IBPS PO 2013 Exam Notification (CWE PO/MT-III)


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Common Written Examination (CWE)
Recruitment in POs/MTs (CWE-PO/ MT-III)

The next Common Written Examination (CWE PO/MT-III) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel  for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in the Participating Organisations listed below will  be conducted online by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) tentatively in October 2013.

Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations listed at (A) as a Probationary  Officer/ Management Trainee or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to register for the Common Written  Examination (CWE PO/MT-III). Candidates who appear and are shortlisted in the examination, will  subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and coordinated by IBPS. Depending on the available vacancies in Participating organisations, candidates  shortlisted will be allotted to one of the Participating Organisations keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience, etc.


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

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (as on 01.07.2013):

Candidates, intending to apply for CWE PO/MT-III should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS:

Please note that the eligibility criteria specified herein are the basic criteria for applying for the post.  Candidates must necessarily produce the relevant documents in original and a photocopy in support of  their identity and eligibility as indicated in the online application form-pertaining to category,  nationality, age, educational qualifications etc. Please note that no change of category will be permitted  at any stage after registration of the online application. Merely applying for CWE/ appearing for and  being shortlisted in the examination and/or in the subsequent interview and/ subsequent processes  does not imply that a candidate will necessarily be offered employment in any of the Participating Organisations.

Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either -

(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) 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 (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age (As on 01.07.2013):

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 30 years
i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1985 and not later than 01.07.1993 (both dates inclusive)

Educational Qualifications:

Degree with 60% marks in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The percentage of marks stipulated for the Educational Qualification is for General (Unreserved) Category Candidates. Candidates belonging to the Reserved Category (SC / ST/ PWD), filling in vacancies  reserved for the relevant category, will be entitled to a relaxation of 5% marks in relation to that  stipulated for General Category candidates. Candidates belonging to SC / ST/ PWD categories filling  in “unreserved” vacancies will not be entitled to the above referred relaxation  Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e.  candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have  studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High  School/College/Institute.


(1) Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicate the same in online application.

(2) All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a recognized University / Institution and the result should have been declared on or before 01.07.2013. Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 01.07.2013 has to be submitted at the time of interview. The date of passing the examination which is reckoned for eligibility will be the date of passing appearing on the marksheet/ Provisional certificate.

(3) Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is  decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.


I. The structure of the Examination which will be conducted online is as follows:

Name of Tests (Objective)  Maximum Marks  Duration
Reasoning 50 Composite
Time of
2 Hours
English Language 40
Quantitative Aptitude 50
General Awareness
(with special reference to Banking Industry)
Computer Knowledge 20
Total 200  

The above tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. IBPS reserves the right to modify the structure of the examination which will be intimated through its
website. Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an Information Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letters from  the authorised IBPS website www.ibps.in.

Examination Centers

(i) The examination will be conducted online in venues across many centres in India. The tentative list of Examination centres is available in Annexure I.
(ii) No request for change of centre for Examination shall be entertained.
(iii) IBPS, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres and/ or add some other Centres, at its discretion, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc. 6
(iv) As far as practicable candidates will be allotted to a centre of his/her choice. However IBPS also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any centre other than the one he/she has opted for.
(v) Candidate will appear for the examination at an Examination Centre at his/her own risks and expenses and IBPS will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any nature.

Application Fees:

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges [Payable from 22.07.2013 to 12.08.2013 (Online payment) and 24.07.2013 to 17.08.2013 (Offline payment) both dates inclusive]

  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • Rs. 600 /- for all others

Bank Transaction charges for Offline/ Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.


Candidates can apply online only from 22.07.2013 to 12.08.2013 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

Procedure for applying online

(1) Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the link “CWE PO/MT-III” and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY  ONLINE FOR CWE- PROBATIONARY OFFICERS/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES (CWEPO/MT-III)” to open the On-Line Application Form.

(2) Candidates will have to enter their basic details and upload in the online application form. Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature (Annexure II).

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:


Tentative Date

Online Registration

22.07.2013- 12.08.2013

Payment of Application Fees- Online

22.07.2013- 12.08.2013

Payment of Application Fees- Offline

24.07.2013- 17.08.2013

Download of Call Letter for Pre-Examination Training (PET) for
SC/ST/ Minority Community candidates

After 25.09.2013

Pre-Examination Training


Download of Call letter for Examination

After 07.10.2013

Online Examination (Tentative dates)- some/ all/ additional dates as
the need arises

19.10.2013/ 20.10.2013/ 26.10.2013/

Declaration of result status of examination (CWE)

Third/ fourth week of November 2013

Download of call letters for Interview

First week of January 2014

Conduct of Interview

Third week of January 2014


March 2014

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Courtesy: IBPS