Sunday, 14 October 2012
IBPS COMMON WIRTTEN EXAMINATION SPECIAL OFFER
The magnificence of IBPS has stood over 40 years. Working on international testing models like the ETS model, the Institute conducts a wide spectrum of activities in personnel selection both for promotion within and recruitment and selection from outside the organization. Today, IBPS has become a body providing integrated end to end solutions for human resource management of client organizations. The Institute is equipped with its very own fleet of qualified personnel - people from the banking and insurance industry, psychology, information technology and educational measurement who have specialized in the testing process. Its various verticals include Client Relations, Design and Analysis, Research and Development, Processing and Technology Operations and Support Services. It also has its own technology infrastructure for data ware house and processing. It has state-of-the-art printing facility that is capable of printing over 100 thousand data booklets and answer sheets per day. The Institute has the capability of testing simultaneously as many as 1 million candidates in 2000 venues across 200 centers (cities) in one session. In 2010-11 alone, IBPS was successful in screening over 10 million candidates for testing and filled approx. 79,236 vacancies for its client organizations besides testing of candidates for admission to academic institutes and certification for diplomas.
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
COMMON WRITTEN EXAMINATION [CWE] FOR
RECRUITMENT IN CLERICAL CADRE IN PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ibps.in
With high growth forecast, the Indian Banking sector offers vast opportunities for a career. Eligible
aspirants for bank jobs at the entry level in Public Sector Banks are invited to participate in the process.
With the validity of the scorecard issued for the first CWE for Clerks held in November/
December 2011 expiring in February 2013, the next Common Written Examination
(CWE Clerk-II) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre
posts in the Public Sector Banks will be conducted online by the Institute of
Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) tentatively in December 2012.
Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Public Sector Banks listed below
as a Clerk or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to clear the Common Written
Examination (CWE). Candidates who qualify in CWE Clerk-II, will subsequently be
called for a Common Interview to be co-ordinated 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 preference, candidate will receive
through a computerised system an offer from one of the Participating Public Sector
Banks listed below. Vacancies remaining unfilled on account of candidates declining
offer, will be filled from among the remaining candidates, through subsequent iterations.
This system of Common Written Examination and common interview for recruitment of
Clerical Cadre in Participating PSBs has the approval of the appropriate authorities.
Candidates intending to appear for CWE will have to apply to IBPS after carefully
reading the advertisement regarding the process of examination and interview, eligibility
criteria, online registration process, payment of prescribed application fee/ intimation
charges, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters etc.
A PARTICIPATING BANKS
Allahabad Bank Indian Bank
Andhra Bank Indian Overseas Bank
Bank of Baroda Oriental Bank of Commerce
Bank of India Punjab National Bank
Bank of Maharashtra Punjab & Sind Bank
Canara Bank Syndicate Bank
Central Bank of India UCO Bank
Corporation Bank Union Bank of India
Dena Bank United Bank of India
IDBI Bank Vijaya Bank
After the declaration of result of both CWE and common interview, a notification will be
issued by IBPS giving the state/UT wise and category-wise vacancies for each Bank and
order of preference for Banks will be obtained from successful candidates. Based on the
marks obtained in CWE and common interview as well as the indication of order of
preference of Banks and available vacancies, a successful candidate will receive a call from
an individual Bank.
Since recruitment in clerical cadre in Public Sector Banks is done on State/UT-wise
basis, candidates can apply for vacancies in any one State/ UT only. Consequently, a
candidate would be required to appear for CWE in any one of the centres in that
particular State/UT. However, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility
etc. candidates may be allotted to a centre of examination outside the chosen State/UT
for which vacancies he/she is applying. Please note this reallocation is only for the
conduct of examination and the candidate will be considered for vacancies in the
State/UT applied for, as aforesaid.
B. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
Candidates, intending to appear for CWE should ensure that they fulfil the minimum
eligibility criteria specified by IBPS before applying for the Common Written
Please note that the eligibility criteria specified herein are the basic criteria for
applying for the Post. However merely applying for CWE/ appearing for and
qualifying in the examination and/or in the subsequent interview does not imply
that a candidate will necessarily be eligible for employment in any of the
Participating Public Sector Banks.
