IBPS Exam Pattern 2017- PO, SO, Clerk, RRB

IBPS EXAM PATTERN, IBPS ClERK EXAM PATTERN, IBPS PO EXAM PATTERN, IBPS SO EXAM PATTERN, IBPS RRB EXAM PATTERN

This year the IBPS Recruitment exam pattern for Probationary Officers (IBPS PO/MT) and Clerk Posts has been slightly altered.The Common Written Examination is a Two Tier Written Examination, as it was last year.
However, for the Mains exam, each subject will have an allotted time instead of a composite time for the entire exam. This is a BIG change in the IBPS Exam Pattern from last year and means that candidates will need to prepare for each section differently.

Background

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is an autonomous body set up to recruit candidates for various client organizations, conduct relevant supportive research and publicize the findings. It has been rendering assistance to the financial sector in the fields of employee selection, promotion and placement.

IBPS has a mandate from multiple Indian Public Sector Banks to conduct the eligibility exam for selection to these banks. The computer-based exam is termed as the Common Written Examination and is held across multiple Indian cities multiple times a year to select candidates for Clerical, Probationary Officer (PO), Specialist Officer (SO), and Management Trainee (MT) roles.

All Details about IBPS PO, Clerk, So RRB,Clerk Exam Pattern.

Exam Pattern for PO and Clerk Exams

  • Tier I will be an easier exam. The paper will consist of 100 questions from three topics – English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.  Total time duration for this exam would be one hour and maximum marks that can be obtained would be 100.
  • Tier II will have questions with a higher difficulty level. The paper will consist of 200 questions from five topics – Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. Total time duration for this exam would be 2 hours and maximum marks that can be obtained would be 200. HOWEVER IT IS PERTINENT TO NOTE THAT EACH SUBJECT WILL NOW HAVE A FIXED TIME DURATION and the duration of the Mains exam will NOT be cumulative
  • Tier I exams will be of qualifying nature and its score will not be added while preparing for final merit list. Only Tier II marks and Interview score will be considered for the preparation of final merit list.

If you want to ace the IBPS examinations, you should be well acquainted with the IBPS Question Paper pattern.

NOTE – The following tables provide a brief overview of the expected IBPS question paper pattern for PO and CLERK examinations based on last year’s question paper and based on the latest IBPS notification. However, since this year the pattern has been altered, some changes might ensue at the last minute.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for IBPS PO PRELIMINARY examination is as follows:

Sr.No. Name of Tests (Objective) Questions/ Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability 35/ 35 Composite Time of 1 hour
2 English Language 30/ 30
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35/ 35
TOTAL 100

The question paper pattern for IBPS PO MAINS examination is as follows:

Sr.No. (Objective) Test Name Number of Questions Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 40 mins
2 English Language 40 40 30 mins
3 Numerical Ability 40 40 40 mins
4 General Awareness with special emphasis on Banking Awareness 40 40 20 mins
5 Computer Knowledge 20 20 10 mins
TOTAL 200 200 140 minutes

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

The exam pattern for IBPS Clerk PRELIMINARY examination is as follows:

Sr.No. Name of Tests (Objective) Questions/ Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability 35/ 35 Composite Time of 1 hour
2 English Language 30/ 30
3 Quantitative Aptitude 35/ 35
TOTAL 100

The question paper pattern for IBPS Clerk MAINS examination is as follows:

Sr.No. (Objective) Test Name Number of Questions Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 40 mins
2 English Language 40 40 30 mins
3 Numerical Ability 40 40 40 mins
4 General Awareness with special emphasis on Banking Awareness 40 40 20 mins
5 Computer Knowledge 20 20 10 mins
TOTAL 200 200 140 minutes

You can read about the implications of this change in the question paper pattern on your preparation

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

IBPS conducts the IBPS SO examination in order to recruit participants for various posts in several participating banks. IBPS Specialist Officer exam consists of 200 objective type questions with each question carrying 1 mark. The total time duration of the paper is 2 hours. IBPS Question paper pattern with regard to SO varies across different posts.

