IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts a common recruitment process (CRP) every year to the recruitment of clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. All public sector banks use CRP as a base to fill the vacancies for this post. The Recruitment Notification for IBPS Clerk 2020 exam has been released on 1st September 2020.
IBPS is conducting Clerk exam for the 10th year now and hence named IBPS Clerk CRP X. The IBPS Clerk CRP exam is conducted on two levels- preliminary exam and mains. Students qualifying in both these exams are thus selected for the post. Here, we are discussing about the exam notification, application process, salary, syllabus, exam pattern, vacancy, eligibility criteria, selection process and other details of the exam.
IBPS Clerk 2020 Notification
IBPS has released the Official Notification for IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam on the 1st day of September 2020 to recruit 1557+ vacancies of clerical posts in 11 public sector banks. The Exam dates have also been released by IBPS with its official notification for the year 2020-21. IBPS Clerk 2020 Recruitment Process has begun with the release of the official notification of CRP CLERKS-X. IBPS Clerk 2020 is going to be an opportunity for those who have not been able to get through SBI and other Bank Recruitment Exams.
IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Dates
IBPS Clerk 2020 exam dates has been released by IBPS on 1st September 2020 along with the IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Notification. As per the notification, IBPS Clerk 2020 Prelims exam is scheduled to be held on 5th, 12th & 19th December 2020 and mains exam will be conducted on 24th January 2021. You must note down important dates related to IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam and make sure that you complete the process correctly on time. The schedule of the exam is provided below:
|IBPS Clerk Notification 2020||September 1, 2020|
|Online Application Starts From||September 2, 2020|
|Online Application Ends On||September 23, 2020|
|call letters for Pre- Exam Training||November 17, 2020|
|IBPS Clerk Online Pre-Exam Training||November 23 to 28, 2020|
|Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary||5th, 12th & 13th December 2020|
|Result of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam||December 31, 2021|
|Download of Call letter for Online Exam – Main||January 12, 2021|
|Conduct of Online Examination – Main||January 24, 2021|
|Declaration of Final Result||1st April 2021|
IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2020: Exam Summary
|Organisation||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|IBPS Official Website||ibps.in|
|Start Date of Online Application||September 2, 2020|
|Last Date of Online Application||September 23, 2020|
|Recruitment Process||Prelims + Main Exams|
|Education Qualification||Graduate on or before 23.09.2020|
|Age Limit||20 years to 28 years (As on 01.09.2020)|
|Application Fee||SC/ST/PWD- Rs.175
General and Others- Rs. 850
|Online Examination – Preliminary||05.12.2020, 12.12.2020 and 13.12.2020|
|Online Examination – Mains||24.01.2021|
IBPS Clerk 2020 Online Application
The online applicable process for IBPS Clerk 2020-21 exam has started on 2nd September 2020. All Candidates are required to click on the link mentioned below to apply for IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Exam.
The application for IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 has to be done online. To avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the IBPS Clerk 2020 Application form is one of the following:
• Internet Explorer 8 and above
• Mozilla FireFox 3.0 and above
• Google Chrome 3.0 and above
Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:
• A valid Email Id
• Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
• Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction
The IBPS Clerk 2020 application form can only be filled on the official website.
Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Online Application.
IBPS Clerk Application Fee
The category wise fee structure for IBPS Clerk online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will not be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Application.
|Sr. No.||Category||Application Fee|
|1||SC/ST/PWD||Rs.175/- (Intimation Charges only)|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 850/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2020
The total number vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2020 exam has been released along with its official notification. This year, IBPS introduced 1557 vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Recruitment. Last Year, it was 12,075 vacancies.
IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2020-21: 1557
IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2019-20: 12,075
IBPS Clerk 2020 Vacancy: State-wise
The state wise vacancy for IBPS Clerk 2020 exam has also been released along with notification. All candidate have to check state wise vacancy before applying for IBPS Clerk CRP X exam. This year, Maharashtra has the maximum number of vacancies i.e. 334.
|State Name||Total Vacancies|
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||0|
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli/Daman & Diu||4|
|Jammu and Kashmir||5|
Participating Banks in IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam
the total number participating banks in IBPS Clerk 2020 recruitment has been reduced this year. The following is the list of banks participating in IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam.
|Bank of Baroda||Canara Bank||Indian Overseas Bank||UCO Bank|
|Bank of India||Central Bank of India||Punjab National Bank||Union Bank of India|
|Bank of Maharashtra||Indian Bank Punjab & Sind Bank|
IBPS Clerk Salary
The basic salary of IBPS clerk is Rs 11,765- Rs 42,020 per month. Rs 11,765 is the basic pay in the IBPS clerk salary, and the remaining pay includes dearness allowance, house rent allowance, medical allowance and transport allowance. The cash in hand concerning the IBPS Clerk salary is Rs 19,461 for those who join initially.
