Monday 15 July 2013

UPDATED!!! - Changes in IBPS PO (Probationary Officer) Examination

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) released a new notification for the third Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruitment of Probationary Officers / Management Trainees posts in associated government banks which is tentatively scheduled in October 2013.

The tentative schedule for IBPS-PO III CWE is as follows:
  • Online Registration:  22.07.2013- 12.08.2013 17.08.2013
  • Payment of Application Fees- Online: 22.07.2013- 12.08.2013 17.08.2013
  • Payment of Application Fees- Offline: 24.07.2013- 17.08.2013 22.08.2013
  • Download of Call Letter for Pre-Examination Training (PET) for SC/ST/ Minority Community Candidates: After 25.09.2013
  • Pre-Examination Training: 07.10.2013-12.10.2013
  • Download of Call letter for Examination: After 07.10.2013
  • Online Examination (Tentative dates) some/ all/ additional dates as the need arises: 19.10.2013/ 20.10.2013/ 26.10.2013/ 27.10.2013
  • Declaration of result status of examination (CWE): Third/ fourth week of November 2013
  • Download of call letters for Interview: First week of January 2014
  • Conduct of Interview: Third week of January 2014
  • Allotment: March 2014

Changes in Eligibility norms are as follows:

  • Maximum age limit has been reduced from 30 years to 28 years for Open Category, i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1985 and not later than 01.07.1993 (both dates inclusive). Minimum - 20 years Maximum - 30 years (i.e. candidate must have been not born earlier than 02.07.1983 and not later than 01.07.1993)
  • There is relaxation in upper age limit for other categories.

Education Qualification:
  • You need to be a graduate with 60% to be eligible for attending this exam. This is for students of open category. Those from reservation categories have a lower percentage criterion. 
  • Earlier there were no percentage criteria, only graduation was sufficient.
Computer Literacy:

  • Not Mandatory

Other Exam details:
  • Time has been reduced from 2 ½ hours to 2 hours in this revision.
  • Number of question reduced from 250 to 200.
  • There won’t be any descriptive section in the paper. The exam will only contain Objective type questions.
  • Sections of exam are as follows (200 Marks – 2 hours):
    • Reasoning (50 Marks)
    • English Language (40 Marks)
    • Quantitative Aptitude (50 Marks)
    • General Awareness – with reference to banking industry (40 Marks)
    • Computer Knowledge (20 Marks)

For more information refer to

Best Wishes.
Farzad Minoo Damania
Career Counsellor, Career Nurturer

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