IBPS Clerk exam is one of the most sought after competitive test for banking aspirants. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has advertised a notification to conduct online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for selection of personnel for 7883 Clerical cadre Posts in the Participating Organisations is tentatively scheduled in December 2017 & January 2018. Eligible candidates can apply online for IBPS Clerk Recruitment from 12th September 2017 to 03rd October 2017. The IBPS CWE Clerk VII 2017 examination will be attempted by more than 20 lakh aspirants.
Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations listed at (A) as a Clerk or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CWE Clerks -VII). The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Main examination.
The IBPS Clerk exam is conducted annually by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for recruitment of candidates to clerical level posts in participating banks/organisations across India. This system of Common Recruitment Process- CWE (Preliminary & Main Examination) and provisional allotment for recruitment of Clerical cadre posts in Participating Organisations has the approval of the appropriate authorities. The exam is conducted in online mode and has two stages – prelims (Stage 1) and Mains (Stage 2). The final merit is based on the marks scored in the Mains stage.
IBPS Clerk Important Dates
|Online Registration||12.09.2017 to 03.10.2017|
|Payment of Application||12.09.2017 to 03.10.2017|
|IBPS Clerk Prelims||02.12.2017, 03.12.2017, 09.12.2017 & 10.12.2017|
|IBPS Clerk Mains||21.01.2018|
|Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training||November 2017|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training||13.11.2017 to 18.11.2017|
|Admit Card for Prelims||November 2017|
|Admit Card for Mains||January 2018|
IBPS Clerk Vacancies
Total No. of Posts: 7883
Name of the Post: Clerical Cadre (CWE Clerks -VII)
The state wise vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2017 are as follows –
|State Name||No. of Vacancies|
|1. Delhi||272 Posts|
|2. Andhra Pradesh||485 Posts|
|3. Arunachal Pradesh||08 Posts|
|4. Assam||109 Posts|
|5. Bihar||227 Posts|
|6. Chandigarh||34 Posts|
|7. Chhattisgarh||118 Posts|
|8. Dadra & Nagar haveli||07 Posts|
|9. Daman & Diu||08 Posts|
|10. Goa||41 Posts|
|11. Gujarat||487 Posts|
|12. Haryana||175 Posts|
|13. Himachal Pradesh||73 Posts|
|14. Jammu & kashmir||34 Posts|
|15. Jharkhand||127 Posts|
|16. Karnataka||554 Posts|
|17. Kerala||217 Posts|
|19. Madhya pradesh||290 Posts|
|20. Maharashtra||775 Posts|
|21. Manipur||11 Posts|
|22. Meghalaya||17 Posts|
|23. Mizoram||03 Posts|
|24. Nagaland||12 Posts|
|25. Odisha||196 Posts|
|26. Puducherry||46 Posts|
|27. Punjab||401 Posts|
|28. Rajasthan||344 Posts|
|29. Sikkim||11 Posts|
|30. Tamil Nadu||1277 Posts|
|31. Telangana||344 Posts|
|32. Tripura||18 Posts|
|33. Uttar Pradesh||665 Posts|
|34. Uttrakhand||78 Posts|
|35. West Bengal||417 Posts|
|Allahabad Bank||Andhra Bank|
|Bank of Baroda||Bank of India|
|Bank of Maharashtra||Canara Bank|
|Central Bank of India||Corporation Bank|
|Dena Bank||Indian Bank|
|Indian Overseas Bank||Oriental Bank of Commerce|
|Punjab National Bank||Punjab & Sind Bank|
|Syndicate Bank||UCO Bank|
|Union Bank of India||United Bank of India|
IBPS Clerk Apply Online
Application for IBPS Clerk Exam 2017 has to be done online and only on the official website.
Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:
- A valid email id.
- Photograph and signature scanned in the prescribed size (4.5 cm × 3.5 cm).
- Application fee must be paid online so all documents required should be kept ready.
Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Online Application.
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern has changed from this year. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the notification for IBPS Clerk 2017 on 12th September, 2017. This is the seventh time IBPS is conducting this examination for recruitment of clerical cadres in various public sector banks in India. According to the notification, new changes have been introduced in IBPS Clerk exam pattern 2017. The changes have been made only in the Main exam of IBPS Clerk 2017. Read this article to find out what changes have been made in the IBPS Clerk exam pattern from this year.
Stages of IBPS Clerk Exam
IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in two phases, namely, Preliminary and Main. The prelims are conducted only to shortlist candidates for the Mains exam. Final selection is based on a candidate’s performance in the Mains examination.
