IBPS Clerk 2019

IBPS Clerk 2019 – IBPS has announced IBPS Clerk 2019 exam dates for prelims as well as mains. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will invite applications for Clerical Posts through the official website, ibps.in. The IBPS Clerk Preliminary examination will take place on December 07, 08, 14, and 15, 2019. The IBPS Clerk application form can only be accessed and submitted online. The selection process has two parts- Common Recruitment Process (CRP) and Common Interview. The common recruitment process has two phases- Preliminary and Main examinations. Both exams are conducted online and in English/ Hindi Medium. Read through this page for important details related to IBPS Clerk 2019.

Latest: Exam dates for IBPS Clerk 2019 prelims and mains have been published.

IBPS Clerk 2019

Common Recruitment Process (CRP) of IBPS Clerk 2019 comprises two phases. The candidate needs to appear for the IBPS Clerk Prelims first to qualify for the next stage. The next phase on the CRP is IBPS Clerk mains. The score of the main examination is considered for the interview round and final merit. Here are some important dates for IBPS Clerk examination:

IBPS Clerk 2019 Date
Online Application Form Second Week of September to October 2019
Payment of application fees/intimation charges Second Week of September to October 2019
Call Letter download for Pre- Exam training November 2019
Pre-Exam training November to December 2019
Call letters download for Preliminary Examination November 2019
Preliminary Examination 07, 08, 14, and 15 Dec 2019
Preliminary Exam Result December 2019 / January 2020
Call letter download for Main Examination January 2020
Main Examination 19 Jan 2020
Main Examination Result January 2020
Provisional Allotment April 2020

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Pattern

Exam date is out for IBPS Clerk 2019. Understand the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern to start preparing:

Phase 1: Common Recruitment Process (CRP)

IBPS has designed the Common Recruitment Process or CRP for evaluation of candidates. The CRP has following phases:

Part 1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

The 60-minute examination bears 100 marks. The IBPS Preliminary Exam for clerk covers questions from English, Numerical, and Reasoning. Candidates get to choose from English / Hindi medium.

IBPS Clerk Prelim Subjects Questions / Marks Time Allotted
English Language 30 / 30 20 Minutes
Numerical Ability 35 / 35 -do-
Reasoning Ability 35 / 35 -do-

Part 2: IBPS Clerk Main Examination

After qualifying prelims of IBPS Clerk, the candidates appear for the main examination. This objective-style examination is conducted in English / Hindi medium.

IBPS Clerk Mains Subjects Questions / Marks Time Allotted to Subjects
General/ Financial Awareness 50 / 50 35 Minutes
General English 40 / 40 35 Minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 / 60 45 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 / 50 45 Minutes

IBPS Clerk 2019 Syllabus

Start preparing the right way as the exam dates for IBPS Clerk are out. Here is an exam-wise list of subjects and syllabus:

Part 1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Syllabus

Reasoning Ability English Language
– Puzzles
– Seating Arrangements
– Direction Sense
– Blood Relation
– Syllogism
– Order and Ranking
– Coding-Decoding
– Machine Input-Output
– Inequalities
– Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
– Data Sufficiency
– Passage Inference
– Statement and Assumption
– Conclusion
– Argument
– Reading Comprehension
– Cloze Test
– Fillers
– Sentence Errors
– Vocabulary based questions
– Sentence Improvement
– Jumbled Paragraph
– Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph / Sentences Restatement)
Numerical Ability
– Number Series
– Simplification/ Approximation
– Data Interpretation
– Quadratic Equations
– Miscellaneous

