Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is conducting Common Written Examination (CWE PO/MT) for the recruitment of Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee vacancies in Public Sector Banks which will be conducted online. 

Exam Pattern: Examination will be conducted in two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main which consists of objective type questions. A total mark of the Preliminary exam is 100 and duration is 1 hour & a total mark on Main exam is 200 marks and duration is 2 hours. There will be Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. If a question is left blank, there will be no negative marking for that question. All the tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

CWE Online-Examinations:
1. The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:
a. Preliminary Examination                   

SL No

Name of Tests

No. of Qs

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

30

30 

 

Composite Time of 1 Hour

Quantitative Aptitude

35 

35 

Reasoning Ability 

35 

35 

 

Total

100

100 


b. Main Examination

SL No

Name of Tests

No. of Qs

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

45

60

60 minutes

2

General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness

40

40

35 minutes

3

English Language

35

40

40 minutes

4

Data Analysis & Interpretation

35

60

45 minutes

 

Total

155

200

3 hours

5

English Language (Letter Writing
& Essay)

2

25

30 minutes

Cutoff Score:

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cutoffs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview. Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

Eligibility Criteria: 

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 favors a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age limit:

Candidates minimum age limit is 20 years and maximum 30 years as on 01-08-2017 (i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-08-1987 and not later than 01-08-1997) (both dates inclusive).

Relaxation of Upper age limit:

Sr.
No.

Category

Age
relaxation

1

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 years

2

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

3

Persons With Disabilities

10 years

4

Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the stipulated time) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment

5 years

5

Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89

5 years

6

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

 

Educational Qualification:

A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Selection Process:

The IBPS PO/MT selection process will be carried out in three stages, the first one is Preliminary Examination, second stage is Main Examination & third stage is Common Interview conducted by IBPS.

Online Examination:

Examination will be conducted in two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main which consists of objective type questions. A total mark of the Preliminary exam is 100 and duration is 1 hour & total marks on Main exam are 200 marks and duration is 2 hours. There will be Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. If a question is left blank, there will be no negative marking for that question. All the tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi-percentile method. Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview.

Common Interview:

Candidates who have been shortlisted in the examination for CWE PO/MT-VII will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organizations and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS. Interviews will be conducted at select centers. The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE Main exam and interview will be 80:20 respectively. The combined final scores of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of scores obtained by the candidates in CWE PO/MT-VII and Interview. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and interview and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process.

Allotment:

On completion of the interview process, depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2018-19 based on the business needs of the Participating Organizations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organizations, based on merit-cum-preference keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, various guidelines issued by Govt. of India/ Others from time to time, administrative exigency, etc.

In the event of two or more candidates having obtained the same score, merit order is decided as per date of birth (the candidate senior in age is placed before/ above the candidate junior in age), as per the prevailing practice.