Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) established in the year 1975 as an unit of National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM) has introduced a revolutionary model for recruitment in 19 leading public sector banks in India. The Common Written Examination (CWE) is a gateway for probationary officers & management trainee aspirants. The scores of CWE are accepted in the below listed Banks, the scores are valid for one year.
|Allahabad Bank||Andhra Bank|
|Bank of Baroda||Bank of Maharashtra|
|Bank of India||Central Bank of India|
|Canara Bank||Dena Bank|
|Corporation Bank||Indian Overseas Bank|
|Indian Bank||Punjab National Bank|
|Oriental Bank of Commerce||Syndicate Bank|
|Punjab & Sind Bank||United Bank of India|
|Union Bank of India||Vijaya Bank|
A Common Written Examination (CWE) is a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in public sector banks listed above. Prospective candidates who wish to appear for the CWE will have to apply to IBPS .
|S.No||Name of Tests||No. of Q’s||Max Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning||50||50||Composite Time of 150 minutes|
|4||General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry)||50||50|
|Descriptive Paper on English Composition(Essay, Letter Writing etc)||25||60 minutes|
CUTOFF SCORE for CWE
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).
Negative Marking in CWE
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 the total of the penalty 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. 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.
VALIDITY OF CWE SCORE CARD
Score Cards issued by IBPS will be valid for one year from the date of issue of the Score Card. Candidates can appear in subsequent examination(s) to enhance their scores if they so desire.
Candidates can apply online only from 09.07.2011 to 01.08.2011 and no other mode of application will be accepted.
Important Dates for CWE 2011
|Date of Commencement of Application||:||09/07/2011|
|Date of Closure||:||01/08/2011|
|Date of Closure for Edit||:||03/08/2011|
|Start Date for Fee deposit||:||08/07/2011|
|Last Date for Fee deposit||:||30/07/2011|
|Last Date for Reprint||:||16/08/2011|
Eligibility to apply for CWE 2011
A degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
Key information related to eligibility (in detail), test centers, scores & evaluation etc can be found at the below link
Helpdesk No. : 1860 345 0112 (Option 5 : For IBPS – Common Written Exam)
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