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IBPS Clerk

Inter Banking & Personnel Selection or IBPS isautonomous body which helps banks,Insurance agencies and few cooperative banks to recruit its employees after tiers of examination.IBPS conducts examination in online mode in two parts : Prelims and Mains Examination.After the mains examination selected candidates are given direct appointment for clerks as the interview had been taken out for Clerical examination.

IBPS Clerk is a multiple choice based exam conducted to select clerks for public sector banks in India.It is conducted every year in different examination centers held all over the country. IBPS Clerk has the largest vacancies among all the banking exams held in India.Every year IBPS recruits and trains clerks near to 20,000.It is a beautiful opportunity for the young graduates of our country.

About IBPS Clerk exam

IBPS conducts clerical exam every year for the posts of clerks in Public Sector Banks. Every year it has a vacancy near to 19000.It is the best and the largest mass recruitment among banks therefore the students get very competitive to win IBPS clerk exams.

IBPS Clerical Exam Eligibility

Candidate must be a graduate from a recognised university.

IBPS Clerk Age limit

Candidate applying for IBPS clerk must be minimum 20yrs and maximum 28yrs.Candidates can seek relaxation if they belong to reserved categories.Relaxations are as follows:-

Category

Age relaxation

SC/ST

5 yrs

OBC

3 yrs

PWD

10yrs

Ex service men

5yrs

Persons ordinarily domiciled in J&K state

5 yrs

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5yrs

IBPS Clerk Selection

IBPS Exam is conducted in two parts

i)Preliminary Examination

Preliminary Exam consists of 3 sections for a maximum mark of 100.Each section has a cut off decided by IBPS and only candidates who have secured the sectional cut off will be eligible for mains examination.

Section

Number of Questions

Max.Marks

Duration

 

1 Hr

English Language

30

30

Reasoning

35

35

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

Total

100

100

 

ii)Mains Examination

Mains examination consists of 5 sections.Each section is ordered and timed acording to the new pattern.The candidates cannot chose his discretion of section as they are timed and it will start and close according to the timer set for each section. 

Section

Maximum Marks

Number of Questions

Duration(minutes)

English Language

40

40

30

Reasoning

40

40

30

Quantitative Aptitude

40

40

30

General Awareness(with special reference to banking industry)

40

40

25

Computer Knowledge

40

40

 20

Total

200

200

135

Negative Marking for IBPS Clerk:-

There will be negative marking for each wrong answers.For one wrong question .25 marks will be deducted for IBPS Prelims exam.

Syllabus for IBPS Clerk

Reasoning-Analogy, Puzzle, Odd Man out, Syllogism, word formation, Statement and conclusions, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Passage and conclusions, Coding decoding, Blood relations, Alphabet test, Series test, Number, ranking and time sequence , Direction sense test, Sitting arrangement, Decision making, Input output, Assertion and reasoning etc.

Quantitative Aptitude- Data Interpretation, Profit and loss, Simple and compound interest problems, Time and work problems, Time and distance problems, Average problems, Simplifications, Partnerships, Percentage, Ratio and proportions, Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion, Pie charts, Number system, HCF & LCM, Number series, Finding next number in series, Square root and cube root, Bar graphs, Line graphs, Mensuration, Permutations and combinations, Data tables, Probability.

English Language-Spotting Errors, Fill in the blanks, Cloze Test, Idioms & Phrases, Synonyms and Antonyms, Reconstruction of sentence and Passage, One word substitution, Phrase Substitution ,Jumbled Up sentences, Double Blanks in a sentence, commonly misspelled words, comprehension

Computer Knowledge-Basic Computer Fundamentals, History and Future of Computers, Computer Abbreviation, MS Office, Basic knowledge of Internet Use, shortcut keys, History of computers, networking, input output device etc.

IBPS Clerk Salary

An IBPS clerk will get a salary of Rs 19,589 in hand after DA,TA and Special allowance.Therefore its is a wonderful oppurchunity for the students aspiring for a career in Banks.

IBPS Official Notification-2017

IBPS has not released its notification for the year 2017-18 but it has released its calendar which includes all the dates of IBPS exams including prelims and mains. It will publish the notification in the months of July and August.But it has issued the dates of the examination one year prior due to the stiff competition and high cut off among students.The preliminaries will be held in the month of December as per the Calendar released by the IBPS. 

Important dates for IBPS Clerical exam- 2017

IBPS has issued the calendar on 16th of January for giving the students ample time for this years IBPS clerk recruitment.

Dates of IBPS Clerk 2017

Preliminary Examination

2.12.2017, 3.12.2017, 9.12.2017,10.12.2017

Mains Examination

21.01.2018

Participating Banks in IBPS Clerk

Allahabad Bank

Canara Bank

Indian Bank

Sydicate Bank

Andhra Bank

Central Bank of India

Indian Overseas Bank

UCO Bank

Bank of Baroda

Corporation Bank

Oriental Bank of Commerce

Union Bank of India

Bank of Maharashtra

Dena Bank

Punjab National Bank

United Bank of India

Bank of India

IDBI Bank

Punjab and Sind Bank

Vijaya Bank

IBPS Clerk Examination Success Tips

IBPS Clerk examination can be tackled through systematic efforts and study.Every section has to be attended wisely as the number of questions does not matter but the accuracy is the factor which determines our success.For tips to crack IBPS clerical exam check the link : https://www.openguideonline.com/article/how-to-succeed-in-bank-clerical-exams/172