Exam Date : December 8, 2019 To December 16, 2019
Result Date : March 5, 2020

What is IBPS Clerk Exam?

IBPS Clerk examination is a common written exam or CWE conducted every year to recruit candidates for the clerical post in multiple banks all over the country. All public sector scheduled banks use CWE scores as a selection criterion to fill the vacancies for the post of clerk.

IBPS Clerk 2019

  • Authority: IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is an autonomous body which conducts this exam. IBPS is conducting the Clerk exam for the seventh year now and hence named IBPS CWE CLERK VIII.
  • Job profile: A clerk is also known as ‘Single Window Operator’. A clerk performs daily office and accounts related tasks in a bank.
Category Details
Exam Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for Clerks (IBPS Clerk)
Conducting Authority Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Exam Level National
Exam Mode Online (Computer Based Test)
Post Bank Clerk
Type of questions Multiple Choice Questions with a single correct response.
Marking Scheme Right Answer: +1 mark
Wrong Answer: Negative 0.25 marks
Total Marks 300
Total duration  220 minutes
Paper Medium English and Hindi
  • Level: It is a national-level examination.
  • Frequency: This exam is conducted once a year to fill up vacant positions in various banks.
  • Stages: The IBPS Clerk CWE is conducted on two stages - preliminary exam and mains.
    • Preliminary Exam - Students have to clear IBPS Clerk prelims exam to get qualified and shortlisted for mains exam.
    • Mains Exam - For getting selected into a nationalized bank through this prestigious exam, students have to clear the mains exam.
  • Mode: IBPS Clerk CWE is a computer-based test mainly conducted through online mode.


IBPS Clerk Exam Dates

The official announcement of IBPS Clerk 2019 Dates is not declared yet. The dates are given below is tentative. The date will be updated soon.

  • Application window: IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Online registration is expected to start on September 18, 2019. IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Online registration is expected to close on October 10, 2019.
  • Exam date: The IBPS Clerk preliminary exam is expected to be conducted on the 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th of December 2019 over multiple days. The IBPS Clerk 2019 Mains Exam is expected to be conducted on 20th January 2019.
IBPS Clerk 2019 Dates

IBPS Clerk 2019 Events

Event Dates (Tentative)

IBPS Clerk Exam Online Application Form Release date

September 18, 2019 

IBPS Clerk Application submission - Last date

October 10, 2019 

IBPS Clerk Application Fees Online Payment dates (Last Date)

October 10, 2019 

The download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training for CLERK

November 2019 

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Dates

8th, 9th, 15th & 16th December 2019 

Results of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam

December 2019

Main Exam IBPS Clerk 2019 Admit Card

January 2020

IBPS Clerk Main Exam Date

20th January 2020

IBPS Clerk Declaration of Result

April 2020

IBPS Clerk Eligibility

To apply for IBPS Clerk Exam candidate should fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria, set by IBPS. If the candidates fail to fulfil then the application form will be rejected.

  • Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India.
  • Age limit: The age limit for the IBPS Clerk 2019 exam is between 20-28 years. Candidate should be born after 02.09.1990 and before 01.09.1998. IBPS provides age relaxation for reserved category candidates.
Age Relaxation
Sr. No. Category Age Relaxation
1 ST/SC 5 Years
2 OBC 3 Years
3 PwD 10 Years
4 Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen The maximum age limit of 50 years.
5 Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried. 9 Years
6 Persons ordinarily settled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989. 5 Years
7 Persons affected by riots of 1984  5 Years
8 Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only). 5 Years
  • Educational Qualification: Candidates should have a Bachelor degree in any discipline from any recognised university.

IBPS Clerk Vacancy

IBPS declared a total of 7872 vacancies for clerk post for all public bank. Zone-wise vacancies are listed below. And for state-wise vacancy check the IBPS Clerk 2019 Vacancy section.

