IBPS Clerk Exam 2020

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)
Post Name Clerk
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.

Official Website ibps.in
IBPS Clerk Exam Official Notification Click Here

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.

Events Date
Preliminary Examination December 12, 13 and 19, 2020
Main Examination January 24, 2021

IBPS Clerk 2019-2020 Exam (Previous Year) Calendar given below

Events Date
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
2. Andhra Pradesh 777
3. Arunachal Pradesh 11
4. Assam 189
5. Bihar 295
6. Chandigarh 64
7. Chhattisgarh 174
8. Dadra & Nagar Haveli 04
9. Daman & Diu 02
10. Delhi 525
11. Goa 67
12. Gujarat 600
13. Haryana 328
14. Himachal Pradesh 129
15. Jammu & Kashmir 63
16. Jharkhand 141
17. Karnataka 953
18. Kerala 349
19. Lakshadweep 01
20. Madhya Pradesh 440
21. Maharashtra 1257
22. Manipur 11
23. Meghalaya 07
24. Mizoram 09
25. Nagaland 11
26. Odisha 417
27. Puducherry 44
28. Punjab 634
29. Rajasthan 325
30. Sikkim 23
31. Tamil Nadu 1379
32. Telangana 612
33. Tripura 53
34. Uttar Pradesh 1203
35. Uttarakhand 117
36. West Bengal 847
Total Vacancy 12075

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.

Educational Qualifications

  • 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.

Age Limit

  • 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
Category Age relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
PWD 10 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
5 years
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
Total 100 100 60 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
No. of Questions Marks Duration
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer
50 60 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 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
Ratio Proportion Partnership
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

General English

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
Coding-Decoding Machine Input-Output Inequalities
Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series Data Sufficiency
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

 Quantitative Aptitude

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
Reasoning Ability 35 28-34 Moderate
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
Quantitative Aptitude 50 31+ Moderate
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 50 27+ Moderate
General English 40 29+ Moderate-Difficult
General/Financial Awareness 50 28+ Moderate
Total 190 117+ Moderate-Difficult

IBPS Clerk Exam Cut Off

Prelims Cut-Off General Category

State Name Cut Off Marks
Andhra Pradesh 66.25
Assam 63
Bihar 65
Chandigarh 71.5
Delhi 71.75
Goa 67
Gujarat 27
Haryana 68.5
Himachal Pradesh 62.25
Jammu & Kashmir
Jharkhand 73
Karnataka 53.25
Kerala 73.5
Madhya Pradesh 70
Maharashtra 61.50
Odisha 71.50
Punjab 66.25
Rajasthan 71.25
Tamil Nadu 57.75
Telangana 61
Uttar Pradesh 68.25
Uttarakhand 76
West Bengal 70.75

Mains Cut-Off

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
State UR OBC
Uttar Pradesh 45.13 38.63
Delhi 49.63 42.38
Madhya Pradesh 44 41.63
Gujarat 42.25 36.13
Goa 35 32.25
Bihar 45.38 42.63
Chattisgarh 43.63 43.63
Tamil Nadu 47 46.75
Odisha 46.13 45.50
Rajasthan 47.38 44.75
Haryana 48.63 41
Andhra Pradesh 45.13 44.13
Telangana 43.88 43.38
Tripura 40.13
Karnataka 40.38 38.75
Kerala 49.63 47.88
Himachal Pradesh 47.13 35.88
Jammu & Kashmir 49.25 34.88
Maharashtra 42.88 41
Jharkhand 43.38 39
Assam 41.88 36.50
West Bengal 47.38 37.75
Punjab 48.88 48.88
Chandigarh 47.25 44.50
Arunachal Pradesh 41.50
Daman & Diu 38.13 38.13
Sikkim 42.13 39
Uttarakhand 49.88 39.63

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
Guntur, Kurnool,
13 Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun Naharlagun
14 Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur Guwahati, Silchar
15 Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya,
Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea
Bhagalpur, Darbhanga,
Muzzafarpur, Patna
16 Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali Chandigarh/Mohali
17 Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur Raipur
18 Dadra & Nagar
Surat, Jamnagar Surat
19 Daman & Diu Surat, Jamnagar Surat
20 Delhi Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida,
Delhi/New Delhi,
Faridabad, Ghaziabad,
Greater Noida, Gurugram
21 Goa Panaji Panaji
22 Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar,
Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara
Ahmedabad, Vadodra
23 Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal,
Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamuna Nagar
Ambala, Hissar
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,
Shimoga, Udupi
Bengaluru, Hubli,
28 Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode,
Malappuram, Palakkad, Thiruvananthapuram, Thrichur
29 Lakshadweep Kavarrati Kavarrati
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
Aurangabad, Mumbai/
Thane/ Navi Mumbai,
Nagpur, Pune
32 Manipur Imphal Imphal
33 Meghalaya Shillong Shillong
34 Mizoram Aizaw Aizaw
35 Nagaland Kohima Kohima
36 Odisha Balasore, Berhampur(Ganjam), Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack,
Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur
37 Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
38 Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fategarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana,
Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur
Jalandhar, Ludhiana,
Mohali, Patiala
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,
Chennai, Madurai,
42 Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad
43 Tripura Agartala Agartala
44 Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Banda, Bareilly, Faizabad,
Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow,
Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/
Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi
Allahabad, Kanpur,
Lucknow, Meerut,
45 Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee Dehradun
46 West Bengal Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani,Siliguri Asansol, Greater Kolkata,
Kalyani, Siliguri

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).

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