IBPS to conduct Common Written Exam for Regional Rural Banks

Earlier this month we have reported that Regional Rural Banks to recruit thru Common Written Exam and now the Government of India has approved the proposal to conduct Common Recruitment Exam for filling up vacancies in the various Regional Rural Banks (RRBs).

Mr M Balachandran the director of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) told news agency PTI “We would conducting common test for RRBs as well in the future”.

Mr M Balachandran also added that at the moment IBPS is working out details for conducting exams for both officers and clerks for 82 RRBs, National Bank for Rural and Agriculture Development (NABARD) will supervise the whole selection process of CWE of IBPS.

The new system of recruitment through CWE was started last year and from the very beginning 19 public sector banks, excluding State Bank of India Group have been recruiting candidates for various posts through the Common Written Exam (CWE) conducted by the IBPS.

While explaining the recruitment process, IBPS director said that successful candidates in the CWE who will be issued scorecards are required to apply, quoting their CWE scores, to any of the participating banks they wish as and when individual banks call for applications The scorecard will be valid for one year.

Each bank will shortlist candidates and carry out their own selection processes such as interviews for final selection. Each participating public sector bank independently issue a separate recruitment notification, specifying their vacancies and stipulating the eligibility criteria in terms of age and educational qualification, experience, minimum required level of IBPS score in each test etc.

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