The exam will be conducted in its two phases (Preliminary & Main) in order to recruit candidates for clerical post to its participating organizations. Candidates those have scored the minimum qualifying marks in the preliminary exam will be further invited to attend the Main exam. Online registration for the exam will begin from 12th September 2017 and the date of examination is 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th December 2017 (Preliminary) and 21st January 2018 (Main).
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the clerical grade recruitment notification for the year 2017. Candidates can check out the exam schedule provided below and apply online from 12th September 2017.
According to IBPS tentative calendar 2017-18, the preliminary and main exam will be conducted on 2nd, 3rd, 9th, 10th December 2017 and 21st January 2018 respectively.
List of Participating Organisations
Find below all important dates related to the exam. IBPS has released the clerical recruitment notification for the year 2017 and we are updating the imp dates accordingly.
|Sl. No||Exam Activity||Respective Date (Released)|
|1.||Online registration process or modification in the application form can be done||12th September 2017 to 3rd October 2017|
|2.||Application fee/Intimation charges payment||12th September 2017 to 3rd October 2017|
|3.||Call letter download for Pre-Exam Training starts from||November 2017|
|4.||Pre-Exam Training schedule date||13th November to 18th November 2017|
|5.||Call letters (Preliminary Exam) available from||November 2017|
|6.||Preliminary exam date||2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th December 2017|
|7.||Preliminary exam result gets declared on||December 2017|
|8.||Call letters (Main Exam) available from||Jnauary 2018|
|8.||Date of Main exam||21st January 2018|
|9.||Publication of result (Main Exam)||—|
|10.||Date of provisional allotment||April 2018|
Most of the students are confused regarding exam eligibility percentage and age limit. We are providing below the important highlights of eligibility criteria. You must fulfill following criteria in case you’re looking to apply for IBPS Clerk exam 2017.
- Age Limit- Candidates should be aged between 20 to 28 years as on 1st August 2017 for applying to this test. It means that they must have been born not before than 02.08.1989 and not after than 01.08.1997 (both day inclusive).
- A Graduation degree in any discipline is required to apply for clerical exam conducted by IBPS.
- Candidates belonging to the reserved category would be provided age relaxation.
- Nationality criteria must be fulfilled by aspirants.
Relaxation in Upper Age Limit would be given in following way:
How to Apply?
Candidates need to apply for the exam within the specified deadline in online mode. According to the latest notification released by the exam conducting authority the form would be accessible from 12th September 2017 and the last date to apply is 3rd October 2017. Before you start the application procedure, please keep the following list of documents ready:
- Photograph and signature (scan copy);
- Your signature must not in CAPITAL LETTER only;
- Essential documents required for payment of application fee in online mode;
- Your working email ID.
Talking about the application fee as specified by the respective authority is:
- Rs.100/- (for SC/ST/EXSM/ PWD category applicants)
- Rs.600/- (for others)
Prescribed Exam Pattern
We are sharing the exam pattern of Preliminary and Main exam separately. Candidates can make a preparation of the exam based on the official notification announced by the exam conducting authority.
Understanding the paper pattern is actually essential for the preparation of exam in a right manner. So, please have a look at the question paper format for Preliminary and Mains exam.
Format of Preliminary Exam
|Subjects||Number of Questions||Marks|
*The duration of the exam would be for one hour.
Format of Mains Exam
|Subjects||Number of Questions||Marks|
*The duration of the Main exam would be for 2 hours
*Question paper will be available in English as well Hindi.
In the preliminary exam, the questions are to be asked from English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning, whereas, the Main exam will consist of questions from English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, General Awareness and Computer Awareness.
Books to Prepare
As far as the books concerned for the preparation of the exam, I want to inform the aspirants that the authority will judge your speed to solve a particular problem. Therefore, they always include basic, but tricky questions in the clerical exam. So, students must concern to speed-up their problem-solving skill.
How Can You Speed-up Your Problem Solving Skill?
- You need to give several online tests.
- Practice previous years question paper within the given timeline.
- Take revision of the things regularly, it will help you to maintain your concept on a particular topic.
- Practice tricky questions and try to find out a short trick to solve a specific problem.
Now, I’m sharing below list of few good books that will help you to make the better preparation of IBPS Clerical exam:
- For Maths: Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma;
- Reasoning: You can follow either MK Pandey or RS Aggarwal;
- English: SP Bakshi & Word Power Made Easy: Norman Lewis;
- GK: Lucent;
- Computer Knowledge: You can follow R Pillai books (Publisher- Arihant)
Admit Card/Call Letters
Candidates would be intimated regarding exam Centre, date and time through call letter only. Eligible candidates who have successfully completed the registration procedure can download their admit card from the IBPS official website i.e. www.ibps.in through their respective registration number and password. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent to aspirants via post/courier.
