The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released notification for the clerk exam 2017 through the Common Recruitment Process (CWE Clerk VII) on the official website – ibps.in. This time, there are 7884 jobs for bank clerks, which is nearly 60 per cent less than previous year. In 2016, IBPS released 19,243 vacant posts and 19 banks participated in the recruitment drive.
The online registration process will begin from September 12 and will end by October 10. IBPS will conduct the preliminary examination in December. The online exam will have two stages — preliminary and main. The provisional allotment of candidates is expected to release in April 2018.
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Eligibility: The candidate has to be an Indian national.
Age limit: The candidate must be not less than 20 years and not above 28 years. This means the candidate should not be born later than September 1, 1997. There is age relaxation for reserved category.
Educational qualification: A candidate must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government.
They should have operating and working knowledge in computer systems.
The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/ Intermediate/ Graduation level.
Application fees: For general category, it is Rs 600 while for reserved category, it is Rs 100.
IBPS Clerks 2017 important dates:
|On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates||12.09.2017 to 03.10.2017|
|Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)||12.09.2017 to 03.10.2017|
|Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training||November 2017|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training||13.11.2017 to 18.11.2017|
|Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary||November 2017|
|Online Examination – Preliminary||02.12.2017, 03.12.2017,|
|09.12.2017 & 10.12.2017|
|Result of Online exam – Preliminary||December 2017|
|Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main||January 2018|
|Online Examination – Main||21.01.2018|
|Provisional Allotment||April 2018|
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination Pattern
|Sr.||Name of Tests||No. of||Maximum||Duration|
|1||English Language||30||30||Composite time of 1 hour|
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing 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.
IBPS Clerk Main Exam Pattern
|Sr.No||Name of Tests
(NOT BY SEQUENCE)
|No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)|
|1||General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||35 minutes|
|2||General English||40||40||35 minutes|
|3||Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 minutes|
|4||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
The above tests except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
The participating banks are: Allahabad Bank, Andhra Bank, Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Central Bank of India, Corporation Bank, Dena Bank, Indian Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, Syndicate Bank, UCO Bank, Union Bank of India, United Bank of India and Vijaya Bank.