IBPS Clerk 2021 - Application, admit Card, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

IBPS Clerk 2021 - Application, admit Card, Exam Dates, Pattern, Syllabus

Exam: IBPS Clerk

IBPS Clerk 2021 - The Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) conducts the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam to recruit candidates for Clerk posts in various public sector banks in India. IBPS released the IBPS Clerk exam dates on its official website - ibps.in. IBPS Clerk 2021 prelims is scheduled to be conducted on August 28 and 29 and September 4 and 5, 2021 in online mode.The mains is scheduled to be conducted on October 31, 2021. Candidates planning to take the exam must fill the IBPS Clerk application form 2021 which is expected to release in July 2021. Those candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can fill the online application form. For more details about IBPS Clerk 2021 such as notification, exam dates, eligibility, application form process, exam pattern, syllabus, answer eky, result , selection process etc, read the detailed article that is given below.

Latest Updates for IBPS Clerk

  • 07 May 2021:

    IBPS Clerk provisional allotment list 2021 announced; Check details here

  • 31 Mar 2021:

    IBPS Clerk 2019 provisional allotment under reserved list announced. Check details here.

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IBPS Clerk 2021 - Overview



Name of the Examination

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Clerk 2021 (IBPS Clerk 2021)

Conducting body

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Examination level


Examination category


Mode of exam


Stages of exam

Two (Prelims and mains)

Duration of exam

Prelims - 60 minutes

Mains - 120 minutes


To Be Announced


Rs 11,765(Basic) + Various Allowances

What is IBPS Clerk?

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts the Clerk exam in online mode to recruit candidates for Clerical cadre in various states for public sector banks. The IBPS Clerk 2021 exam is conducted in two stages - prelims and mains. Candidates who qualify the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam will get a salary of Rs 11,765 as basic pay along with other allowances. As per IBPS Clerk official notification, candidates who are shortlisted in the final IBPS Clerk 2021 merit list will be allotted banks as per merit cum preference basis.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Participating Organisations

Bank of Baroda

Canara Bank

Bank of India

Indian Overseas Bank

UCO Bank

Central Bank of India

Punjab National Bank

Union Bank of India

Bank of Maharashtra

Indian Bank

Punjab & Sind Bank


IBPS Clerk Dates 2021

From the following table, candidates can check all the dates related to the IBPS Clerk exam. Aspirants are advised to refer to these dates, so that they don't miss on any major events,

IBPS clerk 2021 Exam Dates



Release of IBPS Clerk application form

July 2021

IBPS prelims admit card

Second week of August 2021

IBPS Clerk Prelims exam

August 28 and 29 and September 4 and 5, 2021

IBPS Clerk Prelims result

Last week of September 2021

IBPS Clerk admit card for Mains exam

Second week of October 2021

IBPS Clerk Mains exam

October 31, 2021

IBPS Clerk Mains exam result

Second week of November 2021

IBPS Clerk Provisional Allotment

February 2022

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2021

IBPS determines the IBPS Clerk 2021 eligibility criteria for candidates who want to apply. The IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria 2021 is defined on the basis of nationality, age and educational qualifications. Applicants must meet the IBPS Clerk 2021 eligibility criteria before filling the application form. Indian nationals between the age group 20 and 30 years can fill the form.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Eligibility Criteria




  • Lower age limit - 20 years

  • Upper age limit - 28 years



Educational qualification.

Graduation from any stream from a recognised university.

IBPS Clerk Application Form 2021

IBPS will release the IBPS Clerk 2021 application form in online mode on the official website ibps.in. The application form is expected to be released anytime in July now. Applicants who are planning to appear in the exam must meet the detailed eligibility criteria before applying. While filling the application form, candidates will have to fill in their personal details, contact details, educational details and pay the application fee in online mode. It is important for candidates to keep all the important documents ready before filling the application form of IBPS Clerk 2021.

Steps to Fill IBPS Clerk 2021 Application Form

  • Registration

  • Filling of details

  • Uploading the image and signature of prescribed specification

  • Payment of application fee

  • Final submission

IBPS Clerk Application Fee 2021


Application Fee





IBPS Clerk Exam Centres 2021

At the time of filling the registration form, candidates are expected to choose one IBPS clerk 2021 exam centre for the prelims and the mains exam. IBPS has the right to cancel any of the IBPS exam centres where the entrance test is to be conducted if there are not adequate number of candidates. Candidates can check the detailed IBPS Clerk exam centre address on their admit card. It is likely that the IBPS prelims exam will be conducted in around 200 cities while the mains exam will be held in 80 cities.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2021

IBPS mentions the exam pattern of Clerk 2021 in the notification. The exam pattern contains section-wise pattern, marking scheme, time duration allotted for each section and other information. The IBPS Clerk exam 2021 will be conducted in two stages - prelims and mains. Only those applicants who qualify in the preliminary exam will be eligible to appear in the mains. As per the exam pattern, there is negative marking in the exam. Candidates must check the exam pattern 2021 while preparing for the exam.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern For Prelims and Mains Exam


Prelims Exam

Mains Exam


  • English Language

  • Numerical Ability

  • Reasoning Ability

  • General/Financial Awareness

  • General English

  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude

Number of questions




60 minutes

160 minutes

Maximum marks



Marking scheme

Correct answer: +1

Wrong answer: - 0.25

Paper language

English and Hindi (Except English section)

Type of questions

Objective type

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021

IBPS mentions the IBPS Clerk syllabus 2021 in the official notification. Candidates planning to appear for IBPS Clerk 2021 exam are advised to check detailed syllabus for in-depth preparations of the exam. IBPS clerk syllabus contains the topics, subject and sections on which the question paper will be based. By going through the detailed syllabus properly, candidates will be able to crack each and every stage of the exam.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus For Prelims

Sr. No.



