Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS PO)

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS PO) - Exam Pattern and Syllabus:

COMMON RECRUITMENT PROCESS FOR RECRUITMENT OF PROBATIONARY OFFICERS/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES IN PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS
IBPS PO Exam Pattern & Syllabus  
The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in the Participating Organizations is  every year scheduled in October / November.

A. PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS

Allahabad Bank
Canara Bank
Indian Bank
Syndicate Bank
 Andhra Bank
Central Bank of India
Indian Overseas Bank
UCO Bank
Bank of Baroda
Corporation Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Union Bank of India
Bank of India
Dena Bank
Punjab National Bank
United Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra
IDBI Bank
Punjab & Sind Bank
Vijaya Bank

B. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

 Candidates, intending to apply for CRP-PO/MT-VIII should ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS in this advertisement:

I. Nationality / Citizenship: A candidate must be either -

(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

II. Age:

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years
Relaxation of Upper age limit
S.No
Category
Age relaxation
1
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe
5 years
2
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)
3 years
3
Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”
10 years
4
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment
5 years
5
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
5 years
6
Persons affected by 1984 riots
5 years

III. Educational Qualifications:

 A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

D. CRP – ONLINE EXAMINATIONS

I. The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

a. Preliminary Examination

S.No
Name of Tests
No. of Questions
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 and Hindi
20 minutes
3
Reasoning Ability
35
35
English and Hindi
20 minutes

Total
100
100

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

b. Main Examination

S.No
Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE)
No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
Medium of Exam
Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
45
60
English & Hindi
60 minutes
2
General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
40
40
English & Hindi
35 minutes
3
English Language
35
40
English
40 minutes
4
Data Analysis & Interpretation
35
60
English & Hindi
45 minutes

TOTAL::::
155
200

3 hours
5
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)
2
25
English
30 minutes

E. 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 Organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centers. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from authorized IBPS website www.ibps.in.

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 weight age (ratio) of Online Main Exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively.


Syllabus:

English Language
Reasoning Ability
Quantitative Aptitude
General Awareness
 Reading Comprehension 
Puzzles
Data Interpretation
Banking Awareness
Cloze Test
Seating Arrangements
Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
Financial Awareness
Fillers
Direction Sense
Number Series
Govt. Schemes and Policies
Sentence Errors
Blood Relation
Approximation and Simplification
Current Affairs
Vocabulary based questions
Syllogism
Data Sufficiency
Static Awareness
Sentence Improvement
Order and Ranking
Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss,

Jumbled Paragraph
Coding-Decoding
SI & CI, Ages,

Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)
Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)
Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership,


Inequalities
Mensuration,


Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time,


Data Sufficiency
Probability, Permutation and Combination,


Machine Input-Output
Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

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