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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 2014)

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

Event 2014 Dates 2015 Dates
Online Registration 22.07.2014 – 11.08.2014 It has been decided by the competent authority to hold two-tier examinations for recruitment of PO/MT from CWE-V onwards.

Preliminary Examinations - 03.10.2015, 04.10.2015, 10.10.2015 & 11.10.2015

Main Examination - 31.10.2015
Payment of Application Fees- Online 22.07.2014 – 11.08.2014
Payment of Application Fees- Offline 24.07.2014 – 14.08.2014
Download of Call Letter for Pre-Examination Training (PET) for SC/ST/ Minority Community candidates 11.09.2014 – 22.09.2014
Pre-Examination Training 22.09.2014 – 27.09.2014
Download of Call letter for Examination After 01.10.2014
Online Examination (Tentative dates)- some/ all/ additional dates as the need arises 11.10.2014 & 12.10.2014
18.10.2014 & 19.10.2014
01.11.2014 & 02.11.2014
Declaration of result status of examination (CWE) November, 2014
Download of call letters for Interview January 2015
Conduct of Interview January 2015
Provisional Allotment April 2015

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.

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