IBPS Clerk Selection Process
The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk CRP X occurs in two phases:
1. Preliminary Examination
2. Mains Examination
Students are required to qualify both these exams to get selected for the post of clerical cadre in most of the premier Public Sector Banks. The main thing to note here is that there is no interview process required for the selection of candidate after the mains exam. 100% weightage is given to the result of mains exam result.
IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern
The IBPS Clerk exam occurs in two stages: Prelims and Mains. Both these papers follow online method of conducting written examination. The structure of the exam is as follow:
Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination
The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk CRP is an online exam testing a candidate on the basis of their aptitude, intellect and English. There are three sections in total and the candidate must clear the cut off of each section to proceed to the mains exam round.
Candidates are required to solve the question paper in the time frame of 20 minutes for each section. The composite mark of the paper is 100 and the passing marks is decided by IBPS that is likely to change every year depending on the level of difficulty of the exam.
|S.No.||Name of Tests||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Numerical Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
|Total||100||100||Composite time of 1 Hour|
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination
No changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that needs to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.
Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute of 50 questions that needs to be solved in a time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CRP-X.
|S.No.||Name of Tests||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 minutes|
|2||English Language||40||40||35 minutes|
|3||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
|4||General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||35 minutes|
Penalty for Wrong Answers:
There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in both preliminary examination as well as mains examination. A wrong answer to an objective question will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the total mark assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for the question left blank or unanswered.
Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam:
The final score for the IBPS Clerk exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:
• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be considered for final selection.
• Candidates must qualify Phase-2 to be eligible for final merit.
• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category.Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.
IBPS Clerk 2020 Syllabus
The major three sections of the preliminary examination are Reasoning, English Language and Numerical Ability. Each of these sections has multiple subheadings to focus on when preparing for IBPS Clerk CRP.
The syllabus for Numerical Ability / Quantitative Aptitude and English Language is same for mains and preliminary exam. In addition to these two the other subjects are General / Financial Awareness and Reasoning & Computer Knowledge. The General Awareness is based on the Banking Sector awareness.
IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Syllabus (Pre+Mains)
|English Language||Numerical Ability||Reasoning Ability||Computer||General Awareness|
|Reading Comprehension||Number Series||Puzzle and Arrangements||History and Generation of Computers||Banking and Insurance Awareness|
|Cloze Test||Simplification/ Approximation||Inequality||Introduction to Computer Organisation||Financial Awareness|
|Fillers||Quadratic Equations||Syllogism||Computer Hardware and I/O Devices||Govt. Schemes and Policies|
|Spotting Errors||Data Interpretation||Coding – Decoding||Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS||Current Affairs|
|Sentence Improvement||Data Sufficiency||Blood Relations||Operating System, Internet||Static Awareness|
|Fill in the Blanks||Miscellaneous||Direction sense||Computer Network & Security|
|Order and Ranking||MS Office Suit and Short cut keys|
|Computer Memory, Computer Software|
|Number System and Conversions|
IBPS Clerk 2020 Eligibility Criteria
The candidate must fulfill the following three criteria to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2020:
Age Limit (As on 01.09.2020)
• The candidate must be 20 Years to 28 Years. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1992 and not later than 01.09.2000 (both dates inclusive).
Relaxation of Upper age limit
There is some relaxation of upper age limit for special category candidates. The details on it are given below:
|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 / Disabled Ex-Servicemen||actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen 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 affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
|7||Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)||5 years|
• A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.
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.
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.
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.
IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training
The Nodal Banks/ Participating Organisations may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories can avail the training at their own cost by indicating the same against relevant column while applying on-line. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:
Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bareilly, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shimla, Shillong, Siliguri, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam.
The Bank may add additional centres or may remove some of the centres indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank’s website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.
IBPS Clerk Exam Centre
While filling the online application form you are given the option to choose the centre of your preference. However IBPS can allot you a centre other than the choice made by you if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues. No complaints will be entertained by IBPS in regards to change in the exam centre.
IBPS Clerk 2020 Admit Card & Call Letter
Candidates must download the IBPS Clerk 2020 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the IBPS Clerk Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:
• Registration No/Roll No
• Date of Birth/ Password
The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS Clerk 2020 will be issued in 2 phases:
• Online Preliminary Examination
• Online Mains Examination
The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.
IBPS Clerk 2020 Result
IBPS will declare the results after completion of each phase of examination. The final state wise merit list and category wise merit list shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by candidates in their online mains examination. Candidates who fall in the prescribed merit list will then be considered for appointment for the post of clerk in Banks.
IBPS Clerk 2020 Cut-Off
IBPS has released IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut-Off & Score Card. Candidates can check the cut-off by clicking on the link mentioned below. The Prelims Cut-Off and Score Card will help candidates analyze their score and compare with the score of other candidates.
Let’s have a look at the cut-off for IBPS Clerk 2019 Prelims Exam: General Category
|State Name||Cut-Off Marks|