Syllabus of various exams conducted by IBPS

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Syllabus of various exams conducted by IBPS

The IBPS, as discussed with you all in the previous article, is responsible for holding 5 bank exams per year.

These exams are:
1.) Common Written Examination for Clerks
2.) Common Written examination for PO/MT
3.) Common Written Examinations for Specialist Officer-
4.) Common Written Examination for RRB Officers
5.) Common Written Examination for RRB Office Assistants

In this article, we are going to discuss about the syllabus of these exams which are conducted for the recruitment of the people to the various posts in the banks of the country.

Let’s begin with our first exam:

1) Common written Examination for Clerks-

The exam, which is for the recruitment of the clerks in various banks covers 5 different areas during the examination process. The exam, which is being held for the duration of around 120 minutes covers the questions from the subjects like Numerical Ability, Computer Awareness, English Language, General Awareness and Reasoning Portion. With all the five subjects covering equal distribution of marks in the form of 40 each, the total maximum marks is 200. The candidate is required to obtain the minimum cut off marks in each subject.

a) The subject General Awareness covers the questions from Banking to the recent news.

b) The English subject covers the portions like synonyms and antonyms, sentence completion, word formation along with Comprehension reading and passage completion. There are also questions related to Rearrangement of passage, spelling, and sentence. The topics like active-passive voice, indirect-direct speech and phrases and idioms are also the part of the English Subject.

c) Computer Awareness covers the basic questions related to the Computer and its applications.

d) Numerical Ability covers the questions like Arithmetic and Data Interpretation. Data Interpretation includes the questions covering bar graphs, pie charts, line graphs and tabulation. While Arithmetic means roots, average, ratio, time & work, time & distance, percentage, profit & loss, mixture, stocks & shares, partnership, clocks, volume & surface area, height & distances, logarithms, permutation & combination, simple & compound interest, in equations & equations and probability.

e) Reasoning Portion includes the questions from verbal and non verbal. Verbal includes the questions from classification, analogy, decision making, word formation, series, decoding & coding, blood relation, symbol & notation, statement & conclusion, sitting arrangement and problem solving while non verbal includes series completion, finding any missing figure and classification related questions.

2) Common written examination for PO/MT-

It includes the questions from Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. Reasoning and Quantitative cover 50 marks each while the rest carry 40 marks each apart from the Computer with carry 20. The number of questions in each subject is 50 each. Apart from Computer which include 20 questions. The syllabus is same as that of the CWE Clerks but just the level of questions becomes a little harder in comparison to CEW Clerks. The exam is conducted for 2 hours.

3) Common Written Examinations for Specialist Officer-

The Specialist officer exam is held for different posts. Thus,

a) For Law Officer (scale 1 and Scale2)and Rajbhasha Adhikari (scale 1) –

Reasoning covers 50 Questions with the weight age 50 Marks. While English Language covers 50 Questions and 25 Marks. General Awareness or Knowledge (special focus on Banking Industry) covers 50 Questions having 50 Marks. The Professional Knowledge or the questions covering the relevant subject are 50 Questions with 75 Marks.

b) For IT Officer (Scale 1 & 2), Agricultural Field officer (scale 1), HR/Personnel Officer (scale 1), Marketing officer (Scale 1), Technical Officer (scale 1), Chartered Accountant (scale 2) and Finance Executive (scale 2)

Reasoning –50 Questions with 50 Marks
English Language – 50 Questions with 25 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude – 50 Questions with 50 Marks
Professional Knowledge – 50 Questions with 75 Marks

4) Common written Examination for RRB Officers-

The exam for RRB Officers covers the same pattern as that of CWE PO/MT. The only difference is the time allotted in this exam, which is 150 minutes as opposed to 120 minutes for CWE PO/MT and Clerks Exam. However, one major difference is that the syllabus also covers the Hindi language and the candidate has the option to attempt either Hindi or English questions.

5) Common written Examination for RRB Office Assistants-

The same goes for the RRB Office assistants. The number of questions in each subject is 40 while the weightage marks are 50 in case of reasoning and Quantitative while 40 each in case of English Language, General Awareness. The Computer Awareness covers just 20 marks.

The main point in all the exams is that the candidate has to cross minimum cut off in all the subjects so as to qualify in the next round of recruitment process.

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