This is the exam held for recruitment to nationalized banks in India to fill vacancies for clerical level jobs. Find information about the examination regarding paper pattern, eligibility, etc. below.
A Common Written Examination (CWE) is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as a per-requisite for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre posts in Public Sector Banks.
Candidates, intending to apply for CWE Clerks-VII should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility
criteria specified by IBPS in this advertisement:
Please note that the eligibility criteria specified herein are the basic criteria for applying for the post. Candidates
must necessarily produce the relevant documents in original and a photocopy in support of their identity and
eligibility pertaining to category, nationality, age, educational qualifications etc as indicated in the online
application form at the time of joining and any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by IBPS/
Participating Organisations. Please note that no change of category will be permitted at any stage after
registration of the online application and the result will be processed considering the category which has been
indicated in the online application, subject to guidelines of the Government of India in this regard. Merely
applying for CRP/ appearing for and being shortlisted in the online examination (Preliminary and Main) and/or
in subsequent processes does not imply that a candidate will necessarily be offered employment in any of the
Participating Organisations. No request for considering the candidature under any category other than the one
in which one has applied will be entertained.
I. Nationality / Citizenship:
A candidate must be either –
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently
settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has 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 with the intention of permanently settling in India,
provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour
a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
II. Age (As on 01.0 .201 ):
Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years
i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1989 and not later than 01.09.1997 (both dates
Relaxation of Upper age limit
Sr. No. Category Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen actual period of service rendered in
the defence forces + 3 years (8 years
for Disabled Ex-Servicemen
belonging to SC/ST) subject to a
maximum age limit of 50 years
5 Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from
their husbands who have not remarried
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir
during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
7 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
8 Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal
retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state
NOTE: (i) The relaxation in upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC candidates is allowed on cumulative basis with only
one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted as mentioned above in Point
No. II (3) to II (8).
(ii) The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.
(iii) Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit necessary certificate(s) in original/ copies
at the time of joining and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by IBPS/
(iv) The following rules applicable to Ex Servicemen re employed under the Central government would
apply to Ex Servicemen candidates appearing for the CWE:
(i) Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under the Central Government
in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen
for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group ‘C’/ ‘D’ under the Central
Government. However, such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation on second
occasion for Ex-Servicemen in Central Government jobs.
(ii) An Ex-Servicemen who has once joined a Government job on civil side after availing of the
benefits given to him/her as an Ex-Servicemen for his/her re-employment, his/her Ex-Servicemen
status for the purpose of the re-employment in Government jobs ceases.
(iii) Candidates who are still in the Armed Forces and desirous of applying under Ex-Servicemen
category whose date of completion of specific period of engagement (SPE) is completed one year
from the last date for receipt of online application i.e. on or before 02.10.2018 are eligible to apply.
III. Educational Qualifications:
A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent
qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she
registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.
Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should
have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information
Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.
Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and
speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is
Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculate ExServicemen
who have obtained the Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy
or Air Force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the Union as on
03.10.2017. Such certificates should be dated on or before 03.10.2017.
Note: (1) All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised
by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the final result should have been declared
on or before 03.10.201
Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 03.10.201 has
to be submitted at the time of joining. The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date
appearing on the mark-sheet or provisional certificate issued by University/ Institute. In case the result of
a particular examination is posted on the website of the University/ Institute and web based certificate is
issued then proper document/certificate in original issued and signed by the appropriate authority of the
University/ Institute indicating the date of passing properly mentioned thereon will be reckoned for
verification and further process.
(2) Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in
the online application. Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage
and indicated in online application. The candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the
appropriate authority inter alia stating that the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into
percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.
(3) Calculation of Percentage The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained
by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the
subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100. This will
be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only.
The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and
54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.
IV. Definition of Ex Servicemen (EXSM)
i. Ex Servicemen (EXSM): Only those candidates shall be treated as Ex-servicemen who fulfil the revised definition
as laid down in Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel & Administrative
Reforms Notification No. 36034/5/85 Estt. (SCT) dated 27.10.1986 as amended from time to time.
ii. Disabled Ex Servicemen (DISXS): Ex-servicemen who while serving in Armed Forces of the union were disabled
in operation against the enemy or in disturbed areas shall be treated as Disabled Ex-Servicemen (DISXS).
iii. Dependents Of Servicemen Killed In Action (DXS): Servicemen killed in the following operations would be
deemed to have been killed in action attributable to military service (a) war (b) war like operations or Border
skirmishes either with Pakistan on cease fire line or any other country (c) fighting against armed hostiles in a
counter insurgency environment viz: Nagaland, Mizoram, etc. (d) serving with peace keeping mission abroad (e)
laying or clearance of mines including enemy mines as also mine sweeping operation between one month before
and three months after conclusion of an operation (f) frost bite during actual operations or during the period
specified by the Government (g) dealing with agitating para-military forces personnel (h) IPKF Personnel killed
during the operations in Sri Lanka.
For the purpose of availing the concession of reservation for Dependents of Servicemen killed in action the member
of the family would include his widow, son, daughter or his near relations who agree to support his family and an
affidavit stating that the relaxation is availed by one dependent of Ex-Servicemen or not availed by any Dependent
of Servicemen killed in action will have to be submitted at the time of joining.
The relaxation in upper age limit and in educational qualifications is not available to Dependents of Servicemen.
Note: The Territorial Army Personnel will be treated as ex-servicemen w.e.f. 15.11.1986.
V. Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities
Under section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”, persons with benchmark
disabilities are eligible for Reservation. The reserved categories of disabilities mentioned under this Act
a. Blindness and low vision;
b. deaf and hard of hearing;
c. locomotor disability including cerebral palsy. leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular
d. autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;
e. multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf blindness in the posts
identified for each disabilities:
Note: Definition of the above specified disabilities will be as per “THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH
DISABILITIES ACT, 2016”.
The allocation of reserved vacancies for the persons with benchmark disabilities will be as prescribed in
the “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” and as per vacancies reported to IBPS by
Candidates can apply online only from 12.09.2017 to 03.10.2017 and no other mode of application will be accepted.
Pre Requisites for Applying Online
Before applying online, candidates should—
(i) scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm) and signature adhere to the
required specifications as given in Annexure III to this Advertisement.
(ii) Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.
(iii) keep the necessary details/documents ready to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation
(iv) have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the completion of this round of Common Recruitment
Process. IBPS may send call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID. Under no
circumstances, a candidate should share with/mention e-mail ID to / of any other person. In case a candidate does
not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID before applying on-line and must
maintain that email account.
Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable from 12.0 .201 to 03.10.201 (Online payment) both dates
inclusive, shall be as follows
– Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates.
– Rs. 600 /- for all others
Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the
Procedure for applying online
(1) Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the
link “CWE Clerks” and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CWE- Clerks
(CWE-Clerks-VII)” to open the On-Line Application Form.
(2) Candidates will have to click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register their application
by entering their basic information in the online application form. After that a provisional registration number
and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the
Provisional registration number and password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration
number and Password will also be sent. They can reopen the saved data using Provisional registration number
and password and edit the particulars, if needed.
(3) Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications given in the
Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature (Annexure III).
(4) Candidates are advised to carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the
data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained. Prior to submission of the online
application candidates are advised to use the “SAVE AND NEXT” facility to verify the details in the
online application form and modify the same if required. No change is permitted after clicking on
FINAL SUBMIT Button. Visually Impaired candidates are responsible for carefully verifying/ getting
the details filled in, in the online application form properly verified and ensuring that the same are
correct prior to submission as no change is possible after submission.
(5) The candidate should indicate in the online application the state to which he/she opts for provisional
allotment on selection. The option once exercised will be irrevocable.
Mode of Payment
Candidates have the option of making the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges through the ONLINE mode only:
Payment of fees/ intimation charges via the ONLINE MODE
(i) Candidates should carefully fill in the details in the On-Line Application at the appropriate places very carefully and
click on the “FINAL SUBMIT” button at the end of the On-Line Application format. Before pressing the “FINAL
SUBMIT” button, candidates are advised to verify every field filled in the application. The name of the candidate or his
/her father/husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the certificates/mark sheets. Any
change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.
In case the candidate is unable to fill in the application form in one go, he/ she can save the data already entered. When
the data is saved, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the
screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional registration number and password. An Email & SMS indicating the
Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. They can reopen the saved data using Provisional
registration number and password and edit the particulars, if needed. Once the application is filled in completely,
candidate should submit the data.
(ii) The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following
(iii) The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking,
IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets by providing information as asked on the screen.
(iv) After Final Submit, an additional page of the application form is displayed wherein candidates may follow the
instructions and fill in the requisite details.
(v) If the online transaction has not been successfully completed then candidates are advised to login again with their
provisional registration number and password and pay the Application Fees/ Intimation Charges online.
(vi) On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated.
(vii) Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-receipt and online application form. Please note that if the same cannot
be generated then online transaction may not have been successful.
o After submitting your payment information in the online application form, please wait for the intimation from
the server, DO NOT press Back or Refresh button in order to avoid double charge
o For Credit Card users: All charges are listed in Indian Rupee. If you use a non-Indian credit card, your bank
will convert to your local currency based on prevailing exchange rates.
o To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once your transaction is completed.
After completing the procedure of applying on-line including payment of fees / intimation charges, the candidate
should take a printout of the system generated on-line application form, ensure the particulars filled in are
accurate and retain it along with Registration Number and Password for future reference. They should not send
this printout to the IBPS/ Banks.
Please note that all the particulars mentioned in the online application including Name of the Candidate,
Category, Date of Birth, Address, Mobile Number, Email ID, Centre of Examination, State in which
applied for, registration of preferences for Participating Organisations etc. will be considered as final
and no change/modifications will be allowed after submission of the online application form. Candidates
are hence advised to fill in the online application form with the utmost care as no correspondence
regarding change of details will be entertained. IBPS will not be responsible for any consequences arising
out of furnishing of incorrect and incomplete details in the application or omission to provide the
required details in the application form.
An online application which is incomplete in any respect such as without proper passport size photograph
and signature uploaded in the online application form/ unsuccessful fee payment will not be considered
andidates are advised in their own interest to apply on line much before the closing date and not to wait
till the last date for depositing the fee / intimation charges to avoid the possibility of disconnection/
inability/ failure to log on to the IBPS website on account of heavy load on internet/website jam.
IBPS does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications
within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the
Please note that the above procedure is the only valid procedure for applying. No other mode of
application or incomplete steps would be accepted and such applications would be rejected.
Any information submitted by an applicant in his/ her application shall be binding on the candidate personally
and he/she shall be liable for prosecution/ civil consequences in case the information/ details furnished by him/
her are found to be false at a later stage.