BANK Common Written Exam (CWE) Specialist Officer Public Sector Banks

BANK Common Written Exam (CWE) Specialist Officer Public Sector Banks 2013: Eligibility, Pattern of Exam, Syllabus, Qualifications, Cut Off, Salary.

“Banking in India is graduating from general to specialized.” The sector therefore needs specialist officers in various fields like IT, Technical, Agriculture, Legal, Marketing, HR, etc. and also in Rashtrabhasha. Having successfully held similar examinations, IBPS will conduct CWE on behalf of following 19banks, for candidates to qualify for recruitment in the aforesaid specialist areas.

Quest Education offers a 3 month regular classroom program, covering all four sections of IBPS Bank Specialist Officer (SO) Exam – Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Reasoning and Test of Professional Knowledge. IBPS CWE Regular Classroom program offers unlimited classes even after course completion.

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- Maximum classroom hours – Over 3 Months Rigorous Training
- Small Batches size of 15 students
- Unlimited classes up to Selection
- Special need based classes for specific Bank exams for Bank Specialist Officer Coaching details contact program coordinator.
- Weekend Batches Available
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  • I.T. Officer (Scale-I)

  • Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)

  • Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)

  • Law Officer (Scale I)

  • Technical Officer (Scale I)

  • HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)

  • Marketing Officer (Scale I)

  • I.T. Officer (Scale-II)

  • Law Officer (Scale II)

Participating Banks:

  • IBPS BANK PO Exam Participating Banks:-

    • Allahabad Bank
    • Indian Overseas Bank
    • Andhra Bank
    • Oriental Bank of Commerce
    • Bank of Baroda
    • Punjab National Bank
    • Bank of India
    • Punjab & Sind Bank
    • Bank of Maharashtra
    • Syndicate Bank
    • Canara Bank
    • UCO Bank
    • Central Bank of India
    • Union Bank of India
    • Corporation Bank
    • United Bank of India
    • Dena Bank
    • Vijaya Bank

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.

Candidates who appear for the CWE will be able to check their status after the examination. Score cards 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. 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.


ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (as on 01.12.2011)

Prospective Candidates should ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS before applying for the Common Written Examination (CWE): Please note that the eligibility criteria specified here in are the basic criteria for applying to various Public Sector Banks. However 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 as each Bank will stipulate its own eligibility/ qualifying criteria. Candidates are allowed to apply for only one post. The applications of candidates applying for more than one post will be summarily rejected.

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 fromPakistan, 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 theGovernment of India.

II. Age, Educational Qualifications & Post Qualification Work Experience (As on

(i) For I.T. Officer (Scale I): Any Degree from a recognized University having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level. OR Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation

(ii) For Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I): Degree in Agriculture or allied specializations such as Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/ Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agri.
Engineering/ Fishery Science/ Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing & Cooperation etc. from recognized university.

(iii) For Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I): A PG Degree in Hindi with English as a subject at the degree level OR a PG degree in Sanskrit with English and Hindi as subjects at the degree level.

(iv) For Law Officer (Scale I ): A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB).

(v) For Technical Officer (Scale I): Degree in Engineering.

(vi) For HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I): Any Degree from a recognized university and PG degree or diploma recognized by AICTE in Personnel Management / Industrial Relations/ HRD/Social Work / Labour Law from a recognized University.

(vii) For Marketing Officer (Scale I): MBA (Marketing) / 2 years PGDBA / PGDBM or any other equivalent degree or diploma with specialization in Marketing from a recognized University/ Institution.

(viii) For Chartered Accountant (Scale II): Passed final examination for Chartered

(ix) For Finance Executive (Scale II): MBA/PGDBM (Finance) from a recognized
university / AICTE approved Institution.With Minimum experience of 3 years in the area of
Credit Appraisal of industrial projects in Financial Institutions/Banks.

(x) For I.T. Officer (Scale II): Degree in Computer Science/ Computer Applications/ Information Technology/ Electronics/ Electronics & Telecommunications/ Electronics &
Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation OR Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/
Electronics & Tele Communication/ Electronics & Communication/ Electronics & Instrumentation/ Computer Science/ Information Technology/ Computer Applications from a recognised University/ Institution OR Graduate from a recognized university having
passed DOEACC ‘B’ level. With 1 year experience.

(xi) For Law Officer (Scale II ): A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB) with 3 years experience
of practice at Bar or Judicial service and/or Law Officer in the Legal Dept. of a reputed Bank or the Central/State Government or of a Public Sector Undertaking with practice at Bar.

For posts other than IT Officer Scale I & II Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit:

S.No Category Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
2 Other Backward Classes 3 Years
3 Persons With Disability 10 Years
4 Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment. 5 Years
5 Employees of any participating Bank 5 Years
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89. 5 Years
7 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 Years

Structure of Examination for Law Officer- Scale I & II & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I:

S. No. Name of the Tests No of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Test of Reasoning 50 50 120 Minutes
2 Test of English Language 50 50
3 Test of General Awareness with special reference to Banking Industry 50 50
4 Test of Professional Knowledge 50 50
Total 200 200

Structure of Examination for Specialist Officers I.T Officer (Scale I & II), Agriculture Field Officer (Scale I), Technical Officer (Scale I), HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I) & Marketing Officer (Scale I):

S. No. Name of the Tests No of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
1 Test of Reasoning 50 50 120 Minutes
2 Test of English Language 50 50
3 Test of Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 Test of Professional Knowledge 50 50
Total 200 200

Negative Marking: There will be a negative marking of 0.25 mark for each wrong answer in objective type Exam. If for any question a candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as wrong Answer.

Cutoff Score: 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.

CWE Score Card: IBPS will print the Score Cards for each of the qualifying candidates only and will send the same by Registered/ Speed post to each candidate at the correspondence address specified in his/ her online application.

Validity of Score Card: Score Cards issued by IBPS will be valid for one year from the date of issue of the Score Card.

One comment on “BANK Common Written Exam (CWE) Specialist Officer Public Sector Banks

  1. ipsita on said:

    I want to know that among p.o and s.o(agricultural field officer)which one is the higher post and whose salary is more? Plz reply soon

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