IBPS Clerk 2020 Highlights
IBPS is one of the major employing organizations which conducts recruitment drives to employ eligible candidates into the various banking organizations. IBPS Clerk is one such important examination which is held every year to recruit eligible candidates in the clerical cadre. IBPS Clerk notification 2020 can be expected in the upcoming months.
|Mode of Exam||Online|
|Phases||2 (Preliminary, Mains)|
|Negative Marking||0.25 marks|
|Time Duration||1 hour for Prelims and 2 hours for Mains|
|Maximum Marks||100 for Prelims and 200 for Mains|
IBPS Clerk Notification 2020
The official notification of IBPS Clerk 2020 will be released in the upcoming months. It conducts an online examination every year to recruit eligible candidates to the post of Clerk. IBPS had its official exam calendar, according to which the IBPS Clerk recruitment 2020 will take place. 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 IBPS Clerk exam 2020 will commence on the date mentioned in the official notification of IBPS Clerk. It will be a good opportunity for you to reserve your seat in any banking organizations.
IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020
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 IBPS Clerk exam 2020 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 IBPS Clerk syllabus 2020. Find complete syllabus of IBPS Clerk exam 2020 in the table below:
IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2020
IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020 will 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 syllabus of IBPS Clerk Prelims. Given below is the details IBPS Clerk Prelims syllabus.
|Reasoning||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test||Mixtures &Alligations||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest & Compound Interest||Miscellaneous|
|Logical Reasoning||Simplification||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Fill in the blanks|
|Puzzle||Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere||Paragraph Completion|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Multiple Meaning /Error Spotting|
|Tabulation||Data Interpretation||Passage Completion|
|Syllogism||Ratio & Proportion||Deriving Conclusion|
|Blood Relations||Number Systems||Rearrangement of Passage|
|Input Output||Sequence & Series||Sentence correction|
|Coding Decoding Permutation||Surds & Indices||Spotting Errors|
|Word Formation||Profit,Loss and Discount|
|Statement and Conclusion|
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 complete syllabus of IBPS Clerk Mains 2020
|Data Analysis & Interpretation||Reasoning||English Language||General/Economy/ Banking Awareness|
|Tabular Graph||Verbal Reasoning||Reading Comprehension||Banking terms, Abbreviations and Economic terminologies|
|Line Graph||Syllogism||Grammar||Overview of Indian Financial System|
|Pie Chart||Circular Seating Arrangement||Vocabulary||History of Indian Banking System|
|Bar Graph||Linear Seating Arrangement||Verbal Ability||Recent Credit and Monetary Policies|
|Radar Graph||Caselet Double Lineup||Word Association||Important Government Schemes on capital and money market|
|Missing Case||DI Scheduling||Sentence Improvement||Introduction to national financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc|
|Let it Case DI||Input Output||Para Jumbles||Introduction to International organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc|
|Data Sufficiency||Blood Relations||Cloze Test||Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months|
|Probability||Directions and Distances||Error Spotting|
|Permutation and Combination||Ordering and Ranking||Fill in the blanks|
|Coding and Decoding|
|Course of Action|
|Analytical and Decision Making|
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2020
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 preparation. For that you need to be sure that you know all the important details related to the IBPS Clerk exam and knowing the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk should be the first step towards it. IBPS conducts online exmaination in two phases for the post of Clerk: Prelims and Mains. There will be no interview after IBPS Clerk Mains exam and the scores obtained in this will ensure the final selection.
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam pattern 2020
IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020 will be an online objective test with multiple choice questions. It 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 the composite time will be of 1 hour. You have to qualify in each of these tests. There will be 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 Prelims exam pattern of IBPS Clerk is given below.
