IBPS Clerk Exam 2020: Notification, Important Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Syllabus & Vacancy Details

IBPS Clerk

Applications for the IBPS Clerk 2020 recruitment are started now. Interested ones can submit their online IBPS clerk 2020 application forms through the official website of IBPS. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is entitled with the responsibilities of administering the Common Recruitment Process for a wide range of posts. Recently, it has completed the CRP Clerks-IX. The Institute will now be conducting the IBPS Clerk 2020 exam in two tiers – Preliminary and Main. Eligible candidates who aspire to join the participating organisations (mentioned below) for Clerical cadre need to clear both the stages.

IBPS Clerk Participating Organisations 2020 –

Dena Bank

Oriental Bank of Commerce

Punjab & Sind Bank

Union Bank of India

Indian Overseas Bank

Andhra Bank

United Bank of India

Bank of India

Allahabad Bank

Vijaya Bank

Bank of Baroda

UCO Bank

Indian Bank

Canara Bank

Syndicate Bank

Corporation Bank

Bank of Maharashtra

Punjab National Bank

Central Bank of India


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IBPS Clerk 2020 Latest Updates – IBPS Clerk admit card 2020 for the prelims exam has been released online by the exam conducting authority. The admit card has been issued for all the registered candidates. To download IBPS Clerk 2020 admit card from the official website, candidates need to enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The admit card is available to download till the day of exam. As per the officials, IBPS Clerk 2020 prelims exam is scheduled to be conducted on 05th, 12th, and 13th December 2020. While, the IBPS Clerk 2020 Mains is going to be held on 28th February 2021.

Earlier, the IBPS Clerk 2020 notification has been released to fill up a total of 1,557 vacancies. An online registration link for the exam has activated on 02nd September and closed on 23rd September 2020.

IBPS Clerk Overview:

Exam Name

IBPS Clerk

Conducting Authority

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Exam Level



Recruitment of Clerks

Official Website


Exam Mode


Stages of Exam

Prelims and Mains

Exam Commences

05, 12th, and 13th December 2020

IBPS Clerk 2020: New Changes Introduced

  • The number of participating banks reduced from 17 to 11 due to the merger of various banks.
  • The number of vacancies dipped by 87% this year compared to last year.
  • The application fees have been hiked across categories.
  • Pre-exam training will not be conducted due to COVID-19.
  • The prelims exam dates have been revised.
  • New exam day guideline issued due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Candidates need to submit self-declaration regarding their health condition.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Important Dates

The IBPS prelims exam 2020, which was earlier scheduled to be conducted on 12th, 13th, and 19th December 2020, has been revised. According to the revised dates, the exam will be conducted on 05th, 12th, and 13th December 2020. However, the exam date of mains remains unchanged. Check complete IBPS Clerk dates 2020 below.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Activities

IBPS Clerk 2020 Dates

Online registration begins

02nd September 2020

Online registration closes

23rd September 2020

Last date to pay application fee

25th September 2020

Download pre-exam training admit card

01st October 2020

Pre-exam training begins

12th October 2020

Pre-exam training ends

09th November 2020

Download online Preliminary Exam admit card

20th November 2020

Preliminary Exam commences

05th, 12th, and 13th December 2020

Preliminary Exam result announcement

31st December 2020

Download online Main Exam admit card

First week of February 2021

Online Main Exam commences

28th February 2021

Main exam Result

20th March 2021

Provisional Allotment

01st April 2021

IBPS Clerk Previous Years Solved Papers

IBPS Clerk 2020 Pattern & Syllabus

As already mentioned above, the exam will be held in two tiers – Preliminary and Main. Failing in the prelims will put you out of the race. Hence, it is important to understand the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk 2020. The below-mentioned tests except the English Language Test will be available in Hindi and English. For the wrong answers, there will be a penalty. One fourth (1/4th or 0.25) of the marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. In the case of unanswered questions, there will be no deduction.

IBPS Clerk Preliminary 2020 –


No. Of Questions



Reasoning Ability



20 minutes

Numerical Ability



20 minutes

English Language



20 minutes




60 minutes

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IBPS Clerk Main 2020 –


No. Of Questions



General English



35 minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer




45 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



45 minutes

General/ Financial Awareness



35 minutes




160 minutes

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IBPS Clerk 2020 Latest Syllabus -

The IBPS Clerk syllabus 2020 comprises the following subjects –

  • General English
  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General/ Financial Awareness

IBPS Clerk 2020 Eligibility

Applying for IBPS CRP Clerks-X? It is mandatory to check the eligibility before applying for the IBPS Clerk 2020 exam.

