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IBPS PO 2017 Selection Process

The Selection Process for IBPS PO Recruitment comprises of 3 stages- Prelims, Main and Interview. The IBPS Notification for PO is yet to be released. But, IBPS has announced the exam dates for Prelim and Main Exam. Preliminary exam is scheduled on October 7, 8, 14 and 15 and Main exam is scheduled on November 26, 2017. 

IBPS PO is an all India level entrance examination for recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MT). Only candidates who qualify in the Preliminary Examination of IBPS PO will sit for Main Examination. And the shortlisted candidates will go through the Interview round.

IBPS PO Result 2017

IBPS PO is a 2 tier entrance examination so the result for CWE Preliminary and Main exam would be declared separately. Candidates clearing IBPS PO Preliminary Exam are shortlisted for the IBPS PO Main Exam while on the basis of result for ‘Main’ Exam, candidates would be shortlisted for IBPS PO Interview. As the exams will be conducted separately, so the Admit Card will also be issued separately. Also, the results for IBPS PO exam will also be published separately on the official website.

Selection Procedure for IBPS PO 2017

The IBPS PO Preliminary and Main Examination along with Interview wraps up the selection procedure for IBPS PO. Candidates have to appear and qualify in all the 3 stages to be eligible for provisional allotment of vacancies. The 3 stages of the selection process are explained in detail below.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam

The Preliminary Examination for IBPS PO is scheduled to take place on 7, 8, 14 and 15 October. It is the first stage in the IBPS PO Selection Process. It is an online test consisting of 3 sections- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning.

Exam Duration: 1 Hour (60 minutes)

Total Questions: 100 (Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning- 35+ 35 Questions and English Language- 30 Questions)

Total Marks: 100 marks

Questions Type: MCQs (Multiple Type Questions)

Candidates will be shortlisted for IBPS PO Main Paper only if they qualify in the Preliminary examination.

IBPS PO Main Exam

IBPS PO Main Examination is also an online examination. IBPS PO Main Examination is scheduled on November 26, 2017. There are 5 sections in the exam- English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge.

Exam Duration: 140 minutes

Total Questions: 200

Total Marks: 200 marks

Questions Type: MCQs (Multiple Type Questions)

The overall difficulty level is higher than the Preliminary Exam for obvious reasons. It is mandatory for all the aspirants to secure minimum qualifying marks in each section of IBPS PO Main apart from clearing the minimum cutoff for the overall exam to be shortlisted for the IBPS PO Interview.

IBPS PO Interview

The interview round for IBPS PO is the final step of the selection procedure. The minimum marks for required in the interview is 40% (35% for reserved category candidates). This round will be conducted by the participating organizations and the nodal bank in each state. The call letters for the interview would intimate candidates about their center, time & date for their Interview. The call letters are accessible from the official site of IBPS-

Note: Shortlisted candidates are required to produce certain documents at the time of interview for verification of their eligibility and claim for benefits under reserved categories, if any.

Check Out IBPS PO Exam Pattern

Documents required for IBPS PO Interview

Candidates are required to carry certain documents at the time of IBPS PO Interview. All the candidates need to carry the documents in original and self-attested photocopies. Failure to carry any documents during the interview process can lead to debarment of the candidates.

  • Printout of Valid Interview Call Letter
  • Proof of Date of Birth (Certificate of Birth issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or SSLC/ Std. X Certificate with DOB)

