It has been a long wait for students now as students are waiting for IBPS PO-III notification since long. As per IBPS earlier advertisement about IBPS PO, CWE for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts will be conducted twice a year. However almost a year has passed since last advertisement was published and since then there has not been any announcement till now.

Before the advent of IBPS when banks were recruiting PO’s individually, then there were frequent exams as well as recruitment announcement by banks. This process was slow, time consuming and also leads to multiple selection of candidates.

But to fasten hiring activities in public banks, Indian govt. decided to bring in separate CWE for PO, clerks & specialist officers from year 2011 and the responsibility of the hiring process was given to IBPS, an autonomous body under Government of India for conducting the common recruitment process for the 19 Public Sector Banks.

History of IBPS PO recruitment process so far:-

IBPS PO I IBPS PO I notification came out in the month of July 2011 and the exam was conducted in September 2011. The overall selection process lasted for about 5-6 months.

IBPS PO II: Next IBPS PO II was announced in March 2012 and the exam was conducted in June 2012 and the entire process from advertisement to final selection has taken almost one year this time as for the very first time common interviews were held.

Now, IBPS PO III:  The IBPS PO CWE 2013 announcement is expected to be out in end week of July or starting of August & written tests could be scheduled in the month of September. (Tentative)

Changes in Eligibility Criteria (EXPECTED):

Be ready to see few changes in the eligibility criteria in IBPS PO-III as the Ministry of Finance after consultations with stakeholders, decided to bring in changes – not only in selection procedures but also from the application stage.

Some major changes which are expected to occur in IBPS PO CWE 2013 Recruitment are as follows:

  • Age limit: 20 – 28 years (For both PO & Clerk) for general category
  • Education: 60% marks in graduation for appying for PO CWE (EXPECTED)
    (And for clerks: Declared Passed in degree for applying for Clerical CWE which is already implemented from IBPS CWE CLERK-II)
  • Literacy in computers in compulsory for both cadres. The applicant must either have a certificate in computer operations OR should have computer as a subject in school/college.

Number of Vacancies: (EXPECTED)

For IBPS PO-I: Approximately 19,600 vacancies were created.
For IBPS PO-II: 22,400 vacancies were created. Click here to see details.
For IBPS PO-III:  As we see from past two years trend that near about 20,000 vacancies were created each year and we can expect the same trend to follow this year as well.

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