Review of IBPS PO Examination October 11 & 12, 2014

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.

IBPS Announced CWE PO/ MT – IV Exam in Oct 2014

IBPS announced online examination for the next Common Recruitment Process for selection of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee (CWE PO/MT-IV) posts in the Participating Organization (22 major banks). The exam is tentatively scheduled in October 2014. Some important dates are mentioned as below:

Important Dates-
The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

Online Registration: 22.07.2014 – 11.08.2014
Payment of Application Fees- Online 22.07.2014 – 11.08.2014
Payment of Application Fees- Offline 24.07.2014 – 14.08.2014
Download of Call letter for Examination After 01.10.2014
Online Examination (Tentative dates)- some/ all/ additional dates as the need arises
11.10.2014 & 12.10.2014
18.10.2014 & 19.10.2014
01.11.2014 & 02.11.2014
Declaration of result status of examination (CWE) – November, 2014
Download of call letters for Interview – January 2015
Conduct of Interview – January 2015
Provisional Allotment – April 2015

Eligibility Required:
Age Limit: (As on 01.07.2014): Candidate must be between 20 years to 30 years of age i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1984 and not later than 01.07.1994.
Educational Qualifications: A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Prepare Online: Free Online Practice Paper at

Online Exam Pattern: The structure of the Examination which will be conducted online is as follows:

Sr. No. Name of Tests Maximum Marks Duration
1Reasoning50 Composite time
of 2 hours
2English Language40
3Quantitative Aptitude50
4General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry)40
5Computer Knowledge20

NOTE: The above tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

Application Fees:
– Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
– Rs. 600 /- for all others

How to Apply:
(i) Candidates should carefully fill in the details in the On-Line Application at the appropriate places very carefully including the registration of preferences for Participating organizations and click on the “FINAL SUBMIT”
button at the end of the On-Line Application format. Before pressing the “FINAL SUBMIT” button, candidates are advised to verify every field filled in the application. The name of the candidate or his /her father/husband
etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the certificates/mark sheets. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature. In case the candidate is unable to fill in the application form in one go, he/ she can save the data already entered. Once the application is filled in completely, candidate should Final Submit the data.
(ii) The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.
(iii) Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-receipt and online application form. Please note that if the same cannot be generated online transaction may not have been successful.

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IBPS PO 3 allotment announced along with the waiting list

IBPS has finally announced that the provisional allotment under IBPS CWE PO/MT-III has been done based on the category wise vacancies for 2014-15 for PO/MT cadre as furnished by the Participating Banks. Candidates can view their result on IBPS website by entering their Registration Number or Roll Number and Password.

IBPS has also shared the maximum and minimum scores (combined scores in CWE and Interview out of 100) for both provisional list of selected candidates as well as for waitlisted candidates.

Max/Min Marks for Provisionally Selected Candidates

Maximum Scores
Minimum Scores

Min Marks for Reserve List (subject to availability of candidates)

Minimum Scores

A total of 21680 vacancies are fulfilled through this process. IBPS has also disclosed that a list of candidates (in Roll Number order) provisionally allotted on the basis of marks in descending order will be displayed on IBPS’s website on or before 01.05.2014. However this does not guarantee offer of employment. Decision of Participating organisations shall be final. The full notification of the allotment process is available here.

Big Congrats to all the successful candidates. If you have any questions regarding the allotment process, you may ask them in the comments below.

IBPS PO Exam Oct 2013: Review

IBPS PO MT Phase III is for nothing but to provide you one of the most secured job in the most reputed banks in the country. This time it covered 21 Banks of the country. The exam went online today. The reviews that was collected by both online and offline surveys was as expected. Aspirants claimed it to be a different and a bit tougher than the last exams. At some places aspirants find the connectivity issue during the exam. Here we suggest you to make sure that wherever you sit, make sure it is comfortable for you.

