IBPS Clerical Cadre Exam Pattern Details: – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common written Examination (CWE) for the recruitment of Clerical Cadre vacancies in public sector Banks. The common written examination pattern details are given below…

 Exam Pattern:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts this Online Common written Exam for Clerical Cadre posts. The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, Preliminary and main. Total marks of Preliminary exam is 100 in a duration of 1 hour for objective type questions & Total marks of Main exam is 200 in a duration of 2 hours for objective type questions. The tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

CWE — Online Examinations:-

The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

  1. Preliminary Examination
S. No.Name of testNo. of QuestionsMarks Duration
English Language3030Composite Time of 1hour
Quantitative Aptitude3535
Reasoning Ability3535


  1. Main Examination
S. No.Name of test (Not in Sequence)No. of QuestionsMarksDuration
1.General/ Financial Awareness505035 Minutes
2.General English404035 Minutes
3.Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045Minutes
4.Quantitative Aptitude505045 Minutes
Total190200160 Minutes


Scores: – The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi-percentile method.

Cutoff Score (Online Main examination):- Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main Examination and also a minimum total score to be considered for further process. Depending on number of the State/ UT wise vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be considered for provisional allotment. Prior to the completion of provisional allotment process scores obtained in the Online Main Examination will not be shared with the candidates.

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