Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts an online examination to recruit Clerical Staff for various banks in India.
The banks that recruit through IBPS are:
Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations as a Clerk or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CWE Clerks).
The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main.
Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Main examination.
There is no interview or Group Discussion.
|Registration start date||September, 2018|
|Registration Last date||September/October|
|Admit Card download||November|
|Preliminary Exam||8-16th December 2018|
|Result of Preliminary exam||January 2019|
|Online exam - Mains||20th January 2019|
|Result of Mains exam||February/March|
|Provisional Allotment||April, 2019|
Graduates in any discipline from any recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Government of India.
Candidates who are in the final year of graduation are not eligible to apply. The candidates need to have their marksheets while registering for the exam.
The age of the candidates should be between 20 years and 28 years, both inclusive.
The upper age limit is relaxed for the candidates belonging to the following categories.
|Category||Upper Age Limit Relaxation|
|Scheduled Caste (SC) / Scheduled Tribe (ST)||5 years|
|Other Backward Castes (Non-Creamy Layer) (NC-OBC)||3 years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PWD) General||10 years|
|Ex Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs), Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs)||Service in Defence forces + 3 years|
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989||5 years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
The IBPS PO examination consists of the following sections/areas.
1/4 marks will be penalized for every wrong answer in the prelims & the mains exam.
IBPS Clerk Prelims is an online multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination of 1 hour duration. So, the candidates have to manage their time well.
|Section||Number of Questions||Marks|
IBPS Clerk Mains is an online multiple-choice question (MCQ) examination of 2 hours 40 min duration.
|Section||Duration||Number of Questions||Marks|
|Reasoning & Computer Aptitude||45 mins||50||60|
|English Language||35 mins||40||40|
|Quantitative Aptitude||45 mins||50||50|
|General/Financial Awareness||35 mins||50||50|
The in-hand salary of the IBPS bank clerk varies from Rs. 19,000 to 21,000 depending on the bank and the place of posting. See the full details of IBPS Clerk Salary here.
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