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Prelims
The preliminary examination will have three sections like before. The number of questions and marking scheme for each section are tabulated below:
|Sections||No. of Questions/Maximum Marks|
The duration for the IBPS Clerk prelims exam is 1 hour and the three sections are not timed separately.
Candidates must clear the cut off for each section in order to appear for the Mains exam.
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Mains Examination
The total number of questions as well as the time duration of IBPS Clerk Main exam have been changed.
|Sections||No. of Questions/ Maximum Marks|
|Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||50/60|
Each of these sections have been 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.
In both prelims and mains, for every wrong answer, a candidate will lose one-fourth or 25 percent of the mark assigned to that question. However, there is no negative marking for questions not attempted. Candidates must prepare properly and take a lot of IBPS Clerk mock tests so that they do not lose out marks.
What are the changes made in IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern?
The changes introduced in the Main exam of IBPS Clerk 2017 are listed below:
- The total number of questions have been reduced from 200 to 190.
- The total time duration for the exam has been increased from 135 minutes to 160 minutes.
- the Reasoning and Computer Aptitude sections, which were two separate sections until 2016, have been merged together into one single section.
- The number of questions and time duration for each section has also been changed.
IBPS Clerk Syllabus
The preparation for IBPS Clerk exam should be done bearing in mind the subsequent five sections –
|Important Chapters For Quantitative Aptitude Section||1. Number System|
|3. Ratio and Proportion|
|5. Profit and Loss|
|6. Time and Distance|
|7. Time and Work|
|8. Simple and compound Interest|
|9. Permutation and Combination|
|10. Data Interpretation|
|Important Chapters For Reasoning Section||1. Syllogism|
|2. Blood Relations|
|3. Direction Sense Test|
|4. Assertion and Reason|
|5. Statement and Conclusion|
|6. Statement and Arguments|
|8. Figure Series|
|10. Sitting arrangement|
|Important Chapters For English Language Section||1. Comprehension|
|2. Spotting Errors|
|3. Phrase Substitution|
|4. One Word Substitution|
|5. Idioms and Phrases|
|6. Jumbled Up Sentences|
|7. Jumbled Words|
|8. Fill in the Gaps|
|Important Chapters For General Awareness Section||1. Indian Economy|
|2. General Banking Terms, History, etc.|
|3. RBI Guidelines|
|4. Bank Rates|
|8. Books and Authors|
|9. Countries and Capitals/Currencies|
|10. Awards and Honours|
|Important Chapters For Computer Knowledge Section||1. Software and hardware Fundamentals|
|2. MS Office – MS Word, MS Excel, etc.|
|3. Keyboard Shortcuts|
IBPS Clerk Preparation
A methodical approach is required for preparation and finally cracking the IBPS Clerk examination. Each of the sections/sub-sections should be given due importance and the time invested should be properly divided among all sections.
The quantitative aptitude section involves remembering innumerable formulas. Consequently, this section is difficult to handle as it . However, if learning the formulas and solving lots of practice questions go side-by-side, it will become easier for you with passing time. For this reason, candidates must:
- Note down all the formulas when they are learning a new chapter
- Solve practice questions with increasing difficulty level; solve them in a time-bound manner
- Mark questions they found difficult to solve and revise them later
- Go through the formulas regularly
The Reasoning section is highly scoring if your basics are cleared and you have solved enough questions. Candidates are recommended not to focus on learning shortcuts to solve questions from this section. P
- Practicing regularly will automatically help improve your ability to solve reasoning questions
- Work on the time taken for each question
- Learn shortcuts and implement them
- Revise daily
The English Section for the IBPS Clerk exam can be broadly divided into 4 parts – Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary and Verbal Ability. Keep in mind that these topics will be repeated in the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam too. So preparing sincerely now, would help you in Mains too.
- Read more books and quality newspapers so as to enhance your vocabulary
- Improve your reading speed and grasping along with it
- Evaluate yourself daily
- Attempt mock questions and time yourself
- Read newspapers regularly
- Focus on the economy and finance sections of the news
- Note down important points, dates, policies, events, who’s who, current bank rates, RBI guidelines, etc.
- Maintain notes for news and updates
Computer knowledge is the easiest of sections. From this year onwards it has been combined with reasoning section.
- Buy a good glossary of terms
- Learn the use of flow charts
- Practice flow charts as much as possible
- Revise regularly
IBPS Clerk Mock Tests
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IBPS Clerk Result
The result for IBPS Clerk exam is issued within ten days of the date of exam for prelims. It is released within a month for the mains stage.