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IBPS 4 Months

Banking Exam

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IBPS (Institue of Banking Personnel Selection)

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a recruitment body that was started with an aim to encourage the recruitment and placement of young graduates in public sector banks in India. It also provides standardised systems for assessment and result processing services to organisations.

After nationalisation of banks in India in 1969, Indian banks needed to expand their branch network across the country so that they were more accessible to their customers. This required more staff but recruitment through methods such as advertising were unsatisfactory. Thus, the banks asked the National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) to design a selection testing process through which they could hire proficient candidates. And as a result, a small unit named Personnel Selection Services (PSS) was established to handle these types of projects. A few years later, in 1984, PSS was converted into IBPS

IBPS currently functions as an autonomous body that is mainly engaged in conducting competitive exams for recruitment to clerical and officers' posts in the banking sector

Earlier, candidates had to write multiple exams conducted by each bank for their vacancies. But from 2012, the Recruitment process has been changed.

List of Bank Participating in IBPS

Bank of Baroda Bank of Maharashtra
Bank of India Canara Bank
Central Bank of India Indian Bank
Indian Overseas Bank Punjab & Sind Bank
Punjab National Bank Union Bank of India
United Commercial Bank

Merged Bank

Punjab National Bank/ Oriental Bank of Commerce & United Bank of India.
Indian Bank / Allahabad Bank
Canara Bank/ Syndicate Bank
Union Bank/ Andra Bank & Co operative Bank

1. IBPS probationary Officer

Age Eligibility & Age Relaxation :- Between 20 to 30 years for Open

Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)

5 years

Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989

5 years

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have completed graduation in any discipline from a recognised university.
Candidates in the final year/final semester of examination cannot apply for the exam.
The fraction of percentage arrived will be ignored. For eg: 54.99% will be treated as less than 55% and 59.99% will be treated as less than 60%.

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO exam (CWE 10) for hiring candidates will be based on an online written exam in two parts: Tier 1 or IBPS Preliminary Exam and Tier 2 or IBPS Mains Exam. This examination is followed by a face-to-face interview process.

Negative MarkingThere is negative marking in IBPS PO pre exam and 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer. Candidates must clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main exam.

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO preliminary examination has a total duration of 1 hour and 20 mintues for each sections, which will be conducted in online mode. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective 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

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

The IBPO PO Main exam is also conducted online, it has 5(4+1) sections with a total score of 200+25 marks and total duration of 180+30 minutes. IBPS will be conducting a descriptive paper in its mains exam for selection of candidates to the post of Probationary officer

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
2 English Language 35 40 40 minutes
3 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
4 General Economy & Banking Awareness 40 40 35 minutes
5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 minutes
Total 157 225 3 hrs 30 min

IBPS PO Interview

The candidates who have qualified the mains exam are called for a face to face interview which carries a maximum of 100 marks. The minimum qualifying marks in the interview is 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates).
The interview round is generally 15-20 minutes long, where a panel of bank officials ask questions to the candidates about themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc

2.IBPS Clerk

IBPS PO exam will be conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to select eligible candidates to the post of Probationary Officers in different public sector banks in India.

Age Eligibility & Age Relaxation :- Between 20 to 28 years for Open

Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)

5 years

Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989

5 years

Educational Qualification
A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk exam occurs in two stages: Prelims and Mains

Negative Marking: There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in both preliminary examination as well as mains examination. A wrong answer to an objective question will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the total mark assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for the question left blank or unanswered.

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

There are three sections in total and the candidate must clear the cut off of each section to proceed to the mains exam round.

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

IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that needs to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

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

3. IBPS SO

The IBPS SO exam is conducted to recruit Specialist Officers in the various participation banks in IBPS. The exam is conducted for various posts and the eligibility and selection criteria also differ for each post of Specialist Officer.

Age Eligibility & Age Relaxation :- Between 20 to 30 years for Open

Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)

5 years

Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989

5 years

Education Qualification

The Educational Qualification also varies as per the requirements of the different SBI Specialist Officer posts.
Candidates must hold a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Central Government.

Negative Marking: There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.

IBPS SO Preliminary Exam Pattern

Serial No. Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50
2 English Language 50 25
3 General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 50 50
Total 150 125 120 minutes

For other Specialist officers ( Africulture field Officer, Marketing officer (Scale 1), HR/Personnel officer, IT officer Scale I

Serial No. Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50
2 English Language 50 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Total 150 125 120 minutes

IBPS RRB (Regional Rural Bank)

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS RRB Exam to recruit Officers who will head the various Regional Rural Banks (RRB) in India and Office Assistants who will help in multipurpose tasks.

List of Bank Participating in RRB

Maharashtra Gramin Bank → Marathi → Aurangabad

Vidharbha Konkan Gramin Bank → Marathi → Nagpur overall participated 43 Banks.

IBPS RRB Post & Age Limit

There is an upper and lower age limit set by the IBPS for candidates who wish to appear for the IBPS RRB Exam

Post Age
Officer Scale – I (Assistant Manager) 18 - 30 yrs
Officer Scale-II (Manager) 21 - 32 yrs
Officer Scale – III (Senior Manager) 21 - 40 yrs
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 18 - 28 yrs

Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)

5 years

Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989

5 years

Education Qualification
The Educational Qualification also varies as per the requirements of the different SBI Specialist Officer posts.
Candidates must hold a Graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification which is recognised by the Central Government.

Negative Marking: There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern Officer Scale-I, II & III

IBPS RRB PO Officer Scale-I Prelims Exam Pattern

Serial No. Section No. of Question Total Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40
2 Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80 45 minutes

IBPS RRB PO Mains Exam Pattern (Officer Scale-I)

Serial No. Section No. of Question Marks
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English Language / Hindi Language 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
Total 200 200

IBPS RRB Mains Exam Pattern for Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper 40 50
3 Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4 English Language / Hindi Language 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
 Total 200 200

IBPS RRB 2020 Mains Exam Pattern for Officer Scale-III

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 2 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Paper 40 50
3 Financial Awareness Paper 40 40
4 A English Language Paper 40 40
4 B Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
         
 Total 200 200

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Exam Pattern(Clerk)

Age Limit & Relaxation: Between 18 to 28 years for Open

Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen (Army personnel)

5 years

Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989

5 years

Education Qualification: Candidates applying for the Office Assistant vacancies must have completed Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent and Proficiency in local language.

Negative Marking: There is a negative marking of 1/4th mark for every incorrect answer.

IBPS RRB Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

Serial No. Section Name Medium of Exam No. of Questions Minimum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning English/Hindi 40 40 A composite time of 45 mins
2. Numerical Ability English/Hindi 40 40
  Total   80 80  

IBPS RRB Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2020

S. No. Section Question Marks
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English Language / Hindi Language 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge Paper 40 20
Total 200 200