The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a body responsible for conducting recruitment examination in order to select candidates for various banking posts in the affiliated banks under its ambit. Every year the body conducts common written test, to check the overall abilities of the candidates to analyze different types of circumstances and handle pressure. The examination centre has its own set of rules that the candidates must follow, in order to have a smooth functioning of the examination. They should keep the guidelines given by the body in mind while entering the examination hall and keep the good spirit of examination going. There are clear policies mentioned in the notification by the body to the candidates, breaching which can lead to disqualification of the candidates from the examination. On higher grounds of misconduct and unlawful activities from the candidates, they could get barred from giving any IBPS examination in future as well.
Physical Elements banned during examination
The candidates are advised not to bring their mobile phones, pagers and any other communication devices inside the examination premises. Those candidates who get caught using any of the communication instruments during the examination would have to face disciplinary action that could led to ban from giving any examination in future. With the rise of digital technologies, reports of cheating in these competitive examinations have mounted. The candidates must not engage in any such activity during the examination and instead focus on answering the questions with confidence. The candidates should best not carry their phones in the examination centres, as safekeeping of the same becomes an issue in the examination centres. Many centres pass the mobile phones without camera, advising the candidates to keep it on silent. But on most examination centres these phones are taken up from the candidates or are kept in the individual bags of the candidates. Along with mobile phones the candidates must not bring any calculating device in the examination as well.
Action against candidates found guilty
Those candidates who are undergoing the IBPS competitive examination are advised not to carry any particulars that are false or are tampered with or fabricated while submitting their application form online or at the stage of document verification. If the candidates are found guilty in any stage of the recruitment process using unfair means, impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person, misbehaving in the examination/interview, obtain support from his/her candidature by unfair means and carry the objectionable gadgets like mobile, pager and calculator inside the examination hall, they would get disqualified from the examination straightaway. The candidates, according to their audacity of unfair means, could get debarred either permanently or for a specific period from sitting into any examination conducted by IBPS. The candidates who are already working in the banking industry could even have to lose their job, if they are caught practicing any unfair means, during the recruitment process. The IBPS would also look for the responses of the candidates given to any particular question paper and analyze them to understand whether there is any similarity or pattern of answering the questions. In this process, if someone found guilty of copying responses or it is found that the answers have been shared by candidates, IBPS could cancel the candidature of both the candidates. Such candidates would receive ‘result withheld’ in place of their marks in the examination, once the result is out.
The candidates preparing for the banking examination should aware of the policies of IBPS regarding any misconduct and malpractice during the examination. There are probable actions clearly mentioned in each of the recruitment notification issued by IBPS and should be read carefully by the candidates to avoid any chances of getting disqualified from the examination.