Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, today, announced that the recruitment examination for Regional Rural Banks (RRBs), which is conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), will be conducted in 13 languages other than English and Hindi. The government's Economic Survey was presented in Parliament on Thursday.
The examination will now be conducted in Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu.
"To provide a level playing field & to expand employment possibilities for local youths, it has been decided that examination for direct recruitment of officers (Scale-I)& Office Assistant in RRBs will be conducted in 13 regional languages in addition to English & Hindi," said Nirmala Sitharaman.
To provide a level playing field & to expand employment possibilities for local youths,it has been decided that examination for direct recruitment of officers (Scale-I)& OfficeAssistant inRRBs will be conducted in 13 regional languages in addition to English & Hindi :@nsitharaman— NSitharamanOffice (@nsitharamanoffc) July 4, 2019
Recently the demand to conduct bank exams in regional languages began trending on Twitter with many saying that even though proficiency in a regional language was an essential eligibility criteria to apply for IBPS RRB recruitment, the selection exam was conducted only in Hindi and English. The lack of regional languages as the medium for selection examination put many deserving candidates at a disadvantage.
Meanwhile, registration process for the latest advertised IBPS RRB recruitment will end today. It remains to be seen if IBPS will include the 13 languages as medium of examination in the ongoing recruitment. If it decides to do so, the Institute will either have to extend the last date for application or provide facility for registered candidates to select fresh medium of examination from the newly added languages.
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