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Thursday, 12 January 2012

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
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“Banking in India is graduating from general to specialized.” The sector therefore needs
specialist officers in various fields like IT, Technical, Agriculture, Legal, Marketing, HR, etc. and
also in Rashtrabhasha.
Having successfully held similar examinations, IBPS will conduct CWE on behalf of following 19
banks, for candidates to qualify for recruitment in the aforesaid specialist areas.
Allahabad Bank Indian Overseas Bank 01  I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
Andhra Bank  Oriental Bank of Commerce 02  Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
Bank of Baroda Punjab National Bank 03  Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
Bank of India Punjab & Sind Bank 04  Law Officer (Scale I)
Bank of Maharashtra Syndicate Bank 05  Technical Officer (Scale I)
Canara Bank UCO Bank  06  HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
Central Bank of India Union Bank of India 07  Marketing Officer (Scale I)
Corporation Bank United Bank of India 08  I.T. Officer (Scale-II)
Dena Bank Vijaya Bank 09  Law Officer (Scale II)
Indian Bank
Any individual who aspires to join any of the above Public Sector Banks in one of these Specialist Officer’s
posts will necessarily be required to take the CWE. Prospective candidates who wish to appear for the CWE
will have to apply to IBPS and should carefully read the advertisement regarding eligibility criteria, online
registration process, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters and score cards. 
Candidates who appear for the CWE will be able to check their status after the examination. Scorecards will
be issued to candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks and above in each test of the examination.
It should, however, be noted that successful candidates in the CWE who have been issued scorecards and
who meet the stipulated eligibility criteria are then required to apply to any of the participating banks they
wish to as and when individual banks call for applications for the Specialist Officers’ posts for which a
Common written Examination has been conducted, quoting their personal details and their CWE scores.
Each bank will then individually shortlist candidates and carry out their own selection processes such as
Interviews etc. for final selection.
Each participating Public Sector Bank will independently issue a separate recruitment notification, specifying
their vacancies and stipulating the eligibility criteria in terms of age, educational qualification, experience (if
any), minimum required level of IBPS score in each test and on Total Score (if any) etc.
B. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA (as on 01.12.2011)
Prospective Candidates should ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria specified by
IBPS before applying for the Common Written Examination (CWE):
Please note that the eligibility criteria specified herein are the basic criteria for applying to various
Public Sector Banks. However merely applying for CWE/ appearing for and qualifying in the
examination does not imply that a candidate will necessarily be eligible for employment in all or any
of the 19 Public Sector Banks as each Bank will stipulate its own eligibility/ qualifying criteria.
Candidates are allowed to apply for only one post. The applications of candidates applying for more
than one post will be summarily rejected.  2
I. Nationality / Citizenship: 
A candidate must be either -
(i) a Citizen of India or 
(ii) a subject of Nepal or  
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or 
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1
 January 1962 with the intention of permanently
settling in India or 
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries
of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia,
Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India,
provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour
a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. 
 II.  Age, Educational Qualifications & Post Qualification Work Experience (As on
Name of the Post Age
(As on 01.12.2011)
Educational Qualifications
(As on 01.12.2011)
Post  Qualification
(As on 01.12.2011)
01 I.T. Officer
Minimum- 20 Years
Maximum-35 Years
Degree in Computer Science/ Computer
Applications/ Information Technology/
Electronics/ Electronics &
Telecommunications/ Electronics & 
Communication/ Electronics &
Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/
Electronics & Tele Communication/
Electronics & Communication/
Electronics & Instrumentation/
Computer Science/ Information
Technology/ Computer Applications
from a recognised University/ Institution
Graduate from a recognized university
having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
02 Agricultural Field
(Scale I)
Minimum- 20 Years
Maximum-35 Years
Degree in Agriculture or allied
specialisations such as
Horticulture/Animal Husbandry/
Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agri.
Engineering/ Fishery Science/
Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing &
Cooperation etc. from recognized
03 Rajbhasha
(Scale I)
Minimum- 20 Years
Maximum-35 Years
A post Graduate Degree in Hindi with
English as a subject at the degree level
OR a post graduate degree in Sanskrit
with English and Hindi as subjects at the
degree level. 
