IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection), every year conducts a common written exam or CWE all over the country for the clerical cadre in several banks. CWE is used by all public sector banks as a base to fill the vacancies for this post.
IBPS is going to conduct the Clerk exam for the ninth year now. The IBPS Clerk CWE exam is conducted on two levels. One is the preliminary exam and other is mains. Those students who qualify for both the exams are thus selected for the post.
Talking about the notification of the exam, all the details regarding the same will be given later on to the people. It will be mentioned on the official website.
IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Dates
The dates for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 will be notified later to the students. They can keep a check on the sites and get it done.
IBPS Clerk 2019 Vacancy
The total number vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2019 will be released with its official notification. IBPS has introduced around 7275 vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2019 Recruitment.
IBPS Clerk Exam Centre
When you go for the process of filling the application form online, you are given the preference of choosing the exam center. However, IBPS can allow you a center other than the choice you have opted for if there is non-availability of seats at favored venues. The IBPS will do not entertain any complaint in regards to change in the exam center.
IBPS Clerk 2019 Recruitment
The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk CWE takes place in two stages:
1. Preliminary Examination
2. Main Examination
It is mandatory for the students to qualify for both the exams to get selected for the post of clerical cadre in most of the premier Public Sector Banks. The main thing to keep in mind here is that there is no interview process required for the selection of a candidate once the main exam is done. 100% weightage is given to the result of mains exam result.
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
The IBPS Clerk exam takes place in two phases: Prelims and Mains. Both these papers go for the online method of conducting the written examination. The structure of the exam is mentioned below:
Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination
The IBPS Clerk CWE conducts preliminary exam in an online mode as it tests the candidate on the basis of their aptitude, intellect, and English. In total there are three stages and candidate must clear the cut off of each section to move further for the main exam round.
A time frame of 20 minutes for each section is given to the candidate to solve the exam. The composite mark of the paper is 100 and the passing marks is decided by IBPS that it changes every year depending on the set criteria
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||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||Composite time of 1 Hour|
Candidates are required to qualify in each of the three tests by scoring the minimum cut-off marks which are decided by the IBPS. The satisfactory number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depends on the requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.
Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination
There are noticeable changes the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam. In the latest update by IBPS, IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now comprise of 190 questions that need to be finished in the time limit of 160 minutes.
During the previous time, the Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section were conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are merged and will comprise of 50 questions that need to be solved in the time frame of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will take place bilingually, that is both in English and in Hindi. Given below is the exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VIII.
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||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|
The penalty for Wrong Answers:
In both the preliminary examination as well as mains examination there is a penalty for the wrong answer. For an objective question, the wrong answer will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the total mark assigned to that question. For the question which is left blanked or unanswered, there is no penalty.
Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam:
Keeping the following points in mind, the final score for the IBPS Clerk exam is calculated
• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be counted for the final selection.
• To be eligible for final merit the candidates must qualify Phase-2.
• The cumulative score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for every category. Candidates with top merit rank in each category are at last selected.
IBPS Clerk 2019 Syllabus
In the preliminary examination, there are mainly three sections that are Reasoning, English Language and Numerical Ability. Every section has multiple subheadings to have a look into when preparing for IBPS Clerk CWE.
For mains and preliminary exams, the syllabus for Numerical Ability / Quantitative Aptitude and English Language is the same. In addition to these two, there are certain other subjects such as General / Financial Awareness and Reasoning & Computer Knowledge. In the section of General awareness, there is regular information asked about the Banking sector.
IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam 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 Organization||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|
IBPS Clerk 2019 Eligibility Criteria
To be eligible for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 the candidate must fulfill the following two criteria:
• Age Limit (As on 01.09.2019): The age limit of the candidate should be between 20 Years to 28 Years. The final criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 will be there along with the official notification.
• Educational Qualification: The minimum qualification of Graduation must be projected by the candidate in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. It is mandatory for the candidate to pass English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level. Candidate should possess a certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.
IBPS Clerk 2019 Online Application
The application process for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 has to be completed in the online mode. It is better to use the web-browser listed below to fill up the IBPS Clerk 2019 Application form so as you can avoid the errors:
• Internet Explorer 8 and above
• Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above
• Google Chrome 3.0 and above
Even the following pre-requisites must be possessed by the candidates before applying for the application process:
• A valid Email Id
• Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
• All the document are required for the online transaction so keep them ready in the pdf file beforehand plus the online fee is also supposed to be paid online.
Only on the official website of the IBPS Clerk, you can fill the application form.
Before you move further with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go completely through the guide for IBPS Clerk Online Applications
IBPS Clerk Application Fee
For the IBPS Clerk online application, the fee structure is given below category wise. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can you can keep in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee has to be paid by one own self online. To know more you can have a look at the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Application
|Sr. No.||Category||Application Fee|
|1||SC/ST/PWD||Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
IBPS Clerk 2019 Admit Card & Call Letter
The admit card for the IBPS CLERK 2019 has to be downloaded from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the IBPS Clerk Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate. To log in on the official website, you will be asked to fill certain details mentioned below:
• Registration No/Roll No
• Date of Birth/ Password
• Online Preliminary Examination
• Online Mains Examination
The admit card will be there ten fifteen days before the exam.
IBPS Clerk 2019 Results
The result will be there after completing each phase. The list will be there in descending order.