The IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has been entrusted with the responsibility of conducting the recruitment process for the various clerical and PO vacancies that arise in 20 public sector banks in India. The Common Written Exam (CWE) and the common interviews that the IBPS would conduct is a great way to simplify the selection process of candidates to various positions in the government owned banking institutions at the posts of clerks and Probationary Officers. The CWE would be in an online mode, where the candidates won’t be facing the difficulty of marking the correct answers on the OMR sheets. It would be a very convenient method of conducting the written exam. Detailed notification available at Recruitment News website http://recruitmentnews.co.in
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
The CWE for the clerical posts in the nationalized banks is conducted once in a year by the IBPS. The CWE would be of objective type, where the candidates will have to select from the available options. The number of questions that will be present in the CWE would be 200 and it would be for 200 marks. The total time duration of the CWE would be for 2 hours. Negative marks are applicable as 0.25 negative marking for every wrong answer provided by the candidates.
The breakup of the total number of questions and marks are as follows:
- Reasoning: Topics would be blood relations, coding/decoding, decision making, sitting arrangements, etc.
- English Language: The topics covered would be vocabulary, antonyms, synonyms, active/passive voice, direct speech, indirect speech, word formations, etc.
- Numerical Ability: Simple arithmetic and algebra questions would be included.
- General Awareness (Special Reference to Banking Sector): The topics covered under this section would be the current affairs, general events taking place across the globe, sports events history and current events, etc. Majority of the stress would be on the questions related to the events and facts related to the banking industry.
- Computer Knowledge: The candidates would be tested on their basic knowledge of computer operations.