I. 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 favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of
II Age (As on 01.10.2012):
Minimum: 20 Years Maximum: 28 Years
The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates
Relaxation of Upper age limit
Sr. No. Category Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes 3 years
3 Persons With Disability 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen actual period of service rendered in
the defence forces + 3 years (8 years
for Disabled Ex-Servicemen
belonging to SC/ST) subject to a
maximum age limit of 50 years
5 Widows. Divorced women and women legally
separated from their husbands who have not
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir
Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir
during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89
7 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
8 Regular employees of the Union Carbide
Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service
(Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)
NOTE: (i) In case of a candidate who is eligible for relaxation under more than one of the
above categories the age relaxation will be available on a cumulative basis with
any one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted as
(ii) Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit copies of necessary
certificate(s) at the time of interview, if called.
The following rules applicable to Ex-Servicemen re-employed under the Central
government would apply to Ex-Servicemen candidates appearing for the CWE:
(iii) Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under the Central
Government in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as
prescribed for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or
cadre in Group ‘C’/ ‘D’ under the Central Government. However, such candidates
will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation for Ex-Servicemen in Central
(iv) An ex-Servicemen who has once joined a Government job on civil side after availing
of the benefits given to him/her as an Ex-Servicemen for his/her re-employment,
his/her Ex-Servicemen status for the purpose of the re-employment in Government
DEFINITION OF EX-SERVICEMEN (EXSM)
i. EX-SERVICEMEN(EXSM): Only those candidates shall be treated as Exservicemen
who fulfill the revised definition as laid down in Government of
India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel & Administrative
Reforms Notification No.36034/5/85 Estt. (SCT) dated 27.01.1986 as amended
from time to time.
ii. DISABLED EX-SERVICEMEN(DISXS): Ex-servicemen who while serving in
Armed Forces of the union were disabled in operation against the enemy or in
disturbed areas shall be treated as DISXS.
iii. DEPENDENTS OF EX-SERVICEMEN KILLED IN ACTION (DXS):
Servicemen killed in the following operations would be deemed to have been
killed in action attributable to military service (a) war (b) war like operations or
Border skirmishes either with Pakistan on cease fire line or any other country (c)
fighting against armed hostiles in a counter insurgency environment viz:
Nagaland, Mizoram, etc. (d) serving with peace keeping mission abroad (e) laying
or clearance of mines including enemy mines as also mine sweeping operation
between one month before and three months after conclusion of an operation (f)
frost bite during actual operations or during the period specified by the
Government (g) dealing with agitating para-military forces personnel (h) IPKF
Personnel killed during the operations in Sri Lanka.
DEFINITION OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
Under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of
Rights and Full Participation) Act 1995 only such persons would be eligible for reservation
who suffer from not less than 40% of relevant disability and are certified by a Medical Board
appointed by the Central/State Govt.
Accordingly, candidates with the following disabilities are eligible to apply. Applicants
claiming such benefits should produce certificate in original in support of their claim at
the time of Interview.
Visually Impaired (VI)
Blindness refers to condition where a person suffers from any of the following
conditions namely (1) Total absence of sight, (ii) Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or
20/200 (snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses. (iii) Limitation of the field of
vision subtending in angle of 20 degrees or worse.
Low vision means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment
or standard refractive connection but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision
for the planning of execution of a task with appropriate assistive device.
As per the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full
Participation) Act 1995, low vision aids will be permitted to candidates with visual
impairment, and such candidates will be eligible for extra time if applicable.
Deaf & Hearing Impaired (HI)
The deaf are those persons in whom the sense of hearing is non- functional for ordinary
purposes of life i.e. total loss of hearing in both ears. They do not hear, understand
sounds at all even with amplified speech. Hearing impairment means loss of sixty
decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.
Orthopedically Challenged (OC)
Locomotor Disability means disability of bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial
restriction of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy means a group of non-progressive conditions of person characterized by
abnormal motor control posture resulting from brain insult or injuries occurring in the
pre-natal, peri-natal or infant period of development.
All the cases of Orthopedically Challenged Persons would be covered under the
category of ‘Locomotor disability or cerebral palsy’.
