Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
COMMON WRITTEN EXAMINATION [CWE] FOR
RECRUITMENT OF SPECIALIST OFFICERS IN PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS
Email: email@example.com Website: www.ibps.in
The Indian Banking sector offers opportunities for a career in specialized fields like IT, Technical, Agriculture, Legal, Marketing, HR, Finance, Rajbhasha etc. With the validity of the scorecard issued for the first CWE for Specialist Officers held in March 2012 expiring in April 2013, the next Common Written Examination (CWE SPL-II) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for the following Specialist cadre posts in the Public Sector Banks will be conducted online by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) tentatively in March 2013.
Schedule of Events
- Start date for Online Registration 10-01-2013
- Online Payment of Application Fees 10-01-2013 to 28-01-2013
- Offline Payment of Application Fees 12-01-2013 to 01-02-2013
- Last date for Online Registration 28-01-2013
- Download of Call letter for Examination After 06-03-2013
- Date of Online Examination (Tentative) 16-03-2013 or 17-03-2013
Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Public Sector Banks listed below as an Officer in one of the Specialist Officers’ posts mentioned above, is required to clear the Common Written Examination (CWE). Candidates who qualify in CWE SPL-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/her 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 Specialist Officers 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.
01 I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
04 Law Officer (Scale I)
05 Technical Officer (Scale I)
06 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
07 Marketing Officer (Scale I)
08 I.T. Officer (Scale-II)
09 Law Officer (Scale II)
10 Chartered Accountant (Scale II)
11 Finance Executive (Scale II)
A PARTICIPATING BANKS
Indian Overseas Bank
Bank of Baroda
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Bank of India
Punjab National Bank
Bank of Maharashtra
Punjab & Sind Bank
Central Bank of India
Union Bank of India
United Bank of India
After the declaration of result of both CWE and common interview, a notification will be issued by IBPS giving the vacancies for each Post 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 for appointment from an individual Bank.
B. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (as on 01.01.2013)
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 herein 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/
confer right for appointment in any of the Participating Public Sector Banks.
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.
(1) Candidates will have to submit the examination call letter and a photocopy of photo-identity
proof at the time of examination.
(2) Before applying for the CWE for the mentioned Specialist Posts in the participating Public Sector
Banks, the candidate should ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility and other norms mentioned in this
advertisement. Candidates are therefore to carefully read this advertisement and follow all the
instructions given for submitting online application.
(3) IBPS would be free to reject any application, at any stage of the process, if the candidate is found
ineligible as per the stipulated eligibility criteria. Decision of the IBPS in all matters regarding
eligibility of the candidate, the stages at which such scrutiny of eligibility is to be undertaken,
qualifications and other eligibility norms, the documents to be produced for the purpose of the
conduct of Examination etc. and any other matter relating to the CWE will be final and binding on the
candidate. No correspondence or personal enquiries shall be entertained by the IBPS in this behalf.
(4) Not more than one application should be submitted by any candidate. Multiple
Applications/Registrations will be summarily rejected and the application fee forfeited.
(5) Online applications once registered will not be allowed to be withdrawn and/or the application fee/
intimation charges once paid will not be refunded nor be held in reserve for any other examination.
(6) Any resulting dispute arising out of this advertisement including the recruitment process shall be
subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts situated at Mumbai.
(7) Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
(8) In case it is detected at any stage that a candidate does not fulfill the eligibility norms and/or that
he/she has furnished any incorrect/false information/certificate/documents or has suppressed any
material fact(s), his/her candidature will stand cancelled. If any of these shortcomings is/are detected
after appointment in a Bank, his/her services are liable to be summarily terminated.
(9) Any request for change of address will not be entertained.
(10) In case any dispute arises on account of interpretation of clauses in any version of this advertisement
other than English, the English version available on IBPS website shall prevail.
