IBPS Clerk 2021: Notification, Online Application, Exam Dates, Qualification

IBPS CLERK Recruitment, Sarkari Exams

IBPS Clerk 2021 Recruitment: IBPS is going to conduct the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021 exam in December 2021 and Mains in January 2022. In this article, you will get to know about IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2021, Notification, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus & How to Apply.

IBPS Clerk Exam is conducted for the recruitment of clerk in the banking sectors. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) makes a governing body for the evaluation of recruiting candidates in public sector banks in India.

Candidates who want to appear for the IBPS Clerk Examination in 2021 can read the given article for the latest updates.

  • 2021 Exam Dates are announced by IBPS for the recruitment of Clerk. The Exam gets scheduled in December 2021.
  • IBPS Clerk Exam is Conducted in Two Phases, ie. Prelims and Mains, which is going to be held next year.
  • The Vacancies for the year 2021 is not yet released.

IBPS Clerk Salary Satructure:

IBPS Clerk Salary
Basic SalaryRs 11765/-
Dearness AllowanceBased on CPI
House Rent Allowence6.5% to 8.5%
Medical InsuranceRs 2000/- Annually
Travelling AllowenceReimbrusement depending on bank policies

IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Dates:

Notifications 2021Dates
Registration DateSeptember 2021
Prelims ExamDecember 2021
Mains ExamJanuary 2022

IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Pattern:

Exam Pattern: Prelims

Name of the TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
English Language303020 min.
Numerical Ability353520 min.
Reasoning Ability353520 min.

Exam Pattern: Mains

Name of the TestNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Allotted
Mains Exam Pattern Section303020 min.
General English353520 min.
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude353520 min.
Quantitative Aptitude505045 min.


After the qualification of the Mains Examination, candidates will be finally called for the Interview Process by IBPS.

It is really important for candidates to manage well in the Interview Process as the final selection of a candidate is based on how he/she proves in this final round of the IBPS Clerk Recruitment Process.

Syllabus for IBPS Clerk 2021:

Preliminary Syllabus:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Tenses Rules
  • Cloze Test(Fill in the Blanks)
  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Multiple Meaning
  • Error Spotting Correction
  • Paragraph Comprehension
  • Preposition Rules
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Alphabetic Series and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency Tests
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Direction Test,
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Input/Output
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Profit, Loss and Discounts
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Surds and Indices
  • Work and Time Equations
  • Time and Distance Equations
  • Mensuration: Cone, Sphere, Cylinder
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio, Proportion and Percentage
  • Number Systems
  • Sequences and Series
  • Permutation, Combination and Probability

Mains Syllabus:

  • Static GK – Static General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • India’s Financial and Banking System
  • Budget and Monetary Plans of the Government
  • Key National Institutions
  • Basics of Banking
  • Vocabulary
  • Tenses Rules
  • Grammar
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Reading Comprehension

Reasoning Ability:-

  • Analogy
  • Assumptions and Statements
  • Syllogism
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Sense of Direction and Distance
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning

Computer Aptitude

  • Basics of Hardware and Software
  • Operating Systems
  • Internet and associated topics
  • Microsoft Office and other word processing software
  • History of Computing
  • Basic Computer Networking
  • Basics of Databases
  • Basics of Cyber Security Tools and Processes
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Work and Time Equations
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Measures of Central Tendency and Basic Statistics( Mean, Average, Median and Variance etc.)
  • Stocks, Shares and Debentures
  • Percentages
  • Clock Ray Questions
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Logarithms
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Partnerships
  • Heights and Distances
  • Probability
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit, Loss and Discounts
  • Basic Algebra
  • Basic Trigonometry
  • Charts, Bars and Graphs
  • Data Interpretation

Eligibility for IBPS Clerk 2021:

Age Limit

The IBPS Clerk age limit for general category is

  • Minimum 20 years
  • Maximum 28 years

Age Limit Relaxation for IBPS Clerk CRP


Candidates applying for the examination should meet with the following standards:

  1. Must be a Citizenship of India
  2. Must be a Subjects of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. Tibetan Refugee who arrived prior to 1 January 1962
  4. A person of Indian origin migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma(Myanmar), Vietnam or East African countries of the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire or Ethiopia to permanently settle in India

All candidates who are not Indian citizens have to produce a certificate of eligibility from the Government of India before their appointment.

Educational Qualification

As per the IBPS Clerk eligibility, candidates should have at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognized university to appear in the examination.

IBPS Clerk Educational Qualification- Salient points

  • Computer literacy is a necessary element.
  • The candidate must be able to read & write in the official language, whichever they have indicated as their preferred service destination.
  • Ex-servicemen who are not graduates should have at least a matriculation certificate along with 15 years of service. They should have been awarded the Army Special Certificate of Education or its equivalent in the Air Force or Navy.

The Institute does not specify any IBPS Clerk eligibility percentage. The individual banks use the IBPS calculation of aggregate percentage for their purposes.

As this exam is entirely online-based, candidates should practice Online Quizzes to experience the scope of the actual exam.

IBPS Clerk Admit Card Details:

  • Got to the IBPS official website https://ibps.in/.
  • Click on the IBPS Official Link to download IBPS Clerk Admit Card for Prelims, Mains as mentioned on the page.
  • Fill the required information i.e. registration number or roll number in that link.
  • Now, enter your password provided during your IBPS Clerk online application form submission or your date of birth (DOB) details.
  • Now, click on the ‘Login’ button
  • Your IBPS Clerk Admit Card will be displayed on the screen for download and print out.

How to apply for IBPS Clerk?

  1. Click on CRP Clerical and click on “Click Here For New Registration”
  2. This would take candidates to the next screen:-
    Here candidates have to fill in the following details:
    • Name
    • Contact Number
    • Email ID
  3. Upload the photograph and signatures. The size and clarity requirements are stated on the website as follows:
    • Only passport size photographs of 4.5 by 3.5 cm or 200 by 230 pixels in a light background are allowed. The file should not be larger than 30 kb or smaller than 20 kb.
    • Face and eyes should be clearly visible and no headgear except religious symbols are allowed.
    • Signature should not be in capitals and should be on white paper with black ink.
    • The signature file should be less than 140 by 60 pixels and of 20 kb or less size. Make sure to maintain consistency while signing so that the signature can be used again for later steps.
  4. Once the last step of the IBPS Clerk online registration process is done, fill in educational details on the next page and move on to the page where details of organisational preference need to be filled.
  5. After filling educational details and organisational preference, review the IBPS Clerk online application form and submit it.
  6. The fee for the examination needs to be paid online. It is Rs 600 for general category/OBC and Rs. 100 for SC/ST/PWD and ex-servicemen.
  7. Take a printout of the completed IBPS Clerk online application form and e-receipt generated after this step.

FAQ’s on IBPS Clerk Exam 2021:

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Prelims exam 

September/October 2020

Declaration of prelims result 

October 2020

Release of prelims scorecard 

October 2020

Last date to download the result 

October 2020

Mains exam/Single Level exam 

October/ November 2020

Result for mains/Single Level exam for Officers Scale I, II and III

October/ November 2020

Marks of candidates shortlisted for interview 

To be notified

Interview for Officers Scale I, II and III

October/ November 2020

Provisional allotment for Officer Scale I, II, III and Office Assistant 

January 2021

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