About IBPS - PO

Background and Rationale

IBPS PO: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will conduct the IBPS PO Exam to select candidates for recruitment to the post of PO in the participating Public Sector Banks (PSBs) and financial institutions. The IBPS PO Exam will be held in two phases viz. Preliminary Exam followed by the Main Examination. Both the exam will be conducted online i.e. Computer-based. Those candidates who will qualify the IBPS PO Online Pre-Exam will be eligible to take the Main Examination.

Question Paper Structure 


a)      IBPS PO Exam Pattern – Preliminary Examination 

Sr. No.

Name of the Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

 1

English Language

30

30

 

Composite time of 1 Hour

 2

Numerical Ability

35

35

 3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

 

Total

100

100

 


Note: There is negative marking in IBPS PO pre-exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.


b)  IBPS PO Exam Pattern – Main Examination
 

Sr. No.

Name of the Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

 1

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

 2

General/Economy/Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

 3

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

 4

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

 

Total

155

200

180 minutes

 

English Language
(Letter Writing & Essay)

2

25

30 minutes


Note: This year the exam pattern of IBPS Mains is changed. IBPS has added descriptive paper in its mains exam. The IBPO PO Main exam is also held online, it has 4 sections having a total score of 200 marks of 180 minutes duration and descriptive paper 1 sections having a total score of 25 marks of 30 minutes duration.

The IBPS exam will have 5 sections and the time limit for attempting each of the five sections is different, but the total time duration is 180 minutes for objective and 30 minutes for descriptive. The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section can only be attempted after the current section is completed. There is a negative marking with a deduction of 0.25 marks for every mistake.


Note: Please verify the above information from http://www.ibps.in/ and other appropriate sources.