The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will organise the common written exam (CWE) for recruitment of Probationary Officers / Management Trainees posts in the Public Sector Banks (19 participating banks). Almost all major public sector banks (except SBI) are going to recruit based on the performance in CWE and hence the CWE Exam is necessary for all candidates to apply for bank PO jobs in any of these 19 banks. These banks offer most lucrative jobs in the banking sector. Information on the exam dates and other details
The CWE exam will be 250 marks exam and will consists of

CWE Test Pattern and Syllabus
CWE Test Pattern and Syllabus

Please note that the objective questions will be in English and Hindi and also note that the Descriptive Papers of only those candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks in each of the objective tests will be evaluated.

Negative Marking (Penalty for wrong answers) – The question paper will have negative marking. The negative marking will be 1/4th of the total marks assigned to a question. So for 1 mark question, it will be 0.25 and for 0.5 mark question, it will be 0.125.


Practice the sample question paper based on the above pattern here.

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