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A brief on IBPS Clerk 2020:

IBPSIBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts a common written exam or CWE every year for the clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. All public sector banks use CWE as a base to fill the vacancies for this post.

IBPS is conducting Clerk exam for the eighth year now and hence named IBPS Clerk CWE VII. The IBPS Clerk CWE exam is conducted on two levels- preliminary exam and mains. Students qualifying in both these exams are thus selected for the post.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Notification

The SBI Clerk 2020 Notification for Junior Associate (Customer Support and Sales) has been finally released by State Bank of India on 2nd January 2020. Candidates can check the official notification by clicking on the link mentioned below. The Online Registration Form has already started  on 3rd January 2020. The Online Application window closes on 26th January 2020.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Vacancy

The total number vacancies for IBPS PO exam will be released with its official notification. As per the IBPS Clerk 2017 Official Notification’ there were 7883 vacancies in total.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Dates

You must note down important dates related to IBPS Clerk Exam and make sure that you complete the process correctly on time. The schedule of the exam is mentioned below:


Activity Tentative Dates
Start Date for On-line registration September 2020
Last Date for On-line registration October 2020
Download call letters for IBPS Clerk Pre- Exam Training November 2020
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training November 2020
Download call letters for Online examination – Preliminary November 2020
Online Examination – Preliminary 12,13 &19 December 2020
Result of Online exam – Preliminary December 2020/ January 2021
Download Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2021
Online Examination – Main 24 January 2021
Provisional Allotment April 2021

While filling the online application form you are given the option to choose the centre of your preference. However IBPS can allot you a centre other than the choice made by you if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues. No complaints will be entertained by IBPS in regards to change in the exam centre.IBPS Clerk Exam Centre

IBPS Clerk 2020 Recruitment

The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk CWE occurs in two phases:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination

Students are required to qualify both these exams to get selected for the post of clerical cadre in most of the premier Public Sector Banks. The main thing to note here is that there is no interview process required for the selection of candidate after the mains exam. 100% weightage is given to the result of mains exam result.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk exam occurs in two stages: Prelims and Mains. Both these papers follow online method of conducting written examination. The structure of the exam is as follow:

Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk CWE is an online exam testing a candidate on the basis of their aptitude, intellect and English. There are three sections in total and the candidate must clear the cut off of each section to proceed to the mains exam round. Candidates are required to solve the question paper in the time frame of 1 hour. The composite mark of the paper is 100 and the passing marks is decided by IBPS that is likely to change every year depending on the level of difficulty of the exam.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

Major changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam. The total duration and the number of questions asked in Mains Examination of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam have been revised. In the latest update by IBPS, IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that needs to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute of 50 questions that needs to be solved in a time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VII.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in both preliminary examination as well as mains examination. A wrong answer to an objective question will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the total mark assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for the question left blank or unanswered.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam:

The final score for the IBPS Clerk exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:

  • Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be considered for selection.
  • Candidates must qualify Phase-2 to be eligible for final merit.
  • The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category.Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Syllabus

The major three sections of the preliminary examination are Reasoning, English Language and Numerical Ability. Each of these sections has multiple subheadings to focus on when preparing for IBPS Clerk CWE.

The syllabus for Reasoning, Numerical Ability and English Language is same for mains and preliminary exam. In addition to these two the other subjects are General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. The General Awareness is based on the Banking Sector awareness.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Syllabus (Pre+Mains)

English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability Computer General Awareness
Reading Comprehension Number Series Puzzle and Arrangements History and Generation of Computers Banking and Insurance Awareness
Cloze Test Simplification/ Approximation Inequality Introduction to Computer Organisation Financial Awareness
Fillers Quadratic Equations Syllogism Computer Hardware and I/O Devices Govt. Schemes and Policies
Spotting Errors Data Interpretation Coding – Decoding Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS Current Affairs
Sentence Improvement Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Operating System, Internet Static Awareness
Fill in the Blanks Miscellaneous Direction sense Computer Network & Security
Order and Ranking MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Computer Memory, Computer Software
Number System and Conversions

IBPS Clerk 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk Exam :

  • Age Limit:The candidate must be 20 Years to 28 Years. The final criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam will be released along with the official notification.
  • Educational Qualification:A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.

IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training

Bank may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories can avail the training at their own cost by indicating the same against relevant column while applying on-line. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:

Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bareilly, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shimla, Shillong, Siliguri, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam.

The Bank may add additional centres or may remove some of the centres indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank’s website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Online Application

The application for IBPS Clerk Exam has to be done online. To avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the IBPS Clerk Application form is one of the following:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Mozilla FireFox 3.0 and above
  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above

Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:

  • A valid Email Id
  • Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
  • Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction

The IBPS Clerk application form can only be filled on the official website.

Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Online Applicaion

IBPS Clerk Application Fee

The category wise fee structure for IBPS Clerk online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Application

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS Clerk 2020 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates must download the IBPS Clerk 2017 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the IBPS Clerk Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

  • Registration No/Roll No
  • Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS Clerk 2017 will be issued in 3 phases:

  • Online Preliminary Examination
  • Online Mains Examination

The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.

IBPS Clerk Mains Admit Card

IBPS has released IBPS Clerk Mains Admit Card (Call Letter) 2017-18. Candidates can download their admit card by clicking on the link mentioned below.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Results

IBPS will declare the results after completion of each phase of examination. The final state wise merit list and category wise merit list shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by candidates in their online mains examination. Candidates who fall in the prescribed merit list will then be considered for appointment for the post of clerk in Banks.

IBPS Clerk Preparation

The preparation of IBPS Clerk CWE exam must be done judiciously keeping in mind the latest pattern and the syllabus of the exam. Since the syllabus covers a large number of topics, it is necessary for the candidates to choose the right set of books to prepare for their examination.

Candidates must also go through previous years’ IBPS Clerk question papers in order to acclimatize to the change in pattern of the exam and to know the sections from which the questions are majorly asked in the exam. Follow bankersadda.com to get all study materials in new pattern. Apart from test series you can also join any Coaching or online test series for self assessment and better exam preparation.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Coaching

Career Power Classroom Programs are most extensive coaching program in Banking and SSC verticals in India. Out of every 5 students enrolled in our classroom program, 3 got selected for Banking or SSC jobs in 2015-2016. You can enrol to one of our centres in your respective cities and give a kick start to your preparation.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Mock Tests and Online Test Series

Career Power provides online test series for various banks and SSC exams like IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, BANK PO, SBI PO, RBI, NABARD, SSC, CGL, SSC, CHSL etc. These test series are well researched and perfectly emulated for the exact exam pattern. Practice Papers are prepared keeping in mind the last years exam pattern and expected changes in the pattern and level of questions.

IBPS Clerk Cut-Off 2020

IBPS has released IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut-Off & Score Card. Candidates can check the cut-off by clicking on the link mentioned below. The Prelims Cut-Off and Score Card will help candidates analyze their score and compare with the score of other candidates.


  • Is the IBPS Clerk exam Bilingual?

All tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi

  • Is there Negative Marking?

Ans- Yes, there is a negative marking for wrong answers in both preliminary test and mains exam. One-fourth of the total marks will be deducted for the question marked wrong by the candidate.

  • Are there fixed timings for different sections?

Ans- Not in Prelims, Yes in Mains

IBPS Clerk Sample Paper 2017

IBPS Clerk Sample Papers 2017 – Every candidate who wishes to appear in the IBPS Clerk for recruitment as Assistant in Clerical Cadre must solve the IBPS Clerk Sample Papers/ Practice Papers 2017. These papers are designed and developed by a team of eminent scholars exclusively for the purpose of practice. The pattern in these papers is similar to the actual exam pattern, as laid by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, the exam governing body. Once a candidate has completed the syllabus, he must proceed to solve the papers either in online or offline mode. A candidate can choose the mode as per his resources, preparation level, and convenience. It is suggested to solve at least 1 offline paper daily and 2 online papers weekly. Entrance Corner has hosted direct link to download the IBPS Clerk Sample Papers 2017 in this article. You can also read various features of the online and offline modes here.

