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Sunday, 3 June 2012

IBPS CWE 2012 for Regional Rural Banks - Apply Online, Download Challan

Published Sunday, 3 June 2012
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has finally issued the official notification of Common Written Examination 2012 to be conducted as pre-requisite for recruitment to Group A Officers in Scale I,II & III and Office Assistants (Multipurpose) in the Regional Rural Banks of the country. It is known that there are around 82 RRBs in India operating under the sponsor banks, state government and Govt. of India. This is the first time that IBPS CWE RRB Examination will be held and thereby stands as a golden opportunity for all the educated youths who are looking forward to get employed in banks. It is also informed that the exam will be conducted two times in a year for the category of Officers and Multipurpose Office Assistants. In other words, IBPS CWE RRB 2012 will be a mandatory qualification for applying to any of the above mentioned job position in Regional Rural Banks and the performance of the candidate in this examination will be taken into account during the recruitment process of the individual banks based on the certain criteria and cutoff marks that will be prescribed.

Particulars Important Dates
Online Registration Process/Application Fee Payment Starts 01/06/12
Offline Payment of Fee Starts 04/06/12
Online Registration/Fee Payment Closing Date 25/06/12
Last date for Offline Fee Payment 30/06/12
Editing of Application Details Last Date 27/06/12
Call Letters available for Download Officer (Scale-I, II & III) 22/08/12
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 28/08/12
Common Written Examination Date (Tentative) Officer (Scale-I, II & III) 02/09/12
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) 09/09/12

IBPS CWE RRB 2012 Eligibility Criteria and Educational Qualification

In order to apply for this Common Written Examination September 2012 for Regional Rural Banks, one must fulfill certain criteria so as to be considered eligible in accordance with the requirements of IBPS. The first one is that of age limit which is different for each designation as detailed below:-

Designation Lower Age Limit Upper Age Limit
Officer Scale I N/A 40
Scale II 21 32
Scale III 18 28
Office Assistant ~ do ~ ~ do ~
Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 05 years
OBC 03 years
PWD 10 years
Domicile of Kashmir (J&K) during 01/01/80 to 31/12/89 05 years
Affected person of the 1984 riots ~ do ~

In addition to the above, widows or divorced woman will be able to avail 9 years of age relaxation in case of applying for Office Assistant category which is however subject to 38yrs for Other Backward Classes and 40yrs for Scheduled Caste/Tribes. Ex-serviceman and Disabled Ex-serviceman will also be allowed relaxation in upper age limit based on certain conditions as admissible by the guidelines of Govt of India. Any claim for relaxation must however be supported by relevant certificates as applicable.

The educational qualification necessary for applying to the above written test are the following:-

Category Essential Qualification Experience (Years)
Office Assistant (Multipurpose) Degree (any discipline) or equivalent with proficiency in local language (official language of State/UT where RRB is located) N/A
Officer Scale I ~ do ~ N/A
Scale II General Banking
~ do ~ 02
Specialist Officers Chartered Accountant: CA from ICA 01
Marketing Officer: PG Degree in Marketing 01
Treasury Manager: CA from ICA or PG degree in Finance 01
Agricultural Officer: Degree with 50% marks in Agriculture, Dairy Science, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry, Forestry, Agricultural Engg., Veterinary Science, Pisciculture or allied specialization. 01
Scale III Degree in any discipline with 50% aggregate marks 05

The above eligibility criteria for IBPS CWE RRB Recruitment 2012 should be possessed as on 01-06-2012 and the degree/diploma certificates mentioned above as part of the essential educational qualifications should be from a recognized institute/university to be considered as valid application.

Apply IBPS CWE 2012 for RRB Online - Application Procedures

As usual, application submission is allowed only through online mode through dedicated registration page as offered in IBPS website. The links to apply online will be open as per the schedule listed above and applicants can proceed accordingly. You have to arrange a scanned digital copy of recent passport size photo and signature along with valid email id before applying. In case of Officer (Scale I, II & III), a non-refundable fee of Rs.50/- for SC/ST and PWD candidates is necessary while Rs.450/- will be charged for all other categories. On the other hand, if you are applying for Office Assistant (Multipurpose) then the fee applicable is Rs.50/- for SC/ST, Persons with Disability and Ex-Serviceman whereas Rs.350/- for rest of the categories like General, OBC etc. This application fee can be paid through either online mode via Netbanking/Credit/Debit card or offline through CBS branches using IBPS CWE RRB 2012 Challan. The offline payment can be deposited by using the system generated fee payment challan in any of the 6 public sector banks such as CBI, UBI, IOB, PNB, Bank of India and Bank of Baroda. Bank/Transaction charges (if any) will have to be paid by the applicants.

IBPS Common Written Examination 2012 for RRB Recruitment - Syllabus

Well, the detailed syllabus is included as attachment below which can be downloaded or viewed online. Generally, the exam will be conducted with around 5-6 papers carrying a maximum of 40 questions. The maximum marks out of all the papers will be 200 and there will be negative mark penalty for every wrong answer attempted. For this, 0.25 marks out of the total allotted marks will be deducted.

The written examination will be held in around 220 test centres located across 27 states as per the tentative schedule listed above. Since the dates are tentative, it may get changed and in such a case the actual date will be intimated through the IBPS CWE RRB call letters or admit cards.


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