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IBPS CLERK Vacancies 2021

IBPS will release an official notification for the post of Clerk 2021 on its official website @ tentatively in Jun 2021. The candidates can check the tentative exam dates, eligibility criteria, age limit, and more about IBPS Clerk 2020 Notification provided below.
Every year the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds the IBPS clerical cadre in multiple Public Sector Banks. IBPS started the Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011 to recruit officers and clerks in Public Sector Banks. It accepts online application through its official website for registration of the examination. It is held at various locations throughout India. The mode of examination is online.


No. of Vacancies: There are Expected 1557 vacancies in IBPS Clerk 2020.


The important dates for IBPS Clerk CWE VII 2020 are as follows:

Activity  Dates
Start Date for On-line registration 2-09- 2020
Last Date for On-line registration 23-09- 2020
Download call letters for IBPS Clerk Pre- Exam Training 07-11- 2020
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 23-11-202 to 28-11-2020
Download call letters for Online examination – Preliminary 18-11-2020
Online Examination – Preliminary 05,12,13 December 2020
Result of Online exam – Preliminary 31-12- 2020
Download Call letter for Online exam – Main 12-01-2021
Online Examination – Main 24 -01- 2021
Provisional Allotment 01-April 2021


Salary of IBPS Clerk

The initial Basic Pay for IBPS Clerk is Rs 11,765. The IBPS Clerk pay scale is 11765-655/3-13730-815/3-16175-980/4-20095-1145/7-28110-2120/1-30230/1310-1-31540.
IBPS CLERK Eligibility Criteria – 2021

IBPS Clerk 2021: Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Graduation Degree from a University recognized by the Government of India.

Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree: Certificate which supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam. The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at the time of registration for the IBPS Bank-Clerk examination.

Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as the IBPS Clerk exam is conducted online.

Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in the official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language

Age Eligibility :  (As on 01.09.2020):

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years

Age Relaxation

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants

Candidates applying for IBPS CWE/Bank Clerk Examination should be one of the following:

1. Citizen of India
2. The subject of Nepal or Bhutan
3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India
Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favor.

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe
5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC None
-Creamy Layer)
3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
The actual period of service rendered in the defense forces +3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
Widows/Divorced Women 9 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from
service(for MP state Only)
 5 years

IBPS CLERK Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS Clerk 2021: Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk exam (CWE 7) for hiring candidates will be held online. The exam will be in two parts: Preliminary and Mains.


The IBPS Clerk preliminary examination is of one-hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in the IBPS Clerk Pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. The section-wise details are given below:

S.No. Subject Questions  Marks Time
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes


The exam pattern of IBPS Clerk Mains is also changed. The main exam is also held online, the latest update by IBPS it has 4 sections there is 190 Question having a total score of 200 marks of 160 minutes duration. Last Year Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability section conduct Separately, but in the recent update both sections come together have 50 questions and the time duration is 45 minutes.

The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section can only be attempted after the current section is completed. There is a negative marking with a deduction of 0.25 marks for every mistake.
The section-wise details are given below:

S.No. Subject Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 minutes
3 Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
                       Total 190 200 160 minutes

Penalty for Wrong Answers:
A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case, no answer is marked by the candidate.

IBPS Clerk Interview:

IBPS Clerk Exam is not having any interview phase, therefore, the final selection is done on the basis of marks obtained by the aspirants in their Mains Exam. Therefore, IBPS Clerk Mains is a challenging phase which makes it mandatory for the aspirants to score well in Mains to grab a good position in the Final Merit list of IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam.

IBPS CLERK Syllabus 2021

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021

IBPS exam syllabus is similar to other bank exams except that IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further bifurcated into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS syllabus is divided into two parts:

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus 2021

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.

 Reasoning Ability           Quantitative Aptitude   English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Alphabet Test
Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest &
Surds & Indices
Multiple Meaning / Error
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Time & Distance Miscellaneous
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input-Output Sequence & Series
Coding-Decoding Permutation, Combination, Probability

IBPS CLERK Pre-Exam Training 2021

IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training

The Nodal Banks/ Participating Organizations may organize pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the strategy issued by the Government of India. This is a kind of training session where candidates are acquainted with the type of questions, common mistakes, and tips for time management, best practices, basic tricks and approaches by experts from training organizations. The purpose is to give a level playing field to students from weaker sections that can’t afford coaching and make them aware of the general facet and recruitment procedure of the exam.

Candidates belonging to the above-mentioned categories can undergo training by signifying the same against a relevant column, at the time of applying on-line.

The pre-exam training is free of cost with other expenses like travel, food and lodging expenses are incurred by the candidate. Generally, it is conducted five days before the exam and the dates are announced on the official website. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:

North India South India East India West India
Agra Bengaluru Agartala Ahmedabad
Allahabad Chennai Balasore Aurangabad
Amritsar Coimbatore Behrampur (Ganjam) Bhopal
Bareilly Gulbarga Bhubaneshwar Indore
Chandigarh Hyderabad Dhanbad Jabalpur
Dehradun Kavaratti Guwahati Jaipur
Gorakhpur Kochi Hubli Jodhpur
Jammu Madurai Kolkata Mumbai
Kanpur Mangalore Muzaffarpur Nagpur
Karnal Mysore Patna Panaji (Goa)
Lucknow Port Blair Ranchi Pune
Ludhiana Puducherry Sambalpur Raipur
New Delhi Thiruchirapalli Shillong Rajkot
Patiala Thiruvananthapuram Siliguri Vadodara
Rohtak Vijaywada Tirupati
Shimla Vishakhapatnam

IBPS will have some additional centers or remove some depending on the requirement. The Candidates who opt for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from the Bank’s website. Pre-Exam training call letter will not be sent by post.

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