IBPS conducts Common Written Examination to recruit Clerk in multiple banks all over India. The recruitment process comprises two phases, Firstly the Preliminary examination, and Secondly Mains Examination. The aspirants who are desired to opt this field are invited by the IBPS to apply for the IBPS clerk examination. The candidates should possess the qualities which are required for this post. The candidates who will qualify both of the rounds in the recruitment process will be appointed as the clerk.In this article, we will cover the details of the IBPS Clerk Examination.

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IBPS Clerk Exam

Last year, Under IBPS Clerk VII Recruitment 2017, the candidates applied for 7889 vacancies in 19 banks. Candidates should note that the exam pattern for the Main exam has been changed a little. The candidates may check all the important dates of IBPS Clerk from this page.

Events Important Dates
IBPS Clerk Exam 2017 Dates
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam held on 02, 03, 09, and 10 Dec 2017
IBPS Clerk Main Exam held on 21 Jan 2018
IBPS Clerk Exam 2018 Dates
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 08, 09, 15, & 16 Dec 2018
IBPS Clerk Main Exam 20 Jan 2019
IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 Dates
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 07, 08, 14, 15, Dec 2019
IBPS Clerk Main Exam 19 Jan 2020

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria of IBPS Clerk has to be followed by all the candidates. Ineligible candidates will not be granted admission.

Nationality: The candidates should be a citizen of Indian. However, the residents of the 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 can also apply who intended to settle in India permanently.

Age Limit: The age of the candidate should be between 20 to 28 years, as on September 01, 2019.

Educational Qualification: The candidates should possess a Graduation Degree from any recognized Institute.

  • Computer Literacy  Candidate must have operating and working knowledge in computer systems. For this, Certificate / Diploma / Degree in computer operations / Language / should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School / College / Institute.
  • Proficiency in the Official Language of the State / UT – Candidate must be able to read, write and speak the official language of state or UT. Apply for vacancies in that state of which you know the language.

IBPS Clerk Selection Process

Under IBPS Clerk the candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of competitive examination. The process of shortlisting the candidates is as below:

  • First, the candidates need to undergo the Preliminary examination.
  • Then, the qualifiers of the Prelims have to appear for the Mains exam.
  • Those who pass the Main exam need to undergo the interview round for the final recruitment.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

It is advisable that the candidates must go through the exam pattern first and then start the preparation as per it. The pattern of the Preliminary and Main examination is as mentioned below.

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern: The candidates need to attempt 100 questions of 100 marks within a duration of 60 minutes.  Candidates can choose the language English / Hindi as per their preference.

Name of tests Number of questions Maximum marks Duration
English language 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour
Numerical ability 35 35
Reasoning ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS Clerk Main Examination Pattern: The pattern of the Main examination has been changed. Instead of 200, the candidates need to now solve 190 questions. Students are going to get 160 minutes for the exam.

Name of tests Number of questions Maximum marks Duration Allowed for Each Section
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
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Negative Marking in IBPS: The negative marking is applicable in both the examinations. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus

The candidates can refer to the below-mentioned syllabus for IBPS Clerk Pre and Main exam.

English Language: Fill in the Blanks, Reading Comprehension. Fillers, Cloze Test, Spotting Errors and Sentence Improvements, Vocabulary based questions, Jumbled Paragraph, Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph / Sentences Restatement).

General and Financial Awareness: Static Awareness, Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, Banking and Insurance Awareness, Govt. Schemes and Policies, Science And Technology, Important Awards & Honors, Recent Credit and monetary policies, Commissions, Sports and Politics, Prominent Personalities, Important Govt. Schemes on the money market, credit, capital, loans, etc.

Numerical Ability: Simplification / Approximation, Data Interpretation, Number Series, Miscellaneous, Quadratic Equations, Ratio & Proportions, Profit, Loss, and Discount, Time And Distance, Stocks and Shares, Logarithms, Compound, and Simple Interest, Permutations & Combinations, Trigonometry

Computer:  Number System and Conversions, History, and Generation of Computers, Computer Hardware and I/O Devices, Introduction to Computer Organizations, Computer Language, Basics of DBMS, Computer Memory and Software, etc.

