IBPS Bank Exams: apply online for latest recruitments

IBPS has literally become a synonym for Bank exams in India. They are basically an organization from Mumbai, which has the contract and authorization from Banks, Public sector corporations, Insurance firms, etc. for hiring new and qualified staff. IBPS mainly focuses on Bank Recruitment, but lately other businesses have also begun using the their platform on account of its credibility. Also known as the Institute of Banking Personal Selection, IBPS assist their clients by making the tedious process of hiring new employees, simple and streamlined. IBPS has the competence to collect online applications from lakhs of aspirants, and resources to organize web-based examinations from different parts of the country. In this page, we present you the news on latest IBPS recruitments, and the ways to register/apply for each one of the online exams.

IBPS, in its own terms, conducts a PO, Clerk, Specialist and RRB Recruitment annually, and the full list of banks accepting this process in 2016 is given on this page. IBPS traditionally reports an upcoming Bank Exam on their website through a notification, a few days before the enrolling begins. Applicants should download and read the advertisement (PDF) posted on IBPS website (www.ibps.in) for instructions on registration dates, eligibility, and other formalities. So, when you might be able to apply for the next IBPS exam? The following table will guide you with the approximate dates.

Couldn’t apply for the IBPS Exam in time? check for the alternatives or the related career options in the following sections.

IBPS is also responsible for,

  1. SBI & SBI Associates recruitment: SBI and Associate Banks (SBT, SBM, SBP, SBBJ, SBH) use IBPS’s web examination system for PO, Clerk and Specialist Recruitments. Refer this page for more information about applying for the SBI Recruitment in 2016.
  2. Recruitment to Public Sector Insurance companies: Government owned Insurance companies like Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), NICL, UIIC, OICL, SBI Life relies on IBPS for hiring Clerks (Assistants) and Officers.
  3. Recruitment to Govt.Banks and Institutions of National importance: The central bank of the country, RBI has designated IBPS for their Assistant and Officer Grade-B examinations. Govt. organizations like SEBI, RBI Note Mudran Private Limited, IRDA, SIDBI, NCPI, EXIM Bank, Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India, etc. are also and a few from the long list of IBPS followers.

The additional recruitments quoted on this page are the job opportunities available at the IBPS’s patron firms, which also uses IBPS’s online test platform. An IBPS aspirant may apply for such recruitments as all these companies offer nearly identical benefits, and have similar eligibility standards and application norms. Although the online registrations for these exams are through IBPS, further details of the same will not be available on IBPS website; candidates should check the official site of the corresponding IBPS partner to download call letters, check results, etc.

Ongoing Bank Exams though IBPS.

As of October 26, IBPS is accepting applications from candidates for the following bank vacancies, through dedicated web forms. Each of these exams may have different eligibility norms, fees, syllabus, etc. but the way you apply online is the same, as shown at the end of this section. For your convenience, we have marked the ongoing, upcoming and recently completed IBPS recruitments in Green, Orange and Grey colors respectively.

Scroll down towards the end of this page for application forms and the process of filling it online.

India Post Payments Bank Ltd Recruitment:Reserve Bank of India recently granted a Payment Bank license to the Indian Postal Department, and they are in the process of recruiting employees for the newly formed India Post Payments Bank (IPPB). The payment Bank will be a fully owned subsidiary of the Postal Department, under the central government. IPPB has endorsed the facilities of IBPS for the online registration and recruitment of the Scale I, II, III and several other officer positions expected in the company in the 2017 and beyond. The Postal Bank is just like any other nationalized bank in the country, and they have announced a compensation as per the current IBA member standards.

Scale-I Officer: This is an Assistant Manager or PO post in the IPPB equal to JMGS Scale -1 position in Indian Banks. There are approximately 650 vacancies, for which graduates in the age group 20-30 may apply online from 04-10-2016 to 25-10-2016. Download the advertisement to read more about the salary scale, relaxations and the syllabus of the online exam conducted by IBPS.

Scale II and II Officers: A profile equal to the MMGS Scale II and III in PSU banks, this is the Manager and Specialist Officer posts in India Post Payment Bank Ltd. IPPB has reported 408 Scale III, and 652 Scale II opportunities and the eligibility for these positions is a bachelor’s degree, professional degree or degree with experience. The age requirement for the Scale I and Scale II varies, but it lies between 23-35 for people without relaxation. To know more about the job profiles, pattern of the examination, benefits, and guidelines to register online, download the notification. The last date for online application through IBPS is 01-11-2016.

