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IBPS Clerk Exam

Here are the details of IBPS Clerk Exam 2013 CWE Exam, 2014, Dates, Paper Pattern, Syllabys, Online Application Forms.

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conduct Common Written Examination (CWE Clerk) for selection of Clerical cadre posts in the Public Sector Banks mentioned below.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2014 Participating Banks:-

Allahabad Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
Andhra Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Bank of Baroda
Punjab National Bank
Bank of India
Punjab & Sind Bank
Bank of Maharashtra
Syndicate Bank
Canara Bank
UCO Bank
Central Bank of India
Union Bank of India
Corporation Bank
United Bank of India
Dena Bank
Vijaya Bank
Indian Bank

IBPS Clerk Exam 2014 Important Dates:-

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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.

Age (As on 01.08.2011):-

Minimum: 18 Years Maximum: 28 Years
The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.

Relaxation of Upper age limit:-

1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes 3 years
3 Persons With Disability 10 years


A pass with 60% marks in the aggregate in Matriculation/SSC (old pattern)/SSLC/10th std. Examination of 10+2+3 pattern or equivalent. For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EXSM candidates a pass in the aggregate in Matriculation/SSC (old pattern)/SSLC/10th std. Examination of 10+2+3 pattern or equivalent
A pass with 50% marks in HSC examination of 10+2 (10+2+3 pattern) /11th Std. of (11+1+3) pattern or Intermediate/Pre-University or any equivalent examination/Diploma in Banking recognized by Central/State Government or U.T. administration. For SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EXSM candidates a pass in HSC examination of 10+2 (10+2+3 pattern) /11th Std. of (11+1+3) pattern or Intermediate/Pre-University or any equivalent examination/Diploma in Banking recognized by Central/State Government or U.T. administration
Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Written Examination Structure:-

Name of Tests (Objective) - No. of Questions -  Maximum Marks

Total Time:- 150 minutes

1 Test of Reasoning - 50 Questions - 50 Marks
2 Test of English Language - 50 Questions - 50 Marks
3 Test of Numerical Ability - 50 Questions - 50 Marks
4 Test of General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry - 50 Questions - 50 Marks
5 Test of Computer Knowledge - 50 Questions - 50 Marks

Total No. Of Questions - 250

Total Marks :- 250

The above tests except the Test of English Language will be printed bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

Marking Scheme:-

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 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.


The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates will further be converted into standardized scores following Linear Conversion Method.


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).


IBPS will print the Score Cards for each of the qualifying candidates only and will send the same by Registered/ Speed post to each candidate at the correspondence address specified in his/ her online application.


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.


(i) The written examination will be conducted in venues across many centres in India. The list of Written Examination centres is available in Annexure I. Candidates have to appear for the examination from a centre in the particular State/ UT for which vacancy he/she intends applying for.
(ii) IBPS, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres and/ or add some other Centres, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc.
(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 of the Centre other than the one he/she has opted for.
(iv) Candidate will appear in the written examination from a 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 Written Examination shall be entertained.

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when will the next exam held in the upcoming year??
Posted By : shekhar, on 28/07/2012 
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i wanted to know the approx date of the next upcoming IBPS exam and also that when the registration for it will began?
Posted By : ANKITA DARAD, on 17/08/2012 
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This Website very useful to me. i need to Know about upcoming IBPS - CWE for Clerk and when the i Need to apply., I am SC Student ., i need know about any Special Relaxation to us. i need to know method of prepare .,Thank you., Yours faithfully, Kavitha Praveen Kumar
Posted By : Kavitha Praveen Kumar, on 22/08/2012 
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respected sir, i have qualified forclerk ibps 2011 ,now i need the application form printout,from where could i take
Posted By : vishnu kumar vs, on 23/09/2012 
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