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IBPS Clerk Notification was released yesterday. There are 12,075 vacancies this time. Take a Free Mock Test of IBPS Clerk Prelims Now to assess your preparation level. Are you planning to apply for these vacancies but have some doubts in your mind. Take a look at the most commonly asked FAQs which we have answered below.

Ques How many vacancies are there? Will the vacancies increase?

Ans There is a total of 12,075 vacancies. Nothing can be said for sure for the increase in vacancies, but since some banks haven’t declared their vacancies, there is a little probability of vacancies being increased in due time.

Ques What are the items to be scanned & uploaded during the application process?

Ans Please keep the below items handy which need to be scanned & uploaded during the application process:
-Photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm) 
-Signature
-Left thumb impression (If a candidate is not having left thumb, he/she may use his/ her right thumb
-Handwritten declaration

Ques Is there any Percentage Criteria to apply for IBPS Clerk 2019 Vacancies?

Ans No! There are no percentage criteria. Any Graduate can apply for these vacancies.

Ques How to calculate the Graduation Percentage for the purpose of indicating in the form?

Ans You should calculate the percentage marks by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects, irrespective of honours /optional/additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

Ques My university/college does not award marks/result in percentage, and it allows aggregate grade points such as CGPA/OGPA/CPI, etc. In this case, how should I calculate my marks in percentage value?

Ans Wherever CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into percentage and indicated in the online application. The candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating that the norms of the University regarding conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.

Ques I’m in the final year of my graduation. Can I apply?

Ans No! As per the notification, you must possess a valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that you are a graduate on the day you register and you should also indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Ques Is there a restriction on the number of attempts in this exam?

Ans No! There isn’t any such restriction. You can take the exam as many numbers of time as you wish provided you fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Ques What’s the salary structure of an IBPS Clerk?

Ans An IBPS Clerk has a basic pay of Rs 11,765. The pay scale is 11765 – 655/3 – 13730 – 815/3 – 16175 – 980/4 – 20095 – 1145/7 – 28110 – 2120/1 – 30230 – 1310/1 – 31540. Apart from this, they also get other perks and benefits, which ultimately take their salary in hand to Rs 21,000 to Rs 23,000. However, it may vary depending on the job location and the bank they are selected for.

Ques In my High school results, Computer wasn’t mentioned as a subject. But I studied it during my school days. Can I apply for these vacancies?

Ans You should have either a Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ or should have studied Computer/ Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

Ques My age is 33 years 3 months. Am I eligible to apply for IBPS Clerk 2019 Vacancies?

Ans The maximum age limit is 28 years. However, there are certain relaxation of the upper age limit for different categories for which you can refer to the notification

Ques I’ve studied Hindi as a subject until class X. Would I have to take the language proficiency test?

Ans If it’s mentioned as a subject in your class X mark sheet, then you wouldn’t have to take the language proficiency test.

Ques Are there any changes in the IBPS Clerk 2019 exam pattern? Or it has remained the same?

Ans No! There isn’t any change in the exam pattern from the last year’s exam pattern.

Ques Is there any sectional cut-off in the IBPS Clerk 2019 exam?

Ans Yes! Sectional & Overall Cut-offs are applicable in this exam.

Ques Can the application form details be edited after being submitted?

Ans No! You can use the ‘save and edit’ option to save your details and edit them. It’s advisable to double-check each and every piece of info and then submit it. Once submitted, the details can’t be edited. 

Ques If I belong to OBC category as per state norms but not in the central list. Which category should I mention in the application form?

Ans Below is the list of participating banks:
Allahabad Bank
Canara Bank
Indian Overseas Bank
Syndicate Bank
Andhra Bank
Central Bank of India
Oriental Bank of Commerce
UCO Bank
Bank of Baroda
Corporation Bank
Punjab National Bank
Union Bank of India
Bank of India
Indian Bank
Punjab & Sind Bank
United Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra

Ques If I reside in a state, can I apply for IBPS Clerk in another state? Will I get some time to learn the local language of that state and will I be asked to present a certificate of any class mentioning that I have learned the local language in school.

Ans If the language of the state for which you have applied is mentioned as a subject in your class X mark sheet, then you wouldn’t have to take the language proficiency test; else you will have to take the language proficiency test.

Ques Can I apply for more than one state in the IBPS Clerk exam?

Ans No, You have to apply for only one state or union territory.

Ques What’s the state-wise distribution of IBPS Clerk 2019 Vacancies?

Ans Below is the state-wise distribution of the vacancies:
Tamil Nadu: 1379
Maharashtra: 1257
Uttar Pradesh: 1203
Karnataka: 953
West Bengal: 847
Andhra Pradesh: 777
Punjab: 634
Telangana: 612
Gujarat: 600
Delhi: 525
Madhya Pradesh: 440
Odisha: 417
Kerala: 349
Haryana: 328
Rajasthan: 325
Bihar: 295
Assam: 189
Chhattisgarh: 174
Jharkhand: 141
Himachal Pradesh: 129
Uttarakhand: 117
Goa: 67
Chandigarh: 64
Jammu & Kashmir: 63
Tripura: 53
Puducherry: 44
Sikkim: 23
Andaman & Nicobar: 14
Arunachal Pradesh: 11
Manipur: 11
Nagaland: 11
Mizoram: 9
Meghalaya: 7
Dadra & Nagar Haveli: 4
Daman & Diu: 2
Lakshadweep: 1

We hope that these FAQs would have helped you in resolving your doubts. However, if you still have any doubt, please post it in the comments section below and we’ll try our best to answer it. Also, don’t forget to take a Free Mock Test of IBPS Clerk Prelims to know your All India Ranking.

Wishing you Good Luck for your preparation!


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