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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. This year IBPS has released a total of 5,841 vacancies for the Clerk recruitment. Last year a total number of 1557 vacancies were released.
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|
|Exam Duration||3 Hours 24 Minutes|
|Number of Seats||7275 Seats|
IBPS Clerk 2021 Important Dates
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam (Session 2021)
Upcoming Dates and Events
31 Oct, 2021
Exam - Mains | Mode: Online
IBPS Clerk (Session 2021)
Past Dates and Events
11 Jul, 2021
Advertisement | 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 I BPS 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
IBPS had released the IBPS Clerk application form 2021 in online mode on July 12, 2021. But it was temporarily stopped by the IBPS due to some reason. The new link for IBPS Clerk application procedure 2021 will be activated soon. 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.
|General, OBC, EWS||Online||Female, Male||₹ 850|
|SC, ST||Online||Female, Male||₹ 175|
|General, ST, SC, OBC, EWS||PWD||Online||Female, Male||₹ 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.
Candidates preparing for IBPS Clerk exam can appear in IBPS Clerk mock test 2021 for better preparation. The IBPS Clerk 2021 mock test will be available on the official website. Students can visit the official website and take the mock test of IBPS Clerk to understand the exam pattern and difficulty level of question paper in a better way.
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 exam analysis of IBPS Clerk will be based on the inputs given by the students who will appear in the exam. The IBPS Clerk exam analysis 2021 will be updated for each shift and will help the students to know the difficulty level of question paper, good attempts, IBPS Clerk expected cut off and other important points
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, my birthdate is 18 Dec 1993, so would I be eligible for SBI and IBPS Clerk exams 2022 ? ?
Age limit for clerical position for both SBI and IBPS is 28 years. Since you were born in 1993 in the month of December, you will be 28 years + (some months) old in 2022 (April) and therefore you are not eligible for either of SBI or IBPS Clerk.
However, you can still try for the PO positions in both SBI and IBPS as the age limit for PO is 30 years.
Hope this was helpful.
my present age 29 .iam Shedule tribe caste.can i elgible for sbi and ibps clerk exam?
According to the age parameter you will be eligible for SBI Clerk as well as IBPS Clerk examinations because they have age limit of 20-28 years and as you belongs to ST category so there is definitely a reservation benefit for you is 5 years relaxation in age, means you will be eligible till 34 years of your age for aforesaid examinations.
But note that apart from age criteria there are some other criterion which needs to be fulfilled in order to be eligible for aforesaid exams :-
*** Candidate should have an undergraduate degree in any discipline from any recognized institution or any equivalent educational qualification from any University.
*** Candidate should be fluent in the official and local language of the state/ UT for which he/she is seeking the post.
*** Also along with local language the candidate must have good English speaking and writing skills.
For more details kindly check out the links given below :-
I hope this information helps you.
I have prepared for sbi clerk exams. If I want to attend ibps clerk exams or ibps rrb clerk exams, do I need to prepare separately for this or my preparation for sbi clerk exams are enough for that?
Syllabus for IBPS clerk, SBI clerk and IBPS RRB clerk exam is almost same. Only in IBPS RRB clerk prelims exam , English language is not required !
Well, the exam duration for IBPS and SBI clerk prelims exam is 60 minutes ,whereas for IBPS RRB clerk prelims exam , exam duration is 45 minutes.
So, prepare well .. and do your best in the exams !!
Hope this information helps !
Best wishes !!
sir my dob is 02/05/92 and I belongs to obc category. am I eligible for ibps clerk exam??
Sorry to inform you but you are not eligible for IBPS Clerk exam because the eligibility criteria to take the IBPS Clerk exam suggests that age of the candidate should be between Lower age limit - 20 years and Upper age limit - 28 years. And as per your date of birth , your age is 29 years and above.
For further clarifications regarding the eligibility you can refer the link below,
Hope this helps.
Do I need to produce any computer education or degree certificate for IBPS clerk and IBPS PO exam ? Is it mandatory to produce any certificate related to Computer Education ?
Certificate not necessary . You need only basic Computer knowledge to use the system If you do have a certificate, then you can present it during the interview. That might do you some good. However, if you don't have any, then it would not have any effect on your recruitment.
The eligibility is Candidates with the Bachelor's degree by the Government of India from a recognised university and the age should be 20 to 30 years. Should be Indian
For more information click the link https://competition.careers360.com/articles/ibps-clerk
Hope this Helps