IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 (Application Form On Hold) | Notification, Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Exam Syllabus & More

IBPS has released the CRP-XI notification for the recruitment of clerical cadres across all public sector banks in India. The IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 will be held for recruiting suitable candidates for 5830 posts. As per the IBPS Clerk Notification, the IBPS Clerk Exam (Prelims) was to be conducted on August 28, 29 and September 4 while the Mains will be held on October 31, 2021. However, currently, the application process has been put on hold.

If you’re aiming for IBPS Clerk Exam, this is a golden opportunity for you. First and foremost, it is important to know every little information about the exam. In this article, we will discuss everything that you must know about the upcoming IBPS Clerk Exam.

Latest Updates - IBPS Clerk Exam

IBPS Clerk 2021 (CRP XI) Application process has been temporarily closed because the decision on conducting the clerical cadre exam in regional languages was pending. The link will be soon active after the Finance Ministry declares its decision (expected in August). Stay updated with us, we will notify you once the IBPS Clerk Apply Online link is activated again. However, you do not need to panic. The link will be reactivated soon. Utilize the extra time to enhance your preparation further.

IBPS Clerk Exam Notification

IBPS has released the notification for IBPS Clerk 2021 Examination on July 11th, 2021. The notification bears all the information regarding the exam dates, eligibility, selection process, vacancies etc. A total of 5830 vacancies across 11 public sector banks have been published under the IBPS Clerk CRP XI notification. Hence, it is a great opportunity for the banking aspirants who are aspiring to get into the public sector banks of India. You can check out the notification by downloading it from the direct link.

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IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 - Important Dates

IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam is a two-stage examination consisting of Prelims and Mains. The Prelim Examination is scheduled to be held in August-September while the Main Examination will be conducted in October. Let us look at the important dates concerning IBPS Clerk Exam 2021.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2021: Important Dates



IBPS Clerk Notification 2021

July 11, 2021

Online Registration Process

July 12, 2021

Online Application Ends On

Application Process On Hold

Call Letter for IBPS Clerk PET


IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training


IBPS Clerk Prelims Call Letter


Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminary

New Dates to be released soon.

Previously to be conducted on: August 28, 29 and September 4, 2021

Result of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam

September 2021

Download of Call letter for Online Exam – Main

October 2021

Conduct of Online Examination – Main

October 31, 2021

Declaration of Final (Mains) Result

April 1, 2022

IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 Eligibility

The IBPS Clerk Notification mentions the set of eligibility conditions that are necessary for candidates to fulfil to apply for the examination. Let us look at the IBPS Clerk Exam Eligibility Criteria.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 Eligibility Parameter


Age Limit

The candidate must be 20 Years to 28 Years. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.07.1993 and not later than 01.07.2001 (both dates inclusive). There are certain relaxations on the upper age limit for category students as per the government norms.

Educational Qualification (as of 01.08.2021)

The candidate must hold a graduation degree from any recognized university in India.


A candidate must be either -

(i) a Citizen of India or

(ii) a subject of Nepal or

(iii) a subject of Bhutan or

(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Category-Wise Age Relaxations For IBPS Clerk


Age relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 years

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons With Disabilities

10 years

Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen

Actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled ExServicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years

Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried

9 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)

5 years

IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 Online Application

The online application process for IBPS Clerk Exam begins on July 12th, 2021. Candidates can apply online for the IBPS Clerk Exam on the official website of IBPS. The direct link to apply for the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam is mentioned below.

How to apply for IBPS Clerk Exam?

  • Step 1: Open the IBPS Clerk Registration Page or click on the following direct Link to Apply → Apply for IBPS Clerk Exam Online
  • Step 2: Upload Photo and Signature
  • Step 3: Fill the detailed application form
  • Step 4: Preview the form and check if all the credentials are correct.
  • Step 5: Pay the application fee and take a print out of the application form!