04 Law Officer
(Scale I)
Minimum- 20 Years
Maximum-35 Years
A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB)  ---
05 Technical Officer
(Scale I) 
Minimum- 20 years
Maximum- 35 years
Degree in Engineering in Civil/
Electrical/ Mechanical/ Production/
Metallurgy/ Electronics/ Electronics &
Telecommunication/ Computer Science/
Information Technology/ Textile/
Chemical etc./ B.Pharm.
06 HR/Personnel
Officer (Scale I)
Minimum- 20 years
Maximum- 35 years
Graduate from a recognized university
and Post Graduate degree or diploma
recognized by AICTE in Personnel
Management / Industrial Relations/
HRD/Social Work / Labour Law OR
Degree/Diploma in Business
Administration/ Management with
specialization in HRD from a recognized
07 Marketing Officer
(Scale I)
Minimum- 20 years
Maximum- 35 years
MBA (Marketing) / 2 years PGDBA /
PGDBM or any other equivalent degree
or diploma with specialization in
Marketing from a recognized University/
08 I.T. Officer
Minimum- 21 Years
Maximum-40 Years
Degree in Computer Science/ Computer
Applications/ Information Technology/
Electronics/ Electronics &
Telecommunications/ Electronics & 
Communication/ Electronics &
Post Graduate Degree in Electronics/
Electronics & Tele Communication/
Electronics & Communication/
Electronics & Instrumentation/
Computer Science/ Information
Technology/ Computer Applications
from a recognised University/ Institution
Graduate from a recognized university
having passed DOEACC ‘B’ level
1 year
09 Law Officer
(Scale II)
Minimum- 21 Years
Maximum-40 Years
A Bachelor Degree in Law (LLB)  3 years experience of
practice at Bar or
Judicial service
and/or Law Officer in
the Legal Dept. of a
reputed Bank or the
Government or of a
Public Sector
Undertaking with
practice at Bar.
Note:(1) All educational qualifications should be from a recognised university/ Board
     (2) The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.
Relaxation of Upper age limit
Sr. No.                   Category Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe  5 years
2 Other Backward Classes 3 years
3 Persons With Disability 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency
Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned
Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military
service and have been released on completion of assignment
(including those whose assignment is due to be completed
within one year from the last date of receipt of application)
otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of
misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to
military service or invalidment
5 years
5 Employees of any participating Bank 5 years 4
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the
State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-
5 years
7 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
NOTE:  (i) In case of a candidate who is eligible for relaxation under more than one of
the above categories the age relaxation will be available on a cumulative basis with
any one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted as
mentioned above subject to a maximum of 50 years.
  (ii)  Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit copies of
necessary certificate(s) at the time of Interview conducted by a particular Bank, if
called by the Bank   
  (iii)  An ex-Servicemen who has once joined a Government job on civil side after
availing of the benefits given to him/her as an Ex-Servicemen for his/her re-employment,
his/her Ex-Servicemen status for the purpose of the re-employment in Government jobs
Under Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and
Full Participation) Act 1995 only such persons would be eligible for reservation who suffer from not
less than 40% of relevant disability and are certified by a Medical Board appointed by the
Central/State Govt.
Accordingly, candidates with the following disabilities are eligible to apply. Applicants claiming such
benefits should produce certificate in original in  support of their claim at the time of  Interview
conducted by a particular Bank, if called by the Bank. Persons With Disabilities will have to
work in Branches/ Offices as identified by the Bank.
Visually Impaired  (VI)
Blindness refers to  condition where a person suffers from any of the following conditions namely
(1) Total absence of sight,  (ii)  Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or  20/200 (snellen) in the better
eye with correcting lenses.  (iii) Limitation of the field of vision subtending in angle of 20 degrees or
Low vision means a person with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment or standard
refractive connection but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning of
execution of a task with appropriate assistive device. 
Deaf & Hearing Impaired (HI) 
The deaf are those persons in whom the sense of hearing is non- functional for ordinary purposes
of life i.e. total loss of hearing in both ears. They do not hear, understand sounds at all even with
amplified speech. Hearing impairment means loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the
conversational range of frequencies.
