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

September 21, 2022

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About IBPS Clerk Exam

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is offers assessment and recruitment services for selection of senior management cadre, skilled personnel for various private sector, foreign banks, public sector and their subsidiaries, cooperative banks, financial institutions and public sector units for entry level and higher level personnel. IBPS conducts competitive exam for various position through the recruitment process.

IBPS Clerks 2022 exam is to select Clerical posts of various cadre for participating bank recruitment process has two phases of selection

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam

With single application form for entire recruitment process, candidate who qualify in preliminary exam become eligible to appear in mains exam and those who qualify in mains exam become eligible to be selected for the post.

OrganizationInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
PostClerk
Vacancy6035
Participating Banks11
How to Applyonline
Recruitment ProcessPrelims + Mains
Mode of Examonline 
EligibilityGraduate in any stream
Age criteria20 – 28 years
Application FeesGeneral – Rs 850
SC/ST/PWD – Rs. 175
Official websiteIBPS

IBPS Clerk 2022 exam is conducted for clerical positions for various cadre in 11 public sector banks. IBPS conducts common recruitment process every year for various position for various participating banks.

IBPS Clerk Notifications/News

IBPS Clerk 2022 exam details are announced as a notification on IBPS official website. This notification contains details about eligibility criteria, details of the post and number of vacancies, recruitment process, exam pattern, questions and marks, topics covered in syllabus, recommended books, events calendar, and cut off marks to qualify in the recruitment.

The Event Calendar for IBPS Clerk 2022 Exam

Events Dates
Notification for IBPS Clerk 2022 exam30th June 2022
Application Start Date for IBPS Clerk  2022 exam01st July 2022
Application Last Date for IBPS Clerk 2022 exam21st July  2022
Admit card announced for IBPS Clerk exam 202217th August 2022
Preliminary exam 202203rd & 04th September 2022
IBPS Clerk Prelims Result 2022Sep-22
IBPS Clerk Prelims ScorecardSep-22
IBPS Clerk Mains Admit CardSep-22
Main exam 202208th October 2022
Declaration of Final (Mains) ResultApr-23

IBPS Clerk 2022 Exam Dates

The event calendar will be displayed and downloaded by a candidate to understand what event will be celebrated on which date.

IBPS Clerk 2022 Exam Event DetailsDate for the event
Prelims exam date 28th August, 3rd and 4th September 2022
Mains exam dateIn the month of October -2022

IBPS Clerk 2022 Exam Application Fee

IBPS Clerk exam application fees for candidates differ as per their categories

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST & PWBDINR 175
GeneralINR 850

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

Notification describes eligibility criteria of applicants. Eligibility includes limitation of Age, Education and nationality restrictions specified by exam authorities as specified by participating banks.

Candidates appearing IBPS Clerk exam 2022

Candidates applying for IBPS Clerk 2022 exam should have a citizen of India, a subject of Nepal or Bhutan or Tibetan refugee came to India before 1st January 1962 with an intension of permanently settling in India. Candidate appearing the IBPS Clerk exam should be of an Indian origin, he may have migrated from either Burma, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Vietnam, but has an intention of settling permanently in India.

Candidates should hold a bachelor degree from approved university

Candidate applying for IBPS Clerk 2022 exam should have minimum of 20 years and maximum of 28 years.

Age relaxation for IBPS Clerk 2022 exam

Following table display categories and respective age relaxation for IBPS Clerk 2022 exam

CategoryAge Relaxation
Candidate is from Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)5 years
Candidate is from Other Backward Classes (OBC)3 years
Candidates is a Persons With Disabilities10 years
If candidates is an Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-ServicemenActual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
Candidates who are the widows, divorced women or women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarriedAge concession up to the age of 35 years for General/EWS, The concession of age is 38 years for OBC and age concession is 40 years for SC/ST candidates.
Candidates belong to persons affected by 1984 riots categoryAge concession is 5 years i.e. 28 +5 = 33 years

IBPS Clerk Vacancies

There are about 6035 vacancies across various states for the Clerk post for 2022 year listed state wise numbers.

StateVacancies
Andaman and Nicobar 4
Arunachal Pradesh   14
Andhra Pradesh209
Assam157
Bihar281
Chandigarh12
Chhattisgarh104
Delhi (NCR)295
Goa71
Gujarat            304
Haryana138
Himachal Pradesh91
Jammu & Kashmir35
Jharkhand69
Karnataka358
Kerala70
Lakshadweep5
Madhya Pradesh309
Maharashtra775
Manipur5
Meghalaya6
Mizoram4
Nagaland           5
Odisha126
Punjab406
Puduchery2
Rajasthan129
Sikkim11
Tamil Nadu288
Telangana99
Tripura17
Uttar Pradesh1089
Uttarakhand19
West Bengal528
Total6035

How to apply for IBPS Clerk?

The institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has already declared a notification about IBPS Clerks exam on their official website.

The application start date was 1st of July 2022 and last date for filling online application for Clerical post in any of the participating banks was 21st July 2022.

Step 1: IBPS Clerk Registration

  • Candidates aspiring to appear for IBPS Clerk 2022 exam should follow the steps to register their details on the IBPS website for online application.
  • Go to IBPS official website
  • Check for “New Registration” button,
  • Candidates have to enter all essential mandatory information required such as their name, address, parent’s name, email address, mobile phone number and create password.
  • IBPS will send provisional registration number and password at candidate’s email address. 

Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature

  • It is essential to collect and keep ready relevant documents such as candidate’s latest photo, image file of signature, left thumb impression and handwritten declaration after registration.
  • Candidates should note that they should not sign in Capital letters as it is not accepted.
  • The left thumb impression, photograph and signature should be scanned properly so that they appear accurate and not blur.
  • The handwritten statement should be in English language.

Step 3: Fill the detailed application form

IBPS Clerk application has four parts

  • Basic information of candidate appearing the exam
  • Educational qualification
  • Experience
  • Preference of Exam centre location

Candidates should collect relevant documents to prove their graduation, mention correctly the year of passing, College/University attended, percentage of marks and grade scored.

It is essential to upload work experience certificate if candidate has relevant experience. SC/ST candidates are eligible for pre-exam preparation, hence they should provide caste certificate.

Step 4: Verify IBPS Clerk Application form

Candidate applying for the IBPS Clerk exam online application form should be careful and enter exactly same spelling of their name, address, parent’s name, email address and mobile /contact details and make sure that email address is active and they can login to email to check any mails. They should upload their latest photos, signature and other details so that it looks clear after upload. Finally candidates should read the terms and conditions and select agreement and then submit final application with proper verification.

Step 5: IBPS Clerk fee payment

Candidates appearing for IBPS Clerks exam should make payment as described below

  • Candidates can pay the application fees online using bank debit or credit card, mobile or internet banking, wallet or through cash
  • System generated e-receipt will get created on successful transaction
  • Candidates should keep a print out of this e-receipt by downloading and printing it, for ensuring that payment is done.

Candidates should keep following documents ready while applying for IBPS Clerk exam

  • Scanned photograph and signature
  • Left thumb impression
  • A handwritten declaration
  • A copy of bank receipt that display the application fee has been paid
  • Graduation mark sheet to enter marks obtained in graduation
  • Valid email ID and contact number

IBPS Clerk Examination Pattern

IBPS Preliminary Examination Pattern

IBPS Clerk exam 2022 preliminary exam will have one paper of objective type 100 questions divided into three sections

  1. English Language
  2. Reasoning Ability
  3. Quantitative Aptitude

Candidates appearing IBPS prelim exam for IBPS Clerk 2022 should qualify with minimum cut off marks in each of these sections. There will be one hour to complete the paper and total 100 marks for the exam.

  • English Language – There will be 30 questions for English language section, there will be maximum of 30 marks for this section and 20 minutes to complete this section.
  • Reasoning Ability – There will be 35 questions with maximum of 35 marks and 20 minutes for the section
  • Quantitative (Numeric) Aptitude – There will be 35 questions with maximum of 35 marks and 20 minutes for the section

The tabular format of section wise paper format for preliminary exam is as shown below

SectionTotal QuestionsTotal Marks Total Duration
English303020 minutes
Numerical Ability353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
  • There is one paper for prelim exam divided into three sections for total of 100 marks
  • There will be 100 questions each question will have 1 mark.
  • There is negative marking in prelim exam. Every incorrect answer will have 25% of marks allotted to that question.
  • There are no multiple answers for objective type questions.
  • The total duration of prelim exam is 60 minutes.

IBPS Mains Exam Pattern

  • In IBPS Clerk mains exam has 200 multiple-choice questions divided into four sections
  • Candidates appearing IBPS prelim exam for IBPS Clerk 2022 should qualify with minimum cut off marks in each of these sections.
  • There will be 2 papers for mains exam,
  • English Language section will have 40 questions of one mark each, total marks for the section is 40, total time to complete the section is 35 minutes.
  • Reasoning Ability & Computer aptitude section will have 50 questions, total marks for the section is 60, and duration allotted is 45 minutes
  • Quantitative Aptitude section will contain 50 questions and total marks 50, duration for this section is 45 minutes
  • General/Financial awareness section will have 50 questions and 50 marks and 35 minutes to attempt this section.

