IBPS Clerk 2019-20 Exam: New Exam Pattern & Best Books recommended by Banking Experts

The next IBPS Clerical Cadre VIII Online Examination (Preliminary and Main) for the selection of Clerical Cadre Posts in the respective participating organizations is tentatively scheduled in December 2018 and January 2019.

Eligible candidates who wish to join any of the participating organizations (listed below) as a Clerk in the respective cadre are required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP Clerks -VIII).

The Clerical Cadre Exam 2019-20 will be held in two phases in online mode, Online Preliminary and Online Main. It is to bring to your notice that the validity of CRP Clerks-VIII will expire on March 31, 2019 with or without giving notice.

IBPS Clerk Cadre 2019-20 Exam: Participating Organizations

The list of organizations participating in the IBPS Clerk 2019-20 exam is as follows:

Allahabad Bank Punjab National Bank
Canara Bank United Bank of India
Indian Overseas Bank Bank of India
UCO Bank Dena Bank
Andhra Bank Punjab & Sind Bank
Central Bank of India Vijaya Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce Bank of Maharashtra
Union Bank of India Indian Bank
Bank of Baroda Syndicate Bank
Corporation Bank

IBPS Clerk Cadre 2019-20 Exam: Important Dates

The list of important dates in respect to IBPS Clerk 2019-20 exam is as follows:

Activity Tentative Dates
On-line registration 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018
Application fee payment 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018
Admit Card download for Online Pre exam November 2018
IBPS Clerk Online Pre Exam 08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018
Online Pre Exam Result December 2018/ January 2019
Admit Card download for Online Main Exam January 2019
Online Main Exam 20.01.2019

IBPS Clerk Cadre 2019-20 Exam: Eligibility Criteria

Candidates applying for CRP Clerks – VIII must make sure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria as specified by IBPS:

First of all candidates need to be a citizen of India, and should be minimum 20 years of age and maximum 28 years as on 01.09.2018. Age relaxation of 5 years, 3 years and 10 years are given to SC/ST candidates, Other Backward Class candidates and Persons with Disability respectively.

IBPS Clerk Cadre 2019-20 Exam: Educational Qualifications:

  • Graduation Degree in any discipline from a Government Recognized University
  • Should have Computer Diploma, Degree or a certificate
  • Must have proficiency in the official language of the applied State/UT in terms of reading, writing and speaking

IBPS Clerk Cadre 2019-20 Exam: Top Books recommended banking experts

The list of top books for IBPS Clerk 2019 exam preparation that are recommended by banking experts is as follows:

  • Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS
  • English Language Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS
  • Quantitative Aptitude & Data Interpretation Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS
  • Reasoning Ability Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS
  • IBPS Bank Clerk CWE VIII Preliminary Exam Self Study Guide Cum Practice Work Book
  • General Awareness, Banking & Economy Topic-wise Solved Papers for IBPS
  • 30 Practice Sets IBPS-VIII Bank Clerk Preliminary Examination

IBPS Clerk Cadre 2019-20 ExamNew Exam Pattern

The structure of IBPS Clerk Pre Exam is presented below in the tabular format:

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each tests (Section-wise time)
1 English Language 30 30 20
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20
Total 100 100

Candidates should qualify in all the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.  On the basis of cutoff score released by IBPS candidates will be shortlisted for IBPS Clerk Main Exam.

The structure of IBPS Clerk Main Exam presented below is presented below in the tabular format:

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each tests (Section-wise time)
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45
3 General English 40 40 35
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35

Each candidate will have to secure a minimum score in each test of the IBPS Online Main Exam and also a minimum total score that will be set by IBPS for further process.

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