20 Aug 2013

IBPS Common Written Examination for Clerical Cadre 2013 (CWE Clerks-III)

The next Common Written Examination (CWE) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre posts in the Participating Organisations listed below will be conducted online by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) tentatively in November/ December 2013.


Name of the Post : Clerical Cadre
Name of Examination : Common Written Examination(CWE) for Clerical Cadre 2013

Eligibility Criteria for CWE for Clerical Cadre 2013: 

Age Limit :
Age (As on 01.08.2013):
Minimum: 20 years
Maximum: 28 years
i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1985 and not later than 01.08.1993 (both dates inclusive)


Educational Qualification : Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

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 preferable. (Some questions may be put at the time of interview to ascertain the candidate’s familiarity with the Official Language of the State/UT)

Interview : Candidates who have been shortlisted in the examination for CWE Clerks-III will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the shortlisted candidates in the call letter. Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from authorised IBPS website www.ibps.in. Please note that any request regarding change in date, centre etc. of interview will not be entertained. However the conducting agencies reserve the right to change the date/ venue/ time/ centre etc. of interview or hold supplementary process for particular date / session / venue / centre / set of candidates at its discretion, under unforeseen circumstances, if any.

The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EXSM candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (exam) and interview will be 80:20. For each State/UT, the combined final scores of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of total scores obtained by the candidates in CWE Clerk-III and Interview. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and interview to be shortlisted for subsequent allotment process, details of which will be available subsequently on IBPS website.


Application Fees/ Intimation Charges:
Payable from 19.08.2013 to 07.09.2013 (Online payment) and 21.08.2013 to 12.09.2013 (Offline payment) both dates inclusive.

- Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates.
- Rs. 600 /- for all others
Bank Transaction charges for Offline/ Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate


How to Apply : Candidates can apply online only from 19.08.2013 to 07.09.2013 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

Important dates regarding IBPS CWE Clerks-III Online form 

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

Events                                                                              Tentative Dates
Online Registration                                                   19.08.2013- 07.09.2013
Payment of Application Fees- Online                         19.08.2013- 07.09.2013
Payment of Application Fees- Offline                        21.08.2013- 12.09.2013

Download of Call Letter for Pre-Examination Training (PET)
for SC/ST/ Minority Community/ EXSM/ PWD candidates
                                                                                         After 29.10.2013

Pre-Examination Training       09.11.2013-16.11.2013 (excluding holidays)
Download of Call letter for Examination                     After 18.11.2013

Online Examination (Tentative dates)- some/ all/ additional
dates as the need arises       30.11.2013/ 01.12.2013/ 07.12.2013/08.12.2013/ 14.12.2013/15.12.2013

Sharing of result status of examination (CWE)    Second week of January 2014
Download of call letters for Interview                 Last week of January 2014
Conduct of Interview                                     Second week of February 2014
Allotment                                                                April 2014

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