Bank Exam Pattern

According to the Government of India, Many more Bank Jobs are expected to arrive in upcoming years. There are lots of job openings in public sector banks in the year 2013. Due to immense increase in job opportunities in the Banking Sector, the competition among aspiring students have risen rapidly. IBS offers the best and standardized bank PO/ Clerical coaching to its students to realize their aspirations of joining leading Public Sector Banks.

With IBPS Common Written Examination & Common Interviews, the recruitments are being filled at a fast pace.

EXAMS CONDUCTED UNDER IBPS
    • IBPS CWE PO/ MT EXAM For the post of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee
    • IBPS CWE CLERK EXAM For the post of Clerks
    • IBPS SPECIALIST OFFICER EXAM offers opportunities for a career in specialized fields (IT, Technical, Agriculture, Legal, Marketing, HR, Finance, Rajbhasha)
    • IBPS RRB EXAM For the recruitment of Officers and Office Assistants, notified by NABARD and mandate of each RRB.

BANK CWE PO Exam Pattern

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the Common Written Examination (CWE) as a qualifying exam for jobs in 19 public sector banks in India. The PO exam is conducted for Probationary Officer / Management Trainee posts.

Age: Minimum 20 Years; Maximum 30 Years

Examination pattern for CWE PO conducted by IBPS

Here is the pattern of CWE IBPS PO exam:

IBPS Bank PO exam is a two-stage exam consisting of a written exam and an interview. The test comprises of two segments, viz. an objective type test and a descriptive test (for PO exams for RBI, NICL, SBI etc.). For clerical exams, there is no descriptive test. Typically, the interview is only Personal Interview but in some instances it could also be a mix of GD (group discussion) and PI (personal interview).

2015 update for IBPS: PSBs – The pattern for CWE PO/MT-V has been changed. All the candidates who successfully register themselves under CWE PO/MT-V will be called for Preliminary Examinations. Based on the performance in the preliminary examination, certain number of candidates will be shortlisted for each of this examination. The short listed candidates will then be called for Main Examination. There will be fewer no. of questions in the Preliminary Examination with shorter duration. The details with regard to both the Preliminary and Main examinations will be made available on IBPS official website through the detailed notifications in due course.

The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination will not be considered for preparing the final merit list and the marks obtained in the Main Examination will only be considered for short listing for interview.

Almost all the bank exams are now conducted online. The key areas of syllabus are:

Quantitative Aptitude and Data Interpretation – school level Maths, basic charts and tables

Logical Reasoning – puzzles, analytical and critical reasoning

English Language – school level grammar, English comprehension

General Awareness – GK and current affairs

Computer Awareness – computers, applications, internet

The proficiency test conducted for bank POs for SBI, RBI, NICL etc. is to check candidate’s aptitude for the English language. It comprises ofa test on English comprehension, English composition like letter writing, essay writing, report writing etc.

Pattern for the IBPS CWE(Common Written Examination)

S.No Name of the section Max marks Total time
1 Quantitative Aptitude 50 Combined duration of two hours
2 Reasoning 50
3 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) 40
4 English Language 40
5 Computer Knowledge 20
Total 200

Language

Sections mentioned above except English are available bilingually i.e. English and Hindi.

Negative Marking

For every wrong question answered wrong, there is a penalty of one-fourth of marks assigned to that question, which in most cases in 0.25 marks for a 1 mark question.

Cutoff Score

To become eligible for the interview, a candidate must clear the minimum cut off score in each section and the total cutoff as determined by IBPS after considering the vacancies available.

Interview

Shortlisted candidates for Bank PO CWE are called for the interview conducted by the participating organizations. Interviews are conducted only at select centers, the details of which are conveyed to the candidates in the call letter.

There is sectional Cut-offs in each section.

Total: 250 marks (Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes)

  • Candidates who qualify in the CWE PO will be called for a Common Interview to be co-ordinated by IBPS.
  • Candidates, successful in qualifying in both the CWE and Common Interview will be listed in the order of merit.
  • After the declaration of result of both CWE and common interview, a notification will be issued by IBPS giving the state/UT wise and category-wise vacancies for each Bank. This would mean that the banks will no longer release the individual recruitment notifications
  • Order of preference for Banks will then be obtained from successful candidates.
  • Based on the total marks (CWE + CI) as well as the indication of order of preference of Banks and available vacancies, candidate will receive through a computerised system an offer from one of the Participating Public Sector Banks
  • Vacancies remaining unfilled on account of candidates declining offer, will be filled from among the remaining candidates, through subsequent iterations.

Apply online at http://www.ibps.in


There is sectional Cut-offs in each section.

  • Candidates who qualify in the CWE Clerk -II will be called for a Common Interview to be co-ordinated by IBPS.
  • Candidates, successful in qualifying in both the CWE and Common Interview will be listed in the order of merit.
  • After the declaration of result of both CWE and common interview, a notification will be issued by IBPS giving the state/UT wise and category-wise vacancies for each Bank. This would mean that the banks will no longer release the individual recruitment notifications
  • Order of preference for Banks will then be obtained from successful candidates.
  • Based on the total marks (CWE + CI) as well as the indication of order of preference of Banks and available vacancies, candidate will receive through a computerised system an offer from one of the Participating Public Sector Banks
  • Vacancies remaining unfilled on account of candidates declining offer, will be filled from among the remaining candidates, through subsequent iterations.
  • Apply online at http://www.ibps.in
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