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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting the Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruitment of personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee V posts.

Created On: Sep 23, 2015 17:23 IST

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting the Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruitment of personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee V posts. The exam is scheduled in October for the year 2015.The examination will be held in two tiers: Preliminary and Main. This is the first time that IBPS is conducting two written exams for recruiting Probationary officers. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear in Main examination. The short listed candidates in main examination will subsequently be called for Interview.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam online pattern:

Name of tests

No. of questions

Maximum Marks


English Language



Composite time of 1 hour


Quantitative Aptitude



Reasoning Ability






Note: No Questions will be asked from General Awareness and Computer Knowledge section in the Preliminary examination.

Effective Time Management Tips: The banking team of Jagranjosh.com has come up with few time management tips which will prove helpful in the examination, stated as below: - 

Prepare a revision time table: Make a revision strategy, timetable and study according to the schedule just before the examination .Candidates are advised to revise all the formulas and rules for each subject.  For example: Revise basic English grammar rules from any grammar book. Candidates are also advised to revise entire syllabus at least two times during last days just before the examination.

Figure out what's covered: Concentrate on the topics that you have already covered and about which you are confident. Do not try to learn new topics as at this time it will only lower your confidence.

Find your own tricks and methods: The time for solving the questions is limited and you need to find your own tricks and methods to solve problems accordingly. You can take help from the experts as well to learn tricks and methods for solving numerical and reasoning problems.

Time allocation for each section: Allocate time to each section as there is sectional cut offs. The candidates has to qualify in each section. Candidates should decide in advance how much time they will spend on each section. Plan this out according to your strengths and weaknesses.

Focus on accuracy: Candidates should not try to attempt all the questions as it is not possible to solve all questions in given time. Candidates are advised to focus on accuracy with speed.

Cross-check the options: Sometimes one can easily get the answer by just checking the given options. So cross check the given options before marking your answer. 

Avoid wastage of Time: Don’t spend too much time on reviewing question paper and avoid solving a particular question repeatedly. It will lead to have inadequate time to solve other sections.

Avoid guessing answers: With each wrong answer you would decrease your chances of selection in the written examination as negative marking is applicable in this examination. Hence, it is safe to answer whatever falls under the purview of your knowledge. Guessing doesn’t help in such examinations to topple the hurdle. 

Last Minute revision: Candidate should carry some brief study materials of the required subjects at the exam venue to review the important facts & figures quickly because it is observed that in many cases, last time revision has given unbelievable results.

Regular Practice: As we all know that practice makes a man perfect .The Regular practice is essential for every section. The regular practice allows candidates to clear their concepts and increases their speed and accuracy. It helps candidates to learn short tricks and know their limits to answering the questions of particular section. It is one of the basic and most important factors for any success in any examination.

Be confident: Self Confidence is the key to crack this examination. From a comparative analysis of the candidates who got already selected, self confidence was one thing that found common amongst all selected ones. You need to keep yourself charged and have faith in yourself. This will definitely help you to answer your questions in the examination with self-assurance and conviction. 

Don’t overstress yourself: In order to do well in the exam, your mind needs to be stress-free. You need to take breaks in between your preparation hours to refresh your mind and stay focused on your study.

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