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Latest government jobs 2017IBPS PO Exam Pattern: (IBPS Bank Exams) – Important DatesSBI PO Online Application Form

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 Organisations listed below is tentatively scheduled in October. The ibps po examination will be the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for the Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank.

IBPS PO Exam Important Dates

Depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2016-17 based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience, etc. The validity of the CWE PO/MT scorecard will automatically expire at the close of business in 2018 with or without giving any notice.

This system of Common Recruitment Process – CWE (Preliminary & Main Examination), Common Interview, and provisional allotment for recruitment of Probationary Officer /Management Trainee posts in Participating Organisations have the approval of the appropriate authorities.


 The pattern of the IBPS-PO/MT- V Examination which will be conducted online is as follows: 

  1. IBPS PO Preliminary Exam: 12th, 13th, 19th and 20th October 2019

S. No. Name of the Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration of the Exam
1 English Language 30 30
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 Total Time 1hour
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

2. IBPS PO Main Exam:  30th November 2019

S. No. Name of the Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration of the Exam
1 Reasoning & Computer 45 60
2 English Language 35 40
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 Total Time 3 hours
4 General Awareness

(with special reference to banking industry)

40 40
Total 155 200

Note: The above tests except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and   Hindi.

The penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination):

There will be the penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which the wrong answer has been marked 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, that means no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.


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