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IBPS Clerk

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Written Examination for Clerk


The IBPS clerk exam is one of the most popular exams of India. The IBPS exam is conducted by the world greatest government organization, i.e. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Candidates who clear this exam, then they can get the job as the clerk or assistants in Indian government banks. Every year this common recruitment process in multiple banks all over the country. All the government sector banks use the CRP (Common recruitment process) as a base to fill their vacancies through this common exam.

IBPS is also known as IBPS Clerk CRP X because the IPBS is conducting this clerk exam for the tenth year. Generally, this IBPS clerk exam is based on two levels: one is the preliminary exam and the second is Mains. A candidate who wants to be selected for this post, then they need to qualify for both these two exams.

IBPS Clerk Notification:

  • The notification for IBPS clerk will be released on 1 September 2020
  • Aspirants who want to check the detail about clerks or other IBPS exams then they can visit the official website of IBPS.

Highlights of IBPS Exam:

Particulars  Information 
Name of the exam Recruitment of Management Trainees or Probationary Officers
Conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Level of the exam National level
Mode of Exam Annually 
Mode of exam Through online
Stages of exam Prelims, Mains and Interview
Duration  For Prelims 1 hour
For Mains 3 hours 30 minutes
Languages  English

Latest News


  • Aspirants who want to apply for IBPS clerk must have to satisfy the eligibility criteria with three parameters: Educational qualification, Age Limit, and Nationality.
  • If a candidate of Tibetan Refugee came from another country to India before the date 1 January 1962 for permanently settling in India 
  • Folk who are from an Indian origin has migrated from other countries like Sri Lanka, Burma, Pakistan, Vietnam, Malawi, Zaire, Zambia, Ethiopia, and from East African countries such as United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda intends to settle down permanently in India. These candidates should belong to category 1, 2, and 3 and has the eligibility certificate by the government of India.
  • Candidate must have a minimum age limit of 20 years and a maximum age limit of 30 years on 1 August 2022.
  • The age relaxation is five years for theschedule caste or ST category aspirants.
  • For other Backward category candidates, the age relaxation is 3 years.
  • For PWD candidates, the age relaxation is 10 years.
  • For candidates who are regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory or from Bhopal retrenched service the age relaxation will be 5 years.
  • For aspirants who are ordinarily domiciled in the state of J & K, the age relaxation will be 5 years.
  • Aspirants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university.


The IBPS clerk syllabus is not specific, as it is very vast and has wide range o topics. Aspirants who are preparing for the IBPS clerk exam then they can test their level of preparation by taking free online quizzes. There are separated topics for both exams prelims and mains exam.

  • For Reasoning ability, there are many topics that include puzzles, Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Data Sufficiency, Ranking Test, Coded Inequalities, Alphabet Test, , Blood Relations, Direction Test, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Tabulation, Input-Output, Coding-Decoding.
  • For Quantitative Aptitude, the subjects include Mixture and Alligations, Profit and Loss, Simplification, Simple Interest, and Compound Test & Surds and Indices, Work and Time, Permutation Combination, Probability, Sequence and series, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, MEnsuration- Sphere, Cone, Cylinder, Data Interpretation, Number Systems, etc.
  • In the English Language the subjects are including Comprehension, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Cloze Test, Multiple Meaning, Paragraph Completion, Error Spotting, Miscellaneous, etc.


Syllabus For IBPS clerk Mains:

  • In the English language, the topics cover Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary.
  • For Reasoning, the topics include Statements and Assumption, Direction Sense Test, blood relation, Syllogism, Coding and decoding, Analogy, Miscellaneous Test, Series test, etc.
  • For Quantitative Test the topics cover Time, distance and speed, Proportion and ratio,, Mixture and Allegations, Time and work, Stock and shares, Averages, Volume and surface areas, Clocks, Logarithms, Data interpretation, trigonometry, profit and loss, algebra, partnerships, and many more topics.
  • In General awareness, the topics include the Indian Banking system, Current affairs or static GK, Introduction to the national institute, Monetary plans, Indian financial systems, etc.
  • The Computer aptitude has a wide range of topics which includes the Windows operating system, Microsoft-office, History of computers, basics of hardware and software, Internet terms, Networking and communication, database basics, Basics of hacking, basics of viruses and security tools, etc.

Exam Pattern

Recently IBPS has revised its clerk exam pattern. For the prelims exam, there are 30 questions of English, 35 questions for Numerical Ability, and 35 questions for Reasoning Ability. One hour is the total time duration for the IBPS clerk exam. Each question is of 1 mark only, so the total marks for this exam is 100. To move for the IBPS Mains exam, the candidate has to secure a sectional cut-off and overall IBPS clerk cut off.

For the IBPS clerk mains exam pattern there are 4 subjects. In the main question paper, there are 50 questions for General/ Financial awareness, 40 questions for the English language, 60 questions for Reasoning and computer aptitude, and 50 questions for Quantitative aptitude. The total time duration of the preliminary exam is 160 minutes. The question paper is available in English or Hindi language.  

