IBPS Clerk : Notification | Changes in Exam Pattern | Vacancies | Pre & Mains Exam Syllabus | Cut Off Prelims & Mains | Salary | Job Profile | Career Growth

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IBPS Clerk 2017 Recruitment Notification:
IBPS has notified the notification for the recruitment of Clerks. IBPS Clerk 2017 is going to be an opportunity for those who have not been able to get through SBI and other Bank Recruitment Exams. Just make sure that you get yourself ready for the battle this year. Make this fight worth remembering. Give your best and we, The Adda Family, will help you all with every step you take.


Important Dates
Start Date Of Online Application 12th September 2017
End Date Of Online Application 03rd October 2017
Preliminary Exam Dates 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th December 2017
Mains Examination Date 21st January 2018

View the Detailed Official IBPS Clerk-VII Notification


Link To Apply For IBPS Clerk  Apply Here


After IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk notification is also out but this time with some major changes in its pattern. Also this time vacancies have been reduced as compared to the previous year. As some of the banks have not reported the number of vacancies as you can also notice in the official notification, you can also expect revised vacancy later on. So buckle up and start your preparation and before you delve deep into the subjects…Have you gone through the changes brought up by IBPS in its Clerk recruitment 2017?

The changes in IBPS Clerk is taken up from the pattern of SBI Clerk.

Let us see the changes in details:

Last Year the Pattern was:

Sr. No Name of Tests


No. of




Medium of Exam Time allotted for each

test (Separately timed)

1 Reasoning 40 50 English & Hindi 30 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 English 30 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 English & Hindi 30 minutes
4 General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) 40 40 English & Hindi 25 minutes
5 Computer Knowledge 40 20 English & Hindi 20 minutes
Total 200 200  135 minutes


New Pattern of IBPS Clerk Mains 2017:

Sr. No Name of Tests


No. of




Medium of Exam Time allotted for each

test (Separately timed)

1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 English & Hindi 35 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 English 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes


1. 25 Minutes Increase overall

  1. Computer Clubbed with Reasoning
  2. Increase in the number of questions of Quant & GA.
  3. Sectional Time Allocated to Reasoning is Increased to 45 Minutes

1. 25 Minutes Increase 

As compared to the IBPS Clerk previous year pattern, an overall increase of 25 minutes is introduced in the IBPS Clerk exam this year.

2. Computer Clubbed with Reasoning

Computer Knowledge is clubbed with reasoning ability section. Earlier computer knowledge section comprised 40  number of questions, the time allotted was 20 minutes for 20 marks.

According to the changes brought, now as computer knowledge is clubbed with Reasoning Ability, this section carries 50 Questions of  60 Marks in 45 minutes.

3. Increase in the number of questions of Quant & GA.

Quantitative aptitude section and general awareness section has seen a significant increase in the number of questions and time allotted. Previous year Quantitative Aptitude section comprised 40 Questions and General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) 40 Questions. This year Quantitative Aptitude section and General/ Financial Awareness section will be comprised of  50  -50 Questions each.

4. Sectional Time Allocated to Reasoning is Increased to 45 Minutes

As there are changes in the number of questions in Quantitative aptitude section and general awareness section,  section time allotted is also change. This change is seen in the reasoning section due to its clubbing with computer knowledge.

As you all know that IBPS has released the notification for the recruitment of Clerk in the bank. IBPS Clerk 2017 is going to be an opportunity for those who have not been able to get through SBI. Just make sure that you get yourself ready for the battle this year. Make this fight worth remembering.

☛ What are the posts available under this recruitment project?

The post which will be available in this recruitment project is Clerk.


☛ When will be the exam conducted?

The Tentative dates for Preliminary Exams are 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th December.

The Tentative date for Mains Exam is 21st January 2018.

☛ Are there any changes in Exam Pattern?
Yes, this year IBPS has made changes in the Mains Exam Pattern. Now the structure is very similar to the mains pattern of last year’s SBI Clerk Exams. Reasoning and Computer sections are clubbed and this section of Reasoning & Computer Aptitude is of 60 marks for 45 minutes.

Another big change in the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk Mains this year is that the weightage of General Awareness portion has been increased. General/Financial Awareness section is of 50 marks for a time limit of 35 minutes. The overall time duration for Mains exam has also been increased to 160 minutes instead of last year’s 135 minutes.

☛ When will the registration start?

Registration will start from 12th September 2017 and will end on 3rd October 2017

☛ When will the result be declared?

Tentative Date for declaration of Results for Preliminary Exam is in December 2017.

Tentative Date for declaration of Results for Mains is in February 2018.

Final results will be declared on April 2018.

☛ How many vacancies are there?

The number of vacancies is 7883 for Clerk. Following Table gives the complete break up of State-wise vacancies.

