IBPS Probationary Officer (PO) 2013 – 2014 Common Written Exam 3 Notification Out

The much awaited IBPS PO 2013 CWE 3 is released. The exam is scheduled to held in October 2013. But it is not a happy news for many. You need to have 60% in graduation to write this exam. Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations listed at (A) as a Probationary Officer/ Management Trainee or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to register for the Common Written Examination (CWE PO/MT-III). Candidates who appear and are shortlisted in the examination, will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organisations and co- ordinated by IBPS. Depending on the available vacancies in Participating organisations, candidates shortlisted will be allotted to one of the Participating Banks.

All 19 PSU Banks are participating in this recruitment process. You apply online from 22.07.2013 to 12.08.2013. Tentative schedule is as follows.

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Eligibility Criteria:

Age (As on 01.07.2013):

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1985 and not later than 01.07.1993 (both dates inclusive). For details on Relaxation in upper age limit for reservation candidates refer notification for full details.

Educational Qualification:

Degree with 60% marks in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

The percentage of marks stipulated for the Educational Qualification is for General (Unreserved) Category Candidates. Candidates belonging to the Reserved Category (SC / ST/ PWD), filling in vacancies reserved for the relevant category, will be entitled to a relaxation of 5% marks in relation to that stipulated for General Category candidates. Candidates belonging to SC / ST/ PWD categories filling in “unreserved” vacancies will not be entitled to the above referred relaxation Computer Literacy : Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

Note: (1) Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicate the same in online application .

(2) All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a recognized University / Institution and the result should have been declared on or before 01.07.2013. Proper document from Board / University for having declared the result on or before 01.07.2013 has to be submitted at the time of interview. The date of passing the examination which is reckoned for eligibility will be the date of passing appearing on the marksheet/ Provisional certificate.

(3) Calculation of Percentage : The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the 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%.

IBPS PO 2013 – 2014 Online Exam consists of 200 questions carry 200 marks. I will explain the syllabus in detail in my next post. There is no descriptive paper this time. Graduation 60% is very bad. Below 60% scorers are not fools or unfit for PO job. It is a bad move by PSU Banks.

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  1. saurav

    sir i am graduate from bihar university.my % is 63.5 but on only hons subject. can i eligible.

    someone is telling that we have to provide the % on all subjects. like adding the marks of all subsidiary and hons subjects of all year.
    but in this process i got only 58.8 %.

    can i apply or not
    please reply sir

    1. Admin Post author

      it is true. they have mentioned it clearly in eligibility criteria section. u need to calculate % on all subjects. read the notification again.

  2. sarang

    No matter that ([IBPS, associated banks,gov.]whatever u like) have full right to make changes in eligibility criteria. I did my grad. in Engg. and got aggregate 59.48%. At present i am working in mnc company, well that company don’t care more about the percentage, but care about the performance. i wanted to switch in banking sector but this po criteria don’t…does 0.52% differentiate any education Quali. bet. 2 people. well what about jobseekers who studied for 1yr just to b a damm po or those who have cross 28, yesterday.
    I am not saying that [I,s,g] would have taken this decision blindly. they are good people.they might have thought it many times before coming to this conclusion. “But, if RULES ARE RULES they SHOULD BE SAME FOR ALL” -wise person will understand it.

  3. saurav

    in po 2 i am not selected due to low marks and i prepare hard for po 3 . but this time i can’t give exam.

    this is very very very bad for me and this is not fare for students like me .

  4. Roger

    dear sir any possible for ibps is going to change percentage this reply me sir have only 54 % percentage mark all the frd s send mail to ibps to change percenatge crtiteria

      1. Admin Post author

        they wont change it. Govt & PSU banks have taken the decision. IBPS has nothing to with it. They wont change. prepare for RRB PO exam.

  5. Charlie

    I have 59.99% after getting converted to % from CGPA.
    for only 0.01% i cant give the exam. Its totally not fare.
    All students should write 2 IBPS for changing of the eligibilty criteria.

