The Institute for Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS Clerk exam every year.
The IBPS is the authoritative body for assessing recruiting candidates in public sector banks in India.
The 2019 exam, also known as Common Written Examination(CWE) Clerk 2019 has been renamed as the Common Recruitment Process(CRP) 2019.
For details on other bank exams, refer to the linked article.
In this article, we provide all the details related to the IBPS Clerk Exam.
For detailed information on upcoming bank exams, refer to the linked article.
Table of Contents:
- IBPS Clerk Notification
- IBPS Clerk Exam dates
- IBPS Clerk Eligibility
- IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
- IBPS Clerk Syllabus
- IBPS Clerk Online Apply
- IBPS Clerk Admit Card
- IBPS Clerk Exam Result
IBPS Clerk Notification
The IBPS Clerk Notification for the 2019 exam will be released shortly.
The IBPS has released the Exam Calendar for the 2019-20 exam. Candidates can download the IBPS Clerk Notification from the official website of IBPS.
The online registration will start after the release of IBPS Clerk Notification.
The 2018 Official IBPS Clerk Notification is attached for reference.
IBPS Clerk Notification 2018:- Download PDF Here
IBPS Clerk Recruitment
The IBPS Clerk Recruitment gives an idea about the number of vacancies for different posts and for different categories of candidates.
The IBPS Clerk Recruitment for 2018-19 exam gave the details of the number of vacancies across different posts and categories. The total number of vacancies for 2018-19 IBPS Clerk Exam was around 7200.
The tentative vacancies for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 are around 7300. The number of vacancies for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 will be confirmed once the official notification is released.
IBPS Clerk Salary
The IBPS Clerk salary structure is as follows:
- The basic IBPS clerk salary is Rs 11,765- Rs 42,020 per month.
- Rs 11,765 is the basic pay in the IBPS clerk salary and the remaining pay includes dearness allowance, house rent allowance, medical allowance and transport allowance.
- The cash in hand with regard to the IBPS Clerk salary is Rs 19,461 for those who join initially.
- Increments are based on performance and length of service.
For more details on bank salary range, refer to the linked article.
IBPS Clerk Exam Dates
The official IBPS Clerk Exam Calendar has been released for the 2019-20 exam.
The IBPS Clerk Exam dates are as follows:
|IBPS Clerk Exam 2019||IBPS Clerk Exam dates|
|IBPS Clerk Notification||September 17, 2019|
|IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam||December 7,8,14,15, 2019|
|IBPS Clerk Admit Card for Prelims Exam||November 2019|
|IBPS Clerk Mains Exam||January 19, 2020|
IBPS Clerk Eligibility
The IBPS Clerk Eligibility criteria are set by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.
The IBPS Clerk Eligibility criteria are given below:
- IBPS Clerk Age Limit
The IBPS Clerk Age Limit is given below:
|IBPS Clerk Age Limit||In years|
|Minimum Age||20 years|
|Maximum Age||28 years|
This age limit is for people belonging to unreserved/general category.
Candidates belonging to other categories have certain age limit relaxation.
The IBPS Clerk Age Limit relaxation is given below:
The candidates applying for the exam should fulfil the following criteria:
- Citizenship of India
- Subjects of Nepal or Bhutan
- Tibetan Refugee who arrived prior to 1 January 1962
- A person of Indian origin migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma(Myanmar), Vietnam or East African countries of the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire or Ethiopia to permanently settle in India
All candidates who are not Indian citizens have to produce a certificate of eligibility from the Government of India before their appointment.
- IBPS Clerk Eligibility- Educational Qualification
Candidates must have at least an undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognised university.
For more details on IBPS Clerk Eligibility, refer to the linked article.
IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training
Pre-Examination Training may be arranged by the Nodal Banks/ Participating Organisations to a limited number of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities/ Ex-Servicemen/ Persons With Benchmark Disabilities at certain centres viz.
These centres are Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bareilly, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, etc.
All eligible candidates who want to avail the Pre-Examination Training facility should fill in the relevant column in the IBPS Clerk Online Application.
While training will be imparted free of cost, all other expenses regarding travelling, boarding, lodging etc. will have to be borne by the candidate for attending the pre-examination training programme at the designated Centres.
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern has been recently revised by the IBPS.
The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for the Prelims Exam is given below:
|IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern- Section||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Allotted|
|Numerical Ability||35||35||20 min|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 min|
Candidates have to secure sectional cut off marks as well as an overall IBPS clerk cut off to be able to move to the next stage.
