Common Bank Clerk Recruitment Entrance Exam 2012
- Bank Clerk Common Written Examination ( CWE 2012 )
- Bank Clerk Common Written Examination ( CWE ) Important Dates
- Bank Clerk Common Written Examination ( CWE ) Participating Banks
- Bank Clerk Common Written Examination ( CWE ) Eligibility Criteria Age & Educational Qualification
- Bank Clerk Common Written Examination ( CWE ) Exam Structure
- How to Apply for Bank Clerk Common Written Examination ( CWE Clerk Application Form )
- Bank Clerk Common Written Examination ( CWE ) Centres
|IBPS CWE Re – Examination held on : “29th / 30th December 2012 ”.|
CWE clerk II Online Examination held on 15.12.2012 in the evening session stands cancelled. Candidates appeared in the said examination should be ready for re-examination likely to be held on 29th / 30th December 2012. For details please visit IBPS website.
IBPS CWE Clerk Recruitment 2012
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 Common Written Examination ( Bank CWE Clerk Exam November / December 2012 ) will be conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Clerical Cadre posts in the Public Sector Banks mentioned below.
This system of Common Examination for Recruitment of Clerks has been approved by each of the 20 participating Public Sector Banks and the Managing Committee of the Indian Banks Association ( IBA ) with the consent of the Government of India.
IBPS, an autonomous body, has been authorised by IBA and has received a mandate from the 20 Public Sector Banks listed below to conduct the Common Written Examination for Clerk Jobs. The IBPS CWE for Clerical Cadre posts will be conducted twice a year by IBPS.
|Start date for IBPS CWE Clerk Online Registration||15.10.2012|
|Online Payment of IBPS CWE Clerk Exam Application Fees||15.10.2012 – 05.11.2012|
|Offline Payment of IBPS CWE Clerk Application Fees||17.10.2012 – 09.11.2012|
|Last Date for IBPS CWE Clerk Online Registration||05.11.2012|
|Download of IBPS Clerk Call letter for Examination||After 03.12.2012|
|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.
Candidates, intending to appear for CWE should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS before applying for the Common Written Examination ( CWE ) : 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 India.
II. Age Limit for IBPS CWE Clerk Exam 2012 ( 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 in Common Written Examination for Clerk Jobs 2012 :
|SI. 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 remarried||9 years|
|6.||Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89||5 years|
|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)||5 years|
(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 mentioned above.
(ii) Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of IBPS CWE Clerk Interview conducted by a particular Bank, if called by the Bank.
(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 Government jobs.
(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 jobs ceases.
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, Mirzoram, 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 conducted by a particular Bank, if called by the Bank.
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.
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.
Orthopaedically 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 Orthopaedically 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 written 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 stipulated criteria.
- The scribe should posses lesser marks than the candidates and not more than 60% marks in his / her own academic stream.
- 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 IBPS CWE Clerk Written Examination 2012.
- Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for extra time of 20 minutes for every hour of the IBPS CWE Clerk Examination 2012.
C. IBPS CWE Educatioanl Qualifications for Clerk Exam 2012 ( 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.
(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.