In question paper, there is negative marking for the wrong answers. For each question, ¼ of marks will cut. The candidate also has to go through the previous year question papers and prepare themselves accordingly.

Exam Paper

Practicing Previous Year Papers can assist you in preparing for the IBPS Clerk Exam. To pass the IBPS Clerk Exam, you must develop a sensible preparation approach that includes the work of practicing Previous Year Question Papers, which will help you improve your speed and accuracy. It increases your chances of passing the IBPS Clerk Exam.

Exam Prepare

  • IBPS is one of the toughest competitive exams in India, this is why the preparation for IBPS clerk can be comprehensive. Before going through the preparation process of the IBPS candidate must be going through the latest pattern of the IBPS syllabus.
  • There are many books available for the IBPS clerk exam.
  • There are also IBPS clerk mock tests available, which help to provide an idea of the examination.
  • For more practice, the candidate must go through the previous year's IBPS clerk question papers.

Exam Important Date

Events  Important dates
Application starts from Sep-22
Last date to fill the form Oct-22
Admit card issued date Nov-22
Prelims exam date Dec-22
Exam date of Mains exam Jan-23
Final allotment of provisional Apr-23

Exam Application Process

  • Aspirants who wish to apply for the IBPS clerk exam then need to register on the official website of IBPS.
  • For unreserved candidates the fee of the IBPS clerk is rs. 600.
  • For Schedule caste or ST or PWD category candidates, the application fee is Rupees. 100.


Selection process of IBPS Clerk:

The IBPS Clerk selection process will be done on the basis of online exam which is divided into two parts:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

Applicants need to clear both rounds and then also need to appear for verification of the documents.


Cut off of IBPS Clerk:

The IBPS Clerk cut-off will depend on multiple parameters such as Difficulty level exam, Total number of available seats, previous year’s cut-off, the total number of appearing candidates for the exam, reservation criteria, and marking scheme.
Check the IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut-Off:

State name Cut-Off
Andhra Pradesh 78
Tamil Nadu  71 (OBC)
West Bengal 61.5
Uttarakhand  78.5
Uttar Pradesh 73.5
Tripura  59.25 (OBC)
Telangana 74.25
Karnataka  65.75
Rajasthan 78.25
Punjab  75.25
Maharashtra  69.75
Odisha 75
Kerala  77.25
Madhya Pradesh 77.75
Jharkhand 75.75
J & K  77.5
Goa  53.75
Himachal Pradesh 72
Delhi  77
Gujarat 72
Bihar 71.25

Exam Center

  • When a candidate filling the online application form then they need to choose the center option for the exam of their preference. The IBPS provides the center as per your preference, but sometimes IBPS can allot a different center if there is non-availability of the seats in their preferred city. For this action, the IBPS will not be entertained any type of complaints to change the exam center.


Clerk Result:

Generally, the IBPS clerk declared its results in the month of January. After this IBPS allot banks based on state or union territory for the post in which a candidate has applied. The provisional allotment of the banks will be announced on different dates.

  • The candidate can visit the official website IBPS clerk result and can check the clerical results and important dates regarding their clerk exam
  • Once the results are declared then a candidate needs to submit all the necessary documents to the allotted banks for the verification of background.
  • When the declaration of the results is done, after that the IBPS shows its score card .
  • After successfully background verification, the aspirants are appointed as the clerk in the respective public sector bank.

Admit Card

The IBPS clerk issued admit cards to those aspirants who fulfilled all the eligibility criteria. The hall ticket was released for the clerk and has all the essential details for the Prelims/Mains IBPS clerk exam. An applicant can download the admit card from IBPS.comwebsite. The admit card contains the candidate details:

  • Registration number or roll number of the candidate, which is issued by the IBPS.
  • Name of the candidate
  • Exam date and exam center
  • Photograph of the aspirant
  • General guidelines for the candidates regarding IBPS clerk exam


Ques: What is the average salary of an IBPS clerk?
The IBPS Clerk basic pay salary is Rupees 11765.


Ques: What are the roles &responsibilities of a clerk?
The job responsibility of an IBPS clerk including the documentation and do back-office work. They need to do verify documents, countersigning the cheques and drafts.


Ques: After passing the 12th, can a candidate apply for the IBPS clerk exam?
No, a candidate must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university. If a candidate has only intermediate degree then they cannot apply for the IBPS clerk exam.


Ques: How many attempts for IBPS clerk exam?
IBPS does not provide any information about attempts, as there is no fixed number of attempts available for the IBPS clerk exam. Only a candidate has eligibility criteria for appearing in this exam.


Ques: Is there any type of negative marking in the question papaer?
Yes, there is ¼ marks will be cut for the wrong answer, so the candidate must be very careful while they are answering their questions.


Ques: What is the application fee of the IBPS clerk entrance exam?
The application fee for unreserved (general and OBC) candidates is rupees 850. And the fee for PWD/SC/ ST categories is rupees 175.


Ques: How a candidate can apply for the IBPS Clerk exam?
Aspirants who wish to apply for the IBPS clerk exam, then they need to apply online on the official website.

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