Orthopaedically Challenged (OC)
Locomotor Disability means disability of bones, joints or muscles leading to substantial restriction
of the movement of the limbs or any form of cerebral palsy.
Cerebral Palsy means a group of non-progressive conditions of person characterized by abnormal
motor control posture resulting from brain insult or injuries occurring in the pre-natal, peri-natal or
infant period of development.
All the cases of Orthopaedically Challenged Persons would be covered under the category of
‘Locomotor disability or cerebral palsy’.  
Guidelines for Persons With Disabilities using a Scribe
The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed is affected by cerebral palsy
can use their own scribe at their cost during the written examination. In all such cases where a
scribe is used, the following rules will apply:
- The candidate will have to arrange his own scribe at his/her own cost.
- The academic qualification of the scribe should be  one grade lower than the stipulated
- The scribe should from be an academic stream different from that of the candidate. 
- Both the candidates as well as scribes will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming
that the scribe fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe mentioned above. 
Further in case it later transpires that he/she did not fulfill any laid down eligibility criteria or
suppressed material facts the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective
of the result of the written examination. 
- Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for extra time of 20 minutes for every
hour of the examination.  
The structure of the Written Examination which may  be conducted online/offline is a s
Structure of Examination for Law Officer- Scale I & II & Rajbhasha Adhikari Scale I )
Name of the Tests No. of
Total Time
1 Test of Reasoning 50 50 
2 Test of English Language 50 25
3 Test of General Awareness with special
reference to Banking Industry
50 50
4 Test of Professional Knowledge 50 75
 Total 200 200 
Structure of Examination for Specialist Officers (for Posts 01,02, 05-08)
Name of the Tests No. of
Total Time
1 Test of Reasoning 50 50 120
2 Test of English Language 50 25  Minutes
3 Test of Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 Test of Professional Knowledge 50 75
 Total 200 200 
The above tests except the Test of English Language will be printed bilingually, i.e. English and
Other detailed information regarding the written examination will be given in an Information
Handout, on IBPS website which will be made available for  the candidates to download
along with the call letters.
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for
which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned
to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If for any question a
candidate gives more than one answer, it will be treated as wrong even if one of the given answers
happens to be right and there will be the same penalty of 0.25 of the marks assigned to that
question deducted as penalty. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is given by the candidate,
there will be no penalty for that question. 6
The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates will further be converted into
standardized scores following Linear Conversion Method.( If the total score for a test is in fraction,
the marks obtained will be rounded off to the nearest integer, i.e. if fraction exceeds by 0.50 or
more, it will be rounded off to next higher integer.)
Each candidate will have to secure a minimum standardized score in each of the tests to qualify in
the written examination and to be considered for vacancies in the participating banks. The cut-off
points will be decided based on the average (Average – ¼ Standard Deviation for General
category candidates and Average – ¾ Standard Deviation for Reserved Category candidates).
IBPS will print the Score Cards for each of the qualifying candidates only and will send the same
by Registered/ Speed post to each candidate at the correspondence address specified in his/ her
online application.
Score Cards issued by IBPS will be valid for one year from the date of issue of the Score Card.
Candidates can appear in subsequent examination(s) to enhance their scores if they so desire.
(i)  The written examination will be conducted online/ offline in venues across many centres in
India. The list of Written Examination centres is available in Annexure I.
(ii) IBPS, however, reserves the right to cancel any of the Examination Centres and/ or add
some other Centres, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc. 
(iii) As far as possible candidates will be allotted to a centre of his/her choice however IBPS
also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any of the Centre other than the one he/she
has opted for.
(iv) Candidate will appear in the written examination from a Examination Centre at his/her own
risks and expenses and IBPS will not be responsible for any injury or losses etc. of any
(v) No request for change of centre for Written Examination shall be entertained.
Candidates can apply online only from 30.12.2011 to 21.01.2012 and no other mode of
application will be accepted. 
