IBPS Clerks Exam Pattern Details

IBPS Clerical Cadre Exam Pattern Details: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Written Examination (CWE) for the recruitment of Clerical Cadre vacancies in public sector Banks. The common written examination pattern details are given below…

Exam Pattern:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts this Online Common Written Exam for Clerical Cadre posts. The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Total marks of Preliminary exam is 100 in a duration of 1 hour for objective type questions & total marks of Main exam is 200 in a duration of 2 hours for objective type questions. The tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

CWE – Online Examinations: 

1. The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

a. Preliminary Examination

Sr NoName of TestsNo. of QsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language3030Composite time of
1 hour
2Numerical Ability3535
3Reasoning Ability3535
Total100100

b. Main Examination

Sr. No.Name of Tests(NOT BY SEQUENCE)No. of
Questions
Max MarksTime allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1General/ Financial Awareness505035 minutes
2General English404035 minutes
3Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
4Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
Total190200160 minutes


Scores:
 The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method.

Penality for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination): There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Cutoff Score (Online Main examination): Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main Examination and also a minimum total score to be considered for further process. Depending on number of the State/ UT wise vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be considered for provisional allotment. Prior to the completion of provisional allotment process scores obtained in the Online Main Examination will not be shared with the candidates.

 

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