|S.No.||Section||No. of Questions||Marks||Time Allotted|
|1.||English Language||30||30||20 Minutes|
|2.||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 Minutes|
|3.||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 Minutes|
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern 2020
If you qualify 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 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 160 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 Mains exam pattern is given below-
|S.No.||Test Name||No. of Questions||Marks||Time 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 Knowledge||50||60||45 Minutes|
|Total||190||200||2 Hours 40 minutes|
IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2020
IBPS had its exam calendar according to which it carries out its schedule exams. The online registration will commence once the notification is out. The online registration process for IBPS Clerk exam 2020 will began once the official notification gets released. The exam dates of IBPS Clerk 2020 can be inferred from below-
IBPS Clerk Exam Dates
|IBPS Clerk Important Events||Important Dates|
|On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates||To be announced|
|Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) for IBPS Clerk||To be announced|
|Download of call letters for IBPS Clerk Pre- Exam Training||To be announced|
|Conduct of IBPS Clerk Pre-exam Training||To be announced|
|Download of call letters for IBPS Clerk PRE Exam||To be announced|
|IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Dates||December 12, 13 & 19, 2020|
|Result of IBPS Clerk PRE Exam||January 2021|
|Download of Call letter for IBPS Clerk Mains exam||January 2021|
|IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Dates||January 24, 2021|
|Provisional Allotment date of IBPS Clerk||To be notified later|
IBPS Clerk Salary 2020
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 which 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 is the details for salary of IBPS Clerk.
IBPS Clerk Job profile
Majority of job aspirants will apply for IBPS clerk like every year. IBPS Clerk has gained a lot of importance and popularity among the job aspirants in recent years.While you plan to apply for IBPS Clerk exam 2020, you should have good idea about the job profile of an IBPS Clerk.
- A Clerk selected through IBPS will be employed in any one of the banks where you will be responsible for handling the cash related tasks.
- Maintaining daily transactions in the computer.
- A Clerk is also known as Single Window Operator and are responsible for handling the customers and their queries.
- A Bank Clerk may also be expected to indulge into marketing practices for the financial products of the banks.
- A Clerk will also be responsible for withdrawals,deposits,verifying cheques,demand drafts etc.
IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2020
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. IBPS will release the actual vacancies once the notification of IBPS clerk 2020 is out. It will be better to start planning your preparation without worrying or thinking about the number of vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2020. Till then you can go through previous year vacancies for IBPS Clerk.
Number of vacancies (Statewise)
In 2020 IBPS, can be expected to release a good number of vacancies. Till then vacancies for previous year is mentioned below
|ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLAND||0||0||3||1||10||14||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI||0||0||0||0||4||4||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|DAMAN & DIU||0||0||0||0||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|JAMMU & KASHMIR||8||3||9||2||41||63||1||1||0||0||3||3|
IBPS Clerk Marking Scheme
All the exams conducted by IBPS follow a particular marking scheme. It has been following a fixed scheme since many years now. IBPS Clerk consists of two phases: Prelims and Mains and both the phases consists of questions carrying 1 mark each and a penalty of 0.25 marks is applied to every incorrect answer. This implies that for every incorrect answer, 1/4th of the marks allotted to that question will be deducted as penalty. There will not be any penalty for an unattempted question.
IBPS Clerk Marking Scheme
|IBPS Clerk Marking Scheme||Marks deductions|
|For correct answers||1 mark|
|For wrong answers||-0.25 marks|
|For not attempted||0 (no marks)|
IBPS Clerk Exam Language
IBPS Clerk exam 2020 will consist of questions from various subjects in Prelims and Mains. Both these tests will be 'bilingual' which means you have the choice of choosing any one exam language from English and Hindi. This choice will not be applied to the test of English Language section of IBPS Clerk exam 2020.
IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2020
Before you start the application process for IBPS Clerk exam 2020, 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 for the IBPS Clerk exam. You need to follow the complete 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 IBPS Clerk exam 2020. If you fail to possess the required qualification, you will not be able to apply or appear in the IBPS Clerk exam.
|Probationary officer||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.|
IBPS Clerk Age Criteria
You have to make sure that you are eligible with respect to the age criteria mentioned in the official notification of IBPS Clerk. You have to fall under the specified age limit mentioned by IBPS. The final age limit will be confirmed by IBPS when it releases the official notification of IBPS Clerk 2020.
|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 a 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||3 Years|
|Persons with Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016”||10 Years|
|In the case of Ex- servicemen commissioned officers, including ECOs/ SSCOs, who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date for receipt of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment, subject to ceiling as per Government guidelines (for the post of Officers)||5 years|
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89||5 Years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 Years|
IBPS Clerk 2020: How to Apply Online
When the official notification of IBPS Clerk 2020 is released, the application process will be initiated soon. The IBPS Clerk application process will be online and therefore you will have to make sure that you use one of the supported browsers to avoid any errors while you apply online. The complete IBPS Clerk application process will be done in few simple steps:
- Visit official website of IBPS and register yourself by clicking on "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 2020 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 application fee, the IBPS Clerk 2020 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 application fee as per categories is as follows:
|SC/ST/PWD candidates||Rs. 100|
IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2020
Once the application process for IBPS Clerk exam 2020 is completed, the admit cards of IBPS Clerk Prelims exam 2020 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 a valid identity proof to the examination hall. The admit card of IBPS Clerk 2020 will contain all details related to the exam centre,venue,date and time.
