Introduction to IBPS PO
IBPS PO (Probationary Officer) is a sort of admission test for manager level post in various banks of India and is organised by IBPS (The institute of Banking Personnel) every year. An IBPS PO or Bank PO is a scale 1 assistant manager in bank therefore is called a scale 1 officer.IBPS provides services to all public sector banks, co-operative banks, insurance companies, SBI, NABARD, RBI, LIC, SIDBI, government departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Regional Rural Banks and even some state organizations. The job attracts a lot of candidates every year because of its job security, salary, perks, good work life balance and various other allowances which are provided by the banks.
IBPS PO Salary
The salary of a bank PO is roughly between 30000 to 40000 but it depends on the bank. The Bank PO are also provided with various other allowances that vary from bank to bank.
IBPS PO 2017 Notification
IBPS PO 2017 notification will be released in between the month of July and August. According to the calendar released by IBPS the prelims and the mains exam is going to happen in the month of October 2017 and November 2017.
IBPS PO 2017 Vacancy
The official vacancy notification would be released in the month of July 2017 but last year there were 9000 vacancies for bank po and management trainee with over 20 lakh aspirants appearing.
IBPS PO 2017 Eligibility
The education qualification for the IBPS PO 2017 is the graduation degree from a government recognized university. Any candidate can apply for IBPS PO who has such an equivalent education qualification to this level.
Spoken and written proficiency in the official state or union territory language. The candidate should be able to speak, write and read in that.
A fair knowledge of computer systems is needed for the job; also it is necessary to give the exam conducted in online mode.
Age eligibility to appear in IBPS 2017 exam
A person should not be less than 20 years of age and not more than 30 years of age to appear in IBPS 2017 exam but there is an age relaxation criterion in addition. As per government rule there is a category based age relaxation as follows:
OBC(Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
PwD 10 years
Ex-servicemen 5 years
Widow/Divorced women 9 years
Persons with domicile of J&K during the
Period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Person affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Syllabus of IBPS PO 2017
- Reading Comprehension
- Cloze Test
- Sentence Errors
- Vocabulary based questions
- Sentence Improvement
- Jumbled Paragraph
- Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)
- Seating Arrangements
- Direction Sense
- Blood Relation
- Order and Ranking
- Machine Input-Output
- Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
- Data Sufficiency
- Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)
- Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
- Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
- Number Series
- Approximation and Simplification
- Data Sufficiency
- Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)
- Banking and Insurance Awareness
- Financial Awareness
- Govt. Schemes and Policies
- Current Affairs
- Static Awareness
- History and Generation of Computers
- Introduction to Computer Organisation
- Computer Memory
- Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
- Computer Software
- Computer Languages
- Operating System
- Computer Network
- MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
- Basics of DBMS
- Number System and Conversions
- Computer and Network Security
IBPS PO 2017 Exam Pattern
The exam is held in Tier 1 Preliminary exam and Tier 2 Mains exam an then the exam is followed by an interview.
IBPS PO Prelims 2017
Duration: 1 hour
Conductance Mode: Online
No. of Questions: 100
Negative Marking: 0.25
Name of test No. of questions Max Marks Time Duration
English Lang 30 30
Numerical Ability 35 35 1 hour
Reasoning 35 35
Total 100 100
IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam Pattern
No. of sections: 5
Mode of Conductance: Online
Total Marks: 200
Time duration: 140 Minutes
Negative marking 0.25
Subject No. of questions Max Marks Time Duration
Reasoning 50 50 40 min
English 40 40 30 min
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 min
General Awareness 40 40 20 min
Computer Knowledge 20 20 10 min
Total 200 200 2.20 hr
IBPS PO 2017 Interview
The candidates who have qualified the preliminary exam and the main exam are allowed to sit in the IBPS PO 2017 interview, The minimum marks required to clear the interview is 40 % and 35 % for SC/ST/PwD and OBC.
The interview is around 15 to 20 minutes long where the banking officials ask about the current affairs, general awareness, banking sector, etc. The candidate should be in a proper formal dress code with all his documents, the key to crack the IBPS PO 2017 interview is the confidence.
Result of IBPS PO 2017
The final merit list of IBPS PO 2017 is prepared with the marks obtained in the mains exam and the interview round with the weightage takes as 80:20.
IBPS PO 2017 Calendar
|Online registrations and modifications||from last week of July to Mid of August 2017|
|Application fee payment||August 2017|
|IBPS PO Preliminary 2017 Exam Date||7th, 8th, 14th & 15th October 2017|
|IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam Date||26th November 2017|
|Announcement of IBPS PO Mains Exam Result||December 2017|
|Announcement and Interview call letter||January 2018|
|IBPS PO Interview 2017||January / February 2018|
|Allotment of Posting||April 2018|
IBPS PO 2017 Online Application
IBPS PO 2017 is applied through online method.
Candidates before applying should have the following requites:
- valid E-mail address
- Signature and photograph in the mentioned format
- All documents should be uploaded online and the payment should be made online
The application form can only be filled on official website of IBPS
Please go through the guide before proceeding towards filling form
IBPS PO Application Fee
IBPS PO 2017 Admit Card
The admit card can be downloaded online from 10 to 14 days before the exam. The admit card will be issued for all the 3 phases i.e. for Preliminary, mains and interview.
Hope you found the article useful.