IBPS PO 2017 Recruitment (CWE PO/MT VII) Apply Online

IBPS PO 2017 Official Notification has been finally released by IBPS. With the release of official notification IBPS PO Recruitment 2017 will start. The Online Registration for IBPS PO 2017 will start tentatively from 16th August 2017. IBPS has introduced 3562 vacancies for IBPS PO 2017 Exam. IBPS PO Vacancy 2017 is likely to increase as 4 banks have not yet reported about any vacancy. A major change has been noticed in the Mains Exam of IBPS PO 2017 as per the released notification. Just like SBI PO 2017, IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer.

Tentative Exam Schedule & Other Important Dates

Exam Events Important/
Exam Dates
Starting Date of
Online Registration
16th August to
5th September 2017
Application Fee
16th August to
5th September 2017
Download Call
Letter for Prelims
September 2017
Online Exam – Prelims 7th, 8th, 14th
& 15th October
Result of Online
Exam – Prelims
October 2017
Download Call
Letter for Mains
November 2017
Online Exam – Mains 26th November 2017
Result of Online
Exam – Mains
December 2017
Download Call
Letter for Interview
January 2018
Conduct of Interview Jan/Feb 2018
Provisional Allotment April 2018
Pre-Exam Training for SC/ST/Religious
Minority Community Candidates
Download Call Letter
for Pre-Exam Training
September 2017
Pre-Exam Training 23th Sept to
29th Sept 2017

Participating Banks in IBPS PO Recruitment

Allahabad Bank Canara Bank Indian Bank Syndicate Bank
Andhra Bank Central Bank
of India
Indian Overseas
UCO Bank
Bank of
Oriental Bank
of Commerce
Union Bank
of India
Bank of India Dena Bank Punjab National
United Bank
of India
Bank of
IDBI Bank Punjab &
Sind Bank
Vijaya Bank

IBPS Vacancy Details:
Total No.of Posts: 3562
Name of the Posts: Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee (CWE PO/ MT-VII 2017)

Participating Organization SC ST OBC UR Total Out of Which (PWD)
1 Allahabad Bank 36 19 64 116 235 16 2 3 2
2 Andhra Bank 93 46 168 318 625 0 8 9 8
3 Bank of Baroda Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
4 Bank of India 30 15 54 101 200 2 2 2 2
5 Bank of Maharashtra 15 7 27 51 100 0 3 1 0
6 Canara Bank 203 108 364 675 1350 18 18 18 17
7 Central Bank of India 15 8 28 49 100 1 1 1 0
8 Corporation Bank 28 22 0 50 100 1 1 1 1
10 IDBI Bank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
11 Indian Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
12 Indian Overseas Bank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
13 Oriental Bank of Commerce NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
14 Punjab National Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
15 Punjab & Sind Bank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
16 Syndicate Bank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
17 UCO Bank 75 26 178 251 530 40 6 10 5
18 Union Bank of India 83 34 78 127 322 14 3 13 11
19 United Bank of India Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
20 Vijaya Bank Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil Nil
Total 578 285 961 1738 3562 92 44 58 46

IBPS PO Recruitment 2017

Probationary Officers (PO) and Management Trainees (MT) are recruited every year through a Common Written Examination (CWE), commonly known as the IBPS PO exam. The CWE was started in 2011 and is being conducted for the seventh time this year and hence is officially called IBPS PO /MT CWE VII 2017.The IBPS PO selection process consists of 3 phases (preliminary, mains and interview) and the candidate must qualify each of them to proceed to the next phase. Mentioned below are the important steps of the IBPS PO Recruitment Procedure:

•Online Preliminary Examination:

An adequate number of candidates in each category are shortlisted by IBPS depending upon requirements for Online Main Examination

•Online Mains Examination:

Candidates must qualify the sectional as well as overall cutoff in the main exam to be eligible for interview.


Interview will be conducted by the Participating Organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS

•Final Result:

The Final result is declared on the basis of candidates combined performance in IBPS PO Mains and Interview Rounds.

•Provisional Allotment:

The provisional allotment of the qualified candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS Banks are allotted based on candidates’ preferences which are made at the time of online application.

IBPS plays its part in the selection process only till the provisional allotment to different banks. After that, the responsibility to intimate the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedure lies with the respective banks.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

Online written exam in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by a face-to-face interview process.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

The IBPO PO Main exam is also conducted online, it has 5(4+1) sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and total duration of 180+30 minutes. Just like SBI PO 2017, IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4 General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 minutes

IBPS PO Interview

The candidates who have qualified the mains exam are called for a face to face interview which carries a maximum of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one fourth of the marks assigned to that question. For example, 0.25 marks will be deducted as penalty for wrong answer to a question that carries 1 mark. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. if no answer is marked by the candidate.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2017:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Syllabus 2017

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus 2017

This comprises of 5 sections: Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Aptitude.

IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria – 2017

Educational Qualification

Educational Qualification (As on 5.09.2017)

  • Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government OR
  • Students in Final Year/Semester of their Graduation can not apply for IBPS PO Recruitment 2017 as they have to indicate the percentage of marks obtained while registering online & must possess the marks sheet/degree certificate on the day of registration.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

A candidate applying for IBPS CWE/Bank PO Examination must be one of the following:

1. Citizen of India

2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan

3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement

4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire,Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India

Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favour.

Age Eligibility of candidates applying for IBPS Bank PO Examination:

Not below 20 years and not above 30 years as on 1st July 2017 i.e. you must be born not earlier than 02.07.1987 and not later than 01.07.1997 (both dates inclusive):

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

IBPS PO Online Application

The application for IBPS PO Exam 2017 has to be done online. To avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the IBPS PO 2017 Application form is one of the following:

• Internet Explorer 8 and above

• Mozilla FireFox 3.0 and above

• Google Chrome 3.0 and above

Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:

• A valid Email Id

• Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size

• Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction

The IBPS PO 2017 application form can only be filled on the official website.

Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for IBPS PO Online Applicaion

IBPS PO Application Fee

This fee is non-refundable.

Category Total
SC/ ST/ PwD ₹ 100/- (Intimation
Charges only)
General/ OBC ₹ 600/- (Application Fee
including Intimation

How to Apply for IBPS PO 2017

You can click on this green button then to apply directly!

  • The online registration will start from 16th August to 5th September 2017.
  • The online link will be active from 16th August 2017. After that, you can register through IBPS’s website and click on the Home Page to open the link “CWE PO/MT”.
  • Application fee to be paid online using Debit Card/ Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets etc.
  • Use valid email ID which should be kept active till the declaration of results.
  • Keep a scanned photograph and signature ready as per requirements mentioned in the notification.

Here is the detailed syllabus with which you can start your preparation. Also, map out the IBPS Study Plan based on the syllabus.

IBPS Recruitment 2017 

IBPS PO/ MT CWE-VII 2017 Notification Get Details

IBPS PO 2017 Apply Online  Click here

IBPS PO 2017 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates must download the IBPS PO 2017 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the IBPS PO Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

• Registration No/Roll No

• Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS PO 2017 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS PO 2017 will be issued in 3 phases:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

• Interview

The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.

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