Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Clerk [IBPS Clerk]


Exam Date : 2nd December 2017 To 21st January 2018
Result Date : 1st April 2018


Application form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VII Exam 2017 

About IBPS Clerk CWE Exam:

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is an autonomous body which conducts a common written exam or CWE every year to recruit candidates for clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. All public sector banks use CWE scores as a selection criterion to fill the vacancies for clerk's post.

IBPS is conducting clerk exam for the seventh year now and hence named IBPS CWE Clerk VII. The IBPS Clerk CWE is conducted on two levels- preliminary exam and mains. Students have to clear IBPS Clerk prelims exam to get qualified and shortlisted for mains exam. For getting selected into a nationalized bank through this prestigious exam students have to clear both the stages (i.e. Prelims and Mains). Based on the vacancy in different nationalized banks and cut-off score criteria in the respective financial year, a candidate will be shortlisted by a nationalized bank and get placed.

IBPS CLERK CWE is a computer-based test mainly conducted through online mode. The Eligible candidates can apply for the IBPS CLERK Exam. The candidate who is eligible for the exam has to fill the form carefully. Students who have successfully submitted the examination form for the IBPS CLERK Exam should check the clerk exam pattern so that one will get the idea for the IBPS CLERK common written Exam easily. Students can pay the application fee through online mode via debit card, credit card, Net banking etc. The admit card for the IBPS CLERK CWE Exam will be available before 15 days of an exam on the official website. The student has to keep checking the official IBPS Website for downloading the admit card of IBPS Clerk Common Written Exam(CWE). The student needs to keep consulting the official websites of IBPS for regular updates on the IBPS Clerk CWE.

Details Regarding IBPS Clerk CWE 2017 :

Exam Name

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for Clerks (IBPS Clerk)

Conducting Authority

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Exam Type

National Level

Exam Mode

Computer Based Test

Recruitment as


Participating Organisations in IBPS Clerk 2017 

Allahabad Bank

Canara Bank

Indian Bank

 UCO Bank

Oriental Bank of  Commerce

Andhra Bank

Central Bank of India

Indian Overseas Bank

 United Bank of India

Punjab National Bank

Bank of Baroda

Corporation Bank

Oriental Bank Of Commerce

 Union Bank of India

Punjab and Sind Bank

Bank of Maharashtra

Dena Bank

Syndicate Bank

 Vijaya Bank



IBPS CWE Clerk 2017 Preliminary Exam Pattern :

Sr. No. Test No. of Questions Marks Allorted Duration
1 Reasoning Ability 35 35 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 English Language 30 30
Total 100 100 

In order to qualify the IBPS Clerk preliminary exam, a candidate has to obtain the cut-off score in each section of test separately as decided by IBPS.

IBPS CWE Clerk Mains Exam Pattern :

Sr. No. Tests No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Alloted Time
1 Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitute 50 50 45 minutes
4 General Awareness/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

All Tests except English will be bilingually conducted i.e. English and Hindi.

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