State Bank of India Specialist Recruitment: State Bank Of India (SBI) has advertised the recruitment of Specialist Officers (JMGS Scale-I, and MMGS Scale- II, III ) for the year 2017. The SBI Specialist recruitment aims at hiring eligible and experienced persons to specialized positions in engineering, design, testing, management, and many other senior roles. There are approximately 450 openings for which the online registration through IBPS starts on 06-10-2016 and will last until 24-11-2016. The age and educational requirements for SBI SO positions vary; you may refer the official notification for complete details.

ECGC Ltd. PO Recruitment 2016: ECGC, previously known as the Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India Ltd. is public sector company under the Ministry of Commerce and Industries. ECGC focuses on providing insurance cover to Indian exporters and investors, protecting them from the credit risk involved in their activities. ECGC operates like a banking/insurance firm and is hardhearted in Mumbai. The company recently announced the recruitment of 51 probationary officers (PO) to its offices in India and abroad. Chartered accounts, MBAs and Postgraduates, may apply online for ECGC recruitment through IBPS from 05-10-2016 to 26-10-2016. Download the notification for detailed information about this job opportunity, dates, education eligibility, etc.

IBPS Specialist Recruitment 2017: In a few days IBPS will open the registration for 2017’s Specialist Recruitment to Indian Public Sector public sector Banks. Stay tuned to this page for the official notification and updates on this exam.


Things to note, before you start registering for IBPS Recruitments.

  • Download the appropriate IBPS Job notification.
  • Compare your educational qualifications and age to the IBPS norms for the given recruitment and ensure that you’re eligible for the job. You also have to check the timetable of the examination, and the centers present in your State, etc. to avoid any chaos at a later point in time.
  • Ready a photo and signature as per the IBPS standards: IBPS requires the candidates to upload a passport size photo and digital signature to their website while filling the form. The same will be attached to your downloadable registration form, and will be verified at the examination center. The application form may reject photo and signature, which are not in a dimension and size as given below.

IBPS Bank Exam application

  • Photoshop/ Microsoft Paint can be used to modify the width and height of the photo uploads. For adjusting the size, you may Google for a “photo compression tool,” but keep an eye on the clarity/resolution of the output image while making the changes.Candidates have to provide an email address and a mobile number while registering for IBPS exams. Make sure to add emails from IBPS in the white-list, and turn-off DND on your phone number to receive further alerts on your registration.
  • Candidates have to provide an email address and a mobile number while registering for IBPS exams. Make sure to add emails from IBPS in the white-list, and turn-off DND on your phone number to receive further alerts on your registration.
  • Bank Preference: For some recruitments, IBPS asks the candidates to input their “Bank Preference” during the application. They are giving you the option to choose the banks that you favor, from a list of participating organizations; chances are very for you to get a placement in one of the preferred banks if you get a good IBPS score. It would be a great time-saver if you could line-up a bank preference list before you start with the registration.
  • Valid proofs should support all the information you enter in the IBPS form, during the interviews, especially the community and quota claims. So double-check everything as you cannot change anything once you submit the application form.
  • Typically, the registration fee for applying IBPS Bank Exam in 2016 is 600 INR (General) and 100 INR for (SC/ST). However, the exact fee amount will be displayed on the last page of the IBPS registration form, before you make the payment.

One of the commonly reported issues about the IBPS website (www.ibps.in) is that it stops responding/opening during the final days of online registration or in the peak hours. It is obviously due to the heavy load on their servers. So never wait for the last day to edit and submit your IBPS application form and waste a chance. IBPS forms will not load on mobile browsers/Safari and when JavaScript is not enabled. Use a broadband Internet connection and an up-to-date desktop web browser like Firefox, Chrome or Internet explorer for your submissions to avoid transaction and from related errors.

Steps to Apply for IBPS Bank Exams, online in 2016

Keep all your certificates and documents on the table as you move on to register for the IBPS recruitment. You have to complete the registration in 20 minutes, but then there is a a “save/edit later” option if you need more time.

The way you apply online is the same for all IBPS bank exams of PO, Clerk, RRB, and Specialist cadres, and there no prospect for confusions if you have already applied for one. However, first-time applicants are advised to read the instructions given below.

IBPS registration

On this day on October 2016, you can apply for one of the following IBPS Recruitments.

