Every year lakhs of candidates apply for the IBPS PO Exam from which only a few are selected. All the applicants are shortlisted through the IBPS PO Selection Procedure. Test takers are selected on the basis of their performance in Prelims, Mains, and Personal Interview rounds. In the end, candidates are allotted by the final merit list and preference of the Banks.
The marks of the prelims exam are not considered for the final merit list and it is just for shortlisting the candidates for the Mains exam. The IBPS PO Selection Procedure 2017 involves Registration for the Exam, Preliminary exam, Mains exam, Personal Interview round, final merit list, document verification and provisional allotment.
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IBPS PO Selection Procedure 2017
The selection procedure of IBPS PO mainly carries the three steps for the selection which is Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Personal Interview Round. After that, a final merit list will be prepared on the basis of that candidates are allotted in Banks. All these steps are explained below:
1. Preliminary Exam
This is the first step of the IBPS PO Selection Procedure. Prelims exam will be conducted on 7th, 8th, 14th & 15th October 2017. After the exam, applicants will be shortlisted for the Mains exam on the basis of the overall and sectional cutoff. The candidates who will qualify the both overall and sectional marks, they will be shortlisted for the Mains exam.
2. Mains Exam
Shortlisted candidates will appear for the Mains exam which will be conducted online on 26th November 2017 (Tentatively). For qualifying this exam, applicants have to score the minimum required marks section wise as well as overall. The shortlisted candidates in this exam will be called for the interview round.
3. Personal Interview Round
The candidates who are selected in the Mains exam will be called for the interview. The applicants have to score the minimum qualifying marks in interview round. The minimum marks to qualify the interview round are 40% for General category candidates and 35% for SC/ST/PWD/OBC candidates.
4. Final Merit List
This step of IBPS PO Selection Procedure 2017 includes preparation of the final merit list. This final merit list will be prepared by the IBPS on the basis of applicants performance in Mains exam and Interview round. In the final merit list, the marks of prelims exam are not considered. The weight age of the Mains exam marks and Interview marks in the final merit list will be 80:20 respectively.
5. Provisional Allotment
After the completion of all the steps, applicants are allotted to one of the participating Banks on the basis of vacancies and need of the Bank. Applicants are allotted on the basis of final merit list and preference. The candidates also have to fulfill the criteria of the Bank and have to verify the documents.
Normalization of Marks
In IBPS PO Selection Process, the marks obtained by the candidates in Mains exam and interview will be normalized using the equi-percentile method. Applicants can see the normalization process through the below table:
|Selection Round||Max. Marks||Normalized Marks|
In IBPS PO Selection Procedure, the 10% of seats are reserved for each category in Reserve List. The candidate who doesn’t get the allotment in the final allotment and considered under reserve list can get the final selection in the next round of the allotment.
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Resolution of Tie in IBPS PO Selection Procedure
During the IBPS PO Selection Procedure, if two or more candidates carry the same marks then the merit order is decided on the basis of Date of Birth. The candidate elder in age will be given preference over the young candidate.
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