IBPS Clerk Exam Recruitment Notification Vacancies, Exam dates, Selection process,

IBPS Clerk 2017 exam

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is the authority that conducts a common written exam or CWE every year for the clerical cadre to fill the vacant posts of clerks in multiple public sector banks of the country. CWE is used as a base to fill the vacancies by public sector banks of India. This year IBPS is also conducting Clerk exam which is the seventh CWE conducted by the organization since its start so IBPS Clerk CWE VII is the name given to the exam by the conducting organization. In this post you will get all details of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam that you want to know like IBPS clerk online applying date, last date to apply for IBPS clerk exam, IBPS clerk Preliminary and main exam dates, Result date, how to apply details etc. So complete details of IBPS Clerk 2017-18 notification for the recruitment of Clerks can be found here.

This time IBPS Clerk CWE exam will also be conducted on two levels- preliminary exam and mains. Students have to qualify in both these exams in order to get selected for the post. This exam is an opportunity of lifetime for all those candidates who have not filled the earlier recruitment opportunities for banks. The Online Registration for IBPS Clerk 2017 will start tentatively from 12th September 2017. Last date to apply online for IBPS Clerk 2017 exam is 03rd October 2017. IBPS has introduced 7883 vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam.

Number of vacancies 7883

IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Dates

Please check below important dates related to IBPS Clerk Exam 2017 and make sure that you complete the process correctly on time. Don’t wait for last date to come closer because chances of any technical error are more near the last date as more number of candidates fill the form on last dates. The schedule of the exam is mentioned below:

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1 Start Of Online Application 12th September 2017
2 End Of Online Application 03rd October 2017
3 Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary 02nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th
4 Conduct of Online Examination – Main 21st January 2018
5 Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2018


IBPS Clerk Exam Centre

When you start filling the form online, IBPS gives you option to choose the center of your choice. You can opt for your favorable center by choosing state, district etc. Because IBPS holds the right to change your examination center without specifying any reason so you can be allotted a centre other than the choice made by you. No complaints will be entertained by IBPS in regards to change in the exam centre.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Recruitment process:

The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk CWE occurs in two phases which are mentioned below:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination

It is compulsory to qualify in both these exams so as to get selected for the post of clerical cadre in participating Banks. The best part of IBPS Clerk recruitments is that interview part has been eliminated from recruitment process. 100% weight age is given to the result of mains exam result so candidates need to perform well and should score as much as they can.

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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

As mentioned above the IBPS clerk 2017 exam will be conducted in two parts that are Prelims and Mains. Both of these papers will be held via online method. The structure of the exam is as follow:

Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk CWE is the first exam which IBPS conducts online. If a candidate qualifies the prelims exam only then he or she will be allowed to appear in the next main exam. In the preliminary exam a candidate will be tested on the basis of aptitude, reasoning and English. Each individual section will have its own minimum qualifying percentage and every student has to score those minimum marks so as to proceed to the mains Clerk examination. Total one hour time will be allotted. The paper will be total of 100 marks and the passing marks are decided by IBPS that is likely to change every year depending on the level of difficulty of the exam.

IBPS Prelim Exam Pattern

S.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


IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

This time IBPS has made some important changes in new Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam. The changes have been made in number of questions to be asked as this time total 190 questions will be asked. Another change has been made in total duration of Mains Examination of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam. The time of 160 minutes will be allotted to solve 190 questions.

One another change that IBPS has made in the mains clerk exam is that they have combined two sections that are Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability to make a single section. Earlier those two sections were added separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are combined together and will carry 50 questions which candidates have to solve 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VII Mains.

IBPS main exam pattern

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


IBPS Clerk 2017 Eligibility Criteria age limits, educational qualifications

A candidate must fulfill some conditions related to age and educational qualification to be eligible to attend the IBPS Clerk Exam 2017. The conditions are:

Age Limits: The age of the candidate must be between 20 to 28 years both years are inclusive. However age there will be relaxation in age limits depending on the category of the candidate and as per the rules of the Government. For OBC candidate a three years relaxation in the age is allowed. For SC/ST candidates 5 years relaxation is allowed. Persons with Disabilities are allowed 10 years relaxation in age. Check out the below link for more detailed information on age eligibility in details:

Educational Qualifications: Candidate need to be a graduate to qualify for applying to IBPS clerk exam 2017. All graduates with any stream are eligible to apply. The graduation must be done from a University recognized by the Central Government. It is compulsory that a graduate must have English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Online Application

How to apply for IBPS Clerk 2017 exam

Before applying a candidate need to some details with him or her so that online application procedure could be completed without any problem. Please carry below documents with you:

  1. All details of marks of educational qualifications.
  2. Scanned photograph of appropriate size not more than three months older.
  3. Scanned signatures of demanded size.
  4. A working E-mail id
  5. Details required to do online transaction as the fee may be filled through online mode.

IBPS clerk Exam online form filling steps:

  1. Visit IBPS official website and then click on CWE clerical link or click. The link is also available at top just below navigation in moving content.
  2. Click on Common recruitment process for Clerical Crade VII.
  3. If you have read all the instructions then click on apply online for common Recruitment Process for Clerical Crade Phase VII.
  4. Click on new registration link shown at the top.
  5. You will be taken to next page where you need to fill your details like name email, mobile number etc.
  6. Upload your photo and signature in next step.
  7. Then next page will open where you need to fill more details.
  8. Then Pay Fee.

Check below for fee details.

IBPS Clerk Exam Application Fee Details:

can be filled through online mode and fee once paid will not be refunded under any circumstances. So fill all your details carefully while applying to avoid any loss.

Sr. No. Category Application Fee
1 SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only
2 General and Others Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)


This information will be helpful for you to know about IBPS Clerk Exam 2017 in detail and you will be able to apply for IBPS clerk exam 2017 without any problem.

We have provided all the general information regarding the exam. But, if you still have any questions in your mind, you are free to ask it in the comments section below.

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