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About IBPS Clerk Exam

IBPS Clerk exam is held annually by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection to recruit eligible candidates for the post of IBPS clerk in the nationalised banks throughout different locations in India. The exam has three stages - Prelims, Mains and Language exam and the candidate has to clear each round to be recruited as the same. The job profile associated with the IBPS Clerk includes the clerical work. The eligible and enthusiastic candidates who want to pursue their career in this stream must fill in the IBPS Clerk application form, well in advance.

IBPS Clerk Exam Date

IBPS Clerk Exam Date 2022 and other important dates for the IBPS Clerk recruitment 2022 exam has already been released with IBPS Clerk 2022 notification. The official IBPS Clerk Exam Date 2022 has been released by IBPS along with IBPS Calendar 2022 . The detailed exam schedule is provided below:

Events Dates
Notification 2022 30th June 2022
Apply Online Start Date 01st July 2022
Apply Online Last Date 21st July  2022
Prelims Admit Card 2022 17th August 2022
Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminary 03rd & 04th September 2022
Prelims Result 2022 21st September 2022
Prelims Scorecard 27th September 2022
Mains Admit Card 29th September 2022
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 08th October 2022
Declaration of Final (Mains) Result April 2023

IBPS Clerk Eligibility

You can get complete knowledge of the IBPS Clerk eligibility to be able to get ahead in the recruitment drive. Get a glimpse of the eligibility criteria as presented here. Ensure fitting eligibility criteria before filling up the application form to avoid facing any hassle at a later stage.

Eligibility Criteria Attributes
Exam IBPS Clerk 2022
 Age Limit 20-28 years
Educational qualification Graduation degree
Nationality Criteria Indian

Age Limit Criteria

The candidates must fit the prescribed IBPS Clerk age limit to be able to get through the selection process. You can take the exam as many times, taking into consideration the upper age limit. 

  • To fulfill the IBPS Clerk age limit criteria, a candidate must be a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 28 years old.
  • This basically means that any candidate born earlier than 02/09/1993 and later than 01/09/2001 does not pass the IBPS clerk eligibility criteria to appear for this exam, where both the above-mentioned dates are inclusive while calculating age.

Age Limit- Relaxation

Certain candidates falling in reserved categories are provided with age relaxations on the upper age limit. You can get complete knowledge of the age limit criteria by walking through the illustrated table provided herewith. The age relaxation varies according to the category and you can gain detailed knowledge as elaborated here.


Age Relaxation provided


5 years


3 years

1984 riots affected people

5 years

Candidates who domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01/01/1980 to 31/12/1989

5 years

Union Carbide Factory’s regular employees who have retrenched from service. This is however applicable only for Madhya Pradesh state candidates)

5 years

Widows, Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried

9 years

Persons With Disabilities

10 years

Ex-Servicemen or Disabled Ex-Servicemen

Eligible candidates can seek relaxation for (actual period of service rendered in the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST)) period. However, this relaxation is subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years

Eligibility Criteria- Nationality

The candidates must be fulfilling the IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria of nationality to be able to get through the selection process. The norms of nationality are in accordance with the rules stated by the Government of India. A candidate must be either -

(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) &
(v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. 

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IBPS Clerk Vacancy

The state-wise & category-wise vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2022 exam have been released along with the IBPS Clerk Notification 2022 and updated here. The candidates can have a look at the state-wise 6035 IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2022 as released through IBPS Clerk CRP XII Notification.

Vacancy State Wise & Category Wise
State Name SC ST OBC EWS General Total Vacancies
ANDAMAN & NICOBAR 0 0 0 0 04 04
ANDHRA PRADESH 11 7 32 19 140 209
ASSAM 11 17 42 15 72 157
BIHAR 43 3 73 26 136 281
CHANDIGARH 0 0 3 0 9 12
CHHATTISGARH 10 29 5 9 51 104
DELHI (NCR) 45 17 87 27 119 295
GOA 1 12 11 4 43 71
GUJARAT 15 35 100 25 129 304
HARYANA 21 0 38 10 69 138
HIMACHAL PRADESH 22 2 17 7 43 91
JAMMU & KASHMIR 1 1 9 1 23 35
JHARKHAND 6 17 6 5 35 69
KARNATAKA 50 22 89 32 165 358
KERALA 5 0 11 6 48 70
LADAKH 0 0 0 0 0 0
LAKSHADWEEP 0 2 0 0 3 5
MADHYA PRADESH 46 71 38 28 126 309
MAHARASHTRA 81 72 215 73 334 775
MANIPUR 0 0 0 0 4 4
MEGHALAYA 0 2 0 1 3 6
MIZORAM 0 0 0 0 4 4
NAGALAND 0 1 00 0 3 4
ODISHA 23 26 11 10 56 126
PUDUCHERRY 0 0 0 0 2 2
PUNJAB 122 0 83 39 163 407
RAJASTHAN 24 13 20 9 63 129
SIKKIM 2 2 0 7 11
TAMIL NADU 56 3 53 26 150 288
TELANGANA 17 0 0 6 76 99
TRIPURA 3 5 0 2 7 17
UTTAR PRADESH 218 11 315 106 439 1089
UTTRAKHAND 3 1 1 1 13 19
WEST BENGAL 117 23 118 50 220 528
Total 951 400 1379 538 2767 6035

IBPS Clerk Admit Card

Candidates must download the IBPS Clerk 2022 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 to 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 2022 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS Clerk 2022 will be issued in 2 phases:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

IBPS Clerk Salary

The basic salary of an IBPS Clerk is Rs 19,900- Rs 47920 per month. Rs.19,900 is the basic pay in the IBPS clerk salary, and the remaining pay includes dearness allowance, house rent allowance, medical allowance and transport allowance. The cash in hand concerning the IBPS Clerk salary is Rs.29453 for those who join initially.

