Bank recruitments have undergone many changes in the past one year including that of moving from individual exam pattern to common written tests. Not many would have thought bank jobs would accompany such stringent selection procedures. The latest to join in this list is the introduction of common interviews & uniform educational qualifications.
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) released PO CWE results which were held in June 2012 & 61339 candidates were pronounced as qualified.
At the same time a notification from government recommended single interviewing process and hiking of education criteria for PO & clerk level positions.
To clarify these new rules BankExamsIndia.com contacted Dr.A.K.Konar (division head) of IBPS with some doubts frequently raised by our readers.
Get ready for Common Interviews
Yes, the common interviews (CI) to be coordinated by IBPS shall start from this year onwards making PO 2012 passouts the first batch to appear in this new exercise.
In relation to this, the institute will ask candidates to provide their order of preference (they like to join) among 20 public banks.Based on the final merit list, vacancies and preference given, they shall be allotted to banks.
An important point to note here is – a person will not get two or more calls.Incase you choose to reject the offer of appointment or don't report for duty on the specified dates, you won't receive offers from remaining banks.
Such people have no other choice but to appear for next common exams & reenter the recruitment system again (see getting selected for bank jobs turn tough)
Although this may sound a little harsh it can be expected to put an end to multiple selections which marred previous recruitments.
60% in Degree From Next Year
The news of Indian govt fixing 60% in graduation for PO posts could have been haunting many with low scorers fearing disqualification.
We have been told that it will be implemented only from the next CWE.So there is every reason for those below 60% to smile.
But remember this is your last chance to make it as probationary officer because the new rule will make you ineligible to register for IBPS PO CWE 2013.