Saturday, 16 July 2016

IBPS PO/MT VI 2016 - Notification FAQs

Dear Readers,



As you all know that IBPS has released the notification for the recruitment of Probationary Officers in the bank. It is a blessing in disguise for those who were feeling low as a result of failure in SBI exam.

What are the posts available under this recruitment project?
The post which will be available in this recruitment project is Probationary Officer/Management Trainee.

When will be the exam conducted?
The Tentative dates for Preliminary Exams are expected to be on 16th, 22nd & 23rd October. 
The Tentative dates for Mains Exam are expected to be on 20th November 2016.

When will the result be declared?
Tentative Date for declaration of Results for Preliminary is expected to be announced in November 2016.
Tentative Date for declaration of Results for Mains is expected to be announced in December 2016.
Final results will be declared on April 2017.

How many vacancies are there?
The number of vacancies are 8822 for Probationary Officer. Click on the below image to check the complete break up of vacancies.


Will there be any interview after the written result?
Yes, as per the notification the Interview will be conducted in January/February 2017. The weightage (ratio) of CWE (Main exam) and interview will be 80:20 respectively.

Will the exam conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?
Common Written Exam for IBPS PO will be conducted online (Both Prelims and Mains).

What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?
Minimum: 20 years         Maximum: 30 years
i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1986 and not later than 01.07.1996 (both dates inclusive)

What is the educational qualification required for various posts in this recruitment process?
Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

I have given my final year graduation exams but the result has not been declared yet. Can I apply?
Those who are in the Final Year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, if called for interview, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before 13.08.2016.

What is the application Fee?
Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates. 
Rs. 600 /- for all others 

When will the registration start?
Registration will start from 26th July 2016 and will end on 13th August 2016

I have scored 55% in Graduation. Am I eligible to sit for the exam?
Yes, you can apply as there is no percentage criterion. You just need to be a graduate.

I am 19 years old. Can I sit for the exam?
You must be at least 21 years of age and not more than 30 years of age as on as on 01.04.2016.

How to calculate the Percentage?
The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

What is the Structure of the exam?
IBPS has introduced some changes in the Mains exam. This will be the first time when the section will be locked for that particular time and students will have to wait before he proceeds.

Preliminary Exam Pattern:

Sr.
No.
Name of Tests
No. of Qs
Maximum Marks
Duration
1
English Language
30
30

Composite time of 1 hour
2
Quantitative Aptitude
35
35
3
Reasoning Ability
35
35

Total
100
100


Mains Exam Pattern:


Sr. No
Name of Tests
(NOT BY SEQUENCE)
No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of Exam
Time allotted for each
test (Separately timed)
1
Reasoning
50
50
English & Hindi
40 minutes
2
English Language
40
40
English
30 minutes
3
Quantitative Aptitude
50
50
English & Hindi
40 minutes
4
General Awareness (with special
reference to Banking)
40
40
English & Hindi
20 minutes
5
Computer Knowledge
20
20
English & Hindi
10 minutes

Total
200
200

140 minutes

Is the exam Bilingual?
The tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

What is the cut-off for being recruited?
There is no fixed cutoff for IBPS Probationary Officer. It depends on the performance of the candidates each year. Your final score is calculated based on your performance in the written test and the interview.

Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?
Yes, there is a sectional cut-off in the exam. You have to clear every section in order to secure a seat for the Interview.

I have cleared the overall cutoff of the exam. However, I could not clear the cutoff for the general knowledge section. Am I still eligible?
Unfortunately, you are not eligible to move to the interview stage. You must clear the cutoff for each section individually and the overall cutoff as well.

Is there a criterion for negative marking?
There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.

What is the pattern of score in IBPS Probationary Officer Exam?
The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

All The Best!!


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