IBPS Clerk Notification 2021 – CRP Clerk-XI 5830 Vacancies Online Form | Check Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam pattern

IBPS Clerk Notification 2021 - CRP Clerk-XI 5830 Vacancies Online Form | Check Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus, Exam pattern

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IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts a common recruitment process (CRP) every year to the recruitment of clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. All public sector banks use CRP as a base to fill the vacancies for this post. The Recruitment Notification for IBPS Clerk 2021 exam has been released.

IBPS is conducting Clerk exam for the 10th year now and hence named IBPS Clerk CRP X. The IBPS Clerk CRP exam is conducted on two levels- preliminary exam and mains. Students qualifying in both these exams are thus selected for the post. Here, we are discussing about the exam notification, application process, salary, syllabus, exam pattern, vacancy, eligibility criteria, selection process and other details of the exam.

IBPS Clerk Notification 2020 - Clerk X 2557 Vacancies Re-open Online Form

IBPS Clerk Notification 2021 – CRP Clerk-XI Online Form Open (Last Date 

IBPS has released the Official Notification for IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam on the 1st day of September 2021 to recruit 2557+ vacancies of clerical posts in 11 public sector banks. The Exam dates have also been released by IBPS with its official notification for the year 2021-21. IBPS Clerk 2021 Recruitment Process has begun with the release of the official notification of CRP CLERKS-X. IBPS Clerk 2021 is going to be an opportunity for those who have not been able to get through SBI and other Bank Recruitment Exams.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2020: Exam Summary

IBPS Clerk 2021-21 Official Notification [Download PDF]

Details of IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2021 Notification

Organization Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Job Name Clerk
Total Vacancy 5800+
Job Location Anywhere in India
Starting Date of the Online Application 12.07.2021
Last Date to Submit the Online Application 01.08.2021
Official Website ibps.in

Important Dates

  • Starting Date for Apply Online & Payment of Fee/ Intimation Charges (Online): 12-07-2021
  • Last Date to Apply Online & Payment of Fee/ Intimation Charges (Online): 01-08-2021
  • Date for Edit/Modification of Application: 12-07 to 01-08-2021
  • Last Date for Printing Your Application: 01-08-2021
  • Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training: August 2021
  • Date for Conduct of Pre-Exam Training: 16-08-2021 Onwards
  • Date for Download of call letters for Preliminary Online Exam: August 2021  
  • Date for Preliminary Exam: 28, 29-08 & 04-09-2021
  • Date for Declaration of Preliminary Exam Result: September/ October 2021
  • Date for Download Call letter for Main Exam: October 2021
  • Date for Main Exam: 31-10-2021
  • Date for Released of Provisional Allotment:  April 2022

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS Clerk Vacancies

Educational Qualification

  • A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Age Limit (as on 01-07-2021)

  • Minimum Age: 20 Years
  • Maximum Age: 28 Years
  • Age relaxation is applicable as per rules.

IBPS Clerk Application Fee

The category wise fee structure for IBPS Clerk online application is given below. Fee/Intimation charges once paid will not be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination or selection. The application fee must be paid online itself. To know more check the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Application.

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.175/- (Intimation Charges only)
2 General and Others Rs. 850/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

IBPS Clerk Notification 2021 – Vacancy Details

The total number vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2021 exam has been released along with its official notification. This year, IBPS introduced 5830 vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2021 Recruitment

IBPS Clerk 2021 Vacancy: State-wise

The state wise vacancy for IBPS Clerk 2021 exam has also been released along with notification. All candidate have to check state wise vacancy before applying for IBPS Clerk CRP X exam. This year, Maharashtra has the maximum number of vacancies i.e. 799.

Sl No State Name Total
1 Andaman & Nicobar 03
2 Andhra Pradesh 263
3 Arunachal Pradesh 11
4 Assam 156
5 Bihar 252
6 Chandigarh 27
7 Chhattisgarh 89
8 Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu 02
9 Delhi 258
10 Goa 58
11 Gujarat 357
12 Haryana 103
13 Himachal Pradesh 102
14  Jammu & Kashmir 25
15 Jharkhand 78
16 Karnataka 407
17 Kerala 141
18 Ladakh 00
19 Lakshadweep 05
20 Madhya Pradesh 324
21 Maharashtra 799
22 Manipur 06
23 Meghalaya 09
24 Mizoram 03
25 Nagaland 09
26 Odisha 229
27 Puducherry 03
28 Punjab 352
29 Rajasthan 117
30 Sikkim 27
31 Tamil Nadu 268
32 Telangana 263
33 Tripura 08
34 Uttar Pradesh 661
35 Uttarakhand 49
36 West Bengal 366

