Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

IBPS

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, popularly known as the IBPS is an autonomous body. It conducts recruitment examinations for all Public Sector Banks except the SBI.

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IBPS conduct exams:
The exams conducted by IBPS are as follows:
  • IBPS PO/MT exam takes place for the recruitment of Probationary Officers and Management Trainees’ in the participating banks, which are national public sector banks.
  • IBPS SO exam takes place for the recruitment of Specialist Officers, which are Scale-I officers in the national public sector banks.
  • IBPS Clerk exam takes place for the recruitment of Specialist Officers, which are Scale-I officers in the national public sector banks.
  • IBPS RRB Officer Scale-I exam takes place 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 takes place for the recruitment of Office Assistant in Regional Rural Banks, this post is equivalent to Clerk post in National Public Sector Banks.
  • IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II and Scale-III exam takes place for the recruitment of Scale-II and Scale-III Officers in Regional Rural Banks, the post of Officer Scale-II is equivalent to Specialist Officer post and Officer Scale-III post is equivalent to Senior Manager in National Public Sector Banks.
IBPS Recruitment:

The IBPS Recruitment details contain relevant information related to the IBPS Salary, vacancies, posts, etc.

Currently, the IBPS recruitment for the year 2019 is in progress and soon IBPS shall release the official dates for the IBPS exams 2020 for various posts.

IBPS Salary

The IBPS Salary varies for various posts and exams accordingly. The allowances and the perks included in the IBPS Salary are very lucrative for all the posts.

The Bank salary related decisions are taken by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

IBPS Eligibility:

The IBPS Eligibility details are mentioned for the various exams.

The IBPS Eligibility gives a clear idea on the various queries that a candidate might have like Age Limit, Nationality, Educational Qualification.

The IBPS Eligibility for the following exams are mentioned below:

  1. IBPS PO
  2. IBPS SO
  3. IBPS Clerk
  4. IBPS RRB

IBPS PO Eligibility

The important IBPS Eligibility details for the PO Exam are given below:

IBPS PO EligibilityCriteria
IBPS PO Age LimitMaximum- 30 years

Minimum- 20 years

Nationality
  • Citizenship of India
  • Subjects of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee who arrived prior to 1 January 1962
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma(Myanmar), Vietnam or East African countries of the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire or Ethiopia to permanently settle in India.
Educational QualificationBachelor’s Degree from a Recognized University.

 

IBPS SO Eligibility

The important IBPS Eligibility details for the SO exam are given below:

IBPS SO EligibilityCriteria
IBPS SO Age LimitMaximum- 30 years

Minimum- 20 years

Nationality
  • Citizenship of India
  • Subjects of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee who arrived prior to 1 January 1962
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma(Myanmar), Vietnam or East African countries of the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire or Ethiopia to permanently settle in India.
Educational QualificationDegree from a University/ Institution/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies.

For complete details on the IBPS SO eligibility, refer to the official IBPS SO Notification.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility

The important IBPS Eligibility details for the Clerk exam are given below:

IBPS Clerk EligibilityCriteria
IBPS Clerk Age LimitMaximum- 28 years

Minimum- 20 years

Nationality
  • Citizenship of India
  • Subjects of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee who arrived prior to 1 January 1962
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma(Myanmar), Vietnam or East African countries of the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire or Ethiopia to permanently settle in India.
Educational QualificationDegree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India

or

any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

 

IBPS RRB Eligibility

The important IBPS Eligibility details for the RRB exam are given below:

IBPS RRB EligibilityCriteria
IBPS RRB Age LimitOfficer Scale- III (Senior Manager)– 21 years – 40 years

Officer Scale-II (Manager)- 21 years – 32 years

Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)- 18 years – 30 years

Office Assistant (Multipurpose)– 18 years – 28 years

Nationality
  • Citizenship of India
  • Subjects of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan Refugee who arrived prior to 1 January 1962
  • A person of Indian origin migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma(Myanmar), Vietnam or East African countries of the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire or Ethiopia to permanently settle in India.
Educational QualificationBachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University.
IBPS Exam Pattern:

The IBPS Exam Pattern gives a complete idea on the exam based on the expectation level of the candidates.

The IBPS Exam Pattern is mentioned for the following exams:

  1. IBPS PO Exam
  2. IBPS SO Exam
  3. IBPS Clerk Exam
  4. IBPS RRB Exam

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO Exam Pattern gives detailed information the question set, topics marking scheme of the exam.

The IBPS PO exam process consists of the following stages:

  • IBPS PO Prelims
  • IBPS PO Mains
  • IBPS PO Interview

The IBPS PO Exam Pattern is as follows:

  1. IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern
  2. IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO Exam Pattern for the Prelims exam is given below:

IBPS PO Prelims Exam Pattern – SectionNumber of QuestionsMarks AllottedTime Allotted
English Language303020 min
Numerical Ability353520 min
Reasoning Ability353520 min

IBPS PO Mains Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO Exam Pattern for the Mains exam is given below:

IBPS PO Mains Pattern- PaperSectionNumber of QuestionsMarks AllottedTime Allotted
Objective TestReasoning & Computer Aptitude456060 min
English Language354040 min
Data Analysis & Interpretation356045 min
General Awareness, Economy & Banking Awareness404035 min
Descriptive TestEnglish Language (Letter Writing & Essay)22530 min

IBPS PO Interview

The IBPS interview is conducted for those who clear the bank PO mains exam.

