Since 2011, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts a Common Written Examination for aspiring candidates all over the country. For the IBPS Examination conducted in 2019-2020, over 1.45 crore candidates participated. With only a few thousand vacancies and crores of candidates, it is evident that the examination is highly competitive.
Candidates need to ensure that they are well-prepared and understand all the rules and regulations. Hence, every year, the IBPS SO notification is issued to ensure that candidates know the exam processes and understand their eligibility for the exam. However, this notification can be quite long, with some irrelevant information, making it difficult to glean vital points.
What Should You Know About IBPS SO Notification?
Aspiring candidates should follow the website closely to ensure that they do not miss out on any details regarding the IBPS SO Examination. The notification released by the IBPS provides candidates clarity regarding various aspects of the examination, such as the eligibility criteria, the institutes participating, the important dates that candidates should remember, and so on.
The most crucial and relevant information that the official notification provides is the list of vacancies available for the year. Hence, candidates can determine which posts they want to aim for and how tough the competition will be this year. The number of vacancies varies each year, increasing the competition for the highly coveted posts.
Dates to Remember
In this section, candidates are notified regarding the important dates which they should remember. These crucial dates include tentative exam dates, tentative dates for the declaration of results, and registration dates.
All official notices regarding the examination dates and results are published on the official IBPS website, closer to the dates. Hence, candidates must ensure that they follow the website closely.
Information regarding the date of publication of the admit card, the admit card’s importance, and other relevant details are also published in the official notification.
IBPS SO Salary:
The salaries of various IBPS personnel are revised from time to time. Hence, the official notification also published the relevant information regarding the salary benefits for specific positions. This portion of the notification helps candidates understand better what they can expect if they are selected for a job.
The Eligibility criteria are crucial for every candidate to understand. In this section, the candidate’s eligibility is determined, such as the candidate’s minimum and maximum age on the date of the exam, the nationality of the candidate, and the candidate’s educational qualification. Before registering for the examination, the candidate should verify their eligibility for the examination.
In this section, a list of accepted documents is provided for identification verification. Candidates should ensure that they have all of the relevant documentation ready on the day of the examination.
Exam Pattern, Scoring, and Syllabus:
For all aspiring candidates, this is an essential section which they need to go through carefully. In this section, there is important information regarding the topics covered in the examination, the exam pattern, and the scoring. It includes all information regarding how the papers are scored, what the qualifying scores are to proceed to the next stage, and informs the candidates about negative marking.
Candidates can also find details about the topics they need to study for the examination, which is helpful since the IBPS does not have any official syllabus for this examination.
When you download the official notification, do not be discouraged by the length. Ensure that you skim the notification until you come across the important sections mentioned above and go through them carefully. While the notification may be lengthy, it provides candidates with useful information to clear the examination.