Public Sector banks have become the favorite Job Destinations for all the unemployed graduates of India.In 2011, the IBA had published a notification informing general public that there is huge requirement of Clerical and Officer Staff in the Public Sector banks.According to some rough estimates that approximately 7.5 lakh Bank Jobs are coming is next 5 years beginning from 2011.
IBPS Given the Responsibility to Conduct Recruitment Exams
In order to carry out this massive recruitment process, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is given the responsibility for conducting the Recruitment Exams for Officers and Clerks on the behalf of 19 Public Sector banks.This pattern of Examination is popularly known as Common Written Examination (CWE).
The First CWE was conducted for Probationary Officers in September 2011, in which approximately 14 lakh students registered for the exam.The results were declared in the month of Dec, 2011 is which 1.1 lakh students were declared as successful and issued scorecards by IBPS based on which they can apply for Probationary Officers Jobs in Public Sector banks
Syllabus Exam Pattern of IBPS Exams
As discussed above that since July 2011, the sole authority for conducting Bank exams in India is IBPS.So it is important to understand the Exam pattern of the IBPS Exams.
IBPS PO Exam Pattern : IBPS PO Exam is no different from other bank PO Exams.The Question paper of IBPS PO Exam is both Objective as well as descriptive in nature
Objective Paper: The Objective Paper is of 225 marks and had a duration of 2.5 hours.The Objective paper comprises of sections such as Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer and English.Each section expect English has 50 Questions each carrying 1 mark.The English Section has 50 questions with each question of carrying 0.5 marks.
Students must note that they have to pass in each of the Objective tests separately in order to be declared as successful.In the IBPS PO Exam, the cut off marks for each of the objective test in 24.So students must to score minimum 24 marks in each of the sections
Descriptive Paper: The Descriptive paper is nothing but the Test of English Language.Candidates are asked to Write an Essay, or letter and may also include questions on Precis Writing.The Descriptive paper is of 25 marks and has a duration of 1 hour.
Students must note that Descriptive paper is no less important than Objective Paper.The Descriptive paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who will pass in the Objective paper.The minimum cut off marks in Descriptive paper is 24 out of 50.
Study Material for IBPS Exams
Now after going through the Syllabus and Exam Pattern of IBPS Exams, students must choose the Right Study Material and Books that will provide in depth knowledge about the exam.Although the market is flooded with lot of Study Material, so it is important that students must make the right choice between the Quality Study Material
Since the IBPS Exam is section wise, so students will have to study the Different books for Different Sections,Here is the Section wise list of Recommended Books for IBPS Exam
For General Awareness Section
- Pratiyogita Darpan Magazine
- Competition Success Review
- General Knowledge Today
- A modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
- Quantitative Aptitude By RS Aggarwal
- Numerical Ability and Quantitative Aptitude by P.K Mittal
- Magical book on Quicker Maths by M Tyraa
- Computer Fundamentals by P.K Sinha
- Computer General Awareness by Alok Kumar
Objective General English by R.S Aggarwal