IBPS Clerk Selection Process [2022 Update] - RACE Institute

IBPS Clerk Selection Process [2022 Update]

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 IBPS Clerk selection process will be carried out in 3 stages as below

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination 
  3. Document Verification

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern

The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk is to test you on the basis of your aptitude, intellect, and English skills.

Marks you scored on your prelims examination will not counted towards the merit list.

The total time duration of the exam is one hour. Please find the overview of IBPS prelims 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

After successful completion of the prelims exam, you are eligible for the main exam of IBPS Clerk 2022. The main exam is divided into the below sections

  1. General Awareness
  2. English Language
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. Reasoning Ability

The total time duration of the exam is 160 minutes. The IBPS Clerk mains exam 2022 will have multiple-choice questions of 200 marks. The exam pattern for the IBPS Clerk mains exam is discussed in the table below:

P.S Marks obtained in the main examination will only be considered for the final merit list.

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.

Document Verifiction

After qualifying in the main exam, you are called for document verification later at various centers.

As per the IBPS Clerk Selection Process, please find the documents needed for verification as follows:

  • Print out of online application form
  • Proof of date of birth
  • Photo identity proof
  • 10th, 12th, and graduation mark sheets
  • If you’ve applied for a reservation, please provide Caste Certificate
  • Physically Disabled candidates should provide a medical certificate.
  • Experience certificate

Once the induction and documentation process is over, you will commence training at the allotted bank.

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.

Language Proficiency Test for IBPS Clerk

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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