Public Sector banks: IBPS conducts a common recruitment process for recruitment in the following participating Public Sector Banks.

Allahabad Bank Indian Bank
Andhra Bank Indian Overseas Bank
Bank of Baroda Oriental Bank of Commerce
Bank of India Punjab National Bank
Bank of Maharashtra Punjab & Sind Bank
Canara Bank Syndicate Bank
Central Bank of India UCO Bank
Corporation Bank Union Bank of India
Dena Bank United Bank of India
IDBI Vijaya Bank
  • Participating Banks: 20 Public Sector banks
  • Exam Conducting Organization: IBPS
  • Posts: PO (Probationary Officer), SO (Specialist Officer) and Clerk

1. IBPS BANK PO 

IBPS is held for the recruitment of eligible candidates for PO/MT in public sector banks and other participating institutes. The examination is completed in 2 stages – preliminary and mains examinations. The recruitment procedure for IBPS PO 2018 will be held in the month of October/November 2018. The successful candidates will be allotted a bank provisional based on their preference given during online registration. However, the allotment will be done according to the no. of vacancies.

Total Vacancies: 4252 posts (2018)

Eligibility criteria:

  • Age: 20 to 30 years
  • Education: The candidates must have completed graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

The relaxation in upper age limit will be provided to certain limits for reserved categories.

Selection procedure:

  1. Preliminary examination
  2. Mains examination
  3. Personal interview

Examination pattern:

  • Preliminary Examination
S.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100

 Note:

  1. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in prelims examination.
  1. Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
  2. Prelim examination is qualifying in nature. Marks obtained in Prelims examination will not be counted in the preparation of the final merit list.
  • Mains Examination – 2018 [New Pattern from 2017]
S.No Name of Tests No. of Qs Max Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 min
2 English Language 35 40 40 min
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 min
4 General Awareness ( with special reference to Banking Industry) 40 40 35 min
TOTAL 155 200 3 hours
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 50 30 min

Note:

  1. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in mains examination.
  1. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each section of Online Main examination and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview.
  1. Marks obtained only in the mains examination will be considered for shortlisting for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

 

  • Personal Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the main examination for CWE PO/MT will subsequently be called for an Interview.

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (Main exam) and interview will be 80:20 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination of CWE PO/MT-VI and Interview. Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed.

Final Selection:

  1. Final merit list will be prepared by getting a combined score of mains examination and interview.
  1. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE (Main) and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on IBPS website.

Important dates for IBPS PO 2018

Activity  Dates
Online registration and rectification of errors in applications 14 Aug – 4 Sept 2018
Payment of application fee 14 Aug – 4 Sept 2018
Downloading hall tickets for prelims Sep-18
Examination date of IBPS PO prelims 13th, 14th, 20th & 21th October
Results declaration for IBPS PO prelims Oct-18
Downloading of hall tickets of IBPS PO Mains Nov-18
Examination date of IBPS PO Mains 18th Nov 2018
Results declaration for IBPS PO Mains Dec-18
Downloading of call letters for interview Jan-19
Date of interview Jan/Feb 2019
Provisional allotment Apr-19
Pre-Exam Training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community Guidelines
Download Call letter for Pre-Exam Training Sep-18
Pre-Exam Training 23-29th Sept 2018

Key Points:

  1. Age as on date specified in the notification.  Relaxation in age for reserved categories as per rules.
  2. Application, fee payment and examination are online.
  3. Application Fee – Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates & Rs. 600/- for all others.
  4. All papers will be in both languages (Hindi & English) except English & Hindi.
  5. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in prelim and mains examination both.
  6. Prelim examination is qualifying in nature. Marks obtained in Prelims examination will not be counted in the preparation of the final merit list.
  7. Marks obtained only in the main examination will be considered for shortlisting for interview and final merit list will be prepared by getting a combined score of mains examination and interview.
  8. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE (Main) and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.

2. IBPS Clerk 

Vacancy – 7275 in 2018

Eligibility criteria:

  • Age  Limit: 20 – 28 years.
  • Education: Candidates who are applying for the post of Clerk need to hold the Bachelor’s Degree in any stream from any recognized board or university.

Selection procedure:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Personal Interview

Examination pattern

  • Preliminary Examination
S.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 Composite time of 1 Hour

Note:

  1. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in prelims examination.
  1. Each candidate Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks. An adequate number of candidates in each category depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
  2. Prelims examination is qualifying in nature. Marks obtained in Prelims examination will not be counted in the preparation of the final merit list.
  • Main Examination
S.No. Name of Tests 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/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Note:

  1. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in mains examination.
  2. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each section of Online Main examination and also a minimum total score for further process.

Final Selection: 

  1. Marks obtained only in the mains examination will be considered for final merit list.
  2. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be considered for provisional allotment. Prior to the completion of the provisional allotment process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates.

Note 1: Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

Note 2: Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable.

 Key Points:

  1. Age as on date specified in the notification.  Relaxation in age for reserved categories as per rules.
  2. Application, fee payment and examination are online.
  3. Application Fee – Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates & Rs. 600/- for all others.
  4. All papers will be in both languages (Hindi & English) except English & Hindi.
  5. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in prelim and mains examination both.
  6. Prelim examination is qualifying in nature. Marks obtained in Prelims examination will not be counted in the preparation of the final merit list.
  7. Marks obtained only in the main examination will be considered for final merit list.
  8. A candidate score must be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.

 

3. IBPS Specialist officer (SO)

The online examination for the selection of personnel in Specialist Officers’ cadre posts I.T. Officer (Scale-I), Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I), Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I), Law Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) and Marketing Officer (Scale I)

Vacancy – 1315 in 2017

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Age limit: 20 – 30 years
  • Education Qualification: Aspirants should have completed their degree from any recognized university

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* In case of dual specializations, one of the fields of specialization should be in the field prescribed. In case of major/ minor specializations, major specialization should be in the stream prescribed. Candidates having PG Degree (MMS or MBA)/PG Diploma with more than two specializations are not eligible to apply.

Selection procedure:

  1. Online Main examination
  2. Interview

Examination pattern:

Law Officer – Scale I & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale-I

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IT Officer Scale I, Agricultural Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I &Marketing Officer Scale I

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Note: 

  1. The above exams will be in both languages (Hindi & English) except the test of English language.
  1. There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in prelim examination.
  1. *Only qualifying. All tests other than Professional Knowledge Test shall be qualifying and marks obtained in such tests shall not be added for merit listing for interview.
  2. 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, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview. 
  • Personal Interview
  1. Candidates who have been shortlisted in the examination for CRP SPL-VI will subsequently be called for an Interview.
  1. The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of Online CWE (exam) and interview will be 80:20. The combined final scores of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of total scores obtained by the candidates in CWE (SPL-VI) and Interview.
  1. Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed.

 

Final Selection:

A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent allotment process.

Key Points:

  • Application, fee payment and examination are online.
  • All papers will be in both languages (Hindi & English) except the test of language i.e. English.
  • There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer in prelim and mains examination both.
  • Marks obtained in the online main examination will be considered for shortlisting for interview and final merit list will be prepared by getting a combined score of main examination and interview.
  • A candidate should qualify both in the CWE (Main) and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.
  • Application Fee – Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates & Rs. 600/- for all others.