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IBPS Clerk 2017 Notification & Exam Dates Out


Important Dates
Start Date Of Online Application 12th September 2017
End Date Of Online Application 03rd October 2017
Preliminary Exam Dates 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th December 2017
Mains Examination Dates 21st January 2018

IBPS is organizing IBPS Clerk 2017 exam to assess and select candidates for the Clerical post in the various organization. IBPS Clerk 2016 exam inspected an individual on the basis of speed, accuracy and confidentiality in all its activities. It gives a candidate the chance to join the reputed Public Sector Banks and avail the perks and power imparted by these Banks to its employees.

IBPS Clerk is an entry level job in different public sector banks (PSU). IBPS Clerk Exam is conducted once in a year to hire candidates for the post of clerical cadre. The IBPS Clerk examination consists of two common written exams (CWE): IBPS Clerk Prelims exam and the IBPS Clerk Mains exam. In every clerical recruitment it is very important that the candidates are well aware of the regional or local language of the state for which they are applying  as IBPS might conduct a regional language proficiency test after the mains examination. After a certain time a clerk can become an officer through internal bank exams. IBPS Clerk is a brilliant opportunity for all seeking a bright career in banking sector.


It is expected that Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will release notification for IBPS Clerk 2017 in August. IBPS has already given the Calendar for CWE of PSBs and RRBs according to which the preliminary exam is scheduled to be conducted tentatively on 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th December 2017. The  Mains examination’s tentative date according to IBPS’s calendar is 21.01.2018 Candidates aiming at IBPS Clerk have a good time to prepare well for the examination. The Official notification will include further more details regarding the recruitment process and state-wise vacancies.


IBPS Clerk recruitment have different state-wise vacancies and thus, different state wise cut off. The number of vacancies is 7883 for Clerk. Following Table gives the complete break up of State-wise vacancies.

1. Andaman & Nicobar 0
2. Andhra Pradesh 485
3. Arunachal Pradesh 8
4. Assam 109
5. Bihar 227
6. Chandigarh 34
7. Chattisgarh 118
8. Dadra & Nagar Haveli 7
9. Daman & Diu 8
10. Delhi 272
11. Goa 41
12. Gujarat 487
13. Haryana 175
14. Himachal Pradesh 73
15. Jammu & Kashmir 34
16. Jharkhand 127
17 Karnataka 554
18. Kerala 217
19. Lakshwadeep 2
20. Madhya Pradesh 290
21. Maharashtra 775
22. Manipur 11
23. Meghalaya 17
24. Mizoram 3
25. Nagaland 12
26. Odisha 196
27. Puducherry 46
28. Punjab 401
29. Rajashthan 334
30. Sikkim 11
31. Tamil Nadu 1277
32. Telangana 344
33. Tripura 18
34. Uttar Pradesh 665
35. Uttarakhand 78
36. West Bengal 417
TOTAL 7883


Approximate salary of bank clerk is 18,000 – 20,000. And other allowances as may be admissible under the rules in force from time to time in the company. The emoluments of a bank clerk may vary from bank to bank but after becoming a clerk there are more opportunities ahead to give internal exams and get promoted to officer grade in a stipulated period of time.

1. IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam
2. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam


Following are the tentative dates for conduct of  IBPS Clerk – CWE
Sr. No. Activity Dates
1  Examination – Preliminary 02.12.2017, 03.12.2017, 09.12.2017 & 10.12.2017
2 Examination – Main 21.01.2018
IBPS conducts the recruitment drive for Clerical cadre every year and according to the calendar released by IBPS early this year, IBPS will take CWE VII clerk Online exam in two parts
1. IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam
2. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam
Note: All participants who will successfully register himself / herself in clerk VII firstly have to fight with (Preliminary) Prelims exam and Shortlist candidates in Prelims examination will be called for Mains Exam. Marks scored in mains exam will be decided for short listing in final merit list. After which candidates might be called for a language proficiency test which will be just qualifying in nature.
There is exam centre in every state and union territories i.e. 36 but the final list of exam centres for IBPS clerk Exam 2017 will be released along with the official notification. As expected the official notification for CWE of IBPS Clerk – VII will be released tentatively in August 2017.


A) IBPS Clerk 2017 Preliminary Exam Pattern:

Sr.No. Name of the Test No.        

of Questions

Maximum Marks Duration
 1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
 2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
 3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS clerk Exam Pattern consist of 100 questions & in 3 sections and 1 hour of time. The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination is just of qualifying nature for mains exam. The pattern of the Preliminary exam is given in the table above. The paper is of 1 hour where candidates have to themselves manage time in all three sections Reasoning, Quant and English. As per the trend in banking examination from past year, the preliminary exam is generally easier and with correct time and topic management candidates can get through this phase with ease.

B) IBPS Clerk 2017 Mains Exam Pattern:

IBPS Mains exam will contain 200 questions and time allotted will be 160 minutes. There is separate sectional timing for each test of Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, G.A, Quant, and English. The pattern of the Mains exam is given below:


Sr. No Name of Tests


No. of




Medium of Exam Time allotted for each

test (Separately timed)

1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 English & Hindi 35 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 English 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Important Note – Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will be considered for shortlisting for final merit list.

There will be negative marking for every wrong answers in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question. Mains examination of IBPS Clerk 2016 Recruitment did put up a very tough fight for all the candidates.

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