|IBPS PO Preliminary (Screening Test)|
|IBPS PO Main Examination|
IBPS PO MT Online Test CWE – ONLINE EXAMINATIONS
The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:
A. Preliminary Examination
|SNo||Name of the Test||NoQ||Marks||Duration||Subject Wise Test|
|1||English Language||30||30||Composite time of 1 hour||Start Test|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||Start Test|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||Start Test|
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS
B. Main Examination
|SNo||Name of the Test||NoQ||Marks||Time allotted for each test||Subject Wise Test|
|2||English Language||40||40||30||Start Test|
|3||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||40||Start Test|
|4||General Awareness (with special reference to Banking)||40||40||20||Start Test|
|5||Computer Knowledge||20||20||10||Start Test|
This is the first section of the question paper of the IBPS Clerk Main Exams
1. Numerical Ability Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims with Marks Distribution. Here are the different chapters covered under Numerical Ability according to the Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims. Try to prepare these topics in the order mentioned.
(1) Simplification Question Types: BODMAS Rule, Approximation, Decimals, Fractions, Surds & Indices, Percentages etc.
(2) Number Series Question Types: Complete the Series Find the Missing Term, Find the Wrong Term etc.
(3) Average Question Types: Average Weight/Height/Age/Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature etc. But the concept remains simple. We have to use a single formula i.e. Average = Sum of Quantities/Number of Quantities.
(4) Interest Question Types: Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Mixed Interest, Installments.
(5) Mensuration Question Types: Area/Volume of Square, Rectangle, Trapezium, Parallelogram, Rhombus, Circle, Semicircle, Triangle, Cone, Cylinder, Cube, Cuboid. Also, Moulding from one shape to another etc.
(6) Percentage Question Types: Calculation-oriented basic percentage.
(7) Ratio & Proportion Question Types: Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Componendo and Dividendo, Direct & Indirect Proportions.
(8) Algebra Question Types: Problems with 2-3 statements and 2-3 conclusions. Questions could be asked on whether the conclusions follow or not.
(9) Profit & Loss Question Types: Successive Selling type questions, Partnerships, Discount & MP, Dishonest Dealings.
(10) Time, Speed & Distance Question Types: Relative Speed, Average Speed, Problems on Train, Boat & Stream.
(11) Data Interpretation Question Types: Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, Pie Charts, Tables, Miscellaneous Infographics, Missing Data Type Caselets.
(12) Time & Work Question Types: Work Efficiency, Work & Wages, Pipes & Cisterns etc.
(13) Permutation & Combination / Probability Question Types: Basic Selection & Arrangement Problems, Very basic problems on Probability.
(14) Mixture Problems Question Types: Problems on making a mixture of two or more entities/mixture.
(15) Number System Question Types: Divisibility & Remainder, Multiples & Factors, Integers, LCM & HCF.
(16) Data Sufficiency Question Types: DS questions based on Number System, Averages, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Problems on Age, Mensuration, Mixtures & Alligations.
2. Reasoning Ability Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims:
(1) Arrangement & Pattern Question Types: Random Sequence of Alphabets (based on group of 5 terms each of 3 alphabets OR series of alphabets), Number Arrangements (based on group of 5 terms each of 3 digits OR series of numbers), Mixed Series Dictionary or Alphabet based Arrangements etc.
(2) Analogy Question Types: Meaning based, Letter based, Number based.
(3) Classification Question Types: Letter based, Meaningful Words based, GK based, Number based.
(4) Coded Inequalities or Mathematical Inequalities Question Types: Coded relations between letters to be decoded and solved.
(5) Directions & Distances Question Types: Arranging by age, height, weight, rank, order in row etc.
(6) Coding-Decoding Question Types: Coding by Letter Shifting, Coding by Analogy, Coding in Fictitious Language, Coding Letters of a Word.
(7) Blood Relations Moderate in difficulty, Low to moderately time consuming, moderate to High Accuracy possible, Requires clean charting with proper technique and step-by-step solving. Question Types: Family Tree Problems, Coded Blood Relations.
(8) Order & Ranking Question Types: Floor Based Puzzles, Arranging by age, height, weight, rank, order in row etc.
(9) Circular Seating Arrangement Question Types: Uni- & Bi-directional problems on circular, square, rectangular, hexagonal tables. May be combined with other information to make it a Blood Relations or Double Lineup type problem as well.
(10) Linear Seating Arrangement Question Types: Single or Double rows facing each other/ away from each other/ in the same direction. May be combined with other information to make it a Blood Relations or Double Lineup type problem as well.
