How to prepare for this Common Written Examination? This blog article precisely tries to present you the prep materials for IBP CWE exam by pointing you to the sample papers & books topic-wise.
IBPS Common Written Examination for bank PO & MT would consist 250 marks as below:
You can find the section-wise question and mark distribution in the table given below:
You can appear in CWE either in English or in Hindi medium, except for the test of English (both Objective as well as Descriptive paper). The Descriptive Papers of only those candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks in each of the objective tests will be evaluated.
There is negative marking in IBPS CWE: 1/4th of the mark allotted to the question, as you can see in the table above. So beware! Make your guesses wise ones..
IBPS CWE Cut-off marks:
IBPS is going to decide the cut-off mark for CWE based on the relative performance of all the candidates by standardizing the scores following Linear Conversion Method. Each candidate will have to qualify in each of the tests to be considered for vacancies in the participating banks.
The cut-off points will be decided based on the national average:
For General category: National Average – ¼ Standard Deviation.
For Reserved category: National Average – ¾ Standard Deviation.
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 in his/ her online application. You can find detailed information about the IBPS CWE cut-off scores set by each bank for recruitment in my previous blog post titled: IBPS CWE Score Cut-off for PO Bank-wise: for all banks
Sample Papers/Previous Years Papers for IBPS CWE PO:
Since this is only the second time IBPS CWE has been conducted, not many sample paper or prep book specifically titled “For IBPS CWE PO Exam” is available. But as this exam is based on PSU Bank PO/MT exams, the exam pattern is identical with same test sections. Therefore you can use the sample papers and books for Bank PO exams as sample papers and books for IBPS CWE. What are these and where to find them? I am listing these sample/previous years exam papers according to IBPS CWE exam test-sections as below:
Sample paper for IBPS CWE PO Test of Reasoning:
to find a previous years Andhra Bank PO exam sample paper (test of reasoning).
You can also check this previous blog post of mine titled: Test of Reasoning: Sample Question papers & Books
, which not only tells you about the four types of Test of reasoning (Numerical Reasoning, Verbal Reasoning, Abstract Reasoning & Diagrammatic Reasoning), but also gives you sample papers and books for the test of reasoning.
Sample paper for IBPS CWE PO English Language test (Objective):
Sample paper for IBPS PO CWE Quantitative Aptitude test:
Sample paper for IBPS CWE PO General Awareness test:
Sample paper for IBPS CWE PO Computer knowledge test:
UPSC Portal has a good collection of 100 sample questions for Computer General Knowledge For Bank Examination. You can view this sample paper here
Besides sample papers which have been mainly sourced from Competition Master website, you would definitely like to download this Bank PO mock test paper
from India Study Channel website.
Sample Papers for IBPS CWE PO Descriptive tests:
You can find some sample questions on Bank PO descriptive tests again in the Competition Master
in four menu option the section “BANK RECRUITMENT EXAMS”, as shown in the highlighted red box below:
Books for the IBPS CWE PO exam:
Although above sample papers gives you an exposure to what questions you may expect in the IBPS CWE exam, your actual preparation should be based on books as the contents are more reliable. Following books can be used for IBPS CWE PO exam. I have classified them into previous years papers, guide book, practice book and test-section specific books. You should buy at least one Guide book and also buy only those test-section specific books in which you are weak at and therefore you want to improve.
These books are available in most of the bookstores, but you can also order them online by clicking the links below, from Flipkart.com which offers huge discounts up to 25%
, apart from free shipping/postage
in India if the order exceeds Rs. 200/=. You can choose to pay through Credit Card/Debit Card/Internet Banking. You can also choose to pay through “Cash-on-Delivery” i.e. you pay in cash only when the same is delivered at your doorstep:
List Price: Rs. 395/=; Offer Price Rs. 367; Discount: Rs. 28 (7%)
Book for Bank PO Previous years solved papers:
List Price: Rs.190; Offer Price: Rs.143; Discount:Rs. 47 (25%)
IBPS CWE PO Exam Practice book:
Offer Price: Rs.375; Offer Price: Rs.281; Discount:Rs. 94 (25%)
Offer Price: Rs.365; Offer Price: Rs.274; Discount:Rs. 91 (25%)
Prep Books for specific test-sections of IBPS CWE PO:
I hope with above prep materials for IBPS CWE Exam you would be able to crack the exam easily. I would be on the look out for more study materials and post the same as and when I find them. So keep visiting me!