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IBPS Clerk 2017 Official Notification and Exam Dates

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Written Examination or CWE for selection of candidates for the posts of Clerical cadre in participating banks. IBPS Clerk 2017 is being conducted for 19243 vacancies in 19 participating Public Sector Banks. Check IBPS Clerk Participating Banks

Exam is conducted in two phases- Prelims and Mains. The IBPS Clerk Prelims examination consists of 100 questions. It is an online test of 100 marks. The candidates who clears the prelims exam are eligible to take Mains exam. It consists of  200 questions and the duration of the exam is 2 hours 15 minutes.  Check IBPS Clerk Main Exam Pattern


April 1, 2107 – IBPS Clerk Mains Result has been declared on April 1, 2017. Candidates can check their on the official website of IBPS by providing their registration no. and roll no. as mentioned on the admit card. Check Out IBPS Clerk Results

April 1, 2017 – The IBPS Clerk Main Cutoff will be released after the declaration of results. CheckIBPS Clerk 2017 Cutoff

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2017

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS Clerk for candidates who aspire to be recruited as a clerk in various public sector banks in India. The candidates can keep themselves updated about the IBPS Clerk by following the IBPS Clerk Exam dates given in the table below:

IBPS Clerk Result for PrelimsDecember 2017
Availability of IBPS Clerk Call Letter for Main ExaminationDecember 2017
IBPS Clerk Main ExaminationDecember 31, 2017
January 01, 2018
Provisional Allotment for IBPS ClerkApril 2018

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2017

IBPS Clerk Recruitment is a two stage process which are:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main examination

Preliminary Examination

The prelims test is conducted in the month of November or December. It is the first stage of the IBPS Clerk Recruitment. It comprises three sections (English, Quantitative Aptitude and Logical Reasoning) with a total weightage of 100 marks. Depending upon candidate’s performance, an adequate number of candidates in each category will be shortlisted for online main examination.

Main Examination

The candidates shortlisted for the main examination have to appear for the same on December 31, 2017 and January 01, 2018. It is 200 marks examination comprising 5 sections (English, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge). The marks obtained during this stage decide the selection of the candidate as a clerk in the desired bank.

IBPS Clerk Provisional Allotment Process

The provisional allotment process is done post conduction of the interview. The various important considerations of the process are given below:

  • The scores of Mains are calculated out of 100 instead of 200 marks for the provisional allotment.
  • The candidates are chosen to fill the vacancies offered by the Participating Organizations after the completion of the Main Examination.
  • Candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organizations, based on merit-cum preference keeping in view the spirit of Govt.
  • A candidate belonging to SC/ST/OBC who is selected on standards similar to General Category candidates will be selected on their own merit basis.
  • As the provisional allotment will be made to participating organizations on merit cum preference basis, once the provisional allotment is made, no request for change shall be entertained.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility 2017

The candidates have to initially satisfy the IBPS Clerk Eligibility  for the exam to undergo the IBPS Online Application. The candidates have to fulfil the minimum age requirement, academic qualification and citizenship criteria to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk exam. Any candidate who is found ineligible for the IBPS Clerk at any stage of the IBPS Recruitment Process will be disqualified immediately.

The candidates must carefully mention the category as no change of category will be entertained post submission of the IBPS Online Application. The candidate has to produce the requisite documents to prove the IBPS Clerk Eligibility. The IBPS Clerk Eligibility is explained below:

  1. Graduation in any discipline.
  2. The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  3. The candidate must be minimum 20 years old.

How to Apply Online for IBPS Clerk 2017

The candidates have to enter basic details about himself/herself during the IBPS Online Registration. Valid personal details and an active e-mail ID and mobile number must be provided as a provisional registration number and password is sent on the same.

After completing the IBPS Online Registration, the candidates have to upload the requisite documents in prescribed format. After that the candidates have to fill a detailed application form for IBPS Clerk with correct and complete information. A preview of the filled application form is also available to check the details entered in the IBPS Clerk Application Form and correct them before the final submission.

