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BANK CLERK

Clerical post is a very dignified position offered to candidates who clear Bank Clerk Exams. A Bank Clerk is responsible for a lot of customer services provided at various Banks. Banking sector, as we speak of, is the backbone of the country’s economy, and Bank Clerk serves as the building blocks of this reputed organization. Being a front office job, a Bank Clerk pays a vital role in providing the best customer service to all the existing customers of the Bank.

Clerical post is a very dignified position offered to candidates who clear Bank Clerk Exams. A Bank Clerk is responsible for a lot of customer services provided at various Banks. Banking sector, as we speak of, is the backbone of the country’s economy, and Bank Clerk serves as the building blocks of this reputed organization. Being a front office job, a Bank Clerk pays a vital role in providing the best customer service to all the existing customers of the Bank.

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2017:

  • Age Limit: The candidate must be 20 Years to 28 Years. The final criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam 2017 will be released along with the official notification.
  • 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.

Bank Clerk Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk exam occurs in two stages: Prelims and Mains. Both these papers follow online method of conducting written examination. The structure of the exam is as follow:

Phase-1: 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 mark of the paper is 100 and the passing marks is 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 Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100  

Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

Major changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk Exam. The total duration and the number of questions asked in Mains Examination of IBPS Clerk Exam have been revised. In the latest update by IBPS, IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that needs to 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 of 50 questions that needs 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. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VII.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

The syllabus for Reasoning, Numerical Ability and English Language is same for mains and preliminary exam. In addition to these two the other subjects are General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. The General Awareness is based on the Banking Sector awareness.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Syllabus (Pre+Mains)

English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability Computer General Awareness
Reading Comprehension Number Series Puzzle and Arrangements History and Generation of Computers Banking and Insurance Awareness
Cloze Test Simplification/ Approximation Inequality Introduction to Computer Organisation Financial Awareness
Fillers Quadratic Equations Syllogism Computer Hardware and I/O Devices Govt. Schemes and Policies
Spotting Errors Data Interpretation Coding - Decoding Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS Current Affairs
Sentence Improvement Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Operating System, Internet Static Awareness
Fill in the Blanks Miscellaneous Direction sense Computer Network & Security  
    Order and Ranking MS Office Suit and Short cut keys  
      Computer Memory, Computer Software  
      Number System and Conversions

Salary of Bank Clerk

The initial basic pay of a Bank Clerk is Rs. 11736/- Apart from the Basic Pay a Bank Clerk is granted Dearness Allowance (DA), House Rent Allowance (HRA), Special Allowance etc. Thus, the Gross Salary of a Bank Clerk becomes Rs. 20,045/- The salary of Bank Clerk might slightly differ with cities. The salary of Bank Clerk might be slightly higher in the metropolitan city compared to the others.

Bank Clerk Vacancy

The Bank Clerk Vacancy varies for different banks. The Bank Clerk Vacancy for SBI Clerk is different from IBPS Clerk and so on. Let’s have a look at the different vacancies created through few Bank Exams:

SBI Clerk : Around 15000 (expected)

IBPS Clerk : 19243 posts

Other Banks :10000+ posts

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