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IBPS CLERK 2016 Important Dates

IBPS CLERK 2016 Important Dates

IBPS recently released the Recruitment Notification for clerical level positions 2016 in participating organizations. It must be noted that the IBPS Clerk 2016 exam shall be conducted with new pattern.

Here is what you need to know about the IBPS clerk notification 2016.

-  Name of the conducting department: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection

-  Name of the Post: Clerical Cadre (CWE Clerks - IV)

-  IBPS Clerk 2016 Preliminary Exam Date: 26 Nov 2016, 27 Nov 2016, 3 Dec 2016, 4 Dec 2016

- IBPS Clerk 2016 Main Exam Date: 31 Nov 2016 & 1 Jan 2017

- Required Minimum Qualification: Graduation

- Age limit: 20 to 30 years

- Selection process: Online Written Test and Interview

- Last date to apply: Not Announced

- Mode of Application: Online

Important points to consider:

The registration process for IBPS Clerk Preliminary and Main Exam 2016 shall be done through online mode only. For both these exams, there is single registration (wherever applicable). The payment is also accepted through online mode ONLY.

The candidates who are willing to appear for IBPS Clerk 2016 exam are advised to visit official website, i.e., www.ibps.in regularly for detailed notification for IBPS CWE Clerical - VI Exam 2016.

Tentative Schedule of IBPS Clerk 2016 important dates

- Last Date of IBPS Clerk CWE Registration- September 2016

- IBPS Clerk Exam Online Payment of Application Form- August 2016

- IBPS Clerk Online Payment of Application Fees- September 2016

- Download IBPS Pre-Examination Training (PET) Admit Card- November 2016

- IBPS Clerk Pre-Examination Training- November 2016

- Download IBPS Clerk Exam Admit Card- November 2016

- IBPS Clerk 2016 Preliminary Exam Date- 26 Nov 2016, 27 Nov 2016, 3 Dec 2016, 4 Dec 2016

- Result of IBPS CWE Clerk Exam (Preliminary)- December 2016

- Download call Letter of Online Exam Mains- December 2016

- IBPS Clerk 2016 Main Exam Date- 31 Nov 2016 & 1 Jan 2017

- Declaration of Result Mains- January 2017

- Interview Dates for IBPS Clerk 2016- February 2017

- Provisional Allotment of IBPS Clerk- April 2017

Check our website regularly or visit the official website of IBPS for exact dates, which have not been announced yet. 

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Keep calm and sail through, if you wish to qualify the IBPS Clerk 2016 exam. If you have been preparing for your exam with all honestly and religiously, but are nervous at the final show time, this article will surely help you get over your exam fever. These are your quick preparation tips for IBPS Clerk 2016. By now, you would have prepared more or less the entire syllabus. It would just be a little here and a little there scenario now, right? Have a look at these quick preparation tips for your exam and get filled with confidence.

Time Management: Which section to appear first?

Attempt the sections which are your strong point. Leave the time taking sections for later stage. But, make sure that you decide about it before starting the exam.

There are a total of 50 questions carrying one mark each in every section. Target not more than 30-40 minutes for your strong section. You can be even faster than this. This will give you more time in your weaker sections.

Accuracy: How to avoid negative marking in IBPS Clerk 2016 exam?

Accuracy is all that matters for qualifying IBPS Clerk 2016 exam. You all know that there is a negative marking scheme of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. The best thing in such a scenario is, when in doubt, leave. Remember, correct answers value more. If you can correctly answer 20-25 questions in General Awareness section, you can also get some grace marks. So, make sure that you first complete the questions which you are 100% sure. Then go to second-most confident questions.

Focusing on the main topics for the last minute IBPS Clerk 2016 exam

Look at these topics, which should be your focus areas in the last minute preparation-

Reasoning- Seating arrangements, Placements and puzzles, syllogisms and deductive reasoning

Quantitative- Squares & square roots, cubes & cube roots, ratio-proportion, profit and loss, Compound Interest & Simple Interest

Computers- Just go through your notes and important points

General Awareness- Remain banking-centric and have an eye for important policies and programmes

English- Grammar, Basic language and Comprehension

Overall, all you need to do is relax, after you have prepared well. Just be confident to qualify IBPS Clerk 2016 exam

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Any qualified candidate, who aspires to join banking realm is required to register for the IBPS Clerk CWE Examination. This examination is a two tier online examination which means that it is conducted into two primary phases - preliminary and Main. Candidates who will qualify in preliminary round shall be called for the main examination and those who will qualify in the main exam will be called for the common interview round that shall be conducted on the behalf of all the participating banks and nodal banks.

