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IBPS or Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is a statutory body which recruits the aspirants from all over India for the for the different posts. For the post of clerk, it conducts a common written exam, which is compulsory.  Interested candidates can apply through online registration on their official website and clear the online test. After clearing the test, an interview is conducted and the selected candidates are placed in regional rural banks.

Probationary Officer:

The appointment of Probationary Officer or PO goes through three phases. The first phase is preliminary objective test, Second is Mains Objective test, and the third and final Phase is Interview. All those who want to make their carrier as an officer must hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized university from any part of India. The candidates who are of 20-30 years of age are eligible to apply for the exam.


It is also one of the safest and secure career options in banking sector.  The exam for the same retrains the objective type questions that it inherited from other IBPS exams. The appointment of clerk goes through two phases. First is prelims examination and second is Mains examination.  

The IBPS Prelims exam has three sections. The three sections of the Mains exam are English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. Total questions for the exam are 100, which carry one mark each.  The IBPS Mains Exam has total five sections. The General Awareness and Computer Knowledge section are the new sections. All the sections of the tests are marked according to the number of questions asked. And, there is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.


The plethora of job opportunities is sky-rocketing in this sector. The IBPS periodically conducts exam for the various RRB posts; officer Scale-1, 2, 3, Specialist officer (I.T Officer, Marketing Officer, Agriculture Officer, Law Officer, CA, and Law Officer). Some other clerical cadre positions are also filled. The examination date is announced on the official website.