IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification PDF: Apply Online, Exam Dates, Vacancy

IBPS Clerk 2021:

IBPS Clerk 2021 Recruitment – IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts a common written exam or CWE every year for the clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. All public sector banks use CWE IBPS Clerk 2021 recruitment as a base to fill the vacancies for this post. As per the updated vacancy pdf, the total IBPS Clerk 2021 vacancy will be released so soon.


IBPS Clerk 2021 – Registrations:

Now IBPS expected to release IBPS Clerk notification PDF soon. Now as per the update, the IBPS Clerk 2021 apply online window will reopen again for the candidates. This process is only for the candidates,

  • Who attained the eligibility in terms of educational qualifications by 06.11.2020.
  • Who could not register successfully from 02.09.2020 to 23.09.2020.

So those who have not registered already can apply for the IBPS Clerk 2021 recruitment now. The apply online link will get active from 23.10.2020 to 06.11.2020.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Apply Online Extension Notification


IBPS is conducting the Clerk exam for the 10th year now and hence named IBPS Clerk CWE X. The IBPS Clerk 2021 CWE exam is conducted on two levels- preliminary exam and mains. Students qualifying in both these exams are thus selected for the post. Here we have provided all the information regarding the IBPS Clerk 2021 recruitment. So go through the full page to clear all the doubts regarding this recruitment process. Also, we have updated the preparation tips to crack the IBPS Clerk 2021 prelims and mains exam. Make use of the tips and prepare for the IBPS Clerk 2021 exams.


IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification

IBPS expected to release soon for IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam. The Exam dates were not yet released by IBPS. IBPS Clerk 2021 is a great opportunity for all the Banking Exam aspirants to get a reputed banking job.

Check Here the IBPS Clerk Official Notification PDF

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IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Dates

IBPS expected to release IBPS Clerk notification PDF soon. As per the IBPS Calendar, IBPS Clerk 2020 Prelims exam is scheduled to be held on 05.12.2020, 12.12.2020 & 13.12.2020 and the mains exam will be conducted on 24.01.2021. You must note down important dates related to IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 and make sure that you complete the process correctly on time. The schedule of the exam is provided below:

IBPS Clerk 2020-21: Important Dates
IBPS Clerk Events Dates
IBPS Clerk Notification 2020 Release Date 01.09.2020
IBPS Clerk Online registration re-open date 23.10.2020
IBPS Clerk Online Application Ends On 06.11.2020
Download of call letters for IBPS Clerk Pre- Exam Training 17.11.2020 onwards
IBPS Clerk Online Pre-Exam Training 23.11.2020 to 28.11.2020
Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary 5th, 12th, & 13th December 2020
Result of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 31.12.2020
Download of Call letter for Online Exam – Main 12.01.2021
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 24.01.2021
Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2021


IBPS Clerk 2021 Online Application

The online application process for IBPS Clerk 2021-21 exam reopens from 23-10-2020. All Candidates are required to click on the link mentioned below to apply for IBPS Clerk 2021-21 Exam.

The application for IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 has to be done online. To avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web browser used to fill up the IBPS Clerk 2021 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 prerequisites:

  • A valid Email Id
  • Photograph, hand-written declaration, left thumb impression and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
  • Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction


Here we have clearly explained in detail about the IBPS Clerk 2021 apply online process.

  • Keep all the details/documents ready for apply online and to make Online Payment.
  • First go to the apply online link and start your IBPS Clerk 2021 registration and apply online process.
  • After the registration process, you will get the login details of your online application.
  • Use the login details to open your IBPS Clerk 2021 online application form.
  • Fill all the mandatory fields in a correct manner. Don’t make mistakes in your name, address, educational details, category,  etc. So fill the form carefully.
  • Then upload your photograph and signature, after scanning them as per the standards given in the IBPS Clerk 2021 notification.
  • Then provide your personal details, educational qualification, work experience, etc.
  • Then also upload the scanned documents of your handwritten declaration and the left thumb impression. While scanning the documents follow the rules prescribed in the official notification.
  • Then fill the IBPS Clerk 2021 bank preference order.
  • See the preview of your online application and correct it if there are any mistakes.
  • Submit your online application and pay the fee in the online mode.
Documents that have to be scanned Dimensions File size
Passport size photograph 200 x 230 pixels 20kb–50 kb
signature 140 x 60 pixels 10kb – 20kb
left thumb impression 240 x 240 pixels 20kb–50 kb
Handwritten declaration 800 x 400 pixels 50 KB – 100 Kb


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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. 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)


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IBPS Clerk 2021 Vacancy

The total number of vacancies for the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam is 2557 as per the official notification pdf. Last year, IBPS introduced 12,075 vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2019-20 Recruitment.

  • IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2020-21: 2557
  • IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2019-20: 12,075

You can check the category-wise vacancy for each state in the official notification.


