IBPS CWE Specialist Officer Exam Pattern

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an autonomous body that conducts Common Written Exam (CWE) to recruit candidates for various specialized posts in different nationalized banks.  The specialist officers are hired for both Scale I and Scale II posts in different Public Sector Banks.
CWE is a pre-requisite for selection of the candidates as officers from different areas like Agriculture Field Officer, Finance, Marketing, Law, Information Technology, Human Resource and Rajbhasha Adhikari.
The overall Selection Process takes place as:
  • Online Test
  • Interview Round
Let’s check out the detailed Exam Pattern of IBPS Specialist Officer CWE:
Exam pattern for the Post of Law Officer Scale and Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale
SectionsTotal QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
English Language50Qualifying25 minutes
Reasoning50Qualifying30 minutes
General Knowledge (Banking Industry)50Qualifying30 minutes
Professional Knowledge508035 minutes
Total20080120 minutes
  • The test is a computer based i.e. online and is objective in nature.
  • Every incorrect attempt charges a penalty of 0.25 marks.
  • The total duration is 2 hours.
  • The paper is bilingual- Both Hindi and English
Exam pattern for the Post of I.T Officer, Agriculture Officer, Marketing Officer & HR Officer:
SectionsTotal QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
English Language50Qualifying25 minutes
Reasoning50Qualifying30 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude50Qualifying30 minutes
Professional Knowledge508035 minutes
Total20080120 minutes
  • The test for these posts also is conducted online and is objective type.
  • There is the deduction of 0.25 marks for every wrong attempt.
  • The total duration of the test is 2 hours.
  • The medium of the paper is both English and Hindi.
Personal Interview (PI)
All the candidates who clear the sectional and the overall cutoffs for the online examination and fulfill all the academic requirements become eligible for the interview round. Some Banks also conduct a Group Discussion round before the PI. The interview is conducted by the participating organizations and is coordinated by the nodal banks with the help of IBPS. The combined final merit list is prepared considering marks obtained in mains examination (80%) and interview (20%). This round carries 100 marks and the candidates clearing this round are finally selected in the banks.
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