Banking and finance sector is successfully placing candidates in country’s finest banks and organizations, giving them highly insured career and growth. IBPS examinations are the best examples to support this given statement.  

IBPS is an autonomous body that is authorized on behalf of all the participating banks and other government bodies to conduct Clerk CWE once in every year. IBPS is responsible for making all the arrangements to carry out this examination successfully. Right from organizing exam centers to publishing every update online for candidates, everything is handling by IBPS.

IBPS Clerk Examination 2016 is a very good opportunity for the beginners who are aiming a career in banking domain and also for those who missed the SBI Clerk Exam 2016.

This article focuses on the frequently asked questions about IBPS Clerks-VI Exam 2016 so that it helps in clearing assumptions and misconceptions about the exam.  

  1. What is the tentative schedule of events released by IBPS for the clerical examination?

IBPS CLERK VI Exam Schedule

Exam Dates

Start Date of IBPS Clerk Online Registration

August 2016

Last Date of IBPS Clerk CWE Registration

September 2016

IBPS Clerk Exam Online Payment of Application Form from

August 2016

IBPS Clerk Online Payment of Application Fees last dates

September 2016

Download IBPS PET Admit Card Pre-Examination Training (PET) for SC / ST / Minority Community / EXSM / PWD candidates

November 2016

IBPS Clerk Pre-Examination Training Dates

November 2016

Download IBPS Clerk Exam Admit Card Dates

November 2016

IBPS Clerk Exam Date for Clerk Prelims Exam



03.12.2016 & 04.12.2016

Result of IBPS CWE Clerk Exam (Preliminary)

December 2016

Download call Letter of Online Exam Mains

December 2016

Online Exam Mains date

31.12.2016 & 01.01.2017

Declaration Of Result Mains

January 2017

Download of Call Letters for IBPS Clerk Interview

January 2017

Conduct of Interview Of Clerk

February 2017

Provisional Allotment of IBPS Clerk

April 2017

*Exact dates are yet to be released by IBPS.

It is commendable that you must keep checking http://www.ibps.in/ routinely to keep your-self amended.

B. How can I know that I am fulfilling age eligibility criterion to give the IBPS Clerk Exam 2016?


What is the age limitation or eligibility criterion for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016?

The age criterion for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 is that a candidate must be between 20 years to 28 years as on 1st August, 2016. This means that candidate must have been not born earlier than 2nd August, 1987 and not later than 1st August, 1995; these both dates are inclusive.

C. What educational qualifications are required to register for IBPS Clerks-VI CWE?


Am I eligible for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 after 12th standard?

The minimum required educational qualification is Graduation level degree or equivalent from a reputed college or university. Candidate must possess a passing certificate so that he/she can show at the time of interview or when asked to.

D. IS computer literacy mandatory for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016?


Do I need to obtain any degree or certification of computer course?

Yes, Computer literacy is mandatory.  An aspiring candidate possessing a certificate or degree in computer applications/operations or diploma or experience in computer activities is eligible. Anyone who has studied Information and technology as one of the subjects in high school/college/institute/university make him/her eligible for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016.

E. Is there any relaxation in the upper age for SC/ST/OBC class?


What upper age relaxation is allowed in the IBPS Clerk Exam 2016?

Yes, Upper age relaxation is provided to the candidates belonging to different categories and special cases. Here is the complete table on upper age relaxation to help you better:

S. No.

Age Relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 years

OBC(Other Backward Classes)-Non Creamy Layer

3 Years

Persons with disabilities (Gen/Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe/Other Backward Classes)

10 years

Ex-Servicemen or Disabled Ex-Servicemen

actual 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

Persons ordinarily domiciled of the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

9 Years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 Years

Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89

5 Years

Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)

5 years

F. Is IBPS authorized to change the Exam pattern or selection process at any time?


How would I know if IBPS declares important or new updates on the Clerk level examination?

