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IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 is now been scheduled for 07th to 27th October 2021, and the application process has been started for the online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process (CRP Clerks –XI) for the selection of personnel for the Clerical cadre Posts in the Participating Banks.  Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts Common Recruitment Exam for Clerk, Officers and other posts of Public Sector Banks every year.

IBPS has also notified that the candidates who have already registered successfully for the Clerical cadre exam process during July 12-14 this year,  need not apply again. They will be considered for further process.

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IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 CRP-XI Notification Released – Apply now

IBPS Clerk Prelims & Mains Exam will now onwards be conducted in 13 regional languages along with English & Hindi. IBPS Clerk Apply Online 2021 is scheduled from 07th to 27th October 2021.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 Eligibilty Criteria

Candidates, intending to apply for IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 CRP Clerks-XI should ensure that they fulfill the minimum eligibility criteria specified by IBPS in their official notification :

(i)NationalityThe candidate must be either a Citizen of India or a subject of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before the stipulated date or a person of Indian origin who has  migrated from certain neighboring countries as mentioned in the original     notification published in the official website of IBPS  
(ii)AgeMinimum: 20 years;  Maximum: 28 years as of 01.07.2021. DoB should within 02.07.1993 to 01.07.2001 (Both days inclusive).  
Age RelaxationScheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe  5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)  3 years
Persons With Disabilities  10 years
Ex-Servicemen Disabled Ex-ServicemenThe actual period of service rendered in the Defence Service forces + 3 years 8 years for Disabled Ex-servicemen belonging to SC/maximum age limit is 50 years  
Widows, divorced women, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried35 years age for General/EWS 38 years age for OBC 40 years age for SC/ST candidates
Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years
(iii)Educational Qualification(i)   A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India.  
 (ii)   Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have a Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language / should have studied Computer I Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.
(iii)  Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable.  
(iv)  Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculated Ex-Servicemen who have obtained the Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the Union as on 27.10.2021. Such certificates should be dated on or before 27.10.2021.  

IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 Selection Process

The examination will be two tiers i.e. the online examination will be held in 02  Phases

 (i) Online Preliminary and  

(ii)  Online Main.

Candidates who will qualify in Online Preliminary Examination and be shortlisted require to appear for Online Main Examination. Depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2022-23 based on the business needs of the Participating Banks and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Banks keeping in view the spirit of Govt. Guidelines on reservation policy, administrative convenience, etc.  Various stages are as under :

StagesDetailsMain action
Stage-ICandidates aspiring to join any of the Participating Banks listed below as a Clerk or in a similar post in that cadre are required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP Clerks -XI).    Online Registration
Stage – IIIssue of Admit CardDownload Admit Card
Stage – IIIPre-Examination Training for certain categories of candidates.Pre-Exam Training
Stage – IVOnline Preliminary ExamPrelims Exam (Online)
Stage – VPublication of Result of Preliminary ExamPrelims Result
Stage – VIIssuance of online call letter to shortlisted candidates for Main ExaminationAdmit Card for Main Exam
Stage – VIIConduct of Online Main ExaminationMain Exam (Online)
Stage – VIIIPublication of  Final Result – selection of candidates and allotment of BankFinal Result & Bank allotment.

List of Participating Banks for IBPS Clerk Exam 2021

Bank of BarodaCanara BankIndian Overseas BankUCO Bank
Bank of IndiaCentral Bank of IndiaPunjab National BankUnion Bank of India
Bank of MaharashtraIndian BankPunjab & Sind Bank 

The tentative schedule of events for IBPS Clerk Exam 2021:

EventsTentative Dates
Online Registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates07 October 2021 to 27 October 2021
Payment of Online Application Fees/Intimation Charges07 October 2021 to 27 October 2021
The download of call letters for Pre- Exam TrainingNovember 2021
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training •November 2021
The download of call letters for Preliminary Examination – OnlineNovember/ December 2021
Preliminary Examination  (Online)December 2021
Result of   Preliminary  ExamDecember 2021/ January 2022
The download of the Call letter for  Main Examination (Online)December 2021/ January 2022
Main Examination (Online)January/February 2022
Provisional  AllotmentApril 2022

IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 CRP Clerk-XI Examination Details

Preliminary Examination

Ser. No.Name of TestsNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1  English Language  30  30  20 minutes
2  Numerical Ability  35  35  20 minutes
3  Reasoning Ability  35  35  20 minutes
   Total  100  100  60 minutes

IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 Pre-Examination Training

As notified by the IBPS, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, for the safety of the candidates, Pre Examination Training during this period may not be held.

Pre-Examination Training may be arranged by the Nodal Banks or Participating Banks to certain categories of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities/ Ex-Servicemen/ Persons With Benchmark Disabilities at certain centers as mentioned in the official notification

All eligible candidates who opt for and wish to avail of Pre-Examination Training should fill in the relevant column in the Online Application/Registration. Training will be imparted free of cost but no TA/DA or Fooding Lodging is admissible.

Subject wise Cut off Marks for Prelims IBPS Clerk Exam 2021

IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 aspirants have to qualify for all three subjects by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Candidates who will secure minimum cut-off marks in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for the Online Main examination.

