IBPS PO Exam 2017 | IBPS CWE (VII)

Every year Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds the IBPS PO Bank Exam to select Probationary Officers in Public Sector banks. IBPS offers recruitment services to all Public-Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies and regular member Banks of the IBPS society.

IBPS started Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011 to recruit officers and clerks in Public Sector Banks. It accepts online application through its official website for registration of the examination.

It is held at various locations throughout India. The mode of examination is online. In 2017, IBPS CWE-VII PO Pre-Exam is  held  on 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th  October.  IBPS PO Main Examination will be held on 26th November 2017.

IBPS Probationary Officers (PO) Pre-Exam Training 2017: Call letters released at ibps.in, steps to download

According to the notice given by The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will hold pre-exam training from September 23 to September 29. It has also released the call letters for Probationary Officer (PO)/management trainees CWE PO/MT VII. One can download from the official website of IBPS i.e www.ibps.in.

There will be a pre-exam training at various test centers across the country which will be held from September 23 to September 29.

How to download IBPS PO Pre-Exam training call letters:

  • Visit official website, ibps.in
  • Connect to the link and download call letter (admit card) for PO/MT-VII
  • Now, enter your registration number and password in the space given for the purpose.
  • Carefully enter the captcha code given thereafter.
  • Now login your account where your admit card will appear on the screen
  • Download and obtain a printout of the same for future use

Note: The download of call letters for PO/MT –VII can only be done until September 29.

Who can attend Pre-examination training and how?

Pre-examination training is arranged by the Nodal Banks or Participating organizations for a limited number of aspirants who belong to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/Minority Communities at select centers. Expenses such as traveling, boarding, lodging, etc have to be borne by the aspirants who are attending this training.

Significant dates:

  • Pre-exam training: September 23 to September 29
  • Last date to download call letters for online examination-preliminary: September 2017
  • Exam date schedule for online pre-examination: October 7, October 8, October 14 and October 15
  • Result Declaration date of preliminary examination: October 2017
  • Expected date to download the call letter for online exam (main): November 2017
  • Expected date for Online main examination: November 26
  • Result of Mains will be declared: December 2017
  • Expected date to download call letters for interview: January 2018
  • Expected date for the Conduct of interview: January/February 2018
  • Date for Provisional allotment: April 2018

IBPS PO Notification 2017

IBPS has announced official notification of  IBPS PO on 14  August. The Online Registration for IBPS PO is from 16th August to 05 September 2017. The mode of examination is online. Pre-Exam is  held  on 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th  October. Main Examination will be held on 26th November 2017.
IBPS holds the entire recruitment process for the selection of candidates for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) in various public sector banks. The selected candidates will be posted anywhere in India.

The candidates eligible and interested can register themselves online for the said post on the official IBPS website.www.ibps.in
The selection process has 3-levels consisting of Preliminary and Main Exams which will be conducted online, followed by Interview. Candidates have to pass each exam to get shortlisted and proceed to the next stage. Final selection will be on the basis of the rank scored in the Mains and Interview.

Click here to Download official Notification IBPS PO 2017-18 Notification

IBPS PO Vacancy 2017

Every year more than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination. The official notification of IBPS PO 2017 is released. The Online Registration for IBPS PO 2017 will start from 16th August 2017. There are 3562 vacancies for the post of probationary officer and management trainees (MT).

  • Available Posts: 3562 Vacant Posts
  • Names of Vacant Positions: Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT)

Participating Banks and Category-wise Vacancies:

SC: Scheduled Caste

PWD: Person with disability

ST: Scheduled Tribe

HI: Hearing Impaired

OBC: OtherBackward Castes

OC: Orthopaedically Challenged

Gen: General

VI: Visually Impaired

 

Sr.

No.

