IBPS Common Written Examination For Various Public Sector Banks


IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)


A Common Written Examination (CWE) will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in the Public Sector Banks mentioned below.

Participating Banks
1. Allahabad Bank
2. Indian Overseas Bank
3. Andhra Bank
4. Oriental Bank of Commerce
5. Bank of Baroda
6. Punjab National Bank
7. Bank of India
8. Punjab & Sind Bank
9. Bank of Maharashtra
10. Syndicate Bank
11. Canara Bank
12. Union Bank of India
13. Central Bank of India
14. United Bank of India
15. Corporation Bank
16. UCO Bank
17. Dena Bank
18. Vijaya Bank
19.Indian Bank

Eligibility criteria, Online Registration, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters and score cards

Eligibility Criteria
I. Nationality / Citizenship:
Candidate must be either -
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
II. Age (As on 01.07.2011):
Minimum: 20 Years Maximum: 30 Years
The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.
Relaxation of Upper age limit:
1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe - 5 years
2. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) - 3 years
3. Persons With Disabilities - 10 years
4. Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers Including (ECOs)/ (SSCOs) – 5 years

Educational Qualifications (As On 01.07.2011)
A degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Written Examination
The Descriptive Papers of only those candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks in each of the objective tests will be evaluated. Other detailed information regarding the written examination will be given in an Information Handout, on IBPS website which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letter.

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Test. 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.

Cutoff Score
Each candidate will have to secure a minimum standardized score in each of the tests to qualify in the written examination and to be considered for vacancies in the participating banks. The cut-off points will be decided based on the average (Average – ¼ Standard Deviation for General category candidates and Average – ¾ Standard Deviation for Reserved Category candidates).

CWE Score Card
IBPS will print the Score Cards for each of the qualifying candidates and will send the same by Registered/ Speed post to each candidate at the correspondence address specified in his/ her online application.

Validity of CWE Score Card
Score Cards issued by IBPS will be valid for one year from the date of issue of the Score Card. Candidates can appear in subsequent examination(s) to enhance their scores if they so desire.

Pre-Examination Training
There will be Pre-Examination Training to a limited number of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/Minority Communities at some centers.

Applying Online
(i) Scan photograph and signature.
(ii) Keep the application fee remittance details (Transaction details such as NEFT UTR No., IFSC Code etc.) Keep the necessary details/documents ready in order to make online payment of the requisite application fee.
(iii) Have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the declaration of results of this round of CWE. IBPS may send call letters for Pre-Examination Training, Written Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges
- Rs. 50/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
- Rs.450/- for all others
Mode of Payment
Candidates have the option of:
(1) ONLINE MODE of payment of requisite fees or
(2) OFFLINE MODE i.e. payment of fees through NEFT enabled branches of the 19 named Public Sector Banks.

(1) Payment of fees via the Online Mode

(i) The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.
(ii) The payment can be made by using only Master/ Visa Debit or Credit cards or Internet Banking by providing information as asked on the screen.
(iii) On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated.
(iv) Candidates are required to take a print of the e-receipt which will have to be submitted with the Call Letter at the time of written examination.

(2) OFFLINE MODE: Payment of Fees through NEFT enabled branches of the 19 named Public Sector Banks

(i) Candidates are required to fill the NEFT voucher as required by the Bank with
beneficiary details as follows:
Name of the Account : IBPS CWE- Officers’ Cadre- 2011
Account Number : 005120110000667
Payee Bank : Bank of India
IFSC Code : BKID0000051
(ii) Candidates can then make payment of the requisite fee.
(iii) The NEFT payment receipt must be collected from the Bank where payment has been made.
(iv)Candidates should check that the receipt is properly signed and the details of NEFT UTR NO., IFSC code of the sending Bank branch, Name of the sending Bank, City name, Deposit date, Amount etc. are noted in the NEFT Payment Receipt by the Branch authorities.

Call Letters for Written Examination
The date of Examination shall be intimated in the Call Letter along with the Centre/Venue address. All eligible candidates should download their call letter and Information Handout from the IBPS’s website “www.ibps.in” by entering his / her details registration Number and Password/Date of Birth, after 04.09.2011. No hard copy of the call letter/ Information Handout will be sent by post.

Candidates have to bring their call letter along with Original Fee Payment Receipt (e-receipt/ NEFT payment Receipt) and their photo identity proof in original as well as a photocopy while attending the written examination.

Apply Online at http://www.ibps.in




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