(Notification) IBPS: Common Written Examination for PO & Management Trainees: 2011

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Common Written Examination [CWE] For Recruitment Of Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees In 19 Public Sector Banks

A Common Written Examination (CWE) will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in the Public Sector Banks mentioned below.

The Banking sector in India is poised for a high trajectory growth with prospects for a bright career to thousands of new entrants. Here is a unique opportunity for aspirants for a career in 19 Public Sector Banks through a Single Common Examination A Common Written Examination (CWE) will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in the Public Sector Banks mentioned below. This system of Common Examination for recruitment of Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees has been approved by each of the 19 participating Public Sector Banks and the Managing Committee of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) with the consent of the Government of India. IBPS, an autonomous body registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 and a Public Trust under Bombay Public Trust Act 1950, has been authorised by IBA and has received a mandate from the 19 Public Sector B anks listed below to conduct the Common Written Examination. The CWE for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts will be conducted twice a year by IBPS.

Educational Qualifications: (as on 01.07.2011): A degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Age: (As on 01.07.2011): Minimum: 20 Years Maximum: 30 Years, The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.

Participating Banks

  • Allahabad Bank Indian
  • Overseas Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Bank of India
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Syndicate Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • Central Bank of India
  • United Bank of India
  • Corporation Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Dena Bank
  • Vijaya Bank
  • Indian Bank

Written Examination:

Written Examination Structure:-

Name of Tests (Objective) No. of
1 Reasoning 50 50

Time of
150 minutes

2 English Language 50 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 General Awareness
(with special reference to Banking Industry)
50 50
5 Computer Knowledge 50 50
Descriptive Paper on English Composition
(Essay, Précis, Letter Writing etc)

60 Minutes

  Total 250 250  

How to Apply:

  • Scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph and signature are within the required specifications as given in Annexure II.

  • Keep the application fee remittance details (Transaction details such as NEFT UTR No., IFSC Code etc.) ready in case of cash payment through NEFT enabled branches of any of the 19 PSBs named/ Keep the necessary details/documents ready in order to make online payment of the requisite application fee.

  • Have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the declaration of results of this round of CWE. IBPS may send call letters for Pre-Examination Training, Written Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID. Under no circumstances, a candidate should share/mention e-mail ID to / of any other person. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID before applying on-line and must maintain that email account .

Application Fees: (Payable from 08.07.2011 and 30.07.2011 both dates inclusive)

  • Rs. 50/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

  • Rs.450/- for all others

OFFLINE MODE: Payment of Fees through NEFT enabled branches of the 19 named Public Sector Banks

Payment of fees via the ONLINE MODE:

  • The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.
  • The payment can be made by using only Master/ Visa Debit or Credit cards or Internet Banking by providing information as asked on the screen.
  • On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated.
  • Candidates are required to take a print of the e-receipt which will have to be submitted with the Call Letter at the time of written examination.

Payment of fees via the OFFLINE MODE:

Name of the Account : IBPS CWE- Officers’ Cadre- 2011
Account Number : 005120110000667
Payee Bank : Bank of India
IFSC Code : BKID0000051


The date of the Written Examination has been tentatively fixed for 18.09.2011 (Sunday). However, the date of Examination shall be intimated in the Call Letteralong with the Centre/Venue address.

All eligible candidates should download their call letter and Information Handout from the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in by entering his / her details registration Number and Password/Date of Birth, after 04.09.2011. No hard copy of the call letter/ Information Handout will be sent by post.

Candidates have to bring their call letter along with Original Fee Payment Receipt (e-receipt/ NEFT payment Receipt) and their photo identity proof in original as well as a photocopy while attending the written examination and will have to submit Original Fee Payment Receipt (e-receipt/ NEFT payment Receipt) and photocopy of the photo identity proof along with Examination Call Letter.

Important Dates:

Last date for Online Registration: 01.08.2011

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Courtesy: ibps.in