IBPS Clerk Exam Date & Pattern- 2017

IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam

IBPS Clerk Exam Date & Pattern- 2017
IBPS Clerk Exam Date & Pattern- 2017

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts a common written exam or CWE every year for the clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. All public sector banks use CWE as a base to fill the vacancies for this post.

IBPS is conducting Clerk exam for the seventh year now and hence named IBPS Clerk CWE VII. The IBPS Clerk CWE exam is conducted on two levels- preliminary exam and mains. Students qualifying in both these exams are thus selected for the post.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Notification

IBPS will soon release notification for Clerk CWE VII to fill vacancies in public sector banks. The tentative month for the release of notification for the exam is in August 2017. Visit the official website of IBPS regularly to remain updated about the upcoming dates related to IBPS Clerk CWE VII examination.

Click here for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Dates Official Notification

IBPS Clerk 2017 Vacancy

As per the last years’ data there were 22,711 vacancies in total. We are expecting the same this year as well with a little variation. It will be revealed once IBPS releases the notification in August.

IBPS PO 2017 Notification

IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Dates

You must note down important dates related to IBPS Clerk Exam 2017 and make sure that you complete the process correctly on time. The tentative schedule of the exam is mentioned below:

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1 Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary 02nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th

December 2017

2 Conduct of Online Examination – Main 21st January 2018
3 Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2018

IBPS Clerk Exam Centre

While filling the online application form you are given the option to choose the centre of your preference. However IBPS can allot you a centre other than the choice made by you if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues. No complaints will be entertained by IBPS in regards to change in the exam centre.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Recruitment

The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk CWE occurs in two phases:

1. Preliminary Examination

2. Main Examination

Students are required to qualify both these exams to get selected for the post of clerical cadre in most of the premier Public Sector Banks. The main thing to note here is that there is no interview process required for the selection of candidate after the mains exam. 100% weightage is given to the result of mains exam result.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk exam occurs in two stages: Prelims and Mains. Both these papers follow online method of conducting written examination. The structure of the exam is as follow:

Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk CWE is an online exam testing a candidate on the basis of their aptitude, intellect and English. There are three sections in total and the candidate must clear the cut off of each section to proceed to the mains exam round. Candidates are required to solve the question paper in the time frame of 1 hour. The composite mark of the paper is 100 and the passing marks is decided by IBPS that is likely to change every year depending on the level of difficulty of the exam.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

Candidates who clear the preliminary exam are eligible to give the mains exam which is of 200 marks. This objective test is also conducted online and each section has a separate timing.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning 40 50 30 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 30 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 30 minutes
4 General Awareness(with special reference to Banking Industry) 40 40 25 minutes
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20 20 minutes
Total 200 200 135 minutes

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in both preliminary examination as well as mains examination. A wrong answer to an objective question will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the total mark assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for the question left blank or unanswered.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam:

The final score for the IBPS Clerk exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:

• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be considered for selection.

• Candidates must qualify Phase-2 to be eligible for final merit.

• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category.Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Syllabus

The major three sections of the preliminary examination are Reasoning, English Language and Numerical Ability. Each of these sections has multiple subheadings to focus on when preparing for IBPS Clerk CWE.

The syllabus for Reasoning, Numerical Ability and English Language is same for mains and preliminary exam. In addition to these two the other subjects are General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. The General Awareness is based on the Banking Sector awareness.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Syllabus (Pre+Mains)

English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability Computer General Awareness
Reading Comprehension Number Series Puzzle and Arrangements History and Generation of Computers Banking and Insurance Awareness
Cloze Test Simplification/ Approximation Inequality Introduction to Computer Organisation Financial Awareness
Fillers Quadratic Equations Syllogism Computer Hardware and I/O Devices Govt. Schemes and Policies
Spotting Errors Data Interpretation Coding – Decoding Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS Current Affairs
Sentence Improvement Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Operating System, Internet Static Awareness
Fill in the Blanks Miscellaneous Direction sense Computer Network & Security
Order and Ranking MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Computer Memory, Computer Software
Number System and Conversions

IBPS Clerk 2017 Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2017:

Age Limit: The candidate must be 20 Years to 28 Years. The final criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam 2017 will be released along with the official notification.

Educational Qualification: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.

IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training

Bank may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories can avail the training at their own cost by indicating the same against relevant column while applying on-line. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:

Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bareilly, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shimla, Shillong, Siliguri, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam.

The Bank may add additional centres or may remove some of the centres indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank’s website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Online Application

The application for IBPS Clerk Exam 2017 has to be done online. To avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the IBPS Clerk 2017 Application form is one of the following:

• Internet Explorer 8 and above

• Mozilla FireFox 3.0 and above

• Google Chrome 3.0 and above

Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:

• A valid Email Id

• Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size

• Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction

The IBPS Clerk 2017 application form can only be filled on the official website.

Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Online Applicaion

IBPS Clerk Application Fee

The category wise fee structure for IBPS Clerk online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Application

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS Clerk 2017 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates must download the IBPS Clerk 2017 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the IBPS Clerk Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

• Registration No/Roll No

• Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS Clerk 2017 will be issued in 3 phases:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Results

IBPS will declare the results after completion of each phase of examination. The final state wise merit list and category wise merit list shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by candidates in their online mains examination. Candidates who fall in the prescribed merit list will then be considered for appointment for the post of clerk in Banks.

IBPS Clerk Preparation

The preparation of IBPS Clerk CWE exam must be done judiciously keeping in mind the latest pattern and the syllabus of the exam. Since the syllabus covers a large number of topics, it is necessary for the candidates to choose the right set of books to prepare for their examination.

 

IBPS Clerk Cut off – 2016-17

IBPS Clerk Pre Exam Cut off 2016-17

The cutoff for IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:

State Cut-Off
Delhi 67.25
Madhya Pradesh 65.75
Uttarakhand 71.25
Bihar 67.50
Rajasthan 66.75
West Bengal 70.50
Haryana 68.00
Punjab 66.50
Uttar Pradesh 67.75
Chattishgarh 63.50
Jharkhand 70.75
Kerala 71
Odhisha 70.75
Andhra Pradesh 73.00
Gujarat 58.75
Himanchal Pradesh 66.50
Maharashtra 59.25
Tamil Nadu 58.00
Karnataka 58.25
Jammu and Kashmir 68.75

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Cut off 2016-17

The cutoff for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference(Final Cut Off):

STATE/UT SC ST OBC UR
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR NA 20.03 31.22 36.97
ANDHRA PRADESH 31.28 25.39 38.66 39.16
ARUNACHAL PRADESH 31.47 27.32 35.16 29.82
ASSAM 32.82 29.41 32.16 37.32
BIHAR 28.69 25.94 36.57 38.41
CHANDIGARH 28.28 NA 30.07 37.97
CHATTISGHAR 28.35 19.50 37.41 38.72
DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI NA NA NA 33.94
DAMAN & DIU 33.69 27.03 35.75 30.60
DELHI NA 11.82 25.22 42.41
GOA 34.22 19.66 33.32 23.94
GUJARAT 25.72 17.88 34.72 35.94
HARYANA 30.47 29.32 34.00 40.97
HIMACHAL PRADESH 35.41 27.07 29.16 40.47
JAMMU AND KASHMIR 23.28 17.25 34.60 40.28
JHARKHAND 28.50 24.50 34.53 37.10
KARNATKA 29.78 20.69 40.03 36.10
KERALA NA NA NA 42.03
LAKSHWADEEP 29.25 21.10 33.94 27.85
MADHYA PRADESH 33.94 19.32 33.72 38.35
MAHARASHTRA NA 29.63 38.63 35.47
MANIPUR NA 28.28 NA 33.44
MEGHALAYA NA 31.44 NA 37.25
MIZORAM NA 27.57 NA 25.66
NAGALAND 28.75 20.41 37.66 38.78
ODISHA 28.03 NA 36.66 38.78
PUDUCHERRY 26.72 24.88 32.63 37.38
PUNJAB 27.53 22.53 37.69 40.28
RAJASTHAN NA 29.72 31.50 36.96
SIKKIM 32.50 30.69 39.82 35.19
TAMIL NADU 31.28 26.47 38.10 39.88
TELANGANA 31.94 24.63 NA 38.13
TRIPURA 27.75 21.53 34.22 38.78
UTTAR PRADESH 27.94 26.35 33.10 39.28
UTTARAKHAND 30.41 24.00 33.03 40.50
WEST BENGAL NA NA NA 40.47

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