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IBPS Clerk Details


Basic Introduction

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection or the IBPS conducts the CRP Clerical Examination (IBPS CLERK) for the recruitment of suitable candidates for the post of Clerk in various participating banks. The post of the Clerk is one of the lower ranks in the management ladder but the first point of contact for the customer.

The clerk is responsible for all customer dealings from account handling to loans to cash handling or data entry. The clerical post is an important one from the viewpoint of the customer. Once getting selected through IBPS CLEK and getting recruited, the candidate would be responsible for carrying out all of the above tasks and more.

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The IBPS Clerk examination is conducted annually, over a period of seven months. The candidate must undergo the following stages to be recruited provisionally as a Clerk in one of the participating banks:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination
  • Provisional Allotment

A candidate has to clear the IBPS CLERK Prelims and IBPS CLERK Mains examinations with high merit to be shortlisted for Provisional Allotment as a Clerk in the Participating Banks.

 

Download IBPS CLERK 2019 Notification

Important dates for the IBPS Clerk Examination

IBPS Clerk Important Dates

Event

Tentative Date

IBPS CLERK 2019 Official Notification

12th September 2019

Online registration Process

17th September 2019 to 9th October 2019

Online Payment of fees

17th September to 9th October 2019

Admit Card for Preliminary Exam

November 2019

IBPS CLERK 2019 Preliminary Examination

07th, 08th, 14th and 21st December 2019

IBPS CLERK 2019 Preliminary Examination Result

January 2020

Admit Card for IBPS CLERK 2019 MainsExam

January 2020

IBPS CLERK 2019 Main Examination

19th January 2020

IBPS CLERK 2019 Mains Examination Result

February or March 2020

Provisional Allotment

April 2020

Participating Banks

There were 19 Participating Banks as per the official notification of IBPS Clerk 2018. The list of Banks is as follows:

IBPS Clerk 2019 Participating Banks

Allahabad Bank

Andhra Bank

Bank of Baroda

Bank of India

Bank of Maharashtra

Canara Bank

Central Bank of India

Corporation Bank

Indian Bank

Indian Overseas Bank

Oriental Bank of Commerce

Punjab National Bank

Punjab & Sind Bank

Syndicate Bank

UCO Bank

Union Bank of India

United Bank of India

IBPS Clerk Vacancy

As per the official notification of 2019, there were 12075 vacancies for the post of Clerk in the participating banks. The State-wise bifurcation of the same has been provided below:

IBPS Clerk 2019 Vacancies

State

Vacancy

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

0

Andhra Pradesh

777

Arunachal Pradesh

11

Assam

189

Bihar

295

Chandigarh

64

Chhattisgarh

174

Dadra & Nagar Haveli

4

Daman & Diu

2

Delhi

525

Goa

67

Gujarat

600

Haryana

328

Himachal Pradesh

129

Jammu & Kashmir

63

Jharkhand

141

Karnataka

953

Kerala

349

Lakshadweep

1

Madhya Pradesh

440

Maharashtra

1257

Manipur

11

Meghalaya

7

Mizoram

9

Nagaland

11

Odhisha

417

Puducherry

44

Punjab

634

Rajasthan

325

Sikkim

23

Tamil Nadu

1379

Telangana

612

Tripura

53

Uttar Pradesh

1203

Uttarakhand

117

West Bengal

847

Total

12075

Application Form:

The online application process usually begins within 2-3 days of the release of the official notification and continues for about 20-25 days as decided by IBPS.

The application can only be filled online through the IBPS website; there are no other means to apply for the IBPS Clerk Examination.

The basic steps to apply for the IBPS Clerk Exam are:

  1. Visit the IBPS website.
  2. Locate the link for the Registration Portal.
  3. Enter the Basic Information and click on “Save and Next”.
  4. Note down the Provisional Registration Number and Password generated.
  5. Enter details as required on the other tab screens and upload the required documents in the prescribed format.
  6. Verify all details before clicking on the “final submit” button.
  7. Make Online payment for the application fee.
  8. Print the e-receipt and the application form for further reference.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates willing to apply for the IBPS Clerk Examination should meet the below basic Eligibility Criteria:

  1. Nationality
  2. Age (as on 01st September 2018): The age of the candidate for all posts should be between 20 years to 28 years, i.e., the candidate must have been born not earlier than 02nd September 1990 and not later than 01st September 1998, with both dates inclusive.
  3. A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a Government recognised University or an equivalent qualification as recognised by the Central Government of India.
  4. Expertise, i.e., reading and writing skills, in the official language of the State or the Union Territory is preferable.

For a detailed description of the Eligibility Criteria, Click here!

Admit Card

The Admit Card for the IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam and the IBPS Clerk Main Exam are issued separately 10-15 days before the date of the examination. The candidate can download and print this important piece of paper through the Admit Card portal accessible through the IBPS website.

Steps to download the Admit Card are:

  1. Visit the IBPS website.
  2. Click on the link to Download Call Letter/ Admit Card.
  3. Enter the login credentials and the captcha image.
  4. Click on the Login button to view and download the Admit Card.

Candidates should check the details as displayed on the Admit Card for any discrepancy, and contact the concerned authorities if any is found.

An original photo ID proof along with one photocopy should be kept handy, to be taken along with the Admit Card to the Examination Hall.

The candidates are requested to keep visiting this space for regular updates on the release of Admit Card at each stage.

