IBPS Clerks

Posted by Examsmate.com on 24th, July, 2016

IBPS Clerks

Getting to work in a public sector bank in India is a coveted employment opportunity since the position not only comes with stability but with prestige as well. In this section, we have put together all you need to know about how to become a clerk in a public sector bank in India.

Recruitment of IBPS Clerks

The process of recruitment of clerks in public sector banks in India is done by IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) through a two round examination process. The selection procedure is called IBPS CWE Clerks-VI.

IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure

Selection of clerks is done through two rounds of examination and one round of document verification.

Preliminary Examination: All candidates appearing for the selection process first have to take the preliminary examination. The intention of the preliminary examination is just to shortlist candidates for the next round.

Main Examination: Once cleared, the candidate is then invited for the mains examination which is the tougher one of the two exams. The score of the mains examination is taken to prepare a merit list on the basis of which provisional allotment of banks is done to the candidates.

Document Verification: After making it to the merit list, candidates are called for a document verification round where the original documents of the candidates are checked by the IBPS authorities.

To know further details about the selection procedure, we suggest you read our article on the IBPS selection procedure.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

IBPS has fixed eligibility criteria defining which candidates can apply for the procedure. The eligibility criteria can be briefly divided between Nationality, Age limit, Educational Qualification and a few additional eligibility criteria.

Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of India, Nepal, Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee or have migrated from Pakistan, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam who want to permanently settle in India.

Age Limit: A candidate must be 20 to 28 years of age to apply for the selection procedure. IBPS, however, has a number of relaxations for the age-related eligibility criteria. Read our article on IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria to know more about the same.

Educational Qualification: A candidate wishing to apply for the IBPS selection procedure must have a graduation degree from any recognized university of State Government or Central Government.

Additional Qualification: Apart from the above, being proficient in computers and knowing how to read, write and speak the language of the state/UT for which the candidate is applying will be treated as a plus point during recruitment.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus

The preliminary examination has three sections – Reasoning Ability, English Language, and Quantitative Aptitude. The main examination has two more sections over and above the three sections in the preliminary exam – General Knowledge and Computer Proficiency.

To know about the syllabus in details, read our article IBPS Clerk Syllabus exclusively dedicated to this topic.

IBPS Clerk Important Dates

The notification for IBPS Clerk notification is released around the last week of July of every year and the first week of August every year. Subsequently, the last date of application falls around the middle to the end of August of the year. The preliminary examination is held around the last week of November and the first week of December. The admit card is issued approximately 7 to 10 days prior to the examination date. The mains examination is held at the end of December or the beginning of January and the results for the same is released by the end of January.

IBPS Clerk Admit Card

The admit card can be downloaded online and is released 7 to 10 days prior to the examination date. The admit card contains details of the candidates as well as details about the examination venue, examination date, time of reporting etc. Browse through our detailed article on Admit Card to know more about the same.

Preparation for the IBPS Clerk Examination

The IBPS examination follows a model with well-defined sections and cut off for each section. The tight time limit makes the examination tougher because effectively you cannot afford to spend more than a minute in each question. Hence, preparing well is the key to success.

It is usually suggested that students spend 40% of their time understanding the concepts and 60% practicing them like solving sample papers both offline and online. While offline papers are good for revising, it is the online papers which are most important. Online papers follow the exact examination pattern and come with a time limit. They simulate the exact examination environment and help you prepare well.

But to start with, you need to solve mock tests simply to know that what you have learned is right or wrong. We have designed this website just for you. Browse through and you will find innumerable online practice tests which are interactive and absolutely free. Each of these tests has been compiled after thorough researching to ensure that by solving these, you get a 100% idea and practice of the examination.

Each online practice test consists of ten multiple choice objective type questions and also gives answers with solutions. Choose the answer that you think is right, and we will tell you it is right or wrong. Once all the ten questions are answered, we will publish your score. There’s more. We will also let you know the solution for each so that you can understand where you went wrong in the case of a wrong answer. Isn’t that great?

