IBPS Clerk 2022 – IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) selects candidates for clerical cadre posts in 22 public sector banks. In 2019, 12,075 vacancies were open for IBPS clerk positions. The IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in two stages – prelims and main. The examination is also known as CRP Clerks and is conducted once a year. The candidates have to pass both IBPS Clerk 2022 Prelims and Main exam with merit to get allotted to one of the participating banks depending on the vacancies to be filled in the 2021-22 year. Recruitment into these banks depends upon restrictions imposed, business volume, business growth, the health of the organizations, branch expansion, internal and external factors, structural changes etc.
Candidates will find more information such as dates, application structure, notification, etc. associated with IBPS Clerk 2022 exam in the article below.
Table of Contents
- IBPS Clerk – Highlights
- IBPS Clerk 2022 – Key Dates
- IBPS Clerk – Exam Features
- IBPS Clerk – Eligibility
- IBPS Clerk – Application, Documents & Fees
- IBPS Clerk – Syllabus & Pattern
- IBPS Clerk – Admit Card
- IBPS Clerk – Exam Day, Results, Answer Key
- IBPS Clerk – Cut off
- IBPS Clerk – Banks & Vacancies
- IBPS Clerk – FAQs
- Q. When will the notification for IBPS 2022 be announced and when will the exams be conducted?
- Q. Is the IBPS Clerk exam bilingual?
- Q. Is there any negative marking in the IBPS clerk exam?
- Q. Can a candidate apply for IBPS clerk exam after 12th class?
- Q. What is the age limit for appearing in the IBPS clerk exam?
- Q. How many attempts are possible to appear in the IBPS clerk exam?
IBPS Clerk – Highlights
The selection process for IBPS Clerk involves a preliminary examination and a main exam. The total marks allotted for the online IBPS Clerk Main examination are 200. For provisional allotment, the marks will be converted out of 100 marks. Candidates should qualify in the online main examination and be sufficiently high in the merit to be considered for the subsequent provisional allotment process.
On completion of the Main Examination, depending on the state/UT wise vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2021-22 and based on the business needs of the participating organisations, candidates shortlisted (on merit preference) will be provisionally allotted to one of the IBPS participating organisations.
IBPS Clerk 2022 – Key Dates
IBPS Clerk 2022 exam events are mentioned in the table below:
Availability of online IBPS Clerk applications
Closing date of IBPS Clerk registration
Availability of IBPS Clerk admit cards (prelims)
Examination date for prelims IBPS Clerk exam
November- December 2021
Result declaration for IBPS Clerk prelims
Availability of IBPS Clerk admit cards for the main exam
Examination date of the IBPS Clerk main exam
Result declaration of the IBPS Clerk main exam
IBPS Clerk – Exam Features
The important features of IBPS Clerk Main are mentioned in the table below:
Common Recruitment Process for Recruitment of Clerks
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Level of Exam
Stages of Exam
Prelims and Main
IBPS Clerk – Eligibility
To appear for the IBPS Clerk exam, candidates must comply to the following eligibility criteria:
- Candidates who are between the age of 20-28 years can apply for IBPS Clerk exam. Relaxation in the upper age limit will be provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories.
- Candidates must have a graduation degree in any discipline recognised by the Government of India.
- Candidates must have studied Computer/IT at high school or college or possess a certificate degree or diploma in computer operations or language.
- They must also be proficient in the official language of the state/UT in which they would be appearing for the exam.
Note: Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. The percentage marks shall be arrived at by following this formula:
Total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) ÷ Aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects irrespective of honours/optional/additional optional subject, if any) × 100.
This will be applicable for those universities also where class/grade is decided on the basis of Honours marks only.
Relaxation of Upper Age Limit
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe
Persons with Disabilities
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 etc
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu &
Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
Persons affected by 1984 riots
Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (MP candidates only)
IBPS Clerk – Application, Documents & Fees
- Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS website www.ibps.in
- Click on the “Homepage” to open the link “CRP Clerks” and then click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- Clerks (CRP-Clerks-IX)” to open the On-Line Application Form.
- Candidates should click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form.
- After that, a Provisional Registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen.
- Candidates should note down their Provisional Registration number and password.
- An email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent.
Details to upload in the application:
- Left Thumb Impression
- A handwritten declaration
The fees for different categories of IBPS Clerk candidates are tabulated below:
SC / ST/ PwD / Ex-Serviceman Candidates
IBPS Clerk – Syllabus & Pattern
IBPS Clerk prelims will contain 100 questions with 30 marks in English section, 35 marks in Reasoning Ability and 35 marks in the Numerical Ability. Applicants are given 1 hour to complete the exam.
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern
Total No. of MCQs
IBPS Clerk Prelim Syllabus
Candidates are asked MCQs from three sections – English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning Ability.
Fill in the Blanks
Antonym & Synonym
Puzzles – Seating Arrangements, Directions, Box-based, Month-Based, Days-Based, Row-based
Distance and Direction
Order and Ranking
Data Interpretation – Tabular, Bar Graph, Line Chart & Pie Chart
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Profit and Loss
Speed, Distance and Time
Ratio and Proportion
Problem on Ages
Work, Time and Wages
Boats and Stream
Pipes and Cisterns
Permutation and Combination
Note: The difficulty in the English section is easy to moderate or moderate while the difficulty level of the other two sections (Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability) is moderate to difficult. Each question in IBPS Clerk prelims paper is of 1 mark each and every wrong answer costs 0.25 marks.
