How to Crack the IBPS Bank PO Exam 2013 | Tips For IBPS CWE III PO Exam 2013

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This Year 2013, IBPS Planned to Conduct Common Written Examination (CWE) – III on October 19, 20, 26 and 27 respectively For Recruiting PO’s/MT’s for public sector banks. This CWE III PO has a New Pattern Exam when compared to CWE II & CWE I. In the Present Pattern there will be only 200 Questions with 2 Hours of Time to Complete it.

So We are addressing some Common queries and shared tips and strategies to crack the upcoming bank entrance exam.

So We are addressing some Common queries and shared tips and strategies to crack the upcoming bank entrance exam.


ASKED ON 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th OCT 2013


The structure of the Examination which will be conducted online is as follows:

  • Reasoning – 50 Marks
  • English Language – 40 Marks
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 50 Marks
  • General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry) – 40 Marks
  • Computer Knowledge – 20 Marks


The above tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi

Penalty for Wrong Answers  :

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Scores :

The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi percentile method.

Cutoff  Score :

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cutoffs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview.

Expected Cutoff Score For IBPS PO/MT 2013 Exam :

Sr No Name Of the Test Maximum Score Minimum Qualifying Score for SC/ST/OBC/PWD Minimum Qualifying Score for Generals
1 Test of Reasoning 50 21 24
2 Test of English Language 40 18 22
3 Test of Quantitative Aptitude 50 21 24
4 Test of General Awareness 40 18 22
5 Test of Computer Knowledge 20 12 15
  TOTAL SCORE 200 90 107


We feel, a candidate should devote atleast 3-4 hours daily, consistently for 2-3 months, to get Good success in IBPS exams. These 3-4 hours can be any time, evening, morning or afternoon. But If your’e not able to Spend those hours, at least you have to Spend 2 Hours a Day for 1-2 Months.


In Present scenario IBPS PO is a very competitive exam and you should not take any chance, even if it costs you some amount. In our opinion, good coaching classes can be really beneficial to get good Score in IBPS and also helps for time Management For Different Sections.

IBPS PO question papers contains five sections :

1.Computer Knowledge :

Computer Knowledge is highly Scoring section in IBPS POs and RRB (Regional Rural Banks). All the Questions will be from well known Concepts such as Computer Terminology, Basic Computer Architecture, Internet, MS-Office, E-Commerce, Computer Network etc.. The Questions may be Theoretical and also require Knowledge of Facts and Application.

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2.Quantitative aptitude:

For cracking IBPS exam, students have to make their command on many knowledge areas like  Quantitative Aptitude.

Other topics Arithmetic/Numerical Ability comprises of :

  • Number systems
  • Fractions
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Coded Relations
  • Time and work
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Average
  • Time and distance
  • Mensuration
  • Partnership
  •  Bar graph & Pie-chart
  • Probability

3.English language:

English language section tests your English language ability. You need to read at least one daily English newspaper to improve your knowledge and refer some books for this section also. Mostly all students never give proper time for this Section. But this Section requires maximum attention. Learning one comprehension a day, Learning 20-30 words a day with its synonyms and anonymous would help to score better in this section.

4.General awareness:

General Awareness is one of the Scoring Subject in IBPS Exams. So Aspirants have to concentrate little tricky to score More. Most of the Questions of Banking Awareness comes from recent Banking issues and Economy issues(up to 6-8 Months before date of notification released).

The Major Banking Issues includes

  • Bank rates
  • Repo rate,Reverse repo rate
  • Cash reserve ratio
  • marginal standing facility
  • GDP and RBI Related Questions
  • Budget pertinent Terms
  • Interim and Main Budget
  • Indian Economy (Basic Structure)
  • Agriculture Fact File, Agriculture
  • Rural Development Reforms
  • Various Revolutions
  • Poverty & Unemployment Alleviation Schemes (YOJANA) by government.
  • Major projects, India’s leading sectors & Organizations in World (WTO, Asian Development bank)
  •  Organization Name, Places, Directors and Established year etc..
  • Important Acts & Amendments
  • Banking History (Establish ,nationalization )banking terms
  • Banking related organization (SIDBI,NABARD,SEBI.. etc establishment ,Directors ,important dates )
  • Persons in News.
  • Important national and International celebration days and dates
  • Recent and Upcoming Events.

