IBPS PO is one of the most popular banking exams of the country and many aspirants start preparing for it long before the notification is released. The official notification for IBPS PO exam 2017 has just been released.
In this post we bring to you all that you need to know about the IBPS PO exam: vacancies, important dates, eligibility, exam pattern, previous year’s cut-off marks, job profile and salary.
IBPS PO Exam 2017 : Vacancies ( Tentative )
The total number of tentative vacancies as mentioned in the IBPS PO 2017 notification are 3562. The following table shows the vacancies in different banks category-wise:-
IBPS PO Exam 2017 : Important Dates
|Online Registrations Begin||16th August 2017|
|Online Registrations End||5th September 2017|
|Preliminary Exam Date||7th October, 8th October (2017)
14th October, 15th October (2017)
|Main Exam Date||26th November 2017|
|Interviews||January / February 2018|
IBPS PO Exam 2017 : Selection Process & Exam Pattern
The selection process consists of three stages, as mentioned below.
- Preliminary Exam
- Main Exam
The exam pattern for each stage is:-
IBPS PO 2017 : Preliminary Exam Pattern
IBPS PO 2017 : Main Exam Pattern
The Main exam also consists of an English Language descriptive writing test.
- Questions : 1 on essay writing; 1 on letter writing ( Total : 2 )
- Maximum Marks : 25
- Time Allotted : 30 mins
IBPS PO 2017 : Interview
Interviews will be conducted by the participating organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each state/ UT.
IBPS PO Exam 2017 : Eligibility Criteria
- Candidate must be between 20-30 years of age.
- Age relaxation is provided for reserved categories as per government guidelines.
- Candidate must be a graduate from a recognised university.
IBPS PO Exam 2017 : Previous Year’s Cutoffs (2016)
For an exam with such high competition it is important to strategize one’s preparation and analyzing the previous years’ cutoffs is good way to begin. Since this is an essential but a time taking process, we have done it for you.
IBPS PO Prelims : 2016 Cut-off Marks
IBPS PO Mains: 2016 Cut-off Marks
*These are overall category wise cutoff marks for the IBPS PO Mains Exam (2016)
IBPS PO Exam 2017 : Job Profile
Probationary Officer is the entry level job for various banks. After getting selected, the candidates have a 2 year probation period, where they’re given intensive training in various departments of the bank to help them gain practical knowledge. Post the probation period, the candidates go through a screening test conducted by the bank, post which they’re posted in one of the branches of the banks as ‘Assistant Managers’
Some responsibilities of a PO are as follows:-
- Administrative and Banking tasks
- Supervising the work of bank Clerks
- Taking and solving customer queries
- Increasing banks business and profit through marketing.
Posting of a PO can be both rural or urban depending upon the bank. Also, one can expect promotions in approximately 3 years.
IBPS PO Exam 2017 : Salary & Perks
The gross monthly emoluments of a PO range between ₹ 37,360 – ₹ 38,700/-.
This varies from location to location.
All the best!
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