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IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)

Introduction

The institution of Banking Personnel Selection is an autonomous body set up evolve and implement world class process of assessment and selection of personnel for various client organizations. The foundation of the institute is based on the philosophy of Speed, Accuracy and Confidently in all its activities and it  strives to achieve this through a blend of modern technology and academic expertise.
It provides its services to all Public sector banks,SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, few co-operative Banks, LIC & insurance companies. In fact, in other words we can say IBPS conducts examination for all of the above firms.
Over the year, IBPS has gained reputation of being a major “Personnel Selection Test Conducting Agency” of the country. Its strength lies in its capability to develop and construct Multiple Choice Objective Test & Tools used for mass level testing  programmes and its ability to conduct its ability to conduct these exams simultaneously for lakhs & lakhs of candidates in about 200 cities/towns all over India and also in few foreign locations.

IBPS Recruitments :

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) started its operation in the year 1975 and became an independent entity in 1984. It is an umbrella organization, covering 20 public sector and regional rural banks. People interested in working as Officers and Clerks in these, have to sit for the Common Written Examination (CWE), organized by IBPS. It was started with a mission of enhancing human resource development through personnel assessment.

IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern

S. No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 01 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
 Total 100 100

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

Test Name Qns. Marks Time Allotted for Each Test (Separately timed)
Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
English Language 40 40 30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
General Awareness ( with special refernce to Banking) 40 40 20 minutes
Computer Knowledge 20 20 10 minutes
 Total 200 200 140 minutes

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern


IBPS Prelims exam structure is like this.


S. No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 01 hour
2 Numerical Ability  35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
 Total 100 100

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

S. No. (Objective) Test Name No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 Reasoning 40 50 30 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 30 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 30 minutes
4 General Awareness ( with special refernce to Banking) 40 40 25 minutes
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20 20 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam Pattern

 Law Officer - Scale - I & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale - I

S. No. Name of the test No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 * 30 minutes
2 English Language 50 * 25 minutes
3 General Awareness with special refernce to Banking Industry        50 * 30 minutes
4 Professional Knowledge 50 80 35 minutes
 Total 200 80 120 minutes

IT Officer Scale I , Agricultural Field Officer Scale I, HR/Peronnel Officer Scale I & Marketing Officer Scale I

Name of the test No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning 50 * 30 minutes
English Language 50 * 25 minutes
General Awareness with special refernce to Banking Industry        50 * 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge 50 80 35 minutes
 Total 200 80 120 minutes

IBPS RRBs Exam Pattern

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


Preliminary Examination (objective)*


Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

S. No. Test Name No. of Qs. Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 40 40 45 Minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
  Total 80 80

Officer Scale I

S. No. Test Name No. of Qs. Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 40 40 45 Minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
  Total 80 80

* Candidates (for both posts) have to qualify in both the tests by securing minimum cut-off marks. Adequate number of candidates in each category, depending upon requirements, will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
Main Examination (objective)
Office Assistant (Multipurpose)

Name of Tests No. of Qnestions. Max. Marks Total Time
Reasoning 40 50 2 hours
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
General Awareness 40 40
English Language * 40 40
Hindi Language * 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
 Total 200 200

Officer Scale-I

Name of Tests No. of Qnestions. Max. Marks Total Time
Reasoning 40 50 2 hours
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
General Awareness 40 40
English Language * 40 40
Hindi Language * 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
 Total 200 200

Single level Examination (objective)
Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)

Name of Tests No. of Qnestions. Max. Marks Total Time
Reasoning 40 50 2 hours
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 50
Financial Awareness 40 40
English Language * 40 40
Hindi Language * 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
 Total 200 200

Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)

Name of Tests No. of Qnestions. Max. Marks Total Time
Reasoning 40 50 2 hours
Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation 40 50
Financial Awareness 40 40
English Language * 40 40
Hindi Language * 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Professional Knowledge 40 40
 Total 240 240

Officer Scale- III

Name of Tests No. of Qnestions. Max. Marks Total Time
Reasoning 40 50 2 hours
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50
General Awareness 40 40
English Language * 40 40
Hindi Language * 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
 Total 200 200

Syllabus

Reasoning Ability :

IBPS department conducts exams time to time for every post, and it is a tough competition. So you should focus on IBPS Preparation well.Reasoning section is a basic part of IBPS Reasoning Section contains almost 40 – 50 marks in all post exams. Basically, it requires regular practice from your side to easily handle the asked questions. Reasoning Syllabus is divided into two parts verbal reasoning and logical reasoning questions. Check details about the verbal reasoning And Logical reasoning given below.
 

Alphabetical Order & Misc. Series Coding-decoding Blood Relation
Direction And Distance Order & Ranking Sitting Arrangement
Puzzle Advance Puzzle Data Sufficiency
Syllogism Inequality Decision Making
Machine Input Statement & Assumption Statement & Argument
Problem & Course of Action Cause & Effect Drawing Inference
Combined Logical
Direction sense test
Number Ranking

English Language-

English Section of IBPS Exam is a major part it contains approximately 40 marks out of 200 in mains exam and 30 marks out of 100 in prelims examination. It is, therefore, you don’t take it lightly. Nevertheless, if you study properly you can also score higher marks in this section too. This article focuses on English Syllabus for SBI Exam.

Noun Pronoun Verb
Conjunction Time and Tense Rearrangement of Sentences
Preposition Adjective Cloze Test
Articles Adverb Error Detection
Vocabulary Reading Comprehension Fill in the Blanks
Phrase Replacement Mis-Spelt and Inappropriate Words Spotting Similar and Dissimilar words

Quantitative Aptitude :

Quantitative Aptitude (Numerical Ability) is one of the major section of IBPS Exam Syllabus for any post. It is one of the best and most scoring sections amongst all the sections, here you require the speed in the calculation part which is little bit tricky. Here you require to practise a lot in this section.

Simplification Number Series Percentage
Profit and Loss Simple Interest & Compound Interest Average
Ratio & Proportion Problems on Ages Partnership
Mixture and Alligation Time and Work Pipe & Cisterns
Speed, Time and Distance Problem Based on Trains Boat and Stream
Inequality Probability Data Sufficiency
Data Interpretation Mensuration Permutation and Combination

General Awareness :

Along with quantitative aptitude, General Awareness is also one of the most scoring sections once you deeply study last approximately six months happenings around the world as per the examination requirements. General Awareness section of IBPS Exam contains various topics such as current affairs questions, banking awareness questions and common general knowledge questions. It basically focusses on the current affairs based on Banking Awareness. It is, therefore, we should focus on such major topics:

Indian Banking Industry RBI & Monetary Policy NPA and Basel Norms
Inflation National Income Money Market In India
Capital Market In India Foreign Trade & Exchange Public Finance
Economic Planning In India Social Welfare Schemes Miscellaneous

 

Computer Aptitude:

Computer section is also one of the easiest sections amongst all the sections which is scheduled for the Mains examination. Here you require some basic knowledge of computer section; Computer section covers mainly these topics –

Hardware Generation of Computer Softwares
Ms Office (MS Word, MsExcel, MS Power Point ) Data Base Networking Internet