S.No. State Vacancies
1. Andaman & Nicobar 0
2. Andhra Pradesh 485
3. Arunachal Pradesh 8
4. Assam 109
5. Bihar 227
6. Chandigarh 34
7. Chattisgarh 118
8. Dadra & Nagar Haveli 7
9. Daman & Diu 8
10. Delhi 272
11. Goa 41
12. Gujarat 487
13. Haryana 175
14. Himachal Pradesh 73
15. Jammu & Kashmir 34
16. Jharkhand 127
17 Karnataka 554
18. Kerala 217
19. Lakshwadeep 2
20. Madhya Pradesh 290
21. Maharashtra 775
22. Manipur 11
23. Meghalaya 17
24. Mizoram 3
25. Nagaland 12
26. Odisha 196
27. Puducherry 46
28. Punjab 401
29. Rajashthan 334
30. Sikkim 11
31. Tamil Nadu 1277
32. Telangana 344
33. Tripura 18
34. Uttar Pradesh 665
35. Uttarakhand 78
36. West Bengal 417
TOTAL 7883

Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank and Vijya Bank have not yet reported their vacancies in any state. So aspirants can expect the number of vacancies to increase.

Will the vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2017-18 Recruitment increase?
Yes, the vacancies are expected to increase and a few participating banks have not yet declared their vacancies for IBPS Recruitment. Aspirants can expect the number of vacancies to go up.

☛ What is the syllabus for IBPS Clerk 2017 Pre and Mains Exam?
Students aiming for IBPS Clerk exam must prepare these sections: English Language, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General and Financial Awareness (Static awareness, banking awareness, and current affairs) and Computer Aptitude.

☛ Will there be any interview after the written result?

No, there will be no GD or Interview round for IBPS Clerk Recruitment.

☛ Will the exam conducted online or offline (OMR Based)?

Common Written Exam for IBPS Clerk will be conducted online (Both Prelims and Mains).

☛ What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?

Minimum: 20 years         Maximum: 28 years

A candidate must have been born not  earlier than 02.09.1989 and not later than 01.09.1997 (both dates inclusive)

☛ What is the educational qualification required for the posts in this recruitment process?

Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. (As on 31.10.2017)

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.

☛ I have given my final year graduation exams but the result has not been declared yet. Can I apply?

Those who are in the Final Year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before  31.10.2017.

☛ What is the application Fee?

Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

Rs. 600 /- for all others

☛ I have scored 55% in Graduation. Am I eligible to sit for the exam?

Yes, you can apply as there is no percentage criterion. You just need to be a graduate.

☛ I am 19 years old. Can I sit for the exam?

No, You must be at least 20 years of age and not more than 28 years of age as on as on 01.09.2017.

☛ How to calculate the Percentage?

The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

☛ What is the Structure of the exam?

IBPS has introduced some changes in the Mains exam.

Preliminary Exam Pattern:



Name of Tests No. of Qs Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Mains Exam Pattern:

Sr. No Name of Tests


No. of




Medium of Exam Time allotted for each

test (Separately timed)

1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 English & Hindi 35 minutes
2 General English 40 40 English 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer
50 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes


☛ Is the exam Bilingual?

The tests except for the Test of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

☛ What is the cut-off for being recruited?

There is no fixed cutoff for IBPS Clerk. It depends on the performance of the candidates each year. Your final score is calculated based on your performance in the written test.

☛ Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?

Yes, there is a sectional cut-off in the exam. You have to clear every section in order to secure a seat for the Interview.

☛ I have cleared the overall cutoff of the exam. However, I could not clear the cutoff for the Numerical Ability section. Am I still eligible?

Unfortunately, you are not eligible to move to the Mains. You must clear the cutoff for each section individually and the overall cutoff as well.

☛ Is there a criterion for negative marking?

There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.

☛ What is the pattern of score in IBPS Clerk Exam?

The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using the equipercentile method.

IBPS has its official Notification for CWE of Clerk-VII. It is the best opportunity if you want to be a banker and you must start your preparation for IBPS Clerk Recruitment. Candidates clearing the IBPS Clerk 2017 exam, will be placed in any of the 19 participating banks. But before anything else, it’s crucial for you to know more about the career prospects, work culture, salaries, etc. of a Clerk. Read this article to know about IBPS Clerk Work Profile, IBPS Clerk Salary, Pay Scale & Growth in detail.



