||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration (Separately Timed)|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 Mins|
|General Awareness (With Special Ref. to Banking)||40||40||35 Mins|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 Mins|
|English Language||35||40||40 Mins|
|English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||30 Mins|
This year i.e. 2017, there are some changes in the IBPS PO main exam pattern. There is an addition of English essay writing and also total number of question numbers have changed including total marks. You have to obtain a minimum score in each of the above test and also a minimum total score for getting shortlisted for interview.
Please note here that in the Mains exam, every section has a separate time duration. Whereas, in the case of the Preliminary exam, you have composite time for all parts.
All candidates who have cleared IBPS CWE PO / MT VII Main Exam will go for face to face interview. The Participating Organisations conduct this interview and also it is coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State with the help of IBPS.
You will receive all interview details via call letter. All shortlisted candidates will be required to download the interview call letter from IBPS official website.
The total marks in the Interview are 100.
Qualifying marks in the interview – Minimum 40% (For Other Candidates)
Qualifying marks in the interview – Minimum 35% (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates)
The ratio of marking of IBPS PO CWE Main exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively.
Note: Main examination marks is valid for shortlisting for the interview and final merit listing. Prelims exam scores will only be considered to qualify for the Main exam.
Negative Marking for wrong answers (Preliminary and Main examination)
All candidates must note that there will be negative marking or penalty for wrong answers in the Objective Tests. Every wrong answer will deduct 0.25 marks from the total marks.
If a question is left blank without any answer, then there will be no negative marking for that question. Candidate should build a strategy around this as this could be deciding factor of cracking IBPS PO exam CWE VII.
IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2017
|Logical Reasoning||Alphanumeric Series|
|Data Sufficiency||Alphabet Test|
|Sitting Arrangements||Coded Inequalities|
|Input-Output||Odd man out|
|Number Systems||Mensuration _ Cylinder, Cone, Sphere|
|Profit & Loss||Time & Distance|
|Ratio & Proportion||Quadratic Equations|
|Percentage & Averages||Permutation Combination & Probability|
|Alligations & Mixtures||Data Interpretation|
|Surds & Indices||Sequence & Series|
|Simple Interest & Compound Interest|
Basic Knowledge of Computers
|History of computers||Internet|
|Database (Basic Knowledge)||Virus|
|Reading Comprehension||Spot Errors|
|Paragraph Completion||Sentence Correction|
|Cloze Test||Multiple Meaning Words|
|IBPS Syllabus - Genereal Awareness||Topics||Number of Questions (Approximately)|
|Banking and Finance Awareness||Indian Economy and Banking, Budget, Survey, Policies||20|
|GK & Current Affairs||News, Famous Personalities, History, Geography, Polity||20|
IBPS PO 2017 Eligibility Criteria
Each candidate applying for IBPS CWE PO/MT-VI 2017 should fulfil the IBPS minimum eligibility criteria specified in their advertisement. Nationality, education and age are the primary eligibility requirements.
A candidate should be either
- A Citizen of India or
- A subject of Nepal or
- A subject of Bhutan or
- A refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
- A person of Indian origin who has migrated from with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that the Government of India has issued a certificate of eligibility. Countries which comes in the list are Tibet, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam.
All candidates registering for IBPS PO exam 2017 must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university (by Govt. of India) or equivalent qualification from Central Government.
There is no minimum percentage required for the primary qualification. Any pass degree would stand well.
The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet or Degree Certificate before registering online i.e. before the last date of online registration.
Age criteria for General Category are minimum 20 years, and the maximum is 30 years.
A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02/07/1987 and not later than 01/07/1997 (both dates inclusive)
Although there is relaxation age for various categories as below:
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|Persons With Disabilities||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen||Actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years|
|Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried||9 years|
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989||5 years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
|Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)||5 years|
IBPS PO Salary
IBPS PO salary varies with location, but the overall salary is around Rs. 30,000/- (Approximately). The overall salary has a few components like Basic pay, HRA, DA and CCA.
|Basic Pay||Rs. 14500/-|
|Dearness Allowance||Rs. 14485.5/-|
|Total Remuneration (Excluding HRA)||Rs. 29525.5/-|
|Total Salary (Including HRA)||Rs. 30758/-|
IBPS PO Admit Card 2017
Candidates should download the IBPS PO 2017 admit card or call letter from the IBPS official website. You will not receive any hard copy of the IBPS PO Admit Card via post.
The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS PO 2017 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS PO 2017 will be issued in 3 stages:
- Online Preliminary Examination
- Online Mains Examination
IBPS PO Results 2017
IBPS will release the results online after every stage of the exam. All candidates will get the selection notification on their registered personal email id. Also, the candidate can check the result from the IBPS official website as and when the results are available.