http://ibpsreg.sifyitest.com/cwespl_dec11/ Common Written Examination for Recruitment of Specialist Officers 2012 IBPS
How To Apply
Frequently Asked Questions
Guidelines for scanning the Photograph & Signature
APPLY ONLINE
APPLICATION PRINTOUT REPRINT
eInvoice PRINTOUT REPRINT
EDIT/ UPDATE APPLICATION DETAILS

Date of Commencement of Application : 30-12-2011
Date of Closure : 21-01-2012
Date of Closure for Edit : 23-01-2012
Start Date for Fee deposit : 29-12-2011
Last Date for Fee deposit (Online Mode) : 20-01-2012
Last Date for Fee deposit (NEFT/CBS) : 20-01-2012
Last Date for Reprint : 04-02-2012

HOW TO APPLY
Candidates can apply online only from 30.12.2011 to 21.01.2012 and no other mode of application will be accepted.
Pre-Requisites for Applying Online
Before applying online, candidates should
(i) Scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph and signature are within the required specifications as given in the Advertisement.
(ii) keep the application fee/ intimation charges remittance details (Transaction details such as Transaction No., Branch Name & Code etc.) ready in case of Offline Payment i.e. CBS / Keep the necessary details/documents ready if desired to make online payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges.
(iii) have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the declaration of results of this round of CWE. IBPS may send call letters Written Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID. Under no circumstances, a candidate should share/mention e-mail ID to / of any other person. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID before applying on-line and must maintain that email account
Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Payable from 29.12.2011 and 20.01.2012 both dates inclusive)
- Rs. 50/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
- Rs.450/- for all others
Transaction charges for Offline/ Online Payment of fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate
Mode of Payment
Candidateshave the option of:
(1) ONLINE MODE of payment of requisite fees / intimation charges
or
(2) OFFLINE MODE of payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges
payment of fees / intimation chargesthrough CBS branches of the following 6 Public Sector Banks
Bank of Baroda (Account No. 03970200001617),
Bank of India (Account No. 005120110000801),
Central Bank of India (Account No. 3156957709),
Indian Overseas Bank (Account No. 143502000008100),
Punjab National Bank (Account No. 3985002100046460),
United Bank of India (Account No. 0284053402139)
(1) Payment of fees/ intimation charges via the ONLINE MODE
(i) The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.
(ii) The payment can be made by using only Master/ Visa Debit or Credit cards or Internet Banking by providing information as asked on the screen.
(iii) On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated.
(iv) Candidates are required to take a print of the e-receipt which will have to be submitted with the Call Letter at the time of written examination.
Note:
After submitting your payment information in the online application form, please wait for the intimation from the server, DO NOT press back or Refresh button in order to avoid double charge
For Credit Card users: All prices are listed in Indian Rupee. If you use a non-Indian credit card, your bank will convert to your local currency based on prevailing exchange rates.
To ensure the security of your data, please close the browser window once your transaction is completed.
(2) OFFLINE MODE (at counters of specified Bank branches):
payment of fee/ intimation charges through CBS branches of the following 6 Public Sector Banks
Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Central Bank of India, Indian Overseas Bank,
Punjab National Bank, United Bank of India
A Format of the fee payment challan(CBS Challan) will be made available on IBPS website. Candidates are first required to take a printout of the fee payment challan from IBPS websiteand indicate the particular Bank in which they wish to pay fees/ intimation charges.
Candidates are required to fill in the fee payment challanfor any of the above Banks with details such as Name, Date of Birth, Contact No., Category, Post Applied for, Amount deposited, Depositing Branch Name and City etc.
Candidates can then make payment of the requisite fee/ intimation charges in any branch of the abovementioned Banks.
Collect the candidate’s copy of the Fee Payment Challan from the Branch. Please check that the challan is properly signed and the details of Transaction Number, Branch Name and DP Code Number, Deposit Date have been noted in the challan by the Branch authorities.
Candidates are required to submit the original fee payment challan along with the Call Letter at the time of written examination.
Filling in the Online Application
Please note that all the particulars mentioned in the online application including Name of the Candidate, Post Applied, Category, Date of birth, Address, Email ID, Centre of Examination etc. will be considered as final and no modifications will be allowed after the last date specified for Editing/ Updating the same. Candidates are hence requested to fill in the online application form with the utmost care as no correspondence regarding change of details will be entertained.
