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IBPS Clerk Recruitment - Notification, eligibility, Important Dates, Admit Card and more 2021


The IBPS Clerk exam acts as a recruitment procedure to enroll eligible and befitting prospective IBPS employees to the role of a clerk. This exam strives to test your skills, in turn deciding your future employment at IBPS. Thousands dream of clearing the IBPS Clerk examination every year, but it’s only the best who prepare and show resilience to be worthy of the vacant positions.

Due to the pandemic, many of the previously scheduled dates stand altered, but here are the details you might need:

IBPS Clerk 2021 At A Glance

OrganizationInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Vacant PostsClerk
Total Vacancies3000+ (tentative)
Application ModeOnline
Selection ProcessPreliminary Exam, Mains Exam, Local Language Test
Official Website

IBPS Clerk 2021 Notification

IBPS has released the official notification for IBPS Clerk exam 2021 on 11 July 2021. You can view it here.

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2021

You can find all the information regarding important dates here in the table below:

IBPS Clerk Notification Date11 July 2021
Start Date for Online Application12 July 2021
Last Date for Online Application1 August 2021
Pre-Training Exam Date16 August 2021
Release of Admit CardsTo be notified (15 days prior to prelims)
Prelims Exam Date28-29 August 2021 to 4 September 2021 (tentative)
Mains Exam Date31 October 2021 (tentative)
Local Language Test DateTo be notified
Final IBPS Clerk 2021 ResultTo be notified

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS Clerk Posts

  • Educational Qualification:
  • You must have a minimum of a graduate degree qualification of three years or its equivalent to qualify for IBPS Clerk 2021.
  • Additionally, you must also have ample knowledge in the field of Information Technology and Computer Operations, in general.
  • Fluency in the local language of the state from where they are applying.
  • Age Limit (as of 1 June 2021):
  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: 28 years

Age Relaxations:

CategoryAge Relaxation provided
SC/ ST5 years
OBC3 years
Individuals affected by the 1984 riots5 years
Individuals domiciled in Jammu and Kashmir anytime between 1 January 1980 and 31 December 19895 years
Union Carbide Factory’s employees retrenched from service (Madhya Pradesh)5 years
Divorced women, widows, and women legally separated from their spouses(and haven't remarried)9 years
PwD10 years
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-ServicemenNumber of years served + 3 years (up to 50 years of age)

IBPS Clerk Exam Application Fee

CategoryApplication Fee

IBPS Clerk 2021 Application Form

The application forms for this exam have been released on 12 July 2021. The last date to apply online is 1 August 2021. You could apply for IBPS Clerk recruitment 2021 here, once the form is released.

Steps to Apply for IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2021

If you are planning to sit for the IBPS Clerk exam of 2021, here’s the application procedure you need to follow diligently:

  • Go to the official website and register yourself with your personal and contact details.
  • Fill out the IBPS Clerk application form 2021.
  • Upload the required scanned photographs and documents.
  • Pay the application fee.
  • Keep a copy of the submitted form for future reference.

Admit Card

The admit cards for the IBPS Clerk exam 2021 are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to get access to the admit cards.

List of Vacancies

The official list of vacancies has not been released by IBPS yet. You can find more about the number of vacancies below, once they are updated:

CategoryTotal Vacancies
GeneralTo be notified
EWSTo be notified
OBCTo be notified
SCTo be notified
STTo be notified

IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 Reservation List

The reservation list for the IBPS Clerk exam entails reserving seats for the different categories of candidates appearing for the exam. IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 follows the same reservation rules as mandated by the Government of India.

To know more about the vacant seats and reservation guidelines, visit the official site.