Guidelines for Persons With Disabilities using a Scribe
The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is affected by
cerebral palsy can use their own scribe at their cost during the examination. In all such
cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:
- The candidate will have to arrange his own scribe at his/her own cost.
- The academic qualification of the scribe should be one grade lower than the
- The scribe may be from any academic stream.
- Both the candidates as well as scribes will have to give a suitable undertaking
confirming that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe
mentioned above. Further in case it later transpires that he/she did not fulfill any
laid down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts the candidature of the
applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the examination.
- Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for extra time of 20 minutes
for every hour of the examination.
C. EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS (as on 01.10.2012)
Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification
recognized as such by the Central Government.
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.
Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to
read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a
candidate wishes to apply is preferable.
Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be
matriculate Ex-Servicemen who have obtained the Army Special Certificate of
Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force after having completed
not less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the Union.
Note: (i) All educational qualifications should be from a recognised university/ Board.
(ii) The percentage of marks shall be arrived at by dividing the aggregate/total marks
obtained by the candidate in all the subjects irrespective of optional/additional
subjects studied with the aggregate maximum marks of the examination passed for
all the years of the examination.
(iii) The date of passing the examination which reckons for eligibility will be the date
appearing on the Mark Sheet or Provisional Certificate
D. EXAMINATION (ONLINE)
Structure of Examination:
Name of Tests (Objective) No. of
1 Reasoning 40 40
2 English Language 40 40
3 Numerical Ability 40 40
4 General Awareness with special
reference to Banking Industry
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200
The above tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e.
English and Hindi.
Other detailed information regarding the examination will be given in an
Information Handout, which will be made available for the candidates to download
along with the call letter for examination from the IBPS website.
E. PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWERS
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 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 0.25 of the marks
assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty. If a question is left blank, i.e. no
answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.
F. STANDARDIZED SCORES
(i) The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions will
first be normalized using equipercentile method.
(ii) Normalized scores may subsequently be standardized by linear conversion method.
(iii) If the standard score obtained is in fraction, the marks obtained will be rounded off
to the nearest integer, i.e. if fraction is 0.50 or more, it will be rounded off to next
G. CUTOFF SCORE
Each candidate will have to secure a minimum standard score in each of the tests as well
as on the Total Weighted Standard Score to be called for interview. The cut-off points to
qualify in each of the tests will be decided based on the average (Average – ¼ Standard
Deviation for General category candidates and Average – ¾ Standard Deviation for
Reserved Category candidates). Mere passing in individual tests may not be sufficient
as candidates should also score sufficiently high on Total in order of merit to be called
for interview. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and interview for being
considered for appointment in vacancies announced and anticipated by Participating
H. CWE SCORE
The candidates’ scores will be made available on IBPS website and candidates may view
I. EXAMINATION CENTERS
(i) The examination will be conducted online in venues across many centres in
India. The list of Examination centres is available in Annexure I.
(ii) IBPS, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres and/
or add some other Centres, depending upon the response, administrative
(iii) As far as possible candidates will be allotted to a centre of his/her choice
however IBPS also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any centre other
than the one he/she has opted for and a candidate may be allocated a centre of
exam outside the State/UT for which vacancies he/she is applying.
(iv) Candidate will appear for the examination at an Examination Centre at his/her
own risks and expenses and IBPS will not be responsible for any injury or losses
etc. of any nature.
(v) No request for change of centre for Examination shall be entertained.
J. PRE-EXAMINATION TRAINING
It is proposed that Pre-Examination Training will be imparted to a limited
number of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority
Communities/ ExServicemen/ Persons With Disabilities at some centers viz.
Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore,
Bareilly, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh,
Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati,
Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal,
Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai,
Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patiala, Patna, Port
Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shimla,
Shillong, Siliguri, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Vadodara,
Varanasi, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam.
All eligible candidates who will opt for and wish to avail of Pre-Examination
Training should fill in the relevant column in the ON-LINE APPLICATION.
While training will be imparted free of cost, all other expenses regarding
travelling, boarding, lodging etc. will have to be borne by the candidate for
attending the pre-examination training programme at the designated Centers.
