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IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018 CWE PO/MT (Preliminary/Mains) Exam Pattern PDF

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the CWE PO/MT (Preliminary/Mains) Exam with the intention to hire eligible contenders for Probationary Officer and Management Trainee Positions. IBPS PO Exam Pattern and IBPS MT Exam Pattern are same in all the factors.

Candidates who are preparing for IBPS PO/MT examination may avail the IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018 with the help of this page of Furthermore aspirants may also download the IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern and IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern in PDF format.

What will I gain from IBPS PO Exam Pattern?

To score well in IBPS PO 2018 Exam, it is necessary to understand the IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018 as well as IBPS PO 2018 Syllabus one by one. By downloading updated IBPS PO CWE Exam Pattern, you can easily make study plan for IBPS PO Exam 2018.

The IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018 will help in understanding the structure and marking scheme of examination. not only that via IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern once can easily estimate about the section having more weightage and section having less weightage.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern:

IBPS PO 2018 exam pattern of Prelims exam mentioned below.  Applicants have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.

Sr. No.Subjects InvolvedMax Ques.Max MarksTime Duration
1English Language30301 Hour
2Quantitative Aptitude3535
3Reasoning Ability3535

Note: Adequate number of applicants in all categories as decided by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern:

S. NoSubjects InvolvedMax Ques.Max MarksTime allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 minutes
2General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness404035 minutes
3English Language354040 minutes
4Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 minutes
Total155200120 minutes
5English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)022530 minutes

Download PDF: IBPS PO Exam Pattern

What is the Penalty for Wrong Answers?

Along with the Pattern of IBPS PO candidates must also have a look over the other fact that is the penalty over answers.

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests, which is Applicable to both – IBPS PO prelims exam and Main examination.

  • For each wrong answer, one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question, which will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.
  • If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

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SBI PO Exam analysis:

SBI PO Preliminary exam analysis:

Detailed analysis of IBPS PO Preliminary is as under:

SectionTotal QuestionsLevel of difficultyGood AttemptsApproximate time taken
English Language30Easy-Moderate15-1715 minutes
Reasoning Ability35Moderate – Difficult20-2220 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude35Easy-Moderate 17-1925 minutes
Total100Moderate52-5860 minutes

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Sectional and overall expected cut-off of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam:

English Language (Out of 30)7-94.5-6
Reasoning Ability (Out of 35)8-105.5-7
Quantitative Aptitude (Out of 35)8-105-7
Overall Objective Test (Out of 100)47-50OBC: 46-47
SC: 39-41
ST: 31-33

 English Language Section of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam:

TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel  of Difficulty
Reading Comprehension10Moderate
Para – jumbles (First sentence was fixed)10Easy-Moderate
Phrase Replacement10Easy-Moderate

Reasoning Ability Section of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam:

TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel  of Difficulty
AR (Data Arrangement – person, company, month)5Moderate-Difficult
AR (Linear arrangement-12 persons, hobbies)5Moderate-Difficult
AR (Data Arrangement – person, department, color)5Moderate-Difficult
Coding – Decoding5Easy-Moderate
Mathematical Inequalities5Easy
Input – Output5Moderate-Difficult
Blood Relation5Moderate

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Quantitative Aptitude Section of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam:

TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel  of Difficulty
Number Series3Easy
Data Interpretation (Table Based)6Moderate-Difficult
Data Interpretation (Pie chart)6Moderate-Difficult
Quadratic Equations5Easy
Profit, Loss2Easy-Moderate
Simple Interest & Compound Interest1Easy-Moderate
Time & Work1Easy
Boats and Streams1Easy
Ratio and Proportion1Easy

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IBPS Mains Examination:

Detailed analysis of IBPS PO Main Exam is as follows:

SectionsNumber of questionsMaximum marksLevel of difficultyGood attempts
(in marks)
Time allotted for each section
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude4560Difficult17-2060 minutes
General/Economy/Banking Awareness4040Moderate25-2835 minutes
English Language3540Difficult13-1540 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation3560Moderate-Difficult20-2245 minutes

 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Section of IBPS PO Main Exam:

TopicsNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Data Sufficiency3Difficult
AR (Seating Arrangement – 6 people sitting in two rows)1Moderate
AR (Seating Arrangement – 7 people sitting in a row and like different colors)3Difficult
Symbol based Directions question5Difficult
Symbol based blood relations questions1Moderate
AR (Circular Seating Arrangement -Total no of people were more than 10)5Moderate-Difficult
Machine Input Output5Difficult
AR (Data Arrangement – Puzzles based)5Difficult
Figure based puzzle5Difficult
CR (Statement -cause and effect, Course of Action, Statement Inferences)5Moderate-Difficult
Data based Question (A company was hiring candidates and qualifications and eligibility criteria were given then based on that answers have to be given)2Difficult

 General/Economy/Banking Awareness Section of IBPS PO Main Exam:

In general, the difficulty level of this section was moderate. This section saw a mix of questions from Current Affairs and Banking. Some questions were from Static Part.

English Language Section of IBPS PO Main Exam:

TopicNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
Reading Comprehensions (2 RC 5 Qs. each)10Difficult
Synonyms or Antonyms4Difficult
Cloze test5Moderate-Difficult
Para jumbles (New Pattern)3Difficult
Fill in the blanks (Double)2Moderate-Difficult
Spot the Error5Moderate-Difficult
Rephrasing sentence to correct grammatical form3Difficult
Sentence connectors3Difficult

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Data Analysis & Interpretation Section of IBPS PO Main Exam:

TopicNumber of questionsLevel of difficulty
Data Sufficiency5Moderate
Comparison of two quantities (Q1-Q2 type)5Moderate-Difficult
Data Interpretation (Table based)5Difficult
Data Interpretation (Line Graph)5Moderate
Data Interpretation (Pie Chart)5Moderate-Difficult
Number Series (Find the wrong number)5Moderate-Difficult
Time, Speed and Distance1Moderate
Ratio based question1Moderate
Mixture /Alligation1Moderate

Descriptive Part of IBPS PO Main Exam –

In the Descriptive part candidates need to complete two writing tasks in 30 minutes:

  1. Essay writing
  2. Letter Writing

IBPS PO Scores Analysis:

  • The corrected IBPS PO Score card obtained by each of the applicants in different sessions will be normalized using equi-percentile method. Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations.
  • Please note that, Marks Obtained in the Main Examination Only Will Be Considered for Shortlisting for Interview and Also for Final Merit Listing.

What is IBPS PO Interview Criteria?

Applicants, who have been shortlisted in the Main examination for CWE PO/MT, will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at selected centre and the centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter.

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Some Essential Point:

  • 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.

Why IBPS Conduct PO/MT Examination?

The online IBPS Probationary Officer Exam is organized for the next Common Recruitment Process for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in the Participating Organization.

Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Organizations as PO/MT and to ace Probationary Officer Exam, need to prepare through modified IBPS CWE PO/MT Exam Pattern.  Here we are providing complete details about IBPS CWE PO Pre Exam Pattern and IBPS CWE PO Mains Exam Pattern; candidates are advised to take the information seriously

Final Note:

Applicants, who’re planning to apply for IBPS PO Exam, can start their preparation through above provided latest IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2018. Keep continue on our web portal, in order to download IBPS PO Exam Notice, New IBPS Recruitment etc. We wish you very best of luck for your future. Good Luck…

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