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  IBPS CWE (PO) Details  


This is the exam held for recruitment to nationalized banks in India for jobs of Probationary Officer(PO). Find information regarding paper pattern, eligibility, etc. and crack it with the right coaching from TESTfunda.
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a Common Written Examination (CWE) on behalf of 21 nationalized banks (see list below) as a pre-requisite for selection of Probationary Officers.
IBPS is only the body conducting the written test. The vacancies in individual banks as well as the group discussion and personal interview process are managed by each participating bank separately.

1. Nationality
  A candidate must be one of the following:
A citizen of India
A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 01/01/1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countriesof Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia,Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, providedthat a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour acertificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
  provided that a candidate belonging to categories above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the the Indian government.
2. Age Limit(As on 01.08.2017)
  Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 yearsi.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1987 and not later than 01.07.1997 (both datesinclusive)

Relaxation of upper age limit

Category Age Relaxation (years)
PWD 10
Domiciled in J&K during the period
01/01/1980 - 31/12/1989

For more categories, visit the official notification.
3. Educational Qualification (As on 5.09.2017):
  A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalentqualification recognized as such by the Central Government.The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / sheregisters and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Test Duration & Pattern (IBPS CWE PO 2018)

a. Preliminary Examination

Section Questions Marks
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Time Duration: 1 hour
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks deducted for every incorrect answer

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

b. Main Examination

Section Questions Marks Time allotted for eachtest (Separately timed)
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 minutes
General/ Economy/ BankingAwareness 40 40 35 minutes
English Language 35 40 40 minutes
Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 minutes
Total 155 200 3 hours
English Language (Letter Writing& Essay) 2 25 30 minutes

Exam Format

The IBPS CWE (PO) is now held online.

IBPS CWE(PO) 2018 Tentative dates

Event Tentative Dates
Online Registration -
Payment of Application Fees- Online -
Download of Call Letter for Pre-Examination Training (PET) for SC/ST/ Minority Community candidates -
Pre-Examination Training -
Download of call letters for online examination - Preliminary -
Online Examination – Preliminary 13.10.2018, 14.10.2018, 20.10.2018 & 21.10.2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary -
Download of Call letter for Examination - Main -
Online Examination - Main 18.11.2018
Declaration of result status of examination (CWE) -
Download of call letters for Interview -
Conduct of Interview -
Provisional Allotment -

View the official notification here.

How to Apply

Step I. Register and get the provisional registration number & password generated.
Step II. Pay using either:
ONLINE MODE – through Master/ Visa Debit or Credit cards or Internet Banking
Note: There is also a provision to reprint the submitted application containing fee details, three days after fee payment.

Official Website

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