Mumbai/Bhubaneswar: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has issued a notification for the next common recruitment process (CWE Clerks-VII) for recruitment of clerks in participating banks.
The online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main, tentatively scheduled for December 2017 and January 2018 respectively. Interested candidates need to apply for the examination to fill up more than 7,880 vacant posts.
The candidates will be eligible to appear in the main only after clearing the preliminary examination. After clearing the main exam, they will be provisionally allotted to one of the participating banks.
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The preliminary examination will be of one-hour duration. There will be three sections for 100 questions carrying 100 marks. Candidates need to secure the cut-off marks set by IBPS in each of the three sections to qualify it.
Candidates have to register online on the official website of IBPS to appear for the preliminary examination. The registration starts on September 12 and will continue till October 3, 2017. Tentative dates of the preliminary examination are December 2, 3, 9 and 10 and the results are to be declared in the same month. The main examination will be held on January 21, 2018 and provisional allotment of successful candidates will be made in April 2018 tentatively.
The main examination will be of two hours and 40 minutes with four sections carrying a total of 200 marks for 190 questions.
There is a provision of negative marking for wrong answers. While one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks in objective tests in both the examinations will be deducted for each wrong answer, unanswered questions do not attract this penalty.
Candidates can check the official IBPS website for more details about eligibility, registration amount and process.