Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the notification for recruitment of clerks. The Common Written Exam (CWE) Clerk VII will be conducted in December this year. The online application process for the recruitment of IBPS Clerks will begin from September 12, 2017, and will continue until October 3, 2017. A total of 19 banks are participating in the CWE for Clerk this year with the vacancies amounting to 7883.

The application process for IBPS Clerk will be conducted online through the IBPS official website. The online application portal will be active on September 12. Candidates would be required to first register on the application portal with their name, email id, phone number, and date of birth. After the registration is completed. a registration id and password will be generated by the system. Using these login credentials, the candidate could log in to their candidate’s profile and complete the application process.

The minimum eligibility qualification for the recruitment is a graduation degree. Also, the age of the candidate should not exceed more than 28 years. Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is a mandatory requirement for applying for this post.

As per the official notification “Depending on the vacancies to be filled in during the financial year 2018-19 based on the business needs of the Participating Organisations and as reported to IBPS, candidates shortlisted will be provisionally allotted to one of the Participating Organisations keeping in view the spirit of Govt.” The notification further stated that “The validity for CWE Clerks VII will automatically expire at the close of business on March 31, 2019, with or without giving any notice.”

The selection process for the recruitment remains the same as last time with IBPS conducting a preliminary qualification round and then the Main exam. The preliminary exam will be of total marks 100 which will consist of objective type Multiple choice questions. The questions will be asked from English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability. However, the Main exam will be of total 200 marks and the question will be from General/ Financial Awareness, General English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude.

As the official notification states, there will be a negative marking of one-fourth or 0.25 for each wrong answer. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

It is important for candidates to qualify both the tests i.e. Preliminary and Main exam. Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of the IBPS recruitment examination. Furthermore, it should be noted that marks obtained in the main examination only will be considered for final merit listing. For provisional allotment, the marks obtained by the candidate out of 200 will be converted out of 100.

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