Depending on the response and administrative feasibility the right to cancel any
of the Pre- Examination Training Centres and/ or add some other Centres and/or
make alternate arrangements is reserved.
By merely attending the Pre-Examination Training no candidate acquires any
right to be selected in any of the participating Public Sector Banks mentioned.
K. HOW TO APPLY
Candidates can apply online only from 15.10.2012 to 05.11.2012 and no other mode
of application will be accepted.
Pre-Requisites for Applying Online
Before applying online, candidates should--
(i) scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph and
signature adhere to the required specifications as given in Annexure II to this
(ii) Keep the necessary details/documents ready if desired to make online payment
of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges (In case of Offline Payment
i.e. CBS candidates have to apply online, obtain a fee payment challan and then
remit the necessary application fees/ intimation charges).
(iii) have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the declaration of
results of this round of CWE. IBPS may send call letters Examination etc.
through the registered e-mail ID. Under no circumstances, a candidate should
share with/mention e-mail ID to / of any other person. In case a candidate does
not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID
before applying on-line and must maintain that email account.
Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Payable from 15.10.2012 to 05.11.2012 (Online
payment) and 17.10.2012 to 09.11.2012 (Offline payment) both dates inclusive)
- Rs. 50/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates.
- Rs. 400 /- for all others
Bank Transaction charges for Offline/ Online Payment of fees/ intimation charges will have to
be borne by the candidate
Procedure for applying online
(1) 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- Clerks (IBPS-CWE-Clerk-II)
December 2012” to open the On-Line Application Form.
(2) Candidates will have to 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 (Annexure II).
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:
(1) Payment of fees/ intimation charges via the ONLINE MODE
(i) Candidates should carefully fill in the details in the On-Line Application at the
appropriate places very carefully and click on the “SUBMIT” button at the end of the
On-Line Application format. Before pressing the “SUBMIT” button, candidates are
advised to verify every field filled in the application. The name of the candidate or his
/her father/husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the
certificates/mark sheets. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.
(ii) The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process
can be completed by following the instructions.
(iii) The payment can be made by using only Master/ Visa Debit or Credit cards or Internet
Banking by providing information as asked on the screen.
(iv) In case candidates wish to pay fees/ intimation charges through the online payment
gateway after the upload of photograph and signature an additional page of the
application form is displayed wherein candidates may follow the instructions and fill in
the requisite details.
(v) If the online transaction has been successfully completed a Registration Number and
Password will be generated. Candidates should note their Registration Number and
Password for future reference.
(vi) If the online transaction has not been successfully completed then the following message
is displayed ‘Your online transaction was unsuccessful. Please register again’
Candidates may then revisit the ‘Apply Online’ link and fill in their application details
(vii) On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated.
(viii) Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-receipt.
o After submitting your payment information in the online application form, please wait
for the intimation from the server, DO NOT press Back or Refresh button in order to
avoid double charge
o For Credit Card users: All prices are listed in Indian Rupee. If you use a non-Indian
credit card, your bank will convert to your local currency based on prevailing exchange
o To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once your
transaction is completed.
(2) Payment of fees/ intimation charges via OFFLINE MODE (at counters of specified
Payment of fee/ intimation charges through the offline mode can be made through the CBS
branches of any one of the following 7 Public Sector Banks-
Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Central Bank of India,
Indian Overseas Bank, Punjab National Bank, United Bank of India
Candidates should carefully fill in the details in the On-Line Application at the
appropriate places very carefully and click on the “SUBMIT” button at the end of the
On-Line Application format. Before pressing the “SUBMIT” button, candidates are
advised to verify every field filled in the application. A Provisional Registration Number
and Password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate
should note down the Registration Number and Password. An Email & sms indicating
the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. The name of the
candidate or his /her father/husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it
appears in the certificates/mark sheets. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the
In case the candidate is unable to fill in the application form in one go, he/ she can save
the data already entered. When the data is saved, a provisional registration number and
password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should
note down the Provisional registration number and password. An Email & sms
indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. They can
reopen the saved data using Provisional registration number and password and edit the
particulars, if needed. This facility will be available for three times only. Once the
application is filled in completely, candidate should submit the data. Candidates should
take a printout of the system generated fee payment challan immediately. No change/edit
will be allowed after submission.
