IBPS Clerk Pre exam Pattern 2015 -16, mains syllabus / selection process pdf

By | Jul 26, 2015

Check IBPS Clerk Pre exam pattern 2105 – 16, syllabus for pre and main online exam, negative marks, total marks, cut off marks for IBPS clerk CWE recruitment notification 2015.

Good news for candidates waiting for IBPS clerk recruitment, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has announced the notification for IBPS CWE Clerk 2015 for recruitment to the posts of clerks in various participating organizations for 2015-16.

With increasing competition in ibps recruitment, increasing number of candidates appearing every year for ibps CWE, Ibps introduced the new exam pattern with two tier exam : pre and main examination. Candidates are looking / searching for new exam pattern and syllabus for IBPS clerk recruitment 2015.

IBPS Clerk Pre and Main exam pattern and structure :

Here in this article we will discuss in details about the new exam pattern and syllabus for online examination of pre and main exam scheduled to be conducted in month of December and January.

  1. IBPS Clerk Preliminary (pre) exam pattern 2015:

There will be three section in ibps clerk pre exam with 100 objective (Multiple choice questions) with 1 hour  duration. Total marks for pre ibps clerk exam is 100.

Sr.NoSection NameNo. of QuestionsMaximum marksDuration
1.English language3030 


Composite time of 1 hour

2.Numerical Ability3535


  1. IBPS Clerk main exam pattern 2015 :

Candidates will be selected for main exam on the basis of score / marks in IBPS clerk pre examination.

There will be total of 200 MCQ (objective type questions) in main examination with a total score of 200 marks.

Sr. NoSection NameNo. of QuestionsMaximum marksDuration


Composite time of 2 hours

2.English language4040
3.Quantitative Aptitude4040
4.General Awareness with special reference to banking industry4040
5.Computer Knowledge4040

Penalty marks for wrong answer ( Negative marking for IBPS Pre and Main examination 2015) :

There will be penalty / negative marks for each wrongs answer given in objective tests. There will be a penalty of 1/4th of marks assisgned to that question will be deducted to arrive at corrected score. However if no answer is given or left blank, then no penalty for that question.

Final Score:

The final scores will be arrived at by each of the candidates in different session (if held) will be normalized using eqi percentile method.

Scores upto 2 decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations.

Cut off marks / scores in IBPS CWE Clerk 2015 -16:

Mean – 3/4th of Standard Deviation for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD/EXS categories

Mean – 1/4th of Standard Deviation for General Category

 There will be a second level cutoff point on total as per requirement.

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each section and also a minimum total score to be shortlisted for interview.

Cut off marks will be decided on the basis of no. of vacancies in different state /UT and candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of cut off marks.

Note : Marks scored by candidates will be not disclosed prior to completion of interview process.

Detailed syllabus for IBPS Clerk Pre and Main examination :

Candidates must have knowledge of syllabus and topics which are going to be asked in ibps clerk exam 2015.  It is very important to have the grasp over every concepts topic wise to crack the IBPS clerk 2015 exam. So in our next article we will publish tge detailed syllabus and important topics you need to focus on to make the examination.

For more information on Eligibility criteria, age limit, application fees, how to apply for ibps clerk 2015-16 crp you can download the full notification here.



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