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 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 following nations may also apply if they planned to settle in India permanently.

Age Limit: The age of the candidate should be between 20 to 28 years, as on September 01, 2018.

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 Procedure

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 will have to clear the Preliminary examination.
  • Then, the qualifiers of the Prelims will be called for the Main exam.
  • Those who will clear the Main exam will be called for the document verification and final recruitment.

Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk

The pattern of the Preliminary and Main examination is as mentioned below.

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern: The candidates will have to attempt 100 questions of 100 marks and the details of these are below:

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 will now have to solve 190 questions. The total time provided to solve these will be 160 minutes.

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, etc.

General and Financial Awareness: Static Awareness, Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, Banking and Insurance Awareness, Govt. Schemes and Policies

Numerical Ability: Simplification/Approximation, Data Interpretation, Number Series, Miscellaneous, Quadratic Equations, etc.

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.

IBPS Clerk Vacancies of Previous year

The candidates can check state wise vacancies under IBPS Clerk 2017 from the table below:

State SC ST OBC General Total
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLAND 0 0 0 0 0
ANDHRA PRADESH 104 53 119 209 485
ARUNACHAL PRADESH 0 4 0 4 8
ASSAM 10 14 30 55 109
BIHAR 25 3 52 147 227
CHANDIGARH 4 0 6 24 34
CHHATTISGARH 13 24 8 73 118
DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI 0 0 0 7 7
DAMAN & DIU 0 0 1 7 8
DELHI 44 22 74 132 272
GOA 0 17 4 20 41
GUJARAT 38 83 76 290 487
HARYANA 36 0 48 91 175
HIMACHAL PRADESH 19 3 11 40 73
JAMMU & KASHMIR 1 4 6 23 34
JHARKHAND 20 32 9 66 127
KARNATAKA 90 51 133 280 554
KERALA 23 4 62 128 217
LAKSHADWEEP 0 1 0 1 2
MADHYA PRADESH 52 56 49 133 290
MAHARASHTRA 67 148 135 425 775
MANIPUR 1 3 1 6 11
MEGHALAYA 0 6 1 10 17
MIZORAM 0 0 0 3 3
NAGALAND 0 2 0 10 12
ODISHA 31 41 22 102 196
PUDUCHERRY 6 0 12 28 46
PUNJAB 110 0 81 210 401
RAJASTHAN 49 49 54 192 344
SIKKIM 0 1 1 9 11
TAMIL NADU 251 12 336 678 1277
TELANGANA 56 33 93 162 344
TRIPURA 2 6 0 10 18
UTTAR PRADESH 151 17 157 340 665
UTTARAKHAND 13 7 6 52 78
WEST BENGAL 114 21 80 202 417
Total 1330 717 1667 4169 7883

IBPS Clerk Cut Off of Previous year

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

Minimum Marks out of 100:

State/UT IBPS Clerk Cutoff Category Wise
SC ST OBC UR
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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