IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2017 has been released and the Preliminary Examination is scheduled to be conducted on 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th of December. The IBPS has made some changes in Examination Pattern this year to examine the applicants better. If you have applied for the 2017 IBPS Clerk Recruitment then you should know the pattern of exam before appearing. Changes in Mains Exam Pattern: The Pre exam will be conducted in the same manner as before, but the Mains Examination will appear quite differently in front of you. The Mains exam will be conducted on 21st of January and you will find these changes in examination pattern this year. Number of Questions: A total of 190 questions will be asked in the IBPS CWE 2017 Mains Exam instead of 200. Only 40 questions will be asked from English Language section and they will carry 40 marks. The Maximum Marks will be 200. Duration of Test: The test duration has also been changed and now you will be allowed 160minutes to complete the examination. Amalgamation of Reasoning and Computer: Previously, Reasoning and Computer were asked separately but now, both of these subjects have been amalgamated. 50 questions will be asked from this combined section and 45 minutes will be allowed to solve them.  
S. No. Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2. English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4. General Awareness( with special reference to banking industry) 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 Minutes
  You should strategyze your preparation keeping these points in mind. Have a look at the pattern and practice IBPS Clerk Online Mock Tests to boost your chances of selection. Safalta team wishes you All The Best.
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