IBPS 2016, Registration, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

ibps 2016Institute of Banking and Personal selection (IBPS) is an autonomous body which is responsible for conducting IBPS 2016 examination in India. The IBPS exam is conducted for recruiting candidates to the posts of Probationary Officer (PO), bank clerk, IT officer through a common written exam (CWE). The Institute of Banking and Personal selection (IBPS) was established in the year 1975 with the objective of recruiting and training candidates on behalf of various banks that are associated with the organization. As of now there are 19 public sector banks that are associated with IBPS for recruiting candidates to various posts in these banks.

The IBPS exam 2016 will be announced very soon, candidate can check the latest IBPS notification from this page. As soon as any official information will be available it will be updated in this page. IBPS conducts a common written exam known as CWE for recruiting candidates to various posts available in the participating public sector banks. The CWE is conducted almost twice a year (one for bank clerk and other for bank PO/management trainee), the IBPS 2015 -2016 notification is generally announced in the month of October and February every year.

About the Exam

The IBPS exam is the gateway to the banking Sector, if you love Banking Jobs and want to make your career in the banking field then you have to clear the IBPS exam. The IBPS exam is given by millions of candidates to get a job in the coveted banking sector. The exam consists of objective type questions asked from the following subjects:

  • Reasoning
  • Mathematical Aptitude
  • General knowledge and Current Affairs
  • Social Economic Topics
  • English grammar and Comprehension
  • Basic Computer Knowledge

You can check more details regarding IBPS exam pattern and syllabus below.

IBPS Notification and Schedule

Here we have listed tentative dates for the IBPS exam 2016; candidates should note that the new dates will be updated as soon as the official notification will be released.

IBPS 2016 Schedule Tentative Dates
Online Application starts Not Announced
Last Date of online application Not Announced
IBPS exam date Not Announced
IBPS Result Date Not Announced

Exam Conducted by IBPS

IBPS conducts various recruitments throughout the year as per vacancies available in various associate banks, but in general the following are the main Exams conducted by the IBPS.

  • IBPS Clerical Exam
  • IBPS CWE PO/MT exam
  • IBPS Specialist officer’s exam
  • IBPS CWE RRB’s Exam

If you are new to IBPS and the exams conducted by this body, then we advise you to read full article in details because we have covered all aspects IBPS exams and recruitment process in detail.

IBPS Clerical Exam

The IBPS clerical exam is conducted for the recruitment of bank clerks in various banks that are associated with IBPS. The notification of IBPS clerk exam is invited every year in the official website of IBPS. After qualifying IBPS clerk exam candidates are given a scorecard through which they can apply in the interview process of the participating banks.

Note: The IBPS scorecard is valid for one year, during this period candidates can apply to vacancies notified by the respective bank.


The IBPS Probationary officer (PO)/ Management Trainee (MT) exam is one of the popular exam among the bank aspirant, this exam is conducted by the IBPS for recruiting candidates to the post of PO and MT, both are the officer level post in banking sector. IBPS PO/MT exam is conducted in two tier i.e. pre and mains, candidates who qualify in the pre exam are called for main and then the shortlisted candidates will be called for common interview that will be conducted by the participating banks and co-ordinated by the nodal bank.

IBPS Specialist officer’s exam

The IBPS IBPS Specialist officer’s exam or CWE SO exam is conducted for recruitment to the posts of various specialist officers like IT Officer, Agricultural field officer, law officer, marketing officer etc. for appearing in this exam candidates must have completed his graduation from a specialized discipline.


The IBPS CWE RRB exam is the common written exam (CWE) for recruitment to the regional rural banks (RRB), this exam is conducted for recruitments to various officer, clerical, or office assistant posts in various regional rural participating banks.

IBPS Registration 2015-2016

The candidates who want to appear in the upcoming IBPS exam, they need to register themselves at the official IBPS website. Candidates have to apply online by filling all the details in the IBPS website and then proceed towards fees payment option.

Application Fees

Candidates applying for the IBPS 2016 exam have to pay the application fees of Rs 100 for ST/SC and PWD candidates, while all other candidates have to pay Rs 600.The fees can be paid through online mode,In online fees payment mode candidates have to pay their fees by using either credit card, debit card or through net banking option.

IBPS Eligibility Criteria

Candidates appearing for the IBPS exam are advised to check the eligibility norms, as only those candidates who fulfill the eligibility conditions will be allowed to appear in the examination.

Candidates must be the Citizen of India or either of the following:

a subject of Nepal or

a subject of Bhutan or

a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently

Settling in India.

Candidates should be appearing/completed his/her graduation from any recognized university in India.

Candidates should be between 20 to 28 years of age, in order to apply for the exam, though there is relaxation in the upper age limit for the candidates belonging to the reserved category as per the Indian government rules.

Candidates should also have a basic knowledge of computer

Participating banks/organization in IBPS

There are many banks that commonly participate in the IBPS exams listed above, these banks recruit candidates on the basis of candidates score in the above mentioned exams, so if you’re want to make career in the banking industry than you have to clear IBPS exam, following is the list of banks that participate in IBPS exams.

  • Allahabad Bank
  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Bharatiya Mahila Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Corporation Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Dena Bank
  • Export Import Bank of India
  • IDBI Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • UCO Bank
  • United Bank of India
  • Vijaya Bank

IBPS Exam Pattern and Syllabus

IBPS exam pattern is important to understand for the candidates who are appearing in the IBPS exam 2016, the exam syllabus is basically consist of aptitude, reasoning, and general knowledge questtion including banking GK and computer related questions. Candidates can check the exam pattern mentioned below.

  • The exam is be objective type, having one question with four responses
  • Negative marks will be given for wrong answers i.e. 0.25 or 1/4th marks will be deducted
  • Test will be bilingually i.e. both Hindi and English

Check the pattern below:

IBPS Pattern for prelim Exam

S.No. Test Name No. of Question Maximum Marks Time
1 English 30 30  

Composite time of 1 hour

2 Quantitive Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS Pattern for Mains exam

S.No. Test Name No. of Question Maximum Marks Time
1 English 50 50  



Composite time of 2 hour

2 Quantitive Aptitude 40 40
3 Reasoning Ability 50 50
4 General Awareness 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 20 20
Total 200 200


The candidates will qualify the preliminary and mains exam successfully; they will be called for the interview. The IBPS interview will be conducted by the participating organization/banks and will be coordinated by the Nodal bank of the state. The interview will be of 100 marks and the minimum passing marks in the interview will be 40% for general candidates and 35% for reserved category students.

Note: The final merit will be prepared on the combined score of the candidates in the main examination and Interview, it will be 80::20 ratio.

Candidates have to produce all the valid documents at the time of interview; some of these include marksheets, scorecard, identity proof, category certificate etc.

IBPS Result

The result of the IBPS exam will be available in the official website; the candidates who have appeared in the IBPS can check their result by visiting the official website. The final qualifying candidates will be sent the joining letter from the respective banks and their training will commence in about 2 months time after the declaration of the result.


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