|Indian Bank's Association has authorised
to conduct the Common Written Examination to an autonomous body, Institute
of Banking Personnel Selection which is registered under Societies
Registration Act 1860 and a Public Trust under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950,
The CWE for Bank Probationary Officer/Management Trainee posts will be
conducted twice a year.
Common Written Examination (CWE) Dates
Start date for Online Registration
09 july 2011
Payment of Application Fees
08 july 2011 to 30 july 2011
Last date for Online Registration
01 august 2011
Last date for Editing Application Details
03 august 2011
Download of Call letter
From 04 september 2011(for Written Examination)
Written Examination will be held
18 september 2011
Public Sector Banks. However merely applying for CWE/
appearing for the examination does not imply that a candidate will
necessarily be eligible for employment in all or any of the 19 Public Sector
Banks as each Bank will stipulate its own eligibility/ qualifying criteria.
Prospective Candidates should ensure that they fulfill the specified
eligibility criteria before applying for the Common Written Examination (CWE):
I. Nationality / Citizenship: Indian
II Age : Minimum: 20 Years Maximum: 30 Years (As on 01 July 2011)
Here maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category
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\Emergency Commissioned
Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have
rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on
completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be
completed within 5 years the stipulated time) otherwise than by way of
dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical
disability attributable to military service or invalidment 5 Persons
ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir
during the period 1 January 1980 to 31 December 1989 5 years, 6 Persons
affected by 1984 riots 5 years, 7 Persons who have completed 5 years of
service in RRBs 5 years
(i) In case of a candidate who is eligible for relaxation under more than
one of the above categories the age relaxation will be available on a
cumulative basis with any one of the remaining categories for which age
relaxation is permitted as mentioned above.
Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit all related
copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of Interview conducted by a
particular Bank, if called by the Bank
NOTE: (1) Ex-Servicemen candidates who
have already secured employment under the Central Government in Group ‘C’ &
‘D’ will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for
Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in
Group ‘C’/ ‘D’ under the Central Government. However, such candidates will
not be eligible for the benefit of reservation for Ex-Servicemen in Central
Educational Qualifications Must (as on 01 July
A degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent
qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
WRITTEN EXAMINATION STRUCTURE
Name of Test (Objective)
No. of Questions
Composite Time of 150 Minutes
General Awareness (with Special Reference to Banking
Descriptive Paper on English Composition (Essay, Précis,
Letter Writing etc)
The above tests except the Test of English Language
and Descriptive Paper on English Composition will be printed bilingually,
i.e. English and Hindi. The Descriptive Papers of only those candidates who
secure minimum qualifying marks in each of the objective tests will be
5 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.
PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS
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. If the total of the penalty for a test
is in fraction, the marks obtained will be rounded off to the nearest
integer, i.e. if fraction exceeds by 0.50 or more, it will be rounded off to
next higher integer. If for any question a candidate gives more than one
answer, it will be treated as wrong even if one of the given answers happens
to be right and there will be the same penalty of 0.25 of the marks assigned
to that question deducted as penalty. If a question is left blank, i.e. no
answer is given by the candidate,
there will be no penalty for that question.
It is proposed to impart Pre-Examination Training to a limited number of
candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/Minority
Communities at some centers viz. Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Amritsar,
Allahabad, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bareilly, Bhubaneshwar, Behrampur (Ganjam),
Bhopal, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad,
Gulbarga, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Hubli, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur,
Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana,
Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa),
Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak,
Sambalpur, Shimla, Siliguri, Shillong, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram,
Tirupati, Varanasi, Vadodara, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam.
All eligible candidates who wish to avail of Pre-Examination Training should
fill the relevant column in the ON-LINE APPLICATION. All expenses regarding
traveling, boarding, lodging etc. will have to be borne by the candidate for
attending the pre-examination training programme at the designated Centers.
IBPS, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Pre- Examination
Training Centers and/ or add some other Centers, depending upon the
response, administrative feasibility,
etc. Merely attending Pre-Examination Training does not necessarily imply a
candidate’s right to be selected in any of the 19 participating Public
Sector Banks mentioned.
How to Apply for Common Written Examination (CWE)
Pre-Requisites for Applying Online Before applying online, candidates should
(i) scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph
and signature are within the required specifications as given in Annexure
(ii) keep the application fee remittance details (Transaction details such
as NEFT UTR No., IFSC Code etc.) ready in case of cash payment through NEFT
enabled branches of any of the 19 PSBs named/ Keep the necessary
details/documents ready in order to make online payment of the requisite
application fee. Candidate must 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. Under no circumstances, a candidate
should share/mention e-mail ID to / of any other person. In case a candidate
does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new
e-mail ID before applying on-line and must maintain that email account.
