About IBPS Clerk 2021
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts IBPS Clerk for the recruitment of candidates in the clerical cadre of participating banks. There are two stages of the IBPS Clerk exam - prelims and mains. This year, the IBPS Clerk prelims exam will be conducted on August 28, 29, September 4 and 5, 2021. IBPS Clerk 2021 mains exam is scheduled to be conducted on October 31, 2021. Candidates have to clear all stages of the exam necessarily to get recruited. Candidates who qualify IBPS Clerk 2021 prelims exam will be called to appear for the mains exam. Last year a total number of 1557 vacancies are released for IBPS Clerk 2021 exam which is mentioned in the official notification.
IBPS Clerk 2021 Highlights
|Full Exam Name||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Common Written Examination for Clerk|
|Short Exam Name||IBPS Clerk|
|Conducting Body||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection|
|Frequency of Conduct||Once a year|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Application Fee (General)||850 Rs [Online]|
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Mode of Counselling||Online|
|IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam - Duration||1 Hour +1 More|
|Number of Seats||7275 Seats|
IBPS Clerk 2021 Important Dates
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam (Session 2021)
Upcoming Dates and Events
28 Aug, 2021 - 29 Aug, 2021
Exam - Prelims | Mode: Online
04 Sep, 2021 - 05 Sep, 2021
Exam - Prelims | Mode: Online
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam (Session 2021)
Upcoming Dates and Events
31 Oct, 2021
Exam - Mains | Mode: Online
Eligibility Criteria of IBPS Clerk
In order to apply for the IBPS Clerk exam, candidates must meet certain eligibility criteria. Thus, the exam conducting authority has determined the eligibility criteria of IBPS Clerk on the basis of Nationality, Age, and Educational Qualification.
Eligibility Criteria of IBPS Clerk – Nationality/Citizenship
A candidate must be either of the following:
(i) A Citizen of India or
(ii) A subject of Bhutan or
(iii) A subject of Nepal or
(iv) A Tibetan Refugee who settled in India before January 1, 1962, permanently
(v) A person of Indian origin who has migrated to settle in India permanently from Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, Pakistan, and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia.
Candidate belonging to the above categories (ii, iii, iv & v), must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
Eligibility Criteria of IBPS Clerk – Age
In order to fill the online application form of IBPS Clerk, candidates must have attained 20 years of age and must not exceed 28 years.
However, there are certain age relaxations given by the exam conducting authority according to the categories of the candidates.
IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria – Age Relaxation
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|Divorced women, widows, and women who are legally separated from their husbands and not remarried||9 years|
|Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen||The actual period of service rendered the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years.|
|Candidates domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir between January 1, 1980 to December 12, 1989||5 years|
|Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)||5 years|
|1984 riots affected candidates||5 years|
Eligibility Criteria of IBPS Clerk – Education Qualification
Candidates must hold a Graduation degree from Government recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.
While registering online, candidates must have valid Degree certificate/Mark-sheet indicating the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation.
Candidates must have operating and working knowledge in computer systems and have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/language or must have studied Computer/IT as one of the subjects in High School/Institute/College.
Proficient in Official/Local Language of the State/UT for which a candidate is applying for. Candidates must know how to read/write and speak the Official language of preferred State/UT.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can fill the application form of the IBPS Clerk along with the payment of application fees. Candidates before filling the application form must keep the following pre-requisites ready with themselves:
- E-mail ID: Candidates must have an active and valid email ID till the selection process is completed because all information related to the IBPS Clerk exam is sent on this e-mail ID of the candidate.
- Scanned copy of handwritten declaration according to the format given in the notification.
- Photograph & Signature: Candidates must have their signature scanned and have a passport size photograph as per the specifications required.
- Bank account or card details through which payment will be done,
Candidates must keep in mind that the IBPS Clerk application form will not be accepted without the payment of application fees. The application fees must be paid in online mode.