How to apply IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2021

  • First go to the official website “ibps.in
  • Click the required notification scrolled in the homepage.
  • Download and view the notification carefully and check the eligibility.
  • You may apply IBPS Clerk recruitment through online mode only.
  • The online application link is given below.
  • Enter the details correctly and then make the payment.
  • Once check the details and then click submit button.
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IBPS Clerk Online Application Link

The Preliminary Exam of IBPS Clerk 2021 is scheduled on 5th, 12th & 13th December 2021. The Online Registration for IBPS Clerk 2021 exam has started on 2nd September and the last date to fill online form is 23rd September 2021. IBPS Clerk 2021 Online Application link is mentioned below. To apply online for IBPS Clerk 2021 candidates are required to click on the link below:

Click Here to Apply Online for IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam

Participating Banks in IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam

the total number participating banks in IBPS Clerk 2021 recruitment has been reduced this year. The following is the list of banks participating in IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam.

Bank of Baroda Canara Bank Indian Overseas Bank UCO Bank
Bank of India Central Bank of India Punjab National Bank Union Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra Indian Bank Punjab & Sind Bank    

IBPS Clerk Salary

The basic salary of IBPS clerk is Rs 11,765- Rs 42,020 per month. Rs 11,765 is the basic pay in the IBPS clerk salary, and the remaining pay includes dearness allowance, house rent allowance, medical allowance and transport allowance. The cash in hand concerning the IBPS Clerk salary is Rs 19,461 for those who join initially.

IBPS Clerk Salary Structure:

The following are the details of an IBPS Clerk Salary:

Facilities Places with population
>45 lakhs <45 lakhs
Basic Pay Rs.11765/- Rs.11765/-
Dearness Allowance Rs.5311.58/- Rs.5311.58/-
Special Allowance Rs.911.79/- Rs.911.79/-
Transport Allowance Rs.425/- Rs.425/-
CCA Rs.0/- Rs.0/-
House Rent Allowance(HRA) Rs.1176.5/- Rs.1058.5/-
Total (without HRA) Rs.18413.37/- Rs.18413.37/-
Gross with HRA Rs.19589.87/- Rs.19472.22/-

IBPS Clerk Pay Scale

Initial Basic Pay – Rs 11765 with an yearly increment of Rs 655 for three years.

Basic Pay after 3 years – Rs 13730 with an yearly increment of Rs 815 for the next three years.

Basic Pay after the next 3 years – Rs 16175 with an yearly increment of Rs 980 for the next four years.

Basic Pay after the next 4 years – Rs 20095 with an yearly increment of Rs 1145 for the next 7 years.

Basic Pay after next 7 years – Rs 28110 with anyearly increment of Rs 2120 for next one year.

Basic Pay after next 1 year – Rs 30230 with an yearly increment of Rs 1310 for next one year.

Basic Pay after next year – Rs 31540 (maximum Basic Pay).

The minimum basic pay of an IBPS clerk is Rs. 11765/- and the maximum goes till Rs. 31540.

The allowances, other than the basic pay are explained below:

Dearness Allowance: This component is 4 percent of the Basic Pay. DA depends on the CPI and is revised after every three months.

House Rent Allowance: The HRA is dependent on the location of the posting. It is 8.5 percent of the Basic Pay for Metro Cities, 7.5 percent of the Basic Pay for cities having a population of more than 5 lakhs, and 6.5 percent of the Basic Pay for other cities.

Travel Allowance: The official tours and travels will be reimbursed by the bank.

Medical Allowance: For IBPS Clerks, the amount is fixed at Rs 2000. It is paid once a year.

IBPS Clerk Job Profile

Being an entry level post, IBPS Clerk is a post that offers a lot of learnings as well as opportunities. The more you learn, the more opportunities come your way, which will take you towards early growth.

