Tag: IBPS PO Exam

IBPS PO is the most awaited examination by all most all of the aspiring bankers who are waiting to be a part of banking sector. Here is the review of the first phase of IBPS PO examination conducted on October 11, 2014 & October 12, 2014.  Most of the candidates who attempted IBPS PO Examination felt the difficulty level and pattern of questions similar to CAT paper. All most all the questions in the sections of Aptitude and Reasoning are too lengthy.

Pattern of question paper include Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness as per the pattern mentioned in the scheme of the examination. The difficulty level of this examination is very high. The difficulty level of all the sections individually is mentioned below –

S. NoName of the SectionLevel of Difficulty Type of QuestionsNo. of Questions can be Answered  
1Quantitative AptitudeHigh – ModerateDI16+
3EnglishModerateEconomics based paragraphs22+
4Computer KnowledgeEasyBasics15+
5General AwarenessModerateCurrent Banking27+

Quantitative Aptitude: The questions in this section are mostly on

  • DI (Pie Charts, Column Graph and Line Graph and other)
  • Equations (5)
  • Quantitative include Series Completion, Time & Distance, Profit & Loss, Trains, Mixture and Allegations (15)
  • Sufficiency

The questions in this section are difficult and too lengthy. This section doesn’t get time to review the questions.

Reasoning: This section mostly concentrated on

  • Syllogism
  • Input Output
  • Puzzle Test
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Directions
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding Decoding

This difficulty level of this section is too high especially in the area of Data Sufficiency.

English: The questions in this section are too tricky. This section mostly concentrated on

  • Reading Comprehension (2)
  • Sentence Improvement (5)
  • Re – Arrangement (5)
  • Cloze Test (10)

Computer Awareness: In this section mostly the questions are from basics of computer. The topics include MS Office, Networking, Hardware and Software Basics, Windows Operating System. Candidates can get out of score with good preparation.

General Awareness:  Most of questions in this section are from banking awareness. The current affairs since 6 months are given in the examination. Even the upcoming events are also given.

You can share your views on the examination below in the comment section.

Update: IBPS Results for IBPS PO III Exam –  Probationary Officers / Management Trainees Result held on 19.10.2013/ 20.10.2013/ 26.10.2013/ 27.10.2013 is declared by IBPS on 29 November 2013.

Visit here to check your Result of IBPS PO-3 held on 19.10.2013/ 20.10.2013/ 26.10.2013/ 27.10.2013. Click here for more details about this IBPS PO 3 Notification.

There has been a significant delay in the announcement of the PO results probably because of the RRB exam which kept the authorities busy. The date for this exam was 17th June, 2012 and results got declared on 5th October,2012. Candidates waited for this result for about 3 months. On 17th June, 7,51,032 candidates appeared for bank PO exam to get the most coveted banking sector PO jobs in PSU banks, out of which just about 8% or 61,339 candidates have qualified for interviews. We congratulate all the successful candidates for making into the passed list.

Currently, only the pass/fail status is available on the IBPS website. The individual scores obtained by the candidates in the examination will be available on IBPS website after 10 days.
Important Note: Passed candidates will be eligible for future selection processes under IBPS project on or after 12.12.2012 only.

Check out other candidates review about the exam who appeared for IBPS PO-2 held on 17th June, 2012 here.

Common interviews may be conducted for the selected candidates of IBPS PO-2 held on 17th June, 2012.

There are lot of rumors going around on various websites that there is a link to see the scores but that is not correct and it will be available on the IBPS website around 15th Oct, 2012.

Cleared IBPS PO Exam? What to expect and do Next?

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Best wishes to all the candidates who appeared in the IBPS CWE PO Exam from the banks-india.com team members. Also, refer to our posts for preparation of upcoming interview calls. Keep your fingers crossed.

We have also listed down some of the Best books for IBPS CWE preparations. Work hard and success will come to you. All the Best!

Update: IBPS Results for IBPS PO Exam – Probationary Officers / Management Trainees Result held on 17th June 2012 is declared by IBPS on 5 October 2012.

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Check your IBPS PO-2 marks secured from here.

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducted the second IBPS Common Written Exam for recruitment of Bank POs on 17th June 2012 in two shifts. Here is the post for the review of the IBPS PO question paper and discussion forum to discuss the difficulty level and expected cutoffs and answers to various questions.

