IBPS PO 2017 Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (Probationary Officer)

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What is IBPS PO ?

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is a government organization which owns the responsibility for the recruitment of individuals for various posts in the Public Sector Banks, Co-operatives, Regional Rural Banks, etc. IBPS PO is an examination that is conducted by IBPS for the recruitment to the post of the...

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is a government organization which owns the responsibility for the recruitment of individuals for various posts in the Public Sector Banks, Co-operatives, Regional Rural Banks, etc. IBPS PO is an examination that is conducted by IBPS for the recruitment to the post of the Probationary Officers. Various organizations participate and announce their vacancies to be filled through IBPS PO exam. 

 
Some of the organizations involved in this process are-
 
  • Allahabad Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Corporation Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Union Bank of India
  • Bank of India
  • Dena Bank
  • Punjab National Bank
  • United Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • IDBI Bank
  • Punjab and Sind Bank
  • Vijaya Bank
 
The candidates who are interested in applying for the IBPS PO exam has to register for the Common Recruitment Process. Depending upon the final vacancies to be filled based on the business needs of the Participating Organizations, the candidates will be shortlisted through the due process and will be allotted to the to one of the participating organizations provisionally. However, the provisional allotment of the organization to the candidate will be made on the basis of the actual vacancies reported by the participating organizations to the IBPS.
 
IBPS is an online examination and lakhs of candidates appear for around 8,800 vacancies every year, which makes the IBPS PO exam extremely competitive. The serious candidates involved in the IBPS PO Preparation maintain a decent level of expertise and gives a tough competition to each other. 
 
IBPS PO Guidelines-
 
  • IBPS releases the IBPS PO notification well in advance and the IBPS PO Dates are declared to the candidates. The candidates are advised to keep track of the IBPS PO Important Dates.
  • Before proceeding to the IBPS PO Registration, the candidates should check the IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria and confirm the same.
  • The candidates who will appear for the IBPS PO exam has to clear all the stages of the exam, i.e.
  1.  IBPS PO Preliminary stage
  2.  IBPS PO Mains stage 
  3.  IBPS PO Personal Interview 
  • Any candidate who does not clear even any one of the stage cannot be considered as a selected candidate for the post of Probationary Officer.  
  • All the candidates interested in applying for the various posts of IBPS PO can only apply online at the official website of IBPS.
  • IBPS has reserved the seats for the certain categories; the candidates must check the unreserved seats and reserved category seats before applying to the IBPS exam. The reserved category candidate must have the category certificate with them.
  • The candidate must check the IBPS PO Exam Pattern and analyze the framework completely.
  • The candidates can check the IBPS PO Results for preliminary and Mains Exam within 15 days of the exam.
  • The candidates are advised to prepare for the IBPS PO prelims and mains exam simultaneously as IBPS provide only one month gap between the IBPS PO prelims and mains exam.
  • The Payment of IBPS PO Online Registration can only be made through the Online medium.
  • The candidates are advised to get updated with the latest IBPS PO News to get the fresh information.
 
  

IBPS PO Latest News & Updates

Cracking the IBPS PO Interview right

08-Dec-2017
Cracking the IBPS PO interview is a humongous process as only one-third of the candidates who qualify IBPS PO Examinations who will make it to the final selections. The IBPS PO Examination is already over and the candidates would start ... Read more

IBPS PO Prelims Score Card released

09-Nov-2017
The Institute of Banking Personnel declared the scores for the online Preliminary Examination in order to employ probationary officers/management trainees (CWE PO/MT-VII). The IBPS PO Result was declared last week. ... Read more

IBPS PO Prelims Result expected to be declared soon

23-Oct-2017
IBPS PO Prelims was held on the following dates: 7,8,14 and 15 October 2017. The main examination is scheduled on 26 November 2017, the prelims result is expected to be on or before October 31, 2017.  As per the IBPS Official ... Read more

IBPS PO: 20 Quick Time Management Tips

05-Oct-2017
A lot of bank exam aspirants are of the opinion that they lack time. The IBPS PO Exam Pattern is such that there are a lot of questions that are required to be attempted in less time. Candidates are not able to attempt questions in a lot of ... Read more

IBPS PO EXAM: 3 days to go for Prelims

04-Oct-2017
The Bank job aspirants must be in midst of a tough schedule of preparation practicing numerous questions and memorizing tough formulae. De-stressing and ensuring the mind stays calm is one way of ensuring that you attempt the exam with ... Read more
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What's New ?

