Make way for 5 major changes in the IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam

Sep 29, 2017 15:11 IST

IBPS Clerk Exam 2017: New Pattern
IBPS Clerk Exam 2017: New Pattern

IBPS conduct CWE Clerk examination every year. The exam provides golden chance to start career with Public sector bank. IBPS clerk notification for the year 2017 has out.

IBPS Clerk 2017: Exam Pattern for Prelims

Subject

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration of Exam

English Language

30

30

1 Hour

Numerical Ability

35

35

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2017: A New Pattern introduced

Subject

No of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration of Exam

General/ Financial Awareness

50

50

35 Minutes

General English

40

40

35 Minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 Minutes

Total

190

200

160 minutes

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However there are no changes introduced in the preliminary exam pattern of IBPS Clerk. The Mains examination will have the following changes. Unlike the last year, there would be four sections instead of five.

  1. The total number of question in the mains exam has been reduced to 190 from 200.
  2. The total time allotted for the exam has also been changed and increased to 160 minutes from 135 minutes. It is expected that the difficulty level of the examination will go up.
  3. Computer Knowledge and Reasoning Ability:  Now there will be no separate section of Computer Knowledge. Computer Knowledge will be a part of Reasoning Ability.
  4. The section ‘General Awareness (with special reference to Banking)’ got the new name i.e. General/ Financial Awareness. There will be 50 questions in this section carrying 50 marks.  Candidates have to attempt questions in 35 minutes. Earlier time allotted for this section was 25 minutes. Now this section can play a vital role to increase your overall score.
  5. Quantitative Aptitude section tests the problem-solving skills of the candidates. Now you will get 15 minutes more to solve Quantitative Aptitude. The total time allotted for this section is 45 minutes. Earlier, the time allotted for the QA was 30 minutes. However the number of question has also been increased to 50 from 40.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2017: Overview

The structure of IBPS Clerk exam 2017 is given in the table below. Candidates can get an idea of the number of sections, mode of exam, negative marks etc.

Features

Details

Examination Mode

Online Computer based test

Sections

Three in Prelims

Four in Mains

Type of questions

Multiple choice questions (MCQ)

Negative marks

one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question

Aspirants are advised to take the changes positively and start their preparation accordingly.

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