IBPS Clerk Exam 2021: Notification, Exam Dates, Eligibility

IBPS Clerk Exam Recruitment

BPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts a common recruitment process (CRP) every year for clerical cadre recruitment of multiple banks all over the country. IBPS is conducting the Clerk exam for the 11th year now and hence named IBPS Clerk CRP XI. The IBPS Clerk CRP exam is conducted on two levels only – the preliminary exam and the mains exam (There is No Interview).  Here, we are discussing the exam notification, application process, salary, syllabus, exam pattern, vacancy, eligibility criteria, selection process, and other details of the exam.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification

The Official Notification for IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam is expected to be released in the month of June 2021 to recruit 3000+ vacancies of clerical posts in different 11 public sector banks. The Exam dates have also been released by IBPS with its official calendar for the year 2021-22. IBPS Clerk 2021 Recruitment Process will be begun with the release of the official notification of CRP CLERKS-XI. IBPS Clerk 2021 is going to be an opportunity for those who have not been able to get through SBI and other Bank Recruitment Exams.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Dates

IBPS Clerk 2021 exam dates have been released by IBPS along with the IBPS Exam Calendar 2021 on February 3, 2021. As per the calendar, IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims exam is scheduled to be held on August 28, 29 and September 4, 5, 2021, and the mains exam will be conducted on October 31, 2021. You must note down important dates related to IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam and make sure that you complete the process correctly on time. The schedule of the exam is provided below:

IBPS Clerk 2021: Important Dates

Events Dates
IBPS Clerk Notification 2021 June 2021
Online Registration Process June 2021
Online Application Ends On July 2021
IBPS Clerk Prelims Call Letter August 2021
Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary August 28, 29, and September 4, 5, 2021
Result of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam September 2021
Download of Call letter for Online Exam – Main October 2021
Conduct of Online Examination – Main October 31, 2021
Declaration of Final (Mains) Result April 1, 2022

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2021: Exam Summary

Conducting Organisation Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
IBPS Official Website ibps.in
Post Clerk
Vacancy 3000+
Participating Banks 11
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Recruitment Process Prelims + Main Exams
Education Qualification Graduate on or before 06.09.2021
Age Limit 20 years to 28 years (As on 01.07.2021)
Application Fee SC/ST/PWD- Rs.175
General and Others- Rs. 850
Online Examination – Preliminary August 28, 29 and September 4, 5, 2021
Online Examination – Mains October 31, 2021
Notification Link To be updated
Online Application Link To be updated

IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2021

The total number of vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2021 will be announced along with its official notification in June 2021. Last year in 2020, the total number of  IBPS Clerk Vacancies released was 2557. The State-wise vacancies are shown in the below table.

Sr. No. State Indicative Vacancies Revised Vacancies
1 Andaman & Nicobar Island 0 1
2 Andhra Pradesh 10 85
3 Arunachal Pradesh 1 1
4 Assam 16 24
5 Bihar 76 95
6 Chandigarh 6 8
7 Chhattisgarh 7 18
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu 4 4
9 Delhi 67 93
10 Goa 17 25
11 Gujarat 119 139
12 Haryana 35 72
13 Himachal Pradesh 40 45
14 Jammu & Kashmir 5 7
15 Jharkhand 55 67
16 Karnataka 29 221
17 Kerala 32 120
18 Lakshadweep 2 3
19 Ladakh 0 0
20 Madhya Pradesh 75 104
21 Maharashtra 334 371
22 Manipur 2 3
23 Meghalaya 1 1
24 Mizoram 1 1
25 Nagaland 5 5
26 Odisha 43 66
27 Puducherry 3 4
28 Punjab 136 162
29 Rajasthan 48 68
30 Sikkim 1 1
31 Tamil Nadu 77 229
32 Telangana 20 62
33 Tripura 11 12
34 Uttar Pradesh 136 259
35 Uttarkhand 18 30
36 West Bengal 125 151
Total 1557 2557

IBPS Clerk Participating Banks 2021

For the year 2020, a total of 11 public sector banks are participating in the IBPS recruitment process.

