IBPS Preference: Expert View

Compiled by: Mr Harish Kher, Ex SBI (Senior Faculty at Bank Power - Interview prep)

IBPS PREFERENCE
IBPS result of interview of the candidates has been declared. From 20th February till 28th February candidates who qualify in both written as well as interview will give their preferences for different banks. Each bank has already given the tentative number of vacancies on IBPS category wise i.e. for general, SC, OBC and ST candidates.

Since the marks are now announced, each candidate should carefully go through the number of vacancies available to his category in different banks while applying for the post. A candidate should then evaluate and assess his total score obtained in written as well as interview against other candidates in his category to determine his chances of being allocated to a particular bank. This is important because he has to give preferences for each bank as per the notification of IBPS. On the basis of preference as well as merit the each candidate will be allocated to one of the banks.
So the preferences should be given sensibly. For example if the candidate has got very high score and is confident that he is sure to get his first or second preference he may chose to give top preference for even that bank which has comparatively lower vacancies but is really preferred by him. On the other hand a candidate with comparatively low / modest score should give top preference for those banks which have higher vacancies for his category. (Honestly most of the PSU banks offer more or less same salary and perks structure and there is not much to chose between them. What is important for a candidate is that he should be able to get a job and preferably posting in an area near his home state or that preferred by him.)
Another criterion to be kept in mind is that each bank though pan India organisation has major concentration of branches in a particular part of the country. So while applying for that bank the candidate should realize that there will be greater chances of him getting posted to that part of the country where major net work of the branches exist of that bank. As such a person of Northern part of the country should preferably give higher preference to banks which are north based whereas a candidate from South India should give top preferences for south based banks. Similar principle may be applied for east, west and central India based banks. But these are only general guidelines and candidates may use their commonsense while giving preference for different banks. For any personal queries they may contact their interview guides.

96 comments:

  1. This is tooo coooooooooool....

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  2. Sir, can you please give preferance order from employee point of view according to you...it will be really helpful to us while giving our preferances.

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  3. How should be a condidate of bihar is given preferences if he/she wants a posting in bihar...

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  4. can anyone explain that all candidate who appeared for interview are passed or only those whose score is on IBPS site.

    my score is 53.16(general). so what is the chances

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    1. No all are not qualified. Those who haves The minimum qualifying marks in interview is 40% for General (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD categories)is passed,

      my score is 57.92(OBC) is there any chance??

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    2. my score is 58.4 obc any chance ? :)

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    3. My score is 56.2 obc. any hope??

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  5. sir, jiska interview me result aya sab PO banenge.

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    1. No, it will depend on the merit and vacancies available....

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  6. can u plz explain what is aggregate highest & lowest score?

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  7. NORTH K LIYE KAUN SE BANK BEST HAIN PREFERENCE K LIYE,SPECIALLY 4 DELHI PLSSSSSSSSSSSSSS GUYS TELL ME

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  8. i hav only 50.56 in sc cat........can anyone say is there any chance for me?

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  9. how many preferences we can give....is there any limitation

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  10. Gen CWE 146, Combined 62.72. Please tell me my chances ??

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    1. wat u did in intervw, spoiled ur score

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  11. Hi i got 57.76 and i'm physcically handicaped OBC Category is there any chance to get in plz tell me

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    1. hi . . .


      am also your category. . .

      congratulated. . .

      i have some doubt. . . so pls mail to me ramnsrk86@gmail.com

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  12. SATHEESH KUMAR9 February 2013 15:00

    MY MARK IS 52.52 OBC FROM TAMIL NADU THERE IS ANY CHANCE PLZ REPLY ME ...MY WRITTEN MARK IS 141

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  13. HI THIS IS PRIYA....MY MARK IS 64.2 OBC FROM TAMILNADU WATS MY CHANCE ...PLZ REPLY...ND CONGRATZ 2 ALL OTHRS WHO HAVE PASSED...:)

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    1. marks above 60 hav a better chance

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    2. hello hi every one wanna to now ur rank visit www.jgmarks.co.in

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    3. u are in.......

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  14. friends..got 63.12 marks in gen...chance of getting top banks?

