IBPS Clerk 2019 Notification Out
IBPS Clerk 2019 Recruitment: 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. 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.
IBPS Clerk 2019 Notification
IBPS has released the Official Notification for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam on 12th September. The Exam dates have been released by IBPS with its official notification for the year 2019-20. With the release of official notification, IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019 has started. The Online Registration for IBPS Clerk 2019 exam has started from 17th September 2019.
According to IBPS Official Calendar 2018-19, IBPS Clerk 2019 Prelims exam is scheduled on 07.12.2019, 08.12.2019, 14.12.2019 & 15.12.2019 and mains exam is scheduled on 25.01.2020. IBPS Clerk 2019 is going to be an opportunity for those who have not been able to get through SBI and other Bank Recruitment Exams.
IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Dates
IBPS Clerk 2019 Prelims exam is scheduled on 07.12.2019, 08.12.2019, 14.12.2019 & 21.12.2019 and mains exam is scheduled on 19.01.2020. You must note down important dates related to IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 and make sure that you complete the process correctly on time. The schedule of the exam is mentioned below:
|IBPS Clerk Events||Dates|
|IBPS Clerk Notification 2019 Released on||12th September 2019|
|IBPS Clerk Online Applicaion Starts From||17th September 2019|
|IBPS Clerk Online Applicaion Ends On||9th October 2019|
|Download of call letters for IBPS Clerk Pre- Exam Training||November 2019|
|IBPS Clerk Online Pre-Exam Training||25.11.2019 to 30.11.2019|
|Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary||07th, 08th, 14th & 21st December 2019|
|Result of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam||December 2019|
|Download of Call letter for Online Exam – Main||January 2020|
|Conduct of Online Examination – Main||19th January 2020|
|Declaration of Final Result||1st April 2020|
IBPS Clerk Online Applicaion
IBPS has already activated the online applicable link for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam. All Candidates are required to click on the link mentioned below to apply for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam.
IBPS Clerk 2019 Vacancy
The total number vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2019 has been released along with its official notification. IBPS introduced 12,075 vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2019-20 Recruitment. Last year, for 2018-19 it was 7275 .
IBPS Clerk Exam Centre
While filling the online application form you are given the option to choose the centre of your preference. However IBPS can allot you a centre other than the choice made by you if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues. No complaints will be entertained by IBPS in regards to change in the exam centre.
IBPS Clerk 2019 Recruitment
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 Sector Banks. 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 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||20 minutes|
|Total||100||100||Composite time of 1 Hour|
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.
Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute of 50 questions that needs to be solved in a time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VIII.
|S.No.||Name of Tests(Objective||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|1||Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude||50||60||45 minutes|
|2||English Language||40||40||35 minutes|
|3||Quantitative Aptitude||50||50||45 minutes|
|4||General/ Financial Awareness||50||50||35 minutes|
Penalty for Wrong Answers:
There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in both preliminary examination as well as mains examination. A wrong answer to an objective question will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the total mark assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for the question left blank or unanswered.
Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam:
The final score for the IBPS Clerk exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:
• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be considered for final selection.
• Candidates must qualify Phase-2 to be eligible for final merit.
• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category.Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.
IBPS Clerk 2019 Syllabus
The major three sections of the preliminary examination are Reasoning, English Language and Numerical Ability. Each of these sections has multiple subheadings to focus on when preparing for IBPS Clerk CWE.
The syllabus for Numerical Ability / Quantitative Aptitude and English Language is same for mains and preliminary exam. In addition to these two the other subjects are General / Financial Awareness and Reasoning & Computer Knowledge. The General Awareness is based on the Banking Sector awareness.
IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Syllabus (Pre+Mains)
|English Language||Numerical Ability||Reasoning Ability||Computer||General Awareness|
|Reading Comprehension||Number Series||Puzzle and Arrangements||History and Generation of Computers||Banking and Insurance Awareness|
|Cloze Test||Simplification/ Approximation||Inequality||Introduction to Computer Organisation||Financial Awareness|
|Fillers||Quadratic Equations||Syllogism||Computer Hardware and I/O Devices||Govt. Schemes and Policies|
|Spotting Errors||Data Interpretation||Coding – Decoding||Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS||Current Affairs|
|Sentence Improvement||Data Sufficiency||Blood Relations||Operating System, Internet||Static Awareness|
|Fill in the Blanks||Miscellaneous||Direction sense||Computer Network & Security|
|Order and Ranking||MS Office Suit and Short cut keys|
|Computer Memory, Computer Software|
|Number System and Conversions|