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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 01.07.2016)
  Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 yearsi.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1986 and not later than 01.07.1996 (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 13.08.2016):
  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 2016)
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

b. Main Examination

Section Questions Marks Time allotted for eachtest (Separately timed)
Reasoning 50 50 40 minutes
English Language 40 40 30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 40 minutes
General Awareness* 40 40 20 minutes
Computer Knowledge 20 20 10 minutes
Total 200 200 140 minutes

Time Duration: 2hour
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks deducted for every incorrect answer

Note: * - with special reference to Banking Industry

Exam Format
The IBPS CWE (PO) is now held online.

IBPS CWE(PO) 2017 dates

Event Dates
Online Registration 26.07.2016 to 13.08.2016
Payment of Application Fees- Online 26.07.2016 to 13.08.2016
Download of Call Letter for Pre-Examination Training (PET) for SC/ST/ Minority Community candidates 23.09.2016 to 08.10.2016
Pre-Examination Training 03.10.2016 to 08.10.2016
Download of call letters for online examination - Preliminary October 2016
Online Examination – Preliminary 16.10.2016, 22.10.201623.10.2016
Result of Online exam – Preliminary November 2016
Download of Call letter for Examination - Main November 2016
Online Examination (Tentative dates) - Main 20.11.2016
Declaration of result status of examination (CWE) December 2016
Download of call letters for Interview January 2017
Conduct of Interview January / February 2017
Provisional Allotment April 2017

View the official notification here.

Banks participating in IBPS CWE (PO)

Allahabad Bank Indian Overseas Bank
Andhra Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce
Bank of Baroda Punjab National Bank
Bank of India Punjab & Sindh Bank
Bank of Maharashtra Syndicate Bank
Canara Bank UCO Bank
Central Bank of India Union Bank of India
Corporation Bank United Bank of India
Dena Bank Vijaya Bank
Indian Bank Bharatiya Mahila Bank
Any other bank or financial institution

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.

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