IBPS Question Paper Pattern For Law Officer & Rajbhasha Adhikari

S. No. Name of the Tests Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Specialist Officer Reasoning Test 50 120 Minutes
2 SO English Language Test 25
3 SO General Awareness Test 50
4 SO Professional Knowledge Test 75
                        Total 200

Paper Pattern For IT Officer, Agricultural Field Officer, HR / Personnel Officer & Marketing Officer

S. No. Paper name Maximum Marks Total Time
1 SO Reasoning Paper 50 120 Minutes
2 SO English Language Paper 25
3 SO Quantitative Aptitude Paper 50
4 SO Professional Knowledge Paper 75
                          Total 200

IBPS RRB

IBPS conducts IBPS RRB CWE for filling the posts of Group “A”-Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Group “B”-Office Assistants (Multipurpose) in Rural Banks.

IBPS Question paper pattern for –

Group: I For ‘A & B ’ category States (under Official Languages Act)

IBPS Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Exam Pattern

S.No Name of Test

Medium of

Exam

No. of Questions Max.Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning Hindi/English 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes
2 Numerical Ability Hindi/English 40 50
3 General Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4a English Language English 40 40
4b Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
Total 200 200

IBPS Officer Scale-I Exam Pattern

S.No Name of Test

Medium of

Exam

No. of Questions Max.Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning Hindi/English 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude Hindi/English 40 50
3 General Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4a English Language English 40 40
4b Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
Total 200 200

IBPS Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre) Exam Pattern

S.No Name of Test

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions Max.Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning Hindi/English 40 40 Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Hindi/English 40 40
3 Financial Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4a English Language English 40 20
4b Hindi Language Hindi 40 20
5 Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
6 Professional Knowledge Hindi/English 40 40
Total 240 200

IBPS Officer Scale- III Exam Pattern 

S.No Name of Test

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions Max.Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning Hindi/English 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Hindi/English 40 50
3 Financial Awareness Hindi/English 40 40
4a English Language English 40 40
4b Hindi Language Hindi 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Hindi/English 40 20
Total 200 200

II: Group: II For ‘C’ category States (under Official Languages Act)

IBPS Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Exam Pattern 

S.No Name of Test

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions Max.Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning English 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes
2 Numerical Ability English 40 50
3 General Awareness English 40 40
4 English Language English 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge English 40 20
Total 200 200

Read about how you need to change your preparation strategy due to the change in the question paper pattern

IBPS Officer Scale-I Exam Pattern 

S.No Name of Test

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions Max.Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning English 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude English 40 50
3 General Awareness English 40 40
4 English Language English 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge English 40 20
Total 200 200

IBPS Officer Scale-II Exam Pattern (General Banking Officer)

S.No Name of Test

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions Max.Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning English 40 50 CompositeT ime of 2 hours and 30 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation English 40 50
3 Financial Awareness English 40 40
4 English Language English 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge English 40 20
Total 200 200

IBPS Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre) Exam Pattern 

S.No Name of Test

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions Max.Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning English 40 40 Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation English 40 40
3 Financial Awareness English 40 40
4 English Language English 40 20
5 Computer Knowledge English 40 20
6 Professional Knowledge English 40 40
Total 240 200

IBPS Officer Scale- III Exam Pattern 

S.No Name of Test

Medium of Exam

No. of Questions Max.Marks Total Time
1 Reasoning English 40 50 Composite Time of 2 hours and 30 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation English 40 50
3 Financial Awareness English 40 40
4 English Language English 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge English 40 20
Total 200 200

For other related IBPS articles click on the links given below.

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TIPS FOR IBPS PO EXAM 2017
IBPS PO QUIESTION PAPERS
IBPS RECRUITMENT 2017 PROCEDURE
IBPS ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA 2017
IBPS AGE LIMIT RELAXATIONS
IBPS SYLLABUS 2017
IBPS INTERVIEW 2017
IBPS ADMIT CARD 2017
IBPS EXAM CENTER LIST 2017
IBPS BOOKS
IBPS RESULTS 2016, CUTOFFS, NEXT STEPS – PO, SO, CLERK
IBPS SUCCESS STORIES 

 

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