(1)Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the link “Common Written Examination (SPECIALIST OFFICERS)”
(2)Candidate is now ready to apply Online by clicking on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CWE- SPECIALIST OFFICERS DECEMBER 2011″ to open up the On-Line Application Form.
(3)In case candidates are remitting their application fees/ intimation charges (offline) through CBS, candidates will have to enter their basic details including fee payment details and upload the photograph and signature in the online application form. However in case of payment through ONLINE Payment Mode the Application Format will consist of an additional page.
(4) Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature (Annexure II).
(5)Candidates should carefully fill in the details in the On-Line Application at the appropriate places very carefully and click on the “SUBMIT” button at the end of the On-Line Application format. Before pressing the “SUBMIT” button, candidates are advised to verify every particular filled in the application. The name of the candidate or his /her father/husband etc. should be spelt correctly in the application as it appears in the certificates/mark sheets. Any change/alteration found may disqualify the candidature.
(6)After upload of photograph and signature, in case of candidates who have paid the requisite application fee/ intimation charges through CBS, a Registration Number and Password will be generated. Candidates should note their Registration Number and Password for future reference.
OR
In case candidates wish to pay fees/ intimation charges through the online payment gateway after the upload of photograph and signature an additional page of the application form is displayed wherein candidates may follow the instructions and fill in the requisite details.
If the online transaction has been successfully completed a Registration Number and Password will be generated. Candidates should note their Registration Number and Password for future reference.
If the online transaction has not been successfully completed then the following message is displayed ‘Your online transaction was unsuccessful. Please register again’ Candidates may then revisit the ‘Apply Online’ link and fill in their application details again.
(7)After applying on-line, the candidate should immediately take a printout of the system generated on-line application form, ensure the particulars filled in are accurate and retain it for future reference. They should not send this print out to the IBPS.
(8)No acknowledgment will be given for online registration. However a Registration Number and Password will be generated and an email/ sms intimation will be sent to the candidate’s email ID/ Mobile Number specified in the online application form.If candidates do not receive the email and sms intimations at the email ID/ Mobile number specified by them, they may consider that their online application has not been successfully registered.
(9)An online application which is incomplete in any respect such as without the photograph and signature uploaded in the online application form will not be considered valid.
(10)Candidates are advised to apply for only one post. The applications of candidates applying for more than one post will be summarily rejected.
(11)Request for change/correction in any particulars in the Application Form shall not be entertained under any circumstances AFTER THE LAST DATE FOR Editing/ Updating application details specified. IBPS will not be responsible for any consequences arising out of furnishing of incorrect and incomplete details in the application or omission to provide the required details in the application form.
(12)Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply on-line much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date for depositing the fee/ intimation charges to avoid the possibility of disconnection/inability/failure to log on the IBPS’s website on account of heavy load on internet/website jam.
(13)IBPS does not assume any responsibility for the candidates not being able to submit their applications within the last date on account of the aforesaid reasons or for any other reason beyond the control of the IBPS.
(14)Please note that the above procedure is the only valid procedure for applying. No other mode of application or incomplete steps would be accepted and such applications would be rejected.
(15)Any information submitted by an applicant in his/ her application will bind the candidate personally and if found to be false shall be liable for prosecution apart from consequences in civil law as may be deemed requisite.
Note: There is a provision to modify the submitted Online Application. Candidates are requested to make use of this facility to correct their details in the Online Application if any. This modification facility will be available up to 23.01.2012. After this date, no modification will be permitted. Candidates should take utmost care while filling in the Online Application. Please note that no modification in fee payment details will be permitted for candidates who pay fees/ intimation charges through the online mode.

