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IBPS Common Written Exam (CWE) For Specialist Officers, Apply Online

After the recruitment test for Common Written Exam (CWE) for Probationary Officers (PO) , Management Trainee and Clerks by IBPS , it’s term for specialist officers at Junior Management Cadre in Scale I & II with all the 19 Public Sector Banks in India.

It is decided by the IBPS that the Specialist Cadre post in Banks i.e. for IT Officers recruitment, HR, Marketing , LAW etc will be done through the IBPS scorecard.

IBPS Notification Said That :

“Any individual who aspires to join any of the above Public Sector Banks in one of these Specialist Officer’s posts will necessarily be required to take the CWE. 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.”

 As usual the Scorecards will be issued to candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks and above in each test of the examination. It should, however, be noted that successful candidates in the CWE who have been issued scorecards and who meet the stipulated eligibility criteria are then required to apply to any of the participating banks they wish to as and when individual banks call for applications for the Specialist Officers’ posts for which a Common written Examination has been conducted, quoting their personal details and their CWE scores.

It is to remember that each bank will then individually shortlist candidates and carry out their own selection processes such as Interviews etc. for final selection.

Each participating Public Sector Bank will independently issue a separate recruitment notification, specifying their vacancies and stipulating the eligibility criteria in terms of age, educational qualification, experience (if any), minimum required level of IBPS score in each test and on Total Score (if any) etc.

Post Available To Apply Through IBPS CWE For Specialist Cadre (According to Post Code)

01. I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
2. Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
3. Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
4. Law Officer (Scale I)
5. Technical Officer (Scale I)
6. HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
7. Marketing Officer (Scale I)
8. I.T. Officer (Scale-II)
09. Law Officer (Scale II)

Age limit: For Officers in scale-I : 20-35 years, and for Officers in Scale-II: 21-40 years. Other age relaxation is as per Govt rules.

Selection Process :

Selection process is similar to other like there will be written test for the said post, after that Scorecard will be issued by IBPS and based on this scorecard the vacancy will be called by various 19 Nationalized Banks.

Only the difference is that exam may be conducted via Online mode. The Validity of IBPS Scorecard will be one Year from the date of Issue.

Application Fee: Rs 450/- for general/OBC candidates and Rs 50/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates. Candidates may pay fee through online mode or offline mode from 29.12.2011 to 20.01.2012.

All the Candidates will be having option to pay the Fees either via Bank challan or online through VISA/Mastercard Payment Gateway.

For Offline Mode download the challan form and pay the fees at any of the branches of following banks

Bank of Baroda (Account No. 03970200001617),
Bank of India (Account No. 005120110000801),
Central Bank of India (Account No. 3156957709),
Indian Overseas Bank (Account No. 143502000008100),
Punjab National Bank (Account No. 3985002100046460),
United Bank of India (Account No. 0284053402139)

NOTE : Candidates are required to submit the original fee payment challan along with the Call Letter at the time of written examination. Download the e-receipt generated online.

Date To Remember

Start date for Online Registration: 30-12-2011

Last date for Online Registration: 21-01-2012

Payment of Application Fee: From 29-12-2011 to 20-01-2012

Tentative Date of Written Examination: 11-03-2012

Details For the CWE – Specialist Officers

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  1. it's depend on bank to bank…but there are less vacancies….expected this year

  2. I have passed IBPS Specialist Officer Examination in IT Officer (Scale 1), What is the approximate number of seats available for IT Officer (Scale 1 ) in the 19 public sector banks? I have scored 135 out of 200 and what is my chances of getting an Interview Call? Please reply..
    Thanks in Advance…

  3. sumit kumar sinha

    hey i have completed my M.B.A in 2011, so please tell me that whats the total no of seats for marketing officers.please give me a mail on sumit.cmd12@gmail.com.

  4. wat is diff btw gade 1 n 2

  5. how many seats will be for the post of marketing officer?if some one have any idea, then plz ,send me a mail,at vermaanurag198@gmail.com

  6. sir i am a btech degree holder. i have scored 142 tws in ibps.i am from obc categ.is there any chance for me to get interview calls from any of the banks or i should put my head down and start preparing for ibps cwe fr so.kindly reply soon.

  7. sir i am a btech holder in ec branch.so i should apply for IT officer or Technical officer.kindly reply soon.

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