Exams

IBPS CWE SO

This is the exam held for recruitment to nationalized banks in India to fill vacancies for specialist officers for both Scale I and Scale II posts in Public Sector Banks. Find information about the examination regarding paper pattern, eligibility, etc. below. A Common Written Examination (CWE) is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Specialist Officers. The specialist officers are from different fields: Law, Marketing, Finance, HR, Agriculture Field Officer, Rajbhasha Adhikari and Information Technology.


Eligibility

Nationality

A candidate must be one of the following:

  1. A citizen of India
  2. A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 01/01/1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  4. 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.


Age Limit

For posts in Scale I: a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1983 and not later than 01.11.1993 (both dates inclusive)
For posts in Scale II: a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.11.1978 and not later than 01.11.1993 (both dates inclusive)

Relaxation of upper age limit

Category Age Relaxation (years)
SC/ST 5
OBC 3
PWD 10
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or in efficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment 5
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5


Test Duration & Pattern

The structure of the Online CWE will be as follows:
Law Officer- Scale I & II & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I

Sr.No Name of Test No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 5050Composite time of 120 minutes
2 English Language 5025
3 General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 5050
4Professional Knowledge 5075
Total 200200

IT Officer Scales I & II, Agriculture Field Officer Scale I, HR/ Personnel Officer Scale I, Marketing Officer Scale I, Chartered Accountants Scale-II & Manager Credit / Finance Executive Scale-II

Sr.No Name of Test No. of questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 5050Composite time of 120 minutes
2 English Language 5025
3 Quantitative Aptitude 5050
4Professional Knowledge 5075
Total 200200

Selection Process

  • Online Test: IBPS CWE SO is an objective type online test.
  • Interview: You must clear sectional and overall cut-offs in the written test to qualify for interview.These cut-offs are specified separately for each exam held. Interview is a common interview coordinated by IBPS
  • Order of preference for banks will be obtained from successful candidates who clear both written test and interview
  • Final Selection: Based on the marks obtained as the order of preference of banks, a successful candidate will receive a call for appointment from an individual Bank.

How to Apply

Step I. Register and get the provisional registration number & password generated.
Step II. Pay using either:

  • ONLINE MODE – through Master / Visa Debit or Credit cards or Internet Banking.
  • OFFLINE MODE - payment of fees through CBS branches of any of the following 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

Note: There is also a provision to reprint the submitted application containing fee details, three days after fee payment.


Educational Qualification

Post Code Name of the Post Age Educational Qualifications (from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies) Post Qualification Minimum Work Experience
01 I.T. Officer (Scale-I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years a) 4 year Engineering Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ InformationTechnology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR b) Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level -
02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years 4 year Degree (graduation) in Agriculture/ Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agri. Engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing & Cooperation/ Co-operation & Banking/ Agro-Forestry -
03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years Post Graduate Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree (graduation) level OR Post graduate degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree (graduation) level. -
04Law Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 Years Max-30 Years A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) and enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council -
05HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) Min- 20 years Max- 30 years Graduate and Full time Post Graduate degree or Full time Post Graduate diploma in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HR/Social Work / Labour Law.* -
06Marketing Officer
(Scale I)
Min- 20 years Max- 30 years Graduate and Full time MBA (Marketing) / Full time 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM with specialization in Marketing * -
07I.T. Officer (Scale-II) Min- 20 years Max- 35 years 4 year Engineering Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/ Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications OR Graduate having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level 2 years in IT field
08Law Officer (Scale II) Min- 20 Years Max-35 Years A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) Enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council and 3 years experience of practice at Bar or Judicial service and/or 2 years as a Law Officer in the Legal Dept. of a Scheduled Commercial Bank or the Central/State Government or of a Public Sector Undertaking and candidates should produce a certificate of having the requisite post qualification work experience from the Court/ Bar council/ organisation
09Chartered Accountant (Scale II) Min- 20 years Max- 35 years Passed final examination for Chartered Accountants -
10Manager Credit (Scale II)/ Finance Executive (Scale II) Min- 20 years Max- 35 years Graduate and CFA/ ICWA/ Full time MBA/ Full time PGDBM (Finance2 years in the area of Credit Appraisal of big/ medium industrial projects in Scheduled Commercial Banks

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