IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2016

IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2016 – Institute of Banking personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS PO Exam in two stages namely the Preliminary and the Mai

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IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2016 – Institute of Banking personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS PO Exam in two stages namely the Preliminary and the Main Examination. The candidates who qualify in the preliminary examination appear in the Main Examination. Therefore the IBPS PO Exam pattern can be understood as the pattern of the question asked in the preliminary and the Main Examination.

In the following article, we will try to understand the IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2016 for the Preliminary and the Main Examination which is conducted in the month of October and November respectively. The candidates can add another dimension by knowing the Exam pattern of the examination they are going to take in a few days’ time.

Details as per the IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2016

The candidates must understand that the Exam Pattern for the Preliminary and the Main Examination will be different. The preliminary examination will test the candidate’s point to point perception of the IBPS PO Syllabus whereas the Main exam tests the holistic skills of the candidates. Therefore it is necessary on the part of the candidates to give importance to preparation of both examination and make suitable strategy for both of them.

Features of the IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2016

  • The Preliminary examination will have three sections.
  • The total number of questions asked in the exam will be 100.
  • Every question will carry 1 mark and hence the total mark will be 100.
  • There will also be negative marking for every wrong answer which will be equivalent to ¼ of correct answer.
  • The candidates will get 1 hour to solve the 100 questions.
  • There will also be section wise cutoff.

Following is the Section Wise Break of Questions and Marks

Serial Number Name of section Number of questions in the section Marks allotted for the section
1 English Language 30 30
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Features of the IBPS PO Main Exam Pattern 2016

  • The Main Exam will consist of 5 sections.
  • There will be 200 questions asked in the examination.
  • Every question will carry 1 mark and hence the total mark will be 100.
  • There will also be negative marking for every wrong answer which will be equivalent to ¼ of correct answer.
  • The candidates will get 2 hour to solve the 200 questions.
  • There will also be section wise cutoff.

Following Table will Show the Section wise Integration of Question Paper

Serial Number
Name of the section Number of questions asked in the section Marks allotted to the section
1 English language 40 40
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
3 Reasoning Ability 50 50
4 General Awareness (special reference to banking industry) 40 40
5 Computer proficiency 20 20
200 200 marks

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