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COMMON RECRUITMENT PROCESS FOR IBPS PROBATIONARY OFFICERS/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES Exam Pattern

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ONLINE Examination Structure :-

The ONLINE test would be objective as detailed below

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Preliminary Examination



Sr. No.

Name of Tests

No. of Qs

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam Time allotted
for each test 
(Separately timed)

1

English Language

30

30

English  20 minutes
2

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

English & Hindi  20 minutes
3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

English & Hindi  20 minutes
 

Total

100

100

   

 

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.

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Main Examination

Sr. No.

Name of Tests

No. of Qs

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

  Total 155 200 3 hours
5

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

2

25

30
minutes



 

The above tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
Other detailed information regarding the written examination will be given in an Information Handout, on IBPS website which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letter.

PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Test. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If the total of the penalty for a test is in fraction, the marks obtained will be rounded off to the nearest integer, i.e. if fraction exceeds by 0.50 or more, it will be rounded off to next higher integer. If for any question a candidate gives more than one  answer, it will be treated as wrong even if one of the given answers happens to be right and there will be the same penalty of 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question deducted as penalty. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

STANDARDIZED SCORES  

The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates will further be converted into standardized scores following Linear Conversion Method.

CUTOFF SCORE

Each candidate will have to secure a minimum standardized score in each of the tests to qualify in the written examination and to be considered for vacancies in the participating banks. The cut-off points will be decided based on the average (Average – ¼ Standard Deviation for General category candidates and Average – ¾ Standard Deviation for Reserved Category candidates).

CWE SCORE CARD

IBPS will print the Score Cards for each of the qualifying candidates and will send the same by Registered/ Speed post to each candidate at the correspondence address specified in his/ her online application.

VALIDITY OF CWE SCORE CARD

Score Cards issued by IBPS will be valid for one year from the date of issue of the Score Card.  

Candidates can appear in subsequent examination(s) to enhance their scores if they so desire. 

INTERVIEW
Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Online Main examination for CRP-PO/MT-VIII will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. 
Interviews will be conducted at select centres.

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 Online Main Exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination of CRP-PO/MT-VIII and Interview.

A candidate should qualify both in the Online Main Exam and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on authorised IBPS website.