Application Fees/ Intimation Charges
(Payable from 08.07.2011 and 30.07.2011 both dates inclusive)
- Rs. 50/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
- Rs.450/- for others
Transaction charges for NEFT/ Online Payment will have to be borne by the
Mode of Payment
Candidates have the option of:
(1) ONLINE MODE of payment of requisite
(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 by providing information as asked on the screen.
(iii) On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be
(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
• After submitting Page 3 of the online application form, please wait for
the intimation from the server, Do Not press back or Refresh button in order
to avoid double charge
• For Credit Card users: All prices 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.
• To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once
your transaction is
(2) Offline Mode: Payment of Fees through NEFT enabled branches of the 19
named Public Sector Banks - 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
- Candidates can then make payment of the requisite fee.
- The NEFT payment receipt must be collected from the Bank where payment has
- Candidates should check that the receipt is properly signed and the
details of NEFT
Name, Deposit date, Amount etc. are noted in the NEFT Payment Receipt by the
Candidates are required to submit the NEFT receipt along with the Call
Letter at the time of written examination
Filling in the Online Application
Please note that all the particulars mentioned in the online application
including Name of the Candidate, Category, Date of birth, Address, Email ID,
Centre of Examination etc. will be considered as final and no modifications
will be allowed after the last date specified for Editing/ Updating the
same. Candidates are hence requested to fill in the online application form
with the utmost care as no correspondence regarding change of details will
(1) Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website
www.ibps.in and click on the Home Page
to open the link “Common Written Examination”
(2) Candidate is now ready to apply Online by clicking on the option “CLICK
HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CWE- PROBATIONARY OFFICER/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES
SEPTEMBER 2011” to open up the On-Line Application Form.
(3) The Application Format consists of two pages in case candidates are
remitting their application fees through NEFT. However in case of payment of
fees through online mode the Application Format will consist of three pages.
(4) Candidates should carefully fill in the details in the On-Line
Application at the appropriate places very carefully and click on the
“SUBMIT” button at the end of the Page 1 of the On-Line Application format.
Before pressing the “SUBMIT” button, candidates are advised to verify every
particular filled in the application. The name of the candidate or his /her
father/husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it
appears in the certificates/mark sheets. Any change/alteration found may
disqualify the candidature.
(5) On Page 2 of the online application format, candidates are required to
upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications given in the
Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature (Annexure
(6) After upload of photograph and signature, in case of candidates who have
paid the requisite application fee through NEFT, a Registration Number and
Password will be generated. Candidates should note their Registration Number
and Password for future reference.
In case candidates wish to pay fees through the online payment gateway after
the upload of photograph and signature Page 3 of the application form is
displayed wherein candidates may follow the instructions and fill in the
If the online transaction has been successfully completed a Registration
Number and Password will be generated. Candidates should note their
Registration Number and Password for future reference.
If the online transaction has not been successfully completed then the
following message is displayed ‘Your online transaction was unsuccessful.
Please register again’ Candidates may then revisit the ‘Apply Online’ link
and fill in their application details again.
(7) After applying on-line, the candidate should immediately take a printout
of the system generated on-line application form, ensure the particulars
filled in are accurate and retain it for future reference. They should not
send this print out to the IBPS.
(8) No acknowledgment will be given for online registration. However a
Registration Number and Password will be generated and an email/ sms
intimation will be sent to the candidate’s email ID/ Mobile Number specified
in the online application form.
If candidates do not receive the email and sms intimations at the email ID/
Mobile number specified by them, they may consider that their online
application has not been successfully registered.
(9) An online application which is incomplete in any respect such as without
the photograph and signature uploaded in the online application form will
not be considered valid.
(10) Request for change/correction in any particulars in the Application
Form shall not be entertained under any circumstances AFTER THE LAST DATE
FOR Editing/ Updating application details specified. IBPS will not be
responsible for any consequences arising out of furnishing of incorrect and
incomplete details in the application or omission to provide the required
details in the application form.
(11) Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply on-line much
before the closing date and not to wait till the last date for depositing
the fee to avoid the possibility of disconnection/inability/failure to log
on the IBPS’s website on account of heavy load on internet/website jam.
(12) IBPS does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being
able to submit their applications within the last date on account of the
aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the IBPS.
(13) Please note that the above procedure is the only valid procedure for
applying. No other mode of application or incomplete steps would be accepted
and such applications would be rejected.
(14) Any information submitted by an applicant in his/ her application will
bind the candidate personally and if found to be false shall be liable for
prosecution apart from consequences in civil law as may be deemed requisite.
Note: There is a provision to modify the
submitted Online Application. Candidates are requested to make use of this
facility to correct their details in the Online Application if any. This
modification facility will be available up to 03.08.2011.
After this date, no modification will be permitted. Candidates should take
utmost care while filling in the Online Application. Please note that no
modification in fee payment details will be permitted for candidates who pay
fees through the online mode.
Call Letters for Written Examination
The date of the Written Examination has been tentatively fixed for
18.09.2011 (Sunday). However, 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.
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