ParticipatingOrganization

SC

ST

OBC

UR

Total

            PWD

HI

OC

VI

ID

1

AllahabadBank

36

19

64

116

235

16

2

3

2

2

AndhraBank

93

46

168

318

625

0

8

9

8

3

BankofBaroda

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

4

BankofIndia

30

15

54

101

200

2

2

2

2

5

BankofMaharashtra

15

7

27

51

100

0

3

1

0

6

CanaraBank

203

108

364

675

1350

18

18

18

17

7

CentralBankofIndia

15

8

28

49

100

1

1

1

0

8

CorporationBank

28

22

0

50

100

1

1

1

1

9

DenaBank

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

10

IDBIBank

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

11

IndianBank

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

12

IndianOverseasBank

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

13

OrientalBankofCommerce

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

14

PunjabNationalBank

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

NR

15

Punjab&SindBank

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

16

SyndicateBank

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

17

UCOBank

75

26

178

251

530

40

6

10

5

18

UnionBankofIndia

83

34

78

127

322

14

3

13

11

19

UnitedBankofIndia

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

20

VijayaBank

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

Total

578

285

961

1738

3562

92

44

58

46

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Dates

The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CWE VII 2017 are as follows:

Activity

Date

IBPS PO Online Registration/ Edit/ Modification of Application

16.08.2017 to 05.09.2017

Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments

16.08.2017 to 05.09.2017

Download IBPS PO Training call letters

September 2017

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Training Conducted

23.09.2017 to 29.09.2017

Download IBPS PO Preliminary Exam call letter

September 2017

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date

7th, 8th,14th and 15th October 2017

Declaration of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Result

October 2017

Download IBPS PO Call Letter for Main Exam

November 2017

IBPS PO Mains Exam Date

26.11.2017

Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Exam Result

December 2017

Declaration and download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter

January 2018

Date of IBPS PO Interview

January / February 2018

Allotment of Provisional Posting

April 2018

IBPS PO Exam Centre

The IBPS PO exam (CWE) is held online at various centres all over India and the candidates can mention their options at the time of filling in the online application. Though there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues yet IBPS allots an exam centre other than the choices made by a candidate. 

IBPS is the only authority to add or remove an exam centrThe candidates can’t make any request for the change of the exam centre. Any indecent behaviour at the examination centre can lead to cancellation of the application.

IBPS PO Recruitment 2017

Every year Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MT) are recruited through a Common Written Examination (CWE), popularly known as the IBPS PO exam. The CWE started in the year 2011.  It will be conducted for the seventh time this year.  Therefore, it is officially termed as IBPS PO /MT CWE VII 2017.

The selection process of IBPS PO consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase. 
The important steps of the IBPS PO Recruitment Procedure are as follows:
 

•Online Preliminary Examination:

Sufficient number of candidates in each category is shortlisted by IBPS depending upon the requirements for Online Main Examination

Online Mains Examination:

Candidates need to qualify each section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for interview.

•Interview:

The Participating Organizations will hold an Interview which will also be coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS

•Final Result:

The Final result is declared on the basis of candidate’s overall performance in IBPS PO Mains and Interview Rounds.

•Provisional Allotment:

The provisional allotment of the eligible candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS allots Banks to the candidates on the basis of the preferences they have made at the time of the online registration.
IBPS plays its role in the selection process till the provisional selection to different banks. Further the responsibility to inform the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedure lies with the respective banks.

 

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

In the last few years, the IBPS exam (CWE 7) for hiring candidates will be held online. The exam will be in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by an interview but in this year a major change in the Mains Exam of  IBPS PO 2017.The Paper is same like SBI PO 2017, IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO preliminary examination is of one hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam. The section-wise details are 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

 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

This year the exam pattern of IBPS Mains is changed. IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam The IBPO PO Main exam is also held online, it has 4 sections having a total score of 200 marks of 180 minutes duration and descriptive paper 1 sections having a total score of 25 marks of 30 minutes duration.
The IBPS exam will have 5 sections and the time limit for attempting each of the five sections is different, but the total time duration is 180 minutes for objective and 30 minutes for descriptive. The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section can only be attempted after the current section is completed. There is a negative marking with a deduction of 0.25 marks for every mistake.
The section-wise details are given below:
 

S.No.

Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

2

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

3

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

4

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

 

                       Total

155

200

180 minutes

 

EnglishLanguage(LetterWriting

&Essay)

2

25

30 minutes

IBPS PO Interview

The candidates who have qualified the mains exam will be called for an interview which will carry 100 marks. To qualify for the interview a candidate is required to score 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

The interview round is conducted for not less than 15-20 minutes. It has a panel of bank officials who will raise questions to the candidates concerned themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well-dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.
The merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in main examination and interview. IBPS work out final score with the weightage of marks given to the main examination and interview in the ratio of 80:20 respectively.


Penalty for Wrong Answers:
A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case no answer is marked by the candidate.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS PO Exam:
There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the IBPS PO exam is calculated:
• Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates need to qualify Phase-2 and Interview individually to be eligible for final worth.
• The ratio of marks between CWE Main exam and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
• The aggregate of 100 marks is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with high merit rank in each category are finally selected.
 

IBPS PO Syllabus 2017

IBPS exam syllabus is similar to other bank exams except that IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further bifurcated into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS syllabus is divided into two parts:
IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2017

 

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2017

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Reasoning AbilityQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Language
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures &AlligationsPara jumbles
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMultiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMiscellaneous
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
TabulationData Interpretation 
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage 
Blood RelationsNumber Systems 
Input OutputSequence & Series 
Coding DecodingPermutation, Combination &Probability 

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus 2017

This year the exam pattern of IBPS MAINS is changed. IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam it has 4 sections having a total score of 200 marks of 180 minutes duration and descriptive paper 1 sections having a total score of 25 marks of 30 minutes duration.This exam consists of 5 sections: Reasoning & Computer, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Awareness, and Descrptive Test(LetterWriting &Essay).

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria - 2017

Educational Qualification

Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CWE exam is graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. Candidate who possesses same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree: 

Certificate which supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam. 
The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the IBPS Bank-PO examination.
 

Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as IBPS PO exam is conducted online.

Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

Candidates applying for IBPS CWE/Bank PO Examination should be one of the following:


1. Citizen of India
2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.
 

Age Eligibility of candidates applying for IBPS Bank PO Examination:

Candidates applying for the IBPS CWE examination should be of 20 years old but not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government rules:

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD)10 years
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)5 years
Widows/Divorced Women9 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-19895 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years
Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal 
retrenched from service(for MP state Only)5 years

 

IBPS PO Pre-Exam Training

The Nodal Banks/ Participating Organizations may organize pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the strategy issued by Government of India. This is a kind of training session where candidates are acquainted with the type of questions, common mistakes, and tips for time management, best practices, basic tricks and approaches by experts from training organizations. The purpose is to give a level playing field to students from weaker sections that can’t afford coaching and make them aware about general facet and recruitment procedure of the exam.


Candidates belonging to above-mentioned categories can undergo training by signifying the same against relevant column, at the time of applying on-line. 
The pre-exam training is free of cost with other expenses like travel, food and lodging expenses are incurred by the candidate. Generally, it is conducted for five days before the exam and the dates are announced on the official website. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:
 

North IndiaSouth IndiaEast IndiaWest India
AgraBengaluruAgartalaAhmedabad
AllahabadChennaiBalasoreAurangabad
AmritsarCoimbatoreBehrampur (Ganjam)Bhopal
BareillyGulbargaBhubaneshwarIndore
ChandigarhHyderabadDhanbadJabalpur
DehradunKavarattiGuwahatiJaipur
GorakhpurKochiHubliJodhpur
JammuMaduraiKolkataMumbai
KanpurMangaloreMuzaffarpurNagpur
KarnalMysorePatnaPanaji (Goa)
LucknowPort BlairRanchiPune
LudhianaPuducherrySambalpurRaipur
New DelhiThiruchirapalliShillongRajkot
PatialaThiruvananthapuramSiliguriVadodara
RohtakVijaywadaTirupati 
ShimlaVishakhapatnam  
Varanasi   

IBPS will have some additional centres or remove some depending on requirement. The Candidates wha opt for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank's website. Pre-Exam training call letter will not be sent by post.