Benefits of Solving IBPS Clerk Sample Papers 2017

There are many benefits of solving the sample papers which are as follows:

  • A candidate can develop familiarity with the actual exam pattern and come to know about – number and type of questions, marking scheme, exam pattern, and sectional weight age.
  • He can improve his strategy of solving the question paper and ensure that more number of questions is covered in lesser duration of time thereby improving overall performance.
  • One advantage is that the candidate would eventually come to know about his preparation level and if needs to practice more in a particular topic or subject.
  • There is a possibility that some questions in the IBPS Clerk Sample Papers 2017 might occur in actual exam. Thus they would act as bonus questions which don’t require much of mental exercise.

IBPS Clerk Practice Papers 2017 Modes

There can be two modes of getting the Sample Paper. They can either get it from Online or from Offline. Both the modes are great but the online sample paper would be handy as the examination would be conducted online.

Online IBPS Clerk Sample Papers 2017

  • These papers are meant for candidates who are in the advanced level of preparation.
  • Difficulty level of these papers is relatively higher than the offline papers.
  • These papers can be bought as packages from reputed educational websites or coaching class websites.
  • You can also download the online papers in PDF file form. These papers can be printed as well.
  • Online IBPS Clerk Practice Papers would have a countdown timer, set to the exact exam duration.
  • These papers simulate the exam environment.

Offline IBPS Clerk Sample Papers 2017

  • These papers are meant for candidates who are in the beginning level of preparation.
  • Difficulty level of these papers is lower than the online papers.
  • Candidates can solve these papers using pen and paper, in the physical mode.
  • These papers can be bought from bookshops for a nominal price.
  • Candidate can solve these IBPS Clerk Practice Papers 2017 without any restriction of time.
  • These papers don’t simulate the exact exam environment.

IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2017

IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2017 – IBPS conducts one of the highly awaited examinations of the country which is the recruitment for the post of clerk in 21 participating banks. The selection procedure is the detailed process of selection of candidates for final recruitment to the post of clerk in participating public sector banks and financial institutes. It has multiple stages and for final selection, a candidate must qualify in each step. From 2015 onwards, the selection procedure has completely been overhauled. There was a single common written examination which was followed by document verification and personal interview but after 2015, the selection procedure has been made more comprehensive and time taking. Check all updated related with the IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2017 here on this page.

Stages of the IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2017

There are now four stages of recruitment as compared two in previous years. The candidate’s participation to every new stage is subject to their performance in the previous stages. Following are the stages as per the IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2017:

  • Preliminary examination/Tier 1.
  • Mains examination/Tier 2.
  • Document verification.
  • Personal interview.

IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2017 – Preliminary Examination

IBPS will hold the clerical examination in two tiers for recruitment on the post of clerk in participating organizations. All the candidates who fill the application form successfully will be called for a preliminary examination, which is the first tier examination.

This stage of the selection would be an objective type examination which is conducted by the IBPS to test the skills of the candidates. They have to solve around 100 questions in around 1 hour which is a difficult task.

IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2017- Main Examination

The candidates qualifying in the written examination are then called to participate in the Main examination which has been designed by the IBPS to test the holistic knowledge of the candidates. The number of sections and questions asked in this stage is far more than that in the preliminary examination and hence the competition is really high in this stage.

Further, the marks obtained by the candidate in the preliminary examination will not be considered to prepare the final merit list. However, the marks obtained in the mains would be used to screen candidates for personal interview and document verification. Marks from the mains exam and personal interview would be used to create the merit list. Process of normalization would be applied accordingly. Candidate must cross the cutoff applied with considerable difference. Cut off would be applied at three levels, at tier 1 exam, at tier 2 exam and at the final merit list, which would be created after normalizing scores.

IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2017 – Interview and Document Verification

Having qualified in the Main Examination, the successful candidates would then be called for the personal interview at the venues decided by the IBPS. Here the candidates would be screened of their vocal skills as well as response in a given circumstances.

Also, in the same stage, the documents would be verified as per the demands. The final merit list would be made keeping in mind the performance of candidates in the written as well as in the Interview Tests.

IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips 2017

IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips 2017 – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the recruitment for the post of clerk in the nationalized banks of the country. Currently, 21 banks are taking part in the recruitment process organized by the IBPS. Every year in the month of August, the IBPS brings out the vacancies for the Clerk in the 21 participating banks for which a three stage recruitment process is organized. The participation in this exam is always on the high and is experiencing an exponential growth in the coming year. Hence, the candidates should follow the under laid IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips 2017 to prepare better for the exam.

Details as per the IBPS clerk Preparation Tips 2017

As we already know the recruitment for Clerk is conducted in three stages. The syllabus for the Preliminary and the Main Exam remains the same but the level of the examination gets tougher. The candidates can view the article and can learn the benefits of study plan and how do they need to go about the preparation for the examination. The candidates who qualify in the preliminary examination can appear in the main examination and subsequently the successful candidates in the Main Exam will be called for a personal interview. Check all the IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips 2017 here.

Following are the preparation tips as per the syllabus of the examination:

IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips 2017 (Reasoning section)

The reasoning paper proves to be the backbone of the clerk exam. This section can be the most scoring at all the sections and hence it needs special attention from the candidates. To score heavily in this section, the candidates need to focus more on the analytical part of the Reasoning rather than going hard by simulating the shortcuts. Remember the shortcuts won’t be in mind during the exam. Practice hard and practice daily.

Reasoning topics to focus:-

  • Making series / analogy,
  • Number Series questions
  • Coding and de-coding
  • Problem Solving
  • Passage and conclusions type questions
  • Comprehension Reasoning etc.

IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips 2017 (General Ability Section)

GAT is the easiest of all sections ion the banking examination. To score better in this section the candidates need to focus more on the daily news and must write down whatever he/she finds on the daily basis. If you are aware about daily events and activities in India with daily newspaper habit seriously you can easily cover most of the part of general knowledge. You can easily score well in this part of exam.

GK Paper covers most of the part with current affairs so focus on it seriously specially related to Banking & Finance Sector.

GK topics to focus:-

Current Affairs of last 6 months , Indian Economy Questions , Marketing , Awards & Honors Sports , Finance , Agriculture , History of Banking , Banking Terms , RBI Functions , Fiscal Monetary Policies etc.

IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips 2017 (English Section)

This section is the compulsory section in the banking examination. As far as the section is concerned, the questions are very basic and are designed keeping in mind the syllabus of class 10th. To do better in this section, the candidates need to practice hard from the text book and sharpen their grammatical skills. Most of the questions asked in this examination are very basic and it is studied even for an hour in the whole day, the candidates would be able to do most of the questions easily.

English topics to focus:-

Fill in the Blanks, Comprehension Passage, phrases and idioms, Spotting Error Questions, Preposition, and Sentence Improvement etc.

IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips 2017 (Quantitative Aptitude Section)

This is the major part of the examination. This is a tough section but going about it is very easy. Qualitative aptitude section tests the vulnerability of candidates in a situation like question. The aptitude will test your basic mathematical level. To score better in this part, the candidate need to practice hard and analyze on the theoretical aspect rather than going hard at the examples and learning formulas.

Quantitative Aptitude topics to focus:-

Data Interpretation , Sequence & Series , Number System , Quadratic Equations , Sequence & Series , Ratio , Proportion Percentage & Averages , Simplification etc.

IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips 2017 (Computer Knowledge section)

Computer knowledge is very important in today’s life and this section tests the computer ability of the candidate. As clerk, the candidates will be needed to work effortlessly on the computer and hence must possess skills to run the bank well. To score better ion the examination, the candidates need to have cleared the basic knowledge of the computer section and then must have practiced hard for the matter. Computer knowledge topics to focus:-

Basic of Computers , Basic internet knowledge and protocols , Network basics (LAN & WAN) , Generations of computer, Input & Output Device, Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS word, MS Excel, MS power point, Computer Shortcuts etc.

