Types of Bank Exams

Generally, the bank examinations are of the Various types
A series of Common Written Examinations (CWEs) conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as a prerequisite for the selection of personnel for Probationary Officer / Management Trainee / Clerk / Specialist Officer posts in Public Sector banks (other than SBI) and for Officers and Office Assistants in Regional Rural Banks

Exam conducted by SBI for recruitment to the posts of Clerks and Officers.

Recruitment by Private banks and PSBs through one year Post Graduate Diploma in Bankingand Finance (PGDBF) course in Manipal Global Education Services Pvt Ltd. Bangalore (MaGE) and Nitte Education International Pvt Ltd. Greater Noida (NEIPL)

The Banking Industry is recruiting in a big way. In the next few years, banks will have to recruit lakhs of candidates. IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts series of CWEs in a year – once for each of PO (General Banking Officer – GBO), Clerical (Single Window Operator – SWO), Specialist Officers for recruitment into the Public Sector Banks and Regional Rural Banks to cater to the need of the industry and also to the needs of job aspirants. This means that aspirants are clear about when they should apply, and can plan their preparation in an organised and effective manner.
The first ever CWE for PO/MT was held in September 2011, for Clerks it was held in November 2011,for Specialist Officers it was conducted in March 2011 and for RRBs in September 2012.

Participating Banks

Except for SBI, almost all the major Public Sector Banks are participating in the CWE. The 20 banks which are participating in the CWE are Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Dena Bank, IDBI Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, Syndicate Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India, UCO Bank and Vijaya Bank.

Cutoff Score

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each section. There will be a second level cutoff point on total as per requirement. Depending on the number of vacancies available,cutoffs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview (For PO).Prior to the completion of the interview process,scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview. There are no interviews for Clerks. Final selection for Clerks is based on the marks obtained in Main Examination.

Marks obtained only in the Main examination will be considered for short listing for interview (for PO) and also for Final merit listing.

Common Interviews for Bank Jobs

To put a check on multiple selections, IBPS has introduced a system of common interview.

Computer Literacy

Some banks insist that the candidate should posses working knowledge of computers before joining the bank and few banks mention that the desired computer skills may be acquired within six months of joining the bank. If a candidate has not studied computers as one of the subjects in school/college, the candidate must possess a valid diploma (basic applications) in computers.

Language Proficiency

Public Sector Banks

Since clerical cadre recruitment would be on State-wise basis, the candidate may also be required to possess proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT for which vacancies he wishes to apply.

Regional Rural Banks

Proficiency in local language as prescribed by the participating RRB/s

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