IBPS Probationary Officer (PO) 2013 - 2014 Common Written Exam 3Notification Out

The much awaited IBPS PO 2013 CWE 3 is released. The exam is scheduled to held in October 2013. But it is not a happy news for many. You need to have 60% in graduation to write this exam. Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations listed at (A) as a Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to register for the Common Written Examination (CWE PO/MT-III). Candidates who appear and are shortlisted in the examination, will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co- ordinated by IBPS. Depending on the available vacancies in Participating organisations, candidates shortlisted will be allotted to one of the Participating Banks.


All 19 PSU Banks are participating in this recruitment process. You apply online from 22.07.2013 to 12.08.2013. Tentative schedule is as follows.



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Eligibility Criteria:


Age (As on 01.07.2013):


Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1985 and not later than 01.07.1993 (both dates inclusive). For details on Relaxation in upper age limit for reservation candidates refer notification for full details.


Educational Qualification:


Degree with 60% marks in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.


The percentage of marks stipulated for the Educational Qualification is for General (Unreserved) Category Candidates. Candidates belonging to the Reserved Category (SC / ST/ PWD), filling in vacancies reserved for the relevant category, will be entitled to a relaxation of 5% marks in relation to that stipulated for General Category candidates. Candidates belonging to SC / ST/ PWD categories filling in “unreserved” vacancies will not be entitled to the above referred relaxation 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.


Note: (1) 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 indicate the same in online application .

(2) All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a recognized University / Institution and the result should have been declared on or before 01.07.2013. Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 01.07.2013 has to be submitted at the time of interview. The date of passing the examination which is reckoned for eligibility will be the date of passing appearing on the marksheet/ Provisional certificate.

(3) Calculation of Percentage : The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the 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. 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%.


IBPS PO 2013 - 2014 Online Exam consists of 200 questions carry 200 marks. I will explain the syllabus in detail in my next post. There is no descriptive paper this time. Graduation 60% is very bad. Below 60% scorers are not fools or unfit for PO job. It is a bad move by PSU Banks.


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