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Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

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Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

shape IBPS

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, (IBPS), is an autonomous agency in India and offers recruitment, placement and promotion services to several Indian national banks, thus providing assistance to the financial sector of India.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), founded in 1975, was started as Personnel Selection Services (PSS). In 1984, IBPS became an independent entity at the behest of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Public Sector Banks.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is envisioned as a self-governed academic and research-oriented Institute, with a mission of enhancing human-resource development through personnel assessment. IBPS conducts several exams for different clerical and officer posts and hence it is regarded as a premier organization particularly in the field of employment testing, selection, and assessment, for various positions at Indian national banks.

shape CWE

A Common Written Examination (CWE) was launched by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in 2011 for the recruitment of clerks and officers in Indian nationalized and regional rural banks. IBPS CWE is thus mandatory for all the candidates interested in the various posts offered by IBPS. Interested candidates are required to submit an online application on the  Official website of IBPS and then appear for the online objective exams (Prelims and Mains).  Only those candidates who pass the prelims are invited to write the mains examinations.

Aspirants have to go attend an interview process after passing the online exams( prelims and mains) conducted at various centers. Based on the interview, the successful candidates are offered placements in different national and regional rural banks of India.

List of Public Sector Banks Participating in IBPS:

Allahabad Bank Canara Bank Indian Bank Syndicate Bank
Andhra Bank Central Bank of India Indian Overseas Bank UCO Bank
Bank of Baroda Corporation Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce Union Bank of India
Bank of India Dena Bank Punjab National Bank United Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra IDBI Bank Punjab & Sind Bank Vijaya Bank



shape Services

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection also known as IBPS, a recruitment body, offers the following services:

  • Project consultation: Assistance in recruitment process & promotions by conducting exams and interviews.
  • Personality Assessments: Group exercises & interviews to identify the candidates’ higher cognitive skills.
  • Assessment Centers: Identifying the knowledge & skills of applicants for suitable positions.
  • Training Programs: For senior staff to help develop their observational and interviewing skills.
  • Workshops: For people who design question papers
  • Expert Services: Experts who can conduct interviews or group exercises effectively for best recruitment.


  • Note: IBPS also offers human resource services to LIC, Insurance companies, NABARD, IDBI, public sector undertakings and government departments. IBPS is considered as one of the finest personnel selection test conducting agency in India.



    shape Recruitment

    Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS, a recruitment body, provides standardized systems for recruitment of young graduates in various government organizations in India. IBPS recruitment is primarily categorized as below:

    • IBPS Clerk Recruitment
    • IBPS Probationary Officer Recruitment/Management trainee
    • IBPS RRB Recruitment
    • IBPS Specialist Officer Recruitment