Part 2: IBPS Clerk Main Exam Syllabus

General / Financial Awareness General English
– Science And Technology
– Economy
– Important Awards & Honors
– Current National And International Events or Issues
– Indian financial system
– Computer and IT Knowledge
– Recent Credit and monetary policies
– Banking Knowledge – Abbreviations and Economic Terminologies
– Commissions
– National financial institutions like SEBI, IRDS, FSDC, etc
– International financial institutions like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN, etc
– Appointments and Resignations
– Sports and Politics
– Prominent Personalities
– Important Govt. Schemes on the money market, credit, capital, loans, etc.
– Homonyms
– Antonyms
– Synonyms
– Word Formation
– Spelling
– Active/ Passive voice
– Spotting Errors
– Direct and Indirect speech
– Phrases and idioms
– Passage completion
– Rearrangement of topics in a passage
– Theme Detection
– Deriving Conclusion
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude
– Verbal and figure classification
– Decision making
– Symbols and their relationships
– Analytical functions
– Arithmetical computation
– Verbal and non-verbal
– Observation, Arithmetical reasoning
– Analysis, Similarities, Analogies
– Space visualization, Judgment
– Arithmetical number series, Visual memory
– Relationship concepts, Differences
– Problem­ solving, Discrimination
– Ratio & Proportions
– Profit, Loss, and Discount
– Time And Distance
– Stocks and Shares
– Data Interpretation and Approximate Values
– Logarithms
– Equations
– HCF & LCM, Simplification
– Percentage, Partnership
– Compound and Simple Interest
– Time And Work
– Relationship Between Numbers
– Whole Numbers
– Decimals And Fractions
– Number Series, Probability
– Permutations & Combination’s
– Trigonometry

Books for IBPS Clerk 2019

Get, Set, Go! Start preparing for the IBPS Clerk recruitment as Preliminary exam for IBPS Clerk 2019 is around the corner. Here is a list of books that are recommended by experts and students:

IBPS Clerk 2019 Syllabus Books
English Language Objective General English by S.P. Bakshi
Numerical Ability Numerical Ability for IBPS, SSC, RRB and All Other Examinations by Sachchida Nand Jha
Reasoning Ability Wiley’s Verbal Ability and Reasoning for Competitive Examinations by P.A. Anand and Lalit Singh
General/ Financial Awareness Banking and Economic Awareness by Rakesh Kumar And Sunny Kalra
Quantitative Aptitude Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R S Aggarwal

How to Prepare for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam

To prepare for IBPS Clerk Exam, all one needs is to be a little bit managed. Here is a strategy that will help in clearing the IBPS Clerk CRP phase:

  1. Work on the Basics: Clear your basics before you advance to the next stage
  2. Chalk Out a Plan: Create a proper plan of action to ensure everything gets covered.
  3. Keep Yourself Updated: Read the newspaper (The Hindu, The Times of India, and The Telegraph) on a daily basis. This will help with current affairs.
  4. Practice Makes One Perfect: Give as many mock tests as possible. An attempt last year’s papers for better understanding. Understand the parts where you are lacking. Prepare these topics from scratch. Work on the speed.
  5. Notes Really Help: Create cards or notes for quick reference. Develop a habit to create a note or card of difficult concepts.
  6. Study Topic Wise: Work on difficult subjects first. Create notes and make a habit of revising on a daily basis.

Eligibility for IBPS Clerk

For IBPS Clerk 2019 examination, a candidate should be a citizen of India. The candidate’s age as on September 01, 2019 should be between 20-28 years. One needs to be a graduate in any discipline from a government recognized university or institute. Read through following eligibility criteria for IBPS Clerk 2019:

1. Nationality/Citizenship

An Indian national is eligible to fill an online application for IBPS Clerk 2019. The online application can also be filled by the subjects of Nepal or Bhutan and Tibetan Refugees (who arrived in India before 1st January 1962). Candidates of Indian origin, who wish to migrate to India, from the following countries can also apply:

  • Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam.

2. Age (as on 01.09.2019)

For IBPS Clerk 2019, a candidate needs to be between 20-28 years of age on September 01, 2019.

Relaxation of Upper Age Limit:

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons With Disabilities 10 years
Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen The actual period of service + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST). The maximum age limit of 50 years.
Widows, divorced women, and women legally separated 9 years
Domicile from State of Jammu & Kashmir (01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989) 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Union Carbide Factory workers, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) 5 years

3. Candidates with Benchmark Disability

To apply for IBPS Clerk recruitment process, the person with a disability is also eligible. The persons with disability can apply for reservation under ‘The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016. One can avail fro reservation under the following conditions:

  • Blindness and low vision
  • Deaf and hard of hearing
  • Locomotor disability
  • Dystrophy
  • Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, and mental illness
  • Multiple disabilities

4. Educational Qualifications & Experience

IBPS has clearly stated that a person needs to be a graduate in any discipline. One must have a degree from a government of India recognized university / institute or any equivalent. To be eligible for IBPS Clerk, it is a must to possess an operating and working knowledge of a computer. Certificate / Diploma / Degree in computer operations / language / computer / information technology will be preferred.