As per the IBPS PO Exam pattern, the interview carries 100 marks.

The candidates have to secure at least 40 marks in the interview to be considered for the merit list, irrespective of their score in other stages of the exam.

According to the IBPS PO Exam pattern, candidates belonging to the weaker sections of society, are awarded a concession of 5 marks in IBPS PO Interview.

For more details on the IBPS PO Exam Pattern, refer to the linked article.

IBPS SO Exam Pattern

The IBPS PO Exam Pattern gives detailed information the question set, topics marking scheme of the exam.

IBPS SO Exam consists of three stages which are:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination (Professional Knowledge Test)
  • IBPS SO Interview

IBPS SO Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS SO Exam Pattern for the Prelims Exam is given below:

SubjectMaximum MarksDuration
English Language2540 minutes
Reasoning5040 minutes
General Awareness with Special Reference to the Banking Industry(For Law and Rajbhasha)5040 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude( For IBPS SO I.T officer, Agriculture, HR/Personnel and Marketing)5040 minutes

IBPS SO Mains Exam Pattern

The IBPS SO Exam Pattern for the Mains exam is given below:

SubjectMaximum MarksDuration
Professional Knowledge(Objective for Law, I.T, HR, Marketing, Agriculture)6045 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Objective for Rajbhasha)6030 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive for Rajbhasha)30 minutes

For more details on the IBPS SO Exam Pattern, refer to the official IBPS SO Notification.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern gives all relevant information related to the expected topics, marking scheme and duration.

The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern is given for 2 stages of the exam:

  1. IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination
  2. Clerical Main Examination

The IBPS Exam Pattern for the clerk prelims exam is as follows:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
English303020 min
Numerical Ability353520 min
Reasoning Ability353520 min

The IBPS Exam Pattern for the Clerk Mains Exam is as follows:

SectionNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
General/Financial Awareness505035 min
General English404035 min
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude506045 min
Quantitative Aptitude505045 min

For more details on the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern, refer to the linked article.

IBPS RRB Exam Pattern

The IBPS RRB Exam Pattern is different from the other exams conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

The IBPS RRB Exam Pattern varied according to the Posts and Scale of the Post.

IBPS Syllabus:

The IBPS Syllabus for most of the exams is based on the previous years’ analysis of that exam.

The IBPS Syllabus is mentioned in brief for the following exams:

  1. IBPS PO
  2. IBPS SO
  3. IBPS Clerk
  4. IBPS RRB

IBPS PO Syllabus

The IBPS syllabus for the PO Exam is mentioned in this section

The IBPS PO syllabus for the Prelims exam consists of the following topics:

  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning Ability

The IBPS PO syllabus for the Mains exam consists of the following topics:

  • Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
  • General/Economy/Banking Awareness
  • English Language
  • Data Analysis & Interpretation

 

IBPS SO Syllabus

The IBPS syllabus for the SO Exam is mentioned in this section.

The IBPS SO syllabus for the Prelims exam consists of the following topics:

  • English Language
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness, Economy and Banking Knowledge

Candidates can know the banking awareness syllabus at the linked article.

The IBPS SO syllabus for the Mains exam consists of the following topics:

  • Professional Knowledge(Objective for Law, I.T, HR, Marketing, Agriculture)
  • Professional Knowledge(Objective for Rajbhasha)
  • Professional Knowledge(Descriptive for Rajbhasha)

For complete details on the IBPS SO Syllabus, refer to the linked article.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus

The IBPS syllabus for the Clerk exam is mentioned in this section.

The IBPS Clerk syllabus has separate topics for Prelims and Mains Exam.

The IBPS Syllabus for the Clerk Prelims has topics related to:

  • English Language
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude

The IBPS Syllabus for the Clerk Mains has topics related to:

  • General And Financial Awareness
  • General English
  • Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude

For complete details on IBPS Clerk syllabus, refer to the linked article.

IBPS RRB Syllabus

The IBPS RRB syllabus has a wide range of topics covered.

The IBPS RRB Syllabus has the following topics:

  1. Reasoning
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. English Language
  4. Hindi Language
  5. Computer Knowledge
  6. General Awareness
  7. Financial Awareness

IBPS Registration

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has a common process of IBPS registration for all its examinations.

Once IBPS registration is done, the institute generates and sends the Registration login ID and password via email.

For complete details on the IBPS Registration, refer to the linked article.

About IBPS

The full form of IBPS is the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.

The IBPS conducts various bank exams to recruit candidates into the Public Sector Banks.

Though banks like State Bank of India and Reserve Bank of India conduct their own examinations, such as SBI PO exam and RBI Grade B exams, the software and methodology used by them are developed by the institute.

For detailed information on the Bank PO exam, check the linked article.

The IBPS official website (www.ibps.in) provides access to candidates for IBPS notifications and mock tests. It helps them to familiarise themselves with the pattern of examination and the software environment in use. It also hosts the webpages for applying for exams for the time period the application window is active.

Also, the official website and notifications state that merely being allowed to appear in the exam does not confirm eligibility, hence aspirants should make sure they fulfil all criteria for eligibility before they apply for an IBPS exam.

The IBPS examinations provide a gateway to a great banking career and a chance to enter public service.

Due to this the competition level of these exams is increasing day by day. Candidates should develop effective strategies for the institutes’ detailed exam process.

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