IBPS Clerk

Highlights 2021

IBPS is one of the major employing organizations which conducts recruitment drives to employ eligible candidates into the various banking organizations. IBPS Clerk exam is one such important examination that is held every year to recruit eligible candidates in the clerical cadre. The official notification of IBPS Clerk 2021 is finally out with 5830 vacancies. IBPS Clerk prelims exam is scheduled on August 28, 29 and September 04, 2021. However, it has been put on hold by the Ministry of finance. In order to discuss the demand coming from students of the south (to include other recognized regional languages as well), a committee has been constituted to look into the matter in its entirety. Right now, the exam is bilingual i.e. you can attempt the exam in either Hindi or English. There are 22 recognized languages in India. The committee will come with the result in 15 days.

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Let's look at the highlights of the exam.

Conducting AuthorityIBPS
Official Website https://www.ibps.in/
IBPS Posts Clerk (Office Assistant)
Mode of application Online
Stages of Exam Prelims, Mains
Opening Date for Submission of Online
July 12, 2021 (Tentative)
Closing Date for Submission of Online
August 01, 2021 (Tentative)
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination August 28, 29, September 04, 2021
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Dates October 31, 2021
IBPS Clerk Vacancy 5,830 (More Details)

Notification 2021

Finally, the wait is over. Official notification of IBPS Clerk exam 2021 has been released. All the exams conducted by IBPS hold utmost importance as they give a golden chance to make your place in one of the best banks listed under IBPS. The online registration and application process for the IBPS Clerk exam 2021 has already been started. The last date to apply for the same is August 01, 2021.  IBPS Clerk Prelims is scheduled to take place on August 28, 29, and September 04, 2021. The Mains exam will be held on October 31, 2021. 


Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS Clerk is one of the most popular examinations and the competition, therefore, will be quite tough. You need to be fully prepared with whatever resources you have. IBPS has always maintained its level and therefore you need to ensure that you do not leave any stone unturned in your IBPS Clerk exam preparation. For that, you need to be sure that you know all the important details related to the IBPS Clerk exam and knowing the IBPS Clerk exam pattern should be the first step towards it. IBPS is going to conduct the online examination in two phases for the post of Clerk: Prelims and Mains.

  • There will be no interview after the IBPS Clerk Mains exam 2021 and the scores obtained in this will ensure the final selection.
  • The exam will be 'bilingual' in nature (English & Hindi) except for the test of English Language. It applies to both the phases: Prelims & Mains.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021 will be an online objective test with multiple-choice questions. The IBPS Clerk exam pattern consists of three sections - English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. All these sections will be allotted different marks. Total marks will be 100 and sectional timing will be allotted for each section. You have to qualify for each of these tests.

  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks in the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam. 
  • IBPS will release sectional cut-offs for each subject. You have to score these minimum qualifying marks to enter the next phase ie IBPS Clerk Mains. 

The expected Prelims IBPS Clerk exam pattern is given below.

S.No.SectionNo. of QuestionsMarksTime Allotted
1. English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2. Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2021

If you qualify for IBPS Clerk Prelims, you have to appear in the second phase: IBPS Clerk Mains. You need to qualify the overall cut-off marks along with the sectional cut-offs. The IBPS Clerk exam pattern 2021 for Mains consist of four sections/tests: English Language, Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude, General/Financial Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude. You need to prepare for all these subjects in a good way in order to qualify all the sections along with the overall cut-off of the IBPS Clerk exam. The total questions in IBPS Clerk Mains will be 190 and the time duration will be 2hour 40 minutes. The number of questions in each section will vary. The timings will be different for all sections and you will not be able to switch between the sections until the timing for that section gets exhausted. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks just like in the Prelims Exam. The IBPS Clerk exam pattern 2021 for Mains is given below.

S.No.Test NameNo. of QuestionsMarksTime Allotted
1. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
2. General English 40 40 35 Minutes
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
4. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hours 40 minutes

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021

IBPS conducts online examinations every year to recruit eligible candidates for various posts. IBPS Clerk is among the important examinations conducted by IBPS every year. Before you start your preparation for the IBPS Clerk exam 2021 you should get hold of the complete syllabus of IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains. You will not be able to start your preparation without knowing the IBPS Clerk syllabus 2021. Find the complete syllabus of the IBPS Clerk exam 2021 in the table below.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2021

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021 is expected to consist of two phases and without qualifying Prelims, you will not be able to appear in IBPS Clerk Mains. Therefore you need to be well aware of the IBPS Clerk syllabus for Prelims. Given below is the IBPS Clerk syllabus in detail.

