IBPS PO 2017 /CWE PO Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) 2017 is an autonomous agency in India commenced in late 1975 as PSS (Personnel Selection Services). IBPS became a self-regulating/independent entity at the behest/command of RBI (Reserve Bank of India) and Public Sector Banks in 1984. With a mission of enhancing human-resource development via personnel assessment Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is envisioned/intended as self-governing academy and research oriented Institute. IBPS declare every year positions in PO, clerical, and SO posts in State Bank, nationalized banks, and RRBs. Candidates those who meeting the eligibility criteria of the examination need to register themselves, pay their application fees, apply via online mode, obtain the admit card and appear for preliminary/primary and final CWE (common written exams) and then the interview process (in the case of IBPS SO and IBPS PO) before a selection panel.

For the recruitment of Management Trainee/ Probationary Officer in the public sector banks, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will issue the notification. Application form for IBPS PO 2017 is expected to be released via online mode in the month of July/August, 2017. Examination will be organized in two phases i.e. Preliminary and Main Exam. Eligible candidates those who want to get selected/hired/appointed as PO in public sector banks have to fill the application form only via online mode.

IBPS PO 2017 Notification

ibps po 2017 Exam dates for IBPS PO 2017 has declared, Preliminary Examination is going to conducted on 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th of October, 2017 whereas Main exam is going to conducted on 26th of November, 2017 (Tentative).

Important Dates

Online Registration and correction of errors in applicationJuly-August, 2017
Application fee PaymentJuly-August, 2017
Downloading of admit card for pre-examination trainingSeptember, 2017
Date for Pre-examination trainingSeptember, 2017
Downloading of admit card for IBPS PO prelims 2017September, 2017
IBPS PO prelims Exam Date7th, 8th, 14th & 15th of October, 2017 
IBPS PO prelims 2017 Result declarationOctober, 2017
Downloading of admit card for IBPS PO Mains 2017October, 2017
IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam Date Exam date26th of November, 2017
IBPS PO Mains 2017 result declarationNovember, 2017
Call letters for interview Downloadable fromDecember, 2017
Interview DateJanuary, 2018
Provisional allotmentApril, 2018

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants need to complete their graduation degree in any discipline by securing minimum 60% of marks from a well-known university (55% of marks for SC/ST/PWD).
  • Lower age limit to apply for the examination is 20 years whereas upper age limit to apply is 30 years as on or before 1st of July, 2017. Applicants born between 2nd July, 1987 to 1st July, 1997 (inclusive both dates). Upper age relaxation would be given to certain limits for reserved categories applicants.

Age Relaxation

CategoryRelaxation in age
PH (Physically disabled candidates)10 years
SC/ST (Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes)05 years
Other backward classes OBC-NCL03 years
Commissioned Officers, Ex-Servicemen, including SSCOs (Short Service Commissioned Officers), ECOs (Emergency Commissioned Officers) who have worked for minimum 5 years in military and have left on conclusion of project05 years
The people affected in the 1984 riots05 years
Of the State of Jammu and Kashmir the original habitants of Kashmir Division during the period vary between 1st of January, 1980 to 31st of December, 198905 years

IBPS PO 2017 Participant Banks

Andhra BankCentral Bank of IndiaOriental Bank of Commerce
Allahabad BankCanara BankIndian Overseas Bank
Bank of IndiaDena BankPunjab & Sind Bank
Bank of BarodaCorporation BankPunjab National Bank
UCO BankUnion Bank of IndiaUnited Bank of India
Bank of MaharashtraIndian BankSyndicate Bank
Vijaya Bank

IBPS PO 2017 Application Procedure

IBPS PO 2017 application procedure will be going to start in the month of July/August, 2017. Applications for will be available and will be accepted only via online mode. Applicants firstly need to ensure that is he/she is fulfilling all the eligibility norms/criteria before they start application procedure.

IBPS PO 2017 Application Fee

  • Applicants belong to General and OBC category need to pay 600 as an Application fee.
  • Applicants belong to SC, ST, PwD and Ex-S category need to pay 100 as an Application fee.

Candidate can pay their application fee via online mode only using credit/debit cards or via net banking.

IBPS PO 2017 Vacancy details

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IBPS PO 2017 Exam Pattern

Online Preliminary Examination:

  • It is a First stage for choosing/selecting applicants.
  • Test will be conducted via online mode where the applicants will be tested on the basis of their performance in 3 sections i.e.  Reasoning, English Language, and Quantitative Aptitude.
  • Preliminary exam will contain 3 sections.
  • Total 100 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Negative marking will be applicable as ¼ marks will be deducted as a negative marking for wrong answer.
  • 1 mark will be rewarded to the applicant on every correct answer.
  • Question paper will contain a weightage of total 100 marks.
  • There will also be an overall cutoff as well as section wise cutoff.
  • Exam duration will be 1 hour and all applicants need to solve total 100 questions in 1 hour.

