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  • Types of Bank Exams
  • About IBPS CWE
  • Eligibility
  • Patterns of Exams
  • How to Apply
  • List of PSBs
  • List of Private Banks
  • List of RRBs
 

 

Types of Bank Exams:

 

  1. Common Written Examination (CWE) conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as a prerequisite for the selection of personnel for Probationary Officer / Management Trainee / Clerk / Specialist Officer posts in 19 Public Sector banks

  2. Exam Conducted by SBI and SBI Associate banks for recruitment to the posts of Clerks and officers

  3. Exam conducted by Private Sector banks for recruitment to the posts of Clerks and officers (Some of the old Private banks like KVB,TMB,KB in all likelihood, may start considering the IBPS CWE score for the recruitment of Clerks and Probationary officers)

  4. Exam conducted by Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) and Cooperative banks for recruitment to the posts of Clerks and officer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

About IBPS CWE:

 

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is the board which conducts common written examination (CWE) for therecruitment of Both PO's as well as CLERKS in 20 Nationalised Banks. CWE is conducted two times in a year. The candidate who qualifiedgets a score card with which he becomes eligible to apply for therelevant vacancies notified in some / all of the 20 banks during thesaid period.

 

The Common Written Examination will be conducted 5 times in a year, twice for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee, twice for Clerical Cadre posts and once for Specialist officer posts.

 

Score card :

 

Score card will be issued to candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks and above in each test of the examination.

 

Validity of the Score card :

 

Score Card issued by IBPS will be valid for one year from the date of issue of the score card Candidates can appear in subsequent examination/s to enhance their scores.The successful candidates can apply to any of the participating banks as and when the banks announce the vacancies.

 

 
 
 
 

 

Eligibility for Bank Recruitment Exams:

 

ELEGIBILITY CRITERIA FOR CLERKS (AS PER CWE)

 

 I. 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. 

II Age:

Minimum: 20 Years Maximum: 28 Years (With certain relaxations). The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.

 

III. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS


Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Computer literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is manda

 

 
 
 
 

 

Patterns of the Banking Recruitment Exams:

 

Both P.O. and clerical recruitments comprise at least two stages of exams, viz. a written test, and an interview. The written test normally comprises an objective type test and a descriptive test (only for PO). The interview is normally a personal interview or sometimes, a combination of group discussion and personal interview. 

Bank PO Exams: The test areas in the objective type test of P.O. exam include tests from amongst Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English language, Marketing Aptitude and Computer Knowledge. The Descriptive Writing Test is to check the proficiency of the student in English Language. It would consist of a test on English Composition comprising Letter Writing, Essay Writing, Precis Writing etc 

 

Pattern of the IBPS Bank PO CWE : The written test consists of Objective Paperand Descriptive Paper 


Objective Paper: 250 Questions to be answered in 150 Minutes; Maximum Marks: 225
Descriptive Paper (Essay, Precis, Letter Writing etc): Duration - 60 Minutes; Maximum Marks: 25
 
Negative Marking: There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Test. 

The following table gives the test area break up of the Objective paper.

SNO Name Of the Test No. Of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Reasoning 50 50
2 English Language 50 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 General Awareness 50 50
5 Computer Knowledge 50 50

Total 250 225

The above tests except the Test of English Language and Descriptive Paper on EnglishComposition will be printed bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. 

The Descriptive Papers of only those candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks in each of the objective tests will be evaluated. The marks obtained in the Descriptive writing will be reckoned for merit ranking. 

Pattern of SBI/SBI Associate Banks PO Exam : The SBI and Associate Banks of SBI conduct separate written test for the selection process and will not consider the CWE score. 

The details of the written test are as follows 
The written test consists of Objective Paper and Descriptive Paper 

Objective Paper: 200 Questions to be answered in 120 Minutes; Maximum Marks: 200 
Descriptive Paper (Essay, Precis, Letter Writing etc): Duration - 60 Minutes; Maximum Marks: 50
Negative Marking: There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Test. 