IBPS Clerk Vacancy
Name of Zone No of Vacancies
Eastern India 967
Central India 408
Southern India 2923
Western India 1664
Northern India 1190
North Western India 542
North Eastern India 178
Total  7872

IBPS Clerk Application form

The IBPS Clerk 2019 exam will only be available in online mode. The application form is expected to be available from September 18, 2019 to October 10, 2019. Registration can be done through the official website.

  • Documents required: Candidates have to upload scanned copy of photograph, signature and mark sheets of 10th and 12th examination in the IBPS Clerk 2019 Application Form.
  • Application Fee: IBPS Clerk 2019 Application fee for general category is INR 600 and for reserved category candidates is INR 100.
  • Payment Mode: Candidates have to pay the application fee only in online mode by Debit Card, Credit Card and Net Banking.
  • Required Information: Candidates have to enter below-listed details in the IBPS Clerk 2019 Application Form.
    • Basic Details
    • Personal Details
    • Contact Details
    • Photograph
    • Signature
    • Exam Centres

How to fill IBPS Clerk 2019 Application Form

Step 1: Registration:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS (www.ibps.in)
  • Click on the "IBPS Clerk 2019" link.
  • Click on "New Registration"
  • Enter required information like Name, Mobile Number, Valid Email ID
  • Click on "Submit". After clicking on submit candidate will receive Registration Number and password.

Step 2: Application Form: 

  • Visit the official website of IBPS
  • Log in to IBPS Clerk 2019 Application Form using registration number and password.
  • The application form will be displayed on the display.
  • Fill the form with the required information like personal details, contact details, address, educational details, Exam centre etc.
  • After submitting all the details enter the captcha displayed on the application form.
  • Click on the "Submit button".

Step 3: Payment: 

  • After Submitting the application form, candidates will be landed to the payment page.
  • Candidates have to pay INR 600 (INR 100 for reserved category) by using Debit Card, Credit Card or Net Banking.
  • After successful payment candidate will receive transaction confirmation in the provided Email ID.

After compleating all the above steps candidate can download the IBPS Clerk 2019 Application Form. Candidate should take a printout of the same for future reference.

IBPS Clerk Exam Centres

IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in about 27 states of India. Aspirants applying for IBPS Clerk Exam online will be provided with an option to select a centre of his/her choice in the state during the filling of the application form. The conducting authority, IBPS will decide the final exam centre.

  • The IBPS 2019 Exam Centres for Mains Exam are given below:

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Centre
State Exam Centre
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Arunachal Pradesh Itanagar
Assam Guwahati
Bihar Arrah
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Haryana Hisar
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
Kerala Kochi
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Maharashtra Aurangabad
Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizwal
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Bhubneshwar
Punjab Bhatinda
Rajasthan Jaipur
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Telangana Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Uttarakhand  Dehradun
West Bengal Hooghly
Greater Kolkata

To know about the IBPS Clerk 2019 Prelims exam centre please visit our Exam Centres section. 

IBPS Clerk Admit Card

IBPS Clerk Admit card will be released by the conducting body 15 days before the exam. It will be available on the official website only. Candidates are required to enter the Application Number and Date of Birth as the password for downloading the IBPS Clerk 2019 Admit Card.

  • Mandatory: To enter the examination hall the candidate should carry the admit card along with an original Photo ID proof and a copy of it. The admit card will be considered and IPBS Clerk 2019 Hall Ticket.
  • Contents: The IBPS Clerk 2019 Hall Ticket will carry below-listed information.
    • Name
    • Address
    • Registration Number
    • Photo
    • Signature
    • Exam centre details

How to Download IBPS Clerk 2019 Hall Ticket?

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of IBPS
  • Step 2: Click on the link for the IBPS Clerical level CWE.
  • Step 3: Click on the clerical cadre link the candidate has applied for.
  • Step 4: Enter credentials (User ID and DOB)
  • Step 5: The admit card will display. Download the IBPS Clark 2019 Admit Card and take a print of the same.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk 2019 exam is Online and will be conducted for a duration of 1 hour for prelims exam and 2 hours 40 minutes for mains exam. The exam will be conducted in both English and Hindi languages. Exam Pattern for both the exam are as follows:

  • IBPS Clerk 2019 Prelims Exam Pattern
IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam Pattern
Name of Sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour
  • IBPS Clerk 2019 Mains Exam Pattern
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern
Sr. No. Tests No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Allotted Time
1 Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General Awareness/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 minutes

IBPS Clerk Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Syllabus includes four subjects i.e English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and General awareness. topics of each subject are as follows.

