IBPS Clerk Examination

The post of clerk is very important in every bank and therefore it’s a very promising career option for those interested in the banking sector. The basic pay can be anywhere between 12-32 thousand rupees and subjected to increment after every 1 year. It is mainly a desk job and therefore doesn’t require a lot of effort and comes with a lot of benefits. The recruitment of clerks in a bank is done through IBPS Clerk examination conducted by IBPS every year. Many banks recruit their clerks through this exams. So let’s check out the banks participating, eligibility and pattern for IBPS Clerk Examination.

Banks Recruiting through IBPS Clerk Examination

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Canara Bank
  3. Indian Overseas Bank
  4. UCO Bank
  5. Andhra Bank
  6. Bank of Baroda
  7. Bank of India
  8. Bank of Maharashtra
  9. India Bank
  10. Syndicate Bank
  11. Central Bank of India
  12. Corporation Bank
  13. Dena Bank
  14. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  15. Punjab National Bank
  16. Punjab and Sindh Bank
  17. Union Bank of India
  18. Vijaya Bank


Educational Eligibility

  • A degree from a recognized University or any other equivalent qualification as recognized by the Central Government
  • A degree/diploma/certificate in computer working/language or the candidate should have studied computer or IT as one of the subject in his/her degree course.
  • Proficiency in the official language of the State/UT in which the candidate wish to work.


  • Citizens of India, Nepal and Bhutan are eligible.
  • If the candidate is of India origin and has migrated from the following countries to permanently settle in India then he/she is eligible (Ethiopia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Pakistan, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zaire or Zambia)


The age of the candidate should be anywhere between 20 to 28 years of age. Age relaxation is given in the following conditions:

  • 5 years in case of SC/ST
  • 3 years in case of OBC
  • 10 years in case of Person with disabilities
  • 9 years in case of widows, divorced or women legally separated from their husbands and haven’t yet re-married.

Exam Pattern

The exam is conducted in two parts the preliminary and the mains.

1 mark is given for every correct answer and 1/4th of a mark is deducted from the total for every wrong answer.



S.No Subject Questions Marks Time
1 Reasoning Ability 35 35 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 English Language 30 30
  Total 100 100  


S.No Subject Questions Marks Time
1 General English 40 40 35 minutes
2 General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability and Computer Ability 50 60 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Ability 50 50 45 minutes
  Total 190 200 160 minutes


The job of a clerk in the banking sector provides a lot of scope and career opportunity and therefor as many as 15 -20 lakh candidates give IBPS Clerk exam and very few get selected. It is really important for a candidate to take the preparation of IBPS Clerk Examination seriously.