Main Examination of IBPS Clerk Exam 2021

Ser. No.Subject/TestMedium of ExamNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime allotted for each test  
1General/ Financial Awareness*505035 minutes
2  General EnglishEnglish404035 minutes
3Reasoning  Ability & Computer Aptitude*506045 minutes
4  Quantitative Aptitude*505045 minutes
 Total 190200160minutes
  • Medum of Test Papers are English and reginal language as per state approved languages are listed below :
Ser. No.Name of StateMedium of examination
1Andaman & NicobarEnglish and Hindi
2Andhra PradeshEnglish, Hindi, and Telugu
3Arunachal PradeshEnglish and Hindi
4AssamEnglish, Hindi, and Assamese
5BiharEnglish and Hindi
6ChandigarhEnglish & Hindi
7ChhattisgarhEnglish and Hindi
8Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Da1nan& DiuEnglish. Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, and Konkani
9Delhi (NCT)English and Hindi
10GoaEnglish, Hindi and Konkani
11GujaratEnglish, Hindi, and Gujarati
12HaryanaEnglish and Hindi
13Hi1nachal PradeshEnglish and Hindi
14Jammu & KashmirEnglish, Hindi, and Urdu
15JharkhandEnglish and Hindi
16KarnatakaEnglish, Hindi, Kannada and Konkani
17KeralaEnglish, Hindi, and Malayalam
18LadakhEnglish and Hindi
19LakshadweepEnglish, Hindi, and Malayalam
20Madhya PradeshEnglish and Hindi
21MaharashtraEnglish, Hindi, Marathi and Konkani
22ManipurEnglish, Hindi, and Manipuri
23MeghalayaEnglish and Hindi
24MizoramEnglish and Hindi
25NagalandEnglish and Hindi
26OdishaEnglish, Hindi, and Odia
27PuducherryEnglish, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, and Malayalam
28PunjabEnglish, Hindi, and Punjabi
29RajasthanEnglish and Hindi
30SikkimEnglish and Hindi
31Tamil NaduEnglish, Hindi, and Tamil
32TelanganaEnglish, Hindi, Telugu, and Urdu
33TripuraEnglish, Hindi, and Bengali
34Uttar PradeshEnglish, Hindi, and Urdu
35UttarakhandEnglish and Hindi
36West BengalEnglish, Hindi, and Bengali

Negative Marking for IBPS Clerk Exam 2021

Penalty for Wrong Answers is applicable to both – Online Preliminary and Online Main Examination. There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For One Wrong answer given by the candidate one fourth or  0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as a penalty to arrive at a corrected score. No penalty for left out or not attended question.

Examination Centres of IBPS Clerk Exam 2021

IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 will be conducted online in venues throughout many centers in India. The tentative list of Examination centers for the Online Preliminary exams and those for Online Main exams are available in the official notification published by IBPS.

Provisional Allotment Through IBPS Clerk Exam 2021

The total marks allotted for IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 (Main Examination) are 200. Marks will be converted out of 100 for Provisional allotment. A candidate should qualify in the Online Main Examination and be sufficiently high in the merit to be considered for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on the official website of IBPS.

How to Apply for IBPS Clerk Exam 2021

Candidates can apply online only from 07.10.2021 to 27.10.2021 and no other mode of application will be accepted by IBPS.

Before commencing the online application process, candidates should-

  • scan their :

photograph (4.5cm x  3.5cm) signature & left thumb impression.

Ensure that all these scanned documents adhere to the required specifications as given in Annexure III to the official notification of IBPS.

  • Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted as signature is not just writing name.
  • The left thumb impression should be properly scanned and not smudged
  • The text for the hand written declaration is as follows –
"I,            (Name of  the candidate),  hereby  declare that  all  the  information submitted  by  me  in  the application form  is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.”
  • The above mentioned hand written declaration has to be in the candidate ‘s hand writing and in English only and should NOT BE IN CAPITAL LETTERS. If it is written by anybody else or in any other language, the application will be considered as invalid.
  • Keep the necessary details/documents ready to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges
  • have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the completion of this round of Common Recruitment Process. IBPS may send call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID. Under no circumstances, a candidate should share with/mention e-mail ID to of any other person. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID before applying on-line and must maintain that email account.

Application Fee for IBPS Clerk Exam 2021



Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable from 07.10.2021 to 27.10.2021 (Online payment), are :

  • Rs. 175/- (inclusive of GST) for SC/ST/PWBD/Exservicemen candidates.
    • Rs. 850 /- (inclusive of GST) for all others.

Bank Transaction charges, in addition, to being paid by the candidates.

Online Application procedure for IBPS Clerk Exam 2021

To apply for IBPS Clerk Exam 2021, the candidate requires to :

(i)         Visit the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in

(ii)        click on the Home Page to open the link “CRP Clerks”

(iii)       click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP­ Clerks (CRP-Clerks-XI)” to open the On-Line Application Form.

(iv)      click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION ” to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form. After that, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. The candidate should note down the Provisional registration number and password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. They can reopen the saved data using the Provisional registration number and password and edit the particulars if needed.

(v)  Candidates are required to upload their Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression & a handwritten declaration as per the specifications given in the Guidelines for Scanning, and Upload of documents in the notification.

(vi)    The candidate should indicate in the online application the state to which he/she opts for provisional allotment on selection. The option once exercised will be irrevocable.

(vii)   Mode of Payment: Candidates have the option of making the payment of Fees through the ONLINE mode only.

After completing the procedure of applying on-line including payment of fees I intimation charges, the candidate should take a printout of the system-generated online application form, ensure the particulars filled in are accurate and retain it along with the Registration Number and Password for future reference. They should not send this printout to the IBPS/ Banks.


Details of state-wise vacancy positions (tentative) are available on the official website of IBPS

IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Exam is an All-India Competitive Examination. The level of competition is too high. So, proper preparation with strategy formulation is necessary. The first step is to know about the Syllabus. After completion of the online application, a detailed preparation including syllabus and study materials will be made available on this website.

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