(11) Analytical Decision Making
(12) Syllogisms Question Types: Direct questions with 2-3 statements & 2-3 conclusions, possibility based questions, negative information based questions.
(13) Data Sufficiency Question Types: Ordering & Ranking, Blood Relations, Coding in Fictitious Language, Circular Arrangements, Directions & Distances, Ages & Birthdates.
(14) Double Line-Up
(16) Grouping & Selection Problems on teams and committees asked. Question Types: Problems on teams and committees asked.
(17) Series Question Types: Complete the Alphabet Series, Number Series and Mixed Series.
(18) Verbal Reasoning Question Types: Complete the Alphabet Series, Number Series and Mixed Series.
3. English Language Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims:
(1) Reading Comprehension Question Types: The passage will be focussed on topics like Banking & Economy, Business, Social Issues etc. Fact and Inference based questions – easy to moderate, Vocab & Theme based questions – moderate to tough.
(2) Grammar (Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the Blanks) Question Types: Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement/ Sentence Correction, Fill in the Blanks. Topics Covered: Tenses, Articles, Prepositions, Subject Verb Agreement, Parallelism, Degrees of Comparison, Sentence Construction, Phrasal Verbs, Pronouns, Adverbs, Non-Finite Verbs, Common Errors etc.
(3) Vocabulary (Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement) Question Types: Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Cloze Test (single passage with 5-10 questions), Fill in the Blanks (Double Blanks).
(4) Verbal Ability (Para Jumbles) Question Types: Para Jumbles
This is the fourth section of the question paper of the IBPS Clerk Main Exams
What is General Awareness?
General Awareness or G.A refers to the basic knowledge that we possess about the happenings in the world or knowledge about a particular situation or development. It mainly focuses on the current activities around the globe.
It includes the topics such as,
Banking & Financial Awareness: Nowadays in order to check the awareness of the candidates the Selection board of the banking exam includes questions in this topic just to make sure that the candidate has awareness in terms of banking and also the financial sector. Financial Awareness Question Types: Banking and Economy related facts like budget, railway budget, economic survey, etc.; Roles and functions of institutions like RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, etc.; Currencies of various countries; International Trade, Acquisitions and Deals; New Policies and Pacts; Trade Deficits, Exchange Rate, GDP growth, etc. of various countries; Banking related facts.
These include questions that mainly depend upon the current affairs of the banking world. We can improve our knowledge in this sector by reading business newspapers and also the section of business in any newspaper.
Current Affairs: It refers to the events of political and social interest that occur in the present. Question Types: Questions that test your knowledge of surroundings and everyday events, banking and economy related news, National and International news, Books by famous personalities, etc.
Static GK (Few questions): There are some questions related to general knowledge too. General Knowledge is having the awareness about facts and figures about various aspects. General Knowledge Question Types: Based important facts or events related to History, Polity, Geography, Science, Environmental facts, etc.
This is the fifth section of the question paper of the IBPS Clerk Main Exams
Computers Knowledge – IBPS PO Mains Syllabus
(1) Internet Question Type: Internet protocols, Internet hardware (modems, cables, optical fibres, speed), Advent of the internet, Email and Webpages.
(2) Memory Question Type: Bits and bytes Conversion, RAM, Types of Data, Types of Storage, Types of memory.
(3) Keyboard shortcuts
(4) Computer Abbreviations Types of Questions: BIOS, URL, LAN.
(5) Microsoft Office Types of Questions: Shortcuts, file extensions, changing and modifying files.
(6) Computer Hardware Question Types: Constituents of Hard Disk, Input or Output devices, Different types of Hardware.
(7) Computer Question Types: Different types of Softwares, Application Softwares and their functions.
(8) Operating Systems Question Types: Types and functions.
(9) Networking Question Types: Types, Network devices, Network Technologies, Network Topologies.
(10) Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies Question Types: Basics of computers and output/input devices parts and their names, functions of computers.
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – IBPS Preliminary and IBPS 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.
ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Prospective Candidates should ensure that they fulfil the specified eligibility criteria before applying for the CWE:
Nationality / Citizenship: A candidate must be either - (i) a Citizen of India or (ii) a subject of Nepal or (iii) a subject of Bhutan or (iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India .
Age : Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years
The maximum age limit specified above is applicable to General Category candidates only. For other categories the following relaxations would apply:1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years 2 Other Backward Classes 3 years 3 Persons with Disability 10 years
Educational Qualifications: A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS (APPLICABLE TO ALL – PRELIMINARY, MAIN AND SINGLE
LEVEL EXAMINATIONS) 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.
INTERVIEW: Candidates who have been shortlisted in the main examination for CWE PO/MT-VI will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS.