Common Pan-India Entrance Test for Bank Recruitment in 2011

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CALCUTTA, Dec 9, 2010 (Washington Bangla Radio / pressreleasepoint) The public sector bank is looking to come with a new platform for the recruitment of employees in the bank from the next year. Sources have reported that PSBs are planning to introduce a common entrance exam pattern for the selection of employers.

The public sector bank is looking to come with a new platform for the recruitment of employees in the bank from the next year. Sources have reported that PSBs are planning to introduce a common entrance exam pattern for the selection of employers.


This step of the bank is aimed at reducing the bank recruitment time and the complicated procedure for the selection of the employee. Complaining about the present pattern of recruitment which takes about a year to be completed, PSB expects the process to get easier for both bank and candidates by reducing the mental tension candidates presently go through after an exam.

Chief Executive of Indian Bank Association’s, K. Ramakrishnan told PTI today that there will now be a common Pan India entrance test which will help in reducing recruitment-time by almost a third of what it takes now.

Ramakrishnan further said that three to four such common entrance examinations are planned to be conducted every year and “this should begin in 2011.”

Other information regarding the examination which was announced in front of media included the examination conducting body and the procedure. The officials briefing about the entrance test told that the exam will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) which will declare the results of the exam and give a scorecard to the candidates, valid for up to one to one-and-a-half-years.

It was also made clear that the exams will be mainly for clerical staff jobs and entry-point officers. As per report of the sources nearly 20 public sector banks have joined this concept.

- pressreleasepoint


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