IBPS Clerk 2017: The Indian Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has conducted the mains exam of IBPS Clerk 2017 on January 21, 2018. The IBPS Clerk result of mains exam is likely to be declared in April 2018. The IBPS Clerk 2017 admit card of mains exam was released by IBPS on January 9, 2018. The candidates who had qualified IBPS Clerk 2017 prelims exam held on December 2, 3, 9 and December 10, 2017, appeared for the next stage i.e. IBPS Clerk mains exam. Both result and cutoff of IBPS Clerk 2017 prelims exam have already been declared. IBPS conducts the IBPS Clerk exam to select suitable candidates for the clerical cadre posts in Public Sector banks all over the country. The IBPS Clerk 2017 exam is conducted at two levels - preliminary exam and main exam. The successful candidates in both the prelims and mains will be selected for the post of IBPS clerk. Candidates qualifying the prelims exam by securing the minimum qualifying marks as per category were shortlisted to appear for the mains exam. Depending on the number of vacancies, which is 7883 under IBPS Clerk 2017, candidates shortlisted on the basis of mains exam will be provided a provisional allotment to one of the participating organizations as per the preference mentioned in the IBPS Clerk application form. IBPS Clerk 2017 recruitment is being done to fill clerical cadre posts in 19 public sector banks. Candidates can check below for more details on IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria, exam dates, application form, exam pattern, syllabus, result, cutoff and sample papers of IBPS Clerk 2017.
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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||September 6, 2017|
|2||Starting of online registration||September 12, 2017|
|3||Last date to register||October 3, 2017|
|4||Issuance of admit card for prelims||November 17, 2017|
|5||Date of Prelims exam||December 02, 03, 09 & 10, 2017|
|6||Declaration of Prelims result||December 29, 2017|
|7||Issue of admit card for mains||January 9, 2018|
|8||Exam date of mains||January 21, 2018|
|9||Declaration of mains exam result||April 2018|
The admit card of IBPS Clerk 2017 main examination has been released on January 9, 2018. The IBPS Clerk admit card for main exam contains all details such as name, registration number, roll number, time and date of exam, venue etc. The IBPS Clerk 2017 admit card for main examination has been released online. Candidates who secure minimum qualifying marks in IBPS Clerk preliminary exam are shortlisted to appear for IBPS Clerk main exam 2017.
IBPS launched the common recruitment process for selection of clerks in 2011. Interviews were also a part of the recruitment of IBPS Clerk but in the year 2016, interviews were discontinued. 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|
Candidates selected under IBPS Clerk 2017 will be provided an allotment in the following public sector banks.
IBPS has released 7883 vacancies for the post of clerk in 19 public sector banks of the country. The vacancies have been made available for each state except Andaman & Nicobar Island. Candidates can check the state wise vacancies for IBPS Clerk as given in the table below.
|S. No.||States/Union Territories||Vacancies||Out of Which|
|1||Andaman & Nicobar Island||0||0||0||0||0|
|8||Dadra and Nagar Haveli||7||0||0||0||7|
|9||Daman and Diu||8||0||0||1||7|
|15||Jammu and Kashmir||34||1||4||6||23|
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 do not meet the eligibility criteria will be rejected from further process. Before applying for IBPS Clerk 2017, the candidates must ensure they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria. The minimum age of the candidate should be 20 years and maximum permissible age is 28 years. A degree in any discipline is mandatory for applying to the exam. Candidates should have a 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 Territory.
The application procedure of IBPS Clerk has ended on October 3, 2017. All aspirants had to fill and submit the application form in online mode. The application form consisted of 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 had to preview and make corrections in the details since no changes are 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 and should have a valid personal email ID.
IBPS conducts the prelims and mains exam in online mode. The prelims exam comprises three sections - English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. The number of questions and total marks allotted for the prelims exam are 100 each. In the mains exam, the candidates are tested in four sections- Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, General English, Quantitative Aptitude and General/ Financial Awareness (with special reference to Banking). The marks allotted for the mains exam are 200 and the total number of questions is 190. 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. 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 the candidates solve the sample papers, the more it enhance their proficiency in the different subjects of the exam.
The result of IBPS Clerk is declared in two phases – prelims and mains by the exam conducting body. Candidates to qualify the prelims exam 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 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, shortly after the declaration of 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.