IBPS CLERK, Notifications, Highlights, Exam Dates, Eligibility, Syllabus, Results
IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification
The Official Notification PDF for IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam was released by the IBPS on July 11, 2021 to recruit 5830 vacancies of clerical posts in different 11 public sector banks but it has been cancelled in lieu of conducting the clerical cadre exam in regional languages. IBPS Clerk 2021 Recruitment Process will begin post the release of the new official notification of CRP CLERKS-XI. IBPS Clerk 2021 is going to be an opportunity for those who have not been able to get through SBI and other Bank Recruitment Exams. IBPS Clerk 2021 notification pdf link is given below.
IBPS Clerk Exam Date 2021
IBPS Clerk exam date 2021 has been postponed. The new exam date for IBPS Clerk 2021 exam will be released by IBPS along with the IBPS Clerk notification 2021 in August 2021. Earlier, IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims exam was scheduled to be held on August 28, 29 and September 4, 2021 and mains exam was scheduled for October 31, 2021. You must note down important dates related to IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam and make sure that you complete the process correctly on time. The schedule of the exam is provided below:
|IBPS Clerk Notification 2021||August 2021|
|Online Registration Process||Temporarily Closed|
|Online Application Ends On||Temporarily Closed|
|Call Letter for IBPS Clerk PET||—|
|IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training||—|
|IBPS Clerk Prelims Call Letter||—|
|Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary||August 28, 29 and September 4, 2021|
|Result of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam||—|
|Download of Call letter for Online Exam – Main||—|
|Conduct of Online Examination – Main||—|
|Declaration of Final (Mains) Result||April 1, 2022|
IBPS is an autonomous body that conducts the clerical post exams on an early basis. The recruitment process mandate by the organization and is conducted once a year. IBPS will make arrangements for conducting an online Preliminary examination, declare the result of the online Preliminary examination, and inform the shortlisted candidates about the online Main examination.
Prospective candidates will have to apply to IBPS after carefully reading the advertisement regarding the process of examinations and provisional allotment, eligibility criteria, online registration processes, payment of prescribed, application fee/ intimation charges, the pattern of examination, issuance of call letters, etc. and ensure that they fulfill the stipulated criteria and follow the prescribed processes.
IBPS CLERK Highlights
|Exam Name||IBPS Clerk|
|Conducting Body||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|Number of applicants||7.41 lakh (As per 2020-21 data)|
|Number of appeared candidates||5.08 lakh (As per 2020-21 data)|
|No. of participating banks||11|
|Stages of recruitment||Prelims and Mains|
|Eligibility Criteria||Educational qualification: Graduation
Age limit: 20 to 28 years
|Exam Duration||Prelims: 60 minutes
Mains: 160 minutes
Note: There will be sectional timings in the prelims and mains exams.
|Language||English and Hindi|
|Exam Purpose||To select candidates for the clerical cadre post|
|Exam Dates||Prelims: August 28, 29, September 4, 2021
Mains: October 31, 2021
|Exam Fees||Rs 850 for General and OBC candidates and Rs 175 for SC/ST/PWD candidates|
|Exam Helpdesk No.||1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566|
- A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government is necessary if you want to apply for IBPS Clerk recruitment 2021.
- The candidates must possess a valid Mark-sheet/ Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/ she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while applying online for IBPS Cler Exam 2021.
- Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory, i.e. candidates should have a Certificate/ Diploma/ Degree in computer operations/ Language/ should have studied Computer/ Information Technology as one of the High School/ College/ Institute subjects.
- Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/ UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/ UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply for is preferable.
- Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculated Ex-Servicemen who have obtained the Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces.
- Minimum age limit: 20 years
- Maximum age limit: 28 years
Below has been tabulated the upper age relaxation for various categories, the
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|Persons With Disability||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen||The 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 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|
IBPS Clerk Selection Process
The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk CRP XI occurs in two phases:
1. Preliminary Examination
2. Mains 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 CRP XI 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 20 minutes for each section. 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||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|Total||100||100||Composite time of 1 Hour|
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination
No changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam. 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 CRP-X.
|S.No.||Name of Tests||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|
IBPS Clerk 2021 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 CRP. The syllabus overview for IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims and mains exams is given below.
IBPS Clerk 2021 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 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.175/- (Intimation Charges only)|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 850/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
IBPS Clerk 2021 Online Application
The online application process for IBPS Clerk 2021 exam was started from July 12, 2021 but it has been temporarily closed till further notice. The new dates will be released soon. All Candidates are required to click on the link mentioned below to apply for IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam.
IBPS Clerk 2021 Admit Card & Call Letter
Candidates must download the IBPS Clerk 2021 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 2021 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS Clerk 2021 will be issued in 2 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 2021 Result
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.
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