IBPS Clerk Prelims 2022 Exam Analysis All Shift

IBPS Clerk Exam 2022 was been scheduled for August 28th, September 3rd, and 9th, 2022, and the Exam Analysis process has started for the online examination (Preliminary Exam) which is referred to as the Engagement of Special Officer and Recruitment of Clerks/Cashiers and Clerks/Typists for the year 2022,

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts a Common Recruitment Exam for Clerk, Officers and other posts of Public Sector Banks every year.

IBPS Clerk 2022 exam was conducted in four shifts on September 4, 2022. Candidates from all over the country were mainly tested in three main parts/sections – Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Engagement of Special Officer and Recruitment of Clerks/Cashiers and Clerks/Typists

Important EventsDates
Commencement of online registration of application21/05/2022
Closure of registration of application07/07/2022
Closure for editing application details07/07/2022
Last date for printing your application22/07/2022
Online Fee Payment21/05/2022 to 07/07/2022
Ibps Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis
Ibps Clerk Prelims Exam Analysis

IBPS Clerk 2022 – Shift 1 Exam Analysis

SectionNumber of QuestionsGood AttemptsDifficulty level
Reasoning Ability3519-21Easy
Numerical Ability3527-28Easy
English Language3025-27Easy
Total10074-76Easy

IBPS Clerk 2022 – Shift 2 Exam Analysis

SectionNumber of QuestionsGood AttemptsDifficulty level
Reasoning Ability3520-21Easy
Numerical Ability3527-28Easy
English Language3025-27Easy
Total10075-77Easy

IBPS Clerk 2022 – Shift 3 Exam Analysis

SectionNumber of QuestionsGood AttemptsDifficulty level
Reasoning Ability3527-28Easy
Numerical Ability3525-27Easy
English Language3019-20Easy
Total10074-76Easy

IBPS Clerk 2022 – Shift 4 Exam Analysis

SectionNumber of QuestionsGood AttemptsDifficulty level
Reasoning Ability3520-21Easy
Numerical Ability3528-29Easy
English Language3025-27Easy
Total10075-77Easy

Eligible candidates for the IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam will be eligible to take the IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2022. The IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2022 is scheduled to take place on October 8, 2022 Employee recruitment in public banks. Stay tuned here for the latest updates on the IBPS Clerk Exam 2022.

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2022: Reasoning Ability

TopicsNo. Of Questions
Square-Based Seating Arrangement5
Designation-Based Seating Arrangement5
Uncertain Number of Persons (Linear) – 11 Persons5
Syllogism5
Inequality5
Numeric Series4
Odd One Out1
Blood Relation3
Pair- PAGINATE1
Meaningful- RACE1
Total35

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2022: Quantitative Aptitude

TopicsNo. Of Questions
Line Graph DI (Boats & Ships)5
Arithmetic12
Simplification13
Missing Number Series5
Total35

IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis 2022: English Language

TopicsNo. Of Questions
Misspelt5
Cloze Test (Stages of Acting)7
Reading Comprehension (Travelling Based)7
Phrase Replacement6
Sentence Arrangement5
Total30

IBPS Clerk Exam 2022 Eligibility Criteria

Candidates, intending to apply for IBPS Clerk Exam 2022 Engagement of Special Officer and Recruitment of Clerks/Cashiers and Clerks/Typists should ensure that they fulfil 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 neighbouring countries as mentioned in the original notification published in the official website of IBPS  
(ii)AgeMinimum: 20 years;  Maximum: 28 years as of 01.07.2022. 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 21.05.2022. Such certificates should be dated on or before 07.07.2022.  

IBPS Clerk Exam 2022 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 for 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.
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 2022

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 2022:

Important EventsDates
Commencement of online registration of application21/05/2022
Closure of registration of application07/07/2022
Closure for editing application details07/07/2022
Last date for printing your application22/07/2022
Online Fee Payment21/05/2022 to 07/07/2022

Engagement of Special Officer and Recruitment of Clerks/Cashiers and Clerks/Typists

Preliminary Examination

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

IBPS Clerk Exam 2022 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 centres 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 2022

IBPS Clerk Exam 2022 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 2022

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
  • Medium of Test Papers are English and regional language as per state approved languages are listed below :
Sl. 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,
Daman& Diu
English, 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 2022

Penalty for Wrong Answers applies 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 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 being left out or not attending questions.

Examination Centres of IBPS Clerk Exam 2022

IBPS Clerk Exam 2022 will be conducted online in venues throughout many centres in India. The tentative list of Examination centres 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 2022

The total marks allotted for IBPS Clerk Exam 2022 (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 the 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 2022

Candidates can apply online only from 21/05/2022 to 07/07/2022 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 a signature is not just writing name.
  • The left thumb impression should be properly scanned and not smudged
  • The text for the handwritten 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 handwritten declaration has to be in the candidate‘s handwriting and 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 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 the 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 the e-mail ID 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 online and must maintain that email account.

Online Application procedure for IBPS Clerk Exam 2022

To apply for IBPS Clerk Exam 2022, the candidate requires to :

  • Visit the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in
  • Click on the Home Page to open the link “CRP Clerks”
  • Click on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP­ Clerks (CRP-Clerks-XI)” to open the On-Line Application Form.
  • 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.
  • 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 documents in the notification.
  • 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.
  • Mode of Payment: Candidates have the option of making the payment of Fees through the ONLINE mode only.

After completing the procedure of applying online including payment of fees and 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.

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