IBPS CWE CLERKS-VI 2016 - Notification FAQs

Dear Readers,

As you all know that IBPS has released the notification for the recruitment of Clerks in the bank. 

What are the posts available under this recruitment project?
The post which will be available in this recruitment project is CWE Clerks -VI.

When will be the exam conducted?
The Tentative dates for Preliminary Exams are expected to be on 26 & 27.11.2016,
03.12.2016 & 04.12.2016 (if required)
The Tentative dates for Mains Exam are expected to be on 31.12.2016 & 01.01.2017.

When will the result be declared?
Tentative Date for declaration of Results for Preliminary is expected to be announced in December 2016
Final results will be declared on April 2017.

How many vacancies are there?
The number of vacancies are 19243 for Clerk VI. Click on the below image to check the complete break up of vacancies.

Will there be any interview after the written result?
No, there will be no interview but a proficiency test of regional language provisional allotment will based on marks obtained in mains examination and the proficiency test.

Will the exam conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?
Common Written Exam for IBPS PO will be conducted online (Both Prelims and Mains).

What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?
Minimum: 20 years         Maximum: 28 years
i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1988 and not later than 01.07.1996 (both dates inclusive)

What is the educational qualification required for various posts in this recruitment process?
Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable. 

I have given my final year graduation exams but the result has not been declared yet. Can I apply?
All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the result should have been declared on or before 12.09.2016. Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 12.09.2016 has to be submitted at the time of joining.

What is the application Fee?
Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates. 
Rs. 600 /- for all others 

When will the registration start?
Registration will start from 22nd August 2016 and will end on 12th September 2016

I have scored 55% in Graduation. Am I eligible to sit for the exam?
Yes, you can apply as there is no percentage criterion. You just need to be a graduate.

I am 19 years old. Can I sit for the exam?
You must be at least 20 years of age and not more than 28 years of age as on as on 01.08.2016.

How to calculate the Percentage?
The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

What is the Structure of the exam?
IBPS has introduced some changes in the Mains exam. This will be the first time when the section will be locked for that particular time and students will have to wait before he proceeds. Click the images to view the structure of exam:

Preliminary Exam Pattern:

Mains Exam Pattern:

Is the exam Bilingual?
The tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

What is the cut-off for being recruited?
There is no fixed cutoff for IBPS CWE Clerk-VI. It depends on the performance of the candidates each year. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main Examination and also a minimum total score to be considered for further process.

Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?
Yes, there is a sectional cut-off in the exam. You have to clear every section.

I have cleared the overall cutoff of the exam. However, I could not clear the cutoff for the general knowledge section. Am I still eligible?
Unfortunately, you are not eligible to move to the interview stage. You must clear the cutoff for each section individually and the overall cutoff as well.

Is there a criterion for negative marking?
There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.

Should I be careful while selecting the region?
Yes, as you should be proficient in that region's regional language and you might have to undergo a language proficiency test in selection procedure.

All The Best BA'ins!!

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