IBPS Clerk

About IBPS Clerk Exam

  • Overview
  • Exam Dates
  • Job Profile
  • Salary Info
  • Eligibility
  • Vacancies
  • Exam Pattern
  • Syllabus
  • Application Fee

IBPS Clerk Exam Overview

IBPS Clerk exam is an exam conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to hire clerks in various banks through a common exam. The IBPS Bank Clerk exam will take place across the country to fill clerk vacancies in various banks that participate in this exam. Close to 20 banks participate every year to recruit clerks.

Once you qualify IBPS Clerk exam, you are hired as a Clerk in one of the participating banks as per your preference, merit and IBPS clerk cut off.

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2019

Events Dates
IBPS Clerk 2019 Notification Date 12th Sep 2019
Date of IBPS Clerk Online Application 17th Sep 2019
Last Date of IBPS Clerk Apply Online 09th Oct 2019
IBPS Clerk Pre-Training Exam Date 25th Nov to 30th Nov 2019
IBPS Clerk Admit Card Download Date 26th November 2019
IBPS Clerk Exam Date 2019 (Prelims) 7th and 8th Dec 2019
IBPS Clerk Prelims Result Date 01st Jan 2020
IBPS Clerk Mains Admit Card 07 January 2020
IBPS Clerk Mains Re-Exam Date 08th Feb 2020
Provisional Allotment April 2020

IBPS Clerk Job Profile

Clerk is an important post in a bank. There are different types of clerks in the bank such as Office clerk, Loan clerk, Accounts clerk etc. You will be posted as one of the clerks from time to time. The clerk is the first point of contact person for inquiries & guidance to customers.

Major roles and responsibilities of a Bank Clerk:

  • Manning Single Window Counter, and clearing customer requests. Because of this, the job profile of a bank clerk is also known as Single Window Operator.
  • Issue Cash Receipts and ESI Stamps at Counters
  • Pass Books Updation of Account Holders
  • Banking Document Verification
  • Attending to Government Treasury Work
  • A bank clerk also performs back-office works like a collection of receipts, maintenance of ledger, balance tally etc.
  • The bank clerk is responsible or sanction withdrawals, verifying cheques, issuing demand drafts (as per request) and other services to the customers.
  • A bank clerk is also Holds the bank cash, bank keys, and other valuables in safe custody and others.
  • The bank clerk is also responsible for market financial products of the bank such as deposits, loans, and schemes to visitors.
  • With the digitization of the bank, these days the job profile of bank clerk is mostly related to working on the computer and entering the day to day transaction.

 

 

IBPS Clerk Salary

The basic pay of an IBPS Clerk is Rs. 11765/– per month, in the scale of Rs. 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230-1310/1-31540.

So the basic pay of IBPS clerk varies between Rs 11,765 and Rs 31,540.

In addition to this, IBPS Clerks are also entitled to other special pay and allowances.

IBPS Clerk Salary Structure

Salary Component  Amount
Basic Pay Rs 11,765
Special Allowance Rs 1561
DA Rs 7073
CCA Rs 0
TA Rs 425
Total (without HRA) Rs 21424
HRA 980
Gross Salary Rs 22404

* DA – Dearness allowances
* CCA – City Compensatory Allowance
* TA – Transport Allowance
* HRA – House Rent Allowance

  • Dearness allowances: DA is 4% of basic pay and revised quarterly for every 3 months which is based on the CPI (Consumer Price Index) declared by the banks.
  • House Rent Allowance: HRA is 7-9% of basic pay. HRA is different in different cities.
Cities HRA %
Metro cities 8.5
Cities with a population more than 5 lakhs 7.5
Other cities 6.5
  • Special Allowance: 7.5%
  • After completion of the one-year service, you will an increment of 400/- and Rs. 500 increment in 2nd year.
  • After the 10th Bipartite Wage Settlement of 2015, a Bank Clerk’s salary has increased from Rs. 21,339 to Rs. 23,117.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility

In order to be eligible for IBPS Clerk Exam 2019, candidates need to fulfill 3 eligibility criteria.

