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Common Written Examination [CWE] IBPS for recruitment of Probationary officers/ Management Trainees In 19 Public Sector Banks

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Written Examination [CWE] IBPS for recruitment of Probationary officers/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES IN 19 PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS 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. This system of Common Examination for recruitment of Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees 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.

Following are Participating banks:-
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 Union Bank of India
Central Bank of India United Bank of India
Corporation Bank UCO Bank
Dena Bank Vijaya Bank
Indian Bank

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA: Following are the eligibility criteria before applying for the common written examination (CWE): I. Nationality / Citizenship: A 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. 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 Written Exam Structure:-
Sr. No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning 50 50 Composite time of 150 minutes
2. English Language 50 25
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4. General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry) 50 50
5. Computer Knowledge 50 50
Descriptive Paper on English Composition (Essay, Précis, Letter Writing etc) 25 60 Minutes
Total 250 250

The above tests except the Test of English Language and Descriptive Paper on English Composition will be printed bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. HOW TO APPLY Candidates can apply online only from 09.07.2011 to 01.08.2011 and no other mode of application will be accepted. 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. (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. 7 (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. 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 all others

Start date for Online Registration 09.07.2011
Payment of Application Fees 08.07.2011 to 30.07.2011 (both dates inclusive)
Last date for Online Registration 01.08.2011
Last date for Editing Application Details 03.08.2011
Download of Call letter for Written Examination After 04.09.2011
Written Examination 18.09.2011

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Last updated on : 04-11-2011