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  15. With Due respect to the Experts opinion, in my point of view after all the hard work and preparations done by candidates , now IBPS has left them on the LUCK factor, and as typical indian recruitment policies kept the last and final stage ambiguous. How can some one be sure to get his or her choices?
    I have serious doubts on the preferences issue....
    1. If a average ranking candidate apply in three banks and unfortunately, most of the high raking candidates also apply in the same, average guy will loose his chance, whereas may be a low score candidate might get just because high rankers have not applied to these banks.
    Its not fair for both Banks and Candidates.
    2. Are banks going to display the final merit list, according to which they chose candidates, or they can give favors to few, in the name of choice and applicants merit confusion.
    3. How can IBPS give preference/Luck so much importance after conducting such thorough written and interview process. Only criteria should have been merit, if a high ranking candidate doesn't want to choose a particular bank then chance could have been given to a lower rank candidates.
    4.The topper will get all three bank choice, and get selected in all three, whereas he can only join one bank, so again the wait list and process will become lengthy and confusing.
    5. Preferences of three bank is total illogical and unscientific method of selection, and nullified the merit list.

    I appeal to all the experts and Banking organization to do refuse this method and ask IBPS/Banks to choose candidate on merit and not on preference/Luck.
    Thanks


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    1. hi, preference of giving three banks as ur aforesaid is wrong . since, each candidate have to give preferences for all banks. And final allotment will be given on the basis of merit cum preference

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    2. brother if a person qualifies for 3 banks,he would be alloted the first choice and one seat would be locked..there is no ambiguity here.

      Low scorers prefrence would be iterated till there prefrence when there number comes after allotment of higher rankers than him

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    3. if ur rank comes in the no of vacancies issued by banks in ur state, u hv 100% chance subject to ur category quota

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  16. hello admin...

    this is priya..my written score is 151 and it is miswritten as 150 in jgresults website...so when i calculated the total score it is 64.52..but it is written as 64.2 in ibps website and jgresults as well...(my interview score is 81)...

    is there any option to contact ibps or to change it to correct score...

    waiting for ur reply...
    thanks in advance

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    1. Hai can u plz tell me where did u get ur interview marks separately

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    2. Hello Priya. You can have only one digit after decimal point according to this calculation.. So your mark can never be 64.52

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  17. i am absolutely agree with your analysis of preferance method of selection ...i thik ibps disclose the all qualified student meritlist and all nationalised bank have to fallow only this merit list .

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  18. is their are option of 3 preference ?is it true.

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  19. who told u we can apply only 3 banks? Rather we wil apply for total 21 banks. Ashish jha

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    1. are u sure about ur words?

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    2. 21?? wr did u got that no...?? jha..bihari

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  20. who told u we can apply only 3 banks? Rather we wil apply for total 21 banks. Ashish jha

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    1. agree with u
      "register their(banks)order of preference for all the participating org." that is what written in the notification

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    2. agree with u.....
      Guys plz read the notifications correctly n then place ur comments........plz don't create confusion....

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  21. yes we can apply only 3 banks becoz its a preferance method of selection. agar 21 bank k liye apply kar sakte tab to preferance method nehi ata ..

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    1. yar tum kyun illiterate ki tarah comment karte ho. read the notification on ibps website carefully. only after that comment wisely & more importantly dont make people fool here.

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    2. agree with u.....
      Guys plz read the notifications correctly n then place ur comments........plz don't create confusion....

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    3. abe jab 3 kar sakte hai to 21 me kya problem hai... jo ho raha hai good hi hai.. usse better ibps nahi kar sakta ..

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  22. is rank in jgmarks correct?

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  23. i got 59.84 sc cat..how much i chance??

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  24. I got 64.08 and I belong to General category...is there any chance?

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    1. hey there is excel sheet with rankings of all candidates but i don't know if it's authentic but according to it gen above 62.4 have a chance of selection.

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  25. I got 56.52.. what are my chance?

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  26. i have got 58.8 in ibps po..
    i want to get place my home town _jaipur...please help me to fill the prefrence

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  27. @admin mera score 61.6 general category hai!what are my chances?what preference should be given to get bank in east up ?

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  28. How I can get the Interview Marks ?
    IBPS only showing the combined marks?

    Please tell me.

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  29. How I can get the Interview Marks ?
    IBPS only showing the combined marks?
    plz tell...

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    1. Divide your CWE score by 250 and multiply the result with 80. Then find the difference between this result and the Total combined score. Then multiply the result with 5. You will get your Interview score out of 100.

