The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is all set to begin its recruitment drive for employing Probationary Officers. The recruitment body has issued a notification with the schedule of the online registration and exam dates for both Prelims and Mains.
In 2018, the IBPS PO notification was released in the first week of August, that is, by 9 August. However, it should be noted that every year IBPS issues notification for the PO and MT posts on 9 August.
Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations listed at (A) as a Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRPPO/MT-IX).
The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, Online Preliminary and Online Main. Candidates who will qualify in Online Preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Online Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the Online Main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank.
The prelims this year will be conducted on October 12, 13, 19 and 20. Those who successfully qualify this exam will be eligible for the main examinations, scheduled to be conducted on 30 November.
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates starts from August 07.
Exam pattern for IBPS PO prelims exam:
The IBPS PO prelims will be held in three sections — English, quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability – of 100 marks each with a time limit of one hour to complete it.
For English, a total of 30 questions of one marks each will be asked, while for quantitative aptitude and reasoning ability, 35 questions of one marks each is the pattern.
To apply for the IBPS PO exam, an applicant must at least complete his/her graduation from a recognised university. The minimum age limit for the IBPS PO/MT post is 20 years while the maximum age limit is 30 years.