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Sunday, 20 August 2017

IBPS PO 2017 : Recruitment, Syllabus, Exam Dates, New Exam Pattern,CUT OFF

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Dear Aspirants,

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the notification regarding the CWE PO/MT-VII online examination (Preliminary and Main). The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in the Participating Organisations is tentatively scheduled in October / November 2017. 


Activity Date
On-line registration (Modification, Online Payment) by candidates 16th-Aug-2017 to 5th-Sep-2017
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Date 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th October 2017
IBPS PO Mains Exam Date 26th November 2017
Declaration of IBPS PO Mains Exam Result December 2017
Declaration and download of IBPS PO Interview Call Letter January 2018
Date of IBPS PO Interview January / February 2018
Allotment of Provisional Posting April 2018


1.  Nationality: A Citizen of India or ,  a subject of Nepal or ,  a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan Refugee  who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

2.  Age :  Above 20 years - Below 30 years (As on 05-09-2017)

     Relaxation of Upper age limit :

Sr. No.   Category                                                                   Age relaxation

1            Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe                              5 years

2            Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)              3 years

3            Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under

              “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”    10 years

3.  Educational Qualification:(As on 05-09-2017)

A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

 Application Fee:        Rs. 100/- for SCST/PWD candidates.

                                    Rs. 600/- for all others

Mode of Payment :     Candidates can make the payment of requisite fees/intimation charges through the ONLINE mode only.

Recruitment Process :           

I.    CWE Online Examination           

II. Common Interview

Number of participating Banks: 20

 Category           :        SC       ST        OBC    UR       TOTAL

 No. of Vacancy   :      578      258      961      1738    3562


IBPS in its recent PO Notification has introduced a new pattern more aligned with the pattern of SBI PO.However, the examination pattern for the preliminary exam is still the same.It is quite apparent that IBPS PO is now giving special weightage to the English Language subject. With the developing economy and digital world, IBPS now.looks forward for students who are good at writing skills and for the same from this year onwards it has introduced descriptive paper of English as well. This year IBPS will also conduct a descriptive test of English Language (Letter and Essay Writing) along with the mains exam. Reasoning and Computer sections are clubbed and there are changes in the name of subjects as well as the number of questions and weightage of each section. Aspirants should brace up for this new challenge with a proper strategy at hand.We at Mahendras will help you with that proper strategy to clear the exams


1.   New exam pattern similar to SBI PO Examination.

2.   In Mains we have Data Interpretation & Analysis instead of Quantitative Aptitude.

3.   Separate computer Section of 20 Marks in Mains now removed and clubbed with Reasoning.

4.   Number of  Questions changed and Differential Marking introduced like SBI i.e. 155 Questions and 200 Marks.

5.   Total Time increased from 2 Hr 20 Min to 3 Hrs.

6.   Sectional Timing also changed if compared to last year.

7.    Descriptive section has also been added.


IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

S. No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
English Language
01 hour
Quantitative Aptitude
Reasoning Ability

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4 General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours


1. IBPS PO Preliminary Exam
2. IBPS PO Mains Exam

Following are the dates according to notification:

IBPS PO Exam 2017-18.

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1 Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminary 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th 
October 2017
2 Conduct of Online Examination – Main 26th November 2017
3 Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2018

Note: All participants who will successfully register himself / herself in PO VII firstly have to fight with (Preliminary) Pre exam and Shortlist candidates in Pre examination will be called for Mains Exam and then further shortlist candidates called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank. Marks scored in mains exam will be decided for short listing for interview.



Reasoning Ability :

Reasoning section is a basic part of IBPS PO. Reasoning Section contains 35 marks in Pre Exam and  More than 40 marks in mains exam . Basically, it requires regular practice from your side to easily handle the asked questions. Reasoning Syllabus is divided into two parts verbal reasoning and logical reasoning questions. Check details about the verbal reasoning And Logical reasoning given below.