The following is the break up of the test areas that are asked in SBI / Associate Banks of SBI PO examination 
1. Reasoning Ability – 50 Questions
2. Data Analysis and Interpretation – 50 Questions
3.General English – 50 Questions
4.General Awareness/Marketing/Computers – 50 Questions

Final Selection will be made based on the performance in the written test, Group Discussion and Interview taken together. 

Bank Clerical Exams: The test areas in the objective type test of the clerical exam include tests from amongst Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English language, Marketing Aptitude and Computer Knowledge. There is no descriptive test in clerical exam. 

Pattern of the IBPS Bank Clerical CWE : The written test consists of Objective Paper only. 

Objective Paper: 250 Questions to be answered in 150 Minutes; 
Negative Marking: There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Test. 

The following table gives the test area break up of the Objective paper.

SNO Name Of the Test No. Of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Reasoning 50 50
2 English Language 50 50
3 Numerical Aptitude 50 50
4 General Awareness 50 50
5 Computer Knowledge 50 50

Total 250 250

 

The above tests except the Test of English Language will be printed bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. 

Pattern of SBI/SBI Associate Banks Clerical Exam : The SBI and Associate Banks of SBI conduct separate written test for the selection process and will not consider the CWE score. The details of the written test are as follows 

The written test consists of Objective Paper only. 
Objective Paper: 200 Questions to be answered in 135 Minutes; Maximum Marks: 200
Negative Marking: There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Test. 

The following is the break up of the test areas that are asked in SBI / Associate Banks of SBI clerical examination 
1 Reasoning Ability – 40 Questions 
2.Quantitative Aptitude – 40 Questions 
3.General English – 40 Questions 
4.Marketing/Computers – 40 Questions 
5.General Awareness – 40 Questions 

Final Selection will be made based on the performance in the written test and Interview taken together.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

How to apply:

 

Before applying online, candidates should 


(i) scan their photograph and signature ensuring that the both the photograph and signature are within the required specifications as given in the notification. 
(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 . Keep the necessary details/ documents ready in order to make online payment of the requisite application fee. 
(iii) have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the declaration of results 


Fee payment:   Candidates have the option of:

(1) ONLINE MODE of payment of requisite fees or 
(2) OFFLINE MODE i.e. payment of fees through NEFT-enabled branches 

Filling in the Online Application: Candidates should carefully fill in the details in the On-Line Application at the appropriate places very carefully and click on the “SUBMIT” button at the end of each page. Before pressing the “SUBMIT” button, candidates are advised to verify every particular filled in the application. The name of the candidate or his /her father/husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the certificates/mark sheets. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature. 

After applying on-line, the candidate should immediately take a printout of the system-generated on-line application form, ensure that the particulars filled in are accurate and retain it for future reference. Please note that all the particulars mentioned in the online application including Name of the Candidate, Category, Date of birth, Address, Email ID, Centre of Examination etc. will be considered as final and no modifications will be allowed after the last date specified for Editing/ Updating the same. Candidates are hence requested to fill in the online application form with utmost care as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

List of Public Sector Banks and their respective Website addresses:

 

S.No Name of the Bank Website
1 State Bank of India www.statebankofindia.com,www.sbi.co.in
2 State Bank of Hyderabad www.sbhyd.com
3 State Bank of Patiala www.sbp.co.in
4 State Bank of Mysore www.statebankofmysore.co.in
5 State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur www.sbbjbank.com
6 State Bank of Travancore www.statebankoftravancore.com
7 Allahabad Bank www.allahabadbank.com
8 Andhra Bank www.andhrabank.in
9 Bank of Baroda www.bankofbaroda.com
10 Bank of India www.bankofindia.com
11 Bank of Maharashtra www.bankofmaharashtra.in
12 Canara Bank www.canarabank.in
13 Central Bank of India www.centralbankofindia.co.in
14 Corporation Bank www.corpbank.com
15 Dena Bank www.denabank.com
16 Indian Bank www.indianbank.in
17 Indian Overseas Bank www.iob.com
18 Oriental Bank of Commerce www.obcindia.co.in
19 Punjab and Sind Bank www.psbindia.com
20 Punjab National Bank www.pnbindia.com
21 Syndicate Bank www.syndicatebank.in
22 UCO Bank www.ucobank.com
23 United Bank of India www.unitedbankofindia.com
24 Union Bank of India www.unionbankofindia.com
25 Vijaya Bank www.vijayabank.com
26 IDBI Bank www.idbibank.com

