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IBPS Common PO / MT Exam / Recruitment 2016 Notification (Last Date 13th August)

The 04th Common Written Examination for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer / Management Trainee posts, conducted online by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). Eligible candidates, who aspires to work as a Probationary Officer ( PO ) / Management Trainees ( MT ) in the 21 participating Public Sector Bank, is required to register for the Common Written Exam. Shortlisted candidates will be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by IBPS. Depending on the available vacancies in Participating Banks.

Important Dates to Note :
Online Registrations Start – 26th July 2016 to 13th August 2016
PO / MT Written Exam – 20th November 2016
Conduct of interview
Declaration of Result – December 2016
Common Interviews Scheduled – January / February 2017
Final Allotments – April 2017

Eligibility Criteria :
Age (As on 01.07.2016) : Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years
i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02nd July 1986 and not later than 01st July 1996 (both dates inclusive)

Educational Qualifications :
Graduates in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Written Examinations
The Written Exam will comprise of a 2 stage process – Preliminary Exam & Main Exam. Both these exams will be conducted through online mode.

As mentioned earlier, the 2016 IBPS PO Exams shall follow a two stage process –
Preliminary Exam – There will be 100 questions that should be answered within 1 hour. Cutoffs would be fixed for each section & also for the total score, which you need to secure. The structure of the exam which will be conducted is as follows.

Please Note: Candidates who qualify in the preliminary test will only be eligible for main examination.

Main Exam – There will be 200 questions that should be answered within 2 hours. Candidates must achieve the cutoff scores (section-wise & total) to be called for common interviews.

Please Note – For every wrong answer, negative mark of 0.25 would be deducted.

Registration Fee :
Application fees Rs 600/- (General) and Rs 100/- (SC/ST) with the option of paying it through

How to Apply :
i) Online (from July 26th – August 13th) : Candidate can visit website & click on the online application to fill the necessary details. After form submission, you would be directed to the online fee payment gateway. Pay the appropriate fee amount using online payment option, after completing the transaction, print the generated e-receipt
On successful submission of application, a registration number & password would be shown that has to be noted.

Note –
Complete advt of IBPS CWE for PO / MT Exam 2016 can be downloaded in PDF Format. All required information & details are available and we request candidates to read it thoroughly before applying.
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  1. If a candidate don’t have 60% in graduate but more than 60% in post graduate.
    Is he/she is eligible for IBPS exam or not?
    Please confirm

    1. Candidate with 60 percent in Graduation can only apply.

  2. Hi All,
    I am currently working international bank and going to write IBPS Exam.
    I have no idea how to start preparation for that,which book will help me more etc

    I request you all, kindly let me know all my concerns
    I will be very grateful for you all.


  3. I’m working with an International bank and want to give IBPS PO/MT exam.

    Please recommend a good book which covers each and every section and its really worth. I’ve tried few books earlier but none is helpful. Please assist.

    Please let me know my concerns.


    1. It is difficult to find 1 book covering all sections, it is recommended that you refer books which are specific to a particular subject.
      You may also refer magazines like Pratiyogita Kiran and Pratiyogita Darpan.

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