IBPS PO 2018 – New Exam Pattern
Finally, IBPS has released the notification for the recruitment of Probationary officers.The first step in one’s preparation is always an adequate knowledge of the syllabus and pattern of the exam. The pattern and new changes introduced by IBPS are as given below.
Phase-I: Preliminary Examination
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
This year IBPS has introduced one new change in IBPS PO Prelims exam. This year sectional timing of 20 minutes has been introduced for each of the three sections in prelims examination. Also, sectional cutoff will be there for each section.
Phase – II: Main Examination
Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 25 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests is online.
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective)||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|
|Descriptive Writing Test||2||25||30 minutes|
- Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
- Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks is a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).
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