IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam - IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam - IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam

on 8 May 2019, 10:30 AM
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IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) organize an ordinary written exam or CWE each year for the clerical cadre in different banks all over the country. All public sector banks generally use CWE as their base to fill the vacancies for this post.

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IBPS is supervising Clerk exam for the 8th year now and hence named IBPS Clerk CWE IX. The IBPS Clerk CWE exam is organized on two levels- preliminary exam and mains. Aspirants pass in both these exams are thus selected for the post.

IBPS has announced IBPS Clerk 2018-19 Result, Score Card & Cut-Off on 1st April 2019. All students can check IBPS Clerk 2018-19 mains (final) result by going on the link displayed below:

  • IBPS will be issue Official Notification for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam soon. The Exam dates have been announced by IBPS in its latest Exam Calendar for the year 2019-20. With the announcement of official notification, IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2019 will begin. The acts of registering online for IBPS Clerk 2019 will start post-release of Official Notification.
  • As per the IBPS Official Calendar 2018-19, IBPS Clerk 2019 Prelims exam is held on 07.12.2019, 08.12.2019, 14.12.2019 & 15.12.2019 and mains exam is held on 25.01.2020. IBPS Clerk 2019 is going to be a lucky chance for those students who have not been able to get through SBI and other Bank Recruitment Exams.

You should note down or you can download calendar exam dates associated to IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 and make sure that you complete the process correctly on time. The chart of the exam is cited below:

IBPS Clerk Notificationto be announced
Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminary07th, 08th, 14th & 15th December 2019
Result of Online Exam – Preliminaryto be announced
Download of Call letter for Online Exam – Mainto be announced
Conduct of Online Examination – Main25th January 2020
Declaration of Final Result1st to be announced

Click Here to Get IBPS Calendar 2019-20 Get IBPS Calendar 2019-20

IBPS will be turned on the online application link for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam shortly. Students are recommended to click on the link prescribed below to apply for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam.

Click Here to Apply Online for IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam

The total number of posts for IBPS Clerk 2019 will be announced with its official notice. IBPS brought in 7275 vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2018-19 enrollment. We anticipate the no of posts to be of the same order for IBPS Clerk 2019 as well.

While applying for the online application form you will have the options to choose the center of your first choice. Still, IBPS can give you a center other than the choice made by you if there is non-availability of seats at the chosen place. No objection will be entertained by IBPS in respects to change in the exam center.

The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk CWE occurs in two phases:

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination

Aspirants are compulsory to qualify both these exams to get selected for the post of clerical cadre in most of the leading Public Sector Banks. The main plus point of this recruitment is that there is no interview process needed for the selection of an aspirant after the mains exam. There is 100% weightage of the result of mains exam result.

The IBPS Clerk exam organized in two stages: Prelims and Mains. Both these exams follow the online method of administering the written examination. The format of the exam is as follow:

Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

  • The stage-I exam of IBPS Clerk CWE is an online exam testing an aspirant on the basis of their aptitude, intellect, and English. There are 3 sections in total and the aspirant must clear the cut off of each section to appear in mains exam round.
  • Aspirants are advised to solve the question paper in the time frame of 20 minutes for each section. The combined marks of the paper are 100 marks and the passing marks are determined by IBPS that is generally changed every year depending on the level of adversity of the exam.
S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Numerical Ability353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total100100Composite time of 1 Hour

Aspirants have to pass in each of the three tests by acquiring minimum cut-off marks to be made by IBPS. Enough number of aspirants in each category as determined by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main Examination.

Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

  • Dominant changes have been noticed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now complete 190 questions that need to be done in a time frame of 160 minutes.
  • Earlier, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be administered separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are combined together and will form of 50 questions that need to be solved in a time limit of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be organized bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi. So first have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VIII.
S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
2English Language404035 minutes
3Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
4General/ Financial Awareness505035 minutes
Total190200160 minutes

Penalty for Wrong Answers:There is a negative marking for wrong answers marked in both preliminary examination as well as mains examination. A wrong answer to an objective question will subject to a cut of 1/4 of the total mark appoint to that question. There will be no deduction for the question left blank or unanswered.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam: The final score will be calculated by taking the following points in mind.

  • Marks gained in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be weighed for final selection.
  • An aspirant must qualify Phase-2 to be eligible for final merit.
  • The accumulated score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each class. Aspirants with top merit rank in each group are finally selected.

The major 3 sections of the preliminary examination are Reasoning, English, and Numerical Ability. All of these sections have different topics included, as mentioned below preparing for IBPS Clerk CWE.

