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COMMON WRITTEN EXAMINATION FOR SPECIALIST OFFICERS Exam Pattern

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Online CWE Examination Structure :-

Preliminary Examination :

For Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari :   

Sr. No.

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam Duration

 1

English Language 

 50

 25

English 40 minutes
 2

Reasoning

 50

 50

English and Hindi 40 minutes
 3

General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry)

 50

 50

English and Hindi 40 minutes
 

Total
 

 150

 125

   

 




For IT Officer  , Agriculture Field Officer , HR/ Personnel Officer , Marketing Officer :

 Sr. No.

 Name of Test

 No. of Questions

 Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam Duration

 1

English Language 

 50

 25

English 40 minutes

 2

Reasoning

 50

 50

English and Hindi 40 minutes

 3

Quantitative Aptitude

 50

 50

English and Hindi 40 minutes
 

 Total

150

 125

   

 

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.  Adequate number  of  candidates  in  each  category  as  decided  by  IBPS  depending  upon  requirements will  be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
The above tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

Main Examination :

For Law Officer, IT Officer , Agriculture Field Officer , HR/ Personnel Officer , Marketing Officer :

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Duration

 Profession Knowledge

 60

 60

 English & Hindi

45 minutes

 

For  Rajbhasha Adhikari :

Name of Test

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Medium of Exam

Duration

 Profession Knowledge (objective)

 45

 
 60

 English & Hindi

30 minutes
  Profession   Knowledge (Descriptive)
 2 English & Hindi 30 minutes

 

IBPS SO Exam Pattern 2018 Changed

  • Sectional Timing has been introduced in Prelims.
  • You have to qualify each test viz there is sectional & overall cut off.
  • There will be 0.25 penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.
  • You will have to appear for Prelims first.
  • You will then be selected for the Mains exam on the basis of your performance in the Prelims.
  • The Mains exam will consist of questions only from the Professional Knowledge 
  • The Marks that you obtain in the Prelims exams will not be included in the final merit list.
  • The Marks that you obtain in the Mains will only be considered for shortlisting for Interview.



Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both –Preliminary and Main examinations)
There  will be  penalty  for  wrong answers  marked in the  Objective  Tests. For each question for  which a  wrong answer  has  been  given  by  the  candidate  one  fourth  or  0.25  of  the  marks  assigned  to  that  question  will  be deducted  as penalty  to  arrive  at  corrected  score.  If  a  question  is  left  blank,  i.e.  no  answer  is  marked  by  the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
CUTOFF SCORE (Online Main Examination)
Each  candidate  will  be  required  to  obtain  a  minimum  score  in the  test  of
Online  Main  examination  and  also secure sufficiently  high  scores to  be  considered  to  be  shortlisted  for  interview.  Depending  on  the  number  of vacancies  available,  cut-offs  will  be  decided  and  candidates  will  be  shortlisted  for  interview.  Prior  to  the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.
INTERVIEW
Candidates who have been shortlisted in the examination for CWE SPL-VII will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The centre, address of the venue, time and date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from authorised IBPS website www.ibps.in. Please note that any request regarding change in date,centre etc. of interview will not be entertained. However the conducting agencies reserve the right to change the date/ venue/ time/ centre etc. of interview or hold supplementary process for particular date /session / venue / centre / set of candidates at its discretion, under unforeseen circumstances, if any.The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum score required in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of Online CWE (SPL-VII) and interview will be 80:20. The weightage (ratio) of Online CWE (Main Exam) and interview will be 80:20 respectively.
The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of total scores obtained by the candidates in the Online Main Examination of CWE-SPL-VII and Interview. A candidate should found suitable both in the CWE and interview to be shortlisted for subsequent allotment process, details of which will be available subsequently on IBPS website.