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IBPS CLERK 2019 Exam


The birth of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is associated with the historic event in the economic history of the country with 14 banks acquiring the nationalized status, followed by the establishment of NIBM as research and training institute for all Public sector banks at the same time. Succeeding the nationalization of the banks it was required to spread the banking sector across the country so as to make it accessible to each and every one. In order to do so the need for recruiting the right set of people for the right jobs. The system at the same time had no clarity on the recruiting regulations, standards and policies were not uniform.

Banks being public sector organizations so the foremost priority for them was public accountability. So it was highly needed by them to adopt a system that was fair, unbiased and would hire the individuals fit for the job. The banks undergoing the expansion process the vacancies advertised got hoards of applications to be processed, the handling of which was out of the scope of the personnel department of the banks.who could handle limited.A solution was implemented on a test basis in some parts of the country which subsequently got acceptance by the governing body. The subsequent acceptance by the banking sector led to the constitution of a small Personnel selection Service (PSS) to handle this project. A few years later in the year 1984, the same unit was converted to IBPS.

IBPS CLERK EXAM 2019

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam

The IBPS Clerk 2019 exam shall be conducted to fill the 7275 positions across the nation. The selection shall be based on a preliminary and the main examination. The preliminary examination shall be for qualification only followed by the main examination where the marks shall be counted towards the main result. It shall be mandatory to show proficiency in the language of the state the candidate is applying for. Also, there is no personal interview for the selection of the clerical posts.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 Important Dates

IBPS has also issued the deadline dates for the application of the online form and subsequent formalities.

IBPS CLERK 2019 Exam Dates

1.Start of Online Application: September 18, 2018
2.Last date to fill online application form & pay fees: October 10, 2018
3.Download of Preliminary Exam Admit Card: November 2018
4.IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 Exam Date: December 7, 8, 14 and 15
5.IBPS Clerk Prelims 2019 Result: December 2019/ January 2020
6.IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2019: January 19, 2020

Note: These dates are tentative and subject to change.

Registration Process of IBPS Clerk Exam 2019

The registration process shall be through online mode only and there would be single registration for both Preliminary and Main Examination. The candidates are required to upload the following documents as per the required specifications online.
1.Photograph of the applicant 20KB to 50 KB in .jpeg format
2.Signature of the applicant 10Kb to 20 Kb in .jpeg format
3.Thumb impression of the applicant 20Kb to 50 Kb in .jpeg format
4.Scanned copy of the handwritten agreement as per the format available in the respective advertisement.50kb to 100kb in a .jpeg file

Besides candidates are advised to visit the IBPS official site www.ibps.in for additional notifications.

IBPS Clerk Exam Admit Card 2019

The IBPS Admit Card 2019 comes with the following information
Name of the candidate

Photograph & signature of the candidate

Roll number of candidate

Name of the IBPS Clerk 2019 exam centre

IBPS Clerk exam centre venue address

Application number of the IBPS Clerk exam 2019

IBPS Clerk exam centre, exam date and time

IBPS Clerk 2019 exam centre reporting time

IBPS CLERK EXAM 2019 ADMIT CARD

IBPS CLERK EXAM 2019 ADMIT CARD SAMPLE

IBPS Clerk Exam Centres 2019

In order to accommodate over 30 lakh candidates, IBPS has shortlisted more than 36 cities nationwide to conduct the exams smoothly. In addition to the main and prelims exam centres, the exam authority will also release 60 exam centres list for pre-training to a limited number of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities/ Ex-Servicemen/ Persons with Benchmark Disabilities.

Eligibility Criteria IBPS Clerk Exam 2019

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Details: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts Common Written Examination (CWE) for the recruitment of Clerical Cadre vacancies which was approved by public sector banks. The candidates who are attempting the common written exam must have the specified age and necessary educational qualification. The following are the eligibility details…

Eligibility Criteria:

I. 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, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

II. Age limit

The minimum age limit is 20 years and maximum 28 years. i.e. a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02-09-1990 and not later than 01-09-1998 (both dates inclusive).

Relaxation of Upper age limit:

Sr. No. Category Age relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes 3 years
3 Persons With Disability 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen 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
5 Widows Divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 5 years
7 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
8 Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) 5 years

III. Educational Qualification:

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.
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. (Some questions may be put at the time of interview to ascertain the candidate’s familiarity with the Official Language of the State/ UT).

Ex-servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculate Ex-servicemen who have obtained the Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the union.

Note: All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognised by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the result should have been declared.

IBPS Clerk Exam Selection Procedure

I. Online Preliminary Examination

Online Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 100 marks will be conducted online. This test would be of 1-hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows :

IBPS-Clerk-2019-Prelim-Exam-Pattern

The candidates shall be required to qualify in each test as per cut-off marks determined in each test. Each candidate will have to secure a minimum score on each of the tests as well as on the Total if necessary, to be considered to be shortlisted for Main Examination. Depending on the number of vacancies available, cutoffs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for Main Examination. However, the decision of IBPS in this regard shall be final and binding upon the candidates.

II. Online Main Examination

Online Main Examination consisting of Objective Tests for 200 marks will also be conducted online. The total test duration would be of 160 minutes.

