IBPS Clerk Exam Overview
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection an autonomous body conducts IBPS Clerk Exam every year to fill the vacancies in Clerical cadre posts for participating banking organizations. IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 will be held in two phases – Online Preliminary Exam and Online Main Exam.
IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2020 Highlights
|Recruitment Board||IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection)|
|Location||All Over India|
|Salary / Pay Scale||Rs – 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230/1310-1-31540
Minimum Basic Pay for IBPS Clerk is Rs 11,765 while the maximum is Rs 31540.
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IBPS Clerk Exam Fee
Candidates are required to pay IBPS Clerk Application fee through online, application fees are non refundable. The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.
|SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates||Rs. 100/- (inclusive of GST)|
|All other candidates||Rs. 600 /- (inclusive of GST)|
IBPS Clerk Online Exam 2020-2021 Calendar
IBPS will release shortly notification for CRP CLERK-X, IBPS has published tentative calendar for online prelims and main exam for the post of Clerk.
|Preliminary Examination||December 12, 13 and 19, 2020|
|Main Examination||January 24, 2021|
IBPS Clerk 2019-2020 Exam (Previous Year) Calendar given below
|IBPS Clerk Exam Online Application Start Date||September 17th, 2019|
|IBPS Clerk Exam Online Application End Date||October 9th, 2019|
|Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training||November 2019|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training||November 25th to November 30th 2019|
|Download of call letters for Preliminary Online Examination||November 2019|
|IBPS Clerk Preliminary Online Exam||December 7th, 8th, 14th & 21st 2019|
|IBPS Clerk Result of Preliminary Online Exam||December 2019/ January 2020|
|IBPS Clerk Exam Call letter Download for Online Main Exam||January 2020|
|IBPS Clerk Main Exam||January 19th 2020|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2020|
IBPS Clerk 2020 Vacancy
IBPS has published more than twelve thousands vacancies all India basis for Clerk Exam. Candidates will get state wise vacancy mentioned below.
|Sr. No.||State||No. of Posts|
|1.||Andaman and Nicobar Island||14|
|8.||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||04|
|9.||Daman & Diu||02|
|15.||Jammu & Kashmir||63|
IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 Participating Banks
Seventeen banks have participated in IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 and released more than twelve thousand vacancies, below is the list of participating banks
|Allahabad Bank||Canara Bank||Indian Overseas Bank||Syndicate Bank|
|Andhra Bank||Central Bank of India||Oriental Bank of Commerce||UCO Bank|
|Bank of Baroda||Corporation Bank||Punjab National Bank||Union Bank of India|
|Bank of India||Indian Bank||Punjab & Sind Bank||United Bank of India|
|Bank of Maharashtra|
IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must fulfill the below criteria before appearing IBPS Clerk Exam. Candidates must necessarily produce the relevant documents in original and a photocopy in support of their identity and eligibility.
Nationality / Citizenship
A candidate must be either
- A Citizen of India
- A Subject of Nepal / Bhutan
- A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Burma, Vietnam, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Candidates who are not Indian citizenship must produce certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
- A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
- Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge of computer systems is must. Candidates should have studied Computer/ Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.
- Proficiency (Read, Write, Speak) in the Official Language of the State/UT which a candidate wishes to apply.
- Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years (As on 01.09.2019)
- A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1991 and not later than 01.09.1999 (both dates inclusive)
- Upper age limit will be relaxed as per govt rules for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EXS & other categories as given Below
|Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 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|
|Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried||9 years|
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu &
Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
|Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)||5 years|
How to apply IBPS Clerk Exam 2020
Candidates can apply online only and no other mode of application will be accepted.
Prerequisites for Applying Online
- Scanned photograph (Size 4.5cm × 3.5cm), signature, left thumb impression, a hand written declaration in english (text given below)
- CAPITAL LETTERS Signature is not allowed.
- The left thumb impression should be properly scanned and clear
- Hand written declaration text is as follows –
“I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”
- Valid personal email ID & mobile no
Step by Step guide for Filling IBPS Clerk Exam Online Form
- First of all candidates must visit IBPS official website – www.ibps.in
- Click on the link “CRP Clerks” from left panel and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- Clerks (CRP-Clerks-IX)”.
- To open the IBPS Online Application Form click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION”.
- Fill basic details like Name, Email ID, Mobile No in the online application form. After that a system generated provisional registration number and password will be displayed on the screen. The same will also be sent to the candidate’s email & mobile no. Candidates must note down provisional registration number and password for future reference.
- Candidates are required to upload their scanned Photograph and Signature.
- Fill other details like educational qualification, any professional experience, exam centers, choices of participating banks etc.
- Next Upload Left Thumb Impression and Hand Written Declaration.
