No Interviews for IBPS Clerk Mains

IBPS Clerk No Interview saga timeline.  ITS OFFICIAL NO INTERVIEWS.  Modi in Mann ke baat. Finance Ministry asks PSBs to not conduct interviews for IBPS Clerk. IBPS delays result. Cabinet Secretary recommends no interviews. 

IBPS Clerk V: The No Interviews Saga

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The whole ‘No Interviews for IBPS Clerk V’ saga is over now.

IBPS has released an official notification today, saying that there will be NO INTERVIEWS for selection of candidates for Clerical positions via IBPS Clerk examination. Following are the excerpts from the official notification.

It has now been decided at the appropriate level to discontinue interviews in the recruitment process for Clerical Cadre. Accordingly NO Interviews will be conducted under CWE Clerks-V.100% weightage will be given to the score obtained by the candidate in the online Main Examination of CWE-Clerks-V, instead of weightage ratio of 80: 20 for CWE Main examination and interview respectively.

IBPS Clerk Mains Official Notification No Interviews.


IBPS Clerk Official Notification No Interviews

With this notification out, we can expect the IBPS Clerk Mains result to be out soon.

With announcements coming from several sources, even from the Prime Minister himself, confusion has gained center-stage. We have prepared a timeline below to give you a complete picture of about all the announcements regarding IBPS Clerk V Interview.

IBPS Clerk No Interview Timeline

25th October 2015

In his monthly radio address ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announces that from January 1, 2016 there would be no interviews for central government jobs in Class-III and IV categories. Terms it a “New Year Gift” to the youth and a major step towards curbing corruption.

5th, 6th December 2015

IBPS conducts the Clerk V Prelims examination with the old selection procedure (Prelims, Mains followed by Interview) paying no heed to PM Modi’s directives.

17th December 2015

IBPS Clerk V Prelims Results are announced. Still no response from IBPS regarding PM Modi’s call for No Interviews.

IBPS Clerk No Interview: 31st December 2015 Modi to Modi hai!

The Finance Ministry, following the PM Modi’s directives gives a new year bonanza to IBPS Clerk hopefuls by asking Public Sector Banks (PSBs) to strengthen their written examination for recruitment of clerical and sub-staff posts as there will be no interviews for such appointments. 

“PSBs (public sector banks) may explore other alternatives to strengthen written examination such as by including psychometric tests, etc. to replace interview mechanism,” the Department of Financial Services said in a communication to chief executives of all the 27 state-owned banks.

Students rejoice and prepare full on for IBPS Clerk V Mains examination.

2nd and 3rd January 2016

Again, paying no attention to the Finance Ministry’s call, IBPS conducts Clerk Mains examination with the old pattern.  Everyone starts to get confused. Aspirants worry about expected cutoffs and wait for IBPS Clerk Mains results.

22nd January 2016

IBPS releases a notification on the official website saying ”Candidates appeared in the Main Examination are hereby requested to follow IBPS website for further information in this regard. ”

IBPS Clerk No Interview Saga Notification Results to be out soon

Aspirants gets their hopes up.

Another week passes by, with no information from IBPS. Confusion mounts up. Effect of IBPS Clerk Mains result delay starts showing on candidate’s other exams preparation. IBPS Clerk Mains Result Kab Ayega

IBPS Clerk No Interview: 1st February 2016

IBPS releases yet another fruitless notification saying ‘Awaiting clarification from the appropriate authorities regarding further process including declaration of the result of the Main Examination under CWE Clerk – V. ‘

IBPS Clerk Mains Result

IBPS Clerk candidates get furious, with IBPS’s owing up no responsibility for its actions.

IBPS Clerk No Interviews: 9th February 2016

India Today publishes an article which says “the Cabinet secretary (along with group of secretaries) made recommendation to PSB banks to discontinue the interviews for the recruitment of clerk posts. ”

Click here to read India Today’s article on No Interview for IBPS Clerk. 

Recently, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had said that skill test or physical test may continue as it is different from interview. “However, these tests will only be of qualifying nature. Assessment will not be done on the basis of marks for such tests,” it had said.

This announcement might serve as a shot in the arm for the pending IBPS Clerk V result. Hope it gets out soon.

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IBPS Clerk No Interviews: 8th March 2016.

IBPS puts an end to all speculation. There will be no interviews for IBPS Clerk Recruitment. This ends the Interview Saga.

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