  6. peehu

    sir i have above 60 in all semester.what is mean of addivertisement of ibps.expect 60 i all sem 60 in each sub is also necessary.i have done btech

  7. Ashok kumar

    Dear Admin, the given eligibility criteria for PO III is a shocking news and i don’t want to agree with this policy. Even upsc doesn’t set % system of eligibility criteria. I believe every graduate who wants to work for banking sector must have been preparing for the III phase of po CWE ipbs exam for the last many months but this new circulation has shattered their dreams of becoming po. I don’t agree that those who are with 60% are better off than that of with 45% in many aspects. We need to launch a rally against the new discriminatory eligibility criteria. Many students are getting frustrated, if any untoward incident happens out of frustration with any ipbs po aspirant then IPBS will be responsible for this cause. This new eligibility criteria should be changed at the earliest. Help us admin pls pls!

    1. Admin Post author

      i agree with u..but govt of India has taken the decision. RRB PO is only one option for candidates having less than 60%. RRB’s are not bad at all as others think. Infrastructure wise they may look bad but working conditions are same every where. I got several opportunities in PSU banks as PO. But i joined RRB PO, bcoz i can stay in my local area. After some experience, i can even get posting in my own town. it is not possible for PSU PO’s. You have to go out of state. Ok.. Be positive.

      1. Vishal

        sir, po 2 wait list will come or not? As po 3 comes now. What should i do my score 61.88 is there any chance in 2nd list

    2. Charlie

      Its True…even UPSC CSAT exam has not any percentage criteria. Its the level of performance in CWE should matter, not the percentage in graduation. Guys those who have below percentage keep write to IBPS. Demand your rights.


    Gratuation me 58% aur MBA me 6.8 CGPA hai (From ICFAI University) ,am i eligible to give PO exam.

    Waiting for reply.

  9. sandeep

    IN Graduation my % is 58% and in post graduation 60% .
    sir i am able to fill form of ibps po 3 pls reply ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  10. RITIKA

    After much waiting finally PO 3 has come but with several shock. First of all the Educational criteria has been changed and most important of all the age limit for PO has been reduced to 28 years which is a real shock. Is is possible that it may be some error as till today for PO age limit was 30 years then suddenly how could it be reduced to 28 years.

  11. Vaibhav

    This is wrong decision from the officials of ibps.when they are taking all india test,then let the merit decide.friends we have to file a case in court for justice and to stop them.

  12. Siddharth Sharma

    This is really shocking,utter non-sense and very very condemnable on part of IBPS to change the eligibility criteria to 60%.It proves there inability to conduct the important exam of PO.I have read somewhere where IBPS has written they are unable to handle such a huge amount of candidature so they are increasing the eligibility to 60%.Its a setback to those who have less then 60% and what is irony that even 59.99% cant apply.I think IBPS is totally failure.In terms of eligiblity regarding percentage criteria there should be a policy of “Opprtunity to All and Appeasement to None”.Since Ministry of Finance approved the increase in eligibility criteria it is also a failure of recruitment policy like other so called policies of UPA Government.Why not file a Public Interest litigation in Supreme Court to put a stay on IBPS notification of PO.In the larger interest of student community i request all the aspirants who have less then 60% marks to unite and file a litigation in the court or write in bulk to Finance Minister or Prime Minister grievance cell.

    1. Charlie

      You are true Siddharth. Though qualifying in PO 2. There are no sign of second phase till now. Its almost more than a yr we ve given the exam. & in PO 3 CWE, i cant give bkz i have 59.99% in Graduation.

  13. Siddharth Sharma

    Since i am working in corporate sector with a leading MNC i am least interested in writing any bank exams.But my heart feels pain when i see my counterparts who are fully devoted to the cause of getting a job in banks are feeling frustrated and agitated.If percentage of graduation matters then UPSC must have made eligibility of Civil Services to 60% way back.Banks are no way prestigious then Civil Services.I have seen a lot of civil servants who have qualified the requisite exam with meagre 52% marks.I have read somewhere banks want to select fine candidates with over 60% marks.What an irony?
    So,IBPS admit you are incapable of conducting any of the bank exams.Unemployment&frustration is stored for future candidates who have less than 60% marks.I encourage everybody to fight the case legally.When you fight for yourself and lakhs of other aspirants there is no way to think You are wasting your time.

