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IBPS Clerk

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 –

  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
EventsIBPS Clerk 2023 Dates
IBPS Clerk Notification 2023July 2023
IBPS Clerk Apply Online Start Date
IBPS Clerk Apply Online Last Date
IBPS Clerk Prelims Admit Card 2023
Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary26th, 17th August, 02nd September 2023
IBPS Clerk Mains Admit Card
Conduct of Online Examination – Main07th 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 TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total1001001 Hour

 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 TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
2English Language404035 minutes
3Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
4General/ Financial Awareness505035 minutes
Total190200160 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:

Sr.No.CategoryAge relaxation
1Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe5 years
2Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
3Persons With Disabilities10 years
4Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemenactual 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
5Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarriedAge concession upto the age of 35 years for General/EWS,
38 years for OBC and 40 years for SC/ST candidates
6Persons affected by 1984 riots5 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 BarodaCanara BankIndian Overseas Bank UCO Bank
Bank of IndiaCentral Bank of IndiaPunjab National BankUnion Bank of India
Bank of MaharashtraIndian BankPunjab & Sind Bank