As many as 5.31 lakh candidates have passed the first common written examination for clerical posts in public sector banks. Roughly one out of every six candidates who appeared for the exam has been successful.

Nearly 1.93 lakh women candidates were among the successful candidates. The exam was conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), Mumbai in November/December 2011. Over 30 lakh candidates appeared for the exam.

Mr M. Balachandran, Director, IBPS, said there were 1.72 lakh successful candidates in the general category, 2.37 lakh in the OBC category and about 1.21 lakh in the SC/ST category.

In Tamil Nadu, successful women candidates outnumbered the men. There were 12,161 women out of the 20,258 candidates who qualified from there.

Mr Balachandran said the list of successful candidates would be available next week on the IBPS Web site.

A week from now, candidates will be able to log on and check their individual scores.

Staggered access

And, after a fortnight, unsuccessful candidates will be able to see their marks. The access is being staggered in order to make it possible for the Web site to handle the expected load on the system from anxious candidates enquiring about their results.

Mr Balachandran said that the despatch of scorecards by ‘speed post' to all successful candidates will begin tomorrow and will be done over the next four days. Candidates will also be sent a tracking number by e-mail or SMS to enable them to track their scorecard.

The 5.31 lakh successful candidates are expected to compete for about 20,000 clerical vacancies across public sector banks. Banks are expected to come out with their recruitment advertisements within the next three weeks.

(This article was published on February 29, 2012)
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