Pre-Requisites for Applying Online
Before applying online, candidates should 
(i)  scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph and signature
are within the required specifications as given in Annexure II.
(ii)  keep the application fee/ intimation charges remittance details (Transaction details
such as Transaction No., Branch Name & Code etc.) ready in case of Offline Payment i.e.
CBS / Keep the necessary details/documents ready if desired to make online payment
of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges.  
(iii) have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the declaration of results of
this round of CWE. IBPS may send call letters for Written Examination etc. through the
registered e-mail ID. Under no circumstances, a candidate should share/mention e-mail ID
to / of any other person. In case a candidate does  not have a valid personal e-mail ID,
he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID before applying on-line and must maintain that
email account.
Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Payable from 29.12.2011 and 20.01.2012 both dates
-  Rs. 50/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
-  Rs.450/- for all others
Transaction charges for Offline/ Online Payment of fees/ intimation charges  will have to be borne
by the candidate
Mode of Payment
Candidates have the option of:
(1) ONLINE MODE of payment of requisite fees / intimation charges
(2) OFFLINE MODE of payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges
payment of fees / intimation charges through CBS branches of the following 6 Public
Sector Banks
Bank of Baroda (Account No. 03970200001617), 
Bank of India (Account No. 005120110000801), 
Central Bank of India (Account No. 3156957709), 
Indian Overseas Bank (Account No. 143502000008100), 
Punjab National Bank (Account No. 3985002100046460), 
United Bank of India (Account No. 0284053402139)
(1) Payment of fees/ intimation charges via the ONLINE MODE
(i) The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can
be completed by following the instructions. 
(ii) The payment can be made by using only Master/ Visa Debit or Credit cards or Internet
Banking by providing information as asked on the screen. 
(iii) On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated. 
(iv) Candidates are required to take a print of the e-receipt which will have to be submitted with
the Call Letter at the time of written examination.
o After submitting your payment information in the online application form, please wait for the
intimation from the server,  DO NOT press Back or Refresh button in order to avoid
double charge
o For Credit Card users: All prices are listed in Indian Rupee. If you use a non-Indian credit
card, your bank will convert to your local currency based on prevailing exchange rates.
o To ensure the security of your data, please close  the browser window once your
transaction is completed.
(2) OFFLINE MODE (at counters of specified Bank branches): 
 payment of fee/ intimation charges through CBS branches of the following 6 Public
Sector Banks 
  Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank, Punjab
National Bank, United Bank of India
- A Format of the fee payment challan (CBS Challan) will be made available on IBPS website.
Candidates are first required to take a printout of the fee payment challan from IBPS website
and indicate the particular Bank in which they wish to pay fees/ intimation charges.
- Candidates are required to fill in the fee payment  challan for any of the above Banks with
details such as Name, Date of Birth, Contact No., Category, Post Applied for, Amount
deposited, Depositing Branch Name and City etc.
- Candidates can then make payment of the requisite fee/ intimation charges in any branch of
the abovementioned Banks.
- Collect the candidate’s copy of the Fee Payment Challan from the Branch. Please check that
the challan is properly signed and the details of Transaction Number, Branch Name and DP
Code Number, Deposit Date have been noted in the challan by the Branch authorities.  8
Candidates are required to submit the original fee  payment challan along with the Call
Letter at the time of written examination.
Filling in the Online Application
Please note that all the particulars mentioned in the online application including Name of
the Candidate, Post Applied, Category, Date of birth, Address, Email ID, Centre of
Examination etc. will be considered as final and no modifications will be allowed after the
last date specified for Editing/ Updating the same. Candidates are hence requested to fill in
the online application form with the utmost care as no correspondence regarding change of
details will be entertained.
(1) Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website and click on the Home
Page to open the link “Common Written Examination (SPECIALIST OFFICERS)”
(2) Candidate is now ready to apply Online by clicking on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY
Application Form.
(3) In case candidates are remitting their application  fees/ intimation charges (offline)
through CBS, candidates will have to enter their basic details including fee payment
details and upload the photograph and signature in  the online application form.
However in case of payment through ONLINE Payment Mode the Application Format will
consist of an additional page.
