Understand the pattern of IBPS Common Written Exam for Probationary Officer

As you all know that IBPS Common Exam for recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees will be held twice in a year. As the written test of the First Exam is already over. IBPS may come up with the notification of the Second Common Exam. For those who have just started the preparation & those who are already doing the preparation should understand the pattern of the exam very clearly, only than they will be able to perform well. For the benefit of you all here I am explaining the process of IBPS Common Exam for Probationary Officers/Management Trainee in brief:

Written Examination Structure: Written exam will consist of Objective & Descriptive Test:

Objective Test:
There will be 5 papers on
1. Reasoning (50 questions of 50 Marks)
2. English Language (50 questions of 25 Marks)
3. Quantitative Aptitude (50 questions of 50 Marks)
4. General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry, 50 questions of 50 Marks)
5. Computer Knowledge (50 questions of 50 Marks)

Descriptive Paper:
Descriptive paper will be on English Composition (Essay, Précis, Letter Writing etc of 25 marks)

Time Allowed: For objective test total time will be 150 minutes and for descriptive test it will be 60 minutes

Negative Marking: There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Test. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

Cut off Score: Each candidate will have to secure a minimum standardized score in each of the tests to qualify in the written examination and to be considered for vacancies in the participating banks.

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