IBPS Clerk 2021-22: Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility, Result, Admit Card & Vacancies

IBPS Clerk

The application process for the IBPS Clerk 2021 recruitment has been temporarily closed as the decision for conducting the exam in regional languages is pending. As soon as the Finance Ministry announces the decision, the link will be activated again. Till then, candidates must keep a check on the official website. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is entitled to the responsibilities of administering the Common Recruitment Process for a wide range of posts. Recently, the notification for the CRP Clerks-XI was released. The Institute will now be conducting the IBPS Clerk 2021 exam in two tiers – Preliminary and Main. Eligible candidates who aspire to join the participating organisations (mentioned below) for the Clerical cadre need to clear both stages. Detailed information on IBPS Clerk 2021 exam is covered in the article ahead.

IBPS Clerk Participating Organisations 2021 –

Punjab National Bank

Bank of India

Punjab & Sind Bank

Indian Overseas Bank

UCO Bank

Central Bank of India

Bank of Maharashtra

Union Bank of India

Bank of Baroda

Canara Bank

Indian Bank


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IBPS Clerk 2021 Latest Updates –

The official notification for the IBPS clerk 2021 recruitment was released on 11th July 2021. As per the official notification, “The Common Recruitment Process for CRP-CLERKS-XI Application Link is temporarily stopped.”

IBPS Clerk XI Preliminary exam is scheduled on 28th and 29th August and 4th September 2021 while the Main exam is scheduled on 31st October 2021.

IBPS Clerk 2020 Overview:

Exam Name

IBPS Clerk 2021

Conducting Authority

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

Exam Level



Recruitment of Clerks

Official Website


Exam Mode


Stages of Exam

Prelims and Mains



Participating Banks


Exam Dates

28th and 29th August, 4th September 2021 (Preliminary)

31st October 2021 (Main)

IBPS Clerk: New Changes Introduced

New changes introduced in the exam in the year 2020 are as under. Some of these changes are only for the COVID-19 situation.

  • The number of participating banks reduced from 17 to 11 due to the merger of various banks.
  • The application fees have been hiked across categories.
  • Pre-exam training will not be conducted due to COVID-19.
  • New exam day guideline issued due to COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Candidates need to submit self-declaration regarding their health conditions.

Available Application Forms

IBPS Clerk 2021 Important Dates

The application process has been stopped temporarily. The same will tentatively resume from August 2021. Check complete IBPS clerk dates 2021 below.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Events

IBPS Clerk 2021 Dates

Notification releases

11th July 2021

Online registration begins

Temporarily Closed

Online registration closes

Temporarily Closed

Download pre-exam training admit card

August 2021

Pre-exam training begins

16th August 2021 onwards

Download online Preliminary Exam admit card

August 2021

Preliminary Exam commences

28th, 29th August, and

4th September 2021

Preliminary Exam result announcement

September 2021

Download online Main Exam admit card

October 2021

Online Main Exam commences

31st October 2021

Main exam Result

December 2021

Provisional Allotment

1st April 2022

IBPS Clerk Previous Years Solved Papers

IBPS Clerk 2021 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 2021. 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 2021 –


No. Of Questions



Reasoning Ability



20 minutes

Numerical Ability



20 minutes

English Language



20 minutes




60 minutes

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IBPS Clerk Main 2021 –


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 Latest Syllabus -

The IBPS Clerk 2021 syllabus comprises the following subjects –

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

IBPS Clerk 2021 Eligibility

Applying for IBPS CRP Clerks-XI? It is mandatory to check the eligibility before applying for the IBPS Clerk 2021 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 (01.07.2021)

  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: 28 years
  • The applicants should have been born between 2nd September 1992 and 1st September 2000

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 the 1984 riots and those who domiciled in J&K between 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989

5 years

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IBPS Clerk 2021 Application Process

The application process for the Common Recruitment Process 2021 for the clerical grade is put on hold temporarily. The application process will begin in August 2021 after the Finance Ministry decision. The application process will be carried out in online mode.

Step to Fill IBPS Clerk Application Form 2021 -

  • Visit the authorised website of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.
  • Select the “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP- Clerks (CRP-Clerks-XI)” 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 2021 Application Fee

Category of Candidate

Application Fee

OBC/ General

INR 600/-


INR 100/-

Other Details

IBPS Clerk 2021 Admit Card

The call letter for IBPS Clerk 2021 will be made available at the official website of IBPS. To download IBPS Clerk 2021 admit card from the official website, candidates need to enter registration number or roll number and date of birth or password. The admit cards will be released separately for the Preliminary and Main phase examination.

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 2021 are given here.

IBPS Clerk 2021 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 2021 Result

Soon after the commencement of the Online Exam (Preliminary and Main), the IBPS Clerk result 2021 will be 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 in September 2021 and the Main exam result in December 2021. The final allotment will be done in April 2022.

IBPS Clerk 2021 cut-off

The cut-off is the minimum marks required to clear the exam. It is predefined by the exam conducting authority. The IBPS Clerk 2021 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 2021 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: When will the IBPS Clerical 2021 preliminary exam be held?

A: The Preliminary exam is scheduled on 28th, 29th August and 4th September 2021.

Q: When will the IBPS Clerical 2021 Main exam be conducted?

A: The Main exam is scheduled to be held on 31st October 2021.

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 a 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 load?

A: Due to the heavy load at the server, the admit card login page takes time to load. 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.


March 13, 2020
What is special certificate of education issued by Army for Ex-serviceman.
Exams Planner
March 14, 2020
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.
January 21, 2019
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, 2019
When is 2019 clerk and Po exam Notification...?