IBPS or Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts CWE or Common Written Exam every year for filling clerical cadre posts in multiple banks across the country. IBPS Clerk 2020 Notification is expected to be released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection during September 2020. IBPS Clerk registration is expected to start from the 3rd week of September 2020.
- What is IBPS Clerk Exam?
- IBPS Clerk Exam Date
- IBPS Clerk Eligibility
- IBPS Clerk Syllabus
- IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
- IBPS Clerk Application Form
- IBPS Clerk Admit Card
- IBPS Clerk Exam Centres
- IBPS Clerk Reference Books
- IBPS Clerk Results
- IBPS Clerk Cutoff
- IBPS Clerk Vacancies
- IBPS Clerk Selection Process
- Salary & Emoluments
- IBPS Clerk vs SBI Clerk
- Related Exams
What is IBPS Clerk Exam?
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the IBPS Clerk exam for the recruitment of clerical cadre posts in multiple banks all over the country. IBPS Clerk 2020 recruitment will be conducted through two stages – Preliminary exam and Main exam.
- Authority: IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is an autonomous body which conducts this exam.
- Job Profile: A clerk is also known as the ‘Single Window Operator’. A clerk performs daily office and accounts related tasks in a bank.
- Level: It is a National-Level Examination.
- Frequency: This exam is conducted once a year to fill up vacant positions in various banks.
- Stages: IBPS Clerk is conducted on two stages - Preliminary & Mains Exam.
- Preliminary Exam - Students have to clear IBPS Clerk prelims exam to get qualified and shortlisted for the 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 is a computer-based test conducted through online mode.
IBPS Clerk Overview
The IBPS is a national level exam for entry into clerical cadre posts in various nationalized banks. The exam is computer-based and is conducted in 2 stages. Other details regarding the exam are listed below.
|Exam Name||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for Clerks|
|Conducting Authority||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|Exam Mode||Online (Computer Based Test)|
|Application Fee||General/OBC/EWS-INR 600/-, SC/ST/PwD-INR 100/-|
|Stages||Preliminary and Mains Examination|
IBPS Clerk Mains 2019-2020 Exam Analysis
The IBPS Clerk Mains exam was conducted on 19th Jan 2020, at various centers across the country. The candidates who qualified for the preliminary examination attended the IBPS Clerk Main Exam. According to these candidates, this year’s paper was in an easy to moderate level of difficulty. The paper consisted of four sections with a total of 190 questions. The total time allotted to solve the paper was 160 minutes. The candidates reported that they could make 120 good attempts out of the 190 questions.
The order of occurrence of topics in the paper is as follows:
- General Awareness
- English Language
- Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
- Quantitative Aptitude
Overall Analysis for IBPS Clerk Mains 2019-2020
|Sections||Number of Questions||Difficulty Level|
|Reasoning and Computer Aptitude||50||Moderate|
Section-wise Analysis for IBPS Clerk Mains 2019-20
The Section-wise analysis for the IBPS Clerk Mains 2019-20 is given below.
This section was reported to be of moderate difficulty and the section comprised a total of 50 questions. These questions were based on topics of static general knowledge and current matters of National and International Importance. Some topics included were:
- The National Science Congress
- India’s first UNESCO Heritage City
- Bank Rate linked with Repo Rate
- The Theme of the National Book Fair
The English language section of the paper consisted of 40 questions. This section was reported to be of easy-moderate difficulty. The section consisted of a higher number of reading comprehension questions. The section is reviewed in the table below:
|Section||Number of questions||Difficulty level|
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude
This year’s paper had a Reasoning and Computer Aptitude section of the moderate-difficult level of difficulty. This time there were no questions that appeared from the computer aptitude section.
|Section||Number of Questions||Difficulty Level|
The quantitative aptitude section consisted of 50 questions that were of moderate level of difficulty. Most of the questions were based on Data Interpretation. Some Data Interpretation question-topics were:
- Caselet DI
- Line Graph
- Pie Chart
- Tabular + Bar Graph
|Section||Number of Questions||Difficulty Level|
IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Date
An official announcement of IBPS Clerk 2020 is not declared yet. Tentative dates are given below. The actual dates will be updated once the official notification is released by IBPS.