The IBPS Clerk EXam pattern for Mains is given below:
|IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern- Section||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Allotted|
|General/Financial Awareness||50||50||35 min|
|General English||40||40||35 min|
|Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 min|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 min|
Both the IBPS Clerk exams are conducted in English and Hindi except for the parts which test the English language ability of the candidate.
There is negative marking for incorrect answers. Each wrong answer attracts a penalty of ¼ of the marks allotted to that question.
For more details on the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern, refer to the linked article.
IBPS Clerk Mock Test
The institute makes the IBPS Clerk mock test available on its website for candidates to familiarise themselves with the exam.
It also conducts pre-exam training for candidates from weaker sections of society and ex-servicemen to enable them to compete effectively.
IBPS Clerk Syllabus
The IBPS Clerk syllabus is not specific to a particular topic.
The IBPS Clerk syllabus is very vast with a wide range of topics falling under each category of the Prelims/Mains Paper.
The IBPS Clerk syllabus has separate topics divided into Prelims and Mains. The following is the breakup of the syllabus for each stage:
The IBPS Clerk Syllabus for the Prelims Exam is given below:
|Reasoning Ability||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Mixtures &Alligations||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices||Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Miscellaneous|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion, Percentage|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems|
|Input-Output||Sequence & Series|
|Coding-Decoding||Permutation, Combination &Probability|
The IBPS Clerk syllabus for Mains is given below:
|English Language||Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||General Awareness||Computer Aptitude|
|Vocabulary||Analogy||Ratio and Proportion||Current Affairs||Basic of Hardware and Software|
|Grammar||Statements and Assumption||Time, distance and speed||Indian Financial System||Windows Operating System|
|Reading Comprehension||Syllogism||Time and work||Indian Banking System||Internet Terms|
|Coding and Decoding||Mixture and Allegations||Monetary Plans||Microsoft –Office|
|Blood Relations||Averages||Introduction to National Institutions||History of Computers|
|Direction Sense Test||Stocks and Shares||Banking Terms||Networking and Communication|
|Series Test||Ratio and Proportion||Database Basics|
|Miscellaneous Test||Percentage||Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses|
|Volume and Surface Area|
|Permutation and Combination|
|Height and Distances|
|Simple Interest and Compound Interest|
|Profit and Loss|
|Charts, Bar and Graphs|
For more details on the IBPS Clerk syllabus, refer to the linked article.
IBPS Clerk Online Apply
The IBPS Clerk Online application process details will be released shortly.
Candidates can register for the exam from the official website.
The IBPS Clerk Online Application Fee details are given below:
|IBPS Clerk Online Application- Category||Fees|
For details on IBPS Clerk Online Application, refer to the linked article.
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IBPS Clerk Admit Card
The IBPS Clerk admit card is issued to candidates who fulfil all the eligibility criteria and have paid the fees online.
The IBPS Clerk Admit Card has all the essential details relevant to the particular IBPS Clerk Exam- Prelims/Mains.
The IBPS Clerk Admit Card contains the following details:
- Name of the candidate
- Registration number/ Roll number
- Exam date
- Exam Centre
- Photograph of the candidate
- General guidelines for the IBPS Clerk exam.
For more details on other aspects of the IBPS Clerk Admit Card, refer to the linked article.
IBPS Clerk Result
The IBPS Clerk Result is declared in the month of January every year.
As the IBPS Clerk exam allot banks based on the State or Union territory for which the candidate has applied, the Provisional Allotment of banks is announced on different dates.
Candidates are required to submit the necessary documents to their allotted banks for background verification once the results are declared.
After successfully clearing background verification, the candidates are appointed as a clerk in the respective Public Sector Banks(PSB).
The IBPS Clerk Results for the 2018 exam have been announced on April 2019.
IBPS Clerk Preparation
IBPS Clerk Exam is one of the most competitive examinations in India with a very low ratio of applicants clearing the exam.
Due to this, the preparation for the IBPS Clerk Exam should be comprehensive.
The Institute conducts IBPS Clerk mock tests to enable aspirants to get an idea of the examination. They also conduct limited pre-examination training for candidates from weaker sections of society.
Candidates can learn in-depth about the various topics asked in the exam from the IBPS Clerk books.
For more details on IBPS Clerk Preparation, refer to the linked article.
IBPS Clerk Exam Centres
The IBPS Clerk Exam Centres are given below: