Nowadays, exams for jobs in all public sector banks, SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI and few other co-operative banks are conducted by IBPS. (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) IBPS follows a multi-stage online examination process. Two exams come under IBPS PO, Clerk, Specialist Officer (SO) recruitments. Only those who pass in the first exam (Prelims) are given a chance for the Main test. The preliminary exam is not applicable for IBPS RRB Officer Scale – II and III cadres. There is only a main exam. IBPS collects application forms a few months before their exam dates. The IBPS Probationary Officer (PO) Exam selects suitable
persons for Assistant Manager positions in banks. The IBPS Clerk recruitment was the first mass level bank clerk recruitment in India when it was announced in 2012. There is no interview for this category of IBPS recruitment. So, those who rank well in the IBPS Clerk Main exam get a direct appointment as a clerical cadre employee at participating banks. Banks hire Specialist Officers (SO) through IBPS recruitment for various sections of banks which require professionals. The Regional Rural Bank (RRB) recruitment is the largest among IBPS’ common bank exams. It selects clerks, (assistants) and officer scale (I, II, IIII) employees to 56 Gramin banks under a single notification. You can get the list of important dates for each IBPS exam on the IBPS website.
The minimum IBPS eligibility requirement was just a pass in matriculation with 60% marks when the IBPS recruitment began in 2011. Later, IBPS revised the eligibility conditions for PO, Clerk, RRB and Specialist exams in 2013 and 2015. As of 2018, a bachelor’s degree is the standard qualification for anyone applying for IBPS exam in India. Regarding the age limit, it is a changing factor as relaxations apply to some candidates. Computer literacy is also a must for most of the positions. Please check out the IBPS website for more details.