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Banks Participating in the Process

The banks which participate in the IBPS Selection procedure are:

State Bank of Hyderabad State Bank of Patiala
IDBI Bank Indian Bank
State Bank of Mysore Indian Overseas Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce State Bank of Mysore
Bank of Baroda State Bank of Travancore
Central Bank of India Canara Bank
State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur Syndicate Bank
Vijaya Bank United Bank of India
UCO Bank Andhra Bank
Union Bank of India Allahabad Bank
Punjab and Sind Bank Bank of Maharashtra
Bank of India Dena Bank
Corporation Bank Punjab National Bank
Citizen Credit Co-Operative Bank Ltd The Cosmos Co-Operative Bank Ltd
Andhra Pradesh State Co-operative Bank Ltd Apna Sahakari Bank Ltd
The Urban Co-operative Bank Thane Janata Sahakari Bank Ltd
Abhyudaya Co-operative Bank Ltd Latur District Central Co-Operative Bank Ltd
Vaishya Sahakari Bank ltd Janakalyan Sahakari Bank Ltd
National Co-operative Bank Ltd Rajgurunager Sahakari Bank Ltd
Kangra Central Co-operative Bank Ltd Kurla Nagrik Sahkari Bank Ltd
Surat People’s Co-operative Bank Akola Urban Co-operative Bank Ltd
The Bharat Co-Operative Bank Ltd The Maharashtra State Co-Operative Bank Ltd.
Saraswat Co-operative Bank Ltd The Shamrao Vithal Co-Operative Bank Ltd
Vidya Sahakari Bank Ltd Axis Bank Ltd
The Dhanalakshmi Bank Ltd ING Vysya Bank Ltd
The South Indian Bank Ltd The Karnataka Bank Ltd
Tamilnad Mercantile Bank Ltd The Nainital Bank Ltd
The Karur Vysya Bank Ltd The Catholic Syrian Bank
Federal Bank Andhra Pragathi Grameena Bank
Bank of Rajasthan Ltd Baitarani Gramya Bank
Andhra Pradesh Gramin Vikas Bank Cauvery Kalpataru Grameena Bank
Assam Gramin Vikash Bank Chikmagalur Kodagu Grameena Bank
Baroda Uttar Pradesh Gramin Bank Ellaquai Dehati Bank
Chattisgarh Gramin Bank Haryana Gramin Bank
Durg Rajnandgaon Gramin Bank J and K Gramin Bank
Hadoti Kshetriya. Gramin Bank Karnataka Vikas Grameen Bank
Jaipur Thar Gramin Bank Langpi Dehangi Rural Bank
Kamraz Rural Bank Malwa Gramin Bank
Krishna Gramin Bank Mizoram Rural Bank
Maharashtra Godavari Gramin Bank Narmada Malwa Gramin Bank
Mewad Aanchalik Gramin bank Pallavan Grama Bank
Nainital-Almora Kshetriya Gramin Bank Pragathi Gramina Bank
North Malabar Gramin Bank Punjab Gramin Bank
Parvatiya Grameen bank Rewa Siddhi Gramin Bank
Prathama Bank Saurashtra Gramin Bank
Rajasthan Gramin Bank Triveni Kshetriya Gramin Bank
Saptagiri Grameena Bank Vidisha Bhopal Kshetriya Grameen bank
South Malabar Gramin Bank Wainganga and Ratnagiri Grameen Bank
Vananchal Gramin Bank Nagaland Rural Bank
Wainganaga and Solapur Grameen Bank Neelachal Gramya Bank
Aryavart Gramin Bank Pandyan Grama Bank
Baroda Rajasthan Gramin Bank Puduvai Bhartiya Grameen Bank
Chaitanya Godavari Gramin Bank Purvanchal Grameen Bank
Deccan Grameena Bank Rushi Kulya Gramya Bank
Gurgaon Gramin Bank Shreyas Gramin Bank
Himachal Gramin Bank Uttar Bihar Gramin Bank
Jharkhand Gramin Bank Vidharbha Kshetriya Gramin Bank
Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank Madhya Bharat Gramin Bank
Meghalaya Rural Bank