Frequently Asked Questions: For On-Line Registration Process.
1. What should I do if there is lot of delay in accessing the page?
Speed for Registration of On-Line Application on Internet, is based on various factors like Internet Speed, large number of applicants trying to register the application at the same time etc. Therefore if you are not able to get the pages for registration immediately, please retry after a gap of 15 minutes or during off-peak hours during the night.
2. How do I know that my application is registered?
Successful Registration is indicated by the Page displayed after clicking the Submit Button indicating the generated “REGISTRATION NO.” and “PASSWORD”. Please note down the same carefully and preserve it. If you do not preserve it, you will not be able to Re-Print the Application and download the Call Letter.
3. I did not receive the email intimation for registration of my application?
“REGISTRATION NO.” and “PASSWORD” are also sent by auto-response Confirmation emails. Delivery of these emails purely depends upon the correctness of E-Mail ID provided, Policy of your E-Mail Service Provider to accept and Divert such emails under Bulk or Spam Mails or bounce back such mails without accepting it due to heavy number of emails generated by our Applications. In case of Govt./official/company Email Ids, delivery is controlled by your Company Policies. Therefore, please do not expect replies from us, if you do not receive such confirmation / auto-response Emails.
4. How do I re-confirm that my application is saved?
In case of doubt about the successful Registration, candidates are advised to visit the Page for Re-Print of Application, generate the Printout and preserve the soft copy and hard copy (printout) of the Application.
5. I got Blank / Zero Registration No. after submission of application on-line?
In rare cases Candidates may get Zero (0) Registration No. with valid Password. Candidates are advised to Re-Register the Application and check the Printout through Re-Print Application.
6. After filling up the complete form, I got Blank Screen / Internet got disconnected / My PC closed / hanged / shutdown. Is my application saved / registered?
Please refer to Point No.4. If you do not get the application printout through Re-Print option, your application is not saved. Please re-apply.
7. I did not receive the acknowledgement / reply to my email communication?
“Reply to” Email Id for the Application is created for the convenience of the Candidates for genuine communications. Please do not use this address to send back the emails for “Acknowledgment”, “Vacation Mail”, “Friendship Offers”, “Sales Offers” etc. Our Email Server is configured to delete such emails automatically.
8. What details should I retain while replying to auto-response emails?
While writing back by replying the confirmation emails for genuine problem, please retain the text containing “REGISTRATION NO.” and “PASSWORD” details on the email.
9. What details should I provide while writing for the problem?
Please do not forget to provide following details while writing to us: (1) REGISTRATION NO. (2) PASSWORD (3) DATE OF BIRTH & (4) FULL NAME as entered in application. In case of application failure or any error message, we would like to have the screenshot of the error in JPG, GIF format or as MS Word file. Additionally, you may provide the PC Details including the Operating System (like Windows XP, Vista, Linux etc.) & Internet Browser & version (like Internet Explorer 6.0, Mozilla 3.0, Firefox 3.5 etc.) used.
10. I want to change / correct the details I entered in the Application?
Please choose the ‘EDIT’ option to correct the details. Please note that you can use the Edit facility only after 2 days of Registration date and can modify details only upto 3 times. If you have used 3 chances for corrections, please reapply before the closure of Application Date as per advertisement. Please remember to take fresh print out after modifying any details.
11 What payment options can I use for this service ?
You can use Master/ Visa Debit or Credit cards or Internet Banking.
12 Do I get a confirmation of the payment that I have made ?
For each payment you will receive an online Transaction Reference Number that is an acknowledgement for your payment request.
13 Do I have to pay any service fee ?
Yes . Transaction charges for NEFT? Online Payment will have to be borne by the candidate.
14 My Internet connection failed in the middle of my transaction, what do I do ?
If the problem occurred before you entered your payment information, you can close your browser, log back in, and try again. If you submitted your payment information and then experienced a problem, send mail to registration_helpdesk@ibpsorg.org before trying again.
15 My online payment transaction has gone through but my online application has not been registered, what do I do?
In case of any technical problem such as loss of connectivity before the online application has been submitted the application fee / intimation charges will be automatically credited back to your account.
“In case you face any difficulty in online registration or if you haven’t received auto response mail within 24 hours, inform us at registration_helpdesk@ibpsorg.org giving following specific details to enable us to provide quick resolution of the error encountered by you – (a) Registration Number (b) Name of the Bank (c) Name of the Post applied for (d) Your Email Id (f) Your contact telephone number (preferably your Mobile no ) (g) Your Operating System Windows XP SP2 or Linux ( with Version number) (h) Browser with its version number (i) Whether java script is enabled (j) Copy of Exact Text of error message you encounter.
Please make one more attempt from any other PC with either Internet Explorer (5.5 or above) , Mozilla firefox 2.0 or above ,Google chrome 2.0 or Opera 7.0 above with java script enabled before filing the report with our help desk.”