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  30. suppose a condidate of OBC or other reserved categery has exceeds the cutoff marks of GEN condidate in final selection....is there any chance of his/her selection from GEN catogery???
    plz reply...

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  31. if the individual asked to choose 3 bank of their choice, but the same 3 bank filled by the more score candidates , then what happen? whether the ibps itself allot wherever the vacant available? pls give solution for it, most of the candidates have same fear about it, so pls post the solution as soon as possible, which might be helpful to all.

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  32. if the three banks where choose by the candidates, but the preferred state on that particular bank is not vacant means what happen whether the ibps place them wherever vacant available on that bank for example, if the person first 2 choices filled, no vacant available anywhere in india , suppose is third preference will be IOB tamilnadu, but in tamilnadu vacancy filled, but available in kerala, what happens, pls give solution for it?

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  33. Dear Friends, I think the order of preference should be given to all the participating banks instead of choosing 3 banks. This is very evident from the notification of IBPS where it was written "Candidates may register their order of preference for ALL THE PARTICIPATING ORGANIZATIONS". Please be cautious before believing in statements like One has to choose only three banks in order of preference.

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    1. agree with u.....
      Guys plz read the notifications correctly n then place ur comments........plz don't create confusion....

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  34. thanks, for your information, because most of the candidate are thinking that they have to chose 3 bank's of their choice alone, thats y i posted such things for confirmation.

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  35. could neone plzz temme wht iz d possibility of me gettin in a gud bank wid a score of 64.12 in gen categry......

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  36. dear admin, i have a serious query. unreserved vacancies are going to be filled by the merit list (consisting all categories candidates upto UR cutoff) or the candidates of reserved categories will be placed in their respective categories in first order.

    please reply dear admin

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    1. really its very important question.....plz reply admin...

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    2. plz reply admin..

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  37. dear admin, i have a serious query. unreserved vacancies are going to be filled by the merit list (consisting all categories candidates upto UR cutoff) or the candidates of reserved categories will be placed in their respective categories in first order.

    please reply dear admin

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  38. @ aman,
    as per Sc/st/obc reservation guidelines,
    Any candidate who are in merit list(cut off applicable to general category)even though they are from reserved categories are recruited from UR only, the vacant positions of reserved filled in UR, are carry forwarded to respective reserved categories and chances extends to the reserved candidates.
    Please go through the link and check the 5th question for more details
    http://persmin.gov.in/DOPT/RTICorner/ProactiveDisclosure/FAQ_SCST.pdf

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    1. but when relaxed standards are applied to reserved category students in terms of age/ qualification etc (as applied by ibps age relaxation & also cutoff in interview, 40 for gen , 35 for reserved)then reserved category students wont be available for general merit. also i have one more point.
      suppose there is a obc candidate with rank 1 in obc category & overall rank of say 300. now he wants to join pnb & pnb has requirement of suppose 250 general & 10 obc candidates. if that candidate get a seat through general category he wont be able to get pnb as there are more no of general category students above him. but a low scoring obc candidate, who dont qualify in general merit but is first after general merit ends, will get pnb. how do u justify it?

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    2. @ As from your point,the obc candidate who is ranked as 300 for open category and ranked as 1 in obc category, if he applied for pnb which has only 250 for open category, then ur right he will not be eligible to get selected in open category,then they check the eligibilty of the candidate in the obc reserved category, as u said if he is the 1 rank, then he will be eligible in the obc category, according to the norms he will be selected to his preferred bank.
      At first ibps will check the candidate for general category in all terms, if he cannot applicable, then it will transfer to cross check with the appropriate reserved category norms, if he has all eligibility then he will be selected, if still he dont then they will look for his other preferrences.

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    3. yar ibps is not going to check any thing now. there is computerized system to check merit cum preference, and if u r right every thing will be messed up.

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  39. Hi,
    any one here, can you please tell what is the safe score for sc reserved to be selected

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  40. Hello sir,
    What will be the minimum cutoff or safe score to be selected for sc category in banks.
    As if the allottment process is done as above said, why should they select such a huge number of candidates who are with low score.
    In previous recruitment banks have given more priority to merit students even many qualified with low score, this time ibps is also doing same thing giving preference to only merit one, then why should they select all with low scores.
    In the case of sc reserved category, posts available are 3409, but the candidates selected are approx 4,700.
    can we expect the last ranked candidate to get the job.
    Till the process has to be changed.

