Every year IBPS organizes exam for the post of Clerk. IBPS recruit candidates for the post of Clerical Staff as per the vacancies in associated banks. IBPS Clerk works on a front – end job and is the first point of contact for providing services and handling inquiries of customers. Customers’ feedback depends a lot depends on a clerk as he gives the very first impression of the bank and its services. IBPS Clerk can work as Interest Clerk, Security Clerk, Loan Clerk, Statement Clerk, Exchange Clerk, like Accounts Clerk, Data entry Clerk, Office Clerk, Loan clerks, etc. you will shift lower to upper – level clerk post according to bank policies. Every year, infinite number of candidates appears for IBPS Clerk Exam and best among them got selected for the post.
IBPS has released notification related to Vacancies and Exam Dates for the post of IBPS Clerk Recruitment Exam 2019 – 20.
Job Profile of IBPS Clerk
The job description of a Bank Clerk is not limited to a single type of duty like in accounting. As a Bank Clerk, your major roles and responsibilities will be the following.
- Banking Document Verification
- Manning Single Window Counter task time to time
- Issue Cash Receipts and ESI Stamps at Counters
- Attending to Government Treasury Work
- Pass Books updation of Account Holders
- A bank clerk also performs back-office works like a collection of receipts, maintenance of ledger, balance tally etc.
- The bank clerk is responsible for sanction or withdrawals, verifying cheques, issuing demand drafts (as per request) and other services to the customers.
- A bank clerk is also Holds the bank cash, bank keys, and other valuables in safe custody and others.
- The bank clerk is also responsible for market financial products of the bank such as deposits, loans, and schemes to visitors.
- However, with the digitization of the bank, these days the job profile of bank clerk is mostly related to working on the computer and entering the day to day transaction.
- Because of the dealing of a bank clerk with the customers, their job profile is also known as Single Window Operators.
Vacancies for IBPS Clerk
IBPS ha released 12075 vacancies for the post of IBPS Clerk, out of which, 5557 vacancies are for General Candidates, 1120 vacancies are for EWS Candidates, 2642 vacancies are for OBC Candidates, 1925 vacancies are for SC Candidates and 831 vacancies are for ST Candidates.
Here is a post and category wise break down of vacancies given below.
|Jammu & Kashmir||41||2||9||8||3||63|
|Daman & Diu||2||0||0||0||0||2|
|Dadar & Nagar Haveli||4||0||0||0||0||4|
|Andaman & Nicobar||10||1||3||0||0||14|
Eligibility Criteria of IBPS Clerk
There are a set of expected eligibility criteria that you should qualify to apply for IBPS Clerk Exam Recruitment.
A) Age Limit
- Minimum Age Limit : 20 years
- Maximum Age Limit : 28 years
- SC/ ST: 5 years
- OBC: 3 years
- Physically Disabled: 10 years
- Physically Disabled + OBC: 13 years
- Physically Disabled + SC/ ST: 15 years
B) 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 of India. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/ Intermediate/ Graduation level. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.
IBPS Clerk Exam Date
IBPS has released exam schedule calendar for the post of Clerk. The tentative exams date for IBPS Clerk Exam is mentioned below.
|Online Application Starts From||17 September, 2019|
|Last Date to Apply Online||9 October, 2019|
|Last Date to Pay Fees||9 October, 2019|
|PET Training||25th to 30th November, 2019|
|Pre Admit Card Available||November, 2019|
|Prelims Exam Date||7th, 8th, 14th & 21st December, 2019|
|Mains Admit Card Available||January, 2020|
|Mains Exam Date||19 January, 2020|
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in 2 phases: Paper – 1 and Paper – 2.
Paper – 1 is an Objective Based Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type Online Exam. Paper – 1 has 3 sections, containing 100 questions of 100 marks to be completed in time duration of 60 minutes.
Paper – 2 is also an Objective Based Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type Online Exam. Paper – 2 has 4 sections, containing 190 questions of 200 marks and time allotted to complete this paper is 160 minutes.
IBPS Clerk Paper – 1/ Prelims
Paper – 1 is an Objective Based Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type Online Exam. Paper – 1 is divided into 3 sections, General Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. General Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude contain 35 questions each and are of 35 marks and English Language contains 30 questions for 30 marks. Each section has a time – duration of 20 minutes.
|SECTION||No. of Questions||Max Marks||Exam Duration|
|English Language||30||30||20 minutes|
|General Reasoning||35||35||20 minutes|
|Numerical Aptitude||35||35||20 minutes|
IBPS Clerk Paper – 2/ Mains
Paper – 2 is also an Objective Based Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) type Online Exam. Paper – 2 has 4 sections, namely, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General/ Financial Awareness. Paper – 2 contains 190 questions of 200 marks and time allotted to complete this paper is 160 minutes.
|SECTION||No. of Questions||Max Marks||Exam Duration|
|Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 minutes|
|English Language||40||40||35 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
|General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||35 minutes|
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