IBPS-CWE for Bank Clerk

A bank clerk is a financial service professional who serves as the primary point of contact for most bank customers, administering basic banking transactions, documentation and administrative functions

Eligibility for Recruitment

Exam Dates of IBPS Clerk Recruitment published with recruitment Notification. All Participants who wish to apply for IBPS Clerks Exam they must have to check all important dates of Clerk Exam before preparation candidates apply for IBPS online Registration before last date exam will start from 03.10.2017.


Minimum: 20 Years Maximum: 28 Years (With certain relaxations). The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.

Relaxation of Upper age limit:
Sr. No Category Age of Relaxation
1 Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
3 Persons with Disabilities 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
5 Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
7 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
8 Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) 5 years
Educational Qualification:

Degree in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Computer literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculate Ex-Servicemen who have obtained the Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the Union.

Stages of Examination : ONLINE EXAMINATIONS 1. The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows: Preliminary Examination:
Sr. NO. Name of the Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 01 hour
2 Numerical Ability Paper 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for online Main examination.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus Pattern
Sr. NO. Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE) No. of Questions Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Min.
2 General English 40 40 35 Min.
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Min.
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Min.
Total 190 200 160 Min.
Cut-off and Negative Marking:

The candidates shall be required to qualify in each objective test as per the cut-off marks determined by individual banks. There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the objective tests which will result in negative marks for every wrong answer i.e., one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted.

Result and Score card
  • The applicant who have applied for and have given the entrance exam will be available to check their status of result which is published on the IBPS Website.
  • IBPS uses the method of cut-off to check final score known as the Total Weighted Standardized Score.
  • After making the analysis a scorecard is issued to the candidates who secure the minimum Total Weighted Standard Score (TWSS) marks in each subject of the examination. And all the Successful candidates in the CWE will have to go through common interview.
How does IBPS calculate Total Weighted Standard Score? STANDARDIZED SCORES
  • The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions will first be normalized using equipercentile method.
  • Normalized scores may subsequently be standardized by linear conversion method.
  • If the standard score obtained is in fraction, the marks obtained will be rounded off to the nearest integer, i.e. if fraction is 0.50 or more, it will be rounded off to next higher integer.

Each candidate will have to secure a minimum standard score in each of the tests as well as on the Total Weighted Standard Score to be called for interview. The cut-off points to qualify in each of the tests will be decided based on the average (Average ? ? Standard Deviation for General category candidates and Average ? ? Standard Deviation for Reserved Category candidates). Mere passing in individual tests may not be sufficient as candidates should also score sufficiently high on Total in order of merit to be called for interview. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE and interview for being considered for appointment in vacancies announced and anticipated by Participating Banks.


The candidates? scores will be made available on IBPS website and candidates may view the same.