Opening date for on-line application after payment of fees/intimation charges: 11th May, 2012

Last date for on-line application: 25th May, 2012

Payment of application fees/intimation charges: 11th May, 2012 to 25th May, 2012


   Probationary Officer; JMGS-I; SC 124; ST 235; OBC 223; Unreserved 418; Total 1000


(as on 01st July, 2011): Minimum 20 years and maximum 30 years

Maximum age, exclusive of relaxation for reserved (SC/ST/OBC/PwD) category

The selection process will involve a personal interview

Relaxation in upper age limit

SC/ST candidates by 5 years; OBC candidates by 3 years; PwD by 10 years; in the case of Ex-Servicemen and Commissioned Officers, including ECO/SSCO who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been release on the completion of assignment (Including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date of receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on being declared as invalid, by 5 years for selection through written test and interview and by 3 years plus period of service in armed forces for selection through interview only, subject to his not exceeding the age of 50 years; all persons who have ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of J&K State during 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989 by 5 years; Persons (Children/Family members of those) affected by 1984 Riots by 5 years; Persons who have completed 5 years service in RRBs by 5 years

Eligibility Criteria

(as on 01st July, 2011)

Educational Qualifications

  • (as on 01st July, 2011): Degree from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Govt of India; and
  • Candidates should be qualified in the common written examination conducted by IBPS and should be
  • holding a valid score card issued by IBPS; and
  • A certificate for having completed a course in computer awareness and office automation for duration of minimum 60 hours from a reputed computer training institute, which is be waived where Computers is a part of the curriculum at the Graduation/Postgraduation level
  • The educational qualification prescribed for the post is the minimum
  • Candidates must posses these qualifications as on 01st July, 2011 (inclusive)
  • When called for the personal interview, the candidate must attach to the system generated printed on-line application form, proof by way of clear and legible photocopies of university final degree passing (convocation) certificate (Provisional Degree Passing Certificate will be accepted only in case of those candidates who have passed the Degree Final Examination and the University has not conferred the Degree on the applicant);
  • Year wise/semester wise mark sheet for each year/semester in respect of each of the examinations passed from the concerned College and University; and
  • Computer course passing certificate in support the stipulation of having completed the computer awareness and office automation course for duration of minimum 60 hours
  • The requirement of having completed the computer awareness and automation course will be waived in case of those Graduates having Computer Awareness or Knowledge as part of the curriculum at the Degree level and this fact should be indicated in the application form and also evidenced by duly highlighted entry of the subject in the relevant mark sheet

Category wise Cut-off

  • Reasoning; General 24 and above; SC/ST/OBC/PwD 21 and above
  • English Language; General 24 and above; SC/ST/OBC/PwD 21 and above
  • Quantitative Aptitude; General 24 and above; SC/ST/OBC/PwD 21 and above
  • General Awareness; General 24 and above; SC/ST/OBC/PwD 21 and above
  • Computer Knowledge; General 24 and above; SC/ST/OBC/PwD 21 and above
  • Descriptive Paper on English; General 24 and above; SC/ST/OBC/PwD 21 and above

Total Weighted Standard Score (TWS)

  • General Category-Minimum 160; OBC Category-Minimum 155; SC Category-Minimum 150; ST Category-Minimum 130
  • Candidates are advised to bring their valid CWE score card in original and photocopy if shortlisted for interview

Probation Period

  • The selected candidate will be on Probation for a period of 2 years of active service from the date of his/her joining the Bank

Centres for Personal Interview

  • The personal interview will be held at following centers
  • Bangalore, Kolkata, Bhopal, Chennai, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Mumbai, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Pune, Delhi, Raipur, Patna
  • The intimation for the purpose of Interview etc would be sent to the eligible candidates only through e-mail at the e-mail address given by them in the application form
  • A list of all such candidate alongwith details such as date, time and venue of the interview will also be put on the Bank website under the link Careers

