IBPS Common Written Exam for PO Jobs – Pattern & Books


The All India common written exam(CWE) to apply for PO positions is being conducted twice every year by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).Many new entrants have expressed doubts over the pattern & sections present in question paper.To help those understand better, we are here to explain the blueprint & necessary books that one can purchase to support preparations.

 

This new system that came into effect from 2011 has seen applicants appear for two exams till now,

 

  • 1st CWE in September 2011
  • 2nd exam in June 2012
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    Once every 6 months, IBPS plans to notify for these examinations.This enables low scorers to improve their scores & be eligible to apply for upcoming bank jobs.

     

    Question paper pattern

    The written test is made up of two papers:

    1) Objective test & 2) Descriptive test

    First things first - here is the breakup of Objective Test

     

    Paper Questions Max.marks
    Reasoning 50 50
    English 50 25
    Quantitative aptitude 50 50
    General awareness (related to banking) 50 50
    Computer knowledge 50 50

    Descriptive test

    3 or 4 25 (total 50)
    Total 250 250

     

    In addition to objective questions, descriptive test to test your english usage would be conducted for 25 marks (see descriptive test question pattern)

     

    Evaluations:

    For each wrong answer in objective test, there is negative mark of 0.25.There is no negative markings incase a question is left unanswered.

     

    Books:

    There is no need to worry while preparing for the common bank exam, as the pattern is similar to previous bank tests.Moreover there are various books, guides & worksheets available for practice.

     

    Here are some that can be purchased online with Cash /Netbanking/ Debit card etc.,

    * Common Written Exam Guide (PO) – Rs.322 – Buy online

    * PO previous papers (with detail solutions) – Rs.296 – Buy online

     

    We would posting detailed articles on how to prepare for common bank po exam (paper-wise) in the coming days.Stay connected !!


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    5 comments:

    Prabhat Ranjan said...

    Dear sir,
    Please tell me form where we should prepare for the GS section specially related to banking industry ? The magazines available in the market that is commonly known do not focus on banking industry. So, please recommend me any name so that I can focus my GS knowledge on Banking industry as well.

    Thanks and regards,

    Prabhat Ranjan

    SARTAJ AHMAD WANI said...

    THE SITE IS VERY INFORMATIVE TO THE BANK P.O & CLERK ASPIRANTS... DEAR PRABHAT RANJAN WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST YOU PRATYOUGITA DARPAN AND ECONOMIC TIMES NEWS PAPER ARE FULL OF BANKING TERMINOLOGY AND RECENT OCCURINGS IN THE BANKING SECTOR....
    MY QOESTION...
    ANY ONE APPLYING FOR A PARTICULAR AFTER QUALIFYING WILL BE HE ABLE TO APPLY FOR ANY OTHER STATE AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW.. HAVING HOLD ON THE REGIONAL LANGUAGE OF THE STATE...... [PLEASE REPLY]

    BankExamsIndia.com said...

    Prabhat, to prepare for exams, see the list of available guides at bank exam books
    Sartaj,There are no state-wise vacancies for PO positions.State -wise posts will be advertised only for clerk posts.For clerks, you cant apply to any other state apart from the state u appeared for exam.

    Chetana said...

    Could you please advice if I can appear ordinarily without applying for the Common bank exam ???
    If i haven't submitted the online application for Common bank exam when can I do so again this year /???

    Anonymous said...

    Is banking affairs different from current affairs?what are the topics included in banking affairs and suggest some website for banking affairs.