All about IBPS exams, its dates, results and interview
First of all, let me share some information about IBPS. What is IBPS? It stands for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Basically, it is an organization that conducts exams and selects eligible candidates. These candidates are then recruited by various banks in India. Their official site is www.ibps.in. It is from this site that you should register for the exams. Here, I will be sharing with you various information related to IBPS like- how to apply, dates of exam, results (2013), dates of interview (2013), selection to banks etc.
IBPS has a big client base. Lots of public and private banks in India recruit PO (Probationary Officer) and other employees with the help of this institute. So, this makes it a favorite exam among banking job aspirants. They have over 40 years of experience in screening and selecting candidates. Millions of candidates have been screened by them. Lakhs of aspirants appear for this exam each year.
How to apply for IBPS exam :
The process of applying for the exam is online. The dates are announced in prominent dailies and other employment magazines and weeklies. Once the dates for applying are declared, visit the official site that has been mentioned above.
On the site, you will find links to apply for various exams like Probationary officer. The entire process is online. The fees for applying for Probationary Officer exam is 600 Rupees (General Category). The fees is relaxed for SC and ST candidates.
Dates of the examination
The dates of the exam are not necessarily same each year. But there is a pattern that they follow each year. The exams are conducted across various dates. The candidate will receive the date of his exam in the admit card.
The exams are usually conducted on Saturdays and Sundays. This year the exam will probably be conducted on dates like- 20 October, 26 and 27 October etc.
Format of the examination
The exam is an online one. When you register for the exam, you would be asked to select a preferred exam center. The candidate has to appear for the exam at the selected center.
No paper and pens are required to answer the questions. The candidate will be provided a computer and the questions are to be answered on the computer and submitted.
The exam includes topics like reasoning, aptitude tests etc. You will find more details regarding the format of the exam on the official site.
Expected dates of results for the year 2013
The results of the PO (Probationary Officer) exam are expected to arrive a month after the written exam. So, as per an estimate, the results for the year 2013 will probable arrive on the fourth week of November or after that. Results may arrive after 20 November 2013.
Expected dates of Interview for the year 2013
After results, selected candidates are called for interviews. The interviews for PO candidates are usually held 1-2 months after the announcement of results. Thus, interviews for the 2013 examination will be held on January 2014.
The marks and interview score of IBPS exam is valid for a year. IBPS is a highly competitive exam. The number of candidates is more and the vacancies of PO are less. Preparation material of this examination is available in abundance on the internet for free! Systematic and planned preparation will enable you to crack IBPS examination. Best of luck!