IBPS CWE for Specialist Officers Recruitment 2013

Published On: 11 Jan 2013

 | Last Updated On: 11 Jan 2013

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will be conducting a common entrance examination (CWE SPL-II) for specialist officer’s recruitment 2013 in 20 public sector banks. Eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the public sector banks listed in the official site as an officer in one of the specialist officers’ posts are required to clear the Common Written Examination (CWE).

The written examination will be conducted online by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) tentatively in the month of March 2013.

For more details and information about the post names and Banks please click here.

About Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

IBPS has been authorized by Indian Banks' Association and has received mandates to conduct these exams. The journey of this institute began in 1975, just after nationalization of banks, as Personnel Selection Services (PSS), a unit of National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM). The objective was to develop an unbiased and efficient system for recruitment, promotion and placement services. In 1984 this unit became an independent entity – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) at the behest of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and Public Sector Banks.

Eligibility Criteria:

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

  • Nationality/Citizenship: A candidate must be either -
    • a Citizen of India or
    • a subject of Nepal or
    • a subject of Bhutan or
    • a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
    • 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.
  • Age Limit (As on Jan 1, 2013): Age limit varies depends on the various posts. Click here.
  • Educational Qualification (As on Jan 1, 2013):Candidate should be a graduate/post graduate in relevant discipline or equivalent qualification from the University/Institute recognized by the Govt. of India.  
  • For posts other than IT Officer Scale I & II: Computer Literacy- Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

For more information and details in eligibility criteria please click here.

Written Examination Structure:

The structure of the Written Examination which will be conducted online is as follows:

Structure of Examination for Law Officer- Scale I & II & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

Sr. No

Name of Tests

No. of

Questions

Maximum

Marks

Total Time

1

Reasoning

50

50

2 hours

2

English Language

50

25

3

General Awareness with special reference to banking industry

50

50

4

Professional Knowledge

50

75

 

Total

200

200

 

Structure of Examination for IT Officer Scales I & II, Agriculture Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I, Marketing Officer Scale I, Technical Officer Scale I, Chartered Accountants Scale-II & Finance Executive Scale-II

Sr. No

Name of Tests

No. of

Questions

Maximum

Marks

Total Time

1

Reasoning

50

50

2 hours

2

English Language

50

25

3

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

4

Professional Knowledge

50

75

 

Total

200

200

 

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the objective tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.

How to Apply:

  • Candidates are advised to apply for only one post. The applications of candidates applying for more than one post and multiple applications for a single post will be summarily rejected.
  • Candidates can apply online only from January 10, 2013 to January 28, 2013 and no other mode of application will be accepted.
  • Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in and click on the home page to open the link “common written examination” and then click on the option “click here to apply online for CWE- specialist officers (CWE-SPL-II) March 2013” to open the on-line application form.

For more information and details in application procedure please click here

Application Fee:

  • The application fee is Rs. 400/- (For all other categories) and Rs. 50/- (For SC/ST/PWD/XS Candidates). The fee for SC/ST/PWD/XS is towards postage/ intimation charges only.
  • The payment towards recruitment application fees can be made from January 10, 2013 to January 28, 2013 (online payment) and January 12, 2013 to February 1, 2013 (offline payment).

Mode of Payment:

Candidates have the option of making the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges either through the online mode or the offline mode.

For more details and information on application fee  please click here

Examination Centre’s:

The examination will be conducted online in venues across many centres in India. The list of Examination centres is available in Annexure I. Click here.

Selection Procedure:

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 here, 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 coordinated 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 in the official site. Vacancies remaining unfilled on account of candidates declining offer, will be filled from among the remaining candidates, through subsequent iterations.

List of the banks which are taking their participation in this exam:

The banks which are participating in the exam are Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Dena Bank, IDBI Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, Syndicate Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, and Vijaya Bank.

Important Dates:

  • Start date for Online Registration: January 10, 2013
  • Online Payment of Application Fees: January 10, 2013 to January 28, 2013
  • Offline Payment of Application Fees: January 12, 2013 to February 1, 2013
  • Last date for Online Registration: January 28, 2013
  • Download of Call letter for Examination: after March 6, 2013
  • Date of Online Examination (Tentative): March 16, 2013 to March 17, 2013

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