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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection also known as 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 (except SBI). It also provides standardized systems for assessment and result processing services to organizations.

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts a common written exam or CWE every year for the clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. All public sector banks use CWE as a base to fill the vacancies for this post.

IBPS Clerk

IBPS is conducting Clerk exam for the eighth year now and hence named IBPS Clerk CWE VII. The IBPS Clerk CWE exam is conducted on two levels- preliminary exam and mains. Students qualifying in both these exams are thus selected for the post.

Qualification required : Graduation
Age Limit : 20-28 years
Pattern of Exam : Objective

IBPS Clerk Pattern for Prelims Exam

S. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite Time of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS Clerk Main Paper Pattern

  1. There will be only 4 sections in IBPS Clerk Mains Exam. Computers knowledge & Reasoning are no longer separate sections. Instead, these will be considered as a single section namely –

  2. The marking weight-age of these 4 sections is updated.

  3. The time duration was changed from 135 minutes to 160 minutes for the Mains Paper of IBPS Clerk Exam.

S.No. Name of the Tests No. of Questions Max Marks Time Allotted to Section
1. General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2. General English 40 40 35 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
  Total 190 200 160 minutes

IBPS PO

IBPS PO: It is a common exam conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for 20 PSU Banks for the recruitment of Probationary Officers. IBPS Clerk: It is a common exam conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for 20 PSU Banks for the recruitment of Clerical Cadres.

Qualification required : Graduation
Age Limit : 20-30 years
Pattern of Exam : Objective

Pattern of Preliminary Exam

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Ques Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 1 Hour
2. Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Pattern of Main Exam

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Ques. Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time Allotted for Each Test
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English & Hindi 60 Minutes
2. General/Economy/Banking Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 35 Minutes
3. English Language 35 40 English 40 Minutes
4. Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 English & Hindi 45 Minutes
  Total 155 200   3 Hours
5. English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 English 30 Minutes
  • The above tests except for the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

  • For each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.

  • The exam will be conducted online and it will carry objective type questions.

IBPS SO

IBPS Specialist Officers (IBPS SO): It is a common exam conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for 20 PSU Banks for the recruitment of Specialist Officers like Marketing Officer, IT Officer, HR Officer etc.

Age Limit : 20-30 years
Pattern of Exam : Objective

IBPS RRB

IBPS Regional Rural Bank Exam: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a common written exam for all the Regional Rural Banks of India (RRBs) for the posts of Probationary Officer, Clerical and Specialist Officers.

Age Limit For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) - Between 18 years and 28 years i.e. candidates should have not been born earlier than 02.06.1990 and later than 01.06.2000 (both dates inclusive) 
For Officer Scale- I (Assistant Manager)- Above 18 years - Below 30 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1988 and later than 31.05.2000 (both dates inclusive) 
For Officer Scale- II (Manager)- Above 21 years - Below 32 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1986 and later than 31.05.1997 (both dates inclusive) 
For Officer Scale- III (Senior Manager)- Above 21 years - Below 40 years i.e. candidates should not have been born earlier than 03.06.1978 and later than 31.05.1997 (both dates inclusive)
Language Proficiency Candidates applying for the posts of Office Assistant in any particular RRB are required to possess proficiency in the local language of the State/ UT in which the RRB is situated to be eligible for interview.

Educational Qualification

Post Educational Qualification Experience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent
(a) Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
(b) Desirable: Working knowledge of Computer.
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Officer Scale-I (Assistant Manager) i. Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics or Accountancy;
ii. Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s*
iii. Desirable: working knowledge of Computer.
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Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer (Manager) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having degree in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy. Two years as an officer in a Bank or Financial Institution.
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Manager) Information Technology Officer
Bachelor’s degree from a recognised University in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Desirable:
Certificate in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP etc.
One year (in the relevant field)
Chartered Accountant
Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of of India.
One Year as a Chartered Accountant.
Law Officer
Degree from a recognised University in Law or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate.
Two years as an advocate or should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions for a period of not less than two years
Treasury Manager
Chartered Accountant or MBA in Finance from a recognized university/ institution
One Year (in the relevant field)
Marketing Officer
MBA in Marketing from a recognized university
One Year (in the relevant field)
Agricultural Officer
Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture/ Horticulture/ Dairy/ Animal Husbandry/ Forestry/ Veterinary Science/ Agricultural Engineering/ Pisciculture from a recognized university or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate
Two Years (in therelevant field)
Officer Scale-III (Senior Manager) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate. Preference will be given to the candidates having Degree/ Diploma in Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy. Minimum 5 years experience as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institutions

The exam pattern for the selection to the post of Office Assistant is quite different to that of exam pattern for the selection to the post of Officer Grade. For IBPS RRB Assistant 2018, Exam will be conducted in two phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

No interview process will be conducted for selecting candidates to the post of Office Assistant. Selection will be made purely on the marks obtained by candidate in his/her Mains Examination.

IBPS Assistant Preliminary Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 A cumulative time of 45 mins
2. Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

IBPS Assistant Mains Exam Exam Pattern

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Paper 40 50 A cumulative time of 2 hours is provided
2 General Awareness Paper 40 40
3 Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
4 English/Hindi Language Paper 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200

IBPS RRB Officer 2018 Exam Pattern

For IBPS RRB Officer 2018, exam will be conducted in three phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Interview Process

The final selection will be made on the cumulative score obtained by candidate in both Mains Exam and Interview Process

IBPS RRB 2018 Officer Grade Preliminary Examination

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 40 40 A cumulative
2. Numerical Ability 40 40 time of 45 mins
Total 80 80 -

IBPS RRB 2018 Mains Exam (Officer Scale-I)

S. No. Section Question Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50 A cumulative
2 General Awareness 40 40 time of
3 Numerical Ability 40 50 2 hours is
4 English/Hindi Language 40 40 provided
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200

SBI PO & Clerk

SBI Probationary Officer: State Bank of India conducts its own exam for recruitment of Probationary Officers.

SBI Clerk: State Bank of India conducts its own exam for recruitment of Clerical Cadres.

Name of
Section
No. of
Qs
Marks Duration
(Min)
English
Language
30 30 20
Numerical
Ability
35 35 20
Reasoning
Ability
35 35 20
Total 100 100 1Hr

SBI Clerk 2018 pre exam pattern

SBI CLERK

Qualification Required   Graduation
Age Limit : 21-30 years
Pattern of Exam : Objective

SBI Clerk 2018 mains exam pattern

Name Of Section No. of
Qs
Marks Duration
(Min)
General/
Financial
Awareness
50 50 35
General
English
40 40 35
Quantitative
Aptitude
50 50 45
Reasoning  Ability
& Computer
Aptitude
50 60 45
Total 190 200 2Hr 40 Min

SBI  PO

Qualification Required   Graduation
Age Limit : 21-30 years
Pattern of Exam : Objective + Descriptive Test

SBI PO Exam Pattern – Prelims (Phase I)

Section No. of Qs Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
TOTAL 100 100 1 Hour 

SBI PO Exam Pattern – Mains (Phase II)

Section No. of Qs Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Min
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Min
General Awareness about Economy/Banking 40 40 35 Min
English Language 35 40 40 Min
TOTAL 155 200 3 Hours