IBPS PO 2017- Important dates, eligibility, results & syllabus


Ibps PO 2017: Students need to have proper and complete knowledge about the post which they have applied. Here we discuss all the important details of the officer rank post i.e IBPS Probationary Officer. Students who are going to build or are building their careers in banking sector must know all the ups and downs of banking line.

All you need to do is keep reading this article until the end to know all the updates in syllabus and important points which will help you in clearing the exams with flying colors.


Ibps conducts two exams for probationary officers i.e preliminary and main. The candidates who make through preliminary examination will qualify for the main examination. The shortlisted candidates in the main examination will be called for a group discussion followed by an interview.

PO exams are conducted by many other banks also like State Bank of India (SBI), ICICI Bank, RBI, Axis Bank, Canara Bank, Bank of Baroda and UCO Bank.

IBPS PO career is fastest growing path comparatively to other govt jobs. A bank PO can reach the post of “Chairman” in future according to performance and nature.

Students applying in the banking sector have many queries like
job profile of po?
what is a bank po?
Ibps PO Salary and Increment?
Ibps Clerk Salary and Increment?
what is the job of po in a bank?

best ibps po sample papers?
eligibility criteria of po?
eligibility criteria of the clerk?

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What is PO?

bank probationary officer is the starting level appointment for bank personnel. They have one or two years of probation (on condition/can be removed anytime) period during which they are exposed to various banking functions like loans and advances, foreign exchange, credit rating, risk management, and marketing. Every banking institution has to recruit a probationary officer so their’s a large scope for young aspirants to become a bank PO.

Job Profile

Probationary Officer is a newly recruited officer in a bank. But in reality, there is no designation as Probationary Officer once candidates have joined the bank. The designation will be Assistant Manager but since the candidate will be on Probation for at least 2 years before being confirmed, therefore the term Probationary Officer is used.

While on probation, he is exposed to all the works carried out in the branch. He has to know the job of a peon because he’ll be the supervising authority for them. He’ll have to know the job of clerk because he’ll be verifying all the work done by them. He’ll have to know the job of a manager because that is what he is destined to be.

He should basically know everything there is to know about the proper functioning of the branch. Depending on the requirement of the specific branch that he is allotted to he will be exposed to any banking work like Payment Clearances, Attending to Customers, Handling Cash, Report Verification, Official Communication, Bringing New Business, Marketing, etc.

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Eligibility Criteria

Please note that the eligibility criteria specified herein are the basic criteria for applying for the post. Candidates must necessarily produce the relevant documents in original and a photocopy in support of their identity and eligibility -pertaining to category, nationality, age, educational qualifications etc. as indicated in the online application form at the time of interview and any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by IBPS/ Participating Organisations.

1.Educational Qualification (As on 15.11.2017):
A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he /she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.


A candidate must be one of the following:
• A citizen of India
• A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
• A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 01/01/1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India


2. Age Limit(As on 14.11.2017) :
Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1987 and not later than 01.07.1997 (both dates inclusive).

Age of relaxation:

Test Duration :

Preliminary Examination: Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1-hour duration.

Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks deducted for every incorrect answer.

Main Examination 


Pattern 2017-2018

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online.
Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks.
Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online.
The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).


How to Apply

Step I. Register and get the registration number and password generated.

Step II. Pay the fee of Rs. 600 (General & Others) or Rs. 100 (SC/ST/PWD) using either: Online Mode – through Debit / Credit cards or Internet Banking.


Result Of IBPS PO
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Starting salary of bank PO

The revised starting salary of a PO is Rs.23700 (four additional increments will be applicable) in the pay scale of 23700-980/7-30560-1145/2-32850-1310/7-42020


Official website – http://www.sbi.co.in/.


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