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IBPS Clerk Recruitment

A bank clerk, also called a teller, is a financial service professional. He / She serves as the primary point of contact for most bank customers, administering basic banking transactions and answering most questions. This role is seen as an entry level position.


Important Dates

Online Application 22thAugust to 12thSeptember 2016
Payment of Fees 22thAugust to 12thSeptember 2016
Call Letters Download for for Pre-Exam Training 25th October to 11th November 2016
Pre-Exam Training 7th November to 12th November 2016
Call Letters Download for Online Examination - Prelims 18th November 2016
Online Examination - Preliminary 26th November to 27th November 2016,
3rd December to 4th December 2016
Results Online Examination - Preliminary December 2016
Call Letter Download for Online Examination - Mains December 2016
Online Examination - Mains 31st December to 1st january 2017
Provisional Allotment April 2017


Nationality / Citizenship

A candidate must be either

  • a Citizen of India or
  • a subject of Nepal or
  • a subject of Bhutan or
  • a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1 January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • 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, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limit

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02 August 1986 and not later than 01 August 1994 (both dates inclusive)

Relaxation of Upper age limit

S.No Category Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes 3 years
3 Persons With Disability 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex Servicemen 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 9 Years
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years
7 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
8 Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) 5 years

Educational Qualifications

Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent Qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Computer Literacy

Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have 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. (Some questions may be put at the time of interview to ascertain the candidate's familiarity with the Official Language of the State/UT) Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculate Ex-Servicemen who have obtained the Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the Union as on 01.08.2013. Such certificates should be dated on or before 01.08.2013


The selection process will be carried out in three stages; the first one is Preliminary Examination,

Second is Main Examination and third stage is Common Interviews (Test in Knowledge on Local language) conducted by IBPS.

Preliminary Examination:

S.No Name of Tests No. of Qs Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Main Examination

S.No Name of Tests No. of Qs Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 40 40
2 Numerical Ability 50 50
3 Reasoning Ability 50 50 Composite time of 2 Hours
4 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking Industry) 40 40
5 Computer Knowledge 20 20
Total 200 200

The above tests except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi. There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.

The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi-percentile method. Scores up to 2 decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus:


English Language Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Spotting Error, Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks

Numerical Ability

Decimals And Fractions, Whole Numbers, Relationship Between Numbers, Ratio & Proportion, HCF & LCM, Simplification, Profit & Loss, Time And Work, Percentage, Partnership, Simple Interest, Time And Distance, Compound Interest, Permutations & Combination’s, Number Series, Probability, Approximate Values, Data Interpretation Data Sufficiency.

Reasoning Ability

Symbols and Their Relationships, Arithmetical Computation, Decision Making, Verbal and Figure Classification, Verbal and Non-Verbal, Analytical Functions Space Visualization, Judgment, Discrimination, Arithmetical Number Series, Visual Memory, Observation, Arithmetical Reasoning, Relationship Concepts Differences, Analysis, Similarities, Analogies

Mains Reasoning

Symbols and their relationships, Arithmetical computation, Decision making, Verbal and figure classification, Verbal and non-verbal, Analytical functions, Space visualization, Judgment, Discrimination, Arithmetical number series, Visual memory, Observation, Arithmetical reasoning, Relationship concepts Differences, Analysis, Similarities, Analogies

English Language

Reading Comprehension, Para Jumbles, Spotting Error, Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks

Quantitative Aptitude

Simplification, Number Series, Data Interpretation, Miscellaneous (Distance & Time, Work & Time, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Partnerships, Boats & Streams)

General Awareness

Science And Technology, Economy, Important Awards & Honors, Current National And International Events, Computer Knowledge, Banking Knowledge, Commissions, Appointments, Resignations, Sport, Prominent Personalities, Polity

Computer Knowledge

Generally there would be 20 questions, Operating and DOS, Introduction of Computer and History, Computer Device, Security Aspects for PC, PC and System Software Advanced Technology Regarding Computer, MS Excel, MS Word, Various Uses of Computer, Internet Programming Language, Computer Net work, Computer of Future, E world, Window