- Pay the required fee – online mode only.
- After fee payment take a printout of application form and payment receipt for future reference then click on final submit button.
IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 Selection Procedure
IBPS Clerk Exam is conducted in two phases as mentioned below
- Preliminary Examination
- Main Examination
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2020
- Both IBPS Clerk Prelims and Main Exam is computer based online exam.
- There will be penalty for each wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.
- For each wrong answer one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.
- There will be no penalty for left blank / no answered question.
- Candidates are required to secure minimum sectional cut-off marks for both prelims and main exam and also a minimum total score to be considered for further process.
- Tests except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2020 Pattern
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam consists of three sections, for each section test duration is twenty minutes. There are total 100 questions and 100 marks allotted in prelims section.
|Name of Tests||No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2020 Pattern
IBPS main exam consists of four sections. There are total 190 questions and 200 marks allotted in main exam. Total exam duration is 160 minutes for IBPS clerk main exam.
|Name of Tests
(NOT BY SEQUENCE)
|No. of Questions||Marks||Duration|
|General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||35 minutes|
|General English||40||40||35 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability & Computer
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2020 Syllabus
IBPS Clerk English Language Syllabus
|Reading comprehension (RC Passage)||Fillers (Double fillers, Multiple Sentence Fillers, Sentence Fillers)||New Pattern Deletion test|
|Phrase Replacement||Odd Sentence Out cum Parajumbles||Inference, Sentence Completion|
|Connectors/Conjunctive||Paragraph Conclusion||Phrasal Verb|
|Error Recognition/Detection||Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions|
IBPS Clerk Numerical Ability Syllabus
|Data Interpretation /DI (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Pie Chart)||Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)||Number Series|
|Approximation and Simplification||Data Sufficiency||HCF|
|LCM||Profit and Loss||Simple Interest|
|Compound Interest||Problem on Ages||Work and Time|
|Number system||Speed Distance and Time||Probability|
|Mensuration||Permutation and Combination||Average|
|Problems on Boats and Stream||Problems on Trains||Mixture and Alligation|
|Pipes and Cisterns|
IBPS Clerk Reasoning Ability Syllabus
|Direction Sense/Logical Sense||Blood-Relation||Syllogism / Logical Argument|
|Order and Ranking||Coding-Decoding||Machine Input-Output|
|Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series||Alphabet Related Questions/Alphabetical Understanding|
IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2020 Syllabus
General/ Financial Awareness
|Banking and Insurance Awareness||Financial Awareness||Govt. Schemes and Policies|
|Current Affairs||Static Awareness|
|Reading comprehension||Double fillers||Multiple Sentence Fillers|
|Sentence Fillers||New Pattern Cloze Test||Phrase Replacement|
|Odd Sentence Out cum Parajumbles||Inference||Sentence Completion|
|Connectors||Paragraph Conclusion||Phrasal Verb Related Questions|
|Error Detection Questions||Word usage/ Vocab Based Questions|
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
|Puzzles & Seating Arrangements||Direction Sense||Blood Relation|
|Syllogism||Order and Ranking|
|Logical Reasoning||Introduction to Computer Organisation||Computer Memory|
|Computer Hardware and I/O Devices||Operating System||Computer Software|
|Computer Network||Internet||MS Office Suit and Short cut keys|
|Basics of DBMS||Computer and Network Security|
|Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)||Inequalities (Quadratic Equations, Quantity 1, Quantity 2)||Number Series|
|Approximation and Simplification||Number system||HCF and LCM|
|Profit and Loss||SI & CI, Problem on Ages||Work and Time|
|Work and Wages||Speed Distance and Time||Probability|
|Mensuration||Permutation and Combination||Average|
|Ratio and Proportion||Partnership||Problems on Boats and Stream|
|Problems on Trains||Mixture and Alligation||Pipes and Cisterns|
Download IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020 PDF
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IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 Admit Card / Call Letter
Before appearing in any IBPS clerk exam an eligible candidate must download admit card / call letter from IBPS official website. Candidates will not receive any hard copy of call letter / admit card by courier / post. IBPS will release call letter in three phases – Pre-exam training, Preliminary and Main Exam. There will be an additional call letter for Scribe for the Main Examination.
How to download IBPS Clerk Admit Card
- First of all candidates must visit official website ibps.in.
- Click on “CRP Clerical” from left panel.
- Then click on “Download IBPS Clerk 2020 Admit Card”.
- Enter registration no, password and security code then click on “Submit” button.
- Now candidates can download / printout the admit card.
IBPS Clerk 2020 Result
IBPS has released final Main Exam Result, Click here to check IBPS Clerk 20119-2020 Mains Final Result.
