Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for IBPS Clerk 2022 Exam

By Amrit Gouda|Updated : July 5th, 2022

Recently Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS) released the IBPS Clerk 2022 notification. It is, without a doubt, a significant opportunity for anyone interested in pursuing a career in banking. In this article, we'll answer some of the most frequently asked questions about the IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2022 notification.

This year, IBPS has issued a total of 6035 clerical vacancies to fill positions in Indian Public Sector Banks, which is a decrease from the previous year's vacancies. Read the entire post to have all of your questions about IBPS Clerk exam 2022 recruitment answered.

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Frequently Asked Questions for IBPS Clerk 2022

1. What is the start date for online registrations of IBPS Clerk recruitment 2022?
The online registrations for IBPS Clerk Recruitment started on 1st July 2022. The last date to apply online is 21st July 2022. Candidates need to follow all the required data and information ready with them before starting the registration process.

2. When will the online registrations of IBPS Clerk recruitment 2022 close?
The closing date is 21st July 2022 for the online registrations as well as fee payment for the posts under IBPS Clerk recruitment 2022.

3. In how many phases,  IBPS Clerk recruitment 2022 is going to be conducted?
There are 2 phases in IBPS Clerk recruitment 2022, which are as follows :
1. Preliminary Exam
2. main Exam
The most important point to keep in mind is that there is no need for an interview process to select applicants. The result of the main exam is given 100 percent weight.

You should go through the IBPS Clerk selection process before starting your preparation.

4. For how many vacancies IBPS has released notification this year?
IBPS has released this notification for a total of 6035 vacancies. State-wise distribution of vacancies in IBPS Clerk recruitment 2022 is as follows:

S. No.Name of the State & UTVacancy Announced as on 30th June 2022
1ANDAMAN & NICOBAR4
2ANDHRA PRADESH209
3ARUNACHAL PRADESH14
4ASSAM157
5BIHAR281
6CHANDIGARH12
7CHHATTISGARH104
8DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI DAMAN & DIU1
9DELHI (NCT)295
10GOA71
11GUJARAT304
12HARYANA138
13HIMACHAL PRADESH91
14JAMMU & KASHMIR35
15JHARKHAND69
16KARNATAKA358
17KERALA70
18LADAKH0
19LAKSHADWEEP5
20MADHYA PRADESH309
21MAHARASHTRA775
22MANIPUR4
23MEGHALAYA6
24MIZORAM4
25NAGALAND4
26ODISHA126
27PUDUCHERRY2
28PUNJAB407
29RAJASTHAN129
30SIKKIM11
31TAMIL NADU288
32TELANGANA99
33TRIPURA17
34UTTAR PRADESH1089
35UTTRAKHAND19
36WEST BENGAL528
 Total6035

5. What are the age eligibility criteria to be eligible for Clerical posts under IBPS Clerk recruitment 2022?

  • To fulfill the eligibility criteria, for IBPS Clerk Exam 2022, a candidate must be a minimum of 20 years and a maximum of 28 years old, as of 01/07/2022.
  • This basically means that any candidate born earlier than 02/07/1994 and later than 01/07/2002 does not pass the IBPS clerk eligibility criteria to appear for this exam, where both the above-mentioned dates are inclusive while calculating age.

You may check the IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria before applying.

6. 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? 
If your university or college does not give a class or a percentage of marks but instead awards Aggregate Grade Points in the form of CGPA/OGPA/CPI, etc., the CGPA/OGPA should be translated to a percentage and specified in the online application. The candidate will be required to show a certificate from the appropriate authorities declaring, among other things, that the University's standards for converting grades into percentages and the percentage of marks earned by the candidate in terms of those standards have been met.

7. How to calculate the Percentage?
Divide the total marks achieved in all subjects in all semester(s)/year(s) by the aggregate maximum marks in all subjects, independent of honors / optional/additional optional subject if any, to arrive at the percentage marks. This will also apply to universities where the class/grade is determined only on the basis of honors marks. The fraction of the percentage so calculated will be ignored, i.e. 59.99 percent will be treated as less than 60%, and 54.99 percent will be treated as less than 55%.

8. I am in the final year of my graduation, am I eligible to apply for this recruitment?

All educational qualifications must be from a university/institution/board recognized by the Indian government/approved by government regulatory bodies, and the final result must have been declared on or before 21st July 2022.