Reasoning Ability


English Language


Numerical Ability

IBPS Clerk Syllabus For Mains

Sr. No.



Reasoning and Computer Ability


General/Financial Awareness


Quantitative Aptitude


General English

IBPS Clerk Question Papers 2021

IBPS Clerk question papers benefit candidates in various ways like knowing the difficulty level of the exam, types of questions asked in the exam and for better exam preparations. Candidates must regularly solve the IBPS Clerk question papers for better practice. IBPS doesn't release the official question papers and candidates can download the memory-based question papers for practice.

IBPS Clerk Best Books 2021

A good book ensures overall development of the candidate preparing for the exam. To prepare for competitive exam candidates must refer to the best books for the same. Below we have mentioned all the subject-wise books for candidate's reference.

English Language

  • Objective general English by SP Bakshi

  • Word power made easy by Normal Lewis

  • Newspapers

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams by RS Aggarwal

  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma

Reasoning Ability

  • A modern approach to verbal & non-verbal reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

  • New approach to reasoning verbal and non-verbal by B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali

  • Analytical reasoning by MK Pandey (For the chapters required for analytical reasoning)

General/Financial Awareness

  • Static General Knowledge by Arihant Publications

  • Monthly current magazines

  • Banking Awareness by Arihant Publications

IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2021

IBPS releases the admit card of IBPS clerk in online mode. The admit card is released on the official website. The admit card of IBPS Clerk 2021 is released separately for prelims and mains phase. Candidates can download the IBPS Clerk admit card 2021 using their registration number/roll number and password/date of birth. The admit card contains important details like candidate’s name, roll number along with the details about the exam centre. Candidates must carry the IBPS Clerk admit card 2021 along with one valid photo ID proof - PAN, Aadhar or Voter ID to the exam centre.

IBPS Clerk Answer Key 2021

IBPS releases the IBPS Clerk 2020 in online mode a few days after the exam is conducted. Candidates who apply and participate in the exam can download the answer key. However, some leading coaching institutes release the IBPS Clerk answer key on the same day of the exam. With help of IBPS Clerk answer key 2021, students will be able to know correct answers and know their expected marks.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2021

The exam analysis of IBPS Clerk 2021 will be updated after each stage of IBPS Clerk exam. The IBPS Clerk exam analysis is completely based on the students and expert advice. With the help of IBPS Clerk exam analysis, students will get the idea about IBPS question paper difficulty level, change in exam pattern and other important aspects.

IBPS Clerk Result 2021

IBPS declares the IBPS Clerk 2021 result in online mode. Candidates can check the result of IBPS Clerk 2021 by using their credentials - registration/roll number and date of birth/password. The result contains registration number, roll number, name and qualifying status of the candidates. IBPS will release separate results for prelims and mains. IBPS also releases the scorecard a few days after declaration of result.

IBPS Clerk Cut off 2021

IBPS determines the IBPS Clerk cut off to shortlist candidates for the next stage of the selection process. The cut off is released along with declaration of the result. IBPS Clerk cut off will be released state wise and category-wise. Candidates scoring the IBPS Clerk cut off for prelims stage will be able to qualify for mains. IBPS determines the IBPS Clerk cutoff by taking various factors into consideration - difficulty level of exam, total vacancies, number of appeared candidates.

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IBPS Clerk Vacancies 2021

IBPS will release the IBPS Clerk vacancy 2021 in the official notification of IBPS Clerk 2021. Candidates must check the detailed vacancies of IBPS Clerk 2021 before filling the IBPS Clerk application form. IBPS releases IBPS Clerk vacancy 2021 both the category-wise and state-wise. The IBPS Clerk vacancies 2021 will be released for all the 11 participants banks of IBPS. Candidates can check the IBPS Clerk vacancies of previous year in the table below. The current vacancies of IBPS Clerk will be updated as per the official announcement.

IBPS Clerk Vacancy - Previous Year

State NameTotal Vacancies
Andaman and Nicobar Islands1
Andhra Pradesh85
Arunachal Pradesh01
Dadra and Nagar Haveli/Daman & Diu4
Himachal Pradesh45
Jammu and Kashmir7
Madhya Pradesh104
Tamil Nadu229
Uttar Pradesh259
West Bengal151

IBPS Clerk Salary 2021

Candidates who get shortlisted in the provisional allotment will get the minimum basic pay of IRs 11765. However, with years of experience, an IBPS clerk can earn up to Rs 31540 in basic salary. Employees are granted different allowances in addition to their regular pay, such as Dearness, House Rent, Travel, Special, and Medical allowances.

IBPS Clerk Salary

>45 lakh population

<45 lakh population

Basic Pay

INR 11


INR 11765

Dearness Allowance

INR 5311

INR 5311

Home Rent Allowance

INR 1176

INR 1058

Travel Allowance

INR 425

INR 425

Special Allowance

INR 911

INR 911

Total Salary

INR 19588

INR 19470

IBPS Clerk Contact Details

Address : IBPS House, 90 feet, D.P.Road,Near Thakur Polytechnic,Off. Western Express Highway, P. B. No. 8587Kandivali (E), Mumbai 400 101India

Toll-Free Helpline Numbers – 1800 222 366 and 800 103 4566

The toll-free numbers listed above are only operational from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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