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The total number of vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2021 has already been announced by IBPS. In the new IBPS Clerk Notification 2021, the vacancies have been revised to 7855 Clerical Cadre Posts, previously the vacancies were 5830.
IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2021-22: 7855
IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2020-21: 2557
IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2019-20: 12,075
IBPS Clerk State-wise Vacancy 2021
The state-wise & & category-wise vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam were also released along with the notification. All candidates have to check state-wise vacancies before applying for IBPS Clerk CRP XI exam. Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of vacancies i.e. 1039.
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Vacancy State Wise & Category Wise|
|State Name||General||SC||ST||OBC||EWS||Total Vacancies|
|ANDAMAN & NICOBAR||4||0||0||01||0||05|
|DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI AND DAMAN & DIU||03||0||0||0||0||03|
|JAMMU & KASHMIR||15||04||02||04||01||26|
IBPS Clerk selection process is conducted in two phases. A candidate must qualify for the first phase to proceed to the next phase. There is no interview conducted for the post of IBPS Clerk.
Phase I - IBPS Preliminary Exam
Phase II - IBPS Mains Exam
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination - Computer Based Examination- Objective Paper
The Section-wise details are given below:
|Section||No. of MCQs/Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium of Exam||Time allotted for each test|
|English Language||30||30||English||20 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||English and Hindi||20 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||35||English and Hindi||20 minutes|
Note: Negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer
Candidates must clear the cutoff in all three sections to qualify for the IBPS Clerk Mains Examination
IBPS does not fix the cut-off marks. Instead, it depends on the question paper. The adequate number of candidates in each category are shortlisted for the Mains examination depending upon requirements.
Prelims exam is only qualifying, which means marks obtained in the Prelims exam will not be added anywhere else.
IBPS Clerk Mains Examination - Computer Based Examination - Objective paper
|Section||No. of MCQs/Questions||Total Marks Allotted||Medium of Exam||Time allotted for each test|
|Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||50||60||English and Hindi||45 minutes|
|General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||English and Hindi||35 minutes|
|English Language||40||40||English||35 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||English and Hindi||45 minutes|
|Total||190||200||2 hours 40 minutes|
Note: Negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer
Each candidate will be required to get a minimum score in each section of the Mains Exam.
They should also get a minimum total score to qualify for the next phase.
Depending on the number of vacancies available in different States/UTs wise, cut-offs will be decided. The candidates are then considered for provisional allotment.
Before the completion of the provisional allotment process, Mains Exam scores of the candidate are not disclosed.
IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus
The IBPS Clerk Prelims is an objective type paper. The syllabus for Prelims consists of three subjects:
|Quantitative Aptitude||Reasoning Ability||English Language||General Awareness|
|SERIES||BLOOD RELATION||VOCABULARY||BANKING & FINANCIAL AWARENESS|
|SURDS AND INDICES||RANKING AND TIME SEQUENCE TEST||NOUN||IMPORTANT PLACES|
|SIMPLIFICATION AND APPROXIMATION||DIRECTION AND DISTANCE||ARTICLES||IMPORTANT DATES|
|PERCENTAGE||SEATING ARRANGEMENT||PRONOUNS||IMPORTANT PERSONS|
|PROFIT AND LOSS||PUZZLES||FUNDAMENTALS OF SENTENCE||IMPORTANT ORGANISATIONS|
|RATIO, PROPORTION, AND PARTNERSHIP||ALPHABET TEST (ALPHABETS/ NUMBERS/ SYMBOL)||TENSES||NATIONAL NEWS|
|MIXTURES AND ALLIGATION||SYLLOGISM||SUBJECT-VERB AGREEMENT||BOOKS & AUTHOR|
|SIMPLE INTEREST AND COMPOUND INTEREST||CODING-DECODING||ADJECTIVES||IMPORTANT DATE & DAYS|
|TIME AND WORK||INPUT-OUTPUT||ADVERB||FAMOUS PERSON & PLACES|
|TIME, SPEED, AND DISTANCE||DATA SUFFICIENCY||PREPOSITION||NEW APPOINTMENTS|
|INEQUALITY||DECISION MAKING||CONJUNCTION||SPORTS & AWARDS|
|MENSURATION 2-D||STATEMENT AND ASSUMPTIONS||REARRANGEMENT||OBITUARY|
|MENSURATION 3-D||STATEMENT AND CONCLUSION||CLOZE TEST||IMPORTANT MEETING & SUMMITS|
|PERMUTATIONS AND COMBINATIONS||STATEMENT AND INFERENCE||CONNECTORS||FULL FORMS|
|PROBABILITY||STATEMENT AND ARGUMENT||PARA BASED QUESTIONS||NEW GOVERNMENT SCHEME|
|LINE GRAPH||COURSE OF ACTION||READING COMPREHENSION||SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY|
|BAR GRAPH||CAUSE AND EFFECTS||ESSAY WRITING||INDEX & REPORTS|
|DATA TABLE||LETTER WRITING||ECONOMY & BUSINESS|
|PIE CHART||PRECIS WRITING||MOU|
|MIXED GRAPH||MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS|
|SPIDER GRAPH||IMPORTANT VISITS|
|ARITHMETIC DI||COMPUTER AWARENESS|
The candidate must have a graduation degree in any stream from the Government of India recognised University or any equivalent qualification from a Central Government recognized institution. The candidate must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate stating that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she registers for the IBPS Clerk Exam. The candidate has to also provide the percentage of marks obtained in graduation while registering online.