Result

The result for each stage is declared separately after the exam is conducted. The result is declared either in the downloadable PDF format or made available online.

If the result is declared in the PDF format, Registration/Roll numbers of the candidates who have qualified for the next stage are mentioned. Candidates can search for their Registration/Roll number in the list.

The result if declared online would contain the details of the candidate, the marks scored and the rank in the merit list (if mentioned).

Cut-off

The cut-off knowledge at each stage is important for the candidate to know where s/he stands in terms of merit and how much more hard work has to go into the next stage.

There is a State-wise as well as Category-wise Cut-off for both IBPS Clerk Prelims and IBPS Clerk Mains. The candidate is required to clear both the cut-offs in order to qualify for the next stage.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims Cut-off Category-wise

Category

Name of the section

English Language

Reasoning Ability

Numerical Ability

General

9.75

10.75

11.75

SC/ST/OBC

6.75

6.25

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IBPS Clerk 2018 Mains Cut-off Category-wise

Category

Name of the section

English Language

Reasoning Ability &Computer Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude

General/Financial Awareness

General

12.5

17.75

15.5

10.25

SC/ST/OBC

9.25

14.5

12.75

6.5

Exam Pattern

Both the Prelims and the Main Examinations of IBPS Clerk are Online Examinations with Multiple Choice Questions.

IBPS CLERK PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION PATTERN

The exam pattern of IBPS Clerk Prelims is as follows:

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

Subject

Number of Questions

Marks

Duration (in minutes)

English Language

30

30

20

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20

Numerical Ability

35

35

20

Total

100

100

60

 

  • Each section has a specific time duration. The candidates can time themselves to be able to solve maximum questions in the time allotted.
  • Each correctly answered question fetches one mark, and every incorrect answer reduces the overall by 0.25 each.
  • Persons with Benchmark Disabilities using a Scribe are eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes or otherwise advised for every hour of the examination.

IBPS CLERK MAINS EXAMINATION PATTERN

The exam pattern of IBPS Clerk Mains is as follows:

 

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Subject

Number of Questions

Marks

Duration (in minutes)

Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude

50

60

45

General Awareness

50

50

35

English Language

40

40

35

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45

Total:

190

200

160

 

  • There are 190 questions in the paper that need to be solved in the allotted time span.
  • Each correctly answered question fetches one mark and every incorrect answer reduces the overall by 0.25 each.
  • Persons with Benchmark Disabilities using a Scribe are eligible for compensatory time of 20 minutes or otherwise advised for every hour of the examination.

 

IBPS CLERK PROVISIONAL ALLOTMENT

On successfully clearing the IBPS Clerk Mains examination, the candidate is provisionally allotted to ONE of the participating Banks on the basis of merit-cum-preference.

IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure

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The release of the official notification of IBPS Clerk examination signals the beginning of the Examination process, which starts with the candidate registering for the examination. Once the candidate is successfully registered, s/he becomes eligible to appear for the Preliminary Examination. The candidate should clear both the sectional as well as the overall state cut-off in order to qualify for the Main Examination. Further, the same procedure is followed after the Main Examination to shortlist candidates for Provisional Allotment.

IBPS CLERK SYLLABUS

IBPS Clerk Prelims Detailed Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus

NUMERICAL ABILITY

REASONING ABILITY

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

Simplification and approximation

Syllogism

Reading Comprehension

Quadratic equation

Inequality

Grammar

  • Error Spotting
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Fill in the Blanks

Sequence and Series

Puzzle on seating arrangement (linear/circular/square/parallel row)

Vocabulary

  • Error Spotting
  • Phrase Replacement
  • Fill in the Blanks

Profit and Loss

Day/Month/Time based puzzle

Verbal Ability

  • Cloze Test
  • Para Jumble
  • Sentence Jumble
  • Column Matching

Mixtures and Allegations

Box/Floor based puzzle

 

SI and CI

Analytical puzzle based on Alphabet and symbol sequence

 

Time and Work

Three letter/digits pair puzzle

 

Time and Distance

Miscellaneous puzzle (Person-city/employee etc.)

 

Ratio, Proportion and Percentage

Blood relation

 

Average

Distance and Direction

 

DI - Table

Analytical Reasoning on Words/meaningful words/dictionary

 

Mensuration

Analytical reasoning

 

problems on ages

Coding and Decoding

 

Algebra

   

 

Previous Year Paper

The previous year's papers enable a candidate to understand the type and level of questions asked in the Examination. It also helps in practicing and preparing each section as per the exam pattern as specified by IBPS.

Going through the previous year's papers enables a candidate to know their weak areas and how much hard work has to go into which section.

Previous year memory based papers can be downloaded here.

IBPS Clerk Job Profile and Salary

The post of the Clerk in the bank is one of the most important posts as it is the first point of contact for the customer. A Clerk or a person in a similar post is required to handle various banking tasks and act as a Single Window Operator.

Some of the duties of a Clerk entail:

  • Teller duties: receiving cash, assisting customers to withdraw cash, cheque/cash payments, etc.
  • Bank Office Work: Ledger maintenance, receipts collection, data entry, validate customer details, etc.
  • Explain banking features to the customers.

The basic salary of an IBPS Clerk is Rs.11765/- to which certain perks and allowances such as Dearness Allowance, Special Allowance, Transport Allowance, etc. are added. The gross salary of an IBPS Clerk comes out to be between Rs.20000/- to 21000/-

 

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