# OVERVIEW OF IBPS INTERVIEW 2017 – 2018

## ( IBPS PO, SO, Clerk Interview 2017 – 2018)

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is an autonomous body set up to recruit candidates for various client organizations, conduct relevant supportive research and publicize the findings. It has been rendering assistance to the financial sector in the fields of employee selection, promotion and placement.

IBPS recruitment procedure 2017 consists of two stages –  First is Common Written Exam (CWE).  The computer-based exam is termed as the Common Written Examination and is held across multiple Indian cities multiple times a year to select candidates for Clerical, Probationary Officer (PO), Specialist Officer (SO), and Management Trainee (MT) roles.

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## NOTE

This year the IBPS Recruitment 2017 pattern for Probationary Officers (IBPS PO/MT) and Clerk Posts has been slightly altered. The Common Written Examination has been changed to Two Tier Written Examinations. IBPS PO and IBPS Clerk exam will be conducted at two levels – TIER I (preliminary) and TIER II (mains).

So, changes in the pattern will have following implications:

• Exam will be conducted in two Tiers, this will ensure that there is no randomness in the selection process (person has to qualify on both the stages to reach interview stage).
• Tier I will be an easier exam and more number of candidates will pass through this stage. Difficulty level in tier II will be high. So, by including both kind of papers, it will be ensured that the candidates, who can handle both kinds of situations are qualified.
• Tier II exam will include bio-metric identification i.e. at the time of entering the exam hall, you will be required to undergo bio-metric identification – i.e. scanning of your thumb impression etc. Same scanning will happen at the time of interview stage and at the time of joining the bank.
• Tier I exams will be of qualifying nature and its score will not be added while preparing for final merit list. Only Tier II marks and Interview score will be considered for the preparation of final merit list.

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After clearing the Written Examination, selected candidates will subsequently be called for the IBPS Interview co–ordinated by IBPS. Each candidate will have to secure a minimum standard score in each of the 5 sections as well as on the Total Weighted Standard Score to be called for the IBPS interview. Candidates, successful in qualifying in both the CWE and IBPS Interview will be listed in the order of merit.

Depending on the vacancies in each bank, candidates will receive through a computerized system an offer from one of the Participating Public Sector Banks listed below. Depending on the number of vacancies, the cut–offs are decided by participating public sector banks. Vacancies remaining unfilled on account of candidates declining offer, will be filled from among the remaining candidates, through subsequent iterations.

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The IBPS interview is held at select centers, and the respective banks for the interviews call candidates. The typical duration of an IBPS interview is 30–40 minutes.

What IBPS says: “The total marks allotted for the IBPS interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in IBPS interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (exam) and IBPS interview will be 80:20 respectively. The combined final scores of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in CWE and IBPS Interview. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and IBPS interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.”



In case of two candidates scoring the same, the preferences shall given based on date of birth i.e. the candidate senior in age shall be given preference at the time of allotment of branches/banks

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