Common Bank Exam – Ur Eligibility Doubts Answered

common bank exam, combined bank exam 2011, all india common bank exam 2011, common bank exam 2011, all india bank exams 2011,common written examination cwe 2011,common bank exam pattern The registrations for 1st all India common bank exam 2011 has started & all those eyeing for government bank jobs must appear for this test. Here we have compiled answers for some of the frequently asked questions by our readers, about eligibility.


Q: What is this test conducted for?

A: The common written examination (CWE) is for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee posts in 19 public sector banks.With the score, you can apply for PO posts in any of these banks directly.


Q: What is the min.percentage needed to register for this combined bank exam?

A: Pass in degree is the only educational qualification.No specific percentage.


Q: Can final year/semester students & those waiting for results apply ?

A: No.Those who have not completed degree as on July 1, 2011 are not eligible to apply for this combined bank exam.


Q: I have not received degree yet.Can I apply with provisional certificate?

A: Yes.If your results were declared on or before July 1, 2011 & have got marksheets or provisional certificate – You are eligible to apply.


Q: I am in final year of college.Can I apply for this test next year?

A: The common bank exam (written test) for PO jobs will be conducted twice a year (once in six months).So you could register for the exam in the next phase.


Q: Will banks conduct any other test for PO recruitment?

A: No.Candidates securing minimum qualifying marks in this all India common bank exam would be given scorecards, valid for 1 year. Each public bank will announce PO vacancies mentioning eligibility, test score etc.Those who have the specified score & meet eligibility conditions can apply,following which the bank will shortlist applicants for GD or Interview process.


Q: What books can be referred to prepare?

A: You can use bank exam books of previous recruitments, as common bank test sections are also similar to them.Here are some popular books that could be of use.

* Common Written Exam Guide (PO) – Rs.396 – Buy Online (pay in cash/ ATM cards/ Netbanking)


Q: Can i change the details entered in online application?

A: Yes.Incase you made some mistake while registering, a facility to modify details is available after 2 days from the date of registering.Visit online application & click ‘Edit’


Q: I have paid the fees..but the application link is not opening.What to do?

A: Why were you waiting for so long? The IBPS notice clearly warns about last minute problems like website non-function due to high traffic & candidates looking to apply for common bank exam were advised to complete the process before the last date of August 1, 2011.

- Try to open the link after 10 PM or before 8 AM (the website traffic would be low then). Use only Internet Explorer to fill the form.

- If the link is down till Aug 1, you have no choice but to register after 6 months for the next common test (remember, no refund for fees already paid)


Q: Will there be any separate exam for clerks?

A: Yes.There is a separate common test for clerk jobs in banks that will be announced after PO exams.


Q: I have registered & have taken the printouts.What about call letter?

A: Candidates must download the call letter for common bank exam 2011 from IBPS website ( after Sep 4 & it wont be sent through post.


The online registrations closes on August 1, 2011 & for more details on eligibility & selection - read our complete post on common bank exam

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Namrata Bhambhani said...

If I am not able to score minimum qualifying marks in CWE in first attempt can I attempt CWE 2nd time after six months or whenever the test is conducted.Are there any limited attempts for CWE for Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee??

mazhathulli said...

I am 30 yrs on 24th april I eligible to apply? will I get an age relaxation????

Deepak K said...

In Common Bank Test pass in degree is only educational qualification. but if banks demands for minimum percentage in qualification means what abt use of common bank test what abt candidaties who scored lower percentage in degree. Plz send me details for my mail said...

Namrata,We hv already explained that there are not limits on no. of attempts.U can write the next exam to improve your scores.
Mazathulli, the maximum age as on July 1, 2011 cannot be more than 30yrs.U are above that & hence not eligible.Age relaxation only for SC/ST/OBC
Deepak, pass in degree is only for common bank exam.It is premature to say that all banks will ask for higher degree %.Some banks may ask for it & some may not.

Ameer Malik KSMA said...

Can i choose any state for writing the exam and is posting stick to the state for which we are writing? (in previous exams the state where we write exam there only job is given, like this condition is now present.. ? ?)

Neha said...

I am 30 years old so I can't apply in CET but having banking experience of three years. I have also cleared CAIIB exam in first class. My academic record is also very good. I feel there must be some provision of age relaxation to general categories also keeping in view the banking experience or CAIIB certified candidates.

Neha Sharma

Sayed Md. Nadeem said...

@ Neha:
You are in bank with 3 years of work exp. having JAIIB and CAIIB certificates in your hand, now what else do you want at this stage, I mean why do u feel like so... this is disgusting. You should leave this place for new commerce, meanwhile you should prepare for ur internal promotions i.e. for Scale- II.
Thank You.

Sayed M Nadeem
New Delhi

anjali said...

sir i have deposited Rs-450 in bank of india branch on 11-07-2011 for CBE examination fees but they have done transaction on 11-7-2011 bt net code was generated on 12-07-2011 so i want to know which date i should entered as a deposit date 11-07-2011 or 12-07-2011

sowmya said...

today i had deposited Rs.450 in bank of India, but they dint give me NEFT URT No., they said that, there is no need of the code because the account to which we are depositing the amount belongs to bank of India. But in the online application form it is mandatory to fill. please tell me what to do as early as possible because, only 3 days are left for the application form submission. said...

sowmya, Since u deposited in Bank of India - there wont be any NEFT number.So enter the challan number or the transaction number (stamped on challan by bank) under NEFT UTR no.
Anjali, You can enter the date as 12.07.2011

pooja said...

i want to know can i submit the fee rs450 through any bank other than mentioned in the list by CWE of 19 banks.
can i deposit the money through state bank of Hyderabad.


nithi said...

nithi said:

hello sir, will you please tell me when the special coaching class for scheduled castes students will be started. I am very much awaiting for that.