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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 Exam Centre

There is exam centre in every state and union territories i.e. 36 but the final list of exam centres for IBPS PO Exam 2017 will be released along with the official notification.


A) 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 Preliminary Exam Pattern consist of 100 questions & in 3 sections and 1 hour of time. The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination is just of qualifying nature for mains exam. The pattern of the Preliminary exam is given below:

B) IBPS PO 2017 Mains Exam Pattern:

IBPS PO Mains exam will contain 200 questions and time allotted will be 140 minutes. The pattern of the Mains exam is given below:

IBPS Mains exam will contain 200 questions and time allotted will be 135 minutes. There is separate secional timing for each test of Reasoning, G.A, Quant, Computer and English. The pattern of the Mains exam is given below:

Sr.No. Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 30 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
4 General Awareness
(with special reference to Banking Industry)
40 40 20 minutes
5 Computer Knowledge 20 20 10 minutes
Total 200 200 140 minutes

Important Note – Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will be considered for shortlisting for Interview and preparation of final merit list.
Note: There will be negative marking for every wrong answers in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question.

C) IBPS PO Interview:

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The qualifying marks in interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (Main exam) and interview for final merit list will be 80:20 respectively


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 tentative dates according to IBPS's Tentative Calendar of CWE for PSBs and RRBs -

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
2 Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2018

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