IBPS Clerk 2023: Eligibility Criteria| Application Process| Exam Pattern| Latest Updates!

Every year, IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts the IBPS Clerk test to fill clerical positions in 11 public sector banks across the nation. To fill these positions, all public sector banks rely on CRP as a starting point. IBPS will hold the Clerk test for the 13th consecutive year in FY 2023–2024, hence the designation IBPS Clerk CRP XIII. The preliminary test and the main exam are the two parts of the IBPS Clerk exam.

Thus, those who pass both of these exams are chosen for the position. According to the IBPS Calendar 2023, the IBPS Clerk Prelims will be held on August 26, September 2, and October 7 and the IBPS Clerk Mains on October 8.

Here, you will check the IBPS Clerk 2023 test notification, the application process, syllabus, exam format, openings, eligibility requirements, selection process, results and other information.

Highlights of IBPS Clerk 2023

Candidates who are planning for IBPS exams and want to take them can check the IBPS Calendar 2023. In the table below, candidates can see an outline of the IBPS clerk 2023.

Exam Particulars Exam Details
Exam Name IBPS Clerk
Conducting Body
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Exam Level National level
Exam Frequency Annually
Mode of Exam Online
Exam Fees INR 850 for General and OBC
NR 175 for SC/ST/PWD
Exam Duration Prelims: 60 minutes
Mains: 160 minutes
No. of Papers and Total Marks Prelims: Three (100 marks)
Mains: Four (200 marks)
Total Questions Prelims: 100
Mains: 190
Negative Marking 0.25 marks are deducted
Language/Medium of Exam
English, Hindi and 13 regional languages
IBPS Clerk Notification 2023 July 2023
Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary
26th, 17th August, 02nd September 2023
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 07th October 2023

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS Clerk 2023

The following table lists the eligibility requirements for IBPS Clerk in terms of age and educational background:

Age Limit For IBPS Clerk 2023

  • Candidates can take the test if they are between the ages of 20 and 28.
  • According to government regulation, candidates from restricted groups are given a relaxation of the upper age limit.

Educational Qualifications of IBPS Clerk 2023

  • Candidates with a graduate degree in any field are eligible to apply.
  • Candidates in their last year are not permitted to take the exam.

Computer Proficiency

Candidates must have knowledge of using and understanding computers. They must possess a certificate, diploma, or degree in computer language or operations, or they must have studied computer or information technology as one of their high school, college, or institute electives.

Knowledge of the Local Language

Candidates must be fluent in the official language of the state or UT for which they are applying. Candidates should be able to read, write, and speak the official language of the state or UT.

General Qualifications of IBPS Clerk 2023

A candidate must be either:
(i) a Citizen of India or
(ii) a subject of Nepal or
(iii) a subject of Bhutan or
(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Documents Required to Fill IBPS Clerk 2023 Form

Candidates should have the following documents:

Aadhaar card Driving License
PAN card Passport
Voter Id Card
Two passport-size photographs
10th Marksheet Scanned copy of the signature
12th Marksheet Candidate’s thumb impression
Graduation degree Declaration form

How to Apply Online for IBPS Clerk 2023?

Candidates must follow the steps below in order to fill out the IBPS Clerk registration form:

  • Visit the IBPS website to fill out an online application for the IBPS Clerk 2023 test.
  • Click the link that says “IBPS Clerk Apply Online” and sign up for the IBPS Clerk 2023 job.
  • Fill out the IBPS Clerk registration form after you have signed up.
  • Upload your picture, signature, left thumb impression, and IBPS Clerk handwritten statement.
  • Pay the application fee based on the type of application
  • Get a copy of the application form and fill it out.

IBPS Clerk 2023 Exam Pattern

There are two parts to the IBPS Clerk test: the Prelims and the Mains. For both of these tests, the written examination is done online. Here’s how the test is put together:

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam (Phase 1)

The IBPS Clerk CRP XIII preliminary exam is an online test that looks at a candidate’s skills, intelligence, and English. There are a total of three sections, and the candidate must pass each section’s cut-off to move on to the mains test round.

For each part of the question paper, candidates have 20 minutes to answer the questions. The total score for the test is 100, and the passing score is set by IBPS. The passing score is likely to change every year based on how hard the exam is.

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour


IBPS Clerk Mains Exam (Phase 2)

There have been no changes to the way the IBPS Clerk 2023 Exam is set up. Now, the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will have 190 questions that need to be answered in 160 minutes.

Before, the Computer Aptitude Section and the Reasoning Ability Section were run independently. But in a recent change made by IBPS, both of these parts have been combined into one. There will now be 50 questions to answer in 45 minutes. Both the Preliminary Exam and the Mains Exam will be given in English and Hindi, as well as in 13 regional languages. Let’s take a look at how the IBPS Clerk CRP-XIII exam is set up.

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 min

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