IBPS Clerk 2020: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts IBPS Clerk exam annually to recruit Clerical Staff in Public Sector Banks (PSBs). IBPS Clerk is one of the most esteemed exam in Banking Segment. In 2019, there were 12075 vacancies as compared to 2018, the count was 7275.
IBPS Clerk Exam is a 2-stage process i.e.
- IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam
- IBPS Clerk Mains Exam
More than 20 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank Clerk examination every year to become Officer in Public Sector Banks. About 20 times the number of vacancies qualifies the next stage i.e. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam. Aspirants qualifying IBPS Clerk mains are eligible for the final selection & subsequently allotment in the concerned state/region.
|1||IBPS Clerk Official Notification 2020|
|2||IBPS Clerk Vacancies 2020|
|3||IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2020|
|4||IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2020|
|5||IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020|
|6||IBPS Clerk Result & Cut Off 2020|
|7||IBPS Clerk Previous Years Exam Analysis|
IBPS Clerk Notification 2020
According to IBPS Calendar 2020, the IBPS Clerk prelims 2020 will take place in the month of December followed by IBPS Clerk Mains 2020 in January 2021. IBPS Clerk 2020 official notification is expected to release in the month of October-November 2020. For reference purpose, candidates can go through the IBPS Clerk previous year notification mentioned below.
IBPS Clerk Vacancies 2020
In has been observed from the past trends that vacancies tend to increase after the conclusion of IBPS Clerk recruitment process (1st April every year). In IBPS Clerk official notification 2018, there were initially 7275 vacancies mentioned which rose to 14206 after the culmination of IBPS Clerk recruitment process.
Similarly in 2017, initial indicative vacancies were 7883 & the number of final allotments rose to 11897. Viewers can refer to the graph below to view IBPS Clerk Vacancy trends.
IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2020
IBPS Clerk preliminary exam 2020 will be held on 3 days followed by IBPS Clerk Mains 2020 on a single day. IBPS Clerk prelims exams is expected to be held on 12th December 2020, 13th December 2020 & 19th December 2020 followed by the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam on 24th January 2021.
Here is the complete schedule of IBPS Clerk Exam 2020.
|Sr. No.||Activity||IBPS Clerk Exam Dates|
|1||Online Examination – Preliminary||12.12.2020 13.12.2020 19.12.2020|
|2||Online Examination – Main||24.01.2021|
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2020
IBPS Clerk is a three-tier examination which consists of preliminary followed by mains exam. The IBPS Clerk exam pattern 2020 will be updated once the official notification is released. Candidates can check IBPS Clerk exam pattern according to previous year notification.
A) IBPS Clerk 2019 Preliminary Exam Pattern:
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective)||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||20 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability||35||35||20 minutes|
B) IBPS Clerk 2019 Mains Exam Pattern:
|Sr. No||Name of Tests(NOT BY SEQUENCE)||No. ofQuestions||MaximumMarks||Medium of Exam||Time allotted for each test (Separately)|
|1||General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||English & Hindi||35 minutes|
|2||English Language||40||40||English||35 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||English & Hindi||45 minutes|
|4||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||English & Hindi||45 minutes|
Important Note – Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will be considered for shortlisting for final merit list.
There will be negative marking for every wrong answer in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question.
IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2020
IBPS Clerk Prelims 2020 syllabus in a nutshell is given below. Aspiring bankers should go through the topics carefully. Generally the syllabus of IBPS Clerk remains same. The exact syllabus will be updated once the official notification is released.