The application fee for the IBPS Clerk Exam is:

  • INR 175/- for SC/ST/PWD
  • INR 850/- for General & Others

IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Vacancy Details

A total of 5830 vacancies in 11 public sector banks have been notified in the IBPS Clerk 2021 notification. The table below shows the state-wise breakup of the vacancies.

IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2021

State Name

Total Vacancies

Andaman and Nicobar Islands


Andhra Pradesh


Arunachal Pradesh










Dadra and Nagar Haveli/Daman & Diu










Himachal Pradesh


Jammu and Kashmir












Madhya Pradesh






















Tamil Nadu






Uttar Pradesh




West Bengal




IBPS Clerk Exam 2021 - Participating Banks

IBPS conducts the common recruitment process (CRP) exams for most public sector banks in India. The participating banks in IBPS Clerk 2021 include:

  • Bank of Baroda
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Bank of India
  • Central Bank of India
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Indian Bank 
  • Punjab & Sind Bank

IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk Exam is conducted in two stages namely Prelims and Main Examination. The details of both the phases are tabulated below:

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam consists of three sections: English Language, Numerical Ability (Maths), and Reasoning Ability. The candidate has to clear the cutoff of each section along with the overall cutoff to qualify for this round.


Name of Tests

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



English Language



20 minutes


Numerical Ability



20 minutes


Reasoning Ability



20 minutes




Composite time of 1 Hour

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern For Mains

The IBPS Clerk Mains Exam is conducted for the students who qualify for the Prelims round. There are four sections in the Main Examination namely Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General/Financial Awareness.


Name of Tests

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude



45 minutes


English Language



35 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude



45 minutes


General/ Financial Awareness



35 minutes




160 minutes

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus

To ensure selection in the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam, it is important to understand the syllabus for each round. It is crucial to develop a basic conceptual understanding of all the topics mentioned underneath. Then, supplement it with excessive practice. Let us look at the section-wise syllabus for each round.

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus For Prelims

The IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam consists of three sections: English Language, Numerical Ability (Maths), and Reasoning Ability. The topics that are frequently asked in the IBPS Clerk Exam are listed below:

Section Name (IBPS Clerk Prelims) Syllabus
English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Tenses Rules
  • Cloze Test(Fill in the Blanks)
  • Jumbled Paragraphs
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Multiple Meaning
  • Error Spotting Correction
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Preposition Rules
Numerical Ability
  • Profit, Loss and Discounts
  • Quadratic Equations
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Surds and Indices
  • Work and Time 
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Mensuration: Cone, Sphere, Cylinder
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio, Proportion and Percentage
  • Number System
  • Sequences and Series
  • Permutation, Combination and Probability
Reasoning Ability
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Alphabetic Series
  • Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency Tests
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Direction Test,
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Puzzles
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Input/Output
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Blood Relations

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus For Mains

There are four sections in the Main Examination namely Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General/Financial Awareness. The section-wise syllabus for each of these sections are mentioned below:

Section (IBPS Clerk Main Exam) Syllabus
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Reasoning Ability
  • Analogy
  • Assumptions and Statements
  • Syllogism
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Blood Relations
  • Sense of Direction and Distance
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
Computer Aptitude
  • Basics of Hardware and Software
  • Operating Systems
  • Internet and associated topics
  • Microsoft Office and other word processing software
  • History of Computing
  • Basic Computer Networking
  • Basics of Databases
  • Basics of Cyber Security Tools and Processes
English Language
  • Vocabulary
  • Tenses Rules
  • Grammar
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Reading Comprehension
Quantitative Aptitude 
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Time, Speed and Distance
  • Work and Time Equations
  • Mixtures and Alligations
  • Measures of Central Tendency and Basic Statistics( Mean, Average, Median and Variance etc.)
  • Stocks, Shares and Debentures
  • Percentages
  • Clock Ray Questions
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Logarithms
  • Permutation and Combination
  • Partnerships
  • Heights and Distances
  • Probability
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit, Loss and Discounts
  • Basic Algebra
  • Basic Trigonometry
  • Charts, Bars and Graphs
  • Data Interpretation
General/Financial Awareness
  • Static GK – Static General Knowledge
  • Current Affairs
  • Banking Awareness
  • India’s Financial and Banking System
  • Budget and Monetary Plans of the Government
  • Key National Institutions
  • Basics of Banking

