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Online Banking Classes : Finally IBPS PO 2017 Official Notification has been released by IBPS. Tentatively from 16th August 2017, the online registration for IBPS PO 2017 will start. IBPS has announced 3562 vacancies for the IBPS PO 2017 Exam. IBPS PO Vacancy 2017 is likely to rise as 4 banks have not yet reported about any vacancy. A major change has been noticed in the Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2017 as per the released notification. Same as SBI PO 2017, IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of aspirants to the post of Probationary officer.
Public Sector Banking has become an eminent career option in current times as it comes with the assurance of attractive salary, job security, fast growth, perks, and good work-life balance. Government of India had introduced Personnel Selection Services (PPS) in 1975 for recruitment of probationary officers and clerks to all public-sector banks. PSS was later changed to Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in 1984 as per the mandate of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
The IBPS conducts the IBPS PO Bank Exam which is your arch to the much sought after bank jobs. IBPS offers its services to all Public-Sector Banks, RBI, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, SIDBI, NABARD, LIC & Insurance companies, and other Banks which are regular members of the IBPS society.
In 2011, IBPS started the Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruiting Probationary officers and clerks in Indian Bank and accepts online application through its official website. The IBPS CWE, earlier recognized as the IBPS Bank PO exam has been conducted every year since then and is now happening in 2017 in its 7th edition. The IBS CWE 2017 is for selection of aspirants to the 27 public sector banks and Regional Rural Banks (RRBs). It is conducted at various locations throughout India and in online mode only. IBPS CWE-VII PO Pre-Exam 2017 is scheduled to be conducted on 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th October while the IBPS PO Main Examination will be held on 26th November 2017.
On 14th August 2017, IBPS PO 2017 official notification has been released by IBPS. This recruitment process is for selection of aspirants for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) in various public sector banks. The selected aspirants are liable to be posted anywhere in India.
Eligible and interested Candidates are enforced to register online for the recruitment process on the official IBPS website,www. ibps.in. The selection process comprises of 3 steps – Preliminary, Main and interview. The aspirant must pass each exam to get shortlisted and progress to the next stage. Final selection of the aspirant will be based on the Mains and Interview merit.
The IBPS PO exam activity begins in the month of August and culminates in April month of the next year. The important dates for IBPS PO /MT CWE VII 2017 are as follows:
|On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) by candidates||16th-Aug-2017 to 5th-Sep-2017|
|IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date||7th, 8th, 14th & 15th October 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|
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More than 20 Lakh candidates apply for the IBPS Bank PO examination every year. IBPS has announced 3562 vacancies for IBPS PO 2017 Exam. IBPS PO Vacancy 2017 is likely to rise as 4 banks have not yet reported about any vacancy.
Available Posts: 3562 Vacant Posts
Names of Vacant Positions: Probationary Officers/Management Trainee (PO/MT)
The IBPS PO exam (CWE) is conducted online at many centers all over India and the aspirant can mention their choices at the time of filling in the online application. However, if there is non-availability of seats at selected venues, IBPS may allot any exam centre other than the choices made by an aspirant. IBPS is the single authority on adding or removing an exam center and aspirants can’t make requests for change in the exam centre. Any inappropriate behavior at the exam center can lead to cancellation of the candidature.
Management Trainees (MT) and Probationary Officers (PO) are recruited every year through a Common Written Examination (CWE), commonly known as the IBPS PO exam. The CWE started in 2011 and is being conducted for the 7th time this year and hence is officially called IBPS PO /MT CWE VII 2017. The IBPS PO selection process comprises of 3 stages (preliminary, mains and interview) and the aspirant must qualify each of them to proceed to the next phase. Mentioned below are the important steps of the IBPS PO Recruitment Procedure:
An adequate number of candidates in each category are shortlisted by IBPS depending upon requirements for Online Main Examination
Candidates must qualify the sectional as well as overall cutoff in the main exam to be eligible for interview.
Interview will be conducted by the Participating Organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS
The Final result is declared on the basis of candidates combined performance in IBPS PO Mains and Interview Rounds.
The provisional allotment of the qualified candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS Banks are allotted based on candidates’ preferences which are made at the time of online application.
IBPS plays its part in the selection process only till the provisional allotment to different banks. After that, the responsibility to intimate the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedure lies with the respective banks.
As in the previous years, the IBPS exam (CWE 7) for hiring candidates will be based on an online written exam in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by a face-to-face interview process
The IBPS PO preliminary examination has a total duration of 1 hour and is conducted in online mode. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections 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 conducted online, it has 5(4+1) sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and the total duration of 180+30 minutes. Just like SBI PO 2017, IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary Officer. From this year onward, there has been a modification in the IBPS main exam pattern. While IBPS exam will have the same 5 sections, there is a specific time limit for attempting each of the five sections. The sections must be attempted in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examination to be eligible for the interview process.
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|2||English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|3||Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
|4||General Economy & Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|5||English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)||2||25||30 minutes|
The candidates who have qualified the mains exam are called for a face to face interview which carries a maximum of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
The interview round is generally 15-20 minutes long, where a panel of bank officials ask questions to the candidates about themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.
The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in mains examination and interview. The final score is calculated by IBPS with weight age of marks given to the main examination and interview in the ratio of 80:20 respectively.
There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question. For example, 0.25 marks will be deducted as penalty for the wrong answer to a question that carries 1 mark. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.
The final score for the IBPS PO exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:
IBPS exam syllabus is no different from any other bank exam. While IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further subdivided 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:
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 comprises of 5 sections: Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Aptitude.
Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CWE exam is as basic as a graduation degree (BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech or as such) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India. Any such candidate who has received an equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.
The candidates must be in possession of a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that certifies that they are a graduate on the day they register for this exam and must indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering for the IBPS Bank-PO examination.
Computer Literacy: Working knowledge of computer systems is necessary for the job as well as to give the IBPS PO exam which is conducted in online mode.
Language Proficiency: Verbal and written proficiency in the official language of the State/UT is desirable. The candidate must be able to read, write and speak the language.
Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:
A candidate applying for IBPS CWE/Bank PO Examination must be one of the following:
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favor.
Age Eligibility of candidates applying for IBPS Bank PO Examination:
Any candidate who is applying for the IBPS CWE examination should not be less than 20 years old and not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. In addition to this, there is age relaxation applicable 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 arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centers as per the guidelines issued by Government of India. This is a kind of orientation session where candidates are told about the type of questions, common mistakes, tips for time management, best practices, basic tricks and strategies by experts from training institutes. The objective is to provide a level playing field to students from weaker sections who can’t avail coaching and make them aware of commons aspects and recruitment process of the exam.
Candidates belonging to the above-mentioned categories can avail the training by indicating the same against a relevant column while applying on-line. The pre-exam training is free of cost with other expenses like travel, food, and lodging to be borne by the candidate. It is usually conducted for five days before the exam and the dates are announced on the official website. Please find below an indicative list of training centers:
|North India||South India||East India||West India|
IBPS may add additional centres or remove some depending on need. Candidates opting 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 application for IBPS PO Exam 2017 has to be done online. 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:
Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:
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.
The category wise fee structure for IBPS PO online application 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. To know more 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 must download the IBPS PO 2017 admit card from the official website of the bank as the 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 admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS PO 2017 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS PO 2017 will be issued in 3 phases:
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 will release the results in 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 must be done in a systematic manner, with the latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well.
IBPS PO 2016 left everyone startled with the unexpected 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 should 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 the latest Pattern.
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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|
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