Common Written exam (CWE) Eligibility Criteria

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There are certain eligibility criteria for appearing in the Common written exam. According to IBPS rule : – 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 19 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 –
(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 01.07.2011):

Minimum: 20 Years Maximum: 30 Years, The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates. Reservation to other reserved categories are specified.


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

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