About 5.31-lakh candidates have passed the first common written examination for clerical posts in public sector banks. About 1.21 lakh candidates of the successful candidates belonged to the SC/ST category. The exam was conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, Mumbai.
Mr M. Balachandran, Director, IBPS, said that roughly one in six candidates had qualified in the exam. There were 43.14 lakh candidates who had registered for the exam, but about 30.54 lakh persons appeared for it.
The results of successful candidates will be available on the IBPS Web site from 1.30 p.m. onwards.
Giving further details, Mr Balachandran said there were 1.72 lakh successful candidates from the general category and 2.37 lakh successful candidates belonging to the OBC category.
He said the list of successful candidates would be available next week on the IBPS website. A week from now, candidates will be able to log on and check their individual scores. And after a fortnight, unsuccessful candidates will be able to see their marks.
The access is being staggered to make it possible for the website to handle the expected load on the system, since over 30 lakh candidates wrote the exam.
Mr Balachandran said that the despatch of scorecards by â€˜speed postâ€™ 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 successful candidates (about 5.31 lakh) 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.