BANKING EXAM

About Banking

Banking is the backbone of a nation’s economy. Today in India the bank recruitment is one of the most sought after career option for all young graduates. Banking career is challenging as well as rewarding. It provides you a huge sense of security with good perks and salary. It does not require any specific banking qualification or any banking course. So you can definitely go for this sector by giving common competitive exams after graduation for different positions like

  • Probationary Officer
  • Clerk
  • Specialist Officer

LIST OF Bank Name FOR WHICH COMBINED EXAMINATION IS HELD

ELIGIBILITY

AGE LIMIT

  • Probationary Officer – 20 to 30 years
  • Clerk – 20 to 30 years
  • Specialist Officer – 20 to 30 years

AGE RELAXATION

  • OBC – 3 years
  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • WIDOW/DIVORCED WOMEN – 9 years
  • EX SERVICEMEN – 5 years
  • PERSON WITH DISABILITY – 10 Years

QUALIFICATION

  • Applying candidates should have completed their 10th/12th/Degree (graduation)/Post Graduation, etc as per various posts or jobs or vacancies with good academic records in concerned discipline from well recognized University / Institute.

EXAM PATTERN

Prelium exam pattern for clerk / PO and SO

The Prelium tests except for the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

The exam will be conducted online and it will carry objective type questions.

0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate in Preliminary Exam. There will be no deduction of marks for a question left blank/ unattempted by a candidate.

Serial No.SectionNo. of QuestionTotal MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes 
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes 
3Reasoning353520 minutes 
 Total10010060 minutes 

Mains exam pattern for clerk / PO and SO

The Mains tests except for the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

The exam will be conducted online and it will carry objective type questions.

0.25 marks will be deducted for every question attempted wrong by a candidate in Mains Exam. There will be no deduction of marks for a question left blank/ unattempted by a candidate.

SR NO SECTION NO OF QUESTION MARKS DURATION
1 GENERAL ENGLISH 40 40 35 MINUTES
2 QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE 50 50 45 MINUTES
3 REASONING ABILITY 50 60 45 MINUTES
4 GENERAL AWARENESS 50 50 25 MINUTES
  TOTAL 190 200 2 HOURS 40 MINUTE
 

Interview Process

Candidates who qualify the Mains Exam are finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS. The Interview Process will constitute of 100 marks and the minimum marks for qualifying this round will be 40% which is reduced to 35% for candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories.

Final Selection

The final selection of the candidate to the post of Probationary Officer will be made by taking into consideration the cumulative score of Mains Exam and the interview Process. The weight age of both these phases of examination will be in the ratio 80:20 respectively.