The roles and responsibilities in IBPS Clerk Job Profile are explained below:

  • Verification of various documents and proofs submitted by the customers
  • Responsible for bank cash, various important documents, keys, etc.
  • Sanctioning of withdrawals by the customers
  • Maintaining the various documents of the bank, balance sheets, ledger, etc.
  • Resolving the various issues of the customers
  • Issuing of Demand Drafts (DDs), bank accounts for the customers, cash receipts, etc
  • Providing information about the latest schemes and government policies
  • Providing guidance to customers relating to various banking activities
  • Attending to treasury works
  • Updating the pass books of account holders
  • Resolving queries of the customers
  • Miscellaneous tasks

IBPS Clerk Profile- Expected Perks and Promotions

  1. Leased accommodation
  2. Medical Allowance, once a year

IBPS Clerk Promotions

Bank Clerk → Officier / Assistant Manager → Manager → Senior Manager → Chief Manager → Asst. General Manager → Deputy General Manager → General Manager.

IBPS Clerk offers a good salary, a settled job and great chances of growth. Based on the performance, the promotion and growth is quite attractive. However, a minimum of 2 years of service is required to get eligible for a promotion. After two years of service, IBPS Clerks gets promoted once in every two years. Promotions are given the following two processes:

Normal process- Candidates who get promoted through this process don’t require JAIIB and CAIIB Diploma. IBPS Clerks are promoted based on the experience and seniority and a written exam is conducted internally. After qualification of the written exam become IBPS Clerks become Trainee Officers and then bank Probationary Officers (PO).

Merit based process- Merit Based Process requires a candidates to have JAIIB and CAIIB Diploma from Indian Institute of Banking and Finance.

IBPS Clerk Selection Process

The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk CRP X occurs in two phases:

1. Preliminary Examination

2. Mains Examination

Students are required to qualify both these exams to get selected for the post of clerical cadre in most of the premier Public Sector Banks. The main thing to note here is that there is no interview process required for the selection of candidate after the mains exam. 100% weightage is given to the result of mains exam result.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk exam occurs in two stages: Prelims and Mains. Both these papers follow online method of conducting written examination. The structure of the exam is as follow:

Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk CRP is an online exam testing a candidate on the basis of their aptitude, intellect and English. There are three sections in total and the candidate must clear the cut off of each section to proceed to the mains exam round.

Candidates are required to solve the question paper in the time frame of 20 minutes for each section. The composite mark of the paper is 100 and the passing marks is decided by IBPS that is likely to change every year depending on the level of difficulty of the exam.

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 Composite time of 1 Hour

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

No changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that needs to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute of 50 questions that needs to be solved in a time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CRP-X.

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in both preliminary examination as well as mains examination. A wrong answer to an objective question will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the total mark assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for the question left blank or unanswered.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam:

The final score for the IBPS Clerk exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:

• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be considered for final selection.

• Candidates must qualify Phase-2 to be eligible for final merit.

• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category.Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Syllabus

The major three sections of the preliminary examination are Reasoning, English Language and Numerical Ability. Each of these sections has multiple subheadings to focus on when preparing for IBPS Clerk CRP.

The syllabus for Numerical Ability / Quantitative Aptitude and English Language is same for mains and preliminary exam. In addition to these two the other subjects are General / Financial Awareness and Reasoning & Computer Knowledge. The General Awareness is based on the Banking Sector awareness.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Syllabus (Pre+Mains)

English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability Computer General Awareness
Reading Comprehension Number Series Puzzle and Arrangements History and Generation of Computers Banking and Insurance Awareness
Cloze Test Simplification/ Approximation Inequality Introduction to Computer Organisation Financial Awareness
Fillers Quadratic Equations Syllogism Computer Hardware and I/O Devices Govt. Schemes and Policies
Spotting Errors Data Interpretation Coding – Decoding Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS Current Affairs
Sentence Improvement Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Operating System, Internet Static Awareness
Fill in the Blanks Miscellaneous Direction sense Computer Network & Security  
    Order and Ranking MS Office Suit and Short cut keys  
      Computer Memory, Computer Software  
      Number System and Conversions  

IBPS Clerk 2021 Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must fulfill the following three criteria to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2021:

Age Limit (As on 01.09.2021)

• The candidate must be 20 Years to 28 Years. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1992 and not later than 01.09.2000 (both dates inclusive).

Relaxation of Upper age limit

There is some relaxation of upper age limit for special category candidates. The details on it are given below:

Sr.No. Category Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
5 Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years
6 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
7 Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) 5 years

Educational Qualification:

• A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.

The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable.

