IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the national level exam of IBPS clerk. The exam is conducted in two parts-preliminary and mains for selection of the candidates for clerical cadre posts in 17 public sector banks. The preliminary exam for IBPS clerk (also known as CRP clerks) will be conducted from December 5 to 13, 2020. The Mains examination of IBPS clerk will be held on January 24, 2021. In 2020, the exam got delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The registration for the examination has commenced from September 2. Candidates who wish to appear for the IBPS clerk exam can submit the application form up to November 6, 2020. The result of prelims and mains will be available by December 2020 and February 2021 respectively. Aspirants need to pass both the examination with merit to get allotted to one of the participating banks depending on the vacancies to be filled in 2021. Read the article to know more about the IBPS clerk exam 2021.
IBPS Clerk Exam 2020: Highlights
The exam of IBPS clerk is conducted in two phase preliminary and mains. Candidates who qualify both the examination will be eligible for the clerical posts. Check below the highlights of IBPS clerk exam-
Overview of IBPS Clerk Exam
|Exam Name||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Exam|
|Also Known as||CRP Clerks|
|Mode of Exam||Computer-Based|
|Frequency||Once Every Year|
|Stages of Exam||Prelims and Mains|
|Total Vacancy (2020)||2557|
IBPS Clerk Exam 2020: Eligibility
Aspirants who wish to appear for the IBPS clerk exam need to comply with the eligibility criteria specified by the officials. The eligibility conditions lay the educational, age and other requirements for participating in the selection process. Check below the IBPS clerk exam eligibility criteria-
- Aspirants must have a graduation degree in any discipline recognized by the Government of India.
- Candidates need to have studied computer/IT at high school or college or possess a certificate degree or diploma in computer operations or language.
- Aspirants need to be proficient in the official language of the state/UT from they would be appearing for the exam.
- Candidates between the age group of 20-28 years can apply for the IBPS clerk.
- There will be relaxation in the upper age limit for the reserved category candidates. Check below the relaxation in the age-
Relaxation in Age
IBPS Clerk Exam 2020: Application Form
The aspirants meeting the eligibility conditions can fill the application form till November 6, 2020. The application window is open in online mode. Interested candidates need to fill personal, educational and contact details in the application form. Check below the basic steps of filling the IBPS clerk application form-
1st Step: Registration
One is required to register with the basic details such as name, email-id, mobile number etc. Post-registration, registration number and password will be generated.
2nd Step: Fill the Application Form
Aspirants need to provide personal, educational and communication details to fill the application form.
3rd Step: Upload Documents
Upload a scanned photograph, signature, left thumb impression and a handwritten declaration. The documents must be uploaded as per the specifications given by the official body.
4th Step: Fees
To complete the application process, candidates will need to pay an application fee. The fee for SC/ST/PwD/ex-serviceman candidates and all others is Rs. 175 and Rs. 850 respectively.
IBPS Clerk Exam 2020: Admit Card
The admit card of prelims and mains are released separately via online mode. Admit cards, also known as call letters, will be available from November 18, 2020 for prelims examination. Candidates who qualify the preliminary exam can download the call letter for mains from January 21, 2021. Aspirants will need to log in with the registration number and date of birth to access the admit card. All candidates must carry a copy of admit card for the examination.
