With millions of candidates, aiming to get through the entrance exams for jobs in banking sector, the competition gets stiffer every year. Since 2011, the task for conducting a national level entrance exam for entry into officer and clerical cadre jobs in banks has been shouldered by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection or IBPS. From then onwards, it has become a level playing field for all the banking job aspirants. In 2013 also, the IBPS is conducting the Common Written Exam for PO/MT positions in the nationalised banks of India. Dates for the IBPS PO/ MT Exam 2013 have been declared, with candidates becoming busy with their preparations and submitting their applications. When the time arrives for the written exams in the month of October, it will be a true test of their determination and preparation.
- Written round an important step to cover for final selection with an eye for cut off scores
To score through the entrance exam, the appearing candidates will have to qualify in the written round, after which they will be able to sit for the interview rounds, which would be conducted jointly by the participating banks. There would be a cut off score for the candidates appearing in the IBPS CWE for PO/MT 2013. The scores will be calculated by correction and normalisation using equi-percentile method. Those who get their percentile scores, above the cut off scores, after normalisation, would be considered to qualify the written rounds and shortlisted for interviews. Cut off scores will be decided depending on the number of available vacancies.
- Individual subject and total cut offs important for eligibility
While appearing for the written rounds, candidates should keep in mind that the cut off scores will be considered for their eligibility to appear in the interviews. For this reason, they should solve questions in such a manner that they have maximum corrects from each section namely the reasoning, English language, quantitative aptitude, general awareness and computers. Thereafter, the scores should also be more than the total cut off score. It is only when these two cut off score criteria are fulfilled that candidates will be able to go for the interview.
Banking jobs are quite prospective for people these days, with good salary packages, lots of perks and growth opportunities. If students are aiming to get into good career avenues in banking sector, it is essential that they prepare well for the IBPS CWE for PO/MT and score marks above the cut off, so that they can be called for interviews where success would be theirs, if they prove their mettle.