The IBPS
PO CWE Syllabus has 5 sections of objective type and 1 question paper of essay
writing. Each question will carry one mark; except English Language, in
this each question carry 1/2 mark.

Only English Language and Descriptive test will be in English and other sections like Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness Question Papers 2013 for IBPS PO Exam will print in both languages of Hindi and English.

Only English Language and Descriptive test will be in English and other sections like Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness Question Papers 2013 for IBPS PO Exam will print in both languages of Hindi and English.

1. Reasoning
50

2. English Language 40

3. Quantitave Analysis 50

4.General Awareness 40

(with special reference to
banking industry)

5.Computer Knowledge 20

Total
200

**Time allotted is 2 hrs**
Descriptive Paper on English Composition-

1. A single test

2. A score card with the validity of 1 year will be issued by

3. Each bank will notify its vacancy separately and the eligibility criteria will be determined by the bank. (Each bank will individually shortlist candidates and carry out their own selection processes such as Group Discussions and/ or Interviews etc. for final).

The pattern of the exam has changed from last year to this year.

In 2012 each section had 50 questions each with as many marks but english weighted 25 marks.

In 2013 the pattern has changed each question is weighted 1 mark.The number of questions in english has been reduced to 40 and the computer section has been allotted 20 questions and the general awareness has been reduced to 40 questions.

**60 minutes.**

**Negative Marks:**For every wrong answer 0.25 marks will reduce from score.**Note:**One thing that candidates should know that Descriptive paper of only those students will be evaluated who had cleared the Objective test. So students must have passed the Objective tests in order to get their Descriptive paper evaluated.**Procedure Of Exam**:1. A single test

**Common Written Exam (CWE)**is conducted twice in one year.2. A score card with the validity of 1 year will be issued by

**IBPS**to participating candidates. Management Trainee & P.O. selection will be made by individual bank.3. Each bank will notify its vacancy separately and the eligibility criteria will be determined by the bank. (Each bank will individually shortlist candidates and carry out their own selection processes such as Group Discussions and/ or Interviews etc. for final).

The pattern of the exam has changed from last year to this year.

In 2012 each section had 50 questions each with as many marks but english weighted 25 marks.

In 2013 the pattern has changed each question is weighted 1 mark.The number of questions in english has been reduced to 40 and the computer section has been allotted 20 questions and the general awareness has been reduced to 40 questions.

Topics in each section are described below.

Note :
The number in the brackets against each subtopic denotes the number of
questions asked in the last year exam. na means not asked last year. In the
computer sections questions are general and so no topic division is done.

**1.Quantitative Aptitude:-**

The
main purpose of this section is to test candidates’ calculative speed and IQ.
Normally it takes more time to solve this section than others, but you can save
time in exam by practicing more on the following topics:

A)
DATA INTERPRETATION(NA)

B)
BAR GRAPHS(NA)

C) PIE CHART(NA)

D) SIMPLIFICATIONS(6)

E)

**PROBABILITY(1)**
F) APPROXIMATIONS(5)

G)

**SERIES(5)**
H) TABLE ANALYSIS(NA)

I) PERCENTAGES(4)

J) EQUATIONS(3)

K) AVERAGES(2)

L) RATIO AND PROPORTIONS(2)

M) SIMPLE AND COMPOUND INTEREST(1)

N)
STD(1)

O)
TIME AND WORK(NA)

P)
MENSURATION(1)

Q)
PROFIT AND LOSS(1)

R)
SQUARES AND CUBES(1)

S)
INDICES(2)

T)
DIVISIBILITY TESTS.

U) FRACTIONS.(4)

Simplification
problems

The initial questions
asked test the calculation speed and simplification ability

Problems involving percentages, ratio, proportion
and averages.

STD problems speed, distance, time and work,
boats and streams etc. (trains and platforms, pipes and cisterns)

Mensuration problems can be solved using formulas

Profit and loss, Discounts, market price, cost price etc.
can be easily solved using formulas.

