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  • Written by Saif_Ansari
  • Last Modified on 2-04-2024
  • Written by Saif_Ansari
  • Last Modified on 2-04-2024

About IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2024

About Exam

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a common recruitment process (CRP) to hire candidates for clerical cadre posts in 11 public sector banks in India. This is an excellent opportunity for those who want to pursue a career in the banking sector. The IBPS Clerk Mains exam was conducted on October 7, 2023.

The officials announced the IBPS Clerk Mains result on April 1, 2024. The hiring is done based on candidates’ performances in the preliminary and main exams. Moreover, the IBPS Clerk final result 2024 for provisional allotment has been announced. Read on to learn more about the IBPS Clerk Mains 2024 exam.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Summary

Look at the overview of the IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2024 exam from the table below:

Particulars Details
Exam Conducting Authority Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Exam Name IBPS Clerk
Level National
Mode of Exam Computer-Based
Category Graduation
Frequency Once Every Year
Stages of Exam Prelims and Mains
Total Vacancy 5,545
Official Website ibps.in

IBPS Clerk Mains Latest Updates


Check all the latest updates on the IBPS Clerk exam 2024 below:

IBPS Clerk Mains Notification 2024

Exam Pattern

The official notification of IBPS Clerks-XIII 2024 was released.

IBPS Clerk Mains Important Dates 2024

With the IBPS Clerk 2022 notification, all important dates for the exam have already been released. Find the important dates for IBPS Clerk Mains in the table below:

Events IBPS Clerk 2023 Dates
IBPS Clerk Notification 2024 July 1, 2023
IBPS Clerk Apply Online Start Date July 1, 2023
IBPS Clerk Apply Online Last Date July 28, 2023
Conduct of Online Examination – Prelims August 26, 27 & September 2, 2023
Conduct of Online Examination – Main October 7, 2023
Declaration of Final (Mains) Result April 1, 2024

IBPS Clerk Mains Vacancy

Exam Syllabus

The IBPS Clerk 2023 vacancies have been announced along with the detailed notification. IBPS releases job openings in various states and categories. Candidates will be chosen based on the final vacancies. The total number of IBPS Clerk Vacancies in 2023 is 4,545.

Know more about IBPS Clerk State-wise Vacancy.

IBPS Clerk Mains Salary & Job Profile 2024

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Before appearing for the IBPS Clerk Mains 2024 exam, candidates should be aware completely of the job profile and salary of all the posts from the section below:

IBPS Clerk Salary

An IBPS Clerk basic monthly salary ranges from Rs 19,900 to Rs 47920. The basic pay in the IBPS clerk salary is Rs.19,900, with the remaining pay consisting of dearness allowance, house rent allowance, medical allowance, and transportation allowance. For those who join initially, the cash in hand for the IBPS Clerk salary is Rs.29,453.

Get complete details on IBPS Clerk Salary Structure here.

IBPS Clerk Job Profile

Selected candidates will be expected to carry out the following roles and responsibilities:

  • Verification of banking documents
  • Issue of cash receipts and ESI stamps at counters
  • Updation of account holder’s pass books
  • From time to time, manning the Single Window Counter
  • Attending treasury work for the Government
  • Receipt collection, ledger maintenance, balance tally
  • Authorisation of withdrawals, verification of cheques, issuance of demand drafts (on request), and so on

Get complete details on IBPS Clerk Job Profile & Career Growth here.

IBPS Clerk Mains Eligibility Criteria 2024

Previous Year Analysis

To appear for the IBPS Clerk Mains exam 2024, candidates have to fulfil the following eligibility criteria:


The candidate must be:

  • A citizen of India or
  • A subject of Nepal or
  • A subject of Bhutan or
  • Tibetan Refugees (before January 01, 1962) who have settled in India, or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age Limit

Candidates applying for the IBPS Clerk Mains exam have to meet the criteria as given below:

  • Minimum Age Limit: 20 years
  • Maximum Age Limit: 28 years

However, as per government rules, a relaxation in the upper age limit is given to candidates belonging to reserved categories.

Check the IBPS Clerk age relaxation here.

Education Qualification

A candidate must possess a graduation degree (in any discipline) from a University recognised by the Government of India or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.

They must possess a valid mark sheet or degree certificate of his/her graduation. At the time of IBPS Clerk registration, they have to indicate their graduation percentage.

Proficiency in Local Language

Candidates must be proficient in reading, writing, and speaking in the local language of the state/union territory from where he/she is applying.

Get complete details on IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria here.

IBPS Clerk Mains Application Form 2024

The application form for the IBPS Clerk 2023 exam was made available on July 1, 2023, and candidates could fill them out until July 18, 2023. Applicants should carefully fill out the application form because any errors may be reflected in other documents such as admit cards and scorecards, causing inconvenience later.

Get complete details on IBPS Clerk Application Form here.

How to Fill IBPS Clerk Online Application Form?

