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IBPS Clerk 2017: Changes in Exam Pattern & Vacancies

IBPS Clerk 2017: Changes in Exam Pattern & Vacancies
After IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk notification is also out but this time with some major changes in its pattern. Also this time vacancies have been reduced as compared to the previous year. As some of the banks have not reported the number of vacancies as you can also notice in the official notification, you can also expect revised vacancy later on. So buckle up and start your preparation and before you delve deep into the subjects…Have you gone through the changes brought up by IBPS in its Clerk recruitment 2017?
The changes in IBPS Clerk is taken up from the pattern of SBI Clerk.
Last Year the Pattern was:
Sr. No.
Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE)
No. of Questions
Maxi. Marks
Medium of Exam
Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1
Reasoning
40
50
English & Hindi
30 minutes
2
English Language
40
40
English
30 minutes
3
Quantitative Aptitude
40
50
English & Hindi
30 minutes
4
General Awareness (with special reference to Banking)
40
40
English & Hindi
25 minutes
5
Computer Knowledge
40
20
English & Hindi
20 minutes

Total
200
200

135 minutes
New Pattern of IBPS Clerk Mains 2017:
Sr. No.
Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE)
No. of Questions
Maxi. Marks
Medium of Exam
Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1
General/Financial Awareness
50
50
English & Hindi
35 minutes
2
English Language
40
40
English
35 minutes
3
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
50
60
English & Hindi
45 minutes
4
Quantitative Aptitude
50
50
English & Hindi
45 minutes

Total
190
200

160 minutes
CHANGES AT A GLANCE:
1. 25 Minutes increase overall   2. Computer Clubbed with Reasoning
3. Increase in the number of questions of Quant & GA.
4. Sectional Time Allocated to Reasoning is Increased to 45 Minutes.
1. 25 Minutes Increase
As compared to the IBPS Clerk previous year pattern, an overall increase of 25 minutes is introduced in the IPBS Clerk exam this year.
2. Computer Clubbed with Reasoning
Computer Knowledge is clubbed with reasoning ability section. Earlier computer knowledge section comprise 40 number of questions, the time allotted was 20 minutes for 20 marks. According to the changes brought, now as computer knowledge is clubbed with Reasoning Ability, this section carries 50 Questions of 60 Marks in 45 minutes.
3. Increase in the number of questions of Quant & GA.
Quantitative aptitude section and general awareness section has seen a significant increase in the number of questions and time allotted. Previous year Quantitative Aptitude section comprised 40 Questions and General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) 40 Questions. This year Quantitative Aptitude section and General/Financial Awareness section will be comprised of 50-50 Questions each.
4. Sectional Time Allocated to Reasoning is Increased to 45 Minutes
As there are changes in the number of questions in Quantitative aptitude section and general awareness, sectional time allotted is also change. This change is seen in the reasoning section due to its clubbing with computer knowledge.

Article : Buck Up For Mains Examinations!!!
As we all know that Preliminary Examination of IBPS RRB PO is already over. Many of you would have given a performance that would be of first water while others might have given a performance that they aren’t much satisfied with. Students, RRB PO Mains Examination is scheduled to be held in the month of November, so, don’t chop and change, just make up your mind.
If you think your performance was good enough to make it to the Mains Examination, stop horsing around, jump on bandwagon and start preparing for the Mains Examination. The examination will be held in the month of November, so, you have hardly got 2 months to prepare for it. Successful aspirants are always advised to make hay while the sun shines. Start preparing for it with sheer determination. Whenever you feel demotivated, dream about the sybaritic life lying ahead of your success, it will definitely motivate you and let you work hard with full allegiance and devotion. You can be on the ball to face the Mains Examinations only if you start preparing for it right away. Organize all the things you want to do and fix your timetable around it. Understand the syllabus by going through previous years’ papers and official guidelines. Fix a day, and a time, and give a test that simulates the real examination, every week or after every 2-3 days (as per your requirements). Once you are used to giving such tests, any online examination will no longer seem outlandish to you and you will be holding all the aces while attempting RRB PO Mains Examination 2017.
All those who are aiming for the Mains Examination have to bear it in mind that the fight is going to be very tough this year. Moreover, every banking examination this year showed some or the other changes in the pattern of examination. The pattern of SBI PO Mains examination too hard changed this year, the questions asked were framed in a different as well a complicated manner that blew almost everyone’s mind. Now, most of the questions in the General Awareness Section are based on banking awareness only, which is also one of the major changes introduced in the pattern of banking examinations this year. So, all that you need to do is to be prepared for a bolt from the blues and prepare accordingly for RRB PO Mains Examination 2017.

Some of the aspirants would be down in dumps because they aren’t sure of their success. Students, instead of getting disheartened by your performance in RRB PO Preliminary Examination 2017, get motivated and start working on you preparations for the examinations that are yet to come. You can get a second bite at the cherry in the IBPS Examinations as IBPS PO and Clerk Examinations are yet to come. Always remember, no matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying. Don’t waste your time being upset about something that you can’t change. Turn your obstacles into opportunities and your problems into possibilities. Do bear it in mind that you can’t make an omelet without breaking eggs. So, keep working hard and everything will come up roses in the end. Best of luck for the Mains Examination!!

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