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IBPS Clerical Cadre Exam Pattern Details: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Written Examination (CWE) for the recruitment of Clerical Cadre vacancies in public sector Banks. The common written examination pattern details are given below…

Exam Pattern:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts this Online Common Written Exam for Clerical Cadre posts. The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, preliminary and main. Total marks of Preliminary exam is 100 in a duration of 1 hour for objective type questions & total marks of Main exam is 200 in a duration of 2 hours for objective type questions. The tests except the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

CWE – Online Examinations: 

1. The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

a. Preliminary Examination

Sr No Name of Tests No. of Qs 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

b. Main Examination

Sr. No. Name of Tests(NOT BY SEQUENCE) No. of
Max Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2 General English 40 40 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
  Total 190 200 160 minutes

The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equipercentile method.

Penality for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination): There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Cutoff Score (Online Main examination): Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main Examination and also a minimum total score to be considered for further process. Depending on number of the State/ UT wise vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be considered for provisional allotment. Prior to the completion of provisional allotment process scores obtained in the Online Main Examination will not be shared with the candidates.

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Responses to “IBPS Clerks Exam Pattern Details”

  • Sam says:

    Sir, I have completed B.E in Mechanical and have DRDO certificate. Can i apply?

  • Ram Ganesh says:

    I am pursuing final year in Engineering. Can i apply for this job?

  • Sunil says:

    Sir, I have completed BA. Can i apply for this post?

  • deepak says:

    Sir, I have completed Diploma in Computer Science. Can i apply for this post?

  • Vennela says:

    @Anil Kumar Das
    As per the notification candidates should possess A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government for the post of Clerk in IBPS.

  • Dev says:

    As per the notification there is no interview for the post of Clerk in IBPS.

  • Anil Kumar Das says:

    Sir, What is the minimum percentage of mark required to apply for the post of clerk in IBPS?

  • Nagaraju says:

    Will IBPS conduct interview for the post of clerk?

  • Harsh says:

    Please give information about clerk interview taking or not in 2015 at present time.

  • RAHUL KUMAR says:

    Sir, B.Sc final year ke student bank me apply kar skte hai?

  • Ritesh Kumar Tiwary says:

    Sir plz suggest me the perfect books for ibps clerk examination.

  • sunil says:

    please suggest book for Genral Awarness and English with author name for preparation of IBPS clerical exam.

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