Nationality / Citizenship

A candidate must be either –
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training

The Nodal Banks/ Participating Organisations may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories can avail the training at their own cost by indicating the same against relevant column while applying on-line. Please find below an indicative list of training centres:

Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bareilly, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shimla, Shillong, Siliguri, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam.

The Bank may add additional centres or may remove some of the centres indicated for training. Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank’s website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.

IBPS Clerk Exam Centre

While filling the online application form you are given the option to choose the centre of your preference. However IBPS can allot you a centre other than the choice made by you if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues. No complaints will be entertained by IBPS in regards to change in the exam centre.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Admit Card & Call Letter

Candidates must download the IBPS Clerk 2021 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the IBPS Clerk Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

• Registration No/Roll No

• Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS Clerk 2021 will be issued in 2 phases:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.

Click Here to View IBPS Clerk Admit Card Details- Notified Soon

IBPS Clerk 2021 Result

IBPS will declare the results after completion of each phase of examination. The final state wise merit list and category wise merit list shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by candidates in their online mains examination. Candidates who fall in the prescribed merit list will then be considered for appointment for the post of clerk in Banks.

Check out IBPS Clerk Result Details – Notified Soon

IBPS Clerk Preparation

The preparation of IBPS Clerk CRP exam must be done judiciously keeping in mind the latest pattern and the syllabus of the exam. Since the syllabus covers a large number of topics, it is necessary for the candidates to choose the right set of books to prepare for their examination.

Candidates must also go through previous years’ IBPS Clerk question papers in order to acclimatize to the change in pattern of the exam and to know the sections from which the questions are majorly asked in the exam. Follow bankersadda.com to get all study materials in new pattern. Apart from test series you can also join any Coaching or online test series for self assessment and better exam preparation.

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IBPS Clerk 2021 Coaching

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IBPS Clerk Mock Tests and Online Test Series

Career Power provides online test series for various banks and SSC exams like IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, BANK PO, SBI PO, RBI, NABARD, PSU Banks etc. These test series are well researched and perfectly emulated for the exact exam pattern. Practice Papers are prepared keeping in mind the last years exam pattern and expected changes in the pattern and level of questions.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Cut-Off

IBPS has released IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut-Off & Score Card. Candidates can check the cut-off by clicking on the link mentioned below. The Prelims Cut-Off and Score Card will help candidates analyze their score and compare with the score of other candidates.

Let’s have a look at the cut-off for IBPS Clerk 2019 Prelims Exam: General Category

State Name Cut-Off Marks
Andhra Pradesh 66.25
Assam 63
Bihar 65
Chandigarh 71.5
Delhi 71.75
Goa 67
Gujarat 27
Haryana 68.5
Himachal Pradesh 62.25
Jharkhand 73
Karnataka 53.25 (ews)
Kerala 73.5
Madhya Pradesh 70
Maharashtra 61.50
Odisha 71.50
Punjab 66.25
Rajasthan 71.25
Tamil Nadu 57.75
Telangana 61
Uttar Pradesh 68.25
Uttarakhand 76
West Bengal 70.75

Check IBPS Clerk Previous Year Cut-Off

IBPS Clerk 2021- FAQs

  1. When will the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam be conducted?

    Answer: IBPS Clerk 20221 Prelims Exam will be conducted on 28, 29-08 & 04-09-2021 while the mains exam is scheduled on 31-10-2021.

  2. When will the Official Notification of IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam be released?

    Answer: The Official Notification for IBPS Clerk 2021 exam has been released at the official website of IBPS i.e. https://ibps.in.

  3. How many vacancies are there in IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam?

    Answer: There are 5830 vacancies of Clerks in IBPS Clerk CRP-X exam.

  4. How many bank are participating in this recruitment?

    Answer: This year, only 11 bank are participating in IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2021.

  5. Which bank has the maximum number of vacancies?

    Answer: Maharashtra has the maximum number of vacancies with the count 667.

  6. Is the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam Bilingual?

    Answer: All tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi.

  7. Is there Any Negative Marking in IBPS Clerk Exam?

    Answer: Yes, there is a negative marking for wrong answers in both preliminary test and mains exam. One-fourth of the total marks will be deducted for the question marked wrong by the candidate.

  8. Are there fixed timings for different sections?

    Answer: Yes, Both in Prelims and Mains Exams.

  9. What is the full form of CRP?

    Answer: The full form of CRP is Common Recruitment Process.

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