The registration at this stage is provisional.
Fee Payment: Fee payment will be accepted at the CBS branches of the banks listed above
from 2nd working day after registration and can be made within three working days.
System generated fee payment challan will be used for depositing fee. (For example: If
one has registered on 20.10.2012, then he/she will be able to deposit the fee from
23.10.2012 to 27.10.2012, considering 21.10.2012 is a non- working day). Once fee has
been paid, the registration process is completed.
Candidate will receive registration confirmation by SMS/e-mail after two working days
from the date of payment of fees/ intimation charges. Please ensure to furnish correct
Mobile number / e-mail address to receive the registration confirmation.
Note- - There is also a provision to reprint the submitted application containing fee
details, three days after fee payment.
After completing the procedure of applying on-line including payment of fees, the
candidate should take a printout of the system generated on-line application form three
days after fee payment, ensure the particulars filled in are accurate and retain it along
with Registration Number and Password for future reference. They should not send this
printout to the IBPS/ Banks.
Please note that all the particulars mentioned in the online application including
Name of the Candidate, Category, Date of Birth, Address, Mobile Number, Email ID,
Centre of Examination etc. will be considered as final and no modifications will be
allowed after submission of the online application form. Candidates are hence
requested to fill in the online application form with the utmost care as no
correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained. IBPS will not be
responsible for any consequences arising out of furnishing of incorrect and
incomplete details in the application or omission to provide the required details in
the application form.
An email/ sms intimation with the Registration Number and Password generated on successful
registration of the application will be sent to the candidate’s email ID/ Mobile Number specified
in the online application form as a system generated acknowledgement. If candidates do not
receive the email and sms intimations at the email ID/ Mobile number specified by them,
they may consider that their online application has not been successfully registered.
An online application which is incomplete in any respect such as without photograph and
signature uploaded in the online application form will not be considered as valid.
Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply on-line much before the closing date
and not to wait till the last date for depositing the fee to avoid the possibility of
disconnection/inability/failure to log on the IBPS’s website on account of heavy load on
IBPS does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their
applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other
reason beyond the control of the IBPS.
Please note that the above procedure is the only valid procedure for applying. No other
mode of application or incomplete steps would be accepted and such applications would be
Any information submitted by an applicant in his/ her application shall be binding on the
candidate personally and he/she shall be liable for prosecution/ civil consequences in case the
information/ details furnished by him/ her is found to be false at a later stage.
L. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
(1) Candidates will have to submit the examination call letter and a photocopy of
photo-identity proof at the time of examination.
(2) Before applying for the CWE for Clerk posts in the participating Public Sector Banks,
the candidate should ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility and other norms mentioned
in this advertisement. Candidates are therefore to carefully read this advertisement and
follow all the instructions given for submitting online application.
(3) IBPS would be free to reject any application, at any stage of the process, if the candidate
is found ineligible as per the stipulated eligibility criteria. Decision of the IBPS in all
matters regarding eligibility of the candidate, the stages at which such scrutiny of
eligibility is to be undertaken, qualifications and other eligibility norms, the documents
to be produced for the purpose of the conduct of Examination etc. and any other matter
relating to the CWE will be final and binding on the candidate. No correspondence or
personal enquiries shall be entertained by the IBPS in this behalf.
(4) Not more than one application should be submitted by any candidate. Multiple
Applications/Registrations will be summarily rejected and the application fee forfeited.
(5) Online applications once registered will not be allowed to be withdrawn and/or the
application fee, postage charges once paid will not be refunded nor be held in reserve for
any other examination.
(6) Any resulting dispute arising out of this advertisement including the recruitment
process shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts situated at Mumbai.
(7) Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
(8) In case it is detected at any stage that a candidate does not fulfill the eligibility norms
and/or that he/she has furnished any incorrect/false information/certificate/documents or
has suppressed any material fact(s), his/her candidature will stand cancelled. If any of
these shortcomings is/are detected after appointment in a Bank, his/her services are
liable to be summarily terminated.