  14. anil

    dear adm. i have got 61% marks in hons. paper but in agg. i got only 52%……i have apply ibps po3 or not pls reply

  15. pinky

    I have passed BE electonicsand communication engineering and i have studied computer a one of the subjects in college.Is it necessry to bring a seperate computer certificate

  16. Sachin

    In IBPS 3 recruitment they have mentioned age limit 28 years which is not correct for the aspirants, In all previous IBPS PO exams and other Bank age limit was 30 years! To consider this many associates were also preparing for exam who was from age of 29 or 30 years. Now, their all hard work are going to waste. If IBPS was planned to decrease in age limit they should announce in public forum in earlier years so that such persons can preparing for other exams. IBPS should re-consider for the age limit.

  17. basha

    Dear admin plz give a chanc

    e to write d exam po 3 for the candidates who dnt hav 60% l
    es in graduation

  18. basha

    Dear all ibps experts plz dont forget 60% above candidates only can perfct but also ordinary students can create miracles
    this not good news frm ibps so plz change d educational qualifications atleast give a chance to post graduates

  19. basha

    Since two years we are preparing for bank exams this is very bad and shocking news to all students so plz support all candidates.. ur brothers and sisters to give a chance to write ibps po 3 all students must support plz

  20. Roger

    Dear admin any possiblity to know the rank of clerk -2 atleast approxmtely plz admin reply me my mark is 56 plz tel me my rank for tamilnadu clerk 2

    1. Admin Post author

      hello roger, i dont have rank list for clerk exam. u will not have chance in 2nd list. so prepare for the next exam without thinking abt it.

    1. Admin Post author

      wt is ur score and state? actually i dont have rank list for clerk jobs. if ur score is 1 mark less than actual cutoff mark, u can expect job in w8ing list.


    Sir, i have passed b.com with 65% marks. I had I.T. theory and practical papers seperately in two semesters. I also have a 40 hrs certificate in ms office from a private institute. Do i need a seperate computer certificate from a government institute for ibps po or other bank jobs? Please reply………

  22. ayush

    sir,i am a graduated from a university of bihar,,i knw that ibps has set the standard to 60% in graduation..but this aggregate is needed in every year like separately in 1st, 2nd and 3rd or at the last of the graduation total summation of all years are going to be counted..please SIR, solve my problem as i got 58% in 1st year but above 65% in last two year.

    1. Admin Post author

      aggregate % of 3 years marks. no need to worry abt 1st yr %. if u have above 60% in total 3 yrs, u r eligible,.

  23. vanku

    mera aggregate 52% hai mai po k iiye eligible nahi hoo so po nahi ban paunga to jise mai chata hoo us shadi nahi kar paunga .is liye mai aaj zehar kaha raha hoo ………..gud by

    1. Admin Post author

      after becoming clerk, u can become PO. most of the nationalised banks giving opportunity within 3 years.


    This is not good for he honours paper candidate, as they focous only on honours paper and IBPS wants all subject aggregate, which will against the higher education law. The honours suject marks are only considered in the aggregate.
    I giving th e reference oF BABITA CASE in 2001.
    Babita Kumari vs Govt. Of N.C.T. Of Delhi And Ors. on 19 July, 2001
    Author: . M Sharma
    Bench: M Sharma

    Dr. Mukundakam Sharma, J.

    1. This writ petition is filed by the petitioner seeking for a direction to the respondents to appoint the petitioner to the post of Primary Teacher/Asst. Teacher as she was selected by them being eligible and qualified.

    2. The respondent No. 2, on 11.6.98, issued an advertisement calling for applications from intending candidates for appointment to the post of Primary Teachers/Assistant Teachers, in the school run by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council and Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi respectively. The petitioner being eligible and qualified for such appointment, submitted her application. The petitioner is a Science Graduate from Magadh University, Bodh-Gaya, Bihar and also secured first class in B.Sc. (Hons.) Zoology Course C from the said university. In support of the said claim of the petitioner, a mark-sheet of the petitioner relating to her B.Sc. (Hons.) examination is placed on record. The petitioner was directed by respondent No. 2 to appear before it for her selection. Pursuant to the said notice the petitioner appeared before respondent No. 2 and after verification of the documents, the respondent No. 2 recommended the name of the petitioner for appointment as Primary Teacher. The said recommendation was made in the month of September, 1999. However, the petitioner received another letter from respondent No. 3 calling her for verification of the documents. The petitioner reported before the respondent No. 3 when she was informed that her appointment has been withheld as certain objections have been raised regarding her marks of graduation. Upon verification of her documents, the respondent No. 3 held that the score of the petitioner was less than the cut-off marks of 53.21% and on the said ground the candidature of the petitioner was rejected although she was earlier selected by respondent No. 2. Being aggrieved by the aforesaid action, the present petition is filed.