Bank of Baroda Canara Bank
Indian Overseas Bank UCO Bank
Bank of India Central Bank of India
Punjab National Bank Union Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra Indian Bank

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2021

Age Limit 20 – 28 years
Educational Qualification Minimum graduation from the university recognized by the government
Nationality An Indian citizen or

i) A Subject from Nepal or

ii) A Subject From Bhutan or

iii) A Tibetian who came over India before 1st January 1962 who was intended to settle in India Permanently.

IBPS Clerk Age Limit

Age is the major criteria where the candidate is subjected to note the minimum and the maximum age to apply for the IBPS Clerk Exam. The minimum age of the candidate is 20 and the maximum age limit of the candidate is subjected to be 28 years. The candidate must have not born earlier than 02.091991 and should not be born after 01.09.1999

Age Relaxations:

Category Age Relaxation(In Years)
Scheduled castes(SC) and scheduled tribes(ST) 5
OBC-Other Backward Castes 3
People with Disabilities 10
Ex-Serviceman The upper age limit relaxation will depend on the military service length, increased by 3 years in the case of ex-servicemen. Includes commissioned officers and ECOS ( emergency commissioned officers)
Widows/Divorced 9
People Affected by 1984 riots 5
Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) 5
  • The relaxation in upper age limit for SC / ST / OBC candidates is allowed on a cumulative basis with only one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted as mentioned above.
  • The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates and Economically Weaker (EWS) Category Candidates.
  • Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit necessary certificate(s) in original / copies at the time of joining and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by IBPS / Participating Organization(s).
  • Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under the Central Government in Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group ‘C’ /’D’ under the Central Government.
  • However, such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation on the second occasion for Ex-Servicemen in Central Government jobs.
  • Candidates who are still in the armed forces and desire to apply under the Ex-Servicemen category, also whose date of completion of a specific period of engagement (SPE) is completed in one year from the last date for receipt of online application i.e. on or before October 8, 2020, are eligible to apply for the IBPS Clerk Exam.

Educational Qualification:

Post Minimum Educational Qualification
IBPS Clerk A candidate must be a graduate of the institute/university which is recognized by the government.


The nationality is the first aspect seen by the higher authorities and will proceed with the candidate for the further rounds.

The candidate must be

An Indian citizen or

  1. A Subject from Nepal or
  2. A Subject From Bhutan or
  3. A Tibetian who came over India before 1st January 1962 who was intended to settle in India Permanently.
  4. The candidates who are migrated from Pakistan, Srilanka, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia Ethiopia, Vietnam, Burma with the intention of settling in India permanently.

For candidates, 1, 2, 3, 4, an eligibility certificate should be issued from the government.

IBPS Clerk 2021 – Apply Online

Direct Link to Apply for the IBPS Clerk 2021 – will be updated when available

Here is the simple procedure to apply online for the examination.

  • Step 1: Click on the above link, you will be redirected directly to the IBPS page.
  • Step 2: Find the Advertisement for “IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2020”.
  • Step 3: Click on new registration and fill in all the details like name, address, father’s name, date of birth, etc;
  • Step 3: Add your photo and signature once you are done with your personal details.
  • Step 4: Upload the documents like category certificate, income certificate, SSC mark sheet, etc; and click on submit
  • Step 5: You will be getting your Registration ID and password to your registered mail id.

IBPS Clerk Application Fee 2021

IBPS Clerk application fee varies according to the candidate’s category. Fee can be paid through net banking/Credit card/Debit card of any bank.

Category Application Fee

IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2021

The IBPS Clerk admit card is issued to candidates who fulfill all the eligibility criteria and have paid the fees online. The hall ticket released for the clerical cadre exam has all the essential details relevant to the particular IBPS Clerk Exam- Prelims/Mains.

  1. Name of the candidate
  2. Registration number/ Roll number
  3. Exam date
  4. Exam Centre
  5. Photograph of the candidate
  6. General guidelines for the IBPS Clerk exam.

