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 consists of two stages –  First is the Common Written Exam (CWE) & second is the Common Interview exam. The score card is generated on the basis of your performance in both the exams.  On the basis of the score card the participants will be selected for the participating organization.

1. COMMON WRITTEN EXAMINATION – IBPS Common Written Exam (IBPS CWE) is an objective type question paper which will be conducted online. The exam is for 200 marks and has to be completed in a time frame of 2 hours. There will be negative marking with 0.25 marks being deducted for every wrong answer.

2. COMMON INTERVIEW – The candidates shortlisted in the CWE will be called for the next stage of the IBPS 2015 Recruitment procedure i.e, common interview. Interviews will be conducted at selected centres. The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40%. The distribution of the entire IBPS recruitment procedure 2015 is 80 (CWE) : 20 (CI).


  • This year the IBPS Recruitment 2015 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. The online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and mains.
  • Candidates who qualify in the Preliminary examination and get shortlisted will have to appear for the main examination  and candidates shortlisted in the main examination will be subsequently called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organizations and coordinated by the nodal bank.
  • Tier I will be an easier exam. The paper will consist of 100 questions from three topics – English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.  Total time duration for this exam would be one hour and maximum marks that can be obtained would be 100.
  • Tier II will have questions with a higher difficulty level. The paper will consist of 200 questions from five topics – Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. Total time duration for this exam would be 2 hours and maximum marks that can be obtained would be 200.
  • 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 will be considered for Interview shortlisting and only Tier II marks  and Interview score will be considered for the preparation of final merit list.


On completion of the interview process, depending on the vacancies to be filled, according to the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations, based on merit-cum-preference, keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, various guidelines issued by Govt. of India/ Others from time to time, administrative exigency, etc.
In the event of two or more candidates having obtained the same score, merit order is decided as per date of birth (the candidate senior in age is placed before/ above the candidate junior in age), as per the prevailing practice.


Learn more through the links below
IBPS Exam Dates
IBPS Recruitment Procedure 2015
IBPS Eligibility Criteria 2015
IBPS Age Limit Relaxation
IBPS Question Paper Pattern 2015
IBPS Syllabus
IBPS Interview 2015
IBPS Admit Card 2015
IBPS Exam Center List
IBPS Books
IBPS Question papers
IBPS Results

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