IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has scheduled the prelims exam for the recruitment of PO(Probationary Officer) for the second week of October. IBPS has brought about some changes in the pattern of the exam. This year, IBPS has decided to introduce sectional time limits in the prelims exam. Though the pattern of the exam has changed, going through the IBPS PO previous papers will help aspirants a great deal in preparing for the exam.
According to the revised pattern, the IBPS PO prelims exam will have 3 sections - English language, Reasoning ability, and quantitative aptitude. The English language section will have 30 questions and the other 2 sections will have 35 questions each. Each section will carry a sectional time limit of 20 minutes.
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The total duration of the exam is 1 hour. The mains exam will have a general awareness section in addition to the other 3 sections. The duration of the IBPS PO mains exam is 3 hours.
A question that baffles most aspirants is how can going through IBPS PO previous year papers help them since the pattern of the exam has changed. Though the structure of the exam has undergone a change, the crux of the exam remains the same. The exam tests the same set of skills as it did in the past few years. Therefore, going through IBPS PO previous papers will ensure that aspirants develop the skills required to solve the questions that appear in the exam.
We provide more than 10 IBPS PO previous question papers. Also, the IBPS PO previous papers come with a provision to be taken in the exam interface. Taking the previous year papers of IBPS PO in the actual exam interface will help to simulate the experience of taking the IBPS PO exam. Also, taking the previous papers as exam will help to know where you stand with respect to the competition. By comparing the marks scored in the IBPS PO previous paper and the cut off of the corresponding year, one can get a clear idea about the ground left to cover before the exam.
IBPS PO exam will be bilingual (both English and Hindi) except the English section. There will be negative marking for the incorrect answers. The IBPS PO mains will have an objective and descriptive test. The mains exam will be followed by an Interview. IBPS PO Mains will have Computer Aptitude and General Awareness sections along with the English, Reasoning, Quant and Data Interpretation and Analysis sections. The IBPS PO previous papers are available for download in the PDF format as well. The IBPS PO previous paper PDF 2017, 2016 and 2015 will prove to be handy if one wishes to use the past papers as study material.
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