The pre-IBPS era of banking recruitment was so messy, and you know why. IBPS drastically simplified the employee acquisition process of the Indian banks ever since the institution of CWE in 2011. However, in the beginning, conducting a post-exam interview was the duty of the participating banks. Each of them had to release separate notifications, call letter and then organize a country or state-wide interview as a part of it. With the establishment of the IBPS common interview (CI) system, the concerns are finally being sorted out.
So, how the IBPS CI is going to help both banks and the applicants? You know in the past when a bank posts a PO, clerk or specialist job opportunity, everyone with a good IBPS exam score had the option to apply for it. A bank then had to interview all those examinees before they could finalize on a merit list for their firm. Considering the limited number of openings each bank reports every year, an interview of this magnitude is a bother and would essentially take much time to complete. Just think about the energy, resources and money wasted on this.
IBPS’s entry into the interview scene is an outcome of the government level decision to streamline the banking recruitment in 2013. The plan is like this; after finishing the formalities of the CWE like assigning score card and all, IBPS will start with the interview procedures in another schedule. A call letter will be sent to the eligible CWE participants with instructions on date and venue of the CI. Performance of an aspirant in the IBPS common interview as a score will be added to CWE score to format an ordered rank list that ultimately decides who all get a job in the IBPS empowered banks.
The first ever IBPS Common interview was on January 2013 (for PO), and now the latest has been announced, for those who wrote IBPS Clerk exam 2013. Screenshot of a typical IBPS interview invitation is given below.
If available, you can always download an IBPS Interview call letter here.
All candidates who are shortlisted for IBPS CI are required to bring the following documents to the interview center for verification purpose.
1. A full-page print-out of the IBPS exam application form filled online. Attach the print-out with year or semester-wise mark sheets and graduation certificate issued by the university, certificate proving age and other category benefits mentioned in the eligibility criteria.
2. The IBPS interview call letter affixed with a photo and signature on it.
3. Identity proofs.
4. Certificates that substantiate previous work experience, and a “no objection” from the current employer.
5. A recent and original character certificate from two respectable persons who are not directly related to the applicant.
New* IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2014 common interview dates.
Please refer call letter for correct dates.
For further reading:
The minimum IBPS cut-off score for an interview call.
About giving order of bank preference after interview.
Download IBPS interview call letter or application form even if you forgot the login password.