IBPS Clerk Notification 2021 PDF: Check Exam Date, Syllabus, & Pattern

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will release the IBPS clerk notification 2021 very soon on the official site. The IBPS Clerk notification pdf is one of the most awaited recruitments among the banking aspirants. The IBPS Clerk recruitment is conducted through two phases i.e. preliminary followed by the Mains examination. In the IBPS clerk notification 2021 pdf, you can check the actual exam pattern, eligibility criteria, and other important details. The preliminary test for the clerical cadre will be held on 28.08.2021, 29.08.2021, 04.09.2021, and 05.09.2021. Also, the Mains exam will be on 31.10.2021. Go through this page to get more details on the IBPS clerk notification 2021 pdf.

IBPS Clerk Notification – Important Dates

Check the important dates regarding IBPS Clerk notification 2021 and start your preparation process accordingly.

 

IBPS Clerk 2021 Events Tentative Dates
IBPS Clerk notification release date June / July 2021
IBPS Clerk online application starts from June / July 2021
IBPS Clerk online application ends on  June / July 2021
The download of all call letters for IBPS Clerk Pre Exam training August 2021
IBPS Clerk online pre-exam training August 2021
Prelims Exam call letter download August 2021
Online Examination – Preliminary 28.08.2021, 29.08.2021, 04.09.2021, and 05.09.2021
Result of Prelims exam September 2021
The download of call letter for online exam Main   October 2021
Conduct of online examination main 31.10.2021
Declaration of Final result April 2022

IBPS Clerk 2021 Apply Online:

IBPS Clerk Application link will be activated after the release of the official IBPS clerk notification 2021 pdf. Candidates can apply for the IBPS Clerk examination via online mode. The direct link for applying will be posted once after the official release.
Steps to apply online are as follows:

  • Enter into the official website of IBPS.
  • On the home page, you can find the direct link to apply.
  • Tap the link to register.
  • Fill up the application form, after registering.
  • Enter all the details mentioned according to the documents
  • Tap the Submit button and pay the application fee
  • Download and print the application for future reference.

Application Fee:

Fees can be paid only via online mode. Check the category wise fee as per the IBPS clerk notification 2021 pdf.

 

Category Application Fee
SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates Rs. 175/- (inclusive of GST)
Other candidates Rs. 850 /- (inclusive of GST)

IBPS Clerk 2021 Vacancies:

The IBPS Clerk vacancy list will be released along with the IBPS clerk notification 2021. Last year a total of 2557 vacancies were released by the IBPS. Check the previous year’s state-wise vacancy here.

 

State IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2020
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 01
Andhra Pradesh 85
Arunachal Pradesh 01
Assam 24
Bihar 95
Chandigarh 08
Chhattisgarh 18
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 04
Daman and Diu 02
Delhi 93
Goa 25
Gujarat 139
Haryana 72
Himachal Pradesh 45
Jammu and Kashmir 07
Jharkhand 67
Karnataka 221
Kerala 120
Ladakh 0
Lakshadweep 03
Madhya Pradesh 104
Maharashtra 371
Manipur 03
Meghalaya 01
Mizoram 01
Nagaland 15
Odisha 66
Puducherry 04
Punjab 162
Rajasthan 68
Sikkim 01
Tamil Nadu 229
Telangana 62
Tripura 12
Uttar Pradesh 259
Uttarakhand 30
West Bengal 151
Total 2,557

IBPS Clerk 2021 Eligibility Criteria

As per the IBPS Clerk notification 2021 pdf, check the eligibility details here.

Nationality:

The nationality conditions as per the IBPS Clerk notification 2021 pdf:

  •  a citizen of India.
  • He/She must be a subject of Nepal, or
  • He/She must be a subject to Bhutan, or
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came to India to settle permanently.
  • 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.

 

candidates other than Indian citizens should favour a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.

 Age Limit:

The age limit as per the IBPS Clerk notification 2021 pdf:

  • Minimum – 20 years
  • Maximum – 28 years

 

The category wise age relaxation is here as per the IBPS Clerk notification 2021 pdf.

