How to Fill Bank Preferences in IBPS Clerk 2016 Exam [Detailed Guide & List]

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The online registration process to apply for IBPS clerk 2016 exam has begun and the links will remain open till September 6.You are required to fill bank preferences before submitting the form by choosing the banks you wish to work.How to fill IBPS clerk 2016 bank preferences will be one question that many of you will have at this time.So here is the detailed list of the order of preference for clerk jobs allotment in banks.


According to IBPS clerk 2016 notification, 19,000 clerk job vacancies are to be filled for 2017-18 in public sector banks.


Depending on the final scores in this clerical recruitment exercise (test & interview), IBPS shall automatically allot you to banks based on your preference.


How does bank preferences work?

You will be allotted to a bank in your first preference, if your final total score is high & there are sufficient no. of vacancies in that particular bank.


Incase the bank in your 1st preference has filled all posts in a particular state with top scorers, your 2nd preferred bank will be considered.If that option is also complete, your 3rd choice is looked.


The allotment cycle goes in the preference order you had given at the time of application registration.It is why you should be careful in selecting the bank you wish to work as you cannot change the order later.


How to Fill IBPS Clerk Preferences?

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The job profile of clerk is confined within the branch only as they are responsible for collecting & dispensing cash to customers.That is the reason why they are also called as single window operator (cashier).


Just because they are required to interact with the visitors, candidates applying for clerk posts are required to posses proficiency in the local language (able to read, write & speak) of that specific state.


Based on your State: The job location for clerks will be within a state where you to choose to appear for the online test.Hence you need not worry of getting posted in another state.


Mostly, banks have large no. of branches in the state where its head office is located. Therefore here is a table that will help you with the banks & their head office location.


There is no head office in my state.What to do?

There are some states where no head office is present.Candidates from such areas can submit their preferences based on the brand value of the bank & employee feedback.


Will I be transferred to other states?

The transfers would be only with your home state only & not outside of it.It is only in the case of PO, all India transfers are un avoidable.


Here is a general preference list of banks that we prepared by taking into account the reviews posted online by current & previous employees.


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I am still confused about preferences.What shall I do?

After looking at the various options available, we know there would candidates with such a mindset.


Some of you might have some dream public sector banks to work.It could have been the driving force behind your efforts to appear for IBPS clerk exam.Some would want to join a bank that has sound financials, good growth rate etc.


But for the post of clerk, there is no big difference that you can spot between banks as the job profile, salary, allowances etc., are almost similar across organizations.


Whichever bank you choose - clerk appointments shall happen within your state initially & would be asked to join in a local branch only.


Do you have a better idea or strategy for choosing the preferences? Voice it through the comment form below for others to also decide.

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