We got hundreds of reactions for our last article on IBPS Clericial Cadre exam and IBPS PO exam. IBPS probationary officer exam is now over, and that for clerical cadre is imminent. It appears that still many people are a bit jumbled about the purpose of IBPS exam, eligibility, filling online application form, selection procedure, syllabus, etc. Since we are not in a position to answer each and everyone, here we are listing the general doubts in a question and answer form. We Hope you’ll find it useful.

What is IBPS exam: A common bank entrance test to spawn a group of people interested in or qualified for management clerical cadre posts in various banks in India. A few banks part of IBA will use the score from IBPS exam to fill job openings in their firms. The exam will be conducted two times in every year, and the score is valid is for one year.

Is there any minimum or cut off mark: IBPS exam is just the first part of the selection process. Bank will define criteria; a particular level of qualifications and IBPS score of their choice- then there will be an interview, group discussion, etc. before you get a job.

How to apply: IBPS applications are only accepted online. You can apply for IBPS clerk exam on this page, and IBPS PO exam here (registration ended).

Exam fees: The exam fees can be paid online using an internet banking account/credit card/debit card or offline at the local branch of a bank participating in the IBPS selection process. The exam fee for PO exam is RS 450 and that for the clerical cadre is 350 in case of general section, and RS 50 for reserved.

What are the prerequisites for filling online application: NEFT/CBS challan (if you’ve paid the fees offline), a valid Email ID, scanned copy of photo and signature in specified dimensions, details of qualifications, personal and professional information.

IBPS Exam Eligibility: Any Indian citizen with a valid degree certificate and age between 20-30 can attend for IBPS PO exam. For clerk exam, the minimum qualification is 10th pass with 60% marks and age 18-28 on the date of notification.

I’m going to pay the fees offline- what is the procedure: Check with your bank for the payment mode supported by them. Five banks taking part in IBPS exam support or Core Banking Solution, and others support NEFT. Download the appropriate challan from IBPS website, go to your bank, pay fees and get it filled and signed by the authorities. You have to produce CBS/NEFT receipt at the exam center- the details like NEFT UTR no, transaction number, bank address, etc. given in the slip is required to fill the online application form.

How to prepare the photo and signature: IBPS site may throw some error if the uploaded photo/signature is not in the correct format as specified. The photo should have a resolution around 200 x 230 pixels, and the maximum allowed size is 50KB whereas the signature dimensions are stipulated as 140 x 60 pixels and size 10-20KB. Software like Adobe Photoshop or any other online tool (example: picresize.com) can be to adjust the size of the scanned image. Save the image in KJPEG form to reduce its size.

I submitted wrong data in IBPS application, and now I want to edit it- is that possible: Yes, you can modify details in your application form until the last date of application or possibly 2-3 days afterwards using your IBPS registration number and password.

How to download the IPBS call letter: It will be made available in official website ibps.in, a few days after the final date of application.

I didn’t get SMS or email after registration: If the application has been accepted you will get an instant SMS and Email notification from IBPS. It contains your portal number and password that are required to make any modification to your online application, and to download the caller letter. So if you’re unable to get the details in few hours and if your bank account hasn’t got debited try again n later. If the problem persists, contact IBPS helpdesk at 18603450112.

IBPS books and study material: Many publishing houses have come up with special books for IPBS clerk and PO exam. You can get more details here.

What all documents are required at the exam center: Take a print-out of IBPS call letter and receipt of the payment made online/offline.

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Do you hve any other IBPS related questions? Ask them in the comment section and get answers.


  1. hello sir , i had failed in ibps po exam i heard that there is an exam in march should we have to pay the amount again for this exam let me know ur answer as early as possible

  2. sir/madam,
    i do no abt the ibps exam.so i didnt try to write the exam before going to attend any bank recruitment.please tell it is possible to write any bank exam without ibps exam.

  3. sir,
    i want po’s interview questions & answers.

  4. Hello Sir,
    May i know when is the next IBPS CWE Exam for (PO/Management Trainees) is going to be conducted. I missed the exam conducted in 2011. Please update me on this…

  5. sir,
    i didnt received conformation of online submission of IBPS cleark to my email, but i was received to my phone unfortunatly message was deleted.. So plz say how to get my call letter..

  6. bharani pilagala

    hello sir
    i am bharani,
    please send me some model papers
    and send me my exam center details
    please mail me

  7. Dipti Shekhar Tanpure

    Dear Sir,

    I have appled for clerical grade exam. I had recd Reg. NO(200496876) and password (PK8T9M8U). I want to download call letter. Please tell me how to download the call letter.