  • English: Vocabulary, Grammar and Reading Comprehension.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: Number System, Average, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Interest, Number series, Simplification, Data Interpretation, Profit and Loss, Ministration, Permutation and Combination.
  • Reasoning: Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
  • General Awareness: Current Affairs, Banking / Financial Awareness, Static Affairs.

IBPS Clerk Reference Books

Candidates have to prepare regularly for IBPS Cleark Exam. Although there is no specific book not available for the exam, candidates can follow below-listed books for reference.

  • English:
Name of Book Author Publisher
High School English Grammar & Composition Wren and Martin S. Chand
Objective General English S.P. Bakshi Arihant
Objective English for Competitive Examinations Hari Mohan Prasad, Uma Rani Sinha Mcgraw Hill Education
  • Quantitative Aptitude: 
Name of Book Author Publisher
Objective Arithematic Rajesh Verma Arihant Publication
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations  R.S. Aggarwal S. Chand
Quantum CAT Sarvesh K Verma Arihant Publication
  • Reasoning: 
Name of Book Author Publisher
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S Aggarwal S. Chand
A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning M.K. Pandey BSC 
Verbal Reasoning M.K. Pandey BSC

IBPS Clerk Results

IBPS Clerk 2019 Results will be updated once it is released by the conducting authority. There is no interview for IBPS Clerk, so the score obtained in the IBPS Clerk Mains exam is the deciding factor for the final selection. The result will consist of candidates name registration number and marks. IBPS will disclose the Allotment list of candidates along with the IBPS Clerk 2019 Results.

Steps to download IBPS Clerk Result:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of IBPS.
  • Step 2: Check the notification and click on the notification of IBPS Clerk 2019 Result.
  • Step 3: In the login page candidates have to enter the credentials (Registration number/Roll number and Date of Birth/Password).
  • Step 4: After entering the captcha and clicking the submit button the result will be displayed.
  • Download the IBPS Clerk Result for future reference.

IBPS Clerk Cut Off

Those candidates who are competing for the IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam have to clear the cut-off marks to advance for the mains exam and for the further rounds as well. The IBPS Clerk Cut Off 2019 is different for each state. The IBPS Clerk Cut Off 2019 Mains will also be released shortly after the results. Although the expected cut off has been published on the website.

  • Expected IBPS Clerk 2019 Cutoff for Prelim Exam:

IBPS Clerk Prelim 2019 Cutoff
Category Cut off
General 47.5
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 42.25
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 19.75
Scheduled Caste (SC) 37.5
Visually Handicapped (VH) 31
  • Expected IBPS Clerk 2019 Cutoff for Mains Exam:
IBPS Clerk Mains 2019 Cutoff
Category Cut Off Marks
Unreserved (UR) 128-130
Other Backward Classes (OBC) 130-135
Scheduled Caste (SC) 145-150
Scheduled Tribe (ST) 140-145

IBPS Clerk Recruitment

IBPS will recruit candidates based on the marks secured in the exam. There is no Interview session in the IBPS Clerk 2019 Recruitment process. Candidates who will secure the minimum cutoff marks will be selected for the post. In the selection process, the IBPS authority will verify all the documents. If a candidate fails to provide any document then he/she will be rejected.

