IBPS Clerk Exam 2019

Dates | Eligibility | Exam Pattern | Syllabus | Salary

IBPS Clerk exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to select candidates for the clerical cadre in multiple Public Sector Banks all over the country.

The exam is conducted on two levels – Prelims and Mains. No interview is required for the selection to the post of Clerk. The Preliminary Examination is of qualifying nature, final merit list is made on the basis of marks obtained in Mains exam.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Dates

The Exam dates have been released by IBPS in its recent Exam Calendar for the year 2019-20. With the release of official notification, IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019 will start.

Aspirant should note down the important dates related to IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 and make sure that they complete the process correctly on time. The schedule of the exam is mentioned below:

ActivityDates
IBPS Clerk Notificationto be announced
Conduct of Online Examination  (Prelims)07th, 08th, 14th & 15th December 2019
Result of Online Exam ( Prelims)to be announced
Download of Call letter for Online Exam (Mains)to be announced
Conduct of Online Examination (Mains)25th January 2020
Declaration of Final Result to be announced

Eligibility Criteria

Candidates, willing to apply for IBPS Clerk 2019 exam should ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS in the advertisement.

Nationality

A candidate must be either:

  • A citizen of India or
  • A subject of Nepal or
  • A subject of Bhutan or
  • A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 01st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • 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.

**NOTE: The candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v)  shall be  able to produce a certificate of eligibility  issued by the Govt. of India.

Age Limit

  • Candidates age should be between 20 to 28 years as on 01st September 2019.
  • Age relaxation is applicable as per the Govt. of India, for the candidates of reserved category.

Educational Qualifications

  • A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Govt.
  • Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in Computer Operations/Language. OR They should have studied Computer/Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.
  • Candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT for which they have applied.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2019

The following is the latest exam pattern as updated by IBPS

Prelims Exam Pattern

Syllabus for clerk exam is same as any other Bank Exam. The major three sections on which a candidate needs complete command to ace IBPS Clerk 2019 Preliminary Exam are:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three sections by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.  Qualified candidate will be shortlisted for Online Main examination.

S. No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total1001001 Hour

Mains Exam Pattern

When a candidate clears the Preliminary Exam, he/she must start preparing for the Mains Exam. The Mains Examination of IBPS Clerk exam 2019 consists of 4 sections which are mentioned below:

  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • General/ Financial Awareness

In the latest update by IBPS, IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that need to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute of 50 questions that need to be solved in time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi.

S. No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
2English Language404035 minutes
3Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
4General/ Financial Awareness505035 minutes
Total190200160 minutes

**NOTE: There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Negative marking is applicable in both the exams i.e. preliminary and mains exam

IBPS Clerk 2019 Syllabus

Following is the detailed syllabus for IBPS Clerk 2019 exam:

Exam SectionSyllabus
EnglishVocabulary
Grammar
Reading Comprehension
ReasoningAnalogy
Statements and Assumptions
Syllogism
Coding and Decoding
Blood Relations
Direction Sense Test
Series Test
Miscellaneous Test
Quantitative AptitudeRatio and Proportion
Time, distance and speed
Time and work
Mixture and Allegations
Averages
Stocks and Shares
Ratio and Proportion
Percentage
Clocks
Volume and Surface Area
Logarithms
Permutation and Combination
Partnerships
Height and Distances
Probability
Simple Interest and Compound Interest
Profit and Loss
Trigonometry
Algebra
Date Interpretation
Charts, Bars and Graphs
General AwarenessCurrent Affairs
Indian Financial System
Indian Banking System
Monetary Plans
Introduction to National Institutions
Banking Terms
Computer AptitudeBasic of Hardware and Software
Windows Operating System
Internet Terms
Microsoft –Office
History of Computers
Networking and Communication
Database Basics
Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses

Application Procedure

Candidates are first required to go to the official IBPS website and click on the Home Page to open the link “CRP Clerks” and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- Clerks (CRP-Clerks-VIII)” to open the On-Line Application Form.

Application Fee

Application fee of Rs 600 is charged for general candidates.Rs.100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates. The payment of fee can be done through credit/debit card or internet banking only.

Job Prospects of IBPS Clerk

The Job profile of a Clerk in any PSB (Public Sector) is related to single window operator. The clerk is the first point of contact for inquiries & guidance.  It is the starting designation in the hierarchy of bank jobs.

The following are the duties of a PSB Clerk:

  • Verification of various documents and proofs submitted by the customers,
  • Updating the pass books of account holders,
  • Responsible for bank cash, various important documents, keys, etc.,
  • Issuing of Demand Drafts (DDs), bank accounts for the customers, cash receipts, etc.,
  • Sanctioning of withdrawals by the customers,
  • Maintaining the various documents of the bank, balance sheets, ledger, etc.,
  • Resolving the various issues of the customers,
  • Providing information about the latest schemes and government policies,
  • Providing guidance to customers relating to various banking activities,
  • Attending to treasury works,
  • Resolving queries of the customers, and
  • Other miscellaneous task

As per IBPS Clerk promotion process, the candidates would be promoted to higher posts on the basis of their performance after working for 3 years.

Through internal exams, a clerk can get promoted to the post of Probationary Officer/Assistant Manager. After starting your career as Officer or Clerk in a PSB you can also appear for Associate Exams: JAIIB and CAIIB certification exam which is a bright opportunity to get an edge over others.

Salary of an IBPS Clerk

Pay StructurePlaces with population over 45 Lac.Places with population less than 45 Lac.
Basic Pay₹ 11,765/-₹ 11,765/-
Dearness Allowance₹ 5311/-₹ 5311/-
Travel Allowances₹ 425/-₹ 425/-
Special Allowance₹ 911/-₹ 911/-
House Rent Allowance₹ 1176/-₹ 1058/-
Total Salary₹ 19,588/-₹ 19,470/-

Conclusion

Banking job is one of the most preferred jobs in recent time. IBPS clerk exam gives an opportunity to those who were not able to qualify for SBI or other bank exams. Candidates always have an option of internal promotion so it’s not a bad idea to sit for clerk exam and secure a job.

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