Know the detailed information about the IBPS Clerk Exam

The IBPS clerk exam is one of the most popular exams in India. The IBPS exam is conducted by the world greatest government organization i.e. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Candidates who clear this exam, then they can get the job as the clerk or assistant in Indian government banks. Every year this common recruitment process in multiple banks all over the country. All the government sector banks use the CRP (Common recruitment process) as a base to fill their vacancies through this common exam.

IBPS is also known as IBPS Clerk CRP X because the IPBS is conducting this clerk exam for the tenth year. Generally, this IBPS clerk exam is based on two levels: one is the preliminary exam and the second is Mains. A candidate who wants to be selected for this post, then they need to qualify both these two exams.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Notification

The notification for IBPS clerk will be released on 1 September 2020

Aspirants who want to check the detail about clerks or other IBPS exams then they can visit the official website of IBPS.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Recruitment

Every year, the IBPS offers a bumper of vacancies. For the year 2020, IBPS provides an idea about its number of vacancies for multiple posts for different categories of candidates. For the year 2020-2021 IBPS has been released more than 2500 vacancies. In 2019, there was a total number of vacancies of around 12075 as per the official notification.

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS clerk 2020

Aspirants who want to apply for IBPS clerk must be to come under the citizen of India/ Nepal/ Bhutan.

If a candidate of Tibetan Refugee came from another country to India before the date 1 January 1962 for permanently settling in India

Folk who are from an Indian origin has migrated from other countries like Sri Lanka, Burma, Pakistan, Vietnam, Malawi Zaire, Zambia, Ethiopia, and from East African countries such as United Republic of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda intending to settle down permanently in India. These candidates should belong to category 1, 2, and 3 and has the eligibility certificate by the government of India.

Candidate must have a minimum age limit of 20 years and a maximum age limit of 28 years on 1 September 2020.

The age relaxation is five years for, SC/ST category aspirants.

For other Backward category candidates, the age relaxation is 3 years.

For disabled candidates, the age relaxation is 10 years.

For Widows, Divorced women and who have not married or the woman who is legally separated from their husbands the age relaxation is 9 years.

For people who are affected by the 1982 riots, for them, the age relaxation is 5 years.

For candidates who are the regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory or from Bhopal retrenched service the age relaxation will be 5 years.

For aspirants who are ordinarily domiciled in the state of J & K during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989, the age relaxation will be 5 years.

Aspirants must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern

Recently IBPS has revised its clerk exam pattern. For the prelims exam, there are 30 questions of English, 35 questions for Numerical Ability, and 35 questions for Reasoning Ability. 60 minutes is the total time duration for the exam. Each question is of 1 mark only, so that the total marks for this exam is 100. To move for the IBPS Mains exam, the candidate has to secure a sectional cut off and overall IBPS clerk cut off.

For the IBPS clerk 2021 mains exam pattern there are 4 subjects. In the mains question paper, there are 50 questions for General/ Financial awareness, 40 questions for the English language, 60 questions for Reasoning and computer aptitude, and 50 questions for Quantitative aptitude. The duration of the premiliry exam is 160 minutes. The question paper is available in English or Hindi language.  

There is also a negative marking for the incorrect answers., in the question paper. For each question, ¼ of marks will cut. The candidate also has to go through the previous year question papers and prepare themselves accordingly.

Syllabus of IBPS Clerk

The IBPS clerk syllabus is not specific, as it is very vast and has wide range o topics. Aspirants who are preparing for the IBPS clerk exam then they can test their level of preparation by taking free online quizzes. There are separated topics for both exams prelims and mains exam.

For Reasoning ability, there are many topics that include puzzles, Logical Reasoning, Alphanumeric Series, Data Sufficiency, Coded Inequalities, Ranking Test, Alphabet Test, , Direction Test, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Tabulation, Seating Arrangement,  Input-Output, Coding-Decoding.

For Quantitative Aptitude, the subjects include Mixture and Alligations, Profit and Loss, Simplification, Simple Interest, and Compound Test & Surds and Indices, Work and Time, Permutation Combination, Probability, Sequence and series, Ratio and Proportion, Percentage, MEnsuration- Sphere, Cone, Cylinder, Data Interpretation, Number Systems, etc.

In the English Language the subjects are including Comprehensions, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Cloze Test, Multiple Meaning, Paragraph Completion, Error Spotting, Miscellaneous, etc.