The exam conducting authority has decided the amount of fee to be paid by the candidates according to their categories:
IBPS Clerk Application Fee
For all other candidates
Candidates can pay the application fee through Debit Cards (Visa/RuPay/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, IMPS, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets and Internet Banking.
|OBC, General, EWS||Online||Male, Female||₹ 850|
|SC, ST||Online||Male, Female||₹ 175|
|OBC, ST, SC, EWS, General||PWD||Online||Male, Female||₹ 175|
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Syllabus
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus
Reasoning ability & Computer aptitude
Candidates must be confident and dedicated to prepare for IBPS Clerk examination. Depending on the time left for the examination, candidates must schedule and strategies their preparation. The foremost question that arises in the candidates' mind is where to start the preparation from and how to prepare for IBPS Clerk exam. In such a case, candidates must follow the steps given below in order to crack the exam of IBPS Clerk.
- Go through Syllabus/Pattern of IBPS Clerk
- Get the best books for IBPS Clerk.
- Prepare a schedule to study each topic.
- Start preparing with the subject in which you are good.
- Regularly practice from previous years question papers.
- Take online mock tests.
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Exam Pattern
The IBPS Clerk prelims exam contains questions from three sections - English, Aptitude, and Reasoning.
There are a total of 100 questions asked in the preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk.
Each question carries 1 mark. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
Candidates are allotted 20 minutes to complete each section.
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Exam Pattern
The IBPS Clerk mains exam contains questions from four sections - General/Financial Awareness, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, General English, and Quantitative Aptitude
IBPS Clerk mains exam has a total of 190 questions
Candidates are allotted 160 minutes to complete the IBPS Clerk mains exam. Each section has a sectional time limit to be completed.
The total marks for which IBPS Clerk mains exam is conducted is 200 marks.
IBPS has released the IBPS Clerk Admit Card for prelims exam on November 20. Candidates can download the admit card by entering their registration number/roll number and date of birth/password in the login window. Candidates must also take a printout of the admit card and preserve it for future reference. The admit card of IBPS Clerk contains details like name of the candidates, photograph, space for thumb impression and signature, invigilator's signature space, exam date and time, venue of the examination and its address and other important exam instructions. Admit card of IBPS Clerk is the most important document that must be carried by the candidates to the exam venue on the day of examination.
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Admit Card
The admit card of IBPS Clerk is issued in online mode to all those candidates who have successfully fill the application form of IBPS clerk. The admit card for IBPS clerk prelims exam is the most important document that the candidates must bring to the exam centre on the day of IBPS Clerk preliminary examination. The admit card contains the details about the candidates, exam date and time, address of the preliminary exam centre and other important instructions regarding the examination.
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Admit Card
The admit card of IBPS Clerk mains exam is issued in online mode to only those candidates who qualify the preliminary examination. Candidates must download their IBPS Clerk mains admit card by filling in details like user name/ registration number and password/ date of birth in the link provided on the official website of the exam conducting authority. Candidates must bring the admit card of the IBPS Clerk mains exam along with them to the examination centre on the day of exam because no candidates will be allowed to appear for the mains examination without it. The admit card of IBPS Clerk mains exam contains the details of candidates along with the details of examination dates and time and examination centre.
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Exam Centers
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Exam Centers
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit card
- Aadhaar card
- PAN card
- Driving license
- Voter ID proof
- Bank passbook
- Employee ID
IBPS Clerk answer key is not released officially but many coaching institutes release unofficial answer keys that are easily available on their websites and other educational websites. Candidates can check their responses against the correct answers provided in IBPS Clerk answer key to calculate their probable score.
The IBPS Clerk Result for prelims exam is announced by IBPS in online mode for both the prelims and mains examination. Candidates can download their result of IBPS Clerk prelims examination by filling in the details like registration number/roll number and date of birth/password on the official website of IBPS. All those candidates who qualify the prelims are eligible to appear in the mains exam of IBPS Clerk. The result contains the marks scored by the candidate, maximum marks, qualification status, and cut off. The final result of IBPS Clerk is prepared by IBPS on the basis of marks obtained in the mains exam. The marks scored by the candidates in the mains exam are then normalized out of 100 for provisional allotment.
