IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Dates Out: Check Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Online Form

IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Dates: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the recruitment of eligible and dynamic candidates for the post of Clerk. IBPS Clerk Exam is that a 2 tier process comprising of Prelims and the Main Online Exam. No interview is held for selection for this post. The IBPS Clerk Recruitment is done based on state and union territory where candidates have to apply for the vacancy in one of the states or union territories while filling up the online application forms.

Update: IBPS has released the prelims exam result for the IBPS Clerk 2020-21 exam. Check the result link below.

For further information regarding the distribution of vacancies, exam pattern, important dates, salary, etc., aspirants can get all the information on this page.

Check IBPS Clerk Prelims Result 2020-21

IBPS Clerk 2021: Highlights

Check the important points of IBPS Clerk 2021 in the table given below:

IBPS Clerk 2021: Highlights
Conducting Authority Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Name of the exam IBPS Clerks 2021
Post Clerk
Exam Level National
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Online
Category Govt. Job 2021
Notification Date July 2021 (Tentative)
Language of Questions Bilingual except for the English Language
Nature of Questions Multiple Choice Question (MCQ’s)
Vacancies To be notified
Stage of IBPS Clerk Exam
  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination
Education Qualification Graduate from a recognized University
Age Limit: 20 years – 28 years
Official Website ibps.in

IBPS Clerk 2021: Exam Dates

IBPS has declared the exam date for the IBPS Clerk exam in the IBPS Calendar 2021. The IBPS Clerk prelims exam is going to take place on August 28, 29, and September 04, 05 2021. Candidates must note the notification date, application date, and last dates regarding IBPS Clerk 2021 are tentative.

IBPS Clerk 2021: Exam Dates

IBPS Clerk 2021 Events Dates (Tentative)
IBPS Clerk Notification 2021 Release Date The first week of July 2021
IBPS Clerk Online Application Starts From The first week of July 2021
IBPS Clerk Online Application Ends On The third week of July 2021
The download of call letters for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam August 2021
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Date
  • August 28, 2021
  • August 29, 2021  
  • September 04, 2021
  • September 05, 2021
Result of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam September 2021
Call letter for Mains Exam October 2021
Conduct of Online Mains Examination October 31, 2021
Declaration of Final Result January 2022

Check the important dates of the IBPS Clerk 2020-21 exam in the table below.

IBPS Clerk 2020: Important Dates

IBPS Clerk 2020 Events Dates (Tentative)
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Date December 05 & 12, 2020
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam February 06, 2021
Call letter for Mains Exam February 2021 (Second Week)
Conduct of Online Mains Examination February 28, 2021
Declaration of Final Result April 1, 2021


IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification

IBPS will release the notification for the Clerk 2021 exam in June 2021 tentatively. The online application for the clerk posts will start with the release of the notification. The IBPS Clerk 2021 notification will be released on the official website @ibps.in. The Exam for IBPS Clerk will be held in online mode only. The selection process comprises of two stages:

  1. IBPS Clerk Prelims
  2. IBPS Clerk Mains

By going through this article you can prepare well in advance to appear for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2021.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The following are the criteria for educational qualification and Age Limit as per IBPS Clerk Notification.

Educational Qualifications

  • A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • The candidate must possess a valid Mark-sheet/ Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/ she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while applying online.

Computer Literacy

  • Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have a Certificate/ Diploma/ Degree in computer operations/ Language/ should have studied Computer/ Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/ College/ Institute.
  • Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/ UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/ UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply for is preferable.
  • Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculated Ex-Servicemen who have obtained the Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces.

Age Limit

  • Minimum age limit: 20 years
  • Maximum age limit: 28 years
    Age Relaxation: As per IBPS Rules

Age Relaxation

Relaxation of Upper Age limit:

Category Age relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons With Disability 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen The actual period of service rendered in the Defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
Widows Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) 5 years

IBPS Clerk 2021 Application Fee

The category wise fee structure for the IBPS Clerk Online application form is given below. The application fee must be paid online. The fee is based on last year’s notification.

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.175/- (inclusive of GST)
2 General and Others Rs. 850/- (inclusive of GST)

Please note that the Fee/Intimation charges will not be refunded once paid nor can they be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

IBPS Clerk 2021: How To Apply Online?

The IBPS Clerk Application Form is applied in two parts:


Below are the steps to apply for IBPS Clerk 2021.

  1. Click the given link to Apply Online for IBPS Clerk 2021.
  2. Register using personal credentials, Phone number, and email ID
  3. Fill in the personal details and contact details to complete registration.
  4. After successful registration, you will receive a registration ID and Password
  5. Login with registration ID and Password and Verify using Captcha
  6. Click the Login button and fill in the details and complete the application form.
  7. Pay the required application fee online.
  8. Save the completed application form and keep it for future reference

Candidates must be vigilant about the starting date of application and must ensure completion of the application before the last date. Only a complete application is required to submit the IBPS Clerk Online form 2021.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Online Application Link

The link for IBPS Clerk Online Application Form 2021 will be released in July 2021. It is advisable to keep a valid e-mail id and contact number at the time of registration.

Note:  The online application is going to release in July 2021

IBPS Clerk 2021 Vacancy Details

The tentative vacancies for the IBPS Clerk 2021 will be released with the notification in July 2021. Check the previous year’s vacancies. IBPS has released 2557 vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2020-21 for clerk posts in the different banks. Check the state-wise tentative vacancies in the table below.