Currency name-Country : One question expected on Currency name –Country name or Symbol…

Literature : Famous books and Authors related info based Questions.

Awards and Honours : up to one year  cover all Awards and related info (Literature,Sports,Service and films etc..)

Current Affairs :  Cover overall recent issue up to 6-9 months (December 2012 to October 2013)

5. Reasoning Section :

Reasoning section tests your mental aptitude and skills in attempting the questions and your observing power also. This section also judges your decision making ability. It requires just your concentration. You need to make a mind map for each question and ultimately you will reach to your answer. This section is also a scoring one. So, maximum practice is needed to deal with various figure problems and mirror images.

Books For Preparation :




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  1. To obtain challenging and responsible position in an organization wherein I contribute to the successful growth of an organization using my abilities and knowledge

  2. Amazing and full detail! tnx

  3. thank for details…….if posible previous exam question paper….

    1. thank u alot a wonderfull information about IBPS PO’S

  4. Hamsapriya Soundararajalu

    seems helpful..Pls guide us for books

  5. so many people said that we have to practise more previous papers and model papers is that helpfull can u suggest me

  6. so many people said that full can u suggest me plzwe have to practise more previous papers and model papers is that help

    1. Aslkm Shaheda,
      practicing model papers really helps you remember one thing what ever you practice weather model papers or institute books you try to increase your calculation speed.

  7. Practising More previous papers will increase your strength and mental ability to write the exam with confidence. Sure there would be some repeated / similar questions may come. So it also one of the best Practice.

  8. Thank U….

  9. who cannot attend the tuition it will be helpfull.So everyone must go through it.

  10. what may be the expected total wieghted score

  11. really very helpful matter for me please upload some practice question papers

  12. very useful info please upload some practice tests BANK Tests

  13. thanks for giving more information…

  14. To good infomationsssssssssssss

  15. very useful information.plz give previous years papers , and general awareness related to bank

  16. Thanks for your proper detail…

  17. what is the overall cutoff marks in all subjects…

  18. all answer to aspirants………

  19. kiran publications like prathogitha kiran and prathogitha darpan

  20. thanks for giving the detail, it realy very helpful for us….

  21. thanks for giving the detail, it realy very helpful for us…. also provide question paper based on coming exam………..

  22. Good Knowledge!! Very helpful for new students preparing for this exam. Thanks….

  23. yar., is bar online hoga.
    isme ques. kn kn se ate h, and kn se banane hai. toda tough ho jata h.
    coj isme ek br me bs ek hi ques. screen pe dikhai deta h

  24. thnx really very helpful information …i have a lot of problem in english….

  25. are year po ka lia english kaisa cover corna hai ?

  26. Friends how to apply for this opportunity??(If the last date is still not up….)

  27. please send some question papers for dis…..

  28. the biggest challenge is time Management and no coaching institutes teach the tricks; U r the best to decide it by practising yrself. score of 125 is must for bank PO, solve only sure shot question

  29. Need motivation consult yr motivator is online here for career councelling

  30. what is the cut ogg this tym

  31. at are the step you are taking for preparation IBPS SO H.R. -2014 .,
    actullay i m not able to get a proper path to get it.

  32. Your simply superb…!!!!!! Keep rocking…..Thanks for your valuable information,,,,,

    Suresh Kuruboor

  33. how to prepare po exam explain

  34. I m preparing banking po..i need some advise to motivate my self

  35. I am preparing for Bank PO, but I am getting difficulty in english.Please tell me strategy to prepare for sure shot success.

  36. Hello yaar
    how to prepare myself for bank exam….

  37. sir, i m preparing for ibps bank po i have 2 months. i m a hindi medium student so i m weak in english and i feel difficultly to solve English section..
    plz help me…how can i crack ibps po in 2 months.?

    1. U should read one page of english news daily and understand meaning of all words

  38. thanks for giving suggestions to freshers

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