IBPS Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I) Recruitment 2012
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
COMMON WRITTEN EXAMINATION [CWE] FOR
RECRUITMENT OF SPECIALIST OFFICERS IN 19 PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ibps.in
“Banking in India is graduating from general to specialized.” The sector therefore needs
specialist officers in various fields like IT, Technical, Agriculture, Legal, Marketing, HR, etc. and
also in Rashtrabhasha.
Having successfully held similar examinations, IBPS will conduct CWE on behalf of following 19
banks, for candidates to qualify for recruitment in the aforesaid specialist areas.
Allahabad Bank Indian Overseas Bank 01 I.T. Officer (Scale-I)
Andhra Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce 02 Agricultural Field Officer (Scale I)
Bank of Baroda Punjab National Bank 03 Rajbhasha Adhikari (Scale I)
Bank of India Punjab & Sind Bank 04 Law Officer (Scale I)
Bank of Maharashtra Syndicate Bank 05 Technical Officer (Scale I)
Canara Bank UCO Bank 06 HR/Personnel Officer (Scale I)
Central Bank of India Union Bank of India 07 Marketing Officer (Scale I)
Corporation Bank United Bank of India 08 I.T. Officer (Scale-II)
Dena Bank Vijaya Bank 09 Law Officer (Scale II)
Any individual who aspires to join any of the above Public Sector Banks in one of these Specialist Officer’s
posts will necessarily be required to take the CWE. Prospective candidates who wish to appear for the CWE
will have to apply to IBPS and should carefully read the advertisement regarding eligibility criteria, online
registration process, pattern of examination, issuance of call letters and score cards.
Candidates who appear for the CWE will be able to check their status after the examination. Scorecards will
be issued to candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks and above in each test of the examination.
It should, however, be noted that successful candidates in the CWE who have been issued scorecards and
who meet the stipulated eligibility criteria are then required to apply to any of the participating banks they
wish to as and when individual banks call for applications for the Specialist Officers’ posts for which a
Common written Examination has been conducted, quoting their personal details and their CWE scores.
Each bank will then individually shortlist candidates and carry out their own selection processes such as
Interviews etc. for final selection.
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 for 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
Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Payable from 29.12.2011 and 20.01.2012 both dates
– 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
Candidates have the option of:
(1) ONLINE MODE of payment of requisite fees / intimation charges
(2) OFFLINE MODE of payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges
payment of fees / intimation charges through CBS branches of the following 6 Public
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.
o 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
o 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.
o 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
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 website
and indicate the particular Bank in which they wish to pay fees/ intimation charges.
– Candidates are required to fill in the fee payment challan for 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
(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
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 printout 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
(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.
M. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS
(1) Candidates have to submit the original fee payment receipt (e-receipt/ fee payment challan) and
the written examination call letter at the time of written examination.
(2) Before applying for the CWE for Specialist Officer posts in the 19 participating Public Sector
Banks, the candidate should ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility and other norms mentioned in
this advertisement. Candidates are therefore to carefully read this advertisement and follow all the
instructions given for submitting online application.
(3) IBPS would be free to reject any application, at any stage of the process, if the candidate is found
ineligible as per the stipulated eligibility criteria. Decision of the IBPS in all matters regarding
eligibility of the candidate, the stages at which such scrutiny of eligibility is to be undertaken,
qualifications and other eligibility norms, the documents to be produced for the purpose of the
conduct of Written Examination etc. and any other matter relating to the CWE will be final and
binding on the candidate. No correspondence or personal enquiries shall be entertained by the
IBPS in this behalf.
(4) Not more than one application should be submitted by any candidate. Multiple
Applications/Registrations will be summarily rejected and the application fee/ intimation charges
(5) Online applications once registered will not be allowed to be withdrawn and/or the application
fee/intimation charges once paid will not be refunded nor be held in reserve for any other
(6) Any resulting dispute arising out of this advertisement including the recruitment process shall be
subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts situated at Mumbai.
(7) Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.
(8) In case it is detected at any stage that a candidate does not fulfill the eligibility norms and/or that
he/she has furnished any incorrect/false information/certificate/documents or has suppressed any
material fact(s), his/her candidature will stand cancelled. If any of these shortcomings is/are
detected even after appointment in a Bank, his/her services are liable to be terminated.
(9) Any request for change of address will not be entertained.
(10) In case any dispute arises on account of interpretation of version other than English, English
version available on IBPS website will prevail.
