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 applicant who is interested in applying for the IBPS Clerk exam has to pass the eligibility criteria that are defined by the conducting authorities:
|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|
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.
These are the procedure that should be followed to apply for this exam.
IBPS Clerk is an online examination and is conducted in two tiers-
1. IBPS Clerk Prelims:
|Exam Pattern of Prelims Exam|
|Topic||No. of Questions||Total Marks|
|Reasoning Ability|| 35|| 35|
|Numerical Ability || 35|| 35|
2. IBPS Clerk Mains
|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.|
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:
Quantitative Aptitude Section:
Practice Model Papers from books like
The two remaining sections left for the Main exam are- Computer Aptitude and General / Financial Awareness
General/ Financial Awareness:
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|
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.
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
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|
This is the procedure that a applicant will go through for the selection:
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:
Intakes of the IBPS Clerk as per States
|JAMMU & KASHMIR||83|
|ANDAMAN & NICOBAR||25|
|DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI|| 2|
|DAMAN & DIU|| 1|