IBPS Clerk VII – Doubts and Clarifications


IBPS Clerk VII – Doubts and Clarifications

Hello Friends,

As IBPS has finally released the much awaited notification for the recruitment of clerk in several banks. IBPS Clerk 2017 is going to be an opportunity for those who have not been able to get through SBI. We are here with the clarifications of our followers doubts.

When will be the exam conducted?
  • The Tentative dates for Preliminary Exams are 2nd, 3rd, 9th and 10th December.
  • The Tentative date for Mains Exam is 21st January 2018.
When will the registration start?
Registration will start from 12th September 2017 and will end on 3rd October 2017
When will the result be declared?
  • Tentative Date for declaration of Results for Preliminary Exam is in December 2017.
  • Tentative Date for declaration of Results for Mains is in February 2018.
  • Final results will be declared on April 2018.

IBPS Clerk VII - Doubts and Clarifications

How many vacancies are there?
The number of vacancies is 7883 for Clerk.
Will the vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2017-18 Recruitment increase?
Yes, the vacancies are expected to increase and a few participating banks have not yet declared their vacancies for IBPS Recruitment. Aspirants can expect the number of vacancies to go up.
Will there be any interview after the written result?
No, there will be no GD or Interview round for IBPS Clerk Recruitment.
What is the age criteria to apply in this common written exam?
Minimum: 20 years         Maximum: 28 years
A candidate must have been born not  earlier than 02.09.1989 and not later than 01.09.1997 (both dates inclusive)
What is the educational qualification required for the posts in this recruitment process?
Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. (As on 31.10.2017)
What is the application Fee?
Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
Rs. 600 /- for all others
I am 19 years old. Can I sit for the exam?
No, You must be at least 20 years of age and not more than 28 years of age as on as on 01.09.2017.


I have scored 55% in Graduation. Am I eligible to sit for the exam?
Yes, you can apply as there is no percentage criterion. You just need to be a graduate.
Is there a sectional cut-off in the exam?
Yes, there is a sectional cut-off in the exam. You have to clear every section in order to secure a seat for the Interview.
Are there any changes in Exam Pattern?
Yes, this year IBPS has made changes in the Mains Exam Pattern. Now the structure is very similar to the mains pattern of last year’s SBI Clerk Exams.
  • Reasoning and Computer sections are clubbed and this section of Reasoning & Computer Aptitude is of 60 marks for 45 minutes.
  • Another big change in the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk Mains this year is that the weightage of General Awareness portion has been increased. General/Financial Awareness section is of 50 marks for a time limit of 35 minutes.
  • The overall time duration for Mains exam has also been increased to 160 minutes instead of last year’s 135 minutes.
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