IBPS PO Overview

About the Exam

 

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the selection of personnel for probationary officer posts in the participating organisations. The exam for the next common recruitment process is tentatively scheduled in October/November 2018. Eligible candidates who aspire to join as a Probationary Officer in any of the participating organisations are required to register for the Common Recruitment Process. The online exam is divided into two parts namely Preliminary and Main. 

 

Candidates who will qualify in the Online Preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for the Online Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the Online Main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the participating organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank. The following is a list of 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

 

 

Structure of the Exam

 

The online examination will be in two phases:

 

  1. Online Preliminary Examination

 

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Time Allotted

English Language

30

30

English

20 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

English and Hindi

20 minutes

Reasoning Ability

35

35

English and Hindi

20 minutes

TOTAL

100

100

 

 

 

  1. Online Main Examination

 

Subject

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Time Allotted

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

English & Hindi

60 minutes

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

40

40

English & Hindi

35 minutes

English Language

35

40

English

40 minutes

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

English & Hindi

45 minutes

TOTAL

155

200

 

3 hours

English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)

2

25

English

30 minutes

 

About the Book

 

The IBPS PO EXAM GOALPOST has been designed to help you maximise your chances of clearing the exam. The book follows lucid language that will enable beginners to understand concepts, theories and approaches with little effort. Simple and direct presentation of content will guide readers in preparing for the book. The book is not just a collection of concepts but it is virtual tutoring in itself.

 

Features of the Book 

  • Complete coverage of concepts and topics
  • Updated preparation of questions by a team of experts
  • Up to the mark, accurate and detailed solutions
  • Effective preparation strategy through an array of practise tests
  • Quick recapitulation of topics through video lectures
  • Free online tests through TCYOnline.com

 

Tips to Score Better

  • Attempt only those questions you are sure of as there is penalty for wrong answers (one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted)
  • Do not mark the answer if you are not sure as there is no penalty for the question left blank
  • Answer questions quickly but not in panic
  • Manage your time in a way so that you can have a look at all questions  
  • Spare out some time to recheck the answers chosen by you in each section
  • Analyse your weak areas and strengthen them by taking mock tests
  • Develop a habit of online reading besides conventional paper-based reading
  • Master approximation techniques so as to solve mathematical problems faster


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