IBPS PO Exam 2017: Pattern, Syllabus and Best Resources

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IBPS PO Exam 2017

IBPS PO Exam 2017. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be issuing the recruitment notification for Probationary Officers (POs) very soon. Before the IBPS PO exam 2017 advertisement is out, you should already start preparing for this year’s paper. Each year the number of aspirants keep increasing and the competition becomes stiffer. This year is no different. The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank.

IBPS PO Exam 2017: Highlights

Post Probationary Officer (PO)
Official Post Name CWE PO/MT-VII
Exam Dates October 7, 8, 14 & 15
Stages 3
Official Website www.ibps.in

 

IBPS PO Exam 2017: Official Pattern

As per the official exam calendar issued by IBPS in earlier this year, the IBPS PO Exam will be held from October 7th onwards. The competition will be neck to neck so please get familiar with the exam pattern, syllabus and the best books and resources available.

Stages of the IBPS PO Exam 2017

Stage 1 Preliminary Examination
Stage 2 Mains Examination 
Stage 3 Interview

IBPS PO Exam 2017: Prelims (1 hour)

Test Name Questions Marks
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for the next stage.

IBPS PO Exam 2017: Mains (2 hours 20 minutes)

Test Name  Question/Marks Time
Reasoning 50/50 40 mins
English Language 40/40 30 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 50/50 40 mins
General Awareness 40/40 20 mins
Computer Knowledge 20/20 10 mins
Total 200 140 mins

IBPS PO Exam 2017: Interview

The IBPS PO interview will be of 100 marks. Candidates declared successful in the mains stage of IBPS PO Exam 2017 will be shortlisted for an interview round which will be competitive and will consist of a reputed panel. The IBPS PI will be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter.

IBPS PO Exam 2017: Negative Marking

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests under IBPS PO exam. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

IBPS PO Exam 2017: Cut Off Scores

  • The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions of IBPS PO exam will be normalized using equi-percentile method.
  •  Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations

MARKS OBTAINED IN IBPS PO EXAM MAINS WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORTLISTING FOR INTERVIEW AND ALSO FOR FINAL MERIT LISTING

IBPS PO Exam 2017: Pre-Examination Training 

Pre-Examination Training for IBPS PO exam may be arranged by the Nodal Banks/ Participating Organisations to a limited number of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities at certain centres.

IBPS PO Exam 2017: Venue Details

1. The IBPS PO exam will be conducted online in venues across many centres in India. The tentative list of Examination centres for the IBPS PO Exam will be made available in the official notification.
2. No request for change of centre for IBPS PO exam shall be entertained.
3. The centres for the IBPS PO exam mains will be limited.

IBPS PO Exam 2017: Allotment

On completion of the interview process, depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2018-19 for IBPS PO exam, based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations, based on merit-cum preference.

 

 IBPS PO Exam 2017: Important Topics to Prepare

ENGLISH LANGUAGE
REASONING ABILITY
QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
GENERAL AWARENESS
  • Current Affairs of last 6-8 months
  • Topics related to finance and economics
  • Topics related to marketing
  • History of Banking
  • Banking Terms
  • Fiscal & Monetary Policies
  • Static GK
COMPUTER KNOWLEDGE
  • Hardware.
  • Software.
  • MS Office.
  • Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • Internet.
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IBPS PO Exam: Previous Year Question Papers

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IBPS PO Exam: Success Story

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IBPS PO Exam: Questions Asked in 2016

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IBPS PO Exam 2017: Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How many banks will participate in the selection process for IBPS PO Exam 2017 ?

Ans 1. More than 20 banks

Q2. What is the age limit for candidates aspiring for IBPS PO exam 2017? 

Ans 2.  20 to 30 years.

Q3. What is the minimum educational qualification for IBPS PO exam 2017?

Ans 3. Graduation from a recognized institution.

Q4. Who can avail the pre-exam training for IBPS PO exam 2017 ?

Ans 4. Candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ Minority Communities 

Q5. What can be expected out of IBPS PO exam 2017?

Ans 5. Competitiveness and mentally challenging.