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Monday, 03 September 2012 11:06

About IBPS

IBPS has a mandate from 20 Public Sector Banks (Last year, 19 public sector banks were participating in the exam. This year, the number has gone up to 20 with the inclusion of IDBI Bank.) to conduct the eligibility exam for selection to these banks. The exam is termed as the Common Written Examination.

IBPS has announced to probable time when the second CWE for the clerical jobs in government owned banks would be held this year.

IBPS conducts CWE (Common Written Examination) is accepted by 20 nationalized banks in India. Banks that accept CWE are Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Dena Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, Syndicate Bank, Union Bank of India, National Bank UCO Bank,Vijaya Bank and IDBI Bank


Online Test- It is important to note that unlike last year, this year, IBPS Clerk Exam will be an online test. Thus, you won’t be getting OMR sheets to mark your answers. Instead, you will have to click the answers online

Successful students in the CWE are issued scorecards based on their performance in the IBPS exam.The scorecard is mandatory to apply for Jobs in Public Sector banks

Eligibility Criteria- Till last year, even candidates without a graduation degree could appear for the exam. However, that criteria has been changed this time. You need to hold a valid degree from a recognized university. Simply passing class XII exams does not make you eligible for IBPS Clerk Exam 2013.You cannot appear for the exam if you have to clear backlogs in your college education. You must hold a valid degree as on 1st October, 2012.

  • Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • Computer literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory.
  • Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable.

Compulsory of Computer education- This is another big change that has been made in this edition of IBPS Clerk Exam. Computer education is compulsory for all the candidates applying for the exam. In essence, that means, you should have either studied computers in college or high school, or you must hold a valid computer course certificate from a recognized institute.

Common interviews-  Till last year, banks used to shortlist the candidates based on their score in the common written exam. They then called the shortlisted candidates for a personal interview. But, this year, the interviews would be conducted by IBPS. Your score in the common written exam and the interview would be combined to give you the final score. Based on the final score, you will get a job offer from any one of the participating banks.

Age Criteria : 18 to 28 years (Minimum 18 years and Maximum 28) years. Relaxations : 5 years for SC/ST/, 3 years for OBC, 10 years for Persons with Disabilities and 5 years for Ex-Servicemen.

Exam Pattern: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts Common Written Examination (CWE) for the recruitment of Clerical Cadre vacancies in 20 public sector Banks. The common written examination exam pattern details are given below…

Total Marks & Questions : 200 Question & 200 Marks Papers (Negative marking applicable)

Duration : 150 Minutes for Reasoning, English Language, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge. 

How to Apply : to apply for IBPS Exam, you first need to go to the official website of IBPS, that is, www.ibps.in. Fill in the application form with the requisite details, along with a valid photograph and signature.

After filling in the application form, you need to pay the requisite challan. You can pay online as well as offline.