 

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD 10 years
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
Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) 5 years

Educational Qualification:

  • 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.

IBPS Clerk Salary:

Apart from salary, IBPS Clerk also gets various allowances. Check the detailed salary structure of an IBPS Clerk.

 

CATEGORY Amount (in ₹)
Basic Pay 13,075
Special Allowance 1561
DA (Dearness Allowance) 7073
CCA (City Compensatory Allowance) 0
TA (Travel Allowance) 425
Total (without HRA) 18413
HRA (House Rent Allowance) 980
Gross Salary 23,115

 

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IBPS Clerk Job Profile:

Select Candidates day to day tasks include.

  • Verification of banking documents.
  • Issue of cash Receipts and ESI Stamps at Counters
  • Pass Books Updation of Account Holders
  • Manning Single Window Counter task time to time
  • Attending to Government Treasury Work
  • Collection of receipts, maintenance of ledger, balance tally, etc.
  • Sanction of withdrawals, verifying cheques, issuing demand drafts (as per request), etc.

IBPS Clerk Selection Process:

The selection Process as per the IBPS clerk notification 2021 pdf involves various stages including the following –

  1. Preliminary Exam:–  This section has a sectional cut off which should be satisfied by the Aspirants and the mark of prelims won’t be counted for the final exam.
  2. Mains Exam:- Candidates should score maximum marks in the Mains exam as marks scored in the Main exam will be counted for final selection.
  3. Language Test:- Local language proficiency is a must for candidates who cleared the Mains round.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern:

As per the IBPS clerk notification pdf, check the exam patterns here. Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main Examination) is one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Preliminary Test Exam Pattern

As per the IBPS clerk notification pdf, check the prelims pattern here.

 

Name of Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes 

 

Mains Test Exam Pattern

As per the IBPS clerk notification pdf, check the mains pattern here.

 

Name of Tests No. of Qs. Max. Marks Time
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

 IBPS Clerk Syllabus:

Candidates should go through the Syllabus as per the IBPS clerk 2021 notification pdf. Check below the topic-wise IBPS Clerk Syllabus for getting better insight.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus

As per the IBPS clerk notification pdf, check the prelims syllabus here.

 

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input-Output Sequence & Series
Coding-Decoding Permutation, Combination Probability

 

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus

As per the IBPS clerk notification pdf, check the mains syllabus here.

 

English Language Reasoning Quantitative Aptitude General Awareness Computer Aptitude
Vocabulary Analogy Ratio and Proportion Current Affairs/Static GK Basic of Hardware and Software
Grammar Statements and Assumption Time, distance, and speed Indian Financial System Windows Operating System
Reading Comprehension Syllogism Time and work Indian Banking System Internet Terms
Coding and Decoding Mixture and Allegations Monetary Plans Microsoft –Office
Blood Relations Averages Introduction to National Institutions History of Computers
Direction Sense Test Stocks and Shares Banking Terms Networking and Communication
Series Test Ratio and Proportion Database Basics
Miscellaneous Test Percentage Basics of Hacking, Security Tools, and Viruses
Clocks
Volume and Surface Area
Logarithms
Permutation and Combination
Partnerships
Height and Distances
Probability
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss
Trigonometry
Algebra
Data Interpretation
Charts, Bar, and Graphs

IBPS Clerk Books

You need to refer to a lot of books for IBPS Clerk Exam preparation. The selection of books plays a vital role in your preparation. The IBPS Guide masterminds have joined together and sorted out the best set of books to make your preparation process an easy one. Given below is a list of the best set of books for each subject.

English Language Books:

For the IBPS clerk notification 2021 exam, refer to the books for the English section.

 

Name of the Book Author
High School English Grammar and Composition Wren and Martin
Objective General English SP Bakshi
Descriptive General English SP Bakshi
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis

 

Quantitative Aptitude Books:

For the IBPS clerk notification 2021 exam, refer to the books for the quantitative aptitude section.

