When is the next IBPS Bank Exam in 2016

When is the next bank exam from IBPS in 2016? The lion’s share of the daily readers we get in this blog want to know the dates of the upcoming IBPS exams: probably you’re on this page for the same reasons. To be honest, we are not in a position to predict the dates of IBPS recruitment or any other Bank exams as the official authorities decide it from time to time. However, we can estimate an approximate schedule of the forthcoming IBPS tests by taking the timetable of the previous ones.

Update: Now, apply for IBPS RRB Exam 2016 (starts on 22th of August)

IBPS Bank EXAM dates

As you might know, IBPS handles a number of bank exams every year. Apart from the IBPS branded Clerk Exam, PO (Probationary Officers) exam, SO (Specialist Officer) exam, RRB (Regional Rural Bank) Officers and Assistant exam, the agency is also behind SBI and associate’s exam and the recruitment to various insurance and financial entities.
The first ever IBPS recruitment was in 2011, and it included an offline PO exam. Later, IBPS expanded the recruitment list by adding Clerical, RRB and Specialist cadres and the mode of test got a change to online model. Every IBPS recruitment comprises of two exams (exception to Specialist and RRB), an interview, followed by the placements. The whole process of IBPS bank recruitment takes 2-3 months to finish. Typically, a candidate gets a time interval of at least one month between each exam if he or she is appearing for all the four recruitments in a year.

Apply for IBPS EXAMS online: Have a look at this page for the demonstration, and a guide to the IBPS online registration. You can always find the details in this page if IBPS is accepting any bank exam applications.
IBPS recruitment results: Refer this page to check the results of the most-recent IBPS Exams, Interview and the final allotment.

Download IBPS Exam call letter: Already applied for an IBPS recruitment and waiting for the call letter for your Online exam/ Common interview? Get it here.

In 2015, IBPS proposed a new policy for the recruitments to PO and Clerical Cadre. Candidates appearing for these posts have to sit for two exams, prelims and mains. The details the IBPS prelims for Clerk and PO is on this page. The official calendar of IBPS PO, Clerk, RRB and Specialist recruitment in 2016 is given below.


Upcoming IBPS PO Exam 2016 registration dates:

To date  IBPS has organized 5 PO exams, and the most recent exam was during October/November in 2015. The online registration for this exam ended on 01-08-2015. As of now IBPS has completed the Preliminary and Main Exam phases of this recruitment and recently they published the scores secured by the eligible candidates appeared in the Main Exam.

Status of last IBPS PO recruitment 2015: Interview Call letter released.

IBPS PO exam 2015 date

The schedule of the last PO recruitment is posted above. If you’re an IBPS PO aspirant you may check our page on IBPS PO, to know more about the eligibility conditions, syllabus, etc. and prepare yourself to apply for the next chance.

IBPS PO Exam 2016 dates.

IBPS PO Exam 2016 dates

Registration for next IBPS PO Exam would start in the month of September.

When is the next IBPS Clerk exam in 2016?

When IBPS started managing the Clerical Cadre exam in 2011, the minimum eligibility for a participating candidate was a pass in 10th Class. People from all sorts if life, even engineering graduates applied for the exam and ultimately the agency received around 50L registrations. The trend continued in successive exams although the education and age norms have had changed a bit in the course. The Clerk Exam is comparatively easy for the higher-educated: if they could crack this exam, they have the opportunity to advance to the PO and managerial levels within the institution- they are also entitled to get age-relaxation in PO and RRB exams, subject to the rules.

Status of recent IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2015: Candidates are waiting for Main Exam results.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2015 dates
IBPS finished the web-based application process for the Clerk Recruitment 2015 on 1st day of September. Candidates have already appeared in the preliminary exam and are now being shortlisted for the Main Exam. The Interviews and the final placement would be carried out by April 2016.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 dates.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 dates

The next opportunity to apply for IBPS Clerk Exam would be in October 2016.  Full details of the IBPS Clerk Recruitment


Tentative dates of IBPS Specialist Exam 2016.

Professionals like engineers, lawyers, managers, accountants, etc. who have the interest in the banking sector always anticipate for the dates of IBPS Specialist recruitment, which usually gets announced before the end of every year. There was a Specialist Exam in February of 2015 and just in this week IBPS announced the impending registration for the 2016’s recruitment.

 Status of the last IBPS Specialist Recruitment  in 2016:  Registrations ends, Call letter available for download. 

IBPS Specialist recruitment 2016

Click here to read about IBPS Specialist Recruitment in detail

IBPS has completed the registration for the 2016’s Specialist recruitment. Applicants are now preparing for the online Specialist Exam. If you wish to apply for the upcoming recruitment, for 2017 cadre, you might have to wait until December 2016, for IBPS to start the fresh registrations.

IBPS Specialist Exam 2017 dates
IBPS Specialist Exam 2017 dates

Schedule of the IBPS RRB Recruitment in 2016:

IBPS RRB exam is your gateway to around 60 plus Gramin and Rural banks in India. Unlike the PO, Clerk and Specialist exams, IBPS has no direct role in the final enrollment of a candidate to the regional banks, although they manage the exams and interviews for the RRBs. IBPS conducts the RRB recruitment to the post of Office Assistants ( Clerical position), and Officer Scales 1, 2, and 3 in every year and releases a scorecard. The RRBs use this score for filling job vacancies, for one year from the date announcement of result.

Status of the last IBPS RRB recruitment in 2016: Final results announced.

IBPS RRB recruitment date

RRB is one of the IBPS recruitment categories which do not have the “preliminary exam” phase. Those who got selected in the RRB Recruitment 2015 are awaiting for their appointment order.  Candidates in the waiting-list are eligible for applying all the Gramin Bank vacancies in 2016.

Notification for the next IBPS  Rural Bank Exam would be released in August.

IBPS RRB recruitment 2016: click here for full details.

IBPS may announce the schedule and dates of the new season of exams in a few weeks; we will update the same on this page when it is available.

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