The Indian Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the competitive exam at an all India level for the recruitment of eligible candidates in all Scheduled Commercial Banks of India. The candidates participating in the examinations are required to appear and qualify for a written exam known as CWE (common written exam) and personal interview (PI) respectively held mostly in the October/November months each year for the clerks and Probationary Officers.
- Quantitative Aptitude (Mathematics)
- General Knowledge
- Computer Operations
The syllabus for each of the above sections can be elucidated in the following:
Mathematics section covers 50 marks of the paper. It mainly covers Simplification, Time, work and distance, Profit& Loss, Number Systems, Mensuration, permutations, and combinations, etc. English section covers the topics such as Reading Comprehension, fill in the blanks, Para jumbling, error spotting, paragraph completion, and similar such topics. Reasoning section covers areas such as tabulation, non -verbal reasoning, data sufficiency, syllogisms, decision making, blood relations, coded inequalities, coding-decoding, input/output, seating arrangements.
Computer Operations section covers the topics such as History of computers, networking, local area network, database, hardware, software, internet, MS Windows, MS Office, Number systems, security tools, virus, hackers, communication. The general knowledge section covers all the topics of current affairs and general knowledge related to economic and social issues of India. The questions covered under this section shall include the banking industry recent updates and changes in more numbers, hence, applicants must prepare accordingly. The above are the five sections covered in the common written exam conducted for Clerks and Probationary Officers. On clearing the given exam the candidates are able to get secured jobs in various Public sector banks all over the country as well as in many regional rural banks as per their exam score.