Other Requirements: Computer literacy is a must. The candidate must possess operating as well as working knowledge of computers. For this, candidates should have:
(a) A Degree/ Diploma/Certificate in Computer Operations/ Language.
(b) Should have studied Computer/ Information Technology as one of the subjects in High School/ Institute/ College.
Proficiency in Local Language: Candidates should also be proficient in the state’s language from which they are applying. This means that the candidates should know how to read, write and speak in the official language of the state/union territory from which they are applying.
Any Candidate who is applying for the IBPS CWE clerk examination should not be less than 20 years and not more than 28 years at the time of registration. However, there is an age relaxation applicable to category-wise candidates.
Relaxation of Upper Age Limit
|ESM||the actual period of service rendered in the defense forces +3 years (8 years for disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/CT) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years|
|Widows/Divorced Women||9 years|
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the J&K from January 1st,1980 to December 31, 1989||5 years|
|Candidates affected by the 1984 riots||5 years|
The candidates appearing in the IBPS Clerk Exam must be qualify under any one of the following:
Candidates belonging to categories 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India in their favor.
Part-I: IBPS Clerk Registrations
As the first step, the candidates need to register themselves on the official website of the Commission. For this, the candidates must follow the steps mentioned below:
Part-II: IBPS Clerk Application Form
Next, the candidates can log in to their registered accounts using their registration number and password and complete the remaining steps of the application process.
The candidates have to upload a scanned copy of the following documents, to complete their application process:
|Left thumb Impression||240x240||20-50||jpg/jpeg|
|Hand Written Declaration||800x400||50-100||jpg/jpeg|
Part-III: Fee Structure
The candidates should make the payment of requisite fees/intimation charges through ONLINE mode only, that is by Debit/Credit Card, Net Banking, IMPS, Cash Card, or Mobile Wallets (like Paytm, GPay). Once the fee is paid, the candidate cannot claim for refund. At the end of the payment procedure, the candidate should make sure to take a print copy for future use.
The application fee is given below:
|Category||Application Fee (in Rs)|
|General and others||100|
On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated. Candidates can take a printout of the e-receipt and online IBPS Clerk Application Form.
Q. What is the mode of registration?
Ans. The registration can be done only through online mode.
Ques. What is the educational qualification for an IBPS Clerk recruitment?
Ans. A candidate appearing for the IBPS Clerk Exam must be a graduate from any stream.
Q. Are graduation marks required to qualify for the IBPS Clerk exam?
Ans. Graduation marks are not considered as an eligibility criteria for the IBPS Clerk exams. However, the candidate must be a graduate in any stream, from a recognized University, or any institution recognized by the Central Government with equivalent qualification.
Q. Is the IBPS Clerk exam bilingual?
Ans. Yes, the IBPS Clerk Exam is conducted in English and Hindi language. However, the English language section is in English only.
Q. Will there be any sectional cut-off for the IBPS Clerk Exam?
Ans. Yes, there is a sectional cut-off and an overall cut-off in Prelims and Mains exam. A candidate must qualify both the cut-offs to be eligible for the next exam or interview.
Q. Is there any group discussion or personal interview after qualifying the Mains exam?
Ans. No, there is no group discussion or personal interview after qualifying the Mains exam. However, there is a language proficiency test in the state's language from which the candidate is applying.