Confused with the new IBPS Exam Pattern? Finding difficult to understand the syllabus, then you are at the right place. As we know Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has announced new syllabus and changed pattern from 2015 examination. From this year 2015 IBPS exam will contain two phase i.e. IBPS prelims (IBPS Preliminary Exam phase) and IBPS Main exam phase. Candidates who qualified in IBPS prelims will go further to main exam and then called for interview if qualified as per the cut-off 2015.
IBPS has already issued notification for recruitment of Probationary officer (PO) and Clerical cadre post. For PO post registration has already ended and for Clerk post candidates can apply online till 1 September.
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Before going to the IBPS main exam candidate has to qualify for IBPS Preliminary exam as it’s the initial and important step to take before achieving the goal. Here this article will help you to know how IBPS Prelims is different from IBPS mains and what is the new pattern and syllabus to prepare?
IBPS Prelims Different from IBPS Mains; How? – All details you must know
As because of the new changed pattern, candidate has to prepare individually for both exams and in order to do so you must know the difference in IBPS Prelims and IBPS mains exam.
IBPS Preliminary exam – How is it different from IBPS Mains, in structure?
IBPS Preliminary exam phase has 3 sections. Each question carries 1 mark so the total paper contains 100 marks.
- English language (30 questions),
- Quantitative Aptitude (35 questions)
- Reasoning ability (35 questions).
Whereas IBPS Main Exam contains 5 sections
- Reasoning section which contains 50 questions.
- English Language (40 questions).
- Quantitative Aptitude (50 questions)
- General awareness, with special reference to banking industry (40 questions)
- Computer knowledge (20 questions)
- Each question carries 1 mark so the total paper would be of 200 marks.
- The total time duration of IBPS Prelims exam will be 1 hour whereas IBPS main exam will have 2 hours duration.
- Candidate should note down that there will be penalty for wrong answers and it will apply for both IBPS Prelims and main exams. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate then one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.
Syllabus to prepare for IBPS Prelims
English Language: It contains topics such as spotting the errors, ordering of sentences or jumbled up sentences, Phrase substitution, Double blanks in a sentence, Fill in the blanks, Cloze Test, Idioms & Phrases, Synonyms and antonyms, Reconstruction of sentence & passage, one word substitution, commonly misspelled words, Comprehensions.
Reasoning Section: Reasoning section contain two types of questions in IBPS preliminary exam Verbal and Analytic reasoning. You can prepare topics like Alphabet test, Mathematical operations, Series test, Odd Man out, Classification, Coding-decoding, Blood relations, ranking and time sequence, Causes and effects ,Direction sense test. Sitting arrangement, Puzzle, Statement & conclusions. Statement & assumptions, Statement and action’s courses. Passage and conclusions, Assertion and reasoning, Figure Series, Word formation. Statement & conclusions, Input output.
Quantitative Aptitude: Candidate should prepare questions related to topics such as Number system, HCF & LCM, Number series, Problems based on numbers. Approximation Wrong Number, Decimal fractions, Square root and cube root, Percentage, Ratio and proportions, Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion. Profit and loss, Simple interest and compound interest, Time and work, Time and distance, Mensuration, Permutation and combination, Probability, Data Interpretation, Pie charts, Bar graphs, Line graphs, Mixed graphs etc. for this section.
If you prepare all above topics you will definitely going to qualify for IBPS preliminary exams.
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