What is IBPS Clerk Exam?
The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Recruitment exam is the national level exam for the candidates for recruitment in the Public Sector Banks in the country based on the Selection Process set by the official exam conducting authority. Various banks recruit candidates based on the result of the IBPS Recruitment exam.
The IBPS Clerk National Level Written Exam takes place in two phases: Prelims and Mains. All the candidates who qualify the preliminary examination get shortlisted and become eligible to appear for the Main examination.
Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Exam
SBI exams analyses the skills of the aspirant in 3 sections. Some of the core concepts in this are –
- Verbal (English)
- I. Paragraph Jumbles
- II. Paragraph Completion
- III. Reading Comprehension
- IV. Odd Man out
- V. Inferences
- VI. Fill in the blanks
- VII. Vocabulary
- VIII. Tenses Rules
- Logical Reasoning
- I. Venn Diagrams
- II. Puzzles
- III. Arrangements
- IV. Game based sets
- V. Data Structures
- VI. Alphanumeric Series
- VII. Directions
- VIII. Data Sufficiency
- IX. Syllogism
- X. Blood Relations
- Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation
- I. Numbers and its applications
- II. Percentages and its applications
- III. Ratio and Its applications
- IV. Algebra and its applications
- V. Geometry and its applications
- VI. Time and Work
- VII. Time Speed and Distance
- VIII. Tables and Bar, Pie & Line Graphs
IBPS Exam 2023 Exam Notification and Overview
The notification for IBPS Exam 2023 is yet to be released. Generally it contains the details of the number of vacancies in different offices in India along with the distribution for different categories.
IBPS Clerk Exam 2023 Important Dates
The tentative IBPS Clerk Exam Date 2023 has been released by IBPS along with IBPS Calendar 2023. IBPS Clerk 2023 Prelims will be conducted on 26th, 17th August, 02nd September 2023 and IBPS Clerk Mains to be held on 07th October 2023. The detailed exam schedule will be provided below:
|IBPS Clerk 2023 Exam Date|
|Events||IBPS Clerk 2023 Dates|
|IBPS Clerk Notification 2023||July 2023|
|IBPS Clerk Apply Online Start Date||—|
|IBPS Clerk Apply Online Last Date||—|
|IBPS Clerk Prelims Admit Card 2023||—|
|Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary||26th, 17th August, 02nd September 2023|
|IBPS Clerk Mains Admit Card||—|
|Conduct of Online Examination – Main||07th October 2023|
IBPS Clerk Paper Pattern
Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination
The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk CRP XIII is an online exam testing a candidate on the basis of their aptitude, intellect and English. There are three sections in total and the candidate must clear the cut-off of each section to proceed to the mains exam round.
Candidates are required to solve the question paper in the time frame of 20 minutes for each section. The composite mark of the paper is 100 and the passing marks is decided by IBPS that is likely to change every year depending on the level of difficulty of the exam.
|S.No.||Name of Tests||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination
No changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2023 Exam. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that need to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.
Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute 50 questions that need to be solved in a time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted in 13 regional languages along with English and in Hindi. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CRP-XIII.
|S.No.||Name of Tests||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 minutes|
|2||English Language||40||40||35 minutes|
|3||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
|4||General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||35 minutes|
IBPS Clerk 2022 Eligibility Criteria
The candidate must fulfil the following three criteria to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2022 –
IBPS Clerk Age Limit
- The candidate must be 20 Years to 28 Years. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1995 and not later than 01.07.2003 (both dates inclusive).
Relaxation of Upper age limit
There is some relaxation of the upper age limit for special category candidates. The details on it are given below:
|1||Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|2||Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|3||Persons With Disabilities||10 years|
|4||Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen||actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years|
(8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
|5||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
|6||Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
IBPS Clerk Educational Qualification
A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate should possess a certificate as proof of passing the qualifying examination.
The candidate must possess a 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 a 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.
Nationality / Citizenship
A candidate must be either –
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Participating Banks in IBPS Clerk 2023 Exam
The total number of participating banks in IBPS Clerk 2023 recruitment has been reduced. The following is the list of banks participating in the IBPS Clerk 2023 Exam.
|Bank of Baroda||Canara Bank||Indian Overseas Bank||UCO Bank|
|Bank of India||Central Bank of India||Punjab National Bank||Union Bank of India|
|Bank of Maharashtra||Indian Bank||Punjab & Sind Bank|