You can Click here to download the IBPS CWE PO/MT 2012 Notification
This is second time IBPS CWE PO/MT exam is being organised - the first Common Written Exam was held on 18th September, 2011 and the result was declared on 12th December. Subsequently, from the month of January 2012, twelve banks have so far issued recruitment notification for a total of 13812 as shown in the table at right. Seven more banks are going to recruit notification soon. Combined total recruitment for all these nineteen banks should be around 20,000.
So if you are seriously thinking about a banking career, 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. Another blog post titled: IBPS CWE exam pattern, Sample Papers & Books
would help you prepare for this banking exam with prep materials.
Prior to 2011, Indian banks were holding written exams for recruitment of PO & MT individually. These proved to be costly and time consuming for each bank. Therefore IBPS was entrusted with the job for organising the Common Written Exam, the scores of which was used by the nineteen participating Indian PSU banks to shortlist the candidate for further selection process of GD/PI. Three separate exams are being organised by IBPS at present:
1.0 IBPS CWE PO/MT: For selection of Probationary Officers (PO) & Management Trainees (MT).
3.0 IBPS CWE Clerk
: For selection of bank Clerk/Assistants.
So, as you have learnt from above, IBPS CWE 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:
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 2012:
Which are the Indian banks in which you can get a job after appearing in IBPS CWE? The bank list is given below. These are the same banks which had participated in IBPS PO CWE 2011 as well:
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 2012 PO/MT Eligibility:
Age Eligibility (as on 01.01.2012):
Min: 20 Years Max: 30 Years. Age relaxations exist as per Govt. rule.
Academic Qualification Eligibility (as on 01.01.2012):
A degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
While the above eligibility are for appearing in IBPS CWE for PO/MT, subsequent to the written exam, each bank decides its own minimum IBPS CWE cut-off scores as well as minimum %age of marks in graduation, based on which candidates are called for GD/PI. What are the CWE cut-off scores and graduation %age each bank has set now for recruiting PO & MT based on IBPS CWE 2011? You can have an idea from the table below. The highest scores & %age has so far been set by Canara bank - 60% mark in graduation and cut-off scores of 156 for General category candidates (like-wise for others).
IBPS CWE PO Exam 2012 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 2012 PO/MT Online 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.
Click here to find the IBPS CWE 2012 PO/MT Online Form
(To be available from 9th March to 30th March, 2012)
How to apply for IBPS CWE 2012 is given very clearly in section: “L. HOW TO APPLY” from page-6 of the Notification
. Also, the same has been explained clearly in this webpage
. 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 2012 Call letter:
You have to download your CWE call letter from IBPS website on or after 04.06.2012. 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 2012 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 PO CWE 2012:
Start date for IBPS CWE Online Registration: 09.03.2012
Last date for IBPS CWE Online Registration: 30.03.2012
Payment of Application Fees (Online): 09.03.2012 to 30.03.2012 (both days inclusive)
Payment of Application Fees (Offline): 12.03.2012 to 07.04.2012 (both days inclusive)
Last date for Editing Application Details 01.04.2012
Download of Call letter for Written Examination After 04.06.2012
IBPS Common Written Exam 2012 Date: 17.06.2012 (Sunday).
Hope above detailed information on various facets of IBPS CWE 2012 for PO& MT helps you in understanding about the exam as well as to apply for the same. How do you prepare for IBPS CWE 2012 exam? Please visit my blog post titled: IBPS CWE exam pattern, Sample Papers & Books