Educational Qualification for IBPS Clerk
Educational Qualifications which required for IBPS Clerk is degree in any discipline from a recognized university or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. As per the new notifications by IBPS no additional basic computer knowledge required for students for IBPS Clerk.
Note: Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicate the same in online application.
Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honors / optional / additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honors marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.
Age Eligibility Criteria for IBPS Clerk
Minimum age is 20 years and Maximum age is 28 years to apply for IBPS Clerk.
Relaxation of Upper age limit
|Sr. No||Category||Age of 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 / 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 State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989||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|
Method of Examination for IBPS Clerk
Now the IBPS is conducting the examinations online for IBPS Clerk, Tara Institute is providing free online test for the perfection in their students. This online test is provided free of cost to all students. Along with online test, study materials are also being provided for IBPS Clerk. There is a provision of negative marking in Common Written Examination (CWE) for IBPS Clerk.
Scheme of Examination
The online test consists of Objective Paper of 200 maximum marks. The test areas in the objective type test of Bank Clerk Exam include tests from amongst Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English language, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. In Objective Paper the candidate have to be answered 200 Questions in 120 Minutes.
The structure of the written examination which will be conducted online is as follows:
a. Preliminary Examination
|Sr. NO.||Name of the Test||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||01 hour|
|2||Numerical Ability Paper||35||35|
b. Main Examination
|Sr. NO.||Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE)||No. of Questions||Marks||Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)|
|1||General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||35 Min.|
|2||General English||40||40||35 Min.|
|3||Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 Min.|
|4||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 Min.|
Penalty for Wrong Answers
There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate; there will be no penalty for that question.
Candidates who have been short listed in the examination for IBPS Clerk will subsequently be called for an Interview to be conducted by the Participating Organizations. Interviews will be conducted at select centres. The centre, address of the venue, time & date of Interview will be informed to the short listed candidates in the call letter.
Candidates are required to download their interview call letters from authorized IBPS website www.ibps.in. Please note that any request regarding change in date, centre etc. of interview will not be entertained. However the conducting agencies reserve the right to change the date/ venue/ time/ centre etc. of interview or hold supplementary process for particular date / session / venue / centre / set of candidates at its discretion, under unforeseen circumstances, if any.
The total marks allotted for Interview are 100. The minimum qualifying marks in interview will not be less than 40% (35% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EXSM candidates). The weightage (ratio) of CWE (exam) and interview will be 80:20. For each State/UT, the combined final scores of candidates shall be arrived at on the basis of total scores obtained by the candidates in CWE Clerk-III and Interview. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and interview to be short listed for subsequent allotment process, details of which will be available subsequently on IBPS website.
The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method.
V. Cutoff Score
Each candidate will have to secure a minimum score in each test and also on total to be considered to be called for interview. For each State/UT, mere passing in individual tests may not be sufficient as candidates should also score sufficiently high on Total in order of merit to be called for interview.
How to Apply for IBPS Clerk:
Candidates can apply online only and no other mode of application will be accepted.
Before applying online, candidates should:
Procedure for applying online