IBPS Clerk Exam 2022: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

IBPS Clerk Exam 2022: Latest News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies
April 12, 2021
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About IBPS Clerk exam

IBPS conducts IBPS Clerk exam. In addition, it conducts examinations through standard written tests for all Public Sector Banks except the SBI.

There are two stages in the Clerk exam.

  1. Preliminary Exam

  2. Mains Exam

There is a single IBPS clerk application for all two stages. However, there are separate admit cards for each exam.

Candidates who qualify Preliminary Exam will appear for mains exam. Therefore, candidates who successfully clear the mains exam selected as clerical staff in participating banks.


Abbreviation IBPS
Type Government Autonomous Recruitment Body
Purpose Recruitment of Banking Personnel
Location Maharashtra, India
Chairman Mr. Rajkiran Rai G
Director Shri Harideesh Kumar B

IBPS Clerk recruitment is conducted IBPS for 11 public sector banks. The recruitment process through Common Recruitment Process (CRP) is conducted by IBPS every year.

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IBPS Clerk Notifications/News

Notification of IBPS Clerk 2021-22 will be releasing in Oct 2021. The notification contains details such as the number of vacancies, eligibility criteria required, and reservation policy. It also has important dates, filling the application form, exam pattern, provisional allotment, calculation of scores for different stages, etc.

Read below for more details on IBPS Clerk 2021 notification.


Events Dates
Notification 2021 6 Oct 2021
Online Registration Process 7 Oct 2021
Online Application Ends On 27 Oct 2021
IBPS Clerk Prelims Call Letter November 2021
Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary December 2021
Preliminary Exam Result January 2022
Online Exam – Mains Call Letter January 2022
Online Examination – Mains Jan/Feb 2022
Mains – Result April 1, 2022

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates

As per the latest update, IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims exam is scheduled for December 2021. And the mains exam will be on January 2022.


IBPS CRP Clerks-X 2021


Prelims Exam Date

December 2021

Mains Exam Date

January 2022


IBPS Clerk Application Fee

Given below is the fee structure for online application. The candidate needs to pay the fee online.

Category Application Fee
Others INR 850

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

A candidate must fulfill the required criteria to be part of the process.

A candidate has to meet the age and education qualification criteria to apply for IBPS Clerk.


Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

A candidate must be an Indian citizen to applying for IBPS Clerk Examination.

Educational Qualifications (As on 26.08.2020):

The candidate should hold a graduation degree in any discipline from an approved University.

IBPS Clerk Age Limit

Minimum: 20 years

Maximum: 28 years


Relaxation of Upper age limit

  • Backward Classes  – 3 years
  • Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe – 5 years
  • Persons With Benchmark Disabilities as defined under “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016” – 10 years
  • Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) – 5 Years
  • Persons affected by 1984 riots – 5 Years
  • Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service – 5 years


IBPS Clerk vacancies

IBPS Clerk vacancies will be released along with the notification. In addition, candidates can see below to understand last year’s requirements by banks for the post of clerk.

IBPS has announced 2557 vacancies for the year 2020.

State wise clerk vacancies

State Name Vacancies
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Arunachal Pradesh
Dadra and Nagar Haveli/Daman & Diu
Nagaland 5
Jammu and Kashmir 7
Chandigarh 8
Tripura 12
Chhattisgarh 18
Assam 24
Goa 25
Uttarakhand 30
Himachal Pradesh 45
Telangana 62
Odisha 66
Jharkhand 67
Rajasthan 68
Haryana 72
Andhra Pradesh 85
Delhi 93
Bihar 95
Madhya Pradesh 104
Kerala 120
Gujarat 139
West Bengal 151
Punjab 162
Karnataka 221
Tamil Nadu 229
Uttar Pradesh 259
Maharashtra 371
Total 2557


How to apply for IBPS Clerk?

The application window is not open yet for 2021-22. As soon as the window gets open for application, candidates need to follow the below-mentioned steps.

The application form for IBPS Clerk is available on the IBPS website. The steps to fill application form are explained below. The application can be filled only by online method.


Step 1: IBPS Clerk Registration

  • Visit IBPS official website
  • Click the link ‘New Registration’ on the home page of IBPS
  • Enter name, phone number, email id and security code
  • A provisional registration number and password are generated after successful registration.
  • The provisional registration number and password are also emailed to the email address and password provided during registration.

