IBPS – IBPS Exam Dates 2017-2018, Schedule, Process, Syllabus & Exam Pattern


IBPS stands for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, which is an Autonomous Body in India. IBPS was started way back in 1974 when it was recognized as Personnel Selection Services(PSS). Later on in 1984, due to the Request of Reserve Bank of India and Public Sector Bank, it became an Independent Entity. IBPS Agency is build to provide best processes of assessment and selection of personnel for various Institutions.

In the last two years, more than 1.27 Crore aspirants have enrolled for IBPS Exams. This is one of the biggest achievement made by the Institute. Also, it signifies that more and more people are willing to apply for Jobs in Banking, Insurance, and Financial Sectors. It also signifies that Exams held by the Institute is Entirely fair, transparent and efficiently tests all the skills of the Candidates. This proves that in the upcoming years, more and more candidates will be seeking jobs in the Banking and Insurance Companies.


IBPS – IBPS Exam Dates 2017-2018, Schedule, Process, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS Agency from 2011, declared a Common Written Examination for the recruitment of various officers in Indian Banks. IBPS offers services to various public sector banks, SBI, RBI, Various associate banks of SBI, NABARD, SIDBI, and some of the major cooperative banks. Besides rural banks, various public sector undertaking in Non-Financial Sectors, Government Divisions, State Owned Firms and several Corporations also get the services, etc.

Apart from this, popular universities and management institutes seek IBPS frequently to conduct their “Admission Tests”. IBPS Exam is now mandatory to get the job in 27 Public Sector and various Rural Banks.

IBPS is mainly focused on providing services in four different areas as follows:

  • Project Consultation.
  • Assessment Center.
  • Personality Assessment.
  • Training Programs.

Let’s have a look at these services in brief.

1. Project Consultation

IBPS selects candidates by organizing various Examinations for Recruitment and Promotions in different organizations. IBPS Conducts tests for people involved in Clerical, Officer or Specialist Officers. IBPS Offers services to various Banking Organisations as well as various other organizations. Besides this, it also offers services to various Management Institutions by organizing Admission Tests.

2. Assessment Center

It is basically a process to check skills of various candidates. This process is useful for various purposes like recruitment, promotions or placement. With the help of process, the recruiter will be able to find the gap between the skill levels of employee, which is obtained by comparing Employee Profile and the Job Profile. By doing this, the recruiter will be able to set training needs of all the employees.

3. Personality Assessment

In order to have a better position in the Organization, interpersonal skill along with the metal abilities is required. All the skills are checked during Group Exercise and Critical Event Interview. All the IBPS Faculties are skilled in growing and conducting exercises for evaluation of various personality characteristics.

4. Training Programs

Training Programs are conducted for all the Senior Executives who belong to banking or non-banking private organizations to improve their Observational Skills which are useful at the time of observing behaviors of participants during Group Exercise.

Besides this, it also offers services in two different areas, Workshops and Nominating Experts.


In workshops, as IBPS is the test developing company popular for conducting “Multiple Choice Objective Type Questions”. Several Banks make question papers by inviting IBPS to train their representatives to learn new things. The Duration of the Workshop is 1 or 2 days in which all the participants are trained in designing various Multiple Choice Questions. In this workshop, all the participants develop certain questions and then IBPS members provide them with the feedback.

Nominating Experts

IBPS consists of various experts having knowledge in various different fields. The Institution offers the list of database experts to all the banks and various organizations to organize interviews or group exercise for them.

Governing Board

Governing Board is made up of various nominees from the Reserve Bank of India, Ministry of Finance Government of India, National Institute of Bank Management, various representatives of Public Sector Banks, Insurance Sector and Academics.

Now I will provide you complete Guide for IBPS PO Selection Process

The IBPS PO Selection Process is mainly divided into three parts as follows

1. IBPS Preliminary Exam
2. Common Written Exam
3. Interview

1. IBPS Preliminary Exam

1.Reasoning Ability Paper – 35 marks
2. Quantitative Aptitude Paper –  35marks
3. English Language Paper – 30marks. Total 100 Marks of Paper.