Numerical Ability Approximation, Simplification, Series, Number Systems, Average, Problems based on age, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Time & Work, Time & Distance/Pipe and Cistern, Trains, Mixtures & Alligations, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Partnership, Permutation, Combination & Probability, Mensuration, Data Interpretation
English Language Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Vocabulary, Paragraph Completion, Sentence Completion, Idioms and Phrases, Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements, Sentence Improvement, Double Fillers (Sentence Completion), Phrase Replacement
Reasoning Alphanumeric Series, Order and Ranking, Dictionary Based Question, Seating Arrangement/Puzzle, Coding Decoding, Blood Relations, Coded Inequalities, Syllogism, Input Output, Common-sense Reasoning, Directions and Distances, Data Sufficiency

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Mains is the next important step towards your final selection as a Clerk in one of the best banking organizations. Your selection will be based on this second and final step. Therefore you will have to ensure that you work very hard to reach your goal. You should start off by noting down the IBPS Clerk syllabus topic wise for Mains in detail.

Quantitative Aptitude Approximation, Simplification, Series, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Average, Profit & Loss, Problems based on age, Mixtures & Alligations, Time & Work/ Pipe and Cistern, Time & Distance/ Trains, Permutation, Combination & Probability, Mensuration, Partnership, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Caselet and Missing DI, Data Sufficiency, Data Interpretation
Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge
  • Alphanumeric Series, Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement/Puzzle, Coding Decoding, Blood Relations, Coded Inequalities, Commonsense Reasoning, Input Output, Logical Reasoning, Directions and Distances, Ordering and Ranking, Course of Action, Critical Reasoning, Analytical and Decision Making
  • Computer Languages, Basic Hardware and Software, History of Computer, Devices, Viruses and Hacking, MS Office, Networking
English Language Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Vocabulary, Paragraph Completion, Sentence Completion, Idioms and Phrases, Cloze Test, Error Spotting, Para Jumbles/ Sentence rearrangements, Sentence Improvement, Double Fillers (Sentence Completion), Phrase Replacement
General / Financial Awareness Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Static Awareness, Government Scheme, Banking Awareness, Banking Terminologies Knowledge

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2021

IBPS has its exam calendar according to which it carries out its scheduled exams and it has been released for the year 2021. The IBPS has issued an official notification for the post of Clerk. The application for IBPS Clerk has already been started. You are advised to fill the form as soon as possible to avoid any last-minute rush.  The IBPS Clerk Prelims exam dates are as follows: August 28, 29, 2021 and September 04, 2021. The Mains exam of the same is scheduled on October 31, 2021.The IBPS Clerk exam dates 2021 can be inferred from below-

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2021

IBPS Clerk Important EventsImportant Dates
On-line registration for IBPS 2022-23 including Edit/Modification of
Application by candidates
July 12 to August 01, 2021
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) for IBPS Clerk July 12 to August 01, 2021 (Tentative)
Download of call letters for IBPS Clerk Pre- Exam Training August 2021
Conduct of IBPS Clerk Pre-exam Training August 16, 2021 (Onwards)
Download of call letters for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam August 2021
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Dates August 28, 29, September 04, 2021
Result of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam September / October 2021
Download of Call letter for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam October 2021
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Dates October 31, 2021
Provisional Allotment Date of IBPS Clerk April 2022

 Salary 2021

IBPS conducts exams to recruit staff in various banking organizations in the country. It is the dream of every job aspirant to get a job that is secure and also provides benefits along with a good salary. This is why jobs in the banking sector are preferred. IBPS Clerk exam is also one of the most popular jobs as it gives a good opportunity to enter the banking sector and lets one grow gradually while learning all smaller and bigger tasks in a bank and understand its working. An IBPS Clerk is paid well since the start. Given below are the details for the IBPS Clerk salary.

  • Basic pay - Rs 11,765/- p.m
  • Pay scale - 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230/1310-1-31540

Vacancy 2021

IBPS conducts online examinations every year, all over India, to fill in the vacancies under various posts in all the public sector banks. All banks release their vacancies for different posts. This year 11 banks are participating in the IBPS Clerk CRP-XI and have announced vacancies respectively. A total of 5830 vacancies have been announced to recruit eligible candidates for the year 2022-23.