 

IBPS PO Online Application

The registration for IBPS PO Exam 2017 will be done online. In order to avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the IBPS PO 2017 Application form is one of the following:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Mozilla Fire Fox 3.0 and above
  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above
  • Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:
  • A valid Email Id
  • Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
  • Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction
  • The IBPS PO 2017 application form can only be filled on the official website.
  • Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for IBPS PO Online Application

IBPS PO Application Fee

The category wise application fees for IBPS PO exam is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more please check the complete guide for IBPS PO Application

Sr. No.CategoryApplication Fee
1SC/ST/PWDRs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2General and OthersRs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

 

IBPS PO 2017 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates can download the IBPS PO 2017 admit card from the official website IBPS because hard copy of the IBPS PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

  • Registration No/Roll No
  • Date of Birth/ Password
  • The admit card will be made available September 2017 IBPS PO  Exam. 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 page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.

 

IBPS PO 2017 Results

The results of IBPS will be released after completion of each Phase of Examination. The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and interview. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness.

 

IBPS PO Preparation

Candidates must prepare in a systematic manner for IBPS PO exam. The candidates should be aware of the latest syllabus and exam pattern. The syllabus covers various topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practices a wide variety of questions as well.


IBPS PO 2016 left everyone worried with the surprising change in the exam pattern. This is the reason we have decided to provide you with the relevant new pattern questions that were asked in the last year banking exams.

New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don't face issue in IBPS PO 2017.
Candidates must go through previous year IBPS questions, so that they have an idea of what to expect in IBPS PO 2017.

We are providing you all study notes, quizzes and Video lectures for IBPS PO Exam 2017 with latest Pattern. It is advisable to  Follow Make My Exam to get all Study Material in New Pattern apart from self study you can join any Coaching and Online Test Series for better exam preparation.

 

Salary of IBPS PO

In the majority of the public sector banks, Salary of PO is more or less the same. The latest revision of Bank PO’s salary as per 10th Bipartite settlement, took place on Nov 2012; nonetheless the final agreement was signed in May 2015. According to which the revised salary of Bank PO will come into effect from 1st January 2016.


The revised basic pay of PO thus becomes –
 

23700 - (980 x 7) - 30560 - (1145 x 2) - 32850 - (1310 x 7) – 42020

Here Rs. 23700 is the revised basic pay of Bank PO as applicable on 1stJanuary 2016. Thus the new entrant in a Bank as PO is liable to get Rs. 23,700 as basic pay.
Rs. 980 is the annual increment that a Bank PO will get and it will be applicable for a period of 7 years.

 

IBPS PO Coaching

IBT classroom programs are most comprehensive coaching Programme in Banking and SSC verticals across India. Out of every 5 classroom students of IBT, 3 got selected for Banking or SSC jobs in 2015-16.

IBPS PO Mock Tests and Online Test Series

IBT offers Online Test Series for various Bank & SSC exams (like IBPS PO, Clerk, Bank PO, Bank Clerk, SBI, RBI, NABARD, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL etc), which are well-researched and closely follow the exact exam pattern. Practice papers are prepared keeping in the mind the last year’s exam pattern and expected changed in the pattern and level of questions.

 

IBPS PO Cut off – 2016

IBPS PO Pre Exam Cut off 2016-17
The cutoff for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:
 

EnglishReasoning AbilityQuantitative AptitudeTotal
07.0008.5008.2547.50

IBPS PO Mains Exam Cut off 2016-17

The cutoff for IBPS PO Mains Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:

EnglishReasoning AbilityQuantitative AptitudeComputerGATotal
04.7505.2506.5008.5012.5052.50

IBPS PO FAQs

  • Is the IBPS PO exam Bilingual?
  • All tests conducted by IBPS are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi
  • Is there Negative Marking?
  • For every wrong answer, there is negative marking in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2017. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.
  • Are there fixed timings for different sections?
  • Not in Prelims, Yes in Mains