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UPSC Exams

Banking/ SSC/ RRBs

R & D and H. Edu.

For +2 Students



IBPS, an autonomous body, has been authorised by IBA and has received a mandate from the 19 Public Sector Banks to conduct the Common Written Examination. The CWE for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts will be conducted twice a year by IBPS.

This system of Common Written Examination for recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees has been approved by the Government of India, has the consent of the Boards of each of the participating Banks and the Managing Committee of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA).

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.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. 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.

Written Examination Structure

Name of Tests (Objective)

 No. of Questions

 Maximum Marks





Time of
120 minutes

English Languag



Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness
(with special reference to Banking Industry)



Computer Knowledge






Important Points:

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

II. There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Test. 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 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.


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