IBPS Exam : Complete and Free Informational Guide

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a recruiting body started with an aim to recruit young graduates in different public sector banks of India except for the State Bank of India (SBI).

 

After the nationalization of banks in 1969, the banking network was expanding it needed more staff to look into the entire process efficiently. Thus, the National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) framed a novel selection process to lease the best quality pool of proficient candidates. As a result of which Personnel Selection Service (PSS) was established, which later on was converted to IBPS in 1984.

 

IBPS conducts four different selection processes namely Common Recruitment Process (CRP PO/MT),  Common Recruitment Process (CRP RRBs), Common Recruitment Process (CRP Clerical), and Common Recruitment Process (CRP Specialist Officer).

 

Following are the exams conducted by IBPS :

  1. IBPS PO/MT
  2. IBPS SO
  3. IBPS Clerk
  4. IBPS RRB Officer Scale -I
  5. IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II
  6. IBPS RRB Officer Scale -III
  7. IBPS RRB Office Assistant

 

IBPS  Exam: Clerk

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a recruiting body started with an aim to recruit young graduates in different public sector banks of India except for the State Bank of India (SBI).

 

IBPS examinations are held in three phases like Online Preliminary, Online Mains, and Interview.

 

The shortlisted candidate in the Online Main exams will be called for Common Interview conducted by the participating organization and coordinated by Nodal Bank.

 

Highlights of IBPS Exam Clerk

IBPS is a common written exam (CWE) conducted by IBPS for filling the clerical vacancies in the Nationalized bank.

Exam Name IBPS Clerk
Organizing Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS)
Frequency Once a year
Exam Level National
Participating Banks 17
Number of Vacancies Approx. 12000
Selection Process Preliminary & Main exam
Question Type Objective
Official Website www.ibps.in

IBPS releases the notification in the month of September for the recruitment of the clerk.

Event Tentative Month
IBPS Clerk Notification September
IBPS  Clerk Preliminary Exam December
IBPS Clerk Main Exam January
IBPS Clerk Allotment April
Official Website https://www.ibps.in/

 

Following are the Participating Organisation/ Banks for IBPS Clerk  Exam:

  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
  11. Indian Bank
  12. Indian Overseas Bank
  13. Oriental Bank of India
  14. Punjab National Bank
  15. Punjab & Sind Bank
  16. Syndicate Bank
  17. UCO Bank
  18. Union Bank of India
  19. United Bank of India
  20. Vijaya Bank

 

IBPS Clerk: Role

The clerical post is an entry-level job in the banking sector. They are responsible for the day-to-day activities of the banking and also addressing the queries and providing support to the customer. They have the opportunity to get promoted to Officer. They are usually promoted once in 2 years.

 

IBPS CLERK

 

Eligibility Criteria: IBPS Exam Clerk

 

1. Nationality

  • The candidate must fulfill any one of the following :
  • Candidates must be a citizen of India
  • Must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan.
  • Candidates should be Tibetan refugees who came to India before January 1, 1962, for settling permanently in India.
  • Candidates should be a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Myanmar, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Vietnam, Zaire with the motive to settle permanently in India.

2. Educational Qualification 

  • Candidate must hold any Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from any of the recognized universities.
  • Candidates who have appeared for the qualifying exam and are awaiting results are also eligible.
  • Candidates with professional and technical qualifications by recognized universities or their equivalent are also eligible to apply.

3. Age Limit 

A candidate should be a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 28 years to appear for the Civil Service Examination. The maximum age mentioned above is relaxable for the following candidates :

  1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST): 5 years
  2. Other Backward Classes(OBC) : 3 Years
  3. Candidate applying under the category of Persons with Disability (PWD),  Physically Handicapped(PH): 10 years
  4. Candidate from the state of Jammu & Kashmir: 5 years
  5. The person affected by the 1984 riots: 5 years
  6. A regular employee of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service. (Applicable only for Madhya Pradesh state) : 5 years

4. Reservation of the person with a disability

Reserved categories under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” is mentioned below:

  • Blind and Low Vision
  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Autism, intellectual disability, and mental illness.
  • Locomotor disability includes cerebral palsy, leprosy, dwarfism, acid attack.

IBPS Exam Pattern: Clerk

IBPS examinations are held in two phases: Preliminary &  Mains.

