Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is a government organization which possesses the obligation regarding the recruitment of applicants in Banks as an Officer or Non-Officer. IBPS Clerk is an exam that is led by IBPS for the recruitment process for the selection of personnel at the Clerical cadre level. The recruitment in the IBPS Clerk exam will depend upon the requirement of the participating institutions. The IBPS Clerk examination comprises of two basic composed exams (CWE): IBPS Clerk Prelims exam and the IBPS Clerk Mains exam.
The Amount to be paid by the applicants(with categories) given below:
|General Category||Rs 600|
|Reserved categories(SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen)||Rs 100|
The applicant can pay the IBPS Clerk application fee only through the Online Medium.
- Credit Card
- Debit Card
- RuPay Card
- Mobile Wallets
These are the procedure that should be followed to apply for this exam.
- To apply, go to the official website of IBPS.
- After registration, the applicant will get a provisional registration by SMS and on their email ID as well.
- The applicant can log in using the provisional registration number. They will have to upload a photograph and signature as per the specified format.
- Once the applicant has clicked on the 'FINAL SUBMIT' button, no changed can be made.
- The application form is integrated with the payment option and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.
- The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets by providing information as asked on the screen.
- After Final Submit, an additional page of the application form is displayed wherein applicants may follow the instructions and fill in the requisite details.
- Applicants are required to take a print of the e-receipt. Generation of the e-receipt in itself is proof that the fee has been successfully submitted.
Cut-offs can help an applicant to get an idea so that a minimum benchmark of the score can be set up that an applicant needs to get to clear the exam. Although an applicant must aim to score well above the cut-off but to aim a good figure, the previous year cut offs of IBPS Clerk must be known to the applicant.
|Jammu & Kashmir||68.75|
Documents to be Carried
After the final selection of the applicant, the selected applicant is given the provisional allotment to the participating institutions and a background checking done by the Bank. Here are the requisite documents for the same:
- Printout of calls letter
- Online application generated on the system
- Birthday proof
- Photo ID proof
- Mark sheet of Graduation
- Caste certificate for reservation
- Medical certificate for candidates who are physically disabled
- Certificate of experience
- NOC from departments where candidates are pursuing Government jobs/PSU
The applicant who is interested in applying for the IBPS Clerk exam has to pass the eligibility criteria that are defined by the conducting authorities:
- Score Criteria: Applicant should have passed 10+2 or pre-degree with minimum of 60% marks.
- Citizenship Criteria: Applicant should be a citizen of India or a subject of Nepal/Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1 January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
- Educational Criteria: Applicant should hold a bachelor's degree from a recognized University or equivalent in any discipline.
- Age Criteria: Applicants age must not be more than 30 years and less than 20 years at the time of registration.
- Other Criteria: Applicant in the final year of their bachelor's program or with awaiting results are not eligible.
|Category Wise Age Relaxation|
|OBC (Non- creamy layer) ||3 Years|
|Person with Disabilities||10 Years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 Years|
|Ex- servicemen's||5 Years|
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of J&k||5 Years|
IBPS Clerk is an online examination and is conducted in two tiers-
1. IBPS Clerk Prelims:
- There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
- No marks will be given or deducted for unattempted questions in the IBPS clerk exam.
- The total duration of the test is 1 hour. The applicants must clear the cut off in each section individually.
|Exam Pattern of Prelims Exam|
|Topic||No. of Questions||Total Marks|
|Reasoning Ability|| 35|| 35|
|Numerical Ability || 35|| 35|
2. IBPS Clerk Mains
- The total duration of the test will be 2 hours and 40 minutes.
- There has been a slight change in the pattern of the Mains exam this year.
- A time limit has been imposed for each section.
- The applicant will not be able to move on to the next section till the time limit for that section has elapsed.
- All the sections in the Main exam except for the General English section will be available bilingually i.e both Hindi and English.
|Exam Pattern of Prelims Exam|
|Topic ||No. of Questions||Total Marks||Time Allotted|
|Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 mins.|
|General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||35 mins.|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 mins.|
|General English||40||40||35 mins.|
Q) Is the examination bilingual?
Ans. Yes. The paper is conducted in both Hindi and English.
Q) Is there a fixed time in which a section has to be attempted?
Ans. There is no sectional time limit in prelims. But, there is a stipulated time for each section in the mains examination.
Q) Is there any negative marking?
Ans. Yes. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
Q) Will there be an interview after the result of IBPS Clerk Main exam?
Ans. No, there will not be an interview for the selected candidates of the Main exam.
Q) Will the exam be conducted in Online or Offline Mode?
Ans. The exam will be conducted in the Online mode for both IBPS Clerk Prelims and Main.
Q) What is the upper and lower age limit for the Exam?
Ans. The minimum age limit for the exam is 20 years and maximum age limit is 28 years.
Q) What are the Educational Qualification criteria for the IBPS Clerk exam?