  1. Nationality
  2. Age Limit
  3. Educational Qualification

1. Nationality:

  • He/She must have a citizenship of India, or
  • He/She must be a subject of Nepal, or
  • He/She must be a subject to Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came to India for settling permanently.
  • An Indian Originated person who has migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, Vietnam, Zaire, and other east African countries whom the government of India has issued the certificate of eligibility.

2. Age-based Eligibility:

Minimum Age 20 years (as on 1st September 2019)

Maximum Age 28 years (as on 1st September 2019)

3. Educational Qualification: The minimum qualification required for the post of the clerk is graduation from a recognized university on or before 10th October 2019.

 

IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2019

There are a total of 12,075 vacancies in the IBPS Clerk 2019 notification.

Below is the state-wise vacancy list for IBPS Clerk 2019.

IBPS Clerk Vacancy: State-wise

State Total Vacancies 

(as reported in official notification)

Andaman and Nicobar Islands 14
Andhra Pradesh 777
Arunachal Pradesh 11
Assam 189
Bihar 295
Chandigarh 64
Chhattisgarh 174
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 4
Daman and Diu 2
Delhi 525
Goa 67
Gujarat 600
Haryana 328
Himachal Pradesh 129
Jammu and Kashmir 63
Jharkhand 141
Karnataka 953
Kerala 349
Lakshadweep 1
Madhya Pradesh 440
Maharashtra 1257
Manipur 11
Meghalaya 7
Mizoram 9
Nagaland 11
Odisha 417
Puducherry 44
Punjab 634
Rajasthan 325
Sikkim 23
Tamil Nadu 1379
Telangana 612
Tripura 53
Uttar Pradesh 1203
Uttarakhand 117
West Bengal 847
Total 12,075

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure 2019

IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2019

Selection Process of IBPS Clerk Exam involves various stages including the following –

  1. Preliminary Exam: – This is a qualifying stage, it means marks of prelims exam won’t be counted for the final selection. However, this phase includes a sectional cut off, which is required to be cleared to become eligible for the main exam.
  2. Mains Exam: – Marks of IBPS Clerk mains exam will be counted for the final selection. So, candidates not only have to crack this phase but also have to score better in this phase.
  3. Language Test: – Candidates shortlisted for mains examination, have to undergo a language test. Proficiency in the local language is a must for the candidates to qualify for the IBPS Clerk exam.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In 2018, IBPS has introduced sectional timings in the Prelims phase. There are 3 sections in the IBPS Prelims examination as each section has a maximum duration of 20 minutes.

Overall, its 100 questions, 100 marks and 60 minutes for the IBPS Clerk Preliminary examination.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 Minutes

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Name of Tests No. of Qs. Max. Marks Time
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200

160 minutes

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus

Subjects Topics
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para jumbles
  • Cloze test
  • Error Correction
  • Error Detection
  • Fillers
Reasoning Ability
  • Sitting Arrangement/Puzzles
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Inequality
  • Alphanumeric/ Number Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous
Numerical Ability
  • Data Interpretation
  • Number Series
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Quantity Based Questions
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus

Subjects Topics
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension ( at least 2 sets)
  • Vocabulary based questions (especially Synonyms-Antonyms)
  • Cloze Test (New + Old Pattern)
  • Spotting Errors (Special focus on new pattern based questions)
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para Jumbles (New Pattern)
  • Fill in the Blanks / Double Fillers
  • Odd One Out/ Theme-based questions
  • Sentence Connectors
  • Paragraph/ Sentence Completion
General Awareness
  • Questions will be asked mainly from the Current Affairs & Banking Awareness topics.
  • Questions will be asked on Books & authors, Currencies, Important Places, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Minister’s Schemes, Important Days etc.
  • Go through the GK updates of at least the last 4-5 months.
  • Static GK part as well, especially the countries, their capitals, and currencies (Try to focus especially on the countries that have been in news lately, for instance, the countries visited by our Prime Minister or President or with whom any major MoU has been signed).

Note: The syllabus for both prelims as well as for mains is different in comparison with topics.

