IBPS Clerk Notification, syllabus and Exam Pattern

IBPS is conducting IBPS Clerk 2017 exam to select candidate for the  clerical post in various public sector banks. We closely analysed the IBPS Clerk 2016 exam and we found that if one has to clear  exam he has to work on speed  as well as accuracy both. IBPS Clerk exam 2017 is a shining opportunity for candidates who have worked hard in these sections.

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

ActivityTentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates12.09.2017 to 03.10.2017
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)12.09.2017 to 03.10.2017
Download of call letters for Online examination – PreliminaryNovember 2017
Online Examination – Preliminary02.12.2017, 03.12.2017, 09.12.2017 & 10.12.2017
Result of Online exam – PreliminaryDecember 2017
Download of Call letter for Online exam – MainsJanuary 2018
Online Examination – Mains21.01.2018
Provisional AllotmentApril 2018

Age (As on 01.09.2017): Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1989 and not later than 01.09.1997 (both dates inclusive). Age relaxation as per govt. rules.

Educational Qualifications:  A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

IBPS Exam pattern:

IBPS conducts the recruitment process 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

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates:

Sr. No.ActivityDates
1 Examination – Preliminary02.12.2017, 03.12.2017, 09.12.2017 & 10.12.2017
2Examination – Mains21.01.2018

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern:

Sr.No.SectionNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language3030 

Composite time of 1 Hour

2Quantitative Aptitude3535
3Reasoning Ability3535


IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern:

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

Sr. No.Name of Section


No. of




Medium Time allotted for each section
1General/ Financial Awareness5050English & Hindi35 minutes
2English Language4040English35 minutes
3Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude5060English & Hindi45 minutes
4Quantitative Aptitude5050English & Hindi45 minutes
Total190200160 minutes