Bank PO CWE - Probationary officers Exam - CWE conducted by IBPS
Bank PO Exam Scheme : Recruitment to Bank PO Jobs in PS Banks :
Indian banking is on the verge of vast expansion once again. There had been hardly any recruitment for about 20 years for bank officers on the plea that there is surplus staff in banks, Now with large number of officers retiring in the coming four to five years, banks are in a recruitment mode. With such a big challenge in recruitment, public sector banks have joined hands and have agreed that they will recruit Probationary officers (PO ) based on the Common Written Examination (popularly known as CWE) , which will be conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) twice a year. Therefore, there is a golden opportunity even for an average student to pass through the exam for bank Probationary officers, provided he prepares for such exams sincerely and under the able guidance of people who are well acquainted with the system of recruitment to PO in banks.What is the Job Profile of a Bank Probationary officer / What is Job Profile of Bank PO Probationary Officers are directly recruited officers in the banks who are initially recruited on probation (which is normally in all types of jobs) for 2 years period. It is a coveted job as bank officers usually enjoy good respect and prestige in Indian society. This is the entry point for officers in the bank. Usually they are initially given training, which ranges from few weeks to one year. After the training, they are placed either in a branch or administrative office. At the branch PO is supposed to look after the branch working which can include passing of cheques, evaluating loan proposals; marketing of bank products etc. How Can I find the Current Jobs Available for Probationary officers recruitment exam : You should keep track of the current jobs by going through the newspapers regularly. CWE exam is widely advertised in newspapers and you can come to know of this from newspapers. You can also get the details of these from IBPS Website or various other websites, including www.AllBankingSolutions.com. For recruitment by other banks (not covered by CWE exam), you have to keep watch through newspapers, websites including www.AllBankingSolutions.com What are the eligibility criteria for applying for appearing in bank PO exams or CWE? It is advised that it must be checked from the current year's advertisement for the jobs for which the candidate intends to apply for. The following are only broad guidelines and can be changed at any time. Minimum Age is 20 years and maximum Age can vary from bank to bank, but is upto 30 years for CWE. ((Relaxation allowed for certain category of candidates). However, it must be checked from the current year's advertisement for the jobs for which the candidate intends to apply for. However, we will advise the candidates that they should start preparations for such exams the moment they intend to apply for the bank job. The minimum educational qualification is Degree in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government What is the Fee structure for appearing in these tests? The fee is around Rs.450/-. (Rs.50 for reserved category candidates) What is the selection procedure for recruitment for Probationary officers in banks / Bank PO Exam The selection of BankPO, in banks will be through CWE which will be through two stages, whereas for banks which are outside the CWE will conduct their own exams and interview. IBPS has proposed that a Common Written Examination will be conducted by them, which will be objective type and consist of the following papers and the total time given will be 150 minutes:-
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 evaluatedThere will be the system of negative marking also. One fourth or 0.25 of the marks will be deducted as penalty. IBPS Cutoff Score: Each candidate will have to secure a minimum standardized score in each of the tests to qualify CWE. IBPS CWE Score Card: Score Cards for each of the qualifying candidates will be sent by IBPS to the correspondence address specified in his/her online application by registered / speed post. IBPS score cards will be valid for one year from the date of issue. Each participating Public Sector Bank is independent to issue a separate recruitment notification. Each bank will be able to shortlist candidates individually and carry out their own selection process such as group discussion and / or interviews etc. for final selections. Successful candidates in the CWE will be able to apply to any of the participating banks they wish to, quoting their personal details and their CWE scores.