IBPS’s login page, www.ibps.in, is a focus of interest for Indian graduates from early 2011. No wonder the word “IBPS” makes it into Google’s top queries every year. Even in 2021, lakhs of people apply on the IBPS portal for participating in bank exams to the posts of PO, Clerk, SO (Specialist Officer), etc. IBPS is also behind the recruitment to Regional Rural Banks, also known as RRBs. If you are a job seeker looking forward to a career in the financial sector, it is a must that you know about the IBPS exam. This article shows you how to apply online for IBPS Exam in 2021, explaining each step of the online application process.
How to login IBPS website for application, call letter and results
Before we talk more about the IBPS Exam in 2021, let us show you how to login to IBPS for checking the status of the ongoing recruitments. These links provide quick access for candidates who wants to do IBPS exam application in 2021.
Update on 13-07-2021: IBPS Clerk X notification has been published (Download PDF)
Those who have applied for the previous exams may use their existing IBPS login details for the above links. It helps them downloading their online exam (Prelims & Mains) admit cards, pre-exam training, or interview call letters from IBPS. Checking results also require you have access to the IBPS online user account.
The main disadvantage of the IBPS login system is that you need multiple registrations for PO, Clerk, SO, and RRB exams. It is high time for IBPS to consider building a user profile system like Kerala PSC, for handling all recruitments in one account.
How to reset IBPS login ID (registration number) and password.
One who registers for IBPS Exam should always bookmark the login URLs for all future requirements. IBPS publishes recruitment updates on its website, but a backup is still good; the above links may serve you in need. Now another thing if you want to sign-in and access the IBPS account is the registration number and password.
IBPS registration number is sent to your email address you apply online for IBPS PO, Clerk, RRB, or SO Exam. So you can always search your email for recovering IBPS login ID. Click on the “forgot password?” link in the IBPS sign-in form if you want to recover the password. You need to access your IBPS registered email or mobile number to use this feature.
Steps to apply online for IBPS Exam 2021 (PO, Clerk, RRB & SO)
IBPS starts the online user-registration for their recruitments in the second quarter of 2021. If you are seriously planning to apply for the ongoing or upcoming IBPS exams in 2021, we invite you to read our article on next exam dates for the complete schedule.
Download IBPS PO RRB, Clerk and SO PDF notification
The first thing before you even plan to apply for IBPS recruitment is to download the notification. The IBPS advertisement comes in PDF format has all the details of the recruitment, like eligibility, syllabus, and the overall overview of the entrance test.
We shall upload the IBPS PO & SO 2021 notifications as soon they are available. And in the meantime, if you want to check the previous notifications, get them below.
IBPS exam application has multiple stages, starting with the online registration of the user and creating a login password. The first two, and the last step of the application form is the same for PO, Clerk, RRB, and Specialist recruitments. The change appears in step 3 of the online registration page, where candidates select the cadre related options.
Step 1: Apply for IBPS login ID and password online
Confirm for the date and eligibility, and choose an IBPS recruitment for which you want to apply online. Then click on the appropriate application links; we have the login URLs for IBPS PO, Clerk, SO, and RRB recruitment at the top section of this site.
- To start, press on the “Click here for New Registration” (a yellow button usually) once you see the IBPS application page.
- Then you see a PDF file with all the instructions you need to follow during the IBPS’s online. Read everything and close it.
- Now complete the Basic Info part in the form with utmost care. Enter your Name, personal phone number, and an email ID for getting the IBPS registration number.
IBPS then process and display your login ID and password in the next page. You will also get and SMS and email confirming your registration, but remember to take a screenshot of the same.
Step 2: Upload photo and signature as per IBPS requirements
As said earlier, the IBPS registration number and temporary password appear when you proceed from the first page. Here you can also see an option to upload your photo and signature. Use the mouse pointer to browse and upload the documents to the IBPS registration form. If the uploads in the correct format, you see them on your application form; then, you can save it and proceed to the next section.
Apart from this, you also have to upload a scanned copy of your left thumb impression and self-written declaration to the IBPS portal. IBPS has certain rules on the dimensions and size of the files you upload to their servers. Have a look at the following screenshot for the latest IBPS requirements in 2021 for photo, signature, left thumb impression, and the declaration.
You can get it all these files done it at a local computer center if you don’t have a scanner at your place. Many of these centers already know IBPS requirements, and they need less than 15 minutes if you handover all the documents.