  • IBPS Clerk 2020-21 Vacancy: 2557, the vacancy is likely to be increased.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Selection Process

 No interview process is required for the selection of the post of Clerk. 100% weightage is given to the result of the mains exam result. Candidates who will qualify in Online Preliminary Examination and be shortlisted will have to appear for Online Main Examination. This Examination system of IBPS comprises of Common Recruitment Process- Online Preliminary & Online Main Examination.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk Exam will be held in two stages: Prelims and Mains. The IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern is given below. The Prelims Exam will be of 100 marks of 1-hour duration while the Mains Exam will be 200 marks of 160 minutes.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Exam Stage Subjects Number of Questions Marks Duration
Preliminary Exam English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour
Mains Examination English Language 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability 50 60 45 minutes
General Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 2 Hr.40 Minutes

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern: Highlights

  1. There will be negative marking for every wrong answer in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question.
  2. IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam will comprise of Multiple Choice Questions in both Mains and Prelims.
  3. The questions in objective tests, except for the test of General English, will be bilingual i.e., English & Hindi.

IBPS Clerk 2021: Syllabus

Generally, the bank examination comprises quantitative aptitude, reasoning, and English for the preliminary exam. The mains examination will have general knowledge topics and computer knowledge topics, besides quantitative, reasoning, and English.  Another important particular about the IBPS Clerk notification is the Exam Pattern. The Exam pattern will give the candidate an idea about the type of questions. sections and marks distribution and scheme.
To check the detailed IBPS Clerk Syllabus & Exam Pattern, check the given link:

IBPS Clerk Salary

The minimum Basic Pay for IBPS Clerk is Rs 11,765 while the maximum is Rs 31540. Details of Salary, Growth, and Promotion are described. Check the given link.

IBPS Clerk Admit Card

The admit card for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam will be released 10 days before the exam date. The Amit card for IBPS Clerk is released separately for the Prelims and the Mains Exam. The updates regarding the Admit card will be provided too.

IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training

IBPS arranges a pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centers. The provision of availing the training is there for all the candidates. This may be done by indicating the same against the relevant column while applying online. Below is the list of centers for Pre-exam training:

North Zone Centers: Agra | Allahabad | Amritsar | Bareilly | Chandigarh | Dehradun | Gorakhpur | Jammu | Kanpur | Karnal | Lucknow | Ludhiana | New Delhi | Patiala | Rohtak | Shimla | Varanasi

South Zone Centers: Bengaluru | Chennai | Coimbatore | Gulbarga | Hyderabad | Kavaratti | Kochi | Madurai | Mangalore | Mysore | Port Blair | Puducherry | Thiruchirapalli | Thiruvananthapuram | Vijaywada | Vishakhapatnam

East Zone Centers: Agartala | Balasore | Behrampur (Ganjam) | Bhubaneshwar | Dhanbad | Guwahati | Hubli  | Kolkata | Muzaffarpur | Patna | Ranchi | Sambalpur | Shillong | Siliguri | Tirupati

West Zone Centers: Ahmedabad | Aurangabad | Bhopal | Indore | Jabalpur | Jaipur | Jodhpur | Mumbai | Nagpur | Panaji (Goa) | Pune | Raipur | Rajkot | Vadodara
Candidates who select pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from the Bank’s website.

IBPS Clerk Result 2021

The IBPS Clerk Result is released separately for each of the stages of the Exam.  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 Cut Off

The IBPS Clerk Cut Off is an important guide to the candidates, that will decide the final selection of the candidate in the exam. The cut off will be out along with the exam result. However, cut-off can be predicted from the previous year’s exams.
The exam dates and admits card details are given above. Candidates are requested to stay updated with the website for the latest notifications.

IBPS Clerk 2021 FAQ’s

Q1. When will the IBPS Clerk 2021 notification release?
Ans. The IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification will be released in the first week of July 2021.

Q2. What is the process of selection into the IBPS Clerk Exam?
Ans. The candidates will be selected based on two stages: Prelims and Mains Exams. However, the marks secured by the candidates in the Mains Exam will be taken for final selection.

Q3. Can final year students appear for the exam?
Ans. Yes, final year students can appear for the Exam. But they will have to produce the mark sheet on the date of document verification.

Q4. In which language will the question paper be set?
Ans. The question paper will be bilingual, i.e. in English and Hindi. However, in the case of the English paper, the language will be only English.

Q5. Will there be any negative marking in the exam?
Ans. Yes, there will be a negative marking of 0.25 for every incorrect answer in the IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains Exam.

Q6. What is the application fee for IBPS Clerk 2021?
Ans. The Exam Fee for IBPS Clerk 2021 is Rs 850 for General Candidates while Rs. 175 for the SC/ST/PWD candidates based on the previous year’s notification.

Q7. What will be the number of vacancies in IBPS Clerk 2021?
Ans. The number of vacancies will be released by IBPS in the official notification.

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  1. With such low vacancy what’s even the point of the exam. I mean I am general category from WB and it says it has only 49 vacancy from here.

  2. Plz decrease the fees ,as Rs.850 is too much we can’t afford it & most important give center near by location as Pawai is too long to travel so give center virar,vasai near to station so we can save time+money.

  3. Most important give center near by location as Pawai is too long to travel so give center virar,vasai near to station so we can save time+money.

  4. Yes ST/SC/PWD , all of them are very poor they not even have to eat once in A day, and all OBC and general candidate are rich so they can afford the fees of 850rs. What the fuck is this? I m not very poor but 850 in this pandemic is 8000 for me no work for me from the start of Pandemic. Do something regarding this.

  5. Its really a good news for the job aspirants at this time. Thanks for sharing this information. Please check the number of vacancies in the title written as 2257 and in the description it is written as 2557.

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