The main point is the syllabus for Numerical Ability / Quantitative Aptitude and the English Language is the same for mains and preliminary exam. In inclusion to these two, the other subjects are General / Financial Awareness and Reasoning & Computer Knowledge. General Awareness is based on Banking Sector awareness.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Syllabus (Pre+Mains)

English LanguageNumerical AbilityReasoning AbilityComputerGeneral Awareness
Reading ComprehensionNumber SeriesPuzzle and ArrangementsHistory and Generation of ComputersBanking and Insurance Awareness
Cloze TestSimplification/ ApproximationInequalityIntroduction to Computer OrganisationFinancial Awareness
FillersQuadratic EquationsSyllogismComputer Hardware and I/O DevicesGovt. Schemes and Policies
Spotting ErrorsData InterpretationCoding - DecodingComputer Languages, Basics of DBMSCurrent Affairs
Sentence ImprovementData SufficiencyBlood RelationsOperating System, InternetStatic Awareness
Fill in the BlanksMiscellaneousDirection senseComputer Network & Security
Order and RankingMS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Computer Memory, Computer Software
Number System and Conversions

Click Here to View Detailed Syllabus of IBPS Clerk 2019

The aspirant needs to fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2019:

  • Age Limit (As on 01.09.2019): The aspirant must be 20 Years to 28 Years. The final eligibility for IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 will be announced along with the official notification.
  • Educational Qualification: A aspirant should have the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government of India. The aspirant must have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level. The aspirant should have a certificate proof of passing the qualifying examination.

Bank may organize pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community aspirants at certain centers in India as per the guidelines announced by the Government of India. Aspirants belonging to the above community can avail the training at their own cost by illustrating the same against the appropriate column while applying online. Please find below a demonstrative list of training centers:

Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bareilly, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shimla, Shillong, Siliguri, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam.

The Bank may have the right to add additional centers or may remove some of the centers mentioned for training. Aspirants who have chosen for pre-examination training they should have to download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank's official website. Bank will not send a hard copy of the call letter.

The application for IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 has to be filled online. To prevent any technical errors please make sure that you use the web-browser to fill up the IBPS Clerk 2019 Application form will be one of the following:

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above
  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above

Aspirants applying online must have the following necessity items:

  • A valid Email Address
  • Scanned Photograph and Signature in the Valid size
  • You can pay the fee online by Debit Card, Credit Card, Internet Banking, etc

The IBPS Clerk 2019 application form can only be filled on the official website.

Since you proceed with the registration and application process, you are advised to go through the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Online Application.

The division-wise fee structure for IBPS Clerk online application is mentioned below. Once fees paid will NOT be refunded on any account neither it will be held in reserved for any other examination or selection. The application fee will be paid online. To know more check and go through the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Application

Sr. No.CategoryApplication Fee
1SC/ST/PWDRs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
2General and OthersRs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

An aspirant must download the IBPS Clerk 2019 admit card from the official website of the bank. And remind that hard copy of the IBPS Clerk Admit Card will not be sent to the aspirant via post or any other medium. To login on the official website, the aspirant will require the following:

  • Registration No/Roll No
  • Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card will be accessible within 10 to 15 days prior to the IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS Clerk 2019 will be circulated in 2 phases:

  • Online Preliminary Examination
  • Online Mains Examination

The link to download the admit card will be arranged on this page. Students are well-considered to check the details on the admit card before downloading.

Click Here to View IBPS Clerk Admit Card Details

IBPS will announce the results after finishing of each phase of the examination. The final state-wise merit list and group-wise merit list shall be ready in descending order of the marks gain by students in their online mains examination. Aspirants who fall in the mentioned merit list will then be deliberate for an appointment for the post of clerk in Banks.

Check out IBPS Clerk Result Details

The preparedness of IBPS Clerk CWE exam must be done appropriately keeping in mind the latest pattern and the syllabus of the exam. Although the syllabus covers a large number of topics, it is essential for the aspirant to take the right set of books to prepare for their examination.

An aspirant must also go through previous years’ IBPS Clerk question papers in order to adapt the change in the pattern of the exam and to get the topics or sections from which the questions are mainly asked in the exam. You can follow unacademy.com and wifistudy.com to get all study materials in a new pattern.

IBPS has announced IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut-Off & Score Card. Aspirants can check the cut-off by going on the link described below. The Prelims Cut-Off and Score Card will help students to examine and determine their score and analyze with the score of other students.

IBPS Clerk exam is Bilingual or Not?
All the tests are bilingual, i.e. displayed in both English and Hindi language

There is Negative Marking or Not?
Yes, there is a negative marking for wrong answers in both pre exam and mains exam. 1/4 of the total marks will be cut for the question marked wrong by the student.

Each Section's time is fixed or not?
In Prelims there is no fix timing while in mains there is fix timing for each section.