IBPS Clerk 2017: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS Clerk exam for recruitment of candidates in various public sector banks of country for clerical cadre posts. The notification for IBPS Clerk 2017 will be released in August, 2017 for around 17,000 vacancies. The examination of IBPS Clerk recruitment will be conducted in two tiers – prelims and mains. As per the IBPS calendar, the prelims exam is scheduled to be held on December 2, 3, 9 and 10 while the mains exam will be conducted on January 21, 2017. Candidates qualifying the prelims exam by securing the minimum qualifying marks as per category will be called for the mains exam. Depending on the number of vacancies under IBPS Clerk 2017, candidates shortlisted on the basis of mains exam will be allotted to one of the participating organizations. Candidates can check below for more details on eligibility criteria, exam dates, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, result, cutoff and sample papers.
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Salient Features of IBPS Clerk 2017 recruitment
IBPS launched the common recruitment process for selection of clerks in 2011. Interviews were part of the recruitment of IBPS Clerk but in the year 2016 this part has been dispensed off. To understand the exam in a better way, we have provided some salient features of the exam.
|IBPS Clerk 2017 recruitment|
|Who conducts the recruitment?||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
|How many vacancies will be announced?||Around 17, 000|
|What will be the criteria of selection?||Prelims and Mains Exam|
|What posts will be offered?||Clerks|
|How many public sector banks participate in the recruitment process?||19|
|Who are eligible?||Graduates in any discipline|
|What is the salary?||Around Rs 11,765 – Rs 42,020|
Banks participating under IBPS Clerk recruitment process
Candidates selected under IBPS Clerk 2017 will be provided an allotment in the following public sector banks.
- Allahabad Bank
- Canara Bank
- Indian Overseas Bank
- UCO Bank
- Andhra Bank
- Central Bank of India
- Oriental Bank of Commerce
- Union Bank of India
- Bank of Baroda
- Corporation Bank
- Punjab National Bank
- United Bank of India
- Bank of India
- Dena Bank
- Punjab & Sind Bank
- Vijaya Bank
- Bank of Maharashtra
- Indian Bank
- Syndicate Bank
The candidates to be eligible for the recruitment process should satisfy the eligibility criteria laid down by IBPS. The IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria 2017 specifies about the age, academic qualification and nationality. Aspirants who does not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected from further process. Candidates before applying should ensure they they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria. The minimum age of the candidate should be 20 years and maximum age should be 28 years. A degree in any discipline is mandatory for applying to the exam. Candidates should have certificate/diploma/degree in computer operations or Language. They must know how to read or write and speak the official language of the state or Union Territories.
IBPS has announced the dates of prelims and mains exam of IBPS Clerk 2017. The list of important events along with their dates is given in the table below.
|Serial No||IBPS Clerk recruitment events||Important dates|
|1||Release of notification||August 2017|
|2||Starting of online registration||August 2017|
|3||Last date to register||September 2017|
|4||Issuance of admit card for prelims||November 2017|
|5||Date of Prelims exam||December 02, 03 09 & 10, 2017|
|6||Declaration of result||December 2017|
|7||Issue of admit card for mains||December 2017|
|8||Exam date of mains||January 21, 2018|
|9||Declaration of mains exam result||April 2017|
The application form of IBPS Clerk will be made available in August, 2017. Candidates are required to apply online for the exam. The application form can be filled in four stages – registration, upload of scanned photograph and signature, filling up of basic details and fee payment in online mode. Candidates before final submission of IBPS Clerk application form should preview and make corrections in the details since no change will be entertained after final submission. The application form with complete details will only be accepted. The application fee for general category candidates is Rs 600 and Rs 100 for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates. Candidates before applying online should scan their photograph and signature, keep necessary details ready to make online payment, valid personal email ID.
The admit card of IBPS Clerk recruitment will be released by IBPS. The admit card will contain all the details such as name, registration number, roll number, time and date of exam, venue etc. The IBPS Clerk 2017 admit card will be made available in online mode and will not be sent to the candidates by post or courier. Candidates who will register successfully for the exam will be issued admit card. Test takers without admit card will not be allowed to appear for the exam.
IBPS conducts the prelims and mains exam in online mode. The prelims exam comprises of three sections – English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. The total marks allotted for the prelims exam is 100. Candidates in the mains exam will have to appear in five sections -Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) and Computer Knowledge. The marks allotted for the mains exam is 200. Candidates have to qualify in each tests by securing sectional and overall cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. The IBPS Clerk exam pattern provides details of the marking scheme, number of sections, total marks, total number of questions, time duration etc.
The syllabus of IBPS Clerk contains the topics important for the exam. The syllabus will also help the candidates to plan strategies for the exam. Candidates appearing for IBPS Clerk 2017 should be thorough with the syllabus. The topics that are considered important from English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge has been provided in the syllabus.
The sample papers of IBPS Clerk are like actual question paper. Candidates should regularly solve the sample papers to enhance their speed and problem solving skills. Candidates can download here the IBPS Clerk sample papers released by coaching institutes. The more candidates solve the sample papers, the more it enhance their proficiency on the different subjects of the exam.
The result of IBPS Clerk will be declared in two phases – prelims and mains by the exam conducting body. Candidates to qualify the prelims exam will have to secure the minimum qualifying marks. IBPS will give weightage to both sectional and overall marks to select candidates for mains exam. Candidates are required to obtain minimum score in each test of online main examination and also a minimum total score in the mains exam to be shortlisted for final allotment. IBPS will adopt the procedure of equi-percentile method for calculating the score of mains and prelims exam. Marks obtained in the main examination will only be considered for final merit list.
The selection procedure of IBPS Clerk comprises of preliminary and mains examination. Candidates in the first stage will have to appear for the prelims exam.Adequate number of candidates in each category depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for online main examination. Aspirants who will qualify the mains examination and will be placed sufficiently high in the merit list will be considered for provisional allotment. Final allotment will be done depending on the number of vacancies, cutoffs marks and candidates’ position in the merit list.
The IBPS Clerk cutoff will be declared by IBPS along with the result. Based on the cutoff score, candidates will be considered at each stage of recruitment process. The IBPS Clerk cutoff will be applied on scores in the individual test – Reasoning ability, English language, General awareness, Quantitative aptitude and Computer Knowledge and total marks.