IBPS Clerk Application Fee

The IBPS Clerk Exam Application Fees/Intimation Charges are payable both offline and online. The application fee for the candidates falling in different categories is as follows:

Category Application Fee
SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates Rs. 100/- (inclusive of GST)
Other candidates Rs. 600/- (inclusive of GST)

About IBPS Clerk Exam

IBPS Clerk Exam Overview

IBPS Clerk exam is an exam conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to hire clerks in various banks through a common exam. The IBPS Bank Clerk exam will take place across the country to fill clerk vacancies in various banks that participate in this exam. Close to 20 banks participate every year to recruit clerks.

Once you qualify IBPS Clerk exam, you are hired as a Clerk in one of the participating banks as per your preference, merit and IBPS clerk cut off.

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2019

Events Dates
IBPS Clerk 2019 Notification Date 12th Sep 2019
Date of IBPS Clerk Online Application 17th Sep 2019
Last Date of IBPS Clerk Apply Online 09th Oct 2019
IBPS Clerk Pre-Training Exam Date 25th Nov to 30th Nov 2019
IBPS Clerk Admit Card Download Date 26th November 2019
IBPS Clerk Exam Date 2019 (Prelims) 7th and 8th Dec 2019
IBPS Clerk Prelims Result Date 01st Jan 2020
IBPS Clerk Mains Admit Card 07 January 2020
IBPS Clerk Mains Re-Exam Date 08th Feb 2020
Provisional Allotment April 2020

IBPS Clerk Eligibility

In order to be eligible for IBPS Clerk Exam 2019, candidates need to fulfill 3 eligibility criteria.

  1. Nationality
  2. Age Limit
  3. Educational Qualification

1. Nationality:

  • He/She must have a citizenship of India, or
  • He/She must be a subject of Nepal, or
  • He/She must be a subject to Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came to India for settling permanently.
  • An Indian Originated person who has migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, Vietnam, Zaire, and other east African countries whom the government of India has issued the certificate of eligibility.

2. Age-based Eligibility:

Minimum Age 20 years (as on 1st September 2019)

Maximum Age 28 years (as on 1st September 2019)

3. Educational Qualification: The minimum qualification required for the post of the clerk is graduation from a recognized university on or before 10th October 2019.

 

IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2019

There are a total of 12,075 vacancies in the IBPS Clerk 2019 notification.

Below is the state-wise vacancy list for IBPS Clerk 2019.

IBPS Clerk Vacancy: State-wise

State Total Vacancies 

(as reported in official notification)

Andaman and Nicobar Islands 14
Andhra Pradesh 777
Arunachal Pradesh 11
Assam 189
Bihar 295
Chandigarh 64
Chhattisgarh 174
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 4
Daman and Diu 2
Delhi 525
Goa 67
Gujarat 600
Haryana 328
Himachal Pradesh 129
Jammu and Kashmir 63
Jharkhand 141
Karnataka 953
Kerala 349
Lakshadweep 1
Madhya Pradesh 440
Maharashtra 1257
Manipur 11
Meghalaya 7
Mizoram 9
Nagaland 11
Odisha 417
Puducherry 44
Punjab 634
Rajasthan 325
Sikkim 23
Tamil Nadu 1379
Telangana 612
Tripura 53
Uttar Pradesh 1203
Uttarakhand 117
West Bengal 847
Total 12,075

IBPS Clerk Job Profile

Clerk is an important post in a bank. There are different types of clerks in the bank such as Office clerk, Loan clerk, Accounts clerk etc. You will be posted as one of the clerks from time to time. The clerk is the first point of contact person for inquiries & guidance to customers.

Major roles and responsibilities of a Bank Clerk:

  • Manning Single Window Counter, and clearing customer requests. Because of this, the job profile of a bank clerk is also known as Single Window Operator.
  • Issue Cash Receipts and ESI Stamps at Counters
  • Pass Books Updation of Account Holders
  • Banking Document Verification
  • Attending to Government Treasury Work
  • A bank clerk also performs back-office works like a collection of receipts, maintenance of ledger, balance tally etc.
  • The bank clerk is responsible or sanction withdrawals, verifying cheques, issuing demand drafts (as per request) and other services to the customers.
  • A bank clerk is also Holds the bank cash, bank keys, and other valuables in safe custody and others.
  • The bank clerk is also responsible for market financial products of the bank such as deposits, loans, and schemes to visitors.
  • With the digitization of the bank, these days the job profile of bank clerk is mostly related to working on the computer and entering the day to day transaction.

