IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2019 - The exam pattern of IBPS PO will be released along with the notification by the Institute of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). IBPS PO exam pattern 2019 will help candidates in better understanding about the structure of the examination.
With the help of IBPS PO 2019 exam pattern, candidates will able to know the nature of the questions, duration of the exam, the marking scheme, different sections or sectional division of the exam etc. Candidates who qualify the prelims examination will be eligible to appear in the mains exam and further, the qualifying candidates of mains will be shortlisted for appearing in the interview. Read further to find all the details about IBPS PO exam pattern.
The exam pattern of IBPS PO will be released by IBPS. The exam will be conducted in online mode. As per IBPS PO exam pattern, there will be three sections – Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The exam will be conducted for 1 hour.There will be 100 marks for 100 questions.
No. of Questions
No. of Marks
Medium of exam
English and Hindi
The IBPS PO mains exam will have 4 section Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, General/Economy/Banking Awareness, English Language and Data Analysis and Interpretation along with the descriptive paper. The mains exam of IBPS PO carrier 200 marks in total, excluding the descriptive exam which is of 25 marks. The exam will be conducted for 3 hours where 30 minutes will be given to answer for the descriptive section wherein candidates will have to attempt two questions for 25 marks. Candidates will have to attempt all the sections in order and within the allotted time for each section. Candidates cannot move on to the other sections before they complete any particular section.
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
Data Analysis and Interpretation
English Language (Letter writing and Essay writing)
Shortlisted candidates in the mains exam will be called for interview. The interview will be conducted for 15 to 20 minutes and will carry weightage of 100 marks. The questions from the topics like related to the banking sector, general awareness, current affairs, etc. The appearing candidate will have to carry his/her documents like mark sheets, IDs, photographs, and others required documents to the interview venue.
On the basis of marks obtained by the candidates in the IBPS PO Mains examination and the interview, a merit list will be prepared. The final score will be calculated with weightage of marks given to the mains examination and the interview in the ratio of 80:20 (Mains: Interview).
There will be one mark for every right answer in both IBPS PO prelims and mains.
0.25 marks will be deducted for each incorrect answers in both IBPS Prelims and Mains exam.
Ques. What is the mode of IBPS PO Examination?
Ans. IBPS PO prelims and mains was conducted online in centres across the country. IBPS PO Interview will be conducted offline.
Ques. Is there any negative marking in IBPS PO exam?
Ans. Yes, there is negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in both IBPS PO prelims and mains examinations.
Ques. How many sections do I have to clear to be able to clear the exam?
Ans. A candidate must clear all the 3 sections in order to qualify the exam.
Ques. Will I be allowed to move back and forth between sections during the exam?
Ans. No. The candidates are required to attempt the sections individually. Candidates cannot move on to another section before the allotted time for a particular section is over.
Ques. Can a candidate appear for the interview after clearing the IBPS PO prelims examination?
Ans. No. Only candidates that will clear the IBPS PO mains examination will be called for the interview.
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