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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 other countries (detailed list of countries available on official website) with the intention of permanently settling in 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
  Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 yearsi.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1985 and not later than 01.07.1995 (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 website.
3. Educational Qualification (As on 01.08.2015):
  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 2015)
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
Reasoning 50 50
English Language 40 40
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
General Awareness* 40 40
Computer Knowledge 20 20
Total 200 200

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.

Important Dates

Event 2015 Dates 2016 Dates
Online Registration 10.07.2015 to 01.08.2015 Tentative Dates:

Preliminary Examination - 16.10.2016, 22.10.2016 & 23.10.2016

Main Examination - 20.11.2016
Payment of Application Fees- Online 10.07.2015 to 01.08.2015 
Payment of Application Fees- Offline 10.07.2015 to 01.08.2015
Download of Call Letter for Pre-Examination Training (PET) for SC/ST/ Minority Community candidates 09.09.2015 to 19.09.2015
Pre-Examination Training 18.09.2015 to 23.09.2015
Download of call letters for online examination - Preliminary 23.09.2015 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary 03.10.2015, 04.10.2015
10.10.2015, 11.10.2015
Result of Online exam – Preliminary October 2015 
Download of Call letter for Examination - Main October 2015
Online Examination (Tentative dates) - Main 31.10.2015
Declaration of result status of examination (CWE) November, 2015
Download of call letters for Interview December  2015
Conduct of Interview January 2016
Provisional Allotment April 2016

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
OFFLINE MODE - payment of fees through CBS branches of any of the following public sector banks - Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Central Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Punjab National Bank, United Bank of India
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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