Follow the basic steps mentioned below to apply online for the IBPS Clerk 2024 exam:

  • Registration: Candidates must register with the essential details such as name, email-id, mobile number, etc. The registration number and password will be generated.
  • Fill out the Application Form: Provide personal, educational, and communication details to fill out the application form.
  • 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.
  • Fee: To complete the application process, candidates must pay the required application fee.

IBPS Clerk Application Fee

Candidates can make the payment by using debit cards or credit cards, internet banking, IMPS, cash cards or mobile wallets. The fee structure is given below.

Category Fee (In INR)
SC/ST/PWD Rs.175/- (Intimation Charges only)
General and Others Rs. 850/- (Application Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Centre 2024

The following is a list of IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Centre 2024:

State /UT / NCR Exam Centre
Andaman & Nicobar Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur, Kurnool, Vijaywada, Vishakhapatnam
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Guwahati, Silchar
Bihar Bhagalpur, Darbhanga, Muzafarpur, Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh/Mohali
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu Surat
Delhi Delhi/New Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Gurugram
Goa Panji
Gujarat Ahmedabad, Vadodara
Haryana Ambala, Hissar
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur, Shimla
Jammu & Kashmir Jammu, Srinagar
Jharkhand Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru, Hubli, Mangalore
Kerala Kochi, Thiruvananthapuram
Ladakh Leh
Lakshadweep Kavaratti
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal, Indore
Maharashtra Aurangabad, Mumbai/ Thane/ Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Mohali, Patiala
Rajasthan Jaipur, Udaipur
Sikkim Bardang/ Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai, Madurai, Tirunelveli
Telangana Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala
Uttar Pradesh Kanpur, Lucknow, Meerut, Prayagraj(Allahabad), Varanasi
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Asansol, Greater Kolkata, Kalyani, Siliguri

Get complete lists of IBPS Clerk Exam Centre here.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2024

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Applicants must go through the IBPS Clerk Recruitment Process before moving to the detailed Mains exam pattern.

IBPS Clerk Selection Process

The IBPS Clerk CRP XII recruitment process is divided into two stages:

  1. IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam
  2. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Candidates who secured the minimum qualifying marks in the prelims are eligible to attend the IBPS Clerk Mains examination. A total of 190 questions are asked in the exam, which candidates need to complete within 160 minutes. The total number of marks on the exam is 200. The structure of the mains exam is provided below:

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
English Language 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Note: A penalty is given for wrong answers in Mains exam.1/4 marks is reduced as a penalty for wrong answers.

Get detailed information on IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2024 here.

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus 2024

The IBPS Clerk syllabus for the Mains exam is given below.

  • English Language: Fillers, Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement, Fill in the Blanks.
  • Numerical Ability: Number Series, Simplification/Approximation, Data Sufficiency, Quadratic Equations, Data Interpretation, etc.
  • Reasoning Ability: Puzzle and Arrangements, Inequality, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Direction sense and Order and Ranking will be measured.
  • Computer Aptitude: Introduction to Computer Organisation, History and Generation of Computers, Computer Hardware and I/O Devices, Computer Languages, Operating Systems, Internet, Computer Network & Security, Computer Memory, Computer Software, etc.
  • General Knowledge: Current Affairs, Financial Awareness, Banking and Insurance Awareness, Government Schemes and Policies, Static Awareness. Get a detailed IBPS Clerk Syllabus here.

Get a detailed IBPS Clerk Syllabus here.

IBPS Clerk Mains Preparation Tips 2024

Exam counselling

Follow the below-mentioned expert-suggested preparation tips to ace the IBPS clerk exam:

1. Go Through the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern and Syllabus

It is critical to have a thorough grasp of the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern and Syllabus before beginning full-fledged Mains preparation.

2. Create a Timetable

A timetable will help you to strategise your preparation and learn more effectively. It is always better to ensure that you stay on track, away from stress, and doesn’t lag behind your peers. Get IBPS Clerk Study Plan here.

3. Study for a Minimum of 6 Hours

At least 6 hours of study time every day is encouraged. But you must not exhaust yourself in this process. Stay healthy and take shorter breaks while studying.

4. Read Newspapers to Stay Updated

The IBPS Clerk Mains exam tests General Knowledge, and to perform well in this section, reading the newspaper every day will be highly beneficial. It will keep you updated with the trending and latest events from around the world.

5. Practice IBPS Clerk Mains Previous Year Papers

Solving IBPS Clerk previous year papers will get you familiarised with the kind of questions asked in the paper, allowing you to determine the depth of each subject.

6. Attempt IBPS Clerk Mains Mock Tests

As the exam will be administered online, you must be familiar with the online format. You can practice this by taking the IBPS Clerk Mains Mock Test on Embibe. It will also test the preparation levels and give proper feedback after every test. Further, you will also know which topics need improvement, and how to manage time and so on.

7. Revise Every Day

Along with the preparation, you should revise it regularly. Keep the weekends open to review what is studied during the week. It will assist you in remembering the important topics you studied.

Get detailed IBPS Clerk Mains Preparation Tips here.

