IBPS PO Notification 2017-18 Out in Newspaper

Published on Monday, August 14, 2017
Hi Readers
The most awaited notification of the year, the IBPS PO 2017-18 has been released in a newspaper and we are here with the details of the notification.

Important Dates

  • Online Registration date:  16.08.2017 to 05.09.2017
  • Prelims Exam Dates: 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th October 2017
  • Mains Exam Dates:  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 Eligibility Criteria 2017

Age limit

20- 30 years as on 01.07.2017.

Age Relaxation

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel) 5 years
Widows/Divorced Women 9 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal
retrenched from service(for MP state Only) 5 years

Educational Qualification

Aspirants must have Graduation degree from a recognized university/board

IBPS PO Application Fees 2017

The application fee for IBPS PO exam is
  • General- Rs. 600/- 
  • ST/ SC/ PWD- Rs. 100/-

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2017

IBPS PO Exam is divided into three phases that we all know and the details of the phases are given below.

Phase I- IBPS PO Prelims

The exam pattern is mentioned in the table below. You will get 100 questions to be solved in 60 minutes and there is a provision of -0.25 negative marking.
Test Name No. of Ques Marks
Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35
Quantitative Aptitude Paper 35 35
English Language Paper 30 30
Total 100 100

Phase II- IBPS PO Mains

Student who will clear the Premlims exam will appear for the mains exam and there will be 5 section and time-duration for each section will be specific which is mentioned in the table below.  Students msut attempt the exam in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. The candidate can’t skip to the next section before the time allotted to the current section has elapsed. Again, there is negative marking 0.25 marks for each incorrect answer.
Name of Section (Objective) Marks/Time
Reasoning 50 (40 Mins)
English Language 40 (30 Mins)
Quantitative Aptitude 50 (40 Mins)
General Awareness 40 (20 Mins)
Computer Knowledge 20 (10 mins)
Total 200

Phase III- Interview

  • The candidates who have qualified the mains exam are called for the interview which carries a maximum of 100 marks. 
  • The minimum qualifying marks in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). 
  • The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in mains examination and interview. The final scoreis calculated with weightage of marks given to the main examination and interviewin the ratio of 80:20 respectively.


English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)

Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Arithmetic Problems
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • HCF and LCM
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Problems on Boats and Streams
  • Miscellaneous (SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Partnership, Problems on Trains, Pipes and Cisterns)

General Awareness

  • Banking and Insurance Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness

Computer Knowledge

  • History of Computers
  • Generation of Computers
  • Computer Organisation
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Languages
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Computer and Network Security
Note: This notification is based on the advertisement published in the newspaper. Candidates are advised to check the official website of IBPS regularly to get the official notification which is likely to be released before the end of this month. 

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