Steps to download the IBPS Clerk Admit Card:

  • Step 1: Go to the official website of IBPS
  • Step 2: Click on the vacancy option and search for the advertisement IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2020.
  • Step 3: Click on the option, and enter the login details like Registration ID and Password.
  • Step 4: The admit card will be on your screen now.
  • Step 5: Download the admit card and take a printout for future use.

IBPS Clerk Selection Process

The candidate has to undergo two stages of the selection process to get recruited as IBPS Clerk recruitment.

Stage 1 – Preliminary Examination

Stage 2 – Mains Examination

Candidates are required to qualify both stages to get selected for the posts in the clerical cadre of most premier Public Sector Banks. One important thing to note here is that there is NO INTERVIEW, and 100% weightage is given to the mains exam result for Final selection

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

Prelims Exam Pattern:

In the below-mentioned table, we have mentioned the preliminary examination details for your better understanding.

S.No Subject Number of Questions Number Of Marks Duration
1 English 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
  • The total number of questions asked in the IBPS Clerk Exam is 100.
  • The maximum mark allotted for the preliminary examination is 100.
  • The mark allotted for every correct answer is 1 mark.
  • A Negative Marking of 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer
  • The time duration of the preliminary examination is 60 minutes.
  • Candidates have to qualify in each of the three subjects by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.

Mains Exam Pattern:

Below is the mains examination details for your understanding.

S.No Subject Number of Questions Number Of Marks Duration
1 General/Finance Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability and computer aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
  • IBPS Clerk Mains Exam consists of 190 questions that needs to be completed in 160 minutes.
  • The maximum marks for the examination are 200.
  • Each question in reasoning ability and computer aptitude carries 1.20 marks.
  • Each question other than reasoning ability and computer aptitude carries 1 mark.
  • Negative Marking of 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer
  • The candidates need to qualify for the preliminary examination to attend the mains examination

IBPS Clerk Syllabus

Prelims Syllabus:

Numerical Ability




Data interpretation




Time and work

Number Series




Profit and loss

Permutations and combinations

Arrangements and pattern

Coding decoding

Order and Ranking


Linear Seating arrangement

Mathematical Inequalities

Blood relations

Circular Seating arrangement





Cloze Test

Reading Comprehension

Spotting Errors

Sentence Improvement

Sentence Correction

Para Jumbles

Fill in the Blanks

Para/Sentence Completion

Mains Syllabus

General Awareness

Reasoning Ability

Computer Aptitude




The economy of the country

Government policies


Neighboring country economy,
history, geography


Financial policies

Scientific Research

Important dates and names

Festivals, rivers, Temples

Arrangements and pattern

Coding decoding

Order and Ranking


Linear Seating arrangement

Mathematical Inequalities

Blood relations

Circular Seating arrangement



Basics of Hardware and software,

Windows operating system basics,

Internet terms and services,

Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word,



History of computers,

Networking and communication,

Database basics,

Basics of Hacking,

Security Tools and Viruses

Cloze Test

Reading Comprehension

Spotting Errors

Sentence Improvement

Sentence Correction

Para Jumbles

Fill in the Blanks

Para/Sentence Completion

Quantity based Inequalities

Number Series

Data interpretation



Data sufficiency



IBPS Clerk Salary 2021

The salary for the IBPS Clerk ranges from INR 11,765 to 31,540. This salary is as per the 7th pay commission. The starting in hand IBPS Clerk salary is Rs 19,461.

Other Allowances and Benefits for IBPS Clerk:

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rental Allowance
  • Medical Allowance
  • Travel Allowance

IBPS Clerk Job Profile

The clerk is an important post in a bank. There are different types of clerks in the bank such as Office clerks, Loan clerks, Accounts clerks, 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 a Single Window Operator.
  • Issue Cash Receipts and ESI Stamps at Counters
  • Pass Books updating for 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 for 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.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Centers

Exam centers of IBPS Clerk will be allotted to candidates on the basis of the centers selected at the time of filling the online application form. The exam centers of the IBPS Clerk once allotted cannot be changed.

