IBPS Selection Process

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts an examination for the posts of Clerk, PO, SO and RRB.

This article gives an idea about the selection process for the various exams conducted by the IBPS.

There is a certain selection procedure through which candidates get selected for their final allotment post the bank exams.

This IBPS selection process mainly comprises certain sequential stages.

To know more details about the upcoming bank exams, refer to the linked article.

IBPS Clerk Selection Process

The IBPS Clerk Selection Process criteria are decided by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

The candidates whose online application forms will be accepted are required to go through the selection process for the IBPS Clerk post.

The IBPS Clerk exam is conducted to recruit candidates into the Clerical posts under Public Sector Banks.

The IBPS Clerk Selection Process is done through a Common Written Examination.

The written exam or CWE consists of prelims and mains.

The IBPS Clerk Selection Process criteria is given below:

IBPS Selection Process- criteria

Prelims

Mains

Interview

Marks

100

200

Above 40% out of 100 and 35% for (SC/ST/PH/OBC/PWD)

Subjects

  • English Language
  • Reasoning Ability,
  • Numerical Ability
  • English
  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Knowledge

Not anything in particular

Duration

60 minutes

160 minutes

Depends on the Interviewer.

Important criteria for next round

sectional cut off marks for each subject

Total Marks obtained for final selection

Mains Exam should be cleared.

Recent changes in the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern has been recently updated.

The latest changes in the IBPS Exam Pattern is given below:

  • The IBPS Clerk Exam duration was of 135 minutes earlier. However, as per the recent changes, the duration has been upgraded to 160 minutes.
  • The recent IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern has clubbed the Reasoning Ability section and Computer Aptitude together which earlier were in separate sections.

Note- 0.25 negative marking is there for each wrong answer in IBPS Clerk Exam.

Provisional Allotment

After the completion of the IBPS Main Examination, the Provisional Allotment happens based on

  • State/UT wise vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2019-20
  • Business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS
  • Merit cum preference keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, various guidelines issued by Govt. of India.

However, the Provisional allotment shall be done on the basis of final vacancies to be reported by the Participating Organisations.

Document Verification

The document verification is a crucial step that is done at the time pf joining by the respective Bank.

The following documents has to be carried during the verification:

  1. Valid system generated printout of the IBPS Clerk online application form.
  2. Birth Certificate issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or SSLC/ Std. X Certificate with DOB)
  3. Photo Identify Proof
  4. Mark-sheets & certificates for Graduation or equivalent qualification etc.
  5. Caste Certificate issued by the competent authority as stipulated by Government of India in the case of SC / ST / OBC category candidates.
  6. Disability certificate issued by the District Medical Board in case of Persons With Benchmark Disability category

For complete details on the other aspects of the exam, refer to the official IBPS Clerk Notification.

IBPS PO Selection Process

The candidates whose online application forms will be accepted are required to go through the IBPS PO selection process.

The IBPS PO Exam has a certain procedure for the selection process which is described below.

The IBPS conducts a Common Written Examination as the initial stage of selection for the PO post.

The IBPS PO Exam Pattern is slightly different from the other bank exams.

The IBPS PO Selection Process is given below:

IBPS Selection Process- criteria

Prelims

Mains

Interview

Marks

100

200+25=225

25- Letter Writing/Essay

Above 40% out of 100 and 35% for (SC/ST/PH/OBC/PWD)

Subjects

  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability
  • English
  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation
  • General Knowledge/Economy
  • English Language(Letter Writing & Essay)

Covers all

Duration

60 minutes

3 hours 30 minutes

(Letter writing/Essay- 30 minutes)

Depends on the Interviewer.

Important criteria for next round

sectional cut off marks for each subject

Total Marks obtained for final selection

Mains Exam should be cleared.

Note– 0.25 negative marking is there for each wrong answer in IBPS PO exam.

If participants will qualify in both written exams then the candidate will be shortlisted for provisional Allotment Process.

For details on the IBPS PO Application Form, refer to the linked article.

Candidates should the official IBPS PO Notification to learn more about the exam.

IBPS SO Selection Process

The IBPS SO selection Process for SO is exactly the same as the PO.

The pattern and the IBPS SO syllabus are different for different posts of the specialist officer.

The IBPS SO Notification gives an idea about the exam pattern as per the Posts.

Provisional Allotment

On completion of the interview process, the deserving candidates will be allotted their respective post in the financial institutions depending on the vacancies.

The candidate will also be up for provisional allotment as he fulfils the criteria of the participating banks and once the document verification is updated.

If two candidates get the same marks or the merit is equal in IBPS SO Exam, then it will be decided on the date of birth. The person elder in age will get more preference than the person younger.

IBPS RRB Selection Process

The IBPS RRB Selection Process for the post of office assistant in rural banks is discussed in this section.

The Exam Pattern and the IBPS RRB Syllabus is specific to the Post applied for.

For more details on the selection process of RRB exam, refer to the IBPS RRB Notification

Provisional Allotment

Based on the performance in the IBPS RRB Examination for Mains, the merit list will be prepared for the final allotment of the candidates in the regional rural banks.

Candidates can check the bank salary for the above-mentioned exams at the linked article.

The IBPS Selection process might be updated. Candidates should check the official website on a daily basis

For more details about the clerk, PO, SO and RRB exams, stay tuned to Byju’s.

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