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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
  A candidate should be between 20 – 30 years (both inclusive) as on 01-07-2013 for the Oct 2013 exam.

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
  A candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Test Duration & Pattern (IBPS CWE PO 2013)

Sr.No. Name of Test No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 Composite time of 120 minutes
2 English Language 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry) 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 20 20
Total 200 200
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks deducted for every incorrect answer

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

Important Dates (2013)

Start date for Online Registration July 22, 2013
Online Payment of Application Fees July 22 - Aug 17, 2013
Offline Payment of Application Fees July 24 - Aug 22, 2013
Last date for Online Registration Aug 17, 2013
Downloading call letter for pre-exam training for candidates of SC/ST/Minority Community After Sep 25, 2013
Pre-exam training Oct 7 - Oct 12, 2013
Download of Call Letter for examination After Oct 7, 2013
Online exam (tentative dates) Oct 19 / Oct 20 / Oct 26 / Oct 27, 2013
Results Third / Fourth week of Nov 2013
Downloading call letter for interview First week of Jan 2014
Conduct of interview Third week of Jan 2014
Allotment Mar 2014

Read the official notification here.
A corrigendum was issued to the above notification. Read more.

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 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.

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