 

Name of the Book Author / Publisher
Practice Book on Quicker Maths M.Tyra, K.Kundan/ Magical Publisher
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination R.S Aggarwal / S.Chand Publisher
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Varma/ Arihant Publisher
Quantitative Aptitude by Arun Sharma Arun Sharma / McGraw Hill

 

Reasoning Ability Books:

For the IBPS clerk notification 2021 exam, refer to the books for the Reasoning Ability section.

 

Name of the Book  Publisher
Test of Reasoning Edgar Thorpe / Pearson
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning R.S Aggarwal/ S. Chand Publisher
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey MK Pandey / Magical book series

 

General Awareness Books:

For the IBPS clerk notification 2021 exam, refer to the books for the General Awareness section.

 

Name of the Book  Author 
General Knowledge Lucent
Banking Awareness handbook of Banking information N.S Toor
Static General Knowledge Arihant Publication
Banking Awareness Arihant Publication

Some useful tips to crack the IBPS Clerk exam 2021

Check subject wise tips to crack the IBPS clerk notification 2021 exam.

Tips for Quantitative Aptitude:

For the IBPS clerk notification 2021 exam, refer to the Quantitative Aptitude tips.

  • You should learn all the mathematical formulas thoroughly to improve your speed, as many numerical problems are to be completed in a limited time.
  • Solve all the previous year question papers to get an idea about question types and repeated questions.
  • Learn the 1 to 20 tables thoroughly to reduce calculation time. This will help you a lot during the Main examination.
  • Take mock tests regularly to get on with the flow.
  • Practice at least 3 hours a day to achieve the best results in the quants section.

 

Practice Quantitative Aptitude Questions

Tips for the English language: 

For the IBPS clerk notification 2021 exam, refer to the English language tips.

  • With basic language in elements such as preposition, adjectives, etc, you can clear this section easily. Don’t waste too much time on this section.
  • Read newspapers and listen to the news daily to improve your vocabulary. Have a separate note for English, Write down the meaning and antonyms for the words which you don’t know the meaning of.
  • Concentrate in areas like word substitution, replacing the phrase, idioms, and phrases and synonyms & antonyms.
  • Don’t make blind guesses, it will cost you negative marks.
  • While doing the reading comprehension section, read the paragraph slowly, and try to understand the context in the first read. This section is easier to score when you understand the paragraph completely, fast reading makes you read the paragraph again and again which will cost you more time.

General Awareness Tips:

For the IBPS clerk notification 2021 exam, refer to the general awareness tips.

  • Read newspapers regularly to keep yourself updated with the current affairs. At least you should be thorough of the last months’ happenings.
  • Don’t take this section for granted, answering general awareness questions will take less time than solving numeric problems. Time-saving is one of the vital factors in achieving the best results in the IBPS Clerk Exam.
  • Cover all important subjects like banking awareness, history, geography, political science, economics, computer, etc.

Tips for Reasoning:

For the IBPS clerk notification 2021 exam, refer to the Reasoning Ability tips.

  • Solve all the previous year question papers to get a clear idea of the questions and pattern.
  • Try to take more mock tests to improve your efficiency.
  • Whenever you try mock tests, try to complete it with the stipulated time
  • Cover all the topics. Don’t leave any.
  • Logical reasoning questions are too tricky, one should understand the questions properly and should be fast in making calculations.

Data Analysis and Interpretation Preparation Tips:

For the IBPS clerk notification 2021 exam, refer to the Data Analysis & Interpretation tips.

  • Master yourself in the calculation. 4 square roots of up to 4 digit perfect squares and cube roots of at least 6 digit perfect cubes.
  • Try to do all simple calculations mentally without using a pen or paper.
  • Use approximation in the calculation to complete the question in less time.
  • Analyze the given data effectively. Understanding the data completely will give you answers in a few minutes as no long calculations are there.
  • There will be different types of data interpretation questions. Try to get familiar with all forms of data.
  • Follow these steps to score better in the upcoming IBPS Clerk Exam.