As per the recent comments from many subscribers of our website, the PO paper seems to be on the difficult side specially the Reasoning and Quantitative/Numerical Ability sections.

Please post your views about the question paper and the expected cutoffs. We will later summarise your views for the benefit of all. Also, post the questions asked in the examination for which you want to know the answer.

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As IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has already announced the 2nd IBPS PO Common Written Examination for recruitment of Bank Probationary Officers and Management Trainees for 19 public sector banks.

View complete details here about Next IBPS PO CWE 2012

Now IBPS has Important Message to Candidates of CWE-PO/MT March 12 who have paid fees by Challan and till not received confirmation email or sms after paying fees in Bank Branches.
These candidates are requested to send email at cwe.queries12@gmail.com with following 3 details-

Registration Number :
Bank in which Fees Paid :
Fees Paid Date :

Check official link here.

Please leave a comment below if you have some questions/queries/doubts.

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IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has announced the 2nd IBPS PO Common Written Examination for recruitment of Bank Probationary Officers and Management Trainees for 19 public sector banks. The scores awarded to qualified candidates are also likely to be used by a few other Banks and Financial Institutions like IDBI, ECGC etc. for selection for entry level Officers’ posts.

The date of the Common Written Examination (CWE) has been tentatively fixed for 17 June 2012 (Sunday). However, the date of Examination shall be intimated in the Call Letter along with the
Centre/Venue address.

Complete advertisement of IBPS PO Exam

As per the procedure for recruitment, all individuals who aspire to join any of the above Public Sector Banks as Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees will necessarily be required to take the CWE. Prospective candidates who wish to appear for the CWE will have to apply to IBPS after carefully reading the advertisement regarding eligibility criteria, online registration process, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters and score cards.

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IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has declared the scores for the failed candidates of IBPS CWE PO Exam conducted on Sept 18th 2011. The IBPS PO Result for this exam was declared on 12th Dec 2011, however, at that time only candidates who passed the exam were able to know the scores through score cards sent to them through speed posts.

Unsuccessful candidates didn’t receive any information about the scores or score cards which have led to many RTI applications for IBPS. As a result, IBPS has declared scores for all the failed candidates, however, no separate scorecards will be sent to failed candidates.

Check your IBPS Scores –

IBPS Scores for Failed Candidates of PO Exam 2011

We think this is a good move by IBPS as now the failed candidates can know their weak areas and work on these areas to pass the next IBPS CWE PO Exam to be announced soon by IBPS. All the best and work hard on your weak areas.

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Punjab National Bank (PNB) invites online applications for the post of Management Trainees in JMG Scale -I from indian citizens who have qualified IBPS CWE for Bank PO. Please read the details below –

 Important Dates

  • Opening Date for Online Registration – 30-01-2012
  • Closing Date for Online Registration – 13-02-2012
  • Tentative period of interview – April 2012-May 2012
  • Payment of fee – 30.01.2012 to 13.02.2012.


  • Post – Management Trainee
  • Scale – JMG I
  • No. of Vacancies – 775 Vacancies (SC-58/ST-116/ OBC-209/ General – 392)


  • Minimum – 20 years
  • Maximum – 28 years

Educational  Qualification

  • Graduate in any discipline with 60% marks OR equivalent qualification from the university/Institute recognized by the Government of India and working knowledge of MS Office.
  • For SC/ST/PWD: Graduate in any discipline with 55% marks OR equivalent qualification from the university/Institute recognized by the Government of India, and working knowledge of MS Office.

IBPS Score

IBPS Score obtained in CWE for POs/MTs held during 2011
Minimum Total Weighted Score:

  • General : 138
  • OBC : 125
  • SC/ST/PWD : 113

Individual Test Cut- offs

  • General : 24
  • RESERVE : 21
  • (i.e. SC/ST//OBC/PWD)

Selection Procedure

  • Selection for the post of Management Trainees will be made on the basis of performance in Common Written Examination (CWE) for the post of Management Trainees held during 2011 conducted by IBPS and Personal Interview.
  • Personal Interview – The total marks for Personal Interview will be 100 Candidates have to obtain minimum 40 marks to qualify in the Personal Interview.

