The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Probationary Officer (IBPS) has issued notification regarding the 2021-22 IBPS clerk CRP exam dates on their official website.
IBPS has released an examination calendar on their official website for the year 2021-22. According to the official examination calendar, the 2021-22 IBPS Clerk CRP Exam is going to be conducted on August 28 & 29 and September 4 & 5, 2021 (tentatively). Check the official announcement here.
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IBPS conducts various exams throughout the year for the recruitment of various posts under various government banks.
IBPS Clerk CRP (Common Recruitment Process) is one of the famous exams that is conducted every year for the recruitment of candidates for the clerical cadre posts in 11 PSU banks across the nation. The final selection process of IBPS PO will be completed in two stages: Preliminary and Mains.
The following table depicts the overall information about the IBPS Clerk Cadre (XI) exam.
|Exam Name||IBPS Clerk Cadre (XI)|
|Post Name||Bank Clerk|
|Job Type||Clerical Work|
|Exam Conducting Body||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection|
|Posting Department / Organisation||Various PSU Banks|
|Number of Exam Stages||2 (Prelims & Mains)|
|Exam Mode||Online Computer Based Test (CBT)|
|Prelims Exam Duration||60 Minutes|
|Mains Exam Duration||160 Minutes|
|Official Contact||1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566|
Though the commission is not yet released the official notification for 2021-22, however, the tentative dates for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2021-22 have been announced. As per the tentative calendar, the IBPS Clerk prelims exam will be started on August 28, 2021. Important dates are provided in the table below:
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification Release Date||July 2021|
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Application Starting Date||July 2021|
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Admit Card||August 2021|
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Exam Date||August 28, 2021
August 29, 2021
September 4, 2021
September 5, 2021
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims Results||September 2021|
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Mains Admit Card||October 2021|
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Mains Exam||October 31, 2021|
|IBPS Clerk 2021 Provisional Allotments||January 2022|
The IBPS Clerk Eligibility criteria are depending upon three factors, such as age, nationality and educational qualification. The candidates should also provide the original and photocopy of the relevant documents in support of their identity. Kindly note it down that the aspirants will not be able to change the category once they submit the IBPS Clerk registration form. Go through the following table to know more about the IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria as per the previous year’s IBPS Clerk notification:
|Age limit||The aspirants who are belonging from the age group of 20-28 years, can apply for IBPS Clerk The reserved category students will have age relaxation for applying for the exam.|
|Educational qualification||The applicants should complete their graduation in any subject.|
As per the previous years’ trend, it can be assumed that the IBPS Clerk notification 2021-22 will be released in July 2021 (tentatively) and from the same date of issuing the notification, the IBPS Clerk registration process will be started.
The candidates applying for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2021, must check the list of the required documents before filling up the application form. The candidates are advised to keep the following documents ready during the online application process.
For IBPS Clerk Registration Process 2021 candidates have to upload documents such as their photograph, signature, left thumb impression, and handwritten self-declaration form along with their application.
The candidates must also make sure that the scanned documents must have the size and dimensions as prescribed by the IBPS.
The candidates can reduce the file size and alter the dimensions using any photo editing app or online tools.
The application process for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2021-22 is not active yet. However, IBPS will release the application forms on their official website soon in July 2021. Once released, the candidates will be able to fill up their application forms online on the official IBPS website.
The candidates have to enter the basic details to begin the application process. Follow the below-mentioned steps to start with the IBPS Clerk Registration process.
Review your application form thoroughly and make sure that there is no error. Your candidature may get cancelled if any of the information is found wrong during the document verification process.
The admit card of the IBPS Clerk Exam will be available for download on the official IBPS site. The candidates can expect the IBPS Clerk Admit Card 10-15 days before the commencement of the examination.
Once released, the candidates can download the IBPS Admit Card from the official site by following the below-mentioned steps.
After downloading the IBPS Clerk Admit Card, take out two prints of the same to carry during the examination. The candidates are required to produce a copy of Admit card along with a photo identity proof during the entry into the examination hall.
