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Banking/ SSC/ RRBs

R & D and H. Edu.

For +2 Students


Eligibility Criteria:

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

I.Nationality / Citizenship:

a. A Citizen of India

b. A subject of Nepal

c. A subject of Bhutan

d. A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with  the intention of permanently settling in India

e. 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 Limits:

The age limit for the eligible candidates should be between 21 years to 30 years as on 01.01.2013.  The candidates should be graduated from any recognized university or from central government qualification.

III.Age relaxation:

The upper age limit mentioned above will be relaxable a candidate belongs to  any of the following categories:

(a) Scheduled Caste or a Scheduled Tribe: Upto a maximum of five years.


(b) Other Backward Classes: Upto a maximum of three years.


(c) State of Jammu & Kashmir (Domiciled during the period from the 1st    January, 1980 to 31st December, 1989: Upto a maximum of five years.


(d) Defence Services personnel (disabled in operations during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof): upto a maximum of five years.


(e) Ex-servicemen including Commissioned officers and ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least five years Military Service and have been released (i) on completion of assignment otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or (ii) on account of physical disability attributable to Military Service, or (iii) on invalidment:  upto a maximum of five years.


(f) ECOs/SSCOs who have completed an initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service and whose assignment has been extended away from five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defence issues a certificate that they can apply for civil employment and that they will be released on three month's notice on selection from the date of receipt of offer of appointment: upto a maximum of five years.


(g) Blind, deaf-mute and orthopedically handicapped persons:  Up to a maximum of ten years.


A degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any  equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

V. Examination Structure

The selection procedure is divided into three parts


Written Examination : Combined duration 3 Hrs. (Objective & Descriptive Type Tests   -- Max. Marks - 250)

 The duration of objective type test will be 2 hours max. marks 200 and will consist of :

1.Test of English Language (Grammer, Vocabulary, Comprehension etc.)

2.Test of General Awareness, Marketing & Computers

3.Test of Data Analysis & Interpretation

4.Test of Reasoning (High Level)

The duration of descriptive type test will be 1 hour max. marks - 50 and the test will be of "Test of English Language (Comprehension, short precis, letter writing & essay)" Descriptive test paper of only those candidates will be evaluated who are adequately high in percentile ranking in each of all the four objective tests and have scored overall aggregate 40% and above in case of General category and aggregate 35% and above in case SC/ST/OBC/PWD category. The qualifying marks for descriptive test will also be overall aggregate 40% for General category and overall aggregate 35% for SC/ST/OBC/ PWD category. The merit list of written examination will be based on the aggregate of the marks obtained by the candidates in objective and descriptive tests.


Group Discussion & Interview: Max Marks - 50 (GD - 20, Interview - 30)

The aggregate marks of objective and descriptive test will be arranged in descending order and the candidate who have qualified in both the written tests will be called for group discussion and interview depending upon the vacancies in each category, subject to maximum of 3 times of the vacancies.


Final Selection

The marks of group discussion & interview will be put together and the candidates who secure minimum 40% marks (minimum 35% in case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD) in group  discussion and interview will be considered for final selection. The candidates will have to qualify in Phase I and Phase II separately. Marks obtained by the candidates in Written Test out of 250 marks (maximum) are nomalized to 75 and marks obtained in GD/ Interview out of 50 are normalized to 25, final merit list is arrived at after totalling the normalized marks as above with an aggregate of 100. The selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each category. Phase I & Phase II marks after normalisation will be aggregated and arranged in descending order (category wise) for candidates who have qualifed in both the phases separetely & depending on the vacancies, selection will be made from the top merit ranked candidates in each catagory. Results of the candidates who have qualified for Phase II and thereafter the list of candidates finally selected will be available on the Banks's website in addition to publication in Employment News / Rozgar Samachar.



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