IBPS as an autonomous body has been authorised by IBA and has received a mandate from the 19 public sector banks to conduct the common written examination (CWE) for the posts of probationary officer and clerk. Though, there are 19 public sector banks that come under the IBPS recruitment process but the scores awarded to the qualified candidates are also likely to be used by a few other banks and financial institute like IDBI, ECGC etc for the selection for entry level officer’s position. IBPS conducts IBPS clear recruitment or the selection and recruitment of bank clerical posts in 10 participating banks at the given dates every year.

No doubt, a career in the public sector banks is very rewarding and enriching so if you really want to be a part of any of those public sector banks, it is important for the prospective candidates to appear for the CWE. The candidates are advised to carefully read the advertisement, online registration pattern, examination and syllabus pattern, issuance of the call letters and score cards before and after appearing for the CWE. The 19 public sector banks participating are:
1. Allahabad bank
2. Indian overseas bank
3. Andhra bank
4. Oriental bank of commerce
5. Bank of Baroda
6. Punjab national bank
7. Bank of India
8. Punjab & Sind bank
9. Bank of Maharashtra
10. Syndicate Bank
11. Canara Bank
12. UCO Bank
13. Central Bank of India
14. Union Bank of India
15. Corporation Bank
16. United bank of India
17. Dena Bank
18. Vijaya Bank
19. Indian Bank

The advent of internet has made things pretty easier for everyone in every aspect of life. Similarly, the concept of checking the qualifying status after appearing for the CWE exam online has also helped the candidates in many ways. Scorecards are issued online to those candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks and above in each test involved in the examination, therefore, candidates prefer checking their result status earlier to see if they are eligible for further process or not. Successful candidates are required to appear for personal interview and discuss round. Each bank individually shortlists the candidates and carry out their own selection process such as group discussion, final interview and so on. So, if you plan to start your career as a clerk in any of the 19 public sector banks, it is important for you to prepare well either with the help of sample papers or previous year question papers or by taking training from the top institutes to qualify the CWE exam.

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