The option for uploading declaration and thumb-impression comes as the fourth step, after you complete and submit your IBPS exam application form.
Step 3: Fill IBPS PO, Clerk, RRB, or SO application form
The “Details” section of the IBPS application has multiple pages arranged in tabs. And it is the most important part where the candidates enter their qualifications, communication address, etc. and make a complete profile. Here, the applicants select and claim their relaxation benefits based on community and other criteria mentioned in IBPS eligibility requirements. They also need to provide their previous IBPS exam appearances (if any) along with the registration numbers.
To make your application experience better, we have prepared a text file with the list information one needs to submit in the IBPS form. Download and read this cheat sheet before you apply for IBPS PO, Clerk, RRB, and SO recruitment in 2021.
The fee amount for the IBPS online registration appears at the end of form as you fill the text boxes. Now, press the validate button to check whether there is any portion left unfilled.
Pressing Save & Next button takes you to the next tab. Now submit the details of your degree course, certificates, work experience, nature of work if currently employed, and language proficiency.
Sometimes you might also see the option to submit the order of bank preferences while applying for the IBPS exam. This order is taken into consideration if a candidate clears the IBPS recruitment and is eligible for placement.
If you don’t have information while filling the online application, use the option to save the form and do it later.
Step 4: Finalise and register IBPS exam application form
When you proceed from the “Details” page, IBPS shows you fully completed application form in one single page. Verify all information, confirm photo and signature, agree to the terms, and press the Final Submit button. You won’t be able to change anything in the IBPS application form after this stage.
Now comes the option for uploading the declaration form and the thumb impression. Candidates need to write the declaration part of the IBPS form themselves, with black color ink. We have given the size and dimensions of the files in step 2.
As shown in the screenshot, there is an option to preview the uploads before proceeding to the payments.
Step 5: Pay fee and confirm IBPS registration number
Finally, it’s the time to pay the fee amount for your confirming your online IBPS registration. As 2021, the IBPS application fee is 600 INR for candidates (General category) applying for PO, Clerk, RRB, or Specialist Officer (SO) recruitments. However, aspirants who have a reservation (SC/ST/PWBD/EXSM) needs to pay only 100 rupees. The charges include GST and all other IBPS services during the term of recruitment.
When you see the exact amount, enter the security code, and click the submit button to pay IBPS’s fees for online application. IBPS’s partner BillDesk accepts Credit & Debit cards, Wallets, and Netbanking for online payment.
A successful payment confirms your IBPS registration, and you get an SMS and email regarding the same.
Step 6: Sign-in to download & print IBPS payment receipt and application form.
IBPS may require candidates to produce a print-out of their online application form, and the e-payment receipt at the exam center. So make sure that you download and save these documents immediately after doing the registration.
You can do this by signing-in to the IBPS login page for PO, Clerk, RRB, or SO recruitment. After login, click on the links at the top left corner to download and print the required files.
IBPS Exam 2021 application FAQs: Contact for support
We tried our best to include all the requirements for IBPS registration in the above sections. Now that you know the basics of applying online for IBPS exam 2021 let’s find answers to some of the doubts you may have in your mind.
- Is there any limit on how many times I can apply for IBPS recruitment? : No. However, you have to submit the details of your previous IBPS applications in the form.
- I’m studying in the last semester or awaiting results; am I eligible to apply online?: Take note of the eligibility dates. If it says 05-01-2021, you have to acquire the qualification on or before that date.
- I’m getting “This Website is viewable only in Landscape Mode.” on the IBPS portal: Expand your browser window a bit more.
- How to fix Your device is not allowed error on the IBPS website: Although you could access www.ibps.in on a mobile device, you need to use a desktop computer to apply for IBPS PO, Clerk, RRB and SO recruitment. Also, a PC or Mac is a must for downloading IBPS call letters and checking results.
- IBPS deducted payment, but registration incomplete: The amount gets credited to your bank account in 2-3 days If the payment gateway fails. Do a re-registration if your IBPS application is not successful.
- How to change exam center or a detail in the submitted application form?: It is not possible online, but you may contact IBPS support for assistance.
Just use the about contact numbers or email to reach IBPS and get proper support. If the phone is busy, you may also use their online Grievance Redressal System to raise complaints. Go https://cgrs.ibps.in/ and click on the Register New Complaint button to avail support services. Always quote your IBPS registration number or payment details for a quick resolution.