IBPS Clerk

What is IBPS Clerk Exam?

IBPS Clerk is a Common Written Exam (CWE), conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) for recruitment to nationalized banks in India to fill vacancies for clerical level jobs. CWE is a pre-requisite for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre posts in Public Sector Banks. Candidates who are selected for clerical cadre have to be on probation for 6 months. After the completion of the period, they are required to appear for the assessment test/performance review in order to confirm as permanent employees

IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Latest Updates

The Ministry of Finance puts a hold on IBPS Clerk 2021 recruitment on Tuesday until a final decision to be made on whether or not to conduct tests in regional languages. The Committee will give its recommendations within 15 days until then the ongoing process of recruiting candidates for clerical cadre posts is kept on hold.

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam notification on 11th July 2021. IBPS Clerk exam date is already disclosed with IBPS Calendar 2021-22. IBPS Clerk prelims exam will be conducted on 28th, 29th August, and 04th September 2021.

IBPS Clerk apply online 2021 link is activated at the official website of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. Candidates can fill the IBPS Clerk application form till 01st August 2021 with the help of the direct link provided below.

IBPS Clerk is one of the most competitive exams in India which provides the opportunity to work in various centralized Banks on the Clerical post. IBPS conducts annually an online exam know as a common written exam or CWE for IBPS Clerk vacancies.

IBPS Clerk is the first step for many graduates to enter the banking sector. Thus, the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam will be a tough competition due to the massive audience. IBPS Clerk exam is conducted yearly for the post clerical cadre for the past 10 years.

Latest Updates:

13th July 2021: Finance Ministry puts hold on Clerical Cadre exams in PSUs.

12th July 2021: IBPS Clerk 2021 application form available now.

11th July 2021: IBPS Clerk 2021 exam notification released.

07th May 2021: IBPS Clerk provisional allotment list 2020-21 out now.

IBPS Clerk Notification 2021

IBPS Clerk notification is out on 11th July 2021. The link to the IBPS Clerk application form 2021 will be activated from 12th July 2021 onwards. According to the IBPS Calendar 2021-22, the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam is scheduled to be held from 28th August till 04th September 2021 while the IBPS Clerk Mains exam will conduct on 31st October 2021.

This year, IBPS has released a total of 5800+ clerical cadre vacancies officially. Last year, only 2557 vacancies were disclosed for clerical cadre posts. This is an alluring opportunity for the candidates who wish to join the banking sector as a clerical cadre post.

Every year, IBPS Clerk exam notification is released in November, but this year it is disclosed early. Last year, a total of 10.82 lakh candidates registered for IBPS Clerk recruitment, in which 7.49 lakh candidates appeared for the exam. This year, nearly 10 lakh candidates are expected to participate in the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam. Moreover, for more updates, you can check out the IBPS Clerk notification 2021 PDF below.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification PDF, Download Here!

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NRA CET for IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam

In the latest updates, the union cabinet has approved the formation of NRA (National Recruitment Agency) which will be responsible for conducting the Common Eligibility Test (CET) for all non-gazetted posts (Group B and C) under banking recruitment exams. CET IBPS is set to replace the IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam. Read complete details about the NRA CET and understand the changes.

NRA CET (Common Eligibility Test) Complete Detail

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2021

The complete schedule of IBPS Clerk 2021 was released along with the notification. According to the official notification, the prelims exam of IBPS Clerk will be conducted on August 28, 29 and September 4. The mains exam will be conducted on October 31, 2021. Candidates can check in the table below the complete schedule of IBPS Clerk exam.

IBPS Clerk 2021 eventsIBPS Clerk exam dates 2021Salient Features 
Notification11-Jul-2021The notification has been released in PDF form to fill up a total of 5830 vacancies
Application form 12-Jul- 2021 to 01-Aug-2021 Temporarily ClosedThe application process of IBPS Clerk has been put on hold temporarily.
Call letter for pre-exam trainingAugust 2021The call letter for pre-exam training will be released online
Pre-exam training16-Aug-2021 onwardsPre-exam training is conducted at the selected centres for SC/ST/Minority candidates
Prelims admit card August 2021The admit card of IBPS Clerk preliminary exam will be made available for candidates who will successfully submit their application forms
Prelims exam28-Aug-2021
29-Aug-2021
04-Sept-2021
The prelims exam will be conducted online for all the registered candidates at around 200 cities spread throughout the country
Prelims resultSeptember/October 2021IBPS Clerk prelims result will be announced online
Mains exam31-Oct-2021The mains exam of IBPS Clerk will be conducted for candidates qualifying the prelims exam
Mains admit card October 2021Admit card for the mains exam will be issued to the qualified candidates of prelims exam 
Provisional allotmentApril 2022The result for the provisional allotment will be announced based on the performance in the mains exam

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2021: Exam Highlights

IBPS has announced vacancies for FY 2021-22 for the post of Clerical cadre. For more details on IBPS Clerk 2021 recruitment, refer to the table below.