Identity Verification

  • The candidate should, while appearing for the personal interview produce for verification in original and submit photo copies if required, the call letter, fee payment challan, photo identity such PAN card/passport/driving license/voter card/Bank passbook with photograph and copy of the application made to IBPS for the written examination
  • If the identity of the candidate is in doubt the candidate will not be allowed to appear for the interview


  • Applicants are first required to go to the Bank website and on the Home Page open the link Career
  • Take a print of the entire recruitment notification, including the Recruitment Application Fee Payment Challan
  • Fill in the Recruitment Application Fee Payment Challan in a clear and legible handwriting in Block Letters
  • Go to the nearest Central Bank of India branch with the Application Fee Challan and pay, in cash, the appropriate Application Fee
  • General/OBC Rs 250/-; SC/ST/PwD Rs 50/-
  • Obtain the Applicant Counterfoil Copy of the Application Fee Payment Challan duly receipted by the Bank with Branch Name, 3 to 10 Digit Trans ID, and Date of Deposit filled in by the Branch Official
  • You are now ready to apply on line by re visiting the Recruitment Notification on the Bank website and going to the Line on-line application for Probationary Officers-2012 to open up the appropriate on-line Application Form Format
  • Fill in the details from the Recruitment Application Fee Payment Challan in the on-line Application Form at the appropriate place
  • The fee payment challan should be attached to the System Generated Printed Application Form, which will have to be submitted only at the time of the Personal Interview
  • Payment of application fees by any other mode except by the above stated mode will not be accepted
  • Instruments like demand draft/bankers cheques/Indian postal orders received towards payment of application fees will not be encashed by the Bank and such instruments if received will not be returned to the applicants
  • An application once made will not be allowed to be withdrawn and the fees once paid will not be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection
  • Therefore, before applying online for the post, the candidate should ensure that he/she fulfils each of the eligibility criteria and other norms, including submission of documents, as mentioned in this notification


  • How to apply- Candidates must possess his/her own valid Email ID (as mentioned in the online application form while applying for CWE for recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainees-2011) which should be valid for the entire duration of this recruitment project
  • Eligible candidates are required to apply only on-line through our website
  • No other means/mode of application will be acceptable
  • A candidate can submit only on-line application which can be made between 11th May, 2012 and 25th May, 2012 (both days inclusive)
  • The candidate should also keep the particulars of their application fee paid details, etc ready before applying as these details are required to be entered in the on line application

Apply Online

  • Go on to the Internet and to the Bank website and on the Home page under the link Career, access the Recruitment Notification entitled Central Bank Recruitment Project-2012-PO
  • Print the Recruitment Notification and the Recruitment Application Fee Payment Challan and make payment of the prescribed application fee at any Central Bank of India branch, as spelt out under Payment of Non-refundable application fee and intimation charges
  • After making payment of the application fees re-visit the Bank website and the Recruitment Notification
  • Click on the appropriate alongside line on-line application for officers 2012-PO, to open up the appropriate on-line Application form Format
  • Fill in on-line the required details in the correct application form and submit the on-line application electronically not later than 25th May, 2012
  • Make a note of the allotted System Generated Application Registration Number and Password
  • After applying on line, take two (2) print-outs of the duly filled in computerized system generated application form
  • The candidate is required to download a copy of the application form and keep ready with the one set of the prescribed documents to be brought along and submitted only when invited for the personal interview
  • Ensure to also bring along the original documents for verification when invited for the personal interview
  • The other printout is to be retained by the application for future reference
  • The last date of making payment of application fees at any Central Bank of India branch (prior to applying on line) is 25th May, 2012
  • The last date of making an on-line application is 25th May, 2012
  • The printed copy of the system generated application form, photo copy of the Recruitment Application Fee Payment Challan and one set of photocopies of the specified documents should not be submitted at the time of making the application
  • All these documents, alongwith the original of these documents, are required to be submitted only when invited for the personal interview

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