IBPS CWE for Bank PO/ MT

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The  Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is a reputed and well known independent body that mainly conducts testing for recruitment and training for such tests, and caters mainly to the financial sector (banks or financial institutions.)

In 2011, the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) authorised the IBPS to conduct a Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruitment of bank probationary officers (PO) and management trainees (MT.) The first CWE for bank PO/ MT recruitment was conducted by IBPS on 18 September, 2011 for selecting POs and MTs to 19 participating public sector banks.

(Also read: Life of a Bank P.O.)

Organisations using IBPS CWE for PO/ MT Recruitment

As of now, the IBPS bank exam is conducted online for around 23 public sector banks and other financial institutions. If you wish to join any of the following organisations as a probationary officer or management trainee, you must apply for the IBPS exam. If you are shortlisted in the exam, you will have to appear for a “common interview” that would be organised by all the participating banks, with some help from IBPS.

1.    Allahabad Bank
2.    Andhra Bank
3.    Bank of Baroda
4.    Bank of India
5.    Bank of Maharashtra
6.    Bharatiya Mahila Bank
7.    Canara Bank
8.    Central Bank of India
9.    Corporation Bank
10.    Dena Bank
11.    ECGC (Export Credit Guarantee Corporation of India)
12.   EXIM (export import) Bank
13.    Indian Bank
14.    IDBI Bank
15.    Indian Overseas Bank
16.    Oriental Bank of Commerce (OBC)
17.    Punjab National Bank
18.    Punjab & Sind Bank
19.    Syndicate Bank
20.    UCO Bank
21.    Union Bank of India
22.    United Bank of India
23.    Vijaya Bank
24.    Any other bank or financial institution

CWE PO/MT- VI Exam Dates

The fifth edition of IBPS Common Written Exam for bank PO recruitment and MT recruitment, was conducted in two parts – a preliminary and a main exam (both conducted online.)

The exam schedule for IBPS PO Exam, 2017:

IBPS PO VII Exam Calendar

IBPS PO 7 Online Registration Start Date

Exam Date - 16.08.2017

Last Date of IBPS PO 7 Online Registration

Exam Date - 05.09.2017

IBPS PO Application Fees Online Payment Dates

Exam Date - 16.08.2017 to 05.09.2017

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2017

Exam Date - IBPS PO Practice / Mock Test Series Pdf

IBPS PO Pre Exam Admit Card Download Date from

Exam Date - September 2017

IBPS PO/MT Preliminary Exam Dates for CWE VII

Exam Date - 07.10.2017, 08.10.2017, 14.10.2017 & 15.10.2017

IBPS Result of Online exam – Preliminary CWE VII

Exam Date - October – November 2017

Download of Call letter for Online Mains exam CWE VII

Exam Date - November 2017

IBPS PO CWE VII Online Main Exam

Exam Date - 26.11.2017

IBPS PO VII Exam Result Declaration Date

Exam Date - December 2017

IBPS PO Interview Admit card download date

Exam Date - January 2018

IBPS PO Interview Date

Exam Date - February 2018

IBPS PO Provisional Allotment date

Exam Date - April 2018

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must fulfill the following eligibility criteria before appearing for the IBPS bank P.O exam, 2017:

1. You must be a citizen of India/ Nepal/ Bhutan/ Tibetan refugee/ person of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam intending to permanently settle in India. The Indian government should have issued a favourable eligibility certificate for you.
2. You must be at least 20 years old and not more than 30 years old, as on 1 July, 2017.
There would be 3-10 years of age relaxation for SC/ ST candidates, applicants with disabilities, ex-servicemen, J&K residents (1980-89) and victims of 1984 riots.
3. You must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognised university.

Application fee

The application fee for the IBPS CWE Bank PO exam is Rs.600 (general candidates) and Rs.100 (SC/ST/PWD candidates)

You can pay through Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

How to apply for IBPS exam 2017

Interested candidates can apply online for the IBPS CWE (PO/MT) V, at the official IBPS website ( between 16 August and 5 September 2017. Ensure that you have a valid and active e-mail ID before applying.

Pre-Examination Training

IBPS conducts a free Pre-Examination Training (PET) in coordination with the participating banks for applicants from the Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities in some centres. You can avail this opportunity by filling in the relevant column while applying online for the IBPS exam.

Training would be held at the following centres: Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bareilly, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shimla, Shillong, Siliguri, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam

IBPS CWE (PO/ MT) Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The IBPS exam for PO recruitment to various public sector banks would be conducted in two stages:

A) Preliminary exam

This would be a 1 hour, objective, online exam with 3 sections:

English Language

No. of Question - 30
Marks - 30

Quantitative Aptitude

No. of Question - 35
Marks - 35

Reasoning Ability

No. of Question - 35
Marks - 35


No. of Question - 100
Marks - 100

B) Main exam

Only candidates who qualify the preliminary exam will be allowed to appear for this main exam. This would be a 2 hour, objective, online exam with 5 sections:

English Language

No. of Question - 40
Marks - 40

Quantitative Aptitude

No. of Question - 50
Marks - 50


No. of Question - 50
Marks - 50

General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry)

No. of Question - 40
Marks - 40

Computer Knowledge

No. of Question - 20
Marks - 20


No. of Question - 200
Marks - 200

There will be negative marking in both the preliminary and main exams. Every wrong answer would result in a penalty of 0.25 marks.

Only the marks of the IBPS Main exam would be considered while shortlisting for interviews & for final job allotment.

CWE PO/ MT Result 2017

Check your IBPS exam results online at:

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