IBPS PO 2017


IBPS PO 2017IBPS PO 2017: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has announced the final result of IBPS PO 2017 recruitment. IBPS PO final result has been declared on the basis of marks scored by candidates in main exam and interview. Based on IBPS PO cutoff, candidates have been considered for provisional allotment. Candidates can check final IBPS PO result by entering Registration No/ Roll No and Password/ Date of Birth. IBPS had declared IBPS PO Result 2017 for mains exam on December 28, 2017 and scorecard of the same was released on January 4, 2018. The IBPS mains exam was held on November 26, 2017. As per the exam pattern, the question paper of IBPS PO 2017 mains exam was divided in 5 sections – reasoning ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness (with special reference to banking), Computer Knowledge. The number of questions in the mains exam were 200 and each question carried 1 mark. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer. Candidates who had qualified the mains examination were called for personal interview. IBPS fixes sectional and overall cutoff for both prelims and mains exam. Candidates are required to secure marks according to the sectional and overall cutoff in order to be declared qualified and considered for provisional allotment. Candidates can go through the details of IBPS PO 2017 recruitment from the article below.

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Highlights of IBPS PO 2017 recruitment

The salient features of IBPS PO exam such as conducting authority, number of vacancies, post, stages of recruitment process, salary etc are given in the table below.

Specifications Important Highlights
Exam conducting authority Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Name of exam Common Recruitment Process for recruitment of PO/MT (CWE PO/MT-VII)
Commonly known as IBPS PO exam
Total number of post to be announced under IBPS PO 2017 recruitment 3562
Participating organisations 20 public sector banks
Job location Depends on the requirement of the participating banks
Pay scale 23700-(980/7)-30560-(1145/2)-32850-(1310/7)-42020.
Allowances and benefits DA, HRA, CCA, Special allowance, etc
Level of exam National
Stages of selection under IBPS PO Prelims, Mains and Interview
Eligibility conditions of IBPS Probationary Officer recruitment
  • Academic qualification – Graduation
  • Age – 20 to 30 years
Mode of application Online
Mode of exam Online

IBPS PO 2017 Vacancy Details & Participating Banks

IBPS has announced the number of vacancies along with the notification. The total number of vacancies announced under IBPS PO 2017 recruitment is 3247. The number of vacancies have been decided based on the recruitment need of 20 participating banks. The category-wise number of vacancies in participating banks is given in the table below. 

Participating banks and number of vacancies

S. No. Participating Organization SC ST OBC UR Total Out of Which (PWD)
1 Allahabad Bank 36 19 64 116 235 16 2 3 2
2 Andhra Bank 93 46 168 318 625 0 8 9 8
3 Bank of Baroda Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
4 Bank of India 30 15 54 101 200 2 2 2 2
5 Bank of Maharashtra 15 7 27 51 100 0 3 1 0
6 Canara Bank 203 108 364 675 1350 18 18 18 17
7 Central Bank of India 15 8 28 49 100 1 1 1 0
8 Corporation Bank 28 22 0 50 100 1 1 1 1
10 IDBI Bank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
11 Indian Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR


Indian Overseas Bank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil


Oriental Bank of Commerce NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR


Punjab National Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR


Punjab & Sind Bank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil


Syndicate Bank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil


UCO Bank 75 26 178 251 530 40 6 10 5


Union Bank of India 83 34 78 127 322 14 3 13 11


United Bank of India Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil


Vijaya Bank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil


Total 578 285 961 1738 3562 92 44 58 46

Note: Out of 20 participating banks, 9 have reported their vacancies for IBPS PO 2017. If there is any change, it will be updated in the table above.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2017

The eligibility criteria of IBPS PO states that any candidate having graduation degree irrespective of discipline can apply for the exam. The minimum age of candidates should be 20 years and maximum age is 30 years. Candidates interested in applying for CWE PO/MT-VII should ensure that they fulfill the minimum age requirement, academic qualification and citizenship criteria. Click the above link for more information on IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria.

The eligibility conditions of IBPS PO 2017 recruitment is given below:

Nationality Age limit Academic qualification
Candidate must be an Indian citizen or citizen of Nepal or Bhutan or Tibetan refugee settled in India. Candidates migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia,Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with an aim to settle in India can also apply for IBPS PO exam. The age of candidates should be in between 20 to 30 years. Graduation in any discipline.

IBPS PO Important Dates 2017

The online registrations for the Common Recruitment Process (CWE PO/MT-VII) has started on August 16, 2017. Candidates can check below for application dates, release of admit cards, result declaration dates, last date for fee payment etc.

