IBPS Clerk 2020: Dates, Application Form, Pattern, Syllabus, Admit Card, Results

Exam Date : December 12, 2020 To December 19, 2020

Latest Update: The IBPS Clerk 2020 exam dates were revised. The prelims exam will be conducted from December 12, 2020 to December 19, 2020. The mains exam is scheduled to be conducted on January 24, 2021.

The IBPS has announced that the Clerk Mains 2019 Exam Results have been announced. The results were announced on May 20, 2020.

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?

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

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.

IBPS Clerk Overview
Exam Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for Clerks
Acronym IBPS Clerk
Conducting Authority Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Exam Level National
Exam Mode Online (Computer Based Test)
Post Bank Clerk
Application Mode Online
Application Fee General/OBC/EWS-INR 600/-, SC/ST/PwD-INR 100/-
Stages Preliminary and Mains Examination

IBPS Clerk Mains 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
General Awareness 50 Moderate
English Language 40 Easy-Moderate
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 50 Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 50 Moderate
Total 190 Moderate

Section-wise Analysis for IBPS Clerk Mains 2019-20

The Section-wise analysis for the IBPS Clerk Mains 2019-20 is given below.

General Awareness

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

English Language

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
Reading Comprehension 18 Moderate-Difficult
Fillers 5 Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test 6 Easy-Moderate
Error Detection 5 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Rearrangement 6 Moderate
Total 40 Easy-Moderate

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
Puzzles 25 Moderate-Difficult
Coded Direction 5 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Easy-Moderate
Coded Inequality 5 Easy-Moderate
Syllogism 5 Easy
Coding-Decoding 3 Moderate
Logical Reasoning 2 Moderate-Difficult
Total 50 Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

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
Data Interpretation 20 Moderate-Difficult
Arithmetic 20 Moderate
Data Sufficiency 5 Moderate
Approximation 5 Moderate
Total 50 Moderate

IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Dates

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 Dates
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 December 12, 2020; December 13, 2020 & December 19, 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 24, 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:

Events Dates
Prelims Exam 12th,13th & 19th December 2020
Mains Exam 24th January 2021

IBPS Clerk 2020 Eligibility

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.
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 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 2020 Syllabus

IBPS Clerk 2020 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 2020 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

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 60 Minutes

IBPS Clerk 2020 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 2020 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
    • Photograph
    • Signature
    • 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 2020 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.
    • Name
    • Address
    • Registration Number
    • Photo
    • Signature
    • 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 2020 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:
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Centre
State Exam City
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 more about the IBPS Clerk 2020 Prelims exam centre, please visit our IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Centres section.

IBPS Clerk 2020 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.

  • 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 Arithmetic 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 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 2020 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 2020 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 2020 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:

IBPS Clerk Prelim 2020 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 2020 Cutoff for Mains Exam:
IBPS Clerk Mains 2020 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 2020 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
Andhra Pradesh 777
Uttar Pradesh 1203
Karnataka 953
Delhi 525
Maharashtra 1257
TamilNadu 1379
WestBengal 847

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.

IBPS Clerk Salary
Particular Amount
Basic Pay INR 11765/-
Special Allowance INR 911/-
DA INR 5311/-
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

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The application fee for General and OBC candidates is Rs 600/- and it is Rs 100/- for SC/ST/EXSM/PwD candidates.

No, there will be no interview for IBPS Clerk recruitment process.

The candidate must be a graduate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.

Yes, it is mandatory to have computer knowledge. Candidates should produce a Diploma/Degree Certificate in computer operations/language or should have studied Computer/ Information Technology as one of the subjects in high school or college.

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.

The exam is conducted in two stages:

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam

Aspiring applicants can apply on the official website from September 2020.

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

IBPS Clerk mains consist 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.

Get 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.

Get to read other eligibility criteria.

Good Luck.