The announcement of common test for recruitment into public sector banks has finally arrived.The national level exams are to be conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for which scores would be awarded.
Posts: The common test is for recruitment of Probationary Officer or Management Trainee vacancies that arise in 19 public banks - Allahabad Bank,Andhra Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Dena 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 & Vijaya Bank.
Dates: Online application registration: July 9 - August 1 ,2011
Common written test: September 18, 2011
Eligibility conditions to apply for common written test, as on 1.07.2011
* Age to be minimum: 20 yrs & maximum: 30 yrs
* Must have a degree in any discipline from a recognized university
- Still confused? Read answers for your common eligibility doubts
The common bank exam pattern is same as previous banking recruitments with Objective & Descriptive papers for a total of 250 marks.For every wrong answer in objective test, 0.25 would be reduced as negative mark.
Scorecards: IBPS will send scorecards (valid for 1 year) by post to those who have taken the test.Banks looking to recruit PO/ MT will notify eligibility (age, education, test score etc) & candidates who satisfy it have to apply for that bank by giving their IBPS test score & other details.
Books can be bought on the Internet & pay in Cash / Debit / Netbanking.
* Common Written Exam Guide (PO) – Rs.396 – Buy Online
Application: Fee of Rs.50 (SC/ST) or Rs.450 (others) for common test have to be paid online (credit/ debit cards) or through NEFT payment at any branch of banks mentioned above before July 30. After obtaining payment receipt, applicants can submit their application online at www.ibps.in for which you would receive a registration number & password in email/SMS. It is necessary to upload your signature & photo along with the online application
Common written test is compulsory to apply for bank jobs in India hereafter.Hence download the notification of this exam from their website here