IPPB or India Post Payments Bank is an undertaking of the Department of Posts, Govt. of India. The recruitment notice for 2021 will be released in the upcoming months by India Post Payments Bank. Recruitment for posts like Managers, Assistants and Territory officers is done as per requirement through this exam.
Candidates willing to register for IPPB 2021 can visit the official website i.e. indiapost.gov.in and look for the news of the respective posts. Post-registration, eligible candidates will appear for an interview, written test or group discussion, as per IPPB Selection Process. In 2021, nearly 3600 candidates will be recruited through IPPB 2020. To strengthen your preparation, you can also check out the IPPB practice papers here.
The last recruitment notice by IPPB was published in 2019. The following are tentative dates for the IPPB 2021 exam-
|Online Registration Begins||May 2021|
|Online Registration ends||End of May 2021|
|Application fees payment ends||End of May 2021|
|Application Fees||INR 750|
|IPPB Prelims exam||June 2021|
|IPPB Mains Exam||August 2021|
Recruitment for several posts is conducted through the exam and hence required qualification is varied. Below are the list of the posts, their eligibility criteria, and the number of vacancies available as per the last notification released:
|Chief Technology Officer||1||B.Tech or equivalent from a recognized university. The candidates must possess the required educational qualification as on September 1, 2019.||As per company’s policy|
|Scale I Officers||671||Graduates from University recognized by govt. of India. Candidates who fulfil the minimum education qualification and with postal services or sales of financial products/ rural banking/ with experience as Business Correspondent for banks are also eligible.||INR 23,700 – INR 42,020|
|Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director||1||Candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university. Candidates having MBA degree or CAIIB certificate(Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers ) are preferred.||As per company’s policy|
|Scale II-III Officers||1077||Candidate must be a graduate from a recognized university. Candidates having an MBA or B.Tech. degree are preferred.||INR 31,705 – INR 45,950|
|Corporate Roles||24||Minimum work of experience in operation/ finance/ banking/ marketing as requisites of IPPB 2021. It offers remuneration as per the company’s policy.||As per company’s policy|
|Scale IV-VI Officers||12||Candidates must be a graduate from a recognised university within minimum work experience.||INR 50,030- INR 59,170|
|Scale VII Officers||5||Candidate must be a graduate from a recognised university and having MBA degree or C.A is preferred. Minimum work experience as requisite of post.||INR 76,520- INR 85,000|
Candidates willing to apply for IPPB 2021 can apply for any one post only. There is no provision to apply offline. Each post will have a different application fee. Here’s how you can register for IPPB 2021 online:
Candidates must follow the below guidelines while registering themselves for IPPB 2021.
Get some useful IPPB Preparation tips that will help you ace the exam, here.
Although the actual application fee may vary according to the post, the standard fee for SC/ST/PWD (Only Intimation charges) is INR 150.00 (Rupees One Hundred and Fifty Only). For all others, it is INR 750.00 (Rupees Seven Hundred Only).
Candidates must follow the below guidelines while they are paying the IPPB 2021 Online application fee:
iii. In case the candidate is unable to fill the application form in one go, he/ she can save the data already entered.
vii. For Credit Card users: All charges are listed in Indian Rupee. If you use a non-Indian credit card, your bank will convert to your local currency based on prevailing exchange rates.
Here are the IPPB Exam Pattern Highlights for your reference:
|Paper||Mode of Exam||No. of Questions||Medium of Exam||Exam Duration|
|IPPB Prelims||Online||100 questions||English/ Hindi||60 minutes|
|IPPB Mains||Online||200 questions||English/ Hindi||140 minutes|
Candidates who have secured the cutoff marks in IPPB Prelims will qualify for the Mains exam. Your choice of selecting the questions in the Prelims Phase is a major deciding factor whether you will be in or out for the Mains Paper.
Here is the expected IPPB Cut off for Prelims and Mains exam from the previous years:
|Section||No. of Qs||Max. Marks||Expected Cut Off|
|English Language||30||30||7 – 8|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||8 – 10|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||9 – 12|
|TOTAL||100||100||50 – 55|
|Section||Max. Marks||Duration||Expected Cut Off|
|Reasoning Ability||50||40 mins||10-12|
|English Language||40||30 mins||9-11|
|Computer Knowledge||20||10 mins||10-13|
|General Awareness (with special reference to Banking)||40||20 mins||12-14|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||40 mins||12-15|
Attempting a number of Practice papers, can help you improve the overall cut-off you secure with time.
Ques. Is IPPB a public sector or private sector bank?
Ans. IPPB is totally owned by govt. of India through the department of posts. Thus, it comes under the category of public sector banks.
Ques. What are the age limit for Scale II and Scale III officers post?
Ans. The IPPB 2021 age limit for scale II & scale III officers post are following:
The age limit for scale II officers post should be in between 26 years and 35 years and for scale III officer post is between 23 years and 35 years. Candidates should be born not before 02.09.1986 and not later than 01.09.1996 to meet the age requirement for both positions.
Ques. I will turn 20 years in the month of January 2018. Am I eligible to apply for Assistant Manager (Scale I) Post?
Ans. Candidates should be born on September 02, 1986 to September 01, 1996 are eligible for scale I officer post.
Ques. Is there any age relaxation policy for SC/ ST/ OBC category?
Ans. There is age relaxation for the reserved category as mentioned below in the table:
|SC/ ST||5 years|
|Physically handicapped (PH)||10 years|
|PH + OBC||13 years|
|PH + SC/ST||15 years|
Ques. My final Semester/ year will be completed in the year of 2018. Am I eligible for any of the posts of IPPB 2021 Recruitment Exam?
Ans. No, candidates who are waiting for their results are not eligible. Only those candidates who have completed their qualifications by September 01, 2016. Are eligible for IPPB 2021 exam.
Ques. Is there any experience requirement for scale I officer post?
Ans. No, there is not any work experience required for scale I officer post. Freshers can also apply for this post.
Ques. How much work experience is required for Scale II & III officers’ post?
Ans. The work experience required for these posts are following:
Ques. What is the basic salary of Officers in IPPB 2021?
Ans. The basic salary for the various post are different. The basic pay for each of the posts of IPPB 2021 is mentioned below:
In addition to basic pay, dearness allowances, city compensatory allowances & other allowances at ‘A’ category cities will be reimbursed.
Ques. Do I need to sign any service bond in IPPB 2021?
Ans. No, there is not any service bond or agreement for the posts of IPPB 2021.
Ques. How many years do I need to serve for probation?
Ans. The Probationary Officers will be on probation of two years. During this period, they will be given intensive training. Towards the end of your probation period, you will be subjected to a screening process for confirmation.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.