To help the applicants to understand the schemes & pattern of the Preliminary Examination clearly tabular representation is given below.

Serial NumberName of sectionNumber of questions in the sectionMarks allotted for the section
1Reasoning Ability3535
2English Language3030
3Quantitative Aptitude3535

Online Main Examination:

  • Now applicants will have the definite time-frame for every section.
  • Main Examination will contain 5 sections.
  • Total 200 questions will be asked in the examination.
  • Question paper will contain a weightage of total 200 marks.
  • 1 mark will be rewarded to the applicant on every correct answer.
  • Negative marking will be applicable as ¼ marks will be deducted as a negative marking for wrong answer.
  • There will also be an overall cutoff as well as section wise cutoff.
  • There will be sectional timings for every section.

The sectional timings have been illustrated in the table below more clearly.

Serial NumberName of the sectionNumber of questions asked in the sectionMarks allotted to the sectionTime duration
1Quantitative Aptitude505040 min
2English language404030 min
3Reasoning Ability505040 min
4Computer Knowledge202010 min
5General Awareness (special reference to banking industry)404020 min
Total200200 marks140 min

IBPS PO 2017 Selection Procedure

Selection process will be complete in total 3 phases i.e. Online Preliminary Examination, Online Main Examination and Interview.

Normalization of score in IBPS PO Mains and Interview

Phase/testMax MarksNormalized to
Mains Examination20080
Grand Total300100

IBPS PO 2017 Cut Off for MAINS (Expected)

Maximum Score and Cutoff in each objective tests:

S. No.SubjectsMax. MarksSC/ST/OBC/PWDGeneral
1.English Language4002.2404.80
3.Computer Knowledge2005.0006.50
4.General Awareness4008.0010.75
5Quantitative Aptitude5010.7512.50


Overall Cutoff of IBPS PO 2017:

CategoryCut off (Out of 200)

Note: Marks obtained in Prelims examination will not be counted while preparing the final merit list. As prelim exam is qualifying in nature.

IBPS PO 2017 Admit Cards

  • Step 1: Applicants for downloading the Admit Card of IBPS PO 2017 need to click the link present on official website.
  • Step 2: For downloading the IBPS PO Admit Card 2017 enter the identifications/ credentials such as Password/Date of Birth, Registration Number.
  • Step 3: Then press the ‘Submit button’.
  • Step 4: Now, Admit Card will be appear on your computer screen.
  • Step 5: Next you’ll have to download the admit card firstly check all the details and click on ‘Download button’.
  • Step 6: At last save and take a hard-copy (printout) of the Admit Card for further use.

IBPS PO 2017 Syllabus

Reasoning Syllabus

  • This Section covers all logical Reasoning questions comprising of judgments, conclusions from premises or facts.
  • The Reasoning Part is divided into Verbal Reasoning and NonVerbal Reasoning.
Verbal ReasoningNon-Verbal Reasoning
Direction Sense Test

Decision Making

Ranking And Time Sequence

Sitting Arrangement

Input Output

Assertion And Reasoning

Figure Series Etc.



Word Formation

Odd Man Out

Statement And Conclusions

Statement And Assumptions

Passage And Conclusions

Statement And Arguments

Coding Decoding

Series Test, Number

Blood Relations

Alphabet Test

Series Test, Analogy

Odd Figures

Miscellaneous Test

English Language Syllabus

  • Meanings
  • Tenses
  • Grammar Errors
  • Completion of sentence
  • Passage Completion
  • Synonyms & Antonyms etc

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

  • Pie-Charts
  • Bar Graphs
  • Profit & Loss
  • Average
  • Roots
  • Ratio
  • Time & Work
  • Percentage
  • Time And Distance
  • Line Graphs & Tabulation
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Arithmetic & Data Interpretation

General Awareness section syllabus:

  • UNO
  • Budget
  • Sports
  • Agriculture
  • Marketing
  • Types of Banks
  • Indian Economy
  • Awards & Honors
  • Currency and capital
  • International Economy
  • Books & Their Authors
  • Important days / dates
  • Social Function of Banks
  • Abbreviations / full forms
  • Current Affairs (last 6 months)
  • Ministers and their departments
  • GDP related, RBI, Fiscal-Monetary Policies
  • Banking Terms, Current Rates (Repo Rate, Reverse repo rate, Bank rate etc.)
  • Finance, Shares, Various schemes of Government (Swavlamban, Bharat Nirman, MNREGA, Swabhiman etc.)
  • Questions related to International Financial Institutions (IMF, UN, World bank, ADB-related – Members, recent development, functions)

Computer Knowledge syllabus

  • Microsoft-office
  • Number System
  • Operating Systems
  • History of computers
  • Computer abbreviation
  • Basic computer knowledge (MS Office)
  • Basic knowledge of Internet & Networking
  • Software & Hardware questions (Database & communication)

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