IPPB Officer Scale 2, 3 & 5 exam 2016 analysis

India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has concluded the online exam for Officer Scale 2, 3 & 5 today across the country. Hundreds of thousand aspirants took the online exam that was organized for filling around 1017 posts categorized as 637 posts under Scale-II, 378 posts under Scale-III and 2 posts under Scale-V.

India Post had notified to fill total 1060 posts – 652 posts (Scale-II) and 408 posts (Scale-III) in October. The online applications for these posts were filled from October 7 to November 7. These posts include Manager and Senior Manager posts under Middle Management Grade/ Scale-II & III respectively. As the India Post had already declared that the online exam will be conducted for only 1015 posts, the exam date for remaining posts is yet to be announced.

Similarly, another notification for filling 12 posts under Senior Management Grade/ Scale (AGM, DGM and Chief Manager) was rolled out in the same month and the applications were filled from October 4 to 25. These posts include 3 posts under Scale-IV, 7 posts under Scale-V and 2 posts under Scale-VI. It was initially announced that the selection of candidates will be done through Interviews only, however, as the Bank has authority to introduce changes in the selection process, it was announced last month that an online exam will be conducted for these posts too.

It was announced on December 1 that the online exam for selected posts under Scale-II, III & V will be conducted on December 17 and the admit cards were also issued to all eligible candidates. As of today, the exam was conducted successfully across all test centers and no untoward incident has been reported so far. The online exam consisted of total 200 multiple-choice questions distributed as 40 questions under English Language section, 60 questions under General Financial Awareness section and 50 questions each under Reasoning & Quantitative Aptitude. Total time allotted for the online exam was 2 hours.

As per the rules, the candidates will be required to pass in each objective test (section) respectively. The minimum passing marks for each test will be announced by IPPB along with the results. The candidates will also have to face negative marking (1/4 marks) for each wrong response.

The candidates will be called for Group Discussion and/or Personal Interview based on the performance in the online test. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of written test and personal interview taken together.

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