Application Fee and Postage Charges

SC/ST/PWD category candidates – 50/- per candidate (only postage charges)
General/OBC/EXSM category candidates – 200/- per candidate

Procedure for Depositing Fee

  • The application fee must be paid in cash, at any branch of Punjab National Bank.
  • Before depositing the fee, the candidate must download a copy of the Cash voucher from www.pnbindia.in (LINK-Recruitment-Download Cash Voucher). The voucher will be in duplicate.
  • The following details must be entered into both copies of the voucher: (i) Candidate’s name, (ii) Candidate’s category, (iii) Name and code no. of the Branch selected for payment, (iv) Date of payment and (v) Fee to be paid (vi) post applied for.
  • Thereafter, the voucher is to be presented at the Branch, along with the application fee. After payment, the candidate must ensure that the transaction Id generated is entered into the voucher. The candidate’s copy of the voucher will then be handed over to him/her.

Further Details

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Download Cash Voucher / Challan

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IBPS has become an authority in conducting written exam for recruitment of bank employees for all major public sector banks with the exception of SBI. The institute has planned to conduct 5 tests every year with following details –

  • IBPS proposes to conduct five exams every year for the banking sector’s recruitment needs.
  • There will be two exams for probationary officers, two exams for clerical levels and one exam for specialist officers (agricultural, law, technical).
  • The scores provided by IBPS for the common written exam will be valid for a year and successful candidates can apply to any bank of their choice based on these scores.
  • The first such common test for probationary officers was conducted in September while the first set of clerical exams just got over on December 11.
  • The first common test for specialized officers will be conducted in March 2012.
  • Last year, IBPS screened 13 million candidates for employment while this year it is expected to screen 15 million candidates.

Although, the syllabus of English section for IBPS Exams is quite exhaustive, following things have to be given attention while preparing for IBPS CWE English Section –

  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Error Correction
  • Vocabulary

So, now the question is how to improve on the above topics?? Just know the basic rules of grammar. Read newspaper, read newspaper and read newspaper. This is the best you can do to score better marks in Comprehension, Error Correction and Vocabulary. Reading will increase your pace and thereby you can save time while doing comprehension. While reading newspaper, you will come across minimum of atleast 30 new words. That will increase your vocabulary from o to 210 in just a week. Try it out!!!  You will definitely see awesome results!!!

Also you can watch English movies and can understand from it. Try to practice as many mock tests as you can and then evaluate it to find your mistakes. By this way you can find weak areas and lay stress upon them.

Avoid spelling mistakes -  Nothing annoys an examiner like bad spellings so strictly avoid them. There are certain words which can confuse you in spelling. Go through those words.

We recommend studying the “Objective General English” book by R S Aggarwal for preparation for both IBPS PO Exam as well as IBPS Clerk Exam. You can purchase it at a discount from flipkart website.

IBPS has decided to conduct a supplementary examination for candidates who were not allowed to appear in the exam during IBPS CWE Bank PO Exam held on 18th Sept, 2011. This supplementary test will be conducted on 13th Nov, 2011

Here is good chance for candidates to appear in the test who were disallowed to appear because they approached the venue authorities at various centres/ venues of examination without the requisite documents viz.:
(i) Call letter with photograph affixed thereon
(ii) Original fee payment receipt (NEFT receipt/e-receipt)
(iii) Original photo-identity proof
(iv) Photocopy of photo-identity proof

Please note that this Supplementary Examination ONLY FOR such candidates and will be held on 13.11.2011

Candidates need not pay any application fees/intimation charges for the Supplementary Examination.
Candidates have to necessarily register their intent online only from 05.10.2011 to 12.10.2011 and no other mode of indicating willingness to partcipate in the Supplementary Examination will be accepted. Such candidates however are also advised to note that, notwithstanding registration of intent for their participation, IBPS reserves the right to call candidates for the Supplementary Examination based on the data available with IBPS.

Filling in the Online Intent Form
Please note that all the particulars mentioned in the online application including Roll Number (as printed on the call letter sent originally), Registration Number (as printed on the call letter sent originally), Name of the Candidate (as printed on the call letter sent originally) etc. will be considered as final and no modifications will be allowed. Candidates are hence requested to fill in the online application form with the utmost care and no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained.

Please carefully read the notification from IBPS for supplementary PO exam. Download the advertisement notification from IBPS here