IBPS Clerk 2021-22 Notification: The Institute of Banking Personnel has released the revised notification for IBPS Clerk Recruitment for the 2021-22 session. The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre Posts in the Participating Banks is tentatively scheduled in December 2021 & January 2022.
Those candidates who have already registered for this process from July 12 to 14, 2021, need not apply again. Their earlier application will be considered for this. IBPS has started the application process for the 7855 Clerical Cadre Posts from October 07, 2021, onwards and will remain active till October 27, 2021. The candidates who want to apply for this exam can check the details from below provided official notification.
The candidates can also download the notification from the below-provided links. The IBPS Clerk selection procedure is also the two-tier process comprising of the prelims and mains online test. n this article, we have provided all the necessary details like IBPS Clerk 2021 exam date, eligibility, selection process, online registration, pattern, syllabus, & more. Read on to find more
IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification
Before getting into the details of IBPS Clerk Notification 2021, let’s have an overview of the exam:
|Exam Name||IBPS Clerk|
|Conducting Authority||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection|
|IBPS Clerk Vacancy||5830|
|Selection Stages||2 (Prelims and Mains)|
|Exam Conduction Mode||Computer-Based Mode|
IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Dates Notification
The revised schedule has been released for the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam. The candidates who are planning to appear for the test should check the below-provided table so that they won’t miss out on any important events. Check the table below-
Revised Schedule for IBPS Clerk 2021-
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification Released on||July 11th, 2021|
|Start of IBPS Clerk Application||October 07, 2021|
|Last Date to Apply Online||October 27, 2021|
|Last Date for Fee Payment||October 27, 2021|
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Admit Card||November 2021|
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Exam||December 2021|
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Result||December 2021/January 2022|
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Mains Admit Card||December 2021/January 2022|
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Mains Exam||January/February 2022|
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Mains Result||January/February 2022|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2022|
IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification: Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must meet all the IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria before applying for the posts. Check the detailed IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria as per the official notification below:
Nationality: A candidate must be a citizen of India or any of the following categories.
- – a subject of Nepal or
- – a subject of Bhutan or
- – a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling 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, provided that a candidate belonging to above mentioned categories shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
Age Limit: The candidate’s age must be from 20 years to 28 years from 01 July 2021. In other words, a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1993 and no later than 01.07.2001 (both dates inclusive) can apply for the exam. However, there is a relaxation of the upper age limit for candidates belonging to reserved categories:
|SC/ ST||5 Years|
|Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen||the actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years|
|Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried||9 Years|
|Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Only for MP State)||5 Years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 Years|
Educational Qualification: Candidates must graduate in any discipline (or equivalent degree) from a recognized University.
Computer Literacy: Candidates must be proficient with using computers and have a Certificate/ Diploma/ Degree in Computer Operations/ Language or have studied Computer as one of High School or College subjects.
Language Requirement: Candidates must read, write and speak in the official language of the State/Union Territory they apply for.
IBPS Clerk Vacancy Notification 2021-22
A total of 5830 vacancies were released as per the official notification. Check the below table for statewide vacancies:
|Andaman & Nicobar||3|
|Dadra Nagar Haveli & Daman Diu||2|
|Jammu & Kashmir||25|
IBPS Clerk Salary Notification 2021
The initial basic pay for candidates appointed to clerk posts through IBPS Clerk recruitment will be Rs 11,765. The IBPS Clerk pay scale is 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230/1310-1-31540. This implies that the minimum Basic Pay for IBPS Clerk is Rs 11,765/- while the maximum is Rs.31540/- after increments.
Prerequisites To Apply Online For IBPS Clerk 2021
A scanned copy of the following documents is needed to apply online for the IBPS Clerk exam.
- Recent passport-sized colour photograph (4.5 cm X 3.5 cm)
- Signature with a black ink pen on white paper
- Left Thumb Impression with blue or black ink on white paper
- Hand-Written Declaration in English with black ink on white paper
Photo, Signature, Thumb Impression & Declaration Details
|Photograph||20 to 50 kb||JPEG Format|
|Signature||10 to 20 kb||JPEG Format|
|Thumb Impression||20 KB – 50 KB||JPEG Format|
|Declaration||50 KB – 100 KB||JPEG Format|
Besides the scanned copies, candidates must also be ready with other important requirements as listed below:
- – A valid Mobile Number
- – Valid Email ID
- – Educational Certificates/ Marksheets (to fill the form)
- – Necessary details/ documents for online fee payment
How To Apply For IBPS Clerk 2021?
