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IBPS Clerk 2019 Notification Out : Check Exam Dates , Syllabus , Vacancies

IBPS Clerk 2019 Notification Out : Check Exam Dates , Syllabus , Vacancies

IBPS Clerk 2019 Notification Out for 12075 Bank Jobs!!

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an autonomous recruitment body which was formed with the sole objective to encourage the recruitment of young graduates in public sector banks in India. Over the years, IBPS has become a major “Test Conducting Agency” in the country and conducts competitive exams for recruitment of various clerical and officers’ posts in many public sector banks.


IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Dates / Important Dates:

  • Start of Online Application:09.2019
  • End of Online Application: 09.10.2019
  • Preliminary Exam Dates: 12.2019, 08.12.2019, 14.12.2019 and 21.12.2019
  • Mains Examination: 01.2020


No. Of  IBPS Clerk 2019 Vacancy

The number of vacancies is 12075 for Clerk. Following Table gives the complete break up of State-wise vacancies.

1.Andaman & Nicobar14
2.Andhra Pradesh777
3.Arunachal Pradesh11
8.Dadra & Nagar Haveli4
9.Daman & Diu2
14.Himachal Pradesh129
15.Jammu & Kashmir63
20.Madhya Pradesh440
31.Tamil Nadu1379
34.Uttar Pradesh1203
36.West Bengal847

There are 17 public sector banks that are taking part in IBPS Clerk 2019 recruitment process:

Ø  Bank of Baroda

Ø  Bank of India

Ø  Canara Bank

Ø  Allahabad Bank

Ø  Bank of Maharashtra

Ø  Central Bank of India

Ø  Oriental Bank of Commerce

Ø  Indian Bank

Ø  Syndicate Bank

Ø  UCO Bank

Ø  Punjab and Sind Bank

Ø  Indian Overseas Bank

Ø  Andhra Bank

Ø  Corporation Bank

Ø  Punjab National Bank

Ø  Union Bank of India

Ø  United Bank of India

Here are the complete details of eligibility criteria, exam pattern of IBPS Clerk:

IBPS Clerk 2019 Eligibility Criteria

If you wish to apply for IBPS Clerk exam, here are the eligibility criteria:

Age Limit (as on 01.09.2019): 20 – 28 years

(+3 yrs for OBC (Non Creamy layer), +5 yrs for SC/ST, +10 years for PWD Candidates)

– Candidate should have a degree from a recognized university.

– No specific percentage mentioned in graduation.

– Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT for which you have applied (should be able to read / write and speak that language).

Candidates are allowed to apply for vacancy from only one state.


IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam will follow a two stage process – Preliminary & Main Exam. Both will be conducted in online mode.

Prelims test will have 100 questions for which 1 hour time divided into 20 minutes each for 3 sections will be allotted to the candidate.

The Preliminary Exam of IBPS Clerk consists of three sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

SubjectsNo. of QuestionsMarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total1001001 hour


– IBPS will fix sectional cut-off’s & also on the total score obtained, which the aspirants need to score to qualify in prelims. Aspirants who qualify in the preliminary test will only be eligible to give mains examination.


Name of Tests


No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General/ Financial Awareness505035 minutes
General English404035 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
Total190200160 minutes


  • Mains examination would have 190 questions with a total duration of 160 minutes.
  • Each section must be completed within the specified time limit mentioned.
  • There is no interview round for the clerical posts in IBPS.
  • Marks obtained in the online main examination only will be considered for final merit listing.

For every wrong answer given by the candidate, negative marking of 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty in both prelims& mains exam.


IBPS Clerk Application Fee

The application fees / intimation charges are

  • 100 (for SC/ST/PWD Candidates)
  • 600 (for all others).

Note: You are advised to take a print out of the completely filled application form as it required at the time of document verification.


Frequently Asked Questions :


IBPS has released the notification for the recruitment of Clerical cadre in various Public Sector Banks and is going to be a great opportunity to work in government sector. Give your best this year and we, The Takshila Learning Family, will help you in each phase of the examination.


  • When will the result be declared?

Tentative Date for declaration of Results for Preliminary exam – December 2019

Tentative Date for Provisional Allotment – 1st April 2020


  • What is the syllabus for IBPS Clerk 2019-20 Pre and Mains Exam?

For Pre exam: English Language, Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude

For Mains exam: English Language, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (Static awareness, Banking awareness, and Current affairs).


The Preliminary Exam of IBPS Clerk consists of three major sections: Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Para jumbles
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the blanks
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Error Spotting
  • Miscellaneous


Quantitative Ability

  • Simplification
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Time & Distance
  • Time& Work
  • Permutation & Combination
  • Probability
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Surds & Indices



  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Syllogism
  • Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Input Output

The Mains Exam of IBPS Clerk consists of 4 sections: Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, English Language & General Awareness (with special reference to banking).

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Problems of Ages
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Time and Work
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Average
  • Simplification
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Mensuration
  • Probability
  • Linear Equation

General Awareness

Financial Awareness

Current Affairs

Static Awareness



Circular Seating Arrangement

Linear Seating Arrangement

Coding and Decoding


Blood Relations

Input Output

Directions and Distances

Ordering and Ranking

Coded Inequalities

Data Sufficiency

Verbal Reasoning


Computer Aptitude

Computer Fundamentals /Terminologies

Computer Hardware

Computer Software

Operating System



Microsoft Office


Keyboard Shortcuts

Computer Abbreviation


English Language

Reading Comprehension

Para jumbles

Cloze Test

Fill in the blanks

Paragraph Completion

Error Spotting




  • Is there any interview round after the mains result?

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


  • What is the mode of the exam (online or offline)?

The exam will be conducted in online mode both for Prelims and Mains exam.


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

Yes, you can apply as there is no minimum percentage requirement to apply for the exam. You just need to be graduate.


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

You must be at least 20 years of age and not more than 28 years of age as on 01.09.2019.

  • Is the exam Bilingual?

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



  • 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 be shortlisted for the provisional allotment.


  • If I have cleared the overall cut-off of the exam but could not clear the cut-off for any particular section. Am I still eligible?

No, you are not eligible as you must clear the cut-off for each section individually and the overall cut-off as well.


  • Is there any negative marking in the exam?

Yes, for every wrong answer given by the student, negative marking of 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty in both prelims & mains exam.


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September 12, 2019

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