The work profile of a Clerk in PSB is related to single window operator. Clerk is the first point of contact for inquiries & guidance.  It is the starting designation in the hierarchy of bank jobs.
  • A clerk deals with the front desk work and customer handling operations.
  • A clerk works at the single window operations like managing inquiry corners, withdrawal, managing receipts etc.
  • A clerk also deals with opening new accounts, cash collection, issuing bank statements and handling mails and delivery.
Growth Opportunity:  As per IBPS Clerk promotion process, the candidates would be promoted to higher posts on basis of their performance also after working for 3 years through internal exams a clerk can get promoted to the post of Probationary Officer/Assistant Manager. After starting your career as Officer or Clerk in a PSB you can also appear for Associate Exams: JAIIB and CAIIB certification exam which is bright opportunity to get an edge over others.


A Clerk in a Public Sector Bank can get a salary of Rs.18000 to Rs.21000 during the training period. After training period the perks and emoluments are added and it may vary from bank to bank. The Basic Salary Component of Bank Clerk may vary in the range of Rs 11,500 – Rs 13,000. (with a scope of promotion.)


Dear Students, finally, the much-awaited notification of IBPS Clerk 2017 is out and you all must have already started to prepare yourself for the Examination. The preliminary examination is going to be held in December, it’s high time to put the pedal to the metal, batten down the hatches and get yourself ready for IBPS Clerk Examination. The very first step in one’s preparations for a particular examination is to gather adequate knowledge of Complete IBPS Clerk 2017 Syllabus. As IBPS does not officially release a syllabus for this particular examination, we can assume that the syllabus is vast and intricate. It is geared towards testing aspirant’s flexibility to solve complex questions.

We all know that the pattern of all the banking examinations, especially SBI PO Examination 2017, have been showing extreme variations when compared to previous year’s examinations. All that you need to do is to be ready for a bolt from the blues and to tackle it all with poise. The IBPS PO Syllabus always remains the same, only the questions based on those topics are molded in a completely different way that makes you a bundle of nerves while attempting the examination. So students, here is the complete IBPS Clerk 2017 Syllabus.


Reasoning Ability Syllabus

Reasoning Ability is an onerous section. With the increasing complexity of questions, it becomes hard for one to give it the cold shoulder. Earlier students used to have a mindset of ignoring the complex puzzles, thereby solving the other questions that are comparatively easy. But to their dismay, this strategy won’t be working anymore as so many questions from the other topics like directions, etc. are being asked in the form of puzzles only. The only way to make the grade in this particular section in the forthcoming exam of IBPS Clerk is to practice continuously with all your heart and soul. The syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude, IBPS Clerk Examination is:


  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)
Also, for Mains Examination, IBPS has included Computer Aptitude in this very section only. The name of the new section thus formed is Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude. Here is the additional syllabus for Computer Aptitude:
  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Languages
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Computer and Network Security

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

This section has always been giving the aspirants heebie-jeebies when they appear for any examination. As the level of every other section is only getting complex and convoluted, there is no doubt that this section too will be making your blood run cold. As per the analysis of previous examinations, the questions asked in this section are calculative and very time consuming. Data Interpretation and topics from arithmetic section make it hard for one to deal with the section as easily as any other section. The level of questions on arithmetic asked in the previous year were so convoluted and calculative that almost every aspirant broke out in a cold sweat. The syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude, IBPS Clerk Examination is:
  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

English Language Syllabus

The questions asked in this section can be easily handled if your basics are clear. Sometimes, even those who can communicate very well in English, fail to perform to the best of their ability in competitive exams. Instead of boiling the ocean, try building up a strong vocabulary, effective knowledge of grammar, and efficient comprehension skills so as to be on the ball to face this particular section. The syllabus for English Language, IBPS Clerk Examination is:
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions (Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)

General / Financial Awareness Syllabus

The questions asked in IBPS Clerk General Awareness Section are usually based on Banking Awareness, Static Awareness, and Current Affairs. This year we observed a change in the pattern of GA Section of banking examinations as well. Most of the questions are now being asked from Banking Awareness so this section too is going to be very challenging.
  • Banking Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness


IBPS has released its notification for CWE of Clerk-VII (2017-18). For every banking aspirant, IBPS Clerk is a big opportunity and you must pace up your preparation. This year Clerk recruitment’s Prelims and Mains exam will take place in December’17 and January’18 respectively. To secure your seat in any IBPS or banking and insurance exam you must practice well and score enough to clear section-wise and overall cut off. But when it comes to selection and the merit list clearing cut off by margin is not the best idea. You must try to score well in Mains exam as for merit list even a fraction of a mark makes huge differences. 

The term ‘Cut Off’ is predominantly associated with every Banking exam and when you are preparing for IBPS where you will be competing with presumably lakhs of candidates against few thousands of vacant seats, we understand that this term ‘cut-off’ is lingering in every aspirants’ mind. To get a better understanding of an exam and its level the best way is to analyse its previous year memory based paper and previous year cut off. Here we provide you IBPS Clerk 2016 Prelims and Mains Cut Off.



