IBPS CLERK 2017 | IBPS CWE VII

Every year Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds the IBPS clerical cadre in multiple Public Sector banks. IBPS started Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011 to recruit officers and clerks in Public Sector Banks. It accepts online application through its official website for registration of the examination.

It is held at various locations throughout India. The mode of examination is online. In 2017, IBPS CWE-VII Clerk Pre-Exam is  held  on 2nd, 3rd, 09th and 10th  December.  IBPS Clerk Main Examination will be held on 21 January 2018.

IBPS Clerk Notification 2017

IBPS has announced official notification of  IBPS Clerk. The Online Registration for IBPS Clerk is from 12 September to 03 Octobr 2017. IBPS has introduced 7883 vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam.
The candidates eligible and interested can register themselves online for the said post on the official IBPS website.www.ibps.in.

Click here to Download official Notification IBPS Clerk 2017-18 Notification

 

IBPS Clerk Vacancies 2017

Every year more than 25 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank Clerk examination. The Online Registration for IBPS Clerk 2017 will start from 12 September 2017. There are 7883 vacancies for the post of Clerical.

No. of Vacancies : 7883 

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD STATE WISE VACANCY LIST

 

IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Dates

The important dates for IBPS Clerk CWE VII 2017 are as follows:

Activity

Date

IBPS Clerk Online Registration/ Edit/ Modification of Application

12.09.2017 to 03.10.2017

Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments

12.09.2017 to 03.10.2017

Download IBPS Clerk Training call letters

November 2017

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Training Conducted

13.11.2017 to 18.11.2017

Download IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam call letter

November 2017

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Date

2nd, 3rd,09th and 10th December 2017

Declaration of IBPS PO Preliminary Exam Result

December 2017

Download IBPS PO Call Letter for Main Exam

January 2017

IBPS PO Mains Exam Date

21.01.2018

Allotment of Provisional Posting

April 2018

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Centre

The IBPS Clerk exam (CWE) is held online at various centres all over India and the candidates can mention their options at the time of filling in the online application. Though there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues yet IBPS allots an exam centre other than the choices made by a candidate. 

IBPS is the only authority to add or remove an exam centre. The candidates can’t make any request for the change of the exam centre. Any indecent behaviour at the examination centre can lead to cancellation of the application.

Selection Procedure 

The selection process of IBPS Clerk consists of 2 phases (preliminary and mains).  The candidates must qualify each of them to go on to the next phase. 
The important steps of the IBPS Clerk Recruitment Procedure are as follows:
 

•Online Preliminary Examination:

Sufficient number of candidates in each category is shortlisted by IBPS depending upon the requirements for Online Main Examination

Online Mains Examination:

Candidates need to qualify each section as well as the overall cut-off in the main exam to be eligible for the Final Selection.

•Final Result:

The Final result is declared on the basis of merit list in IBPS Clerk Mains Exam.

•Provisional Allotment:

The provisional allotment of the eligible candidate is released on the official website. The IBPS allots Banks to the candidates on the basis of the preferences they have made at the time of the online registration.
IBPS plays its role in the selection process till the provisional selection to different banks. Further the responsibility to inform the qualified candidates about their joining dates and procedure lies with the respective banks.

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk exam (CWE 7) for hiring candidates will be held online. The exam will be in two parts: Preliminary and Mains.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk preliminary examination is of one hour duration and is conducted online. It has 3 sections with having 100 questions in total with a maximum score of 100 marks. There is negative marking in IBPS Clerk Pre exam as 0.25 marks are deducted for every wrong answer. Candidates must clear the sectional cut-off to qualify for the IBPS Clerk Main exam. The section-wise details are given below:

S.No.

Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

English Language

30

30

Composite time of 1 Hour

2

Numerical Ability

35

35

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100

 

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of IBPS Clerk Mains is also changed. Main exam is also held online, the latest update by IBPS it has 4 sections there is 190 Question having a total score of 200 marks of 160 minutes duration.Last Year Computer Apptitude and Reasoning Ability section conduct Separately, but in the recent update both section comes together have 50 question and time duration is 45 minutes.

The candidates must attempt the sections in the same order and within the allotted time fixed by the examining body. The candidate can’t leave the existing section before the time allotted. The next section can only be attempted after the current section is completed. There is a negative marking with a deduction of 0.25 marks for every mistake.
The section-wise details are given below:
 

S.No.

Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

1

General/Financial Awareness

50

50

35 minutes

2

General English

40

40

35 minutes

3

Reasoning and Computer Aptitude

50

60

45 minutes

4

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

45 minutes

 

                       Total

190

200

160 minutes

 

Penalty for Wrong Answers:
A penalty for every incorrect answer will be marked in the Objective Tests of both Preliminary and Mains exams. Every wrong answer will be penalized by deducting 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for leaving a question blank, i.e. in case no answer is marked by the candidate.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam:
There are certain important points on the basis of which the final score for the IBPS Clerk exam is calculated:
• Marks scored in the Preliminary Exam (Tier-1) will not be considered in the final score. These are only taken into account to qualify Mains Exam (Tier-2).
• Candidates need to qualify Phase-2 and Interview individually to be eligible for final worth.
• The aggregate of 100 marks is used for the final merit list for each category. Candidates with high merit rank in each category are finally selected.

