IBPS PO 2017 Exam

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released IBPS PO 2017 Official Notification on 14th August 2017. The Online Registration for IBPS PO 2017 is over now. Last date to apply online for IBPS PO 2017 Exam was 5th September 2017. IBPS has introduced 3562 vacancies for IBPS PO 2017 Exam. IBPS PO Vacancy 2017 is likely to increase as 4 banks have not yet reported about any vacancy. A major change has been noticed in the Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2017 as per the released notification. Just like SBI PO 2017, IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer.

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Analysis

IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Exam has started on 7th October 2017. Here is the detailed Exam Analysis of IBPS PO Prelims Exam.

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IBPS PO is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection every year to select candidates for the much sought after bank jobs. IBPS PO 2017 Preliminary Exam is scheduled on 7th, 8th, 14th, & 15th October while the IBPS PO 2017 Mains Examination will be held on 26th November 2017.

Back in 2011, IBPS started the Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruiting officers and clerks in all Public Sector Banks. Earlier this exam was known as IBPS PO exam but now the name has been changed to IBPS CWE.

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IBPS PO 2017 Notification

The IBPS PO 2017 notification has been released in month of August. The recruitment process is for selecting candidates for the post of Probationary Officers in different Public Sector Banks. Selected Candidates through IBPS PO 2017 exam can be posted anywhere in India.

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IBPS PO 2017 Vacancy

More than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank PO examination every year. IBPS has released the official notification for IBPS PO 2017 , detailing the number of vacancies. IBPS has introduced 3562 vacancies for IBPS PO 2017 Exam. IBPS PO Vacancy 2017 is likely to increase as 4 banks have not yet reported about any vacancy.

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Dates

Activity Dates
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
IBPS PO Mock Test Series

IBPS PO Exam Centre

The Exam Centres for IBPS PO 2017 will be allotted after the registration process is complete. Candidates are given the option to select the exam center of their choice while filling in the application form. However, if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues, IBPS may allot an exam center other than the choices made by the candidate.

IBPS PO Recruitment

The recruitment process to select Probationary Officer and Management Trainees through IBPS PO 2017 is done in three phases: Online Preliminary Exam, Online Mains Exam and Interview. A candidate must qualify each of them to proceed to the next phase.

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IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2017

The IBPS PO exam is going to be conducted in three phases: preliminary examination, mains examination and the Interview Process.

The Preliminary Exam has to be completedwithin a time frame of 1 hour. It is conducted in online mode in three sections namely Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.

Major changes are noticed in IBPS PO Mains Exam 2017. Let’s have a look at all the changes one by one.

A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examination to be eligible for the interview process.

IBPS PO 2017 Preliminary Exam Pattern:

Sr.No.
Name of the Test
No.
of Questions
Maximum Marks
Duration
 1
English Language
30
30
Composite time of 1 Hour
 2
Quantitative Aptitude
35
35
 3
Reasoning Ability
35
35
Total
100
100

IBPS PO 2017 Mains Exam Pattern:

Sr.No.
Name of the Test
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
180 minutes
 5
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
2
25
30 minutes

Expected Changes in IBPS PO 2017 Exam

Being a trendsetter in the field of Banking Exams, SBI recruitment process has always been tough. This year as well, SBI designed one of the toughest papers for the Mains Examinations conducted for the post of PO. As IBPS follows the pattern of State Bank of India Recruitment Process, it is likely that the exam pattern may have major changes.

English Reasoning and Computer Aptitude Data Analysis and Interpretation

Reading Comprehension:

  • Only Written Paragraph is asked with a set of 5 questions
  • Questions on paragraph connector

Diagram based Input Output Questions:

  • Diagrammatic Input-Output Question
  • Deduce logic and inference from Questions

Topic Based Data Interpretation:

  • DI based on Time and Work and Profit and Loss

Sentence Formation:

  • Four statements are given and sentence has to be formed

Puzzles:

  • Puzzles on seating arrangement
  • Puzzles on Direction

Advanced level of Probability:

  • Advanced conceptual questions on Probability

Error Detection:

  • 4 question from old method
  • 4 question from new method

Coding-Decoding:

  • Time-based coding decoding questions will be asked

Phrase Interpretation:

  • Identify correct interpretation of bold phrase in a sentence from given opti

Double Fillers:

  • Two blanks in each sentence, fill the correct options in both the blanks

Passage Inference:

  • Inference to the question will be given, identify correct passage from the given option

Sentence Rearrangement:

  • Arrange the jumbled sentences in accordance with the passage

IBPS PO Syllabus 2017

The IBPS PO syllabus is almost same for Preliminary phase and Mains Exam. A candidate needs to be well versed in Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Computer Awareness and General Awareness to scale high in this exam.

