All you need to know about IBPS PO 2017

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.

Computer Literacy

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:

SC/ST                                                                            5Years

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

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)


Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)

Quantitative Aptitude

  • 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)

General Awareness

  • Banking and Insurance Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness

Computer Knowledge

  • 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
  • Internet
  • 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

Marks:                             100

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

Event Date
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

ST/SC/PwD: 100


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.









Leave a Reply