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Latest government jobs 2017IBPS PO Exam Pattern: (IBPS Bank Exams 2017-18) – Important DatesSBI PO Online Application Form

The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in the Participating Organisations listed below is tentatively scheduled in October 2017.

The examination will be the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for the Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank.

IBPS Bank Exams 2017 -18 | IBPS PO 2017 Important Dates

Depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2016-17 based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience etc. The validity of CWE PO/MT scorecard will automatically expire at the close of business in 2018 with or without giving any notice.

This system of Common Recruitment Process – CWE (Preliminary & Main Examination), Common Interview and provisional allotment for recruitment of Probationary Officer /Management Trainee posts in Participating Organisations have the approval of the appropriate authorities.


 The pattern of the IBPS-PO/MT- V Examination which will be conducted online is as follows: 

  1. IBPS PO Preliminary Exam: 7th, 8th, 14th and 15th October 2017

S. No.Name of the SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration of the Exam
1English Language3030
2Quantitative Aptitude3535Total Time 1hour
3Reasoning Ability3535

2. IBPS PO Main Exam:  26th November 2017

S. No.Name of the SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration of the Exam
2English Language4040
3Quantitative Aptitude5050Total Time 2 hours
4General Awareness

(with special reference to banking industry)

5Computer Knowledge2020

Note: The above tests except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and   Hindi.

The penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination):

There will be the penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

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