Register online for India Post Payment Bank Recruitment 2017: Scale-1 Officer here, Scale -II & III Officer, here.

Online registration for SBI Specialist Recruitment 2017: Click here.

Apply online for ECGC PO recruitment 2016 Click here.

Application form for IBPS Specialist Recruitment 2017:  Coming soon.

From the options given above, decide on which Bank Exam you may want to appear, and click on the appropriate link; it loads an IBPS web page assigned to the Exam of your choice. The full schedule of registration phase will be given on the left-side of the site. Bookmark it, it is your start-point for the entire time span of the recruitment.

Now click on the Yellow Button at the top-right corner to begin your registration.

The system will pop-up a set of instructions for the applicant. Read it thoroughly before entering the details on the first page of the application form, which collects the applicant’s name, email, and mobile number. Upon successful completion of this section, you have to save it and proceed to upload the photo and signature. IBPS will generate a temporary user ID and password as soon as you finish the first page of the web form; this can be used to sign in to IBPS system at any time during the period of online registration, complete the remaining portions and submit the form. We have created a video of the IBPS registration for the novice applicants, and is given below.

In the end, IBPS will display the complete information you provided on a single page as a digital application form. Accept all terms as required and submit the form; you won’t be able to edit it after this point. Your registration for the IBPS Exam will be confirmed after paying the fees mentioned on the next page. Finally, go back to IBPS’s home page for the recruitment, login and download your application form and e-Payment receipt.


IBPS: answers to your questions in the comment section

What is IBPS? is it the only way to apply for a banking career in India?

IBPS is a Mumbai based firm specializing in staff recruitments for banks, insurance companies, and related businesses through computer-based online tests. IBPS is now the officially accepted path to apply for a Govt. Bank Job in India, especially when it comes to PO, Clerk, and Specialist positions. Unfortunately, your options are limited if you’re looking for a govt. bank career in 2016 without IBPS exam. However, there are thousands of non-IBPS job opportunities in private banks like HDFC, ICICI, Kotak, HSBC, Yes Bank, etc.

How may times I can apply for IBPS Exams?

There is no limit on the number of times you may apply for IBPS recruitment as long as the educational and age criteria are met.

I’m looking forward to registering an IBPS PO/Clerk/Specialist/RRB recruitment in 2016, but I couldn’t find the details here?

IBPS’s Exam’s registrations are usually held in the second-half of the year, starting from July. What you see here might be the ongoing or recently completed recruitments to related job opportunities. Refer the table given at the top for the schedule of next recruitment.

I’m trying to fill the application online, and I see that one of the drop-down menus is not loading. What to do now?

It is a phenomenon when your Internet connection is slow. On weak broadband, the web application fails to load the content of the drop-down from the database, and you will see an unresponsive menu. If your Internet connection is stable, then you may have to double-check the already completed sections of your application form for any misses. Sometimes, the menu requires a proper input in the previous data fields to populate the drop-down.

Why there is no offline payment option?

IBPS seems to have discontinued the previously available offline fee payment for the Bank exams. However, they have expanded the choices under the online payment mode. Now you can choose Internet Banking/Credit Card/Debit Card/ IMPS/ Wallets like PayTM, Jio, Airtel Money, etc. as per your convenience.

IBPS deducted money from my account but application was not accepted?

IBPS uses a payment gateway (BillDesk) to collect money from the candidates. You have to complete the payment within a few minutes once you reach the payment interface, not doing so will expire the session, and you will end up with an error page. BillDesk will automatically refund your money for incomplete transactions with IBPS, but you may always email “support at billdesk dot com” if you face any delay. Wait for a few hours to re-try if you feel that failure is due to a technical glitch

Does IBPS allow multiple registrations?

No, you cannot register twice for any IBPS recruitment unless it is expressly stated in the advertisement. In the case of IBPS RRB Recruitment, one may apply for Assistant and one of Officer posts as both are different positions. If there is a payment failure, login and check whether your application was accepted or not. If it is not accepted you may pay again to confirm your registration.

Is is possible to change the examination center/ any other data after submitting the form?

As per the current policies, it is not allowed under any circumstances..

How to contact IBPS in case of any issues?

Except for the bank holidays, IBPS support is available for candidates from 9.30 AM to 6 PM through their toll-free numbers 1800222366 and 18001034566; they also responds for emails to: registration_ helpdesk at ibpsorg dot org.

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