IBPS Clerk Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
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 June 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. 

Notification 2021June 2021
Online Registration ProcessJune 2021
Online Application Ends OnJune 2021
IBPS Clerk Prelims Call LetterAugust 21
Conduct of Online Examination – PreliminaryAugust 28, 29 and September 4, 5, 2021
Preliminary Exam ResultSeptember 2021
Online Exam – Mains Call LetterOctober 2021
Online Examination – MainsOctober 31, 2021
Mains – ResultApril 1, 2022

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates

As per the latest update, IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims exam is scheduled for August 28, 29, and September 4, 5, 2021. And the mains exam will be on October 31, 2021. 

IBPS CRP Clerks-X 2021Date 
Prelims Exam Date 28th Aug. 2021
29th Aug. 2021
4th Sep. 2021
5th Sep. 2021
Mains Exam Date 31st Oct. 2021 

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 


Check out – IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern & Syllabus

How to apply? 

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 centres, 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 


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.

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