IBPS Clerk Exam 2020: Centres
The officials has updated the candidates about the allotted centre for the exam through admit card. The centres are decided based on the availability and preference given by the aspirants. The exam centre for prelims and mains may be different. Candidates must make the necessary arrangements to reach the centre on the day of the examination. Check below some of the exam centres of IBPS clerk-
Exam Centre for IBPS Clerk
|State /UT/ NCR||IBPS Clerk prelims exam centre|
|Andaman & Nicobar||Port Blair|
|Andhra Pradesh||Chirala, Chittoor, Eluru, Guntur, Kadapa, Kakinada, Kurnool, Nellore, Ongole, Rajahmundry, Srikakulam, Tirupati, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram|
|Assam||Dibrugarh, Guwahati, Jorhat, Silchar, Tezpur|
|Bihar||Arrah, Aurangabad, Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Patna, Purnea|
|Chhattisgarh||Bhilai Nagar, Bilaspur, Raipur|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Anand, Gandhinagar, Himatnagar, Jamnagar, Mehsana, Rajkot, Surat, Vadodara|
IBPS Clerk 2020: Exam Pattern
Before appearing for the IBPS Clerk exam aspirants are advised to check the exam pattern to get an overview of the question paper. The final results will be prepared based on the marks secured by the candidate in the mains exam. The exam pattern of IBPS Clerk comprises of information about the number of questions, duration of exam, marking scheme, etc. Check below the exam pattern of IBPS clerk.
Exam Pattern of Prelims
|Number of Questions||100|
|Marking Scheme||Correct: +1Wrong: -0.25|
|Type of Questions||Objective|
Exam Pattern of Mains
|Number of Questions||190|
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
|Marking Scheme||Correct: +1Wrong: -0.25|
|Type of Questions||Objective|
IBPS Clerk 2020: Syllabus
Candidates can check topics asked in the IBPS Clerk exam from the syllabus. By following IBPS Clerk syllabus, aspirants can prepare well and plan their studies accordingly. It is recommended to go through the syllabus of IBPS Clerk to prepare effectively. Check below some of the topics of IBPS clerk syllabus-
Syllabus for Prelims
|Reasoning Ability||Coded Inequalities|
|English Language||Reading Comprehension|
Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting
Simple Interest, Compound Interest & Indices
Syllabus for Mains
|Reasoning and Computer Ability||The Internet|
|General/Financial Awareness||Static Awareness|
Time and Distance
Profit and Loss
|General English||Synonym and Antonym|
IBPS Clerk 2020: Result
Candidates can check the result of IBPS Clerk on the official website after a few days of commencement of exam. IBPS clerk result will comprise candidate name, Category, roll number, marks scored etc. Aspirants will need to enter their registration ID and password to access the result of IBPS Clerk. There will be a separate result for preliminary and mains examination.
IBPS Clerk 2020: Cutoff
The conducting authorities will release the cutoff marks along with the result of IBPS Clerk. The cutoffs will be available section-wise for all the categories. Aspirants who score marks equal to or more than the IBPS Clerk cutoff will be called for the mains exam. The cutoff will also be considered to shortlist the aspirants for the further rounds of selection. The shortlisted candidate will be required to join the bank as clerical staff on the specified date.
IBPS Clerk 2020: Participating Banks
Candidates must check below the list of banks recruiting the aspirants qualifying IBPS clerk exam-
Public Sector Banks
- Allahabad Bank
- Canara Bank
- Indian Overseas Bank
- Andhra Bank
- Central Bank of India
- Oriental Bank of Commerce
- UCO Bank
- Bank of Baroda
- Punjab National Bank
- Corporation Bank
- Union Bank of India
- Bank of India
- Indian Bank
- Punjab and Sind Bank
- United Bank of India
- Bank of Maharashtra
Frequently Asked Questions
Ans: No, the IBPS clerk selection process does not include an interview round.
Ans: Aspirants need to graduate in any discipline to appear for the IBPS clerk exam.
Ans: The exam of IBPS clerk is held in online mode.
Ans: The registration for IBPS clerk exam Commenced on September 01, 2020.
Ans: 17 participating banks offer recruitment via IBPS clerk exam.
Ans: Aspirants will need to provide necessary information to register for the exam of IBPS clerk.
Ans: Yes, candidates are required to qualify prelims to appear for the mains exam.
Ans: Yes, there will be a different admit card for prelims and mains exam.
Ans: Candidates will need to log in with the registration number and date of birth to download the IBPS clerk admit card.
Ans: The official body will publish the result of IBPS Clerk prelims exam in December 31, 2020 whereas, the mains exam result will be available by February 2021.
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