How to Fill IBPS Clerk 2016 Bank Preferences? | Detailed Guide

How to Fill IBPS Clerk 2016 Bank Preferences :  We have received a lot of queries on How to fill Bank preferences in IBPS Clerk 2016 application. During online registration, you have to fill the preference order of the 19 Nationalized Banks, and to decide which bank to fill on the first order is an important factor. Here we are providing you Preference List of all banks recruiting through IBPS Clerk 2016, based on various criteria. IBPS Clerk Bank Preferences.

The IBPS Clerk 2016 notification was released recently by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) who are responsible for conducting common selection process for clerk jobs in government banks.

According to IBPS clerk 2016 notification, 19,243 clerk job vacancies are to be filled for 2017-18 in public sector banks.

Depending on the final scores in this clerical recruitment exercise (test & interview), IBPS shall automatically allot you to banks based on your preference.

How does bank preferences work?
You are allotted to a bank based on your chosen preferences, if your final total score is high & there are sufficient no. of vacancies in that particular bank.

Example: Incase the bank in your 1st preference has filled all posts in a particular state with top scorers, your 2nd preferred bank will be considered.If that option is also complete, your 3rd choice is looked.

The allotment cycle goes in the preference order you had given at the time of application registration. So, be careful in selecting the bank you wish to work as you cannot change the preferences later.

How to fill Bank preferences in IBPS clerk 2016

The job profile of clerk is responsible for collecting & dispensing cash to customers. Just because they are required to interact with visitors, candidates applying for clerk posts are required to posses proficiency in the local language (able to read, write & speak) of that specific state.

Based on your State: The job location of clerks will be within a state where you to choose to appear for the online test. Hence you need not worry of getting posted in another state.

Mostly, banks have large number of branches in the state where its head office is located. Therefore here is a table that will help you with the banks & their head office location.


Question: There is no head office in my state. What to do?
Ans: There are some states where no head office is present. Candidates from such areas can submit their preferences based on nearby states and popularity of the bank & employees feedback.

IBPS Clerk Preferences List

For better understanding, we are providing you with 4 preferences lists of banks to choose depending on your state location. Based on the area of your choice:

North Zone: Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir

South Zone: Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Karnataka, Andaman and Nicobar, Lakshadweep & Puducherry

Candidates belonging to the above states may register their IBPS bank clerk preferences in this following order.
West Zone: Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh

East Zone: Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Maipur, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh.

Doubts about IBPS Clerk Bank Preferences:

somecommon questions about IBPS clerk bank preferences –

Question: Will I be transferred to other states?
Ans. No. For clerk jobs, the transfers would be only with your home state only & not outside of it.

Question: Can I apply for any state where i dont stay?
Ans. Yes.

  • You can apply for any clerical vacancies in any state.
  • But, it is necessary to know the official language of that particular state.You must be able to read, write & speak that state`s regional/ official language.
  • Banks will test your language proficiency before appointment.All those who fail to qualify in it shall have their selection cancelled.

I am still confused about preferences. What shall I do?
After looking at the various options available, few candidates will not be satisfied.Here is what we wish to tell such people.

For the post of clerk, there is no big difference that you can find between banks as the job profile, salary, allowances etc., are almost similar across public sector banks.


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Updated: November 16, 2016 — 5:39 am

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