IBPS Clerk 2017 - New & Changed Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

IBPS Clerk 2017 - New & Changed Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure 

IBPS Clerk 2017 Recruitment will consist of Online exams. The Online examinations will be conducted in two phases. The first will be the Preliminary Examination. Candidates who qualify through Prelims will be eligible to write the Main Examination. Below we will discuss the detailed IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2017.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure 2017

The selection procedure will be divided into 2 parts, consisting of 2 written papers. The Preliminary examination is only qualifying in nature and will not be counted towards the final total. Only those who qualify through Phase I will be eligible to attend Phase II processes. There is no interview & final merit list will be prepared based on the marks scored by students in Mains Examination.
  • All the tests in both the exams will be available bilingually (in English & Hindi) except for English Language.
  • There will be negative marking for wrong answers. One fourth (or 0.25) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty for wrong answers. There is no penalty for unanswered questions.
  • The scores will be normalized to equate the difficulty level of the papers in different slots.
  • You will be required to score a minimum overall cut off in both Prelims and Mains exams.
  • Besides this you will have to score minimum cut off scores in each of the sections in both examinations.
  • However, only the score of the Main examination will be considered for Final Merit Listing.
  • The final score will be scaled to a maximum of 100.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Prelims 2017

Section No. of
Max. Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 Composite
Time of
1 Hour
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Mains 2017

This year IBPS has increased the difficulty level of Mains 2017 Exam. The IBPS Clerk Mains paper consist of 190 Qs of 200 marks in 160 minutes.
No. of
Max. Marks Time
Reasoning & Computer  50 60 45 min
English Language 40 40 35 min
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 min
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 min
TOTAL 190 200 160 min

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