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IBPS Clerk Recruitment Procedure - Complete Process

Check IBPS CLERK Selection Procedure, Prelims and Mains Exam Pattern, Cut-off score, Penalty for wrong answers, final merit list preparation and Language proficiency test details etc
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The selection process will be carried out in two stages, the first one is Preliminary Examination, second is Main Examination conducted by IBPS.

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

Sr. No.

Name of Tests

No. of Qs

Maximum Marks



English Language



Composite time of 1 hour


Numerical Ability




Reasoning Ability








IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Sr. No Name of the Test No. of Qtns Max Marks Timings (Separately Timed)
1. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
2. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
3. General English 40 40 35 Minutes
4. General / Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
Total 190 200 160 Minutes
The above tests except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

Penalty for Wrong Answers - IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. 

If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

IBPS Clerk Final Scores

The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi-percentile method.

Scores up to 2 decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations.

IBPS Clerk Cut-off Score

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test and also a minimum total score to be considered to be shortlisted for interview. Depending on number of the State/ UT wise vacancies available, cutoffs will be decided and candidates will be shortlisted for interview. 

Prior to the completion of the interview process, scores obtained in the online examination will not be shared with the candidates shortlisted for interview.

Final Merit List & Language Proficiency Test for IBPS Clerk

Note: Marks obtained in the main examination will only be considered for final merit list.

Language Proficiency Test

Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate applied.

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