 

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2017

IBPS exam syllabus is similar to other bank exams except that IBPS issues only the broad subjects, they can be further bifurcated into individual topics, based on the questions that have appeared in the exams over the past few years. The IBPS syllabus is divided into two parts:
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus 2017

 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus 2017

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Reasoning AbilityQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Language
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading Comprehension
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures &AlligationsPara jumbles
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMultiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanks
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMiscellaneous
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph Completion
TabulationData Interpretation 
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, Percentage 
Blood RelationsNumber Systems 
Input OutputSequence & Series 
Coding DecodingPermutation, Combination &Probability 

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus 2017

This year the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk Mains is changed. Main exam is also held online, the latest update by IBPS it has 4 sections there is 190 Question having a total score of 200 marks of 160 minutes duration.Last Year Computer Apptitude and Reasoning Ability section conduct Separately, but in the recent update both section comes together have 50 question and time duration is 45 minutes.

 

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria - 2017

Educational Qualification

Graduation Degree: The eligibility criteria for the IBPS CWE exam is graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. Candidate who possesses same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree: 

Certificate which supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam. 
The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the IBPS Bank-Clerk examination.
 

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

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

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants:

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


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

Age Eligibility of candidates applying for IBPS Bank Clerk Examination:

Candidates applying for the IBPS CWE examination should be of 20 years old but not more than 28 years old at the time of registration. Besides this, there is age relaxation relevant to category wise candidates as per the government rules:

Category

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Serviceman

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

 

IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training

The Nodal Banks/ Participating Organizations may organize pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the strategy issued by Government of India. This is a kind of training session where candidates are acquainted with the type of questions, common mistakes, and tips for time management, best practices, basic tricks and approaches by experts from training organizations. The purpose is to give a level playing field to students from weaker sections that can’t afford coaching and make them aware about general facet and recruitment procedure of the exam.


Candidates belonging to above-mentioned categories can undergo training by signifying the same against relevant column, at the time of applying on-line. 
The pre-exam training is free of cost with other expenses like travel, food and lodging expenses are incurred by the candidate. Generally, it is conducted for five days before the exam and the dates are announced on the official website. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:
 

North IndiaSouth IndiaEast IndiaWest India
AgraBengaluruAgartalaAhmedabad
AllahabadChennaiBalasoreAurangabad
AmritsarCoimbatoreBehrampur (Ganjam)Bhopal
BareillyGulbargaBhubaneshwarIndore
ChandigarhHyderabadDhanbadJabalpur
DehradunKavarattiGuwahatiJaipur
GorakhpurKochiHubliJodhpur
JammuMaduraiKolkataMumbai
KanpurMangaloreMuzaffarpurNagpur
KarnalMysorePatnaPanaji (Goa)
LucknowPort BlairRanchiPune
LudhianaPuducherrySambalpurRaipur
New DelhiThiruchirapalliShillongRajkot
PatialaThiruvananthapuramSiliguriVadodara
RohtakVijaywadaTirupati 
ShimlaVishakhapatnam  
Varanasi   

IBPS will have some additional centres or remove some depending on requirement. The Candidates wha opt for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank's website. Pre-Exam training call letter will not be sent by post.

 

IBPS Clerk Online Application

The registration for IBPS Clerk Exam 2017 will be done online. In order to avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the IBPS Clerk 2017 Application form is one of the following:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Mozilla Fire Fox 3.0 and above
  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above
  • Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:
  • A valid Email Id
  • Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
  • Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction
  • The IBPS Clerk 2017 application form can only be filled on the official website.
  • Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for IBPS PO Online Application

 

IBPS Clerk Application Fee

The category wise application fees for IBPS Clerk exam is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will NOT be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more please check the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Application

Sr. No.CategoryApplication Fee
1SC/ST/PWDRs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2General and OthersRs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

 

IBPS Clerk 2017 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates can download the IBPS Clerk 2017 admit card from the official website IBPS because hard copy of the IBPS Clerk Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

  • Registration No/Roll No
  • Date of Birth/ Password
  • The admit card will be made available September 2017 IBPS Clerk Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS Clerk 2017 will be issued in 2 phases:
  • Online Preliminary Examination
  • Online Mains Examination
  • The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.

 

IBPS Clerk 2017 Results

The results of IBPS will be released after completion of two Phase of Examination. The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment for the post of clerk in Banks.

IBPS Clerk Preparation

Candidates must prepare in a systematic manner for IBPS Clerk exam. The candidates should be aware of the latest syllabus and exam pattern. The syllabus covers various topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practices a wide variety of questions as well.


