Common Exam for Bank Clerks 2011 | Apply Online

ibps common bank clerk exam 2011,common bank exam,common clerk exam,ibps common exam,all india combined clerk exam,clerk exam 2011 August 23, 2011 – Following the close of common written exam (CWE) application process for bank PO/MT positions, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is back in action to conduct the 1st common test for clerks in public sector banks.


This common exam score is necessary while applying for Clerk recruitments in the following 19 public banks -  Allahabad Bank,Andhra Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Dena bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, Syndicate Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India, UCO Bank & Vijaya Bank.


Dates: Online application process: August 25 – Sep 28, 2011 (date extended)

Written test: November 27, 2011


Eligibility criteria for all India bank clerk written exam,

* Agelimit: 18 - 28 yrs, as on 1.08.2011

* Secured 60% marks in Matric/ Std.10th/ SSLC OR 50% marks in Hsc/ Std.12th or Intermediate/ Pre-university level OR Pass in degree (any discipline) from a recognized university, as on 1.08.2011

* Have to appear for test from a state where you prefer to work (can apply to vacancies in that state only, in future)

* Should possess proficiency in the official language of that state.


Written test for clerical cadres will have Objective tests only, comprising 250 questions.While the total marks is 250, for each wrong answer - 0.25 would be reduced as negative mark.


Books: If you are looking to prepare for the test, here are some books that can bought over internet & can be paid in Cash/ Netbanking or Debit cards

* Common exam – Clerk guide – Rs.200 – Buy Online

* Previous clerk exam solved papers (upto 2011) – Rs.193 – Buy Online


After exam, those who fetch minimum cut-off mark will receive scorecards from IBPS. As these scores are valid for 1 year, candidates can directly apply for interview with public banks after they announce clerk recruitment, provided he/she satisfies the eligibility conditions set by each bank (like age,education,test score etc)


Application: Fee of Rs.50 (SC/ST) or Rs.350 (others) can be paid online (credit/ debit cards) OR by making the payment at any of the branches of Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Central bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Punjab National Bank & United Bank of India OR through NEFT to the given account, from 24.08.2011 to 28.09.2011.


- After obtaining payment receipt, proceed to fill application online at successful registration, a reg.number & password will be sent through Email, SMS.It is necessary to upload your signature & photo along with the online application


>> To apply for clerk jobs in banks, appearing for common exam is compulsory.So those looking to join banks - download the notification from their website here (pdf file)

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myth said...

Hi admin,

i have a doubt regarding payment of fee for clerk exam.... during registering for common exam, it was announced that payment for registration is enough and candidates can apply free of cost for bank exams... But when i read this article it is specified that we need to(OBC) pay 350 rupees for clerk exam registration? can you explain about the fee in detail?

Amit Joshi said...

Finaly the most awaited opening from IBPS is out now.its a Huge opportunity For Banking Sector Job Seekers So give your 100% and Prepare For The Best....

Jassver Farewell of 2006-07 said...

hi sir. i've 59.1% in intermediate(CEC). Am i eligible for applying this??

pravin jha said...

sir,,,,,,plz tell me dat which practice book will b best for d preparation of IBPS CWE CLERKS??,,,,,,,thank u

prabu said...

now am a final year college student, can i apply for this exam. Is there any need of degree for applying for the exam.

Garima said...

sir I am B.Tech 4th year student. Am i eligibe for applying this.

satish mishra said...

i am realy confused , i have never given such a exam ever, can you make me understand in simple steps how to apply and give this exam.

thank you..!

Monty said...

I have a confusion.... please solve it.... I have given Two bank clerks exam....
My confusion is as follows:-
Have to appear for test from a state where you prefer to work (can apply to vacancies in that state only, in future)

e Ground said...

Please I have confused about my age calculation. My born year is 1982. Am I eligible to pursu IBPS clerk Exam?

Reet said...

I just want to clear my doubt about filling both the IBPS exams .........can same person can apply for both IBPS officers and for IBPS clerk exams ...
Earlier i hv applied for IBPS officer exam .so now can i fill IBPS clerk exam also .........plz reply

lav said...

I have 53% in class 10th.
43% in class 12th,
48% in
59% in MBA.
Am i eligible for the exam? said...

Lav & Parihars, u r eligible as u have passed in degree.
Reet, if satisfy the eligibility for PO & Clerk exams - u can register & appear for both.
eGround, Ur not eligible as 28 is max.age
Monty, if u appear for exam from a state now then u can apply for clerk vacancies in that state only.For example, u cant write the exam in Delhi & apply for clerk posts in Karnataka.
Prabu & Garima, U can apply with 10th or 12th marks also.
Myth, fees is for registering for exam.After this, u need not pay fees to each bank, while applying.Common bank exams are separate for PO & clerk posts.
Satish, This common bank test is similar to other competitive exams.Practice using previous solved papers to get an idea.See list of available Bank exam books

Shammi said...

what abt 18 septmbr's exam. is this IBPS is differ than that. Is that Exams not held after 6 months ?

Mini said...

I have a doubt regarding the eligibity. Actually, I have done my schooling and graduation from Madhya Pradesh. And then I completed my Post-graduation from Maharashtra.So, am I eigible to apply for Maharashtra since I want to work in Maharashtra only? But I can't communicate well in the official language of Maharashtra i.e Marathi. Or incase, I learn it from someone or some private institute, so do I need to show them some certificate sort of thing?
Thank you.

ezra said...

I have applied online for this common clerk exam and got the password and number. But when i login, it shows as APPLICATION REJECTED. Whom should i contact and know the status why my application is rejected??
Please help guys said...

Mini, whatever state you apply for - you must be able to read/write & speak well in their official language.No need for certificates, but u might be asked questions in that language during the Interview to test your proficiency.
Ezra,We are not sure if IBPS would be able to tell why your application was rejected.Probably you would have missed to follow certain instructions while applying or you would have been ineligible to apply.Try to contact IBPS, through their helpline number