Reasoning and Ability: Inequality, Puzzle, and Arrangements, Order and Ranking, Syllogism, Coding and Decoding, Blood Relations, Direction Sense, Seating Arrangements, Machine Input-Output, Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series, Data Sufficiency, Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument.

IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2019

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection releases the IBPS Clerk admit card 2019 for all the three phases separately. The SC / ST category students are also eligible to get the pre-exam training call letter. The admit card is available in online mode at the official website of the IBPS. The admit card is not sent to the candidates via post. O the day of the exam, candidates must carry the admit card in a printed format along with valid id proof. As no candidates can enter the exam hall without the necessary documents.

IBPS Clerk Result 2019

The IBPS Clerk result is announced in online mode at the official website. The result of the IBPS Clerk is released separately in the four phases. First, the result of the prelims is published. After that, the eligible candidates who undergo the mains exam can check the result. The score in the mains result is considered as the final merit. the candidates who pass all the stages are then eligible for the final appointment.

IBPS Clerk Salary 2019

The candidates who clear all the stages are going to be eligible for the basic pay as well as additional allowances. The pay scale of clerk cadre is Rs 11,765 – 42,020. At the time of the training, the basic pay is Rs 11,765. The allowance s which will be added to the IBPS clerk salary is given below.

  • Dearness Allowance (DA): This allowance is revised quarterly which means in every 4 months. It is based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and can change as per the CPI rate. The dearness allowance is approximately 40% of the basic pay.
  • House Rent Allowance (HRA): As per the posting of the clerk the HRA range from 6.50% to 8.50%.
  • Medical Allowance: The candidates get a fix medical annual allowance of Rs 2000.
  • Transport Allowance (TA) – This is approximately Rs. 425 per month.

Those who are recruited for the post of the clerk get In-hand salary of around Rs 19,461 to Rs. 22,000.

IBPS Clerk Cut Off of Previous year

Candidates can check the previous year cut off given below to have an idea of the expected cut off.

The previous year cutoff for IBPS Clerk Main cutoff is as below:

Minimum Marks out of 100:

State/UT IBPS Clerk Cutoff Category Wise
Andaman and Nicobar NA 20.03 31.22 36.97
Andhra Pradesh 31.28 25.35 38.66 39.16
Arunachal Pradesh 31.47 27.32 35.16 29.82
Assam 32.82 29.41 32.16 37.32
Bihar 28.69 25.94 36.57 38.41
Chandigarh 28.28 NA 30.07 37.97
Chhattisgarh 28.35 19.50 37.41 38.72
Dadra and Nagar Haveli NA NA NA 33.94
Daman  and Diu NA NA NA 30.60
Delhi 33.69 27.03 35.75 42.41
Goa NA 11.82 25.22 23.94
Gujarat 34.22 19.66 33.32 35.94
Haryana 25.27 17.88 34.72 40.97
Himachal Pradesh 30.47 29.32 34.00 40.47
Jammu and Kashmir 35.41 27.07 29.16 40.28
Jharkhand 23.28 17.25 34.60 37.10
Karnataka 28.50 24.50 34.53 36.10
Kerala 29.78 20.69 40.03 42.03
Lakshadweep NA NA NA 27,85
Madhya Pradesh 29.25 21.01 33.94 38.35
Maharashtra 33.94 19.32 33.72 35.47
Manipur NA 29.63 38.63 33.44
Meghalaya NA 28.28 NA 37.25
Mizoram NA 31.44 NA 25.66
Nagaland NA 27.57 NA 35.69
Odisha 28.75 20.41 37.66 38.78
Puducherry 28.03 NA 36.66 37.38
Punjab 26.72 24.88 32.63 40.28
Rajasthan 27.53 22.53 37.69 39.69
Sikkim NA 29.72 31.50 35.19
Tamil Nadu 32.50 30.69 39.82 39.88
Telangana 31.28 26.47 38.10 38.13
Tripura 31.94 24.63 NA 38.78
Uttar Pradesh 27.75 21.53 34.22 39.28
Uttarakhand 27.94 26.35 33.10 40.50
West Bengal 30.41 24.00 33.03 40.47

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