IBPS Clerk 2021 Recruitment

The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk CWE 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 candidates after the mains exam. 100% weight-age is given to the result of the mains exam result.


IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern occurs in two stages: Prelims and Mains. Both these papers follow the online method of conducting the written examination. The structure of the exam is as follow:


Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk CWE 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 are decided by IBPS that is likely to change every year depending on the level of difficulty of the exam.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective 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. An 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 2021 Exam. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute 190 questions that need 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 need 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 CWE VIII.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective) 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
Total 190 200 160 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.

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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 2021 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 CWE.

The syllabus for Numerical Ability / Quantitative Aptitude and English Language is the same for the mains and preliminary exams. In addition to these two, the other subjects are General / Financial Awareness and Reasoning & Computer Knowledge. General Awareness is based on Banking Sector awareness.

IBPS Clerk 2021 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


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IBPS Clerk 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2020:

  • Age Limit (As of 01.09.2020): The candidate must be 20 Years to 28 Years. The final criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 will be released along with the official notification.
  • Educational Qualification: 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. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level. Candidate should possess a certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.

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IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training

Bank may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the guidelines issued by the Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories can avail the training at their own cost by indicating the same against the 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 the 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 regard to change in the exam centre.


IBPS Clerk 2021 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates must download the IBPS Clerk 2021 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 2021 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS Clerk 2021 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.

For Pre-exam training also they will release the admit card. The IBPS clerk pre-exam training is available for the eligible SC / ST/ religious minority community candidates if they have applied for it in the online application. For this year they may or may not conduct the pre-exam training due to COVID-19 reasons.


IBPS Clerk 2021 Results

IBPS will declare the results after completion of each phase of the 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.

Other than the final results, some candidates are kept in the reserve list. The IBPS clerk reserve list is to fill the unfilled vacancies of previous recruitment. Every year after announcing the final results, some candidates are kept in the reserve list.

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IBPS Clerk Preparation

The preparation of the IBPS Clerk CWE exam must be done judiciously keeping in mind the latest pattern and the syllabus of the exam. Since the syllabus covers a large number of topics, it is necessary for the candidates to choose the right set of books to prepare for their examination.

Candidates must also go through previous years’ IBPS Clerk question papers in order to acclimatize to the change in the pattern of the exam and to know the sections from which the questions are majorly asked in the exam. Follow ibpsguide.com to get all study materials in a new pattern. Apart from the test series, you can also join any Coaching or online test series for self-assessment and better exam preparation.

Many candidates are asking that “can I crack IBPS Clerk 2021 in the first attempt?” The answer is ‘yes’, but only with proper dedication, you can achieve it comfortably. To crack any exam, preparation and practice is very much important. The amount of practice you did will be the reward you get. So Follow the IBPS clerk study plan. With the guidance of the study plan, you can  easily complete the full exam preparation. So target your preparation with the help of the study plan. Already the exam dates regarding the IBPS clerk recruitment 2020 are released. So start your preparation soon by following our study plan.


What is Study Plan?

Many candidates are following irregular preparation methods. In this, they will prepare for one or two days. Then they will divert from the preparation and take off for 1 or 2 days. Then again they start the preparation and continue in the same way. As a result they still prepare at the last minute of exam. Many topics would be ignored by them. This will lead to a failure for sure. How many hours of study is required for IBPS Clerk 2021? To this question, everybody will have different answer. It will depend upon the ability of the students. So you must structure your preparation with the study plan for IBPS Clerk 2021.

To be successful in the exam you must cover all the topics in the IBPS clerk syllabus. The IBPS clerk study plan pdf will include all the topics from each of the subject. For each day the schedule will show the topics to prepare for the exam. After completing the study plan, you will surely feel satisfied with finishing all the topics thoroughly. So follow the study plan strictly without any major deviation.


Significance of Study Plan:

Many candidates are missing their success by a whisker. Unordered and irregular aimless preparations are possible reasons for it. Some candidates raise question that “can I crack IBPS clerk in 1 month?” By following the strict study plan you can increase your possibility for it. The importance of following the study plan are given below.

  • The study plan will help you to organize your preparation in a well structured manner.
  • As it will be in the form of a daily schedule, your preparation will have not any major breaks.
  • Also you can practice mock tests side by side of your preparation.
  • The IBPS clerk study plan pdf will urge you to complete the syllabus within the prescribed time limit. So that you can avoid the last-minute preparation in a hurried manner.
  • The study plan will add all the syllabus topics with correct preparation time-space. So that you can prepare the complete syllabus without ignoring any topic. This will increase your ability to score more marks in the exam.
  • The IBPS clerk prelims study plan is separately available for the prelims exam. Also for the mains exam follow the separate mains study plan.

Hence candidates can prepare in a smooth way with the help of the study plan.


