IBPS is one of the major employing organizations which conducts recruitment drives to employ eligible candidates into the various banking organizations. Except SBI all the other banks are covered by IBPS and it is responsible to recruit candidates in all these banks. IBPS Clerk is one such important examination which is held every year to recruit eligible candidates in the clerical cadre. IBPS is expected to release its notification for the post of Clerk soon in the upcoming months.
Mode of Exam
2 (Preliminary, Mains)
1 hour for Prelims and 2 hours for Mains
100 for Prelims and 200 for Mains
IBPS is expected to release the official notification for IBPS Clerk 2019 very soon.It conducts an online examination every year to recruit eligible candidates to the post of Clerk. IBPS has released the official exam calendar already,according to which the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 will be held in the month of Decemeber and IBPS Clerk Mains 2019 will be held in the month of January 2020. All the exams conducted by IBPS hold utmost importance as they give a golden chance to the job aspirants to make their place in one of the best banks listed under IBPS. As soon as the official notification will be released,the online registration and application process for IBPS Clerk 2019 Examination will commence.All the interested candidates can apply thereafter.It is a good opportunity for those who could not get through in other important exams but have been preparing hard since long to make their place in any one of the banking organizations.
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 comes in the examination. IBPS has alwaya maintained its level and therefore you need to ensure that you do not leave any stone unturned in your preparation. For that you need to be sure that you know all the important details related to the exam and knowing the exam pattern should be the first step towards it. IBPS conducts online exmaination in two phases for the post of Clerk: Prelims and Mains.There will not be any interview after IBPS Clerk Main Exam and the scores obtained in this exam will ensure the final selection.
IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 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.The candidates will 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. The candidates will have to score these minimum qualifying marks to enter the next phase.
No. of Questions
Total time of 1 Hour
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam
The candidates who will qualify IBPS Clerk Prelims will appear in the second phase:IBPS Clerk Mains.The candidates will have to qualify the overall cut-off marks also along with the sectional cut-offs. The IBPS Clerk Mains will 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 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 the Prelims Exam.
Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge
2 Hours 40 minutes
IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam will consist of questions from various subjects in Phase I and Phase II. Both these tests will be 'bilingual' which means all candidates will 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.
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 answe, 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
For correct answers
For wrong answers
For not attempted
0 (no marks)
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. The IBPS Clerk Prelims will be held in December as per the exam calendar released by IBPS. You should take complete advantage of the early announcement of dates and start drawing a plan for yourself. Before you start your preparation you should get hold of the complete syllabus of the IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains both. You will not be able to start off with your preparation without knowing about the syllabus. Find complete syllabus in the tables below:
IBPS Clerk 2019 Examination will consist of two phases and without qualifying the first phase of Prelims, you will not be able to appear in Mains.Therefore you need to be well aware of the IBPS Clerk Prelims syllabus.
Ratio and proportion
Mixture and allegation
Statement and conclusions
Time and work
Idioms and phrases
Speed, distance and time
Statement and assumptions
Fill in the suitable words
Stocks and shares
Statement and arguments
Volume and surface Area
Passage and conclusions
Active/ passive voice
Height and Distances
Phrases and idioms
Direct and indirect speech
Permutation and combinations
Number, ranking and time sequence
Simple and compound interest
Direction sense test
Rearrangement of passage
Profit, loss and discount
Assertion and reasoning
Elements of algebra
Odd figure out
IBPS Clerk Mains Examination Syllabus
IBPS Clerk Phase II (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 for IBPS Clerk Mains 2019:
Abbreviations and Economic terminologies
Overview of Indian Financial System
History of Indian Banking System
Recent credit and monetary policies
Important Government Schemes on capital & money market
Introduction to national financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc.
Introdcution to International organisations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc.
Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months
The official notification for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam will be released in the upcoming months. Before you start the application process for IBPS Clerk 2019 Examination,you will have to first ensure if you are eligible for the same. Every candidate needs to be eligible in all respects as per the criteria mentioned by IBPS, failing which the candidate will not be allowed to apply for the exam. A candidate needs to follow the complete eligibility criteria including educational qualifications, age etc.
The candidates who will be interested in applying for IBPS Clerk 2019 Examination will have to possess a graduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university or equivalent qualification recognized by Central Government.If any candidate fails to possess the required qualification,he/she will not be able to apply or appear in the examination.
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.
All the candidates applying for IBPS Clerk 2019 Examination will have to make sure that they are eligible with respect to the age criteria which will be mentioned in the official notification,once released. A candidate will have to fall under the specified age limit mentioned by IBPS. The minimum age of a candidate should be 20 years and the maximum age should not be more than 28 years, as on 01.09.2019.The final age limit will be confirmed by IBPS when it releases the official notification.
