IBPS Clerk 2024: Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Dates, Selection Process

IBPS Clerk is a national-level entrance exam organized to recruit eligible applicants for Clerical posts in multiple banks in the country. The exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) every year.

IBPS is an independent body formed to manage the evaluation and selection of personnel for several client organizations. Every year, millions of candidates registered for various IBPS Examinations to get their dream job in the banking sector.

It is expected that the official notification for IBPS Clerk 2024 will be released in June. Interested and eligible candidates, seeking well-paid jobs in the public banking sector must apply for the IBPS Clerk exam on or before the due date.

IBPS Clerk 2024 Highlights

Name of ExamIBPS Clerk
Conducted byInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Level of ExamNational-level
Exam frequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeOnline
IBPS Clerk Selection ProcessScores achieved in Prelims & Mains
Language of Exam13 languages (including English & Hindi)
IBPS Clerk Examination CentreAll across India
Number of test takers5.94 (as per the previous record)
Exam feeRs 850/ (Rs 175 for reserved category)
Official websitewww.ibps.in

IBPS Clerk 2024 Important Dates

The tentative schedule for the IBPS Clerk exam is mentioned below:

Events Dates 
Release of official notificationJune 2024
Availability of online application formJune 2024
Admit card release dateJuly 2024
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam DatesAugust 2024- September 2024
Date of Mains ExamOctober 2024
Announcement of IBPS Clerk ResultNovember 2024

Eligibility Criteria

The conducting body has made some eligibility norms that are required to be satisfied by the candidates before applying for the IBPS Clerk exam.  The details regarding IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria are given below.

Age limit

The age of candidates should be between 20-28 years. There are upper-age relaxations given to candidates belonging to reserved categories.


Indian citizens, or a subject of Nepal or Bhutan are eligible for the exam.

Educational Qualification

Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in any stream from a recognized University/institute.

IBPS Clerk 2024 Application Form

Candidates who want to apply for IBPS Clerk jobs must submit their application form on or before the due date. The application form for the IBPS Clerk exam 2024 will be released online in June (tentatively) on the official website of the conducting body.

To fill out the application form, candidates need to visit the official website of IBPS and click on the “IBPS Clerk 2024 Apply Online Link”.

First complete the IBPS Clerk registration process by providing some basic details like contact number, name, email address etc.

Thereafter, fill up the IBPS Clerk application form. Candidates also have to upload their photograph, signature, left thumb impression, and a handwritten declaration.

Before submitting the form, candidates are advised to verify the details carefully because no changes can be performed in the application form, after the final submission.

For successful application submission, candidates have to pay the required application fee.

Check: the List of Banks Exams in 2024

IBPS Clerk Application Fee 

Candidates from the general category will have to pay Rs 850/as a prescribed application fee while the application fee for reserved categories (SC/ST/PWD/EXSM) is Rs 175/. The payment can be made online through Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Internet Banking/ Mobile Wallets.

Admit Card

The authority will release IBPS Clerk admit cards separately for prelims and mains exams. The admit card will be available online on the official website of IBPS. Candidates will be able to download their admit cards by logging in with their registration number and date of birth or password.

IBPS Clerk Exam Hall ticket will contain information related to the exam such as the candidate’s name, roll number, password, examination centre, exam date, exam time, etc.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk exam will be held in two stages i.e., Prelims exam and Mains exam. The entrance test will be held in 13 regional languages along with English and Hindi. There is a provision for negative marking in both prelims and mains exams. For each wrong answer ¼ mark will be deducted from the total marks. The subject-wise weightage of questions and marks for both papers are mentioned below.

IBPS Clerk exam pattern for Prelims 

Subject Number of questionsMaximum marks Exam duration
English Language303020
Numerical Ability353520
Reasoning Ability353520
Total10010060 minutes

IBPS Clerk exam pattern for Mains paper 

Subject Number of questionsMaximum marks Exam duration
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045
English Language404035
Quantitative Aptitude505045
General/ Financial Awareness505035
Total190200160 minutes

IBPS Clerk 2024 Syllabus

The prelims exam includes topics from Numerical Ability, English Language, and Reasoning Ability. Mains exam includes topics from Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, and General/Financial Awareness. The details of IBPS Clerk syllabus for prelims and mains are provided below:

Subject Topics 
English languageReading Comprehension, Sentence Improvement, Spotting Errors, Cloze Test, Fill in the Blank
Numerical AbilitySimplification/ Approximation, Data Sufficiency, Number Series, Quadratic Equations, Number Series
Reasoning AbilityInequality, Blood Relations, Puzzle and Arrangements, Direction sense and Order and Ranking
Computer AptitudeComputer Software, Introduction to Computer Organization, Computer Network & Security, Computer Languages History and Generation of Computers, Operating System
General KnowledgeFinancial Awareness, Govt. Schemes and Policies, Banking and Insurance Awareness, Current Affairs,

IBPS Clerk Vacancy 

IBPS Clerk vacancies for the upcoming exam have not been announced yet. The exact details on the IBPS Clerk 2024 number of vacancies for different states and categories will be available after the release of the official notification.


In general, the pay for clerical department posts under IBPS is 28,000 to 30,000 per month. Apart from this, there are many other benefits, allowances, medical cover, and bonuses provided to a Clerk in IBPS.

IBPS Clerk cut-off 2024

The authority will release a separate cut-off list for prelims and mains exams. The cutoff will be announced category-wise and state-wise. IBPS Clerk cutoff will be decided after considering some factors like difficulty level of the exam, highest marks obtained by the candidates, number of vacancies, number of applicants etc.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2024 Result

The IBPS Clerk result will be released two or three weeks after the completion of the exam. The authority will release result online separately for prelims and mains examination. Through prelims result, candidates will be shortlisted for the mains exam. The marks achieved in the prelim exam are not counted for the final merit list.

The final selection will be based on marks secured by the candidates in the mains exams and an overall cut-off decided by the IBPS.


What is the age bar for IBPS Clerk 2024?

The age of the candidate should be between 20 to 28 years.

What is the basic salary for IBPS Clerk?

The basic salary of an IBPS Clerk may range from Rs 28,000 to 30,000 per month.

IS IBPS Clerk easy to crack?

The level of the exam is moderate.

Is there any interview round for IBPS Clerk?

No, there will be no interview for IBPS Clerk.

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