Total vacancies in IBPS Clerk recruitment 2021 state wise and category wise is mentioned below:

State / UT / NCRNumber of Vacancies
Andaman & Nicobar 3
Andhra Pradesh 263
Arunachal Pradesh 11
Assam 156
Bihar 252
Chandigarh 27
Chhattisgarh 89
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 2
Delhi 258
Goa 58
Gujarat 357
Haryana 103
Himachal Pradesh 102
Jammu 25
Jharkhand 78
Karnataka 407
Kerala 141
Ladakh 0
Lakshadweep 5
Madhya Pradesh 324
Maharashtra 799
Manipur 06
Meghalaya 09
Mizoram 03
Nagaland 09
Odisha 229
Puducherry 03
Punjab 352
Rajasthan 117
Sikkim 27
Tamil Nadu 268
Telangana 263
Tripura 08
Uttar Pradesh 661
Uttarakhand 49
West Bengal 366

 Eligibility Criteria 2021

Before you start the application process for the IBPS Clerk exam 2021, you will have to first ensure if you are eligible for the same. You need to be eligible in all respects as per the criteria mentioned by IBPS, failing which you will not be allowed to apply to the IBPS Clerk exam. You need to follow the complete IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria including educational qualifications, age etc.

 IBPS Clerk Educational Criteria 

You need to possess a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university or equivalent qualification recognized by Central Government to apply for the IBPS Clerk exam 2021. If you fail to possess the required qualification, you will not be able to apply or appear in the IBPS Clerk exam.

PostEducational Qualification
IBPS Clerk
  • A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • 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.
  • Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculate Ex-Servicemen who have obtained the Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the Union as on 23.09.2020. Such certificates should be dated on or before 23.09.2020.

IBPS Clerk Age Criteria (As on July 01, 2021)

You have to make sure that you are eligible with respect to the age criteria mentioned in the IBPS Clerk notification 2021. You have to fall under the specified age limit mentioned by IBPS. If you fail to possess the required qualification your candidature will be cancelled.

PostAge Criteria
IBPS Clerk Minimum age - 20 years / Maximum - 28 years

IBPS Clerk Age Relaxation

Apart from the age criteria that IBPS mentions in its notification, it also provides relaxation in age for different categories. The period of relaxation will vary according to the categories. It provides this relaxation in order to give some advantage to the backward classes.

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
Persons With Disabilities 10 Years
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
Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried Age concession upto the age of 35 years for General/EWS, 38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ST candidates
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 Years

IBPS Clerk 2021: How to Apply Online

The IBPS Clerk official notification 2021 is finally out. The application process for IBPS Clerk 2021 has been started. You can apply for the same till August 01, 2021.  The IBPS Clerk 2021 application process is online and therefore you have to make sure that you use one of the supported browsers to avoid any errors while you apply online. The complete IBPS Clerk 2021 application process will be done in few simple steps:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS and register yourself by clicking on the "New Registration" tab.
  • You will have to upload your scanned photograph and signature according to the mentioned specifications.
  • Fill up your complete details in the IBPS Clerk 2021 online application form thereafter including your educational, professional and other details. Make sure the details are all correct and verified.
  • Submit your verified application form and move to the final step.
  • After all the details have been entered, the application will get completed only after the application fee will be paid which will be done in online mode. You will have to choose one of the online payment options and submit the exam fee.
  • Click on "Final Submit".

IBPS Clerk Application Fee

Without the submission of the application fee, the IBPS Clerk 2021 application process will not be considered complete.The IBPS Clerk fee amount may vary according to the different categories. The fee will have to be paid online. The details of the IBPS Clerk exam application fee as per categories is as follows:

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST/PWBD/EXSM candidates Rs. 175 (inclusive of GST)
Others Rs. 850 (inclusive of GST)

IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2021

Once the application process for the IBPS Clerk exam 2021 is completed, the admit cards of the IBPS Clerk exam will be released few days before the examination. You have to download the admit card from the official website of IBPS. You need to bring a copy of it along with valid identity proof to the examination hall. The admit card of IBPS Clerk exam 2021 will contain all details related to the exam centre, venue, date, and time.