Guidelines for scanning and Upload of Photograph & Signature

Before applying online a candidate will be required to have a scanned (digital) image of his/her photograph and signature as per the specifications given below.
(i)
Photograph Image:
Photograph must be a recent passport style colour picture.
Make sure that the picture is in colour, taken against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
Look straight at the camera with a relaxed face
If the picture is taken on a sunny day, have the sun behind you, or place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows
If you have to use flash, ensure there’s no “red-eye”
If you wear glasses make sure that there are no reflections and your eyes can be clearly seen.
Caps, hats and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious headwear is allowed but it must not cover your face.
Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred)
Size of file should be between 20kb-50 kb
Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 50KB. If the size of the file is more than 50 KB, then adjust the settings of the scanner such as the DPI resolution, no. of colours etc., during the process of scanning.
(ii)
Signature Image :
The applicant has to sign on white paper with Black Ink pen.
The signature must be signed only by the applicant and not by any other person.
The signature will be used to put on the Hall Ticket and wherever necessary.
If the Applicant’s signature on the answer script, at the time of the examination, does not match the signature on the Hall Ticket, the applicant will be disqualified.
Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred)
Size of file should be between 10kb – 20kb
Ensure that the size of the scanned image is not more than 20KB

Scanning the photograph & signature:
(1) Set the scanner resolution to a minimum of 200 dpi (dots per inch)
(2) Set Color to True Color
(3) File Size as specified above
(4) Crop the image in the scanner to the edge of the photograph/signature, then use the upload editor to crop the image to the final size (as specified above).
(5) The image file should be JPG or JPEG format. An example file name is : image01.jpg or image01.jpeg Image dimensions can be checked by listing the folder files or moving the mouse over the file image icon.

Candidates using MS Windows/MSOffice can easily obtain photo and signature in .jpeg format not exceeding 50KB & 20KB respectively by using MS Paint or MSOffice Picture Manager. Scanned photograph and signature in any format can be saved in .jpg format by using ‘Save As’ option in the File menu and size can be reduced below 50KB(photograph) & 20KB(signature) by using crop and then resize option (Please see point (i) & (ii) above for the pixel size) in the ‘Image’ menu. Similar options are available in other photo editor also.

If the file size and format are not as prescribed, an error message will be displayed.
While filling in the Online Application Form the candidate will be provided with a link to upload his photograph and signature.
Procedure for Uploading the Photograph and Signature
There will be two separate links for uploading Photograph and Signature
Click on the respective link “Upload Photograph / Signature”
Browse and Select the location where the Scanned Photograph / Signature file has been saved.
Select the file by clicking on it
Click the ‘Upload’ button

Your Online Application will not be registered unless you upload your photograph and signature as specified.
Note:
(1) In case the face in the photograph or signature is unclear the candidate’s application may be rejected.
(2) After registering online candidates are advised to take a printout of their system generated online application forms.
(3) In case the photograph or signature is unclear, the candidate may edit his application and re-upload his photograph or signature.







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