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IBPS PO 2017 Application Form, Dates and Pattern

IBPS PO Exam 2017 is scheduled in October and November 2017. The Preliminary exam is scheduled on October 7, 8, 14 and 15 whereas Main exam is scheduled on November 26. IBPS Online Application for PO commences from June 2017. The registration form is available on the IBPS Official Website. Before filling the form, candidates should go through the IBPS PO Eligibility 2017. Check IBPS PO 2017 in Hindi

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts IBPS PO for recruitment of Probationary Officers and Management Trainees in various public sector banks. The exam is conducted in three phases – Preliminary, Main, and Interview.  While IBPS PO Prelim is only a qualifying exam, marks scored in IBPS PO Main exam and interview is considered for making the final selection.

Latest Update: IBPS releases the IBPS PO CWE PO/ MT Interview Scores for IBPS PO 2016 on February 28, 2017. Check Here

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Dates

IBPS conducts IBPS PO exam for selection of candidates as a Probationary Officer/Management Trainee in various public sector banks and other participating organizations. Registration for IBPS PO Exam will commence from May/ June 2017. The remaining schedule for IBPS PO exam is given below:

IBPS PO NotificationApril 2017
IBPS PO RegistrationMay/June 2017
IBPS PO Pre-Exam Admit Card Download Date fromSeptember 2017
IBPS PO Admit CardJuly 2017
Preliminary ExamOctober 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2017
IBPS Result of Online exam – Preliminary CWE VIINovember 2017
Download of Call letter for Online Mains exam CWE VIINovember 2017
Main ExamNovember 26, 2017
IBPS PO ResultDecember 2017
IBPS PO Interview Call LetterJanuary 2018
IBPS PO Interview DateFebruary 2018
Provisional AllotmentApril 2018

Check: IBPS has released Official Exam Dates for IBPS PO 2017 (CWE PO/MT-VII)

IBPS PO Eligibility 2017

Before starting the IBPS Online Application for PO, candidates must ensure that he/she meets the eligibility criteria. Candidates have to fulfil the minimum age requirement, academic qualification and citizenship criteria to be eligible for the IBPS PO exam. The IBPS PO Eligibility is explained below:

Educational Qualification

  • The candidate is required to possess a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university by Indian Government or Central Government.
  • The candidate must have the Marksheet/Degree Certificateindicating the marks obtained in the degree programme entered during IBPS PO Online Registration.
  • The candidates pursuing the final year of their degree programme can also apply for the IBPS PO exam.

Age Criteria

  • The minimum age requirement to apply for IBPS PO exam is 20 years whereas the upper age limit is 30 years.
  • The age requirement can be relaxed depending upon the category the candidate belongs. The table below mentions the upper age relaxations for various categories in the IBPS PO exam:
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


  • The 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 Process 2017

The registration process for IBPS PO 2017 will be through 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.

How to fill IBPS PO Online Form?

IBPS PO Application Process

Step 1: Registration

Visit the Official website of IBPS ( and then 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.

Note: 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: Uploading Images

In this step, through provisional ID and Password candidate has to login again. A candidate has to upload his/her scanned photograph and signature as per the specifications.

Note: The digital/scanned images of the passport sized photograph and signature must be clearly uploaded and must satisfy the specifications.

Step 3: Filling the details

In this step, candidate is required to enter his/ her 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. Also, it is important to preview complete application form before finally clicking on the ‘Submit’ tab.

Step 4: Fee Payment

The Application fee payment is the last step of the IBPS PO Online Application Process. Application Fee is different for all the categories.

For SC/ST/PwD category: - Rs. 100/- will be charged 

For other categories: - Rs. 600/- will be charged.

The Application fee for IBPS PO exam can be remitted only through online mode which includes payment through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/IMPS or Mobile Wallets/Cash Cards

Note: In case of non-payment, login again and follow the same process of fee payment.

Step 5: Confirmation

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

Note: Candidates have to enter correct information in the IBPS PO Application Form to avoid cancellation.

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IBPS PO 2017 Admit Card

Candidates must note that the IBPS PO Admit Card is available for download from July 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. The IBPS PO Admit Card for Preliminary examination of IBPS PO 2017 will be available from 2nd week of July.

How to download IBPS PO Admit Card 2017?

  • Visit the official website of IBPS-
  • Follow the link to download IBPS PO Admit Card
  • Enter the provisional ID and Password received during the IBPS PO Application Process.
  • Verify the details on the IBPS Admit card and Print multiple copies.

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

Details Mentioned on the IBPS PO Admit Card

IBPS PO Exam Center

IBPS is the allocating authority which reserves the rights to allocate the preferred IBPS PO Exam Center. 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.

How to Change the IBPS PO Exam Center

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO 2017 is an online mode i.e. computer based test. It is a two-stage entrance test for recruitment as a PO/MT namely Preliminary exam and Main exam. IBPS PO Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains has a slight difference.

For IBPS PO Preliminary Exam

Exam Mode: Online- Computer Based Test

Exam Sections: 3 Sections- General English, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning

Question Type: Objective (MCQs- Multiple Choice Questions)

Total Questions: 100

Time Duration: 1 hour (60 minutes)

Negative Marking: ¼ mark deducted for wrong answer.

For IBPS PO Main Exam 

Exam Mode: Online- Computer Based Test

Exam Sections: 5 Sections- General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and Computer Awareness

Question Type: Objective (MCQs- Multiple Choice Questions)

Total Questions: 200

Time Duration: 2 hours 20 minutes (140 minutes)

Negative Marking: ¼ mark deducted for wrong answer.

Note:The  questions will be in English and Hindi for each stage. The reserved category candidates (SC/ST) and candidates belonging to 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).

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IBPS PO Syllabus

IBPS PO 2017 Answer Key

Answer Key for IBPS PO exam is generated before the declaration of IBPS PO Result. The 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 the IBPS PO Answer Key is given below:

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

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IBPS PO 2017 Result

The result for IBPS PO exam will be declared separatelyfor each stage of the IBPS PO exam. The result of preliminary exam of IBPS PO 2017 helps the candidate to qualify for the main examination of IBPS PO. 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 candidate 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. Candidates can view the IBPS PO Result for Main examination in December 2017.

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 is given below:

IBPS PO Result Process

  • Visit the official website of IBPS and click on CWE PO/MT tab
  • Follow the link “IBPS PO Result”
  • Enter the registration ID and Password obtained during IBPS PO Application Process or Roll number and Date of Birth given in the IBPS PO Admit Card
  • Verify and click on Submit.
  • The scorecard is displayed which includes the maximum marks in each section, minimum cut off marks and scores obtained by the candidate.
  • Download and Print the IBPS PO Scorecard for the further process.

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IBPS PO 2016 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)

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IBPS PO 2017 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, the IBPS PO Selection Process is three stage process which are:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main examination
  • 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. Currently, IBPS has concluded both Preliminary and Main examinations and the Call Letter for IBPS (CWE PO/MT) 2017 has released.  

IBPS PO Interview

Candidates who qualify the main examination for IBPS PO are eligible to appear for the interview. The 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. Candidates qualifying the interview are selected for the provisional allotment process. Post conduction of the interview, a combined score is generated which includes the sum of marks obtained in main examination and interview.

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IBPS PO 2017 Provisional Allotment 

The provisional allotment process is done after the interview round. The various important considerations of the process are given below:

  • Post declaration of the combined score, IBPS considers 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.

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IBPS PO 2017 Participating Organizations

The total number of vacancies for candidates appearing in the IBPS PO exam 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

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