IBPS PO Recruitment 2017 has been issued and the online registrations have already begun. It’s time to start preparing and beat the competition. This year more than 3000 vacancies have been issued under IBPS PO recruitment, also known as CWE PO/MT VII. IBPS PO recruitment is one of the most awaited bank notifications of the year. Hence, it is essential that the aspirants work really hard and beat the competition. All the sections should be mastered well in order to score high. From this year onwards, the pattern has changed completely so far as the Mains exam is concerned. So getting mentally prepared for attempting the new questions is also something to think about.
As per the IBPS PO recruitment Notification 2017, the pattern of Mains examination has been changed. From this year onwards, there will be only 4 sections in the Mains examination. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude will now be one section. The timings and marking scheme has changed as well. Earlier, there were 5 different sections. Also, there will be descriptive section for essay writing/letter writing.
Important Dates under IBPS PO Recruitment 2017
Dates for Preliminary Exam
October 7th, 8th & 15th, 16th
Date for Main Exam
Commencement of Online Registration
Last Date for Online Registration
IBPS PO Recruitment : Pattern of Examination
As per the IBPS PO recruitment notification 2017, the preliminary stage will be objective and a part of Mains stage will be subjective. Both stages will be held online.
Details of Pattern under IBPS PO Recruitment
IBPS PO Exam 2017: Prelims (1 hour)
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 (3 Hours)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
General /Economy/Banking Awareness
Data Analysis & Interpretation
English Language (Letter Writing& Essay)
Interview Stage Under IBPS PO Recruitment 2017
The interview will be of 100 marks under IBPS PO recruitment 2017. Candidates declared successful in the mains stage of IBPS PO recruitment exam 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.
IBPS PO Recruitment 2017: Negative Marking
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests as per IBPS PO recruitment notification. 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.
Local Language Proficiency under IBPS PO Recruitment 2017
There is NO local language criteria under IBPS PO recruitment.
IBPS PO Recruitment 2017: Frequently Asked Questions
Q1.Why was there a delay in IBPS PO recruitment this year ?
Ans 1. Due to the change of pattern.
Q2. Can a candidate apply for more than 1 post under IBPS PO Recruitment 2017 ?
Ans 2. No.
Q3. When will the preliminary exam be conducted under IBPS PO Recruitment 2017 ?
Ans 3. In the month of October
Q4. Is local language proficiency a criteria under IBPS PO Recruitment ?
Ans 4. No
Q5. Is age relaxation available under IBPS PO Recruitment 2017 ?
Ans 5. Yes for certain categories under IBPS PO Recruitment.
Educational Qualifications under IBPS PO Recruitment 2017
Under IBPS PO recruitment 2017, candidates should possess Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government, possess valid Mark-sheet/ Degree Certificate that he/ she is a Graduation on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.
Application Procedure under IBPS PO Recruitment 2017
Before applying online for IBPS PO recruitment 2017, applicants should make sure that they have a valid e-mail id & contact number. Candidates should log on the official website and click here to apply online for CWE PO/ MT – VII.
Application fee under IBPS PO recruitment is as follows –
Rs. 600 for General Category
Rs. 100 for SC/ ST/ PW
IBPS PO Recruitment 2017: Pre-Exam Training
Pre-Examination Training under IBPS PO recruitment 2017 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.
Venue Details for Exam under IBPS PO Recruitment
1. The IBPS PO exam 2017 will be conducted online in venues across many centres in India.
2. No request for change of centre for under IBPS PO recruitment shall be entertained.
3. The centres for the IBPS PO exam 2017 mains will be limited.
IBPS RRB Recruitment 2017 for the posts of Officers Scale I, II, III and Office Assistants had been issued previously. Any Eligible candidate, who aspired to join any of the Regional Rural Banks listed at (A) as Group “A”-Officers (Scale- I, II & III) and Group “B”-Office Assistant (Multipurpose), is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP for RRBs-VI). The IBPS RRB recruitment notification has released earlier this year so aspirants will have to pace up their preparation.
Under IBPS RRB recruitment, for the posts of Officers Scale I and Office Assistant (Multi-purpose) the examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Candidates who apply for the post of Office Assistant (Multi-purpose) will be provisionally allotted on the basis of the marks obtained by them in the Main examination and the vacancies reported by the RRBs.
For the post of Officers Scale I under IBPS RRB recruitment, 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 coordinated by the Nodal Regional Rural Banks with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with appropriate authority.
Start preparing for the IBPS RRB recruitment exam at the earliest because the competition will be stiff.
Under IBPS RRB recruitment, a candidate can apply for the Post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) and can also apply for the Post of Officer. However a candidate can apply for only one post in officer’s cadre i.e. for Officer Scale-I or Scale-II or Scale- III.
IBPS RRB Recruitment 2017: Exam Dates as per Official Calendar
Officer Scale I Prelims
09.09.2017, 10.09.2017 and 16.09.2017
Officer Scale II & III Single Exam
Officer Scale I Mains
Office Assistant Prelims
17, 23 & 24.09.2017
Office Assistant Mains
IBPS RRB Recruitment 2017: Important Dates
Beginning of Registration
July 24th, 2017
Last Date to Apply
August 14th, 2017
IBPS RRB Recruitment 2017: Criteria for Age
Officer Scale I
Above 18 years – Below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1987 and later than 30.06.1999 (both dates inclusive)
Officer Scale II
Above 21 years – Below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.07.1985 and later than 30.06.1996 (both dates inclusive)
Officer Scale III
Above 21 years – Below 40 years i.e. candidatesshould not have been born earlier than 03.07.1977 and later than 30.06.1996 (both dates inclusive)
Between 18 years and 28 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than 02.07.1989 and later than 01.07.1999 (both dates inclusive)
IBPS RRB Recruitment 2017: Category Wise Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe
Other Backward Classes
Persons With Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen
(for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)) actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex- Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a
maximum age limit of 50 years
In the case of Ex- servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/ SSCOs, who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment.
(for the post of Officers)
Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried.
(only for the post of Office Assistant
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89.
Persons affected by 1984 riots
Under IBPS RRB recruitment, candidates applying for the posts of Officers Scale I, II and III, seeking age relaxation, will be required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s)at the time of Interview co-ordinated by the Nodal RRB with the help of NABARD and IBPS in consultation with appropriate authority, if shortlisted for interview.
Candidates applying for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) must produce the documents at the time of verification of documents on the day of / before the day of joining the allotted RRB, if provisionally allotted.
IBPS RRB Recruitment 2017: Academic and Professional Qualifications
IBPS RRB Recruitment 2017: Application Charges
Under IBPS RRB recruitment, Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Online payment from 12.07.2017 to 01.08.2017 both dates inclusive)
IBPS RRB Recruitment 2017: Local Language Proficiency
For recruitment of Officer Scale I & Office Assistant (Multipurpose), proficiency in local language as specified below shall be an essential qualification:-
Candidates who have already studied the language of the State in standard VIII or any level above standard VIII in Government recognized Boards of Education/ School or having any certificate to the effect for standard VIII or any level above standard VIII would be considered proficient in that local language.
Where the candidate does not meet the aforesaid requirement in local language at the time of selection, he will be given a time of six months from the date of joining to acquire the proficiency. This period can be extended by the Boards of RRBs within the framework of the rules and provided that such extension should not be beyond the probation period.