IBPS Clerk (Clerical cadre Posts)

IBPS Clerk Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS Clerk 2021

The IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) organizes the IBPS Clerk examination for clerk posts in various Public sector banks. IBPS Clerk exam is a two-stage process i.e. Prelims and Mains examination. Since there is no provision of interview on clerical grade posts in bank examination, IBPS Clerk is a great option for candidates aspiring to get a government job.

For more detailed information, get relevant information on this page.

IBPS Clerk 2021: Highlights
Conducting Authority Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Name of the exam IBPS Clerks 2021
Post Clerk
Exam Level National
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Category Govt. Job 2021
Notification Date July 2021 (Tentative)
Language of Questions Bilingual except for the English Language
Nature of Questions Multiple Choice Question (MCQ’s)
Vacancies To be notified
Stage of IBPS Clerk Exam Preliminary Examination
Main Examination
Education Qualification Graduate from a recognized University
Age Limit: 20 years – 28 years
Official Website ibps.in

IBPS Clerk 2021 Eligibility

Below is detailed information regarding IBPS CLERK 2021 eligibility;

Educational qualification:

• A candidate must possess a Graduation degree (any discipline) from a Government of India recognized University or Central government recognized equivalent qualification.
• You must have a valid Degree Certificate/ Mark-sheet with date of passing the qualifying examination as mentioned while filling the online form.

Computer Literacy:

• Working and operational knowledge of computer is a must have. Candidates must have a Diploma/ Degree/Certificate in computer operations/computer language. OR candidates should have Computer or Information Technology as one of the subjects of study in College/Institute/high school.
• Candidates must be proficient in the official language of the state they are applying for. That is, they must be able to read, write and speak the official language of the respective state or Union Territory for which the IBPS Clerk vacancies are declared and is candidate’s preference for application.
• For Ex-servicemen not having the above qualification, are must to have matriculation. Ex-servicemen who have Army special certificate of Education or corresponding certificate from Air force or Navy after completion of 15 years service or more in the Armed Forces. .
Maximum age: 28 years
Minimum age: 20 years
Age Relaxation according to the IBPS rules

IBPS Clerk 2021 Application Fee

The fee structure of IBPS Clerk 2021 online application form is mentioned as below:
Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.175/- (inclusive of GST)
2 General and Others Rs. 850/- (inclusive of GST)

IBPS Clerk Exam pattern 2021: Overview

Exam Conducting Body Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS
Name of Exam IBPS Clerk 2021
Post Clerk
Selection Process Prelims
Mains
Marks Segregation Prelims: 100 Marks
IBPS Clerk Exam Mains: 200 Marks
Duration of Exam IBPS Clerk Prelims: 1 Hour
IBPS Clerk Mains: 2 Hour 40 Minutes
Marking scheme 1 mark each for every correct answer in Online Test
Negative marking 1/4th of the marks assigned to the question in MCQ
Mode of Examination Online
Language of examination English OR Hindi
English Language paper has to be attempted in English.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Vacancy Details

The vacancies (tentative) for the IBPS Clerk 2021 will be out with the official notification in July, 2021. Previous year (2020-2021) vacancies were 2557 for the IBPS Clerk posts in different public sector banks.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

There are two stages of the IBPS Clerk Exam:
• Prelims, and
• Mains
The prelims exam is of 100 marks with one hour duration given while the mains exam is of 200 marks with duration of 160 minutes.
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
IBPS Clerk Exam Stage Subjects Number of Questions Marks Duration
Preliminary Exam English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total
100 100 1 Hour
Mains Examination English Language 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 50 60 45 minutes
General Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total
190 200 2 Hr.40 Minutes

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 for Prelims Exam

There are three sections of IBPS Prelims Examination:
Reasoning Ability English Language Quantitative Aptitude
Seating Arrangements Cloze Test Number Series
Puzzles Reading Comprehension Data Interpretation
Inequalities Spotting Errors Simplification/ Approximation
Syllogism Sentence Improvement Quadratic Equation
Input-Output Sentence Correction Data Sufficiency
Data Sufficiency Para Jumbles Mensuration
Blood Relations Fill in the Blanks Average
Order and Ranking Para/Sentence Completion Profit and Loss
Alphanumeric Series
Ratio and Proportion
Distance and Direction
Work, Time, and Energy
Verbal Reasoning
Time and Distance


Probability


Relations


Simple and Compound Interest


Permutation and Combination
Apart from the above common subjects, candidates must possess professional knowledge also which is asked in the Mains stage.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021 for Mains Exam

The IBPS Clerk Mains syllabus will include an additional section General Awareness. The section will comprise questions on financial awareness.
Reasoning Ability English Language Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness
Seating Arrangements Cloze Test Number Series Current Affairs
Puzzles Reading Comprehension Data Interpretation Banking Awareness
Inequalities Spotting Errors Simplification/ Approximation GK Updates
Syllogism Sentence Improvement Quadratic Equation Currencies
Input-Output Sentence Correction Data Sufficiency Important Places
Data Sufficiency Para Jumbles Mensuration Books and Authors
Blood Relations Fill in the Blanks Average Awards
Order and Ranking Para/Sentence Completion Profit and Loss Headquarters
Alphanumeric Series
Ratio and Proportion Prime Minister Schemes
Distance and Direction
Work, Time, and Energy Important Days
Verbal Reasoning
Time and Distance


Probability


Relations


Simple and Compound Interest


Permutation and Combination
Note: It is advisable that candidates must go through the eligibility criteria in terms of educational qualification and age limit thoroughly before moving ahead for online application.
IBPS Clerk Salary
Minimum basic pay: Rs 11,765
Maximum is Rs 31540.

IBPS Clerk Document Verification:

Once a candidate qualifies the prelims and mains examination, he/she is called for the document verification before the final selection.
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