IBPS Clerk 2020: Check Mains Exam Date, Vacancies Increased, Online Form, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

IBPS Clerk 2020 Notification

IBPS Clerk Notification 2020: 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 it 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 on the basis of 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 revised mains exam date 28th February 2020.

This year 11 banks are participating in IBPS 2020-21 Recruitment Process for 2557 vacancies (the vacancies are increased, it may further increase). For further information regarding the distribution of vacancies, exam pattern, important dates, salary, etc., aspirants can get all the information on this page. A no. of changes have taken place for IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam. One of the changes is that PET might not be held this year due to COVID 19 to ensure the safety of the candidates.

IBPS Clerk 2020: Highlights

Check the important points of IBPS Clerk 2020 in the table given below:

Name of the exam IBPS Clerks 2020
Conducting Authority IBPS – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Exam Level National
Application Mode Online
Category Govt. Job 2020
Notification Date 01st September 2020
Language of Questions Bilingual except for the English Language
Nature of Questions Multiple Choice Question (MCQ’s)
Exam Mode Online
Stage of IBPS Clerk Exam
  • Preliminary Examination
  • Main Examination

IBPS Clerk 2020 Notification PDF

IBPS has released a revised notification with the increased vacancies on 11th September 2020. Earlier the official notification for the IBPS Clerk 2020 exam was released on 01st September 2020 on the official site of IBPS which is www.ibps.in. The IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam will be conducted on 05th, 12th, and 13th December 2020 in various exam centers. 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

Appearing for the IBPS Clerk gives an opportunity to those candidates who could not be successful in the SBI Clerk Exam. By going through this article you can prepare well in advance to appear for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2020-21.

IBPS Clerk 2020: Important Dates

Candidates must note the Application Date, Exam Dates, and Last dates regarding IBPS Clerk 2020.

IBPS Clerk 2020-21: Important Dates

IBPS Clerk Events Dates (Tentative)
IBPS Clerk Notification 2020 Release Date 01st September 2020
IBPS Clerk Online Application Starts From 02nd September 2020
IBPS Clerk Online Application Ends On 23rd September 2020
IBPS Clerk 2020 Registration Re-open 23rd October 2020
Last date for Re-open Application 06th November 2020
Last Date For Eligibility Criteria 06th November 2020
The download of call letters for IBPS Clerk Pre- Exam Training 17th November 2020 onwards
IBPS Clerk Online Pre-Exam Training Date 23rd to 28th November 2020
The download of call letters for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 18th November 2020
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Date 05th, 12th, and 13th
December 2020
Result of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 31 December 2020
The download of Call letter for Online Exam – Main February 2021
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 28th February 2021
Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2021

IBPS Clerk 2020 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 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 of the Union as on 09.10.2020.  Such certificates should be dated on or before 09.10.2020.

Age Limit (As of 06th November 2020)

  • 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 2020 Application Fee

The category wise fee structure for the IBPS Clerk Online application form is given below. The application fee must be paid online.

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 it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection.

IBPS Clerk 2020: How To Apply Online?

The IBPS Clerk Application Form is applied in two parts:

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Below are the steps to apply for IBPS Clerk 2020.

  1. Click the given link to Apply Online for IBPS Clerk 2020
  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 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 2020.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Online Application Link

The link for the re-opened IBPS Clerk Online Application Form 2020 is active from 23rd October 2020. It is advisable to keep a valid e-mail id and contact no. till the time of the final selection for further correspondence.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Participating Banks

This year 11 banking institutes are taking part in the IBPS Clerk recruitment 2020. The following banks are participating in the IBPS Clerk 2020 Recruitment Process.

Bank of Baroda

Canara Bank

Indian Overseas Bank

UCO Bank

Bank of India

Central Bank of India

Punjab National Bank

Union Bank of India

Bank of Maharashtra

Indian Bank

Punjab & Sind Bank

IBPS Clerk 2020 Vacancy Details

IBPS releases 1557 vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2020 for clerk posts in the bank. Check the state-wise tentative vacancies in the table below.

  • IBPS Clerk 2020 Vacancy: 1557, the vacancy is likely to be increased.
  • IBPS Clerk 2019-20, the no. of vacancies was 12075.
State Total Vacancies
Andaman and Nicobar Islands 01
Andhra Pradesh 85
Arunachal Pradesh 01
Assam 24
Bihar 95
Chandigarh 08
Chhattisgarh 18
Dadra and Nagar Haveli/Daman & Diu 04
Delhi 93
Goa 25
Gujarat 139
Haryana 72
Himachal Pradesh 45
Jammu and Kashmir 07
Jharkhand 67
Karnataka 221
Kerala 120
Lakshadweep 3
Madhya Pradesh 104
Maharashtra 371
Manipur 3
Meghalaya 1
Mizoram 1
Nagaland 5
Odisha 66
Puducherry 4
Punjab 162
Rajasthan 68
Sikkim 1
Tamil Nadu 229
Telangana 62
Tripura 12
Uttar Pradesh 259
Uttarakhand 30
West Bengal 151
Total 2557
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IBPS Clerk 2020 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 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 2020 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 2020: 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 2020

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 2020 FAQ’s

Q1. When will the IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam be conducted?
Ans. The IBPS Clerk Exam will be conducted on 05th, 12th, and 13th December 2020.

Q2. What is the process of selection into the IBPS Clerk Exam?
Ans. The candidates will be selected on the basis of 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 2020?
Ans. The Exam Fee for IBPS Clerk 2020 is Rs 850 for General Candidates while Rs. 175 for the SC/ST/PWD candidates.

Q7. What is the number of vacancies in IBPS Clerk 2020?
Ans. The number of vacancies is increased to 2557.

Q8. Will the vacancy for IBPS Clerk increase?
Ans. One cannot be sure of whether the vacancies will increase or not, however, as per the previous years’ trends, it can be expected that the vacancies might increase.

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14 Comments

  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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