The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has been conducting common written examination (CWE) since 2011. That’s why this year we call this exam as IBPS CLERK CWE VII (7th) exam.

IBPS CLERK CWE VII 2017 exam will ensure selection of candidates for Public sector banks. IBPS CWE-VII Clerk Preliminary & Mains Exam 2017 will happen tentatively in December 2017 and January respectively.

IBPS Complete Guide – Vacancy, Pattern, Eligibility, Dates

Now we will see various aspects of IBPS CLERK Exam 2017 which will cover things related to IBPS CLERK notification, exam dates, eligibility criteria, vacancy, online application, syllabus, etc.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Notification

Tentative dates of IBPS CLERK 2017 Exam will release in the month of August – September 2017 (tentative). Every candidate has to register online on the IBPS official website for filling up online application form.

Step by Step Process to Apply 2017 Clerk Online Application Form

2017 Clerk Exam Date – Latest

The exam has two phases of the selection process as Prelims or Preliminary & Mains. Prelims and Mains examination are purely online based examination. Once a candidate clears Prelims then only he becomes eligible for Mains.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Dates

The total process starts from August of every year and commences somewhere in April of next year. IBPS CWE Clerk – VII 2017 tentative dates are out as follows:

IBPS Clerk 7 (VII) Exam ScheduleExam Dates
Online registration start dateAugust 2017
Online registration last dateSeptember 2017
Online application fees payment dateSeptember 2017
Call Letter for Pre-Exam TrainingOctober 2017
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training  November 2017
Preliminary Exam Admit card downloadNovember 2017
Preliminary exam dates02/12/2017, 03/12/2017,
09/12/2017, 10/12/2017
Declaration of prelims resultJanuary 2018
Mains Exam Admit card download dateJanuary 2018
Mains exam dates21 January 2018
Provisional allotment dateApril 2018

IBPS Clerk 2017 Participating Organisations

Allahabad BankIndian Overseas Bank
Andhra BankOriental Bank of Commerce
Bank of BarodaPunjab National Bank
Bank of IndiaPunjab & Sind Bank
Bank of MaharashtraSyndicate Bank
Canara BankUCO Bank
Central Bank of IndiaUnion Bank of India
Corporation BankUnited Bank of India
Dena BankVijaya Bank
Indian Bank

IBPS Clerk 2017 Vacancy

Every year lakhs of candidates sit alone in IBPS CLERK examination. The total vacancy is around 22,711 (Per 2016 data). Keep checking IBPS official website for the latest notification. 

IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Centre

IBPS keep a lot of examination centre for IBPS CLERK exam across the country. Every candidate will have an option of selection choice exam centre while filling up online application form.

However, IBPS reserves the right to cancellation or change of any exam centre irrespective of your choice exam centre. You call letter with have the address of exam venue.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Online Application

All eligible candidate who wants to join in the clerical post is required to register online for the Common Recruitment Process (IBPS Clerk 2017 CWE – VII).

Candidates can only apply online starting from August 2017 to September 2017. There is no other mode of application except online application.

All candidates have to follow below Pre-requisites for Applying Online

  • Scan your photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph (dimension as 4.5cm × 3.5cm) and signature adhere to the required specifications as given in official Advertisement.
  • Check all the necessary detail and documents. Keep them ready before the payment of online application fees.
  • You got to have a valid personal email ID. This email ID is the only point of contact from IBPS for receiving call letters for the Examination etc. If you do not have any personal email ID, then create one and maintain it up to the end of the selection process.

Procedure of Applying Online

  1. Candidates shall go to the IBPS official website and register their application by entering necessary details.
  2. Candidates shall upload their photograph and signature as per the IBPS official guidelines.
  3. Candidates are advised to carefully fill the details in the online application as no change in data will be entertained at a later stage.

Step by Step Process to Apply 2017 Clerk Online Application Form

Mode of Payment

  1. You can make the online payment by using all Debit Cards, Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards, Mobile Wallets.
  2. The successful completion of the transaction will generate an e-receipt.
  3. You are required to take the printout of the e-receipt and the online application form.
  4. The candidate should ensure the particulars filled in are accurate and retain it along with Registration Number and Password for future reference.

Important Note: You should not send application printout to the IBPS or any Banks. Also, do not wait for the last date of filling the online application form as sometimes IBPS official website experience heavy traffic and jam due to the high volume of applicants.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Application Fee

You have to pay online the Application Fees or the Intimation Charges in between last week of July 2017 and Mid-August 2017 (CWE PO/MT-VII Notification period).  The total application fee is as follows:

  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
  • Rs. 600/- for all others

Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of Application fees will have to be borne by the candidate. 

IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam CWE VII Pattern

By now you know that IBPS CLERK exam has two stages of online objective tests. The first stage of online examination is Prelims and the Second stage is Mains.

2017 Latest Clerk Exam Syllabus – Detailed Guide showing Exam Pattern, Topic Wise Syllabus

The structure of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination is as follows:

Name of TestTotal QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
Total10010060 Min
60 Min
Numerical Ability3535
English Language Paper3030

You have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks decided by IBPS. You will only be eligible for Mains after you pass Prelims.

