IBPS has shuffled-in a lot of changes into the popular CWE this time around. Thankfully, they didn’t alter the syllabus and pattern of the exam. Given the syllabus part is well-nigh the same you could use your existing study materials to get ready for the upcoming exams. We will suggest a set of good IBPS books in the coming days, and right now have a glimpse at the new syllabus and pattern for the 2013 Clerk, PO and Specialist exams.
IBPS Clerk Exam syllabus 2013
Comparatively easy Clerical Cadre exam consists of five different tests, and all of them are in objective style. Detailed pattern and sample questions took from the IBPS notification are given at the end of this article.
IBPS PO Exam Syllabus 2013
In IBPS Probationary Officers Exam, the Numerical Ability test is replaced with Quantitative Aptitude. From mere arithmetic problems, it takes the level of the exam to Advance Reasoning and interpretation of tables, graphs, etc. Apart from this, there is also a written test in English composition.
IBPS Specialist Exam Syllabus 2013:
The duty of a Specialist Officer is to bring their trained knowledge tot he banking industry. Therefore, there is particular segment in the specialist exam syllabus to test the professional competence of the candidate in IT/HR/Marketing/Law, etc. To note, those who opt for Law officer cadre are additionally required to take part in a GK test.
IBPS Exam detailed Pattern
1. Reasoning: The reasoning evaluates the candidate’s ability to think and answer. It includes the graphical questions as well as general brain teasing problems that require logical understanding, comparison skills, and an above-average knowledge in English language.
Night is the considered as opposite to the Day so the related answer is Cruel.
The graphical reasoning questions will be asked with problem and answer figures, and they are of three types; Analogies, Classification and Series. Analogy is defined as a logical judgment based on the fact that if objects agree in some respect they probably agree in others. Have a look at the images for a better understanding.
Much easy to identify the answer as 5 since in the problem figure the second square is darkened towards the right half.
Graphical reasoning in Classification includes problem and answer figures in on single image.Here each object in the image is equally divided at the center by half expect for the 4th one in which on one side forms a triangle. So the answer we get from the classification is 4.
Similar to Analogies the Series set in the Graphical reasoning will have separate problem and answer figures. As the name says here you will see a serial arrangement of something from which you have to find the
Just analyze the progression of White and Black dots in the problem figure while moving from the first hexagon to the last one. When the White dot moves in the clockwise direction, a Black dot is being added to hexagon in anticlockwise. Now check the answer figure to find what happens if the White dot makes the 5th move? The answer is 3.
So that gives you an idea of the reasoning test in the IBPS exam syllabus.
2. English: The test in English obviously checks the IBPS participant’s proficiency in the language. It includes objective questions that test the grammar, vocabulary, knowledge in antonyms, synonyms and comprehension of a passage/sentence. For this section, we advise you to buy/download an English book that follows the workbook style. The syllabus indicates that there will be directions for each type of the English questions as given below.
The question is a test of the knowledge in antonyms, and therefore, the answer is 3, Dull.
Pretty evident that here they ask for the synonym of Centenary, which is ” hundredth anniversary”.
Similarly, there will be questions on composing a relevant sentence with an appropriate word, that to be selected from the choices given.
He needs to glance through the book in order to find what it says about the Indian economy, so the answer is 2.
The last question tests the grammatical aptitude of the IBPS job seeker. A direction is given to find the error in the sentence. The answer is 4 as the class teacher is singular.
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