Simple interest and compound interest.

Square roots and cube roots of
numbers

Linear equations They are given in the
form of problems on age and average

The linear equations are clubbed with a lot of topics
like percentages, averages etc.

Number series

The problems include arithmetic progressions and
geometric progressions

**Note:**Though trigonometry, geometry, statistics are part of the math in prescribed N.C.E.R.T syllabus questions from these are seldom asked.

Problems
on volumes are also not covered but it is always good to prepare for them as
they can be solved with simple formulas. Learning the divisibility tests will
help solve some simplification problemsand approximation problems easily

**2. Computer Knowledge:-**

In
this section half the number of questions are asked from the very basic
computer knowledge (or) well known topics of computers and to solve the
remaining questions concentrate on the following topics:

A)
COMPUTER NETWORKING

B) DATABASE CONCEPTS

C) COMPUTER TERMINOLOGY AND KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

E) E-COMMERCE AND LATEST TECHNOLOGIES

F) INTERNET AND COMPUTER HARDWARE

G)

**OPERATING SYSTEM CONCEPTS**
H)

**CONCEPTS RELATED TO COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE**
I)
SYSTEM SECURITY AND FIREWALLS

**3. English**

VOCABLARY:

Synonyms (3)

Antonyms (3)

Homonyms

SENTENCE
FORMATION

COMPREHENSION(15)

Theme
detection(1)

Passage
completion

Deriving
conclusion

Direct
question(3)

ERROR
DETECTION(15)

Spelling
correction

Sentence
correction

Passage
correction

Grammer(NA)

Active
voice passive voice

Direct
speech indirect speech

IDIOMS
PHRASES

PARAGRAPH
FORMATION(5)

FILLING
THE BLANKS WITH APPROPRIATE WORDS(5)

**NOTE:In**The new pattern for the English weight age has been increased from 20 marks to 40 marks,so the time has to be adjusted accordingly.

**4.General awareness:**

MARKET AWARENESS

BANKING AWARENESS(10)

CURRENT AFFAIRS(1)

CONSTITUTIONAL AMMENDMENTS(1)

INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS(2)

SPORTS(2)

NATIONAL BOARDS(1)

GOVERNMENT SCHEMES(5)

DEFENCE/ATOMIC ENERGY(4)

AWARDS(1)

BUDGETS(1)

BOOKS AND AUTHORS(4)

FAMOUS PERSONALITIES(8)

NOTE:

About 60% of the questions are from latest in banking
world,economy and finance

**5. Reasoning:-**

Reasoning
is undoubtedly one of the toughest parts of the paper and would require more
time. The data sufficiency part would require vigorous practice.

A) DIRECTION SENSE
PROBLEMS(6)

B) SITTING
ARRANGEMENTS(10)

C) BLOOD RELATIONS(NA)

D) CODING AND
DECODING(1)

E) ALPHANUMERIC
SEQUENCE(3)

F) ALPHABETIC
SEQUENCE(2)

G) RANKING(NA)

H) DATA
SUFFICIENCY(15)

I) STATEMENT AND
CONCLUSION(5)

J) ODD MAN OUT(1)

K) FIGURE SERIES(10)

More than one
topic can be clubbed together. The questions in this section generally come in
sets of 3-5.

DIRECTION SENSE PROBLEMS

They can be asked in different sitting arrangements,
circular, rectangular or sitting parallel to each other and facing different
directions .They generally come in a set of 3-5 questions. They have to be
answered using charts or diagrams. Difficult problems include making
intelligent deductions from the given data.

All the questions must be answered once like a set.

BLOOD RELATIONS

They are generally asked in single question format but
sometimes they can be clubbed with statement and conclusions.

They can be easily solved when put on the paper in a tree
diagram. They sometimes require preparing charts.

CODING AND DECODING:

Questions can be in - alphabetical series , numerical series,
alphanumerical series.

