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IBPS Exam Recruitment 2016


The IBPS exam is a recruitment exam for almost all public sector banks in India. It is usually held from the month of September so do look out for actual notifications. There are 3 types of exams held by IBPS.
  • PO and SO exam (Oct 2016)
  • Clerical Exam (Dec 2016)
  • RRb (Sept 2016)

PO (Probationary Officers) and SO (Specialist Officers) Exam:

The exam for the PO and SO which is held in October is an online exam and is conducted at 3 levels of prelims and mains.

For Prelims

In the prelims you have 3 papers and once you qualify the prelims only then can you appear for the mains. For prelims numeric ability, reasoning and English language are the papers. These are multiple choice questions and also have a negative marking system. For each wrong answer you lose 0.25 marks. The total duration of the exam is for 1 hour in which you have to give all 3 papers.

For mains

In the mains you have 4 Papers which include Numerical Ability, Reasoning, English Language and General Awareness. These are multiple choice questions papers and also have a negative marking system. For each wrong answer you lose 0.25 marks. The total duration of the exam is for 2 hours in which you have to give all 4 papers. As you can see both mains and prelims exams appear to be similar. However the level of difficulty in the mains exam is higher.

Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Mains examination will be called for an Interview. The interview consists of general questions and does not need any subject prepration.

Clerical Exam

For the Clerical exam held by IBPS the patter is the same as for the PO exams. The only difference is that there is no Interview for the Clerical Exam. You are selected on the basis of your mains marks. However these are separate exams usually held around December and therefore have a different set of question papers. One can expect an easier set of papers for the clerical grade exam.

Regional Rural Bank (RRb)

For the RRb exam there is no prelims exam. There is just the mains exam and the interview and you are selected on the basis of the combined marks of both the mains and interview. 80% weightage is given to the mains marks and 20% to the interview score.

Mains Examination

In the mains you have 5 Papers. For Mains Numerical Ability, Reasoning , English Language, General Awareness and Computer Awareness. These are once again multiple choice questions and also have a negative marking system. For each wrong answer you lose 0.25 marks. The total duration of the exam is for 2.5 hours in which you have to give all 5 papers.

Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Mains examination will be called for an Interview.

IBPS NOtifications

Here is a great news for all those candidates waiting for next IBPS Exam in 2016 - 17; IBPS has released the exam notification dates (calender) for the current year. Candidate can now start planning and preparing for the upcoming exams.

Further detail:http://www.ibpsexam.org