Exam Date : 2nd December 2017 To 21st January 2018
Result Date : 1st April 2018


Updated on - Dec 11th, 2017 | 11:41 AM by Shamal

Application form, Dates, Syllabus, Pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VII Exam 2017 

About IBPS Clerk CWE Exam:

  • IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is an autonomous body which conducts a common written exam or CWE every year to recruit candidates for clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. All public sector banks use CWE scores as a selection criterion to fill the vacancies for clerk's post.

  • IBPS is conducting clerk exam for the seventh year now and hence named IBPS CWE Clerk VII. The IBPS Clerk CWE is conducted ontwo levels- preliminary exam and mains. Students have to clear IBPS Clerk prelims exam to get qualified and shortlisted for mains exam. For getting selected into a nationalized bank through this prestigious exam students have to clear both the stages (i.e. Prelims and Mains). Based on the vacancy in different nationalized banks and cut-off score criteria in the respective financial year, a candidate will be shortlisted by a nationalized bank and get placed.

  • Mode: IBPS CLERK CWE is a computer-based test mainly conducted through online mode.

  • Eligibility: The Eligible candidates can apply for the IBPS CLERK Exam. The candidate who is eligible for the exam has to fill the form carefully.

  • Exam pattern: Students who have successfully submitted the examination form for the IBPS CLERK Exam should check the clerk exam pattern so that one will get the idea for the IBPS CLERK common written Exam easily.

  • Payment: Students can pay the application fee through online mode via debit card, credit card, Net banking etc.

  • Admit card: The admit card for the IBPS CLERK CWE Exam will be available before 15 days of an exam on the official website.The student has to keep checking the official IBPS Website for downloading the admit card of IBPS Clerk Common Written Exam(CWE). The student needs to keep consulting the official websites of IBPS for regular updates on the IBPS Clerk CWE.

Details Regarding IBPS Clerk CWE 2017 :

Exam Name

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for Clerks (IBPS Clerk)

Conducting Authority

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Exam Type

National Level

Exam Mode

Computer Based Test

Recruitment as


Participating Organisations in IBPS Clerk 2017 

Allahabad Bank

Canara Bank

Indian Bank

 UCO Bank

Oriental Bank of  Commerce

Andhra Bank

Central Bank of India

Indian Overseas Bank

 United Bank of India

Punjab National Bank

Bank of Baroda

Corporation Bank

Oriental Bank Of Commerce

 Union Bank of India

Punjab and Sind Bank

Bank of Maharashtra

Dena Bank

Syndicate Bank

 Vijaya Bank



IBPS CWE Clerk 2017 Preliminary Exam Pattern :

Sr. No. Test No. of Questions Marks Allorted Duration
1 Reasoning Ability 35 35 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 English Language 30 30
Total 100 100 

In order to qualify the IBPS Clerk preliminary exam, a candidate has to obtain the cut-off score in each section of test separately as decided by IBPS.

IBPS CWE Clerk Mains Exam Pattern :

Sr. No. Tests No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Alloted Time
1 Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitute 50 50 45 minutes
4 General Awareness/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

All Tests except English will be bilingually conducted i.e. English and Hindi.

Important dates:

  • IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Online registration date starts on 12th September 2017 .

  • IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam Online registration closes on 3rd October 2017 .

  • To know more about IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam date click here.


  • Age limit: Age limit for IBPS Clerk 2017  should be between 20-28 years.

  • Reservation: Age relaxation between 3-10 years varies according to the Category.

  • Additional information: To know more about IBPS Clerk 2017 click here.


  • English

  • Quantitative aptitude

  • Reasoning 

  • General awareness

  • To view the detailed syllabus please click here. 

Exam pattern:

  • Mode and duration: Mode of the IBPS Clerk 2017 is Online and is of 2 hours 30 minutes exam.

  • Language or Medium: The exam will be available on both English and Hindi languages.

  • Additional information: To know more about Exam pattern click here.

Application form details:

  • Availability: The IBPS Clerk 2017 exam will only be available in online mode.

  • Registration: Registration can be done through official website.

  • Additional details: To know more about IBPS Clerk 2017 click here.

Application process:

  • Registration: The candidate should visit the official Website www.ibps.in for registration.

  • Application form: After registration, candidate's will be provided with the ID NO. and password.  The candidate has to sign in with the ID NO. and password to get directed to the application form.

  • To know more about application process click here.

Admit Card: 

  • Availability: On the official site of the IBPS CLERK, the admit card is released 15 days before the Exam. 

  • Download: Candidates are required to enter the Application Number and Date of Birth as the password for downloading the Admit Card.

  • Additional information: To know more about admit card click here.


  • Score factor: There is no interview for IBPS Clerk, so the score obtained in the IBPS Clerk Mains exam is the deciding factor for the final result.

  • Criteria: A candidate has to clear both the sections wise as well as the overall cutoff as decided by IBPS for qualifying the IBPS Clerk Exam. 

  • Additional details: To know more about results click here.

