IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts a Common Written Exam or CWE every year for the clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. All public sector banks use CWE as a base to fill the vacancies for this post.

The IBPS Clerk CWE exam is conducted on two levels–preliminary exam and mains. Students qualifying in both these exams are thus selected for the post.

Overview :-

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk CWE is an online exam testing a candidate on the basis of their aptitude, intellect, and English. There are three sections in total and the candidate must clear the cut-off of each section to proceed to the mains exam round. Candidates are required to solve the question paper in the time frame of 1 hour. The composite marks of the paper are 100 and the passing marks are decided by IBPS that is likely to change every year depending on the level of difficulty of the exam.

S.No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language3030Composite time of 1 Hour
2Numerical Ability3535
3Reasoning Ability3535

Phase–2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam constitutes 190 questions that should be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute 50 questions that need to be solved in a time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi.

S.No.Name of Tests(Objective)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 minutes
2English Language404035 minutes
3Quantitative Aptitude505045 minutes
4General ⁄ Financial Awareness505035 minutes
Total190200160 minutes

Eligibility :-

The candidate must fulfil the following two criteria:

  • Age Limit: The candidate must be of 20–28 Years.
  • Educational Qualification: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC ⁄ HSC ⁄ Intermediate ⁄ Graduation level. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.

Key Benefits :-

  • Bank provides scholarship to meritorious children of bank employees.
  • 100% benefits for employees & 75% for family and also the insurance policy.
  • After a span of few years, you will become eligible for a promotional exam. If you clear this exam you can become a Trainee Officer (TO).
  • After that you come at the same level of PO, and all the future promotion prospects will be same as that of a PO.