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IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2017 Changed – New Mains Pattern Introduced!

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has just released the IBPS PO 2017 Recruitment notification. IBPS is one of the most sought out exams in the country. The IBPS PO Prelims Exam 2017 is going to take place from 7th October 2017 as per the official notification. This year IBPS has made big changes in the exam pattern of IBPS PO Mains Exam. Now the IBPS PO Mains exam will consist of total 155 Qs in the time duration of 3 hours. This shows that IBPS is now following the footprints of SBI PO Exam. In this article, we are providing you IBPS PO Exam Pattern with the changes that are introduced in the 2017. Read the entire article to know the exam pattern & selection process of IBPS PO 2017. Check your preparation level and try some free IBPS PO online mock tests now to become a PO!

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2017 – Selection Procedure

The selection procedure will be divided into 3 parts, consisting of 2 written papers and a third Interview round. The Preliminary examination is only qualifying in nature and will not be counted towards the final total. Only those who qualify through Phase II will be eligible to attend Phase III processes. The scores of the remaining two rounds will be normalised to 100 as follows:

Phase/
Test
Max.
Marks
Normalized to
Main Exam
(Phase II)
200 80
Interview
(Phase III)
100 20
TOTAL 300 100

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2017 – Prelims (Phase I)

Section No. of Qs Marks Duration
English
Language
30 30 1 hour
Quantitative
Aptitude
35 35
Reasoning
Ability
35 35
TOTAL 100 100  

 

NOTE: There will be negative marking of one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no negative marking for unattempted questions.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2017 – Mains (Phase II)

This year IBPS has increased the difficulty level of Mains 2017 Exam. It has made the exam pattern similar to the SBI PO Mains 2017 Exam. So get to know the exam pattern clearly & start preparing now. The IBPS PO Mains 2017 will be consist of 2 parts – Objective Test (200 marks) and Descriptive Test (50 marks). Both the parts will take place online.

  • IBPS PO Mains – Objective Test

Section No. of
Qs
Marks Duration
Reasoning
& Computer
Aptitude
45 60 60 min
English
Language
35 40 40 min
Data Analysis &
Interpretation
35 60 45 min
General
Awareness
(with special
reference to
Banking)
40 40 35 min
TOTAL 155 200 3 Hour

NOTE: There will be negative marking of one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no negative marking for unattempted questions.

  • IBPS PO Mains  – Descriptive Test

The descriptive paper will be of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks assigned to the test of English Language. You will be tested on Letter Writing & Essay. You will be needed to secure passing marks to qualify the Descriptive Test, to be decided by the Bank.

NOTE: The Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in Objective Test.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2017 – Interview (Phase III)

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (Main exam) and interview will be 80:20 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination and Interview.

A candidate should qualify both in the CWE (Main) and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on IBPS website.

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