Yes, IBPS is fully authorized to make any sort of changes in IBPS Clerk examination conduct or in exam pattern or selection procedure. All the changes carried out are always published on the official website of IBPS so that intact information is floated to the candidates.

For all the latest updates related to IBPS Clerks-VI CWE, you must keep checking http://www.ibps.in/ regularly.

G. What is the Exam pattern of IBPS Clerk Exam 2016?


How many exams do I have to give to qualify IBPS Clerk Examination 2016?

 IBPS Clerk Examination 2016 shall be conducted into two major online examinations -preliminary and Main. The final phase is the personal interview round that need to be cleared to get provisional allotment in the bank of your choice.

It must be noted that candidates must qualify in IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam so that they are called for the Main exam and after qualifying in Main Examination, shortlisted ones will be called for the interview. Preliminary and Main are both online, multiple type objective examinations.

In short, it is mandatory to qualify all the three mentioned phases.

H. What major sections shall be asked in the IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination?


What is the exact pattern of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2016

IBPS Clerk Preliminary CWE is the foremost step that needs to be qualified to ride the success ladder. The complete exam pattern that is followed by IBPS in setting this CWE is given for your assistance.

Exam Name

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2016

Exam Duration

60 minutes

Exam Type

Online; Objective type

Total Questions asked


Total Sections Asked


The major sections included in IBPS Clerk CWE 2016 are here:

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks

What is tested under this section?

Marking Scheme

English Language



This section tests your English vocabulary, and grammar. Reading and writing  skills are tested through comprehensions and

Un-seen passages.

Negative marking is applicable while assessment of the exam; for every wrong answer there is a penalty of 0.25 marks. If there is no answer provided, then there is no penalty for that answer.


Numerical Ability



This section tests your elementary level mathematics i.e. from class 8th till class 10th class.

Reasoning Ability



This section is to test your ability to fit logics and concepts within allotted time period. Questions based on identifying patterns and argumentation links are asked to test your IQ.

I. What major sections shall be asked in the IBPS Clerk Main Examination?


What is the exact pattern of IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2016

Candidates who qualify preliminary 2016 Exam shall be called for the IBPS Main examination. The details provided on this CWE are to guide you better about it.

Exam Name

IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2016

Exam Duration

2 hours/120 minutes

Exam Type

Online; Objective type

Total Questions asked


Total Sections asked


The major sections of IBPA Clerks-VI CWE are:

Section Name

Total Questions

Total Marks

What is covered under this section?

Marking Scheme

English Language



This section tests:

  • vocabulary,
  • Comprehensions,
  • Unseen passages
  • Grammar

Negative marking is applicable while assessment of the exam; for every wrong answer there is a penalty of 0.25 marks. If there is no answer provided, then there is no penalty for that answer.

Quantitative Aptitude/Numerical Ability



This section tests your elementary mathematics concepts from class 8th till class 10th.

Reasoning Ability



This section tests your ability to identify patterns and logical links in questions.

The shortest techniques/tricks do wonder to this section.

GK Test (Special reference to the Banking Domain)



  • Checks general knowledge,
  • current affairs,
  • important dates,
  • Indian economy,
  • Baking knowledge
  • international updates, and
  • Other latest updates on the world around you.

Computer Knowledge



  • Basics computer,
  • Internet terms and
  •  Networking concepts.

J. Is General Awareness important for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016?


What important topics shall be asked in General Knowledge Section in IBPS Clerk Exam 2016?

Yes, General awareness is very important as this section carries 40 marks in the IBPS Clerk Main examination. You must focus on the updates and current affairs of banking domain as well.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 General Knowledge Topics to focus on are given below:

  • Commonly asked General knowledge Questions
  • National and international of Current Events
  • Banking Terms, rules and terminologies
  • News on Reserve Bank Of India
  • Latest released plans and policies for banking domain
  • Indian Budget especially Union and Railway Budget
  • Current research and discoveries
  • Books and Authors
  • Worldwide Famous Awards
  • Renowned Personalities
  • News on Indian Defense services
  • Sports
  • Marketing terms and concepts 
  • Financial Awareness
  • Indian Economy
  • Marketing Management strategies
  • Marketing Policies
  • Branding and Advertising
  • Life Cycle of a product
  • Marketing Legal terms and definitions

K.  What mathematical questions should I prepare?


What is asked in the numerical ability section in IBPS Clerk Exam?

