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IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2021


IBPS Clerk 2021: Check Exam Dates, Cut-offs, Eligibility, Selection Criteria & Other Details Here

The Institute of banking personnel selection (IBPS) is an autonomous body set up for conducting assessment & selection of personnel for all Public sector banks. IBPS conducts a common recruitment process at regular intervals for the recruitment of clerical cadre in multiple banks across the country. All public sector banks use CRP result in order to fill the vacancies for this post.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2021: Exam Summary

IBPS has announced 7855 Clerical Cadre posts to be recruited for FY 2022-23. The detailed advertisement for the vacancies has been published by Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection on its official website. For more details about IBPS Clerk 2021, go through the below summary table.

Organisation Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
IBPS Official Website ibps.in
Post Clerk
Vacancy 7855
Participating Banks 11
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Recruitment Process Prelims + Main Exams
Education Qualification Graduate on or before 01.08.2021
Age Limit 20 years to 28 years (As on 01.07.2021)
Application Fee SC/ST/PWD- Rs.175
General and Others- Rs. 850
Online Exam – Preliminary December 2021
Online Exam – Mains January/February 2022
Notification Link Click Here
Online Application Link Click Here

Participating Organisations:

  • Bank of Baroda
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Bank of India
  • Central Bank of India
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Indian Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank

Important Dates IBPS Clerk 2021

As per the latest notification, the important dates of IBPS Clerk 2022-23 session are mentioned below:

Activity Tentative Dates
On-line registration including
Edit/Modification of Application by candidates
07.10.2021 to 27.10.2021
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 07.10.2021 to 27.10.2021
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training November 2021
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training November 2021
Download of call letters for
Online examination – Preliminary
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Online Examination – Preliminary 18 & 19 December 2021
Result of Online exam – Preliminary December 2021/January 2022
Download of Call letter for
Online exam – Mains
December 2021/January 2022
Online Examination – Mains January/February 2022
Provisional Allotment April 2022

Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2021

In this article, we will discuss in detail the subject wise pattern of IBPS Clerk exam 2021. The IBPS Clerk exam will be conducted in two stages namely: Prelims and Mains. Both these papers shall be conducted in online mode. The structure of the exam is explained below:

Tier-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination 2021

Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Note: Candidates must qualify in each of the above three tests individually by securing minimum cut-off marks as decided by IBPS later. As decided by IBPS, Adequate number of candidates in each category depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

Tier-2: IBPS Clerk Mains 2021 Examination

Sr. No. Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

The IBPS Clerk exam 2021 shall have a total of 190 questions & Candidates will be given a total of 160 minutes to finish the online test. Unlike the previous pattern where Computer Aptitude and Reasoning ability sections were allotted separately, in the new pattern these sections have been merged which will consist of a total of 50 questions to be completed in 45 minutes.

Note: Following documents will be needed for the candidates to appear for the Online Preliminary as well as Online Main Examination):

1. For each wrong answer attempted, candidates will be penalized with 0.25 marks in both Prelims & Mains Examinations.

2. However, in case of unanswered questions or those questions that were not attempted, No Negative marks shall be awarded.

3. Except ‘English Language’ section, all the remaining sections will be held in bilingual language i.e., English and Hindi both.

Calculation for IBPS Clerk Score Card 2021:

The IBPS Clerk score will be calculated keeping in mind the following points:

1. The Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) marks shall not be taken under consideration for final selection process.

2. You must qualify Tier-2 of IBPS Clerk 2021 to become eligible for final merit.

3. The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category. The candidate with top merit rank in each category is finally selected.

Exam Date

IBPS Clerk Exam Date 2021

Important Dates for IBPS Clerk 2021-22 (Tentative)

Activity Tentative Dates
On-line registration including
Edit/Modification of Application by candidates
07.10.2021 to 27.10.2021
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 07.10.2021 to 27.10.2021
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training November 2021
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training November 2021
Download of call letters for
Online examination – Preliminary
November/December 2021
Online Examination – Preliminary December 2021
Result of Online exam – Preliminary December 2021/January 2022
Download of Call letter for
Online exam – Mains
December 2021/January 2022
Online Examination – Mains January/February 2022
Provisional Allotment April 2022
Click Here to Check IBPS Calendar 2021-22

How To Apply

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2021: Apply Online

IBPS CLERK Apply Online (Pre-Requisites):
Before applying online, candidates should—

  • Scan: - photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm) - signature - left thumb impression.
  • Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted for upload.
  • The left thumb impression should be properly scanned.
  • The text for the hand written declaration is as follows – "I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required."
  • The above handwritten declaration must be in the candidate’s handwriting and in English only and should NOT BE IN CAPITAL LETTERS. If it is written by anybody else or in any other language, the application will be deemed as invalid.
  • Keep the necessary details/documents ready to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges
  • have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the declaration of results of this round of CRP. IBPS may send intimation to download call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID.