- Application Window: IBPS Clerk 2020 exam online registration is expected to start from September 2020. IBPS Clerk 2020 exam online registration is expected to close during October 2020.
- Exam Date: IBPS Clerk 2020 preliminary exam is expected to be conducted on the 12th, 13th and 19th December 2020 over multiple days. IBPS Clerk 2020 Mains exam is expected to be conducted on 24th January 2021. Other important dates in relation to the IBPS 2020 are tentatively mentioned below:
|IBPS Clerk 2020 Events||Event Dates|
|IBPS Clerk Exam Online Application Form Release Date||September 2020|
|IBPS Clerk Application Submission - Last Date||October 2020|
|Download Call Letter for Online Examination – Preliminary||November 2020|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training||November 2020|
|IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Dates||12th, 13th & 19th December 2020|
|Results of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam||December 2020/January 2021|
|Main Exam IBPS Clerk 2020 Admit Card||January 2021|
|IBPS Clerk Main Exam Date||January 2021|
|IBPS Clerk Declaration of Result||February 2021|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2021|
IBPS Clerk Exam 2020-21 Dates
Exam dates are not yet officially released by IBPS. Candidates have to wait for the official announcement. When exam dates are officially released, it will be updated on this page. Check this page regularly. Dates mentioned below are tentative:
|Prelims Exam||12th,13th & 19th December 2020|
|Mains Exam||24th January 2021|
Eligibility for IBPS Clerk
To apply for IBPS CRP Clerks-X Exam, a candidate should fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria, set by IBPS. If the candidates fail to fulfill the criteria, then the application form will be rejected.
- Nationality: Candidates must be a citizen of India.
- Age Limit: The age limit for the IBPS Clerk 2020 exam is between 20-28 years. IBPS provides age relaxation for reserved category candidates.
|Sr. No.||Category||Age Relaxation|
|4||Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen||The maximum age limit is 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 in Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh State only).||5 Years|
Educational Qualification: Candidates should have a Bachelor's Degree in any discipline from any recognized University.
IBPS Clerk Syllabus
IBPS Clerk Syllabus includes four subjects i.e English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, and General Awareness. The 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 Exam Pattern
IBPS Clerk 2020 exam is conducted online and will be conducted for 1 hour for the prelims exam and 2 hours & 40 minutes for the mains exam. The exam will be conducted in both English and Hindi languages. Exam Pattern for both the exam are as follows:
IBPS Clerk 2020 Prelims 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|
IBPS Clerk 2020 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 Application Form
IBPS Clerk 2020 exam will only be available in online mode. The application form will be available from September 2020. 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 2020 Application Form.
- Application Fee: IBPS Clerk 2020 Application fee for the 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 or Net Banking.
- Required Information: Candidates have to enter the below-listed details in the IBPS Clerk 2020 Application Form.
- Basic Details
- Personal Details
- Contact Details
- Exam Centres
How to fill IBPS Clerk 2020 Application Form
Step 1: Registration:
- Visit the official website of IBPS (www.ibps.in)
- Click on the "IBPS Clerk 2020" link.
- Click on "New Registration".
- Enter required information like Name, Mobile Number, Valid Email ID.
- Click on "Submit". After clicking on submit, the candidate will receive Registration Number and Password.
Step 2: Application Form:
- Visit the official website of IBPS.
- Log in to IBPS Clerk 2020 Application Form page 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 center, 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 land on 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, the candidate will receive transaction confirmation in the provided Email ID.
After completing all the above steps, the candidate can download the IBPS Clerk 2020 Application Form. Candidate should take a printout of the same for future reference.
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 2020 Admit Card.
- Mandatory: To enter the examination hall, the candidate should carry the admit card along with original photo ID proof and a copy of it. The admit card will be considered as the IPBS Clerk 2020 Hall Ticket.
