IBPS PO 2017 : Recruitment Notification, Exam Dates, Syllabus

IBPS has released the notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers 2017-18. IBPS has introduced some major changes this year in its Mains Exam Pattern. However, the examination pattern for the preliminary exam is still the same. This year IBPS will also conduct a descriptive test of English Language (Letter and Essay Writing) along with the mains exam. Now the structure is very similar to the mains pattern of SBI Exams. 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.
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


IBPS PO 2017

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an organization that helps in assessment and selection of an individual for various organization at different posts. IBPS PO Exam inspects an individual on the base of Speed, Accuracy and Confidentiality in all its activities. IBPS provides its service to all Public Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, few Co.op.Banks, LIC & Insurance companies Regional Rural Banks, many Public Sector Undertakings of Non-financial sectors, Government Departments, State owned companies and Corporations also avail its services. Some major universities and reputed Management institutes engage IBPS regularly for conduct of their “Admission Tests”.
IBPS conducts recruitment drive for Probationary Officers and Clerical Cadre once a year. IBPS has released it calendar for the year 2017, according to which it is expected that the official notification for IBPS PO 2017 will be out tentatively in July’17.

IBPS PO 2017 Notification

IBPS has notified the notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. IBPS PO 2017  is going to be an opportunity for many of those who are preparing for making their carrier in banking sector.
IBPS PO 2017 Vacancy

IBPS has released notification regarding the post of probationary officer/management trainees. There are total 3562 vacancies for IBPS probationary officer/management trainees. IBPS vacancies also have reservations under various categories will be as per prevailing Government Guidelines at the time of finalisation of the result.

IBPS PO Salary
Approximate salary of bank PO is 35,000 – 40,000 and it may vary bank to bank. And other allowances as may be admissible under the rules in force from time to time in the company. Becoming a probationary officer in a public sector bank is a brilliant opportunity to start a promising career in banking sector.

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Dates
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts examination for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) and Clerical Cadre every year. IBPS will take CWE-VII for Probationary Officers as an Online exam in two parts:
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 2018
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.

IBPS Reserve List for CWE VI Clerk, PO, SO Notification Released

IBPS has released the Provisionally allotted & Reserve list for IBPS CWE VI. Also, you can check the IBPS List of provisional allotment candidates under IBPS CWE V for the posts of Clerk, Probationary Officer (PO) and Specialist Officer (SO). Those candidates whose name appears in reserve list will be informed for Pre-Recruitment formalities through registered phone number or email id. You can view the Provisionally Allotted list for IBPS PO & Clerk 2016 from the link below:

Click Here – IBPS CWE VI Provisionally Allotted list

Click Here

– IBPS CWE VI Provisionally Allotted list




Study Plan for IBPS Clerk Exam


Most of you might have applied for IBPS Clerk 2015. It’s right to start your preparations. Today I am going to provide a detailed Study Plan for IBPS Clerk Preliminary as well as Mains exam.

Pattern of the Exam ( Prelims and Mains)

  1. Quantitative Aptitude
  2. Logical Reasoning
  3.  English Language
  4.  General Awareness
  5.  Computer Knowledge

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Whenever you start preparing for IBPS Quantitative Aptitude Section, make sure that your speed and accuracy are quite strong to attempt maximum questions in minimum time Period.
  2. You are all aware of the negative marking scheme, you can’t afford to attempt all the questions. So try to attempt only 28-30 questions in Quantitative Aptitude Section, otherwise you may lack in scoring good.
  3. You need to spend max 45-50 seconds on each question . If you think that any question will take more time, then it’s better to leave that question and attempt it later.
  4. The Quantitative Aptitude Sections consists of questions from Basic Math of 10th and 12th 
  5. The essential key of scoring good in the exam is to practice, practice and practice. The more you will practice, the more you will become confident about it.
  6. Don’t try to use long methods to solve QA questions! Use of short tricks and formulas will help you to attempt max questions in less time and accuracy too can be maintained.
  7. Spend at least 2-3 hours daily on practicing Quantitative Aptitude questions.
  8. Prepare a tricks of all the shortcuts and formulas for quick revision based on below topics.
  • Data Interpretation, Quadratic Equations, Number Series for IBPS, Mensuration, Profit & Loss and Time & Work, Simplification, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, Number Series for IBPS, Data Sufficiency, Mixture Problems.