Phase 1: The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Preliminary Exam

Prelim Question section Maximum Marks Duration Negative Mark
English 30 20 min Yes
Numeric Ability 35 20 min Yes
Reasoning Ability 35 20 min Yes

 

Phase 2: The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Main Exam 

The shortlisted candidate from the preliminary exam are called for IBPS Main exams

Main Exam Question section Maximum Marks Duration Negative Mark
General/Financial Awareness 50 35 min Yes
General English 40 35 min Yes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 60 45 min Yes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 45 min Yes

Note: The question paper is set in both English and Hindi.

 

IBPS EXAM Specialist Officer

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection( IBPS) Specialist Officers( SO) are recruited for different posts in various departments like IT Officer, Field Officer, Law Officer, HR/Personnel or Management Officer, Marketing Officer, Sales officer across participating banks.

 

IBPS conducts Common Recruitment Process for the selection of Specialist Officer (SO) for the below-mentioned posts :

  1. IT Officer
  2. Agricultural Field Officer
  3. Rajbhasha Adhikari
  4. Law Officer
  5. HR/Personnel Officer
  6. Marketing Officer

 

Highlights of  IBPS Exam: IBPS SO

IBPS is a common written exam (CWE) conducted by IBPS for the filling the vacancies of Specialist Officer :

Exam Name IBPS Exam Specialist Officer
Organizing Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS)
Frequency Once a year
Exam Level National
Participating Banks 18
Number of Vacancies Approx. 1200
Selection Process Preliminary & Main exam
Question Type Objective
Official Website www.ibps.in

IBPS releases the notification in the month of November for the recruitment of the Specialist Officer :

Event Tentative Month
IBPS SO Notification November
IBPS SO Preliminary Exam December
IBPS SO Main Exam January
IBPS SO Interview March
IBPS Clerk Allotment April
Official Website https://www.ibps.in/

Following are the Participating Organisation/ Banks for the IBPS SO Exam :

  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
  11. Indian Bank
  12. Indian Overseas Bank
  13. Oriental Bank of India
  14. Punjab National Bank
  15. Punjab & Sind Bank
  16. Syndicate Bank
  17. UCO Bank
  18. Union Bank of India
  19. United Bank of India
  20. Vijaya Bank

IBPS SO: Roles & Responsibility

 

Officer IT Officer Law Officer Agricultural Field Officer Marketing Officer Rajbhasha Adhikari HR Officer
Roles

& Responsibility

Take care of the IT software system

 

Preparation of the initial draft of legislation to be administered by a bank Promote loans in rural areas related to agriculture purpose Responsible for all marketing, social media activities of the bank Responsible for taking care of the notice or advertisement of the bank in Hindi and English Responsible for compensation policy, industrial relation, statutory compliances, performance management, training & development
Maintenance of the servers, database Appearing before the conciliation officers, labor court, tribunals on behalf of the bank Assist in loan sanctioning and follow up for timely recovery of loans Responsible for being the main point of contact for public relations,  advertising. Responsible for translation of official documents from English to Hindi. Take care of recruitment of the bank

 

 

ibps so

 

Eligibility Criteria: IBPS Exam SO

 

1. Nationality

  • The candidate must fulfill any one of the following :
  • Candidates must be a citizen of India
  • Must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan.
  • Candidates should be Tibetan refugees who came to India before January 1, 1962, for settling permanently in India.
  • Candidates should be a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Myanmar, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Vietnam, Zaire with the motive to settle permanently in India.

2. Age Limit 

A candidate should be a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 30 years to appear for the Civil Service Examination. The maximum age mentioned above is relaxable for the following candidates :

  1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST): 5 years
  2. Other Backward Classes(OBC) : 3 Years
  3. Candidate applying under the category of Persons with Disability (PWD),  Physically Handicapped(PH): 10 years
  4. Candidate from the state of Jammu & Kashmir: 5 years
  5. A person affected by the 1984 riots: 5 years

3. Reservation of the person with a disability

Reserved categories under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” is mentioned below:

  • Blind and Low Vision
  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Autism, intellectual disability, and mental illness.
  • Locomotor disability includes cerebral palsy, leprosy, dwarfism, acid attack.

