Thursday, December 9, 2010

Common Test for aspiring bankers

Thursday, December 9, 2010Now, a Common Test for aspiring bankers

Come 2011, aspiring bankers will be saved the bother of appearing for a test each time a public sector bank wants to go in for recruitment.

Upon clearing the common test, which will be administered by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on behalf of PSBs (public sector banks), all that the candidates have to do is respond to individual bank's advertisements to appear for interview.

Twenty PSBs will be part of this joint exercise which will enable them tap the pool of candidates who have been successful in the common test, for recruitment. The State Bank group will plough a lonely furrow on the recruitment front.

According to IBPS officials, while the pan-India common test for the clerical cadre will be conducted four times a year, for probationary officers it will be held twice. The scorecard issued to successful candidates is likely to be valid for one to one and- a-half years. During the validity period, the eligible candidates can respond to bank advertisements for interviews.

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