Preparation Methods with IBPS Study Plan:

Some people ask that “Can I crack IBPS Clerk 2021 without coaching?” It is also possible, but for that a well-planned preparation is a must. The IBPS Clerk 2021 study plan pdf will act as a vital guide for this process. You should have the ability to understand the basics of all the subjects. Then you should identify and convert all your weakness into the strength within a short span of time. Only then you can practice freely all the subjects without coaching. Here some of the general preparation methods are given to crack the SBI PO exam.


Follow the Study Plan in Strict Manner:

The main step in your preparation process is to follow the study plan strictly. If you waste time at frequent intervals, your preparation will stretch much longer. So you must finish all the topics within the scheduled time. The study plan for IBPS clerk  2020 should be in an exam point of view. For each topic, the time period is allocated based on the difficulty level. You can also take your own time to learn the basic concepts. For that you should compensate the time by finishing the simple topics sooner. If you show 100% dedication in following the study plan, you can easily crack this exam.


Prepare with Previous Year Question Papers:

Equally, you have to practice all the topics. For practicing many strategies are there. One such smart method is solving the IBPS clerk previous year question papers of prelims and mains. In this way of preparation, you can come across the unique questions from all the topics. So that your preparation will reach high standards.


Mock Test Practice:

There are several mock test practices such as topic test, sectional test, full length mock test, etc. All the test practices are very important at certain stages of your preparation. Without the IBPS Clerk 2021 mock test practice, your preparation is incomplete. If you need to boost your speed, accuracy, and time management skills, mock test practice is the only way. The mock test practice will clearly highlight the areas in which you lag heavily. So that you can focus those areas and improvise your scores in the exam easily.


Online Videos and Quizzes:

Try more sources for your preparation. So that you can learn a variety of contents for the exam. This will give you the confidence to take the exam full of unique and difficult questions. The video explanations will make you much more clear about the difficult concepts. For puzzles, seating arrangements, and data interpretation topics online videos are helpful for your easy preparation. You can also attend online quizzes to test your preparation level and accuracy.


IBPS Clerk Mock Tests

To succeed in the IBPS Clerk 2021 exams, the mock test practice is the x-factor. So candidates take regular online mock test practice for both prelims and mains exams. The advantages of the online test practice are,

  • Regular mock test practice will result in the increase of increase your speed and accuracy.
  • To attain good time management skills, mock test practice is the only way.
  • Also mock test practice will easily highlight your weak areas where you often make mistakes. So that it will be convenient for you to focus more on your weak areas. this will increase your strong areas of the exam.
  • Taking IBPS Clerk 2021 mock tests at uniform intervals will make you feel confident for the exam.
  • The regular mock test practice, will automatically eliminate your exam stress.
  • To practice in the exam point of view, mock test is the best choice. As you practice more exam point of view questions, you can solve the difficult exam papers with ease.

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How to Practice with Mock Tests:

The candidates should practice with IBPS Clerk 2021 mock tests in a correct manner. Over usage of the mock tests may lead to stress. So, follow the mock tests practice in the following manner.

  1. First, make a note of the exam pattern and syllabus. Then prepare an IBPS clerk study plan for your exam preparation.
  2. Each day cover certain topics as per your study plan. Do sectional mock test practice to lean the topic in a thorough manner.
  3. After the completion of your study plan, do IBPS clerk prelims mock tests.
  4. Don’t just practice mock tests daily without any analysis. Instead, you can attend mock tests on alternative days. In between, you can analyze your completed test and learn from the mistakes.
  5. For mains exam also follow the same process with the help of the IBPS clerk mains mock test series.

Thus, you should realize the importance of mock test practice. This will give you a confidence boost before the exam. So practice mock tests in an above-said manner to crack the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam successfully.


IBPS Clerk 2021 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. So that you can get an idea about the IBPS clerk exam standards. For each state, the cut off will differ for category-wise. So candidates can prepare as per the standard of the exam.

State Name Cut-Off Marks
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
Jharkhand 73
Karnataka 53.25 (ews)
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


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IBPS Clerk 2021- FAQ


Q. What is the IBPS Clerk recruitment?

A. IBPS Clerk recruitment exam is conducted to select candidates for Clerical Cadre post. 


Q. What is the salary under IBPS Clerk?

A. The basic pay of clerks is Rs 11,765


Q. When the IBPS Clerk recruitment process will begin?

A. The recruitment process will begin in September. 


Q. How can I crack IBPS Clerk recruitment?

A. Candidates can crack IBPS Clerk recruitment with hard work and practice.


Q. How many candidates qualify the IBPS Clerk recruitment exam?

A. An adequate number of candidates are selected for each stage of the selection process. 


Q. How many vacancies are released for the IBPS Clerk 2021 recruitment exam?

A. For this year a total of 2557 vacancies were released.


Q. How many banks participate in the exam?

A. A total of 11 public sector banks participates in the process.


Q. In which mode the IBPS clerk exam will be conducted?

A. The exam will be conducted in online mode. 


Q. Is there any interview for the IBPS clerk?

A. No, there is no interview for this post.