Banking

The State Bank of India is the country’s oldest bank and has widespread network in India. It is headquartered in Mumbai. SBI conducts online objective prelim and mains exams. Recently its associate banks viz. State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Travancore and State Bank of Mysore have got merged into it.

There will be online objective type Preliminary test followed by online objective Main test and online descriptive test. Main exam will be followed by GD and interview.

Phase I- Preliminary Exam

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks and it will be conducted online. This test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 sections as follows:

Sr. No. Name of Test No. of Questions Marks
1 English Language 30 30
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing passing marks to be decided by the Bank. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the bank will be shortlisted for the Main Examination.

NOTE: There will be a penalty for wrong answer. One-fourth mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Phase II- Main Exam

Main Examination will consist of Objective Tests for 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 50 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests will be online. Candidates will have to answer Descriptive test by typing on the computer. Immediately after completion of Objective Test, Descriptive Test will be administered.

a) Objective Test : The objective test of 3 hours duration consist of 4 Sections for total 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.

Sr. No. Name of Test No. of Questions Marks Duration
1 Reasoning &Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Minutes
2 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
3 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Minutes
4 English Language 35 40 40 Minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours

b) Descriptive Test : The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 50 marks will be a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).. The candidates are required to qualify in the Descriptive Test by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank. Descriptive Test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who have scored qualifying marks in the Objective Tests and are placed adequately high as per total marks in objective test.

NOTE: There will be a penalty for wrong answer. One-fourth mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Phase III- GD (20 marks) & Interview (30 marks)

The aggregate marks of candidates qualifying in both the Objective Tests and Descriptive Test will be arranged in descending order in each category. Adequate number of candidates in each category, as decided by the Bank will be called for Group Exercises and Interview. The qualifying marks in Group Exercises &Interview will be as decided by the Bank.

Final Selection

The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the marks obtained in Main Examination (Phase-II), both in Objective Test and Descriptive Test, will be added to the marks obtained in GE& Interview (Phase-III) for preparation of the final merit list. The candidates will have to qualify both in Phase-II and Phase-III separately. Marks secured by the candidates in the Written Test (out of 250 marks) are converted to out of 75 and marks secured in Group Exercises & Interview (out of 50 marks) are converted to out of 25. The final merit list is arrived at after aggregating converted marks of Written Test and Group Exercises &Interview out of 100 for each category. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. Results of the candidates who have qualified for Group Exercises & Interview and the list of candidates finally selected will be made available on the Bank's website.

Age

The candidate should not be below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2016 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1986 and not later than 01.04.1995 (both days inclusive).

Educational Qualification

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final Year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 01.07.2017. Candidates having Integrated Dual Degree (IDD) certificate should ensure that the date of passing the IDD is on or before 01.07.2017. Candidates possessing qualification of Chartered Accountant may also apply.

The State Bank of India is the country’s oldest bank and has widespread network in India. It is headquartered in Mumbai. SBI conducts online objective prelim and mains exams which are followed by GD and Interview for clerk for its bank. Recently its associate banks viz. State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Travancore and State Bank of Mysore have got merged into it.

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination:

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests and test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

Sr. No. Name of Test No. of Questions Marks
1 English Language 30 30
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

NOTE: Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by SBI. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by SBI depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for online main examination.

NOTE: There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Phase – II: Main Examination:

The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows:

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Not by Sequence) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted for each test
1 Reasoning & Computer Knowledge 50 60 45 Minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 Minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
4 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) 50 50 35 Minutes
Total 190 200 160 Minutes

The above tests except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

NOTE: There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Age

The candidate should not be below 21 years and not above 30 years as on 01.04.2016 i.e candidates must have been born not earlier than 02.04.1986 and not later than 01.04.1995 (both days inclusive).

Educational Qualification

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final Year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 12.09.2016.

IBPS is an organisation which helps bank in personnel selection, recruitment and assessment etc. It conducts online exams through which candidate can apply for job in 20 public banks.

There is first Preliminary online objective type test followed by Online Main exam and interview.


Preliminary online Objective test:

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests and test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

Sr. No. Name of Test No. of Questions Marks
1 English Language 30 30
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

NOTE: Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing 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.
There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Main online exam:

The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows:

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Not by Sequence) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time Allotted for each test (Separately Timed)
1 Reasoning 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 English 30 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 40 minutes
3 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) 40 40 English & Hindi 20 minutes
4 Computer Knowledge 20 20 English & Hindi 10 minutes
Total 200 200 140 Minutes

IBPS reserves the right to modify the structure of the examination which will be informed 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 authorized IBPS website.

NOTE: There will be negative marking for wrong answers in the objective test. ¼ th mark or 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the main examination for IBPS PO will subsequently be called for an interview to be conducted by the Participating Organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each state/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centers. The center, address of the venue, time & date of interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter.

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of 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 IBPS PO 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 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 IBPS website.

Age

Age (As on 01.07.2016): Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1986 and not later than 01.07.1996 (both dates inclusive)

Educational Qualification

Candidate should have a Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess valid. Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

IBPS is an organisation which helps bank in personnel selection, recruitment and assessment etc. It conducts online exams through which candidate can apply for job in 20 public banks.

Phase-I: Preliminary Examination:

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests and test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:

Sr. No. Name of Test No. of Questions Marks
1 English Language 30 30
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

NOTE: Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing 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. There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Phase – II: Main Examination:

The structure of main examination (online objective type) would be as follows:

Sr. No. Name of Tests (Not by Sequence) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted for each test (Separately Timed)
1 Reasoning 40 50 30 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 30 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 30 minutes
3 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) 40 40 25 minutes
4 Computer Knowledge 40 20 20 minutes
Total 200 200 135 Minutes

The above tests except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

NOTE: There will be negative marks for wrong answers in the Objective tests. 1/4th mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Age

As on 01.08.2016: Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1988 and not later than 01.08.1996 (both dates inclusive)

Educational Qualification

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Those who are in the Final Year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 12.09.2016.