IBPS Clerk Exam Result & Cutoff

IBPS releases the final result for IBPS Clerk Exam Result after the Mains Exam. Follow these steps to check the IBPS Clerk Exam Result:

  • Step 1: Visit the official website of IBPS - www.ibps.in
  • Step 2: Click on the result link which is made available on the notification bar of the IBPS website if not click on the CRP Clerical section.
  • Step 3: The system will then ask you to log in by putting registration/roll number and DOB/password.
  • Step 4: Once you log in with the desired credentials, the result will be available on the screen
  • Step 5: Download your result and take a printout for future reference.

IBPS Clerk Exam Cutoff Trends

The IBPS Clerk Exam cutoff will give you a rough idea of how much to score in the exam to get selected. However, the cutoff usually depends on various factors including the number of vacancies, the number of candidates who appeared in the exam, the difficulty level of the exam, marking scheme of the exam, trends of last year cut-off and reservation norms.

IBPS Clerk Exam Cutoff For Mains Exam 2020
Andaman & Nicobar NA NA NA NA 23.25
Andhra Pradesh 32 27 41.63 40.88 44.13
Arunachal Pradesh NA 16.63 NA NA 21.88
Assam 30.75 23.38 28.63 28.13 37.75
Bihar 27.38 33.38 39.13 40.83 44
Chandigarh 29.25 NA 31.63 34.50 34.50
Chattisgarh 29.50 16.50 39.50 30.25 41.38
Dadar & Nagar Haweli NA 31.50 NA NA 37.88
Daman & Diu NA 31.50 NA NA 37.88
Delhi 33.75 26.88 36.38 36.50 44
Goa NA 16.50 32.25 29.63 30.50
Gujarat 29.88 25.63 33.63 34 39.38
Haryana 30.38 NA 40.38 42.88 44.75
Himachal Pradesh 34.13 36.63 37.75 40 44.75
Jammu & Kashmir 42.63 31.63 37.25 42.25 45.38
Jharkhand 17.50 20.63 37.75 34.25 39.25
Karnataka 29 26.13 37.63 36.13 37.63
Kerala 26.50 NA 39.88 27.75 42.13
Ladakh NA 31.88 NA NA 24.38
Lakshadweep NA 12.38 NA NA 35.25
Madhya Pradesh 16 17.50 17.88 24.50 36.38
Maharashtra 32.88 22.88 33.88 22.88 38
Manipur 34.13 33.63 38 28.50 34.38
Meghalaya NA 26 NA NA 29.88
Mizoram NA 24.13 NA NA 27
Nagaland NA 28.75 NA NA 29.50
Odisha 26.25 22.13 40.50 34.63 43.25
Puducherry 36.13 NA NA NA 41.50
Punjab 28.88 NA 35.38 39.88 45.75
Rajasthan 25.38 17.50 36.88 29.13 41.50
Sikkim NA NA 39.38 NA 33.38
Tamil Nadu 33.75 28 44 32.63 44
Telangana 32.88 35.75 40.63 39.88 41.13
Tripura 27.88 16.50 NA 26.75 36.75
Uttar Pradesh 28.75 19.25 35.38 37.63 42
Uttarakhand 34.38 NA 32.88 39.88 46.13
West Bengal 27.25 22.25 29.13 21.50 39.13

This is a complete overview of the IBPS Clerk Exam. It is a golden opportunity for the aspirants who want to secure a government job this year! The last date to apply for the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam is 01st August. Hence, apply before the last date to ensure you complete the application process smoothly.

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