IBPS Clerk Previous year Cut off
The level of all the examinations conducted by IBPS is high and you need to work hard to score good marks in these exams. IBPS Clerk exam also maintains a decently good level since few years due to the high competition and large number of candidates applying for the post every year. Knowing the previous year pattern and IBPS Clerk previous year cut-off would help to a great extent in planning your preparation. Refer to the table given below for the IBPS Clerk previous year cut-off.
|Dadar & NagarHaweli||39.02||NA||NA||NA|
|Daman & Diu||45.92||36.91||NA||NA|
|Jammu & Kashmir||52.31||42.71||NA||35.74|
IBPS Clerk Online Course 2020
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 efforts 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 designed by Arunima Sinha (Ex-Grade B Officer SIDBI, Ex-Bank PO), Chandra Prakash Joshi (Ex-RBI Grade B Officer, promoted to AGM. Has worked as Senior VP with YES Bank. B.Sc.Agri (Hons) and PhD 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. B.Sc.Agri (Hons) and MBA (Finance) from IIM Ahmedabad),Veena.M (B.Sc. Agri, MBA, Content Expert for Economics and Social Issues including general Awareness),Prachi Agarwal (Previously worked with CARE ratings. She is MBA in Finance from BIMTECH, Noida and B.Com (Hons) from Hansraj College, Delhi University).
The IBPS Clerk Online Course consists of:
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- 100+ videos prepared exclusively for Mains examination explaining the correct approach to solve difficult and time taking questions along with the concepts and shortcuts.
- Study notes in PDF format specially for 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
IBPS Clerk Free Mock tests 2020
Qualifying 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 mock tests is one of the best ways to strengthen your preparation, as it gives you a real experience of the actual examination and also let you check the level of your preparation. You can practice IBPS Clerk free mock tests at ixamBee and make your way to success.
IBPS Clerk Preparation Strategy 2020
The IBPS Clerk Prelims exam will be conducted once the registration process gets over. 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 syllabus of the IBPS Clerk exam 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 which will suit each one of you, but you need to work on it to make it suitable for yourself.
IBPS Clerk Books 2020
There are numerous competitive exams conducted in a year and IBPS Clerk is one of those important exams which is awaited by many job aspirants who are willing to work in the banking sector. The competition being high, you need to do smart work and not just hard work. But before you start making your smart preparation plan, one basic thing that remains the same in all cases is good quality study material which includes high-quality books which will assist you in your preparation. It needs to be seen that the IBPS Clerk books you pick is helpful enough and you dont waste your time in just trial and error. You can refer to some good IBPS Clerk books below:
|IBPS Clerk Subjects||Useful Books for IBPS Clerk||IBPS Clerk Exam Book’s Author|
|Mathematics||Quicker Mathematics||BSC Publications|
|Quantitative Aptitude||RS Agarwal|
|Class Notes||SS Bharti|
|General Science||Lucent General Science||Lucent Publication|
|General Knowledge||Arihant Publication|
|General Science||Kiran Publications|
|Reasoning||A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning||R.S. Agarwal|
|Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning||S.Chand|
|Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning||Arihant Publication|
|Static GK/ Current Affairs||Lucent G.K.||Lucent|
|Pratiyogita Darpan||SQ Sachdeva Mahendra Jain|
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 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 releated information that help 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.
IBPS Clerk Official Notification
The minimum qualification required to apply for IBPS Clerk 2020 will be a 'graduate' degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
Yes. IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam will be bilingual. You can choose Hindi or English except in the test of English Language.
The IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam will be in ONLINE mode.
The minimum age limit for IBPS Clerk will be 20 years and the maximum age limit will be 28 years.
There will not be any sectional timings in the IBPS Clerk Prelims. IBPS Clerk Mains will have sectional timings.
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