Things to know while Applying for IBPS PO 2017 – Common FAQ PART I

Dear Bankersdaily Aspirant,

This year’s most anticipated exam is out of the box and it’s going to be a great journey from here with the preparations and the strategies. Even the dates for the exams has been out and we have come up with an article regarding things to know while applying for IBPS PO 2017. We have made this into two parts for the convenience and we have added many questions which the aspirants have asked in the previous IBPS RRB Exams.

This is the right chance to grab a spot in the desired post if you haven’t made into the interview list of the SBI PO 2017. As always the competition will be higher , so you have to devise your strategy in such a way to easily crack the exams. We have been reiterating that there may be changes in the IBPS Exams due to the difficult level of questions asked in the SBI PO 2017 exams. That has become a reality now, So make your preparations still more sharp and learn all the topics so that even if the questions are more difficult , you can easily crack the exam with your strategy.

1.When is the preliminary and mains examination of IBPS PO happening ?

The preliminary exams are happening at 7th, 8th ,14th & 15th of October 2017 and the mains examination are happens on 26th November 2017.

2. What are the post available under the IBPS PO 2017 ?

The posts available under the IBPS PO 2017 are Probationary Officer/Management Trainee or in a similar post in that cadre.

3. Will IBPS PO also have the Clerk positions in the same one like IBPS RRB ?

There will be separate notifications and application process for the IBPS CLERK 2017.

4. What are the Participating Organizations in the IBPS PO 2017 ?

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

5. Is there any changes in the exam pattern of the IBPS PO 2017 ?

Absolutely Yes. The Prelims pattern is the same as always, but there are changes in the Mains Examination in the IBPS PO 2017. You can check the same in the link given below.


6. Will the exam be in ONLINE MODE or OFFLINE MODE ?

The exam will be in the ONLINE MODE only. Both the preliminary and the mains examination will be in the online mode and also the Descriptive exam in the mains examination will be in the ONLINE MODE only.

7. What is the age criteria to apply for the posts in the IBPS PO 2017 ?

The minimum age to apply for the IBPS PO 2017 is 20 years and maximum age is 30 years (As on 01.08.2017). Also a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1987 and not later than 01.08.1997 (both dates inclusive).

* The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates. Relaxation is applicable to candidates belonging to the Scheduled caste/Scheduled Tribe & Other Backward Classes(Non Creamy Layer) & Persons with Benchmark disabilities & Ex – Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment & Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir  & Persons affected by 1984 riots.

8. What is the educational Qualification to apply for the IBPS PO 2017 ?

A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised 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.
9. How the percentage should be calculated to apply for the IBPS PO 2017 ?

 The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and

54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.
10. By mistake I have submitted incorrect information (Date of Birth, Category, Name, Gender, Percentage of marks, address, mobile number, etc.) Please make these changes at your end (after final submit) ?
No change in the data already registered by the candidate in the online application form is possible as per the terms and conditions of the advertisement /notification. There is save and edit option available through which changes can be made in the online application prior to submission before the last date for registration. The candidates should check all the entries made by them and only then submit the application.
11. What is the percentage criteria to apply for the IBPS PO 2017 ?
You should be a graduate to apply for the IBPS PO 2017. There is no percentage criteria to apply for the IBPS PO 2017.
12. What is the application fee to apply for the IBPS PO 2017 ?
The application fees to apply for the IBPS PO 2017 exam is
Rs. 100/ – for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
Rs. 600/ – for all others.
NOTE : Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the
13. Where to apply for IBPS PO 2017 ?
IBPS PO 2017 should be applied in the official IBPS Site and we have already update the same in another article in detail. You can check the same in the below link.
The other questions pertaining to applying for the post of Probationary Officers / Management Trainees will be posted in a separate post. Keep a watchful eye to spot the post soon in the recent days. It will be updated in a short while soon.

We have been posting Quizzes regularly on different topics in the Planned IBPS PO 2017 Planner in the website. So if you haven’t looked at that , please click the below link to solve more topics from different sections which are in the same standard as asked in the previous SBI PO 2017 Exams. Since the exam pattern for this year IBPS PO too has been changed to the pattern of SBI PO 2017 ( We have been urging the aspirants to prepare for the IBPS PO exams on the basis of SBI PO 2017 and our planner is based on that pattern too with same level of difficulty). So your preparation has to be devised in such a way that even in a worse situation, your preparations should help you to crack the exams.


To check the official notification of the IBPS PO , please click the link below to view it. We will also be assisting the aspirants with the basic FAQ’s they will get while applying for the IBPS postings in a separate post in a short while.

Official IBPS PO Notification

If you wish to know the Perks of being an IBPS PO and the Salary , Emoluments , Allowances and Career Progression, please click below to read it.

Perks of being a IBPS PO – Salary , Emoluments , Allowances and Career Progression

To view the changes in the patterns of the the IBPS PO CWE PO/MT – VII , please click the below link to know the changes regarding the changes.