(4)  Candidates are required to upload their photograph  and signature as per the specifications
given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature (Annexure II).
(5) Candidates should carefully fill in the details in the On-Line Application at the appropriate
places very carefully and click on the “SUBMIT” button at the end of the On-Line Application
format. Before pressing the “SUBMIT” button, candidates are advised to verify every particular
filled in the application. The name of the candidate or his /her father/husband etc. should be
spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the certificates/mark sheets. Any
change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.
(6) After upload of photograph and signature, in case of candidates who have paid the requisite
application fee/ intimation charges through CBS, a Registration Number and Password will be
generated. Candidates should note their Registration Number and Password for future
In case candidates wish to pay fees/ intimation charges through the online payment gateway
after the upload of photograph and signature an additional page of the application form is
displayed wherein candidates may follow the instructions and fill in the requisite details. 
If the online transaction has been successfully completed a Registration Number and
Password will be generated. Candidates should note their Registration Number and Password
for future reference. 
If the online transaction has not been successfully completed then the following message is
displayed ‘Your online transaction was unsuccessful. Please register again’ Candidates may
then revisit the ‘Apply Online’ link and fill in their application details again.
(7) After applying on-line, the candidate should immediately take a printout of the system
generated on-line application form, ensure the particulars filled in are accurate and retain it for
future reference. They should not send this printout to the IBPS.
(8) No acknowledgment will be given for online registration. However a Registration Number and
Password will be generated and an email/ sms intimation will be sent to the candidate’s email
ID/ Mobile Number specified in the online application form. If candidates do not receive the 9
email and sms intimations at the email ID/ Mobile number specified by them, they may
consider that their online application has not been successfully registered.
(9) An online application which is incomplete in any respect such as without the
photograph and signature uploaded in the online application form will not be considered
(10) Candidates are advised to apply for only one post. The applications of candidates applying
for more than one post will be summarily rejected.
(11)  Request for change/correction in any particulars in the Application Form shall not be
entertained under any circumstances AFTER THE LAST  DATE FOR Editing/ Updating
application details specified. IBPS will not be responsible for any consequences arising
out of furnishing of incorrect and incomplete details in the application or omission to
provide the required details in the application form.
(12)  Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply on-line much before the closing
date and not to wait till the last date for depositing the fee/ intimation charges to avoid
the possibility of disconnection/inability/failure to log on the IBPS’s website on account
of heavy load on internet/website jam.
(13)  IBPS does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit
their applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any
other reason beyond the control of the IBPS. 
(14)  Please note that the above procedure is the only valid procedure for applying.  No other
mode of application or incomplete steps would be accepted and such applications
would be rejected.
(15) Any information submitted by an applicant in his/ her application will bind the candidate
personally and if found to be false shall be liable for prosecution apart from consequences in
civil law as may be deemed requisite.
Note: There is a provision to modify the submitted  Online Application. Candidates are
requested to make use of this facility to correct their details in the Online Application if any.
This modification facility will be available up to 23.01.2012. After this date, no modification
will be permitted. Candidates should take utmost care while filling in the Online Application.
Please note that no modification in fee payment details will be permitted for candidates who
pay fees/ intimation charges through the online mode.
(1) Candidates have to submit the original fee payment receipt (e-receipt/ fee payment challan) and
the written examination call letter at the time of written examination.
(2) Before applying for the CWE for Specialist Officer posts in the 19 participating Public Sector
Banks, the candidate should ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility and other norms mentioned in
this advertisement. Candidates are therefore to carefully read this advertisement and follow all the
instructions given for submitting online application. 
(3) IBPS would be free to reject any application, at any stage of the process, if the candidate is found
ineligible as per the stipulated eligibility criteria.  Decision of the IBPS in all matters regarding
eligibility of the candidate, the stages at which such scrutiny of eligibility is to be undertaken,
qualifications and other eligibility norms, the documents to be produced for the purpose of the
conduct of Written Examination etc. and any other matter relating to the CWE will be final and
binding on the candidate.  No correspondence or personal enquiries shall be entertained by the
IBPS in this behalf.  10
(4) Not more than one application should be submitted by any candidate. Multiple
Applications/Registrations will be summarily rejected and the application fee/ intimation charges
(5) Online applications once registered will not be allowed to be withdrawn and/or the application
fee/intimation charges once paid will not be refunded nor be held in reserve for any other
(6) Any resulting dispute arising out of this advertisement including the recruitment   process shall be
subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts situated at Mumbai.