Syllabus For IBPS clerk Mains 2021

In the English language, the topics cover Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary.

For Reasoning, the topics include Statements and Assumption, Direction Sense Test, blood relation, Syllogism, Coding and decoding, Analogy, Miscellaneous Test, Series test, etc.

For Quantitative Test the topics cover Time, distance and speed, Proportion and ratio,, Mixture and Allegations, Time and work, Stock and shares, Averages, Volume and surface areas, Clocks, Logarithms, Data interpretation, trigonometry, profit and loss, algebra, partnerships, and many more topics.

In General awareness, the topics include the Indian Banking system, Current affairs or static GK, Introduction to the national institute, Monetary plans, Indian financial systems, etc.

The computer aptitude has a wide range of topics which includes the Windows operating system, Microsoft-office, History of computers, basics of hardware and software, Internet terms, Networking and communication, database basics, Basics of hacking, basics of viruses and security tools, etc.

IBPS clerk application fee

Aspirants who wish to apply for the IBPS clerk exam then they need to register on the official website of IBPS.

For unreserved candidates the fee of IBPS clerk is rs. 850.

For SC/ ST/ PWD category candidates the application fee is Rs. 175.

IBPS Admit Cards 2020

The IBPS clerk issued admit card to those aspirants who fulfill all the eligibility criteria. The hall ticket was released for the clerk and has all the essential details to the Prelims/Mains IBPS clerk exam. Candidate can download their admit cards from the official website. The admit card contains the candidate details:

Registration number or roll number of the candidate, which is issued by the IBPS.

Name of the candidate

Exam date and exam center

Photograph of the aspirant

General guidelines for the candidates regarding IBPS clerk exam

IBPS exam center for Clerk

When a candidate filling the online application form then they need to choose the center option fot the exam of their preference. The IBPS provides the centre as per your preference, but sometimes IBPS can allot a different centre if there is non-availability 

of the seats in their preferred city. For this action, the IBPS will not be entertained any type of complaints to change the exam center.

IBPS Clerk Result

Generally, the IBPS clerk declared its results in the month of January. After this IBPS allot banks based on state or union territory for the post in which a candidate has applied. The provisional allotment of the banks will be announced on different dates.

Candidate can visit the official website IBPS clerk result and can check the clerical results and important dates regarding their clerk exam

Once the results are declared then a candidate needs to submit all the necessary documents to the allotted banks for the verification of background.

After the declaration of the results, the IBPS clerk score card will be released after a week.

After successfully background verification, the aspirants are appointed as the clerk in the respective public sector bank.

Preparation of IBPS Clerk

IBPS is one of the toughest competitive exams in India, this is why the preparation of IBPS clerk can be comprehensive. Before going with the preparation process of the IBPS candidate must be going through the latest pattern of the IBPS syllabus.

There are many books available for the IBPS clerk exam.

There are also IBPS clerk mock tests available, which helps to provide an idea of the examination.

For more practice, the candidate must go through the previous year's IBPS clerk question papers.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the average salary of an IBPS clerk?

The basic salary of an IBPS clerk is Rs. 11765.

What is the job role of an IBPS clerk?

The Min job responsibility of an IBPS clerk is the documentation and do back-office work. They need to do verify documents, countersigning the cheques and drafts.

After passing the 12th, can a candidate apply for the IBPS clerk exam?

No, a candidate must have an undergraduate degree from a recognized university. A candidate cannot apply for the IBPS clerk exam after passing the intermediate.

How many attempts for the IBPS clerk exam?

IBPS does not provide any information about attempts, as there is no fixed number of attempts available for the IBPS clerk exam. Only a candidate has eligibility criteria for appearing in this exam.

Is there any type of negative marking for the wrong answer?

Yes, there is ¼ marks will be cut for the wrong answer, so the candidate must be very careful while they are answering their questions.

What is the application fee for the IBPS clerk exam?

The application fee for unreserved (general and OBC) candidates is rupees 850. And the fee for PWD/SC/ ST categories is rupees 175.

How a candidate can apply for the IBPS Clerk exam?

Aspirants who wish to apply for the IBPS clerk exam, then they need to apply online on the official website.

It is important for a candidate that he or she must have proficiency in the official languages of state/UT?

Yes, it is necessary for all candidates that they must know the official language of the state or UT.

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