Ans. A Graduation degree in any discipline is required for the getting eligible for the IBPS Clerk exam.
Q) Is there a sectional cutoff in IBPS Clerk exam?
Ans. Yes, there is a sectional cutoff in IBPS Clerk Main exam and the candidate needs to secure the minimum cutoff for all the sections.
Q) I am 18 years old. Can I apply to IBPS Clerk?
Ans. No, the minimum age criteria for IBPS Clerk exam is 20 years.
Intakes of the IBPS Clerk as per States
|JAMMU & KASHMIR||83|
|ANDAMAN & NICOBAR||25|
|DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI|| 2|
|DAMAN & DIU|| 1|
This is the procedure that a applicant will go through for the selection:
- IBPS Clerk Online Registration
- IBPS Clerk Prelims
- IBPS Clerk Prelims Result
- IBPS Clerk Main
- IBPS Clerk Main Result
- IBPS Clerk Provisional Allotment
To pass the preliminary exam, one must study for English, General Ability, and Numerical Ability. A few useful books for specific sections are mentioned below:
- A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning -RS Agarwal
- General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning by S.Thorpe
- Reasoning by P.K Mittal
- Objective English for Competitive exams by Hari Prasad and Uma Sinha
- Objective English by Thorpe
Quantitative Aptitude Section:
- Quantitative Aptitude by R.S Aggarwal
- Quantitative Ability by P.K Mittal
- Quicker Maths
Practice Model Papers from books like
- IBPS-V Bank Clerk Preliminary Examination Success Master by Experts Compilation
- Target IBPS Bank Clerk Preliminary & Mains – 20 Practice Sets Workbook with CD
The two remaining sections left for the Main exam are- Computer Aptitude and General / Financial Awareness
- Computer Awareness by Arihant Publications
- Practice mock test for this section.
General/ Financial Awareness:
- Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications
- Read the daily newspaper for current updates.
IBPS Clerk exam syllabus contains subjects like(Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General/financial Awareness, Computer Knowledge) Applicant should learn this syllabus before applying for IBPS Clerk Exam:
IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus:
Course of Action and Arguments
Arrangement, pie charts, grids
Blood Relations and Family Tree
Different types of Graphs
Ratios and Proportion
HCF & LCM
Profit & Loss
In-equations Quadratic and linear equations
Percentages and Averages
Permutation and combinations
Mixtures and Alligations
Fill In the Blanks
Sentence completion and Jumbled paragraphs
Foreign language words used in English
Spotting the error
Unjumbling the sentence
IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus:
Data Interpretation (Try to have a thorough practice of calculative sets)
Simplification / Approximation
Arithmetic Topics including following -
Problem on Ages
Profit, Loss and Discount
Ratio and Proportion
Time & Work
Mixture and Alligations
Pipes and Cisterns
Time, Speed and Distance
Boats & Streams
Simple and Compound Interest
Puzzles (High level with at least 2 parameters, especially floor based puzzles)
Syllogism (Try to go through the new syllogism pattern as asked in IBPS PO Mains as well)
Inequality (Both Direct and Coded)
Input - Output
Blood Relations (Coded as well as Direct)
Order and Ranking
Direction based problems
Seating Arrangement (Both Circular and Linear, in combination with other parameters)
Coding - Decoding
Reading Comprehension ( at least 2 sets)
Fill in the Blanks / Double Fillers
Questions asked in the paper will be from the topics of Current Affairs & Banking Awareness (For instance, questions related to RBI Annual Report)
The questions may also come on Books & authors, Currencies, Prime Ministers Schemes, Important Places, Important Days, Awards, Headquarters, etc.
It would be advisable to read the daily newspaper.
Do not forget to prepare the countries, their currencies and capitals (the countries visited by our Prime Minister and major MoU signed).
COMPUTER KNOWLEDGEFundamentals of Computer
MS Office – Word, PowerPoint, Excel & Access
History of Computer
Input Output devices
There are some test centers for IBPS Clerk exam:
|Delhi||Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Delhi, Bahadurgarh, Greater Noida, Gurgaon|
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair|
|Arunachal Pradesh||Itanagar, Naharlagun|
|Assam||Tezpur, Silchar, Kokrajhar, Jorhat, Guwahati, Dibrugarh|
|Chhattisgarh||Bhilai, Bilaspur, Raipur|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||Surat|
|Daman & Diu||Jamnagar|
|Maharashtra||Satara, Sangli, Ratnagiri, Pune, Nasik, Nanded, Nagpur, Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai, Latur, Kolhapur, Jalgaon, Dhule, Chandrapur, Aurangabad, Amaravati|
|Rajasthan||Udaipur, Sikar, Kota, Jodhpur, Jaipur, Bikaner, Bhilwara, Alwar, Ajmer|
|Uttarakhand||Roorkee, Dehradun, Haldwani, Haridwar|