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Advice for the IBPS Clerk Exam passers

Updated on August 21, 2013

What is IBPS exam?

IBPS is the new hope for the young Indian job seekers. The Indian banking sector is evolving and so the banks need a lot of new staffs. That is why this IBPS examination has been designed. The aim of the examination is recruiting clerical cadres for the 19 nationalized Banks of India. Before that all the banks conducted their own recruitment exams resulting great harassment and waste of money and time for the young job seekers. This examination attracted a large number of young job aspirants and as a result the exam was attended by more than 40 lakhs candidates every year! What a huge competition!

The Banks will shortlist the applicants according to score and call the selected for a personality test. After that the final list will be created.

Next Steps after Passing the IBPS Exam

If you have cleared the examination then you shall get the rank card by post. Mow you shall have to wait for the Banks declaration of vacancies. Then you shall apply to each bank. Ther are 19 Banks as listed below:

1. Allahabad Bank 2. Indian Overseas Bank

3. Andhra Bank 4. Oriental Bank of Commerce

5. Bank of Baroda 6. Punjab National Bank

7. Bank of India 8. Punjab & Sind Bank

9. Bank of Maharashtra10. Syndicate Bank

11. Canara Bank12. Union Bank of India

13. Central Bank of India14. United Bank of India

15. Corporation Bank16. UCO Bank

17. Dena Bank18. Vijaya Bank

19. Indian Bank

The Banks will shortlist the applicants according to score and call the selected for a personality test. After that the final list will be created.


Your Chance of Getting Called for the Interview

Swadesh Sharma, 27 wants to know his possibility of getting called for the personality tests. He scored 155 in the exam out of 250. No doubt, the same question is in the mind of thousands of successful candidates: “Will we be called by any bank for interview?”

Job chance for ibps clerk exam passed candidate depends on many thinks. The most important factor of getting called for an interview is your score card. The bank will choose 4x more candidates than their vacancy, i.e., if any bank declares 120 clerical vacancies then they shall call 480 applicants for interview.

If you do not get the call in the first application do not get disheartened. You can have a better luck next time. With every advertisement of vacancies the competition also will be lowered. To be selected for the final interview you should have to rank within 80,000.

The result of the secondary and higher secondary is also important. It would be better to have 65%+ marks in both.

How Much Score in IBPS CWE Eam is OK?

Your score card is very important for being called for the interview and finally getting the job of a clerical cadre in 19 prestigious nationalized banks of India. There is no fixed minimum number for short listing the applicants. It depends on the number of vacancies, applicants and the average scores of the applicants. Though here is a roughly estimate prepared by the experts:

Minimum Marks Needed for Short Listed for Personality Test

Number of Vacancy: 1000+

Gen: 145-150

OBC: 135-145

SC: 125-130

ST: 115-120

But if Number of Vacancy <500

Gen: 170

OBC: 150-160

SC: 135-140

ST: 120

Now I think you have a clear idea about your chance.

Final Selection

To be enlisted as an employee of a bank you should have to score in the personality tests. You shall be selected by your IBPS score + Academic performance + Interview. Do not be worried if your academic result is not more than medium. Most of your competitors are also have not too brilliant results. Keep your spirit up for the final battles.

How to Prepare

I think you already have sufficient knowledge about preparing for the interviews. So, I shall not go in many details to tell you what to do.

1) You should be updated about the current economic events. Despite of stressing on economic events do not totally ignore other national and international important affairs, because these also have indirect or direct effect on economy.

2) Study about the the particular bank to which you apply. Memorize all the new related them within 6 months. Use internet for that.

3) Practice with mock interviews and discussions with friends, siblings, seniors and teachers.

Last Words

If you do not get any call or are unable to clear the IBPS exam do not lose heart. You shall have to prepare better for the next time. Those who have cleared and are waiting for the interviews should concentrate on study.

Have a good luck.

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