About IBPS CWE (Clerical)

A Common Written Examination (CWE) is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) as a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre posts in Public Sector Banks.



A candidate must be either
⦁ a Citizen of India or
⦁ a Subject of Nepal or Bhutan or
⦁ 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

Age Limit

All Interested students first check their age which is compulsory in between 20 to 28 years as on 01.08.2015 candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1986 and not later than 01.08.1994 (both dates inclusive)

Relaxation of upper age limit

Educational Qualifications

A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
Computer literacy: A candidate must have operating and working knowledge of computer systems, possessing a certificate / Diploma / Degree in computer operations/Language/ or should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.
A candidate who is proficient in the official language of the state or UT, where vacancies are available, will be preferred.

Key dates

Test Pattern

IBPS clerical  is an online multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination conducted in two phases.

a) Preliminary Examination


b) Main Examination

Job Profile

After an induction and training period the staff is placed either in a branch or administrative office.   At the branch, clerical staff is supposed to work as Front Office personnel and have direct interaction with the public.   With most of the banks being fully computerized, the job profile will be related to working on computers and entering the day to day transactions in the system.

Salary of a Bank Clerk (as on 1st June 2015)