Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an autonomous agency in India. It started its operation in 1975 as Personnel Selection Services (PSS). In 1984, IBPS became an independent entity at the behest of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Public Sector Banks. IBPS is envisioned as self-governed academic and research oriented Institute, with a mission of enhancing human-resource development through personnel assessment.
In 2011, IBPS announced a Common Written Examination (CWE) for the recruitment of officers and clerks in Indian banks. IBPS CWE is now mandatory for anyone who seeks an employment in 27 public sector and regional rural banks. IBPS periodically accepts exam applications from candidates at their website, and the exams are organized at various locations in the country in online mode. Aspirants have to go through an interview process after passing the online test. On the basis of the interview, candidates are placed in regional rural banks.
Different Types of exams in IBPS:
1) IBPS SO (Specialist officer)
2) IBPS PO (Prohibitory officers)
3) IBPS Clerk
4) IBPS RRB (regional Rural Bank)
Age Limit – Interested candidates must have age between 20 – 30 years.
Educational qualification: 60% marks in graduation from a recognized university
The exam includes a Common Written Exam followed by an interview. Only those who clear the written test are eligible for the interview.