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges (Applicable GST will be borne by IBPS) Application Fees/ Intimation Charges shall be as follows

Sr.No. Category Total
1. SC/ST/PwD/ExS 175/- (Intimation Charges only)
2. General and OBC 850/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)
Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.

Procedure for IBPS CLERK apply online

  • Candidates need to go to the IBPS’s authorised website ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the link "CRP PO/MT" and then click on the option "CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- Clerks (CRP-Clerks-XI)" to open the On-Line Application Form.
  • Candidates will have to click on "CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION" to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form.
  • Candidates are required to upload their scanned Photograph, Signature, Left thumb impression, & a handwritten declaration.
  • Candidates are advised to carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained after clicking on FINAL SUBMIT Button.

Mode of Payment

Candidates should make the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges through the ONLINE mode only:

  • Candidates must carefully fill in the details in the Online Application very carefully and click on the "FINAL SUBMIT" button at the end of the Online Application format. Once the application is filled in completely, candidate should submit the data.
  • The application form is integrated with the payment gateway and the payment process can be completed by following the instructions.
  • The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets by providing information as asked on the screen.
  • After Final Submit, an additional page of the application form is displayed wherein candidates may follow the instructions and fill in the requisite details.
  • If the online transaction has not been successfully completed, then candidates are advised to login again with their provisional registration number and password and pay the Application Fees/ Intimation Charges online.
  • On successful completion of the transaction, an e-receipt will be generated.
  • Candidates are required to take a printout of the e-receipt and online application form containing fee payment details. Please note that if the same cannot be generated then online transaction may not have been successful.

Guidelines for Uploading Photograph for IBPS Clerk:

  • Your Photograph should be a recent passport size colour photograph.
  • You must make sure that the photograph must be coloured, taken against a light-coloured, preferably white, background.
  • You must look straight at the camera lens with a relaxed face.
  • If you wear glasses, either you may remove them or make sure that there are no reflections, and your eyes can be clearly seen in the photograph.
  • Use of Caps, hats and dark glasses while taking the photograph are not acceptable. Religious headwear could be allowed but it must not cover your face.
  • Dimensions of the photograph should be 200 x 230 pixels and the preferred size of file should be between 20kb–50 kb
  • If the picture is taken on a bright sunny day, then make sure that the sun is behind you, or you should place yourself in the shade, so that you are not squinting and there are no harsh shadows.

Guidelines for Uploading Signature for IBPS Clerk:

  • The candidates need to sign on a white paper with Black Ink pen.
  • The signature, left thumb impression and the handwritten declaration should be of the applicant and not by any other person.
  • Dimensions of the scanned Image of Signature should be around 140 x 60 pixels and the size of this file should be between 10kb – 20kb
  • If the Candidate’s signature on the answer script at the time of the examination does not match with the signature done on the Call Letter then the applicant will be disqualified from the examination process.
  • The applicant needs to write the declaration in "English" language clearly on a white paper with black ink and the file type should be jpg / jpeg format.

Note: The Signature / Hand - written declaration shall not be accepted in case if it is written in capital letters.

Syllabus For IBPS Clerk

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2021: Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2021

The IBPS Clerk syllabus 2021 for Preliminary examination is tabulated below. It consists of 3 sections namely English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability.

Section/Topic IBPS Clerk Pre Syllabus
English Language Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Sentence Completion, Phrase Replacement, Error Detection, Fill in the blanks, Inference, Connectors, Vocabulary, Word Usage, etc
Numerical Ability Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Pie Chart), Inequalities/ Quadratic Equations, Number Series, Simplification and Approximation, Percentages, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Profit and Loss, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Problem on Ages, Data Sufficiency, Speed, Distance and Time, Work, Time and Wages, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns.
Reasoning Ability Advance Puzzles, Seating Arrangements, Distance and Direction, Blood Relations, Syllogism, Order and Ranking, Coding-Decoding, Machine Input-Output, Inequalities, Alphabet and Number Series and Chinese coding

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus 2021

The IBPS Clerk Mains exam consists of sections viz., English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, General Awareness & financial awareness. However do keep in mind that the difficulty level is much more in this phase of examination as compared to Pre.