The exam authorities declare the result of IBPS Clerk on the official website ibps.in. Along with declaration of result authorities also release the scorecard of IBPS Clerk. Candidates can download their result of IBPS Clerk prelims examination by filling in the details like registration number/roll number and date of birth/password on the official website of IBPS. All those candidates who qualify the prelims are eligible to appear in the mains exam of IBPS Clerk.
The IBPS Clerks mains exam result will be announced by IBPS in online mode. The final list of selected candidates will be prepared on the basis of the marks scored by the candidates in the mains examination. The marks will be normalized out of 100 for the candidates to be allotted provisionally. If more than one candidate scores equal marks, then the selection will be done taking their age into consideration.
The cutoff marks for both prelims and mains exam are determined by the IBPS. The exam conducting authority determines two types of IBPS cut off - sectional cut off and overall category wise cut off. The candidates must score equal to or more than the cut off marks to qualify the examination.
IBPS Clerk Selection process
The exam of IBPS Clerk is conducted by IBPS in two phases- Preliminary and Mains. All the eligible candidates can fill the application form after which the candidates who successfully fill the application card can download their admit card to appear in the examination. Candidates need to first appear in the preliminary examination. If the candidates qualify the prelims, they become eligible for appearing in the mains exam which is the second phase in the selection process of the IBPS Clerk .
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination
The first stage in the selection process of IBPS clerk is the preliminary exam. The prelims exam of IBPS Clerk is conducted in online mode where candidates are asked 100 multiple choice question of 1 mark each. In order to appear in the next phase of the selection process, candidates must pass the preliminary stage. All those candidates who score the cut off marks can only appear for the mains examination of IBPS Clerk.
IBPS Clerk Mains Examination
IBPS Clerk mains examination is the second stage in the selection process of IBPS Clerk. Only those candidates appear in the mains exam of IBPS Clerk who have qualified the prelims exam. The mains exam of IBPS Clerk is conducted in online mode for 160 minutes in which candidates are asked 190 questions. The mains exam of IBPS Clerk is conducted for 200 marks. The final result of IBPS Clerk is declared on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in the mains exam only. The qualified candidates are then recruited in the clerical cadre in any of the bank under IBPS.
Documents Required at Counselling
- Printout of online application form of IBPS Clerk
- Birth certificate
- Class 10th certificate reflecting date of birth
- Graduation marksheet
- Caste certificate (if applicable)
- Disability certificate (if applicable)
- Experience certificate (if any)
Questions related to IBPS Clerk
hello sir.. i am kakali from guwahati.. my date of birth is 31 january 1993. am i eligible for IBPS CLERK...?
The minimum age limit to appear for IBPS Clerk is 20 years and the maximum age limit is 28 years. Your age as of today is 28 years 3 months 12 days. If you belong to general category you are not eligible to appear for IBPS Clerk exam. But if you belong to reserved category you will be eligible as there is age relaxation. Check the age relaxation on upper age limit for IBPS clerk
- Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer): 3 years
- Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe: 5 years
- Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen: Actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
- Persons With Disabilities: 10 years
- Persons carrying Jammu & Kashmir domicile during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989: 5 years
- Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried: 9 years
- Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)/ Persons affected by 1984 riots: 5 years
To check the IBPS eligibility criteria click on the link below
sir i am born on 6 may 1993 can i also apply for ibps clerk 2021
Let me tell you that you're absolutely eligibile to appear for IBPS clerk exam. According to the official notification of IBPS clerk, the age of the Candidates should not exceed 28 years. The age of the Candidates should not be below than 20 years. The official notification says, the Candidates must not have born before 02-09-1992, And You were born on 06-05-1993, so you are eligible. You might have 2 Attempts for this exam. (if the maximum age limit doesn't get increase further by concerned authority). General and OBC candidates will have to pay INR 850, SC ST and PWD Candidates will have to pay INR 175.