- Contents: The IBPS Clerk 2020 Hall Ticket will carry the below-listed information.
- Registration Number
- Exam Centre Details
How to Download IBPS Clerk 2020 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 applied for.
- Step 4: Enter Credentials (User ID and D.O.B)
- Step 5: The Admit Card will display. Download the IBPS Clark 2020 Admit Card and take a print of the same.
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 center of his/her choice during the filling of the application form. The conducting authority, IBPS will decide the final exam centre.
IBPS 2020 Exam Centres for Mains Exam are given below:
|Jammu & Kashmir||Jammu|
To know more about the IBPS Clerk 2020 Prelims exam centre, please visit our IBPS Clerk Exam Centres section.
IBPS Clerk Reference Books
Candidates have to prepare regularly for IBPS Cleark Exam. Although there is no specific book available for the exam, candidates can use the below-listed books for reference.
|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 Arithmetic||Rajesh Verma||Arihant Publication|
|Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations||R.S. Aggarwal||S. Chand|
|Quantum CAT||Sarvesh K Verma||Arihant Publication|
|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 2020 Exam Preparation Guide
Read this post to know and prepare a strategy to crack the IBPS Clerk Exam:
- Get to know about the exam: Getting a proper idea about any exam is the first step to be followed before registering oneself in the preparation mode. Understand the syllabus and exam pattern before beginning your preparation.
- Time yourself: Try finding your strong areas as well as the sections or types of questions for which more time is consumed. As 100 questions have to be solved in just 60 minutes, prepare a timing strategy depending on your strong and weak areas.
- Choosing proper study sources: Always try to stick with limited books. Prepare from good resources and IBPS Clerk 2020 Reference books but try not to read too many books.
- Attempt mock tests: Mock tests are very important for cracking any competitive exams. Join any good test series and appear as if it's the real exam. Analyze the test after you are done. Note the mistakes you did and try not to commit the mistakes next time.
IBPS Clerk Results
IBPS Clerk 2020 Results will be updated here 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 card will consist of a candidate's name, registration number & marks. IBPS will disclose the allotment list of candidates along with the IBPS Clerk 2020 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 for IBPS Clerk 2020 -21 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.
- Step 5: Download the IBPS Clerk Result and take a photocopy of it for future reference.
IBPS Clerk Cut Off
Those candidates who are competing for the IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam have to clear the cut-off marks to advance for the mains exam and the further rounds as well. IBPS Clerk Cut Off 2020 is different for each state. Cut Off for IBPS Clerk 2020 Mains will also be released shortly after the results. Although the expected cut off has been published on the website.
Expected IBPS Clerk 2020 Cutoff for Prelim Exam:
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||42.25|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||19.75|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||37.5|
|Visually Handicapped (VH)||31|
- Expected IBPS Clerk 2020 Cutoff for Mains Exam:
|Category||Cut Off Marks|
|Other Backward Classes (OBC)||130-135|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)||145-150|
|Scheduled Tribe (ST)||140-145|
IBPS Clerk Vacancy
The expected number of vacancies for clerk posts for all public banks is about 12,000+. Vacancies for some states are mentioned below. And for expected vacancies for all states, candidates can check state-wise vacancies in the IBPS Clerk 2020 Vacancy section.
|States||No. of Vacancies|
IBPS Clerk 2020 Recruitment
IBPS will recruit candidates based on the marks secured in the exam. There is no Interview session in the IBPS Clerk 2020 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 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 & Emoluments
IBPS declared a new salary scale which is applicable after November 2017.
|Basic Pay||INR 11765/-|
|Special Allowance||INR 911/-|
|Transport Allowance||INR 425/-|
|HRA (for Population above 45 lakhs)||INR 1176/-|
|Gross Monthly CTC||INR 19589/-|
Note: For the population below 45 lakhs, the HRA will be Rs.1058.
IBPS Clerk vs SBI Clerk
|Particulars||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 a 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.|