PATTERN OF EXAMINATION
The IBPS Banking Examination will consist of two successive stages:
- IBPS (Preliminary) Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination
- IBPS (Main) Examination (Written and Interview) for the selection of candidates for the various Services and posts.
Candidates, who are declared qualified after Interview, will be allotted a Nationalized Bank.
Post for consideration
- IBPS probationary officer (PO)
- IBPS Clerk
- IBPS Specialist Officer (SO)
- IBPS RRB PO/Clerk
- The number of vacancies to be filled on the result of the examination is expected to be approximately 13000 to 14000 which include vacancies reserved for different categories (SC, ST etc).
- Reservation will be made for candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Physically Disabled
- Categories in respect of vacancies as may be fixed by the Government.
- Candidates preparing for IBPS can also appear for various examinations, which are having similar syllabus and difficulty level Like
- SBI PO
- SBI Clerk
EXAMINATION DATE (TENTATIVE)
Interview: Jan to Feb
Banks Participating in IBPS
- Allahabad Bank
- Andhra Bank
- Bank of Baroda
- Bank of India
- Bank of Maharashtra
- Bharatiya Mahila Bank
- Canara Bank
- Central Bank of India
- Corporation Bank
- Dena Bank
- EXIM BANK
- IDBI Bank
- Indian Bank
- Indian Overseas Bank
- Oriental Bank of Commerce
- Punjab National Bank
- Punjab & Sind Bank
- Syndicate Bank
- Union Bank of India
- United Bank of India
- UCO Bank
- Vijaya Bank
- Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Bank
- A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
- The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.
Minimum: 20 years
Maximum: 30 years
Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years
i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1987 and not later than 01.08.1997 (both dates inclusive)
Relaxation of Upper age limit
|1||Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|2||Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|3||Persons With Disabilities||10 years|
|4||Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment||5 years|
|5||Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989||5 years|
|6||Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
- The relaxation in upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC candidates is allowed on cumulative basis with only one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted as mentioned above in Point No. II (3) to II (6).
- The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.
- Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit necessary certificate(s) in original/ copies at the time of Interview and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by IBPS/ Participating Organisation(s).
- In case of an Ex-servicemen who has once joined in a Govt. job on the civil side after availing the benefits given to him as an Ex-servicemen for his re-employment, his Ex-servicemen status for the purpose of re-employment in Government ceases. There is no reservation for Ex-servicemen in Officers’ Cadre
Number of Attempts
There are no Limits on Number of attempts.
IBPS Clerk exam
IBPS Clerk exam is conducted by Institute for Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). This exam selects eligible candidates for the post of clerks in various public sector banks. Once a candidate clears the IBPS Clerk exam, he can get allocated to any of the 19-20 public sector banks for which IBPS conducts this exam.
IBPS PO exam is conducted by the Institute for Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to select eligible candidates for the post of Probationary Officers (PO) in various public sector banks. The number of public sector banks where successful candidates may get allocated amounts to roughly 20. Set up by the banking industry, IBPS was launched in 1975 and became an independent entity in 1984. Today, IBPS is a prestigious institute that has complete control over the recruitment, placement and promotion of candidates at public sector banks. It is mandatory for candidates to take the examinations conducted by IBPS to secure a great future in public sector banks.
IBPS SPECIALIST OFFICER
IBPS SO Exam Pattern
The IBPS Specialist Officer exam is held to fill the following posts:
- Agricultural Field Officer
- Marketing Officer Scale I
- HR/Personnel Officer
- IT Officer Scale I
- Law Officer
- Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)
- 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.
Candidates will have to score minimum of 40 marks to qualify in interview, and it is easy to score 40 marks out of 100 if you answer for at least 2-3 questions.
Note: Written marks carries 80% weight age and Interview carries 20% weight age.
So candidates are advised to score maximum in written test.