Money & Banking

Where candidates who passed the bank probationary officers' exam stand

N. S. Vageesh G. Naga Sridhar Mumbai/Hyderabad | Updated on November 15, 2017 Published on April 10, 2012

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A large number of candidates appearing for the bank probationary officers exam have been an aggrieved lot ever since the results were declared.

Many passed the exam, secured a decent score and applied to different banks on the basis of the prescribed cut-off scores.

But they had no clue about what they were up against in terms of competition or how many other candidates were in the fray.

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), the organisation which conducts the exam, has now addressed that lacunae.

It has put out the frequency distribution of the marks (total weighted scores) secured by successful candidates.

It is clear that the topper of the exam has secured between 211 and 215 marks while the second ranker is in the next range of 205-210 marks. The exam was for a total of 250 marks.

With this data, candidates can better assess their chances of success in interviews/group discussion tests.

The number of candidates who scored between 146 and 150 marks were 12,389. And the cumulative number of candidates who scored above 146 marks were 44,026 candidates. If a bank fixed 146 as the cut-off mark, you know the number of potential candidates who would be competing for the job. Of course, the actual numbers could vary if some candidates have already secured jobs in other banks.

The move to put out this data would allay concerns among aspirants about lack of transparency, said the director of a leading training institute for bank exams in Hyderabad.

From a candidate's point of view, the data would also help them improve on their individual score if it is on the lower side when compared to others.

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Published on April 10, 2012
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