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An Introduction to Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Exams

IBPS Exam 2020 Result Admit Card Answer Key Syllabus

Bank Jobs are considered as the first choice for a high-status career in the government sector as well as in the corporate world. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a recruitment body involve in encouraging the recruitment and placement of those who are aspiring for bank jobs. IBPS-PO and IBPS-Clerk are two most popular exams conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection in two stages – Preliminary and Mains. It conducts various Common Written Examinations every year for banking sector recruitment in four different recruitment processes – such as – CRP-PO/MT, CRP RRB’s, CRP Clerical and CRP Specialist Officers.

IBPS is currently functioning as an autonomous body that is mainly engaged in conducting competitive exams for young graduates in Public Sector Banks in India other than State Bank of India. Nominees from government organizations such as Reserve Bank of India, Indian Institute of Banking and Finance, Ministry of Finance Government of India etc. govern the IBPS.

Exams Conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection are as follows:

  • IBPS – PO (Probationary Officer)/ MT (Management Trainee) Exam

The most popular exam conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is the IBPS-PO/MT Exam for the recruitment of probationary Officers and Management Trainees in National Public Sector Banks of India. This exam is conducted in two stages – Preliminary and Mains. Those who clear the both stages are further invited for personal interview for final selection. The candidates who have completed their graduation degree can appear for this test and avail positions as Probationary Officer and Management Trainee in various public sector banks.

  • IBPS – CWE Clerk Exam

An another popular exam conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is IBPS- Clerk exam conducted for the recruitment of Scale-I Officers in the national public sector banks. This exam is also conducted in two stages- Preliminary and Mains. Candidates who have completed the degrees in BCA, MCA, BBA, MBA, B.Com, M.Com and BA etc. can appear in this exam.

  • IBPS – SO (Specialist Officer) Exam

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts exams for recruitment of Specialist Officers in Public Sector Bank. This exam also conducted in three phases namely Preliminary and Mains and then Interview selection process. The post of Specialist Officer has a challenging role and Work Profile. IBPS SO conducts exams to select eligible candidates for various posts like:

  • Agriculture Field Officer
  • Marketing Officer (Scale II)
  • HR/Personnel Officer
  • IT Officer Scale I
  • Law Officer
  • Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I
  • IBPS – RRB Officer Scale –I Exam

IBPS-RRB Officer Scale I exam is conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for the recruitment of Scale –I Officers in Regional Rural Banks. This post is equivalent to Probationary Officers post in National Public Sector Banks.

  • IBPS – RRB Office Assistant Exam

RRB-Office Assistant exam is organized by IBPS for the recruitment of Office Assistants in Regional Rural Banks which is equivalent to Clerk post in Nationalized Public Sector Banks all over India.

  • IBPS – RRB Officer Scale-II and Scale-III

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts Common Written Examination for the recruitment of RRB Officer Scale II and Scale III in Regional Rural banks all over the world. The post of Officer Scale-II is equivalent to Specialist Officer and post of Officer Scale –III is equivalent to Senior Manager in National Public Sector Banks.

List of IBPS Participating Banks

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the Common Written Examination (CWE) for PO, Clerk, Specialist Officer and RRB to provide manpower in the following Nationalized Public Sector Banks and Financial Institutions which are participating in IBPS which are 20 in numbers:

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Andhra Bank
  3. Bank of Baroda
  4. Bank of India
  5. Bank of Maharashtra
  6. Canara Bank
  7. Central Bank of India
  8. Corporation Bank
  9. Dena Bank
  10. IDBI Bank
  11. Indian Bank
  12. Indian Overseas Bank
  13. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  14. Punjab National Bank
  15. Punjab and Sind Bank
  16. Syndicate Bank
  17. UCO Bank
  18. Union Bank of India
  19. United Bank of India
  20. Vijaya Bank

IBPS Exams – IBPS Recruitment – Latest Updates

IBPS exams are conducted every year at the National Level for recruiting eligible candidates who have successfully completed their Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or Institute for the post of Clerks and officers in the Public Sector Banks. IBPS conducts 4 types of Common Written Examination – PO, Clerk, Specialist Officer and RRB which aims to provide manpower to the participating nationalized Banks i.e. Public Sector Banks and Financial Institutions all over the country.

