IBPS Clerk 2022: Eligibility Criteria, Exam Date, Syllabus

IBPS Clerk 2022 will be conducted by IBPS for selecting candidates for different clerical cadre posts in participating banks/organizations. Candidates interested in joining any of the participating organization need to register for the exam to be eligible for selection. Before heading to the application form, candidates need to check their eligibility status i.e. if they can appear for the exam or not.

The exam will be conducted in two phases namely- preliminary and main. The preliminary exam is qualifying in nature and candidates only have to clear the minimum cutoff decided by the authority to qualify this phase. Only those candidates can proceed for the main examination, who has qualified the preliminary examination. IBPS Clerk 2022 will be held in online mode and candidates will get a total of 1 hour for pre-exam and 160 minutes for the main exam.

IBPS Clerk 2022

  • The application form for IBPS Clerk exam can only be filled through online mode. IBPS won’t release the printed applications in this regard.
  • Candidates should refrain from filling multiple application forms. In case of multiple applications, the last received application will be taken into consideration and candidates won’t be refunded the application fee for the previous applications.
  • Applicants belonging to SC/ST/Minority/ Ex-servicemen/ PWD category can opt for pre-exam training to get an idea of the exam.
  • Selection in the service will be done on the basis of the marks secured by the candidates in the main exam.
  • The banks/ organization participating in IBPS Clerk recruitment are- Allahabad Bank, Canara Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, UCO Bank, Andhra Bank, Central Bank of India, Oriental Bank of Commerce, Union Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Corporation Bank, Punjab National Bank, United Bank of India, Bank of India, Dena Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, Vijaya Bank, Bank of Maharashtra, Indian Bank, Syndicate Bank.

IBPS Clerk 2022 Important dates

The tentative schedule of IBPS Clerk 2022 is as follows-

Events Dates (Expected)
Beginning of online registration 3rd week of September 2021
Last date to register for the exam 2nd week of October 2021
Call letter downloading for pre-exam training 2nd week of November 2021
Pre-exam training Last week of November 2021
Call letter downloading for pre-exam Last week of November 2021
Preliminary exam date 2nd week of December 2021
Result declaration of pre-exam December 2021/ January 2021
Call letter downloading for main exam January 2022
Main exam date 3rd week of January 2022
Provisional allotment April 2022

IBClerk 2022 Exam pattern

Candidate can note down the exam pattern given below-

  • Exam mode: Computer-based mode
  • Type of questions: Objective types
  • Duration: 60 minutes for preliminary exam and 160 minutes for main exam
  • Language: English and Hindi
  • Marking scheme: Varies accordingly
  • Negative marking:25 marks will be deducted in case of marking the incorrect answer.

Preliminary exam

Section Number of question Maximum marks Duration
English language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Main exam

Section Number of question Maximum marks Duration
General/ Financial awareness 50 50 35 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Reasoning ability and computer aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Quantitative aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes


Aspirants can go through the syllabus to know the important topics for the exam-

  • General/ financial awareness: Current affairs, banking news, government policies, books and authors, national and international news etc.
  • English language: Spotting errors, sentence correction, cloze test, sentence rearrangement, jumble and Para-jumble words, vocabulary etc.
  • Reasoning and computer aptitude: Sitting arrangement, ranking and order, puzzle test, direction sense, blood relations, computer hardware, software, operating system, keyboard shortcuts, DBMS, etc.
  • Quantitative aptitude: Simplification, approximation, quadratic equation, average, data sufficiency, data interpretation, number series, etc.

Recommended books

Given below are some notable reference books for IBPS clerk preparation that will help the candidates score better marks in the exam-

  • GK: Lucent’s GK, GK by Arihant publication.
  • English: Word power made easy by Norman Lewis, Book by Kiran publication.
  • Quantitative aptitude: RS Aggarwal, Arihant publication, Kiran publication.
  • Reasoning: Verbal and non-verbal reasoning by RS Aggarwal, logical reasoning by RS Aggarwal.
  • Computer aptitude: Lucent’s book on computer, computer awareness by Arihant publication.

Application form

The application form for IBPS Clerk 2022 exam will only be released on the official website. Candidates need to register themselves for the exam by providing their basic details such as-mobile number, email id, name etc. After successful registration, candidates can proceed towards the application form filling. They need to fill their particulars in the form such as personal details, educational details, bank details, to name a few.

The details provided by the candidates should be correct and match their official records otherwise such candidates will be disqualified from taking the exam. Candidates also need to upload their scanned passport sized photograph, left thumb impression and signature in a proper format. Applicants must pay the required amount of application fee failing which their applications will be rejected by the authority.

Application fee

  • SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM candidates need to pay Rs. 100/- as the application fee for the exam.
  • For other candidates, the application fee is Rs. 600/-.
  • Candidates can make the payment of the state fee through debit cards (RuPay/visa/MasterCard/Maestro), credit cards, internet banking, imps, cash cards/ mobile wallets.

Eligibility criteria

Candidates can go through the eligibility criteria given below to ensure their eligibility status for IBPS Clerk 2022 exam-

Nationality: A candidates must either be a-

  • Citizen of India or
  • Subject of Nepal/ Bhutan or
  • Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • Person of Indian origin who has migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Age limit: The age of the applicants should fall between 20 years and 28 years as on 1st September 2022. Those from the reserved category can claim relaxation in age as per the rules.

Educational qualification: Candidates should hold a valid graduation degree in any discipline from a recognized university. They must possess the computer knowledge i.e. should have obtained a certificate/diploma/degree in computer operations or language or they should have studied computer / IT as one of the subjects in the high school/college.

Admit card

  • Applicants can download the call letter from the official website of the IBPS. No printed or hardcopy of the call letter shall be provided by the authority.
  • Candidates are required to download their admit card and retain a printout copy of the same for further use.
  • The details in the admit card should be checked thoroughly and inconsistencies should be reported immediately without delay.
  • Separate admit card will be provided for different phases of the exam i.e. preliminary and main exam.
  • It is compulsory for the applicants to bear the admit card (including a valid govt. id proof) to the exam hall without which they won’t be allowed to appear in the exam.

Result and selection

  • To check the result of IBPS Clerk 2022 exam, candidates need to login into the website using the credentials created at the time of registration.
  • For preliminary exam and main exam, separate result will be declared by the authority.
  • Only those who qualify the pre-exam will be able to appear for main exam.
  • The final state-wise merit list and category-wise merit list will be prepared by the authority to select the candidates for different clerical cadre services.
  • The final section list will be displayed on the official website and candidates will be provisionally allotted to any of the participating banks.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Skip to toolbar