Please note that your IBPS Clerk Prelims exam admit card will not be collected at the time of the exam as it used to be earlier, however, it will be duly stamped by the exam centre staff. You have to bring this call letter with you to the Mains exam centre along with the IBPS Clerk Mains exam admit card. Besides this, you have to bring all the other required documents as per the information provided in the “information handout” such as photographs, Valid ID Proof (Orginal as well as photocopy).

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IBPS Clerk Previous Year Cut-off

As much as preparing for the IBPS Clerk exam is necessary, looking at the data of previous exam/s is equally important. Apart from the syllabus, exam pattern, eligibility criteria, there is one more thing which holds as much importance in your exam preparation and that is ‘previous year cut-off’. If you get to check out the last year cut-off for IBPS Clerk Prelims & Mains, you will be able to figure out what lies ahead. If not similar, the exam is going to have some or the other points that would resonate with the last years’ papers. It will help you in grabbing a gist of the examination which will make you familiar with the pattern & difficulty level. This in turn would ensure that you are able to cover all the loopholes in your preparation.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut-Off 2020: State Wise

State NameCut Off
Andhra Pradesh 78
Bihar 71.25
Delhi 77
Gujarat 72
Goa 53.75
Himachal Pradesh 72
J & K 77.5
Jharkhand 75.75
Kerala 77.25
Madhya Pradesh 77.75
Maharshtra 69.75
Odisha 75
Punjab 75.25
Rajasthan 78.25
Karnataka 65.75
Telangana 74.25
Uttar Pradesh 73.5
Uttarakhand 78.50
West Bengal 61.50

IBPS Clerk Mains Cut-Off 2020

Andaman and Nicobar NA NA NA NA 23.25
Andhra Pradesh 41.75 40.50 46.50 44.75 60.38
Arunachal Pradesh NA 30.13 NA NA 33.13
Assam 38.63 36.63 41.63 39.63 50.38
Bihar 49.88 33.38 46.00 45.63 55.63
Chandigarh 48.38 NA 40.25 40.25 55.38
Chhattisgarh 39.75 32.75 45.75 40.25 56.5O
Dadar and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu NA 31.50 NA NA 44.63
Delhi 49.63 44.00 55.00 48.50 65.75
Goa NA 33.5O 39.38 30.25 46.63
Gujarat 42.00 47.38 45.38 45.50 58.63
Haryana 40.75 NA 52.88 46.63 57.75
Himachal Pradesh 42.25 36.63 48.50 45.50 63.88
Jammu and Kashmir 42.63 34.00 57.75 42.25 56.25
Jharkhand 34.63 37.88 46.63 44.25 60.38
Karnataka 40.25 37.63 45.13 40.88 54.88
Kerala 39.88 NA 48.75 41.00 57.88
Ladakh NA 31.88 NA NA 30.63
Lakshadweep NA 12.38 NA NA 35.25
Madhya Pradesh 48.13 38.75 47.13 48.75 59.88
Maharashtra 49.38 47.50 50.13 49.13 55.50
Manipur 34.13 35.88 40.00 28.50 38.75
Meghalaya NA 29.88 NA NA 38.50
Mizoram NA 29.00 NA NA 33.13
Nagaland NA 31.50 NA NA 33.75
Odisha 45.38 39.13 45.50 46.50 57.13
Puducherry 36.13 NA NA NA 47.38
Punjab 55.5O NA 50.63 48.63 65.38
Rajasthan 46.13 40.25 43.38 46.13 66.38
Sikkim NA NA 39.38 NA 38.00
Tamil Nadu 46.88 28.00 61.25 46.25 61.75
Telangana 45.75 48.00 46.75 48.88 55.50
Tripura 38.63 31.88 NA 34.88 47.13
Uttar Pradesh 48.00 31.63 48.25 44.75 68.50
Uttarakhand 46.50 NA 52.00 46.50 61.25
West Bengal 43.50 40.50 43.88 44.75 56.00

