Institute of Banking Personnel is a very well known recruiter in the banking sector. It recruits candidates through outsourcing. This year in 2011, it has introduced the common written exam (CWE). It is a common exam for recruitment into posts of bank po and clerical posts. Only 19 public sector banks can recruit individuals from this exam. The students who clear this exam will be given a mark sheet. During a vacancy in any of the bank involved, the student can present the mark sheet and reach the interview round.
IBPS has encountered several problems during the recruitment due to the large strength of candidates who apply for the exams. This also does not satisfy the candidates as most of them lose the opportunity due to limited number of seats. This is the chance for all those aspiring candidates who have the caliber and potential but are left behind due to lack of opportunity. It should be noted that this exam will be conducted twice in 2011, all over India. All the information regarding the CWE is available in the official website of IBPS. However, eligibility criteria and interview procedure after the exam, wil be decided by the respective banks. Your preference during recruitment will be based on your score in the exam. 19 public sector banks decided to participate in this novel endeavor by IBPS which is a time saving and money saving strategy. Following is the list of the participatory banks in the CWE to be conducted in 2011:
Allahabad Bank
Andhra Bank
Bank of Baroda
Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra
Canara Bank
Central Bank of India
Corporation Bank
Dena Bank
Indian Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Punjab National Bank
Punjab & Sind Bank
Syndicate Bank
Union Bank of India
United Bank of India
UCO Bank
Vijaya Bank
Thus, all these renowned banks are involved in CWE. If you want to be a part of any of the above mentioned banks and secure a high position of a Bank PO or Clerk you can apply for the CWE in 2011. However, it should be kept in mind that the recruitment procedure is conducted for large scale recruitment but it will be very challenging. Due to extra competition you need to prepare harder and be ready for the interview as you can be called anytime and you might not have time to prepare then. Also, get all the information on IBPS and its background. There are chances that questions can be asked on this and can fetch you higher marks.

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