IBPS Clerk Statewise Official Languages & Vacancies | The Full List

ibps clerk state vacanciesIBPS Clerk exam is your first step to become a clerk in any public sector bank of India. Just like officer (PO) recruitment, clerical jobs are filled by each bank in every state.This is the reason why large number of candidates submit their applications to take part in this exam.The IBPS clerk 2016 notification released recently also has state-wise openings & here is the list of official language for each state.


As part of the IBPS clerk 2016 recruitment selection process, a total of 19243 vacancies are to be filled.


IBPS has framed certain rules for candidates in addition to the regular eligibility conditions.They are:

  • A candidate can apply for vacancies in any one state only
  • Should know to read, write & speak the official language of the state you are applying.

Many of you were thinking about applying for another state but didn't know what is their official language.


Official Languages & Vacancies List

While selecting a state, it is compulsory for you to carefully make this choice as it will be your job location for the initial years.


Moreover, choosing a state without knowledge of their official language can lead to disqualification.


Here is the detailed table containing the list of states, vacancies & its official languages:


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I only know to speak a language.Can I apply for that state?

No.You cannot apply for that specific state.

Lets say, you are working in Bangalore & know to speak kannada.But you cannot apply for that state because, to get clerk post in Karnataka state, you should be able to read, write & speak kannada language.

Those of you who only know to speak or read but cannot write – are not eligible to apply for that state.


Which states have Hindi as an official language?

Bihar,Chandigarh, Chattisgarh,Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya pradesh, New Delhi, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand are the states that consider hindi as their official language for ibps clerk recruitment.


You can decide on how to fill IBPS bank clerk preferences, based on this list of states,


I did not study that language in school?Can I still apply?

Yes, you can still apply.

Incase you had studied the official language as a subject at school level, it can be taken as valid proof.But candidates who didn't study it, need to appear for a test.

Banks may conduct a language proficiency test at the time of appointment to test your ability.Failing to qualify in it will lead to cancellation of selection.


Can I get transfer to my home state later after joining in another state?

While some banks don't allow clerk transfers from one state to other, some banks do permit them.

So it entirely depends on the transfer policy of each bank & also it is different.So we cannot guarantee any transfers between states.

Whichever location you get posted initially, be ready to work within that state for the first few years.

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