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IBPS PO Preparation

To score high in IBPS PO 2017 Exam, it is really necessary for each and every candidate to look into the latest exam pattern and the change in syllabus so that IBPS preparation can be done accordingly.

How to Prepare for Each Topic

Every section asked in IBPS PO 2017 Exam has its importance and weightage. So it’s really necessary for the candidates to prepare for each section separately and with extra care keeping in mind their strengths and weaknesses. This will help them to make less error in the exam and score more.

Quantitative Aptitude:

If you know all the basics and formulae related to each chapter, then this section is a piece of cake for you. To score high in this section, you need to get your basics right. Practice questions on regular basis to increase you speed in this section. You can fetch marks really easily in this section if you solve more questions accurately in less time. Questions asked in this section are mostly direct and formulae based.

Important topics that are frequently asked in this section are: Time and Distance, Work and Time, Data Interpretation, Percentages, Ratio and Proportions, Alligations.

Reasoning:

This is a tricky section, hence prepare accordingly. Time management and accuracy is really necessary in this section. This section can turn out to be a game changer for you if you score really well in this section as the questions asked in Reasoning are really challenging and surprising.

Important topics to keep in mind while preparing for this section are: Logical Reasoning, Syllogism, Blood Relation, Verbal Reasoning, Coding-Decoding, Puzzle etc.

English Language:

This section has both easy as well as tricky sections. Questions are asked almost from each topics but the frequency of question might differ. It’s really necessary for the candidate to know which topic holds maximum marks and prepare accordingly.

Important topics to keep in mind while preparing for this section are: Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Fill in the blanks, paragraph completion.

General Awareness:

This is one section that is asked without any implication of flashy and mind boggling questions. You are required to be aware of all the Current Affairs and Financial Awareness to scale high in this section.

Computer Aptitude:

Very basic questions are asked in this section. Being an important section of the Mains Exam, it is necessary to prepare really well for this section. Candidates can expect expect questions from Computer Hardware and Software, History, Basic Terminologies, Operating System and Networking.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

A candidate is required to hold a minimum of Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized university in order to be eligible for IBPS PO 2017 exam. He/She must be on minimum 20 years of age to apply for this exam.

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IBPS PO 2017 Application Fee

A candidate is required to pay Rs. 600/- (General and OBC) as their application fee for IBPS PO 2017 exam. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

IBPS PO Admit Card

The admit card for IBPS PO 2017 Exam will be released once the application process for the same is complete. Admit card for Preliminary Exam will be released first followed by the admit card for Mains Exam. The admit card for Mains Exam will be issued to candidates who have qualified the preliminary test.

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IBPS PO Result 2017

The IBPS PO result will be released after the completion of each phase of the exam. The main thing to notice here is that a cumulative score of the preliminary exam, mains exam and the interview is considered to prepare the final merit list of selected students. The merit list is prepared in the descending order of the marks obtained by candidates. Candidates who make it to the merit list will be given the appointment letter by RBI.

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IBPS PO Cut Off 2017

The cut off for IBPS PO 2017 Exam will be released after each phase of examination is completed. The cut off for the preliminary exam will be released first followed by cut off for mains exam. Candidates can evaluate their selection chances by matching their score with the cut off list released by RBI.

IBPS PO CUT OFF 2016:

PRELIMS:

Details of Online preliminary Examination Scores

English
language
Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
Maximum Score
30
35
35
Cutoff Score required for provisional shortlisting for main Examination GENERAL
07.00
08.50
08.25

MAINS:

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

Category SC ST OBC UR OC VI HI
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

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