Institute of Banking Personnel, IBPS would be releasing the notifications for clerical cadres in various PSBs or Public Sector Banks. The recruitment is done on the basis of IBPS Clerk Exam. Notification for IBPS Clerk 2019 would be released in the month of September. Check the eligibility, exam dates and other important instructions regarding the examination below.
IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria
Indian citizens with a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university in the country are eligible to apply for the IBPS Clerk examination. Please note that candidates ought to have completed their graduation by the cut-off date which is provided. Usually the cut-off date is the last date of application process. Candidates in their final year of graduation are not eligible.
Also, there is an age limit for IBPS Clerk. Candidates ought to be no less than 20 years and no more than 28 years. The cut-off date for calculating age limit for IBPS Clerk is September 1 of the year of notification. Hence, for instance, for the IBPS Clerk 2019 notification which would be released, the candidate should not have been born earlier than September 2, 1991 and not later than September 1, 1999.
Extension to the upper age limit is available for reserved category and ex-servicemen candidates as per the government rules. Also the dates provided above are indicative. Candidates are advised to go through the notification (once released) for the exact cut off dates.
IBPS Clerk: Important Dates
|Release of Notification||Last week of August (Tentative)/ First week of September|
|Registration Process Begins||Tentatively around September 15, 2019|
|IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Dates||7, 8, 14 and 15 December 2019*|
|Main Examination Date||January 19, 2020*|
*As per the calendar shared by IBPS for the 2020 recruitments.
IBPS Clerk: Selection process
IBPS Clerk is a two-step recruitment process. Candidates interested in getting banking jobs in varios PSBs are required to first clear the preliminary round and then the main examination. There is no interview round for clerical recruitment. Candidates, however, would be required to prove competence in the local language of the state selected for final allotment.
Also, preliminary examination is qualifier round and the final selection is based on the marks obtained in the main examination. Preliminary Examination is a 100 mark paper or 100 questions. Candidates have to answer questions on English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. There are 30 questions from English and 35 each from Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability.
Based on the performance in the preliminary examination, IBPS then releases a cut off and list of candidates who qualify for the main examination. Please note, candidates must qualify in each of the three sections of Prelims to qualify for the mains.
Conducted about a month after the preliminary examination, the main examination is a 200 mark paper which has 190 questions. Sections for Main examination include General/ Financial Awareness, General English, Reasonng Ability & Computer Aptitude and Quantitative Aptitude. Both preliminary and main examination carry a negative mark of 0.25 points.