12 Apr,2018


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Written Examination (CWE PO/MT) for the recruitment of Probationary Officer/Management Trainee vacancies in Public Sector Banks which will be conducted online.


This is one of the most awaited exam for all banking aspirants. The difficulty level of banking exams has increased & changes have been reflected in all the exams. So to stand out in the crowd you must begin your preparation at the earliest. Equip yourself with the best strategy so that you prepare yourself for the surprises if asked in the exam. Now the IBPS PO main exam will consist of total 155 Qs in the time duration of 3 hours.


Rodha's Contribution

Rodha will be providing you with IBPS PO Exam Pattern with the changes that are introduced in the pattern. Read the entire article to know the exam pattern, syllabus & selection process of IBPS PO. Check your preparation level and try some practice questions provided by Rodha, also videos are also available to help boost your level of intelligence on IBPS PO.


To begin your preparation, use this Detailed Syllabus provided by Rodha for IBPS PO as a guide to help you crack the first stage of this year’s examination! Get info about weight-age and marks distribution for each topic and chapter in the Syllabus. Our online resource also guarantee a good system for you to figure out tonnes of free online study material and videos for IBPS PO.


IBPS PO Exam Patterns

Common Written Examination will be conducted online which consists of objective type questions. Total mark of the exam is 200 and duration is 2 hours. All the tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method.


The IBPS PO preliminary examination is conducted online and candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour to complete the preliminary exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate, if a question is left blank, there will be no negative marking for that question. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.


IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Mains Exam has encountered quite a number of changes. Let’s have a look at all these changes in detail.

      • Introduction of Descriptive Paper: Just like SBI PO Exam, IBPS introduced Descriptive Paper in its Mains Examination where candidates will be judged on their written skills. An essay and a letter will be given to candidates to write that will constitute of 25 marks and that has to be completed in a time span of 30 minutes.

      • The overall time allotted for each section has also been changed.

      • No separate paper will be conducted for Computer Applications. Reasoning is teamed up with Computer Aptitude section and this entire section will contain 45 questions of a total of 60 marks.

      • The overall time allotted for IBPS PO Main Exam has also been changed from 140 minutes to 180 minutes.


IBPS PO Interview Process


Candidates who qualify the Mains Exam are finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS. The Interview Process will constitute of 100 marks and the minimum marks for qualifying this round will be 40% which is reduced to 35% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.


Penalty for Wrong Answers:

0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate in both IBPS PO Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO Main Exam. There will be no deduction of marks for a question left blank/unattempted by a candidate.


Final Selection

The final selection of the candidate to the post of Probationary Officer will be made by taking into consideration the cumulative score of Main Exam and the interview Process. The weight-age of both these phases of examination will be in the ratio 80:20 respectively. A merit list will be generated after the Interview Process of IBPS PO Exam has been conducted. Candidates who make it to the list will be thus offered the joining letter by the Bank of their choice.


IBPS PO Syllabus

To ace IBPS PO exam, it is really necessary to know the detailed IBPS PO Syllabus. The syllabus is a bit different for IBPS PO Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO Mains Exam. Let’s have a look at the syllabus of both these phases of IBPS PO Exam:


IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is the primary selection round of IBPS PO Exam. Candidates who clear the preliminary exam are eligible to appear for the mains exam. The Preliminary Exam of IBPS PO comprises of three major sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.


IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus

The mains exam is the important phase of IBPS PO Exam. Maximum weight-age is given to score obtained by candidate in IBPS PO Mains Exam in the final selection to the post of Probationary Officer. The Mains Examination of IBPS PO exam consists of 4 sections: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude & General Awareness. Just like SBI PO, IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer.


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