Section/Topic IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus
English Language Reading Comprehension, Grammar, Vocabulary,Idioms and Phrases, Tenses and rules, substitution with one word, sentence improvement, paraphrase, cloze test, jumbling of paragraphs, formation, and reconstruction, fill in the blanks, matchups.
Quantitative Aptitude Data Interpretation, pie charts, line graphs,bar graphs, tables, mixtures and allegations, profit loss, discounts,percentages, partnership, ratio and proportion, average, simple and compound interest, equations, time work and speed, distance and time, clocks, volume and surfaces, permutation, combination, probability, basic trigonometry,basic mensuration.
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude Analogy, assumptions and statements, syllogism,coding and decoding, blood relations, passages and conclusions, statements and conclusions, verbal and non-verbal reasoning, direction and distance,alphanumeric series, direction and distance, Computer aptitude: Operating system, basics of hardware and software, Internet and related topics,networking, history of computing, hacking, security and tools, database,viruses, MS office, processing software.
General Awareness /Financial Awareness Static GK, Current affairs, international and national affairs, Banking awareness, financial awareness, Budget, and Monetary plans by the government, National Institutions, Basic banking, GDP,Repo Rate, Economic and financial sector, Financial institutes such as RBI,SEBI, IRDA, World Bank and IMF, headquarters, locations, acronyms,abbreviations, terminologies, Government schemes, and policies.

IBPS Clerk Previous Year Cut offs:

How you can Check IBPS Clerk Cut Off?

Candidates need to follow the below steps in order to check their cut off marks for the IBPS Clerk exam.

1. You need to visit the official website of IBPS ibps.in and enter your credentials.

2. You may locate the cut-off link section for IBPS Clerk result on the website and then click over it after which you will be able to see the cut-off page in PDF format.

3. You may Click on Save to keep the pdf for future reference.

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Cut Off 2020

IBPS has declared IBPS Clerk Prelims result & shared the Cut-Off for the year 2020-21. Candidates can check the category wise cut-offs from the below table. These Prelims Cut-Off will help you analyse your score, and you may also compare your scores with the score of other candidates.

State Prelims Cut-Off Marks (General)
Andhra Pradesh 78
Bihar 71.25
Delhi 77
Goa 53.75
Gujarat 72
Himachal Pradesh 72
Jharkhand 75.75
Kerala 77.25
Madhya Pradesh 77.75
Maharashtra 69.75
Odisha 75
Punjab 75.25
Rajasthan 78.25
Tamil Nadu 71
Telangana 74.25
Uttar Pradesh 73.50
Uttarakhand 78.50
West Bengal 61.50

IBPS Clerk Mains Cut Off 2020

Below mentioned is the state wise cut off of General Category candidates in the IBPS Clerk Mains result 2020.

State Cut off
Andhra Pradesh 44.13
Arunachal Pradesh 21.88
Assam 37.75
Bihar 44
Chandigarh 34.50
Chattisgarh 41.38
Daman and Diu 37.88
Delhi 44
Goa 30.50
Gujrat 39.38
Haryana 44.75
Himachal Pradesh 44.75
Jammu and Kashmir 45.38
Jharkhand 39.25
Karnataka 37.63
Kerala 42.13
Madhya Pradesh 36.38
Maharashtra 38
Odisha 43.25
Punjab 45.75
Rajasthan 41.50
Sikkim 33.38
Tamil Nadu 44
Telangana 41.13
Tripura 36.75
Uttar Pradesh 42
Uttrakhand 46.13
West Bengal 39.13


IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2021: Vacancy Details

The latest vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2021 has been released on IBPS Official website. Check Here
Last year, IBPS Clerk Vacancy for 2020-21 was 2557. However, IBPS Clerk Vacancy for the year 2019-20 was 12,075.

State-wise IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2021:

You may check the state wise vacancy for IBPS Clerk 2021-22 exam. All candidates are advised to check the state wise vacancy before applying for IBPS Clerk CRP XI exam.

IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2021
State Name Total Vacancies
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 05
Andhra Pradesh 387
Arunachal Pradesh 13
Assam 191
Bihar 300
Chandigarh 33
Chhattisgarh 111
Dadra and Nagar Haveli/Daman & Diu 03
Delhi 318
Goa 59
Gujarat 395
Haryana 133
Himachal Pradesh 113
Jammu and Kashmir 26
Jharkhand 111
Karnataka 454
Kerala 191
Ladakh 0
Lakshadweep 05
Madhya Pradesh 389
Maharashtra 882
Manipur 06
Meghalaya 09
Mizoram 04
Nagaland 13
Odisha 302
Puducherry 30
Punjab 402
Rajasthan 142
Sikkim 28
Tamil Nadu 843
Telangana 333
Tripura 08
Uttar Pradesh 1039
Uttarakhand 58
West Bengal 516
Total 7855

Salary & Job Profile:

IBPS Clerk 2021 Salary & Job Profile

Every year lakhs of Candidates are attracted towards the Clerical Cadre post released by various banks due to the salary package offered with the job profile.

