The weeks ahead are expected to be filled with activity as IBPS PO Interview process 2012 has been announced.Qualifiers of written examination held in June are eligible to take part in the proposed common interviews.This is seen by many as the only solution to prevent multiple selections of candidates which marred previous bank recruitments.
To apply for probationary officer & clerk vacancies across 20 PSBs, one has to pass in Institute of Banking Personnel Selection`s CWE and appear for interviews of each bank till last year.
Following complaints from aspirants, Government of India stepped in with the idea of common interviews (CI).In the month of November, IBPS had confirmed to BankExamsIndia.com that they would implement the govt. order from the current batch itself.
To avoid circulation of rumors, IBPS has rightfully declared the tentative schedule of events in advance.According to the notification posted on their website,
** Update: Call letters now available for download at IBPS site here
Start of IBPS Common interviews - January 14, 2013
Downloading of Call letters - Jan 1 onwards
CI results to be declared in February 2nd week
Bank vacancies notification & registering candidates preference – Feb 3rd/4th week
Final allotments would be released in the month of March
So in the next 3 months many would realize their dream of joining a public sector bank.Read how common interviews make selections tougher
Your Doubts Answered:
Ever since the news of a single interview for banking jobs surfaced, many readers had sent in their questions enquiring about the process & its implications.
With IBPS officially coming out with details, here is a compilation of answers for your frequently asked queries.
Q: Are all candidates eligible for common interviews?
Yes.All those who had passed in the IBPS CWE PO – II (june 2012) shall be called by banks for the interviewing stage.(61339 cleared the test)
An Email/ SMS would be sent intimating the details such as date, venue, time etc.
Q: What would be the total marks for common interview?
Though exact markings are not known, it could well be for 50 marks & then converted as per required weightage.
We would suggest candidates not to think too much about marks but rather focus on answering maximum questions correctly.(see top 8 bank interview questions)
Q: Can I change my interview centre?
No.You may not be able to modify any of the details as requests for change in time, date or location won’t be entertained.
Q: How many vacancies are available in banks this year?
Approximately 15-18000 PO positions could be filled through this exercise.The exact number of posts in each public bank is to be published by IBPS in February 2013.
Q: Is job guaranteed in any bank after I qualify in common interviews?
No. Successful candidates will be listed in the order of merit according to their CWE, CI scores & those at the top have better chances of selection.Others may have to wait.
Q: Can I get allotment in two or more banks?
No.Through a computerized system, an offer from any one PSB would be sent to a candidate based on the no.of vacancies in his/her preferred list of banks.
We hope the recruitment methodology for upcoming bank jobs shall be easy to understand now.