Tips to Fill IBPS Clerk Bank Preference – Know Here

With the notification for IBPS Clerk 2021 out, there is already a sense of excitement amongst the candidates who are going to appear for the exam this year. Along with the preparations, the question that troubles the candidates most is the IBPS Clerk 2021 bank preference. Candidates do take an enormous amount of time in choosing the bank and the city to apply from, but often end up regretting their choice. The decision to choose any particular bank should be prompted with smart research. In this blog, we will help you understand the basic things that are to keep in mind when opting for bank preference IBPS Clerk 2021.

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IBPS Clerk 2021 Latest Update

IBPS Clerk examination is put on hold by the Finance Ministry. The Finance Ministry on Tuesday directed IBPS to put on hold the examination for clerical cadre in public sector banks (PSBs) till a final view is taken on conducting tests in regional languages. In order to look into the demand for holding examination for clerical cadre in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) in local/regional languages, a Committee has been constituted to look into the matter in its entirety. The Committee will give its recommendations within 15 days. The ongoing process of holding the examination initiated by IBPS will be kept on hold until the recommendations of the Committee are made available.

IBPS had earlier released the recruitment notification for the IBPS Clerk exam 2021 on 11th July 2021. A total of 5830 vacancies have been released by the IBPS for 2021. As per the latest official notification, IBPS Clerk prelims is scheduled to be held on August 28th & 29th and September 4th 2021, and the mains examination is scheduled to be held on 31st October 2021. Check out all the latest news on IBPS Clerk exam like admit card, result, free mock test etc. Now with the release of the notification, it is important to prepare for the IBPS Clerk exam with the latest pattern mock test series and online courses on Oliveboard.

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IBPS Clerk Selection Process:

IBPS Clerk 2021 will be conducted in 2 steps:

  1. IBPS Clerk 2021 Prelims- 
    • This exam requires candidates to clear sectional as well as overall cut off to appear for the next step. This round is an eliminator round and the marks scored in this section is not considered for Final Merit.
  2. IBPS Clerk 2021 Mains
    • Final selection is done on the basis of the marks scored in this section. In this section also one needs to clear sectional as well as Overall cut off to qualify and be eligible for Selection Procedure. Cut off is decided considering the number of vacancies in all the states.

IBPS Clerk 2021 Bank Preference:

During the initial filling up of the form for IBPS Clerk 2021 candidates are prompted to chose the order of priority for the Participating Public Sector Banks. It is very important to chose the right bank amongst the participating ones.

Participating Organisations

Allahabad BankCanara BankIndian Overseas bankSyndicate Bank
Andhra BankCentral Bank Of IndiaOriental Bank Of CommerceUCO Bank
Bank of BarodaCorporation BankPunjab National BankUnion Bank Of India
Bank Of IndiaIndian BankPunjab and Sind BankUnited Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra   

The participating banks have declared various vacancies State-wise and Bank wise. You can find the details for Statewise vacancy in our blog for IBPS Clerk notification.

Factors to Keep in Mind when choosing the Bank – IBPS Clerk 2021

  1. Language ProficiencyMany a time while filling the bank preference candidates tend to fill up the state where the banks have most vacancy. Please choose the state for which you are comfortable with the local language. This trait will help you in the long term once selected. Banks do consider the language barrier to be a serious issue as it hinders the employees’ efficiency to communicate with the customers. Remember, you do not need to have a domicile for any state for the local language.
    For ex.- If you are from Delhi and you are proficient in Kannada language, you can consider applying from the Karnataka state as well.
  2. Relocation– Assess yourself if you are ready to move to other cities or not. Willingness to work from hometown is highly observed in the candidates appearing for the exam. Make a list of states that you will be comfortable working in and then go for the fill-up. Please find the list of vacancies in different states in our other blog for IBPS Clerk.

Bank Rankings- Performance Wise

As per the current Market Standards, Banks are rated on the basis of their performance in the last 3 quarters. List of banks as per their ratings in the ascending order is:

  1. Punjab National Bank
  2. Bank Of Baroda
  3. Canara Bank
  4. Bank of India
  5. Union Bank
  6. Syndicate Bank
  7. Central Bank
  8. Indian Bank
  9. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  10. Allahabad Bank

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IBPS Clerk 2021 Bank Preference – Region wise

North Region  (Delhi, Punjab, UP, Uttarakhand, J & K, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan)South Region (Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala)
UCO BankCanara Bank
Union Bank of IndiaAndhra Bank
Allahabad BankCorporation Bank
Punjab National BankIndian Bank
Oriental Bank of CommerceBank of India
Bank of IndiaUCO Bank
Bank of MaharashtraUnion Bank of India
Central Bank of IndiaAllahabad Bank
Corporation BankBank of Maharashtra
Andhra BankCentral Bank of India
Canara BankPunjab National Bank
Indian BankOriental Bank of Commerce
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East & North East Region (Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Northeastern states)West & Central Region (Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa)
UCO BankUnion Bank of India
Allahabad BankBank of India
Union Bank of IndiaBank of Maharashtra
Bank of IndiaCentral Bank of India
Bank of MaharashtraUCO Bank
Central Bank of IndiaAllahabad Bank
Punjab National BankCorporation Bank
Oriental Bank of CommercePunjab National Bank
Canara BankOriental Bank of Commerce
Andhra BankCanara Bank
Corporation BankAndhra Bank
Indian BankIndian Bank

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Over the years it has been observed that most of the banks offer a similar profile and Payscale for the position of IBPS clerk. Also, the allotment of the Bank is done on the basis of the Scores achieved in the IBPS Clerk Mains 2021. In the end, one has to join the Bank he/she has been allocated to. So it is good to do a little homework on your part before making any career impacting decision. IBPS Clerk 2021 Bank preference will be a decisive step as it will be a long term relation with the bank.

In this blog, We have tried to include all the necessities that will help you guys in making a flawless decision regarding IBPS Clerk 2021 bank preference. We will keep bringing more such updates that will make your experience from filling up the form to taking up the exam, even more enriching. Keep following Oliveboard page for more updates.

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