There has been a slight change in the format of the Mains exam. It still has the five sections, namely Reasoning, General Aptitude, English, Awareness and Computer Knowledge. This paper has to be attempted in 140 minutes.

However, according to the new format, each section has to be done in a stipulated time format. A candidate cannot go on to the next section till the stipulated time for that section has elapsed.

IBPS PO 2017 Important Dates

 

IBPS PO Notification 2017 has already been released and all the dates have been announced by the IBPS. For a candidate who is preparing for the IBPS PO exam, it is crucial to know all the important dates. The IBPS PO important dates include IBPS PO registration dates, IBPS PO prelims and mains dates, Declaration of IBPS Pre and Mains Results, IBPS PO Interview dates and IBPS PO Provisional Posting dates.

IBPS PO 2017 Dates:

Events/Activities Tentative Dates
IBPS PO Online Registration 16-Aug-2017 to 05-Sept-2017
Payment of Online Application 16-Aug-2017 to 05-Sept-2017
Download Call Letters of Pre-Exam Training September 2017
Pre-exam Training Conduct 23-Sept-2017 to 29-Sept-2017
IBPS PO Prelims Admit Card 2017 Download  September 2017
IBPS PO Prelims Exam date 2017 07-Oct-2017, 08-Oct-2017, 14-Oct-2017 & 15-Oct-2017
IBPS PO Prelims Result 2017 October 2017
IBPS PO Main Admit Card 2017 Download November 2017
IBPS PO Main Exam date 2017 26-Nov-2017
IBPS PO Main Result 2017 December 2017
IBPS PO Interview Call Letter 2017 January 2018
Conduct of Interview January/February 2018
Provisional Allotment  April 2018

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IBPS PO 2017 Exam Pattern

Exam pattern is one of the most important aspects of a competitive examination. To clear the exam, the candidate must be well aware of the features of the IBPS Po Exam pattern. Without a clear insight of Exam pattern, the direction of preparation may get distorted.

IBPS PO is an online examination and is conducted in three parts-

  • IBPS Preliminary Examination
  • IBPS Main Examination
  • Interview

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS reserves the right to change the Exam pattern and may change it from time to time as per the requirement of the recruitment. The same shall be informed to the candidates by the notification. Therefore, it is inevitable to read the notification carefully and to know the important characteristics of the IBPS PO exam pattern.

Detailed IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2017


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IBPS PO 2017 Eligibility

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria are well defined by the IBPS. The candidates who want to appear in the IBPS PO exam has to fulfill the eligibility conditions before applying for the IBPS exam. Consider the IBPS eligibility criteria in the points mentioned below-
  • Citizenship: The aspiring Candidate must be a citizen of India or a resident of Bhutan/Nepal or a Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with an intention of permanently settling in India.
  • The Candidate must hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized University or equivalent in any discipline.
  • The candidate must possess a valid Marksheet/ Degree Certificate indicating that the candidate is graduated and also mentioning the date and marks obtained in the documents. 
  • The Candidate must have a professional degree or a relevant experience for higher posts.
  • Aspirants in the final year of their bachelor's program or with awaiting results are not eligible.
  • Candidates age should not be more than 30 years and less than 20 years at the time of registration.

Detailed IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria 2017


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IBPS PO 2017 Application Procedure

IBPS PO Registration 2017 can only be done through Online mode. The candidate has to register at the official website of IBPS. 

Before applying, make sure you have the following documents-

  • A scanned signature and a recent passport sized colored photograph.
  • A valid and active email address. All correspondence will be through this address.
  • A credit/debit card/net banking facilities to pay the application fees online.