Getting placed in the top Financial Institutes or Banks is the priority of every aspirant in India. A large number of students from all over the country take part in this IBPS Clerical Exam every time who want to become a clerk in the government bank.

How to Apply for IBPS 2019 Online Examination?

Interested candidates can only apply or register themselves through online mode for appearing in the IBPS exams. This requires completing certain formalities which includes – uploading a scanned photograph, signature, thumb impression and handwritten declaration as per the format given in the respective advertisement.

Application Fees also required to be paid via online method. Once the application process is finished, candidates will be provided a registration number and password on their given mail ID’s and registered phone number. This registration number and password will be used during downloading the Admit Card for the exam as well as for the interview.

What is the Examination Pattern and Selection Procedure for IBPS Exam?

Preliminary Examination and Main Examination are two exams which are to passed to appear in the interview process for the selection in the government banks. IBPS Preliminary Exam is Objective in nature while IBPS Main Exam is Objective and Descriptive in nature. Interview is conducted for all Officer Level Posts except Clerical Jobs. Merit list of the selected candidates is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in IBPS Main Exam and Interview.

IBPS Clerks Vacancy – Recruitment 2019 – Apply Online for 12075 Vacancy

*(Last Date for Submitting Online Application – 09 October 2019)

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection invites application for the posts of 12075 Clerk vacancies 2019 in its notification on its official website in different Public Sector Banks and Financial Institution.  This exam is conducted by IBPS every year at different cities at national level. All Graduates and Diploma pass candidates interested in IBPS Clerk Job opening can apply to appear in exam online.

Candidate must apply for the IBPS Clerk Exam – 2019 before 09 October 2019. More details like syllabus, answer key, admit card, result etc. will be uploaded on this website time to time.   

How to Apply for IBPS Clerks IX Vacancy 2019?

All participants who wish to apply online through the IBPS official website http://www.ibps.in from the date17 September 2019 to 09 October 2019. Click and open the Link “Click Here to Apply Online for CWE-Clerks(CWE-Clerks IX)”, an Online application form will appear, full and submit all necessary details required, upload photo & sign.

Other Important Information’s for IBPS Clerks IX Vacancy 2019
IBPS – Clerks Recruitment 2019
Post Name Clerk (Clerical Cadre)
No. of Vacancies 12075
Pay Scale 7200 – 19300
Age Limit (As on 01.09.2019) 20 – 28 Years
Qualification Required Graduation in any Discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent.
Application Fee for IBPS – Clerks Recruitment 2019
For GEN/ OBC 600/-
For SC/ ST/ PWD 100/-
*Pay Examination Fee through Credit/Debit Card and Net Banking.
Important Dates for IBPS – Clerks IX Recruitment 2019
Starting Date for Submission of Online Application 17 September 2019
Last Date for Submission of Online Application 09 October 2019
Last Date for Payment of Application Fee 09 October 2019
Date of Online Examination – Preliminary 07, 08, 14 & 21 December 2019
Date of Online Examination – Main 19 January 2020

Check for IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

Please take the serious note on latest IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern to gain the exact idea of exam. This will help in focusing on the right way to crack the IBPS Clerk exam easily.

  • IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern:
Sr. No. Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35 20 Min.
2. Numerical Ability Paper 35 35 20 Min.
3. English Language Paper 30 30 20 Min.
Total 100 100  
  • IBPS Clerk Exam Paper contains 200 Objective questions of 1 mark each, and the time duration of the exam is 135 minutes. There will be negative marking of one fourth or 0.25 for each wrong answer.
  • To pass in IBPS – Clerk Preliminary exam, candidate must qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Those candidates will be shortlisted for Online Main examination.
  • IBPS Clerk Main Exam Pattern:
Sr. No. Subject Marks Max. Marks Duration
1. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Min.
2. General English 40 40 35 Min.
3. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Min.
4. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Min.
Total . 190 200 160 Min.
  • All sections have the same marks and participants required to qualify in each section with a minimum passing marks. There will be negative making of one fourth or 0.25 for each wrong answer.