Verbal Reasoning

  • Alphabetical Order
  • order and Ranking
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Direction and Distance
  • Blood Relation
  • Sitting arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Syllogism
  • Inequality
  • Decision Making
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Machine Input
Logical Reasoning

  • Assumption
  • Argument
  • Cause and Effect 
  • Course Of Action
  • Drawing Inference
  • Advance Logical Reasoning
Computer Aptitude

Computer section is also one of the easiest sections amongst all the sections which is scheduled for the Mains examination. Here you require some basic knowledge of computer section; Computer section covers mainly these topics –

  • History and Generation of Computers 
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation 
  • Hardware
  • Software
  • MS Office
  • Malicious Code
  • Database
  • Networking
  • Internet
  • Founders
  • SHORTCUT KEYS & Abbreviations
  • Latest Technologies

Quantitative Aptitude | Data Analysis and Interpretation

IBPS PO Pre Exam 2017 Syllabus Total 35 Questions

1. Approximations 

2. Missing number series 

3. Inequality 

4. Word problems

Percentage, profit and loss, CI, Ratio, partnership, speed time and distance, boat and stream, Probability, Mensuration, time and work, pipe and cistern 

5. Data interpretations 

IBPS PO mainsExam 2017 Syllabus Total 35 Questions

1. Data Interpretations 

2. Comparison inequality 

3. Word problems questions 

Percentage, profit, and loss, CI, Ratio, partnership, speed time and distance, boat and stream, Probability, Mensuration, time and work, pipe and cistern.

English Language:

It is quite apparent that IBPS PO is now giving special weightage to the English Language subject. With the developing economy and digital world, IBPS now looks forward for students who are good at writing skills and for the same from this year onwards it has introduced descriptive paper of English as well. If we see the current notification the time allotted to English language subject in proportion to the questions has also changed as earlier it was 40 minutes for 40 questions but now it is 40 minutes for 35 questions. So all, pull up your socks and get ready for IBPS PO examination.

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Fillers
  • Error Detection
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Misspelt
  • Para Completion
  • Vocabulary(Synonyms, Antonyms)

General Economics and Banking Awareness

Banking Awareness

  • RBI and Monetary Policy
  • NPA and Basel Norms
  • NABARD and PSL
  • Money and Capital Market
  • Public Finance(Budget)
  • Banking Terminology

  • Dams and Rivers
  • Airports
  • Currency & Capital
  • National Park & Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Headquarters of International & National Organisations
  • Stadiums
  • Folk Dances & Festivals

Current Affairs:

  • Appointments
  • Obituaries
  • Sports News
  • Awards
  • National & International News


Details of Online Preliminary Examination Scores

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
Maximum Score
Cutoff Score required for provisional shortlisting for main Examination GENERAL

Mains Exam

Sr.No. Name of the Test Maximum Marks Cutoff
SC/ST/ OBC/ PWD General
1. Reasoning 50 03.25 05.25
2. English Language 40 02.25 04.75
3. General Awareness 40 08.00 10.75
4. Computer Awareness 20 05.00 06.50
5. Quantitative Aptitude 50 10.75 12.50

Category Cut-offs on Total (Out of 200)
Scheduled Caste (SC) 41.75
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 31.50
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 52.50
General (Gen) 52.50
Hearing Impaired (HI) 37.00
Orthopaedically Challenged 34.00
Visually Impaired (VI) 37.50

Final Cut-Off

Provisional Allotment

Maximum Score 46.30 45.10 50.20 57.40 52.70 55.20 40.50
Minimum Score 33.70 10/09 /91 28.60 30/06 /92 37.00 06/06 /95 39.90 28/08 /93 31.40 12/12 /90 33.10 01/04 /86 25.40 22/12 /86
IBPS PO Previous Year Cut-Off

1. IBPS CWE PO 2 - 2012 55.84 47.36 58.32 62.12 45.20 42.84 55.88
2. IBPS CWE PO 3 - 2013 34.20 26.20 36.80 42.20 33.20 19.60 21.40
3. IBPS CWE PO 4 - 2014 42.20 36.40 45.60 49.60 39.60 34.80 24.40
4. IBPS CWE PO 5 - 2015 41.40 36.20 46.70 49.90 37.90 37.20 22.10


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