Detailed IBPS PO Application Procedure 2017


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Applicants

Here are the details of the Applicants in IBPS PO exam. A general trend has been showcased here so that the candidates can get the rough idea of the applicants in IBPS exam.

  • Every year, around 8-10 Lakh Applicants appear for the IBPS PO Prelims, however, IBPS qualifies only around 1.5 Lakh candidates which is 20 times the total vacancy.
  • Around 40,000 of these candidates clear the Mains exam, which has the maximum weight age. However, there are only about 9000 vacancies every year.
  • The candidates who qualify the Mains exam have to go through a face to face interview.
  • A candidate's performance in the mains exam and the interview determine his rank in the IBPS PO merit list.

Application Fees

A candidate is allowed to pay IBPS PO Application Fee only through an Online medium. There is no other way in which the candidate can pay the fee. Though there are multiple options provided by the IBPS in the online medium by which the fee can be paid like-

  • Debit Card
  • Credit Card
  • Net-Banking
  • IMPS
  • Mobile Wallets
  • RuPay Card
Category Amount
General 600 INR
Reserved Categories (SC/ST/Disabled/Ex-servicemen) 100 INR

Fees Payment

IBPS PO Online Fee payment is not a complex method. It can easily be done by following the given instructions. The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions-

  • The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets by providing information as asked on the screen.
  • If the online transaction has not been successfully completed then candidates are advised to log in again with their provisional registration number and password and pay the Application Fees/ Intimation Charges online.
  •  On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated.
  •  Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-receipt and online application form. Please note that if the same cannot be generated online transaction may not have been successful.

IBPS PO 2017 Study Material

A right study material is very crucial for the selection in IBPS PO exam. A candidate may waste the important time reading the less useful study material and can venture the chance of selection to minimal. A few useful books for specific sections that can help the candidate to sail through the exam by utilizing the time effectively.

Some good books for IBPS PO Prelims are mentioned below-

Reasoning Section:

  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning -RS Agarwal
  • General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning by S.Thorpe
  • Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude by P.K Mittal

IBPS PO Reasoning Book

English Section:

  • Objective English for Competitive exams by Hari Prasad and Uma Sinha
  • Objective English by Thorpe
  • New IBPS-CWE Exam Guide for Prelims and Mains Exam

IBPS PO English Book

Quantitative Aptitude Section:

  • Quantitative Aptitude Test -NK Singh
  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams- RS Agarwal
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic-Rajesh Verma

IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude Book

IBPS PO 2017 Selection Procedure

IBPS PO Selection Procedure 2017 is fair and rational in approach. IBPS conducts the exam into three phases for which the candidate has to follow the given selection procedure-
 
IBPS PO Selection Procedure
 
IBPS PO Online Registration 2017:
 
This is the first step to the process of IBPS recruitment. IBPS releases the notification of IBPS PO around two months before the exam, the candidates have to Online register for IBPS PO at its official website. 
 
IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2017:
 
IBPS Prelims exam date is stated in the IBPS notification. The candidate has to give Prelims exam after near to two months from the release of the IBPS PO notification. 
 
IBPS PO Prelims Result 2017:
 
The candidates can check the result of IBPS PO result within 15 days from the conduction of the exam. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their score in preliminary exam for the main examination. The selected candidates of the prelims exam on the basis of their scores will be allowed to sit in the next phase.
 
IBPS PO Mains 2017:
 
IBPS PO Main exam is conducted after one month from the Prelims exam.  Apart from the topics of Prelims like Quantitative aptitude, Logical reasoning and English language, two more topics are included in the paper i.e. General Awareness and Computer Knowledge that the IBPS aspirant has to prepare for IBPS PO. A subject paper has also been added to the IBPS PO Main exam from the year 2017 which will comprise of Letter Writing and Essay only in the English Language.
 
