IBPS Bank PO Exam pattern

Common Written examination is an examination with 2.5hrs + 1hr duration. Thie examination will include questions from the sections stated below-

  • Reasoning
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness
  • (with special reference to Banking Industry)
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Descriptive Paper on English Composition (Essay, Précis, Letter Writing etc.)

Sectionwise Break of Marks

SNo

Name of Tests (Objective)

No. Of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

Item 1

Reasoning

Questions 50

Marks 50

Composite time of 150 mins (SNo 1 to 5)

Item 2

English Language

Questions 50

Marks 25

Composite time of 150 mins (SNo 1 to 5)

Item 3

Quantitative Aptitude

Questions 50

Marks 50

Composite time of 150 mins (SNo 1 to 5)

Item 4

General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry)

Questions 50

Marks 50

Composite time of 150 mins (SNo 1 to 5)

Item 5

Computer Knowledge

Questions 50

Marks 50

Composite time of 150 mins (SNo 1 to 5)

Item 6

Descriptive Paper on English Composition (Essay, Précis, Letter Writing etc)

Varies

Marks 25

Time 60 mins

Important Note: The Descriptive Papers of only those candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks in every objective tests will be judged.

Negative Marks

Penalty is there for the wrong answers marked in the Objective Test. For each and every question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks will be deducted as penalty to come at the total corrected score.

Cut off

A candidate need to secure atleast minimum standardized score in every test to qualify for the written examination and then he or she will considered for vacancies in the participating banks.

The cut-off criteria will be decided on the basis of average (Average-¼ Standard Deviation for General category candidates and Average-¾ Standard Deviation for Reserved Category students).