How to select the Bank Preferences list for Different Regions for IBPS CLERK 2017

Dear Banking Aspirant ,

The registration for the IBPS Clerk 2017 has started and we are jammed with questions from the aspirants about the preference list for various states. As you all are aware that , the basic qualification needed to apply for IBPS Clerk 2017 for a particular state is to know the official language specified by the IBPS for that particular state. How to select the bank preference list or order for the different regions for IBPS Clerk 2017 ? .

Let’s take an example to tell the question , which was asked by numerous candidates in the recent days. So the question goes like this, I am from State A and I wish to apply for State B and I know the language of State B, Can I apply for State B for the post of IBPS Clerk 2017 and what should be the Bank Preferences List of IBPS Clerk 2017 for that particular state ? We have answered it in the previous posts, yet for the convenience of many candidates we are posting it again.

Candidates can apply for any state irrespective of their present state , the only condition is that aspirants/candidates have to know the languages mentioned in the IBPS Clerk 2017 notification for that particular state to apply for that particular state. You don’t have to reside in that particular state to apply for that particular state. Please take a note of this , as this forms the important factor in applying for the IBPS Clerk 2017 and also to choose the preference list of IBPS Clerk 2017.

To apply for the post of IBPS Clerk 2017 , please click the link below , please apply below the last and also please apply before the last date because the server may go down at the last time.


Important Events Dates
Commencement of on-line registration of application 12/09/2017
Closure of registration of application 03/10/2017
Closure for editing application details 03/10/2017
Last date for printing your application 18/10/2017
Online Fee Payment 12/09/2017 to 03/10/2017




To mention it in a more accurate way,

Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable.

There are totally 19 participating organizations in the IBPS Clerk 2017 and they are


  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Canara Bank
  3. Indian Overseas Bank
  4. UCO Bank
  5. Andhra Bank
  6. Central Bank of India
  7. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  8. Union Bank of India
  9. Bank of Baroda
  10. Corporation Bank
  11. Punjab National Bank
  12. United Bank of India
  13. Bank of India
  14. Dena Bank
  15. Punjab & Sind Bank
  16. Vijaya Bank
  17. Bank of Maharashtra
  18. Indian Bank
  19. Syndicate Bank


  • As said above , one has to satisfy the language conditions to be able to apply for the IBPS Clerk 2017.
  • Select the banks which are headquartered in your states or nearby, So that you may have high chances of getting a place near your native.
  • Since the candidates are posted in the state which they have opted during the registration process , so selecting banks according to the headquarters is a wise decision.
  • Please also check the other state headquartered banks which have maximum number of vacancies in your state, so that you have chances of making it to that bank if the vacancies are available and in the context of the candidate getting high marks in the IBPS Clerk 2017.
  • Not everyone who clears the mains exam, get the desired posts, only the candidates who score high in the exams , so there are chances to get into the reserve list too , if a candidate has cleared the mains exam but didn’t score enough to get into the final list.
  • Choose the banks which have maximum vacancies because it may even get your own native as the final list.



We couldn’t specify it as region because since all the states contain different one and we could not mention it as states since the official language of states varies. So we provide you the individual states preference list. It’s a long list to see , so we have provided it as a pdf to download. Please check the individual states preference order of IBPS Clerks 2017 in the link below. Since ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE , PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK and VIJAYA BANK has NOT RELEASED their vacancies yet, so there are chances that they may introduce the vacancies in the days to come. There may be chances that they may release or not release the vacancies this year , we believe they introduce the vacancies in the forthcoming days.

Also we have mentioned the total number of vacancies in the table in the PDF , it will give you an insight about the order in which you have to appear. You may choose the order which we provide , at the end of the day, it’s you who should choose the preference order. Also the banks which have mentioned the vacancies as zero , will not increase the vacancies in the later days, so you can keep those as the final ones.

We have already posted the notifications of IBPS CLERK 2017 and if you haven’t checked the same, please click the same here


We have also posted the statewise list of all the vacancies in a separate post, please visit the below link to check the same

IBPS CLERK 2017 – Detailed Statewise Vacancies

Practicing the previous year questions give you an upper hand from others , so please solve the previous year questions which have been taken by our team.

IBPS Clerk prelims Previous year Question Papers Download

Before Applying for the post , please read the frequently asked questions which are to be known before hand. So before applying for the post , please check this

IBPS Clerk VII 2017 – Common FAQs Asked

To know the perks of being an IBPS Clerk , please click the link below to know about it.

Perks of being an IBPS Clerk – Salary , emoluments , Allowances and Career Progression