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 Exam||IBPS Clerk|
|Conducted by||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|Level of Exam||National-level|
|Exam frequency||Once a year|
|IBPS Clerk Selection Process||Scores achieved in Prelims & Mains|
|Language of Exam||13 languages (including English & Hindi)|
|IBPS Clerk Examination Centre||All across India|
|Number of test takers||5.94 (as per the previous record)|
|Exam fee||Rs 850/ (Rs 175 for reserved category)|
IBPS Clerk 2024 Important Dates
The tentative schedule for the IBPS Clerk exam is mentioned below:
|Release of official notification||June 2024|
|Availability of online application form||June 2024|
|Admit card release date||July 2024|
|IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Dates||August 2024- September 2024|
|Date of Mains Exam||October 2024|
|Announcement of IBPS Clerk Result||November 2024|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 questions||Maximum marks||Exam duration|
IBPS Clerk exam pattern for Mains paper
|Subject||Number of questions||Maximum marks||Exam duration|
|Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||45|
|General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||35|
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:
|English language||Reading Comprehension, Sentence Improvement, Spotting Errors, Cloze Test, Fill in the Blank|
|Numerical Ability||Simplification/ Approximation, Data Sufficiency, Number Series, Quadratic Equations, Number Series|
|Reasoning Ability||Inequality, Blood Relations, Puzzle and Arrangements, Direction sense and Order and Ranking|
|Computer Aptitude||Computer Software, Introduction to Computer Organization, Computer Network & Security, Computer Languages History and Generation of Computers, Operating System|
|General Knowledge||Financial 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.