The candidate needs to have a Bachelor’s degree (graduation) or an equivalent qualification.
The age limit for IBPS PO is 20 to 30 years. However, the age limit for IBPS Clerk is 20 to 28 years.
There’s no percentage criterion related to marks scored in graduation.
The selection process has 3 stages. The Tier-I exam is conducted in order to shortlist candidates for the Tier-II exam. Those who crack the Tier-II exam are called for an interview. Final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks scored in Tier-II and interview.
IBPS clerical selection process comprises only 2 stages: Tier-I & Tier-II exam. The marks scored in Tier-I exam are not included in final merit list. No interview is conducted. Marks scored in only Tier-II exam are considered for preparing the merit list.
The Tier-I and Tier-II are online objective exams and don’t have any descriptive component.
Maths (Quantitative Aptitude), English, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge, Banking Awareness and Current Affairs are the subjects that a candidate needs to study in order to prepare for Tier-II exam.
Yes. Each section of the exam needs to be cleared individually, be it the Tier-I or Tier-II exam. The minimum cut-off marks for each section are determined by IBPS. But, clearing the sectional cut-offs alone may not suffice. The candidate must also have a sufficiently high overall score in order to beat the competition.
IBPS PO, Clerk, RRB (Multipurpose Office Asst. & Officer) and Specialist Officer examinations are all conducted once a year. So, in a given calendar year, a candidate has multiple opportunities of appearing in IBPS exams.
The candidate doesn’t need to apply to the participating banks separately. He/she has to fill only one centralized form.
If a candidate meets the eligibility criteria laid down by IBPS, then he/she can appear in the exam. There is not limitation on the number of attempts.
The sooner you start, the better it will be. All IBPS exams are highly competitive and it is seen that candidates who start preparing early have better chances of selection. However, nothing less than 3 to 4 months of dedicated preparation will suffice for an average candidate.