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IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

1. Age (as on 1st September 2017)

  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: 28 years.

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


Relaxation in Upper Age Limit


Age Relaxation

5 years
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)
3 years
10 years
Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen
actual period of service
rendered in defense
forces + 3 years
(8 years for Disabled
belonging to SC/ST)
subject to a maximum
age limit of 50 years
Widows, Divorced Women
9 years
Jammu & Kashmir domiciled during
01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989
5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots
5 years
Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory,
Bhopal retrenched from service (for MP state Only)
5 years

2. Educational Qualifications

  • A degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by Govt. of India, or any equivalent qualification.
  • The candidate should have valid marks sheet.
  • Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer Systems are mandatory. You should have a Certificate/ Diploma/ Degree in Computer Operations/ Language or should have studied Computer/ Information Technology as one of the subjects in High School/ College/ Institute.
  • Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/ UT is preferable. You should be able to read, write and speak it.

Note: All results must be declared on or before 3rd October 2017.

3. Nationality/ Citizenship

You must be either –

(a) a Citizen of India or
(b) a Subject of Nepal or Bhutan or
(c) a Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.
(d) a Person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, with the intention of permanently settling in India.


IBPS Clerk EXAM Pattern 

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Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35 01 hour
2 Numerical Ability Paper 35 35
3 English Language Paper 30 30
 Total 100 100

[/vc_column_text][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section add_icon=”true” title=”IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern” tab_id=”1507191708800-36a778da-b9d4″][vc_column_text]Basically Common written exam  (CWE) for Clerical cadre have 190 Objective type questions this IBPS Clerks CWE (IBPS Clerk Syllabus) Contains five sections Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability Test, General Awareness Test & Computer Knowledge.

Both Sections has different marks with separates time duration of total 160 Minutes, and Negative marking is also applicable with an effect of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

Sr No. (Objective) Test Name Marks Maximum Marks (Separately timed)
1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Min.
2 General English 40 40 35 Min.
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Min.
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Min.
Total 190 200 160 Min.

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2017

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: English Language

Vocabulary Grammar Reading Comprehension
Homonyms, Antonyms, Synonyms, Word Formation, Spelling Spotting Errors, Phrases and idioms, Direct and Indirect speech, Active/ Passive voice Theme Detection, Passage completion, Topic rearrangement of passage, Deriving Conclusion.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: Reasoning

Verbal Reasoning Non-Verbal Reasoning
Analogy, Classification, Word formation, Statement and conclusions Syllogism, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Coding Decoding, Blood Relations, Passage and conclusions, Alphabet test, Series Test, Number, Ranking and time sequence, Direction sense Test, Decision making test, Figure series, Input/output, Assertion and reasoning, Sitting Arrangement Series test, Odd figure Out, Analogy, Miscellaneous Test

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude

Ratio and proportion, Averages, Time and work, Speed, Distance and time, Mixture and allegation Stocks and shares, Percentages, Partnership, Clocks, Volume and surface Area, Bar & Graphs, Line charts, Tables Height and Distances, Logarithms, Permutation and combinations, Simple and compound interest, Equations, Probability, Trigonometry, Profit, Loss and Discount, Mensuration, Elements of Algebra, Data Interpretation, Pie charts

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: Computer Knowledge

Basics of Hardware and software, Windows operating system basics, Internet terms and services, Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint) History of computers, Networking and communication, Database basics, Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses

IBPS Clerk Syllabus: General Awareness

Current affairs related to national and international issues of last 6 months,
Overview of Indian Financial System,
History of Indian banking system, Recent credit and monetary policies
Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc,
Abbreviations and Economic terminologies, Banking Terms,
Important Government Schemes on capital & money market.

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