IBPS Clerk Exam (CWE) Coaching

The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre Posts in the Participating Organisations is tentatively scheduled in December 2017 & January 2018.

Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations listed at (A) as a Clerk or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CWE Clerks -VII). The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, Preliminary and Main. Candidates who will qualify in Preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Main examination. Depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2018-19 based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience, etc. The validity for CWE Clerks-VII will automatically expire at the close of business on 31.03.2019 with or without giving any notice.

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Banking Career:

Recent update from IBPS - There are almost 7.5 lakh vacancies in Banking Sector in the next 5 years. That means in five years time, more than 60% of the staff working in banks will be new and only 40% will be experienced – Director of IBPS

Banking Opportunities:

In India there are 20 Public sector Undertaking Banks, State Bank of India (SBI), SBI Associate Banks and various Private Banks. Government Banks conduct 2 types of entry level exams to get into Banking Sector. CLERKS (SINGLE WINDOW OPERATOR) and PROBATIONARY OFFICERS (PO).

Institute of Banking Personnel selection (IBPS) is conducting COMMON WRITTEN EXAMINATION (CWE) for 20 PSU banks twice a year. There will be totally four exams in a year (two exams for Clerks and two exams for PO in a span of 6 months).

SBI will conduct exams separately for Clerks and PO as per their requirements.

SBI Associate Banks (Totally 5 banks) will conduct separate common exams for Clerks and PO as per their requirements. Private Banks individually conduct exams for various different posts. Hence throughout the year there will be continuous Bank exams. Bharath Institute of Banking (BIB) is giving coaching for all the Bank exams. Grab this opportunity and get placed in banking sector soon.

IBPS is an organization which conducts bank recruitment exams for the 20 PSU banks twice every year.

There are two exams:

  1. Common Exam for clerk (IBPS)
  2. Common Exam for PO (IBPS)

In case of Clerk exam, the recruitment is done in state level. There will be specific number of vacancies for each state and only the aspirants of that particular state will be competing for the post.

In case of PO exam, recruitment is All India Level. So, aspirants from all over India compete for the post. There is no state level split up of vacancies for each state. The total vacancies are calculated by adding all the vacancies of 20 PSU banks together. From 2013, the exam is being conducted only in online mode.

The exam has five sections:

  1. Quantitative aptitude
  2. Reasoning
  3. English
  4. General Knowledge(current affairs)
  5. Computer Aptitude

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

IBPS is an autonomous organization that has been authorized by IBA and has received the mandate from the 20 Public Sector Banks listed below to conduct the Common Written Examination. The CWE (Common Written Exam) for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee/Clerk posts is conducted twice a year by IBPS.

Participating Banks:

  • 1.Allahabad Bank
  • 2.Canara Bank
  • 3.Indian Overseas Bank
  • 4.Union Bank of India
  • 5.Andhra Bank
  • 6.Central Bank of India
  • 7.Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • 8.United Bank of India
  • 9.Bank of Baroda
  • 10.Corporation Bank
  • 11.Punjab National Bank
  • 12.UCO Bank
  • 13.Bank of India
  • 14.Dena Bank
  • 15.Punjab & Sind Bank
  • 16.Vijaya Bank
  • 17.Bank of Maharashtra
  • 18.Indian Bank
  • 19.Syndicate Bank
  • 20.IDBI Bank


  1. An individual who aspires to join any of the above Public Sector Banks as a Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee will necessarily be required to take the CWE.
  2. Prospective candidates who wish to appear for the CWE will have to apply to IBPS and should carefully read the advertisement regarding eligibility criteria, online registration process, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters and score cards.
  3. Candidates who appear for the CWE will be able to check their status after the examination.
  4. Scorecards will be issued to candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks and above in each test of the examination.
  5. The candidates who qualify in CWE will be called for common interview.
  6. Marks of both CWE and INTERVIEW will be added up and a merit list will be generated.
  7. Candidates need to give their preference of banks online.
  8. If the mark is high enough then the candidate will be posted in the bank for which he is eligible.

Eligibility Criteria:

Please note that the eligibility criteria specified is the basic criteria for applying to various Public Sector Banks. However merely applying for CWE/ appearing for the examination does not imply that a candidate will necessarily be eligible for employment in all or any of the 20 Public Sector Banks as each Bank will stipulate its own eligibility/ qualifying criteria.

Prospective Candidates should ensure that they fulfill the specified eligibility criteria before applying for the Common Written Examination (CWE):

I. Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either -

  1. A Citizen of India or
  2. A subject of Nepal or
  3. A subject of Bhutan or
  4. A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of Permanently settling in India or
  5. 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 favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

II Age:

Minimum: 20 Years Maximum: 28 Years

The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.

Relaxation of Upper age limit

Sl. No Category Age relaxation

  1. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years.
  2. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years.
  3. Persons With Disabilities 10 years.
  4. Ex-Servicemen.
  5. 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 5. completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the stipulated time) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency 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 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989.

  6. Persons affected by 1984 riots- 5 years.
  7. Persons who have completed 5 years of service in RRBs- 5 years.

Under section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”, persons with benchmark disabilities are eligible for Reservation. The reserved categories of disabilities mentioned under this Act are namely: a. Blindness and low vision; b. deaf and hard of hearing; c. locomotor disability including cerebral palsy. leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy; d. autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness; e. multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disabilities: Note: Definition of the above specified disabilities will be as per “THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016”. The allocation of reserved vacancies for the persons with benchmark disabilities will be as prescribed in the “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” and as per vacancies reported to IBPS by Participating Organisations.


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit copies of necessary certificate(s) at the time of Interview conducted by a particular Bank, if called by the Bank.
  • 3. 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.

Educational Qualifications:

1.A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online. 2.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. 3.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 as on 03.10.2017. Such certificates should be dated on or before 03.10.2017.

List Of Banks In India:

1. General Banks
  1. Reserve Bank of India
3. Allahabad Bank
  1. Andhra Bank
  2. Bank of Baroda
  3. Bank of India
  4. Bank of Maharashtra
  5. Canara Bank
  6. Central Bank of India
  7. Corporation Bank
  8. Dena Bank
  9. Indian Bank
  10. Indian Overseas Bank
  11. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  12. Punjab & Sind Bank
  13. Punjab National Bank
  14. Syndicate Bank
  15. UCO Bank
  16. Union Bank of India
  17. United Bank of India
  18. Vijaya Bank
  19. IDBI Bank
  1. State Bank of India
  2. State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur
  3. State Bank of Hyderabad
  4. State Bank of Mysore
  5. State Bank of Patiala
  6. State Bank of Travancore
  1. REPCO Bank
  1. Axis Bank
  2. Catholic Syrian Bank
  3. Dhanalakshmi Bank
  4. South Indian Bank
  5. City Union Bank
  6. Federal Bank
  7. HDFC Bank
  8. ICICI Bank
  9. IndusInd Bank
  10. ING Vysya Bank
  11. Karnataka Bank
  12. Karur Vysya Bank
  13. Kotak Mahindra Bank
  14. Lakshmi Vilas Bank
  15. Tamilnad Merchantile Bank
  16. Yes Bank