IBPS Common Written Examination-V

Steve Pavalina has rightly said that, “When you live for a purpose, then HARD WORK isn’t an option. It becomes necessity.” The hard work put to clear one of the toughest and coveted examinations of India CWE, will result in successful candidate’s selection for IBPS. As everyone knows, IBPS has given ample time and efforts to devise the most fruitful strategies for students, therefore conducting CWE exams in two phases from this year.
The first phase, i.e. being the preliminary exam is held to filter proficient students by assessing them in the fields of quantitative aptitude, reasoning and English language. The next phase will be the Mains exam that will include all the topics, i.e. Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning, English language, Banking awareness and Computer literacy. The successful candidature will be decided by the marks attained and interview performance of aspirants.
To ease the load of students, the IBPSpreparation.com team has designed a useful strategy to overcome fear and doubts. All that is needed to know about IBPS prelim and mains exam is described here.

Common Written Exam-V
Preliminary Phase (1 hour) Mains Phase(2 hour)
SUBJECT Marks Subject Marks
Quantitative Aptitude 35 Quantitative Aptitude 50
Reasoning 35 Reasoning 50
English Language 30 a) English Language             40b) Hindi Language               40
General Awareness 40
Computer Proficiency 20
Total 100 Total



The common written examination will be held after a time gap from the preliminary exams. The mains paper will be an extended version of prelims. Though all the three sections from prelims will be asked too, load of subjects will increase. In the MAINS, aspirants will be assessed for not only their aptitude but also their general knowledge about the banking industry and computer literacy. Today, everyone uses a computer but questions related to software, hardware, or operating system will be asked in computer literacy section. A person has to know the basics of it.

Tentative dates for mains exams:

Main Exams 31 OCTOBER 2015

Main Exams 3 JANUARY 2016
Main Exams 31 JANUARY 2016

Coming to the question pattern, the exam will have five sections, namely Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, English Language, General Awareness (related to banking sector) and Computer proficiency.
Candidates have to note that only after giving both the prelim and main exam, one will be able to attempt interview for IBPS recruitment. Therefore, lots of effort is required to clear the exams and attempt interview. Other than Quantitative aptitude, mains will include sections for General Awareness that contains knowledge regarding banking industry and Computer Literacy to test computer knowledge. We have marking scheme of mains too,


Computer Literacy:
Other than Aptitude, Reasoning, and English, there will be computer literacy test which includes common questionnaire based on basics of computer. The operations performed, operating system, networking, basics of database, office tools, and history. A person should know how to work upon a computer and handle system effectively.

Computer Knowledge
TOPIC Sub-topics

Basics of Computers
MS Office, abbreviations, Internet, Hardware,Networking
Database Questions on database knowledge
History of computers History
Operating Systems
Questions related to operating systems
Software and Hardware Basic questions on software and hardware

General Awareness:

It is very important to see the things that happen daily. Current affairs should be updated and candidate should know basic monetization policies of banks. The new policies, financial aspects of banking, and types of banks should be on finger tips. The newspapers and informative banks should be read regularly. The details of necessary applications and current scenarios for general awareness paper are:

TOPIC Sub-topics

Full form of Banking terms,
Banking Terms Bank rate, Repo rate, Reverse repo rate
Currency & Capitals Important details about currencies and capitals
Current Affairs General news and affairs of the baking industry
 Finance Indian Economy, International Economy, Information related to FinancialInstitutions like IMF, UN, World Bank

RBI, Types of banks, GDP, Fiscal-Monetary policies, Social functions, Marketing trends, Awards & Honor, Budget

These were areas which are covered in IBPS pre and mains exam. A thorough preparation of all these topics will help you write paper easily. For any queries, feel free to ask and clarify your doubts!

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