Do’s and Don’ts for Online IBPS clerk Main Exam 2015

IBPS is all set to conduct the online Main examination (CWE Clerks-V) for recruitment of Clerical cadre in participating organisation on 2 and 3 January 2016. While taking the online test, candidates should follow some guidelines to avoid mistakes. Here, we are providing some tips and details about On-line exam pattern which candidates should know before taking an examination.

Created On: Dec 28, 2015 14:48 IST
Modified On: Dec 29, 2015 11:44 IST

IBPS is all set to conduct the online Main examination (CWE Clerks-V) for recruitment of Clerical cadre in participating organisation on 2 and 3 January 2016. Candidates who 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.

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

Online examination- Main

02 & 03.01.2016

Declaration of Result – Main

January 2016

Download of call letters for interview

January 2016

Conduct of interview

February 2016

Pattern of Examination:

Main Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 200 marks will be conducted online. The test would be of 2 hours duration.

Name of tests

No. of questions

Maximum Marks






Composite time of 2 hours

English Language



Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness with special reference to the Banking Industry



Computer Knowledge






Cutoff Score:

• The candidates shall be required to qualify in each test as per cut-off marks determined. 

• There will be penalty for wrong answer marked by you in the objective tests. 

• Marks obtained only in the main examination will be considered for short listing for interview and also for final merit list.

Online Exam Interface: Online examination is the most recent and widely accepted trend for selecting candidates in employment sectors. Candidates should have knowledge of the user interface of the examination. IBPS itself provides On-line mock test series ( to make candidates known with the examination process and its operating techniques. While taking the test, candidates should follow some guidelines to avoid mistakes. Here, we are providing some tips and details about On-line examination pattern which candidates should know before taking an examination.


Read the Instructions carefully: Candidates should read the instructions carefully to avoid any type of mistake.

Knowledge of the operation of computer system: Candidates should know how to operate computer system. It is pre-requisite for online examination. One cannot perform well in test if they don’t have basic knowledge of computer.

Check your computer system: Before begin the examination, candidates make sure that their computer system is working properly. Candidates should also check all hardware equipments like Mouse, Monitor and Mother board etc. If your system is not working properly or hang during examination, inform invigilator immediately.

Watch the clock: The clock has been set at the server and the countdown time at the top right corner of the screen. It will display the time remaining for candidates. When the clock runs out the exam ends by default. Candidates should watch countdown time as it to maintain a steady pace of answering the questions within given time.


Don’t use refresh button: Candidates should avoid using Refresh or Back buttons on the browser while giving the test. It might interrupt the process of the test. Candidates are also advised not to open new browser during test.

Don’t use keyboard: Candidates should not to click on any of the ‘keyboard keys’ during the examination as it may lock the system or the examination.

Online Examination Process:  In order to help candidates, the banking team of Jagran josh is providing the complete process of online IBPS clerk main examination.

login screen will be displayed to the candidate. The candidate has to log in using his/her User ID and Password which is provided on the Call Letter.

After logging in Candidate’s profile (Name, Roll No. & photograph etc.) will be displayed and the candidate has to confirm the same by clicked on the ‘I confirm’ button confirming the profile is correct.

A candidate should read the instructions carefully and indicate that he has done so by ‘checking’ (click) the box at the bottom of the screen, after which the ‘I am ready to begin’ button is activated.

In order to answer a question, the candidate has to ‘mouse click’ the option he/she thinks is appropriate/ correct. After selecting an answer for a question the candidate should click on the ‘SAVE & NEXT’ button to save his answer and proceed to the next question. Note that without clicking on ‘Save & Next’ button the answer selected for a question will not be saved.

A candidate can choose to deselect his/her answer for a particular question by clicking on the ‘CLEAR RESPONSE’ button provided against each question.
Candidates may also click on the ‘MARK FOR REVIEW & NEXT’ button if they want to review their answer after some time. In case an answer has been selected for a particular question which has been marked as ‘MARK FOR REVIEW & NEXT’, the answer marked will be taken for final evaluation.

• A candidate can navigate between questions by clicking on the question number displayed to the right of the screen.

Submission Process:

Candidates are not permitted to submit their answers before the entire test time is over.

A candidate can only change his/ her answer before clicking the ‘Submit’ button.

After the expiry of the exam duration, candidates will not be able to attempt any question or check their answers. A candidate’s answers would be automatically saved by the computer system even if he has not clicked the ‘Submit’ button.

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