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IBPS PO 2017 Will be conducted for the recruitment of Probationary Officer in various public sector banks and participating institutes

There will be two parts of this exam i.e Preliminary and Mains

Why Bank PO is a Good Career Option

Banking as a career provides many chances for employment and promotion as well. Before making up your mind for Bank PO position, you should be very well aware of the PO Job Position and Its Benefits.

Below we have listed all the benefits in a precise form. Please have a look!

  • Tremendous Job Opportunities
  • Challenging Job Tasks
  • Excellent Promotion Policies (Fast Growths in Career from PO to General Manager)
  • Wonderful Salary Packages(Approx. INR 38000 per month) and Job Perks (Travelling, Housing, Medical Insurances and many others)
  • LessDuty Hours
  • Great Leave Policies
  • Stress FreeEnvironment
  • Opportunity to work Abroad.
  • Free Trips across the country




Important dates

IBPS PO VII Exam Calendar Exam Dates
IBPS PO 7 Online Registration Start Date July 2017
Last Date of IBPS PO 7 Online Registration August 2017
IBPS PO Application Fees Payment Dates (Online) July – Aug 2017
IBPS PO Application Fees Payment dates (Offline)
IBPS PO Pre Exam Admit Card Download Date from September 2017
IBPS PO/MT Preliminary Exam Dates for CWE VII 07.10.2017, 08.10.2017,
14.10.2017 & 15.10.2017
IBPS Result of Online exam – Preliminary CWE VII November 2017
Download of Call letter for Online Mains exam CWE VII November 2017
IBPS PO CWE VII Online Main Exam 26.11.2017
IBPS PO VI Exam Result Declaration Date December 2017
IBPS PO Interview Admit card download date January 2018
IBPS PO Interview Date February 2018
IBPS PO Provisional Allotment date April 2018

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria Details

Education Qualification – Under IBPS PO Recruitment Eligibility Criteria 2017 Candidates must have completed their Graduation Degree from any recognized university or institution. Participants also required their mark sheet numbers while they submit IBPS PO online form 2017.

Nationality / Citizenship – Participants must have this citizenship which is given below.

  • Citizen of Indian
  • Citizen of Nepal
  • Citizen of Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee
  • Migrated Peoples from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit – Under IBPS Eligibility Criteria for PO 2017 Interested candidates must have age between 20 – 30 years.

Sr. No. Category Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
2 Other


Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 Years
3 Persons With Disabilities 10 Years
4 Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment 5 Years
5 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 Years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 Years

IBPS PO Recruitment Procedure | How to become an IBPS PO ?

Well! IBPS PO Exam consists of 3 stages and they are Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Personality Test/Interview.

In order to qualify for IBPS PO, aspirants are required to pass all the three rounds with good scores.

Prelim Exam – This is the first stage of IBPS PO Recruitment. If a candidate qualifies this test, only then he/she’ll be able to appear in the next round, otherwise he/she’ll be disqualified from the PO Recruitment Tests.

Main Exam – The candidates are required to score more than the sectional and overall cut off to qualify this round. This round is very important as the its scores will be considered at the time of Final Result Declaration.

Interview – The IBPS PO Mains qualified candidates are eligible to appear in Interview Sessions. The candidates are assessed personally by the interviewers and rated accordingly.

Final Result The Final result is declared on the basis of candidates combined performance in IBPS PO Mains and Interview Rounds.

Provisional Allotment – After completion of Result Declaration procedure, the official website releases the list of finalized candidates along with their allotted banks.

The provisional allotment of IBPS Banks is done on the basis of candidates’ preferences which are made at the time of applying online.

After the provisional allotment, IBPS will not be responsible to conduct any other activities for the selection procedure. After that, only the respective banks will be responsible to intimate candidates about their joining dates and procedure.


The Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (also known as IBPS) is a government recruitment agency which is fully dedicated to place job seekers on reputable positions in banking sectors.