    Dipti S.Tanpure

  8. hello sir,
    i had filled application form for both the ibps exams. But by mistake i submitted the clerical cadre’s challan form with the call letter n all at PO/MT exam. I got to know about that 2 days before. Is there any way that i dsnt get diqualified for both?

    the details of challan in appliction form were right. but the chalan is wrong.

    Plzzzzz help me out with that sir.

  9. Hallo Sir;
    Eng,general awareness with special refrence to banking industry & comp.knowledge inki prepration ke liye konsi books use karna chahiye plz Sir give me some good books name specilly general awareness of banking industry Ke liye plz Sir give some books name i have no idea plz send it at my email id
    Please Reply I would be great ful

  10. merlin m crasto

    sir. . .after i had applied i got the reg no and password . . Bt i have nt recieved and sms on my mob no. . . Whereas,al my other frdz have recieved. . . .is that means that i cnt write exam . . . I have good percentage marks than why havnt i rec any sms. . ?

  11. merlin m crasto

    Respected sir. . . I humble request u to send al information regarding ibps to my mob num which is in application or to my email id melan_crasto@yahoo.com instead of my invalid email id which i have given in app by mistake . . . Pl pl pl sir . . . Reply to me

  12. merlin m crasto

    sir. . ,i paid 350 to bank of baroda . . Still m in a confusion that i had to pay 350 or 50 rupees . . . I belong to minority community (OBC) Secondly ,in my application,the email id which i have given is invalid. nw wat i m supposed to do sir?


    Sir, by mistake i lost my registration number and password.What should i do to get them ? I do not know how to get the online receipt.Sir please help me to find a solution…

  14. Sir,

    I paid challan amount Rs 350 through bank of india, but later i found i am not eligible to apply as my age is exceeded. So please tell how can i get refund of challan payment.

    Thanks & Regards,

  15. Respected sir,

    I am studying in M.com (CA). sir pls send in ibps question and answer in general awareness, English pls sir send my e-mail id.

  16. Hello Sir Where is My IBPS Exam center in Meerut Pplz give me adress/site

  17. I got ibps registration no and password after i applied online.But still i didnt recieve any conformation mail or sms.Now i can enter into my account by using my registration no and password they sent.My mail id is valid.Why i didnt get mail.Please reply me sir.

  18. hello sir. . .plz give me IBPS model questions & answers,send me my emil id

  19. angel sunny

    Sir, by mistake i lost my registration number and password.What should i do to get them?Also made payment by online . But i do not know how to get the online receipt.Sir please help me to find a solution…

  20. abhishek

    I am 29 year old & I want to increase my knowledge to attend this test
    So, I am deposited 360/- Get the receipt of Challan But At the time of apply of on line application
    there are no option to entry in date of birth so online application is no further proceed.

    My question is, If Age limit is require strictly & provision of age (Date of Birth) describe in Challan Why all Bank are Accept over age limit applicants fees, This is open cheating
    Please Replay my question immediately
    You give permission to attend the IBPS Clerk Exam or Refund my fees 360/=
    Otherwise I will take action against you in competent court for realisation of fees & Compensation.

  21. plz give me questions & answers related general awerness & English

  22. sir plz give me question n answers related general awarenes, computer, english, q.t n reasoning plz send it at my id.

  23. Admin

    Please don’t publish your IBPS registration number and password here.. You can edit or update your application on this page http://bit.ly/pUo1Au.



  25. dear sir,

    r freshers eligible for dis exam?????
    plz tell me abt format & sylabus of IBPS exam,,,,,,,,on my mail id


  26. kalidoss

    give me some demo question which are come in exam on my mail id



  28. suresh bhuriya
    sir,plz give me some demo question which are come in exam on my mail id

  29. hi sir,
    good morng sir can u tell me how to download dfrom net for bank exam material and model paper with answers plz send some we biste which can download from net for bank po and clerck exam

  30. Hallo, sir,
    which is the last date an application on ibps exam?

  31. Sir, bymistake I’ve entered wrong NEFT number while regestering for IBPS, Would I be able to edit the number after 2 days of regestering.
    Please reply, I would be greatful
    Thank you

  32. Admin

    I will give you two example:
    The khandelwal committee recommendations are related to 1) banking 2) Insurance 3) Retail 4) turisom 5) defence
    CIBIL rating is used in 1) agriculture 2) Sports 3) Lending 4) tourism 5) education

  33. subhankar das

    plz give me details of banking knowledge that will come in exam

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