    3. I have heard the learned counsel appearing for the parties. On the basis of the rival submissions of the counsel appearing for the parties and in the light of the records it is apparent that the candidature of the petitioner was rejected on the ground that her score was less than the required cut-off marks of 53.21% as according to the respondents in calculating the score of the candidates, the marks of B.Sc. (Hons.) and subsidiary subject both have to be taken into consideration. According to the petitioner since she had Honours in her graduation her score was to be calculated for the said examination on the basis of marks obtained by her in the Honours subjects only, whereas according to the respondents, the marks of B.Sc. (Hons.) and subsidiary subjects both have to be taken into consideration. It is stated on behalf of the respondents that on the earlier calculation her score was 53.34% when marks of only Honours subjects were considered, which were higher to minimum cut-off score of 53.21% under U.R. category of selected candidates for the post of Primary Teacher in MCD. However, after re-calculation, on the basis of the formula of calculating the score of the candidates in both Honours and subsidiary subjects, her score comes to 52.26%, which is below the minimum cut-off score of 53.21% and, therefore, show was not found eligible for the post of Primary Teacher in MCD and her selection was withdrawn and cancelled by the respondent No. 2.

    4. The aforesaid stand taken by the respondents in withdrawing the selection of the petitioner in cancelling her selection appears to me to be without merit and unjustified. The petitioner admittedly had Honours in B.Sc. in which the petitioner has scored first class marks. The certificate issued by the university authorities corroborates the aforesaid position. Since the petitioner had Honours in her B.Sc. the marks obtained by her in the Honours course were relevant and were to be considered by the respondents. So far the subsidiary subjects are concerned, the same have no relevance since the candidate having Honours gets the Honours degree on the basis of the marks scored only in the Honours subjects. For getting the said degree the marks obtained by the candidate in the subsidiary subjects are not counted at all. Therefore, while calculating her score the respondents illegally considered the marks obtained by her in subsidiary subjects also as it was permissible for the respondents to consider only the marks obtained by her in the Honours subjects. So computed and calculated the petitioner has to her credit more than the minimum cut-off score laid down by the respondents under U.R. category of selected candidates. If the marks obtained by the petitioner in the Honours subjects are considered, she has higher than the minimum cut-off score on the basis of which the petitioner was selected and her name was also recommended. The policy adopted by the respondent No. 2/Board in calculating the marks scored by the candidate in the Honours and subsidiary course in against the established norms as is laid down in a decision of this court in SHIVESH KUMAR JHA v. THE N.C.T. OF DELHI AND ORS. reported in 2001 I.A.D. (Delhi) 442 and also in a decision of Patna High Court in MRS. MADHU SINHA v. STATE OF BIHAR reported in 1998 (1) PLJR 17. In the decision of Patna High Court, it was held that since the respondents have taken into account the total marks including optional papers for calculating the points of the candidate at graduation level, such calculation was not appropriate, otherwise the same would lead to anomaly and that such procedure will make not only an Honours student equivalent to a Pass Course, but will result to downgradation of class inspite of giving a higher class by the University in favor of a person. The aforesaid decision was followed by this court in Shivesh Kumar Jha’s case (supra). In my considered opinion the ratio of the aforesaid decisions squarely applies to the facts of the present case. The petitioner had taken up Honours Course in her graduation and had obtained first class in the aforesaid Honours Course. Since she was a Honours student the marks obtained by her in subsidiary subjects were not computed even by the University. The Honours student while studying the Honours course necessarily gives more emphasis on the Honours subjects so as to obtain good results in the Honours subjects, which is calculated for giving the Honours degree. So far such student is concerned, marks obtained in the subsidiary subjects have no relevance at all. The respondents, therefore, should have calculated only the marks obtained by the candidate in the Honours subjects when the candidate possesses a Honours degree. On calculation of the marks of the petitioner on that basis, the petitioner succeeded and her name was recommended for selection. However, later on following an procedure of calculating the marks obtained in subsidiary subjects along with Honours subjects, the petitioner was downgraded thereby creating an anomalous position. By resorting the said procedure the respondents have made two unequals equal, for a student of Honours course stands on a different footing from those who have only the pass course and the student of the pass course would definitely get advantage over the Honours course student, for the Honours course student put more emphasis on the Honours subjects than the subsidiary subjects. The procedure followed is illegal and unjustified. Accordingly, I hold that the petitioner is entitled to calculation of marks at the graduation standard on the basis of marks obtained in the Honours papers only, she having passed the degree with Honours. If such marks are alone calculated, the petitioner stands selected as her name was already recommended by the Board on the basis of such calculations.

