Tuesday, December 25, 2018

What is the Role & Eligibility of IBPS & SBI Clerk. Everything Explained !

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About Bank Clerk

A bank clerk is a financial service professional who serves as the primary point of contact for most bank customers. A clerk administers basic banking transactions, documentation and administrative functions. Clerks are required in the different departments of the banks and due to that they are called with different names:
  • Interest clerk: She/he records interest owed to saving account customers and interest owed to the bank from loans and other investments.
  • Loan clerks: They record and organize loan information
  • Statement clerks: Clerks who prepare monthly balance sheets for checking account customers
  • Exchange clerks: Those who are involved in international accounts and foreign currency.
  • Security clerks: These are who record, fill and look after stocks, bonds and other investments

There are mainly two sources which conduct bank clerk written exam viz.

  • 1. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
  • 2. State Bank of India (SBI)


Eligibility, syllabus and selection procedure

IBPS conducts CWE exam for the clerical post once in a year and as per the latest information of IBPS Clerk the eligibility, syllabus, the selection procedure is as follows:

Eligibility for IBPS Clerk


Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years

Educational Qualification

Candidate should have a Degree Graduation in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

  • 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.
Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT: Candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT

The Exam

There is first online Preliminary written exam followed by an online Mains exam.

The Pattern of Exam:

  • Online Objective Preliminary exam: The test on (i) English Language (ii) Numerical Ability (iii) Reasoning Ability of total 100 marks in the time duration of 1 hour is being conducted.
  • Online Objective Main exam: (i) General / Financial Awareness( 50 questions of 50 marks within 35 minutes), (ii) General English (40 questions of 40 marks within 35 minutes), (iii) Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude (50 questions of 60 marks within 45 minutes); (iv) Quantitative Aptitude (50 questions of 50 marks within 45 minutes) (Total 190 questions of 200 marks with time duration of 160 minutes).

Except for the English Language test rest, all questions are available in both Hindi and English language. There is negative marking for wrong answers in the objective test. ¼ the mark is deducted for each wrong answer

Selection Procedure

  • The candidates need to pass in each of the objective tests.
  • The passing marks in each of the tests is decided by the Bank
  • Minimum percentage marks on aggregate is decided by the bank
  • Preliminary exam serves as screening for the Main exam
  • It should be noted that initially there was provision of  interview for this post but now there is no interview for IBPS Clerk recruitment and 100% weight is on  Mains exam.

IBPS Common Written Exam for PO, Clerk

IBPS Common Written Exam is manageable, provided one prepares with a clear-cut strategy and sticks to it. This article will guide what you must do to clearing the IBPS Common Written Exam (CWE).

1. Choose the area that you want to apply for!

While planning to prepare for IBPS, you must first decide the position you wish to apply. For freshers with no work experience, there are basically four positions available at entry level
  • Clerk or Single Window Operator
  • Probationary Officer
  • Specialist Officer
  • Assistant Manager/Manager
Therefore it is important to first decide on the position you wish to apply for. The minimum qualification for a position for a clerk or Probationary Officer the candidate must have completed graduation from a recognized university. A candidate who wants to apply for Specialist Officer must have graduated in a specific area of study. For example, a B.Tech student can apply for the position in departments such as computers/IT or the technical departments. The Managerial positions in banking organizations are now also being offered to freshers.

2. Start planning early

After deciding on the post you wish to apply, start preparing for the IBPS Common Written Exam (CWE). Prepare a detailed study plan before you actually sit down to study Quantitative Aptitude, General Knowledge, English and Computers. A detailed study schedule, the right kind of study material and consistent efforts are the keys to unlock these exams. While preparing for the written exam, try aiming for a high score as it will surely brighten up your chances to get through all the phases of selection.

3. Preparing for the personal interview

It is worth noting that as per latest notification there exist no interview in both IBPS clerk and SBI clerk. However, IBPS PO and SBI PO still entertain the provision of the interview. A lot of students usually work very hard for the written exam, but tend to neglect the personal interview and the group discussion stage. This final stage is the deciding factor that will determine whether or not you get appointed for the job. Therefore it is very important that you hone your skills and develop the knowledge required for this stage as well. Usually, the areas covered in the interview and group discussion stage are specifically about banking, economy & related policies and current affairs.

Now that you know how you should go about preparing for the IBPS exam, what are you waiting for? Get ready to crack your IBPS exam with our comprehensive study material. This explicit study guide will help you perfect your knowledge in Quantitative Aptitude, General Knowledge, English and Computers, to ensure that you crack IBPS exams with flying colors.

All the best!


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