IBPS Exam Guide | Everything you need to know about IBPS exams

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IBPS ( Institute of Banking Personnel Selection ) is an autonomous institute that conduct common recruitment process for the posts of PO ( Probabationary Oficers), Clerks and Specialist Officers in 21 public sector banks and financial institues, namely :-
  • Allahabad Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Canara Bank
  • Central Bank of India
  • Corporation Bank
  • Dena Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • United Bank of India
  • UCO Bank
  • Vijaya Bank
  • IDBI Bank
  • ECGC

Statistics of IBPS exam

Exam PO
Clerk
Specialist Officer
Number of Candidates
750000
1060000
294000
Qualified in written test
61339
100000
14000
Appeared for interview
49071
80000
11200
Number of jobs
22415
39692
4100
Job to Candidates ratio
2.98%
3.74%
1.39%

Although it may look daunting to pass an IBPS exam but actually it is not that tough. There is high rate of absenteeism in attendence both at written examination and interview stages. Further many candidates don't join because of problem in joining location. Here are basic thing you need to know about IBPS exams :-

IBPS PO Exam

Eligibility

Age - Minimum 20 and Maximum 30 ( Relaxation to reserved category students )
Education qualification - Graduation from any university recognized from central government
Nationality - Indian

Exam and application

Candidates can apply via official website of IBPS and pay examination fee online. Notification will be out at the end of june 2013.

Previous Papers

Please go to our previous IBPS papers section.

Books

We have made a list of expert recommended books. Here is list of books for IBPS exam.

Tips

You can find tips and tricks in our previous posts here 

IBPS Clerk Exam

Eligibility

Age - Minimum 20 and Maximum 28 ( Relaxation to reserved category students )
Education qualification - Graduation from any university recognized from central government
Nationality - Indian
Computer proficiency - Working knowledge to operate computers is mandatory
Language - Proficiency in state language.

Exam and application

Candidates can apply via clerical section of IBPS website. Stay updated to this website.

Previous Papers

Please go to our previous IBPS papers section. You can find 37 previous papers in a single zip file ( with answer key.

Books

We have made a comprehensive list of IBPS Clerk exam books. Click it to explore.

IBPS Specialist Officer Exam

Eligibility

Age - Minimum 25 and Maximum 30 ( Relaxation to reserved category students )
Education qualification - 

I.T. Officer : Any Degree from a recognized University having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level.

Agricultural Field Officer : Degree in Agriculture or allied specializations from Recognized University.

Rajbhasha Adhikari : A Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree level OR a Post Graduate Degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree level.

Law Officer : LLB

Technical Officer : Degree in Engineering.

HR/Personnel Officer : Any Degree from a recognized university and PG degree or diploma recognized by AICTE in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HRD/Social Work / Labour Law from a recognized University.

Marketing Officer : MBA in Marketing / 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM or any other equivalent degree or diploma with specialization in Marketing from a recognized University/ Institution.

Nationality - Indian

Exam and application

Stay updated on official IBPS website.

Previous Papers

Please go to our previous IBPS papers section.

Books

Give a look to our list of books for IBPS exam.

13 comments:

  1. Will make a list a books and study material within a week for you

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  2. sir i am preparing for IAS exam at home itself. pls give guidance on how and what all books to refer..
    Thank You

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  3. Read
    http://www.bankexamstoday.com/2013/04/strategies-crack-IBPS-PO-exams.html
    and
    http://www.bankexamstoday.com/2013/04/Best-IBPS-Books-for-Preparation.html

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  4. sir i need guidance for ibps xam....please help me sir....soundarya105@gmail.com this is mail id sir

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    1. we doing combined studies would u like to join?

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  5. sir i am still weak in quant and ga and banking awareness so plz can u suggest me what to do

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    1. Read this this http://www.bankexamstoday.com/2013/08/general-awareness-study-material.html
      http://www.bankexamstoday.com/2013/07/quantitative-aptitude-preparation.html

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  6. sir i have secured 120 marks in RRB PO and iam from AP may i know is there any chance for getting interview..

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  7. I have 44 marks in ibps po 2013 (ST). Is there any chance to get allotted if I clear the interview?

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  8. I believe eligibility for SO starting from age 20 itself.Am i right?

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  9. hello sir please provide some matieral for the posts of manger in punjab state cooperative bank.the exam will be on 29 december

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  10. are mechanical engineers eligible for ibps specialist officer exam??? thanks in advance

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