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 Complete Guide – Vacancy, Pattern, Eligibility, Dates

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.

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 CalendarExam Dates
Online Registration Start Date16th Aug 2017 to 5th Sept 2017
Last Date of Online Registration5th Sept 2017
Online application fees payment Dates16th Aug 2017 to 5th Sept 2017
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 23r Sept 2017 to 29 Sept 2017
Preliminary Exam Admit Card Download DateSeptember 2017
Preliminary Exam Dates07/10/2017, 08/10/2017, 14/10/2017 & 15/10/2017
Result of IBPS PO Preliminary Online examOctober 2017
Download of Admit Card for Online Mains examNovember 2017
Online Mains Exam Date26th November 2017
Exam Result Declaration DateDecember 2017
Interview Call Letter download dateJanuary 2018
PO Interview DateJanuary / February 2018
Provisional Allotment date - Provisional PostingApril 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:

Participating OrganisationSCSTOBCURTotalPWD-HIPWD-OCPWD-VI
Total1338665231945008822154113102
Allahabad Bank80401422635251747
Andhra Bank452281152300036
Bank of Baroda00000000
Bank of India281553104200222
Bank of Maharashtra00000000
Canara Bank33016659511092200263120
Central Bank of India452281152300333
Corporation Bank00000000
Dena Bank00000000
IDBI Bank202101364683135002020
Indian Bank00000000
Indian Overseas Bank00000000
Oriental Bank of Commerce7538136251500852
Punjab National Bank11256202380750787
Punjab & Sind Bank23114282158111
Syndicate Bank6030108202400444
UCO Bank87361322855403769
Union Bank of India12861178532899141414
United Bank of India3015541012001042
Vijaya Bank93521512045002585

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 CodeState /UT / NCRCentre
11Andaman & NicobarPort Blair
12Andhra PradeshChirala
Chittoor
Guntur
Hyderabad
Kakinada
Kurnool
Nellore
Ongole
Puttur
Rajahmundry
Srikakulam
Tirupati
Vijaywada
Vishakhapatnam
Vizianagaram
13Arunachal PradeshItanagar
Naharlagun
14AssamDibrugarh
Guwahati
Jorhat
Kokrajhar
Silchar
Tezpur
15BiharArrah
Aurangabad
Bhagalpur
Bihar Sharif
Darbhanga
Gaya
Hajipur
Muzzafarpur
Patna
Purnea
Samastipur
Siwan
16ChandigarhChandigarh
17ChhattisgarhBhilai
Bilaspur
Raipur
18Dadra & Nagar HaveliSurat
Jamnagar
19Daman & Diu
20DelhiBahadurgarh
Delhi
Faridabad
Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Gurgaon
21GoaPanaji
Verna
22GujaratAhmedabad
Anand
Gandhinagar
Himatnagar
Jamnagar
Mehsana
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
23HaryanaAmbala
Hissar
Karnal
Kurukshetra
Palwal
Panipat
Sonipat
Yamuna Nagar
24Himachal PradeshBaddi
Bilaspur
Dharamshala
Hamirpur
Kangra
Kullu
Mandi
Shimla
Sirmaur
Solan
Una
25Jammu & KashmirJammu
Kathua
Samba
Srinagar
26JharkhandBokaro
Dhanbad
Hazaribagh
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
27KarnatakaBelgaum
Bengaluru
Bidar
Gulbarga
Hubli
Mangalore
Mysore
Shimoga
Udipi
28KeralaAlappuzha
Kannur
Kochi
Kollam
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Palakkad
Thiruvananthpuram
Thrichur
29LakshwadweepKavarrati
30Madhya PradeshBhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Sagar
Satna
Ujjain
31MaharashtraAmaravati
Aurangabad
Chandrapur
Dhule
Jalgaon
Kolhapur
Latur
Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai
Nagpur
Nanded
Nasik
Pune
Ratnagiri
Sangli
Satara
32ManipurImphal
33MeghalayaRi-Bhoi
Shillong
34MizoramAizawl
35NagalandKohima
36OdishaAngul
Balasore
Bargarh
Baripada
Berhampur(Ganjam)
Bhubaneshwar
Cuttack
Dhenkanal
Jharsuguda
Rourkela
Sambalpur
37PuducherryPuducherry
38PunjabAmritsar
Bhatinda
Fategarh Sahib
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Mohali
Pathankot
Patiala
Phagwara
Sangrur
39RajasthanAjmer
Alwar
Bhilwara
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Sikar
Udaipur
40SikkimGangtok
41TamilnaduChennai
Coimbatore
Dindigul
Krishnagiri
Madurai
Nagercoil
Namakkal
Perambalur
Salem
Thanjavur
Thiruchirapalli
Thoothukodi
Tirunelvelli
Vellore
42TelanganaHyderabad
Karimnagar
Khammam
Warangal
43TripuraAgartala
44Uttar PradeshAgra
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Bulandhshaher
Gorakhpur
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Mathura
Meerut
Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar
Unnao
Varanasi
45UttarakhandDehradun
Haldwani
Haridwar
Roorkee
46West BengalAsansol
Bardhaman
Berhampur
Durgapur
Greater Kolkata
Hooghly
Howrah
Kalyani
Kolkata
Siliguri