IBPS Clerk 2016 left everyone worried with the surprising change in the exam pattern. This is the reason we have decided to provide you with the relevant new pattern questions that were asked in the last year banking exams.

New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don't face issue in IBPS Clerk 2017.
Candidates must go through previous year IBPS questions, so that they have an idea of what to expect in IBPS Clerk 2017.

We are providing you all study notes, quizzes and Video lectures for IBPS Clerk Exam 2017 with latest Pattern. It is advisable to  Follow Make My Exam to get all Study Material in New Pattern apart from self study you can join any Coaching and Online Test Series for better exam preparation.

 

Salary of IBPS PO

In the majority of the public sector banks, Salary of Clerk is more or less the same. The latest revision of Bank Clerk salary as per 10th Bipartite settlement, took place on Nov 2012; nonetheless the final agreement was signed in May 2015.

The revised basic pay of Clerk thus becomes –

Here Rs. 21990 is the revised basic pay of Bank clerk as applicable on 1stJanuary 2016. Thus the new entrant in a Bank as Clerk is liable to get Rs. 21,990 as basic pay and salary in hand 19590.

 

Classes for IBPS Clerk 2017

 

IBT classroom programs are most comprehensive coaching Programme in Banking and SSC verticals across India. Out of every 5 classroom students of IBT, 3 got selected for Banking or SSC jobs in 2015-16.

IBPS Clerk Mock Tests and Online Test Series

IBT offers Online Test Series for various Bank & SSC exams (like IBPS PO, Clerk, Bank PO, Bank Clerk, SBI, RBI, NABARD, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL etc), which are well-researched and closely follow the exact exam pattern. Practice papers are prepared keeping in the mind the last year’s exam pattern and expected changed in the pattern and level of questions.

 

IBPS Clerk Cut off – 2016

IBPS Clerk Pre Exam Cut off 2016-17. IBPS Clerk Exam cut off vary from state to state.

The cut off for IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:.

 

Andhra Pradesh

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.75

10.25

10.25

73

Assam

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

04.25

05.75

06.75

71.25

Bihar

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

04.25

05.75

06.75

67.50

Maharastra

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.75

10.20

10.75

59.25

Madhya pradesh

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

04.25

05.75

06.75

65.75

Meghalaya

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

04.25

05.75

06.75

65.75

Odisha

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.00

08.50

08.25

70.75

Punjab

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.75

10.25

10.75

66.50

Karnataka

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.75

10.25

10.75

58.25

Gujrat

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

04.25

05.75

06.75

58.75

Haryana

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.75

10.25

10.75

68.00

Jammu & Kashmir

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.75

10.25

10.75

68.75

Jharkhnad

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

04.25

05.75

06.75

70.75

Chhattisgarh

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.75

10.25

10.75

63.50

Delhi

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.75

10.25

10.75

67.25

Himchal Pradesh

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.75

10.25

10.75

66.50

Rajasthan

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.75

10.25

10.75

66.75

Tamil Nadhu

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

04.25

05.75

06.75

58.00

Telangana

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

04.25

05.75

06.75

65.00

Kerala

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

04.25

05.75

06.75

71.00

Uttar Pradesh

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.75

10.25

10.75

67.75

Tripura

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.75

10.25

10.75

60.00

Uttarakhand

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.75

10.25

10.75

71.25

West Bengal

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Total

07.75

10.25

10.75

70.50

 

 IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Cut off 2016-17

The cutoff for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:

English

Reasoning Ability

Quantitative Aptitude

Computer

GA

07.75

05.50

07.75

16.25

09.25

 

IBPS Clerk Coaching Classes

IBT classroom programs are most comprehensive coaching Programme in IBPS Clerk Pre and  Main Examination across India. Out of every 5 classroom students of IBT, 3 got selected for Banking jobs in 2016-17. IBT is poineer in the field of bank clerk coaching since 2009 and has produced incredible results. Experienced trainer, Specialised course material and best selling test series are the three pillar of IBT Classroom coaching.

 

IBPS Clerk Mock Tests and Online Test Series

IBT offers Online Test Series for various Bank & SSC exams (like IBPS PO, Clerk, Bank PO, Bank Clerk, SBI, RBI, NABARD, SSC CGL, SSC CHSL etc), which are well-researched and closely follow the exact exam pattern. Practice papers are prepared keeping in the mind the last year’s exam pattern and expected changed in the pattern and level of questions.

 

IBPS Clerk FAQs

  • Is the IBPS Clerk exam Bilingual?
  • All tests conducted by IBPS are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi
  • Is there Negative Marking?
  • For every wrong answer, there is negative marking in the objective tests of both Preliminary and Mains Exam of IBPS Clerk 2017. One fourth of the total marks allotted for that question will be deducted for marking a wrong answer.
  • Are there fixed timings for different sections?