IBPS - Institute of Banking Personnel SelectionIBPS, an autonomous body, has been authorised by IBA and has received a mandate from the 19 Public Sector Banks listed below to conduct the Common Written Examination.
Bank of Baroda
Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra
Central Bank of India
Indian Overseas Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Punjab National Bank
Punjab & Sind Bank
Union Bank of India
United Bank of India
It is a premier Institute set up by the Banking Industry to cater to its selection needs - recruitment, placement and promotion; and has been assessing talent for the past twenty - six years. It is an autonomous body set up with the vision to evolve and implement world class processes and systems of assessment and selection of personnel for various client organizations, conduct relevant supportive research and publicise the findings.
It has been rendering assistance to the financial sector in the fields of employees' selection, promotion and placement. The Institute is sensitive to the rapid changes that are taking place in the economic climate of the country and, accordingly, devises and modifies the selection tools to cater to the rapidly changing requirements of the industry. Because of this reputation, many Public Sector undertakings in the non-financial sector and Universities along with reputed Management Schools have approached IBPS to seek professional services for selection, promotion, placement and admissions to their professional courses.
It has state-of-the-art printing facility that is capable of printing over 100 thousand data booklets and answer sheets per day. The Institute has the capability of testing simultaneously as many as 1 million candidates in 2000 venues across 200 centers (cities) in one session. In 2010-11 alone, IBPS was successful in screening over 10 million candidates for testing and filled approx. 79,236 vacancies for its client organizations besides testing of candidates for admission to academic institutes and certification for diplomas.
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
IBPS House, 90 feet, D.P.Road,
Near Thakur Polytechnic,
Off. Western Express Highway, P. B. No. 8587
Kandivali (E), Mumbai 400 101
Helpline Number for Candidate Queries Related to CWE Projects: 91-22-2968 7111
(Available from 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM - Excluding Saturday and Sunday)
Fax: 91-22-2854 2076
CWE - Common Written Examination
As a gateway to the ever growing demand for qualified candidates for employment in the 19 Public Sector Banks, Common Written Exam (CWE) is conducted by IBPS. This system of Common Written Examination for recruitment has been approved by the Government of India and has the consent of the Boards of each of the participating Banks and the Managing Committee of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). As per the procedure for recruitment, all individuals who aspire to join any of the 19 Public Sector Banks will necessarily be required to take the CWE.
*Scorecards will be issued only to those candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks and above in each test of the examination.
Each participating Public Sector Bank will independently issue a separate recruitment notification, specifying their vacancies and stipulating their respective eligibility criteria in terms of age, educational qualification, experience (if any), minimum required level of IBPS score in each component test plus Total Weighted Standard Score (if any) etc.
Successful candidates in the CWE who have been issued scorecards and who meet the stipulated eligibility criteria will then be required to apply to any of the participating banks they wish to, quoting their personal details and their CWE scores. Each bank will then individually shortlist candidates and carry out their own selection processes such as Group Discussions and/ or Interviews etc. for final selection.
*Merely applying for CWE/appearing for and qualifying in the examination does not imply that a candidate will necessarily be eligible for employment in all or any of the 19 Public Sector
Banks. Each Bank will stipulate its own eligibility/ qualifying criteria.