IBPS Clerk has begun applications for the selection of candidates to Clerical Cadre posts in the 19 participating banks for the year 2016. IBPS Clerical Cadre 2016 recruitment will include a Common Written Exam (CWE IV) and an interview. The CWE IV has total marks of 200 and the total marks for the interview is 100. The CWE IV will have 80 per cent weightage for final consideration while the interview will have weightage of 100 marks.
IBPS Exam Pattern
- The Common Written Examination will be conducted through online mode and is to be completed in 2 hours. The exam consists of 5 sections for a total of 200 marks. The different sections are:
1. Reasoning (40 marks)
2. English Language (40 marks)
3. Numerical Ability (40 marks)
4. Computer Knowledge (40 marks).
- The Common Recruitment Process (CRP) will be conducted in two steps: first aspirants will be required to attempt a Common Written Exam (CWE-IV) following which the successful candidates will be called for interview. Those candidates clearing both steps will be allotted an organization (depending on vacancy) for the financial year 2015-2016.
- All sections, with the exception of English Language, will be available in both English and Hindi. Negative marking is applicable with one-fourth of the total value of the question deducted for each incorrect answer. Detailed information on the exam syllabus and question paper will be available after the release of IBPS Clerk 2016 call letters i.e. from November, 2016.
- Minimum cut off score of the CWE Clerks IV will be decided after the examination, depending on the vacancies available.
- IBPS Clerk Jobs exam 2016 Important dates
- Online Registration begins: August, 2016
- Last date for online registration: September, 2016
- Online application fee payment available from August 12, 2014 to September, 2016
- Offline application fee payment available from August 14, 2014 to September, 2016
- Pre-Examination Training call letter for SC/ST/ Minority Community/ EXSM/ PWD candidates available from November, 2016 to November, 2016
- Pre-Examination Training for SC/ST/ Minority Community/ EXSM/ PWD candidates to be held from November, 2016 to November, 2016
- IBPS Clerk exam 2016 call letter available after: November, 2016
- IBPS Clerk exam 2014 Online Examination tentative dates: December 6, December 7, December 13, December 14, December 20, December 21, and December 27, 2016
- Interview call letters available online from: January 2017
- Interview to be conducted during: February 2017
- Provisional allotment: April 2017
- IBPS Clerical Cadre Jobs 2014 Participating Banks: Allahabad Bank, Corporation Bank, Syndicate Bank, Andhra Bank, Dena Bank, UCO Bank, Bank of Baroda, Indian Bank, Union Bank of India, Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, United Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Vijaya Bank, Canara Bank, Punjab National Bank, Central Bank of India and Punjab and Sind Bank.
Andhra Pradesh Public Service Commission (APPSC)’s Group II exam syllabus details are given below…
· Syllabus of the Written Examination: Paper I – General Studies:
1. General Science
2. Current Events of National and International Importance.
3. History of India and Indian National Movement.Indiand World Geography.
4. General Mental Ability.
- Questions on General Science will cover General appreciation and understanding of science including matters of every day observation and experience, as may be expected of a well-educated person who has not made a special study of any particular scientific discipline. In current events, knowledge of significant national and international events will be tested. In History of India, emphasis will be on broad general understanding of the subject in its social, economic and political aspects. Questions on Indian National Movement will relate to the nature and character of the nineteenth century resurgence, growth of Nationalism and attainment of independence. In geography emphasis will be on geography of India. Questions on geography of India will relate to physical, social and economic geography of the country, including the main features of the Indian agricultural and natural resources. On general mental ability, the candidates will be tested on reasoning and analytical abilities.
Disaster Management (Source: CBSE Publications)
1. Concepts in disaster management and vulnerability profile of India / State of A.P.
2. Earth quakes / Cyclones / Tsunami / Floods / Drought – causes and effects.
3. Man made disasters – Prevention strategies.
4. Mitigation strategies / Mitigation measures.
· Paper II – Social & Cultural History of Andhra Pradesh:
- The Satavahanas and their contribution – social structure – Ikshvakus and their cultural contribution; Buddhism and Jainism; The Eastern Chalukyas of Vengi – their socio-cultural contribution – growth of Telugu language & Literature.
- Socio- Cultural and Religious conditions in Andhra Desha between first and fifteenth centuries of the Christian Era.
- Establishment of British Rule – 1857 Revolt and its impact on Andhra and Hyderabad Socio-cultural awakening ; Adi-Andhra/Dalit and Justice/self – respect movements; Growth of Nationalist Movement in Andhra between 1885 and 1947 – Role of socialists – communists – anti-zamindari-kisan movements.
- Asafjahi Dynasty – socio-cultural awakening in Telangana -Adi-Hindu Movement – Nizam Rashtra Janasangham – Andhra Mahasabha – Andhra Saaraswata Parishat – Hyderabad State Congress and Vandemataram Movement.
- Growth of Leftist / Communist Movement and Telangana People’s Armed Struggle – Ittehadul-Muslimeen – Razakars-anti-Nizam Struggles and end of Nizam’s Rule. Integration of Hyderabad State into Indian Union – Formation of Andhra Pradesh – Important historical events after 1956.
· General Overview of the Indian Constitution:
- Salient features of the Indian Constitution – Preamble, Fundamental Duties, Fundamental Rights, Directive Principles of State Policy and their relationship.
- Distinctive features of Indian Federation – Distribution of Legislative Powers between the Union and the State; Relative roles of Legislature, Executive and Judiciary. 17
- Community development experiment – 3 tier model of Panchayat Raj – 73rd and 74th amendments and their implementation.
- Welfare Mechanism in India: Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Tribes and Minorities; Reservations for SC, ST and Backward Classes; Prevention of SC and ST Atrocities Act; National and State SC and ST Commission; Women’s Commission; National and States Minorities Commission and Human Rights Commission.
- Unicameral and Bicameral Legislatures – Functions and crises of accountability, decline of legislature.
· Paper III – Planning in India & Indian Economy:
- Planning in Indian Economy – Socio-economic objectives and outlays of 5 year plans – Major controversies of planning in India – Alternative strategies – Goals and achievements – shortfall of different plans – Planning in the market – Major reforms/policy changes effect from 1991.
- Broad fiscal, monetary, industrial trade and agricultural policies, objectives, rationale, constraints and effects.
- Geographic size – Endowment of natural resources, population; size composition quality and growth trends – occupational distribution – effect of British rule with reference to drain theory and Laissez faire Policy.
- Money banking and public finances – concept of money and measures of money supply velocity of money banks and credit creation, determination of price level – inflation, its causes and remedies , finance budget – taxes and non-tax revenue.
- Meaning and measurements of growth- growth distribution and welfare, characteristics of under development, stages of development, sources of growth capital – human capital, population, productivity, trade and aid, growth strategies – types of average measures – dispersion-correlation-index numbers; types, uses and limitations.