Every year, IBPS conducts several exams for recruitment amongst which Probationary Officer (PO) is one of the main exams. The candidates who are seeking jobs in government banking sector must apply for IBPS PO Exam.


The question papers for IBPS exams are designed in such a way that it filters out brilliant students having excellent knowledge of Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English and Computers. Along with the Excellency in these subjects, aspirants must also be well updated with General Knowledge and Current Affairs.


The candidates who are wishing to appear in the exam should check the IBPS PO 2017 Exam Pattern to manage their preparation accordingly.


The examination will be administered in two phases – Preliminary and Main.


The candidates who qualify the Pre exam will be shortlisted for Main Exam and those who also qualify the main exam will have to clear Personal Interview round to be finalized for the post of PO in IBPS Associated Banks.


# The final score card will consider only the marks of Main Exam and Interview.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2017



S.No. Subject
1. Quantitative Aptitude
2. Reasoning
3. English Language
4. General Awareness
5. Computer Knowledge

IBPS PO Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude


Ratio and proportion


Time and work

Speed, Distance and time

Mixture and allegation

Stocks and shares




Volume and surface Area

Height and Distances


Permutation and combinations

Simple and compound interest




Profit, Loss and Discount


Elements of Algebra

Data Interpretation

(i). Pie charts

(ii). Tables

(iii). Bar & Graphs

(iv). Line charts.


IBPS PO Syllabus for Reasoning



1. Verbal reasoning




Word formation

Statement and conclusions


Statement and assumptions

Statement and arguments

Coding Decoding

Blood Relations

Passage and conclusions

Alphabet test

Series Test

Number, Ranking and time sequence

Direction sense Test

Decision making test

Figure series

Input/output, Assertion and reasoning

Sitting Arrangement

2. Non-Verbal Reasoning


Series test

Odd figure out


Miscellaneous Test etc.



IBPS PO Syllabus for English Language



1. Vocabulary





Word Formation




2. Grammar


Spotting Errors

Phrases and idioms

Direct and Indirect speech

Active/ Passive voice



3. Reading Comprehension


Theme Detection

Passage completion

Topic rearrangement of passage

Deriving Conclusion.



IBPS PO Syllabus for General Awareness



Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months.

Overview of Indian Financial System

History of Indian banking system.

Recent credit and monetary policies

Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc.

Abbreviations and Economic terminologies

Banking Terms

Important Government Schemes on capital & money market.

IBPS PO Syllabus for Computer Knowledge



Basics of Hardware and software

Windows operating system basics

Internet terms and services

Basic Functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)

History of computers

Networking and communication

Database basics

Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses.

Pattern of Preliminary Exam

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Ques Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 1 Hour
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Pattern of Main Exam

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Ques Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test
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

# The above tests except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

# For each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

# The exam will be conducted online and it will carry objective type questions.

Cut-Off Score

Mean – 3/4th of Standard Deviation for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD categories

Mean – 1/4th of Standard Deviation for General Category.

There will be a second level cutoff point on total as per requirement.

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cutoffs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview.

IBPS PO Exam Paper Marks Analysis – Reasoning, English and Quantitative Aptitude


Logical Reasoning 5-10
Syllogism 5
Blood Relations 5
Input Output 0-5
Coding Decoding 5
Alphanumeric Series 0-5
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test 0-5
Data Sufficiency 0-5
Coded Inequalities 5
Seating Arrangement 10
Puzzle 5-7
Tabulation 5

English Language

Reading Comprehension 10
Cloze Test 10
Fill in the blanks 0-5
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting 0-5
Paragraph Complete/ Sentence Correction 5
Para jumbles 5
Miscellaneous 5

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification 5
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage 3
Number Systems 3
Profit & Loss 2
Mixtures & Alligations 1-2
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices 1-2
Work & Time 2
Time & Distance 2
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere 1-2
Sequence & Series 5
Permutation, Combination & Probability 5
Data Interpretation 15


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