A clerk is the first point of contact in any bank. He is also called single window operator or cashier. Joins as clerk-cum-cashier, he discharges financial, personnel, interest and accounts administration activities besides collecting payments, sanctioning withdrawals, issuing demand drafts and other banking related services.
Career Prospects for Clerks
- A bank clerk joins as early as 20 years of age.
- There are reasonable prospects for promotion to higher grades through departmental exams.
- Starting from Probationary officer rank, a clerk can reach up to zonal and regional level.
- Enjoys job security
About IBPS CWE Clerk
- This exam is held for the recruitment of clerks in nationalized banks in India
- The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a Common Written Examination (CWE) on behalf of 21 nationalized banks as a pre requisite for selection of clerks. The list of these banks can be seen at www.ibps.in
- Only IBPS conducts the written test. The participating banks use this score to recruit clerks as per their requirements and formalities.
- Nationality : Indian
- Age : 20 to 28 years
- 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
The recruitment for the IBPS clerical cadre is done through a written exam and interview conducted solely for this purpose. The exam is conducted by the IBPS. Candidates who meet the requisite educational and eligibility criteria can apply.
The structure of the online examination which will be in objective type is as follows:
The examination is conducted for 200 marks for 2 hours.
- English Language
- Numerical Ability
- General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry)
- Computer Knowledge
Negative Marking: 1/4th of the marks deducted for every incorrect answer
The above tests except the Test of English Language will be conducted bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
Candidates who have been shortlisted in the examination for CWE Clerk will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the participating organizations
Note: A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and interview to be shortlisted for subsequent allotment process. These details will be available subsequently at www.ibps.in
CWE Score Card
IBPS will print the score cards for each of the qualifying candidates and will send the same by registered post/speed post to each candidate at the correspondence address specified in his/her application.
Validity of the Score Card
Score cards issued by the IBPS will be valid for one year from the date of issue of the score card.
Candidates can appear in subsequent examinations to enhance their scores if they so desire.
For further details, visit the authorized IBPS website: www.ibps.in