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IBPS - Clerk

IBPS is the acronym for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, which is the the apex body for recruitment, promotion and placement services in Indian public sector undertaking (PSU) banks. Founded in 1975 as a unit of National Institute of Bank Management (NIBM), it became an autonomous body in 1984  at the behest of Reserve Bank of India (RBI).


Candidates, intending to apply for CWE Clerks-VI should ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS.

I. 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, 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.

II. Age (As on July 01, 2016):

Minimum: 20 years           Maximum: 30 years

i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1986 and not later than 01.07.1996 (both dates inclusive)

Relaxation of Upper age limit

Sl No. Category Age Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs)/ Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within one year from the last date of receipt of application) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or physical disability attributable to military service or invalidment 5 years
5 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period January 01, 1980 to December 31, 1989 5 years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years


III. Educational Qualifications (As on August 13, 2016):

A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess 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 Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.


Candidates can apply online only from 22.08.2016 to 12.09.2016 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

Pre-Requisites for Applying Online Before applying online, candidates should—

(i) scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm) and signature adhere to the required specifications as given in Annexure III to this Advertisement.

(ii) Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.

(iii) keep the necessary details/documents ready to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges                                                                              

(iv) have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the completion of this round of Common Recruitment Process. IBPS may send call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID. Under no circumstances, a candidate should share with/mention e-mail ID to / of any other person. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID before applying on-line and must maintain that email account.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges: Payable from 22.08.2016 to 12.09.2016 (Online payment), both dates inclusive, shall be as follows -

Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

- Rs. 600 /- for all others

For more information please check the Official Notification.

For Latest updates regarding the Exam check out the knowlegde hub section.

IBPS Clerk syllabus is split into the following sections:

  1. English language – questions from the language and skills of reading, writing
  2. Quantitative aptitude – Maths of class X level such as Number Systems, Profit & loss, Work time & distance, Data Interpretation etc.
  3. Reasoning Ability – logical reasoning questions (verbal and non-verbal)
  4. Computer knowledge – general knowledge of hardware, software, networking, Internet
  5. General/Economy/Banking Awareness – general knowledge and current events

Preliminary Examination 

Name of Tests No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 Composite Time of 1 Hour
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


Main Examination

Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time alloted for each test (Separately Timed)
Reasonung 40 50 English & Hindi 30 minutes
English Language 40 40 English 30 minutes 
Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 English & Hindi 30 minutes
General Awareness 40 40 English & Hindi 25 minutes
Computer Knowledge 40 20 English & Hindi 20 minutes
Total 200 200   135 minutes


Activity Tentative Dates 
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates August 22, 2016 to September 09, 2016
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) August 22, 2016 to September 09, 2016
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training October 25, 2016 to November 07, 2016
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training November 07, 2016 to November 12, 2016
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary November 18, 2016 onwards
Online Examination – Preliminary

November 26 & 27, 2016  

December 03 & 04, 2016(if required) 

Result of Online exam – Preliminary December 2016
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main December 2016
Online Examination – Main

December 31, 2016


January 01, 2017

Declaration of Result – Main January 2017
Provisional Allotment April 2017
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