Once you have successfully downloaded admit card then please make a proper verification of the information over there. If you have found any error then you should immediately intimate the authority regarding the same.
Easy steps to follow while downloading your admit card:
- Click the direct link to download your admit card (We’ll update this link after the announcement of its official notification);
- Clicking this link will redirect you to the relevant page;
- Provide your registration number/roll number and date of birth/password;
- Please make genuine entries otherwise, you won’t be able to obtain your admit card;
- Finally, download your admit card and take the printout of the same.
The answer key will be available soon after completion of the entrance exam. As the exam is conducted online and hence the probability is quite less, that the exam conducting authority will release the answer key. However, there are a number of private institutions that release the answer key for the convenience of students. With the help of answer key, candidates can easily access their performance in the entrance exam.
Candidates would get the prelims answer key after few days from the completion of the exam. We’ll update you once it is available.
IBPS declares the exam result of both Preliminary and Mains exam separately through the official website. You can view your respective result by entering your registration or roll number and password.
Tips to Follow To Check Your Result
If you don’t know the actual method to check your IBPS prelims & Mains result then following steps are suggested to be followed:
- Simply click the direct link of result which will be provided here after the announcement of its respective notification.
- A login window will appear on the screen where you need to enter information such as roll number/registration number and date of birth/password.
- After entering the required details, candidates need to click the login button.
- Upon clicking the login button, your result would appear on the screen.
- We suggest students to keep the printout of your result for future reference.
The Nodal Banks/ Participating Organizations may arrange the Pre-Examination training for a limited number of applicants of SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen/ Minority Communities/Persons With Disabilities category at few centres at Agra, Agartala, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Allahabad, Aurangabad, Bareilly, Balasore, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bhopal, Bengaluru,Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Dhanbad, Dehradun, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Gulbarga, Hyderabad, Hubli, Indore, Jaipur, Jabalpur, Jodhpur, Jammu, Kanpur, Kavaratti, Karnal, Kochi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Madurai, Mumbai, Mangalore, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, New Delhi, Nagpur, Panaji (Goa), Patna, Patiala, Port Blair, Pune, Puducherry, Raipur, Ranchi, Rajkot, Rohtak, Shimla, Sambalpur, Siliguri, Shillong, Thiruvananthapuram, Thiruchirapalli, Tirupati, Varanasi, Vadodara, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam.
All eligible applicants who want to avail the benefit of pre-exam training they need to specify the same in the relevant column of online application form. Though training will be provided free of cost, candidates will have to pay other expenses including travelling, boarding, lodging etc. Attending pre-examination training doesn’t entitle that you are selected for any of the participating organizations mentioned.
Please go through the crucial information associated with exam centres:
- The exam will be conducted in online mode at various centres located across the country.
- Candidates are not liable to put the request for change of exam centre under any circumstances.
- The authority may allot another examination centre apart from the one chosen by the candidate.
- Candidates can appear in the exam at their own risk and expenses. IBPS will not be liable for any injury or losses.
- Candidate’s unruly behaviour/misbehavior will lead to cancellation of his/her candidature.
Cutoff and Provisional Allotment
Candidates will have to acquire the minimum qualifying score in each test of online Main exam along with the minimum overall score in order to become eligible for participating in further process. Based on number of state/Union Territory wise vacancies, they will be eligible for the provisional allotment. Before the completion of provisional allotment session, candidates’ obtained marks in Online Main exam won’t be shared to them.
The Main examination will be of 200 marks. For provisional allotment process, the authority will convert marks to out of 100. Candidates will have to rank higher in the merit list in order to become eligible for the provisional allotment process.
List of Documents Required at the Time of Joining
At the time of reporting for Joining, candidates will have to produce following documents (original & self-attested photocopies) along with additional documents as requested by the participating organizations.
- Printout of duly-filled system generated online application form;
- Birth certificate or SSLC/ Std. X Certificate;
- Photo Identity Proof;
- Graduation degree mark sheets and other related documents;
- Caste certificate in case of SC/ST/OBC category candidate. Candidates who are falling under OBC creamy layer category or their caste does not mention in the central list, they should mention their category as General while filling online application form;
- PwD category candidates have to submit Disability certificate as issued by the District Medical Board. In case of scribe, that particular candidate will have to submit duly filled details of the scribe in the recommended format;
- Requisite certificate for Ex-Servicemen category candidates;
- No Objection certificate should be issued by candidates who are working in any Government organization/quasi govt office/public section undertakings.
- Requisite document, if you are claiming for the age relaxation.
- Experience certificate, if any;
- Other related documents in support of your eligibility.