IBPS Clerk Application Form 2019

For applying to IBPS Clerk 2019, a candidate needs to have a scanned copy of the latest photo, signature, left-thumb impression, and a handwritten declaration. To commence the process, use a valid email Id and phone number.

Step 1: Register Online

Visit the official website mentioned above. when the webpage opens, scroll down. Click on the button- ‘CRP Clerical’, on the left side. This will take you to the new page. On this page click on the link- ‘Common Recruitment Process for Clerical Cadre VIII‘ (when available). On the new page, click on ‘Click here for New Registration‘. Fill up basic information to generate Registration Number and Password. to fill up the online form for IBPS Clerk 2019, only use valid information.

Step 2: Upload Signature and Thumb Impression

After the website generates the registration number and password, the candidate needs to upload a scanned photograph and signature. Candidate needs to follow the guidelines for uploading a photo or a signature.

Step 3: Application Form

After uploading the required documents on the IBPS Clerk online application, click on the ‘Next’ button. Fill up educational and personal qualification, experience and language details on this page. When selecting bank preference for IBPS Clerk 2019, select banks with maximum vacancies.

Step 4: Preview

Before submitting the IBPS Clerk application form, cross-check the information on the preview page.

Step 5: Payment

To complete the online application for IBPS Clerk, submit the fees online. Select the desired payment mode available on the official website to make the payment.

Bank Preference for IBPS Clerk

To complete the IBPS Clerk online application, one needs to give bank preferences. A candidate can choose from a list of participating banks. While providing bank preferences for IBPS clerk, opt for banks in the following manner:

  • Select banks with headquarters in your hometown or current city
  • Opt for a bank with a good performance
  • Prefer a bank with maximum branches and vacancies
  • If selecting a bank in another state or union territory, one needs to be proficient in the local language

When selecting IBPS Clerk bank preference, be very sure about your choices.

IBPS Clerk Apply Online Fees Details

Candidates need to submit the Online Application Form for IBPS Clerk 2019 by paying online. Candidate needs to bear bank transaction charges for online payment. Payment can be made using a debit card, credit card, internet banking, IMPS, cash cards, and mobile wallets. Following the charges from IBPS CRP Clerks VII from 2018 (charges may remain the same for this year as well):

Category Application Fees
SC / ST / PWD / EXSM 100/-
General / Others 600/-

Selection Process for IBPS Clerk 2019

The selection process for IBPS Clerk starts with candidates getting called for the preliminary examination. IBPS releases cutoff for Preliminary Exam separately. After qualifying IBPS Clerk prelims, the candidate appears for the main examination. The main examination for IBPS Clerk tests advanced capabilities of a candidate. Participating banks roll out call letters for the common interview on the basis of the Main examination score. While issuing the final merit list, the candidate’s score in IBPS Clerk Main examination and Interview score are taken into account.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Salary

The salary of IBPS Clerk comprises basic pay and allowances. The pay scale of clerk cadre is Rs 11,765 – 42,020. During the training period, the basic pay will be Rs 11,765. Allowances added to the IBPS clerk salary are as follows:

  • Dearness Allowance (DA): This allowance is revised quarterly. It is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and may fluctuate with changes in CPI rate. It is approximately 40% of the basic pay.
  • House Rent Allowance (HRA): Depends on the posting of a clerk. It ranges between 6.50% to 8.50%.
  • Medical Allowance: The annual allowance is fixed at Rs 2000.
  • Transport Allowance (TA) – Approximately Rs. 425 per month.

In-hand salary of a clerk ranges between Rs 19,461 to Rs. 22,000.