 

 

IBPS Clerk Salary

The basic pay of an IBPS Clerk is Rs. 11765/– per month, in the scale of Rs. 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230-1310/1-31540.

So the basic pay of IBPS clerk varies between Rs 11,765 and Rs 31,540.

In addition to this, IBPS Clerks are also entitled to other special pay and allowances.

IBPS Clerk Salary Structure

Salary Component  Amount
Basic Pay Rs 11,765
Special Allowance Rs 1561
DA Rs 7073
CCA Rs 0
TA Rs 425
Total (without HRA) Rs 21424
HRA 980
Gross Salary Rs 22404

* DA – Dearness allowances
* CCA – City Compensatory Allowance
* TA – Transport Allowance
* HRA – House Rent Allowance

  • Dearness allowances: DA is 4% of basic pay and revised quarterly for every 3 months which is based on the CPI (Consumer Price Index) declared by the banks.
  • House Rent Allowance: HRA is 7-9% of basic pay. HRA is different in different cities.
Cities HRA %
Metro cities 8.5
Cities with a population more than 5 lakhs 7.5
Other cities 6.5
  • Special Allowance: 7.5%
  • After completion of the one-year service, you will an increment of 400/- and Rs. 500 increment in 2nd year.
  • After the 10th Bipartite Wage Settlement of 2015, a Bank Clerk’s salary has increased from Rs. 21,339 to Rs. 23,117.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure 2019

IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2019

Selection Process of IBPS Clerk Exam involves various stages including the following –

  1. Preliminary Exam: – This is a qualifying stage, it means marks of prelims exam won’t be counted for the final selection. However, this phase includes a sectional cut off, which is required to be cleared to become eligible for the main exam.
  2. Mains Exam: – Marks of IBPS Clerk mains exam will be counted for the final selection. So, candidates not only have to crack this phase but also have to score better in this phase.
  3. Language Test: – Candidates shortlisted for mains examination, have to undergo a language test. Proficiency in the local language is a must for the candidates to qualify for the IBPS Clerk exam.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

In 2018, IBPS has introduced sectional timings in the Prelims phase. There are 3 sections in the IBPS Prelims examination as each section has a maximum duration of 20 minutes.

Overall, its 100 questions, 100 marks and 60 minutes for the IBPS Clerk Preliminary examination.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 Minutes

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Name of Tests No. of Qs. Max. Marks Time
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200

160 minutes

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus

Subjects Topics
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para jumbles
  • Cloze test
  • Error Correction
  • Error Detection
  • Fillers
Reasoning Ability
  • Sitting Arrangement/Puzzles
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Inequality
  • Alphanumeric/ Number Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous
Numerical Ability
  • Data Interpretation
  • Number Series
  • Simplification/ Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Quantity Based Questions
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus

Subjects Topics
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension ( at least 2 sets)
  • Vocabulary based questions (especially Synonyms-Antonyms)
  • Cloze Test (New + Old Pattern)
  • Spotting Errors (Special focus on new pattern based questions)
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Para Jumbles (New Pattern)
  • Fill in the Blanks / Double Fillers
  • Odd One Out/ Theme-based questions
  • Sentence Connectors
  • Paragraph/ Sentence Completion
General Awareness
  • Questions will be asked mainly from the Current Affairs & Banking Awareness topics.
  • Questions will be asked on Books & authors, Currencies, Important Places, Awards, Headquarters, Prime Minister’s Schemes, Important Days etc.
  • Go through the GK updates of at least the last 4-5 months.
  • Static GK part as well, especially the countries, their capitals, and currencies (Try to focus especially on the countries that have been in news lately, for instance, the countries visited by our Prime Minister or President or with whom any major MoU has been signed).

Note: The syllabus for both prelims as well as for mains is different in comparison with topics.

IBPS Clerk Application Fee

The IBPS Clerk Exam Application Fees/Intimation Charges are payable both offline and online. The application fee for the candidates falling in different categories is as follows:

Category Application Fee
SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates Rs. 100/- (inclusive of GST)
Other candidates Rs. 600/- (inclusive of GST)

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