IBPS PO Mains result 2017:
 
The result of Mains exam will be declared within one month from the conduction of the Mains exam. The candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of the scores of the candidates in the mains exam. The shortlisted candidates will be eligible to attend the final Interview stage. The call letters of the interview are generally released within one month from the announcement of the results. 
 
IBPS PO Interview 2017:
 
IBPS start to conduct the interviews of the candidates on after 15 days from the release of the call letter. 

The final selection will be based on the candidate's score in the main exam and the personal interview in an 80:20 ratio respectively. The final merit will be prepared by scoring the candidate out of 100. The students can check the details of final merit list and provisional allotment of services.

Detailed IBPS PO Selection Procedure


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IBPS PO 2017 Admit Card

IBPS PO Admit card is an important document that is mandatory to be carried with at the time of examination. There are some provisions of the admit card that an IBPS aspirant must know about.

  • IBPS PO Prelims Admit card 2017 will be released by the IBPS in the month of September 2017.
  • IBPS PO Mains Admit Card 2017 will be released by the IBPS in the month of November 2017
  • The hard copy of the admit card will not be sent by post. The candidates must download the admit card from the official website of IBPS.
  • To download the admit card, the candidate needs to enter their registration number and date of birth in the specified format.
  • You might also be required to enter a captcha. The admit card will appear on your screen. Save the admit card and take a printout for future reference.
  • The admit card will be released separately for each stage as and when the candidate qualifies each part of the exam. The admit card for the Mains exam can be downloaded only by those candidates who have qualified in the preliminary exam.

Details IBPS PO Admit Card 2017


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IBPS PO 2017 Preparation Tips

Find some General tips for cracking the IBPS PO exam. The tips can be helpful to clear the exam by taking the candidate in the right direction of the preparation. 

IBPS PO Preparation Tips

Consider the points given below-

  • Make a good plan for studies. Understand about the syllabus and prepare for the weaker sections.
  • Update yourself on current affairs on a regular basis.
  • Practice various topics available and do well.
  • General Knowledge would help you gain good marks and push your overall score.
  • Manage time well as this is the most critical resource that would help you do well.
  • Keep trying online mock tests to judge yourself and your knowledge to work on your inefficiencies.
  • Revise all of your topics and do well in the exam.
  • Proper diet and enough sleep would help you do well.

Section Wise IBPS PO Preparation Tips


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Documents to be Carried

IBPS PO requisite documents are extremely useful in the entire selection procedure. Without the important documents, the candidature of a candidate may be canceled by the IBPS. Therefore, it becomes necessary to be aware of all the documents to be carried while in the process of selection. 

The following documents in original, as well as self, attested photocopies must be carried to the interview-

  • Printout of the valid Interview Call Letter 
  • Printout of the online application form
  • Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate)
  • Mark sheets and Certificates of the educational qualifications mentioned.
  • Caste certificates issued by a competent authority.
  • Disability certificate (if applicable) to be issued by District Medical Board.
  • Proof of any other eligibility conditions that you have mentioned in your application form like ex-servicemen candidates, age relaxation cases.
  • Candidates serving in a Government/PSU have to furnish a NOC-No Objection Certificate -from their employer at the time of interview. Conditional NOC's will not be accepted.

Test Centres

Before a candidate proceeds to give the exam. The test centres must be known to the aspirant. IBPS can not conduct the exam at all the places in India, therefore it conducts the exam at major places in each state of the country. Have a look at some facts about the IBPS PO test centers.

  • The IBPS PO exam was conducted in over 146 test centers all over the country in 2016.
  • No request for change of test center will be entertained in any case. IBPS can add or remove any test center as per its will.
  • If there are no seats left at the preferred test center, IBPS has the liberty to allot a test center other than those mentioned in the preferred choices.
  • There are multiple exam centres in each state all over India.