1. Andhra Pradesh 73 73
2. Assam 71.25 57
3. Bihar 67.50 67.50 52.25
4. Maharashtra 59.25 59.25
5. Madhya Pradesh 65.75 65.75 41.50
6. Meghalaya 65.75
7. Odisha 70.75
8. Punjab 66.50
9. Karnataka 58.25 53.75
10. Gujarat 58.75
11. Haryana 68.00 61.50
12. Jammu & Kashmir 68.75
13. Jharkhand 70.75 70.75
14. Chhattisgarh 63.50 52.25
15. Delhi 67.25
16. Himachal Pradesh 66.50
17. Rajasthan 66.75
18. Tamil Nadu 58 58
19. Telangana 65
20. Kerala 71 71
21. Uttar Pradesh 67.75 63.75
22. Tripura 60
21. Uttarakhand 71.25
22. West Bengal 70.50



States Category








& Nicobar
NA 20.03 31.22 36.97 NA NA NA 20.69 NA
31.28 25.35 38.66 39.16 17.00 37.03 37.53 26.22 20.57
31.47 27.32 35.16 29.82 NA NA NA NA NA
Assam 32.82 29.41 32.16 37.32 20.57 23.13 20.22 15.69 NA
Bihar 28.69 25.94 36.57 38.41 16.66 28.57 26.47 21.88 20.82
Chandigarh 28.28 NA 30.07 37.97 NA NA NA 16.63 NA
Chhattisgarh 28.35 19.50 37.41 38.72 NA 26.19 27.85 14.60 NA
Dadra &
Nagar Haveli
& Diu
Delhi 33.69 27.03 35.75 42.41 20.53 32.19 45.94 27.44 19.38
Goa NA 11.82 25.22 23.94 NA NA NA 24.97 NA
Gujrat 34.22 19.66 33.32 35.94 16.91 25.22 32.97 16.44 21.22
Haryana 25.72 17.88 34.72 40.97 14.53 30.60 37.10 25.57 18.88
30.47 29.32 34.00 40.47 NA 27.38 14.75 20.19 NA
& Kashmir
35.41 27.07 29.16 40.28 16.07 31.25 33.19 17.72 22.22
Jharkhand 23.28 17.25 34.60 37.10 18.75 24.19 18.97 13.13 NA
Karnataka 28.50 24.50 34.53 36.10 19.19 29.60 28.50 13.10 24.50
Kerala 29.78 20.69 40.03 42.03 16.75 27.85 23.82 27.13 22.16
Lakshdweep NA NA NA 27.85 NA NA NAN NA NA
29.25 21.10 33.94 38.35 16.19 27.53 27.94 14.32 NA
Maharashtra 33.94 19.32 33.72 35.47 17.32 27.97 43.10 12.69 21.78
Manipur NA 29.63 38.63 33.44 NA NA NA 25.16 NA
Meghalaya NA 28.28 37.25 NA NA NA NA NA
Mizoram NA 31.44 25.66 NA NA NA NA NA
Nagaland NA 27.57 35.69 NA NA NA NA NA
Odisha 28.75 20.41 37.66 38.78 17.22 30.16 33.97 27.41 18.97
Punducherry 28.03 NA 36.66 37.38 NA NA NA NA NA
Punjab 26.72 23.88 32.63 40.28 25.38 23.38 20.63 11.85 16.50
Rajasthan 27.53 22.53 37.69 39.69 17.57 24.32 29.53 22.35 NA
Sikkim NA 29.72 31.50 35.19 NA NA NA NA NA
Tamil Nadu 32.50 30.69 39.82 39.88 15.07 26.69 34.53 12.50 42.22
Telangana 31.28 26.47 38.31 38.13 16.97 33.18 42.03 24.13 17.25
Tripura 31.94 24.63 NA 38.78 NA NA NA NA 21.94
27.75 21.53 34.22 39.28 16.10 26.50 24.85 23.03 19.47
Uttarakhand 27.94 26.35 33.10 40.50 NA 28.60 35.10 23.19 16.47
30.41 24.00 33.03 40.47 17.91 27.32 21.25 23.13 NA


These were the cut offs of last year’s IBPS Clerk Recruitment. Now it is time to learn from past year’s pattern and experience. Learning and Practice can define your skills by different scales altogether (Up the ante) If done correctly it can be your breakaway strategy and your true path to your very own authentic success or the lack thereof. When you practice, you use your skills and you build on them. You start to break boundaries, the ones you swore you’d “never be able to do”; you push past your old edge and start playing around new ones. If your aim is to get a govt. job and crack IBPS Recruitment exam you must not be afraid of any subject, new pattern or topic. Do not wait for another day…Start Practicing now!!




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