The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a reputed and well known independent body that mainly conducts testing for recruitment and training for such tests, and caters mainly to the financial sector (banks or financial institutions.)
In 2011, the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) authorised the IBPS to conduct a Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruitment of bank probationary officers (PO) and management trainees (MT.) The first CWE for bank PO/ MT recruitment was conducted by IBPS on 18 September, 2011 for selecting POs and MTs to 19 participating public sector banks.
(Also read: Life of a Bank P.O.)
As of now, the IBPS bank exam is conducted online for around 23 public sector banks and other financial institutions. If you wish to join any of the following organisations as a probationary officer or management trainee, you must apply for the IBPS exam. If you are shortlisted in the exam, you will have to appear for a “common interview” that would be organised by all the participating banks, with some help from IBPS.
1. Allahabad Bank
2. Andhra Bank
3. Bank of Baroda
4. Bank of India
5. Bank of Maharashtra
6. Bharatiya Mahila Bank
7. Canara Bank
8. Central Bank of India
9. Corporation Bank
10. Dena Bank
11. ECGC (Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India)
12. EXIM (export import) Bank
13. Indian Bank
14. IDBI Bank
15. Indian Overseas Bank
16. Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC)
17. Punjab National Bank
18. Punjab & Sind Bank
19. Syndicate Bank
20. UCO Bank
21. Union Bank of India
22. United Bank of India
23. Vijaya Bank
24. Any other bank or financial institution
The fifth edition of IBPS Common Written Exam for bank PO recruitment and MT recruitment, was conducted in two parts – a preliminary and a main exam (both conducted online.)
The exam schedule for IBPS PO Exam, 2017:
IBPS PO VII Exam Calendar
Applicants must fulfill the following eligibility criteria before appearing for the IBPS bank P.O exam, 2017:
1. You must be a citizen of India/ Nepal/ Bhutan/ Tibetan refugee/ person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam intending to permanently settle in India. The Indian government should have issued a favourable eligibility certificate for you.
2. You must be at least 20 years old and not more than 30 years old, as on 1 July, 2017.
There would be 3-10 years of age relaxation for SC/ ST candidates, applicants with disabilities, ex-servicemen, J&K residents (1980-89) and victims of 1984 riots.
3. You must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognised university.
The application fee for the IBPS CWE Bank PO exam is Rs.600 (general candidates) and Rs.100 (SC/ST/PWD candidates)
You can pay through Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.
Interested candidates can apply online for the IBPS CWE (PO/MT) V, at the official IBPS website (www.ibps.in) between 16 August and 5 September 2017. Ensure that you have a valid and active e-mail ID before applying.
IBPS conducts a free Pre-Examination Training (PET) in coordination with the participating banks for applicants from the Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities in some centres. You can avail this opportunity by filling in the relevant column while applying online for the IBPS exam.
Training would be held at the following centres: Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bareilly, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shimla, Shillong, Siliguri, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam
The IBPS exam for PO recruitment to various public sector banks would be conducted in two stages:
A) Preliminary exam
This would be a 1 hour, objective, online exam with 3 sections:
B) Main exam
Only candidates who qualify the preliminary exam will be allowed to appear for this main exam. This would be a 2 hour, objective, online exam with 5 sections:
There will be negative marking in both the preliminary and main exams. Every wrong answer would result in a penalty of 0.25 marks.
Only the marks of the IBPS Main exam would be considered while shortlisting for interviews & for final job allotment.
Check your IBPS exam results online at: www.examresults.net