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IBPS Clerk CWE Exam Pattern & Procedure

IBPS CWE CLERKS-VII 2017 Selection Procedure

Selection process includes two steps:
1st Step: Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) (100 Marks)
2nd Step: Main Examination (Objective Type) (200 Marks)
Note: There is no interview in the recruitment process of IBPS Clerk. 100% weight-age will be given to the marks obtained by the candidates in the main exam. The marks obtained in the preliminary examination will not be added for the selection, marks obtained in the main exam will be considered only.

The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Examination: Preliminary examination which will be conducted online. Preliminary exam consist of 100 objective type questions for 100 marks & 3 sections namely (1) English Language, (2) Numerical Ability and (3) Reasoning Ability. The exam duration would be 1 hour. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Sr.No. Name of Tests  No. of Questions  Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language  30 30 Composite time of
2 Numerical Ability  35 35 1 hour
3 Reasoning Ability  35 35  
  Total  100 100  

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.

Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for online Main examination.

Main Examination

Main Examination: Main examination which will be conducted online. Main examination will consist of 200 objective type questions for 200 marks. Questions will be divided into five sections such as (1) Reasoning, (2) English Language, (3) Quantitative Aptitude, (4) General Awareness (Banking) and (5) Computer Knowledge. The exam duration is 2 hour & 15 minute. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Sr.No. Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 General/ Financial Awareness  50 50 35 minutes
2 General English  40 40 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude  50 50 45 minutes
  Total  190 200 160 minutes

Penalty for Wrong Answers

(Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi-percentile method.
Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations


IBPS CWE CLERKS-VII 2017 Cut-off Score (Online Main examination)
Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main Examination and also a minimum total score to be considered for further process. Depending on number of the State/ UT wise vacancies
available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be considered for provisional allotment. Prior to the completion of provisional allotment process scores obtained in the Online Main Examination will not be shared
with the candidates


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