Here are the state and U.T wise list of the IBPS PO Prelims and Mains Test centers-

State Code
 
State /UT / NCR Preliminary Exam Centre Main examination Center
11 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh
Chirala, Chittoor, Guntur, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore,
Ongole, Puttur, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirup
Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada,
Vishakhapatnam
 
13 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar, Naharlagun Itanagar
14 Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Kokrajhar, Silchar, Tezpur Guwahati
15 Bihar
Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Bihar Sharif, Darbhanga,
Gaya, Hajipur, Muzzafarpur, Patna, Purnea, Samastipur,
Siwan
Bhagalpur, Muzzafarpur, Patna, Purnea 
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh  Chandigarh 
17 Chhattisgarh Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur Raipur
18 Dadar and Nagar Haveli Surat, Jamnagar Surat
19 Daman & Diu Surat, Jamnagar Surat
20 Delhi Bahadurgarh, Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurgaon  Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater-Noida, Gurgaon
21 Goa Panaji, Verna Panaji
22 Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad, Vadodra
23 Haryana Ambala, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Palwal, Panipat, Sonipat, Yamuna Nagar Hissar
24 Himachal Pradesh Baddi, Bilaspur, Dharamshala, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Sirmaur, Solan, Una Shimla, Solan
25 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Kathua, Samba, Srinagar Jammu, Srinagar
26 Jharkhand Bokaro, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
27 Karnataka Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Gulbarga, Hubli, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi  Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore 
28 Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
29 Lakshadweep Kavarrati Kavarrati
30 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain Bhopal, Indore
31 Maharashtra Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sangli, Satara Aurangabad, Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune 
32 Manipur Imphal Imphal
33 Meghalaya Ri-Bhoi, Shillong Shillong
34 Mizoram Aizawl  Aizawl 
35 Nagaland Kohima Kohima
36 Odisha Angul, Balasore, Bargarh, Baripada, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Jharsuguda, Rourkela, Sambalpur Bhubaneshwar
37 Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
38 Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib , Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Phagwara, Sangrur Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
39 Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Jaipur, Udaipur
40 Sikkim Gangtok Gangtok
41 Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Dindigul, Krishnagiri, Madurai, Nagercoil, Namakkal, Perambalur, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Thoothukodi, Tirunelvelli, Vellore Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli 
42 Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad 
43 Tripura Agartala Agartala
44 Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Bulandhshaher, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Unnao, Varanasi  Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
45 Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar, Roorkee Dehradun
46 West Bengal Asansol, Bardhaman, Berhampur, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Howrah, Kalyani, Kolkata, Siliguri Asansol, Greater Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri

IBPS PO 2017 Syllabus

The syllabus is the most important part of any competitive exam. In IBPS exam also, IBPS PO Syllabus plays a vital role. For an aspirant preparing for the IBPS exam, getting stick to the syllabus is very important otherwise the direction of the preparation may get distorted and the candidate may end up wasting a lot of time on the unproductive topics.

Find the IBPS PO Syllabus 2017 for both Prelims and Main exam:

IBPS PO Prelims Syllabus 2017-

REASONING:

  • Multi-dimensional arrangements
  • Course of Action and Arguments
  • Puzzles
  • Visual reasoning
  • Arrangement, pie charts, grids
  • Blood Relations and Family Tree
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Calendars
  • Statement Conclusions
  • Different types of Graphs
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Input-output
  • Blood relations

 

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE:

  •  Basic Geometry
  • Ratios and Proportion
  • HCF & LCM
  • Algebra
  • Profit & Loss
  • In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
  • Geometric Progression
  • Percentages and Averages
  • Time-Speed-Distance
  • Number system
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Mixtures and Alligations

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogisms
  • Fill In the Blanks
  • Contextual usage
  • Antonyms, Synonyms
  • Sentence completion and Jumbled paragraphs
  • Foreign language words used in English
  • Sentence correction
  • Spotting the error
  • Unjumbling the sentence
  • Paragraph Completion

Detailed IBPS PO Syllabus 2017 (Pre & Main) 


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Exam Toppers

 

Name: Alka Singh 
 
Cleared IBPS PO 2016
 
Education: 
 
1) B.Tech (Electrical) from UIET, Chandigarh. 
2) MBA (IB) from UBS, Chandigarh. 
 