(7) Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.  
(8) In case it is detected at any stage that a candidate does not fulfill the eligibility norms and/or that
he/she has furnished any incorrect/false information/certificate/documents or has suppressed any
material fact(s), his/her candidature will stand cancelled.  If any of these shortcomings is/are
detected even after appointment in a Bank, his/her services are liable to be terminated.
(9) Any request for change of address will not be entertained.  
(10) In case any dispute arises on account of interpretation of version other than English, English
version available on IBPS website will prevail. 
(11) A Candidate’s admission to the examination is strictly provisional. The mere fact that the call letter
has been issued to the candidate does not imply that his/ her candidature has been finally cleared
by the IBPS.
(12) Candidates should ensure that the signatures appended by them in all the places viz. in their call
letter, attendance sheet etc. and in all correspondences with the IBPS/ Bank in future should be
identical and there should be no variation of any kind.
N. Use of Mobile Phones, pagers, calculator or any such devices:
(a) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the
premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions
shall entail cancellation of candidature and disciplinary action including ban from future
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item including
mobile phones/ pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safekeeping
cannot be assured.
(c) Candidates are not permitted to use or have in possession of calculators in examination
O. Action Against Candidates Found Guilty of Misconduct
Candidates are advised in their own interest that they should not furnish any particulars that are
false, tampered, fabricated and should not suppress any material information while submitting
online application. At the time of written examination, if a candidate is (or has been ) found guilty of
– (i) using unfair means during the examination or  subsequent selection procedure or (ii)
impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person or (iii) misbehaving in the examination
hall or taking away the question booklet (or any part thereof ) / answer sheet from the examination
hall or (iv) resorting to any irregular or improper means in connection with his/ her candidature for
selection or (v) obtaining support for his/ her candidature by unfair means, such a candidate may,
in addition to rendering himself/ herself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable :
To be disqualified from the examination for which he/ she is a candidate.
To be debarred either permanently or for a specified period from any examination conducted by
For termination of service, if he/ she has already joined any Bank.   11
The IBPS would be analyzing the responses of a candidate with other candidates to detect
patterns of similarity, if as per the laid down procedure, it is suspected that the responses have
been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/ valid, the IBPS reserves right to cancel his/ her
The date of the Written Examination has been tentatively fixed for 11.03.2012(Sunday). However,
the date of Examination shall be intimated in the Call Letter along with the Centre/Venue address. 
All eligible candidates should download their call letter and Information Handout from the IBPS’s
website  by entering his / her details registration Number and Password/Date of Birth,
after 28.02.2012. No hard copy of the call letter/ Information Handout will be sent by post. 
Candidates have to bring their call letter along with Original Fee Payment Receipt (e-receipt/
fee payment challan)   and their photo identity proof in original as well as a photocopy while
attending the written examination and will have to submit Original Fee Payment Receipt (ereceipt/ fee payment challan) and photocopy of the  photo identity proof along with
Examination Call Letter.
Identity Verification
In the examination hall, the call letter along with the Original Fee Payment Receipt (e-receipt/ fee
payment challan)and a self attested photocopy of the candidate’s photo identity such as PAN
Card/ Passport/ Driver’s Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph/ Photo identity
proof issued by a Gazzetted Officer/ People’s Representative along with a photograph / Identity
Card issued by a recognised college/ university/ Aadhar card with a photograph/ Employee ID
should be submitted to the invigilator for verification. The candidate’s identity will be verified with
respect to his/her details on the call letter and in the Attendance List. If identity of the candidate
is in doubt the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the Written Examination. 
This advertisement is also available on IBPS’s website address
Candidates are advised to remain in touch with IBPS’s website for any information which may be
put for further guidance.