IBPS Clerk Selection Process

The IBPS Clerk 2021 recruitment takes place in the following steps:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam
  • Local Language Test

IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Pattern

The pattern for the IBPS Clerk Prelims 2021 exam is:

TopicNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
English303020 minutes
Numerical Ability353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes

The pattern for the IBPS Clerk Mains 2021 exam is:

TopicNumber of QuestionsMarksDuration
General/Finance Awareness505035 minutes
General English404035 minutes
Reasoning Ability/Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes

IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 Syllabus

The IBPS Clerk exam 2021 syllabus looks like this:

Numerical AbilityReasoningEnglish
Simplification, Data interpretation, Interest, Percentages, Algebra, Time and Work, Number Series, Averages, Mensuration, Ratios, Profit and loss, Permutations and combinationsArrangements and pattern, Coding decoding, Order and Ranking, Syllogism, Linear Seating arrangement, Mathematical Inequalities, Blood relations, Circular Seating arrangement, Classification, SchedulingGrammar, Vocabulary, Cloze Test, Reading Comprehension, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Para/Sentence Completion

IBPS Clerk 2021 Result

The results for the IBPS Clerk exam 2021 are yet to be released by the officials. Keep checking the official website to know the result dates when they are uploaded.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 Cut-offs

The official cut offs for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 are yet to be released. Here's how the previous years' cut offs look like:

CategoryGeneral CategorySC/ST/OBC Categories
English Language08.254.75
Reasoning Ability07.5002.75
Quantitative Aptitude07.7503.50

IBPS Clerk Job Profile

Here’s what the IBPS Clerk recruitment posts primarily include:

  • Making sure payments are cleared
  • Overseeing cash deposits and withdrawals
  • Issuing checkbooks
  • Maintaining a record of financial balance
  • Keeping track of ledgers, balance, and tally
  • Ensuring receipt cheques and drafts are cleared

IBPS Clerk Recruitment Salary Details

Here's how the IBPS Clerk employment pay scale looks like:

  • Salary Range: INR 11,765 to 31,540
  • Initial Salary In-Hand: INR 19,461

IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Analysis

These are the key topics that were noticed frequenting the IBPS Clerk exam papers:

  • Information Technology and its applications
  • General Knowledge/Awareness on current National issues
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Mathematical ability
  • Numerical Aptitude
  • General Mental ability
  • Analytical ability
  • Decision Making and Problem Solving
  • Basic Numeracy and Data Interpretation
  • Comprehension

Be thorough with each of these topics, and keep track of time.

The IBPS Clerk 2021 exam is not hard, but preparation is key. If you are familiar with current affairs, you are good to go!

IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips

Here are a few tips to help you prepare for the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam:

  • Every topic is equally important in the IBPS Clerk exam, so never skip any topic.
  • Study the economic trends, history, geography, and polity from an Indian and international perspective.
  • Practice last years question papers from the official website.
  • Practice your speaking skills for the interview.
  • Read State-specific newspapers.

IBPS Clerk Question Papers

Here are a few previous years question papers for the IBPS Clerk exam:

For more previous years question papers, visit the official IBPS Clerk website.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Books

Name of BooksAuthor/Publication
Objective General EnglishR.S. Agarwal and Vikas Agarwal
Descriptive General EnglishS.P. Bakshi and Richa Sharma
High School English Grammar and CompositionWren & Martin
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Objective General EnglishArihant Publications
English NCERT Books of 9th and 10th gradeNCERT
Analytical ReasoningMK Pandey
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-VerbalBS Sijwali & Indu Sijwali
A Modern Approach to Verbal ReasoningR.S Agarwal
How to Crack Test of ReasoningArihant Publication
Quantitative AptitudeR.S Agarwal
Data InterpretationArun Sharma
Objective Mathematics for Competitive ExamsTarun Goyal

IBPS Clerk Study Plan

Here's how you should plan your study hours to make to most out of them:

  • Your mind should be fresh while sitting down to study. There should be as few distractions as possible.
  • Divide your focus on your speaking skills and your theoretical knowledge.
  • Make sure you have the previous years' papers and a few mock test centers around, to sit for practice tests.
  • Keep your eyes and ears open so that you are always up to date with current affairs. This is one of the best ways to learn. Watch news channels, read newspapers and magazines.
  • If reading too many books get exhausting, switch to alternative modes of learning that are more interesting: watch videos related to your study topics, find out movies and literary works pertaining to the core themes that will help you learn without sitting down and burying your head in a book.

Keeping track of the IBPS Clerk exam 2021 details will help you inch closer to your dream employment at IBPS. Make sure you note down your application number and pay the application fee in time.

Arrange for proper internet connectivity and a working mobile/PC to successfully register yourself and submit your online application form. Go through the syllabi and exam patterns carefully to ace the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam with flying colors!