Tag: Common Bank Test for Clerks

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts a common bank written exam, popularly known as IBPS CWE every year for selection and recruitment of clerks in most of the PSU banks. All major PSU banks (except SBI) accept the scores of IBPS CWE for their recruitment needs in Clerical Cadre.

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In 2012, IBPS CWE for Clerks was conducted in Online mode for the first time in the second half of December 2012 due to the sheer volume of candidates who applied for this test. A whopping 40 Lakh candidates appeared during 2011, however, due to increase in the eligibility requirement to graduation during 2012, the number has declined significantly for the year 2012. Just like IBPS PO, common interviews for IBPS Clerk 2 (online mode) is also expected to be conducted by IBPS for the qualified candidates of online written exam.

The successful candidates will be arranged in the order of merit (based on total score including the common interviews) and based on the vacancies in each bank, will then be asked to apply according to their preferences and the candidate will receive an offer from one of the Participating Public Sector Banks through a computerized system. You can read in detail about the entire process – Notification for IBPS Clerk-2 CWE and Common Clerk Interviews.

The IBPS Clerk Result last year was released on 29th Feb, 2012, however, since the clerk 2 exam was conducted in online mode in 2012, the result of IBPS Clerk 2 came early on 11th Jan, 2013

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Details of Clerical Vacancies
S.NoBankPost/VacanciesLast Date to Apply
1Allahabad Bank
2Andhra Bank
3Bank of Baroda
4Bank of India
5Bank of Maharashtra
6Canara Bank
7Central Bank of India
8Corporation Bank
9Dena Bank
10Indian Bank
11Indian Overseas Bank
12Oriental Bank of Commerce
13Punjab National Bank
14Punjab & Sind Bank
15Syndicate Bank
16IDBI Bank
17UCO Bank
18United Bank of India
19Union Bank of India
20Vijaya Bank

NOTE: We will update the above tables as soon as the vacancies are out. Keep Checking.

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IBPS has announced the notification for the next Common Written Examination (CWE Clerk-II) for Clerical Cadre. CWE Clerk-2 which is a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre posts in the Public Sector Banks will be conducted online by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) tentatively in December 2012.
Candidates who qualify in CWE Clerk-II, will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be co-ordinated by IBPS. Candidates, successful in qualifying in both the CWE and Common Interview will be listed in the order of merit. Depending on the vacancies in each bank of his preference, candidate will receive through a computerised system an offer from one of the Participating Public Sector Banks.

Candidates intending to appear for CWE will have to apply to IBPS after carefully reading the advertisement regarding the process of examination and interview, eligibility criteria, online registration process, payment of prescribed application fee/ intimation charges, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters etc.

After the declaration of result of both CWE and common interview, a notification will be issued by IBPS giving the state/UT wise and category-wise vacancies for each Bank and order of preference for Banks will be obtained from successful candidates. Based on the marks obtained in CWE and common interview as well as the indication of order of preference of Banks and available vacancies, a successful candidate will receive a call from an individual Bank. Since recruitment in clerical cadre in Public Sector Banks is done on State/UT-wise basis, candidates can apply for vacancies in any one State/ UT only. Consequently, a candidate would be required to appear for CWE in any one of the centres in that
particular State/UT.

Important Dates

Start date for Online Registration – 15 October 2012
Payment of Application Fees – 15.10.2012 to 05.11.2012 (ONLINE Payment). 17.10.2012 to 09.11.2012 (Offline Payment) (both dates inclusive)
Last date for Online Registration – 05 November 2012
Download of Call letter for Written Examination – After 03.12.2012
Written Examination – In December, 2012

Eligibility Criteria:
Age: (as on 01.10.2012) Min:20 Max:28
Education: (as on 01.10.2012) Degree + Computer Literacy

How to Apply: Online Application Link given below is active from 15th October 2012.

APPLY ONLINE for CWE Clerk 2 Exam 2012 here.

Edit Application (before submit of offline/ online payment mode).
Challan Reprint after submit (for Offline payment mode candidates).
Application Reprint after Payment.
Ereceipt Reprint (for Online payment mode candidates).

