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IBPS PO 2017-2018 | IBPS Recruitment Notification and Exam Dates

 IBPS PO 2017-18 Recruitment Notification and Exam Dates- Common Written Examination (CWE) conducted by IBPS ( is a gateway to the much sought after bank jobs. It provides service to all Public Sector Banks, SBI, Associate banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, Co. Op. Banks, LIC and Insurance companies which are regular members of IBPS Society. IBPS PO is the major one, amongst all the bank exams

IBPS PO 2017 Recruitment Notification

An eligible candidate aspiring to join any of the participating Organisations as a Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee or in a similar post in that cadre is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CWE PO/MT-VII). The online examination will be conducted in two phases, preliminary and mains. Candidates who qualify in preliminary exams will have to appear in main examinations and shortlisted candidates in main examinations will be called for common interview to be conducted by participating organisations.

IBPS PO 2017 |2018- Preliminary Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO exam is conducted in online mode and has a total duration of 1 hour. It is divided into three sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum marks of 100. While there is no negative marking for unattempted questions, for each wrong answer 0.25 marks are deducted. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.

The section-wise details are given below-

Sr. No. Sections 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 2017 Mains Exam Pattern

The exam is conducted in online mode with a total duration of 140 minutes. It is divided into 5 sections with a total of 200 questions and maximum marks of 200. There is a sectional time limit for each section i.e. the sections must be attempted in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. Similar to the preliminary exam there is no negative marks for unattempted questions, for each wrong answer 0.25 marks are deducted.

Sr. No. Section No. Of Question Maximum Marks Duration


1. English language 40 40 30
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40
3. Reasoning Ability 50 50 40
4. General Awareness 40 40 20
5. Computer Knowledge 20 20 10
Total 200 200 140


IBPS PO 2017-18 EXAM DATES | IBPS PO Recruitment Notification

The online registration begins in the month of July 2017 and culminates with allotment of provisional posting in the month of April 2018. The important dates for IBPS PO/MT CWE VII 2017 are as follows:

Activity Date
IBPS PO Online Registration/Modification of application. Last week of July to Mid of August 2017(Tentative)
Online Payment of Application fees August 2017
IBPS PO Preliminary exam admit card download 18-22 September 2017
IBPS PO Preliminary Examination Date 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th October 2017
Result of online Examination & Download of call latter online mains exam November 2017
IBPS PO Mains Examination date 26th November 2017
IBPS PO mains result declaration December 2017
Interview admit card download January 2018
Interview dates January / February 2018
IBPS PO provisional allotment date April 2018
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IBPS PO Short listing criteria for Provisional allotment process

The total marks allocated for the interview is 100. The minimum qualifying marks for the interview is not less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weight age (ratio) of CWE (Main exam) and interview will be 80:20 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination of IBPS PO 2017 and Interview. Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE (Main) and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on IBPS website.

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