9. What is the Application fee for IBPS Clerk recruitment 2022?
The application fee for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM applicants is Rs. 175/-. The application fee for candidates from all other categories is Rs. 850/-.

10. How many times can I appear for this IBPS Clerk Exam?
In the IBPS Clerk Recruitment, there are no limitations on the number of attempts. A candidate (of any category) can take the Examination as many times as they want.

11. What is the structure of the Prelims Examination in IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2022?

The Prelims exam pattern has remained unchanged. Each of the three sections has a time limit of 20 minutes for each attempt.
This recruitment's Prelims exam is an online objective exam with a total score of 100 marks. The candidate will be given 60 minutes to complete all of the questions. The following three sections will make up the phase 1 online exam:
 1) English   2) Reasoning Ability   3) Quantitative Aptitude
To be shortlisted for the mains exam IBPS Clerk recruitment 2022, candidates must achieve sectional cutoffs in each section as well as an overall cutoff in the Prelims phase.

Name of Test

Number Of questions

Maximum Marks

Sectional Time

Medium of Test

Reasoning Ability

35

35

20 Minutes

English & Hindi

Quantitative Aptitude

35

35

20 Minutes

English & Hindi

English Language

30

30

20 Minutes

English

Total

100

100

60 Minutes

 

You should understand the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern before preparing your strategy.

12. What is the structure of the main Examination in IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2022 :
This year's IBPS Clerk main exam pattern remains the same. It follows the same pattern as the one released in 2020.

  • The main exam has a total of 190 questions and a total time limit of 160 minutes.
  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, General English, and General/ Financial Awareness are the four sections of the main exam for IBPS Clerk recruitment 2022. The following is the detailed exam pattern for IBPS Clerk main 2022. :

Name of test

Number of questions 

Maximum Marks

Exam Language

Total Time  Allotted (Sectional Time limit)

General/ Financial Awareness

50

50

English & Hindi

35 Minutes

General English

40

40

English only

35 Minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50

60

English & Hindi

45 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50

50

English & Hindi

45 Minutes

Total

190

200

 

160 Minutes

13. What are the criteria for negative marking in IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2022?

There is a 0.25-mark penalty for wrong answers marked by the candidate in both the prelims and main examinations for IBPS Clerk recruitment 2022. It indicates that for each incorrect answer marked by the applicant in the IBPS Clerk Prelims and Main Examination, 0.25 (one-fourth) of a mark would be deducted. There is no penalty, however, if the candidate leaves any question blank or does not mark any answer.

14. When will the result be declared?
The preliminary test results will be announced in September 2022. On April 1, 2023, the main exam result (Final Result) will be released.

15. What is the salary structure of the posts under this recruitment?
After the 11th bi-partite settlement, a clerk in a public sector bank now earns an in-hand salary of 30000-32000.

16. What are the things you can carry inside the IBPS Clerk examination center?

Candidates taking the IBPS Clerk test 2022 will be allowed to bring only a few items inside the exam center. They are as follows:

  • a mask (WEARING A MASK is COMPULSORY)
  • Gloves
  • Transparent water bottle for personal use
  • Hand sanitizer for personal use (50 ml)
  • A pen
  • Exam-related documents (Call Letter/Admit Card, Original ID Card, Photocopy of ID Card, and so on)

17. Will NRA CET be conducting the IBPS Clerk Examination 2022?

No, the NRA CET will not be conducting the IBPS Clerk Examination in 2022. This year, IBPS is the only conducting agency.

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FAQs

  • A total of 6035 vacancies have been announced in IBPS Clerk notification 2022. Uttar Pradesh has the highest number of vacancies in the IBPS Clerk 2022 notification. You can go through the detailed state-wise break-up of vacancies by going through the blog.

  • IBPS Clerk 2022 prelims will be conducted in August/September 2022. The admit card for the Prelims exam will be issued 1 week before the exam date. You need to prepare well to grab the job this year only.

  • There are 2 phases in IBPS Clerk recruitment 2022, which are as follows: Prelims and Mains. Kindly note that there will be no interview for the IBPS Clerk exam. The marks obtained in the Mains exam only will be considered for the final selection.

  • The candidate needs to be between 20 to 28 years of age. In other words, he/she should not be born before 2nd July 1994 or born later than 1st July 2022. Kindly go through the complete eligibility criteria before applying for the IBPS Clerk notification 2022.

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