Alka Singh was an employee in Infosys. Her interest in the Banking sector drove her to leave the well paid corporate job and she started her journey to clear the IBPS Probationary Officer exam. 
 
Here are some tips shared by Alka Singh that will help the IBPS PO aspirants in their IBPS PO preparation-
 
Strategy for IBPS PO Prelims Exam:
  • The key to clear IBPS PO is Time Management.
  • Never spend too much time on one question, leave the question and move ahead to solve other questions that are easy to attempt.
  • English Language questions take less time to solve, so I attempted this sections first.
  • After that, I attempted Reasoning section in which I am confident with the answers to the questions. 
  • I attempted Quantitative Ability section in the last and ensured that the sectional cutoff can be cleared easily.
 
Strategy for IBPS PO Mains Exam:
 
Objective Type Questions- 
 
  • The strategy for the same sections of Prelims remained the same. The two additional sections that are there in Mains exam are General Awareness and Computer Knowledge.
  •  In the reasoning section, I comfortably attempted 25-30 questions as per the time left. 
  • I attempted 20-25 questions of the Quantitative Ability section within the remaining time and secured the sectional cutoff.
  • In GK part, I regularly keep updated with the bank related awareness. Bank related figures are significant and every candidate must make notes of the important GK affairs. Most of the questions are asked from the current GK. Also, get yourself updated with the Government Policies.
  • Computer Knowledge section is not tough to crack. A basic book of computer knowledge can suffice the preparation. First, check the nature of questions asked in the paper and select any one book to study for it. 
 
Subjective Type Questions-
 
  • The subjective acumen of the candidate will be checked through Essay and Letter Writing
  • This test is cleared and scored on the basis of minimum required facts.
  • The candidates should take care at the beginning and must first get a review about the topic asked in the paper. 
  • Recollect the fact related to the topic and write it down on the rough section or keep the facts in mind.
  • Arrange the sequence of the facts and write the whole story revolving around those facts. 
  • Facts are important in essays. The presence of facts in your essay helps scoring good marks.
 
Strategy for IBPS PO Interview:
 
  • There were four people in the panel in my interview. 
  • The questions revolved around my personal and professional life.
  • The key to crack the interview is to be confident and smartly answer the questions by understanding what the interviewer desired to ask from you.
  • Pre-prepare some basic questions about yourself that have a fair probability to be asked in the exam.
 
Name: Alka Singh 
Cleared IBPS PO 2016
 
Education: 
 
B.Tech (Electrical) from UIET, Chandigarh. 
MBA (IB) from UBS, Chandigarh. 
 
Alka Singh was an employee in Infosys. Her interest in the Banking sector drove her to leave the well paid corporate job and she started her journey to clear the IBPS Probationary Officer exam. 
 
Here are some tips shared by Alka Singh that will help the IBPS PO aspirants in their preparation-
 
Strategy for IBPS PO Prelims Exam:
 
The key to clear IBPS PO is Time Management.
Never spend too much time on one question, leave the question and move ahead to solve other questions that are easy to attempt.
General Awareness and English Language questions take less time to solve, so I attempted these sections first.
After that, I attempted Reasoning section in which I am confident with the answers to the questions. I comfortably attempted 25-30 questions as per the time left. 
I attempted 20-25 questions of the Quantitative Ability section in the last so that the sectional cutoff can be cleared easily.
 
Strategy for IBPS PO Mains Exam:
 
Objective Type Questions- 
 
The strategy for the same sections of Prelims remained the same. The two additional sections that are there in Mains exam are General Awareness and Computer Knowledge.
In GK part, I regularly keep updated with the bank related awareness. Bank related figures are significant and every candidate must make notes of the important GK affairs. Most of the questions are asked from the current GK.
Computer Knowledge section is not tough to crack. A basic book of computer knowledge can suffice the preparation. First, check the nature of questions asked in the paper and select any one book to study for it. 
 
