IBPS PO 2015 – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

IBPS PO 2015 – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection commonly known as IBPS department every year conducts Common Written Exam (CWE). This exam is conducted for the aspirants who want to join in any of the participating organization listed as a Management trainee/ Probationary Officer or in similar post in that cadre must register for the Common Recruitment Process (CWE PO/MT-V). Applicants interested can fill the application form for CWE exam from 10thJuly, 2015. The CWE exam is divided into 2 stages i.e. preliminary and main. Applicants who qualify in the preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for the main examination and shortlisted will be called for the common interview by the participating organization and coordinated by the Nobel Bank. Applicants must be of at least 20 years of age to apply for the examination.

IBPS PO 2015 Exam Summary
Name Common Written Exam
Commonly known as CWE
Exam Level National Level
Conducting Authority Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Exam Stream Banking Entrance Exam

IBPS PO 2015 Eligibility Criteria

Applicants need to satisfy the below conditions to be eligible for the examination:

Applicant must be a citizen or nationality of India, Nepal, Bhutan, a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or 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.

Applicant must be of minimum 20 years or should be born on or after 2/ 07/ 1985 and not later than 1/ 07/ 1995.

Applicants ought to complete their graduation or its equivalent examination from a recognized University/ Board/ Institution to be eligible 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 PO 2015 Application form

Applicants need to follow the following steps to apply for the IBPS PO 2015 examination:

Step 1: Applicants will have to visit www.ibps.in the official website of IBPS and register by clicking on the Home Page to open the link “CWE PO/MT”.

Step 2: Applicants need to Click on “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CWE PROBATIONARY OFFICERS/ MANAGEMENT TRAINEES (CWE-PO/MT-V)” to open the On-Line Application Form.

Step 3: After clicking on apply online the next step is to Click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register their application by entering their basic details in the online application form, after which a registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen as well as in it will be available on your mail and mobile.

Step 4: Applicants have to complete the form by filling in their personal, qualification and other details as mentioned in the application form and save it.

Step 5: After filling up the details applicant have to upload their recent passport size photograph and signature as per the guidelines given in the form and submit it.

Step 6: To complete the application process applicants need to pay their application fess online through Debit/ Credit card / Internet Banking and make printout of the application form for future reference.

For any reference regarding application form applicants can visit


IBPS PO 2015 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.
  • 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

2. 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

List of Participating Banks & Financial Institute of IBPS PO Exam

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


IBPS PO 2015 Exam Dates

IBPS PO Exam Events Important Dates
IBPS PO 2015 Online registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 10.07.2015 to 01.08.2015

Payment of IBPS PO 2015 Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Online) 10.07.2015 to 01.08.2015
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training 09.09.2015 to 19.09.2015
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 18.09.2015 to 23.09.2015
Download of call letters for online examination — Preliminary 23.09.2015 onwards
IBPS PO 2015 Online Examination — Preliminary 03.10.2015, 04.10.2015
10.10.2015, 11.10.2015
IBPS PO 2015 Result of Online exam — Preliminary October 2015
Download of Call letter for Online exam — Main October 2015
IBPS PO 2015 Online Examination — Main 31.10.2015
Declaration of IBPS PO 2015 Result — Main November 2015
Download of call letters for interview December 2015
Conduct of interview January 2016
Provisional Allotment April 2016
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