Foundation of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS) can be named as an equivalent word for Bank Exams in India. IBPS is an independent association that works from Mumbai since 1975 when it was known as Personnel Selection Services (PSS). Furthermore, through the commitment of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Public Sector Banks, IBPS turned into an autonomous substance in the year 1984.

The primary point of IBPS spotlights on upgrading human-asset improvement through faculty appraisal. Consistently IBPS has different bank associations, companies and protection firms taking an interest in it for work of the new staff. IBPS helps its customers by making this dreary procedure of choosing new workers; clear and streamlined. IBPS issues an online application shape for lakhs of competitors in the meantime.

In 2011, IBPS reported a Common Written Examination (CWE) for the enlistment of officers and representatives in different taking an interest Indian Banks. IBPS CWE has changed since 2015 and is currently obligatory for every last member who wishes to look for an occupation in Bank Sector.

IBPS conducts different exams, for example, PO (Probationary Officer) Exam, Clerk Exam, RRB (Regional Rural Bank) exam and SO (Specialist Officer) Exam. Competitors who wish to obtain a position in a bank will have to clear the common written examination and then will be judged on the basis of interview. On the premise of the meeting, the hopefuls would be set in different provincial banks all over India.

IBPS Date 2017-2018 for Bank Exams

Sl. No. Post Exam Dates
1 IBPS PO Exams ( Officer) Prelims:

October 7, 8, 14 and 15, 2017


November 26, 2017

2 IBPS Clerk Exams Prelims:

December 2,3,9 and 10, 2017


January 21,2017

3 IBPS Specialist Officer (SO):

  • IT Officer
  • Agri Officer
  • Marketing Officer

December 30 and 31, 2017


January 28, 2018

4 IBPS RRB Exam:

  • Officers
  • Officer Assistant in Regional Rural Banks

September 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 and 24, 2017

Mains (Officer):

November 5, 2017

Mains (Officer Assistant):

November 12, 2017

Officers (scale II and III):

November 5, 2017

Participants should check the details about the various posts in Participating banks through IBPS  Common Written Exam (CWE) every year. The IBPS Exam Pattern is described topic wise with total marks & questions.

  • IBPS PO:

IBPS conducts the IBPS PO Exam every year once for recruit officers in the various banks and The selection will be processed by two levels- first is Common Written Exam (CWE) and Second is the Interview. The CWE is divided into two stages i.e. the prelims and the mains. All participants must have to qualify both levels with good performance. Ibps PO Common Written exams are an Objective type paper with multiple choice answers in it. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted from the total score which simply means that Negative marking is also applicable.

  • IBPS Clerk:

IBPS clerk exam is conducted in two levels i.e. the prelims and the mains. The exams (prelims and mains) are an objective type paper and have sectional and overall cutoff that a candidate has to clear in order to qualify for the provisional allotment. There is also a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect attempt.

  • IBPS SO:

IBPS SO exam is conducted to recruit the Specialist Officers for different roles in the participating banks. The pattern for the exam consists of 4 sections i.e. Reasoning Ability, English language, Quantitative Aptitude (General Awareness for Law Officers and rajbhasha Adhikary) and Professional Knowledge with a total of 200 questions with 80 marks. The duration of the paper is 2 hours.


IBPS RRB Exam is conducted to recruit the posts of Group A Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Group B Office Assistants (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks. The exam for Scale I officers and Office assistants is conducted in two phases i.e. the prelims and the mains (the Officer post also has an interview) while the Scale II and Scale III officers have a common exam followed by an interview.

Upcoming bank exams: Pattern

Exam Level 1 Level 2 Common Interview
IBPS PO Exam Preliminary Mains Interview
IBPS Clerk Exam Preliminary Mains
IBPS RRB Exam* Preliminary Mains Interview (Officers)
IBPS SO Exam CWE Interview

*A common written exam is conducted for the Officer Scale II and Scale III Officers.

The Tentative for IBPS Exam 2017 – 2018 are:

  • IBPS RRBs VI –

Preliminary – Officer Scale-I & Office Assistant – 09.09.2017, 10.09.2017, 16.09.2017, 17.09.2017, 23.09.2017 & 24.09.2017

Mains – Officers (I, II & III) – 05.11.2017, Office Assistant – 12.11.2017

Single Examination – Officers Scale II & III: 05.11.2017


Preliminary – 07.10.2017, 08.10.2017, 14.10.2017 & 15.10.2017

Main Examination – 26.11.2017


Preliminary – 02.12.2017, 03.12.2017, 09.12.2017 & 10.12.2017

Main Examination – 21.01.2018


Preliminary – 30.12.2017 & 31.12.2017.

Main Examination – 28.01.2018.

IBPS Bank Exam Preparation:

A brief preparation strategy for the IBPS exams is given here to help candidates formulate a proper preparation plan.

  • Keeping updated with the current affairs around the globe.
  • Studying topics is the key to crack IBPS.
  • Time management increases the accuracy.
  • The more mock test the candidate gives, the ability to judge during exam increases.
  • Revision before few days of the exam makes the person focus on the weaker sections.

The candidates appearing for IBPS Exam need to know the exam date before filling up the application form. The IBPS Exam date for PO, Clerk, SO and RRB has listed above in the table. The IBPS Exam syllabus is to be followed in accordance with the pattern so that it becomes easy sections to prepare. IBPS Exam syllabus is set in sync with the subject pattern of IBPS for 2017.For further information and detailed descriptions of the exams, aspirants are advised to stay tuned with Byju’s or call the experts at 09243500460.