IBPS has started conducting a Common Written Exam or CWE for recruitment of clerks in Public Sector Banks. The syllabus is similar to the bank recruitment exams that were conducted before CWE. However, the common test emphasizes on General Awareness, awarding it equal weightage at par with other subjects.
The selection of topics by IBPS for CWE tells us that they want people who are trained and do not require any expertise of a particular subject. You should be good at a variety of topics that are very general in nature.
This article will focus on providing you to the point details of what to expect from the IBPS CWE for clerical recruitment.
What is the pattern of IBPS CWE?
CWE retains the Objective Type Multiple choice format of questions that it inherited from similar exams that were conducted earlier. There are 250 questions, all carrying equal marks. You have to attempt all the questions in a maximum of 150 Minutes. This means on an average you should solve 5 questions in 3 minutes.
IBPS CWE Topics:
Following topics will be asked in IBPS CWE with each section maintaining of 50 questions.
1. Mental Ability and Reasoning
The questions in this section are based on Number Series, Alphabet Series, Test of Direction Sense, Coding-Decoding, Number Ranking, Arithmetical Reasoning, Problem on Age Calculation, Blood Relations, Analogy and Decision Making etc.
2. English Review and Grammar
This section will test your language skills with questions like Subject Verb Agreement, Error Correction, Tenses, Sentence Rearrangement, Modals and Articles. Questions based Paragraph Understanding and Vocabulary are also asked in this section.
3. Numerical Ability
This section requires number crunching with questions based on Number System, HCF, LCM, Simplification, Decimal Fractions, Ratio and Proportions, Unitary Method, Percentage, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Profit and Loss, Average, Simple and Compound Interest etc.
4. General Awareness
These sections expect you to know what happens around you. You should be well versed with Current Affairs (National and International), Major Financial / Economic News, Budget and Five Year Plans, Who's Who, Sports, Books and Authors, Awards and Honors, Science – Inventions and Discoveries, Abbreviations, Important Days, International and National Organizations.
5. Computer Awareness
This section will test your knowledge of basic on computers like their evolution, basic DOS commands, using Windows, MS Word and internet related applications like Browsers etc.
I hope you found this information useful. Check out Bank Exam Study Material from GJ Tutorial to prepare for IBPS CWE Clerical and PO Exam. You can refer to some previous question papers to get an idea on how the question paper in set.