(9) Any request for change of address will not be entertained.
(10) In case any dispute arises on account of interpretation of clauses in any version of this
advertisement other than English, the English version available on IBPS website shall
(11) A Candidate’s admission to the examination is strictly provisional. The mere fact that
the call letter has been issued to the candidate does not imply that his/ her candidature
has been finally cleared by the IBPS.
(12) A candidate should ensure that the signatures appended by him/her in all the places viz.
in his/her call letter, attendance sheet etc. and in all correspondences with the IBPS/
Bank in future should be identical and there should be no variation of any kind.
(13) In the administration of the examination, there is the likelihood that a small number of
problems may occur that might impact test delivery and/or a result from being
generated. In the event that this does occur, every effort will be made to correct the
problem, upto and including the administration of another examination.
M. Use of Mobile Phones, pagers, calculator or any such devices:
(a) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside
the premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these
instructions shall entail cancellation of candidature and disciplinary action
including ban from future examinations.
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item
including mobile phones/ pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement
for safekeeping cannot be assured.
(c) Candidates are not permitted to use or have in possession calculators in
N. Action Against Candidates Found Guilty of Misconduct/ Use of Unfair Means
Candidates are advised in their own interest that they should not furnish any particulars that are false,
tampered with or fabricated and should not suppress any material information while submitting online
At the time of examination or in a subsequent selection procedure, if a candidate is (or has been ) found
guilty of –
(i) using unfair means or
(ii) impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person or
(iii) misbehaving in the examination hall or disclosing, publishing, reproducing, transmitting,
storing or facilitating transmission and storage of contents of the test(s) or any information
therein in whole or part thereof in any form or by any means, verbal or written,
electronically or mechanically for any purpose or
(iv) resorting to any irregular or improper means in connection with his/ her candidature or
(v) obtaining support for his/ her candidature by unfair means, or
(vi) carrying mobile phones or similar electronic devices of communication in the examination hall
such a candidate may, in addition to rendering himself/ herself liable to criminal prosecution, be
(a) to be disqualified from the examination for which he/ she is a candidate
(b) to be debarred either permanently or for a specified period from any examination
conducted by IBPS
(c) for termination of service, if he/ she has already joined the Bank.
IBPS would be analysing the responses (answers) of individual candidates with other
candidates to detect patterns of similarity of right and wrong answers. If in the analytical
procedure adopted by IBPS in this regard, it is inferred/ concluded that the responses
have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/ valid, IBPS reserves right to
cancel the candidature of the concerned candidates and the result of such candidates
(disqualified) will be withheld.
O. CALL LETTERS FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATION
The date and time of Examination (tentatively in December 2012/ January 2013) shall be
intimated in the Call Letter along with the Centre/Venue address.
An eligible candidate should download his/her call letter from the IBPS’s website
www.ibps.in by entering his / her details i.e. Registration Number and Password/Date of
Birth, after 03.12.2012. The Information Handout will also be available on IBPS website
and a candidate may download the same. No hard copy of the call letter/ Information
Handout will be sent by post/ courier.
A candidate has to bring his/her Examination call letter along with his/her photo
identity proof in original as well as a photocopy while attending the examination
and will have to submit the Examination call letter and photocopy of photo-identity
proof in the examination hall.
In the examination hall, the call letter along with a photocopy of the candidate’s photo
identity such as PAN Card/ Passport/ Driving Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook
with photograph/ Photo identity proof issued by a Gazzetted Officer/ People’s
Representative along with a photograph / Identity Card issued by a recognised college/
university/ Aadhar card with a photograph/ Employee ID should be submitted to the
invigilator for verification. The candidate’s identity will be verified with respect to
his/her details on the call letter and in the Attendance List. If identity of the candidate
is in doubt the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the Examination.
Note: Candidates have to submit photocopy of the photo identity proof along with
Examination Call Letter while attending the examination, without which they will not be
allowed to take up the examination.
This advertisement is also available on IBPS’s website address www.ibps.in
Candidates are advised to remain in touch with IBPS’s website for any information
which may be posted for further guidance.
