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IBPS Clerk

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.
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 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 1 hour. The composite marks of the paper are 100 and the passing marks are decided by IBPS that is likely to change every year depending on the level of difficulty of the exam.

Sl. No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
2. Numerical Ability 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Phase–2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam constitute of 190 questions that should 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 time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi.

Sl. No. Name of Tests(Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 mins
2. English Language 40 40 35 mins
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 mins
4. General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 mins
Total 190 200 160 mins

The candidate must fulfil the following two criteria:
Age Limit: The candidate must be of 20–28 Years.
Educational Qualification: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC ⁄ HSC ⁄ Intermediate ⁄ Graduation level. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.

Bank provides scholarship to meritorious children of bank employees. 100% benefits for employees & 75% for family and also the insurance policy. After a span of few years, you will become eligible for a promotional exam. If you clear this exam you can become a Trainee Officer (TO).
After that you come at the same level of PO, and all the future promotion prospects will be same as that of a PO.