IBPS Clerk Interview will be there no more! Bonanza for students

IBPS Clerk Interview might be a thing of the past!

We are excited to share the news with all Studycopter users that the Ministry of Finance, Government of India as asked the state run banks to abolish interviews for Clerk level posts (and sub-staff posts). This is in line with Prime Minister Modi’s plan to reduce corruption during hiring of government employees. Anyone who has gone through a government interview can attest to the arbitrariness and ad-hoc nature of the process.

This means that the banks would have to strengthen their written exams (which could mean more difficult exams or high cutoffs for students – check out our post on IBPS Clerk Mains Exams Cutoffs)

PSBs (public sector banks) may explore other alternatives to strengthen written examination such as by including psychometric tests, etc. to replace interview mechanism – the Department of Financial Services said in a communication to chief executives of all the 27 state-owned banks.

The PSU banks were asked to take “necessary action” to discontinue interviews in the recruitment process for the clerical and sub-staff posts by December 31, 2015.

Prime Minister Modi had announced that from January 1, 2016 there would be no interviews for central government jobs in Class-III and IV categories. He had termed it as a “New Year Gift” to the youth and a major step to curb corruption.

Recently, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had said that skill test or physical test may continue as it is different from interview.

However, these tests will only be of qualifying nature. Assessment will not be done on the basis of marks for such tests – it had said.

In case of specific posts where a ministry or department wants to continue with interview as a process of recruitment, a detailed proposal seeking exemption has to be sent to DoPT with the approval of the minister or minister in-charge.

The ministries have been asked to send a consolidated report to the DoPT by January 7 in this regard.


What are your thoughts about interviews for all the posts. Are they necessary or just plain redundant? How will they impact test takers? Will this impact other exams also such as SSC, Railways etc.? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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