 

 
 
 
 

 

List of Private Banksand their respective Website addresses:

 

S.No Name of the Bank Website

New Private Banks in India
1 Axis Bank www.axisbank.com
2 Development Credit Bank www.dcbbank.com
3 HDFC Bank www.hdfc.com
4 ICICI Bank www.icicibank.com
5 IndusInd Bank www.indusind.com
6 Kotak Mahindra Bank www.kotak.com
7 Yes Bank www.yesbank.in

Old Private Banks in India
1 Catholic Syrian Bank www.csb.co.in
2 Dhanalakshmi Bank www.dhanbank.com
3 ING Vysya Bank www.ingvysya.com
4 Federal Bank www.federal-bank.com
5 Jammu & Kashmir Bank www.jkbank.net
6 Karnataka Bank Ltd www.karnatakabank.com
7 Karur Vysya Bank www.kvb.co.in
8 Lakshmi Vilas Bank www.lvbank.com
9 South Indian Bank www.southindianbank.com
10 Tamilnadu Mercentile Bank Ltd www.tmb.in

Some foreign private Banks in India
1 Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank Limited www.adcbindia.com
2 American Express Banking Corporation www.americanexpress.com/india
3 Bank of America www.bankofamerica.com
4 Bank of Bahrain & Kuwait BSC www.bbkonline.com
5 Barclays Bank Plc. www.barclays.in
6 BNP Paribas www.bnpparibas.co.in
7 Citibank N.A. www.citibank.co.in
8 Deutsche Bank www.deutschebank.co.in
9 HSBC Ltd www.hsbc.co.in
10 J.P. Morgan Chase Bank N.A. www.jpmorganchase.com
11 Standard Chartered Bank www.standardchartered.co.in
12 State Bank of Mauritius www.sbmgroup.mu

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

List of List of Regional Rural Banks and their respective Website addresses:

 

S.No Name of the Bank Website
1 Andhra Pragathi Bank www.apgbank.com
2 Andhra Pradesh Grameen Vikas Bank www.apgvbank.in
3 Chaitanya Godavari Grameen Bank www.chaitanyagodavarigrameenabank.in
4 Deccan Grameena Bank www.dgbhyd.com
5 Arunachal Pradesh Rural Bank www.apruralbank.com
6 Langpi Dehangi Rural Bank www.ldrbank.org
7 Assam Gramin Vikash Bank www.agvbank.co.in
8 Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank www.ugb.in
9 Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank www.mbgpatna.com
10 Madhya Bihar Gramin Bank www.mbgpatna.com
11

Bihar Kshetriya Gramin Bank

www.bkgbank.in
12 BANK Durg Rajnandgaon Gramin Bank www.drgb.org
13 Chhatisgarh Gramin Bank http://www.cgbank.in/cgbank/index.html
14 Baroda Gujarat Gramin Bank www.bggb.in
15 Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank www.dggb.co.in
16 Saura Shitra Gramin Bank www.sgbrrb.org
17 Haryana Gramin Bank www.hgb.co.in
18 Gurgaon Gramin Bank www.ggbank.org
19 Himachal Gramin Bank www.himachalgraminbank.org
20 Parvatiya Gramin Bank Chamba www.pgbchamba.com
21 Ellaquai Dhati Bank www.edb.org.in
22 J&K Grameen Bank www.jkgb.in
23 Jharkhand Gramin Bank www.jharkhandgraminbank.com
24 Vananchal Gramin Bank www.vananchalgraminbank.com
25 Pragathi Gramin Bank www.pragathibank.com
26 Krishna Grameena Bank www.krishnagrameenabank.com
27 Cauvery Kalpatharu Grameen Bank www.ckgbank.com
28 Karnataka Vikas Grameena Bank www.kvgbank.com
29 Visve Shvaraya Grameena Bank www.vgbank.in
30 South Malabar Gramin Bank www.smgbank.com