Preliminary exams are going to be conducted on August 28th 29th and September 4th and 5th, 2021. Mains exam is going to be conducted on October 31st, 2021.
Now this is the maximum age limit for unreserved Candidates, relaxation in age has been granted to reserved category candidates, have a look-
1. SC ST Candidate- 5 years relaxation
2. OBC Candidate- 3 years relaxation
3. PWD Candidates - 10 years relaxation
I am useless like curse to family i want to support my family but i am broke 21 old with no job&career no hopes just wasted life to fullest now surrounded by bulk of responsibility but failing to succeed i failed in Ibps Clerk scored 50/100. now being weak in all subjects it seems impossible to me
The key thing to success is to understand and learn from your mistakes since there is no pint in crying over spilt milk. You have realised that you didn't do your part well and hence couldn't do well in your exams. Now what you have to do is focus and concentrate and study for the next exams with full dedication. Do not get demotivated. Do not underestimate yourself and loose confidence. Take it as a challenge and make sure that you work well and come out successful.
To be able to study well you need to have good concentration. I understand it becomes really difficult to concentrate on your studies, specially during this time.
Below I will share some tips that will help you to concentrate better:
Find a time which is best suitable for you to study. Some find it better to concentrate in the morning while others find they can do better in the night.
Decide what portions you would like to finish in that particular day
Prepare a timetable according to the above, keeping slots for breaks
Start studying with your favorite subject, so that you don’t get bored from the beginning itself
Take breaks when you get bored, and try to avoid studying at a stretch for a longer duration.
Always keep some time apart for your hobbies, exercise, etc.
Eat healthy food, sleep well and also socialise. A healthy mind is the most important for good concentration
Do some mind games like Sudoku, Crossword puzzles, Chess, etc
Also try meditation
Following these I am sure you will be able to improve your concentration
My score in Ibps Clerk Prelims is just 53/100 i think i am waste to the world I dont see that anyone is more dumb than me i dont think i will be able to cover this gap i scored 18/30eng 19/35Quant 16/35Reas i am poor in English GK n lost touch from Quant Reas. too i am 21 old weak& late to start
First of all you need not get this disheartened just because you were not able to score well in IBPS Clerk Prilms. A score does not say your level of intelligence. Bank exams are usually very competitive. Every exam will test a candidate's basic language, quantitative, reasoning and GK and every such competitive exam will have different level of difficulty and clearing cutoffs based on the job position , number of vacancies and the number of applicants. So the preparation should be according to these factors.Therefore, along with good preparation , there bit of a luck factor involved. Even aspirants who prepare very well might have to give multiple attempts to clear one such exam. So the only reason why you could not reach the required score is due to the lack of appropriate and effective preparation. Preparation for IBPS clerk is not that difficult. If you follow an ideal strategy, you will definitely score better. Everyone will have their own strong and weak areas. Focus on your weak areas in each section and improve those topics before stepping into your strong areas. Use the internet source where several free learning platforms are available to understand the basic concept. After that you need to take daily mock tests and past year papers to monitor your preparation. If you follow a disciplined study routine , you will not require more than 2-3 months to overcome your difficulties. If a banking job is your dream, then there are several other exams coming up. You can prepare and clear them easily. Else ,if IBPS Clerk is your only aim , then start preparing from now you can definitely clear it next time. You are just 21, you have enough time to prepare and clear the exam you want. You can visit the below link to get preparation tips:
All the best
i am 21 today Ibps. clerk prelims result announced i failed bcoz i am weak in all aspects i do feel that now if i work than also in 1-2-3 yrs also i will not be able to crack any exams i dont have confidence as i am low in all subjects i dont even want to quit it what should i do,i am late weak
Make yourself strong.
Have a great eve!