IBPS CLERK 2019: Notification, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date and Pattern


Every year Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a common written exam to hire a number of selected aspirants for clerical cadre in multiple public sector banks. IBPS started its exam since 2011 and as it is 8th-time IBPS organising the exam so it’s mentioned as IBPS Clerical Cadre (CRP Clerks -VIII).

Since the mode of examination is online so IBPS accepts online application through its official website for registration of the examination. In 2019, IBPS CWE-VII Clerk Pre-Exam is going to organise Preliminary Examination on 07th, 08th, 14th & 15th December 2019.  IBPS Clerk Main Examination will be held on 25th January 2020.

IBPS CLERK Eligibility Criteria:

Educational Qualification

Possess a Graduation Degree from a University/college recognized by the Government of India.

The aspirant should have a valid Mark-sheet or Degree Certificate which states that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam. The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at the time of registration for the IBPS Bank-Clerk examination.

Computer Education: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as the IBPS Clerk exam is conducted online.

Language Proficiency: Aspirants should have verbal and written proficiency in the official language of the State/UT. The aspirant should be able to read, write and speak the language.

Age Eligibility:  A aspirant’s age on 01.09.2018 Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

Aspirants applying for IBPS CWE/Bank Clerk Examination should be one of the following:

1. Citizen of India.

2. The subject of Nepal or Bhutan.

3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement.

4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India.

Aspirants belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India in their favour.

Age Relaxation:

Category Age relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe
5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non
-Creamy Layer)
3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
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 9 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from
service (for MP state Only)
5 years

Exam pattern:

The IBPS clerk preliminary examination is conducted by online mode and it lasts for an hour. The question paper is divided into three sections and having 100 no of questions and 100 marks all total. 0.25marks are deducted as penalty for a wrong answer. The aspirants have to qualify the sectional cut off to get into the IBPS Mains. The section wise details are given below.

Subjects Questions  Marks Time
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100

The IBPS Clerk Main examination is also conducted by online mode and having four sections and lasts for 160 mins. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks of every wrong answer.

Subject Questions Maximum Marks Duration
General English 40 40 35 minutes
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Exam Dates:

Here are the important dates regarding IBPS Clerk 2019 given below

Event Important Dates
Application Start September 2019 (tentative)
Application Ends October 2019
Download of Call Letter December 2019
Online Preliminary Exam 07.12.2019, 08.12.2019, 14.12.2019, 15.12.2019
Prelims Result & Call Letter for Mains January 2020
Online Mains Exam Date 19.01.2020
Mains Result & Call Letter for Interview February 2020
Conduct of Interview February 2020
Provisional Allotment April 2020




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