The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an autonomous body in the field of Employment Testing, Selection, Assessment, and Management of Human Resources in India. IBPS offers its services to all Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and to about 27 Public-Sector Banks, SBI, Associate Banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, LIC & Insurance companies and regular member Banks of the IBPS society.
In the last few years, IBPS conducts the PO CWE, for hiring candidates, online process.
The exam is conducted in 3 phases:
1. The IBPS PO Preliminary Exam
2. The IBPS PO Mains Exam
The IBPS PO preliminary examination is a 60 mins online examination. IBPS tests aspirants for 3 sections i.e Quantitative Ability, Logical Reasoning & English Language. The IBPS PO Prelims has 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking of 1/4th marks for every wrong answer.
The IBPS PO Mains Examination is an online examination. This year IBPS has added a descriptive paper in its Mains exam worth 25 marks with a time duration of 30 mins. Thus, the total time allotted for the exam is 180 mins + 30 mins. With the recent updates to the exam, the IBPS PO Mains exam now has 5 sections (4 + 1)(Reasoning& Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis & Interpretation, General Economy & Banking Awareness and English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)with a maximum achievable score of 200 + 25 marks. In the Mains exam, IBPS also decides on sectional cut-offs depending on the difficulty levels of the exam.
The Interview round is a face-to-face interaction. This round carries 100 marks. Only those candidates, who clear cut-offs in the IBPS PO mains examination, qualify for this round. It is a 15 – 20 minutes round. The candidate’s knowledge on topics related to Banking, Current Affairs, Government updates, etc is tested.
The Final Scores are then calculated on the basis of the marks obtained in the Mains Examination & the interview round individually where the weightage is spread in an 80:20 ratio respectively.
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