IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019


IBPS has released its notification for the recruitment in the Clerical Cadre in multiple banks across the country. Like every year the Indian Banking Personnel Selection Committee will conduct the CWE to fill the vacancies. If you are looking to get all the details on IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019 you will not find yourself disappointed at all. Go through the post and find all the required information here.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019: Important Dates

Online Application Starts FormSeptember 12, 2019
Last Date To Apply OnlineOctober 3, 2019
Conduct Of Pre-Exam TrainingFrom November 13 to 18, 2019
Admit Card Download for Preliminary ExaminationNovember 2019
Conduct Of Online Examination- PrelimsDecember 7,8,14 & 15, 2019
Results of Preliminary ExaminationDecember 2019/January 2020
Download Call Letter For Main ExamJanuary 2020
Conduct Of Main ExaminationJanuary 19, 2020
Provisional AllotmentApril 2020

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019: Participating Organisation

Following banks of India are participating in this year IBPS Clerk Recruitment Examination:

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

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019: Eligibility Criteria

There are certain eligibility criteria which candidates need to fulfill to apply for the vacant posts. Check the eligibility criteria here and find yourself eligible.


To apply for the IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019 the aspirants have to be a citizen of India. A subject of Nepal, Bhutan or a Tibetan Refugee who came over India before 1st January 1962 with an intention of permanently settling in India is also eligible.

Age Limit

The minimum age to apply for the vacant posts is 20 years. The maximum age limit is 28 years. However, the reserved category candidates will get relaxation in the upper age. The maximum age for the SC and ST Candidates is 33 years and the age maximum age limit for the OBC candidates is 31 years. Any persons with disabilities will also get age relaxation for up to 10 years. Hence, the maximum age limit for the Physically Challenged Persons is 38 years.

Educational Qualification

Candidates need to possess a degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. of India or any equivalent qualification recognized by any such government agencies are eligible to apply for the IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019.

Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems are mandatory. To apply for the vacant posts candidates should have Certificate/Diploma or Degree in computer operations/Language.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019: Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The whole recruitment process consists of two phases. The first phase is the Preliminary Examination and the Second Phase is the Main Examination. Only the successful candidates from the first phase examination will be called for the second phase of the exam. The recruitment will be done on the basis of the score secured by the candidates in the Main Examination. There will not be any Personal Interview or Personality Test before recruitment. In order to get to know other recruitment processes like IB Recruitment 2019, check out our link which has elaborate details about the same.

Exam Pattern

Computer-based online examination will be held at the selected venues for both prelims and mains examination.

Preliminary Examination will have 100 multiple choice questions carries 1 marks each. Hence, the full marks will be 100 marks. There will be three sections, you will get 20 minutes to complete each section.

You can take a look at the table below for a clear overview.

SI. No.TopicNo. Of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1.English Language303020 minutes
2.Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3.Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total100100Composite Time Of 1 hour

There is a negative marking as well. 1 mark will be deducted from the total for every four wrong answers. However, nothing will be credited or deducted for the unattempted questions.

Coming to the mains exam, there are some significant changes in the exam pattern. According to the last update by the IBPS, the Main Examination for the IBPS Clerk Recruitment will have the paper with 190 questions. The candidates will get 160 minutes as a whole to complete the full paper.

Along with that, there are some other changes as well. Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability used to be in different sections. But from now there will be 50 questions altogether and you will have to complete it within 45 minutes. Check the table to know more about the question paper.

Si. No.TopicNo. Of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1.Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
2.English Language404035 minutes
3.Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
4.General / Finance Awarness505035 minutes
Total190200160 minutes


So, now you know everything about the topics you need to study. But knowing the topics only does not worth until you get to know the syllabus as a whole. Here we are going to discuss the syllabus of IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019.

English Language

Vocabulary: Homonyms, Antonyms, Synonyms, Spelling, Word Formation

Grammar: Active/ Passive voice, Direct and Indirect speech, Spotting Errors, Phrases and idioms

Reading Comprehension: Topic rearrangement of passage, Theme Detection, Passage completion,  Deriving Conclusion.


Verbal Reasoning: Word formation, Analogy, Classification, Statement and conclusions Syllogism, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Passage and conclusions, Alphabet test, Series Test, Number, Ranking and time sequence, Direction Sense Test, Decision making test, Figure series, Input/output, Assertion and reasoning, Sitting Arrangement

Non-Verbal Reasoning: Series test, Odd figure Out, Analogy, Miscellaneous Test

Quantitative Aptitude

Ratio and proportion, Averages, Time and work, Speed, Distance and time, Mixture and allegation Stocks and shares, Percentages, Partnership, Clocks, Volume and Surface Area, Bar & Graphs, Line charts, Tables
Height and Distances, Logarithms, Permutation and combinations, Simple and compound interest, Equations, Probability, Trigonometry, Profit, Loss and Discount, Mensuration, Elements of Algebra, Data Interpretation, Pie charts

Computer Knowledge

Basics of Hardware and software, Windows operating system basics, Internet terms and services, Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint)
History of computers, Networking and communication, Database basics, Basics of Hacking, Security Tools, and Viruses

General Awareness

Current affairs related to national and international issues of the last 6 months, Overview of Indian Financial System,
History of the Indian banking system, Recent credit, and monetary policies
Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC, etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN, etc,
Abbreviations and Economic terminologies, Banking Terms,
Important Government Schemes on the capital & money market.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment: Application Fees

You need to pay the application fees through the Online method only. The application fee for the General and OBC candidates is Rs 600/- But the SC, ST, and Physically Challenged candidates will get fee exemption. They need to pay Rs 100/- as the application fee.

IBPS Clerk Admit Card & Call Letter

You need to download the admit card from the official website of the IBPS once it is out. It will not be sent to the candidates by post or any other medium. The admit card will be issued 10 to 15 days before the exam. All you have to do is just to log in to the official website with your registration number and password(Date of Birth).

The admit card will be issued in two phases. First for the IBPS Clerk Prelims and then for the mains exam.

Only the successful candidates in the Preliminary examination can seat for the Mains Exam. So, if you get qualified in the prelims then 1 week before the mains exam you need to check the official IBPS website for the Mains Admit Card.

IBPS Clerk Cut Off

Candidates need to clear the sectional cut off to clear the Prelims and Mains exam as a whole.

Anyway, Folks! That’s all for now. This was the information that will surely help you to prepare yourself for the IBPS Clerk Recruitment. Go through every topic thoroughly and prepare yourself for the best. If you have any other queries you can crunch it here. Use the comment box to send your feedback or ask any questions. We love to hear from you.

I wish you Luck for an amazing career ahead!


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