Eligibility / Exam Pattern

IBPS Eligibility Criteria

General:The candidates should have 50% marks in qualifying exam

SC/ST/OBC/OTHERS: 45% in case of SC/ST candidates.
The age of candidates must be greater than 20 years but smaller than 30 years.

I. Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either –

  • A Citizen of India or
  • A subject of Nepal or
  • A subject of Bhutan or
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently
    settling in India or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories
  • Above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

II. Age (As on 01.07.2017):

Minimum: 20 years

Maximum: 30 years
i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1987 and not later than 01.07.1997 (both dates

Relaxation of Upper age limit

Sr. No Category Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes 3 years
3 Persons With Disability 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen who have
rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion
of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within
one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of
dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical
disability attributable to military service or invalidment/5 years
5 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

III. Educational Qualifications (As on 13.08.2017):

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.
The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern (CWE VI) Details

IBPS PO CWE is an Objective type paper. Online Written exam includes five subjects in which all subjects having their own weight and the subjects are Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge.

There will be 200 Objective Questions carrying 1 mark of each and the time duration is 02 hours. and there will be Negative marking for all wrong answer with 0.25 marks.

IBPS Preliminary Exam

Sr No. Test Name Questions Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35 01 hour
2. Quantitative Aptitude Paper 35 35
3 English Language Paper 30 30
Total 100 100

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) Marks/Time Duration
1 Reasoning 50 (40 Mins) 150 mins
2 English Language 40 (30 Mins)
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 (40 Mins)
4 General Awareness 40 (30 Mins)
5 Computer Knowledge 20 (10 mins)
Total 200(150)

Note :-

1. All papers except English will be available in both languages Hindi & English.
2. Negative marking applicable for all candidates with O.25 marks deducted at every wrong question and unmarked questions will not be included in Negative marking.
3. Minimum score required being called for Interview.

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