(11) A Candidate’s admission to the examination is strictly provisional. The mere fact that the call letter
has been issued to the candidate does not imply that his/ her candidature has been finally cleared
by the IBPS.
(12) Candidates should ensure that the signatures appended by them in all the places viz. in their call
letter, attendance sheet etc. and in all correspondences with the IBPS/ Bank in future should be
identical and there should be no variation of any kind.
N. Use of Mobile Phones, pagers, calculator or any such devices:
(a) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the
premises where the examination is being conducted. Any infringement of these instructions
shall entail cancellation of candidature and disciplinary action including ban from future
(b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned item including
mobile phones/ pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangement for safekeeping
cannot be assured.
(c) Candidates are not permitted to use or have in possession of calculators in examination
O. Action Against Candidates Found Guilty of Misconduct
Candidates are advised in their own interest that they should not furnish any particulars that are
false, tampered, fabricated and should not suppress any material information while submitting
online application. At the time of written examination, if a candidate is (or has been ) found guilty of
– (i) using unfair means during the examination or subsequent selection procedure or (ii)
impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person or (iii) misbehaving in the examination
hall or taking away the question booklet (or any part thereof ) / answer sheet from the examination
hall or (iv) resorting to any irregular or improper means in connection with his/ her candidature for
selection or (v) obtaining support for his/ her candidature by unfair means, such a candidate may,
in addition to rendering himself/ herself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable :
To be disqualified from the examination for which he/ she is a candidate.
To be debarred either permanently or for a specified period from any examination conducted by
For termination of service, if he/ she has already joined any Bank.
The IBPS would be analyzing the responses of a candidate with other candidates to detect
patterns of similarity, if as per the laid down procedure, it is suspected that the responses have
been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/ valid, the IBPS reserves right to cancel his/ her
P. CALL LETTERS FOR WRITTEN EXAMINATION
The date of the Written Examination has been tentatively fixed for 11.03.2012(Sunday). However,
the date of Examination shall be intimated in the Call Letter along with the Centre/Venue address.
All eligible candidates should download their call letter and Information Handout from the IBPS’s
website www.ibps.in by entering his / her details registration Number and Password/Date of Birth,
after 28.02.2012. No hard copy of the call letter/ Information Handout will be sent by post.
Candidates have to bring their call letter along with Original Fee Payment Receipt (e-receipt/
fee payment challan) and their photo identity proof in original as well as a photocopy while
attending the written examination and will have to submit Original Fee Payment Receipt (ereceipt/
fee payment challan) and photocopy of the photo identity proof along with
Examination Call Letter.
In the examination hall, the call letter along with the Original Fee Payment Receipt (e-receipt/ fee
payment challan)and a self attested photocopy of the candidate’s photo identity such as PAN
Card/ Passport/ Driver’s Licence/ Voter’s Card/ Bank Passbook with photograph/ Photo identity
proof issued by a Gazzetted Officer/ People’s Representative along with a photograph / Identity
Card issued by a recognised college/ university/ Aadhar card with a photograph/ Employee ID
should be submitted to the invigilator for verification. The candidate’s identity will be verified with
respect to his/her details on the call letter and in the Attendance List. If identity of the candidate
is in doubt the candidate may not be allowed to appear for the Written Examination.
This advertisement is also available on IBPS’s website address www.ibps.in
Candidates are advised to remain in touch with IBPS’s website for any information which may be
put for further guidance.
Decision of the IBPS in respect of all matters pertaining to this examination would be final and
binding on all candidates.
Start date for Online Registration 30.12.2011
Payment of Application Fees/ Intimation Charges 29.12.2011 to 20.01.2012
(both dates inclusive)
Last date for Online Registration 21.01.2012
Last date for Editing Application Details 23.01.2012
Download of Call letter for Written Examination After 28.02.2012
Written Examination 11.03.2012
Please note that candidates will not be permitted to appear for the Common Written Examination
without the following documents:
(1) Call Letter
(2) Original fee payment receipt (fee payment challan / e-receipt)
(3) Original photo-identity proof (specified)
(4) Photocopy of photo-identity proof
Agricultural Field Officer(Scale I)Minimum- 20 Years Maximum-35 Years
Degree in Agriculture or allied
specialisations such as
Veterinary Science/ Dairy Science/ Agri.
Engineering/ Fishery Science/
Pisciculture/ Agri Marketing &
Cooperation etc. from recognized
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