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature

  • Candidates must upload their photos, signature, left thumb impression, and handwritten declaration after registering.
  • It is not acceptable to sign in capital letters.
  • The left thumb impression should be properly scanned and not smudged
  • The handwritten statement should be in English only


Step 3: Fill the detailed application form

This page is divided into three parts, basic details, educational qualification & experience, and preferences. Check details below:

Basic details: In this part, candidates need to fill category, nationality, personal details, select exam centers, date of birth, gender, father’s name or mother’s name, address, etc.

Educational Qualification, Work Experience & Languages: Here, candidates need to enter details of their graduation such as year of passing, college, percentage of marks, grade (if any). They are also required to enter their work experience. Candidates are also required to enter the languages they can read, write and speak.

Preferences: Candidates need to enter the preferences of banks where they wish to work upon selection. SC/ST/Minority candidates can opt for pre-exam training in this part.


Step 4: Preview of IBPS Clerk application form

Candidates must preview the application form before the final submission. Then, they can edit the details entered in the application form while validating the same. Once this is complete, candidates need to agree to the terms and conditions and submit their applications.


Step 5: IBPS Clerk fee payment

  • Candidates need to follow the steps below for making payment.
  • The payment modes are using Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, and Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets by providing information.
  • An e-receipt will be generated upon successful completion of the transaction.
  • Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-receipt and online application form containing fee payment details.

Things to keep handy while applying for the IBPS Clerk Application

  • Scanned photograph and signature
  • Left thumb impression
  • A handwritten declaration
  • Bank details to pay the application fees
  • Marksheet of graduation to enter educational details
  • Valid email ID and contact number


IBPS Clerk Examination Pattern

Preliminary Examination Pattern

  • In IBPS Clerk Prelims exam has 100 multiple-choice questions.
  • The candidate needs to qualify in each section of the exam as per the minimum cut-off list.

The total maximum mark for the exam is 100. And the total time duration is 1 hour.

  • English Language: In English, a test of 30 questions and the maximum marks for the same is 30 marks. The total time allotted for this exam is 20 minutes.
  • Reasoning Ability: It contains an examination of 35 questions, and the maximum marks for the same are 35 marks. But, the time duration of this exam is 20 minutes.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: It also includes the same marking as Reasoning.

In the below-mentioned table, we have mentioned the preliminary examination details for your better understanding.


S.No. Subject Number of Questions Number Of Marks Duration
1 English 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes

  • The total number of questions asked in the IBPS Clerk Exam is 100.
  • The maximum mark allotted for the preliminary examination is 100.
  • The mark allotted for every correct answer is 1 mark.
  • A Negative Marking of 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer
  • The time duration of the preliminary examination is 60 minutes.


Exam Pattern for Mains

  • In IBPS Clerk mains exam has 200 multiple-choice questions.
  • The candidate needs to qualify in each section of the exam as per the minimum cut-off list.

The total maximum mark for the exam is 190. And the total time duration is 2 hours 40 minutes or 160 minutes.

  • English Language: In English, a test of 40 questions and the maximum marks for the same is 40 marks. The total time allotted for this exam is 35 minutes.
  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude: It contains an examination of 50 questions, and the maximum marks for the same are 60 marks. But, the time duration of this exam is 45 minutes.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: In Quantitative, the total number of questions is 50, and the marks are the same as 50, but the time durations are 45 minutes.
  • General/ Financial Awareness: In this paper, the total number of questions is 50, and the marks are the same as 50. but the time durations are 35 minutes.

In the below-mentioned table, we have mentioned the mains examination details for your better understanding.

S.No. Subject Number of Questions Number Of Marks Duration
1 General/Finance Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability and computer aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes


For each correct answer, the candidate will be awarded one mark.

For any incorrect answer, the candidate will be penalized with 0.25 marks.

If the candidate chooses not to answer (left blank) any particular question, no positive or negative mark will be given.


IBPS Clerk Syllabus

Let’s take a look at the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam’s section-by-section syllabus. The exam is for all courses, and candidates can check the subject-wise syllabus, depending on whether they are taking the prelims or mains test.

Prelims Exam

It contains the three segments of the clerk syllabus. The mains sections are English Language, Reasoning & Numerical Ability.


