IBPS PO 2016: Complete Information (CWE PO/ MT)


The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection i.e. IBPS announced 8822 vacancies in various Public Sector Banks (PSBs) for the post of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee. The candidates need to qualify in IBPS CWE PO/ MT VI 2016 Recruitment Examination in order to pursue a career as a Probationary Officer in any leading PSB.

IBPS PO Mock Test Series 2016 KI

Try: IBPS PO Mock Test 2016 (New Pattern)

The objective of this article is to inform both new as well as old IBPS aspirants about the recruitment examination – beginning right from IBPS PO Eligibility Criteria and Selection Process and leading towards preparation tips and exam strategy to crack IBPS PO Prelims & Mains Examination.

If you are appearing for IBPS PO Prelims next month, we recommend you to read this article thoroughly and understand what IBPS PO CWE PO/ MT VI Recruitment Examination is all about.


IBPS PO 2016: Basic Information & Important Dates

Since the online application process for IBPS CWE PO/ MT VI Recruitment Examination has been concluded for this year, here is all the basic information pertaining to the legitimacy of the IBPS PO Application Form 2016.

 Name of the Examination  IBPS CWE PO/ MT VI
 Conducting Body  Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
 Age Limit  20 to 30 Years
 Minimum Educational Qualification  Bachelors Degree in any discipline
 Selection Procedure  Tier 1: Prelims Written Examination
Tier 2: Mains Written Examination
Tier 3: Interview
 Date of Examination (IBPS PO Prelims)  16th Oct, 22nd Oct and 23rd Oct 2016
 Date of Examination (IBPS PO Mains)  20th Nov 2016
 Date of Interview  Jan & Feb 2017

An IBPS aspirant needs to be informed about the various dynamics related to the recruitment examination. The final date for IBPS PO Tier-III i.e. Interview will be announced later on.


IBPS PO 2016: Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure

Till now, the information provided regarding IBPS PO 2016 Recruitment is quite basic and if you wish to know in detail about it, you can read our previous blog on IBPS PO Online Recruitment 2016 from the link below.


Read: IBPS PO Recruitment 2016 – Eligibility, Selection, Application

Similar to most bank exams, the first written examination i.e. IBPS PO Preliminary Examination comprises of 3 sections – Reasoning Ability, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude.

 Name of the Section  Number of Questions  Marks
 Reasoning Ability  30  30
 Quantitative Aptitude  35  35
 English Language  35  35
 Total  100  100

This 100 mark paper comprising of 100 questions comprises of a mixture of challenging and doable questions, all of which has to be done in 1 Hour (60 Minutes). The shortlisted candidates in IBPS PO Prelims 2016 will be called for the next round i.e. IBPS PO Mains.


Recommended: IBPS PO Solved Papers 2010-2015

This year, a new exam pattern for IBPS PO Mains Examination was introduced. The pattern of Mains Examination will also be Objective MCQ based with 5 sections in total – Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge.

 Name of the Section   Number of Questions  Marks Allotted 
 Reasoning Ability  50 50
 English Language  40 40
 Quantitative Aptitude  50 50
 General Awareness (related Banking)  40 40
 Computer Knowledge  20 20
 Total  200  200

Now, talking about the major exam pattern change in IBPS PO Mains, each section will be separately timed for the written examination. So, the candidates need to attempt as per time allotted to each section.

 Name of the Section   Number of Questions  Time (in mins.)
 Reasoning Ability  50 40
 English Language  40 30
 Quantitative Aptitude  50 40
 General Awareness (related Banking)  40 20
 Computer Knowledge  20 10
Total  200  140 

There will be 200 questions in total and each will carry 1 mark. IBPS candidates need to complete each section in the defined time slots. For IBPS PO Mains 2016, there will be both sectional and overall cut-off and the shortlisted candidates will be called for the final round i.e. Group Discussion/ Interview.

The final merit list of selected candidates will be based on scores achieved in IBPS PO Mains and GD/ Interview. Now, the question of the hour is – How to crack IBPS PO Examination?“.


IBPS PO 2016: Preparation Tips & Exam Strategy

Lets face it – IBPS PO is one of the most popular and competitive bank recruitment examination of the country. Every year, a large proportion of working as well as student population submit the IBPS CWE PO/ MT Online Application Form and appear for the written examination.

IBPS PO Mock Test Series 2016 KB

Recommended: IBPS PO Prelims Online Mock Test Series 2016

Yet, there are only limited number of vacancies. This year, the total number of vacancies for the post of Probationary Officer is 8822. So, you need to be an aspirant who is moving ahead with a plan. So, we expect a number of questions which must be annoying you all.

  • How to start preparing for IBPS PO 2016 Preliminary Examination?
  • How can I score well in each section of IBPS PO 2016?
  • Was the recruitment examination for IBPS PO last year extremely tough or easy?

To assist IBPS candidates, we previously created section-wise preparation articles on how to crack each section of IBPS PO Recruitment Examination 2016.

How to Prepare for IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude 2016

Read: How to Prepare for IBPS PO Quantitative Aptitude 2016

Preparation Tips to Crack IBPS PO Prelims English Language Section

Read:How to Prepare for IBPS PO English Language 2016

How to Prepare for Reasoning Ability for IBPS PO 2016

Read: How to Prepare for IBPS PO Reasoning Ability 2016

These articles have been written solely to cater to your needs of meticulous section-wise IBPS PO exam preparation. Make sure give them a thorough read. Another thing which is essential to the preparation cycle is understanding the level of previous year exam paper.


IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2015 (Previous Year Paper)

Here, we are providing IBPS PO Exam Analysis 2015, which is previous years exam review. For candidates who are appearing for the first time, it is a must read since this will introduce the newbies to the recruitment examination.


Read: IBPS PO 2015 – Detailed Exam Analysis

Most candidates rated the IBPS PO 2015 Prelims Examination as Moderate. Based on the difficulty level of the examination, number of aspirants and total vacancies, the IBPS PO Prelims Cutoff 2015 was as follows.

Section Name   Cutoff Marks
Reasoning Ability 11.25 7.75 7.75 7.75
English Langugage 7.5 4.75 4.75 4.75
Quantitative Aptitude 7.75 5 5 5
Overall 37.25 37.25 30.75 17.75

All the candidates who managed to secure above the cut-off were eligible to appear for the mains.


Register Now: IBPS PO Prelims All India Test 2016

To further improve your chances of qualifying in IBPS PO Mains Examination, make sure you’ve registered for IBPS PO Prelims All India Test 2016. The Online Mock Test will be held on 9 October and you can select a time slot as per your preference.

IBPS PO Job Profile, Salary & Career Prospects

In our last section, we would like to explain all IBPS candidates what the final objective of their struggle is all about. Not every candidate will be fully updated with the current information related to IBPS PO job profile, salary, perks and career prospects.

So, to help understand this better, read the article mentioned below and understand what sort of lifestyle and duties you will have once you have become a Probationary Officer.


Read: IBPS PO Complete Job Profile 

We conclude our article here and hope all the readers now have good knowledge pertaining to IBPS CWE PO/ MT Recruitment 2016.

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