IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern
IBPS PO pre exam question pattern is objective. The paper contains 100 questions of 100 marks with these given 3 subjects below.
Phase 1 Preliminary exam
The three sections of the preliminary exam are Reasoning ability, Quantitative aptitude, and English language. The number of questions for first sections of reasoning ability is 35 and marks allotted for this section is 35. The number of questions in the second section is 35 and marks allotted is 35. The last section of general English would have 30 questions and marks allotted would be 30. IBPS PO Practice / Mock Test Series Pdf.
So the total marks allotted would be 35+35+30= 100 and total questions would 35+35+30= 100 and total time duration for the complete exam are 1 hour. In IBPS PO online exam pattern there is a concept of negative marking which would be applied in which 0.25 marks would be deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates need to score the cutoffs at least in all three sections.
IBPS Prelims Exam Pattern Table
Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Paper
35 35 01 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude Paper
3 English Language Paper
Total 100 100
IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2017
The mains examination is also an online exam which would be conducted for 200 marks and time duration will be 140 minutes. The mains exam is further divided into 5 sections which are reasoning, quantitative aptitude, general awareness (with special reference to banking industry), English language and computer knowledge.
The candidates here also need to at least score the cutoffs in order to qualify but here one twist is there in IBPS PO exam marks pattern.
Only securing cutoffs is not enough, candidates need to score high marks as after this phase a merit list would be prepared by IBPS wherein the conducting body would arrange the candidates with high marks at the top and the top rankers in the merit list would be given priority for the next round that is interview round and it would be decided as per the number of vacancies.
Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) Marks/Time Duration
1 Reasoning 50 (40 Mins) 140 mins
2 English Language 40 (30 Mins)
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 (40 Mins)
4 General Awareness
40 (20 Mins)
5 Computer Knowledge
20 (10 mins)
Phase 2 Mains Examination
IBPS PO question paper pattern for mains exam – The first section of the mains exam would be reasoning which comprises 50 questions and total marks would be 50 and time allotted is 40 minutes. The second section would be quantitative aptitude which comprises 50 questions and marks allotted is 50 and time frame is 40 minutes.
The next section is general awareness which comprises 40 questions and marks also 40 but the time frame is 20 minutes. The next section of English would have 40 questions and marks would be 40 and time limit is 30 minutes. The last section is computer knowledge would have 20 questions each carrying one mark and the time limit is 10 minutes.
So total marks would be 50+50+40+40+20=200 and total questions would be 50+50+40+40+20=200 and total time limit is 40+40+20+30+10=140 minutes.
The negative marking would be applicable in this section as well. The candidates need to score at least cutoffs for all the five sections in order to qualify the exam.
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IBPS PO Interview Pattern 2017
The next phase is phase 3 Interview round. The candidates fulfilling all the requirements for the qualifications of mains examination would be shortlisted and those candidates would be called for an interview round. This round would have 100 marks and the candidates clearing this round to be given final allotment in the banks.
Phase 3 Interview
The combined final merit list would be prepared considering marks obtained in mains examination and interview. IBPS will give weight age to the main examination and interview in the ratio 80:20 respectively.
Once the interview round gets completed, allotment would be done as per the vacancies and posts available and candidates could be allotted in any of the participating institutes to the post of probationary officer. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview should not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD candidates).