Here a lot of trial and error is involved and sometimes
might consume a lot of time. The analogy can be seen only when put to paper.

MATHEMATICAL
OPERATIONS:

Topics covered here are

Dictionary based arrangements

Ranking

Mathematical operations (the mathematical symbols are
interchanged)

They generally come in sets of 2-3 questions.

These are comparatively easy problems of the reasoning
part. Simply following the instructions will land us with the solution.

STATEMENTS AND CONCLUSIONS:

Data sufficiency:

1. Two statements are given and you should be able decide
whether you will be able to answer the questions using either of them or both of them or none.

They can be answered verbally and do not need a pen to
solve them.

2. The problems can be solved using set theory.

In data sufficiency problems in one set of questions
there may be 3-5 problems. All the problems may be connected to each other or each question may be an
independent one

ODD MAN OUT:

They can be in numerical or alphabetical format. And finding out the odd object from the given set
is the solution

FIGURE SERIES:

A set of figures are given and the answers also are in
form of pictures. The best suitable option is to be selected. At least 8-10
questions are asked in this section

TABLES CHART DEDUCTIONS:

Tables –charts are given and deductions have to be made
from the given data.

Note:

·
Analyzing and arranging the given data in a
systematic order will help in solving the questions better.

·
Working with given data will help in solving
the problems faster.

·
If the
solution cannot be reached, method of elimination will help in arriving at
the correct answer.

·
Negative pre fixes are used to confuse the
candidate.

·
Tentatively divide the given time for
different sections according to your strengths, comfort and ability.

**6.descriptive writing**

It tests the candidate’s ability to understand situations.
It also tests knowledge in language. It is a question cum answer sheet in Hindi
English and regional language. Answers have to be restricted to given space in
the answer sheet, use of supplement sheets are not allowed so the answers should be direct and precise.

3 out of 4
questions can be answered ,so the questions that you are confident only can be answered.

**NOTE:**

**Cut off Marks:**Cut off Marks for IBPS PO Exam 2013, will be calculated/analyzed after taking the exam of PO, it’s totally depends the number of candidates applied, competition, Question Paper difficulty in each section, Marks in each section and other factors. Cut off marks based on average (Average – ¼ Standard Deviation for General Category candidates and Average – ¾ Standard Deviation for Reserved Category candidates).

note:

R S AGGARWAL
,RAJESH VERMA AND M.TYRA are the best
books available to learn concepts in quantitative analysis.

R S
AGGARWALS’ MODERN APPROACH TO VERBAL AND NON VERBAL REASONING is one of the best
books for reasoning.

OBJECTIVE
GENERAL ENGLISH BY SP BAKSHI(ARIHANT PUBLICATIONS) is one of the best for
English.

For computer
science any book from ARIHANT PUBLICATIONS OR KIRAN that covers the general concepts
of computers and internet is good enough.

For general
awareness go through previous issues of any magazine that is available:
Chronicle, Wizard, Banking Services Chronicle ect are good enough. It is very
necessary to constantly update information for this section.

These books are referred for all the banking and other
competitive exams.

What is required of the aspirants is constant practice, it
will ease the difficulties in many topics of reasoning .practice will increase
the calculation speed in maths.It will help in decreasing the mistakes in
English section.

The best way to practice is by taking tests and doing them
seriously. online practice tests are available at

http://shop.jagranjosh.com/online-tests.html?cat=200&p=3&udropship_vendor=91

Preparation for any entrance examination is incomplete without practicing mock tests. These are usually question papers which are similar to the pattern of the main exams. Mock tests

Enlightens you about main exam

Mock test is a yardstick of your performance

Preparation for any entrance examination is incomplete without practicing mock tests. These are usually question papers which are similar to the pattern of the main exams. Mock tests

Enlightens you about main exam

Helps in time management

You know where you standMock test is a yardstick of your performance

Take the
tests and practice.

Practice will distinguish the best from the rest.

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