IBPS Bank PO Exam Pattern

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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

SNoName of Tests (Objective)No. Of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Item 1ReasoningQuestions 50Marks 50Composite time of 150 mins (SNo 1 to 5)
Item 2English LanguageQuestions 50Marks 25Composite time of 150 mins (SNo 1 to 5)
Item 3Quantitative AptitudeQuestions 50Marks 50Composite time of 150 mins (SNo 1 to 5)
Item 4General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry)Questions 50Marks 50Composite time of 150 mins (SNo 1 to 5)
Item 5Computer KnowledgeQuestions 50Marks 50Composite time of 150 mins (SNo 1 to 5)
Item 6Descriptive Paper on English Composition (Essay, Précis, Letter Writing etc)VariesMarks 25Time 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: Standard Deviation for General category candidates and Average- Standard Deviation for Reserved Category students.

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