IBPS Clerk Exam 2020

The IBPS Clerk exam is conducted by The Institute for Banking Personnel Selection every year. The IBPS is the authoritative body for assessing recruiting candidates in public sector banks in India.

Latest Update: IBPS Clerk mains result for the 2019-20 recruitment has finally been released after a long wait on May 20, 2020. Candidates can check the IBPS Clerk result at the linked article or can visit the official IBPS website to check their result status.

The IBPS Clerk cut off for the mains exam which was conducted on January 19, 2020 has also been released by the conducting body. Candidates who appeared for the mains exam can visit the linked article to check the detailed state-wise and category wise cut off.

In this article, we provide all the details related to the IBPS Clerk Exam.

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The 2019 exam, also known as Common Written Examination(CWE) Clerk 2019 has been renamed as the Common Recruitment Process(CRP) 2019 and now candidates are looking forward for the IBPS Clerk 2020 recruitment to begin.

IBPS had released the IBPS Clerk Prelims Result 2019 on January 1st 2020 and IBPS Clerk mains was conducted on January 19, 2020. For detailed information on IBPS Clerk Result, candidates can visit the linked article.

For detailed information on upcoming bank exams, refer to the linked article.

IBPS Clerk Exam

Table of Contents:

  1. IBPS Clerk Notification
  2. IBPS Clerk Exam dates
  3. IBPS Clerk Eligibility
  4. IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
  5. IBPS Clerk Syllabus
  6. IBPS Clerk Online Apply
  7. IBPS Clerk Admit Card
  8. IBPS Clerk Exam Result

IBPS Clerk Notification

The IBPS Clerk Notification for the year 2019 had released on September 12th, 2019 to recruit 12075 candidates in clerical cadre of IBPS. as per the official notification of IBPS Clerk 2020 exam, the Online registration for IBPS Clerk Exam 2019-20 has started from September 17th, 2019.

The IBPS has also released the Exam Calendar for the 2019-20 exam. Candidates can download the IBPS Clerk Notification from the official website of IBPS.

Until the IBPS Clerk 2020 notification is released, candidates can download the official notification of IBPS Clerk 2019-20 from the link given below for their reference:

IBPS Clerk Notification 2019-20:- Download PDF Here

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 total number of vacancies as per the notification released for IBPS Clerk Exam 2019-2020 is around 12075. The IBPS Clerk Recruitment for 2019-20 exam gave the details of the number of vacancies across different posts and categories. The total number of vacancies for IBPS Clerk Exam in 2018-19  was around 7200.

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

IBPS has released the IBPS calendar 2020. Given below are the important dates regarding the IBPS Clerk exam 2020:

IBPS Clerk 2020 – Exam Dates
Events Important Exam Dates (Tentative)
IBPS Clerk Notification October 2020
IBPS Clerk Prelims December 12, 13 & 19, 2020
IBPS Clerk Mains January 24, 2021

The IBPS Clerk Exam dates for 2019- 2020 exam are as follows:

IBPS Clerk 2019 – 2020 Information Exam Dates
IBPS Clerk Notification 2020 September 12th, 2019
IBPS Clerk Online Application start date September 17th, 2019
IBPS Clerk Online Application End date October, 9th, 2019
IBPS Clerk 2019-20 Prelims (online exam) December 7th, 8th, 14th & 21st 2019
IBPS Clerk Prelims Result 2019-20 January 1st 2020
Download Call letter for IBPS Clerk Mains 2019 – 2020 January 7, 2020
IBPS Clerk Mains 2019- 2020 Exam  January 19th, 2020
IBPS Clerk Final Result for 2019 – 2020 exam May 20, 2020

To check the IBPS Exam dates, candidates can visit the linked article.

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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:

Age Limit Relaxation for IBPS Clerk CRP

  • Citizenship:

The candidates applying for the exam should fulfil the following criteria:

  1. Citizenship of India
  2. Subjects of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. Tibetan Refugee who arrived prior to 1 January 1962
  4. 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.

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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern has been recently revised by the IBPS. For a better understanding of IBPS Clerk exam pattern, candidates must go through IBPS Clerk Previous Year Papers provided in the given link.

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
English 30 30 20 min
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 min
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min

To get the detailed IBPS Clerk Prelims syllabus, candidates can visit the linked article.

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 tests 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. Candidates preparing for IBPS Clerk Exam can test their preparation level by taking free online quizzes.

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
Tabulation Data Interpretation
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/Static GK 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
Data Interpretation
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
Unreserved Rs. 600
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 100

For details on IBPS Clerk Online Application, refer to the linked article.

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 Cards for 2019 exam were made available to download from November 2019. The important dates regarding the IBPS Clerk 2020 admit cards shall be announced once the official notification is released. The IBPS Clerk Admit Card contains the following details:

  1. Name of the candidate
  2. Registration number/ Roll number
  3. Exam date
  4. Exam Centre
  5. Photograph of the candidate
  6. 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 can check the previous year IBPS Clerk cut off at the linked article.

Candidates are required to submit the necessary documents to their allotted banks for background verification once the results are declared.

The IBPS Clerk score card is released a week after the declaration of result status. Candidates can visit the linked article and know more about the clerical cadre score card for IBPS exam.

After successfully clearing background verification, the candidates are appointed as a clerk in the respective Public Sector Banks(PSB).

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:

IBPS Clerk Exam- IBPS Clerk Exam Centres

IBPS Clerk 2019 - Exam Centres

IBPS Clerk 2019 - Exam Centres

For the detailed section-wise bank exam syllabus candidates can visit the linked article.

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Frequently Asked Questions on IBPS Clerk Exam

Q 1. What is the salary of an IBPS Clerk?

Ans. The basic pay of a Clerk in IBPS is Rs.11765. To know the IBPS Clerk Salary candidates can visit the linked article.

Q 2. What is the job of an IBPS Clerk?

Ans. The main responsibility of a Clerk in IBPS is documentation and back-office work. The responsibilities also include: verifying documents, countersigning cheques and drafts.

Q 3. Which books to refer to for the preparation of IBPS Clerk Exam

Ans. Given below is a list of books that candidates can consider to prepare for the IBPS Clerk exam:

    • Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications
    • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
    • Wren & Martin for English Language
    • Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi
    • Data Interpretation by Arun Sharma

Candidates must solve IBPS Clerk previous year question paper for practising and preparing for the upcoming exams.

Q 4. Can a candidate apply for the IBPS Clerk exam after passing class 12th?

Ans. No, a candidate cannot apply for the IBPS Clerk exam immediately after passing class 12th. Candidate must atleast hold a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline to apply for the exam.

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