IBPS PO Exam is being held by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. IBPS is the largest recruitment organization whose aim is to encourage the recruitment and placement of young graduates in public sector banks in India (except SBI). There is five big recruitment for which IBPS conducts the recruitment process. Probationary Officer(PO) is one of them. This recruitment targets the graduates who are interested in the post. IBPS PO Exam takes place in the month of October every year in all India. The aspirants who participate in the examination has to undergo the Preliminary, Mains, and Interview for the recruitment in the desired bank. Get here complete details of IBPS PO Exam including exam dates, cut off, exam pattern, syllabus.
IBPS PO Exam
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting IBPS PO as every year. Only the qualifiers of the Prelims exam are able to sit in the IBPS PO Main Exam. In the same way, those who qualify Mains appeared in the interview. Provisional allotment is on the basis of merit. The candidates can check the Paper Analysis of the last year.
|Dates for IBPS PO 2017 Exam|
|IBPS PO Exam Preliminary Dates||07, 08, 14, 15 Oct 2017|
|IBPS PO Main exam 2017 is due to be conducted on||26 Nov 2017|
|Interview conducted in||Jan / Feb 2018|
|Dates for IBPS PO 2018 Exam|
|IBPS PO Exam Preliminary Dates||13, 14, 20, & 21 Oct 2018|
|IBPS PO Exam Mains Dates||18 Nov 2018|
|IBPS PO Exam Interview Dates||Jan/ Feb 2019|
IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria
Candidates should meet the following eligibility requirements in order to apply for IBPS PO Exam
Nationality – The candidate must be an Indian National.
- Educational Requirements – The applicant must have a Graduation in any discipline, from a recognized institute.
- Age Limit – applicant must be between 20 to 30 years as on 1st July. Candidates belonging to reserved category might get relaxation in the upper age limit.
Relaxation in age
|Persons affected by 1984 riots/ People ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir from 01 January 1980 to 31 December 1989/ Ex-Servicemen||5 years|
IBPS PO Exam Pattern
The candidates can check the IBPS PO exam pattern, for the Preliminary, Main, and Interview, from the below:
- PHASE I-Preliminary Exam (100 marks)
- PHASE II- Main Exam (200 marks)
- PHASE III- Interview ( 100 marks)
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern
The exam will be conducted in online mode and question paper will be presented in Hindi and English language. The candidates will have to solve 100 MCQs related to three major sections including- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability. The question paper might be of 100 marks for which you shall get only 1 hour. A penalty of 0.25 (25% marks) for each wrong attempted response be done.
|Subjects||No. of Questions||Maximum marks||Time allowed|
|English Language||30||30||1 hour|
IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of IBPS PO Main examination has been changed a lot. English Language and the candidates can check the new pattern from the table below
|Name of Test||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Allocated for Each Test|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
Letter writing and an essay will have 2 questions or 25 marks)
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||45 minutes|
After the qualifying Main exam, candidates may further be required to appear for 100 marks interview session. All the candidate must produce the original documents at the time of interview.
Books recommended for IBPS PO
The candidates who are preparing for the IBPS need some helpful books for the preparations for the exam. There are lots of books on the market for doing the better preparations in IBPS. Some of the books for various topics asked in the exams are given here.
|A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Revised Edition by RS Agarwal||Buy online|
|A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-Verbal by Sijwali||Buy online|
|Comprehensive Guide to IBPS-CWE Bank PO/MT Prelim + Main Exam||Buy online|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. Aggarwal||Buy online|
|The Complete Success Package – Bank PO Recruitment Exam||Buy online|
|Objective Computer Knowledge and Literacy||Buy online|
|Objective Computer Awareness||Buy online|
|Essential English Grammar with Answers by Murphy||Buy online|
IBPS PO Post and Participating Institutes of the previous year
In all 20 banks participate in IBPS PO recruitment 2017. However, not all the institutes open vacancies every year. As stated above, the maximum number of vacancies are in the Canara Bank and the minimum vacancies are in the Bank of Maharashtra, Central Bank of India, and Corporation Bank. The candidates may check the details vacancies from the table below:
|Indian Overseas Bank||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Bank of Baroda||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Oriental Bank of Commerce||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|Bank of India||30||15||54||101||200|
|Punjab National Bank||NR||NR||NR||NR||NR|
|Bank of Maharashtra||15||7||27||51||100|
|Punjab & Sind Bank||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
|Central Bank of India||15||8||28||49||100|
|Union Bank of India||83||34||78||127||322|
|United Bank of India||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil||Nil|
Official website: www.ibps.in