Are you looking for clerk jobs in govt. banks?Then here is some good news – the IBPS Clerk 2016 Exam notification has been released.It is one of the most expected announcement & through this, IBPS is to conduct the 6th common written examination (CWE - VI) for clerk jobs in Indian banks for the year 2017-18.
In most banks, the clerk job profile also includes them to take up the work of cashier to assist customers to withdraw & deposit cash in their accounts.
IBPS conducts this common exam once every year for graduates.Qualifying in IBPS clerk 2016 exam is necessary to apply for clerk vacancies in public sector banks of India.
Dates to Note:
Application registrations from August 22 to September 12, 2016
Preliminary test on November 26 & 27, December 3 & 4.
Main exam on December 31 & January 1, 2017
Final allotments to be completed in April 2017
Number of Vacancies
If you had a question of how many clerk jobs in banks for the upcoming year 2017-18, the exact answer is now revealed by IBPS.
19789 clerk jobs are to be filled through IBPS clerk 2016 selections which is slightly lower than previous years, due to various reasons.
For bank-wise & state-wise breakup of vacancies, see the below chart as you need to fill bank clerk preferences in online application form.
Who are Eligible?
Inorder to apply for IBPS clerical exam 2016, it is compulsory for candidates to satisfy the following conditions:
- Age to be min 20 years & max. 28 yrs, as on Aug 1, 2016 (+5 yrs for sc/st & + 3 for obc)
- Pass in degree (any discipline) from a recognized university, on or before September 12, 2016
- Should know to read/ write/ speak the local language of the state you are applying for is necessary.
- Computer knowledge is compulsory
You should have studied computers in high school/ college as a subject/ degree OR must posses a certificate from any computer training institute.
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern:
As mentioned earlier, the 2016 IBPS clerk exams shall follow a two stage process – Preliminary & Main Exam.Both are to be conducted only online.
- Prelims test will have 100 questions that should be answered within 1 hour.
- Cutoffs would be fixed for each section & also for the total score, that you need to secure.
Only those who qualify in the preliminary test will be eligible for main examination.
- Main exam: 200 questions with a total duration of 2 hours 15 minutes.
- You must achieve the cutoff scores (section-wise & total) to be called for common interviews.
For every wrong answer, negative mark of 0.25 would also be reduced in both prelim & main exam.
In mains, there are separate time limit for each section within which candidates need to complete that specific paper.
IBPS Clerk Exam Books
Since the tests are round the corner, its better you start to preparing with IBPS clerk exam books.Here are some of our recommendations
* Click here to buy IBPS Clerk Exam Guide for Rs.343
* Click here to buy IBPS Clerk Practice Papers (20 sets) Workbook for Rs.143
After the final results are announced, allotments/ appointments will be made to candidates based on their total scores & preference.
How to Register:
An amount of Rs.100 (SC/ST) or Rs.600 (others) should be paid as application fees by all applicants.
Clerk preferences: Click here to know on how to fill IBPS clerk preferences
By Online (from Aug 22 – Sep 1): Visit ibps.in & click on the online application (CWE-Clerks-VI) to fill necessary details.
After submitting the form, you would be directed to the online fee payment gateway.
- Pay the appropriate fee amount using netbanking/credit or debit cards
- After the transaction is complete, print the generated e-receipt
- If application submission is successful, a registration number & password would be shown that has to be noted.
There is no option to pay the fees at any local banks.Therefore everyone should pay online only.
You are also advised to take a print of the completely filled application form as it has to be produced at the time of interviews.
Those interested to apply for this upcoming IBPS clerk 2016 exam can download the official notification from their website here (pdf file)
The online application is currently open & available at this page here.