IBPS 2016, Become a Probationary Officer

Do you know that right now the Indian banking system consists of 26 public sector banks, 25 private sector banks, 43 foreign banks, 56 regional rural banks, 1,589 urban cooperative banks and 93,550 rural cooperative banks, in addition to cooperative credit institutions? Public sector banks control nearly 80 percent of the market. Coming to IBPS, what exactly IBPS is? Well, it is an independent entity at the behest of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Public Sector Banks. IBPS is envisioned as self-governed academic and research oriented Institute, with a mission of enhancing human resource development through personnel assessment.

IBPS 2016 conducts some common written examinations for the recruitment of officers and clerks in Indian banks. This written test is a mandatory step to clear, for anyone who seeks employment in 29 nationalized banks and regional rural banks across India. Be it for the post of probationary officer (PO) or specialist officer (SO).

One thing you have to keep in mind is that although the exam pattern is similar to the test conducted for recruiting clerks but for the post of a PO, the difficulty level is comparatively higher. One more thing, IBPS 2016 asks an applicant to be a graduate in any stream, as minimum eligibility requirement.

Once we are done with any test, what is the next thing we wait so eagerly? Result right? And if you appeared in IBPS exam, all you need now is IBPS Result. The result was declared two days back, I mean on December 15, 2016. If you have not checked it yet, don’t wait anymore and get hold of your result as soon as possible. The closure of result is scheduled on January 1, 2017.

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Thinking about how can you check IBPS PO Result? Let me help you out with that.

It’s not tricky at all. Just follow these simple steps:

  • You just need to check the official web page of IBPS which is http://www.ibps.in.
  • There, you will find a link flashing on the top of the homepage, to view main exam scores for CWE PO/ MT VI
  • Just click on that link and on the right side of the screen you will find a space for Login Credentials
  • All you need to do is to fill in your login details correctly and submit them
  • While putting in this information you can choose any one set of your own choice. I mean you can either fill in your Registration Number or your Roll no. after that you can either provide the password you set earlier or your date of birth
  • After all this all you have to do is to fill in the captcha correctly and login to get hold of your result.

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If you get some good news and cleared the exam, then you can download your call letter. With that call letter you can face the personal interview, which you know is the last step of the whole selection process. This personal interview is given the weight-age of 20 marks in making final selection decision. So, you must not take it lightly and prepare well to answer some possible questions which an interviewer can ask you.

When you check out the official site of IBPS, you will find an option of Mock test, on the right side of homepage. IBPS 2016 provides you an online Mock Test paper, which you can solve while preparing for the written exam. Mock Test papers are always very beneficial at the preparation time of any exam. Through this you can find out where you lack and which is your strongest section, so that you can manage your time accordingly, to cover the whole syllabus.

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Benefits and Perks of being a PO

Do you know that you can get other befits and perks if you manage to achieve the designation of a Probationary Officer? Let me tell you that SBI is considered to be the best bank in offering benefits and facilities to its employees as compared to other nationalized banks. Being a PO, you can always get fixed travelling allowance and also the reimbursement of your petrol bills. Bank officers also get leased accommodation. Although it varies from bank to bank and depends upon the place of posting. Some banks can offer you official bank accommodation or bank quarters instead of leased housing. Other than that you are provided with medical aid, newspaper reimbursement, coverage under New Pension Scheme, telephone bills, and canteen subsidy.

Where India is on its way to become the third largest domestic banking sector after China and US, according to a survey of PwC, getting the job of an IBPS PO is not at all a bad deal. So, prepare well to enter the rapidly growing sector of India.