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IBPS PO 2017 : Exam Pattern ,Syllabus and Eligibility Criteria

IBPS PO 2017 : Exam Pattern ,Syllabus and Eligibility Criteria
Bank Exam Preparation : IBPS PO 2017 :  IBPS PO is an important exam for all bank aspirants. This article comprises of all the IBPS PO exam related requirements and important information like eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, previous year cut-off, previous year sample papers,and online banking classes for BANK PO, CLERK.

Educational Qualification

Graduation in any discipline from any recognized university or institution.
Note: The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Age Limit:

The age of the candidate must be between 20 to 30 years (Cutoff date will be updated soon).

Relaxation in the maximum age limit

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
Persons With Disabilities10 years
Ex-Servicemen5 years
Domicile of Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-19895 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years

IBPS Bank Exams 2017 – 2018 Participating Banks List Under IBPS

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

Selection Process: – Common Recruitment Process for Probationary Officers / Management Trainees Phase VII (CWE PO/MT VII).

Notification dated:-  July 2017

No. of Vacancies: – Total 8822 Posts (SC – 1338, ST – 665, OBC – 2319, General – 4500, PWD – 369)

Application Fees – All General and OBC category students required to pay Rs.600/- as application fees and for ST/SC/PWD students it will be Rs. 100/-.

Selection Process – All participant’s will be selected by their score card of Common Written Examination (CWE). Qualified candidates will be called for interview and will get Appointment Letters on clearing the same.

Basic Pay: 23700+HRA


The exam will be conducted in three phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interviews

Prelims Exam Pattern  for IBPS PO 2017

SubjectsNo.of QuestionsMarks
Quantitative Aptitude.3535
Reasoning Ability3535

Mains Exam Pattern for IBPS PO 2017

SubjectsNo.of QuestionsMarks
Quantitative Aptitude5050
Reasoning Ability5050
General Awareness4040
Computer Knowledge2020

Note: 0.25 Marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

Syllabus for IBPS PO 2017

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Stocks and shares
  • Time and work
  • Mixture and allegation
  • Percentages
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Volume and surface Area
  • Logarithms
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Height and Distances
  • Probability
  • Speed, Distance and time
  • Trigonometry
  • Profit, Loss and Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Elements of Algebra
  • Data Interpretation
  • Equations

Reasoning Ability

Verbal reasoning

  • Analogy
  • Figure series
  • Classification
  • Word formation
  • Statement and conclusions
  • Syllogism
  • Statement and assumptions
  • Statement and arguments
  • Blood Relations
  • Alphabet test
  • Series Test
  • Coding Decoding
  • Number, Ranking and time sequence
  • Direction sense Test
  • Decision making test
  • Passage and conclusions
  • Input/output, Assertion and reasoning
  • Sitting Arrangement

Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Series test
  • Odd figure out
  • Analogy
  • Miscellaneous Test etc.


Reading Comprehension

  • Theme Detection
  • Passage completion
  • Topic rearrangement of passage
  • Deriving Conclusion


  • Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Word Formation
  • Spelling


  • Spotting Errors
  • Phrases and idioms
  • Direct and Indirect speech
  • Active/ Passive voice

General Awareness

  • Static GK
  • Banking Awareness (PDF Notes)
  • National and International Current affairs
  • Overview of Indian Financial System
  • History of Indian banking system
  • Recent credit and monetary policies
  • National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC
  • International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN
  • Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
  • Important Government Schemes on capital & money market
  • Banking Terms
  • Awards and honours

Computer Knowledge

  • Basics of Hardware and software
  • Windows operating system basics
  • Internet terms and services
  • Basic Functionalities of MS-Office (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
  • History of computers
  • Networking and communication
  • Database basics
  • Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses

Previous Year Cut-off of IBPS PO

Prelims Cut-off 2016


SectionsMax. MarksSC/ST/OBC/PWDGeneral
English Language3004.5007.00
Reasoning Ability3505.5008.50
Quantitative Aptitude3505.2508.25

Overall Cutoff

CategoryCut off (Out of 100)

Mains Cutoff List 2016

SectionMax. MarksOBC/SC/ST/PWDGeneral
English Language402.254.75
Computer Knowledge205.006.50
General Awareness408.0010.75
Quantitative Aptitude5010.7512.50

Overall Cutoff Category-wise (out of 100)

CategoryTotal Overall Cut Offs



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