Numerical Ability is the common section that is asked in both, preliminary and Main examinations. This section is to judge you on the basis of your mathematical terms and concepts. The questions asked are majorly from class 8th to class 10th mathematics.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 Numerical Ability Topics to focus on are given below:

  • Number system
  • Simplifications
  • Roots & Averages
  • Surds & Indices
  • Percentages
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Partnership
  • Chain Rule
  • Time & Work
  • Pipes & Cisterns
  • Time & Distances
  • Problems on Trains
  • Boats & Streams
  • Allegation & Mixtures
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Stocks & Shares
  • Clocks & Algorithms
  • Mensuration
  • Volume & Surface Area
  • Permutations & Combinations
  • Heights & Distances
  • Data Integration
  • Line Graphs
  • Bar Graphs
  • Pie Charts
  • Tabulation

L. What comes in the Reasoning section of IBPS Clerk Exam?

Reasoning section of IBPS Clerk Exam demands your logics and how quickly you solve a question correctly is tested. Reasoning section is asked in both the examinations.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 Reasoning Ability Topics to focus on are given below:

  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Sitting arrangements
  • Series completion
  • Syllogisms
  • Decision making
  • Statement reasoning
  • Analogy,
  • Series completion
  • Classification
  • Directions
  • Statement and Argument
  •  Judgment Formation
  •  Number Puzzles
  • Odd one out

M. What are the topics that are asked in the English Language section of IBPS Clerk Exam?

English section is much easier than the other sections so it is very important to attempt it well and one can score full marks in this section.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 English Language section Topics to focus on are given below:

  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Word formation
  • Sentence completion
  • Comprehensions
  • Unseen passages
  • Theme detection
  • Deriving conclusions
  • Passage completion
  • Error detection
  • Passage correction
  • Sentence correction
  • Spelling,
  • Problems on English Grammar
  •  Idioms
  • Phrases
  • Words and Meanings; this includes foreign Language words
  • Giving summary for the given Comprehension/passage

N. How is the registration for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 shall be done?

The registration shall be done only through online Mode under “Clerk-CWE” option available on the official website of IBPS.

Keep checking IBPS website for regular updates.

O. How to apply for IBPS Clerk Examination 2016?

The only way you can apply for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 is through online mode. It is mandatory to go through one time registration first and then further with the form filling and other formalities.

Here are the steps that must be followed to apply online once the registration starts for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2016.

  • Go to the official website of IBPS to register and fill the form completely and the website that must be visited is: www.ibps.in. On the home page, go to the “CWE-Clerks” option.
  • On the next page that will open, go to the “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CWE-Clerks (CWE-Clerks-VI) for registration form.
  • Choose “CLICK HERE FOR THE NEW REGISTRATION” and fill the form with your basic details carefully. After submitting your data, you will be provided with registration ID and a password. Keep these credentials safe with you.
  • Upload scanned copy of your latest colored picture and signature as asked on the next page.
  • After this, you are required t fill the application form completely with your personal details, academic details and professional details. Save and finally submit the form.
  • In the end, you are supposed to pay applicable registration/application form see through the available options such as via credit card, debit card, cash cards/Mobile Wallets, IMPS facility, and internet banking. Choose your option and pay the fees.
  • Later, take print of your application form.

P. What if I have done my registration twice?

If you have done registration twice, then the most recent registration ID and password will be valid.

Q. Do I have to carry my Identity Proof at the exam center?


Which ID proof I must carry for the IBPS Clerk CWE?

Yes, it is mandatory to carry your ID proof in both preliminary and Main examinations that you have provided at the time of registration or while filling application form. The photocopy of same must also be carried along.

R. Is admit card hard copy required?


How can I download my admit cards/call letters?

Yes, you must take the print out of your admit card as without it, you won’t be allowed to sit for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2016.

One can download call letters/admit cards from the official website of IBPS. IBPS communicates every update or news through its website only.

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