IBPS PO Interview Questions

  • Printout of System generated Online application form
  • Photo Identity Proof accepted by IBPS PO (Aadhaar Card, Driving License, etc.)
  • Mark Sheets and Certificates for Graduation or equivalent qualification (Candidates are required to submit proper document obtained from Board/University indicating that the result is declared on or before August 13, 2018.)
  • Caste certificate for SC/ST/OBC category candidates issued by competent authority as designated by Govt. of India (Candidates falling under creamy layer or their name not appearing in the Central List of OBCs can apply under General category only)
  • Disability certificate issued by the District Medical Board in case of PwD candidates. (Details of Scribe in the prescribed format for candidates who have used the services of scribe during CWE)
  • Ex-Servicemen are required to produce a copy of the Service or Discharge book besides pension payment order and documentary proof of rank previously / currently held at the time of interview (For candidates presently serving in the defence forces, a certificate is required to be submitted issued from a competent authority stating that they are to be relieved from their service on or before August 12, 2018.
  • Those serving in Government / quasi govt. offices/ Public Sector Undertakings (including Nationalized Banks and Financial Institutions) must procure a “No objection Certificate” from their current employer and submitted at the time of interview (The NOC should not be issued in favor of any particular organization or else the candidate would not be allowed to participate in the interview or subsequent rounds
  • Certificate of Experience
  • Citizens/Subjects of other countries except India /PIOs are required to submit a certificate of eligibility issued by Govt. of India
  • Candidates seeking age relaxation under the category of Original Jammu & Kashmir residents during the insurgency period from January 01, 1980 to Dec. 31, 1989, are require to submit a domicile certificate issued by District Jurisdiction or any authorized body of Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir during the interview process. The certificate must indicated the place where the candidate had originally resided from the period January 01, 1980 to Dec. 31, 1989
  • Candidates seeking age relaxation under the category of victims of 1984 Riots must furnish a certificate issued by District Magistrate stating that the candidate is eligible to receive relief in terms of the Rehabilitation Package for 1984 Riot Affected Persons approved by the Government and communicated vide Ministry of Finance, Dept. of Financial Services communication No.F.No.9/21/2006-IR dated 27.07.2007

NOTE: The failure to carry any of the above-mentioned documents as per their applicability would lead to cancellation of candidature for shortlisted applicants.

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Issuing Authorities for Reserved Category Candidates

The candidates applying and seeking relaxation under various reserved categories such as SC/SC/OBC/PwD are required to obtain the requisite certificates form the authorities designated by Govt. of India.

Certificates issued by any other authority would not be considered valid. The competent authorities for issuance of documents is listed in the table below.

CategoryRequired DocumentsIssuing Authorities
Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes/ Other Backward ClassesSC/ST caste Certificate, OBC-NCL CertificateDistrict Magistrate, Additional District Magistrate, Collector, Deputy Commissioner, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Deputy Collector, First Class Stipendiary Magistrate, City Magistrate, Sub-Divisional Magistrate (not below the rank of First Class Stipendiary Magistrate), Taluk Magistrate, Executive Magistrate, Extra Assistant Commissioner
Chief Presidency Magistrate, Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate, Presidency Magistrate
Revenue Officer (not below the rank of Tehsildar)
Sub-divisional officer of the Area where the candidate or his family resides
Persons With Disabilities (PwD)Disability Certificate I / Disability Certificate II / Disability Certificate IIIMedical Board at the District level consisting of Chief Medical Officer, Sub-Divisional Medical Officer in the District and an Orthopaedic / Ophthalmic / ENT Surgeon

IBPS PO Provisional Allotment 2017

Candidates would be shortlisted for the process of IBPS PO Provisional Allotment in various participating Organizations on the basis of number of vacancies and performance of candidates in the main examination and interview. The final score considered for the selection of candidates is based on 80:20 ratio of Main and interview score.

The provisional allotment would be done on the basis of final vacancies submitted by the participating organizations. The candidates are required to obtain higher combined score than the last allotted candidate in their respective candidate.

The allotment would be done on the basis of merit cum preference and is subject to candidate fulfilling the eligibility criteria for respective participating organization. Candidates failing to meet the eligibility criteria would be debarred from further selection process.

There could be also a reserve list to the extent of 10 percent of vacancies under each category, depending on the availability of candidates. The list would automatically expire after March 31, 2019 and candidates in the reserve list would not be considered for allotment in subsequent editions of IBPS PO.

NOTE:All the vacancies are All India Cadre and the provisionally allotted candidates could be posted anywhere in India/Outside India as per the requirement of the participating organizations.

Tie-Breaker in IBPS PO 2017

In case two or more candidates obtain the same score in IBPS PO, then the order of the candidates in the provisional allotment merit list would be decided by the date of birth i.e., candidates older in age would be given preference over the younger candidate.

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