2. Common Written Exam

Common Written Exam is an Objective Paper. This paper is mainly conducted online. This exam is of 200 marks and is also consists of negative marking of 0.25 marks when each answer being wrong. In order to qualify for the interview, all the students have to get the minimum score. The PapMatcher consists of 5 sections as shown below:
1. Reasoning  – 50Marks
2. English Language 40
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50
4. General Awareness 40
5. Computer Knowledge 20
Total 200

3. IBPS-Common Interview

All the candidates who qualify the above two steps will then be called for the Interview. The Interview will be conducted by the respective bank in the respective state.

In order to pass the Interview, all the open category candidates should score 40% of marks out of 100 in order to pass the interview while all the other category students have to score 35% of marks out of 100.

IBPS PO Exam Dates 2017


IBPS PO VII Calender Exam Dates
IBPS PO 7 Online Registration Jul-17
Last Date of IBPS Online Registration 2017
IBPS PO Application Fees Payment Dates July- Aug 2017
IBPS PO Pre Exam Admit Card Download Form Sep-17
IBPS PO/MT Preliminary Exa, Dates for CWE VII 7-10-17, 8-10-17, 14-10-17 & 15-10-17
IBPS Result of Online Exam Nov-17
Download of Call letter for Online Mains exam CWE VII Nov-17
IBPS PO CWE VII Online Main Exam 26.11.2017
IBPS PO VI Exam Result Announcement Date Dec-17
IBPS PO Interview Admit Card Download Date Jan-18
IBPS PO Interview Date Feb-18
IBPS PO Provisional Allotment Date Apr-18


IBPS Clerk Exam 2017

IBPS Conducts CWE for Clerical Cadre posts for recruitment in various Public Sector Banks and Financial Institution. In order to pass the IBPS Clerk Exam, candidate has to go through process of CWE(Prelims and Mains)
IBPS Conducts CWE Exam for recruitment of clerks every year in different cities of India. A large number of students are appearing in the EExam and it’s an amazing chance for all the students to become a clerk in the bank.

IBPS Clerk Exam Participating Examination

List of all the Organizations taking part in IBPS Clerk Examination is given below:

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

IBPS Clerk Exam Eligibility Criteria:

All the necessary criteria are given below:
Nationality/ Citizenship
– A candidate should be a Citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan, or a Tibetian refugee.
– All the people who are migrating to India from countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam and with an intent of forever setting in India.

Education Qualification:

– A Candidate must have a Graduation from any recognized university of State govt or Central govt.

Computer Knowledge:

A Candidate should have a Knowledge of Computer or degree in Computer/ Information Technology or Candidate should have studied computer as a subject in High School/ College/ Institute.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment Exam Pattern

After filling the Application form successfully, candidates should check the vacancy Exam Pattern and then should focus in the right way to clear the Exam.
There are two levels to clear the Exam as given below:

IBPS-Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sr No Paper Qns Marks Duration
1 Resoning Ability Paper 30 30 1
2 Numerical Ability Paper 35 35
3 English Language Paper 30 30
Total 100 100

IBPS-Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

SR No Objective(Test name) Marks Time
1 Reasoning Test 50 30 min
2 English Language 40 30 min
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 30 min
4 General Awareness 40 25 min
5 Computer Knowledge 20 20 min
Total 200 135 min

IBPS-Clerk Exam Schedule

IBPS Clerk VII Exam Schedule Exam Dates
IBPS Clerk VII Online Registration Aug-17
Last Registration Late Sep-17
Clerk Application Fee Payments Sep-17
Conduct of Pre Exam Training Nov-17
Download Admit Card Oct-17
IBPS Bank Clerk CWE 7 Preliminary Exam Dates 02.12.17, 03.12.17, 09.12.17 and 10.12.17
IBPS Bank Clerk CWE 7 Main Exam Date 21.01.2018
Announcement of IBPS Clerk 7 Prelims Result Jan-18
IBPS Bank Clerk Main Admit Card Download Jan-18
IBPS Clerk Main Exam 21.01.2018
Provisional Allotment Date of IBPS Clerk Apr-18

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