The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, or IBPS, is a national exam held once a year. In 11 public sector banks, the IBPS conducted a Common Recruitment Process (CRP) to recruit applicants for Clerk or clerical cadre positions. Candidates who match the eligibility criteria can apply online usi...(Read More)

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The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, or IBPS, is a national exam held once a year. In 11 public sector banks, the IBPS conducted a Common Recruitment Process (CRP) to recruit applicants for Clerk or clerical cadre positions. Candidates who match the eligibility criteria can apply online using the official website, according to IBPS Clerk. For the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam, candidates must be between the ages of 20 and 28 years. The preliminary and mains examination of the IBPS Clerk exam is divided into sections. Candidates who pass both of these exams will be considered for the IBPS Clerk or IBPS Clerical cadre positions. In addition to English and Hindi, the preliminary and mains examinations for IBPS Clerk will be held in 13 regional languages. The preliminary examination syllabus for IBPS Clerk 2021 contains English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning Ability, while the mains examination syllabus includes English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability, and Computer Aptitude, as well as General/Financial Awareness. Applicants must pay Rs. 850 for General and OBC candidates and Rs. 175 for SC/ST/PWD candidates to fill out the application form for the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam. Below you will find more information on the IBPS Clerk application process, syllabus, exam pattern, vacancies, eligibility criteria, important dates, how to apply, and other details.

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    Total Marks : 100
    Total Time : 60 Min
    -ve marking : 0.25 (For each wrong answer)
    Subject Qns. Marks
    English Language 30 30
    Numerical Ability 35 35
    Reasoning Ability 35 35
    Total 100 100

    Eligibility Criteria

    Essential Educational Qualifications: 

    A Bachelor's degree (Graduation) in any discipline from an Indian government-recognized university, or an equivalent qualification recognised by the Central Government.

    The candidate must have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate stating that he or she is a graduate and showing the percentage of marks earned in graduation on the day of registration.

    Candidates must have operating and functional knowledge of computer systems, which implies they must have a Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/having studied Computer / Information Technology as one of their subjects in high school, college, or institute.

    It is preferable if an applicant is proficient in the official language of the state/UT for which they wish to apply (candidates should be able to read, write, and speak the state/official UT's language).


    Age limit (As on 01-07-2021):

    The applicants must be between the ages of 20 and 28 years.

    A candidate must have been born between July 2, 1993 and July 1, 2001 (both dates inclusive)*.


    The permitted upper age limit relaxations and category-codes for claiming age relaxation are as follows:

    Code No Category Age-relaxation permissible beyond upper age limit
    01 SC/ ST 5 years
    02 OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
    03 Persons With Disabilities 10 years
    04 Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
    05 Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried Age concession upto the age of 35 years for General/EWS, 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ST candidates
    06 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years


    Exam Pattern

    Scheme of IBPS Clerk examinations

    The online exam will be conducted in two stages:

    • Online Preliminary Examination

    • Online Main Examination


    Scheme of IBPSC Clerk Preliminary Examinations:

    Part Name of Tests Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
    I English Language 30 30 20 minutes
    II Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
    III Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
    Total 100 100 60 minutes

    Important Note:

    I. The questions on the papers will be of the multiple choice type.

    II. Each question will be carried one mark.

    III. Each incorrect answer will 0.25 point deduction.

    IV. Candidates must qualify in each of the three examinations by achieving IBPS-determined cut-off marks.


    Scheme of IBPSC Clerk Mains Examinations:

    Part Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE) Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
    I General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
    II General English 40 40 35 minutes
    III Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
    IV Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
    Total 190 200 160 minutes

    Important Note:

    I. The questions on the papers will be of the multiple choice type.

    II. Each question will be carried one mark except for Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude.


    III. Each incorrect answer will 0.25 point deduction.


    List of CRP CLERKS XI Versions of Tests (Medium of Examination) according to State Applied for:

    Sr. No Name of States A version of tests (Medium of examination)
    1 Andaman & Nicobar English and Hindi
    2 Andhra Pradesh English, Hindi and Telugu
    3 Arunachal Pradesh English and Hindi
    4 Assam  English, Hindi and Assamese
    5 Bihar English and Hindi
    6 Chandigarh English & Hindi
    7 Chhattisgarh English and Hindi
    8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman& Diu English, Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi and Konkani
    9 Delhi (NCT) English and Hindi
    10 Goa English, Hindi and Konkani
    11 Gujarat English, Hindi and Gujarati
    12 Haryana English and Hindi
    13 Himachal Pradesh English and Hindi
    14 Jammu & Kashmir English, Hindi and Urdu
    15 Jharkhand English and Hindi
    16 Karnataka English, Hindi, Kannada and Konkani
    17 Kerala English, Hindi and Malayalam
    18 Ladakh English and Hindi
    19 Lakshadweep English, Hindi and Malayalam
    20 Madhya Pradesh English and Hindi
    21 Maharashtra English, Hindi, Marathi and Konkani
    22 Manipur English, Hindi and Manipuri
    23 Meghalaya English and Hindi
    24 Mizoram English and Hindi
    25 Nagaland English and Hindi
    26 Odisha English, Hindi and Odia
    27 Puducherry English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam
    28 Punjab English, Hindi and Punjabi
    29 Rajasthan English and Hindi
    30 Sikkim English and Hindi
    31 Tamil Nadu English, Hindi and Tamil
    32 Telangana English, Hindi, Telugu and Urdu
    33 Tripura English, Hindi and Bengali
    34 Uttar Pradesh English, Hindi and Urdu
    35 Uttarakhand English and Hindi
    36 West Bengal English, Hindi and Bengali


    Provisional Allotment:

    For the Online Main Examination, there are a total of 200 marks available. Provisional allotment will be based on a conversion of marks out of 100. A candidate must pass the Online Main Examination and have a high enough merit to be considered for the ensuing provisional allotment process, the details of which will be made available later on the authorised IBPS website. 

    Vacancy Details

    The following are the likely positions that will be filled up through this Exam:

    Andaman & Nicobar  04 -- 01 -- -- 05
    Andhra Pradesh 247 62 35 20 23 387
    Arunachal Pradesh 07 01 -- -- 05 13
    Assam 84 17 51 22 17 191
    Bihar 129 28 92 48 03 300
    Chandigarh 18 01 11 03 -- 33
    Chhattisgarh 62 09 03 09 29 111
    Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu 03 -- -- -- -- 03
    Delhi 147 34 84 24 28 318
    Goa 32 05 04 01 17 59
    Gujarat 161 44 104 23 63 395
    Haryana 89 16 20 08 -- 133
    Himachal Pradesh 48 11 23 25 06 113
    Jammu & Kashmir 15 01 04 04 02 26
    Jharkhand 45 09 10 21 26 111
    Karnataka 228 58 94 36 38 454
    Kerala 118 18 41 16 01 194
    Ladakh 03 -- -- -- -- 03
    Lakshadeep 03 -- -- -- 02 05
    Madhya Pradesh 152 34 57 63 83 389
    Maharashtra 441 102 152 80 107 882
    Manipur 03 -- -- 01 02 06
    Meghalaya 05 01 01 -- 02 09
    Mizoram 03 -- -- -- 01 04
    Nagaland 04 01 -- -- 08 13
    Odisha 132 37 35 49 49 302
    Puducherry 17 02 07 04 -- 30
    Punjab 168 45 81 108 -- 402
    Rajasthan 51 14 40 29 08 142
    Sikkim 12 02 07 02 05 28
    Tamil Nadu 428 89 185 133 08 843
    Telangana 153 43 -- 02 07 205
    Tripura 04 01 -- 01 02 08
    Uttar Pradesh 431 123 263 209 13 1039
    Uttarakhand 33 05 11 06 03 58
    West Bengal 193 53 114 132 24 516


    Syllabus of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examinations:

    I. English Language

    Reading comprehension



    Cloze Tests

    Jumbling of paragraphs

    Idioms and phrases

    Phrase replacement

    Detection of Errors


    Basic Grammar

    Fill in the blanks



    Words usage

    Synonyms & Antonyms

    Words with multiple meanings

    Using of words




    II. Numerical Ability

    Number System


    Number Series

    Data Interpretation

    Time and Distance

    Time and Work

    Profit and Loss


    Simple/Compound Interest



    Boats and Streams


    Age Problem

    Data sufficiency

    Area and Perimeter



    III. Reasoning Ability

    Circular Seating Arrangement

    Linear Seating Arrangement

    Coding Decoding



    Blood Relations

    Order and ranking


    Numbers Order

    Alphanumeric Series


    Figure series



    Syllabus of IBPS Clerk Mains Examination:

    I. General/ Financial Awareness

    Static GK

    Current affairs

    International and National Affairs

    Banking Awareness

    Financial Awareness


    Monetary plans by the government

    National Institutions

    Basic banking


    Repo Rate

    Economic and financial sector

    Financial institutes such as IRDA, SEBI, RBI, IMF and World Bank.

    Headquarters, Locations and Acronyms



    Government schemes and policies.


    II. General English

    Reading Comprehension



    Idioms and Phrases

    Tenses and rules

    Substitution with one word

    Sentence Improvement


    Cloze test

    Jumbling of paragraphs

    Formation, and reconstruction

    Fill in the blanks



    III. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

    (A) Reasoning


    Assumptions and Statements


    Coding and Decoding

    Blood Relations

    Passages and Conclusions

    Statements and Conclusions

    Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning

    Direction and Distance

    Alphanumeric series

    (B) Computer aptitude

    Operating system

    Basics of hardware and software

    Internet and related topics


    History of Computing


    Security and tools



    MS office

    Processing software.


    IV. Quantitative Aptitude

    Data Interpretation

    Pie Charts

    Line Graphs

    Bar Graphs


    Mixtures and Allegations

    Profit & Loss




    Ratio and Proportion


    Simple and Compound Interest


    Time, Work and Speed


    Volume and Surfaces




    Basic Trigonometry

    Basic Mensuration


    Application Fee

    Fee Payable by Candidates for IBPS Clerk Exam:

    All other's candidates category: Rs. 850/-

    SC/ST/PWBD/EXSM candidates: Rs. 175/-


    Mode of Payment:

    Candidates can only pay the required fees/intimation costs via the ONLINE mode:

    Payments can be done with Debit Cards (RuPay/ Visa/ MasterCard/ Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets, and other methods by entering the required information on the screen.


    How to Apply

    For further information on how to fill out the online application form, see the instructions below.


    Documents needed to complete the application

    • Photograph and signature scanned

    • Required valid email address

    • Left Thumb Impression (LTI)

    • A proclamation was written by hand

    • Bank account information for online transactions


    Step One: Registration in IBPS Clerk.

    - Visit the official IBPS website.

    - On the IBPS home page, go to the \'IBPS Clerk apply online\' option.

    - To register, go to the \'New Registration\' link and fill out the form.

    - Enter information such as the name of the post, your name, your phone number, your email address, and the security code.

    - IBPS Clerk registration number and password are generated after successful completion.

    - The registration number and password are sent to the candidates\' registered email address and mobile number.

    Step Second: Upload your photo, signature, and Left Thumb Impression.

    - Candidates must next upload scanned photos of their photograph, signature, and Left Thumb Impression in the step second.

    Step Three: Fill in the required details.

    - Candidates must submit their educational qualifications, IBPS Clerk exam centres, select the participating banks, choose languages, and other information in this section.

    Step Four: Pay the exam fee

    - Payments can be made through debit/credit cards, online banking, IMPS, cash cards/mobile wallets, and cash cards/mobile wallets.

    An e-receipt is generated after the transaction is completed successfully. Candidates can print their e-receipt as well as the online IBPS Clerk application form.

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