Exam NameIBPS Clerk 
Conducting BodyInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyAnnually
Exam ModeOnline 
No. of participating banks11
Stages of recruitment Prelims and Mains 
Eligibility CriteriaEducational qualification: Graduation Age limit: 20 to 28 years
Exam DurationPrelims: 60 minutes Mains: 160 minutes
LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Exam PurposeTo select candidates for the clerical cadre post
Exam DatesPrelims: August 28, 29, September 4, 2021 Mains: October 31, 2021
Exam FeesRs 850 for General and OBC candidates and Rs 175 for SC/ST/PWD candidates
Exam Helpdesk No.1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566
Official Websitehttps://www.ibps.in/

IBPS Clerk Eligibility 2021

IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria are divided into three different stages by the officials of IBPS. It is mandatory for every candidate to fulfill the following IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria 2021. If any candidate fails, to fulfill the criteria his/her candidature will be canceled by the officials.

Therefore, in order to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk exam 2021, candidates need to fulfill the below-mentioned detailed IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria:

1. Nationality: If you wish to apply for the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam, then you have to fulfill the first stage of eligibility which is as follows:

He/She must have a citizenship of India, or

He/She must be a subject of Nepal, or

He/She must be a subject to Bhutan, or

A Tibetan Refugee who came to India for settling permanently.

An Indian Originated person who has migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, Vietnam, Zaire, and other east African countries whom the government of India has issued the certificate of eligibility.

2. Age-based Eligibility: As per the official IBPS Clerk age limit criteria, the minimum age of the candidate should be 20 and a maximum of 28 years as on 1st July 2021.

3. Educational Qualification: The IBPS Clerk educational qualification demands a minimum qualification of graduation from a recognized university on or before 01st August 2021.

To know more about detailed eligibility, you can go through our post, Eligibility Criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam 2021.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Application Form

IBPS Clerk application form is activated at the official website of IBPS from 12th July 2021 onwards as per the official IBPS Clerk notification. IBPS Clerk application form last date is also conveyed through the notification PDF which is 01st August 2021. 

The registration of the candidates for the post of clerk in IBPS will be done in an online mode only. In addition, we have shared with you the IBPS Clerk apply online direct link below for your convenience.

How to apply online for IBPS Clerk 2021?

  • Visit the official website of IBPS to apply online for IBPS Clerk 2021 exam.
  • On the home page itself, you will find the direct link to apply online.
  • Click on the link to register yourself.
  • Now, register yourself successfully.
  • After registering fill up the IBPS Clerk application form.
  • Make sure to fill in the details matching with the corresponding documents.
  • Now, click on the submit button.
  • Pay the application fee according to your category.
  • Don’t forget to print the application receipt for future use.

IBPS Clerk Application Fee

This year the application fee for the IBPS Clerk exam has been increased the details of which can be checked from the table below. The Application Fees/Intimation Charges will be payable through both offline and online mode both. The online IBPS clerk form fees can be through Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.

Candidates submitting the IBPS Clerk form fees offline also have to bear the bank transaction charges. The IBPS Clerk application fee for the candidates falling in different categories is as follows:

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates₹ 175/- (inclusive of GST)
Other candidates₹ 850/- (inclusive of GST)

IBPS Clerk Bank Preference

The bank preference will help you make the best decision while filling up the IBPS Clerk application form. Before you fill the application form, you must know your home state, local or official languages, bank ranking, transfer policy, and other important details. We have given below the detailed information about the IBPS Clerk bank preference! Don’t forget to read that!

IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training

IBPS arranges pre-exam training for SC/ST/Religious Minority at certain centers as per the guidelines are given by the government of India. This training will only be available by the candidates who will apply during the time of filling the application form.

List of Banks based on their Ranking

•             Bank of Baroda

•             Punjab National Bank

•             Bank of India

•             Canara Bank

•             Union Bank of India

•             Indian Bank

•             Indian Overseas Bank

•             Central Bank of India

•             Punjab & Sindh Bank

•             Bank of Maharashtra

•             UCO Bank