Decision of the IBPS in respect of all matters pertaining to this examination would be final and
binding on all candidates.
Start date for Online Registration 30.12.2011
Payment of Application Fees/ Intimation Charges 29.12.2011 to 20.01.2012
(both dates inclusive)
Last date for Online Registration 21.01.2012
Last date for Editing Application Details 23.01.2012
Download of Call letter for Written Examination After 28.02.2012
Written Examination 11.03.2012
 Please note that candidates will not be permitted to appear for the Common Written Examination
without the following documents:
(1) Call Letter 
(2) Original fee payment receipt (fee payment challan / e-receipt)
(3) Original photo-identity proof (specified)
(4) Photocopy of photo-identity proof 
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The written examination will be held at the following centers and the address of the venue
will be advised in the call letters:
Sr. No. State /UT Centre of Examination
1 Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
2 Andhra Pradesh Hyderabad
3 Arunachal Pradesh  
4 Assam
5 Manipur
6 Meghalaya
7 Mizoram
8 Nagaland
9 Tripura
10 Bihar Patna
11 Chattisgarh Raipur
12 Goa Panaji
13 Dadra & Nagar Haveli Ahmedabad
14 Daman & Diu
15 Gujarat
16 Chandigarh  Chandigarh 
17 Haryana
18 Punjab
19 Himachal Pradesh Shimla
20 Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
21 Jharkhand Ranchi
22 Karnataka Bangaluru
23 Kerala Thiruvananthapuram
24 Lakshwadweep Kavarrati
25 Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
26 Maharashtra Mumbai
27 New Delhi New Delhi
28 Orissa Bhubaneshwar
29 Puducherry Puducherry
30 Rajasthan Jaipur
31 Tamilnadu Chennai
32 Uttar Pradesh Lucknow
33 Uttarakhand Dehradun
34 Sikkim 
35 West Bengal  Kolkata
Annexure II 13
Guidelines for scanning and Upload of Photograph & Signature
Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her
photograph and signature as per the specifications given below.
Photograph Image: 
- Photograph must be a recent passport style colour picture. 
- Make sure that the picture is in colour, taken against a light-coloured, preferably white,
- Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face 
- If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade,
so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows 
- If you have to use flash, ensure there's no "red-eye" 
- If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.
- Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it must not
cover your face. 
- Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred) 
- Size of file should be between 20kb–50 kb 
- Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50kb. If the size of the file is more
than 50 kb, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours
etc., during the process of scanning.
Signature Image:  
- The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen. 
- The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person. 
- The signature will be used to put on the Hall Ticket and wherever necessary. 
- If    the Applicant’s signature on the answer script, at the time of the examination, does not
match the signature on the Hall Ticket, the applicant will be disqualified.   
- Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
- Size of file should be between 10kb – 20kb
- Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20kb
Scanning the photograph & signature:
- Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch) 
- Set Color to True Color  
- File Size as specified above 
- Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the upload
editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above). 
- The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is : image01.jpg or
image01.jpeg  Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the
mouse over the file image icon.
- Candidates using MS Windows/MSOffice can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg  format
not exceeding 50kb& 20kb respectively by using MS Paint or MSOffice Picture Manager.
Scanned photograph and signature  in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using ‘Save
As’ option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50 kb (photograph) & 20
kb(signature) by using crop and then resize option (Please see point (i) & (ii) above for the pixel
size) in the ‘Image’ menu. Similar options are available in other photo editor also.
- If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.
- While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate will be provided with a link to upload
his photograph and signature.  14
Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature
- There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature
- Click on the respective link “Upload Photograph / Signature”
- Browse and Select the location where the Scanned Photograph / Signature file has been
- Select the file by clicking on it
- Click the ‘Open/Upload’ button 
Your Online Application will not be registered unless you upload your photograph and
signature as specified.
(1) In case the face in the photograph or signature is unclear the candidate’s application may
be rejected. 
(2) After registering online candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated
online application forms. 
(3) In case the photograph or signature is unclear, the candidate may edit his/ her application
and re-upload his/ her photograph or signature.

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