Decision of the IBPS in respect of all matters pertaining to this examination would be
final and binding on all candidates.
Start date for Online Registration 15.10.2012
Online Payment of Application Fees 15.10.2012- 05.11.2012
Offline Payment of Application Fees 17.10.2012- 09.11.2012
Last date for Online Registration 05.11.2012
Download of Call letter for Examination After 03.12.2012
Date: 15.10.2012 IBPS
Please note that candidates will not be permitted to appear for the Common
Examination without the following documents:
(1) Call Letter for Examination
(2) Photo-identity proof (as specified) in original and
(3) Photocopy of photo-identity proof (as mentioned in (2) above)
Candidates reporting late i.e. after the reporting time specified on the call letter for
Examination will not be permitted to take the examination.
EXAMINATION CENTERS (Tentative List)
The examination will tentatively be held at the following centers and the address of
the venue will be advised in the call letters:
State Code State /UT Centre
11 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh Guntur
13 Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
14 Assam Dibrugarh
15 Bihar Bhagalpur
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh
17 Chattisgarh Raipur
18 Dadra & Nagar Haveli Bulsar
19 Daman & Diu Bulsar
20 Goa Panaji
22 Haryana Hissar
23 Himachal Pradesh Dharamsala
24 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
25 Jharkhand Bokaro
26 Karnataka Belgaum
28 Lakshwadweep Kavarrati
29 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
30 Maharashtra Aurangabad
31 Manipur Imphal
32 Meghalaya Shillong
33 Mizoram Aizawl
34 Nagaland Kohima
35 New Delhi New Delhi
36 Orissa Balasore
37 Puducherry Puducherry
38 Punjab Amritsar
39 Rajasthan Ajmer
40 Sikkim Gangtok
41 Tamilnadu Chennai
42 Tripura Agartala
43 Uttar Pradesh Agra
44 Uttarakhand Dehradun
45 West Bengal Berhampur (West Bengal)
Guidelines for scanning and Upload of Photograph & Signature
Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of
his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below.
- Photograph must be a recent passport style colour picture.
- Make sure that the picture is in colour, taken against a light-coloured, preferably
- Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face
- If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in
the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows
- If you have to use flash, ensure there's no "red-eye"
- If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be
- Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it
must not cover your face.
- Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
- Size of file should be between 20kb–50 kb
- Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50kb. If the size of the file
is more than 50 kb, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution,
no. of colours etc., during the process of scanning.
- The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.
- The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
- The signature will be used to put on the Hall Ticket and wherever necessary.
- If the Applicant’s signature on the answer script, at the time of the examination,
does not match the signature on the Hall Ticket, the applicant will be disqualified.
- Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
- Size of file should be between 10kb – 20kb
- Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20kb
Scanning the photograph & signature:
- Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch)
- Set Color to True Color
- File Size as specified above
- Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the
upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).
- The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is :
image01.jpg or image01.jpeg Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder
files or moving the mouse over the file image icon.
- Candidates using MS Windows/MSOffice can easily obtain photo and signature in
.jpeg format not exceeding 50kb & 20kb respectively by using MS Paint or
MSOffice Picture Manager. Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be
saved in .jpg format by using ‘Save As’ option in the File menu and size can be
reduced below 50 kb (photograph) & 20 kb(signature) by using crop and then resize
option (Please see point (i) & (ii) above for the pixel size) in the ‘Image’ menu.
Similar options are available in other photo editor also.
- If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.
- While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate will be provided with a
link to upload his/her photograph and signature.
Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature
- There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature
- Click on the respective link “Upload Photograph / Signature”
- Browse and Select the location where the Scanned Photograph / Signature file has
- Select the file by clicking on it
- Click the ‘Open/Upload’ button
Your Online Application will not be registered unless you upload your photograph
and signature as specified.
(1) In case the face in the photograph or signature is unclear the candidate’s
application may be rejected. After uploading the photograph/ signature in the
online application form candidates should check that the images are clear and
have been uploaded correctly. In case the photograph or signature is not
prominently visible, the candidate may edit his/ her application and re-upload his/
her photograph or signature, prior to submitting the form.
(2) After registering online candidates are advised to take a printout of their system
generated online application forms.
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