Selection Process, Exam Pattern Details – Indian Bank PO PGDBF 2018

Indian Bank released a recruitment notification for the post of Probationary Officer via Manipal School of Banking. The Selection procedure of the Indian Bank PO Recruitment has been explained including the exam pattern herewith this post.

Indian Bank PO 2018 - Selection Procedure:

Candidates will be selected by Indian Bank through a selection process consisting of an online test (Preliminary and Main Examination) followed by Interview.

The selection process aims at getting candidates who are likely to succeed in various roles in the Bank. The endeavor is to select candidates who are bright, have good communication skills (both oral and written), are dedicated, can work effectively in teams, are passionate about their career goals and who display integrity and a positive attitude.

Indian Bank PO 2018 – Prelims Exam Pattern

The structure of the Preliminary Examination (objective type) which will be conducted online is as follows:

S.No Name of Tests No of Questions Max Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by Bank. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by the Bank depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

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Indian Bank PO 2018 – Main Examination

The structure of the Main Examination which will be conducted online is as follows:

S.No Name of Tests No of Questions Max Marks Duration
1 English Language 35 40 40 Mins
2 Data analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Mins
3 Reasoning  Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Mins
4 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Mins
Total 155 100 3 Hours
5 Letter Writing & Essay 2 25 30 Mins

Please note that candidates will not be permitted to appear for the Examination without the following documents:

Valid Call Letter for the respective date and session of Examination

Photo-identity proof (as specified) in original bearing the same name as it appears on the call letter/ application form and

Photocopy of photo-identity proof (as mentioned in (2) above)

Candidates reporting late i.e. after the reporting time specified on the call letter for Examination will not be permitted to take the examination.

Penalty for Wrong Answers

(Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)

There may be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question may be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there may be no penalty for that question.

Scores & Cut-off Score

The final scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using an equi-percentile method. Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations.

Cut-off Score

Each candidate may be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut-offs may be decided and candidates may be shortlisted for interview. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination would not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

Indian Bank PO 2018 – Interview

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the Main examination may subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Bank. The center, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from the Bank’s website.

All candidates called for the Interview should produce originals of all prescribed documents mentioned in the call letter.

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100.

The minimum qualifying marks in an interview are 40% for General and 35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates.

The weight (ratio) of the Main examination and interview will be 80:20 respectively.

The combined final score of candidates will be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination and Interview.

Indian Bank PO 2018 – Final Placement at Indian Bank

All the candidates who complete the ― POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN BANKING AND FINANCE and are awarded the Diploma will be eligible for appointment in JMG I as Probationary officers in Indian Bank. They will be fixed in starting pay scale as applicable to JMGS I Officer.

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