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.
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.
|Type||Government Autonomous Recruitment Body|
|Purpose||Recruitment of Banking Personnel|
|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.
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.
|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|
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
Mains Exam Date
Given below is the fee structure for online application. The candidate needs to pay the fee online.
|SC/ST & PWBD||INR 175|
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.
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
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.
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli/Daman & Diu
|Jammu and Kashmir||7|
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.
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.
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.
Things to keep handy while applying for the IBPS Clerk Application
The total maximum mark for the exam is 100. And the total time duration is 1 hour.
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|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
The total maximum mark for the exam is 190. And the total time duration is 2 hours 40 minutes or 160 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.
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.
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|
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 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.
First, lets start with the steps:
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|
|Date and Timings||Name and Address of the exam center||General Instructions|
The examination authority accepts the following photo-identity proofs at the time of identity verification.
Identity proofs not accepted for verification
A candidate needs to make sure that he/she has a good internet connection while downloading the Admit Card.
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.
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.
The salaries of bank employees were revised on the basis of bipartite settlement which came into effect from January 1, 2016.
Below are the various allowances for IBPS Clerk
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.
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 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:
A: Successful candidate needs to spend six months on probation.
A: The total number of vacancies in IBPS Clerk 2021 is yet to release.
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.
A: Minimum: 21 years and Maximum: 28 years with the age benefit to reserved categories.
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..
A: The application fee for IBPS Clerk is Rs. 175 for SC/ST/PWBD candidates and Rs. 800 for all others.
A: The final merit list will be prepared based on the candidate’s performance in the mains examination.
A: The candidates can refer to A modern approach to verbal and non-verbal by RS Aggarwal, Objective General English by RS Agarwal.
A: The prelims exam will be conducted for a total of 100 marks.