IBPS CLERK 2017 Important Dates

Important dates summary:

  • IBPS Clerk Exam Online Registration start date is on 12th September 2017 

  • Lastdate for applying for IBPS Clerk exam is 3rd October 2017.
  • Results for IBPS Clerk exam will be available from 1st April 2018.

  • Counselling date for IBPS Clerk exam will be on 1st January 1970. 

IBPS CLERK 2017 Eligibility

Eligibility summary for IBPS Clerk 2017 :

  • Nationality: Candidate must be an Indian citizen/a subject of Nepal/a subject of Bhutan.

  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India before !st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India.

  • A person of Indian origin who came from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with intention of permanently settling in India.

  • Age criteria: The candidate must be between 20 Years to 28 Years as on 01 November 2017.

  • The candidate should be born after 02.09.1989 and before 01.09.1997.
  • Educational Qualification: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

  • The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level.

IBPS CLERK 2017 Application Process

Application process summary for IBPS Clerk 2017 

  • The graduate candidates can apply for the IBPS Clerk Examination. Candidate should have his/her scanned copy of photograph, signature and mark sheets of 10th and 12th examination before filling up the application form.
  • The age limit for the candidate is 20-28 years.

  • The candidate should visit the official Website www.ibps.in for registration. For registration, the candidate has to click on 'apply'. 

  • Candidates can use the registration number and password for the future edition in case any mistake happened.

  • The fee has to be paid via Online mode only with the use of credit card, debit card, mobile banking etc.

  •  Fill the details in the page, insert the captcha and click the submit button.

  • Candidate should have their relevant certificates like mark sheets, caste certificate, ID Proof

IBPS CLERK 2017 Application Form Details

IBPS Clerk 2017 Application Form Details Summary: 

Pre-Requisites for Applying Online
Before applying online, candidates should—

  • Scan their photograph and signature ensuring that both the photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm) and signature adhere to the

    required specifications as given in Annexure C to this Advertisement.

  •  Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will NOT be accepted.

  •  Keep the necessary details/documents ready to make Online Payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges.

  • Have a valid personal email ID, which should be kept active till the completion of this round of Common Recruitment Process.

  • IBPS may send call letters for the Examination etc. through the registered e-mail ID. Under no circumstances, a candidate should share with/mention e-mail ID to / of any other person. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID before applying on-line and must maintain that email account.Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable from 22.08.2016 to 12.09.2016 (Online payment), both dates inclusive, shall be as follows Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM candidates. - Rs. 600 /- for all others

  • Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate.

IBPS CLERK 2017 Admit Card

  • To enter the examination hall the candidate should carry their admit card and it is mandatory.

  • On the official site of the IBPS CLERK, the admit card is released 15 days before the Exam. 

  •  Admit card is mandatory to enter the examination hall.

  • Steps to download Admit card: Visit the official Website www.ibps.in
  • Click on the relevant link, verify the admit card before going to print. 

  • Enter the application number as User ID and DOB as the password. 

  • Print the copy of the admit card.

IBPS CLERK 2017 Exam Pattern

  • Before appearing for the test, a candidate must go through the IBPS Clerk pattern carefully.

  • Distinct pattern: There will be a different pattern for the prelim exam and the mains exam. 

  • Bilingual tests:All the tests in both the exams are available bilingually (in English & Hindi) except for the English Language.

  • Negative marking: There will be negative marking for wrong answers. One-fourth (or 0.25) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty for wrong answers. There is no penalty for unanswered questions.

  • Score normalization: The scores will be normalized to equate the difficulty level of the papers in different slots.

  • Cutoff: You will be required to score a minimum overall cut off in both Prelims and Mains exams.

IBPS CLERK 2017 Syllabus

Syllabus summary for IBPS Clerk 2017: 

  • English: Vocabulary, Grammar, Reading Comprehension

  • Quantitative aptitude : Ratio and Proportion, Averages ,Time and work ,Speed, Distance and time ,Mixture and Allegation ,Stocks and shares ,Percentages ,Partnership Clocks ,Volume and Surface Area,Height and Distances ,Logarithms ,Permutation and combinations ,Simple and compound interest ,Equations,Probability ,Trigonometry ,Profit, Loss and Discount ,Mensuration ,Elements of Algebra ,Data Interpretation ,Pie Charts ,Tables ,Bar & Graph ,Line charts.

  • Reasoning: Verbal reasoning , non verbal reasoning.

  • General Awareness: Current affairs, overview of Indian financial system,National financial institutions like RBI,SEBI,IRDA,FSDC and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN etc and Banking Terminologies and Important Government Schemes on capital & money market.

IBPS CLERK 2017 Results

Steps for Checking IBPS Clerk Results:

  • For the IBPS Clerk Exam result one has to visit the official website www.ipbs.in
  • Candidate will be directed to the page shown below.

  • For the result, the candidate has to enter their registration no. or roll no. and password or date of birth.

  • The candidate will be direct to the next page where his/her result will be displayed.

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