Tuesday, August 23, 2011


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  Clerical cadre posts in the Public Sector Banks mentioned below. 

This system of Common Examination for recruitment of Clerks has been approved by  each of the 19 participating Public Sector Banks and the Managing Committee of the  Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) with the consent of the Government of India.
IBPS, an autonomous body, has been authorised by IBA and has received a mandate  from the 19 Public Sector Banks listed below to conduct the Common Written  Examination. The CWE for Clerical Cadre posts will  be conducted twice a year by IBPS.


Allahabad Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
Andhra Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Bank of Baroda
Punjab National Bank
Bank of India
Punjab & Sind Bank
Bank of Maharashtra
Syndicate Bank
Canara Bank
UCO Bank 
Central Bank of India
Union Bank of India
Corporation Bank
United Bank of India
Dena Bank
Vijaya Bank
Indian Bank

Any individual who aspires to join any of the above Public Sector Banks as a Clerk or in  a post in that cadre, will necessarily be required to take the CWE. Prospective candidates  who wish to appear for the CWE will have to apply to IBPS and should carefully read  the advertisement regarding eligibility criteria, online registration process, pattern of  examination, issuance of call letters and score cards. 

Candidates who appear for the CWE will be able to check their status after the  examination. Scorecards will be issued to candidates who secure minimum qualifying  marks and above in each test of the examination.

It should, however, be noted that successful candidates in the CWE who have been  issued scorecards and who meet the stipulated eligibility criteria are then required to  apply to any of the participating banks they wish to as and when individual banks call  for applications, quoting their personal details and their CWE scores. Each bank will  then individually shortlist candidates and carry out their own selection processes such as Interviews etc. for final selection.

Each participating Public Sector Bank will independently issue a separate recruitment  notification, specifying their vacancies and stipulating the eligibility criteria in terms of  age, educational qualification, proficiency in Official Language of the State/UT for  which vacancies he wishes to apply, experience (if  any), minimum required level of  IBPS score in each test and on Total Score (if any) etc.

Since clerical cadre recruitment would be on State-wise basis, candidates can apply  for vacancies in one State/ UT only. It will therefore be necessary that candidates appear  for examination in one of the centres of a particular State/UT where they would like to  apply for emaployment i.e. they have to appear for  the examination from a centre for  that particular State/UT as mentioned in Annexure I. The candidate may also be required  to possess proficiency in the Official Language of  the State/UT for which vacancies he
wishes to apply to be eligible as per the notifications of the Participating Banks.

A pass with 60% marks in the aggregate in Matriculation/SSC (old pattern)/SSLC/10th std. Examination of 10+2+3 pattern or equivalent.   For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EXSM candidates a pass in the aggregate in Matriculation/SSC (old  pattern)/SSLC/10th std.
Examination of 10+2+3 pattern or equivalent
A pass with 50% marks in HSC examination of 10+2 (10+2+3 pattern) /11th Std. of
(11+1+3) pattern or Intermediate/Pre-University or any equivalent examination/Diploma  in Banking recognized by Central/State Government or U.T. administration.  For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EXSM candidates a pass in HSC examination of 10+2 (10+2+3  pattern) /11th Std. of (11+1+3) pattern or Intermediate/Pre-University or any equivalent  examination/Diploma in Banking recognized by Central/State Government or U.T. administration
Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification  recognized as such by the Central Government. 

 Age (As on 01.08.2011):  
Minimum: 18 Years   Maximum: 28 Years
The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.

This advertisement is also available on IBPS’s website address www.ibps.in  Candidates are advised to remain in touch with IBPS’s website for any information  which may be put for further guidance.
Decision of the IBPS in respect of all matters pertaining to this examination would be  final and binding on all candidates.

Start date for Online Registration 25.08.2011 
Payment of Application Fees/ Intimation Charges 24.08.2011 to 23.09.2011  (both dates inclusive)
Last date for Online Registration 24.09.2011
Last date for Editing Application Details 26.09.2011
Download of Call letter for Written Examination After 11.11.2011
Written Examination 27.11.2011