IBPS Recruitment Notification 2011
has just come out today for the 1st ever Common Written Examination
) for selecting Probationary Officers (PO)/ Management Trainees (MT) for 19 Public Sector Banks – this is the greatest opportunity for you to join the Indian Banking sector through just one common exam for all these banks. What are the eligibility for IBPS CWE? Where to get the forms? How to apply?
These are the questions I mean to answer through this blog article. A subsequent blog post titled: IBPS CWE exam pattern, Sample Papers & Books
would help you prepare for this banking exam with prep materials.
Download IBPS CWE – 2011 Notification:
Without losing any further time, let us understand what IBPS CWE is.
What is IBPS CWE:
IBPS stands for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, the apex body for recruitment, promotion and placement services in Indian public sector banks. Founded in 1975 as a unit of National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), it became an autonomous body in 1984. You can find more about IBPS in this About Us page
CWE (Common Written Examination) 2011 is the very first common (read combined) national banking exam to be conducted by IBPS on behalf of the public sector banks for screening the job aspirants of Indian PSU banks. Yes, it is just a Screening exam – subsequent to appearing in IBPS CWE, you are going to be issued IBPS CWE scorecards, just like GATE/CAT/TET scores which will be valid for one year from the date of issue of IBPS CWE Scorecard.
Within this year, when any public sector banks issues recruitment notification, you have to check whether you meet the eligibility criteria of that bank and than apply for the Bank PO/MT positions individually with IBPS CWE scorecard. That bank is than going to shortlist the candidates based on CWE score and than call you for the individual selection process of that bank.
In short, only the written test part of the bank PO/MT selection process has been made common. Rest of the procedure remains same as you can find from following diagram:
Bank Selection process before IBPS CWE came:
Bank Selection process after IBPS CWE came:
As per the notification, IBPS CWE would be conducted twice a year and you can reappear in subsequent exams to improve your scores.
List of banks participating in IBPS CWE 2011:
Which are the Indian banks in which you can get a job after appearing in IBPS CWE? The bank list is given below. This list, too my mind, would increase after the exam settles down.
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
Which are the other PSU banks which have not participated in IBPS CWE 2011 but are likely to follow? Well, you can find the complete list of 21 Indian PSU banks in this webpage
. Only IDBI & SBI has not participated in IBPS CWE 2011 but very soon they would follow suit.
IBPS CWE 2011 Eligibility:
Age Eligibility (as on 01.07.2011):
Min: 20 Years Max: 30 Years. Age relaxations exist as per Govt. rule.
Academic Qualification Eligibility (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.
IBPS CWE Exam Pattern:
The exam would consist of 250 marks as below:
i) Objective type test comprising of 250 questions worth 225 marks of duration 2-&-1/2 hour.
ii) Descriptive type test worth 25 marks of duration 1 hour.
IBPS CWE 2011 Form: How to apply
You can apply only online for IBPS CWE exam. There is no offline form. Payment of fee (Rs. 50/- for SC/ST/PWD candidate & Rs.450/- for others) however can be made either online or offline.
(To be available from 9th July to 1st August, 2011)
How to apply for IBPS CWE 2011 is given very clearly in section: “L. HOW TO APPLY” from page-6 of the Notification. After you apply online, take a print out of the submitted form, but there is no need to send the printout to IBPS.
Please bear in mind that you have to submit the original fee payment receipt (e-receipt/ NEFT payment Receipt) and the written examination call letter at the time of written examination.
Download IBPS CWE 2011 Call letter:
You have to download your CWE call letter from IBPS website on or after 04.09.2011. To download the same you would need registration number (generated during online submission of IBPS CWE form) and Password/Date of Birth. The IBPS CWE Exam call letter should be most probably available for download in this webpage
IBPS CWE 2011 Exam Centre:
You can find the state-wise list of exam centers for IBPS CWE in page-13 to 15 (ANNEXURE I) of the Notification.
Important dates for IBPS CWE 2011:
Start date for IBPS CWE Online Registration: 09.07.2011
Payment of Application Fees: 08.07.2011 to 30.07.2011 (both days inclusive)
Last date for IBPS CWE 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
IBPS Common Written Examination Date: 18.09.2011 (Sunday).
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