The candidates applying for the IBPS Clerk Exam must check the IBPS Clerk Syllabus to prepare well for the exam. The IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus has been given below.
|English||Quantitative Aptitude||General Intelligence|
|Reading Paragraphs||Number Series||Blood Relations|
|Cloze Test||Data Sufficiency||Syllogism|
|Fill in the Blanks||Charts||Coding-Decoding|
|Spotting Grammatical Errors||Quadratic Equations||Order & Ranking|
|Fillers||Simplification||Odd One Out|
The IBPS Clerk Prelims & Mains both have the same subjects and syllabus, however, the difficulty level rises in the Mains exam.
IBPS Clerk 2021 mode is online and objective type though the difficulty level in the Mains is higher as compared to that of the Prelims. The Prelims paper will contain 100 questions, and the candidates have to clear it to appear for the mains exam. The IBPS Clerk exam pattern for the prelim and mains exam has been described below.
|Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Medium||Duration|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||35||Hindi & English||20 Minutes|
|GI & Reasoning||35||35||20 Minutes|
|Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Language||Duration|
|General English||40||40||English||35 Minutes|
|General/Financial Awareness||50||50||Hindi & English||35 Minutes|
|GI & Reasoning||50||60||Hindi & English||45 Minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||Hindi & English||45 Minutes|
The total time allotted for the IBPS Clerk Main Exam is 160 minutes. Also, each of the sections has to be completed in a definite time.
The results and cutoff marks of the IBPS Clerk Exam will be displayed on the official site soon after the commencement of the exam. The exam is conducted in various shifts and thus, the IBPS applies the normalization formula to normalize the scores according to the difficulty level.
Steps to download the IBPS Clerk Results
The candidates are advised to download and save their results for future references as they may not be available for download after the last date. To know more about the previous years' IBPS Clerk Cutoff trend, click here.
Your IBPS Result will contain information such as your name, Roll Number / Registration Number, Category, Section-wise marks & cut-off, and Overall Marks & cut-off. Check and verify the personal details printed on your scorecard such as your name, date of birth, roll number, etc. with that of your application form. Contact IBPS for any kind of mismatch or error in the details printed on your scorecard.
The candidates applying for the IBPS Clerk exam must check the salary structure of the job post. The posts provide excellent and lucrative salary packages along with other allowances and timely increments as well. More details regarding the IBPS Clerk Salary Structure have been provided in the table below:
|Facilities||Places with population|
|>45 lakhs||<45 lakhs|
|House Rent Allowance(HRA)||Rs.1176.5/-||Rs.1058.5/-|
|Total (without HRA)||Rs.18413.37/-||Rs.18413.37/-|
|Gross with HRA||Rs.19589.87/-||Rs.19472.22/-|
The candidates aspiring for clerical jobs in government banks must start their IBPS Clerk Preparation shortly as IBPS Clerk Exam is one of the most competitive exams in India that receives lakhs of applications every year.
Ques. What is the starting salary of an IBPS clerk?
Ans. The starting salary of an IBPS Clerk is around Rs.19,500/- including a basic pay of Rs.11,765/- and other allowances. The salary may also vary according to the job location.
Ques. Is IBPS clerk a permanent job?
Ans. After the selection of candidates through the IBPS Clerk exam, they will be on a probation period of six months. Their performance and skills will be evaluated during this period. After the successful completion of the probation period, the candidates will be appointed as the permanent staff of the respective bank.
Ques. How is the life of an IBPS clerk?
Ans. The clerks have a balanced personal and professional life. They have to work from 9 - 5 in the office and also enjoy all the banking holidays. They perform all the clerical and desk works in the banks. Their workload may vary but they generally have less burden of work.
Ques. Do IBPS Clerk get home posting?
Ans. IBPS recruits clerks for various public sector banks throughout the country. The selected candidates can be posted anywhere in India. There is no guarantee for home posting in IBPS Clerk. However, one can request a transfer after joining the bank, but that too depends on the department/bank, the candidate is working with.
Ques. Can a Clerk become a Manager?
Ans. Yes! The clerk can become a manager after joining the bank. There are many ways for it. The clerk can appear for the departmental exams conducted by the respective bank after completion of the probation period. The candidates can also become managers by directly applying for the post of manager through IBPS.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.