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  IBPS CWE SO Details  
 
 
This is the exam held for recruitment to nationalized banks in India to fill vacancies for specialist officers for both Scale I and Scale II posts in Public Sector Banks. Find information about the examination regarding paper pattern, eligibility, etc. below.
A Common Written Examination (CWE) is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Specialist Officers. The specialist officers are from different fields: Law, Marketing, Finance, HR, Agriculture Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari and Information Technology.



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 countries of 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,
  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
  For posts in Scale I: a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1983 and not later than 01.11.1993 (both dates inclusive)
For posts in Scale II: a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1978 and not later than 01.11.1993 (both dates inclusive)

Relaxation of upper age limit

Category Age Relaxation (years)
SC/ST 5
OBC 3
PWD 10
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment 5
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5

For more categories, visit the official website.
3. Educational Qualification
Post Code Name of the Post Age Educational Qualifications (from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies) Post Qualification Minimum Work Experience
01 I.T. Officer (Scale-I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years a) 4 year Engineering Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level -
02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agri. Engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry
03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level.
04 Law Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council
05 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 years Max- 30 years Graduate and Full time Post Graduate degree or Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/Social Work / Labour Law.*
06 Marketing Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 years Max- 30 years Graduate and Full time MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM with specialization in Marketing *
07 I.T. Officer (Scale-II) Min- 20 Years Max-35 Years 4 year Engineering Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level 2 years in IT field
08 Law Officer (Scale II) Min- 20 Years Max-35 Years A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) Enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council and 3 years experience of practice at Bar or Judicial service and/or 2 years as a Law Officer in the Legal Dept. of a Scheduled Commercial Bank or the Central/State Government or of a Public Sector Undertaking andcandidates should produce a certificate of having the requisite post qualification work experience from the Court/ Bar council/ organisation.
09 Chartered Accountant (Scale II) Min- 20 Years Max-35 Years Passed final examination for Chartered Accountants -
10 Manager Credit (Scale II)/ Finance Executive (Scale II) Min- 20 Years Max-35 Years Graduate and CFA/ ICWA/ Full time MBA/ Full time PGDBM (Finance) * 2 years in the area of Credit Appraisal of big/ medium industrial projects in Scheduled Commercial Banks



Test Duration & Pattern

The structure of the Online CWE will be as follows:
Law Officer- Scale I & II & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

Sr.No. Name of Test No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 Composite time of 120 minutes
2 English Language 50 25
3 General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 50 50
4 Professional Knowledge 50 75
Total 200 200

IT Officer Scales I & II, Agriculture Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I, Marketing Officer Scale I, Chartered Accountants Scale-II & Manager Credit / Finance Executive Scale-II

Sr.No. Name of Test No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 Composite time of 120 minutes
2 English Language 50 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 Professional Knowledge 50 75
Total 200 200





Selection Process
Online Test: IBPS CWE SO is an objective type online test.
Interview: You must clear sectional and overall cut-offs in the written test to qualify for interview.These cut-offs are specified separately for each exam held. Interview is a common interview coordinated by IBPS.
Order of preference for banks will be obtained from successful candidates who clear both written test and interview.
Final Selection: Based on the marks obtained as the order of preference of banks, a successful candidate will receive a call for appointment from an individual Bank.





Important Dates

Event 2015 Dates 2016 Dates
Online Registration 18.11.2014 to 09.12.2014 23.11.2015 to 10.12.2015
Payment of Application Fees- Online 18.11.2014 to 09.12.2014 23.11.2015 to 10.12.2015
Download of Call letter for CWE After 03.02.2015 After 19.01.2016
Online CWE (Tentative dates)- some/ all/ additional dates as the need arises 14.02.2015 & 15.02.2015 30.01.2016 & 31.01.2016
Sharing of result status of CWE February 2015 February 2016
Download of call letters for Interview March 2015 February / March 2016
Conduct of Interview March 2015 March 2016
Allotment April 2015 April 2016

View the official notification here.



Banks participating

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
ECGC IDBI 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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