Candidates can check eligibility and apply online through online mode. Follow the steps as under to apply for IBPS Clerk 2021:
- – 1st Step: Visit the official website of IBPS – ibps.in
- – 2nd Step: Click on the application link provided to apply for CRP Clerks – XI.
- – 3rd Step: A new page will open. Click on the link “Click Here to Apply Online for CRP Clerk – XI ”.
- – 4th Step: A new page will open. Click on “Click Here for New Registration” (if you have not registered before).
- – 5th Step: Enter your basic information, like Name, Date of Birth, Email ID and Mobile Number to register yourself.
- – 6th Step: A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated after you have submitted your basic information. Note them down.
- – 7th Step: The same will also be sent to you via your registered email ID and phone number.
- – 8th Step: Log in with your Provisional Registration Number and Password, and edit the particulars if necessary.
- – 9th Step: Enter your personal, academic, and other details.
- – 10th Step: Upload scanned copies of your Signature, Photograph, Left Thumb Impression, and the hand-written declaration.
- – 11th Step: Make a payment of IBPS Clerk application fee.
- – 12th Step: Recheck the details entered and Click on ‘Submit’.
- – 13th Step: Take a printout of your IBPS Clerk online application form 2021 for future reference.
IBPS Clerk Application Fees
Candidates can pay the application fee through Credit/ Debit cards and Net Banking. The fee for different categories are tabulated below:
|SC / ST/ PwD / Ex-Serviceman Candidates||Rs 175|
|All Others||Rs 850|
IBPS Clerk Selection Process 2021
IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in two phases, namely, Preliminary and Main. The prelims exam is conducted only to shortlist candidates for the Mains exam. The final selection is based on a candidate’s performance in the Mains examination. There is no interview for the selection of the post of Clerk.
IBPS Clerk Notification Exam Pattern For Prelims
The preliminary examination will have three sections. The number of questions and marking scheme for each section are tabulated below:
|Sections||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks|
- – One mark is awarded for every correct answer.
- – For every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks allocated to that question is deducted from the total score.
- – The total time duration for IBPS Clerk prelims exam is 1 hour where each section is assigned 20 minutes. There is sectional time allotment and candidates will only be given a maximum of 20 minutes to solve each section.
IBPS Clerk Notification Exam Pattern For Mains
The exam pattern for the Mains exam varies from the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam pattern. Check IBPS Clerk Mains exam pattern from below:
|Sections||No. of Questions/ |
|General/Financial Awareness||50/50||35 minutes|
|General English||40/40||35 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||50/60||45 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50/50||45 minutes|
- – Each of these sections is separately timed, which means there is separate time allotted for each section and candidates must finish off each of these sections within the allotted time.
- – Note that there are negative marking 0.25 marks allotted to a question for wrong answer in both Prelims and Mains.
- – Except for the test of English Language, all the sections will be available in English and Hindi.
IBPS Clerk Syllabus Notification 2021
IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus has similarities with the Mains syllabus. However, the exam pattern and difficulty level will vary for the Prelims and Mains exams. The IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus is tabulated below:
|English Language||Numerical Ability||Reasoning Ability|
|Reading Comprehension||Number Series||Puzzle and Arrangements|
|Cloze Test||Simplification/ Approximation||Inequality|
|Spotting Errors||Data Interpretation||Coding-Decoding|
|Sentence Improvement||Data Sufficiency||Blood Relations|
|Fill in the Blanks||Miscellaneous||Direction Sense|
|Order and Ranking|
Check the detailed syllabus for the Prelims & Mains exam from the link given below.
IBPS Clerk Preparation
Lakhs of candidates apply for the IBPS Clerk exam every year and are one of the most after banking exam in India. IBPS Clerk exam is highly competitive, and to qualify, candidates need to prepare hard and smart. To crack the IBPS Clerk exam, candidates need to focus on speed and accuracy. The first step is to go through the Exam Pattern, Syllabus and build a proper exam strategy.
