The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on Friday issued a notification (CWE CLERKS-VI) for recruitment to clerical posts in participating banks.
The notification to fill up 19,243 vacant posts can be viewed on the IBPS’s official website. Interested candidates need to apply for the examination, which would be held online at 214 centres across the country in two phases: preliminary and main. Those who clear the preliminary examination will be eligible to appear in the main. Those who pass the main exam will be provisionally allotted to one of the participating banks.
The online registration process begins on August 22, and will continue till September 12, 2016. The preliminary examination will be held on November 26 and 27 and December 3 and 4 (if required). The results of the preliminary examination will be declared in December. The main examination will be held on December 31, 2016, and January 1, 2017. The provisional allotment of banks to successful candidates will be made in April 2017. All these dates are tentative.
The preliminary examination will be of one-hour duration, with three sections carrying 100 marks for 100 questions. Candidates will get one hour to solve them. To be successful, one needs to qualify in each of the three sections by securing the cut-off marks set by the IBPS.
The main examination will have five sections carrying a total of 200 marks for 200 questions, and candidates will get two hours and 15 minutes to solve them.
There will be a penalty for wrong answers in objective tests pertaining to the preliminary and the main examinations. One-fourth mark will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is no penalty for leaving questions unanswered.
Check the notification below for more details, including eligibility criteria, participating organisations and pre-examination training. Visit the IBPS’s official website regularly for the latest updates.