Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an autonomous body that conducts recruitment process for all the public sectors banks and related institutes in India. It recruits for many different posts like the probationary officer, Clerk, RRBs and Specialist Officers. It is known for transparent and accurate personnel selection procedure. Previous Year that is in 2015, IBPS introduced changes in its selection procedure and exam pattern. The changes made the selection process more transparent and more competitive in nature. The competitiveness can be very well inferred from the fact that in 2015 nearly 1.5 crore candidates registered for various exams conducted by IBPS. IBPS has released its 2016-17, so the next obvious comes, What is further changes are expected in IBPS 2016?
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What to Expect in IBPS 2016?
This question can be discussed with respect to the major exams that IBPS conducts, that is, with respect to, IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS SO and IBPS RRB.
IBPS PO and IBPS Clerk:
in 2015 the exam pattern for IBPS PO and IBPS Clerk changed the one-tier exam was replaced by two-tier examination system. This pattern of examination will continue in IBPS 2016.
- Phase-I of the examination was the preliminary level. This level is of 1 hour has relatively easy level of objective type questions, it is of total 100 marks with 100 question on
- Verbal ability
- Logical reasoning and
- Quantitative ability.
Those candidates clearing the minimum cut-off in phase-I were allowed to give common written examination of Phase-II
2. Phase-II is the main examination. This phase is 2 hours duration with 200 marks. The sections in the main examination increased to 5-
- Verbal ability
- Logical reasoning
- Quantitative aptitude
- Computer knowledge
- General awareness.
Each section has a different number of question. In 2015, the candidates clearing the cut-off main examination were shortlisted for the final phase- the interview round.
3. Phase-III: Interviews for PO and Psychometric Tests for Clerk
For IBPS PO there will be an Interview Round and based the candidates performance in the interviews and the scores obtained in the CWE, a combined score will be released and candidates will be shortlisted for the jobs, basis that.
The committee of Secretaries chaired by Cabinet Secretary, PSB Banks has suggested that in the place of IBPS Clerk Interview, where a panel personally interviews the shortlisted candidates should be replaced by psychometric tests.
For IBPS Clerk however, the interviews have been discontinued from 2016 and the process is replaced by Psychometric Tests.
Psychometric Test is where the candidate will be assessed on your different abilities, personality and so on. There are no right and wrong answers in psychometric tests, they are just a way of understanding a person’s mindset. Psychometric tests have been largely employed in private sector banks for their recruitment activities. The final decision of IBPS is yet to declared. As far as the IBPS PO post is considered no such changes are initiated by the authorities.
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IBPS Specialist Officer:
The exam pattern of IBPS Specialist Officer will continue to be same without any major changes. There will be one common written examination for different posts. The shortlisted candidates will be called for the final interview round. The written examination with the duration of 2 hours consists of 200 objective type questions based on four sections – A total of 200 marks.
- Verbal Ability
- General awareness (for law officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari)
- Logical reasoning
- Quantitative aptitude (for all other posts)
- Professional knowledge.
The interview round consists of 100 marks.
Information related to admit card and further information on changes related to IBPS 2016 Specialist Officer will be regularly posted Over here.
Every year IBPS invites applications for recruitment of four posts i.e. Group “A”- Officers Post which includes Officer Scale-I, II & III Post and Group ‘B’ Office Assistant (Multipurpose) post. The tentative schedule for IBPS RRB 2016 will be declared in due course of time. Any eligible candidate can apply for IBPS RRB posts during the recruitment cycle by registering themselves on the official website of IBPS. There are 5 different RRB CWE papers for their respective posts, which are:
- Paper for the post of Office Assistant (Multipurpose)
- Paper for the post of Officer Scale-I
- Paper for the post of Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer)
- Paper for the post of Officer Scale-II (Specialist Cadre)
- Paper for the post of Officer Scale-III.
These 5 different papers have a different syllabus, but only in terms of sections arranged among them differently as per the requirement of that post. Of all there are basically 5 main sections they are-
- Quantitative aptitude and data interpretation
- Logical reasoning,
- English/ Hindi
- General awareness/financial awareness
- Computer awareness.
There are 200 objective type questions with total 200 marks and the allotted time for the examination is 2 hours. The candidates shortlisted in the written examination are then called for the interview round. In IBPS 2016, for junior level positions, it is expected interviews will be replaced by Psychometric Test. Authorities are yet to give the final decision on this matter.
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