IBPS- CWE for Recruitment in Clerical Cadre in Public Sector Banks

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Invite Online Application - Common Written Examination for Recruitment in Clerical Cadre in Public Sector Banks

Name of the Post: 

  • Common Written Examination (Clerical Cadre)


  • 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 i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.
  • Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable.
  • Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculate Ex-Servicemen who have obtained the Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the Union.


  • All educational qualifications should be from a recognised university/ Board.
  • The percentage of marks shall be arrived at by dividing the aggregate/total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects irrespective of optional/additional subjects studied with the aggregate maximum marks of the examination passed for all the years of the examination.
  • (iii) The date of passing the examination which reckons for eligibility will be the date appearing on the Mark Sheet or Provisional Certificate

Age Limit : (As on 01.10.2012)

  • Minimum: 20 Years Maximum: 28 Years

Participating Bank

  • Allahabad Bank Indian Bank
  • Andhra Bank Indian Overseas Bank
  • Bank of Baroda Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Bank of India Punjab National Bank
  • Bank of Maharashtra Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Canara Bank Syndicate Bank
  • Central Bank of India UCO Bank
  • Corporation Bank Union Bank of India
  • Dena Bank United Bank of India
  • IDBI Bank Vijaya Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • United Bank of India
  • Vijaya Bank
Sr. No.
Name of Tests (Objective)
No. ofQuestions
Total Time
2 hours
English Language
Numerical Ability
General Awareness with specialreference to Banking Industry
Computer Knowledge

The above tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

Candidates can apply online only from 15.10.2012 to 05.11.2012 and no other mode of application will be accepted.
Pre-Requisites for Applying Online
Before applying online, candidates should–

  1. Scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph and signature adhere to the required specifications as given in Annexure II to this Advertisement.
  2. Keep the necessary details/documents ready if desired to make online payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges (In case of Offline Payment i.e. CBS candidates have to apply online, obtain a fee payment challan and then remit the necessary application fees/ intimation charges).
  3. 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 Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID. Under no circumstances, a candidate should share with/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 15.10.2012 to 05.11.2012 (Online payment) and 17.10.2012 to 09.11.2012 (Offline payment) both dates inclusive)
  • - Rs. 50/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates.
  • - Rs. 400 /- for all others

Bank Transaction charges for Offline/ Online Payment of fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate

Procedure for applying online

  • Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the link “Common Written Examination” and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CWE- Clerks (IBPS-CWE-Clerk-II) December 2012” to open the On-Line Application Form.
  • Candidates will have to enter their basic details and upload the photograph and s signature in the online application form. Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature (Annexure II).

Mode of Payment 

  • Candidates have the option of making the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges either through the ONLINE mode or the OFFLINE mode:

Please note that candidates will not be permitted to appear for the Common Examination without the following documents:

  1.  Call Letter for Examination
  2. Photo-identity proof (as specified) in original and
  3. Photocopy of photo-identity proof (as mentioned in (2) above)

Candidates reporting late i.e. after the reporting time specified on the call letter for
Examination will not be permitted to take the examination

Important Dates:

  • Start date for Online Registration  : 15.10.2012
  • Online Payment of Application Fees : 15.10.2012- 05.11.2012
  • Offline Payment of Application Fees : 17.10.2012- 09.11.2012
  • Last date for Online Registration : 05.11.2012
  • Download of Call letter for Examination After : 03.12.2012
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