Syllabus Common Written Exam (CWE) For Banks

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Common Written exam i.e. CWE will conduct written test for Recruitment to various Nationalised Bank. Written test will be of same type, as in practice now by various banks.

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).

Penalty For Wrong Question

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 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.

Written Examination Structure For CWE:-

Sr. No Name of Test (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 Composite Time of 150 Minutes
2 English Language 50 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 General Awareness (with Special Reference to Banking Industry) 50 50
5 Computer Knowledge 50 50
Descriptive Paper on English Composition (Essay, Précis, Letter Writing etc)   25 60 Minutes
  Total 250 250  

NOTE : The above tests except the Test of English Language and Descriptive Paper on English Composition will be printed bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

The Descriptive Papers of only those candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks in each of the objective tests will be evaluated.

Other detailed information regarding the written examination will be given in an Information Handout, on IBPS website which will be made available for the candidates to download along with the call letter.


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