IBPS Clerk 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 CRP. The syllabus overview for IBPS Clerk 2022 Prelims and mains exams is given below.

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

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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

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

Phase-1: Preliminary Examination

The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk CRP XII 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 20 minutes for each section. 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.

Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

Phase-2: Mains Examination

No changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2022 Exam. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that need to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute 50 questions that need to be solved in a time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted in 13 regional languages along with English and in Hindi. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CRP-XII.

Sr.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 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 final 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 Cut off

IBPS releases the IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut-Off & Score Card post the declaration of its result. Candidates can check the cut-off by clicking on the link mentioned below. The Prelims Cut-Off and Score Card will help candidates analyze their score and compare with the score of other candidates.

Let's have a look at the IBPS Clerk's previous year's cut-off: General Category
Prelims Cut-Off 2021 
State Name General
Andhra Pradesh 71
Assam 68
Bihar 76
Chhattisgarh  74
Chandigarh 62.75
Delhi 77.25
Gujarat 72
Goa 62.5 
Himachal Pradesh 78.50 
Haryana 78.50
J & K 72
Jharkhand 79.25
Kerala 78
Madhya Pradesh 77
Maharashtra  70.25
Manipur 69.75
Odisha 77
Punjab 75.5
Rajasthan 81.50
Karnataka 67.25
Telangana 65.75
Uttar Pradesh 77
Uttarakhand 81.25
West Bengal 79
Tamil Nadu 67.75
Sikkim 59.25

IBPS Clerk Qualification

The candidates need to be in possession of the requisite degrees and qualifications to be able to get through the selection process. It is highly advised to the candidates to ensure fulfilling the IBPS Clerk educational qualification percentage before filling up the apply online form to avoid getting your forms rejected at the last moment.

  • Educational Eligibility: In order to pass the IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria 2022, a candidate should have a degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a Government of India recognized college/ university, as on 01/08/2021. Candidates having any equivalent qualification that is recognized by Central Government are also eligible to apply.
  • Other Requirements: Computer Literacy is a must. Candidate must possess operating as well as working knowledge of Computer System. For this, candidates should have followed 
    (a) Degree/ Diploma/ Certificate in Computer Operations/ Language
    (b) Should have studied Computer/ Information Technology as one of the subjects in High School/ Institute/ College.
  • Proficiency in Local Language: Candidates should also be proficient in the language of the state from which they are applying. This means that the candidates should know how to read, write and speak the official language of the state of union territory from which they are applying.
  • In cases where the college/ university provides CGPA or OGPA, candidates need to convert the same into the percentage, up to 2 places of decimal, and accordingly fill it in the application form. The selected candidates are also required to produce a certificate, mentioning the university norms for the grade to percentage conversion as well as the percentage of marks that the student has secured, and it should be signed by an appropriate authority.
  • For candidates from colleges/ universities where a web certificate is released or the result is published online, then candidates must produce a relevant document, signed by the appropriate authority, in original, with clear mention of the candidate’s date of passing.

IBPS Clerk How to Apply

The dates for the online application process for IBPS Clerk 2022 exam has announced by IBPS today. The online application process for IBPS Clerk recruitment 2022 is started on 01st July and will end on 21st July 2022. All the interested and eligible candidates have to submit their application form along with required documents, photographs, signatures & IBPS Clerk hand-written declaration to register for IBPS Clerk 2022 Exam.

Application Fee
Sr.No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.175/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 850/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) IBPS Clerk Exam

Q. What is the Syllabus of IBPS Clerk Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest syllabus of the IBPS Clerk exam. The syllabus of IBPS Clerk comprises the topics and sub-topics under sections, Knowledge of IBPS Clerk syllabus helps candidates to focus on their preparation and important areas of each subject.
Q. What is pattern of IBPS Clerk Exam?
A. In this article Page, we have provided the latest exam pattern of the IBPS Clerk exam . The pattern of comprises the subject wise pattern and no. of questions will come in exam, go to our article section of exam pattern for more details.
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Q. How to prepare for the IBPS Clerk Exam?
A. To prepare for IBPS Clerk exam, candidates should go through the exam syllabus and exam pattern, solve mock tests, practice previous years' question papers. Try to clear the concepts of each and every topic rather than cramming. Set a time to go over the chapters, Differentiate weak areas and work to improve them. Solve puzzles to improve logical skill.
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