IBPS Bank Clerk Preference – How to Fill Bank Preference

IBPS Notification has already been announced and the registration process has begun. Today I am going to tell you how to register IBPS Bank Clerk Preference. Many of my students are now asking about this. Many of you have this question in mind “How to fill IBPS clerk 2016 bank preferences”

Learn How to Prepare for IBPS Clerk 

I am telling you some of the ways which can help you.  

19243 Clerk jobs have been announced by this IBPS Clerk Notification. These vacancies are for recruitment in public sector banks other than SBI. The selection will be done based on the final score and your position in overall merit.

If you have scored high and ranked high in merit you may be allotted bank as per your preference. For example, you have given PNB as your 1st preference and in final merit your rank is high. In such a case PNB will be allotted to you. If the vacancies for PNB have already been allotted to those who scored higher than you, then your 2nd choice may be considered. And if that is also not available your 3rd choice may be considered.

IBPS Bank Clerk Preference

This is how IBPS Bank Clerk Preference works. Therefore it is important for you to fill your choice wisely. You should be careful in selecting the bank you wish to work as you cannot change the preferences later.

Now the question is how to register IBPS Bank Clerk Preference?

Following aspects can be considered while registering bank preferences.

Going by the Bank name, reputation and work culture: Personally if I have to fill the bank preference I will look into these aspects. As a student one often has dream to work with some organizations. So if you have any such dream it is time to mention it. Banks such as Bank of Baroda, PNB, Union Bank, Allahabad bank are big banks and have all India presence. On the other hand bank such as Dena Bank, Punjab and Sind Bank are small banks and have less number of branches. So if you are looking for career growth and want to learn variety of work you can choose big and popular banks. Otherwise you may go for small banks.

how to fill ibps preference

Willingness to work in your hometown or home state: If you want to remain near to your home or to your state you can have this in mind while giving IBPS clerk bank preference. Look for banks which have more branches in your state and town. Select such banks and hope for the best. However you can only give preference. Banks are not bound to give postings as per your choice. This thing you should keep in mind so that you may not feel disappointed later.

Proficiency  in local or official language of the state:

It has been mentioned in the IBPS Clerk Notification that the candidate should have proficiency in the local or official language of the State/UT from where they wish to apply. IBPS Clerk is a state level exam and you have to select a state from where you want to apply. Therefore you should have ability to read, write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT. Hindi speaking candidates can apply from different states.

FAQ on IBPS Bank Clerk Preference

Question: Can I apply for any other state which is not my home state?

Answer: Yes, you can apply for any clerical vacancies in any state. However it is must for you to have the knowledge of the official language of that particular state.

Question: Will I be transferred to other states?

Answer: No, for clerk jobs, the transfers will be only in your home state.


  1. saurabh rai says:

    Sir i m from bihar should i apply from punjab delhi or hariyana as there cut off is not high as in bihar or up…

  2. Sir provide me statewise language for ibps clerk vi

  3. Sir
    I am in reserve list of ibps clerk 5th
    Is there any chance for final selection?

  4. Nimesh mali says:

    Sir me Gujarat se belong karta hu aur yahi se apply karna chahta hu ….so aap bank ki preference bata sakte he ..jis bank ki vacancy Gujarat me jyada ho….aur any suggestion ke konse state se apply karna thik rahega …agar Hindi ka knowledge ho to….reply soon

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