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In the times of changing economies and internet trading, the role of Banks has diversified to a great extent in recent years. Due to the uprise of the engagements in the Banking sector, students are inclined towards pursuing banking courses or prepare for Bank Exams 2020. One of the popular name in the list of banking organisations is IBPS which conducts a series of exams in order to hire administrative staff against various posts in public sector banks. Are you wondering why baking after Engineering? Or What are the different job profiles under IBPS Exams? Are there any investment banking jobs under this exam?

IBPS Exam Highlights

Exam Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Exam
Conducting Body IBPS
Official Website ibps.in
Exam Type National Level
Exam Categories  PO, SO, Clerk and RRB
Mode Of Application Online
Eligibility Varies as per the chosen exam
Exam Mode Online
Subdivision of Exams  Prelims and Mains Exam followed by Personal Interview 
IBPS Salary INR 37,000-38,000 + Benefits (On Average)*

*The estimated salaries for varies as per the post occupied by the candidates.

IBPS PO Exam 

Bank PO is considered as the Assistant Manager working at prohibition at managing all the tasks at a particular bank branch. The IBPS PO exam introduces individuals to entry-level management responsibilities. In order to ger this position, candidates need to give the Bank PO Exam. Check out important information related to the same below:

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Important Dates for 2021

Events Date
IBPS PO 2021 Notification August 2021
Online Registration Begins August 2021
Preliminary Exam Date 9th, 10th, 16th & 17th October 2021
Preliminary Result November 2021
Mains Admit Card November 2021
Mains Exam Date 27th November 2021
Mains Result December 2021
Interview Period January 2022
IBPS PO 2021 Provisional Allotment 1st April 2022

Eligibility Criteria

Nationality

  • Citizen of India
  • The citizen of Nepal or Bhutan
  • Tibetan refugee settled since January 1, 1962

Academic Qualifications

  • A graduate degree or equivalent in any stream but from a recognized university.
  • The degree should be dated earlier than August 28, 2020. 

Age Limit

The candidate should be between the age of 20-30 as of 1 August, 2020. There are certain relaxations in age if you belong to different categories of the society like Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes get 5 years relaxation in their age. 

Exam Pattern for IBPS PO

Prelims Exams

The prelims exam is conducted through an online platform. There is negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer. The pattern it follows is:

S. No Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Minutes
2. English Language 35 40 40 Minutes
3.  Data Analysis and Interpretation 35 60 45 Minutes
4. General Economy and Banking 40 40 35 Minutes
Total 155 200 3 Hours

Mains Exams

After clearing the Prelims, next comes the IBPS PO Mains exam comes. It is a little difficult and elaborate than the Prelims but the days are equally distributed well. The pattern it follows is-

Number of Sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration of Exam
English Language 35 40 English  40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation  35 60 English and Hindi 45 minutes
General/Banking Awareness  40  40 English and Hindi 35 minutes
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 English and Hindi 60 minutes
Letter Writing and Essay 2 25 English 30 Minutes

Interview Round and then Provisional Allotment

Candidates who secure the stipulated marks to qualify the written tests are given the call by the IBPS board to come for an interview. After the interview, if selected, the candidates become official and are given the allotment letter. 

  • The interview carries 100 marks and the qualifying score is minimum 40. 
  • Candidate’s communication skills and personality are examined here. For a great insight into personality development tips and tricks followed by business leaders.

IBPS PO Vacancies for 2020-2021

Participating Organization SC ST OBC EWS UR Total  HI*  OC* VI*  ID*
Bank of Baroda 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Bank of India 110 55 198 74 297 734 8 7 7 7
Bank of Maharashtra 37 18 67 25 103 250 NR NR NR NR
Canara Bank 315 157 567 210 851 2100 21 21 21 21
Central Bank of India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Indian Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Indian Overseas Bank 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Punjab National Bank NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR
Punjab & Sind Bank 14 6 21 8 34 83 0 0 0 0
UCO Bank 35 10 14 35 256 350 7 4 4 29
Union Bank of India NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR NR

*These vacancies are under the Out of Which (PWBD) category.

List of Banks Participating in IBPS PO Exam

The below-mentioned banks are the banks that have participated in the IBPS recruitment process of the ongoing year-

1. Punjab National Bank
2. Union Bank of India
3. Bank of India
4. Indian Bank
5. Canara Bank
6. Indian Overseas Bank
7. Central Bank of India
8. UCO Bank
9. Bank of Baroda
10. Punjab & Sind Bank
11.Bank of Maharashtra

IBPS Clerk Exam

Important Dates for 2021

IBPS Clerk Notification September 2020
IBPS Clerk Online Application Form September 2020
Online Application End  October 2020
Pre-Exam Training November 2020
Online Prelims Exam 12th, 13th and 19th December 2020
Online Mains Exam 24th January 2021
Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2021

Eligibility Criteria

  • Age Limit- Candidate must be between 20-28 years as on 01/09/2020
  • Educational Qualifications- Candidates must have a graduation degree in any field from a recognized university. Should have English in school.

Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk

Like IBPS PO, Clerk also has 2 exams, Prelims and Mains. The only difference is that there is no Interview round here. 

Prelims Exam

S. No Sections No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Duration 
1. English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2.  Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3. Reasoning Ability  35 35  20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hours

It is also conducted online and each section contains equal time. The shortlisted candidates, clearing the cut-offs will be selected for the Mains Exam.

Mains Exam

S. No Sections No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60  45 Minutes
2.  English Language  40 40 35 Minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
4. General and Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
Total 190 200 160 Minutes

IBPS Clerk Vacancies for 2020- 2021

For the recruitment year 2020-2021, the total vacancies available for the clerical post are 2557.

Banks Participating in IBPS Clerk Exam

Tabulated below are the popular banks that participate in the recruitment process of the IBPS Clerk exam-

Canara Bank UCO Bank
Bank of Baroda Central Bank of India
Punjab National Bank Indian Overseas Bank
UCO Bank Union Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra Indian Bank Punjab & Sind Bank

IBPS SO Exam

IBPS SO exam is conducted to fill the Specialist Officer (SO) posts. The posts can be in the fields of:

  • Agriculture Field Officer
  • HR/Personnel Officer
  • Law Officer
  • IT Officer Scale 1

Important Dates

IBPS SO Notification 2019-20 5th November 2019
IBPS SO Online Registration  6th November 2019
Last Date For Registration 26th November 2019
IBPS SO Prelims Exam 28th and 29th December 2019
Result of Prelims 10th January 2020
IBPS SO Mains Exam 25th January 2020
Result of Mains 5 February 2020
IBPS SO Final Result April 2020

Exam Pattern

Here is the exam pattern of the IBPS SO exam-

Prelims Exam

For the post of IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer:

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes

For the post of Law Officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari:

No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
1 English Language 50 25 English 40 minutes
2 Reasoning 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
3 General Awareness with Special Reference to Banking Industry 50 50 English and Hindi 40 minutes
Total 150 125 120 minutes

Mains Exam

For the Post of Law Officer, IT Officer, Agriculture Field Officer, HR/Personnel Officer and Marketing Officer

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge 60 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes

For the Post of Rajbhasha Adhikari

Name of Test Number of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Duration
Professional Knowledge(Objective) 45 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes
Professional Knowledge(Descriptive) 2 60 English & Hindi 30 minutes

Eligibility Criteria 

Here are the important requisites with respect to eligibility requirements-

Citizenship Criteria

  • A resident of India
  • A subject of Nepal
  • Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 and have planned to settle in India permanently
  • A subject of Indian Origin migrated from Burma, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Uganda, Kenya, United Republic of Tanzania, Namibia, Ethiopia, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Vietnam

Educational Criteria 

Serial Number Name of the Post Age Educational Qualification
1. I.T. Officer (Scale I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
-Four years engineering/Technology degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation OR
-Post Graduate Degree in Computer Science/IT/Computer Application/Electronics and Communication Engineering/Electronics and Telecommunication/ Electronics and Instrumentation ORGraduates having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level exam
2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale-I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
4 years graduation degree in agriculture/ Horticulture/ Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ dairy Science/ Agricultural engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing and cooperation/ Co-Operation and Banking/ Agro-Forestry
3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
Post Graduate in Hindi with English as a subject at the graduation or degree level OR Post Graduate Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as a subject at graduation level
4. Law Office (Scale I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
A bachelor’s degree in Law and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
5. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
Graduate and Full Time Post Graduate Degree or Full time Diploma in Personnel Management/ Industrial Relation/ HR/ HRD/ Social Work/ Labour Law
6. Marketing Officer (Scale I) Min – 20 years
Max – 30 years
Graduate and Full Time MMS (Marketing)/ MBA (Marketing)/Full time PGDBA/ PGDBM with specialization in Marketing

Age Limit 

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
Other Backward Class (OBC) 3 years
Person with Disability (PWD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/Commissioned Officers including ECOS (Emergency Commissioned Officers)/ SSCOs (Short Service Commissioned Officers) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of Assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 1 year from last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by the way of dismissal/discharge on the account of misconduct/inefficiency/physical disability attributable to military service 5 years
Person ordinarily domiciled in the Jammu and Kashmir province during the period 1.01.1980 and 31.12.1989 5 years
Person affected by 1984 riots 5 years

IBPS RRB Exam

Important Dates for 2021

Here are the important dates for the on-going year for the IBPS RRB exam-

Events IBPS RRB 2021 Notification Dates
Release of Notification  June 2021
Application Form  June 2021
Last Date of Online Application July 2021
Prelims Exam 01-Aug-202107-Aug-202108-Aug-202114-Aug-202121-Aug-2021
Mains Exam and Online Single Exam of Officers Scale I, II and III 25-Sept-2021
Mains Exam of Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 31-Oct-2021

