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 (www.ibps.in) 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