Subjective Type Questions-
 
The subjective acumen of the candidate will be checked through Essay and Letter Writing. 
This test is cleared and scored on the basis of minimum required facts.
The candidates should take care at the beginning and must first get a review about the topic asked in the paper. 
Recollect the fact related to the topic and write it down on the rough section or keep the facts in mind.
Arrange the sequence of the facts and write the whole story revolving around those facts. 
Facts are important in essays. The presence of facts in your essay helps scoring good marks.
 
Strategy for IBPS PO Interview:
 
There were four people in the panel in my interview. 
The questions revolved around my personal and professional life.
The key to crack the interview is to be the confident and smart answer the questions by understanding what the interviewer desired to ask from you.
Pre-prepare some basic questions about yourself that have a fair probability to be asked in the exam.

FAQs

1) Who conducts the PO exam?

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts the PO exam.

2) Is the examination bilingual?

Yes.The paper is available both in Hindi and English.

3) Is there a fixed time in which a section has to be attempted?

Not in prelims.There is a stipulated time for each section in the mains examination.

4) Is there any negative marking?

Yes.0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

5) Will there be any interview after the result of IBPS PO Main exam?

Yes, as per the IBPS PO 2017-18 notification, there will be an interview scheduled for the selected candidates of the Main exam.

6) Will the exam be conducted in Online or Offline Mode?

The exam will be conducted in the Online mode for both Prelims and Main.

7) What is the upper and lower age limit for the Exam?

The minimum age limit for the exam...

1) Who conducts the PO exam?

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts the PO exam.

2) Is the examination bilingual?

Yes.The paper is available both in Hindi and English.

3) Is there a fixed time in which a section has to be attempted?

Not in prelims.There is a stipulated time for each section in the mains examination.

4) Is there any negative marking?

Yes.0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

5) Will there be any interview after the result of IBPS PO Main exam?

Yes, as per the IBPS PO 2017-18 notification, there will be an interview scheduled for the selected candidates of the Main exam.

6) Will the exam be conducted in Online or Offline Mode?

The exam will be conducted in the Online mode for both Prelims and Main.

7) What is the upper and lower age limit for the Exam?

The minimum age limit for the exam is 20 years and maximum age limit is 30 years.

8) What is the Educational Qualification required for the IBPS PO exam?

A Graduation degree in any discipline is required for the getting eligible for the IBPS PO exam.

9) What is the application fee of IBPS PO?

For SC/ST/PWD candidates- Rs. 100/-

For others- Rs. 600/-

10) What is the date of IBPS PO Prelims 2017 exam?

IBPS PO Prelims exam will be conducted from 7th October to 15th October.

11) What is the date of IBPS PO Main 2017 exam?

IBPS PO Main will be conducted on 26th November 2017.

12) I have 42% in Graduation. Can I apply for IBPS PO exam?

Yes, there is no minimum criteria for graduation percentage. All You need to be a graduate from a recognized University.

13) Is there a sectional cutoff in IBPS PO exam?

Yes, there is a sectional cutoff in IBPS PO exam and the candidate needs to secure the minimum cutoff for all the sections.

14) What post will be given after selection in IBPS PO?

The selected candidates will be given the post of Probationary Officer/Management Trainee.

15) I am 18 years old. Can I apply to IBPS Po?

No, the minimum age limit of IBPS PO exam is 20 years.

Intake

There are expected to be around 9000 IBPS PO 2017 vacancies for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MT) among all the participating banks.

IBPS PO 2016 Question Paper Analysis

Previous Year papers are extremely useful for the preparation of the IBPS PO exam. According to the experts, before a candidate starts preparing for the IBPS Po exam, the aspirant must go through at-least last 5 years papers to get an idea of the nature of questions and the level of difficulty of the exam. It is important to analyze in depth the paper organized by the IBPS last year.

Here is the in-depth analysis of the IBPS PO 2016 paper: 

The exam was divided into 5 sections- English Language, Reasoning Ability, Computer Awareness, General Knowledge, and Quantitative Aptitude.

Quantitative Aptitude:

The level of quantitative aptitude was moderately difficult. There were two sets of DI (Data Interpretation).

