(News) Common Entrance Exam for Clerical/Officers Selection in all Indian Banks

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Common Exam For Selection of Personnel In Clerical Cadre and Entry Level Officers' Cadre in Nationalized Banks

This is to bring to the notice of all concerned that, with the view of helping candidates aspiring for a career in Nationalized Banks, it has been decided to introduce a system of common examination for initial short listing of candidates for selection of personnel in clerical cadre and entry level officer cadre and specialist officers in the following banks. This will avoid the candidate for appearing for multiple examinations conducted by different banks for initial short listing. The examination will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) twice in a year for each cadre. The candidate appearing for the examination will be issued with a score card which will be valid for period of one year from the date of issue. Each bank which desires to recruit candidate in clerical cadre, entry level officer cadre or in specialist cadre will invite application from candidate who hold valid score card from IBPS specifying the eligibility criteria in terms of age, educational qualification and minimum score obtained in the written examination acceptable to the bank.

The bank will carry out their selection process from the applicants with valid score cards. Interview, group-discussion, etc. as decided by the bank. The bank who participate in the process are 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, UCO bank and Vijaya Bank. The above method of selection has the approval of Government of India. A valid score card issued by the IBPS will be a pre-requisite for candidates to apply for clerical cadre, entry level officer cadre and specialist officers in the participating banks.  IBPS will issue notification for conducting the examinations each time stipulating (a) Minimum eligibility in terms of Age, educational qualification ,etc. and relaxation permissible to various categories of candidates in accordance with the guidelines of the Government issued from the time to time. (b) Guidelines regarding payment of application fees and application process. (c) Tentative date of examination (d) Structure of examination and (e) Issuance of call letters. IBPS will be holding pre training to applicants belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes at different centers in terms of the guidelines of the Government in this regard. The above scheme will come into operation for selection of candidates  from 01.06.2011. However, any selection process if any, already initiated by the participating banks will be concluded  as planned by the Bank.

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