IBPS Clerk mains examination details are given in tabular format below for clear understanding

IBPS Clerk Mains Paper NameNumber of QuestionsNumber Of MarksDuration
General/Finance Awareness505035 minutes
General English404035 minutes
Reasoning Ability and computer aptitude506045 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
Total190200160 minutes

There will be one mark for each correct answer, for incorrect answer, there is a negative marking, a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer from total mark scored. If candidate has left question un-attempted there will not be any negative mark removed.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus

Following is Syllabus for IBPS Clerk 2022 exam section by section. Candidates can prepare for the exam from subject wise syllabus depending on whether preliminary and mains exam.

IBPS Clerks 2022 Prelims Exam Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Exam 2022 Preliminary exam has three sections

  1. English Language
  2. Reasoning Ability
  3. Quantitative Aptitude

SectionsTopics/Subject in Syllabus
English languageReading Comprehension Tenses Rules Cloze Test(Fill in the Blanks) Jumbled Paragraphs Idioms and Phrases Multiple Meaning Error Spotting Correction Reading Comprehension Preposition Rules
Reasoning AbilityLogical Reasoning Alphanumeric Series Alphabetic Series Ranking Data Sufficiency Tests Coded Inequalities Direction Test, Seating Arrangements Puzzles Tabulation Syllogism Input/output Coding and Decoding Blood Relations
Numerical AbilityProfit, Loss and Discounts Quadratic Equations Approximation and Simplification Mixtures and Allegations Simple and Compound Interest Surds and Indices Work and Time Speed, Time and Distance Mensuration: Cone, Sphere, Cylinder Data Interpretation Ratio, Proportion and Percentage Number Systems Sequences and Series

IBPS Clerk Mains exam 2022 Syllabus

There are 5 (five) sections for IBPS Clerk 2022 syllabus for Mains exam.

  • General and Financial Awareness
  • General English
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude

SectionsTopics/Subject in Syllabus
General EnglishVocabulary Tenses Rules Grammar Idioms & Phrases Reading Comprehension
Reasoning AbilityAnalogy Assumptions and Statements Syllogism Coding and Decoding Blood Relations Sense of Direction and Distance Alphanumeric Series Non-Verbal Reasoning
General Financial AwarenessStatic General Knowledge Current Affairs Banking Awareness India’s Financial and Banking System Budget Fiscal policies of the Government Key National Institutions Basics of Banking
Computer AptitudeBasics of Software and Hardware Operating Systems Internet and associated topics Word processing software Microsoft Office History of Computing Basic Computer Networking Basics of Databases
Quantitative AptitudeRatio and Proportion Time, Speed and Distance Work and Time Equations Mixtures and Allegation Measures for Central Tendency Mean, Median, Average, and Variance Basics of statistics Stocks, Shares and Debentures Percentages Clock Ray Questions Volume and Surface Area Logarithms Permutation and Combination Partnerships Heights and Distances Probability Simple and Compound Interest Profit, Loss and Discounts Basic Algebra Basic Trigonometry Charts, Bars and Graphs Data Interpretation

Important Points

Candidates appearing for IBPS Clerks 2022 exam should have complete understanding of subject and topics covered exam pattern, distribution of marks based on sections or topics, number of questions, cut-off marks, syllabus and how to prepare for the exam.

Candidates should cover all the topics and subject listed in the syllabus for the specific exam they are appearing (prelims or main) to score better marks and qualify successfully. They should refer previous year papers to understand the pattern IBPS Clerk exam is following.

IBPS Clerk Admit Card

IBPS Clerk Prelims Admit Card

The first stage of IBPS Clerk exam will be preliminary exam in recruitment process. After successful completion of online application, candidate will be received their registration number and login details. The call letter or admit card download link will be declared on IBPS official website for candidates to download and carry a print out at exam centre.

IBPS Clerk Mains Admit Card 

Candidates who qualify the Prelims Exam successfully will move for the mains exam. Candidates who have successfully qualified in IBPS Clerk prelim exam will be able to download their admit card /call letter for mains exam.

Only qualified candidates in preliminary exam will become eligible to appear main exam. The mains admit card will be announced after the results of preliminary exam

How to Download IBPS Clerk Admit Card?

