Central Bank of India Entrance Exam FAQs

Central Bank of India Entrance Exam FAQs

1. What are the opportunities available in Central Bank of India?

Those who are applying for Probationary Officer’s posts are eligible for most of the managerial positions. A Probationary Officer begins his career as a trainee in the junior management and later he/she can move to the top level as a General Manager/Manager/Director and even to a Chairman position.

Those who are applying for Clerk posts gets training from the bank staff and training colleges and is given an opportunity to rise to the higher levels of the management through various departmental exams in the bank. He/she also gets the chance to learn in Finance, Management, Banking and other areas through various national level institutions that are setup for bank education.

Recruitment exams are also being conducted for Specialist Officers post to maintain the finance, marketing, legal. Human resource and other departments those are open for candidates having professional qualifications.

2. Which banks are major recruiters in banking sector?

Public Sector Banks are the one in which majority of candidates aspire for taking up bank jobs. Central Bank of India is a public sector bank which provides lot of job opportunities.

3. What is the age limit for PO Exam?

For probationary officer’s exam, the age limit is Minimum - 20years, Maximum - 30years.

4. What is the age relaxation for reserved category?

Relaxation in upper age limit: SC/ST candidates by 5 years; OBC candidates by 3 years; PwD by 10 years; in the case of Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers, including ECO’s/SSCO’s who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been release on the completion of assignment (Including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date of receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on being declared as invalid, by 5 years for selection through written test and interview and by 3 years plus period of service in armed forces for selection through interview only, subject to his not exceeding the age of 50 years; all persons who have ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of J&K State during 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989 by 5 years; Persons (Children/Family members of those) affected by 1984 Riots by 5 years; Persons who have completed 5 years service in RRBs by 5 years.

5. What is the age limit for Clerical Exam?

For clerical recruitment exam, the age limit is Minimum 18 years, maximum 28 years
Relaxation of upper age limit; SC/ST-5 years; OBC-3 years; PC-10 years; Ex-servicemen/disabled Ex-servicemen- Actual period of service rendered in the Defense forces + 3 years ( 8 Years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 Years; Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands and who are not remarried subject maximum age limit of 35 years for General, 38 years for OBC and 40 Years for SC/ST candidates; Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01-01-1980 to 31-12-89-5 years; persons affected by 1984 riots-5 years; Regular Employees of the union carbide factory, Bhopal retrenched from service(applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)-5 years

6. Where can I get the application form of entrance exam?

You can get application form on the website www.centralbankofindia.co.in and on the home page under the link careers, access the recruitment notification entitled online application for exam.

7. What is IBPS and where its score card is required?

IBPS is Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Common written exam is conducted by this institute. This system of Common Examination for recruitment of Probationary Officers has been approved by each of the 19 participating Public Sector Banks and the Managing Committee of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) with the consent of the Government of India.

8. What are the minimum marks required for qualifying this exam?

For qualifying this exam following score card is followed:
Reasoning; General 24; SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Ex-SM 21
English Language; General 24; SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Ex-SM 21
Numerical Ability; General 24; SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Ex-SM 21
General Awareness with Special Reference to the Banking Industry; General 24; SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Ex-SM 21
Computer Knowledge; General 24; SC/ST/OBC/PwD/Ex-SM 21
Candidates should have obtained the specified IBPS score in each test and/in aggregate in the Common Written Examination. Candidates should be able to produce the score card in support of the scores mentioned in the on line application form, if called for further Interview.

9. For which positions these exams are conducted?

Bank conducts exam for the following cadres - Bank Probationary Officers (PO), Bank Clerks or Probationary Clerks and Bank Specialist Officers (SO).

10. What is the minimum educational qualification required for exam?

Minimum qualification for exam is degree in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the central government.
A pass with 50% marks in HSC examination of 10+2 (10+2+3 pattern)/11th std of (11+1+3) pattern or Intermediate/Pre-University or any equivalent examination/Diploma in Banking recognized by central/state government or U.T. administration; or
A pass with 60% marks in the aggregate in Matriculation/SSC (old pattern)/SSLC/10th std examination of 10+2+3 pattern or equivalent.
Candidates must specifically indicate the class/division and percentage of marks obtained/calculated to the nearest two decimals in the relevant column of the application.
Knowledge to read, write and speak the official language of the state for which the candidate as applied is essential.

11. How can I pay the fees for exam?

You have to visit Bank’s website www.centralbankofindia.co.in and on the page open the link careers.
Take a print of the entire recruitment notification, including the recruitment application fee payment challan. Fill in the recruitment application fee payment challan in a clear and legible handwriting in block letters. Go to the nearest Central Bank of India branch with the application fee challan and pay, in cash, the appropriate application fee.
Obtain the counterfoil copy of the application fee payment challan duly receipted by the Bank with (a) Branch Name, (b) 3 to 10 Digit Trans ID, and Date of Deposit filled in by the branch official.

Payment of application fees by any other mode except by the above stated mode will not be accepted. Demand draft/ bankers cheques/Indian postal orders received towards payment of application fees will not be encased by the bank.

The fees once paid will not be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

12. Once clearing all the levels, am I eligible for permanent recruitment?

No, on appointment, you will be on probation for a minimum period of 6 months. On successful completion of probation and if found suitable, you will be confirmed in the services of the Bank.

13. How much weightage is given to personal interview?

Depending on the number of vacancies, the bank reserves the right to call only those candidates for personal interview to assess their suitability for the post, who have sufficiently high IBPS score in the stipulated common written examination.
The total marks for interview will be 50. The minimum qualifying marks for interview will be 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PC/EX-SM).

14. How can I know that I have been called for Interview?

The intimation for the purpose of interview would be sent to the eligible candidates only through e-mail. A list of all such candidates along with details such as date, time and venue of the interview will also be put on the Bank’s website www.centralbankofindia.co.in under the link careers.
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