IBPS Clerk

IBPS is conducting Clerk exam for the 9th year now and hence named IBPS Clerk CWE IX

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts a common written exam or CWE every year for the clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. Also provide SBI Clerk Exam Pattern  All public sector banks use CWE as a base to fill the vacancies for this post.

IBPS is conducting Clerk exam for the 9th year now and hence named IBPS Clerk CWE IX. The IBPS Clerk CWE exam is conducted on two levels- preliminary exam and mains. Students qualifying in both these exams are thus selected for the post.
The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk CWE 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 Banking Sectors. 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 Exam Pattern​

The IBPS PO, 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 CWE 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(Objective 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 30 minutes
Total 100 100 Composite time of
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

Major changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that needs to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

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

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2019:

  • Age Limit : The candidate must be 20 Years to 28 Years. The final criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 will be released along with the official notification.
  • 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. 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 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

S.No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2. General and Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)
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