IBPS clerk recruitment 2016 exam: last 4 days to apply, exam pattern and syllabus

There are only 4 days left to apply for IBPS 2016 exam for the recruitment of clerks in several banking organizations. Started on 22nd August, The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will close its application for the clerk post in different nationalized banks on 12th September 2016. Candidates who want to build their career in clerical cadre should apply soon and are not advised to rush in last hours.

ibps clerk exam 2016IBPS has been conducting exam for the clerk post since past few years. The recruitment process consists of two tier exams. The first tier i.e. prelims is the qualifying round for the second tier i.e. Mains. A candidate should obtain a minimum cut off marks in the prelims to appear in the Mains exam.

Exam Pattern:

In the prelims, there are three sections namely English Language, Numerical Ability, and Reasoning ability. The Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability consist of 35 questions each while the English Language consists of 30 questions as each question carries 1 marks. Thus, a candidate has to solve a total of 100 questions in the allotted time of 1 hour.

Based on the result of the prelims round, candidates will be allowed to appear in Mains. In Mains, the competition will get tougher a little with the introduction of two additional section, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. General Awareness will consist of question on current affairs and related to banking industry while the Computer Knowledge will test on basic computer knowledge.

The Mains round will comprise of 40 questions each in the all five sections while the marking scheme in each section is different. The Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude carry 50 marks each, English and General Awareness section carry 40 marks each and Computer Knowledge carries only 20 marks.

For detailed info on exam pattern and syllabus, candidates must read this official notification here.


In both the round, besides clearing overall cut off, it is also mandatory to clear individual section cut off. The final merit is declared on the basis of only the marks obtained in Mains round which would be normalized from 200 marks to 100 marks.

As per the official notification, the prelims exam will be conducted on 26th and 27th November, and 3rd and 4th December in 2016 and the mains exam will be held on 31st December 2016 and 1st January 2017. Both the round will be conducted in online mode. The allotment of respective posts will be done in April 2017.

Checkout the complete schedule here

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