The IBPS Clerk exam 2020 is conducted by The Institute for Banking Personnel Selection every year. The IBPS is the authoritative body for assessing recruiting candidates in public sector banks in India.

On October 20, 2020, IBPS has released a supplementary notification stating that the online registration window for the IBPS Clerk post has been reopened. Aspirants who could not complete their registration process can now visit the official website can apply online.

The window to apply online shall be made available between October 23, to November 6, 2020.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 Dates :

Events Dates
IBPS Clerk Notification 2020 September 1, 2020
Online Registration Process September 2, 2020
Online Application Re-Opened October 23 to November 6, 2020
Online Application Ends On November 06, 2020
call letters for Pre- Exam Training November 17, 2020
 IBPS Clerk Online Pre-Exam Training November 23 to 28, 2020
Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary 5th, 12th & 13th December 2020
Result of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam December 31, 2021
Download of Call letter for Online Exam – Main January 12, 2021
Conduct of Online Examination – Main February 28, 2021
Declaration of Final Result  1st April 2021

The exam dates given above are based on the tentative schedule released by IBPS for the 2020 recruitment and are subject to change as per the requirements of the conducting body.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility criteria :


Age limit as per the IBPS Clerk notification is given below:

IBPS Clerk Age Limit In years
Minimum Age 20 years
Maximum Age 28 years

This age limit is for people belonging to the unreserved/general category.

Candidates belonging to other categories have certain age limit relaxation :

Category Age relaxation
Scheduled caste/ scheduled tribe 5 years
Other backward classes (Non-creamy layer) 3 years
Person with disabilities 10 years
Ex-servicemen/disabled Ex-servicemen The actual period of service rendered in the defense forces +3 years (8years for Disabled Ex=servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
Widow, divorced women, and women legally separated from their husband and not remarried 9 years
A person ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu and Kashmir during the period of 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
The person affected by the 1984 riots 5 years
Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (applicable to MP state only) 5 years
  • Citizenship:
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The candidates applying for the exam should fulfill the following criteria:

Citizenship of India

Subjects of Nepal or Bhutan

Tibetan Refugee who arrived before January 1, 1962.

A person of Indian origin migrated from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Burma(Myanmar), Vietnam, or East African countries of the United Republic of Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, or Ethiopia to permanently settle in India

All candidates who are not Indian citizens have to produce a certificate of eligibility from the Government of India before their appointment.

  • Educational Qualification

Candidates must have at least an undergraduate degree in any discipline from a recognized university.

  • Pre-Exam Training

As per the official notification, the PreExam Training for 2020 recruitment will only be conducted if it is safe and feasible as per the current situation.

Note :

The IBPS Clerk Recruitment gives an idea about the number of vacancies for different posts and different categories of candidates.

Over 2500 vacancies have been released for 2020-21 recruitment, which is comparatively low from the previous years. The total number of vacancies as per the notification released for the clerical cadre exam in 2019 was around 12075. And the total number of vacancies for the IBPS Clerk Exam in 2018-19  was around 7200.


Registration fees : 

The IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 Online application process details will be released shortly.

Candidates can register for the exam from the official website.

Payment of Application Fees Duration 23rd October – 06th November 2020


The IBPS Clerk Online Application Fee details are given below:

IBPS Clerk Online Application- Category Fees
Unreserved Rs. 850
SC/ST/PWD Rs. 175
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IBPS Clerk Exam pattern 2020 :

The IBPS has recently revised the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern. For a better understanding of the IBPS Clerk exam 2020 pattern, candidates must go through the previous year question papers and analyze them thoroughly and prepare themselves accordingly.


  • The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for the Prelims Exam is given below:
IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern- Section            Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
English 30 30 20 min
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 min
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 min


Candidates have to secure sectional cut off marks as well as an overall IBPS clerk cut off to be able to move to the next stage.


  • The IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 Pattern for Mains is given below:
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern- Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 min
General English 40 40 35 min
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 min
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 min


Both the IBPS Clerk exams are conducted in English and Hindi except for the parts which test the English language ability of the candidate.

There is negative marking for incorrect answers. Each wrong answer attracts a penalty of ¼ of the marks allotted to that question.


Direct Link for IBPS Clerk Apply Online 2020 –


This bank exam has an application process that is completely online and relatively simple.

 IBPS Clerk application process :

Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:

  • A valid Email Id
  • Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
  • Application Fee must be paid online so all documents required for the online transactions.

The IBPS Clerk 2020 application form can only be filled on the official website.

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Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Exam 2020 Online Application:

Steps that a candidate needs to follow while filling the application form for IBPS Clerk 2020:

Step 1: To apply for IBPS Clerk Registration, click on the link mentioned above to get redirected to the official website of IBPS.

Step 2: Click on “Click here for New Registration”.

Step 3: You are now required to provide your basic information to register for this exam. You will receive a provisional registration number and system-generated password after a successful registration.

Step 4: Carefully fill out the online application form for IBPS Clerk 2020. Click “Save and Next” after verifying all the details provided by you in each section. Once you click the FINAL SUBMIT button, you will not be able to make any changes.

Step 5: Next, you have to upload your photo and signature.

Step 6: You need to mention which state you wish to apply for. No changes whatsoever will be entertained in this selection after you have successfully submitted the application form.

Step 7: Finally, make the online payment. Take a printout of the e-receipt and online application for future reference. Payment could be done via credit card/debit card/net banking.

If you make more than one submission, they will consider only the final complete application. You will also forego the fees for all previous applications.

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