IBPS tentative calendar announced

Institute of banking personnel selection (IBPS) recently issued a tentative calendar of online common written exam (CWE) for regional rural banks (RRBs) and public sector banks (PSBs) in 2017-18. The major change this time is two-tier examination for recruitment of specialist officers (SOs) from CWE-VII onwards

Dates tentatively scheduled for online CWE for RRB-VI (officers) and RRB-VI (office assistants) posts

Exam name Exam phase Post Tentative date
CWE RRB-VI Preliminary examination Officer scale I and office assistants

September 9, 2017,

September 10, 2017

September 16, 2017

September 17, 2017

September 23, 2017 and

September 24, 2017
Single examination Officers scale II & III November 5, 2017
Main examination Officers scale I  November 5, 2017
Offices assistants November 12, 2017

Dates tentatively scheduled for online CWE for PSBs – PO/MT-VII and clerk-VII posts

Exam name Exam phase Tentative date
CWE PO/MT-VII Preliminary examination October 7, 2017

October 8, 2017

October 14, 2017

October 15, 2017
Main examination November 26, 2017



Preliminary examination December 2, 2017

December 3, 2017

December 9, 2017 and

December 10, 2017
Main examination January 21, 2018

Dates tentatively scheduled for online CWE for SPL-VII posts

This year on, there will be two-tier examination held for recruitment of SOs from CWE-VII onwards. Candidates who will successfully register themselves under CWE SPL-VII will be called for preliminary examination. Based on the performance in the preliminary examination, candidates will be shortlisted and called for the main examination.

Exam name Exam phase Tentative date
CWE SPL-VII Preliminary examination December 30, 2017 and

December 31, 2017
Main examination January 28, 2018

Registration process

The registration process will be through online mode only and there will be a single registration for both preliminary and main examination, wherever applicable. Prospective candidates are also advised to visit official website of IBPS www.ibps.in regularly for detailed notification for each of the above examinations to be displayed in due course. 

Scheme of examination 

The main examination will comprise questions only from professional knowledge. The details with regard to both the preliminary and main examinations will be made available on IBPS website through the detailed notifications in due course. 

The marks obtained in the preliminary examination will not be considered for preparing the final merit list and the marks obtained in the main examination will only be considered for short listing for interview. 

About IBPS

An autonomous body set up to evolve and implement processes of assessment and selection of personnel for various client organizations, IBPS provides service to all PSBs, SBI, associate banks of SBI, RBI, NABARD, SIDBI, few Co-operative banks, LIC & Insurance companies. In addition RRBs, many public sector undertakings (PSUs) of non-financial sectors, Government departments, State-owned companies and corporations also avail its services. Some major universities and reputed Management institutes engage IBPS regularly for conduct of their admission tests.

The personnel selection test conducting agency’s strength lies in its capability to develop and construct multiple-choice objective tests and tools used for mass level testing programmes. The agency conducts these exams simultaneously for candidates across 200 cities/towns all over India and also in few foreign locations. In addition, IBPS also organizes assessment centers and group dynamics related personality assessments for selection and/or testing of personnel at higher-level positions like AGMs/DGMs/GM etc.

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