The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on Wednesday issued a notification (CWE CLERKS-VII) for recruitment to clerical posts in participating banks.
The notification to fill up more than 7,880 vacant posts can be viewed on the IBPS’s official website. Interested candidates need to apply for the examination, which would be held in two phases: preliminary and main. Those who clear the preliminary examination will be eligible to appear in the main. Those who pass the main exam will be provisionally allotted to one of the participating banks.
The online registration process begins on September 12, and will continue till October 3, 2017. The preliminary examination will be held on December 2, 3, 9 and 10. The results of the preliminary examination will be declared in December. The main examination will be held on January 21, 2018. The provisional allotment of banks to successful candidates will be made in April 2018. All these dates are tentative.
The preliminary examination will be of one-hour duration, with three sections carrying 100 marks for 100 questions. Candidates will get one hour to solve them. To be successful, one needs to qualify in each of the three sections by securing the cut-off marks set by the IBPS.
The main examination will have four sections carrying a total of 200 marks for 190 questions, and candidates will get two hours and 40 minutes to solve them.
There will be a penalty for wrong answers in objective tests pertaining to the preliminary and the main examinations. One-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted for each wrong answer. There is no penalty for leaving questions unanswered.
Check the notification below for more details, including eligibility criteria, participating organisations and pre-examination training.