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IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Dates (Out), Notification, Application Form, Eligibility, Pattern and Syllabus

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Mar 27, 2020

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IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam will be conducted on December 12, 13 and 19, 2020 by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. IBPS Clerk exam is conducted for the recruitment of clerical cadre posts in multiple banks all over the country. IBPS Clerk 2020 recruitment will be conducted through two stages – Preliminary exam and Main exam. IBPS Clerk 2020 Main exam is scheduled for January 24, 2021. As per IBPS Clerk 2020 Eligibility, candidates possessing a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply for the exam.

Latest: IBPS has postponed the declaration of result of IBPS Clerk 2019 Provisional Allotment under reserve list due to COVID-19. 

  • IBPS Clerk 2020 Application Form will tentatively be available from September 17, 2020.
  • The application fee is INR 600 for General, OBC and EWS categories and INR 100 for Sc, ST, and PwD candidates.
  • As per IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern, the prelims paper will be a 60-minute long computer-based test having 100 multiple choice questions of 1 mark each. 
  • There will be sectional timings as well as sectional cutoff in the exam.
  • IBPS Clerk 2020 Syllabus includes General English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude and General/ Financial Awareness section.
  • Final Allotment will be based only on performance in IBPS Clerk main exam.

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IBPS Clerk 2020 Highlights

The key points about IBPS Clerk 2020 are highlighted below:

Name of the exam IBPS CRP CLERKS-X
Conducting Authority IBPS – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Exam Level National 
Application Mode Online
Application Fee General/OBC/EWS – INR 600, SC/ST/Pwd – INR 100
Exam Mode Online
Stages 2 – Preliminary and Main Examination

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IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2020

Official IBPS Clerk 2020 exam dates have been announced by the board:

Events Dates (tentative)
IBPS Clerk 2020 Registration to begin from September 17, 2020  

Last Day to submit IBPS Clerk 2020 Application Form

October 9, 2020
Issue of IBPS Clerk 2020 Admit Card for Preliminary Exam November 26, 2020  
IBPS Clerk 2020 Preliminary Examination Dates December 12, 13 and 19, 2020
Issue of IBPS Clerk 2020 Call letters for Main Examination January 7, 2021
IBPS Clerk Main Exam Date January 24, 2021
IBPS Clerk 2020 Provisional Allotment April 2021

IBPS Clerk 2020 Eligibility 

Candidates can apply for vacancies in any one State/ Union Territory. Candidates have to fulfill the following IBPS Clerk 2020 Eligibilit Criteria to appear for the recruitment exam:

IBPS Clerk Age Limit 

  • Candidates must be minimum of 20 years and maximum of 28 years of age as on September 1, 2020 .
  • Candidates should be born on or after September 2, 1992 and on or before September 1, 2000.
  • Age Limit relaxation will be provided to the reserved category candidates as per norms of Government of India.

IBPS Clerk Educational Requirement 

  • A graduation degree in any discipline or equivalent qualification recognized by the government of India.
  • The date of passing the qualifying exam should be before October 9, 2020 means that final year students cannot apply for the exam.
  • Computer Literacy: candidates must have studied Computer/ IT at high school/ college/ institute or possess certificate/ degree/ diploma in computer operations or language.  
  • Candidates must be proficient in the official language of the State/ UT in which they wish to apply. 

IBPS Clerk Application Form 2020

IBPS Clerk 2020 Application Form will tentatively be available from September 17 – October 9, 2020. Candidates can fill the form in online mode only by following the given steps:

  1. Visit the official website – ibps.in
  2. Click on New Registration for CRP Clerks-X 2020-2021.
  3. Enter your name, date of birth, email ID and Mobile number and other details.
  4. A registration number and password will be sent on your email ID and mobile number.
  5. Login again using these credential to fill the application form.
  6. Enter your personal, educational and contact details, category, state applied for, preferred exam center etc.
  7. Now, upload your scanned photograph, signature, left thumb impression and handwritten declaration in specified formats.
  8. Now, pay the required IBPS Clerk registration fees as per your category in online mode only.
  9. After successful fee payment, download a soft copy of filled in application form and fee receipt.

IBPS Clerk Application Fee 2020

Candidates have to pay IBPS Clerk application fee using Debit cards (Rupay/ Visa/ MasterCard/ Maestro), Credit Card, Net Banking, IMPS, Mobile Wallets or Cash Cards. The registration fees vary as per candidate’s category:

Category Application fee 
Unreserved/ EWS Category INR 600
SC/ ST/ PwD Category INR 100

IBPS Clerk 2020 Admit Card

IBPS Clerk 2020 Admit card is released separately for three stages – Pre-exam training, Preliminary and Main exam.

  • IBPS Clerk Call letters for pre-exam training will be released on November 13, 2020 .
  • IBPS Clerk admit card for preliminary exam will be released on November 26, 2020 .
  • IBPS Clerk Hall Ticket for main exam will be issued on January 7, 2021.
  • Only prelims qualified candidates can download admit card for main exam.
  • The Admit Card is available for download on the official website of IBPS.
  • Candidates must carry their call letters to the exam center along with a photo and an original photo ID proof. 