Nationality –

  • Must be a citizen of India
  • The candidate should be a subject of Nepal, Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee who migrated to India before 01.01.1962 to settle down permanently
  • He must be a PIO (Person with Indian Origin) migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Zaire, the United Republic of Tanzania, Ethiopia, Vietnam and Zambia with an intention to settle down permanently in India

Academic Qualification –

  • Must be a graduate from a recognised University or equivalent
  • Must possess the mark sheet or certificate
  • Must have expertise in computer
  • Proficiency in the local language of a particular state or union territory (that means the candidates can speak, write and read the official language of the particular region)
  • Ex-servicemen should at least have the Army Special Certificate of Education

Age Limit (01.09.2020)

  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: 28 years
  • The applicants should have been born between 2nd September 1991 and 1st September 1999

Upper Age Limit Relaxation –



OBC (Non-creamy layer)

3 years


5 years

Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen)

Service offered in defence + 3 years

8 years Disabled Ex-Servicemen


10 years

Widows, women legally separated from husband but not remarried and divorced women

9 years

Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal (Only for MP State)

5 years

Persons affected during 1984 riots and those who domiciled in J&K between 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989

5 years

IBPS Clerk 2020 Application Process

The application process for the Common Recruitment Process 2020 for the clerical grade started on 02nd September 2020. The last date to fill the IBPS Clerk application form 2020 will be 23rd September 2020. It will be carried out in online mode.

Step to Fill IBPS Clerk Application Form 2020 -

  • Visit the authorised website of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.
  • Select “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- Clerks (CRP-Clerks-X)” link.
  • Provide basic details like the name of the candidate, email ID, mobile number, etc. and click on the register button.
  • A system-generated log in credentials will be sent on the registered email ID and mobile number
  • It will carry the Provisional Registration Number and Password
  • Use the credentials to fill the particulars and submit the form
  • Upload the digital images of the photograph, signature, a handwritten declaration and left-thumb impression
  • Release the payment using the credit card, debit card and net banking
  • Hit the ‘Submit’ button once all the fields are filled

IBPS Clerk 2020 Application Fee

Category of Candidate

Application Fee

OBC/ General

INR 600/-


INR 100/-

Other Details

IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2020

The call letter for IBPS Clerk 2020 prelims is now available at the official website of IBPS. To download IBPS Clerk 2020 admit card from the official website, candidates need to enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. Earlier, the admit card was scheduled to be released on 18TH November 2020, however, it was delayed by the examination authority.

Pre-requisites for downloading IBPS Clerk admit card

Candidates should keep the following details handy to download the admit card

  1. Registration number/Roll number: The registration number is generated after candidates successfully register for the exam
  2. Date of birth/Password: The date of birth should be the same as entered in the application form

Steps to download IBPS Clerk admit card 2020 are given here.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Pre-Examination Training Cities

The pre-exam training will be arranged by the Nodal Banks or Participating Organisations to a certain number of candidates belonging to the SC, ST, Ex-Servicemen Minority Communities and PWD candidates at the underneath centres –

Ahmedabad, Puducherry, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Chennai, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Chandigarh, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Agartala, Agra, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Patiala, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Bhubaneshwar, Panaji (Goa), Vadodara, Patna, Port Blair, Madurai, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shimla, Bareilly, Siliguri, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Muzaffarpur, Tirupati, New Delhi, Varanasi, Shillong, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Result

Soon after the commencement of the Online Main Exam, the IBPS Clerk result 2020 will declared. Separate results will be declared for the Preliminary and Main phase examinations. The final result will be prepared based on the marks scored by the candidate in the Main exam. The Preliminary exam result will be announced on 31st December 2020 and the Main exam result on 20th March 2021.

IBPS Clerk 2020 cut-off

The IBPS Clerk 2020 cut-off marks vary every year. The cut-off depends upon the number of applicants, number of vacancies and the level of competition in the exam.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: When will the IBPS Clerical 2020 preliminary exam be held?

A: The Main exam is scheduled to be held on 28th February 2020.

Q: When will the IBPS Clerical 2020 Main exam be conducted?

A: The Main exam is scheduled to be held on 24th January 2020.

Q: What is the nationality qualification for the exam?

A: Indian nationals, PIO, etc. can apply for the exam. Check the eligibility section for more information.

Q: What is the application fee amount for the general category candidates?

A: INR 600/-.

Q: What is the application fee amount for the general category candidates?

A: ₹ 100/-.

Q. I have done Graduation in English. Can I take the test?

A: Yes, you can. A candidate must have done graduation or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised University.

Q: What is the minimum age limit for the exam?

A: 20 years.

Q: What is the examination pattern of the preliminary exam?

A: There are objective type questions in the preliminary exam. A candidate is required to solve 100 questions of 100 marks in 1-hour duration.

Q: What is the examination pattern of the main exam?

A: There are objective type questions in the main exam. A candidate is required to solve 190 questions of 200 marks in 160 minutes.

Q: What if the admit card login page takes time to loading?

A: Due to the heavy load at the server, the admit card login page takes time to loading. Therefore, candidates are advised to keep patience.

Q: My admit card is not issued. What should I do?

A: Candidates need to contact the examination authority for this.

Q: Can I change my exam centre?

A: The exam centre cannot be changed after the final submission of the application form.


Praveen - March 13, 2020REPLY

What is special certificate of education issued by Army for Ex-serviceman.

Exams Planner - March 14, 2020REPLY

They are issued to ex-servicemen prescribing if the certificate is equivalent to graduation. It allows ex-servicemen to apply for jobs which require equivalent qualification.

RAMIL - January 21, 2019REPLY

My date of birth is 3-10-1991(OBC) .I want to apply ibps clerk... can i apply ?. i think 2018 category is over kindly tell me when next application will be.what are the procedure .

Shashikanth naik - January 6, 2019REPLY

When is 2019 clerk and Po exam Notification...?