Fee remittance is to be carried out at the end of the IBPS Clerk Application Process in online mode only. The steps followed at every stage of the IBPS Clerk Application Process are mentioned below:

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The information mentioned in the IBPS Clerk Online Application must be authentic, true and correct to avoid cancellation. The candidates need to upload jpeg format, recent colored image with white background and dimensions (4.5 cm x 3.5 cm), file size – 20kb to 50kb and 200 x 230 pixels. Similarly, for signatures, download scanned image (white sheet using Black ink pen of dimensions – 4.5cm x 3.5 cm, file size (10kb – 20kb) and pixels  – 140x60). 

IBPS Clerk Application Fee 2017

The candidate has to remit the application fee for IBPS Clerk in the last step of the IBPS Online Application. The candidates belonging to SC/ST/PwD category are required to pay INR 100 for the IBPS CLERK Online Application whereas other categories have to pay INR 600. The Application fee for IBPS Clerk can be paid only through online mode i.e. payment through Debit Card/Credit Card/Net Banking/IMPS or Mobile Wallets/Cash Cards.

CategoryApplication fee for IBPS CLERK 2017
SC/ST/PwD CategoryINR 100
Unreserved CategoryINR 600

IBPS CLERK Admit Card 2017

The candidates must note that the IBPS Clerk Admit Card will be available for download on the official website of IBPS. No candidate will receive the IBPS Clerk Admit Card via e-mail or post. IBPS publishes different call letters for pre-exam training, prelims and mains. The IBPS Clerk Call Letter for pre-exam training will be avail on the official website from October 25, 2017. The candidates can download the admit card for IBPS Clerk Mains 2017 after the results of IBPS Clerk Mains are out.

The candidate is required to follow the following steps to download the IBPS Clerk Call Letter:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS
  • Follow the link to download the IBPS Clerk Admit Card
  • Enter the provisional ID and Password received during the IBPS Clerk Application Process.
  • Verify the details on the IBPS Admit card and Print multiple copies.

Check Details AboutIBPS Clerk Preliminary Admit Card

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2017

The main examination of IBPS Clerk 2017 consists of 5 sections namely General English, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning, General Awareness (banking based) and Computer Awareness.

The candidates are marked negatively for incorrect answers in both prelims and mains for IBPS Clerk exam. Candidates are awarded 1 mark for every correct answer. Candidates lose ¼ mark for incorrect answer. No marks is awarded in case of a non-attempted question. The candidates are required to save their answers before saving them.

It is necessary to prepare for IBPS Clerk according to the IBPS Clerk Syllabus. The IBPS Clerk 2017 is an online mode i.e. computer based test. It is a two stage entrance test for recruitment as a Clerk namely Prelims and Mains. There are objective type questions in English and Hindi for each stage of IBPS Clerk exam.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Main Examination

The candidates are shortlisted for Mains on the basis of their marks obtained in the Prelims. The medium of the IBPS Clerk is English for the General English section whereas it is English and Hindi for other sections. The Mains will be conducted after the declaration of IBPS Clerk Result for Prelims i.e. December 31, 2017 and January 01, 2018.

The candidates have to answer each section in a framed time limit. The total number of questions in Mains is 200 with a weightage of 200 marks. The important highlights about the mains for IBPS Clerk exam is given below:

SectionEnglishQuantitative AptitudeReasoningGeneral AwarenessComputer KnowledgeTotal
Time Limit30 Minutes30 Minutes30 Minutes25 Minutes20 Minutes2 Hours 15 Minutes
Total Number of Questions40 Questions40 Questions40 Questions40 Questions40 Questions200 Questions
Total Marks40 Marks50 Marks50 Marks40 Marks20 Marks200 Marks
MediumEnglish Language onlyEnglish & Hindi

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Preliminary exam

The preliminary examination comprises of 100 multiple choice questions in total which have to be completed in 1 hour (60 minutes). The prelims will be conducted on November 26, 2016, November 27, 2017, December 03, 2017 and December 04, 2017 (if required). The time duration varies for the candidates with disabilities.