IBPS Clerk Previous Year Paper Analysis
IBPS Clerk 2019 – 2020 Prelims Exam was conducted on December 2019, overall difficulty level was easy to moderate. Below we have given overall expected good attempt and difficulty level in tabular format so candidates will get an idea how much he/she needs to score in IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2019 Analysis & Review , 7 & 8 December – All Shifts
|Sections||No Of Questions||Expected Good Attempt||Difficulty Level|
|Numerical Ability||35||23-28||Easy to moderate|
|English Language||30||24-27||Easy to moderate|
|Total||100||75-83||Easy to moderate|
IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2019-2020 Analysis & Review, 19 January 2020
|Sections||No Of Questions||Expected Good Attempt||Difficulty Level|
|Reasoning and Computer Aptitude||50||27+||Moderate|
IBPS Clerk Exam Cut Off
Prelims Cut-Off General Category
|State Name||Cut Off Marks|
|Jammu & Kashmir||—|
IBPS main exam was held on January 19, 2020 and IBPS main exam result was published on May 20, 2020. State wise cut off marks for IBPS Clerk Exam Main given below.
|State Name||Cut Off Marks|
|Jammu & Kashmir||49.25||34.88|
|Daman & Diu||38.13||38.13|
IBPS Clerk Examination 2020 Center
Candidates will get examination center and venue details from IBPS Exam Hall Ticket / Call Letter. IBPS has published tentative list of examination centers given below.
|Examination Centres – Preliminary and Main Examination (Tentative List)|
|State Code||State/UT||Preliminary Examination Centre||Main Examination Centre|
|11||Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair||Port Blair|
|12||Andhra Pradesh||Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada,
Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam,
Tirupati, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam, Vizianagaram
|14||Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur||Guwahati, Silchar|
|15||Bihar||Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya,
Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
|17||Chhattisgarh||Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur||Raipur|
|18||Dadra & Nagar
|19||Daman & Diu||Surat, Jamnagar||Surat|
|20||Delhi||Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida,
Greater Noida, Gurugram
|22||Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar,
Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
|23||Haryana||Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal,
Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamuna Nagar
|24||Himachal Pradesh||Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan,Una||Hamirpur, Shimla|
|25||Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu, Samba, Srinagar||Jammu, Srinagar|
|26||Jharkhand||Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur,Ranchi||Dhanbad, Jamshedpur,
|27||Karnataka||Bengaluru, Belgaum, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad,
Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore,
|28||Kerala||Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode,
Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur
|30||Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Sagar, Satna, Ujjain||Bhopal, Indore|
|31||Maharashtra||Amravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon,
Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur,
Nanded, Nashik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur
Thane/ Navi Mumbai,
|36||Odisha||Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack,
Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
|38||Punjab||Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana,
Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur
|39||Rajasthan||Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar,Udaipur||Jaipur, Udaipur|
|40||Sikkim||Bardang/ Gangtok||Bardang/ Gangtok|
|41||Tamil Nadu||Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem,
Thanjavur, Thiruchirapalli, Tirunelvelli, Vellore,
|42||Telangana||Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal||Hyderabad|
|44||Uttar Pradesh||Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Faizabad,
Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow,
Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/
Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi
|45||Uttarakhand||Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee||Dehradun|
|46||West Bengal||Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani,Siliguri||Asansol, Greater Kolkata,
IBPS Clerk Exam FAQs
Q1. What is the educational qualification required for IBPS Clerk ?
Ans. Graduation in any discipline is required.
Q2. What is the minimum and maximum age limit for IBPS Clerk Exam?
Ans. Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years.
Q3. Is there any limit on the number of attempts for IBPS Clerk Exam?
Ans. There is no limit on number of attempts. Candidates can attempt IBPS Clerk Exam multiple times.
Q4. How much percentage is required in graduation for IBPS Clerk Exam?
Ans. Only graduation in any discipline is required. There is no restriction in percentage.
Q5. How many vacancies are published for IBPS Clerk Exam 2020?
Ans. More than twelve thousand vacancies are published.
Q6. Is there any interview in IBPS Clerk selection procedure?
Ans. There will be no interview.
Q7. Is computer knowledge required for IBPS Clerk job?
Ans. Operating and working knowledge in computer is mandatory.
Q8. I’m a B.Com graduate, can I apply for IBPS Clerk?
Ans. Yes, You can apply. Graduation in any discipline is required for IBPS Clerk Exam.
Q9. Is there any negative marking ?
Ans. Yes, For wrong answer 1/4 of the marks will be deducted.
Q10. Is IBPS Clerk Exam bilingual?
Ans. Yes, except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
Q11. Is knowledge of local language is required?
Ans. Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT is preferable. Candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT (for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply).