What Is The Difficulty Level In IBPS Clerk Exam

Every year IBPS or the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection releases vacancies for different posts. The exams are for the posts like PO, Clerk, RRB and SO. The difficulty of these examinations are not only based on their levels but also they are based on the cut offs that is provided by IBPS as well as the competition between the candidates.

Every year IBPS revises the cut-offs for every examinations. In this article, the IBPS Clerk Examinations are highlighted.

The difficulty of the IBPS Clerk Exams can be figured out by the following points:

  • Quality of the Examination: The questions asked in the Clerical exams are quite easy to solve unlike the PO exam paper. The sections like English contain topics like the Comprehension Passage, which is a child’s play. The Reasoning section is also as simple as the English Language.
  • The total number of Seats: IBPS conducts the Clerical exams depending upon the vacancies that are released for various states in India. The number of seats varies for different states. Every year, the number of seats is different. The knowledge about the local language is also must. Those candidates whose local languages are not matched with the Official Language of the State cannot apply.
  • Cutoffs provided by IBPS: The cutoffs are different for every year for the IBPS Clerk Examinations. The cutoff for the previous year is given below.

Section-Wise cutoff

There is a section-wise cutoff for the IBPS Clerk Examination. The following table contains the cutoff for the different sections in the question paper.

Sl. No. Topics Maximum Marks Cutoff
1. Reasoning 50 6(+ or – 1)
2. English 40 8(+ or – 1)
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 9.5(+ or – 1)
4. General Awareness 40 11.5(+ or – 1)
5. Computer Knowledge 20 10.5(+ or – 1)
Total 200 83(+ or – 5)

Categorized cutoff

The cutoff is based on the categories. The following table shows the cutoff for different categories of candidates.

Sl. No. Category Cutoff(Out of 200)
1. General 99-107
2. Other Backward Classes(OBC) 94-99
3. Scheduled Caste(SC) 87-93
4. Scheduled Tribe(ST) 80-86

State-Wise cutoff

All the states have different cutoffs for the IBPS Clerk Examinations. The following table contains the state-wise cutoffs for the different states of India.

Sl. No. State/Union Territories Cutoffs
1. Andhra Pradesh 122-125
2. West Bengal 120-123
3. Odisha 118-122
4. Kerala 115-120
5. Bihar 115-120
6. Uttarakhand 115-120
7. Jammu and Kashmir 112-117
8. New Delhi 112-117
9. Chandigarh 110-115
10. Rajasthan 110-116
11. Jharkhand 109-113
12. Madhya Pradesh 109-114
13. Chhattisgarh 108-121
14. Haryana 109-112
15. Telangana 105-113
16. Himachal Pradesh 100-108
17. Punjab 104-107
18. Uttar Pradesh 105-108
19. Assam 100-109
20. Tamil Nadu 102-105
21. Maharashtra 91-93
22. Gujarat 89-92
23. Andaman and Nicobar 83-86
24. Arunachal Pradesh 82-85
25. Dadra and Nagar Haveli 84-86
26. Daman and Diu 84-87
27. Goa 89-92
28. Karnataka 92-96

The points that are discussed above shows the difficulty levels of the IBPS Clerk Examination. With the help of the data given the aspiring candidates will have a clear idea of the cut offs mark required and stay focussed on their preparation for the bank exam. The candidate should have a brief idea of the IBPS Clerk Syllabus and practise previous year’s question papers frequently to crack the exam.

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