IBPS Recruitment of Probationary Officers (PO)/ Management Trainees March 2012

The system of Common Written Examination has been approved by each of the 19 participating Public Sector Banks and the Indian Banks' Association (IBA) with the consent of Government of India. The Common Written Examination or CWE for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts (IBPS- CWE- PO/MT-II) June 2012 will be conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on 17 June 2012.

Important Dates for recruitment of PO/ MT through Common Written Examination (CWE) 2012

  • Opening date for Online Registration: 9 March 2012
  • Opening date for online payment of Application Fees: 9 March 2012
  • Closing date for online payment of Application Fees: 30 March 2012
  • Opening date for offline payment of Application Fees: 12 March 2012
  • Closing date for offline payment of Application Fees: 7 April 2012
  • Last date for Online Registration: 30 March 2012
  • Last date for Editing Application Details: 1 April 2012
  • Last date for Reprint: 14 April 2012
  • Download of Call letter for Written Examination: After 4 June 2012
  • Tentative date for Written Examination: 17 June 2012

Eligibility Criteria for recruitment of PO/ MT through Common Written Examination (CWE) 2012

Prospective Candidates should ensure that they fulfil the specified eligibility criteria before applying to various Public Sector Banks for the Common Written Examination (CWE). However merely applying for CWE/ appearing for the examination do not imply that a candidate will necessarily be eligible for employment in all or any of the 19 Public Sector Banks as each Bank will stipulate its own eligibility/ qualifying criteria.

Educational Qualification: A degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Age Limit (as on 1 January 2012): Minimum 20 years; Maximum 30 years

Selection Procedure for recruitment of PO/ MT through Common Written Examination (CWE) 2012

Written Examination

Sr. No.

Name of Tests (Objective)

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks







Composite time of 150 minutes


English Language




Quantitative Aptitude




General Awareness (with special reference to banking industry)




Computer Knowledge




Descriptive Paper on English Composition(Essay, Precis, Letter Writing etc)



60 minutes







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.

How to Apply for recruitment of PO/ MT through Common Written Examination (CWE) 2012

Candidates can apply online only and no other mode of application will be accepted.  Before applying online, candidates should first pay the application fees

Application Fee: Application fee for SC/ ST/ PWD/ Ex-Servicemen category candidates is Rs 50 and fee for other category candidates is Rs 450.

Mode of Payment for recruitment of PO/ MT through Common Written Examination (CWE) 2012

  • Online Payment: Payment of application fee can be made by using only Master/ Visa Debit or Credit cards or Internet Banking by providing information as asked on the screen. On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated. Candidates are required to take a print of the e-receipt which will have to be submitted with the Call Letter at the time of written examination.
  • Offline Mode: Candidates can make payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges payment of fees/ intimation charges through CBS branches of the following 6 Public Sector Banks

a)      Bank of Baroda

b)      Bank of India

c)      Central Bank of India

d)     Indian Overseas Bank

e)      Punjab National Bank

f)       United Bank of India

Candidates are first required to take a printout of the fee payment challan from IBPS website and indicate the particular Bank in which they wish to pay fees/ intimation charges. Candidates are required to fill in the fee payment challan for any of the above Banks with details such as Name, Date of Birth, Contact No., Category, Post Applied for, Amount deposited, Depositing Branch Name and City etc.

Collect the candidate's copy of the Fee Payment Challan from the Branch. Please check that the challan is properly signed and the details of Transaction Number, Branch Name and DP Code Number, Deposit Date have been noted in the challan by the Branch authorities. Candidates are required to submit the original fee payment challan along with the Call Letter at the time of written examination.

Candidates are required to apply online on the IBPS's website www.ibps.in and enter their basic details and upload the photograph and signature in the online application form. Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature. Candidates should note their Registration Number and Password for future reference.

After applying on-line, the candidate should immediately take a printout of the system generated on-line application form, ensure the particulars filled in are accurate, and retain it for future reference. They should not send this print out to the IBPS.

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