IBPS Clerk Selection Process 2019
Updated on Sep 20, 2019 - 11:29 a.m. IST by Aayushi madavi
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IBPS Clerk Selection Process 2019 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection determines the selection process of IBPS Clerk 2019 examination. IBPS Clerk selection process 2019 includes information about different stages of the examination that are prelims and mains. Candidates have to clear all stages of IBPS Clerk 2019 selection process to be recruited for the post of clerk in participating banks of IBPS. Candidates who qualify IBPS Clerk prelims will be shortlisted to appear for the next stage of the selection process - mains exam. Qualifying candidates of mains exam will be further called for the final stage of IBPS Clerk 2019 - document verification. Read further to know more details about IBPS Clerk selection process 2019.
IBPS Clerk is conducted annually to recruit candidates for clerical cadre in different participating banks across the country. As per IBPS annual calendar, IBPS Clerk 2019 is likely to be conducted from December 7 on wards.

Stages of IBPS Clerk Selection Process 2019

There are two stages of IBPS Clerk selection process -

  • Preliminary Examination

  • Mains Examination

It is important that candidates qualify both exams to be called for document verification and appointment. Stages of IBPS Clerk 2019 selection process are explained below.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Selection Process - Preliminary Exam

Candidates who successfully apply and are issued admit cards of IBPS Clerk will be eligible to appear for IBPS Clerk 2019 prelims. The exam will be conducted in online mode. Candidates will be asked 100 questions from three sections - Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability, and English Language. Each question will carry one mark. Candidates will be given 1 hour to attempt all the sections. Candidates shortlisted in the result of prelims exam will be eligible to appear for the IBPS Clerk Main Exam.

IBPS Clerk Selection Process 2019 - Mains Exam

Second stage of IBPS Clerk 2019 is mains exam. This stage will also be conducted in online mode. There will be four sections in this stage of the selection process - Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative aptitude and General/ Financial Awareness. A composite of 190 questions will be asked from all the sections for 200 marks. Candidates will be given 2 hours 40 minutes to attempt the paper. Qualifying candidates will be called for the next stage.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Selection Process - Provisional Allotment

Marks obtained in IBPS Clerk mains exam will be normalised out of 100. Candidates securing the cut off marks of IBPS Clerk after normalisation will qualify mains exam and will be given provisional allotment. Provisional allotment will be given on merit cum preference basis in participating banks.

IBPS Clerk Selection Process 2019 - Normalisation Process of Marks

IBPS does the normalisation of marks using equi-percentile method. In this method, every candidate’s percentile rank is calculated for each shift. The formula used to calculate percentile rank is given below.

Candidate’s Percentile Rank = [(No. of candidates in the shift – rank of candidate in that shift) ÷ (Total candidates in a shift – 1)] × 100

Once the percentile rank of candidates for each shift has been calculated, cutoff marks are decided based on the number of vacancies. Candidates are shortlisted for the next round of selection process on the basis of these cut off marks.

Document Verification in IBPS Clerk Selection Process 2019

Qualifying candidates of mains will be called for document verification stage in the selection process of IBPS Clerk 2019. Candidates will have to produce originals and photocopies of the following documents -

  • System generated copy of IBPS Clerk application form

  • Caste certificate (if applicable)

  • One of the prescribed photo ID proofs - Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, PAN Card, Driving License, etc.

  • Marksheet and Certificate of Graduation

  • PWD certificate (if applicable)

  • Experience certificate

  • Any other certificate related to eligibility

IBPS Clerk 2019 - Joining Letter

After the provisional allotment, joining letter or appointment letter is issued by the allotted bank to invite candidates to join their position in the clerical cadre of said bank. Details like joining date, reporting schedule and venue address will be mentioned on the joining letter of IBPS Clerk 2019. Candidates are required to carry all the prescribed documents in original and self-attested photocopies in the allotted bank on their day of joining.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2019

An aspirant of age 20 to 28 years is eligible to apply for IBPS Clerk examination. All aspiring candidates hold a graduation degree from a recognised university, knowledge of computer or a diploma in computer operations or computer/ information technology as one of the subjects in the high school/ college/ university. Candidates must also have the knowledge of official and local language of the chosen state/ UT. Reserved category candidates are given some relaxation on the prescribed upper age limit.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

As per the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk 2019, both prelims and mains exam will be conducted online. IBPS Clerk prelims exam will have sections of Numerical Ability, English Language, and Reasoning Ability while mains exam will have sections of General/Financial Awareness, General English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, and Quantitative Aptitude. IBPS Clerk prelims exam has 100 questions of 1 mark each. Candidates are given 60 minutes to attempt the prelims exam. Mains exam of IBPS Clerk is conducted for 200 marks and 190 questions. Candidates are given 160 minutes to attempt IBPS Clerk mains exam.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - IBPS Clerk Selection Process 2019

Question: What is the age relaxation for SC category candidates in IBPS Clerk exam?