(11) A Candidate’s admission to the examination is strictly provisional. The mere fact that the call letter
has been issued to the candidate does not imply that his/ her candidature has been finally cleared by
(12) A candidate should ensure that the signatures appended by him/her in all the places viz. in his/her call
letter, attendance sheet etc. and in all correspondences with the IBPS/ Bank in future should be
identical and there should be no variation of any kind.
(13) The possibility for occurrences of some problem in the administration of the examination cannot be
ruled out completely which may impact test delivery and/or result from being generated. In that
event, every effort will be made to rectify such problem, which may include the conduct of another
examination if considered necessary.
K. Use of Mobile Phones, pagers, calculator or any such devices:
(a) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail cancellation of candidature and disciplinary action including ban from future examinations.
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item including mobile phones/ pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safekeeping cannot be assured.
(c) Candidates are not permitted to use or have in possession calculators in examination premises.
L. Action Against Candidates Found Guilty of Misconduct/ Use of Unfair Means
Candidates are advised in their own interest that they should not furnish any particulars that are false, tampered with or fabricated and should not suppress any material information while submitting online application.
At the time of examination or in a subsequent selection procedure, if a candidate is (or has been ) found guilty of –
(i) using unfair means or
(ii) impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person or
(iii) misbehaving in the examination hall or disclosing, publishing, reproducing, transmitting, storing or
facilitating transmission and storage of contents of the test(s) or any information therein in whole or part thereof in any form or by any means, verbal or written, electronically or mechanically for any purpose or
(iv) resorting to any irregular or improper means in connection with his/ her candidature or
(v) obtaining support for his/ her candidature by unfair means, or
(vi) carrying mobile phones or similar electronic devices of communication in the examination hall such a candidate may, in addition to rendering himself/ herself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable :
(a) to be disqualified from the examination for which he/ she is a candidate
(b) to be debarred either permanently or for a specified period from any examination conducted by IBPS
(c) for termination of service, if he/ she has already joined the Bank.
IBPS would be analysing the responses (answers) of individual candidates with other candidates to detect patterns of similarity of right and wrong answers. If in the analytical procedure adopted by IBPS in this regard, it is inferred/ concluded that the responses have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/ valid, IBPS reserves right to cancel the candidature of the concerned candidates and the result of such candidates (disqualified) will be withheld.
M. CALL LETTERS FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATION
The date and time of Examination (tentatively on 16.03.2013/ 17.03.2013) shall be intimated in the Call Letter along with the Centre/Venue address.
An eligible candidate should download his/her call letter from the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in by entering his / her details i.e. Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth, after 06.03.2013. The Information Handout will also be available on IBPS website and a candidate may download the same. No hard copy of the call letter/ Information Handout will be sent by post/ courier.
A candidate has to bring his/her Examination call letter along with his/her photo identity proof in original as
well as a photocopy while attending the examination and will have to submit the Examination call letter and photocopy of photo-identity proof in the examination hall.
In the examination hall, the call letter along with a photocopy of the candidate’s photo identity such as PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph/ Photo identity proof issued by a Gazzetted Officer/ People’s Representative along with a photograph / Identity Card issued by a recognised college/ university/ Aadhar card with a photograph/ Employee ID should be submitted to the invigilator for verification. The candidate’s identity will be verified with respect to his/her details on the call letter and in the Attendance List. If identity of the candidate is in doubt the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the Examination.
Note: Candidates have to submit photocopy of the photo identity proof along with Examination Call Letter while
attending the examination, without which they will not be allowed to take up the examination.
• This advertisement is also available on IBPS’s website address www.ibps.in
• Candidates are advised to remain in touch with IBPS’s website for any information which may be posted for further guidance.
• Decision of the IBPS in respect of all matters pertaining to this examination would be final and
binding on all candidates.
Please note that candidates will not be permitted to appear for the Common Written Examination
without the following documents:
(1) Call Letter for Examination
(2) Photo-identity proof (as specified) in original and
(3) Photocopy of photo-identity proof (as mentioned in (2) above)
Candidates reporting late i.e. after the reporting time specified on the call letter for Examination will