  • Candidates should visit IBPS official website.
  • IBPS announces the notification as per the vacancies and posts and conducts exam separately
  • Look for ‘IBPS Clerical post and particular cadre’ in the form of notification.
  • Candidates have to enter their login credentials like registration number, roll number or date of birth to view their admit card
  • Admit card/Call letter will appear on the page, Candidates should carefully check admit card for any missing or incorrect information
  • Clicking on download button will download the admit card.
  • Candidates should take a print out and carry admit card along with them at the exam centre on the exam date to allow them appear in the exam.

Candidates must carry along with on the day of exam at exam centre

  • Call Letter/Admit Card with a photocopy of the photo ID document stapled with it.
  • Original Photo ID document (same as photocopy) for verification
  • Two passport size recent photographs

Photo-Identity Proofs for IBPS Clerk Exam

Candidates can bring any one of the document as the photo identity document along with for verification along with their admit card

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

Following are not accepted as a Photo ID document

  •  Ration card
  •  Learner’s driving license

Essential precautions and information while downloading IBPS Clerk Admit Card

  • Candidates must check their internet connection to be high speed or WiFi in order to quickly download their admit card from IBPS official website
  • Admit Card is a Hall Ticket and candidates will not be allowed without carrying Admit card with them on the exam date at exam centre.
  • Candidates should carry two passport size recent photographs – same as those uploaded online during applying for the exam.
  • Keep an extra print out of the admit card with you safely in case one is lost and cannot be found.
  • Candidates should keep information handy such as exam time, roll number, centre location written in a separate paper.
  • IBPS will not send admit card to candidates via post or email,
  • Candidates should able to download their admit card by visiting IBPS official website.
  • Keep login credentials handy to use during downloading their Admit card
  • Candidates should verify their information displayed on the admit card are correct and has no missing information while viewing the admit card
  • After downloading, candidate should take multiple print out of their admit card and carry it along with photo id document on the exam date at the exam center.

IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam training

IBPS Clerk pre-exam training is organized for candidates from SC/ST and minority categories in order to enhance the learning abilities. Pre-exam training webinar is completely free. The expense like travelling, accommodation, food during this 5 day course will have to be taken care by the candidate. Pre-exam training is for candidates who belongs to financially weaker section and can not afford to go for coaching for IBPS Clerk exam. This course will help them to learn about pattern, questions to expect, techniques and trips to solve the problems, how to speed up answering online computer based exams. The training workshop is conducted for 5 days before IBPS clerk exam.

Candidates from SC/ST category should take an advantage of IBPS pre-exam training by selecting the option available at the time of applying. IBPS display link to download call letter for the pre-exam training sessions. Pre-exam training has no fees however candidates have to bear the cost of travel and food.

IBPS Clerk Salary

Salary Structure

Candidates after a successful completion of recruitment process will be selected for  clerical posts in any of the participating banks. The net pay for Clerk will have total of Rs. 29453.67/-. The details are listed below

Basic PayRs.19,900/-
Dearness AllowanceRs.5209.82/-
Special AllowanceRs.4118/-
Transport AllowanceRs.757.08/-
CCARs.0/-
House Rent Allowance(HRA)Rs.2039.75/-
Gross PayRs.32,024.65/-
Deduction (NPS Fund, Union Fee)Rs.2570.98/-
Net PayRs.29453.67/-

Allowances and Benefits for IBPS Clerk

Candidates after successfully qualifying IBPS Clerk exam 2022 and selected as Clerk in cadre X,XI and XII become eligible for following allowances other than basic pay.

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Travel Allowance
  • Medical Allowance
  • Special Allowance

The responsibilities and duties of IBPS Clerk includes listed tasks

  • Verification of various documents and proofs submitted by the new and existing customers verifying KYC documents
  • Responsible for safety and storage of bank cash, various important documents, keys, etc.
  • Sanctioning of withdrawals by the customers from their accounts
  • In depth understanding of banking and accounting terms such asbalance sheets, ledger, etc.
  • Resolving the various issues of existing customers
  • Make banker’s cheque, demand draft for the customers
  • Should acquire good understanding of latest savings related schemes and government policies
  • Attending customers with their queries
  • Attending to treasury works
  • Updating the passbooks of account holders
  • Resolving queries of the customers
  • Miscellaneous tasks

IBPS Clerk Exam Result 

IBPS has already declared the results of IBPS Clerk Main exam on 1st of April 2022. Candidates can view or download their results from the IBPS official website using their login credentials like registration number and password.

How to check IBPS Clerk result?

Candidates who have appeared IBPS Clerk Mains exam can view and download their results in following steps

  • Go to IBPS official website.
  • Check the notification on IBPS Clerk results
  • A page asking login details such as registration number and password or roll number and date of birth, for the candidates who have appeared and applied for IBPS Clerk main exam.
  • Candidates can verify the results on the monitor
  • Clicking on download button will download the results.
  • Candidates can take printout of results for future requirements

IBPS Clerk cut off marks

Cut off marks are the minimum score required by candidate to qualify successfully in preliminary exam and become eligible for the next level of selection.