Both SC and ST category candidates will get relaxation of 5 years on the upper age limit that is 28 years. SC and ST category candidates will be able to appear for the exam till 33 years of age.

Question: What documents do I have to carry in the Document Verification stage of IBPS Clerk selection process?


Candidates have to carry a system generated copy of application form, caste certificate, PWD certificate, photo identity, marksheets of class 10th and 12th, graduation certificate/degree, and any other additional certificates related to eligibility.

Question: How is provisional allotment given after IBPS Clerk exam?


Provisional allotment of participating banks is given by IBPS on the basis of merit and preference of the candidate.

Question: What is the application form fee of IBPS Clerk 2019?


IBPS Clerk application form 2019 will cost Rs. 100 for SC, ST, PWD, and Ex-servicemen candidates while it would cost Rs. 600 for all other candidates.

Question: When will IBPS Clerk 2019 be conducted?


IBPS Clerk 2019 is likely to be conducted from December 7 as mentioned in the annual calendar of IBPS.

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how do I check my result of ibps clerk IX ? please let me know the website?

Neha Tiwari 1st Jan, 2020


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has Recently Uploaded Pre Exam Result for the Post of Clerk IX Recruitment 2019. Those Candidates Who have Applied for this Recruitment Exam can Download Pre Exam Result from the  website www.ibps.in.

Hope this helps!!


how to do registration in website for ibps examination

Aditya kumar Student Expert 14th Nov, 2019
Hello there!


Follow the below steps to register for ibps examination :-

1. Registration :-

  • You should first visit the official website of IBPS www.ibps.in and then s elect your post column from the left sidebar and enter .Now click on Apply Online link.
  • In the next window, you need to submit your new registration details to generate registration id and password. (It also sent to your registered email ID) .After getting registration id and password login to fill IBPS Online Application form.

2.Filling up Online Application

  • After login, choose the application form which you want to apply. Click on it. Now submit all required details carefully Specially Double Check (Name / DOB / Passing % / Passing Year / Exam Center)

3. Uploading of Scanned Docs

You need to upload Photo and signature scanned copy in the required size .(you must scan both photo and signature in required size and format before applying the form)

Step 4. Online Payment of Fee

After successfully uploading , you need to pay fees ,for paying fees online you can use your debit/credit/net banking.Now fill all necessary details which required paying fees online.

Step 5. Finalize the Application :-

  • After full payment process once again properly check your filled IBPS application form details .If required make changes in it. After properly check now click on submit button.

Step 6. Printing of Finalized Online Application Form

  • After successfully submitting the IBPS application form, you must  take print out of it .Also, save it on your computer as this is the proof of your filled application formKeep this form safe for future use.



Sharon Rose Student Expert 9th Nov, 2019
Hello Arti,
At the time of filling your application for IBPS PO CLERK exam you are not asked to provide caste certificate.You have to enter primary details like your name, email id contact number etc and upload a scanned passport size photo and signature and a written declaration note.
But at the time of counselling you need to carry your caste certificate along with other required. SC/ST/OBC candidates must provide caste certificate issued by the competent authority in the prescribed format by Government of India.This is just enough.
I hope this is helpful to you.

if i scored 60 marks in ibps clerk prelims 2019, what will be the actual score i can get after normalisation

Piyush Dixit 15th Oct, 2019

It is very difficult to predict the score after normalization as it depends on the difficulty level of exam and the average marks scored by other candidates hence it won't be possible to calculate the marks


what is link of the application form for IBPS clerk exam

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 12th Oct, 2019

Dear Ankur, IBPS applications started on 17th September and ended on 9th October. The official notification was released on 12th September. Now unfortunately you cannot apply. For more information, please visit their official website at: : www.ibps.in (https://www.adda247.com/jobs/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/IBPS-CRP-Clerk.pdf)

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