India Post Payments Bank(IPPB) Limited Scale-I Recruitment Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Dear Readers, we are proving you India Post Payments Bank(IPPB) Limited detailed exam pattern and syllabus for Scale-I recruitment.

The structure of the examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:
A) Preliminary Examination
 Mains Exam
Note- In Mains exam section wise timing is fixed.

IPPB reserves the right to modify the structure of the examination which will be intimated through its authorized website. Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letters from the authorized IPPB website.

II. Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

III. Scores
i. The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi-percentile method.
ii. Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations

IV. Cut-off Score (Online main examination)
Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main examination and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online Main examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

V. Process for Arriving at Scores
The Scores of Online Examination are obtained by adopting the following procedure:
i. Number of questions answered correctly by a candidate in each objective test is considered for arriving at the Corrected Score after applying penalty for wrong answers.
ii. The Corrected Scores so obtained by a candidate are made equivalent to take care of the minor difference in difficulty level, if any, in each of the objective tests held in different sessions to arrive at the Equated Scores*
* Scores obtained by candidates on any test are equated to the base form by considering the distribution of scores of all the forms.
iii. Testwise scores and scores on total is reported with decimal point upto two digits.
Note: Cutoffs are applied in two stages:
i. on scores in individual tests
ii. on Total Score


Candidates who have been shortlisted in the main examination for IPPB will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by IPPB. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from the authorised IPPB website. Please note that any request regarding change in date, centre etc. of interview will not be entertained.
The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of Main exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively. The combined final score of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in the Main Examination and Interview. Interview score of the candidates failing to secure minimum qualifying marks or otherwise barred from the interview or further process shall not be disclosed.
A candidate should qualify both in the Main Examination and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on IPPB website.

List of Documents to be produced at the time of interview (as applicable)
The following documents in original and self-attested photocopies in support of the candidate’s eligibility and identity are to be invariably submitted at the time of interview failing which the candidate may not be permitted to appear for the interview. Non-submission of requisite documents by the candidate at the time of interview will debar his candidature from further participation in the recruitment process.
(i) Printout of the valid Interview Call Letter
(ii) Valid system generated printout of the online application form
(iii) Proof of Date of Birth (Birth Certificate issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or SSLC/ Std. X Certificate with DOB)
(iv) Photo Identify Proof as indicated in Point 8 of the advertisement
(v) Mark-sheets & certificates for Graduation or equivalent qualification etc. Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 13.08.2016 has to be submitted.
(vi) Work Experience: If declared in the application form, all the documents such as experience Certificate from the past and current employers or Offer Letters, Relieving Letters, Pay or Salary Slips clearly indicating the date of joining and date of relieving for each of the past or previous employer(s). The experience certificate or testimonials produced by the candidates should indicate the date of joining and relieving, designation at the time of joining, date of promotion with designation, if any. Any adverse remark from the previous employer(s) or any act of misconduct/ wrong committed by the candidate would be a disqualification to apply and render the candidature for cancellation.
(vii) In case of candidates belonging to OBC category, certificate should specifically contain a clause that the candidate does not belong to creamy layer section excluded from the benefits of reservation for Other Backward Classes in Civil post & services under Government of India. OBC caste certificate containing the Non-creamy layer clause should be valid as on the date of interview if called for (issued within one year prior to the date of interview if called for).Caste Name mentioned in certificate should tally letter by letter with Central Government list / notification.
(viii) Caste Certificate issued by the competent authority as stipulated by Government of India in the case of SC / ST / OBC category candidates.

Syllabus of Preliminary Exam-

EnglishQuestions will be asked from Comprehension1- 10 questions, Cloze test (1-10 questions)
Fill in the blanks 1-5 questions, paragraph rearrangement,error Detection

Quantitative Aptitude - Questions will be asked from Simplification, Average, Percentage, Time & Work, Area, profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Speed, Investment, HCF LCM, Problem On Ages , Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart. Data Interpretation

Reasoning-Questions will be asked from analogy, syllogism, Decision making, coding, decoding, statement argument, statement and assumptions , puzzles, blood relation, series , statement and course of action.

Main Examination-

Reasoning: 50 questions for 50 marks
English Language: 40 questions for 40 marks
Quantitative Aptitude: 50 questions for 50 marks
General Awareness- 40 questions for 40 marks
Computer- 20 questions for 20 marks

Duration- 140 mins

1. Reasoning-Questions will be asked from analogy, syllogism, Decision making, coding, decoding, statement argument, statement and assumptions , puzzles, data sufficiency, blood relation, series , statement and course of action.

2. English- Verb, preposition, adverb, subject verb agreement, Error Correction/ recognition, tenses, sentences rearrangement, fill in the blanks , comprehension, answering questions based on unseen passage, vocabulary, synonyms and antonyms usage, vocabulary & grammar

3. General Awareness- It includes questions from

Banking Awareness - recent banking updates ,
News related with RBI and knowledge of banking terms .
In current Affairs topics covered are
Recent appointments in India and World,
Person in news,
persons died,
Awards and Honours,
Sports events,
Important books and author,
Important Days,
Capital and currency,
recent committees,

4. Quantitative Aptitude - Questions will be asked from Simplification, Average, Percentage, Time & Work, Area, profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Speed, Investment, HCF LCM, Problem On Ages , Bar Graph, Pictorial Graph, Pie Chart. Data Interpretation

5. Computer- It includes Topics like

Parts of Computer- Input -output devices, types of memory
Operating System
Application softwares especially MS Office- word, excel, powerpoint



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