Candidates must also refer to the best books and reference materials and take mock tests to assess their progress. It is also important to practice and improve the speed and accuracy of answering the questions.
IBPS Clerk Admit Card Notification 2021
IBPS Clerk Admit Card will be released separately for the Prelims and Mains exam. The candidates need to make login with their Registration Number or Roll Number and Password/Date of Birth. To download the hall ticket the candidates will have to use their login credentials. Only those candidates can download the hall ticket who have successfully filled the application form. The candidates should keep in mind that no hard copy of the IBPS Clerk Admit Card will be sent to the individuals. The direct link to download the admit card will be provided here also, and the candidates can refer to the official website for that. Usually, the admit card for prelims and mains exam are released 10 to 15 days prior to the examination.
IBPS Clerk Cut off Notification 2021
IBPS Clerk cutoff is the minimum score that candidates need to score to qualify for the next stage of the exam. Seperate cutoff marks are released for the Prelims and Mains exam. Candidates meeting the Prelims cutoff will be called for the Mains exam. The candidates meeting the Mains exam cutoff will be called eligible for the provisional allotment for the clerical cadre posts.
IBPS Clerk cutoff for Prelims & Mains exam sectional and overall cutoff. Candidates will have to clear both sectional and overall cutoff to qualify for the exam. The final merit after the result declaration will be based on the marks secured by the candidate in the IBPS Clerk Mains exam. Having said that, the Preliminary stage is also significant because that is where the initial screening takes place.
IBPS Clerk Result Notification 2021
IBPS will release the result status and scorecard on their official website. The Prelims and Mains results will be released separately. The candidates who have appeared for the exam can check their results by using the Login credentials such as Registration Number, Roll Number or Date of Birth. Also, the candidates will have to use a password to make sign in to check the result. IBPS usually released the result after 30-60 days of the exam. We will provide the direct link to check the IBPS Clerk result once released.
IBPS Clerk Recruitment Participating Banks?
The IBPS Clerk participating banks are as under:
|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|
|Punjab & Sind Bank||–|
Now that you know everything about IBPS Clerk Notification 2021, you shouldn’t waste a day. If you are a serious banking aspirant, you should start your IBPS Clerk preparation right away. Go through the IBPS Clerk syllabus for each section and understand the underlying theory behind the concepts.
Practice as many IBPS Clerk practice questions as possible and master each topic. Then take IBPS Clerk Mock Tests once the entire syllabus is over. Analyze how you have performed and then improve on your weak areas.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Check the frequently asked questions on the IBPS Clerk exam from below:
|Q. When is IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims exam?|
A. IBPS Clerk 2021 prelims exam has been scheduled on December 2021.
|Q. When can I apply for the IBPS Clerk exam?|
A. Candidates can start filling the applications from July 12th, 2021, to August 01st, 2021.
|Q. What will be the number of vacancies in IBPS Clerk 2021?|
A. As per the official notification, a total of 5830 vacancies are released for FY 2022-23.
|Q. What is the application fee for IBPS Clerk 2021?|
A. IBPS Clerk application fee is Rs. 850/- for all candidates except for SC / ST/ PwD / Ex-Serviceman Candidates. For candidates from SC / ST/ PwD / Ex-Serviceman category, the fee is Rs. 175/-.
|Q. What is the IBPS clerk salary?|
A: As per IBPS Clerk notification, the basic salary of an IBPS Clerk is Rs. 11765/- with the gross salary being around Rs. 19472.22/- or Rs. 19589.87/- depending on the HRA, which depends on location.
|Q. Does the IBPS clerk have an interview?|
A. No, there is no interview round for the IBPS Clerk exam.
|Q. Is there any negative marking for the IBPS Clerk exam?|
A. Yes, there is a negative marking scheme, and for every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks allocated to the question will be deducted from the total score.
|Q. What is the exact job profile of an IBPS Clerk? |
A: They are responsible for deposit and withdrawal of cash by the customers. Along with that clerk also undertakes the receipt of cheques, drafts, dividend warrants, and pay orders, delivering chequebooks subject to authorization by competent Authorities. They issue cash receipts and ESI Stamps.
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