Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk

Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

S. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Question Max. Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

S. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Question Max. Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2. English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Negative Mark for Wrong Answers

There will be negative marks for wrong answers marked in the Objective Test. For each wrong answer one fourth or 0.25 of the total marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a rule to arrive at corrected score. If for any question a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as wrong even if one of the given answers happens to be correct and there will be the same penalty of 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question deducted as penalty. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given then there will be no mark will be given.

Standardised Scores

The scores obtained by each of the candidates will further be converted into standardized scores following Linear Conversion Method. If the total for a test is in fraction, the marks obtained will be rounded off to the nearest integer, i.e. if fraction exceeds by 0.50 or more, it will be rounded off to next higher integer.

Cutoff Score

Each candidate will have to secure a minimum standardized score in each of the tests to qualify in the written examination and to be considered for vacancies in the participating banks. The cut-off points will be decided based on the average (Average – % Standard Deviation for General category candidates and Average – % Standard Deviation for Reserved Category candidates).

Common Written Exam Score Card

IBPS will print the Score Cards for each of the qualifying candidates and will send the same by Registered/ Speed post to each candidate at the correspondence address specified by the candidate in his/ her online application.