IBPS PO/MT Latest Exam Pattern|Syllabus|Selection Process

IBPS PO/MT Latest Exam Pattern|Syllabus|Selection Process: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a institute that conducts Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruitment of  Selection Officers like PO and Management Trainee in Indian banks . Common Written Examination (CWE) is now compulsory for all those candidates who want to seek employment in 20 public sector and Regional Rural banks.In this article you will get to know all the latest exam pattern and complete syllabus as well as Selection Procedure of CWE scheduled by IBPS


Written Examination:
A written examination will be conducted by IBPS of  200 marks . There will be 200 objective type questions carrying one mark for each question.The Exam will be divided into  5 sections . The time duration for the exam will be 2 hours.
The complete structure, different section along with their weightage is described as:

Sr.No Section Max Marks
1. Reasoning 50
2. English Language 40
3. General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry) 40
4. Computer Knowledge 20
5. Quantitative Aptitude 50
  Total Marks: 200

A penalty of 0.25 mark will be deducted, for each wrong answer given. So the Candidates must try to attempt only those questions for which they are sure and confident because for each wrong attempt you will lose 0.25 mark. However if the question is left unattempted no deduction will be applicable.


  1. Reasoning Topics(50 marks):

         Verbal Reasoning:

  • Alphabet test
  • Mathematical Operation test
  • Classification
  • Syllogism
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Causes and effects
  • Coding-decoding
  • Blood relations,
  • Direction sense test
  • Verification of truth
  • Series test
  • Analogies
  • Odd Man out
  • Sitting arrangement
  • Statement and arguments
  • Assertion and reasoning
  • Passage and conclusions
  • Figure Series
  • Decision making and conclusions
  • Statement and assumptions
  • Dice
  • Logical Sequence of words
  • Puzzles
  • Venn Diagrams

       Non Verbal Reasoning:

  • Series
  • Non Verbal Analogies
  • Analyticreasoning
  • Mirror and Water Images
  • Paper folding
  • Paper cutting
  • Pattern Completion
  • Odd figures & Miscellaneous test.
  1. English Language(40 marks):
  • Spotting the errors
  • Phrase substitution
  • Fill in the blanks,
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Choosing the appropriate filler
  • Ordering of sentences
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • One word substitution
  1. General Awareness(40 marks):
  • Indian & International Economy,
  • Banking Terms,
  • Books & Authors
  • Marketing
  • Function of Banks
  • Awards & Honors
  • Sports
  1. Computer Knowledge(20 marks):
  • Basic computer terminology
  • Basic knowledge of Internet use
  • Computer abbreviation
  • Microsoft-office
  • Software & Hardware questions etc
  1. Quantitative Aptitude(50 marks):
  • Number system
  • HCF & LCM
  • Simplifications
  • Partnerships
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and proportions
  • Average & Ages
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Number series
  • Decimal fractions
  • Square root and cube root
  • Profit and loss and Discount
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Data tables
  • Probability
  • Time and work
  • Time and distance
  • Pie charts
  • Bar graphs
  • Line graphs
  • Averages
  • Problems on Trains
  • Permutation and combination
  • Mixed graphs
  • Allegation or Mixture
  • Calendar
  • Clock
  • Pipes and Cistern

 SELECTION PROCESS: The IBPS PO/MT selection process goes through two phases, the first phase is Common Written Examination (CWE) and second phase is Group Discussion and Interview conducted by IBPS Selection Committee. Candidates will be shortlisted for interview process based on their performance in Common Written Examination.  Thus it is necessary for the candidates to clear exam as well as interview round in order to get themselves qualified for the respective post.

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