  • Documents Required for at the time of selection:
    • Application Form
    • Date of Birth Proof
    • Photo ID Proof
    • All Marksheets
    • Caste Certificate (if any)
    • Disability Certificate (if any)
  • The following banks are the participating organizations in the IBPS Clerk Recruitment process.
    • Allahabad Bank
    • Canara Bank
    • Indian Bank
    • UCO Bank
    • Oriental Bank of  Commerce
    • Andhra Bank
    • Central Bank of India
    • Indian Overseas Bank
    • United Bank of India
    • Punjab National Bank
    • Bank of Baroda
    • Corporation Bank
    • Oriental Bank Of Commerce
    • Union Bank of India
    • Punjab and Sind Bank
    • Bank of Maharashtra
    • Dena Bank
    • Syndicate Bank
    • Vijaya Bank

IBPS Clerk Salary

IBPS declared a new salary scale which is applicable after November 2017.

IBPS Clerk Salary
Particular Amount
Basic Pay 11765
Special Allowance 911
DA 5311
Transport Allowance 425
HRA (for Population above 45 lakhs) 1176
Gross Monthly CTC Rs 19589

Note: For the population below 45 lakhs the HRA will be Rs.1058.

IBPS Clerk vs SBI Clerk

IBPS Clerk vs SBI Clerk
Perticuler IBPS Clerk SBI Clerk
Educational qualification Graduate in any discipline and certificate in Computer Operations Graduate in any discipline
Selection Process Written exam and Document Verification Written Exam, Interview and Language test test
Salary Initial pay is the same for all public bank i.e. 18100 - 19800 SBI Clerk gets 2000 extra compensation than others
Posting Since most PSBs have lesser number of branches across the country compared to SBI, the chances of getting posted near your home/native place are less. SBI has a vast outreach compared to other PSB’s, you will find an SBI at every nook and corner across the country, hence you can be posted anywhere in the country.


  • Q: What is the application fee?
  • Ans. The application fee for General and OBC candidates is Rs 600/- and it is Rs 100/- for SC/ST/EXSM/PWD candidates.
  • Q: Will there be an interview after the mains round?
  • Ans. No, there will be no interview for IBPS Clerk recruitment process.
  • Q: What is the desired educational qualification?
  • Ans. The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.
  • Q: Is it mandatory to have computer knowledge?
  • Ans. Yes, it is mandatory to have computer knowledge. Candidates should produce Diploma/Degree Certificate in computer operations/language or should have studied Computer/ Information Technology as one of the subjects in high school or college. 
  • Q: What documents should be uploaded while filling the application form?
  • Ans. Candidates should upload a recent photograph, signature, left thumb impression and handwritten declaration. The size of the images should be between 20KB - 50KB and images should be in the jpg/jpeg format.
  • Q: How many stages will be there in the IBPS Clerk exam?
  • Ans. The exam is conducted in two stages:
    1. Preliminary Exam
    2. Mains Exam
  • Q: When will the online registration commence?
  • Ans. Aspiring applicants can apply on the official website from September 18, 2019.
  • Q: What is the prelims exam pattern?
  • Ans. Preliminary Exam is the first stage of the recruitment process. The duration of the exam is one hour and carries 100 marks. The sections and the marks distribution are given below:
    • English Language - 30 Marks
    • Quantitative Aptitude - 35 Marks
    • Logical Reasoning - 35 marks
  • Q: What is the IBPS Clerk mains exam pattern?
  • Ans. IBPS Clerk mains consists of 190 questions and the duration of the exam is 160 minutes. The sections and the marks distribution are as given below:
    • English Language - 40 Marks
    • Quantitative Aptitude - 50 Marks
    • Logical Reasoning and computer aptitude - 60 Marks
    • General Awareness - 50 Marks

Discussion Forum

Application form dates

When will be the next IBPS clerk exam and when will its online form will be available?

Asked By: Jatin Agarwal,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Jatin,

IBPS CLERK Exam Online Application Form Release date is 12th September 2018 and exam is expected to be conducted in the month of December.

Click here to know other important dates.

Good Luck.


I got 50% in graduation. Am I eligible to give IBPS?

Asked By: Subham Jain,

Answer By: GetmyuniEnterprise

Hi Subham,

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 to be eligible for IBPS Clerk 2018 exam.

Click here to read other eligibility criteria.

Good Luck.