IBPS Clerk Main Pattern
Candidates are asked MCQs from four sections:
1.) General/Financial Awareness
2.) English Language
3.) Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
4.)Quantitative Aptitude or Data Analysis & Interpretation.
There is a sectional timing allocated for each section.
IBPS Clerk Main Exam Pattern
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
IBPS Clerk Main Syllabus
Static GK – Country, Currency & Capital, Firsts in the world and India, Indian Constitution, Indian Culture, Airports & Railways, History, Geography
Financial Awareness – Indian Banking, important terms, Bank Headquarters, Regulatory Bodies, Functions of RBI, etc.
Reading Comprehensions, Vocabulary, Fill in the blanks, Antonym & Synonym, Sentence Completion, Cloze Test, Error Detection, Para jumbles, Phrase Replacement, Inference, Connectors
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude
Alphanumeric Series, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Distance and Direction, Verbal Reasoning, Figure Series, Seating Arrangements, Box-based Puzzle, Month-Based puzzle, Days-Based puzzle, Row-based puzzle, Order and Ranking, etc.
Number Series, Quadratic Equations, Data Interpretation – Pie Chart, Bar Graph, Tabular & Line Chart, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Approximation, Simplification, Profit and Loss, Percentages, Average, Data Sufficiency, Mensuration, Probability, Permutation and Combination, Ratio and Proportion etc.
IBPS Clerk – Admit Card
IBPS Clerk admit cards are released separately for prelims and main exams. IBPS Clerk 2022 prelims admit card will release on the fourth week of October 2021 and the expected dates for the releas of Mains admit card is January 2022.
What are the prerequisites before downloading the IBPS Clerk admit card?
Candidates need to have registration/roll number and date of birth/password for logging into their account on the official website for downloading the IBPS Clerk admit card.
Steps to follow to download an admit card:
- Candidates need to visit the official website of IBPS
- In the home page, click on the available “admit card link”
- Enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password
- Admit card appears on the screen
- Download the admit card and take its printout for exam day
IBPS Clerk – Exam Day, Results, Answer Key
On the exam day, candidates have to bring one of the following documents along with admit card to the exam hall:
- PAN Card
- Permanent Driving License
- Licence/Voter’s Card/Bank Passbook
- Photo identity proof issued by a Gazetted Officer
- Identity Card issued by a recognised college/university
- Aadhar/E-aadhar card with a photograph/Employee ID
IBPS Clerk Results
IBPS Clerk 2022 main results/provisional allotment is informed to the candidates once all the stages of exams are successfully conducted.
- The scorecard is released after the IBPS Clerk main results are declared.
- The scorecard consists of overall and sectional marks and category-wise cut off marks.
- Normalisation of marks is done using the ‘equi-percentile’ method. IBPS exam is conducted in multiple sessions, and the question papers are different for each session. Normalisation process is followed to equate the difficulty level of question sets. The corrected scores obtained by each candidate in different sessions is normalised. Final scores are rounded off up to two decimal digits after normalisation.
IBPS Clerk – Cut off
The IBPS Clerk 2022 final result cut offs are not yet released as the exams are yet to be conducted. The state-wise and section-wise cut off for the previous year’s exam are available on the official website in PDF format. Based on IBPS Clerk main cut off, candidates are provisionally allotted in one of the participating banks.
What affects the cut off score?
Exam difficulty level, vacancies and total number of applicants are the factors that decide the cut off for IBPS clerk exam.
State-wise IBPS Clerk Cut off in Preliminary Examination (2019)
Cut off (Prelims)
71.75 (General), 67 (OBC)
62.25 (General), 41.25 (OBC)
Jammu & Kashmir
73 (OBC, General)
68.25 (General), 67 (OBC)
Based on the previous year’s cut offs, expected final cut off for IBPS Clerk 2019 are:
IBPS Clerk – Banks & Vacancies
The following banks recruit candidates who pass the IBPS clerk exam:
- Allahabad Bank
- Canara Bank
- Indian Overseas Bank
- Syndicate Bank
- Andhra Bank
- Central Bank of India
- Oriental Bank of Commerce
- UCO Bank
- Bank of Baroda
- Corporation Bank
- Punjab National Bank
- Union Bank of India
- Bank of India
- Indian Bank
- Punjab & Sind Bank
- United Bank of India
- Bank of Maharashtra
12,075 vacancies are available in 22 participating banks across the country. The statewide vacancy list is shown below.
Andaman & Nicobar Island
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Jammu & Kashmir
IBPS Clerk – FAQs
Q. When will the notification for IBPS 2022 be announced and when will the exams be conducted?
The notification for IBPS 2022 Clerk exam has not announced the exact dates for Prelims Exam. However, the Prelims exam will take place on December 2021 and the Main exam will be conducted on January 2022.
Q. Is the IBPS Clerk exam bilingual?
Yes, all IBPS exams are bilingual i.e. in English and Hindi.
Q. Is there any negative marking in the IBPS clerk exam?
Negative marking for wrong answers in both preliminary test and mains exam is applied. One-fourth of the total marks will be deducted for the question marked wrong by the candidate.
Q. Can a candidate apply for IBPS clerk exam after 12th class?
No, candidates must at least hold a Bachelor's degree in any discipline to apply for the exam.
Q. What is the age limit for appearing in the IBPS clerk exam?
A candidate must be of age between 21-28 years (age relaxation upto 5 years is given to candidates belonging to SC and ST). The candidates belonging to OBC categories are given an age relaxation of 3 years.
Q. How many attempts are possible to appear in the IBPS clerk exam?
Attempts are not counted in the IBPS Clerk exam. Candidates do not need to worry about the attempts for the exam.