All About IBPS PO 2017: Detailed Overview of Syllabus-Exam Pattern-Cut Off Marks

All About IBPS PO 2017: Detailed Overview of Syllabus-Exam Pattern-Cut Off Marks:

Dear Reader, the most expected IBPS PO 2017 Notification has been released; we hope that we everyone has made their personal planning and preparing strategies to crack the examination. Gear Up your preparation and we are here to provide all the required study materials to tackle the examination. Here we have given the Detailed Overview of Syllabus, Exam Pattern and Cut Marks of IBPS PO Examination, make use of it.

Note: We have planned to provide more and more free Online Mock Test for Upcoming IBPS Exams Kindly stay with us.

Important Dates About IBPS PO 2017:

On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by
16.08.2017 to 05.09.2017
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 16.08.2017 to 05.09.2017
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training September 2017
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 23.09.2017 to 29.09.2017
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary September 2017
Online Examination – Preliminary 07.10.2017, 08.10.2017,
14.10.2017 and 15.10.2017
Result of Online exam – Preliminary October 2017
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main November 2017
Online Examination – Main 26.11.2017
Declaration of Result – Main December 2017
Download of call letters for interview     January 2018
Conduct of interview January / February 2018
Provisional Allotment April 2018


I. IBPS PO 2017 – Prelims Exam Pattern

This is a just a qualifying round and the marks will not be carried forward to any other level of selection procedure.
The prelims exam of IBPS PO will have the following pattern:


IBPS PO 2017 – Mains Exam Pattern

Note: Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

The mains exam of IBPS PO is divided into 5 sections similar to last year but this year, IBPS has specified the time to attempt each of the five sections. Sections have to be attempted in the same order as specified at the time of mains exam. We can’t move to next section before the specified time for the current section.

II. The mains exam of IBPS PO will have the following pattern:

Sr. No. Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 minutes
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 minutes
3 English Language 35 40 English 40 minutes
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
  TOTAL 155 200   3 Hours
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 minutes


III. IBPS PO 2017 – Personal Interview:

Candidates those who have been cleared in the Mains Examination will be shortlisted for the interview.

Total Marks 100
Qualifying Marks 40% (For SC/ST/OBC/PWD- 35%)
Weight age Ratio (Mains Exam : Interview) 80 : 20 respectively


IBPS PO 2017 Syllabus:

The questions that will be asked can be from any of the following mentioned topics. So go through the syllabus thoroughly which will give you a proper idea of the expected questions from each of the sections.

Data Analysis & Interpretation:

  • Data Interpretation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Profit and Loss
  • SI& CI
  • Problem on Ages
  • Work and Time
  • Speed Distance and Time
  • Probability
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Boats and Stream
  • Problems on Trains
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Pipes and Cisterns

Click Here for Practice Quantitative Aptitude Questions

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Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)

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English language

  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement, Paragraph Inference)

Click Here for English Vocabulary Based on “The Economist”

Click Here for Important English Practice Questions Based on New Pattern

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General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

  • Banking & Financial Awareness
  • Current Affairs
  • Static GK
  • Important Ministry Affairs (Schemes, Policies, MoUs etc.)

Click Here for Important Banking Awareness Questions (Topic Wise)

Click Here for Important Static GK Materials (Along with Topic wise Questions)

Computer Aptitude

  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Introduction to Computer Organization
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Languages
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network and Internet
  • MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Computer and Network Security

Click Here for Important Computer Awareness Materials (Topic Wise)

Previous Year Cutoff Marks:

IBPS PO 2016 Preliminary Examination:

Subjects Maximum Marks Cutoff Marks(GEN)
English Language 30 7.00
Quantitative Aptitude 35 8.25
Reasoning Ability 35 8.50


IBPS PO 2016 Mains Examination (Sectional Cut Off):

Subjects Maximum Marks Cutoff Marks(GEN) Cutoff Marks (SC/ST/OBC/PWD)
English Language 40 4.75 2.25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 12.5 10.75
Reasoning Ability 50 5.25 3.25
General Awareness 40 10.75 8.00
Computer Awareness 20 6.50 5.00


IBPS PO 2016 Mains Examination (Overall Cut Off):

Category Cut Off (Out of 200)
General 52.50
OBC 52.50
SC 41.75
ST 31.50
Hearing Impaired (HI) 37.00
Orthopedically Challenged 34.00
Visually Impaired (VI) 37.50


IBPS PO 2016 Provisional Allotment:

Max Score 46.30 45.10 50.20 57.40 52.70 55.20 40.50
Min Score 33.70















Click Here to View the Official Notification of IBPS PO 2017

Note: We have planned to Provide more and more free Online Mock Test for Upcoming IBPS Exams Kindly stay with us.


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