Level Topic and question count
Easy to moderate

Quadratic equation 5

 

Moderate Data sufficiency 5
Moderate to difficult

Data interpretation 10

Miscellaneous 15

Number series 5

Detailed IBPS PO Previous Year Paper Analysis

 


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IBPS PO Cut-Offs

Cutoff plays a vital role while preparing for the IBPS PO exam. Previous year cutoffs can help a candidate to get an idea so that a minimum benchmark of the score can be set up that a candidate needs to get to clear the exam. Although a candidate must aim to score well above the cutoff but to aim a good figure, the previous year cut offs of IBPS PO must be known to the candidate.

Find here, IBPS PO previous year cutoffs-

IBPS PO Section Wise Cutoff:-

IBPS PO 2016 cutoff- Prelims:

Section General SC/ST/OBC/PWD Max. Marks
Quantitative Aptitude 8.25 5.25 35
Reasoning Ability 8.50 5.50 35
English Language 7.00 4.50 30

IBPS PO 2016 section wise cutoff- Mains:

Section General SC/ST/OBC/PWD Max. Marks
Quantitative Aptitude 12.50 10.75 50
Logical Reasoning 5.25 3.25 50
English Language 4.75 2.25 40
General Awarness 10.75 8.00 40
Computer Knowledge 6.50 5.00 20

IBPS PO Overall Category Cutoff:-

IBPS PO 2016 cutoff- Prelims:

Category Cutoff (Out of 100)
General  47.50
OBC 46.50
ST 31.25
SC 40.00
Open Category (OC) 32.75
Visually Impaired (VI) 31.50
Hearing Impaired (HI) 18.00

IBPS PO 2016 cutoff- Mains:

Category Cutoff (Out of 100)
General  52.50
OBC 52.50
ST 31.50
SC 41.75
Open Category (OC) 34.00
Visually Impaired (VI) 37.50
Hearing Impaired (HI) 37.00

IBPS PO Prelims stage is considered as the most competitive stage among the three because the number of test givers is pretty much more than the candidates selected in the Prelims stage. At IBPS PO Mains and Interview stage, the IBPS normalize the scores and then represent it. 

Here are the Normalized scores of IBPS PO 2016-

Phase/Stage Max. Marks Normalized Marks
Phase II/ Mains Exam 200 80
Phase III/ Interview 100 20
Total Marks 300 100

IBPS PO Organization Wise Cutoff 2016:

Note Abbreviations:

SC- Scheduled Castes

ST- Scheduled Tribes

OBC- Other Backward Castes

UR- Un-Reserved

OC- Open Category

VI- Visually Impaired

HI- Hearing Impaired

Organization SC ST OBC UR Total OC VI HI
Allahabad Bank 75 38 134 253 500 7 6 26
Andhra Bank 59 28 106 193 386 24 57 0
Bank of Baroda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bank of India 22 11 40 77 150 1 1 1
Bank of Maharashtra 15 7 27 51 100 54 1 0
Bharatiya Mahila Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Canara Bank 262 141 472 875 1750 92 10 12
Central Bank of India 37 9 29 27 102 10 10 15
Corporation Bank 52 28 94 176 350 3 4 3
Dena Bank 10 25 17 106 158 43 2 1
ECGC 2 1 2 6 11 0 0 0
Exim Bank 2 1 4 10 17 0 3 3
IDBI Bank 254 171 516 409 1350 20 20 0
India Bank 174 87 314 589 1164 10 21 50
Indian Overseas Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Oriental Bank of Commerce 60 31 108 201 400 4 4 16
Punjab National Bank 127 62 226 419 834 9 9 14
Punjab and Sind Bank 62 31 112 211 416 4 4 4
Syndicate Bank 304 152 547 1022 2025 21 46 54
UCO Bank 91 30 114 290 525 5 5 5
Union Bank of India 148 90 215 524 977 33 21 17
United Bank of India 59 32 107 202 400 5 7 19
Vijaya Bank 150 75 270 505 1000 13 11 30
Total 1965 1050 3454 6146 12615 358 242 270
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