Admit Card of IBPS Clerk 2019

IBPS Clerk admit card for the year 2019 is released by IBPS in 3 phases. For SC / ST students, the IBPS will release a pre-exam training call letter. Admit card for IBPS Clerk preliminary exam is released after Pre-exam training call letter. IBPS will not issue and send the admit card through the post. Check registered mail and phone number for regular intimations by IBPS. When the call letter is out for IBPS Clerk mains or prelims, download it before the last date. Take a print and keep it safe for a future reference.

Result of IBPS Clerk 2019

IBPs clerk result is issued in 4 phases. Candidates need to check the official website of IBPS for regular updates. The IBPS clerk prelims result is expected to be released in January 2020. After the main examination, the result is withheld by IBPS till the time provisional allotment scores are not assessed. The IBPS clerk mains result scores will be considered for the final merit.

Job Profile of an IBPS Clerk

IBPs clerk is the first point of contact in many areas of banking. The clerk is responsible to resolve queries and guide the customer. After working for 3 years as a clerk, one can apply for the post of Probationary Officer (PO). the clerk needs to qualify for an internal exam to get promoted. Here are the responsibilities of an IBPS clerk:

  • Cash handling for customers (withdrawing and depositing)
  • Accepts and issues a receipt for cheques, drafts, dividend warrants, and pay orders
  • Verifies details on the cheques and demand drafts
  • Maintains a record of balance on a daily basis
  • Undertakes back-office activities like receipt collection, ledger maintenance, balance tally, data entry, and more
  • Issues cheque books to customers
  • Cross-marketing of financial products

IBPS Clerk 2019 Cutoff

Every candidate needs to obtain a minimum score in IBPS Clerk entrance. The minimum score of IBPS Clerk will be decided by IBPS for preliminary exam and main examinations. Cutoff for IBPS Clerk 2019 will be decided upon the number of vacancies in states and union territories. For provisional allotment, the IBPS will consider a candidate’s minimum marks and IBPS Clerk 2019 cutoff. Last year’s cutoff is as follows:

IBPS Clerk 2018 Cutoff

IBPS Clerk 2018 Provisional Allotment

IBPS Clerk 2018 Reserved Allotment

IBPS Clerk Interview 2019

IBPS Clerk Interview process is organized by participating. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection rolls letter for Common Interview phase based on the scores of the main examination. For the Final merit, the scores of Main Examination and Interview round are taken into account. Candidates need to carry important documents on the day of IBPS Clerk interview. These documents are required for the document verification process. On the day of the interview, carry the following documents:

  • Print of the system-generated application form
  • Interview call letter
  • Mark sheets
  • Graduation degree

IBPS Clerk Exam Centers 2019

IBPS decides exam centers on the basis of participating banks. Candidates need to reach the exam center well before time. It will be best to reach one hour before IBPS Clerk Examination starts. The Exam Centers for the year 2018 are as follows:

Preliminary Examination Centres

State Centres
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur
Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali
Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Surat, Jamnagar
Daman & Diu
Delhi Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamuna Nagar
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una
Jammu & Kashmir Samba, Jammu, Srinagar
Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi
Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur
Lakshadweep Kavarrati
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain
Maharashtra Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
Puducherry in Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur
Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur
Sikkim Bardang/ Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore, Virudhunagar
Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/ Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri

Main Examination Centres

State Main Examination Centres
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Guwahati, Silchar
Bihar Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzzafarpur, Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Dadra & Nagar Haveli Surat
Daman & Diu
Delhi Same as prelims
Goa Same as prelims
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Vadodra
Haryana Ambala, Hissar
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur, Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Srinagar
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore
Kerala Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
Lakshadweep Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Indore
Maharashtra Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Puducherry in Puducherry
Punjab Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
Rajasthan Jaipur, Udaipur
Sikkim Same as prelims
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
Telangana Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Asansol, Greater Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri

Vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2019

IBPS Clerk 2019 vacancies are yet to be declared. IBPs tends to release the vacancy details in the official notification. For your reference, here is a list of vacancies from past years:

Particulars Vacancies
Clerk VIII 7275
Clerk VII 7889

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