Public Sector Banks plan Common Interview for jobs

Common Interview – IBPS to Conduct Common Interview for Public Sector Banks (PSB). Public Sector Banks plan Common Interview for jobs in Nationalized Bank.

Earlier we have reported that Common Interview likely that after Common Written Exams (CWE) for Jobs in Public Sector Banks (PSBs). All concerned authorities and banks are well aware of the problems of the present recruitment system i.e. multiple selection issue, multiple fees deposit for interview, which caused immense delay in the recruitment process and thereby IBPS-CWE failed to achieve it’s main objective of fastening the recruitment process and stopping candidates hopping in different banks.

Now, to improve the present recruitment system, Banks are planning to have a common interview that could open up opportunities in one go in many banks for candidates, who now have to give multiple interviews for jobs in various banks.

Public Sector Banks, which recruit about 30,000-40,000 people a year on an average, expect to save time and cost once this common interview becomes a reality. As many as 20 banks are expected to give the mandate to Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to conduct the Common Interview on their behalf. IBPS also conducts Common Written Examinations (CWE) for these banks.

  • No More Multiple Selection
  • No More Multiple Interview
  • No More Fees for Interview
  • One Common Interview for
    all bank

Senior bank executives said the governing body of IBPS had come up with the suggestion and the member banks gave their in-principle consent to the proposal at a meeting held on September 14. Banks are now required to get the respective board clearance before they give IBPS the final mandate. This looks a certainty as the selection body is run by senior bank executives with Bank of Baroda chief MD Mallya being the chairman, while Punjab National Bank chairman KR Kamath, Canara Bank’s S Raman and IDBI Bank’s RM Malla are some of the members.

The new recruitment system may be introduced as early as this year itself and candidates who took the Common Written Exam (CWE) for Probationary Officers/ Management Trainee on June 17 may be the first to attend the Common Interview. Over 7.5 lakh candidates took the exam for Probationary Officers and the IBPS PO/ MT 2012 Result is expected in the first week of October.

“Standardisation of the selection process will reduce the workload for banks,” said a governing body member of IBPS. “The present system is not time and cost-effective.” IBPS director AS Bhattacharya declined to comment.

In the present system, a few top candidates appear for multiple interviews of different banks and they tend to get offer letters from most banks. The next lot gets the opportunity only when the first lot is absorbed, making the hiring process lengthy. At present, candidates need to shell out Rs 150-250 per interview but according to sources IBPS may waive the fee for appearing in the common interview.

8 thoughts on “Public Sector Banks plan Common Interview for jobs

  1. it will really benificial for many aspirants….good decision

  2. IOB clerical interview result declared

  3. what abt the candidates who have cleared ibps 2011 cwe clerk exam? Here  its mentioned dat ibps PO/MT 2012 candidates would b the first lot. who wud b facing this first practical experiment. Anyways kip on experimenting. I m sure even dis option wil not work out. Changing policies ….my god! Frens c the present situation of our desh. Changing policies is one of the major concerns. So i have a great doubt even on this.

  4. excellent

  5. Dear Sir, I have cleared with 123 marks. I come under Gen-PWD(OC) with 37 years hope this would be my final chance. Inspite of my qualifing in written exam by IBPS I have not received one single call from any of the Public Sector Banks inspite of having reserved category in Hyderabad. 

    I am very happy to hear that Common interview procedure will be Introduced by Banking Selection Committee. If the same is introduced on or before December it will be a great opportunity to the qualifiers in IBPS 2011 for Clerks. We all hope that Justification has been done on impartial basis by the Bank Selection Committee. 

    I hope Banks Selection Committee will look into the matter and do the needful by on or before December 2012.

    Look forward for your favorable Decision at the earliest.


  6. Is this a joke or what? Or the candidates and their dreams are something to do experiment with? There are so many pundits are sitting in the policy making with big knowledge and status, don’t they think and do some research before making or changing any major policy which concerns careers of many job aspirants? How come they realise their follies now after committing it? What about the candidates who have passed in the previous IBPS exams, and waiting hopelessly for a single interview call? Many won’t get a second chance to take the exam again as they will cross their eligible age.Can the policy makers compensate them any way? This country is being run just like a hell.  

  7. state bank group specialist officers notification out …

  8. i have socred 118 mark ibps clerk 2…obc catagery…..may i get any bank job..

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