    5. In that view of the matter, the writ petition stands allowed. The respondents are directed to appoint the petitioner in one of the posts of Primary Teachers in one of its schools. The appointment shall be given immediately subject to compliance of necessary requirements/formalities by the petitioner for such appointment and the respondents shall give her notional seniority from the date from which the person with lesser marks was appointed by the respondents. However, the petitioner shall not be entitled to any salary or allowance for the past period and would be entitled to salary and wages only from the date she joins the post. The writ petition stands disposed of in terms of the aforesaid observations and directions.

  25. biswaranjan

    sir please suggest the books and authors which is helpful for preparation of bank po and clerk and also about the current affairs

  26. rahul

    ALL university have different rule to calculate percentage from cgpa.
    so,IBPS cwe has any ots personal calculation to calculate percentage from cgpa.
    I have scored 6.4 cgpa and in Gujarat technological umiversity <= 6.5 is calculated as first class.

  27. Dev

    Dear Admin, Can I choose an exam center outside my native state for IBPS PO exam? Please clarify my doubt. Thanks in advance.

  28. jaspal

    Dear admin i m sub inspector in u.khand police. I m also applying for the post of po. Can u plz tell the minimum marks required in each subject, also can enybody sugges me some good books for the prepration of the exam asi it has been long since i lost the touch

  29. Anuj Saxena

    Sir, I want to know that Will there be any kind of effect of elections 2014 on the ibps po 2014 like delay or cancellation of the exam. I have heard about this topic like a rumour so I dnt know if it is true or not. So I want u to tell me the real thing because I don’t want to waste my whole year to see the exam postponed.
    Plz reply
    Thank you

  30. Ankita

    i m a student continuing b-tech in mechanical engg with cgpa 8.3 till now..so can i apply for this exam or i need to wait till i finish my b-tech?

  31. prabhat

    Sir, I have knowledge of computer operation & MS office but I don’t have any certificate of computer literacy. Computer was not a subject in my school/college. Can I select the option “STUDIED COMPUTER AS A SUBJECT IN INSTITUTE”. If yes, will I have to show certificate for that one. Certificate from which type of institute will be valid? Please guide….

  32. Shruti

    1 of my freinds has filled his name incorrectly before submitting the online form. Can it b corrected now? Will he be allowed to appear for the exam? Please reply

  33. gowthami

    sir i got 60% in graduation in Bsc Comp ,so i have 60%in all subjects like maths physics computers but not in languages am i eligible for IBPS PO and CLERK exam

  34. Pallavi

    Sir,i have a ques. I did my grad. With accounts hons. So my marksheet has given us aggregate of hons. Papers only .we also have subsi paper but their marks have not been aggregated. What should i write as my marks in the form while applyng for the Ibps? All subsi papers nd hons. Too or jst hons. Papers? Do reply sir?

  35. Ramesh G

    Dear Sir,
    I have studied computer application as an optional paper in my B.Sc that’s enough to qualify for the computer eligibility & i have worked one year for MNC company… dont have any special issued computer certificate……. Please sir help me….

  36. shristi

    sir i have completed my btech.and the date of completion in my certificate is 20 july 2013.
    i have also qualified the ibps po 3 exam.will i be allowed to give the interview.


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