Online Course 2021

The process for any exam will not be considered well finished if you do not prepare well for it. IBPS Clerk can also be counted among one of the most sought-after jobs. Therefore, you can expect the competition to be high enough, and keeping this in mind you will have to put extra effort to get an edge over others. To help you with the preparation ixamBee has come up with a comprehensive yet appropriate and crisp online course that has been designed by Arunima Sinha (Ex-Grade B Officer SIDBI, Ex-Bank PO), Chandra Prakash Joshi (Ex-RBI Grade B Officer, promoted to AGM, Ex- Senior VP with YES Bank holding a degree in B.Sc.Agri (Hons) and Ph.D. MBA (Finance) from ISB Hyderabad), Karan Sardana (B.Tech., Expert faculty for Quantitative Aptitude (Maths) and Reasoning for Banking and SSC exams for last 10 years), Shweta Singh (earlier worked with ICICI Bank in training and development for about 7 years. She possesses a degree in B.Sc.Agri (Hons) and MBA (Finance) from IIM Ahmedabad). 

The IBPS Clerk Online Course consists of:

  • 375 + Videos covering the entire syllabus of the Prelims and Mains Exam for IBPS Clerk exams.
  • 100+ videos prepared exclusively for Mains examination explaining the correct approach to solve difficult and time taking questions along with the concepts and shortcuts.
  • The study notes in PDF format specially for the General and Financial Awareness Section, and wherever required for easy learning and quick revision.
  • 125 + Difficulty Based Chapter Tests comprising 7000+ Questions divided into Easy, Moderate, and High Levels for each chapter for all the subjects to help you prepare systematically.
  • 23 full-length mock test

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Free Mock Tests 2021

Qualifying for any exam is not tough if you do it with complete dedication and determination. Apart from making a study plan and following it religiously, you also need to include one very important thing in it, i.e. "practice". You should practice as much as you can as that is the only way with the help of which you will be able to make yourself perfect and give that finishing touch to your preparation. Practicing online test series is one of the best ways to strengthen your preparation, as it gives you a real experience of the actual examination and also lets you check the level of your preparation. You can practice IBPS Clerk free mock tests at ixamBee and make your way to success.

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Preparation Strategy 2021

The IBPS Clerk Prelims & Mains are going to be held in August, September and October 2021.  You should take good advantage of the present time by utilizing it wisely. Grabbing any job today is not an easy nut to crack and therefore you need to prepare yourself well.

  • The first and foremost step is to acquaint yourself with the complete IBPS Clerk syllabus and then prepare your study plan accordingly. You need to focus your mind on your goal.
  • You should set practical goals for yourself that are within your limits.
  • Do not just concentrate on mugging up new things and concepts without testing yourself.
  • Always practice questions and exercises so that you are well aware of how much you have learned and how much you need to learn more, irrespective of the subject.
  • Do not forget to make out time for yourself. Take well-deserved breaks.
  • There will never be any fixed preparation strategy that will suit each one of you, but you need to work on it to make it suitable for yourself.

IBPS Clerk Blogs

IBPS Clerk has been one of the most popular examinations recently. Thus the competition and the stress of qualifying the final stage is manifold. IBPS has always been good in its level of questions that are asked in all its examinations and therefore you need to prepare in a different way. You should have an advantage over others by taking up all possible sources of information. Read some useful blogs on IBPS Clerk preparation and increase your pool of knowledge.




IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Prelims & Mains – Study Material

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis

Analysis of all the IBPS Clerk exams that were held in previous years will give you a clear picture of what you should be expecting from an organization like IBPS. It will not only make you aware of the level of questions but at the same time, you will also be in a position to plan your study schedule.

IBPS Clerk Useful Videos

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IBPS Clerk Additional Information

IBPS provides the facility of Pre-Exam Training for some categories. This Pre-exam Training is held in various centres across the country. This training is held to give all exam-related information that helps you in appearing for the exam in a smooth manner. The training will have to be undertaken at your own cost and you have to give your preference while filling the IBPS Clerk application form.

Please note that this time the pre-exam training for IBPS Clerk exam 2021 may not be held due to the ongoing pandemic COVID-19.  However, the date for Pre-exam training is scheduled to be on August 16, 2021. Any update regarding this will be informed by IBPS in due course. 

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

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Frequently Asked Questions


What is the minimum educational qualification required to apply for IBPS Clerk  2021 Examination?


The minimum qualification required to apply for IBPS Clerk  2021 will be a 'graduate' degree in any discipline from a recognized university.


Can we choose Hindi as the exam language in IBPS Clerk  2021?


Yes. IBPS Clerk  2021 Exam will be bilingual. You can choose Hindi or English except in the test of English Language.


