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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.

    All the best!

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