What is the role of IBPS in bank recruitment?

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) plays a vital role in the recruitment of individuals for various institutions in India, especially banks and financial institutions.

History: IBPS originated from the nationalization of banks in 1969, NIBM (National Institute of Bank Management) was formed for research and training. Subsequently, a vertical Personnel Selection Service (PSS) was created for selection and training purposes. Finally, 1984In the 1960s the PSS evolved into the IBPS, an autonomous body for recruitment and training.

Role of IBPS in Bank Recruitment

IBPS provides a standard and transparent recruitment process for banks. The primary recruitment activities are wide ranging:

  • Conduct of CRP (Common Recruitment Process): IBPS conducts CRP for various posts for 11 participating banks, including PO, Clerk and SO. In 2024, CRP XIV for Clerk, PO and SO and CRP RRB XIII for Regional Rural Banks will be conducted.
  • Organization and conduct of examination and interview: IBPS is responsible for conducting online written exams and interviews for various posts across the country. This includes setting of question papers, conducting the exam and evaluating the performance of the candidates.
  • Transparency and Fairness: IBPS plays a vital role in ensuring transparency and fairness in the entire recruitment process. It follows strict guidelines and best practices to maintain the integrity of the selection process, thereby minimising any possibility of discrimination.

Standard Recruitment Process

Before the establishment of IBPS, each bank had its own selection criteria, exam pattern and evaluation methods. IBPS introduced a unified recruitment process, providing a common platform for candidates to apply for posts in participating banks through a single examination process.

Skill Development

Apart from recruitment, IBPS also contributes to capacity building and skill development in the banking sector. Through its training programmes, workshops and research initiatives, IBPS helps enhance the skill set of banking professionals.

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IBPS has shown remarkable adaptability in responding to the emerging needs of the banking sector. IBPS regularly updates its exam pattern and syllabus to reflect these changes, ensuring that the recruited personnel are well equipped to handle contemporary banking challenges.

IBPS – Participating Banks

There are 11 banks participating in IBPS i.e. CRP Clerk, PO, RRB and SO exam is conducted for 11 Public Sector Banks (PSBs). They are listed in the table below.

IBPS – Participating Banks
Bank Of Barodabank of india
Bank Of MaharashtraCanara Bank
Central Bank Of IndiaIndia Overseas Bank
Indian BankPunjab And Sind Bank
Punjab National BankUCO Bank
Union Bank of India
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