Is the IBPS Clerk 2021 examination ONLINE or OFFLINE?


The IBPS Clerk  2021 exam will be in ONLINE mode.


What is the age limit for the IBPS Clerk  2021 post?


The minimum age limit for IBPS Clerk will be 20 years and the maximum age limit will be 28 years.


Will there be any sectional timings in IBPS Clerk  2021 exam?


Yes. There will separate timings allotted to each section in the IBPS Clerk Prelims as well as Mains examination.


How many banks are participating in the IBPS CRP CLERKS-XI for vacancies of 2022-23?


There are 11 banks that are participating in the IBPS CRP CLERKS-XI for vacancies of 2022-23.


Will there be any ‘Pre-Exam Training’ (PET) for the IBPS Clerk recruitment exam?


The Pre-exam training will be held only if it will be safe enough. The chances of holding the PET are bleak. Although the tentative date for the commencement of PET has been mentioned as Aug 16, 2021 onwards.


Is Computer knowledge necessary for the IBPS Clerk exam?


Yes. Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory to apply for the IBPS Clerk post. 


Will there be any negative marking in IBPS Clerk examination?


Yes. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks in case an answer is attempted wrongly.


Is there a sectional cut-off in IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021?


Yes.  There will be minimum cut-off marks decided by IBPS for the Preliminary examination, whereas, there is going to be a sectional as well as an overall cut-off in IBPS Clerk Mains. 


Has the online application process for IBPS Clerk 2021 commenced?


Yes, the IBPS Clerk online application process has commenced already and the last date to apply is August 01, 2021.


How many vacancies have been announced this year by IBPS for the post of Clerk?


IBPS has announced a total of 5830 vacancies for the post of Clerk.


How many banks are participating in the IBPS CRP CLERKS-XI for vacancies of 2022-23?


There are 11 banks that are participating in the IBPS CRP CLERKS-XI for vacancies of 2022-23.


Are there any useful videos available on IBPS Clerk 2021?


Yes, you can find many useful videos available on ixamBee related to IBPS Clerk notification.


How many phases will be there in the IBPS Clerk recruitment process?


There will be two phases: Prelims & Mains in IBPS Clerk recruitment process.


Will there be any interview in IBPS Clerk recruitment process?


No, there will not be any interview in IBPS Clerk recruitment process.


Is there any limit on the number of attempts for IBPS Clerk 2021?


No, there is no such limit on the number of attempts for IBPS Clerk exam 202. A candidate can apply for the exam until he reaches the maximum age limit.


Can I apply for the IBPS Clerk 2021 post if I am in my final year of Graduation?


You can apply for IBPS Clerk post only in the case of final result being declared on or before Aug 01, 2021.


Is Computer literacy mandatory for IBPS Clerk?


Yes. To apply for the post of IBPS Clerk, working knowledge of computer systems is required.


Is there any age relaxation for the EWS category of candidates?


No. There is no such relaxation mentioned specifically for the EWS category. Although there is a relaxation slab that is meant for widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried that belong to the EWS category.


What does EWS refer to?


EWS refers to ‘Economically Weaker Sections’.


How many sections will be assessed in IBPS Clerk examination?


There will be three sections in IBPS Clerk Prelims (Numerical Ability, English Language & Reasoning) and four sections in IBPS Clerk Mains (Quantitative Aptitude Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge English Language General / Financial Awareness).


Is there any online course available for IBPS Clerk preparation?


Yes. You can enrol yourself in the IBPS Clerk Exclusive Course available on ixamBee. The course has been prepared by our expert faculty and caters to all your requirements.


Are there any other sources available where I can find information and preparation tips related to the IBPS Clerk exam?


Yes, there are a number of blogs available on the ixamBee website where you can find all the relevant information along with some useful tips on preparation for both Pre & Mains.


How many vacancies have been announced by IBPS for the post of Clerk this year?


There are around 5830 vacancies announced by IBPS for the post of Clerk this year.


How many vacancies were announced for IBPS Clerk 2020?


There were 2557 vacancies announced by IBPS last year for the post of Clerk.


Does a higher number of vacancies affect the exam level?


Yes. A higher number of vacancies does affect the exam level indirectly. The level can be expected to be on an easier level as compared to when the number of vacancies is lower.