Sections IBPS Clerk Syllabus 
Reasoning Ability Order and Ranking
Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, AlphabetNumber Series and Chinese coding, Advance Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Distance and Direction, Blood Relation
English Language Reading Comprehension, Para jumbles, Sentence Completion, Phrase Replacement, Error Detection, Fill in the blanks, Inference, Connectors, Word Usage, etc
Numerical Ability Data Interpretation, Number Series, Percentages, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Distance and Time, Work, Time and Wages, Probability, Profit and Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Problem on Ages, Speed, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains


Mains Exam

It contains the five segments of the clerk syllabus. The mains sections are English Language, Reasoning & Numerical Ability, General and Financial awareness & Computer Aptitude.

Sections IBPS Clerk Syllabus
General English Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Paraphrase, Sentence Improvement, Formation and Reconstruction, One-word substitution, Match-ups, Fill in the blanks, Vocabulary, etc
General/ Financial Awareness Current Affairs and Static Gk, Budget, GDP, Repo rate, Interest rate, tax rate, etc, Basics of Financial Institutions such as RBI, SEBI, IRDA, World Bank and IMF, Financial and Banking Abbreviations, Government Schemes and Policies
Computer Aptitude Networking, Basics of MS-Office: MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint, Database, Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses, History of computers, Basics of computer’s hardware and software, Windows operating system & Internet
Quantitative Aptitude Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Simple and compound interest, Equations, Time and Work, Speed, Distance and Time, Clocks, Volume and Surface Area, Permutation and combinations, Probability, Data Interpretation, Charts, Profit, Loss and Discount, Percentages
Reasoning Ability Reasoning, Ranking and Sequence, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Alphabet/ Numeric Series, Direction Sense, Figure Series, Input-output, Sitting Arrangement, Analogy, Passage and Conclusions, Statement and Conclusion, Arguments & Decision Making


Important Points –

A thorough understanding of the subject is important for success in the IBPS Clerk test.
To be successful in the bank clerk exam and make it to the final merit list, candidate should completely cover all practice previous years’ papers. Therefore, before taking the final exams in 2021, candidates should review the IBPS Clerk Previous Year Papers.


IBPS Clerk Admit Card

IBPS Clerk Prelims Admit Card

The IBPS Clerk Prelims test is the first step in the hiring process of IBPS Clerk. Following the successful completion of the application process, candidates will be given prelims admit cards.

IBPS Clerk Mains Admit Card 

Candidates who successfully clear the Prelims Exam will qualify for the mains exam. The admit card for the mains exam will be provided to prelims qualified candidates.


How to download admit card?

First, lets start with the steps:

  • First, need to open the IBPS Website.
  • Click the link ‘IBPS Clerk admit card’ on the home page
  • Enter the login credentials:

  1. Registration or Roll number
  2. DOB or password

  • Admit card 2020 appears on the screen
  • Download the admit card and take its printout


IBPS Clerk Admit Card Details

The information on the IBPS Clerk hall ticket must match the information on the IBPS application form. Candidates must cross-check these facts on the IBPS Clerk admit card to ensure that they are correct.

Candidates should report any missing information to the authority and get it corrected. The following are the details from the IBPS Clerk admit card:


Name of the Candidate Application Number Roll Number
Photo Signature Thumb Impression
Date and Timings Name and Address of the exam center General Instructions


Photo-identity proofs For IBPS Clerk Exam

The examination authority accepts the following photo-identity proofs at the time of identity verification.

  • Aadhaar Card
  • PAN Card
  • Voter’s card
  • Driving license
  • Bank passbook
  • Photo-identity proof, along with a photograph
  • A college/university-issued identification card

Identity proofs not accepted for verification

  •  Ration card
  •  Learner’s driving license


IBPS Clerk Admit Card: Important Points

  • A candidate needs to make sure that he/she has a good internet connection while downloading the Admit Card.

  • Candidates should carry their admit card to the venue. Also, attach their passport size photos to the mentioned place (same as uploaded in the online application form).
  • Remember to keep extra copies of the Admit Card with you to avoid any errors on the examination date. In addition to after downloading, keep a note of your exam timing and exam center to have a good exam day.
  • It has been clearly stated that IBPS won’t send the Admit Card hard copy via post to the candidates. There are some rules that a candidate needs to download his/her Admit Card.
  • To access the online exam site, enter your User ID and Password from the call letter.
  • After logging in, your name and other information will appear on the screen. Please double-check and confirm the accuracy of these details.
  • Further, Disclosure of User ID & Password to 3rd party shall be at the risk & responsibility of the candidate.
  • Candidates must bring the call letter and photo identity proof (such as a PAN Card, Passport, Permanent Driving License, Voter’s Card, Bank Passbook with a photograph, or Photo Identity proof issued by a Gazette Officer).


IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam training

Every year IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam training is held especially for SC/ST and Minority communities. The main aim behind this training is to give the training to enhance the learning abilities. This training is free but other expenses such as traveling, accommodation, food, etc. should be paid for by the candidates. This training is for those aspirants who cannot afford to go for coaching. Further, they can learn about the exam pattern, expected questions, tips, and techniques to solve problems, time management. This training is conducted 5 days before the start of the IBPS Clerk Preliminary exam

Candidates who want to appear for IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training must select this option at the time of online registration. So, download the call letter from the official web page for Pre-Exam training. The candidates can visit the official website. Then, log in by entering the user-id or roll no and password and download it. Menu The candidate must have E- Admit card to participate in IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam training. Applicants are using their roll number and password can able to download their Call letter for Pre-exam training. The pre-exam training will be free of cost but traveling and the other expenses should be borne by the individuals.


IBPS Clerk Salary

There is an attractive salary for the IBPS clerks. The salary for the IBPS Clerk ranges from INR 11,765 to 31,540. The salary for the IBPS clerk is paid as per the 7th pay commission.

Salary Structure

The salaries of bank employees were revised on the basis of bipartite settlement which came into effect from January 1, 2016.

Allowances and Benefits for IBPS Clerk:

Below are the various allowances for IBPS Clerk

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rental Allowance
  • Medical Allowance
  • Travel Allowance


IBPS Clerk Job Profile

  • Ensuring payment clearance
  • Ensuring cash deposits and withdrawals
  • Issuing checkbooks
  • Maintaining a daily record of balance
  • Maintaining ledger, balance, tally. ESI Stamps
  • Taking charge of receipt cheque, drafts, etc.


IBPS Clerk Result 

The result for 2020-21 has been announced. You can check the result on the IBPS website.

The exam date for IBPS clerk prelims was 5th & 12the December 2020. And the result date was 6th Feb 2021. And for the mains exam, the exam date was February 28, 2021, and the result date was April 1st, 2021.


How to check IBPS Clerk result?

Follow the below mentioned steps to check the result –

Step 1. Visit IBPS website www.ibps.in

Step 2. Click on the result link (Result link should be available on notification bar of IBPS website if not click on CRP Clerical section)

Step 3. System will ask you to log in by putting registration/roll number and DOB/password

Step 4. Result will be available on the screen

Step 5. You can download and take a printout.


IBPS Clerk cut off marks

IBPS Clerk cut-off is the minimum score that candidates need to secure at sectional and overall levels to qualify for the exam and become eligible for the next level of selection.


The cut-off list is by keeping the following points into consideration, which are as follows:

  • Number of vacancies
  • Number of candidates who appeared in the exam
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Marking scheme of the exam
  • Trends of last year cut-off
  • Norms of Reservation



Q.1 What is the probation period for IBPS Clerk?

A: Successful candidate needs to spend six months on probation.

Q.2 How many vacancies have been released?

A: The total number of vacancies in IBPS Clerk 2021 is yet to release.

Q.3 Can a final year graduation student apply for IBPS Clerk?

A: Yes, the final-year student can apply for IBPS Clerk, but the candidate needs to complete and needs to produce the graduation completion document at the time of interview.

Q.4 What are the age criteria to apply for IBPS Clerk?

A: Minimum: 21 years and Maximum: 28 years with the age benefit to reserved categories.

Q.5 What is the salary of the IBPS Clerk?

A: IBPS Clerk salary varies from state to state. The basic salary of an IBPS Clerk is Rs 11765 with an increment of Rs 655 for three years..

Q.6 What is the Application fee for IBPS Clerk?

A: The application fee for IBPS Clerk is Rs. 175 for SC/ST/PWBD candidates and Rs. 800 for all others.

Q.7 On what basis will the final merit list be prepared?

A: The final merit list will be prepared based on the candidate’s performance in the mains examination.

Q.8 What are some important books to refer to for the IBPS PO Exam 2021?

A: The candidates can refer to A modern approach to verbal and non-verbal by RS Aggarwal, Objective General English by RS Agarwal.

Q.9 For how many marks will the Prelims exam be conducted?

A: The prelims exam will be conducted for a total of 100 marks.

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