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Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts its examination for the post of Probationary Officer (PO). But this time the exam will be conducted in two levels Tier 1 & 2 (Preliminary & mains). Two tier exam for recruitment of PO/MT from CWE V onwards. IBPS department decided to take IBPS PO Online exam in two parts:

1. IBPS Preliminary Exam
2. IBPS Mains Exam.

Note: All participants who successfully registered himself / herself in PO/MT V firstly have to fight with (Preliminary) Pre exam and Shortlist candidates in Preliminary examination will be called for Mains Exam. Marks scored in mains exam will be decided for short listing for interview.

IBPS Preliminary Exam Pattern:
IBPS Pre Exam Pattern will contain 100 questions & in 3 sections in the Preliminary Examination with 1 hour duration. The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination will not be considered for preparing the final merit list.

  1. A) IBPS PO 2015 Exam Pattern – Preliminary Examination
Sr.No. Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
 1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
 2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
 3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100
  1. B) IBPS Mains Exam Pattern

IBPS Mains exam will contain 200 questions which will be of 2 hours. The pattern of the Mains exam is:

Sr.No. Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
 1 Reasoning 50 50 Composite time of 2 Hour
 2 English Language 40 40
 3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 General Awareness

(with special reference to Banking Industry)

40 40
 5 Computer Knowledge 20 20
Total 200 200

Important Note – Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will only be considered for shortlisting for Interview and preparation of final merit list.

Note: There will be negative marking for wrong answers marked by the candidates in both Preliminary and Main Examination which implies a penalty of one – fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

The tentative dates for the IBPS CWE PO/MT-VPreliminary Examination: 03.10.2015, 04.10.2015, 10.10.2015 &11.10.2015Main Examination:31.10.2015

IBPS PO MT Eligibility Criteria 2015


General category candidates must have scored a minimum aggregate of 60% in any stream from any recognized state or central university. This percentile is reduced to 55% for candidates belonging to SC/ST category.


Candidate’s age must be between 21 years and 30 years (as on 1 July 2015). Age of proof will be calculated from class X passing certificate.


Candidate must have an Indian Nationality or the person should be a Nepalese or Bhutani or a Tibetan refugee migrated to India before 1 January 1962 to settle permanently in India OR a candidate of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, United Republic Of Tanzania, Zaire, Malawi, Zambia, Ethiopia, Vietnam to settle permanently in India.

  1. C)  Interview Process

The last round of selection is Interview process to be attended only by the candidates who would have obtained the minimum cut off score in the Main Examination. The Interview will be held at selected centres and will be conducted by Participating Organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS.



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