Some General IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips 2017

Apart from focusing on the subject wise preparation tips, the candidates must also be aware on every other part during the examination. Following are some general IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips 2017:

  • Proper planning (how to go about the exam?) is required to clear this examination.
  • Update yourself with various happening around you. The GAT paper might trick you with a very latest question.
  • The candidates must focus on the section wise study as there would be a sectional cutoff to clear. Hence they cannot leave any section.
  • General knowledge section must be the most prized section if you are preparing for the IBPS clerk Exam. This includes having sufficient information in the science and technology, sports, politics, geography etc.
  • There must be a proper time table and that time table must be followed judiciously in order to garner maximum profit from it.
  • Time management will also be a key factor. The time allotted in the examination is very low as compared to the number of questions asked in the examination. Hence the candidates must be lightning fast in calculation.
  • Use lots and lots of mock test to sharpen your knowledge. Practice from sample paper, use previous year question papers for that purpose.
  • Revision must be done after every day’s study. If you don’t revise what you have studied in the day, you will ultimately forget and that no one wants during the examination.
  • Take good care of health as it is required for any candidates to be mentally and physically fit to go about any sort of preparation. Hence take proper diet and must do medication to keep you healthy.

IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips 2017 for Personal Interview

The candidates qualifying in the written examination are called for the interview. The interview procedure is so smooth that the candidates feel afraid. Well, do not panic as we have brought absolutely amazing IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips 2017 for the Interview:

  • Be very gentle once you are entering the room where the interviewer is sitting. First of all greet them the day while smiling.
  • Ask for taking seat and if they tell you to sit down, make it a quiet affair.
  • The first and foremost thing to do after that is to forward your CV to the head interviewer and wait for their reply.
  • For every question that they ask, go about replying having a smile on your face. For the questions you don’t know, simply say to them that you don’t know.
  • DO NOT confront them on any issue. They might intimidate you test your patience but please don’t get heated up. Do not argue with them.
  • Once the interview is over, stand up quietly, shake their hands while saying ‘obliged to meet you’ and quietly leave the room.

IBPS Clerk Result 2017

IBPS Clerk Result 2017: Finally, the long wait is over for the IBPS Clerk Result. IBPS has today announced the result of the IBPS Clerk V Recruitment. All the concerned candidates who took the exam can check their results/scores through the direct link hosted on the page below. Few days back, an Important notice was released regarding the recruitment of Clerks by IBPS. According to the notice, 100% weightage will be given to the scores obtained by the candidate in the written exam.

Last but not the least, candidates qualifying the exam will be invited to appear in the Personal Interview. In this, candidates are required to appear before the Interview Panel. The Interview is conducted to judge the general knowledge and the attitude of the candidates through which the panel members judge the suitability of the candidate to the banking environment. The interviews are conducted at the selected Centres by Participating bank and coordinated by the Nodal Bank in each State/ UT with the help of IBPS.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2017

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2017 : Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS Clerk Examination for recruitment to Clerical cadre Posts in the Participating Organizations. The exam is held via online mode across the nation. The exam is held in two phases viz. Preliminary and Main. The IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam calendar is out. All those aspirants who are planning to appear in the exam this year can check here all the salient features about the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern.

Summarized view of the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2017

  • The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern was revised in the year 2017, for your information, till the year 2014 single common written examination was conducted for the same followed by the Interview Process
  • The IBPS Clerk Exam is conducted only online ( computer-based test)
  • Both the Prelims and Main exam is basically the objective based test with multiple choice questions. Both will be divided into a certain number of sections/parts(check details below)
  • The test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in both the Prelims and Main exam
  • The marks obtained in the prelims will not be considered for the merit. Instead, marks of the candidates in the main exam will only be considered for shortlisting for Interview and the preparation of the final merit list for the appointment in the participating banks
  • Qualifying the Preliminary examination is an essential criteria to be eligible for appearing in the main examination by securing the minimum aggregate cutoff and qualifying the objective tests separately

1. Preliminary Examination – IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2017

The table clearly details about the exam pattern for the preliminary exam including the name of the test, total marks, number of questions etc.

Sr. No. Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


2. Main Examination – IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2017

The following table provides the quick view of the detailed exam pattern for the Main examination.

