Public Sector banking is a lucrative career with its salary,job security and job growth.In the earlier years recruitment was done by Personnel Selection Services(PPS) in 1975 for clerks and officers.In 1984  it was changed to Institute of Banking personnel Selection(IBPS).

IBPS PO is a common written examination held to recruit probationary officers for 27 public sector banks in India.Candidates after written examination and interview are selected as trainees for a two year period.After the completion of 2 years of probation they are posted as officers in the banks of their choice. 

IBPS PO 2017 Vacancy

Every year IBPS PO will have a vacancy near to 9000 this time also we can expect vacancies near to the same number.Vacancies have equal number of reservations for various categories as of other jobs.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria

Candidates must be a graduate in any subject from a recognized university.Computer Literacy is necessary as the aspirant has to give examinations online.He/She must be well spoken in the official tongue of the state.

IBPS PO Age limit

Candidate must be above 20 yrs of age and below 30yrs of age to apply for IBPS PO exam.Age relaxations are provided to the categories as below:-

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 yrs
OBC 3 yrs
PWD 10 yrs
Ex Servicemen 5 yrs
Persons domiciled in J&K 5 yrs
Person's affected by 1984 riots 5 yrs


General Candidates-Rs 600

SC/ST/PWD-Rs 100

IBPS PO Pattern

Candidates are chosen after three stages of selection:-

I Online Preliminary Exam

II Online Main Exam

III Interview

IBPS PO pattern of Preliminary Exam

Prelimary exam is an objective based exam for 100 marks.It has a time limit of 60 mts to attend all the questions.

Sections Maximum Marks Number of questions
English Language 30 30
Reasoning 35 35
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS PO Mains Pattern

IBPS PO is an objective type with mutiple choice answers carrying a mark of 200 .The table given below will let you understand the paqttern for IBPS PO:-

Section Maximum Marks Number Of Questions Duration
English Language 40 40 30 mts
Reasoning 50 50 40mts
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 mts
General Awareness(with special reference to banking industry) 40 40 20 mts
Computer Knowledge 20 20 10 mts
Total 200 200 140 mts

Final Selection

Selection of candidates for IBPS PO are decided upon the marks secured by the candidate after the final interview.The final marks which means the marks added from the mains annd interview determines whether the candidate will get selection for IBPS PO.

Syllabus for IBPS PO exam


  • Input-Output
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Tabulation
  • Puzzle
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Data sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Alpha Numeric Series
  • Ranking/Direction

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Sequence & series
  • Number Systems
  • Ratio,Proportion and Percentage
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mesuration,Sphere,Cone,cylinder
  • Time and Distance
  • Work and Time
  • Simple Interest and Compund Interest
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simplification

English Language

  • Paragraph Completion
  • Miscellaneous
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Error Spotting
  • ParaJumbles
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading Comprehension

 IBPS PO Exam dates-2017

IBPS PO Online application

Last week of July to Mid of August

Application Fees

Last week of July to Mid of August

Download of Admit Cards


Preliminary Exam Training


Preliminary Exam Admit card download


Dates of Preliminary exam

7th,8th and 14th of November

Declaration of IBPS PO Preliminary exam


Download of call letter for mains exam


IBPS PO Mains exam date

26th November,2017

Declaration of IBPS PO mains result


Download of Interview call letter


Date of IBPS interview

January/February 2018

Alotment of Provisional Posting



Last year IBPS PO Prelims sectional cut off and Total Cut off

Sections Sectional Cut Off
English Language 7
Quantitative aptitude 8.25
Reasoning 8.50
Total Cut off 47.50

Last year IBPS PO Mains sectional cut off and Total Cut off

Sections Sectional Cut Off
English 4.75
Reasoning Ability 5.25
Quantitative Ability 6.50
Computer 8.50
General Awareness 12.50
Total Cut off 52.50