(Notification) IBPS: Common Written Examination for Clerical Cadre: 2012



Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Common Written Examination (CWE)

Recruitment in Clerical Cadre in 20 Public Sector Banks

Common Written Examination  (CWE Clerk-II) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre  posts in the Public Sector Banks will be conducted online by the Institute of  Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) tentatively in December 2012.

Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Public Sector Banks listed below  as a Clerk or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to clear the Common Written  Examination (CWE). Candidates who qualify in CWE Clerk-II, will subsequently be  called for a Common Interview to be co-ordinated by IBPS. Candidates, successful in  qualifying in both the CWE and Common Interview will be listed in the order of merit.  Depending on the vacancies in each bank of his preference, candidate will receive  through a computerised system an offer from one of the Participating Public Sector  Banks listed below. Vacancies remaining unfilled on account of candidates declining  offer, will be filled from among the remaining candidates, through subsequent iterations. This system of Common Written Examination and common interview for recruitment of  Clerical Cadre in Participating PSBs has the approval of the appropriate authorities.

Candidates intending to appear for CWE will have to apply to IBPS after carefully  reading the advertisement regarding the process of examination and interview, eligibility  criteria, online registration process, payment of prescribed application fee/ intimation  charges, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters etc.

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 IDBI Bank

After the declaration of result of both CWE and common interview, a notification will be  issued by IBPS giving the state/UT wise and category-wise vacancies for each Bank and  order of preference for Banks will be obtained from successful candidates. Based on the  marks obtained in CWE and common interview as well as the indication of order of  preference of Banks and available vacancies, a successful candidate will receive a call from  an individual Bank.


Candidates, intending to appear for CWE should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS before applying for the Common Written  Examination (CWE):

Please note that the eligibility criteria specified here in are the basic criteria for applying for the Post. However merely applying for CWE/ appearing for and qualifying in the examination and/or in the subsequent interview does not imply that a candidate will necessarily be eligible for employment in any of the  Participating Public Sector Banks.


Age (As on 01.10.2012):

Minimum: 20 Years Maximum: 28 Years


(as on 01.10.2012)

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

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