Following points should be kept in mind before applying:

1) Candidates are requested to ensure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria, on the date of eligibility (01.10.2012).
2) Application Fees/ Intimation Charges can be paid via Online Mode through credit card/ debit card/ internet banking or through Offline Mode (through CBS branches of 7 designated PSBs)
3) Online registration will be complete only after the candidates register online and remit the requisite application fees/ intimation charges either through online/ offline mode.
4) Admission to exam will be purely provisional without verification of documents.
5) Ineligible candidates will not be allowed for interview.
6) Since recruitment in clerical cadre in Public Sector Banks is done on State/UT-wise basis, candidates can apply for vacancies in any one State/ UT only.
7) As far as possible candidates will be allotted to a centre of his/her choice. However IBPS also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any of the Centre other than the one he/she has opted for and a candidate may be allocated a centre of exam outside the State/UT for which vacancies he/she is applying.
8) Please note this reallocation is only for the conduct of examination only and the candidate will be considered for vacancies in the State/UT applied for.
9) Application printout & fee receipt should be kept with the candidate and should not be sent to the Participating Banks/ IBPS.

For all other details, please download the complete advertisement of IBPS Clerk-2 CWE. We recommend everyone to read it throughly before applying.

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List of Participating Banks for CWE for Clerks -(Please note that IDBI Bank is the new addition to the list)

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Andhra Bank
  3. Bank of Baroda
  4. Bank of India
  5. Bank of Maharashtra
  6. Canara Bank
  7. Central Bank of India
  8. Corporation Bank
  9. Dena Bank
  10. IDBI Bank
  11. Indian Bank
  12. Indian Overseas Bank
  13. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  14. Punjab National Bank
  15. Punjab & Sind Bank
  16. Syndicate Bank
  17. Union Bank of India
  18. United Bank of India
  19. UCO Bank
  20. Vijaya Bank

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will organise the common written exam (CWE) for recruitment of personnel for Bank Clerks (Clerical Cadre) Posts for 19 public sector banks on 27th Nov 2011. Except SBI, most big PSBs are going to recruit bank clerks only on the performance of CWE for banks clerks and hence this exam is very important for the aspirants who want to seek clerical job in any of these 19 banks.

General Information for Bank Clerks Common Written Examination (CWE)

The Common Written Exam (CWE) for Clerical Cadre will be 250 marks written exam of 2 & 1/2 hrs. The syllabus and pattern for Bank Clerks CWE is as follows –

Syllabus for Bank Clerks CWE

Syllabus for Bank Clerks CWE

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

Cut Off Score – Each candidate will have to secure a minimum standardized score in each of the tests (means each section) to qualify in the written examination and to be considered for vacancies in the participating banks. The cut-off points will be decided based on the average (Average – ¼ Standard Deviation for General category candidates and Average – ¾ Standard Deviation for Reserved Category candidates)


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

Books for IBPS CWE Bank Clerk Exam

The IBPS CWE Bank Clerical Exam registration dates has been extended to allow the applicants ample time to apply. The new last dates are as follows –

Extension of dates (Registration of Clerical Cadre)
1) Registration Online 28/09/2011 23:59 hours
2) Online Payment and registration 28/09/2011 23:59 hours
3) Offline (NEFT/CBS) Payment through Bank Branches 27/09/2011

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will organise the common written exam (CWE) for recruitment / selection of personnel for Clerical cadre posts in the Public Sector Banks (19 participating banks). The CWE for Clerks posts for 19 banks will be conducted twice a year by IBPS.

Important Dates

Start date for Online Registration – 25 August 2011
Payment of Application Fees – 24.08.2011 to 23.09.2011 (both dates inclusive)
Last date for Online Registration – 24 September 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

List of Participating Banks for CWE for Clerks

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Andhra Bank
  3. Bank of Baroda
  4. Bank of India
  5. Bank of Maharashtra
  6. Canara Bank
  7. Central Bank of India
  8. Corporation Bank
  9. Dena Bank
  10. Indian Bank
  11. Indian Overseas Bank
  12. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  13. Punjab National Bank
  14. Punjab & Sind Bank
  15. Syndicate Bank
  16. Union Bank of India
  17. United Bank of India
  18. UCO Bank
  19. Vijaya 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.

The 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 employment in Annexure I.

Download All Details for CWE from IBPS Website

Prepare for online examination on the expected pattern of CWE here

Books for IBPS CWE Clerical Exam