Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conduct a common written examination (CWE) for the recruitment of clerical staff in 19 public sector banks.
The next Common Written Examination (CWE Clerk-VIII) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre posts in the Public Sector Banks will be conducted online by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) tentatively in November/ December 2016.
Only those candidates who have 60% marks in 10th, 50% marks in 10+2, passed bachelor degree and aged between 18 to 28 will be eligible.
There are three sections in the Preliminary exam
This section covers vocabulary means homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, word formation and the topic comprehension involves deriving conclusion, theme detection and Sentence rearrangement. Passage completion and the topic Rearrangement of passage, spelling, sentence and the question grammar means of rules active, passive voice, direct, indirect speech and the topic General usage means phrases and idioms.
Information (Data) Interpretation means visual diagrams, pie outlines, line charts and classification. Number-crunching (Arithmetic) means roots, average, ratio, time & work, time & separation, rate, benefit & loss, mixture, stocks & shares, partnership, clocks, volume & surface area, height & distances, logarithms, permutation & combination, simple & compound interest, in equations & equations and probability.
Verbal Reasoning – Analogy, Odd Man out, Syllogism, word formation, Statement and conclusions, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Passage and conclusions, Coding-decoding, Blood relations, Alphabet Test, Series test, Number, ranking and time sequence, Direction sense test, Sitting arrangement, Decision making, Input output, Assertion and Reasoning, Figure Series etc.
Non–Verbal Reasoning – Series test, Analogy, Odd figures, Miscellaneous test.
There are five sections in the main exam
Total numbers of marks and objective type questions will be 200 set by the managing committee into 5 different sections like as Reasoning, English Language, Numerical ability, General awareness, Computer Knowledge.
Each paper contains 40 marks and if any candidates give any wrong answer then 0.25 marks will be penalised.
Logical Reasoning means the process of forming judgments, conclusions from premises or facts. The question in this section may be based on Verbal and Non-Verbal.
Verbal means classification, analogy, decision making, word formation, series, decoding & coding, blood relation, symbol & notation, statement & conclusion, sitting arrangement and problem solving.
Non-Verbal means series completion, finding any missing figure and classification.
This section is one of the most important languages because it is wider and useful in all over the world, so the managing committee wants to select only those candidates who are capable of understand English.
The questions in this section may be asked from the topic is vocabulary means homonyms, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, word formation and the topic comprehension means deriving conclusion, theme detection, passage completion and the topic Rearrangement of passage, spelling, sentence and the topic grammar means set of rules active passive voice, indirect direct speech and the topic General usage means phrases and idioms.
Numerical Ability, Quantitative Aptitude
In this section questions will have five multiple-choice answers. The question in this selection may be based on two topics like as Arithmetic and Data Interpretation.
Data Interpretation means bar graphs, pie charts, line graphs and tabulation. Arithmetic means roots, average, ratio, time & work, time & distance, percentage, profit & loss, mixture, stocks & shares, partnership, clocks, volume & surface area, height & distances, logarithms, permutation & combination, simple & compound interest, in equations & equations and probability.
General Awareness questions are not based on any specific study but related to current affairs.
Definition of the current affairs is recent activity of India, and its neighbor countries like as sports, constitution, politics, history, banking, culture, geography, economy, techniques and Finance.
Computer Knowledge and Computer Awareness
Questions are based on two topics like as hardware and software
The topics will be covered in this section are MS Office, MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point, Windows, internet and how to operate well for official use.
The previous questions papers contains the following topics operating systems, computer networks, internet, E-commerce, the basic computer architecture, terminology, EFT systems, acronyms and MS Officer 2003, 2007 power point.