Latest IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2017

IBPS Clerk Exam Notification has been announced. In this post I am going to explain you about the latest IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2017. I will tell you exam pattern of both preliminary as well as of main exam.

IBPS Clerk Examination is the most popular exam of the country. Every year it is conducted by IBPS. The exam is conducted for recruitment of Clerical cadre posts in various public sector banks.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2017 – Preliminary Examination

IBPS clerk preliminary examination will be an online examination. The structure of the exam will be as under:

There will be three sections in the preliminary examination of IBPS clerk exam. These three sections are of English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. In the English Language section there will be 30 questions. While in Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability there will be 35 questions each. Therefore there will be 100 questions of 100 marks. The composite time will be of 60 minutes. Please note that there will not be section wise timing and total 60 minutes will be available which you can allocate for each section as per your choice. You can see the exam pattern in the tabular form here:-

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2017

Remark: Candidates have to qualify in each of the three sections by securing cut-off marks which will 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.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2017 – Main Examination

The candidates who will qualify the preliminary exam will be eligible for appearing in the mains examination. There will be four sections in the mains examination. The four sections will be, General / Financial Awareness of 50 questions of 50 marks which are to be solved in 35 minutes, General English 40 questions of 40 marks in 35 minutes, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 questions of 60 marks in 45 minutes and Quantitative Aptitude 50 questions of 50 marks in 45 minutes. Hence there will be 190 questions of 200 marks which are to be attempted in 160 minutes. There will be separate time for each section. The tabular form representation of main examination will be as under:-

Negative Marking: There will be negative marking for wrong answers both in Preliminary and Main examination. 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 a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Cut-off Score: For both preliminary and main examinations candidates will have to obtain minimum cut off to be considered for further process. The final selection will be done on the basis of final merit of the main examination.

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