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.

Step by Step process to fill 2017 PO Online Application Form

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

  1. Candidates shall go to the IBPS official website and register their application by entering necessary details.
  2. Candidates shall upload their photograph and signature as per the IBPS official guidelines.
  3. 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

  1. You can make the online payment by using all Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards, Mobile Wallets.
  2. The successful completion of the transaction will generate an e-receipt.
  3. You are required to take the printout of the e-receipt and the online application form.
  4. 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.

2017 PO Syllabus Detailed Guide – Exam Pattern, Topic Wise Syllabus

The structure of Preliminary Examination is as follows:

Name of TestTotal QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Total10010060 Min
English Language3030

60 Min
Quantitative Aptitude3535
Reasoning3535

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 TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration (Separately Timed)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 Mins
General Awareness (With Special Ref. to Banking)404035 Mins
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 Mins
English Language354040 Mins
Total1552003 Hours
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)22530 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.

Interview

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

Reasoning Ability

Logical ReasoningAlphanumeric Series
TabulationCoding-Decoding
SyllogismRanking
Data SufficiencyAlphabet Test
Non-Verbal ReasoningDirection
Sitting ArrangementsCoded Inequalities
Input-OutputOdd man out

Quantitative Aptitude

Number Systems Mensuration _ Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Profit & LossTime & Distance
Ratio & ProportionQuadratic Equations
Percentage & AveragesPermutation Combination & Probability
Alligations & MixturesData Interpretation
Surds & IndicesSequence & Series
Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Basic Knowledge of Computers

History of computersInternet
Number SystemHacker
Database (Basic Knowledge)Virus
HardwareSecurity Tools
SoftwareMS Windows
CommunicationMS Office
NetworkingLogic Gates

English Language

Reading ComprehensionSpot Errors
Paragraph CompletionSentence Correction
Para JumblesVocabulary
Cloze TestMultiple Meaning Words

General Awareness

IBPS Syllabus - Genereal AwarenessTopicsNumber of Questions (Approximately)
Banking and Finance AwarenessIndian Economy and Banking, Budget, Survey, Policies20
GK & Current AffairsNews, Famous Personalities, History, Geography, Polity20

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.

Nationality

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.

Education Qualification

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

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: 

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
Persons With Disabilities10 years
Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-ServicemenActual 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 remarried9 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.19895 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots5 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 PayRs. 14500/-
Dearness AllowanceRs. 14485.5/-
CCARs. 540.00/-
Total Remuneration (Excluding HRA)Rs. 29525.5/-
HRARs. 1232.50/-
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.

Download your PO Admit Card 2017 – Complete Details to Download Your Call Letter

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
  • Interview 

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.