What is new in IBPS CWE PO 2015 Exam Pattern?
The written exam has been made two tiers – Prelims & Mains. Both would be held on-line in IBPS designated test centers. Let us learn about the exam pattern one by one.
IBPS CWE PO 2015 Exam Pattern for Prelims:
IBPS CWE PO 2015 Prelims Exam would be held for screening the candidates for the Mains exam. The marks secured in Prelims would not be carried forward for the purpose of merit list. It is thus a qualifying exam only.
Also, it is for a shorter duration – 1 hour. The test sections are also less – Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English. Thus there would be no test section for General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. Questions are also expected to be easier in Prelims than Mains.
There are total 100 questions, each weighing 1 mark. Thus there are 100 marks in IBPS CWE PO 2015 Prelims Exam, which has to be answered in the test duration of 1 hour. You can find the IBPS CWE PO 2015 Exam Pattern for Prelims in the tabular form below:
As you have to answer 100 questions in 60 minutes, for each question you can dedicate 36 second. So schedule your exam-time accordingly.
Note: There is negative marking in the Prelims exam – 0.25 mark for each wrong answer! Therefore, be wise while making guess answers!
IBPS CWE PO 2015 Exam Pattern for Mains:
The Mains exam would consist of 200 question, again with 1 mark per question. The 200 mark exam would be held for a duration of 2 hour. Thus you would have again 36 seconds to answer each question.
There are five test sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. You can find the IBPS CWE PO 2015 Exam Pattern for Mains in the table below which gives you section-wise number of questions and marks:
Analysis of IBPS CWE PO 2015 Exam Pattern:
If you look the exam patterns closely, you would find that nothing much has changed in the IBPS CWE PO 2015 Exam Pattern – for instance the Mains exam is exact replica of what was there previously in the single exam – marks, number of questions are exactly identical.
Also, in the IBPS CWE PO 2015 Prelims, the three test sections are same as that of the Mains - Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English.
So with a single preparation you can appear for both the two stages of exam. If you have been preparing for long with the exam pattern of previous years – do not worry. As you have seen, nothing much has changed!
Strategy for IBPS CWE PO 2015 Exam Preparation:
One thing that you should note is: there is hardly any time gap between the Prelims and Mains exam. The Prelims exam would be held from 3rd October to 11th October while Mains would be held on 31st October, 2015.
So you should prepare for the two sections - General Awareness and Computer Knowledge right from the beginning only, although these two are not there in Prelims exam. Other-wise you would not have time to prepare for these two sections.
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