Steps to Download IBPS Clerk Call Letter:

  1. Visit the official website of IBPS i.e. ibps.in
  2. Click on the linkDownload IBPS Clerk 2020 Admit Card
  3. Enter your registration number and date of birth/ password.
  4. Your admit card will display on the screen.
  5. Download and take two print out of the same.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern 

IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern has many similarities in Preliminary and Main Examination as mentioned below:

  • IBPS Clerk Exam will be a computer-based test and will have multiple-choice questions.
  • All questions will be available in English and Hindi languages except English section questions.
  • There will be sectional timings means a particular section has to be completed in specified duration.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 of the allotted marks to the question. 
  • The scores will be normalized to equate the difficulty level of the papers in different slots.
  • You will be required to clear sectional cutoffs along with overall cut off in both Prelims and Main exams.

However, the number of sections, questions, marks and duration in prelims and main exam vary. IBPS Clerk Paper pattern for both the exams are tabulated below:

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Prelims

Name of the Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Sectional Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 Questions 100 Marks 60 minutes

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Main Exam

Name of the Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Sectional Duration
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
General English 40  40 35 minutes
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 Questions 200 Marks 160 minutes

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IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Center

  • 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 IBPS Clerk Admit Card.
  • Candidates have to indicate their choice of IBPS Clerk Exam Center during IBPS Clerk Application Process while filling the details in the Application Form.
  • 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.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Result 

  • IBPS Clerk 2020 Result for prelims exam will be released on January 1, 2021 at the official website. 
  • The cutoff of the IBPS Clerk Exam will vary State wise.
  • A candidate has to clear both the sections wise as well as the overall cut off as decided by IBPS for qualifying the IBPS Clerk Exam. 
  • The shortlisted candidates of prelims exam will be eligible to appear for main exam on January 24, 2021.
  • There is no interview for IBPS Clerk, so the score obtained in the IBPS Clerk Main exam is the deciding factor for the final result.

The steps to download IBPS Clerk Result 2020 is given below:

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

IBPS Clerk 2020 Participating Banks

  • The total number of vacancies for candidates appearing in IBPS Clerk is expected to be 17704.
  • The number of vacancies vary according to IBPS Clerk Participating Banks and the state to which 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 Organization Vacancies
Allahabad Bank 695
Andhra Bank 489
Bank of Baroda 1159
Bank of India 418
Bank of Maharashtra 00
Canara Bank 3325
Central Bank of India 1259

IBPS Clerk Cutoff 2020

  • The minimum marks in each section of the exam is considered as IBPS Clerk Cut off.
  • Candidates are required to obtain minimum marks mentioned in IBPS Clerk Cut off to qualify for the other step of the Recruitment of IBPS Clerk .
  • The table below gives IBPS Clerk 2020 Cutoff for both prelims and main examination for each category:
Category Prelims Cut off Main Cut off
SC Category 53.75 145-150
ST Category 41.50 140-145
OBC Category 67.25 130-135
General Category 67.25 128-130

Frequently Asked Questions 

Ques. How many vacancies are there in IBPS Clerk 2020? 

Ans. These are the details regarding IBPS Clerk 2020:

  • The total number of vacancies for candidates appearing in IBPS Clerk is 17704.
  • The number of vacancies varies according to IBPS Clerk Participating Banks and the state to which candidate belongs.
  • Each participating organization offers different number of vacancies in different states.

Ques. What is the difference between the exam pattern for preliminary and for the main examination in IBPS Clerk 2020? 

Ans. IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern has many similarities in Preliminary and Main Examination as mentioned below:

  • IBPS Clerk Exam will be a computer-based test and will have multiple-choice questions.
  • All questions will be available in English and Hindi languages except English section questions.
  • There will be sectional timings means a particular section has to be completed in a specified duration.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 of the allotted marks to the question. 
  • The scores will be normalized to equate the difficulty level of the papers in different slots.
  • You will be required to clear sectional cutoffs along with overall cut off in both Prelims and Main exams.

Ques. What is the exam date for IBPS Clerk 2020 exam? 

Ans. The IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam was successfully conducted on December 12, 13 and 14, 2020. On the other hand, the main exam date is set for January 24, 2021. 

Ques.  Is the IBPS Clerk test Bilingual? 

Ans. All tests are bilingual i.e. available in both English and Hindi. 

Ques. Does IBPS Clerk have an interview? 

Ans. No, there is no interview process involved in the recruitment process. 

Ques. How many times can a candidate appear for the IBPS Clerk examination? 

Ans. There is no restriction in terms of the number of attempts in IBPS Clerk Recruitment. A candidate (from any category) can appear as many times as they want in the examination. 

Ques. Is there negative marking in IBPS Clerk examination? 

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking in IBPS Clerk examination in both the mains examination as well as the preliminary examination. 0.25 is deducted for every wrong answer selected by the candidate. 

Ques. When will the main Exam Hall Ticket for IBPS Clerk 2020 be released? 

Ans. It will be released on January 7, 2021.  

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


2 Comments
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venmani
I had apply for pre exam training but I don't have time to participate bcoz my semester exam is going on what can I do for it .it is compulsory to attain the class
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Venmani, pre-exam training is not compulsory. It is only for physically disabled candidates to make them familiar with the exam interface prior to the exam date. It is up to you if you want to attend it or not.
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anshulika katariya
no login & no OTP for IBPS registration
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shobhna chaturvedi
Hi Anshulika, Oct 9, 2019 was the last date to fill the application form for IBPS Clerk.