Factors that influence Cutoff marks

Cut-off marks is calculated by IBPS exam authorities on the various factors like

  • Number of vacancies for the post
  • Number of candidates who appeared in the exam during particular year
  • The difficulty level of the exam
  • Marking scheme of the exam
  • Category of Candidate (SC/ST/OBC)
  • Trends of last year cut-off
  • Norms of Reservation

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FAQs

Q.1 What is IBPS Clerk salary?

Ans. The salary of a clerk after appearing IBPS clerk exam will receive in-hand salary varying from Rs. 28,000 and Rs. 30,000/ per month. The detailed break up of salary is as listed below.

Basic PayRs.19,900/-
Dearness AllowanceRs.5209.82/-
Special AllowanceRs.4118/-
Transport AllowanceRs.757.08/-
CCARs.0/-
House Rent Allowance(HRA)Rs.2039.75/-
Gross PayRs.32,024.65/-
Deduction (NPS Fund, Union Fee)Rs.2570.98/-
Net PayRs.29453.67/-

Q.2 Who is eligible for IBPS Clerk?

Ans. The eligibility criteria of a candidate aspiring to become Clerk in participating banks by appearing IBPS clerk exam is as listed below.

Candidates applying for IBPS Clerk 2022 exam should have a citizen of India, a subject of Nepal or Bhutan or Tibetan refugee came to India before 1st January 1962 with an intension of permanently settling in India. Candidate appearing the IBPS Clerk exam should be of an Indian origin, he may have migrated from either Burma, East African countries of Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia, Vietnam, but has an intention of settling permanently in India.

Candidates should hold a bachelor degree from approved university

Candidate applying for IBPS Clerk 2022 exam should have minimum of 20 years and maximum of 28 years.

Q.3 What does IBPS Clerk do?

Ans. The responsibilities and duties of IBPS Clerk includes listed tasks

  • Verification of various documents and proofs submitted by the new and existing customers verifying KYC documents
  • Responsible for safety and storage of bank cash, various important documents, keys, etc.
  • Sanctioning of withdrawals by the customers from their accounts
  • In depth understanding of banking and accounting terms such as balance sheets, ledger, etc.
  • Resolving the various issues of existing customers
  • Make banker’s cheque, demand draft for the customers
  • Should acquire good understanding of latest savings related schemes and government policies
  • Attending customers with their queries
  • Attending to treasury works
  • Updating the passbooks of account holders
  • Resolving queries of the customers
  • Miscellaneous tasks

Q.4 Is IBPS Clerk difficult?

Ans. IBPS conducts recruitment exam for the post of clerk in participating banks. The level of difficulty is of moderate level. Candidates preparing for the prelims exam have to prepare on subjects like

  1. English Language
  2. Reasoning Ability
  3. Quantitative Aptitude

Whereas candidates preparing for mains exam should prepare for topics like

  • General and Financial Awareness
  • General English
  • Reasoning Ability
  • Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude

Q.5 Is IBPS Clerk a government job?

Ans. No, the position candidate will receive after IBPS Clerk exam will be in public sector banks. Hence it is not a government job.

Q.6 Can I clear IBPS Clerk exams in first attempt?

Ans. Candidates appearing for IBPS Clerk exam have to prepare for the exam in three month time from the date he will apply online. Proper understanding of exam pattern, distribution of marks per subject will help candidate on how to learn. Candidates should focus on speed, accuracy and be confident on selecting the answers for the question. Daily 8-10 hours of study from recommended books, preparing for mock exam will help ensure good results.

Q.7 How to prepare for IBPS Clerk examination?

Ans. Candidates should prepare daily for at least 8 to 10 hours to prepare for the subjects and topics listed in the syllabus  and attempt for mock exams, refer previous years exam papers, and making notes to prepare from will help candidate prepare IBPS clerk position,.

Q.8 Can an average student crack IBPS Clerk?

Ans. Candidates appearing for IBPS Clerk exams should prepare all the topics and subjects from recommended books and resources. Prepare from previous year exam papers, study type of questions asked and attempt mock test to know how long it takes to complete the exam.

Q.9 How many students apply for IBPS clerk?

Ans. Every year it is expected that more than 5 lakhs of candidates appear every year for IBPS Clerk exam. In year 2020-21 around 7 lakh 41 thousand applied for IBPS clerk

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