The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the Common Recruitment Process for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer / Management Trainee posts in the Participating Organisations is tentatively scheduled during October / November of each year.
Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations as a Probationary Officer / Management Trainee or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP PO/MT).
The examination is a two tier examination i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases
Candidates who qualify in Preliminary Examination and shortlisted will have to appear for the Main Examination. Shortlisted candidates in the Main Examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co-ordinated by the Nodal Bank.
Depending on the final vacancies to be filled-in during the financial year based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience, etc.
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The topics covered based on the revised and restructured IBPS PO/MT examination are as below
Preliminary Examination is an online test consisting of Objective Questions for 100 marks. This test is of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:
|Sl.No.||Subject||No.of Qs||Max Marks|
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
Main Examination consists of Objective Tests for 200 marks and English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) for 25 marks.
(i) Objective Test: The objective test is of 3 hours duration and consist of 4 Sections for a total of 200 marks. The objective test will have separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.
|Sl.No.||Subject||No.of Qs||Max Marks||Duration|
|1.||Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45||60||60 mins|
|2.||General / Economy/ Banking Awareness||40||40||35 mins|
|3.||English Language||35||40||40 mins|
|4.||Data Analysis and Interpretation||35||60||45 mins|
|5.||English Language ( Letter Writing & Essay )||2||25||30 mins|
IBPS reserves the right to modify the structure of the examination which will be intimated through its website. Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letters from the authorized IBPS Portal
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination).
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
Cut-off Score (Online Main Examination)
Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.
MARKS OBTAINED IN THE MAIN EXAMINATION ONLY WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR SHORTLISTING FOR INTERVIEW AND ALSO FOR FINAL MERIT LISTING
Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Main examination for CRP PO/MT-VII will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from the authorised IBPS website ( www.ibps.in ). Please note that any request regarding change in date, centre etc. of interview will not be entertained. However the conducting agencies reserve the right to change the date/ venue/ time/ centre etc. of interview or hold supplementary process for particular date / session / venue / centre / set of candidates at its discretion, under unforeseen circumstances, if any.
The total marks allotted for Interview is 100. There will be a minimum qualifying marks for the interview and it will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CRP (Main exam) and interview will be 80:20 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination of CRP PO/MT and Interview. Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed.
A candidate should qualify both in the CRP (Main) and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on authorised IBPS website.
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Please refer to the official website of Examination to make sure you do not miss out on any information or requirements provided to make yourself eligible for the examination.