IBPS Clerk Cut Off:

Cut-off is decided by the total number of candidates appearing for the exam, competitiveness among the candidates, and the vacancies in the banks in which they are participating. Check below the State-wise IBPS Previous year (2019-20) Cut-off:

IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut-Off 2019-20

State Name Cut-Off for General Category
Andhra Pradesh 66.25
Assam 63
Bihar 65
Chandigarh 71.5
Delhi 71.75 
Goa 67
Gujarat 27
Haryana 68.5
Himachal Pradesh 62.25 
Jammu & Kashmir
Jharkhand 73 
Karnataka 53.25 
Kerala 73.5
Madhya Pradesh 70
Maharashtra 61.50
Odisha 71.50
Punjab 66.25
Rajasthan 71.25
Tamil Nadu 57.75
Telangana 61
Uttar Pradesh 68.25
Uttarakhand 76
West Bengal 70.75

IBPS Clerk Mains Cut-off 2019-20

State UR OBC
Uttar Pradesh 45.13 38.63
Delhi 49.63 42.38
Madhya Pradesh 44 41.63
Gujarat 42.25 36.13
Goa 35 32.25
Bihar 45.38 42.63
Chattisgarh 43.63 43.63
Tamil Nadu 47 46.75
Odisha 46.13 45.50
Rajasthan 47.38 44.75
Haryana 48.63 41
Andhra Pradesh 45.13 44.13
Telangana 43.88 43.38
Tripura 40.13
Karnataka 40.38 38.75 
Kerala 49.63 47.88 
Himachal Pradesh 47.13 35.88 
Jammu & Kashmir 49.25 34.88 
Maharashtra 42.88 41 
Jharkhand 43.38 39 
Assam 41.88 36.50 
West Bengal 47.38 37.75 
Punjab 48.88 48.88
Chandigarh 47.25 44.50
Arunachal Pradesh 41.50
Daman & Diu 38.13 38.13
Sikkim 42.13 39
Uttarakhand 49.88 39.63

IBPS Clerk Admit Card:

Candidates who fulfill the eligibility criteria and have paid the fees will get the admit card. The IBPS Clerk admit card holds all the relevant information regarding the exam. The important dates regarding IBPS Clerk 2021 admit card will be released once after the official notification.

The admit card holds the following details:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Registration number/ Roll number
  • Exam date
  • Exam Centre
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • General guidelines for the IBPS Clerk exam.

IBPS Clerk Result: 

IBPS Clerk Result and cut off marks is released by the conducting body IBPS. Check below the steps to check the IBPS Clerk Result.

  • Enter into the official IBPS website
  • The official site will redirect to the following page- “Click here to check IBPS Clerk preliminary exam results 2021”. Tap the link.
  • Type your registration number and date of birth in the upcoming new window.
  • Type the Captcha code and see your result
  • Check the result and download it for future reference.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Check FAQs on IBPS clerk notification pdf 2021.

 

Q. Is there an interview stage in the IBPS Clerk recruitment procedure?

A. No, there is no interview stage in the IBPS Clerk recruitment procedure.

 

Q. Is there a sectional time allotted for each section in the IBPS Clerk exam?

A.Yes, as per the latest pattern there is sectional time allotted for each section.

 

Q. Suggest best books for Reasoning section in IBPS Clerk Exam

A. Below are the best books recommended by experts.

Name of the Book  Publisher
Test of Reasoning Edgar Thorpe / Pearson
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non Verbal Reasoning R.S Aggarwal/ S. Chand Publisher
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey MK Pandey / Magical book series

 

Q. Suggest some tips for the Quantitative Aptitude section.

A.Tips for Quantitative Aptitude-

  • You should learn all the mathematical formulas thoroughly to improve your speed, as many numerical problems are to be completed in a limited time.
  • Solve all the previous year question papers to get an idea about question types and repeated questions.
  • Learn the 1 to 20 tables thoroughly to reduce calculation time. This will help you a lot during the Main examination.
  • Take mock tests regularly to get on with the flow.
  • Practice at least 3 hours a day to achieve the best results in the quants section.

 

Q. Are there a fixed number of attempts for the IBPS Clerk exam?

A.  No fixed attempts for IBPS Clerk Exam. You can apply as long as you are eligible for applying.