Here’s the complete list of topics asked under each section, comprising IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Prelims 2019:
|Reasoning||Quantitative Ability||English Language|
|Puzzle||Simplification & Approximation||Reading Comprehension|
|Alphanumeric Series/ Alphabets/ Numeric Series||Number Series||Cloze Test|
|Direction sense||Inequality (Quadratic & Quantity based)||Para jumbles|
|Data Sufficiency||Ratio & Proportion, Partnership||Vocabulary Based|
|Inequalities||Percentage||Fill in the blanks|
|Seating Arrangement||Mixtures & Alligations||Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting|
|Input-Output||Average & ages||Paragraph Completion|
|Syllogism||Profit & Loss||Spelling Errors|
|Blood Relation||Time and work & Pipe and cistern||Word Replacement|
|Order and Ranking||Simple Interest & Compound Interest||Column based Fillers and Sentence Connectors|
|coding-decoding||Time & Distance, Boat & stream||Word Usage|
|Permutation, Combination &Probability||Idioms and Phrases|
|Mensuration (2D&3D)||Sentence Completion|
|Data Interpretation ( Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic, caselet),|
The complete IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus is discussed below:
|Quantitative Aptitude||Reasoning||English Language||General/Financial Awareness|
|Number System, HCF &LCM,|
|Puzzle||Reading Comprehension||Banking and Financial Awareness|
|Syllogism||Error Detection||Current Affairs (4-5 Months)|
|Ratio & Proportion, Partnership||Seating Arrangement||Vocabulary||Static Awareness|
|Mixtures & Alligations||Blood Relations||Word Association|
|Average & ages||Sentence Improvement|
|Profit & Loss||Direction sense||Para Jumbles|
|Time and work & Pipe and cistern||Data Sufficiency||Cloze Test|
|Simple Interest & Compound Interest||Coding-Decoding||Spelling Errors|
|Time & Distance, Boat & stream||Inequalities||Fill in the blanks|
|Permutation, Combination & Probability||Logical Reasoning||Column Based Fillers|
|Mensuration (2D&3D)||Sentence Connectors|
|Data Interpretation ( Bar, line, pie, mixed, missing, arithmetic, radar),||Word Replacement|
IBPS Clerk Salary 2020
Approximate salary of bank clerk is 18,000 – 20,000. It is important to know IBPS Clerk salary. To know more about other allowances, perks and benefits, check out the post provided in the link below:
IBPS Clerk Cut Off
IBPS Clerk cut-off will be out after the examination. However, cut-off can be predicted as per the previous year exams. The cut-off is the minimum qualifying marks needed to qualify a particular stage of IBPS Clerk 2020. The cut-off of both the stages i.e. prelims & mains will be released separately.
IBPS Clerk 2018 prelims cut-off
The State-wise Cut-offs for IBPS Clerk 2018-19 Prelims Exam (Unreserved Category):
|State Name||Cut Off|
IBPS Clerk 2018 Final Cut-Off :
|Andaman & Nicobar||NA||NA||NA||NA|
|Dadar & Nagar Haweli||NA||NA||NA||39.02|
|Daman & Diu||NA||NA||36.91||45.92|
|Jammu & Kashmir||NA||35.74||42.71||52.31|
IBPS Clerk 2017 Prelims Cut-off:
Following is the Sectional Cut Off of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017 Exam:
- Reasoning- 14.5
- Quantitative Aptitude- 13.5
- English- 9.5
|Daman & Diu||70.75|
|Jammu & Kashmir||76.00|
IBPS Clerk Cut Off 2016:
|Andaman & Nicobar||NA||20.03||31.22||36.97|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||NA||NA||NA||33.94|
|Daman & Diu||NA||NA||NA||30.60|
|Jammu & Kashmir||35.41||27.07||29.16||40.28|
IBPS Clerk Unknown facts
Candidates should take into account following factors while filling IBPS Clerk Online Application 2020:
Home State VS Other State:
If you want to work at the comfort of your home, then prefer your home state and fill bank preference accordingly as mentioned zone wise below. For other states, proficiency in the local language/official language of the respective state is mandatory.
Proficiency in Local Language:
LPT i.e Language Proficiency Test (if applicable) must NOT be taken causally as it has backfired in many cases & many candidates have failed to secure a job because of failure in LPT.
Language Proficiency means – A candidate should know how to read/write & speak the official language of the respective state/UT.
Ranking of Banks:
A good bank offers better career prospects as well as more chances to excel in terms of personal growth. Here is the list of participating organisations based on their ranking.
IBPS Clerk 2020 Result and Cut Off
IBPS Clerk result 2020 will be released separately for all the stages i.e. prelims & final result. The result & cut-off will be updated once it is released on the official website.
IBPS Clerk 2020: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
|When will Clerk PO 2020 official notification release?|
|What is the selection process of IBPS Clerk 2020?|
|When will IBPS Clerk 2020 held?|
|What is the eligibility criteria of IBPS Clerk?|
|How to get information regarding the latest bank jobs?|
Q1: When will IBPS Clerk 2020 official notification release?
Answer: The IBPS Clerk 2020 official notification is expected to release in the month of October-November.
Q2: What is the selection process of IBPS Clerk 2020?
Answer: IBPS Clerk 2020 is a two-tier process i.e.
- Preliminary Exam
- Mains Exam
Q3: When will IBPS Clerk 2020 held?
Answer: According to the IBPS Calendar 2020, The preliminary examination will be held on 12th, 13th & 19th December 2020. IBPS PO Mains 2020 will be held on 24th January 2021.
Q4: What is the eligibility criteria of IBPS Clerk?
Answer: To appear for IBPS Clerk exam, A candidate should possess a graduation degree from a recognised university.