When are the next IBPS bank exams in 2017 is one common question that arises regularly among those preparing for public sector bank exams in India.To solve this, IBPS Calendar 2017 - 2018 is released at the start of every year by the institute.The official PDF notification for the current year is finally out, thereby enabling you to plan for jobs in any of the 20 public sector banks across India.
Although there are many government exams, aspirants are very interested to know about upcoming bank exams for the year as banking sector provides huge opportunities for graduates.
Therefore, if you are dreaming about bank jobs & aspire to become a Probationary Officer (PO), Clerk or Specialist Officer in any PSB, then you must first qualify in IBPS bank exams.
I heard that IBPS will stop conducting bank exams hereafter.Is it true?
No.Its completely false.
It is true that public sector banks are under severe stress due to rising NPAs.It was due to this reason, IOB did not recruit last year as RBI imposed PCA action on them to clean their accounts.
But other banks will continue to recruit freshers for entry level jobs.For that to happen, IBPS bank exams needs to happen as planned.
Because of mounting losses, the number of vacancies only may get reduced.
IBPS Bank Exams in 2017A large number of young graduates are looking at bank jobs as a career option but they are faced with many doubts such as:
- When are the next IBPS bank exams going to happen?
- When will IBPS conduct PO/ Clerk/ SO (specialist officer) / RRB exam in 2017
Inorder to stop unnecessary rumors & keep candidates informed - IBPS started publishing their exam calendar/ timetable from last year.
Here is the full list of upcoming IBPS bank exams in 2017-2018
The official notifications for the above examinations will be released approximately 45 days before the mentioned dates.
For example, the IBPS PO-VII exam online registrations could open during the month of August 2017.
No Interviews for Clerk Jobs
Government of India had advised all public sector banks to stop interviews for clerk posts to bring transparency in the selection process.
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Banks may also conduct psychometric tests as a replacement for interviews.
While interviews for clerical posts & office assistant (in RRB) are scrapped, there is no change in the PO recruitment process.
The IBPS 2017 calendar of exams is published online & can be downloaded from their website here (pdf file)
It’s Exam Time from October!
Looking at the table, you need to allot the later half of the year 2017 completely for bank exams.
The common written examination for Officers (scale I,II & III) & Office Assistants in Regional Rural Banks (CWE RRB-V) is scheduled in September 2017.
Similarly, you will have to appear for IBPS PO (CWE PO/ MT-VII) & IBPS Clerk (CWE CLERK-VI) during October, November & December 2017 respectively.
They will be followed with the IBPS SO (Specialist-VII) prelims in December & Mains in January 2018.
How Many Vacancies?
IBPS normally the releases the vacancy list for PO, Clerk & Specialist officers only after publication of exam results.
So you won’t be able to get the exact no. of bank jobs in 2017-18 at this point of time. But just like previous years, public sector banks could hire in the following range:
- PO – 8000 - 9000
- Clerk – 17000 - 19000
- Specialist Officer: 3000 - 4000
Last year, around 48000 bank jobs were created for IBPS exam qualifiers.