Now that the IBPS clerk VI exam notification is out, let’s discuss the salient features, changes and almost everything that you should know.
IBPS Clerk recruitment process is scheduled to kick-start in next six days and as around 20 thousand vacancies are on offer, it is quite imperative that the aspiring bankers need to know about the exam pattern beforehand so that they can prepare themselves for the cracking competitive ahead. As much as 19 banks are offering 19,243 Clerk posts that are to be filled through the strict process adopted by the Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS). While some major banking exams have already been held earlier this year, the later half of 2016 is obviously dedicated to the banking exams with IBPS PO & Clerk exams to name a few. The online registrations for IBPS Clerk 2016 exam would commence from August 22, 2016.
The details of vacancies (bank wise and state-wise) have been mentioned in the advertisement that was released on August 12 and keeping the selection process intact, IBPS would organise one preliminary exam, followed by the Mains examination. Since the IBPS has done away with the interviews for Clerical cadre recruitments, the candidates shortlisted after the Mains exam would be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations, based on merit-cum-preference.
IBPS Clerk preliminary exam would be conducted in November & December, while the results would be announced in December itself. The Main exam dates have also been announced by IBPS and it would be conducted on December 31, 2016, and January 1, 2017. As the online application process would conclude on September 12, the pre-exam training would be organised in November for SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen candidates.
IBPS Clerk Prelims exam would consist of 100 questions divided in three sections; English Language (30 questions), Numerical Ability (35 questions) & Reasoning Ability (35 questions). Each question would carry one mark and the candidates would be given 1 hour to solve the paper. The candidates will have to secure minimum qualifying marks in each section and as per the requirement, IBPS would call adequate number of candidates in each category to appear for the Main examination. The total marks allotted for Main exam are 200, however, the marks will be converted out of 100 for Provisional allotment.
Since the recruitment in clerical cadre in Public Sector Banks is done on State/UT basis, candidates are eligible to apply for vacancies in any one State/UT only. The applicants are also advised to get themselves confortable with the application procedure as even a single mistake in the online application form can lead to the disqualification of candidature. All the specific details are available in the advertisement published at www.ibps.in and other details regarding the examination would be available in the Information Handout, which would be available when the call letters would be released.