Bank Exam Syllabus & Pattern

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Before we dive into the main content, it is important for a candidate to fulfil the eligibility criteria to appear for the Recruitment in order to not to become eliminated just because of their age or educational qualifications concerned.

Educational Qualification – Banking: General

Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CWE exam is as basic as a graduation degree (BA, BCom, BSc, B.Tech or as such) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Government of India. Any such candidate who has received equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

Age Limit of the candidates applying for Bank Exams

Any candidate who is applying for the IBPS CWE examination should not be less than 20 years old and not more than 30 years old at the time of registration. In addition to this, there is age relaxation applicable to candidates as per the government rules.

Prelims Exam Pattern - Banking: General

S. No

Section

No. of
Questions

Maximum
Marks

Duration

1

Quantitative
Aptitude

35

35

20 Minutes

2

Reasoning

35

35

20 Minutes

3

English

30

30

20 Minutes

Candidates must qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the marks assigned to that question.

Mains Exam Pattern - Banking: General

S. No

Section Name

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning & 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

3 hours

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

2

25

30 Minutes

The IBPS PO Main exam is also conducted online, it as 5 (4+1) sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and the total duration of 180+30 minutes. The sections must be attempted in the same order and the allotted time as mandated at the time of the exam. A candidate has to clear both preliminary and mains examination to be eligible for the interview process.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. A wrong answer to an objective question by the candidate will lead to a penalty of one fourth of the marks assigned to that question.

Syllabus for Prelims and Mains Exam - Banking

English:

Reading Comprehension, Error Spotting, Fillers, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Rearrangement, Para Jumbles, Cloze Test, and Match the Column.

Logical Reasoning:

Alphanumeric Series, Number Ranking, Direction Test, Blood Relation, Alphabet Test, Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Puzzle Test, Coding Decoding, Syllogism, Input Output, Data Sufficiency, Statement and Conclusion, and Statement and Argument.

Quantitative Aptitude:

Simplification, Approximation, Quadratic Equation, Data Interpretation – Table, Pie, Mixing and Missing, Profit and Loss, Ages, Averages, Mixtures & Allegations, Percentage, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Time & Work, Time & Distance, Boats & Streams, Ratio & Proportion, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Case Study, Number Series – Missing & Wrong Numbers, Mensuration, and Data Sufficiency.

General/Economy/Banking Awareness:

Important events, Financial, Economy Questions on Indian Economy, International Affairs, Government Schemes, The latest science and inventions and discoveries, Political & Laws, GK of India, appointments, agriculture, award, sports., Budget and taxes, countries and currencies., Important days, national and international organization, All nationalized bank’s history, Types of banks, the role of the banking industry, Money market in India, capital market in India, RBI, RBI Functions, Fiscal-Monetary Policies, Inflation-deflation, National Income and Public finance

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