We also suggest you to stay prepared for different sections. English Section was according to the expectations. As per the survey, it was found that people claim it to be the deciding factor in the selection procedure. The Quantitative section was a harder nut to crack. With the manifold increase in the numbers of aspirants the quality of the papers is bound to be tougher. The reasoning section was a bit lengthy. General Awareness kept a smile on the faces of the aspirants. Though Computer Knowledge section was confusing for some and for some it was a cherry on the top.

Here we suggest you to make sure that you keep a keen sense of time of the allotted time. Time management is the key to success here. It is better to start with Quantitative Aptitude then move on with General awareness and Computer Knowledge Sections. This would give you an ample amount of time for Reasoning Section.

With this review we wish you all the luck. Candidates who have already appeared in the paper are requested to share their experience in the comment section below.[

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IBPS Revised Eligibility Criteria for CWE PO-III

Good news for everyone who is seeking to be a part of banking sector. Recently, IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has announced the 3rd IBPS PO Common Written Examination for recruitment of Bank Probationary Officers and Management Trainees for 19 public sector banks and also made changes in the eligibility criteria for the first ti,e i.e, in Maximum age limit- 28 years and Minimum percentage criteria- 60% .

The applicants were dis-satisfied from this decision and also mailed to IBPS relating to this matter. Now, IBPS has come out with changes in eligibility criteria in favour of applicants. REVISED ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA IS AS FOLLOWS:

1. Educational Qualification : A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government
2. Age : Minimum – 20 years Maximum – 30 years (i.e. candidate must have been not born earlier than 02.07.1983 and not later than 01.07.1993)
3. Computer Literacy : Not Mandatory.

Also, IBPS has extended the last date for applying.


Online Registration & Payment of Application fees Online: 22.07.2013- 17.08.2013
Payment of Application Fees (Offline): 24.07.2013- 22.08.2013

Read from here the Notice issued by IBPS on their website.

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IBPS CWE PO-III Notification Out

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has announced the 3rd 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.

Candidates who qualify in CWE PO-II, will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be co-ordinated by IBPS. Candidates, successful in qualifying in both the CWE and Common Interview will be listed in the order of merit. Depending on the vacancies in each bank of his preference, candidate will receive through a computerised system an offer from one of the Participating Public Sector Banks.

Important Dates:

Online Registration & Payment of Application fees Online: 22.07.2013- 12.08.2013
Payment of Application Fees (Offline): 24.07.2013- 17.08.2013
Download of Call letter for Examination After 07.10.2013
Online Examination (Tentative dates): 19.10.2013/ 20.10.2013/ 26.10.2013/ 27.10.2013
Final Allotments to be completed March 2014.

Application Fees:

– Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
– Rs. 600 /- for all others

Eligibility Criteria (as on 01.07.2013):

  • Age Limit: 20-28 Years
  • Degree with 60% marks (55% for SC/ST)in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • Should have a certificate Computer Operations/Language (Not for those who have studies Computer as a subject at College level)

List of Participating Banks for CWE for PO-III:

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Andhra Bank
  3. Bank of Baroda
  4. Bank of India
  5. Bank of Maharashtra
  6. Canara Bank
  7. Central Bank of India
  8. Corporation Bank
  9. Dena Bank
  10. IDBI Bank
  11. Indian Bank
  12. Indian Overseas Bank
  13. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  14. Punjab National Bank
  15. Punjab & Sind Bank
  16. Syndicate Bank
  17. Union Bank of India
  18. United Bank of India
  19. UCO Bank
  20. Vijaya Bank
  21. ECGC

Following points should be kept in mind before applying:

1) Candidates are requested to ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria, on the date of eligibility (01.07.2013).
2) Application Fees/ Intimation Charges can be paid via Online Mode through credit card/ debit card/ internet banking or through Offline Mode (through CBS branches of 7 designated PSBs)
3) Online registration will be complete only after the candidates register online and remit the requisite application fees/ intimation charges either through online/ offline mode.
4) Admission to exam will be purely provisional without verification of documents.

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