IBPS PO 2017 Recruitment

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection or IBPS conducts a common written examination for the recruitment of candidates in public sector banks. The aspirants are recruited for the various posts like Clerk, Probationary Officer, Specialist Officer, management trainees and RRB. The application forms are already filled by the aspirants online. The candidates need to clear the written exam along with the interview process for the post of Probationary Officer (PO).
Participating banks of IBPS PO exam

Allahabad Bank
Bank of Baroda
Bank of Maharashtra
Central Bank of India
Dena Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
Punjab National Bank
Syndicate Bank
Union Bank of India
Andhra Bank
United Bank of India
Bank of India
Canara Bank
Corporation Bank
Punjab & Sind Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Vijaya Bank
UCO Bank
Other financial institution

IBPS PO Vacancy
IBPS recruits aspirants for 8822 posts which were published in a recent notification. A large number of candidates apply for the IBPS PO Exam with a desire to become a Probationary Officer. The aspirants get selected through prelims and mains along with the process of interview process.
Category-wise segregation of posts:


IBPS PO Notification

IBPS has released the official notification for the recruitment 2017.  The notification on IBPS PO recruitment and IBPS MT recruitment are updated on the official website. Candidates are required to follow the step-wise process as to how to proceed with the application form. The notification update contains all the relevant information of the participating banks, IBPS PO exam dates, online payment process, etc.

IBPS PO Exam Dates 2017

The tentative exam dates of IBPS PO are already released. The candidates who qualify the prelims will be called for Mains. The shortlisted candidates of the mains examination will be allowed to appear for the Interview.

Exam Name
Registration Dates
Exam Details
Exam Dates

July-August, 2017
1. Prelims
October, 2017
2. Mains
November, 2017
3. Interview
January/February, 2018

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria
All the aspirants need to be eligible for the post of PO. The eligibility criteria contain three major points for the aspirants to check they are age limit, educational qualification and nationality/citizenship. The candidates are shortlisted on the basis of these three before applying for the written exam.
  • Educational Qualification: The aspirant needs to have a graduation degree from any recognized institution. They need to produce their mark sheets while filling the online form.
  • Nationality/Citizenship: Indian citizen, a citizen of Nepal and Bhutan, Tibetan refugee and people who have migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, etc who have an intention to settle in India.
  • Age Limit: The aspirants should have an age between 20-30 years and other candidates in specific quotas have upper age relaxation limits as mentioned by the IBPS authority.
IBPS PO recruitment Exam Pattern
The IBPS PO Exam is mainly conducted in two tiers of written examination and an interview process for the provisional allotment of the candidates.
  • Prelims-
    Quantitative Aptitude: 35 number of questions containing 35 marks
    Reasoning Ability: 35 number of questions containing 35 marks
    English: 30 number of questions containing 30 marks
    The composite time for attempting these questions in prelims is 1 hour.
  • Mains-
    Quantitative Aptitude: 50 number of questions containing 50 marks
    Reasoning Ability: 50 number of questions containing 50 marks
    English: 40 number of questions containing 40 marks
    General awareness: 40 number of questions containing 40 marks
    Computer Knowledge: 20 number of questions containing 20 marks
    The composite time of attempting these questions in Mains is 2 hours.
    There is a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer.
IBPS PO Recruitment Selection Process
The selection process is in two steps one is the common written examination and the other one is the interview. The scores of the mains examination and interview will play a vital role in the provisional allotment. The deciding ratio of the selection is 80:20.
The aspirants are required to get the sectional cutoff along with the overall cutoff for in the written examination in order to qualify. 40% mark is compulsory for a candidate in the interview round. The candidates qualifying the final round will be shortlisted for provisional allotment.
IBPS PO Exam Center
The candidates are required to check their respective exam center mentioned in the admit card. IBPS Exam Center for the recruitment of PO post is in almost all the cities of states like Andhra Pradesh, Haryana, West Bengal, etc.
All the necessary details are to be followed in order to apply for IBPS PO Recruitment 2017. The upcoming bank exam also has a certain procedures for all the post for its recruitment.

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