IBPS is the acronym for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, which is the the apex body for recruitment, promotion and placement services in Indian public sector undertaking (PSU) banks. Founded in 1975 as a unit of National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), it became an autonomous body in 1984 at the behest of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).
Candidates, intending to apply for IBPS - PO should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS.
I. Nationality / Citizenship:
A candidate must be either -
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
II. Age (As on July 01, 2017):
Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years
i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1986 and not later than 01.07.1996 (both dates inclusive)
Relaxation of Upper age limit
|Sl No.||Category||Age Relaxation|
|1||Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|2||Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|3||Persons With Disabilities||10 years|
|4||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 (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment||5 years|
|5||Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period January 01, 1980 to December 31, 1989||5 years|
|6||Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
III. Educational Qualifications (As on August 13, 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.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates can apply online only from 16.08.2017 to 05.09.2017 and no other mode of application will be accepted.
Pre-Requisites for Applying Online Before applying online, candidates should—
(i) scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm) and signature adhere to the required specifications as given in Annexure III to this Advertisement.
(ii) Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.
(iii) keep the necessary details/documents ready to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges
(iv) have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the completion of this round of Common Recruitment Process. IBPS may send call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID. Under no circumstances, a candidate should share with/mention e-mail ID to / of any other person. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID before applying on-line and must maintain that email account.
Application Fees/ Intimation Charges: Payable from 16.08.2017 to 05.09.2017 (Online payment), both dates inclusive, shall be as follows
- Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
- Rs. 600 /- for all others
For more information please check the Official Notification.
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IBPS PO syllabus is split into the following sections:
|Name of Tests||No. Of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|English Language||30||30||Composite Time of 1 Hour|
|Name of Tests||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Time alloted for each test (Separately Timed)|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||English & Hindi||60 minutes|
|English Language||35||40||English||40 minutes|
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||35||60||English & Hindi||45 minutes|
|General/ Banking Awareness||40||40||English & Hindi||35 minutes|
|On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates||July 2017|
|Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)||July , 2017 to August , 2017|
|Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary||September 2017|
|Online Examination – Preliminary||October 07, 08, 14, & 15 2017|
|Result of Online exam – Preliminary||November 2017|
|Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main||November 2017|
|Online Examination – Main||November 26, 2017|
|Declaration of Result – Main||December 2017|
|Download of call letters for interview||January 2018|
|Conduct of interview||January / February 2018|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2018|