IBPS PO events Important dates
Release of IBPS PO 2017 notification August 14, 2017
Application process of IBPS PO begins on August 16, 2017
Last date to apply for IBPS PO & fee payment September 5, 2017
Download of call letters for pre- exam training September 13, 2017
Conduct of pre-exam training September 23 to 29, 2017
IBPS PO 2017 admit card for prelims exam September 21, 2017
IBPS PO 2017 prelims exam date October 7, 8, 14 & 15, 2017
Declaration of IBPS PO prelims result November 1, 2017
Issue of IBPS PO mains admit card November 2017
IBPS PO mains exam date November 26, 2017
Declaration of IBPS PO mains result December 28, 2017
Download of call letters for IBPS PO interview January 2018
Conduct of IBPS PO interview January / February 2018
IBPS PO Provisional Allotment/declaration of final result April 2018

IBPS PO Application Form 2017

The application form of IBPS PO has been released on August 16, 2017. Candidates should fill IBPS PO application form and pay application fees online. The IBPS PO application form 2017 can be filled in five steps – registration, uploading of scanned images of photograph and signature, filling up of basic details, previewing of application form and fee payment. Candidates before filling the application form should scan their photograph and signature as per dimensions, certificates of Class 10/HSC, Class 12, graduation or any other higher qualification, Debit/Card for online payment of application fees should be kept ready and ensure that they have an valid email ID. The application fees for IBPS PO recruitment is Rs 100 for SC/ST/PWD candidates and Rs 600 for all others.

Procedure to apply online for IBPS PO

The steps to apply only for IBPS PO exams have been explained below:

  • Candidates should register first for exam by entering their personal details, contact number, email ID etc.
  • After registration, applicants should upload their scanned photograph and signature as per dimensions.
  • In the next step, they need to enter their academic details, preferences of banks, language proficiency, category, number of attempts, choice of exam cities.
  • Candidates should preview the application form to ensure that the details entered by them are correct.
  • Applicants should pay the requisite fees and submit application form.
  • Take print out of application and copy of fee receipt.

Read how to fill IBPS PO application form 2017 clicking the above link.

IBPS PO Exam Centres 2017

The examination of IBPS PO will be conducted online across various exam centres spread throughout the country. The tentative list of IBPS PO exam centres 2017 will be released along with the notification. IBPS will allot exam centres to candidates depending on the feasibility, response and availability. Candidates might get exam centres other than the one opted by them. The choice of exam centres will have to be mentioned while filling the application form. IBPS will not entertain any request for change in the exam centres. Candidates will have to appear for the exam in the exam centres allotted by IBPS. The exam centres for IBPS PO Prelims and Mains exam will be different. Click the above link to check the list of exam centres.

IBPS PO Admit Card 2017

IBPS to release the admit card of IBPS PO in three phases – Preliminary, Mains and Interview. In the first phase, the examination authority has released the admit card for IBPS PO Preliminary examination for all candidates who submitted their application forms successfully. The hall ticket of IBPS PO prelims was issued on September 21.

Candidates qualifying for the mains examination will be issued separate admit cards for appearing in the exam. The admit card for mains exam will be released in November 2017.

Candidates shortlisted for Interview will be issued admit card in January 2018 tentatively. The admit card of all phases will be available online to download. Candidates should enter registration number/roll number and date of birth/password to download and print IBPS PO admit card. To check the detailed procedure for downloading IBPS PO admit card, click the above link.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2017

The Preliminary and Mains examination of IBPS PO will be conducted online. Both the exams will carry objective type multiple choice questions. According to IBPS PO 2017 exam pattern, the preliminary examination will comprise of English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The total marks allotted to preliminary exam is 100 marks. The Mains examination as per the exam pattern of IBPS PO, will comprise of Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) and Computer Knowledge. The exam will carry 200 marks. There is negative marks for wrong answers in objective tests, 0.25 marks will be deducted. The Interview will carry 100 marks. Click the above link to read IBPS PO marking scheme, number of sections, number of questions, time duration and other details.

The IBPS PO 2017 paper pattern is given below:

Specifications Prelims Mains Interview
Number of sections Reasoning ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness (with special reference to banking), Computer Knowledge
Total number of questions 100 200
Total marks 100 200 100
Time duration 1 hour 140 minutes with sectional timings
Negative marks 0.25 0.25 Not applicable
Normalisation method Applicable Applicable Not applicable

IBPS PO Syllabus 2017

The syllabus of IBPS PO details about the topics important for the prelims and mains exam. Candidates should go through the syllabus to get an idea what to study and what to avoid. The syllabus will help the candidates to plan strategies for the exam. Questions in the exam are framed according to syllabus therefore candidates should study the topics thoroughly. The importants topics from reasoning, quantitative aptitude, english language, computer knowledge in IBPS PO exam is given below.

Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning English Language General Awareness Computer knowledge
Simplification Number Series Ratio & Proportion Percentage & Averages Profit & Loss Mixtures & Allegations Simple Interest & Compound Interest Work & Time Time & Distance Sequence & Series Quadratic Equation Permutation, Combination & Probability Data Interpretation Seating Arrangement Syllogism Input Output Coding Decoding Alphanumeric Series Ranking/Direction/Alphabet test Data sufficiency Coded Inequalities Puzzle Logical Reasoning Reading Comprehension Cloze test Fill in the blanks Error Spotting Sentence Correction Para Jumbles Banking & Financial Awareness Current Affairs Static GK (Few questions) Fundamentals of Computer History of Computer Internet MS Office – Word, Power point, Excel & Access Memory Input Output devices Computer Shortcuts

IBPS PO Answer Key 2017

The answer key of IBPS PO Preliminary and Mains examination will be released after the completion of exam by coaching institutes. The answer keys will be based on memory. The IBPS PO answer key 2017 will not be released by official sources since the exam is conducted online. The IBPS PO answer key 2017 will mention correct answers to questions of examination. The answer key will help candidates to assess their performance in the exam. Candidates can check the answer key to know the number of responses answered correctly by them.

IBPS PO Result 2017

The result of IBPS Probationary Officer is announced in three phases – Prelims, Mains and Interview. IBPS has announced IBPS PO final result 2017 on April 1. The final result of IBPS PO is based on marks secured by candidates in main exam and interview. IBPS PO result of mains exam had been announced on December 28, 2017 whereas the result of prelims was declared on November 1. The correct scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions of prelims and mains exam are normalised using equi-percentile method to declare the IBPS PO 2017 result. The total score of the candidates is arrived after deducting the negative marks. Candidates to qualify each stages of recruitment process will have to secure the minimum qualifying marks fixed by the commission. Marks obtained in the main examination will only be considered for shortlisting candidates for interview and also for final merit list. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% for general category and 35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates. The combined final score of candidates will be arrived on the basis of scores obtained in the mains examination and interview. To check the IBPS PO result 2017 for each stage, candidates will have to login with their registration no/roll number and password/date of birth.

IBPS PO cutoff 2017

IBPS fixes a cutoff score for each stage of recruitment process for selection of candidates. The IBPS PO cutoff score for prelims and mains exam will be applied on individual score and total score. The institute decides the cutoff score on the basis of level of difficulty of the exam, number of test takers, total number of vacancies etc. The category wise maximum and minimum cutoff score (combined scores in main exam and interview out of 100) will be fixed for provisional allotment and reserve list. The cutoff score of previous year is given below.

IBPS PO Mains 2017: Category-wise cut off 




IBPS PO Mains 2017 Section-wise Cutoff

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
General Economy/Banking Awareness
English Language
Data Analysis & Interpretation
English Language (Descriptive)

IBPS PO Cutoff 2016 (prelims exam & mains exam)

Category Prelims (Out of 100) Mains (Out of 200)
General 47.50 52.50
OBC 46.50 52.50
SC 40.00 41.75
ST 31.25 31.50
OC 32.75 34.00
VI 31.50 37.50
HI 18.00 37.00

Provisional Allotment cutoff (Maximum and Minimum Marks)

Maximum scores 46.30 45.10 50.20 57.40 52.70 55.20 40.50
Minimum scores 33.70
28.60 (30/06/92) 37.00 (06/06/95) 39.90 (28/08/93) 31.40 (12/12/90) 33.00

25.40 (22/12/86)


Ques. What is the education/age criteria for applying to IBPS PO 2017? 
Ans: The age of the candidates should be in between 20 to 30 years and must be a graduate in any discipline.

Ques: What are dates of registration/payment of fees for online application form of CWE PO/MT VII?
Ans: Candidates should refer to the IBPS PO important dates provided in this article.

Ques: Can a final year degree candidate apply for the exam?
Ans: Candidates in their final year of graduation cannot apply for the exam since candidates need to enter the percentage of marks obtained in graduation while registering for the exam.

Ques: Is pre-exam training conducted for all the registered candidates? 
Ans: No, pre-examination training is conducted only for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities.

Ques: I have entered my category wrongly, how can I correct it?
Ans: Candidates can make changes in the data only before final submission. No changes will be entertained after final submission of online application form.

Ques: I have submitted more than one IBPS PO application form, will I get admit card for the exam?
Ans: Yes, candidates will be issued admit card. In this case, exam conducting body will consider the last application form duly filled.

Ques: How to enroll for IBPS PO 2017 exam?
Ans: There is no general enrollment system in IBPS. Candidates can only apply to posts in Participating Organizations in response to posts advertised.

Ques: I did not receive email regarding bank appointment?
Ans: The offer of appointment is done by the bank to which the candidate has been provisionally allotted. Candidates will have to contact the respective banks.

Ques: I want to change Bank Preference, what to do?
Ans: Bank preference once submitted, cannot be changed .The decision of IBPS in provisional allotment of Organizations shall be final and binding upon the selected candidates.

About IBPS PO 2017 recruitment

IBPS, an autonomous body, has been given the mandate on behalf of the participating banks to conduct the recruitment process of IBPS PO. The IBPS PO Common Recruitment Process includes- CWE (Preliminary & Main Examination), Common Interview and provisional allotment. Around 20 lakh candidates participate in the recruitment exam of IBPS PO every year. The number of vacancies are decided as per the requirements of participating public sector banks. Provisional allotment is made based on the number of vacancies.


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