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  41. I am a south Indian. Please add to my preference and give suggestions to me so that I will get placed in southern states mostly...
    1. Indian Overseas bank
    2. Union Bank of India
    3. Bank of India
    4. Canara Bank
    5. Andhra Bank
    6. Corporation Bank
    7. Bank of Baroda
    8. Bank of Maharashtra
    9. Syndicate Bank
    10. Indian Bank
    etc.. etc.. etc...

    Please let me know which bank has good work environment and growth opportunities in terms of salary and position as per your knowledge.

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  42. what is cutoff for general?i have got 61.84 in gen category..is their any chance?plz reply.......

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  43. can u tell me safe score for general category?unreserved category means?

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  44. WHAT IS MEANS OF PLACE IN PREFERENCE PAGE? PLZ HELP ME.

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  45. should i prefer banks with least bond amount or i should focus on reputed bank what do you suggest guys??

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  46. sir my po % is 60.96 is there any chances

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  47. my po % is 60.96 is ther any chances

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  48. my po %is 60.96 and iam general candidate so is there any chances here and my rank is 14571 india level rank and my category rank is 9683 so pls send urgent any chances in any bank.thanking you sir.

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  49. from where u got your all india rank i.e 14571...plz tell me..

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  50. is it necessary to fill 21 preference banks ?
    is there any problem if i give 13 preference bank ?

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  51. sir i have filled up exam form in sc category instead of obc.. & my interview is held on 21/03/2013 so can face interview or not .. wh
    at are the possible ways are available

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  52. hi i had not selected any prefrences... so will i be able to apply for any bank. my interview was taken yesterday...

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  53. Hi i have applied for the state puducherry. does it mean that i can give my preferences to that respective state or to any othe states ?

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  54. 71.2 gen in cwe clerk2 from kerala,ny chance?? plz reply

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  55. dear sir,
    as far as my point of view is concerned i feel that IBPS has choosen wise decision over the selection process and i can prove it.
    Suppose list is made only on the basis of merit then there is chance that all banks will prefer topper applicants and then there will be clashes between all participating banks, so IBPS has selected a wayout that let applicants mention their preferences and on combination of merit cum preferences may be applied for selection procedure.
    But I think that IBPS should have made some guidelines for preference of banks from applicants point of view.Then this confusion might have been avoided.
    thanks

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  56. The system is good but what if a person is in waiting list and some more vacancies comes place then the person who had not given preference to that particular bank what would happen, no clear info is available in that case. there should be transparency or everybody knows that influence does matter in our country.

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  57. some peoples here posting comments like nonsense. there are 19 banks and u hv to give preference to all banks. and there is no use of posting your score here because ibps has not declared merit list so no one can say about ur chance u hv to keep guessing. Only thing one average scorer can do is put preference according to available vacancies. All da best....

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  58. plllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz help me ..........................admin..................mera result canra bank so marketing ka jism 377 post thi uska result agaya hai canra bank ki website par
    par unhone kuch candidate ka result with hold kar liya hai esa kyn aur document un tak kaise pahuchayana ha plz result ek bar discuss kar dijiyee pplzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz admin

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  59. I got 164 in the written examination and final score was 62.48.I was disappointed by the final score since i expected more on account of my written examination mark.I got Andhra bank which was my 14th preference.I chose not to join.

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  60. sir i have passed my baroda manipal po exam and m having my interview on 20th aug...i have a question what shud i tell them if they ask me why do u wanto join bank being MSc physics?

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  61. hiii,............ i have scored 75 marks in obc category....what is my possibilities for selection......

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  62. hello sir plz give an idea of approx no of vacancies in each bank so that i could mk some preferences..i gt 64 marks

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  63. how many vacancies in CWE class 3???
    plz reply...

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  64. exam was helled in november-december>>>>

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  65. i got 66 marks in obc category....what r my chnaces for selection>??

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  66. Prateek Agarwal7 June 2014 23:02

    Sir, can you please explain me something
    Suppose there are 2 students, correct answer gives +1 and wrong gives -0.25.
    1st student: attempts 120 questions, with 100 questions right, he gets 95 marks.
    2nd student: attempts 160 questions, with 120 questions right, he gets 105 marks.
    Who will be selected ?
    Will the no. Of wrong or right answers play any role for IBPS exams?

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