Wednesday, July 6, 2011


The announcement of common test for recruitment into public sector banks has finally arrived.The national level exams are to be conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for which scores would be awarded.

Posts: The common test is for recruitment of Probationary Officer or Management Trainee vacancies that arise in 19 public banks -  Allahabad Bank,Andhra Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Dena bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, Syndicate Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India, UCO Bank & Vijaya Bank.

Dates: Online application registration: July 9 - August 1 ,2011

Common written test: September 18, 2011

Eligibility conditions to apply for common written test, as on 1.07.2011

 Age to be minimum: 20 yrs & maximum: 30 yrs

 Qualification: Must have a degree in any discipline from a recognized university

Test pattern for common bank exam is same as previous banking recruitments with Objective & Descriptive papers for a total of 250 marks.For every wrong answer in objective test, 0.25 would be reduced as negative mark.

Scorecards: IBPS will send scorecards (valid for 1 year) by post to those who have  taken the test.Banks looking to recruit PO/ MT will notify eligibility (age, education, test score etc) & candidates who satisfy it have to apply for that bank by giving their  IBPS test score & other details.

Application: Fee of Rs.50 (SC/ST) or Rs.450 (others) for common test have to be paid online (credit/ debit cards) or through NEFT payment at any branch of banks mentioned above before July 30. After obtaining payment receipt, applicants can submit their application online at for which you would receive a registration number & password in email/SMS. It is necessary to upload your signature & photo along with the online application

Common written test is compulsory to apply for bank jobs in India hereafter.Hence read the notification of this exam from