IBPS PO Syllabus and New Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Syllabus and New Exam Pattern

IBPS PO 2017 Notification has been released by IBPS. The preliminary exam of IBPS PO 2017 is scheduled on 7th, 8th, 14th, 15th October 2017 and IBPS PO Mains Exam 2017 is scheduled on 26th November 2017. To ace IBPS PO 2017 Exam, it is necessary to the Exam pattern and detailed syllabus of this exam. This will help you to prepare judiciously for IBPS PO 2017 Exam. Let’s understand the IBPS PO 2017 Syllabus and Exam Pattern one by one.

IBPS PO 2017 Exam Pattern

IBPS PO 2017 Exam will be conducted in three phases: Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and Interview Process. It is mandatory for a candidate to clear each level of examination to get selected for the post of Probationary Officer in multiple Public Sector Banks.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2017:
The IBPS PO preliminary examination is conducted online and candidates are allocated a total duration of 1 hour to complete the preliminary exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS PO preliminary exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate. It is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.

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IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2017

IBPS PO Mains Exam has encountered quite a number of changes. Let’s have a look at all these changes in detail.

Introduction of Descriptive Paper: Just like SBI PO 2017 Exam, IBPS introduced a Descriptive Paper in its Mains Examination where candidates will be judged on their written skills. An essay and a letter will be given to candidates to write that will constitute 25 marks and that has to be completed in a time span of 30 minutes.

• The overall time allotted for each section has also been changed.

No separate paper will be conducted for Computer Applications. The reasoning is teamed up with the Computer Aptitude section and this entire section will contain 45 questions of a total of 60 marks.

• The overall time allotted for IBPS PO 2017 Mains Exam has also been changed from 140 minutes to 180 minutes.

IBPS PO 2017 Interview Process

Candidates who qualify for the Mains Exam are finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS. The Interview Process will constitute 100 marks and the minimum marks for qualifying this round will be 40% which is reduced to 35% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:
0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate in both IBPS PO 2017 Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO 2017 Mains Exam. There will be no deduction of marks for a question left blank/unattempted by a candidate.

Final Selection
The final selection of the candidate for the post of Probationary Officer will be made by taking into consideration the cumulative score of the Mains Exam and the Interview Process. The weightage of both these phases of the examination will be in the ratio 80:20 respectively. A merit list will be generated after the Interview Process of the IBPS PO 2017 Exam has been conducted. Candidates who make it to the list will be thus offered the joining letter by the Bank of their choice.

IBPS PO Syllabus 2017

To ace IBPS PO 2017 exam, it is really necessary to know the detailed IBPS PO 2017 Syllabus. The syllabus is a bit different for IBPS PO 2017 Preliminary Exam and IBPS PO 2017 Mains Exam. Let’s have a look at the syllabus of both these phases of IBPS PO 2017 Exam:

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Syllabus
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam is the primary selection round of IBPS PO 2017 Exam. Candidates who clear the preliminary exam are eligible to appear for the mains exam. The Preliminary Exam of IBPS PO 2017 comprises of three major sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

IBPS PO Mains Exam Syllabus

The mains exam is the important phase of IBPS PO 2017 Exam. Maximum weightage is given to score obtained by candidate in IBPS PO Mains Exam in the final selection to the post of Probationary Officer. The Mains Examination of IBPS PO exam 2017 consists of 4 + 1 sections: Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude & General Awareness. Just like SBI PO 2017, IBPS has introduced a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer.

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