IBPS Clerk

The IBPS Clerk exam dates for the year 2021 have been released in the IBPS calendar 2021. In this article, we bring to you the important IBPS Clerk exam dates for the upcoming and the previous year recruitment.   The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is the conducting body for the IBPS Clerk exam and releases the IBPS calendar with all the important dates regarding the recruitment. Latest Update: On February 3, 2021, the official IBPS calendar released. Check the CRP Clerk XI exam dates for the upcoming 2021 recruitment further below in this article and start your preparation accordingly.  To get the IBPS Exam Dates for the other posts, aspirants can visit the linked article. There are various other exams conducted by IBPS. Candidates can know about them at the linked article. Aspirants who are willing to know more about the Bank Clerk exam, job profile, and responsibilities can visit the linked article. The IBPS Clerk notification mentions all the important details regarding the exam including the dates, eligibility, exam pattern, syllabus, etc. Once the notification is released, candidates should carefully follow all the information given in it and accordingly start their preparation. Candidates can refer to the IBPS notification for more details. Interested candidates must check the number of vacancies, pay scale, and other important information carefully and then move forward for the application process. Interested candidates can also check the IBPS Clerk score card and the steps to download it at the linked article. The recruitment through IBPS is conducted for multiple Public sector banks and aspirants look forward to the IBPS clerk recruitment to start.

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2021

The table given below mentions the CRP Clerk XI exam dates as mentioned in the IBPS Calendar 2021:
IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2021 (Tentative)
Events Important Dates
Official Notification July 2021
Prelims Admit Card August 2021
Prelims Exam August 28, 2021 August 29, 2021 September 4, 2021 September 5, 2021
Prelims Result September 2021
Mains Admit Card October 2021
Mains Exam October 31, 2021
Provisional Allotment January 2022
These IBPS Clerk exam dates 2021 mentioned above are only tentative and the final exam schedule will be announced once the official notification is released.

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2020

The Clerical post of IBPS is mostly responsible for assisting the senior Managers, managing accounts and records, dealing with customers and attending the cash. A job in the clerical post is what many candidates look to apply for. Given below are the tentative dates for the IBPS Clerk exam 2020, as per the official notification:
IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2020
Events Important Dates
Official Notification September 1, 2020
Supplementary Notification October 20, 2020
Prelims Admit Card November 20, 2020
Prelims Exam December 5, 12 & 13, 2020
Prelims Result To Be Notified Later
Mains Admit Card To Be Notified Later
Mains Exam February 28, 2021
Provisional Allotment To Be Notified Later
The above-mentioned dates are only for the reference of candidates and are tentative. The final dates will be released once the official notification is released.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk exam occurs in two stages: Prelims and Mains. Both these papers follow online method of conducting written examination. The structure of the exam is as follow:

Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk CRP is an online exam testing a candidate on the basis of their aptitude, intellect and English. There are three sections in total and the candidate must clear the cut off of each section to proceed to the mains exam round. Candidates are required to solve the question paper in the time frame of 20 minutes for each section. The composite mark of the paper is 100 and the passing marks is decided by IBPS that is likely to change every year depending on the level of difficulty of the exam.
S.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 Composite time of 1 Hour

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

No changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that needs to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes. Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute of 50 questions that needs to be solved in a time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CRP-X.
S.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in both preliminary examination as well as mains examination. A wrong answer to an objective question will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the total mark assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for the question left blank or unanswered.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam:

The final score for the IBPS Clerk exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind: • Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be considered for final selection. • Candidates must qualify Phase-2 to be eligible for final merit.

• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Syllabus

The major three sections of the preliminary examination are Reasoning, English Language and Numerical Ability. Each of these sections has multiple subheadings to focus on when preparing for IBPS Clerk CRP. The syllabus for Numerical Ability / Quantitative Aptitude and English Language is same for mains and preliminary exam. In addition to these two the other subjects are General / Financial Awareness and Reasoning & Computer Knowledge. The General Awareness is based on the Banking Sector awareness.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Syllabus (Pre+Mains)

English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability Computer General Awareness
Reading Comprehension Number Series Puzzle and Arrangements History and Generation of Computers Banking and Insurance Awareness
Cloze Test Simplification/ Approximation Inequality Introduction to Computer Organization Financial Awareness
Fillers Quadratic Equations Syllogism Computer Hardware and I/O Devices Govt. Schemes and Policies
Spotting Errors Data Interpretation Coding – Decoding Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS Current Affairs
Sentence Improvement Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Operating System, Internet Static Awareness
Fill in the Blanks Miscellaneous Direction sense Computer Network & Security
Order and Ranking MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Computer Memory, Computer Software
Number System and Conversions

IBPS Clerk 2020 Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must fulfill the following three criteria to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2020:

Age Limit (As on 01.09.2020)

• The candidate must be 20 Years to 28 Years. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1992 and not later than 01.09.2000 (both dates inclusive).

Relaxation of Upper age limit

There is some relaxation of upper age limit for special category candidates. The details on it are given below:
Sr.No. Category Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
5 Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
7 Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) 5 years

Educational Qualification: (As on 06.11.2020)

• A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination. The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online. Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable.

Nationality / Citizenship

A candidate must be either – (i) a Citizen of India or (ii) a subject of Nepal or (iii) a subject of Bhutan or (iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or (v) 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.

IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training

The Nodal Banks/ Participating Organisations may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories can avail the training at their own cost by indicating the same against relevant column while applying on-line. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:

Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bareilly, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shimla, Shillong, Siliguri, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam.

The Bank may add additional centres or may remove some of the centres indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank’s website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.

IBPS Clerk Exam Centre

While filling the online application form you are given the option to choose the centre of your preference. However IBPS can allot you a centre other than the choice made by you if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues. No complaints will be entertained by IBPS in regards to change in the exam centre.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates must download the IBPS Clerk 2020 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the IBPS Clerk Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following: • Registration No/Roll No • Date of Birth/ Password The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS Clerk 2020 will be issued in 2 phases:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

IBPS Clerk 2020- FAQs

Q. When will the IBPS Clerk 2020 exam be conducted?

Answer: IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Prelims Exam will be conducted on 5.12.2020, 12.12.2020 & 13.12.2020 while the mains exam is scheduled on 28th February 2021.

Q. When will the Official Notification of IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Exam be released?

Answer: The Official Notification for IBPS Clerk 2020-21 exam has been released on 1st September 2020 at the official website of IBPS i.e. https://ibps.in.

Q. How many vacancies are there in IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam?

Answer: There are 2557 vacancies of Clerks in IBPS Clerk CRP-X exam.

Q. How many bank are participating in this recruitment?

Answer: This year, only 11 bank are participating in IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2020.

Q. Which bank has the maximum number of vacancies?

Answer: Maharashtra has the maximum number of vacancies with the count 334.

Q. Is the IBPS Clerk 2020 exam Bilingual?

Answer: All tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi.

Q. Is there Any Negative Marking in IBPS Clerk Exam?

Answer: Yes, there is a negative marking for wrong answers in both preliminary test and mains exam. One-fourth of the total marks will be deducted for the question marked wrong by the candidate.

Q. Are there fixed timings for different sections?

Answer: Yes, Both in Prelims and Mains Exams.

Q. What is the full form of CRP?

Answer: The full form of CRP is Common Recruitment Process.

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