Saturday, 16 June 2012

IBPS PO Exam Pattern

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
COMMON WRITTEN EXAMINATION [CWE] FOR
RECRUITMENT OF PROBATIONARY OFFICERS/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES
IN 19 PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS
Email: common@ibpsorg.org Website: www.ibps.in
As a gateway to the ever growing demand for qualified candidates for employment in the 19
Public Sector Banks, on whose behalf CWE is conducted by IBPS, here is the next
opportunity for aspiring candidates.
The 2nd Common Written Examination (CWE-PO/ MT-II) will be conducted by the
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as a pre-requisite for selection of
personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in the Public
Sector Banks mentioned below.
This system of Common Written Examination for recruitment of Probationary Officers/
Management Trainees has been approved by the Government of India, has the consent
of the Boards of each of the participating Banks and the Managing Committee of the
Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).
IBPS, an autonomous body, has been authorised by IBA and has received a mandate
from the 19 Public Sector Banks listed below to conduct the Common Written
Examination. The CWE for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts will be
conducted twice a year by IBPS.
A 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 UCO Bank
Central Bank of India Union Bank of India
Corporation Bank United Bank of India
Dena Bank Vijaya Bank
Indian Bank
The scores awarded to qualified candidates are also likely to be used by a few other Banks
and Financial Institutions like IDBI, ECGC etc. for selection for entry level Officers’ posts.
Candidates will however have to satisfy the eligibility criteria for these organizations as
individually stipulated by them.
As per the procedure for recruitment, all individuals who aspire to join any of the above
Public Sector Banks as Probationary Officers/ Management Trainees will necessarily be
required to take the CWE. Prospective candidates who wish to appear for the CWE
will have to apply to IBPS after carefully reading the advertisement regarding
eligibility criteria, online registration process, pattern of examination, issuance of
call letters and score cards.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (as on 01.01.2012)
A degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification
recognized as such by the Central Government.

   Age (As on 01.01.2012):
Minimum: 20 Years Maximum: 30 Years
The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.

WRITTEN EXAMINATION
Written Examination Structure:-
Sr.
No.
Name of Tests (Objective) No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50
Composite
Time of
150 minutes
2 English Language 50 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 General Awareness
(with special reference to Banking Industry)
50 50
5 Computer Knowledge 50 50
Descriptive Paper on English Composition
(Essay, Precis, Letter Writing etc)
25 60 Minutes
Total 250 250
5
The above tests except the Test of English Language and Descriptive Paper on English
Composition 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.
Other detailed information regarding the written examination will be given in an
Information Handout, on IBPS website which will be made available for the
candidates to download along with the call letter.

PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Test. 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 for any question a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as
wrong even if one of the given answers happens to be right and there will be the same
penalty of 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question deducted as penalty. If a question
is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that
question.

STANDARDIZED SCORES
The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates will further be converted into
standardized scores following Linear Conversion Method. If the total for a test is in
fraction, the marks obtained will be rounded off to the nearest integer, i.e. if fraction
exceeds by 0.50 or more, it will be rounded off to next higher integer.

CUTOFF SCORE
Each candidate will have to secure a minimum standardized score in each of the tests to
qualify in the written examination and to be considered for vacancies in the participating
banks. The cut-off points will be decided based on the average (Average – ¼ Standard
Deviation for General category candidates and Average – ¾ Standard Deviation for
Reserved Category candidates).

CWE SCORE CARD
IBPS will print the Score Cards for each of the qualifying candidates and will send the
same by Registered/ Speed post to each candidate at the correspondence address
specified in his/ her online application.

VALIDITY OF CWE SCORE CARD
The scores awarded to candidates, who qualify in CWE-PO/MT-II, will be valid for one year
from the date of issuance of the scorecard and will be considered for recruitment exercises
during that period. Candidates who have been declared as qualified in the previous CWE (I) are
also permitted to apply, if they wish to improve their scores and/or keep the scores valid for a
further period of 1 year from the date of issuance of scorecards of this CWE (CWE-PO/MT-II).


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