Federal Bank Clerk Recruitment 2021: Notification, Exam Pattern

Federal Bank Clerk Recruitment

Federal Bank is one of the prominent private sector banks in India. Its headquarters is located in Aluva, Kochi. Federal Bank releases the Federal Bank Clerk Notification from time to time for the recruitment of Clerks. The Last notification was released in 2018, so it’s quite a while and this time there may be more vacancies. In this article, we shall see all the important information such as exam date, vacancy, eligibility criteria, exam pattern, salary, job profile, etc. All aspirants must go through this and the  Federal Bank Clerk Notification 2021 to plan their preparation.

Federal Bank Clerk 2021 Notification

Federal Bank will soon release the notification of the recruitment of Clerks. You can download a copy of the notification by clicking the link below.

Download the Official Notification for Federal Bank Clerk 2021-22 here!

(Above download link will be updated when the notification is released)

Federal Bank Clerk Overview

Name of the Exam Federal Bank Clerk Exam
Conducting Authority Federal Bank
Name of the Post Clerk
Job Location Depending upon requirement
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Number of Stages Two
Official Website federalbank.co.in

Federal Bank Clerk Eligibility Criteria

There are 3 eligibility criteria that one should satisfy in order to be eligible to sit for Federal Bank Clerk Exam.

  1. Age
  2. Education
  3. Nationality
  4. Place of Domicile

Age Limit

  • Candidates who are older than 24 years are not eligible to apply.
  • No age relaxation is applicable

Educational Qualifications

  • The candidate should be a Graduate or Postgraduate with a minimum of 60% marks in any discipline from a recognized University or any other institution.
  • The candidate should have completed academics from 10th onwards in a regular mode of study.
  • Candidates should have a consistent academic record of a minimum of 60% marks from class 10th onwards till their highest education i.e Graduates should have 60% for 10th, 12th & Graduation.


The candidate must be an Indian Citizen. 

Place of Domicile

  • The candidate should be a domicile of any of the following Indian States – Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, New Delhi, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, or West Bengal.

Federal Bank Clerk Selection Process

The Federal Bank Selection process consists of 2 stages:

  1. Online Aptitude Test + Psychometric Test
  2. Group Discussion & Personal Interview

Candidates have to clear all the stages in order to get the final selection.

Federal Bank Clerk Exam Pattern

Below is the detailed Clerk Exam pattern with the various sections, and their respective number of questions, marks, and time limit.

Sections Number of


Marks  Time
Verbal Ability / English Language 20 20 Total Time of 60 Minutes
Logical Aptitude / Reasoning 20 20
Quantitative / Numerical Ability 20 20
General, Socio-Economic, & Banking Awareness 10 10
Computer Awareness 10 10
Digital Banking 10 10
Total 90 90
  • There is a Negative Marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Federal Bank Online Aptitude Test is followed by a Psychometric Questionnaire on the same computer. The Maximum duration of this Psychometric Questionnaire is 15 minutes.
  • Candidates shortlisted from the Online Aptitude Test will be called for Group Discussion and Personal Interview.

Federal Bank Clerk Salary

The starting Basic Pay applicable to Clerks is Rs. 13,075 in the pay scale of Rs. 11765– 655/3 – 13730 – 815/3 – 16175 – 980/4 – 20095 – 1145/7 – 28110 – 2120/1 – 30230 –1310/1 – 31540.

Other Allowances

  • Dearness Allowance: This is calculated based on the CPI and is revised quarterly.
  • House Rent Allowance/Lease Allowance: This allowance is based on the location of the posting and varies from 7% to 9% of the basic pay.
  • City Compensatory Allowance: This component also depends on the location of the candidate. It generally varies from 3% to 4% of the basic pay.
  • Medical and Other Benefits: As per company policy.

With all the above components, the annual Cost to the Company (CTC) of a Federal Bank Clerk ranges from Rs 3.99 lakhs to Rs 4.41 lakhs, depending upon the job location and other factors.

 Federal Bank Clerk Syllabus

Verbal Ability / English Language Logical Aptitude/ Reasoning Quantitative / Numerical Ability
  • Antonyms
  • Direct and Indirect Speech
  • Active and Passive voice
  • Sentence improvement
  • Theme detection
  • Vocabulary test
  • Spotting errors
  • Idioms and phrases
  • Double Synonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Reconstruction of sentences
  • Homonyms
  • A deriving conclusion from the passage
  • Choosing the correct/incorrect sentence
  • One word substitution
  • Comprehension
  • Rearrangement of a sentence in paragraph
  • Common errors
  • Sentence completion
  • Passage completion
  • Choosing the appropriate filler
  • Transformation
  • Passage correction
  • Spelling test
  • Figure Matrix Questions
  • Analogy
  • Mirror Images
  • Number Series
  • Grouping Identical Figures
  • Problems on Age Calculation
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Test of Direction Sense
  • Blood Relations
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Venn diagram
  • Arguments
  • Alphabet Series
  • Decision Making
  • Inference
  • Number Ranking
  • Numerical Ability
  • Unitary Method
  • Number System
  • HCF
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mensuration (2D and 3D)
  • Time and Distance
  • Average
  • Simplification
  • Decimal Fractions
  • Algebra
  • LCM
  • Time and Work
  • Ratio and Proportions
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Percentages etc.


General, Socio-economic & Banking Computer Awareness Digital Banking
  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries.
  • Geography
  • History
  • Indian Constitution
  • India and its neighboring countries.
  • Budget and Five Year Plans.
  • Important Financial & Economic News.
  • Scientific Research.
  • Culture
  • Economy
  • Current Affairs – National & International
  • Sports
  • Economy, Banking, and Finance.
  • Knowledge of Current Events.
  • Countries & Capitals.
  • General Politics etc.
  • MS Windows
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Workplace Productivity Tools
  • The Internet
  • Data Structures
  • Database Management System
  • Internet Usage
  • MS Word & MS Excel etc.
  • MS PowerPoint
  • Boolean Algebra
  • Windows
  • Computer Software & Hardware
  • PC Software and Office
  • Automation
  • Computer Networks
  • Emerging Technologies and Web Publishing
  • Knowledge in operations of Computer
  • History of Digital Banking in India
  • Digital Marketing Activities
  • Modes of Digital Banking
  • Basic Terminologies of Digital Banking

Federal Bank Clerk Application Fee 

As per the Notification, The Federal Bank Clerk Application Fee is Rs 250 for Candidates belonging to SC/ST categories, and it is Rs 500/- for candidates of all other categories.

Category Application Fee
SC/ST Rs 250/-
All Other Categories (including General) Rs 500/-


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