Sr.No. Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 40 Composite times of 2 Hour
2 English Language 40 40
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 40
4 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry) 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 40 40
Total 200 200

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates

IBPS Clerk VII Exam Schedule Exam Dates
Online Registration Start Date of IBPS Clerk VII Exam August 2017
Online Registration Last Date of IBPS Clerk 7 Exam September 2017
Clerk Application Fees Payment Dates (Online) from September 2017
Conduct of Pre exam Training
November 2017
Download Admit Card Date of IBPS Clerk VII Pre Exam from October 2017
IBPS BANK Clerk CWE 7 Preliminary Exam Dates
02.12.2017, 03.12.2017,
09.12.2017 & 10.12.2017
IBPS BANK Clerk CWE 7 Mains Exam Dates 21.01.2018
Declaration date of IBPS Clerk VII Prelims Result January 2018
IBPS Bank Clerk Mains Admit card download date January 2018
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 21.01.2018
Provisional Allotment date of IBPS Clerk April 2018

IBPS Clerk Motivational Tips: First, Believe that you can, Success will follow.!!

IBPS Clerk Motivational Tips: IBPS Clerk is the national level examination for which the candidate must have to prepare at the level best. It is mandatory that the candidate should motivate himself time to time so that he can remember his goal. Victory in any exam is sweet when it is achieved with great difficulty. The candidate must have to prepare at the edge if he wants to be the winner of this recruitment race with the best percentile. The exam will be conducted to recruit only the commendable candidates and the deserving candidate is the one who forgets about everything and sticks to his study plan. It is often problematic for the students to understand that how and from where to commence the preparation. While preparing for the IBPS Clerk examination, the candidates are encountered with many questions and don’t know the way to deal with them. Today, to solve the problematic situations and to motivate the candidates for the same some of the motivational tips are described here.

Motivational tips to prepare for the exam?

All the time, the candidate deals with this problem that how he can prepare for the examination with such vast syllabus. The simple answer for the same is given here.

  • First of all, the candidate must go through each and every topic included in the syllabus so that he can target his preparation.
  • Next, collect the study material for the same so that the preparation can be commenced. The candidates are required to collect the books only of good editors and of latest editions.
  • Continuously solve the sample papers so as to know the weak and strong points. Regular use of sample papers will let the candidate know that which topic is to be prepared in detail or not.
  • The exam includes five sections and each section has equal importance. Each section must have to be prepared equally as no section can replace another.
  • First comes English language section, for this the candidate can read English newspapers, try to make his vocabulary strong, join with the blogs which help in improving the English and try to learn new words.
  • You can also go for pasting a big chart on your wall on which you can write all the new words encountered daily with their meanings and some phrases to elaborate the usage. Then you can revise them every day in the morning as well as before going to sleep. This will make the vocabulary easy for you.
  • Next is the general knowledge section, for the candidate the aspirant must have to stay connected with the internet so as to know all the latest news of every field.
  • The reasoning and aptitude section can be improved only by practicing it a lot.
  • Last is the computer knowledge, this can be improved by studying its books and practicing with the practical.
  • The candidate can also join the crash course so as to deal with doubts and eradicate the same.
  • The candidate always keeps an eye on the watch as time plays the crucial role in the candidate’s success. The candidate must have to prepare the strategy so as to move one step ahead because the success is achieved only by those candidates who keep themselves one step forward than another.

Don’t lose the Hope –

It is mandatory for the candidates not to lose hope because if hope is there then the candidate is able to clear any examination. The aspirant must remember that the where there is a will there is a way. Sometimes the candidates don’t perform well in the exam and lose their hope by accepting the defeat. This is definitely wrong. Failure is the great teacher who always teaches the strategy to achieve success. The candidates are suggested to keep trying without losing hope as try and try again till you succeed.

Build Confidence –

The candidate must have to be confident before appearing in the examination as the confident candidate can face any situation and find the way to overcome it. But the nervousness of the candidate will definitely take the candidate to the path of failure. Now the question arises that how the candidates become confident. The simple answer for the same is the regular study. When the candidate sticks to the pan and keeps practicing till the end, he becomes mentally ready for the examination and started thinking that he is able to face the examination. But it is to be remembered by the candidates to be confident but not over confident as a confident candidate can achieve success but the overconfident candidate spoils everything. Therefore, maintain the gap between the two.

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