IBPS Clerk 2021 Recruitment: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released IBPS Clerk 2021-22 exam dates on the official website. IBPS has released the IBPS exam calendar 2021-22 releasing the Prelims and Mains exam date. IBPS Clerk 2021-22 exam is scheduled on August 28, 29 and September 04, 05, 2021.
IBPS Clerk examination is conducted every year to recruit candidates for clerical cadre posts in 11 public sector banks across the country. Last year a total of 2557 vacancies were released and a similar trend can be expected this year too. IBPS Clerk selection process consists of two stages namely, Prelims & Mains exam. For now, IBPS Clerk 2020-21 recruitment process is ongoing with the Main exam scheduled on February 28, 2021. In this article, we have provided you with all the details on IBPS Clerk 2021 exam date, eligibility, selection process, online registration, pattern, syllabus & more. Read on to find out!
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February 10, 2021: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Prelims Scorecard.
February 06, 2021: IBPS Clerk Result 2020-21 and admit card for Mains exam has been released.
|IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Official Notification PDF (Detailed)|
|IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Supplementary Notification PDF|
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 2021|
|Conducting Authority||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection|
|IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Vacancy||2557|
|Selection Stages||2 (Prelims and Mains)|
|Exam Conduction Mode||Computer-Based Mode|
IBPS Clerk 2021-22 Exam Dates
As per the IBPS Calendar, IBPS Clerk 2021-22 important dates are provided below:
|IBPS Clerk 2021-22 Clerk Notification Release||July 1st Week, 2021 (Tentative)|
|Start of IBPS Clerk Exam||July 1st Week, 2021 (Tentative)|
|Last Date to Apply Online||July 3rd Week, 2021 (Tentative)|
|Last Date for Fee Payment||July 3rd Week, 2021 (Tentative)|
|IBPS Clerk 2021-22 Pre- Exam Training Admit Card||To Be Notified|
|IBPS Clerk 2021-22 Pre- Exam Training||To Be Notified|
|IBPS Clerk 2021-22 Prelims Admit Card||August 2nd Week, 2021 (Tentative)|
|IBPS Clerk 2021-22 Prelims Exam||August 28, 29 and September 04, 05, 2021|
|IBPS Clerk 2021-22 Prelims Result||October 2nd Week, 2021 (Tentative)|
|IBPS Clerk 2021-22 Mains Admit Card||October 31, 2021|
|IBPS Clerk 2021-22 Mains Exam||To Be Notified|
|IBPS Clerk 2021-22 Mains Result||To Be Notified|
|Provisional Allotment||To Be Notified|
IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Exam Dates
Check IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Important dates from the table below:
|Release of IBPS Clerk Notification||September 01, 2020|
|IBPS Clerk Online Registration and Payment of Fees||September 2 to 23, 2020|
|Re-opening of Online Application Process||October 23 to November 06, 2020|
|Release of Call Letter for IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam||November 18, 2020|
|IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam||December 05, 12 & 13,2020|
|IBPS Clerk Prelims Result||February 06, 2021|
|IBPS Clerk Prelims Scorecard||February 10, 2021|
|Release of IBPS Clerk Main Call Letter||February 06, 2021|
|IBPS Clerk Main Exam||February 28, 2021|
|IBPS Clerk Main Result||To Be Notified|
|Provisional Allotment||April 01, 2021|
IBPS Clerk 2021 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 among 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: Candidate’s age must be from 20 years to 28 years as on August 28, 2021. In other words, candidates born on or after August 28, 1993 but not later than August 28, 2001 (both dates inclusive) can apply for the exam. However, there is a relaxation of 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 be a graduate in any discipline (or have an 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 the subjects in High School or College.
Language Requirement: Candidates must be able to read, write and speak in the official language of the State/Union Territory they apply for.
IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2021
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, releases the vacancy details in the IBPS Clerk Recruitment Notification PDF. The IBPS Clerk notification PDF is expected to release in July 2021. Once the recruitment notice is released, the vacancy details will be announced. In IBPS Clerk 2020-21 recruitment a total of 2557 vacancies were released. A similar trend can also be seen this year and the same will be clear after the release of official recruitment.
IBPS Clerk Salary 2021
The initial basic pay for candidates being 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
The scanned copy of the following documents is needed to apply online for 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
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. 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 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 Exam Pattern For Mains
The exam pattern for Mains exam varies from 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 2021
IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus has similarities with the Mains syllabus. However, the exam pattern and difficulty level will vary for Prelims and Mains exam. 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 Prelims & Mains exam from the link given below.
IBPS Clerk Preparation
Lakhs of candidates apply for IBPS Clerk exam every year and is one of the most sort after banking exam in India. IBPS Clerk exam is highly competitive and in order to qualify candidates need to prepare hard and smart. To crack 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 2021
IBPS Clerk Admit card is released separately for Prelims and Mains. Candidates have to log in with their Registration Number/ Roll Number and Password/ Date of Birth to download the IBPS Clerk hall ticket. It is to be noted that the IBPS Clerk Admit Card will not be sent individually to anyone and the candidate must visit the official website in order to download the IBPS Clerk call letter. Generally, the IBPS Clerk Admit Card for Prelims as well as for Mains is released 10 to 15 days prior to the examination.
IBPS Clerk Cut off 2021
IBPS Clerk cutoff is the minmum score which canddiates need to score inorder to quyalify for the next stage of the exam. Seperate cutoff marks are released for Prelims and Mians exam. Candidates meeting the Prelims cutoff will be called for the Mains exam. Whereas, 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. Candodates 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 2021
IBPS will release the result status and scorecard on the official website. IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains result will be released seperately. Candidates need to Login using the ‘Registration Number’/ ‘Roll Number’ and ‘Date of Birth’/ ‘Password’ to check the result. IBPS usually releases the results in one to two month after the exam. We will provide the direct link to check IBPS Clerk result once released.
IBPS Clerk Recruitment Participating Banks?
The IBPS Clerk participating banks are as under:
|Bank of Baroda||Bank of Maharashtra|
|Punjab National Bank||Canara Bank|
|Central Bank of India||Indian Bank|
|Indian Overseas Bank||Bank of India|
|Punjab & Sind Bank||UCO Bank|
|Union Bank of India||—|
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 start with understanding the underlying theory behind the concepts.
Practice as many IBPS Clerk practice questions as possible and master each and every 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
Check the frequently asked questions on IBPS Clerk exam from below:
|Q. When is IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims exam?|
A. IBPS Clerk 2021 prelims exam has been scheduled on August 28, 29 and September 04, 05, 2021.
|Q. When can I apply for IBPS Clerk exam?|
A. IBPS Clerk 2021 recruitment notification is expected to release in July and the online applications will also begin once the recruitment notice is released.
|Q. What will be the number of vacancies in IBPS Clerk 2021?|
A. IBPS Clerk 2021-22 vacancy details will be released along with the recruitment notification PDF. IBPS Clerk notification PDF is expected to release by July 2021.
|Q. What is the application fee for IBPS Clerk 2021?|
A. IBPS Clerk application fee is Rs. 850/- for all canddiates 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 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 IBPS clerk have interview?|
A. No, there is no interview round for IBPS Clerk exam.
|Q. Is there any negative marking for IBPS Clerk exam?|
A. Yes, there is 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: The main characteristic of a bank clerk’s job profile is that he/she is the first point of contact for inquiries and guidance. IBPS clerk job profile entails the following main duties:
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.
b) They deliver checkbooks subject to authorization by competent Authorities.
c) They issue cash receipt and ESI Stamps.
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