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
Other Backward Classes
Persons with Benchmark Disability as defined under “The Rights of Persons With Disabilities Act, 2016”
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)
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89
Persons affected by 1984 riots
The official notification for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam is expected to be out soon in the upcoming months.IBPS has already released its exam calendar including all the exams conducted by it. IBPS Clerk 2019 Prelims is scheduled to be conducted in the month of December on four dates and the IBPS Clerk Mains will be held in the month of January in the following year. The online registration can be done from September to October 2019. The specific dates for online registration process will be announced once the official notification gets released. The calendar also mentions that the Pre-exam Training for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam will be held from November to December.The complete details are given below:
IBPS Clerk Important Events
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates
September 2019 to October 2019
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) for IBPS Clerk
Download of call letters for IBPS Clerk Pre- Exam Training
Conduct of IBPS Clerk Pre-exam Training
November 2019 to December 2019
Download of call letters for IBPS Clerk PRE Exam 2019
IBPS Clerk 2019 Preliminary Exam Dates
7th, 8th, 14th & 15th December 2019
Result of IBPS Clerk PRE Exam
December 2019/ January 2020
Download of Call letter for IBPS Clerk Mains exam
IBPS Clerk 2019 Mains Exam Dates
19th January 2020
Provisional Allotment date of IBPS Clerk 2019
IBPS is one of the largest and best employers today,which conducts exams to recruit staff in various big 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 most of the candidates prefer the banking sector and appear in exams conducted by IBPS. IBPS Clerk 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. A Bank Clerk recieves a basic pay of Rs 11,765/- p.m within the pay scale of 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230/1310-1-31540.
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 had released around 7275 vacancies in the year 2018. This year too IBPS is expected to release a good number of vacancies for the post of Clerk. Till the official notification is released, it will be better to start planning your preparation without waiting for the vacancies.
Last year in IBPS Clerk following mentioned vacancies was there.
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLAND
DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI
DAMAN & DIU
JAMMU & KASHMIR
As soon as the official notification for IBPS Clerk 2019 Recruitment will be released,the application process will be initiated soon after. 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. The complete application process will be done in few simple steps:
Without the submission of application fee, the IBPS Clerk 2019 application process will not be considered complete.The fee amount may vary according to the different categories of candidates. The fee will have to be paid online.The details of the application fee as per categories is as follows:
Once the application process for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam will be completed,the admit cards for the IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2019 will be released few days before the examination.The candidates will have to download the admit cards from the official website of IBPS and will have to get a copy of it along with a valid identity proof to the examination hall. The admit card will contain all details related to the exam centre,venue,date and time of the IBPS Clerk Exam 2019.
The level of all the examinations conducted by IBPS is high and the candidates need to work hard to score good marks in these exams. IBPS Clerk Examinations 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 years' patterns and previous years' cut-offs would help to a great extent in planning your preparation. Refer to the table given below for the previous years' cut-offs for IBPS Clerk Examination.
Andaman & Nicobar
Dadar & Nagar Haweli
Daman & Diu
Jammu & Kashmir
The official notification for IBPS Clerk 2019 will be released soon and majority of job aspirants will be applying for it 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 the post, you should have good idea about the job profile of an IBPS Clerk.
IBPS Clerk 2019 Recruitment notification will be out in the coming months and the official exam calendar has already been released. According to the official exam calendar of IBPS Clerk, the Preliminary examination will be conducted in the month of December and the Main examination will be conducted in the month of January. No matter the dates may seem to be far as yet, but you should take good advantage of the exam calendar being released early.Grabbing any job today is not an easy nut tp crack and therefore you need to prepare yourself well. The first and foremost step is to acquaint yourself with the complete syllabus of the 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 has been one of the most popular examinations recently. The competition therefore is always increasing and thus the stress of qualifying in the final stage. IBPS has always been good in its level of questions that are asked in all its examinations and therefore you need to also 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.
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 include high-quality books which will assist you in your preparation. It needs to be seen that the books you pick need to be helpful enough that you dont waste your time in just trial and error. You can refer to some good books below:
IBPS Clerk Subjects
Useful Books for IBPS Clerk
IBPS Clerk Exam Book’s Author
Lucent General Science
A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning
Static GK/ Current Affairs
SQ Sachdeva Mahendra Jain
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.
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:
IBPS provides the facility of Pre-Exam Training for some categories of candidates. This Pre-exam Training is held in various centres across the country. This training is held to acquaint the candidates with all exam releated information that helps them in appearing for the exam in a smooth manner. The training will have to be undertaken at the candidates' own cost and the candidates will have to give their preference while filling the application form.
Question: What is the minimum educational qualification required to apply for IBPS Clerk 2019 Examination?
Answer: The minimum qualification required to apply for IBPS Clerk 2019 will be a 'graduate' degree in any discipline from a recognized university.
Question: Can we choose Hindi as the exam language in IBPS Clerk 2019?
Answer: Yes. IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam will be bilingual. You can choose Hindi or English except in the test of English Language.
Question: Is the IBPS Clerk 2019 Examination ONLINE or OFFLINE?
Answer: The IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam will be in ONLINE mode.
Question:What is the age limit for the IBPS Clerk 2019 post?
Answer: The minimum age limit for IBPS Clerk will be 20 years and the maximum age limit will be 28 years.
Question: Will there be any sectional timings in IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam?
Answer: There will not be any sectional timings in the IBPS Clerk Prelims. IBPS Clerk Mains will have sectional timings.
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