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Thursday, 15 August 2013

IBPS Clerk CWE III 2013-14 - Apply online at

Published Thursday, 15 August 2013
IBPS CWE Clerks-III 2013-14 is scheduled to be held towards the year end i.e. month of November/December 2013 and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has published a notification regarding this. It may be known to you that this Common Written Examination conducted by IBPS is an essential pre-requisite for recruitment to clerical cadre at all the participating banks/financial institution and as such it is a very important exam to qualify for job seekers interested in the banking sector. The details about this IBPS CWE III are given below:-

Online Registration Online Fee Payment Offline Fee Payment
19/08/2013 to 07/09/2013 19/08/2013 to 07/09/2013 21/08/2013 to 12/09/2013
Pre-Examination Training IBPS CWE Call Letters Exam Results
09/11/2013 to 16/11/2013 After 18-11-2013 2nd week of January 2014
Tentative Dates for online IBPS Common Written Examination (Clerk) III

An important point to remember is that since the recruitment to the clerical cadre in public sector banks is usually conducted State/UT-wise, therefore the candidates must also appear in the Common Written Examination from a centre of that State/UT only. So, applicants must be careful while submitting their online application to mark their preference wisely. The eligibility criteria are mentioned below:-

IBPS Clerk CWE 2013-14 - Eligibility Criteria

The first criteria is that of nationality and candidates must be an Indian citizen or subjects of other listed countries as is mentioned in the official notification. Secondly, the age limit criteria needs to be fulfilled and applicants must be minimum 20 years of age and maximum 28 years as on 1st August 2013 to be eligible to apply. Relaxation in upper age limit will be admissible to specific categories.

In addition to the above mentioned eligibility criteria, there is another important one which is that of the prescribed educational qualification. Accordingly, candidates must be a graduate having degree in any discipline from a recognized university. Moreover, having knowledge of computer operation is one of the mandatory requirement and candidates must possess degree/diploma of computer literacy or must have studied computer/IT as one of the subject during school/college. In addition, it is also essential for the candidate to be proficient in the official language of the state from where he/she wishes to apply.

How to apply for IBPS Clerk Common Written Examination 2013-14?

Interested candidates will be able to apply online through the website as per the schedule listed above. The application fee amounting to Rs.100/- as applicable for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates and Rs.600/- applicable for rest of the candidates must be paid by either online/offline mode.

For online mode, payment can be made through Debit/Credit Cards bearing Master/Visa logo or can be also remitted using Netbanking facility. On the other hand, candidates may opt for paying the fee offline at the counters of specified bank branches using a system generated fee payment challan. This IBPS Recruitment Challan Form can be downloaded right after submitting the online application form.

IBPS Clerk CWE 2013-14 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The written test in objective pattern will be held for 2 hours duration and carry 200 marks. It will test the candidate's knowledge in the subjects of Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness with specific reference to Banking Industry. All these papers will carry 40 marks each and will be presented bilingually (Eng/Hindi) except for English paper.

Negative marking will ofcourse be there for this upcoming IBPS CWE Clerks-III 2013-14 and as usual, 1/4th of the mark i.e. 0.25 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer committed.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2014 - Interview and Allotment

Interview for shortlisted candidates in the CWE Clerks-III will be invited to appear in an interview to be conducted by participating banks and organizations. It will be of 100 marks with the minimum qualifying marks of 40%. The interview will be held from second week of February 2014 while allotment is to be made from April 2014 onward. Rest of the details can be obtained from attached notification.


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