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IBPS PO 2017

IBPS PO is a recruitment exam that is conducted by IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) each year. It is a national-level exam that recruits some of the best Probationary Officers and Management Trainees in various public sector banks. 


  • The official notification for IBPS PO 2017 is expected to be out in May.
  • The registrations are set to begin in July. They can be done on the official website of IBPS i.e.
  • Candidates can fill IBPS PO Application Form only if fulfill the eligibility criteria.
  • IBPS PO is conducted in three phases – Preliminary, Main and Interview.
  • The final selection of candidates is done on the basis of marks scored in Main exam and interview.

This year, IBPS PO Prelims is scheduled for October 7, 8, 14 and 15, and IBPS PO Main will be conducted on November 26. Both the exams will be held in online mode. IBPS will declare the result for IBPS PO 2017 in December 2017 while the final recruitment will be made in April 2018. This year, approximately 8822 seats will be offered to all qualifying candidates. 

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IBPS PO Exam Highlights

Aspirants can check below some of the important highlights for IBPS PO.

IBPS PO Full FormInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection-  Probationary Officers exam
Conducting AuthorityIBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)
Exam LevelNational
Posts OfferedProbationary Officer (PO) / Management Trainee (MT)
Number of seats offeredApproximately 8822
Basic EligibilityBachelors Degree
Selection ProcessWritten Test (Preliminary & Mains) and Interview
Salary OfferedINR 37,360 – INR 38,700 (in hand salary)
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Mode of ExamOnline (Computer Based Test)
DurationPrelims- 1 hour; Main- 2 hours and 20 minutes

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Dates

The online registration window for IBPS PO is likely to commence from July 2017. Candidates can check the detailed schedule for IBPS PO 2017 tabulate

IBPS PO CWE VII NotificationMay 2017
IBPS PO Application Form will be available fromJuly- August 2017
IBPS PO Pre-Exam Admit Card can be downloaded fromSeptember 2017
Pre-Exam Training DateSeptember 2017
IBPS PO Admit Card 2017 for Prelims will be available inSeptember 2017
Date of IBPS PO 2017 CWE VII (Prelims)October 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2017
IBPS PO Result of Preliminary CWE VIINovember 2017
Download of Call letter for Mains CWENovember 2017
Date of IBPS PO CWE VII (Mains)November 26, 2017
IBPS PO Result 2017 will be announced onDecember 2017
IBPS PO Interview Call Letters will released inJanuary 2018
IBPS PO Interview DateFebruary 2018
Provisional Allotment will be done inApril 2018

Check  IBPS PO 2017 Exam Dates

IBPS PO Eligibility 

  • Before filling IBPS Online Application for PO, candidates must ensure that they meet the prescribed eligibility criteria.
  • Candidates have to fulfil the minimum age requirement, academic qualification and citizenship criteria to be eligible for the IBPS PO. Here are the basic conditions that a candidate must fulfill:

Educational Qualification

  • Possession of a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university by Indian Government or Central Government.
  • Possession of Marksheet/Degree Certificate indicating the marks obtained in the degree programme entered during IBPS PO Online Registration.
  • Candidates pursuing the final year of their degree programme can also apply for IBPS PO.

Age Criteria

  • The minimum age requirement to apply for IBPS PO is 20 years, whereas the upper age limit is 30 years.
  • The age requirement can be relaxed depending upon the category of the candidate. The table below mentions the upper age relaxations for various categories in IBPS:
CategoryRelaxation in age
Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes05 years
Other Backward Classes- Non-Creamy Layer (OBC-NCL)03 years
Persons with Disability (PwD)10 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs), Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have worked for not less than 5 years in military and have left on conclusion of project05 years
The original habitants of Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period ranging from 01 January 1980 to 31st December 198905 years
The people affected in the 1984 riots05 years


  • Candidate must be an Indian National or can be a citizen of Nepal or Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee who have settled in India.
  • Migrated candidates from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, The United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of settling in India are eligible to apply for IBPS PO exam.

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IBPS PO Application Form 2017

  • Application Form of IBPS PO 2017 will be available in online mode only.
  • For both Preliminary and Main exam, there will be a single window for registration, wherever applicable.
  • The IBPS PO Application Form will be available on the official website of IBPS i.e.

How to fill IBPS PO Application Form?

IBPS PO Application Process

Step 1: Registration

  • Visit the Official website of IBPS (
  • Click on the tab CWE PO/MT VII.
  • Follow the link ‘New Registration’ and fill in all the required details. Then, enter the security code and click on Save and Next.
  • A provisional registration number and password will be displayed on the screen. It is also sent via SMS and E-mail to the candidate. Preserve the same for the further process.

Step 2: Upload Images

  • Use provisional ID and Password to login again.
  • Upload scanned photograph and signature as per the specifications.

Step 3: Fill personal details

  • Enter your basic information such as category code, nationality, IBPS PO Exam Center choice, name, academic details etc.
  • After filling all the information, the candidate has to click on ‘I agree’ in the declaration to assure that the information entered is true.
  • Preview complete application form before finally clicking on the ‘Submit’ tab.

