IBPS Clerk exam 2017 – Study guide with all previous papers

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) announced for IBPS Clerk CWE exam series VII- 2017 to recruit candidates for the clerical posts 7883 Clerical cadre Posts in the Participating Organisations. The IBPS Clerk CWE 7- 2017 is tentatively scheduled in December 2017 & January 2018. IBPS clerk examination will be held in 2 phases.

  • Phase I- Preliminary exam
  • Phase II- Main exam.
IBPS Clerk exam 2017- Important Dates
On-line registration Period 12.09.2017 to 03.10.2017
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 12.09.2017 to 03.10.2017
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training November 2017
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 13.11.2017 to 18.11.2017
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary November 2017
Online Examination – Preliminary 02.12.2017/ 03.12.2017/ 09.12.2017/ 10.12.2017
Result of Online exam – Preliminary December 2017
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2018
Online Examination – Main 21.01.2018
Provisional Allotment April 2018

Major Changes in IBPS Clerk Exam 2017

  1. No More Interviews for IBPS Clerk… The interview stage has been withdrawn by IBPS from the clerical grade selection process. So candidates need to clear only the Preliminary and Main examinations with the required percentage to get their dream job.
  2. Changes in the clerk main exam pattern
    1. Specific time limit introduced to attempt each of the sections of the question paper.  To know respective time limit for each  section please refer the IBPS Clerk Main Exam pattern table below.
    2. Change in duration of IBPS Clerk Mains exam– Examination time extended to 160 minutes instead of 135 minutes in CWE VI
    3. Combining sections of IBPS Clerk Mains– From 2017, the Reasoning and Computer knowledge are combined into a single section. So the total number of sections is reduced to 4 instead of 5 in CWE VI. Refer table below to know more..

Eligibility to apply for the exam

Indian Citizens in the age group of 20-28 (As on 01.09.2017) should possess Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government, can apply for the examination.

IBPS Clerk CWE Recruitment process

Candidates who will qualify in preliminary examination will have to appear for Main examination and shortlisted candidates in the main examination will subsequently be called for a Common Interview to be conducted by the Participating Banks. for more details about the application procedure and other related information download IBPS Clerk CWE VII Notification 2017

Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk Preliminary


No. of Questions Total Marks

English Language

30 30

Numerical Ability

35 35

Reasoning Ability

35 35


100 100

Time: 1 hour

IBPS Clerk Mains Pattern


No. of Questions Total Marks Duration

General/ Financial Awareness

50 50 35 Minutes

General English Language

40 40 35 Minutes

Quantitative Aptitude

50 50 45 Minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

50 60 45 Minutes


190 200 160 Minutes

Total Time : 160 Minutes

Syllabus of IBPS Clerk CWE VII

We compiled and updated the expected syllabus of IBPS Clerk Pre and Main examination. Preliminary examination is expected to be easier with 10+2 grade questions. The important topics to cover before taking the Prelims and Mains are available at

IBPS Clerk Pre and Mains Syllabus 2017

Previous year question papers of IBPS clerk exam

Please see the following links for the solved question papers of IBPS Clerk examinations. though the pattern is changed, these papers will be useful for you to get an idea about the standard of the examination. All these can be the exact model papers of IBPS Clerk Main examination.

IBPS Clerk Pre and Mains Model papers

Model questions papers in the exact syllabus and pattern of IBPS Clerk CWE Phase I and Phase II are available below. Download it and use it for enough practice before going to the exam hall.

Books and Study Materials for IBPS Clerk Prelims

Check the links below to download free books, notes and study materials to prepare for the examination. For each subject, we compiled materials in downloadable pdf format

English Language Books for IBPS Clerk Pre and Mains exams

Reasoning Books and Materials

Quantitative Aptitude/ Numerical Ability study materials

Free online mock tests for IBPS Clerk exam preparation

A number of free online mock test papers are available for IBPS Clerk CWE, questions are selected from previous year IBPS clerk examinations and other bank tests. More than 20,000 questions are available in the question bank, and each time you need to answer randomly selected 10 questions. At the end of the examination, you will get a complete answer review

English Language mock test IBPS Clerk CWE Prelims & Mains

Current Affairs mock test IBPS Clerk CWE Mains

Banking Awareness mock test IBPS Clerk CWE Mains

Computer Awareness mock test for Mains exam

32 thoughts on “IBPS Clerk exam 2017 – Study guide with all previous papers

  1. shamina Malhotra says:

    how much difficult is reasoning section can a 12th standard pass can attend the question papers within the section

    • If you prepare well, you can… but graduation is the basic qualification to apply for this post

  2. Please send me model question papers for IBPS Clerk exam 2017

  3. Please send ibps clerk exam 2016 question Paper and solutions to my email id

    • Hi The 2016 question paper and key is available at the link above. Please download it from there..

  4. Surjit Patil says:

    Hi please send preliminary question paper 2016 to my mail address

    • Hi The 2016 question paper and key is available at the link above. Please download it from there..

  5. Mitali Bahl says:

    What should be my last minute study strategy?

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  7. krishnaveni bandaru says:

    please share the preparation model papers….pls sent to my mail address

  8. Thanks for adding the 2015 session question papers. Please add the other session mains question papers also

  9. soundaryaharee says:

    Please share the preliminary exam preparation tips to my mail address

    • Sry. Please download materials from here. Sending question papers and materials to mail ids is not possible. Please understand

  10. soundaryaharee says:

    Please share question papers of clerical grade recruitment examination to my mail

  11. sir can u send me the chapter/topic wise distribution of marks for mains as given for prelims

  12. sir pri ka sallybus kya h

  13. Thanks a lot for the model papers for clerk preliminary exam

  14. Very good guide for preparation.

  15. Abhishek Shukla says:

    Please share question papers of clerical grade recruitment examination to my mail

  16. sangeeta siva says:

    Please share the preliminary exam preparation tips to my mail address

  17. Rubina Stephen says:

    Thanks for the guide. Please tell me about the negative marking scheme of preliminary exam

  18. Excellent guide and materials.

    Thanks from the bottom of my heart buddy