The Prelims and Mains Exam cities are listed below:

Sr. No. States/UTs Prelims Exam Cities Mains Exam Cities
1. Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair Port Blair
2. Andhra Pradesh Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram Guntur, Kurnool, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam
3. Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun Naharlagun
4. Assam Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur Guwahati, Silchar
5. Bihar Arrah, Aurangabad (Bihar), Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzafarpur, Patna, Purnea Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzafarpur, Patna
6. Chandigarh Chandigarh/ Mohali Chandigarh/ Mohali
7. Chhattisgarh Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur Raipur
8. Dadra & Nagar Haveli Surat, Jamnagar Surat
9. Daman & Diu
10. Delhi Delhi/ New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram Delhi/ New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram
11. Goa Panaji Panaji
12. Gujarat Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himmatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara Ahmedabad, Vadodara
13. Haryana Ambala, Faridabad, Gurugram, Hissar, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Yamuna Nagar Ambala, Hissar
14. Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur, Hamirpur, Kangra, Kullu, Mandi, Shimla, Solan, Una Hamirpur, Shimla
15. Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Samba, Srinagar Jammu, Srinagar
16. Jharkhand Bokaro Steel City, Dhanbad, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Ranchi Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
17. Karnataka Belgaum, Bengaluru, Bidar, Davangere, Dharwad, Gulbarga, Hassan, Hubli, Mandya, Mangalore, Mysore, Shimoga, Udupi Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore
18. Kerala Alappuzha, Kannur, Kochi, Kollam, Kottayam, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Palakkad, Thrichur, Thiruvananthapuram Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
19. Lakshadweep Kavaratti Kavaratti
20. Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Gwalior, Indore, Jabalpur, Satna, Sagar, Ujjain Bhopal, Indore
21. Maharashtra Amaravati, Aurangabad, Chandrapur, Dhule, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Latur, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Nanded, Nasik, Pune, Ratnagiri, Solapur Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune
22. Manipur Imphal Imphal
23. Meghalaya Shillong Shillong
24. Mizoram Aizawl Aizawl
25. Nagaland Kohima Kohima
26. Odisha Balasore, Berhampur (Ganjam), Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Dhenkanal, Rourkela, Sambalpur Bhubaneswar
27. Puducherry Puducherry Puducherry
28. Punjab Amritsar, Bhatinda, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Pathankot, Patiala, Sangrur Jalandhar, Ludhiyana, Mohali, Patiala
29. Rajasthan Ajmer, Alwar, Bikaner, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Sikar, Udaipur Jaipur, Udaipur
30. Sikkim Gangtok/Bardang Gangtok/ Bardang
31. Tamil Nadu Chennai, Coimbatore, Erode, Madurai, Nagercoil, Salem, Thanjavur, Tiruchirapalli, Tirunelveli, Vellore, Virudhunagar Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
32. Telangana Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Khammam, Warangal Hyderabad
33. Tripura Agartala Agartala
34. Uttar Pradesh Agra, Aligarh, Allahabad, Bareilly, Banda, Faizabad, Ghaziabad, Gonda, Gorakhpur, Jhansi, Kanpur, Lucknow, Mathura, Meerut, Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Noida/Greater Noida, Sitapur, Varanasi Allahabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Varanasi
35. Uttarakhand Dehradun, Haldwani, Roorkee Dehradun
36. West Bengal Asansol, Durgapur, Greater Kolkata, Hooghly, Kalyani, Siliguri Asansol, Greater Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri

IBPS Clerk Result 2020

How to Check Result of IBPS Clerk Exam 2020?

Here is the process to check the Result of the IBPS Clerk examination

Step 1: Go to the official website of IBPS.

Step 2: Click on the advertisement showing “IBPS Clerk Result 2020”.

Step 3: Enter the login credentials like Registration ID/Password.

Step 4: The Result will be displayed on your screen.


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