4. Educational Qualification of IBPS Exam SO

Officer Qualification
IT Officer 4 years Engineering Degree in Computer Science/Computer Application/Information Technology/ Electronics/Electronics & Telecommunication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics/ Electronics & Instrumentation
Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/Electronics & Telecommunication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/Computer Science/Information Technology/ Computer Application
Graduate having passed DOEACC “B” Level
Law Officer Bachelor’s Degree in Law (LLB), enrolled as an advocate in Bar Council
Agricultural Field Officer 4 year degree in Agriculture/Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/Veterinary Science/Dairy Science/Fishery Science/Pisciculture/Agri Marketing & Cooperation/ Agro-Forestry
Marketing Officer Graduate and Full-time MBA (Marketing) OR
Full Time 2 years PGDBA/PGDBM with specialization in Marketing
Rajbhasha Adhikari Postgraduate degree in Hindi with English as a subject in graduation OR
Postgraduate degree in Sanskrit with English as a subject in graduation
HR Officer Graduate with Full-time Postgraduate degree OR
Full-time Post Graduate Diploma In Personnel Management/ Industrial Relations/HR/HRD/Social Work/Labour Law

 

Career Graph: IBPS SO

The indicative hierarchy is given below (Top to Below) :

  • General Manager
  • Deputy General Manager
  • Additional General Manager
  • Chief Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Manager
  • Assistant Manager

 

Exam Pattern: IBPS Exam SO 

IBPS SO selection process consist of three phases:

1. IBPS SO Prelims

It consists of three sections with a total of 125 marks

2. IBPS SO Mains

Candidates shortlisted in the preliminary exam are called for the mains exam. The main exam consists of objective type question with a total of 60 marks

3. IBPS SO Interview

Candidates who qualify for the main exam are called for an interview. The total marks for the interview are 100 marks.

 

IBPS EXAM PO/MT

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a recruiting body started with an aim to recruit young graduates in different public sector banks of India except for the State Bank of India (SBI).

 

IBPS exam are held in three phases like Online Preliminary, Online Mains, and Interview.

 

The shortlisted candidate in the Online Main exams will be called for Common Interview conducted by the participating organization and coordinated by Nodal Bank.

 

Highlights of IBPS Exam: PO/MT

Event Tentative Month
IBPS PO Notification August
IBPS Preliminary Exam October
IBPS Main Exam November
IBPS Interview January
IBPS Allotment April
Official Website https://www.ibps.in/

Following are the Participating Organisation/ Banks for IBPS PO/MT Exam:

  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
  11. Indian Bank
  12. Indian Overseas Bank
  13. Oriental Bank of India
  14. Punjab National Bank
  15. Punjab & Sind Bank
  16. Syndicate Bank
  17. UCO Bank
  18. Union Bank of India
  19. United Bank of India
  20. Vijaya Bank

 

The Probationary Officer (PO) is the employee who is freshly recruited as an officer at the entry-level or junior level. They go through two years of training and on completion of the training they are posted as Assistant Manager.

 

sbi po

 

Eligibility Criteria: IBPS Exam PO

 

1. Nationality

The candidate must fulfill any one of the following :

Candidates must be a citizen of India

Must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan.

Candidates should be Tibetan refugees who came to India before January 1, 1962, for settling permanently in India.

Candidates should be a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Myanmar, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Vietnam, Zaire with the motive to settle permanently in India.

 

2. Educational Qualification 

Candidates must hold any Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from any of the recognized universities.

Candidates who have appeared for the qualifying exam and are awaiting results are also eligible.

Candidates with professional and technical qualifications by recognized universities or their equivalent are also eligible to apply

 

3. Age Limit 

A candidate should be a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 30 years to appear for the Civil Service Examination. The maximum age mentioned above is relaxable for the following candidates :

  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST): 5 years
  • Other Backward Classes(OBC) : 3 Years
  • Defense Service Personnel : 3 years
  • Ex-servicemen and ECOs/SSCOs who have served at least 5 years in Military Service as of 1st of August of the Notification Year: 5 years

 

IBPS Officer: Roles & Responsibility

  • Responsible for Customer Service.
  • Responsible for Promoting Business
  • Responsible for Cash Flow.
  • Responsible for Clearing payments
  • Responsible for Verification of reports.
  • Responsible for Official Communications.

 

Exam Pattern: IBPS Exam PO

IBPS examinations are held in three phases

  • Phase 1: Preliminary
  • Phase 2: Mains
  • Phase 3: Interview.

The shortlisted candidate in the Online Main exams will be called for Common Interview conducted by the participating organization and coordinated by Nodal Bank.

 

IBPS EXAM RRB

IBPS RRB Common Written Exam (CWE) is a bank exam conducted by IBPS for the recruitment of officers and office assistants in the Regional Rural Bank across India.