*MARKS OBTAINED ONLY IN THE MAIN EXAMINATION WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR FINAL MERIT LISTING.

List of IBPS Clerk Examination Centre

All major cities are covered in IBPS Clerks Exam Centre. Here you will find the complete list of States where IBPS Clerks Exam Centre are available. At the time of filling Online Form for registration in IBPS Clerk Examination, you can check all centre details according to the State Code and city as your preference centre place.  

S. No. State
1. Andhra Pradesh
2. Assam
3. Bihar
4. Delhi
5. Gujarat
6. Haryana
7. Himachal Pradesh
8. Karnataka
9. Kerala
10. Maharashtra
11. Odhisa
12. Punjab
13. Rajasthan
14. Tamil Nadu
15. Uttar Pradesh
16. West Bengal
IBPS PO/MT – Recruitment 2019 – Apply Online for 4336 Vacancy

*(Last Date for Submitting Online Application – 28 August 2019) – Closed

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the Common Written Examination for IBPS PO/MT in major cities of the country to recruit Junior Management Level Direct Entry for graduates. Every year 1000 plus Probationary Officers are recruited depending upon the requirement.   

IBPS PO/MT 2019 Official Notification was released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection on 2nd August for inviting the candidates to recruit the 4336 posts of Probationary Officers. The Online registration for IBPS PO 2019 has begun from 7th August 2019.

Other Important Information’s for IBPS PO/MT IX Vacancy 2019

IBPS – PO/MT IX Recruitment 2019
Post Name Probationary Officer/Management Trainee (PO/MT)
No. of Vacancies 4336
Pay Scale 14500 – 25700
Age Limit (As on 01.09.2019) 20 – 30 Years
Qualification Required Graduation in any Discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent.
Application Fee for IBPS – PO IX Recruitment 2019
For GEN/ OBC 600/-
For SC/ ST/ PWD 100/-
*Pay Examination Fee through Credit/Debit Card and Net Banking.
Important Dates for IBPS – PO IX Recruitment 2019
IBPS PO Notification Release Date 02 August 2019
Starting Date for Submission of Online Application 07 August 2019
Last Date for Submission of Online Application 28 August 2019
Last Date for Payment of Application Fee 28 August 2019
Download Call Letters for Pre-Exam Training September 2019
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 23 September to 28 September 2019
IBPS PO Preliminary Admit Card Release Date 30 September 2019
Date of Online Examination – Preliminary 12, 13, 19 & 29 October 2019
IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Result Date October/November 2019
Date of Online Examination – Main 30 November 2019
IBPS PO Mains Exam Result Date December 2019
Conduct of Interview January/ February 2019
IBPS PO 2019 Provisional Allotment April 2020

Check for IBPS PO IX 2019 Admit Card Notification

*(IBPS PO Admit Card 2019 Out)

IBPS has released the Call Letters for IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Exam in its official website www.ibps.in.  Candidates who are appearing in this examination can download their Admit Cards/ Call Letters by clicking on the available Link below. So all candidates can check their exam date, city and centre by clicking on the IBPS website link.

Download IBPS PO 2019 Prelims Admit Card/ Call Letter

To login on the official website, candidates will require the following:

  • Registration Number/Roll Number
  • Date of Birth/ Password

IBPS PO Pre – Exam Training 2019

IBPS PO PET is a kind of orientation session arranged by Nodal Banks or Participating Organizations where candidates belonging to SC/ST/Religious Minority Community are provided with guidance about type of questions, common mistakes, tips for time management, basic tricks, best practices and strategies by experts from training institutes.

Objective: The main aim behind this Training program is to provide training to students from weaker sections that can’t avail coaching and make them aware about common aspects and recruitment process of the exam. 

Note: The Pre –exam training is the free of cost with other expenses like travel like travel, food and lodging to be borne by the candidate.

This is generally conducted for five days before the exam and the dates are announced on official website.

IBPS PO Exam 2019 Eligibility CriteriaExam Pitara

  • Educational Qualification:

Candidate must complete the graduation degree in any discipline – B.A., B.Com, B.Sc, B.Tech or any other from the University recognized by the government of India. A candidate having equivalent qualification which is recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

The candidates must be in possession of a valid Mark sheet/ Degree Certificate indicating percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering for the IBPS Bank PO exam.