The structure of IBPS Clerk Mains Examination is as follows:

Name of TestMaximum MarksDuration (Separate Timings For Each Section)
Total200135 Min
Reasoning5030 Min
English Language4030 Min
Quantitative Aptitude5030 Min
General Awareness4025 Min
Computer Knowledge2020 Min

You have to obtain a minimum score in each of the above test and also a minimum total score for getting selected.

Please note here that in the Mains exam, every section has a separate time duration. Whereas, in the case of the Preliminary exam, you have composite time for all parts.

Note: There is no interview in IBPS Clerk grade CWE VII exam 2017. Candidate clearing Prelims and Mains will be selected and will get allotment based on final merit list.

Negative Marking for wrong answers (Preliminary and Main examination)

All candidates must note that there will be negative marking or penalty for wrong answers in the Objective Tests. Every wrong answer will deduct 0.25 marks from the total marks.

If a question is left blank without any answer, then there will be no negative marking for that question. Candidate should build a strategy around this as this could be deciding factor of cracking IBPS CLERK Exam 2017 CWE VII.

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus 2017

You may find the syllabus of IBPS Clerk Exam same as IBPS PO. But the difficulty level in the case of IBPS Clerk Exam is less than difficulty level of IBPS PO exam.

Reasoning Ability

Logical ReasoningAlphanumeric Series
Data SufficiencyAlphabet Test
Non-Verbal ReasoningDirection
Sitting ArrangementsCoded Inequalities
Input-OutputOdd man out

Quantitative Aptitude / Numerical Ability

Number Systems Mensuration _ Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Profit & LossTime & Distance
Ratio & ProportionQuadratic Equations
Percentage & AveragesPermutation Combination & Probability
Alligations & MixturesData Interpretation
Surds & IndicesSequence & Series
Simple Interest & Compound Interest

Basic Knowledge of Computers

History of computersInternet
Number SystemHacker
Database (Basic Knowledge)Virus
HardwareSecurity Tools
SoftwareMS Windows
CommunicationMS Office
NetworkingLogic Gates

English Language

Reading ComprehensionSpot Errors
Paragraph CompletionSentence Correction
Para JumblesVocabulary
Cloze TestMultiple Meaning Words

General Awareness

Current AffairsSocial Function of Banks
Fiscal Monetary PoliciesUNO
Indian and International EconomyRBI
Banking TermsAwards and Honors
Books and AuthorsHistory of Banking
Repo and Reverse Repo RateFinance

IBPS Clerk 2017 Eligibility Criteria

Each candidate applying for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam CWE VII should fulfil the IBPS minimum eligibility criteria specified in their advertisement. Nationality, education and age are the primary eligibility requirements.


A candidate should be either

  • A Citizen of India or
  • A subject of Nepal or
  • A subject of Bhutan or
  • A refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that the Government of India has issued a certificate of eligibility. Countries which comes in the list are Tibet, Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam.

Education Qualification

All candidates registering for IBPS CLERK exam 2017 must have a graduation degree in any discipline from a recognised university (by Govt. of India) or equivalent qualification from Central Government.

Computer Literacy

A computer system operating and working knowledge is mandatory. The candidate should have a diploma or a degree certificate in computer operations or Language.

Alternately, the candidate should have studied Computer or Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School or College or any Institute.

Proficiency in the Official Language of the State / UT

Candidate applying for IBPS Clerk vacancy, in a particular state or UT, shall know the official language of that state / UT. Knowing of language imply know how to read, write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT.

There is no minimum percentage required for the primary qualification. Any pass degree would stand well.

The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet or Degree Certificate before registering online i.e. before the last date of online registration.

Age Criteria

Age criteria for General Category are minimum 20 years, and the maximum is 28 years.

A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1989 and not later than 01.08.1997 (both dates inclusive)

Although there is relaxation age for various categories as below:

CategoryAge Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe5 years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
Persons With Disabilities10 years
Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-ServicemenActual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried9 years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.19895 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots5 years
Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)5 years

IBPS Clerk Salary

IBPS CLERK Salary varies with the location, but the overall salary is around Rs. 20,000/- (Approximately). The overall salary has a few components like Basic pay, HRA, DA and CCA. 

IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2017

Candidates should download the IBPS CLERK 2017 admit card or call letter from the IBPS official website. You will not receive any hard copy of the IBPS CLERK Admit Card via post.

Download Clerk Admit Card 2017 – Complete Details to Download Your Call Letter

The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS CLERK 2017 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS CLERK 2017 will be issued in 2 stages:

  • Online Preliminary Examination
  • Online Mains Examination 

IBPS Clerk Results 2017

IBPS will release the results online after every stage of the IBPS Clerk examination. All candidates will get the selection notification on their registered personal email id. Also, the candidate can check the IBPS Clerk result from the IBPS official website as and when the results are available.