One of the most sought after exams in the banking sector, the IBPS Clerk exam is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. More than ten Public Sector Banks participate in this recruitment drive and release vacancies to appoint candidates at the clerical post.
There is slight uncertainty if the 2021 recruitment for this post shall be conducted by the Institute like every year or through the Common Eligibility Test under National Recruitment Agency. This shall be notified once the official announcement or notification is released by the conducting body.
Until a final announcement is made, candidates must continue with their preparation for the upcoming bank clerk exam. Discussed further below is a step by step guide to assist you with the IBPS Clerk exam 2021. Aspirants can also refer to the IBPS Clerk Notification can get information about the vacancies, exam dates, eligibility, etc.
IBPS Clerk 2021 – All You Need To Know
The tentative exam schedule for the clerical cadre examination has been released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, and the official notification may tentatively release by June/July 2021. Thus, given below are all the important points regarding the recruitment process for the convenience of the candidates.
Official Notification & Application Process
Once a candidate goes through the eligibility details, he/she can fill in the application form and register for the examination. Personal information, educational qualification, category details, exam centre, etc., can all be entered in the form along with a scanned copy of the signature, thumb impression, passport size photograph and a handwritten declaration
Scheme of Selection
The exam is conducted in two stages of online examination, prelims and mains. Given below is the exam pattern in brief:
|IBPS Exam||Subject||Number of Questions||Time Duration|
|Prelims||English Language||30||20 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||35||20 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||35||20 minutes|
|Mains||English Language||40||35 minutes|
|Reasoning Ability||50||45 minutes|
|Quantitative Aptitude||50||45 minutes|
|General Awareness||50||35 minutes|
The prelims are only qualifying in nature and the final merit is released based on the marks scored in the mains examination.
Given below is the tentative exam schedule as per the IBPS Calendar released on February 3, 2021:
|Exam Phase||Date of Examination|
|Prelims Exam||August 28, 2021
August 29, 2021
September 4, 2021
September 5, 2021
|Mains Exam||October 31, 2021|
Bank Clerk Exam Preparation
Given below are a few tips which will help candidates prepare for the upcoming bank clerk exam:
- Set a well planned time table with equal time distribution for the preparation of each subject
- Focus on solving mock tests and practise papers
- Analyse the previous year question papers to apprehend the standard of examination
- Focus on time management as there is sectional time to attempt questions under each subject
- Look for online or offline assistance, if needed
- Check the cut off to analyse the trend increase or decrease in the minimum qualifying marks over the years
- Dedicate ample time for revision
To prepare for current affairs, read the newspaper daily and keep yourself updated with the news across the globe.
Booklist for IBPS Clerk Preparation
Having the correct set of books for the exam preparation is extremely important. One must ensure that it comprises proper concept explanation, solved examples and practise exercises. It will benefit the candidate at the time of self-study.
Given below is a subject-wise booklist for exam preparation:
|Banking & Financial Awareness||
Candidates can visit the IBPS Clerk Result page and know the information regarding the result status, cut off and important dates regarding the same and get assistance for the upcoming recruitment.
With not much time left for the clerical cadre exam 2021, candidates must start their revision and focus on qualifying for the exam as the competition is extremely tough and the number of applicants is very high.