  • Computer Literacy:

Practical Computer knowledge is must for the job as well as to appear in the Online IBPS PO exam.

  • Language Proficiency:

Verbal and Written proficiency in official language of the State is necessary. The candidate must be able to read, write and speak the language.

  • Nationality/ Citizenship of Applicants:

A candidate applying for IBPS CWE/ Bank PO Examination must accomplish one of the following:

  1. He or She must be a citizen of India
  2. Subject of Nepal and Bhutan
  3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India for permanent settlement
  4. Person of Indian Origin who migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, or East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire, Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania with the intension od permanent settlement in India.

Note: Candidates from category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India in their favor.

  • Age Eligibility:

Any candidate applying for the IBPS Common Written Examination for Bank PO should not be less than 20 years and not more than 30 years of age at the time of registration. However, government has made some rules for age relaxation for candidates on category wise as below:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST – Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe 5 years
OBC – Other Backward Classes 3 years
PWD – Persons with Disabilities 10 years
Ex-Serviceman 5 years
Widows/Divorced Women 9 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu & Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular Employees of Union carbide Factory, Bhopal  
Retrenched from service  (for MP State only) 5 years

Check for IBPS PO Exam Pattern 2019

New Exam Pattern for IBPS PO 2019 has been released. IBPS PO Exam will be conducted in three phases i.e. Preliminary, Mains and Interview Process. It is mandatory for candidate to clear each level of examination to get selected for the Probationary Officer Post in various multiple Public Sector Banks. Students are directed to go through the IBPS PO Exam Pattern to gain exact idea of the exam.

  • IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Pattern 2019:
Sr. No. Subject No. of Questions Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35 20 Min.
2. Numerical Ability Paper 35 35 20 Min.
3. English Language Paper 30 30 20 Min.
Total 100 100 60 Min.
  • Total 1 hour duration is allocated to candidates to complete the Prelims Exam. It consists of 3 sections with a total of 100 questions and maximum score of 100 marks.
  • Negative Marking 0f 0.25 marks are deducted for each wrong answer attempted by a candidate.
  • To pass in IBPS – PO Preliminary Exam, it is necessary to clear the cut-off in all 3 sections to qualify for the IBPS PO Main Exam. Those candidates will be shortlisted for Online Main examination.
  • IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern 2019:
Sr. No. Subject Marks Max. Marks Duration
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Min.
2. English Language 35 40 40 Min.
3. Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45 Min.
4. General Economy and Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Min.
Total 155 200 180 Min.
English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 Min.

**Recent Changes in IBPS PO Mains Examination 2019

  • Descriptive Paper Introduced: IBPS introducedDescriptive Paper in its Main Examination where candidates will be judged on their written skills. An essay and a letter constituting 25 marks will be given to candidates to write in a stipulated time of 30 minutes.
  •  Time allotment for each section has also been changes.
  • Reasoning is included in Computer Aptitude section which will contain 45 questions of a total 60 marks. This means no separate paper will be conducted for Computer Applications.
  • Last but not the least, the overall timeframe for IBPS PO 2019 Mains Exam is also changed from 140 minutes to 180 minutes.
  • IBPS PO Interview Process 2019:

Candidates who qualify for the Mains Exam are finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS.

Interview Process- IBPS PO 2019
Maximum Marks Interview Process consists of 100 marks
Minimum Qualifying Marks 40% for candidates belonging to the General Category
35% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.
Penalty for Wrong Answers 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong question attempted by a candidate in IBPS PO Preliminary exams and IBPS PO Mains Exam.
No deduction will be done for the questions left blank/ unattempted by a candidate.
Final Selection Cumulative Score of Mains and the Interview Process will be considered for Final Selection of the candidate in the ratio of 80:20 respectively.

A merit list will be generated after the interview process and the candidates who selected in the list will be thus offered the Joining Letter by the Bank of their choice.

IBPS SO (Specialist Officer) – Recruitment 2019 – Apply Online for 4336 Vacancy

*(Last Date for Submitting Online Application – 28 August 2019) – Closed

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