Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be conducting its 7th edition of CWE PO/ MT exam in the months of October and November. This exam is conducted for the assessment and recruitment of Eligible candidates for Probationary officers and Management Trainee posts in many notable banks. The IBPS PO 2017 is carried in three stages:
- Preliminary exam
- Main exam
The selection of the Candidate is based on the aggregate marks secured in the Mains exam and the Interview. The preliminary exam is only for the purpose of qualifying to be eligible to appear in the Mains exam of the IBPS PO Exam. A weightage ratio of 80:20 is considered for the final recruitment process i.e. 80% of the marks obtained in the Main Exam is taken and 20% of the marks secured in the Interview.
Tips for clearing IBPS PO 2017 Sectional & Overall cutoffs in Prelims & Mains:
Scoring the minimum sectional as well as overall cutoffs for both IBPS PO Prelims & Mains is not easy task. It requires a lot of patience, hard-work & dedication to do so. You will need to prepare efficiently for all sections to score overall as well as sectional cutoffs.
- Start your preparation by having a deep understanding of the IBPS PO exam pattern & syllabus. Let us take a look at the latest pattern of the exam.
IBPS PO Exam pattern for Prelims 2017
There is no change in the Prelims exam pattern and will be based on similar lines as that of previous years pattern.
|SL No.||Name of test||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1.||English Language||30||30||60 minutes|
Practice here IBPS PO test series according to the new exam pattern to give you a feel.
IBPS PO Exam pattern for Mains 2017
Some significant changes have been made in the Mains exam pattern this year which are as follows:
- Computer awareness section has been removed and its place Computer Aptitude section has been added together with Reasoning Ability section.
- Quantitative Aptitude section will now be called Data Interpretation & Analysis.
- The total no. of questions in the exam has been reduced to 155 from 200 last year similar to SBI exam.
- The overall time of the objective exam has been increased to 180 minutes from 140mins last year.
|SL No.||Name of Test||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time allotted for each section|
|1.||Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 minutes|
|2.||English Language||35||40||40 minutes|
|3.||Data Interpretation & Analysis||35||60||45 minutes|
|4.||General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness||40||40||35 minutes|
|Descriptive Test (English Language): Letter & Essay Writing)||2||25||30 minutes|
- Calculate an expected cutoff and set a target
There are various factors which will determine the cutoff marks for the exam.
- of Candidates who will be appearing for the 2017 Exam.
- of vacancies available
- Difficulty level of exam
- Previous year’s cutoff and recruitment statistics
- Performance of the candidates in the exams
Expected IBPS PO 2017 Prelims Cut Off
|English language||Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||Total|
Expected IBPS PO 2017 Mains Cut Off
|English language||Reasoning Ability& Computer Aptitude||Data Interpretation & Analysis||General Awareness||Total|
IBPS PO Prelims 2017- Section wise tips
Tips for English Language:
English section carries 30 marks and 40 marks for the Preliminary and Main Paper , respectively. People who feel that this section is their weak area need to start from the very basics right from the proper structure of sentences, basic grammar, tenses. You can read newspapers daily, study school level English for passage comprehension, story reading etc. to boost your preparation for this section. Take the help of a dictionary and learn 3-4 new words every day. Every time any word comes to your mind, note it down, figure out its meaning and also try framing sentences with it.
Tips for Data Interpretation & Analysis:
This is the section that has been added in place of Quantitative Aptitude section. So you can expect most of the questions from here. Some important topics to focus on this area are:
Tips for Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
For this section you can focus on these topics:
- Verbal Reasoning
- Computer Aptitude
- Coding Decoding
- Coded Inequalities
- Machine Input Output
- Data Sufficiency
- Blood Relations
- Direction & Distance
- Linear Seating Arrangement
- Circular Seating Arrangement
- Grouping & Scheduling
- Double Lineup
- Ordering & Ranking
- Analytical Decision Making
Tips for General Awareness
For General Awareness section, you need to keep your eyes and ears open for daily updates on latest happenings in India and around the world. Pay special attention to financial, economic and banking sector. Also, you need to be well aware of the current affairs of at least the past 6 months.
Practice is the success key for excelling in any exam. To clear IBPS PO cutoff marks also, all you need to do is practice and some practice. Apart from sincere practice, you can also prepare for the exam by solving previous years IBPS PO Question paper and also sample/ model IBPS PO question papers based on the exam pattern. Practicing with IBPS PO mock test are also one of the best known ways for effective exam preparation.