IBPS Clerk Mains Admit Card 2024

Exam talks

The IBPS Clerk mains admit card is provided on the official website. Only candidates who cleared the prelims exam, can download the admit card using their login credentials. However, to take the exam without difficulty, the candidate must download the call letter prior to the exam.

Get complete details on IBPS Clerk Admit Card here.

IBPS Clerk Mains Answer Key 2024

About Exam

The IBPS Clerk Mains answer key will be uploaded soon on the official website. Each set/series will have its own set of answer keys. To calculate the marks, candidates must download the answer key for the set/series in which they appeared.

Get complete details on IBPS Clerk Mains Answer Key here.

IBPS Clerk Mains Result 2024

About Exam

The officials released the IBPS Clerk 2024 mains exam result online on the official website, i.e., ibps.in. Candidates must log in with their registration number or roll number and date of birth or password to view the result.

Get steps to check IBPS Clerk Result here.

IBPS Clerk Mains Cut-off 2024

Eligibility Criteria

Following the announcement of the result, IBPS publishes the IBPS Clerk Mains Cut-off. Candidates can view the cutoff by visiting the link provided below. The Mains Cut-off and Score Card will assist applicants in analysing their performance and comparing it to that of other candidates.

Get a complete guide on IBPS Clerk Expected & Previous Year Cut-off here.

Candidates can view the previous year’s IBPS Clerk mains cut-off for the General category from the below table:

Andaman & Nicobar NA NA 32.88 NA 30.75
Andhra Pradesh 29.38 21.38 35.38 31.13 35.63
Arunachal Pradesh NA 17.63 NA 26.25 30.75
Assam 26.88 23.13 26.13 28.38 32
Bihar 22.38 27.38 33.88 36.68 37.63
Chandigarh 28.25 NA 32.50 35.63 38.63
Chattisgarh 23 16.25 33.63 29 33.50
Dadar & Nagar Haweli NA NA NA NA 30
Delhi 27.63 24.38 31.88 35.50 38.88
Daman & Diu NA NA NA NA 30
Goa NA 20.13 31.25 30.38 32.13
Gujarat 26.63 19.50 29.38 31.75 35
Haryana 28.50 NA 31.38 35.75 39
Himachal Pradesh 27.50 30.13 30.25 37.63 40
Jammu & Kashmir 27.50 14 22.63 23.13 32
Jharkhand 20.38 18.13 32.38 30.88 35.88
Karnataka 27.88 20.88 32.88 30 33.50
Kerala 24.13 19.88 35.25 28.88 37.50
Ladakh NA 29.88 NA NA 24.50
Lakshadweep NA 11 NA NA 23.50
Madhya Pradesh 23.13 19.75 29.75 29.63 35.63
Maharashtra 31.13 20.25 33.13 31.50 34.38
Manipur 31.63 32.38 NA NA 35.25
Meghalaya NA 27.25 31.25 32 30.38
Mizoram NA 23.13 NA NA 19.50
Nagaland NA 25.63 NA 24.13 29.38
Odisha 21.25 14.63 34.13 33.13 36.88
Puducherry 19.50 NA 30.88 23 30.75
Punjab 25 NA 30.25 34.13 38.50
Rajasthan 26.50 24.88 36.88 35.25 40
Sikkim 19.50 16.75 25.38 22.88 31
Tamil Nadu 25.13 14.38 36 19.88 36
Telangana 30.38 28.25 34.88 29.75 34.88
Tripura 26.13 14.75 NA 26.13 32.38
Uttar Pradesh 23.38 24.75 30.38 33.25 36.63
Uttarakhand 29.25 26.88 34.50 36.63 39.25
West Bengal 27 23.13 29.13 29.88 37.75

FAQs on IBPS Clerk Mains 2024 Exam

Admit Card

Candidates might have many questions regarding the IBPS Clerk Mains 2024 exam. Here are a few commonly asked questions and answers:

Q: When will the IBPS Clerk 2024 notification be released?

A: The IBPS Clerk Mains 2024 notification will likely be released in July 2024, in order to fill the clerical vacancies for 11 participating banks.

Q: What is the age limit to apply for the IBPS Clerk exam?

A: The age limit to apply for the IBPS Clerk exam is between 20 and 28 years.

Q: How many times can I take the IBPS Clerk exam?

A: Since there is no limit to the number of times to attempt the IBPS Clerical exam, candidates who fulfil the age limit prescribed by the examination authority can apply for the exam.

Q: Is graduation necessary to become IBPS Clerk?

A: Yes, candidates must be a graduate to apply for IBPS Clerk. The final-year graduation students are not allowed to appear for the examination.

Q: When will the IBPS Clerk Mains result be released?

A: The final IBPS Clerk result was declared on April 1, 2024.

Q: Is there any negative marking in IBPS Clerk Exam?

A: Yes, there is a negative marking for incorrect answers in the Mains exam. 1/4th of the total marks will be deducted for each incorrect answer.

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