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FAQs – When is the Next IBPS Exam 2014 / Is 60 percent necessary for IBPS PO

We receive a various queries for Students and Candidates aspiring to make a career in Banking Sector. Since it is mandatory to clear the IBPS Exam to get a job in Public Sector Bank, most of the queries are related to IBPS PO and Clerk Exam. To make things easy, we have listed down some of the most Frequently Asked Questions.
If you have any other queries, feel free to comment below and we will try to answer as early as possible.

Q) When is the Next IBPS Exam in 2014?
A) This is one of the most common queries for IBPS Exam.
PO Advertisement will be released around June – July 2014 and the exam will be held around October.
Clerk Advertisement will be released around July – August 2014 and the exam will be held around November.
Candidates have approximately 3 – 4 months to prepare for the Exam after they register for the exam.

(checkout our post on Upcoming IBPS Exams)

Q) Is 60 percent necessary for IBPS PO?
A) No – As of IBPS PO / Clerk 2013
Initially when IBPS had released the advertisement for Probationary Officers Exam, they had mentioned that Graduates with minimum 60% marks can only apply. Later they issued a Correndum stating that only Graduation is required for IBPS PO.
What will be the requirement for IBPS PO 2014 is still not known, though many predict that this year there may be a cut off percentage required (no confirmation though), and how much that will be is still not known.

Q) I missed the IBPS Exam Dates, what should I do now? Do I wait for the next year?
A) If you have missed the date, you have an option for either waiting for the next year and prepare yourself the exam.
Remember is not going to be easy, the more you practise the better are your chances of qualifying. Alternatively, there are various other banks which conduct exam and offer jobs, you can apply for these exams, if you qualify; Great; else you will have an experience of how bank exams are conducted and what kind of questions are asked.

(checkout our post on Bank Jobs without IBPS)

Q) Is IBPS Conducted Twice a Year?
A) No – IBPS PO & Clerk Exam is conducted only once every year. Initially it was decided that the exam will be held 2 times every year but later IBPS decided to conduct the exam only once every year between Oct – Nov for PO and Nov – Dec for clerk.

Q) Validity Period of IPBS Scorecard?
A) IBPS Scorecard is valid for a period of 1 year.

Q) Is Calculator Allowed for IBPS Examination?
A) No, You are not allowed to use or have in possession calculator in the examination premises.


Q) What is the Age Limit for IBPS Exam? What if I don’t qualify?
A) Clerk – Minimum: 20 years & Maximum: 28 years
PO – Minimum: 20 years & Maximum: 30 years
Age Reservation – SC / ST – 5 Years & OBC – 3 Years

(checkout our post on Age / Eligibility for IBPS Exam)

Q) Is IBPS Exam Tough or Easy?
A) Now that is the most difficult to answer, you have to understand that there is fierce competition for these exams, and the number of jobs opportunities is limited. So if you want to get through you have to clear the exam as well as score well. So it does not matter if the exam is easy or difficult, you have to prepare yourself well for the exam and get the job.

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Updated: August 12, 2014 — 12:01 am


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  1. I heard that IBPS will close in 2014 and every individual bank taken its exam independently like previous will it is true?

  2. Does The Bank of Baroda and Indian overseas bank conduct their PO recruitment (without IBPS; through 1 year PGDBF training) every year?

    1. Bank of Baroda does.

  3. Hi,
    Presently working in an HR Firm as HR Eexecutive from last 2 yrs wnd now want to suitch in a banking sector as an HR profile. May I know how would I have to apply.

    1. You can try in Private Sector Banks like Axis Bank, Yes Bank or Ing Vysya Bank. If you have completed MBA with a specialization in Human Resources, you stand a better chance.

  4. can i know number of PO vaccancies In 2014-15, becouse now i am a 27 yr old, and want to prepare accordingly so plaese guide me for the same.

    1. You do your best, don’t worry regarding the number of vacancies. Hope you have applied for SBI PO as well since the age limit for it is 30 years.

  5. can i know how much vacncy will be in this year aprox. Po and clerk?

    1. How does that matter, there may be around 20,000 vacancies for PO but you just need 1, right. Focus on things which will help you achieve success.

  6. To whomever it may concern,
    i am unable to apply online for Axis Bank Young Bankers Program 2014 . While clicking on the apply online tab , another pop up window opens up which states site off line
    please suggest me at the earliest

    1. Sorry about that, corrected the link.

  7. what is the procedure of applying for ibps exams?.could you please helpme

    1. The exam dates and details will be announced next month or in July. I will update all the details on the website.

  8. is 60% necessary for po in all psu banks

    1. No, 60 percent is not mandatory for all PSU Banks

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