IBPS Clerk 2022

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Online Application Dates: July 2022

Prelims Exam: August 2022

Main Exam: October 2022

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Every year IBPS Clerical cadre exam conducted by Institute of Banking Personal Selection(IBPS). IBPS started the Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011 to hire clerks and officers in Public Sector Banks(PSB). It receives an online application through its official website for registration of the exam.

It is held at different locations across India. The exam is conducted in online mode. In 2021, IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam is going to held  Preliminary Examination on 28th, 29th August & 4th & 5th September 2021.  Main Examination scheduled on 31st October 2021.

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:

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Andhra Bank
  3. Bank of Baroda
  4. Bank of India
  5. Bank of Maharashtra
  6. Canara Bank
  7. Central Bank of India
  8. Corporation Bank
  9. Dena Bank
  10. Indian Bank
  11. Indian Overseas Bank
  12. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  13. Punjab National Bank
  14. Punjab and Sind Bank
  15. Syndicate Bank
  16. Union Bank of India
  17. United Bank of India
  18. UCO Bank
  19. Vijaya Bank

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.

Important Dates

Activity Date
Registration start date June 2022
Registration Last date July 2022
Admit Card download August 2022
Preliminary Exam August 2022
Result of Preliminary exam September 2022
Online exam - Mains October 2022
Result of Mains exam November 2022
Provisional Allotment To Be Announced


Age Limit

The age of the candidates should be between 20 years and 28 years.


Graduates in any discipline from any recognised university or any equivalent qualification recognised by the Government of India.

Relaxation of age limit

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 Clerk examination consists of the following sections/areas.

  1. English Language
  2. Reasoning
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. General Awareness with special reference to Banking industry
  5. Computer knowledge

Exam Pattern

1/4 marks will be penalized for every wrong answer in the prelims & the mains exam.

Preliminary 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
Reasoning 35 35
English Language 30 30
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35

Mains Exam

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
Total 160 Minutes 190 200


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.

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