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IBPS Clerk 2017-18 recruitment (CWE-VII)

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS) has already released exam calendar for CWE CLERK-VII  examinations.A large number of students take part in this IBPS Clerical Exam every time and this is a golden opportunity to become a banker in PSU nationalized banks. Here we are sharing some useful information regarding IBP clerk 2017-2018 recruitment process.

IBPS Clerk 2017 notification 

IBPS Clerk 2017-18 notification will be available in official site of IBPS( criteria, age limit,exam format and syllabus,details about selection procedure,exam dates,participating banks,IBPS clerk 2017 education qualification etc.. will be notified through official detailed advertisement of IBPS Clerk CWE-VII 2017-18 recruitment.
Selection procedure for IBPS Clerk 2017-18 

CWE CLERK-VII  Examination Dates

Preliminary Examination
02.12.2017, 03.12.2017, 09.12.2017 & 10.12.2017 
Main Examination 21.01.2018 

IBPS Clerk examination 2017-18 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.
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.

IBPS Clerk Age Limit

 Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years 
Age relaxation is applicable for SC,ST,Ex-Service,PWD and other categories.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment Selection Process 

The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Main examination. Depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2018-19 based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience, etc. The validity for CWE Clerks-VII will automatically expire at the close of business on 31.03.2019 with or without giving any notice.


  The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

a.       Preliminary Examination
Sr. No.
Name of Tests  

No. of Questions
Maximum Marks
English Language
Composite time of  1 hour
Numerical Ability
Reasoning Ability


Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for online main examination.

b.       Main Examination
Name of Tests
No. of
Maximum Marks
Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
30 minutes
English Language
30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude
30 minutes
General Awareness (with special reference to Banking)
25 minutes
Computer Knowledge
20 minutes

135 minutes
The above tests except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination) There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

HOW TO APPLY for IBPS Clerk Online

Candidates fullfilling above criteria can apply for the post of clerk via online mode through official website of ibps .There will not be any offline mode for application.

IBPS Clerk recruitment 2017-18 :Participating banks/organisation

Allahabad Bank
Canara Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
UCO Bank
Andhra Bank
Central Bank of India
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Union Bank of India
Bank of Baroda
Corporation Bank
Punjab National Bank
United Bank of India
Bank of India
Dena Bank
Punjab & Sind Bank
Vijaya Bank
Bank of Maharashtra
Indian Bank
Syndicate Bank
note:Recruitment in Participating Organizations is a dynamic process which depends upon restriction imposed, business volume, business growth, health of the organizations, branch expansion, internal and external factors, structural changes etc  

IBPS Clerk Examination Centres

Examination centres for preliminary examination will be available in all major cities across india. Examination centre for IBPS clerk mains will be decided by ibps based on the statewise vacancies and other factors.

IBPS Clerk examination Scores 

The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi-percentile method. Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations.

IBPS Clerk 2017-18 Cut-off Score (Online main examination)

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main Examination and also a minimum total score to be considered for further process. Depending on number of the State/ UT wise vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be considered for provisional allotment. Prior to the completion of provisional allotment process scores obtained in the Online Main Examination will not be shared with the candidates. MARKS OBTAINED IN THE MAIN EXAMINATION ONLY WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR FINAL MERIT LISTING. 


The total marks allotted for Main Examination are 200. Marks will be converted out of 100 for Provisional allotment. A candidate should qualify in the CWE online main examination and be sufficiently high in the merit to be considered for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on IBPS website. On completion of the Main Examination, depending on the state/UT wise vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2017-18 based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations, based on merit-cumpreference keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, various guidelines issued by Govt. of India/Others from time to time, administrative exigency, etc. Vacancies given in this advertisement are indicative. Provisional allotment shall be done on the basis of final vacancies to be reported by the Participating Organisations. Candidates should not claim indicative vacancies as final for the provisional allotment. No change in the data already registered by the candidate in the online application form is possible. 

IBPS Clerk prelim and mains call letter 2017

The Centre, venue address, date and time for both preliminary and main examinations shall be intimated in the respective Call Letter. An eligible candidate should download his/her call letter from the IBPS website by entering his/ her details i.e. Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth. No hard copy of the call letter/ Information Handout etc. will be sent by post/ courier.  

IBPS Clerk 2017-18 online application Procedure/How to apply online

 (1) Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website 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-VI)” 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 .
 (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.

Online fee payment for IBPS Clerk CWE-VII 2017-18
Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable, 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 candidate.
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