Step 4: Fee Payment

  • The Application fee payment is the last step to complete IBPS PO Registration.
  • Application Fee is different for all the categories. It is given below:
  1. For SC/ST/PwD category - INR 100/- 
  2. For other categories - INR 600/- 
  • The Application fee for IBPS PO can be remitted only through online mode which includes payment through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/IMPS or Mobile Wallets/Cash Cards. 

Step 5: Confirmation

An additional page of IBPS PO Online Application will open after successful fee payment. Candidate has to enter the details asked to generate the e-receipt. Print the e-receipt and IBPS PO Application Form displayed on the screen.

Read More: IBPS PO Application Form

IBPS PO  Admit Card

  • Admit Card for IBPS PO Prelims will be available for download in September 2017. IBPS PO Admit Card for Mains will be available in November 2017.
  • The Hall Ticket is to be downloaded from IBPS official website - No candidate will receive IBPS PO Admit card via e-mail or post. 

How to download IBPS PO Admit Card?

how to download ibps po admit card

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS i.e.
  2. Follow the link to download IBPS PO Admit Card
  3. Enter the provisional ID and Password received during the IBPS PO Application Process.
  4. Verify the details on the IBPS Admit card
  5.  Print multiple copies

Note:The Admit card will be different for the pre-exam training, preliminary and main examination.

Details Mentioned on IBPS PO Admit Card

IBPS PO Exam Center

  • IBPS is the allocating authority which reserves the rights to allocate an IBPS PO Exam Center to all candidates.
  • The allotted Exam Center will be indicated on the IBPS PO Admit Card.
  • Candidates have to mention their choice of IBPS PO Exam Center during the Application Process while filling the details in the Registration Form.
  • Candidates have to mention the choice of IBPS PO Exam center for both Preliminary and Main examination with the state code in which it is located.

Check  IBPS PO Exam Center

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

  • IBPS PO is an online mode i.e. computer based test.
  • It is a two-staged entrance test for recruitment as a PO/MT namely Preliminary exam and Main exam.
  • The  questions will be in English and Hindi for each stage.
  • The reserved category candidates (SC/ST) and candidates from minority communities will be provided with a pre-exam training by IBPS. It is free of cost training programme conducted by IFBI (Institute of Finance, Banking & Insurance)

Check below the exam pattern for both the stages.

IBPS PO CWE VII (Preliminary Exam)

Exam ModeOnline (Computer Based Test)
Sections3 (General English, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning)
Question TypeObjective (MCQs)
Total Questions100
Time Duration1 hour (60 minutes)
Negative Marking0.25 mark deducted for wrong answer


Exam ModeOnline (Computer Based Test)
Sections5 Sections- General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and Computer Awareness
Question TypeObjective (MCQs)
Total Questions200
Time Duration2 hours 20 minutes (140 minutes)
Negative Marking0.25 mark deducted for wrong answer

Know Detailed IBPS PO Syllabus

IBPS PO 2017 Answer Key

  • Answer Key for IBPS PO exam is generated before the declaration of IBPS PO Result.
  • IBPS PO 2017 Answer Key can be downloaded from the official website.
  • It will be published in four different sets i.e. Set A, Set B, Set C and Set D. Candidates can check the number of correct answers through the IBPS PO Answer Key.

Steps followed to download IBPS PO Answer Key are given below:

ibps po answer key

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS i.e.
  2. Click on the CWE PO/MT tab
  3. Follow the link for IBPS PO Pre-Answer Key
  4. Download the pdf file to save the answer key.

Know More About IBPS PO Answer Key

IBPS PO Result

  • The result for IBPS PO exam will be declared separately for each stage. IBPS PO Result for Prelims will be out in November, while the result for Mains will be out in December 2017.
  • The candidate who scores marks equivalent to the marks in IBPS PO Cut off for main examination qualify for the interview. 
  • The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions of the main exam will be normalized using the equi-percentile method.
  • Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations. 
  • There is a combined result or score for qualification to the provisional allotment process. It comprises of the marks obtained in main and interview taken together in the ratio of 80:20 (Main: Interview).

The steps to download the IBPS PO Scorecard are given below:

IBPS PO Result Process

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS i.e.
  2. Click on CWE PO/MT tab
  3. Follow the link “IBPS PO 2017 Result”
  4. Enter the registration ID, Password and Date of Birth 
  5. Verify and click on Submit
  6. The scorecard is displayed which includes the maximum marks in each section, minimum cut off marks and scores obtained by the candidate.
  7. Download and Print the IBPS PO Scorecard for the further process.

Read More About IBPS PO Result

IBPS PO 2017 Cut off

  • IBPS will release the result for Main phase of PO exam.
  • Along with the marks of candidates, IBPS  will also release the cut off score for the Main exam.
  • IBPS determines the sectional and overall cutoff based on multiple factors such as- Number of participants, vacancies, maximum and minimum marks scored in the exam.
  • The cutoff score for IBPS PO Main 2016 will be somewhere around 76 marks.
  • Based on last years cutoff and the difficulty-level of the exam this year, we have prepared the expected cutoff range for the different categories.
CategoryEnglish Cut offReasoning Cut offQuantitative Aptitude Cut offComputer Knowledge Cut offBanking Awareness Cut offOverall (±10)

Know More About IBPS PO Cut off

IBPS PO Selection Process

The main process for recruitment to the desired participating organization is the IBPS PO Selection Process. Candidates are shortlisted for the vacant position in the bank depending upon their performances in pre, main and interview. Thus, IBPS PO Selection Process is a three-staged process which are:


  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main examination
  3. Interview

Preliminary Exam and Main Exam are both computer-based tests and are objective in nature. While Prelims exam is only qualifying in nature, marks scored in Main examination will be considered during the final selection. Candidates who qualify the main examination for IBPS PO are eligible to appear for the interview.

  • Minimum marks required to qualify the interview is 40% (35% for reserved candidates).
  • Candidates are selected on the basis of the 80:20 ratio of Main: Interview.
  • Qualified candidates after interview are selected for the provisional allotment process.
  • A combined score is generated which includes the sum of marks obtained in main examination and interview after completion of all the stages..

Read Preparation Tips for IBPS PO Interview

IBPS PO 2017 Provisional Allotment 

The provisional allotment process for IBPS PO is done after the interview round. Some of the important points regarding the allocation process are given below:

  • Post declaration of the combined scores, IBPS will consider the vacancies in each participating organizations and the preference of the candidate mentioned in the IBPS PO Application Form. IBPS initially allocates shortlisted candidates to one of the participating institutes based on merit- cum-preference basis provisionally.
  • Selection of any reserved category candidate on same standards as a general candidate will be treated as own merit candidate. No reserved category is eligible to get allotment in the unreserved category even if they score marks equivalent to or merely higher than the last allotted unreserved category.
  • If a candidate doesn’t exercise the relaxation applicable for reserved candidates, they have to score marks equivalent to cut off of the unreserved category candidates.
  • In case of a tie, the age of the candidate is considered as a tie-breaker i.e. candidate who is older in age is given preference.
  • Candidates have to satisfy the eligibility and identity verification of the allocated institute. In case of any discrepancy at any stage, the candidature of the candidate will be cancelled.
  • IBPS is responsible for selection, re-allocation and cancellation of allotted seat depending upon the exigencies.
  • The issuance of appointment letter including the terms and conditions, verification formalities, joining date etc. is done by the Participating organization and is considered final.
  • This is an All India cadre and provisionally allotted candidates (subject to fulfilling all required criteria) may be posted anywhere in India/ outside India as per discretion of the participating organization.

IBPS PO 2017 Participating Organizations

The total number of vacancies for candidates appearing in the IBPS PO 2017 is 8822. The number of vacancies will vary according to the participating organisation and the category of the candidate. The table below gives the vacancies offered by every participating organization for each category:

Participating OrganizationScheduled Caste (SC)Scheduled Tribe (ST)Other Backward Classes (OBC)Unreserved Category (UR)TotalOut of the Total
      Hearing Impairment (HI)Orthopedically Challenged (OC)Visually Impaired (VI)
Allahabad Bank80401422635251747
Andhra Bank452281152300036
Bank of Baroda00000000
Bank of India281553104200222
Bank of Maharashtra00000000
Canara Bank33016659511092200263120
Central Bank of India452281152300333
Corporation Bank00000000
Dena Bank00000000
IDBI Bank202101364683135002020
Indian Bank00000000
Indian Overseas Bank00000000
Oriental Bank of Commerce7538136251500852
Punjab National Bank11256202380750787
Punjab & Sind Bank23114282158111
Syndicate Bank6030108202400444
UCO Bank87361322855403769
Union Bank of India12861178532899141414
United Bank of India3015541012001042
Vijaya Bank93521512045002585


Ques. Can I appear for the exam in offline mode?

Ans. No, there is no provision of taking the exam in offline mode. All desirous candidates have to appear for IBPS PO (Prelims and Mains) in online mode only.

Ques. I am 31 years of age. Can I apply for IBPS PO?

Ans. No, the age bracket set by IBPS is 20-30 years. Any candidates crossing the upper age-limit is not eligible to apply.

Ques. Is IBPS PO exam conducted only for Probationary Officer post?

Ans. No, IBPS PO exam can also be taken if you wish to get recruited as a Management Trainee (MT).

Ques. I am awaiting my Graduation result. Can I apply for IBPS PO?

Ans. No, you can not. However, if your result is declared before the registration window closes, then you definitely can.

Ques. I have secured 55% in my Graduation. Can I apply for IBPS PO?

Ans. Yes, you can. There is no minimum percentage required to apply for the exam

Ques. What does sectional cut off mean in IBPS PO?

Ans. Sectional cut off mandates you to secure the required marks in every section, in order to secure a seat for the Interview.

Ques. Who can I contact in case of a query?

Ans. In case of any questions/ queries, you may contact the conducting authority at:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

IBPS House, 90 feet, D.P.Road

Off. Western Express Highway, P.B. no. 8587

Kandivali, Mumbai- 400101

Phone- 1800 222 366


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