  1. You have got total 30 minutes in Mains Exam to attempt at most 40 questions of Reasoning.
  2. There are no such particular formulas to solve Logical Reasoning questions, you have to understand the clear meaning of questions and solve them with the help of logical thinking accordingly.
  3. You can spend at least 1-2 hours daily on Reasoning. An afternoon is the best time to practice Reasoning Questions.
  4. As per the IBPS Clerk Reasoning Syllabus, we have come up with the list of important topics that should be covered at first while preparing for this section.
  5. Logical Reasoning is to test your mental ability and thinking capabilities. So you only have to use your presence of mind to solve such questions.
  • Seating arrangement, Coding-Decoding, Mathematical Inequalities , Blood relations, Syllogism, Arrangement and Pattern, Scheduling, Direction and Distance, Classification/Analogy, Series, Ordering and ranking.

English Language

The English Section in IBPS Clerk Exam is designed to test candidates’ Basic English Skills, so those who are going to apply for this exam should follow the required steps in the right direction. Please check below to get the IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips to Score well in English Section.

  1. Candidates can practice for IBPS Clerk English at any time during the day. English is always fun to read and learn.
  2. To improve your English, the candidates are advised to read English newspapers especially (The Hindu)and novels .
  3. The candidates can focus more on improving their vocabulary and grammar, as these two things can help you in achieving success in this section.
  • Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Sentence Correction, Spot the error, Fill in the blanks, Para jumbles

General Awareness

  1. The candidates are advised to make this a habit of reading newspapers and watching news channels daily to keep themselves updated about the latest happenings across India and the Globe.
  2. They can also read Daily, Weekly and Monthly Edition of Current Affairs to increase their General Awareness.
  3. Morning Hours are the best hours to study for IBPS Clerk General Knowledge Section.
  4. Try to use Memorizing Techniques so that you can remember the studied data for a long time.

Computer Awareness

  1. In order to prepare well for this section, candidates are advised to read Basic Computer Terms and Techniques. Only basic knowledge about Computers can make you an achiever for this section.
  2. You can prepare at any time for this section. Spend at most 1 hour daily on this section.
  3. Check out the IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Computer Knowledge for more information about the topics which you have to cover.
  • Computer hardware parts and controls, Basic computer terminology, Basic internet knowledge and protocols, Database Management System, Number System, Operating System, History of Computer, Network basics (LAN & WAN), Computer abbreviation, Security Tools, Virus, Hacking, Software names and usages (Microsoft Office) And Computer Shortcuts.

Apart from the above study plan, candidates should work on refining their knowledge more with the best study material and books and assess their performance with the Previous Years Question Papers and Mock Tests.

  • Regular practice is the key in order to clear any exam. That is the only way you can improve your Speed and Accuracy.
  • Time Management and Accuracy are very essential for these exms. So practice as much Mock Tests as you can.
  • Use the One hour time constraint while you give the mock tests.
  • Do not waste too much time on any question. Move on to the next question if you feel stuck at any particular question.
  • Analyze your strong and weak areas and accordingly try to fix time for each section and attempt that section in your allotted time.
  • Evaluate your tests to see how you are performing and where you can improve.

 Failures in Banking Exams

  1. 90% of the students and friends who are failing in competitive exams are weak in English.
  2. They got bored of reading same books and revising same syllabus
  3. They always complain about reservation policy and high application fee
  4. They don’t devote time studies because they are over-confident
  5. According to them reason behind their failure is ever rising cutoffs
  6. They think that they are weak in only one section while they aren’t able to reach total cutoff.



IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2016 Main Available – Click Here

IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2016 is released firstly for preliminary exam, and then for main exam. If you had submitted application form of IBPS Clerk 2016 CWE VI then you could download IBPS call letter 2016 for prelims.

Candidates who Qualify the  IBPS Clerk 2016 CWE VI Prelims to download the  IBPS Clerk 2016 CWE VI mains Call Letter/ Admit Card. Call letter is available for download before exam.

To Click Below link to Download Mains call letter/Admit Card:

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Date of availability : 17 December, 2016

Last date : 1 January, 2017

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IBPS CWE Clerk Exam 2016 Prelims Results Released

IBPS Clerk Result 2016 is announced at ibps.in. Result of IBPS Clerk 2016 signifies status of qualifying recruitment exam. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection publishes Clerical Cadre Results 2016 for preliminary and main exams one by one. Cut off marks are decided by IBPS.

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