Its registration time once again with IBPS announcing common written exam (CWE) 2012 for clerk jobs in banks.Although this is not new, the questions raised about eligibility are massive.Some rules implemented for clerical CWE 2012 is one of the reason for doubts to arise among aspirants.
Inorder to help those stuck in deciding whether they are eligible or not, we are providing here a list of frequently asked questions & answers.This should solve most of your doubts related to registering for the all India banking test.
Questions on education
Q: I heard there are some new changes in educational qualifications.What are they?
A: To register for this IBPS clerical CWE, you must have completed graduation (any degree/stream)
Unlike previous years, std.XII criteria has been scrapped & those who haven't completed degree are now not eligible for clerk jobs in public sector banks.
Q: I am currently in final year/semester of degree.Can I apply?
A: No. As said above, registrants should hold a degree as on October 1, 2012. So, if you are currently undergoing any course in college, you are not eligible.
Q: To calculate total marks, should I take the marks in optional/honor subjects also?
A: Yes. The marks in secured in all papers for all the years should be considered while filling the percentage field in application form.
Q: My college released results in September but the marksheets were given only last week. Am I eligible for the clerk exam?
A: No.The date appearing on mark sheet or provisional certificate should be on or before October 1, 2012.If the date is later, you don't posses the eligibility condition.
Q: I belong to general category & my age is 28 years & 3 months.Am I fit to apply?
A: No. Applicants of general cat. should be 28 years or less.The max. age is relaxed by 5 yrs for SC/ST, 3 yrs for OBC etc.,You should not exceed the specified agelimit even by a day.
Questions about language & computer proficiency
Q: I have studied computer science.Should I need a computer certificate too?
A: No. Candidates who had computer operations or language/ IT as a subject in high school/college are not required to produce certifications.
Q: I have done a software course from an institute & have its certificate.Is that enough?
A: Yes. As per the IBPS advt, certificates issued by any computer training institute can be used as proof of possessing comp.literacy.
Q: Can I choose any state to appear for test?
A: The recruitments for clerk vacancies is done state-wise.Hence the test centre should be located in that state only.
So register for written test in one specific state you wish to work on selection.Remember, its not possible to change the state after results are released.
example – if you want to work as clerk in Andhra Pradesh banks, choose AP under ‘centre of examination’ in the online application & select test location from the list.
Q: I know only to speak a certain language.Can I apply for that state?
A: No. You should be able to read/write & speak the official language of the state registering for.
example situation: Lets say, you are residing in Bangalore & can speak kannada but don't know to read or write it.On the other hand, you are proficient in hindi.In this case, its better to apply for states which have hindi as official language.
For detailed info on selection & applying procedures, see the announcement of IBPS common clerk exam 2013