 

Highlights of IBPS Exam RRB

This is an online exam conducted by IBPS in two-phase that is preliminary and mains. The recruitment is done for the below-mentioned post :

  1. IBPS RRB Officer Scale -I
  2. IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II
  3. IBPS RRB Officer Scale -III
  4. IBPS RRB Office Assistant

 

IBPS is a common written exam (CWE) conducted by IBPS for the filling the vacancies of Officer and Office Assistant in the different regional rural banks:

 

Exam Name IBPS Exam RRB
Organizing Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS)
Frequency Once a year
Exam Level National
Exam Mode Online
Selection Process Preliminary & Main exam
Question Type Objective
Official Website www.ibps.in

IBPS releases the notification in the month of June for the recruitment of the Officer and Office Assistant in the different regional rural banks:

Event Tentative Month
IBPS RRB Notification June
IBPS RRB Preliminary Exam August
IBPS RRB Main Exam September
IBPS RRB  Allotment February
Official Website www.ibps.in

 

IBPS RRB Officer: Roles & Responsibility

  1. Handling receipt, withdrawal, and mails and delivery.
  2. Managing the functions of the bank
  3. Repayment of loans
  4. Assessment of credit profiles.
  5. Maintaining banks’ annual balance sheet and audit report.
  6. Imparting the farmers with the benefits of credit facilities.

 

 

Eligibility Criteria: IBPS Exam RRB

1. Nationality

The candidate must fulfill any one of the following :

  • Candidates must be a citizen of India
  • Must be a citizen of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan.
  • Candidates should be Tibetan refugees who came to India before January 1, 1962, for settling permanently in India.
  • Candidates should be a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Ethiopia, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Myanmar, Uganda, Malawi, Tanzania, Vietnam, Zaire with the motive to settle permanently in India.

 

2. Age Limit 

Post Age Limit
IBPS RRB Officer Scale -I 18-30 years
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II 21-32 years
IBPS RRB Officer Scale -III 21-40 years
IBPS RRB Office Assistant 18-28 years
  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST): 5 years
  • Other Backward Classes(OBC) : 3 Years
  • Candidate applying under the category of Persons  with Disability (PWD),  Physically Handicapped(PH): 10 years
  • Candidate from the state of Jammu & Kashmir: 5 years
  • A person affected by the 1984 riots: 5 years
  • Ex-servicemen officer including ECOs/SSCOs: 5 years

 

3. Educational Qualification of IBPS Exam RRB

Post Qualification
IBPS RRB Officer Scale -I Graduate or its equivalent from a recognized University degree and must have proficiency in local language and computer knowledge.
Preference will be given to the candidate having degree in Agriculture/Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/Veterinary Science/Dairy Science/Fishery Science/Pisciculture/Agri Marketing & Cooperation/ Agro-Forestry/ Information Technology/Management/ Law/Economics and Accountancy
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II Graduate or it’s equivalent from a recognized University degree with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
Preference will be given to the candidate having a degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Dairy Science, Fishery Science, Pisciculture, Agri Marketing & Cooperation, Agro-Forestry, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy
Two years of experience as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Specialist Officer)
Informational Technology Officer Degree in Electronics/Communication/Computer Science/Information Technology or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Preferred one year of experience.

A certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VC, OCP is desirable.

 

Chartered Accountant Certified Associate from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

One year of experience is needed.

Law Officer Degree in Law or its equivalents from a recognized university with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.

Two years of experience as an advocate is needed.

Treasury Officer Certified Associate from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India OR MBA in Finance from a recognized University

One-year experience needed

 

Marketing Officer MBA in Marketing from a recognized University

One-year experience needed

Agricultural Officer Degree in Agriculture/Horticulture/Dairy/ Animal Husbandry Forest/ Veterinary Science/Agricultural Engineering/Pisciculture from a recognized University with 50% marks in aggregate.

Two years’ experience needed

 

Note: The candidate applying for Officer and Office Assistant are required to have proficiency in the local language of the State / Union Territory in which the RRB is situated.

 

Career Graph of IBPS RRB

The indicative hierarchy is given below (Top to Below) :

  • Chairman
  • General Manager (GM)/ Regional Manager (RM)/CI
  • Branch Manager
  • Senior Manager
  • Junior Manager
  • Office Assistant/Clerk

 

Exam Pattern: IBPS Exam RRB

IBPS RRB selection process consists of two phases:

1. IBPS Exam RRB Common Written Exam (CWE)

2. IBPS Exam RRB Interview

 

 

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