About IBPS CWE

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a recruitment body that was started with an aim to encourage the recruitment and placement of young graduates in public sector banks in India. IBPS started Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011 to recruit officers and clerks in Public Sector Banks. Since then, IBPS exam has been happening every year . It accepts online application through its official website for registration of the examination and conducts its all examination through online mode at various centers throughout India.

IBPS PO CWE

CATEGORY PO
AGE ELIGIBILITY 21-30
EDUCATION ELIGIBILITY GRADUATION
EXAM PHASES PRE+MAINS+INTERVIEW
VACANCY VARIES EVERY YEAR
LOCATION ANYWHERE IN INDIA
SALARY Rs.(42000 approx.)

Pattern of preliminary exam:-

Sr. No Name of the Test No.of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour(60 minutes)
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No

Name of the Test

No.of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

2

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

3

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

4

General Economy & Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

Total

155

200

180 minutes

5

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

40

40

35 minutes

DESCRIPTIVE TEST

The descriptive test for IBPS PO Mains includes two sections; these will carry total 25 marks under 30 minutes to attempt:

  1. Letter Writing: You can ask to write the formal, semi-formal or informal letter based on general topics, current affairs & banking awareness.
  2. Essay Writing: Essay writing basically is a long article that can be asked on any random topic, especially on the topics related to current affairs/issues, or the issues that are bringing everybody’s attention lately.

After have to clear the sectional as well as overall cutoff, to be eligible for the interview process.

IBPS PO SYLLABUS

There are four major topics for IBPS PO exam to be covered

Reasoning Section:This section includes Coding Decoding, Input Output, Blood Relations, Syllogism, Tabulation, Puzzle, Seating Arrangement, Coded Inequalities, Data Sufficiency, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Alphanumeric Series, Logical Reasoning,

Quantitative Section: Number Systems Simplification, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Menstruation – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Permutation, Combination &Probability, Sequence & Series, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere etc.

English Section:Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Tenses, Match the sentences, Verbs, Subject-object, cloze test, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks connectors, Sentence connector, Paragraph completion etc.

General Awareness

Banking awareness + Current affairs: 6 months current affairs + Static awareness

IBPS CLERK CWE

CATEGORY

CLERK

AGE ELIGIBILITY

20-28

EDUCATION ELIGIBILITY

GRADUATION

EXAM PHASES

PRELIMS+MAINS+

LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY TEST

VACANCY

VARIES EVERY YEAR

LOCATION

ANYWHERE IN THE STATE

SALARY

Rs.(25000 approx.)

STAGE-1: IBPS CLERK PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

There are three sections in total including Aptitude, Reasoning and English. A candidate must clear the sectional cut-off and overall cut-off to proceed to the Mains exam.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

IBPS decides the minimum cut-off marks and selects the adequate number of candidates in each category for the Online Mains examination depending upon the requirement.

STAGE -2 IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAMINATION

After few major changes implemented in the IBPS Clerk Examination, it now constitutes of 190 questionswhich need to be completed in 160 minutes. The questions are divided into 4 sections as given below:

S.No.

Name of Tests(Objective)

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 minutes

2

English Language

40

40

35 minutes

3

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 minutes

4

General/ Financial Awareness

50

50

35 minutes

Total

190

200

160 minutes

There are four major topics for IBPS PO exam to be covered

Reasoning Section:This section includes Coding Decoding, Input Output, Blood Relations, Syllogism, Tabulation, Puzzle, Seating Arrangement, Coded Inequalities, Data Sufficiency, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Alphanumeric Series, Logical Reasoning,

Quantitative Section: Number Systems Simplification, Profit & Loss, Mixtures & Allegations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Menstruation – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Permutation, Combination &Probability, Sequence & Series, Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere etc.

English Section:Reading Comprehension, Vocabulary, Grammar, Tenses, Match the sentences, Verbs, Subject-object, cloze test, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks connectors, Sentence connector, Paragraph completion etc.

General Awareness

Banking awareness + Current affairs: 6 months current affairs + Static awareness