IBPS PO/MT Exam Pattern Details: – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting Common Written Examination (CWE PO/MT) for the recruitment of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee vacancies in Public Sector Banks which will be conducted online. IBPS Common written examination pattern details are given below…

Exam Pattern: – Examination will be conducted in two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main which consists of objective type questions. Total marks of the Preliminary exam are 100 and duration is 1 hour & total marks on Main exam are 200 marks and duration is 2 hours. There will be Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. If a question is left blank, there will be no negative marking for that question. All the tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi-percentile method. Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations.

CWE Online-Examinations:-

  1. The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows….
  2. 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.Reasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 Minutes
2.Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 Minutes
3.General/Economy/Banking Awareness404035Minutes
4.English Language354040 Minutes
Total1552003 Hours
5.English Language (Letter Writing & Essay)22530 Minutes

Cutoff Score: – Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cutoffs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

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