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 will be held tentatively on 7th, 8th, and 14th October. IBPS PO Main Examination will be held on 26th November 2017.
IBPS has announced tentative calendar of IBPS Exams 2017 and official notification of IBPS PO will be released in the month of July 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.
Every year more than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination. The official notification of IBPS PO 2017 will be released by July, 2017, along with the details of the number of vacancies. There were 9456 vacancies in the year 2016 and this year we are expecting approximately 9000 vacancies for the post of probationary officer and management trainees (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|
|S. No||Participating Banking Organizations||SC||ST||OBC||Gen||Total||PWD|
|3||Bank of Baroda||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|4||Bank of India||28||15||53||104||200||2||2||2|
|5||Bank of Maharashtra||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|7||Central Bank of India||45||22||81||152||300||3||3||3|
|12||Indian Overseas Bank||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|13||Oriental Bank of Commerce||75||38||136||251||500||8||5||2|
|14||Punjab National Bank||112||56||202||380||750||7||8||7|
|15||Punjab & Sind Bank||23||11||42||82||158||1||1||1|
|18||Union Bank of India||128||61||178||532||899||14||14||14|
|19||United Bank of India||30||15||54||101||200||10||4||2|
|Total Available Vacancies||1338||665||2319||4500||8822||154||113||102|
The exam activity of IBPS PO will begin in the month of July and concludes in April month of the next year. The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CWE VII 2017 are as follows:
|IBPS PO Online Registration/ Edit/ Modification of Application||Last week of July to Mid of August 2017|
|Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments||August 2017|
|Download IBPS PO Training call letters||September 2017|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Training Conducted||October 2017|
|Download IBPS PO Preliminary Exam call letter||October 2017|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date||7th, 8th and 14th November 2017|
|Declaration of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Result||November 2017|
|Download IBPS PO Call Letter for Main Exam||November 2017|
|IBPS PO Mains Exam Date||26th November 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|
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.
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 201. 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.
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
The Final result is declared on the basis of candidate’s overall performance in IBPS PO Mains and Interview Rounds.
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.
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.
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|
The IBPO PO Main exam is also held online, it has 5 sections having a total score of 200 marks of 140 minutes duration.
This year the exam pattern of IBPS MAINS is changed. 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 140 minutes. 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|
|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|
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 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
This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.
|Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Mixtures &Alligations||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Miscellaneous|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding Decoding||Permutation, Combination &Probability|
This exam consists of 5 sections: Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude, General Awareness, and Computer Knowledge. The complete topic-wise syllabus and the marks distribution for IBPS PO Exam 2017 will be released soon. Be with Us!!!
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:
|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 Women||9 years|
|Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989||5 years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
|Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal|
|retrenched from service(for MP state Only)||5 years|
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 India||South India||East India||West India|
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.
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:
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.||Category||Application Fee|
|1||SC/ST/PWD||Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
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:
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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IBPS PO Pre Exam Cut off 2016-17
The cutoff for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:
|English||Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||Total|
IBPS PO Mains Exam Cut off 2016-17
The cutoff for IBPS PO Mains Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:
|English||Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||Computer||GA||Total|