IBPS Clerk Salary Structure

As per the 7th pay commission, the Annual Salary of IBPS Clerk ranges approximately in between INR 2,50,000/- to INR 2,60,000/-. However, the in-hand salary of a bank clerk is Rs.18000 to Rs.21000 during the training period which is the starting salary of an IBPS Clerk. After completion of training period, other benefits are also added in the salary which varies from bank to bank. The Basic Salary Component of Bank Clerk may vary in the range of Rs 11,500 – Rs 13,000.

Facilities/Salary Amount
Basic Pay 13075
Special Allowance 1561
Travel allowance 425
Dearness Allowance 7073
HRA 980
Total 23115
Gross Salary 23115

IBPS Clerk Perks and Additional Benefits

The IBPS Clerk employees will receive extra perks and allowances as per the rules of the IBPS. The details are as mentioned below.

Special Allowance It is 7.5% of Basic Pay which is approx. INR 1,561/-
Dearness Allowance (DA) It is approx. 60-70% percent of the basic pay of IBPS Clerk which is a nearly INR 7,073/- (revised on quarterly basis) It depends upon postings in different locations.
House Rent Allowance (HRA) It depends as per postings in different locations.The HRA lies between 6.5% to 8.5% depending upon the location of your posting.
Travel Allowance Expenses incurred in all official tours/travels shall be reimbursed by the bank.
Medical Allowance It is paid once in a year & is fixed at INR 2,000/- annually.

IBPS Clerk Job Profile 2021

The Job Profile or responsibilities of an IBPS Clerk are mentioned below:

  • To update the bank passbook of your customers as per requests.
  • A bank clerk is also responsible for managing bank cash and various documents of the bank, keys etc.
  • You need to verify the documents and statements submitted by the customers in your bank.
  • Responsible for sanctioning the cash withdrawals of the customer, Issuing of Demand Drafts (DDs), cash receipts, etc.
  • Responsible for maintaining various documents like bank balance sheet, ledger, etc.
  • Regularly providing information on various government schemes and resolving the issues of the customers in polite manner.
  • Responsible for attending the treasury works, deposition of cash and other miscellaneous work.

IBPS Clerk Growth and Promotion

IBPS Clerk employees receive a handsome salary and good chances of career growth. The promotion depends on their respective performances. However, an IBPS Clerk should have a minimum of 2 years of service to be eligible for next promotion.

The promotion order of an IBPS clerk is in the order given below:

Bank Clerk

Officer/Assistant Manager


Senior Manager

Chief Manager

Asst. General Manager

Deputy General Manager

General Manager

Eligibility Criteria:

IBPS Clerk 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are intending to apply for IBPS Clerk 2021 exam must ensure that they fulfil the minimum eligibility criteria as specified by IBPS in their advertisement. Anyone failing to fulfil the requisite conditions will not be eligible to appear for the selection process of IBPS Clerk.

Age Limit (As on 01.07.2021)

The candidate applying for IBPS Clerk-XI exam must be in between 20 Years to 28 Years of age i.e., candidate must have been born not earlier than than 02.07.1993 and not later than 01.07.2001(inclusive of both dates).

Relaxation in Age limit

As per constitution, there is some relaxation of upper age limit for special category candidates whose details are tabulated below:

Sr.No. Category Age 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 affected by 1984 riots 5 years
7 Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) 5 years

Educational Qualifications (Graduate on or before 01.08.2021)

Candidates applying for IBPS Clerk 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. Candidates should also possess certificates of proof of passing the qualifying examination. The candidate must have valid Mark-sheets / Degree Certificate which testifies that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Computer Literacy: The Candidates applying for IBPS Clerk must also have operating and working knowledge in computer systems i.e. candidates should possess Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ & should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

Note: Candidates should be Proficient enough in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for whose vacancy the candidate wishes to apply.

Nationality / Citizenship:

The candidate applying for IBPS Clerk exam must be either -
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) 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.

Pre Exam Training for IBPS Clerk:

Note- Due to COVID-19 pandemic, for the safety of the candidates, PET during this period may not be held

The pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres shall be provided by Nodal Banks/ Participating Organisations as per the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates who belongs to the above categories may avail the training at their own cost by indicating the same against relevant column while applying on-line. The list of training centres as approved by the board belongs to the below mentioned centres:

Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad (Maharashtra), Balasore, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Prayagraj (Allahabad), Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Sambalpur, Shimla, Shillong, Siliguri, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam.

All eligible candidates who opt for and wish to avail of Pre-Examination Training should fill in the relevant column in the ON-LINE APPLICATION. While training will be imparted free of cost, all other expenses regarding travelling, boarding, lodging etc. will have to be borne by the candidate for attending the pre-examination training programme at the designated Centres. Depending on the response and administrative feasibility the right to cancel any of the PreExamination Training Centres and/ or add some other Centres and/or make alternate arrangements is reserved

By merely attending the Pre-Examination Training no candidate acquires any right to be selected in any of the Participating Banks mentioned