IBPS Clerk 2015-2016 Exam Dates, Notification

IBPS Clerk 2015-2016 – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Written Exam popularly known as IBPS CWE exam is a national level exam. It is conducted to offer admission to aspirants in for employment for Clerical Cadre in participating public sector banks such as Andhra Bank, Allahabad Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Dena Bank and many more. Applicants interested can fill the application form from the official website www.ibps.in beginning from 11th August, 2015. The examination will be in two parts, preliminary and main. Applicants who will qualify for preliminary examination and shortlisted have to appear for the main examination and selected applicants in the main examination will be called for the interview. The IBPS Clerk Common interview will be conducted by the participating organization and co-ordinate by the Nodal Banks. The Preliminary entrance exam will be conducted in the December, 2015 and Main exam will be conducted in the month of January, 2016.

IBPS Clerk 2015-2016 Exam Summary
Exam Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Written Exam
Commonly known as IBPS Clerk CWE
Exam level National Level
Conducting Authority Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Exam Stream Bank Entrance Exam

IBPS Clerk 2015-2016 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants who satisfy the below conditions are eligible for IBPS Clerk Exam:

  • Applicants appearing for the exam must have completed their graduation or its equivalent degree from a recognized university or institution to be eligible.
  • Applicant applying should have studied Computer/Information Technology as one of the subjects in High School/College and must have knowledge in operating computers and its applications.
  • Applicant need to score good in the official language spoken by the State.
  • Applicant ought to be of the age between 20-28 years to apply for the examination.

Applicants will get relaxation of age on certain category of students such as:

Sr. No. Category Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities 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 the stipulated time) 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 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years

IBPS Clerk 2015-2016 Application form

Those students who satisfy the eligibility criteria can follow the steps below to apply for IBPS Clerk exam:

Step 1: Applicant need to register by visiting www.ibps.in and click on ‘Apply online for CWE Clerks-V’

Step 2: Click on ‘Registration’ and fill the details such as education, personal and other as required in the form. The applicant will be provided with a provisional email-id and password


Step 3: Applicant need to login and upload their recent passport size photograph and signature as mentioned in the form and save it.

Step 4: Applicants must check the entire filled form and verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. No change is permitted after clicking on ‘FINAL SUBMIT’ button.

IBPS Clerk 2015 Application Fees:

Application fees of Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates and Rs. 600 /- for all others have to be paid online through Debit/ Credit Card.

IBPS Clerk 2015-2016 Exam Pattern

  • The test comprises of 2 papers
  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination
  • The 1st paper will be of 100 and the time for the examination will be 1 hour.
  • The 2nd paper will be of 200 multiple choice questions and time for the exam will be of 2 hours.
  • The language of paper will be available in Hindi and English Only.
  • For each wrong answer 0.25 marks will be deducted.
  • The structures of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:
  1. Preliminary Examination
Name of Tests No. of Qs Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of
1 hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100
  1. Main Examination
Name of Tests No. of Qs Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 50 50 Composite time of
2 hours
2 English language 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 General Awareness
(with special reference to Banking Industry)
40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 20 20
Total 200 200

Documents Required in IBPS Clerk 2015

The applicants applying for the examination must not forget to carry with them the following documents, at the time of the exam as well as the interview:

  • Printout of the call letter
  • Online application form for CWE Clerks-V
  • Birth certificate issued by the Competent Municipal Authorities or SSLC
  • Graduation mark-sheets and certificates from the University/Board, for result declared before September 1
  • Caste certificate issued by the competent authority in case of SC/ST/OBC category candidates
  • OBC caste certificate that contains the ‘Non-creamy’ layer clause as on the date of the interview
  • Disability certificate in prescribed format issued by the District Medical Board
  • Complete details of the scribe, used at the time of CWE exam
  • Discharge certificate and pension payment order by candidates retired from Armed Forces
  • A ‘No-Objection Certificate’ by the candidates serving in Government / Quasi-govt offices/ Public Sector Undertakings

In the absence of any of these documents, the applicant shall not be allowed to appear for the interview. No documents are required to be directly sent to IBPS by the candidates before or after the interview.

List of Participating Banks & Financial Institute of IBPS Clerk Exam

Allahabad Bank Canara Bank Indian Overseas Bank UCO Bank
Andhra Bank Central Bank of India Oriental Bank of Commerce Union Bank of India
Bank of Baroda Corporation Bank Punjab National Bank United Bank of India
Bank of India Dena Bank Punjab & Sind Bank Vijaya Bank
Bank of Maharashtra Indian Bank Syndicate Bank Any other financial institution


IBPS Clerk 2015-2016 Exam Dates

IBPS Clerk Exam Events Important Dates
IBPS Clerk 2015 Online registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 11.08.2015 to 01.09.2015

Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 11.08.2015 to 01.09.2015
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training 03.11.2015 to 17.11.2015
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 16.11.2015 to 21.11.2015
Download of call letters for online examination — Preliminary 18.11.2015 onwards
IBPS Clerk 2015 Online Examination — Preliminary 05.12.2015, 06.12.2015, 12.12.2015, 13.12.2015
Result of IBPS Clerk 2015 Online exam — Preliminary December-2015
Download of Call letter for Online exam — Main December-2015
IBPS Clerk 2015 Online Examination — Main 2.01.2016 and 3.01.2016
Declaration of IBPS Clerk 2015 Result — Main January-2016
Download of call letters for interview January-2016
Conduct of interview February-2016
Provisional Allotment April-2016


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