Eligibility Criteria 

Here is the eligibility criteria you have to abide by before appearing in the IBPS RRB exam-

Educational Qualification

IBPS RRB Post Educational Qualification Experience
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) -Degree in any discipline
-Proficiency in the local language.
-Knowledge of Computer skills.
Officer Scale-I (PO/Assistant Manager) -Degree in any discipline.
-Candidates having a degree in Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics, and Accountancy will be given preference.
-Proficiency in the local language.
-Knowledge of Computer skills.
Officer Scale-II General Banking Officer -Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.
-Candidates having a degree in Horticulture, Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.
2 years as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institution
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (IT) -Degree in Electronics / Communication / Computer Science / Information Technology with a minimum of 50% marks Certification in ASP, PHP, C++, Java, VB, VC, OCP, etc will be given preference. 1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (CA) -Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. 1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (LA) -Degree in Law with a minimum of 50% marks. 2 years as an advocate OR should have worked as Law Officer in Banks or Financial Institutions
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Treasury Manager) -Certified Associate (CA) from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India OR MBA in Finance. 1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Marketing Officer) -MBA in Marketing. 1 Year
Officer Scale-II Specialist Officers (Agriculture Officer) -Degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Dairy, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Pisciculture with a minimum of 50% marks. 2 Years
Officer Scale-III -Degree in any discipline with a minimum of 50% marks.
-Candidates with a Degree/Diploma in Forestry, Animal Husbandry, Veterinary Science, Agricultural Engineering, Banking, Finance, Marketing, Agriculture, Horticulture, Pisciculture, Agricultural Marketing and Co-operation, Information Technology, Management, Law, Economics and Accountancy will be given preference.
5 years as an Officer in a Bank or Financial Institute

Age Limit

  • For Officer Scale- I- Candidates should be above 18 years and below 30 years.
  • For Officer Scale-II- Candidates should be above 21 years and below 32 years.
  • For Officer Scale- III- Candidates should be above 21 years and below 40 years.
  • For Office Assistant (Multipurpose) – Candidates should be above 18 years and below 30 years.

Age Wise Relaxation

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen The actual period of service rendered in the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
Widows, Divorced women, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years

Exam Pattern for IBPS RRB

Before you go on to prepare for the IBPS RRB exam, it is important to analyse the exam pattern so that you will have an idea of what will be presented to you on the day of the exam. Stated below is the exam of Prelims and Mains exam-

Prelims 

Section Question Marks
Reasoning 40 40
Numerical Ability 40 40
Total 80 80

A cumulative time of 45 minutes will be given to solve the above stated sections.

Mains 

Section Question Marks
Reasoning Paper 40 50
General Awareness Paper 40 40
Numerical Ability Paper 40 50
English/Hindi Language Paper 40 40
Computer Knowledge 40 20
Total 200 200

A cumulative time of 2 hours will be given to solve the above stated sections.

IBPS RRB Vacancies for 2020-2021

Tabulated below are the vacancies released by the official bodies for the year 2020-2021: 

Posts Vacancies
IBPS RRB Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 5076
IBPS RRB Officer Scale -I 4201
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Agriculture Officer) 100
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Marketing Officer) 08
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Treasury Officer) 03
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (Law) 26
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (CA) 26
IBPS RRB Officer Scale-II (IT) 59
Officer Scale-II (General Banking Officer) 838
Officer Scale – III 156
Total 10,493

Application Process for IBPS Exams

There are certain steps to keep in mind about applying for the exam. The application form is scheduled to come on the official website by the second week of August. As soon as that comes, be ready and prepared enough to go through the registration. 

Step 1: Registration for The IBPS Exam

  • Visit the official website of ibps.in
  • Search for the tab “Click here for New Registration”
  • Fill out the particulars
  • A provisional registration number and password would be provided by the website. 

Step 2: Upload Documents

Candidates have to upload these documents-

  • Photograph of 20-50 KBs
  • Signature of 10-20 Kbs
  • Left Thumb Impression of 20-50 KBs
  • Hand Written Declaration 50-100 KBs

Step 3: Fill The IBPS Application Form

  • Fill your personal, academic and all the necessary details
  • Choose the position you are applying for and the preferred exam cities. The exam is held in different cities like Delhi, Maharashtra, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, etc.
  • Then submit the form using appropriate options.

Step 4: Pay The Application Fee

  • The candidate has to pay the application fee after filling the details
  • The fee depends from person to person as for General it is INR 600 and for SC/ST/PWD it is INR 100. 
  • Pay the money through Net banking, Debit/Credit Cards, IMPS or Mobile Wallets.

This was all about the IBPS Exams that are likely to occur in 2020. Candidates interested in looking for Banking courses after graduation or a Diploma in Banking and Finance can get in touch with Leverage Edu and our experts will help you build an excellent career in Banking and Finance.

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