IBPS Clerk V Main Exam 2019 Pattern

The candidates shall be required to qualify in each test as per cut-off marks determined in each test. Each candidate will have to secure a minimum score on each of the tests as well as on the Total to be considered for provisional allotment. However, the decision of IBPS in this regard shall be final and binding upon the candidates.

THERE WILL BE PENALTY FOR WRONG ANSWER MARKED BY YOU IN THE OBJECTIVE TESTS. There are five alternatives in every question of a test. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by you, one-fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty. If a question is left blank i.e. no answer is given by you there will be no penalty for that question. YOU SHOULD THEREFORE BE CAREFUL IN MARKING YOUR ANSWERS.

IBPS CLERK 2019 Exam SYLLABUS

The syllabus for both the Preliminary and Mains Exams is almost identical. The candidate is expected to be well versed in the subject knowledge of English, Mathematics, Computers and Current Affairs to score high in the examination.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Syllabus for Prelim Exam

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Syllabus for Prelim Exam

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Syllabus for Main Exam

IBPS PO 2019 Exam Syllabus for main Exam

Note : Tentative Syllabus for IBPS 2019 CLERK EXAM

IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 important Guidelines

Candidates should be aware and follow instructions at the IBPS Clerk exam centre 2019 for the exam day.

The IBPS Clerk exam instructions on the exam day are given below:

1. IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2019 must be present with the candidate at all times at the IBPS Clerk exam centre.

2. The appearing candidates have to be there at the IBPS Clerk 2019 exam centre, 40 minutes before the asked time to report.

3. Electronic devices such as calculators are not permitted in the IBPS Clerk 2019 exam centre and it will lead to cancellation of the examination of the respective candidate at the IBPS Clerk exam centre.

4. Any concerns with the allotted system should be bought to the notice of the invigilator.

5. All the candidates will not be allowed to leave their respective IBPS Clerk 2019 exam centre till the ending of the test.

6. The IBPS Clerk 2019 exam centre rules should be abided by the candidates strictly at all times.

7. The exam will be conducted in 2 sessions namely- Morning Session & Afternoon Session.

8. Candidates are advised to note carefully the exam timings, IBPS Clerk 2019 exam centre and the session to reduce inconveniences.

9. A valid photo identity proof with its photocopy and the IBPS Clerk admit card needs to be carried to the IBPSClerk exam centre else candidates will not be allowed to enter the exam hall and sit for the exam.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Application Fees

A candidate is required to pay Rs. 600/- (General and OBC) as their application fee for IBPS Clerk 2019 exam. The same amount is narrowed down to Rs. 100/- for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category.

IBPS Clerk Result 2019

The result for IBPS Clerk 2019 will be declared separately for Prelims, and Mains. The result will be declared after every stage of examination been conducted under IBPS Clerk Recruitment Process 2019. There is no interview in the IBPS Clerical exam.

IBPS Clerk Exam Preparation

The exam is divided into Verbal, Quantitative, General Knowledge, Computer Knowledge and Reasoning which require a diligent strategy to master the subject and ace the exam. Here are some tips to cover the topics.

1.Verbal or English

English or Hindi are scoring subjects in IBPS Exam which a candidate chooses depending on his background. The intent of the examiner is to check your language knowledge and English being a global language the aim of the exam is to test the correct usage. Those participants who have a good command of the English subject they score well than others because English is an important part of any of exam not even in the banking industry.

2.Quantitative Ability

Quantitative questions take the most time finding solutions to the problem and thus speed in calculation comes handy. Data interpretation is the major part of this subject it contains up to 15 questions and one needs to have the ability to interpret the Pie chart, Line chart, line graph and Bar chart, etc. One is advised to save his time for other sections as this topic consumes your most of the time in calculation. The major topics to pay attention to are Data Interpretation, Sequence & Series, Number System, Quadratic Equations, Sequence & Series, Ratio, Proportion Percentage & Averages, Simplification, etc.

3.Computer Awareness

Computer awareness is also an important topic that a candidate is tested on. The main topics to focus – Basic of Computers, Operating System Functions, Basic internet knowledge and protocols, Computer Basic Questions, Network basics (LAN & WAN), Generations of the computer, Input & Output Device, Shortcuts & Basic knowledge MS Word, MS Excel, MS power point, Computer Shortcuts, etc.

4.General Knowledge

General Knowledge is a fundamental part of any banking exam. If you are aware of daily events and activities in India with daily newspaper habit, seriously you can easily cover most of the part of general knowledge. You can easily score well in this section of the exam.GK Paper covers most of the part with current affairs so focus on it seriously especially related to Banking & Finance Sector. In IBPS exams, mostly questions of General Awareness are asked from Current Affairs. Focus mainly on current affairs related to Banking & Finance Sector. You should start reading daily newspapers and magazines for boosting your general knowledge.
GK topics to focus – Current Affairs of last six months, Indian Constitution and Indian Economy Questions, Marketing, Awards & Honors Sports

5.Reasoning

Considered one of the ost scoring topics of the IBPS exam and to score maximum in this section on needs to know the syllabus for reasoning and topics asked more frequently. Some of the topics commonly repeated are as below:
1.Coding and Decoding
2.Inequalities
3.Syllogism
4.Direction and Distance
5.Anomalies
6.Analogy and Puzzles
7.Seating Arrangement

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