Since each question in the prelims is of 1 mark, the total weightage is thus 100 marks. The medium of examination for General English is English, however, it is English and Hindi for the other sections. The major highlights about the prelims of IBPS Clerk exam is given in the table below:

SectionEnglishNumerical AbilityReasoningTotal
Time Duration1 Hours (60 Minutes)
Number of Questions30 Questions35 Questions35 Questions100 Questions
Marks30 Marks35 Marks35 Marks100 Marks
MediumEnglishEnglish & Hindi
Type of QuestionsObjective Type

IBPS Clerk Exam Center 2017

IBPS is the allocating authority which reserves the rights to allocate the preferred IBPS Clerk Exam Center. The allotted IBPS Clerk Exam Center will be indicated on the IBPS Clerk Admit Card. The candidates have to indicate their choice of IBPS Clerk Exam Center during the IBPS Clerk Application Process while filling the details in the Application Form.

The candidates have to mention the choice of IBPS Clerk Exam center for both Preliminary and Main examination with the state code in which it is located. The tentative list of IBPS Clerk Exam Center has centers in all parts of the country.

For complete list of Exam Center, click here.

IBPS Clerk Result 2017

The IBPS Clerk Result for will be declared separately for each stage of the IBPS Clerk exam. The result of preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk 2017 helps the candidate to qualify for the main examination of IBPS Clerk. The candidate who scores marks equivalent to the marks in IBPS Clerk Cut off for main examination qualify for the post of the clerk in the desired bank. The IBPS Clerk Result for Pre exam is expected to be declared by the month of November.

The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions of the main exam will be normalized using the equi-percentile method. Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations. There is a combined result or score for qualification to the provisional allotment process.

The steps to download the IBPS Clerk Scorecard is given below:

  • Visit the official website of IBPS and click on “Click here to View Your Online Preliminary Exam Result Status CWE Clerks VI”
  • Enter the registration ID and Password obtained during IBPS Clerk Application Process or Roll number and Date of Birth given in the IBPS Clerk Admit Card
  • Verify and click on Submit.
  • The scorecard is displayed which includes the maximum marks in each section, minimum cut off marks and scores obtained by the candidate.
  • Download and Print the IBPS Clerk Scorecard for the further process.

Read More aboutIBPS Clerk Prelims Result

IBPS Clerk 2017 Participating Organizations

The total number of vacancies for candidates appearing in the IBPS Clerk exam is 17704. The number of vacancies vary according to the IBPS Clerk Participating Banks and the state to which the candidate belongs. Each participating organization offers different number of vacancies in different states. The table below gives the vacancies offered by the participating organization:

Participating OrganizationVacancies
Allahabad Bank695
Andhra Bank489
Bank of Baroda1159
Bank of India418
Bank of Maharashtra00
Canara Bank3325
Central Bank of India1259

Check the complete list ofIBPS Clerk 2017 Participating Organizations

IBPS Clerk Answer Key 2017

The official IBPS Clerk Answer Key is different for Prelims and Mains. IBPS does not release the answer key separately, it is released by various private institutes. The candidates can check the answer key for assessing their performance and prepare for the next round of selection. Answer Key of IBPS Clerk 2017 Prelims will be released before the declaration of results. 

Check CompleteIBPS Clerk Answer Key 2017

IBPS Clerk Cut off 2017

The minimum marks in each section of the exam is considered as the IBPS Clerk Cut off. The candidates are required to obtain minimum marks mentioned in the IBPS Clerk Cut off to qualify for the other step of the Recruitment of IBPS Clerk exam. The table below gives the IBPS Clerk 2017 Cut off for both pre and main examination for each category:

CategoryPrelims Cut offMains Cut off
SC Category53.75145-150
ST Category41.50140-145
OBC Category67.25130-135
General Category67.25128-130

Read more IBPS Clerk Prelims Cutoff 

IBPS Clerk Mains Paper Analysis

IBPS Clerk Mains concluded on January 1, 2017. The exam was also conducted on December 31, 2017 in 2 slots. There were 5 sections in the exam and the duration was 2 hours and 15 minutes. The table below indicates the difficulty level of each section:

SectionGood AttemptsDifficulty
Quantitative Ability15-19Moderate to Difficult
English Language17-22Difficult
Computer Awareness24-28Easy
General Awareness23-27Moderate
Reasoning Ability16-21Difficult

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