How to Fill Bank Preference Order for IBPS Clerk 2017

How to Fill Bank Preference Order for IBPS Clerk 2017

IBPS has released 7883 vacancies for the recruitment of Clerks this year and the link to apply online is also active. While registering online for the IBPS Clerk exam, you will have to provide a list of banks you want to work in post-selection in decreasing order of preference.

This task of choosing preference troubles many candidates as they are not sure on what criteria should they choose/ prefer a bank or not? Keep on reading because here we will help you understand the process for Bank Preference for filling IBPS Clerk 2017 Online Form.

You must not take this task lightly as you must remember upon selection IBPS will allot you the bank on the basis of your merit and preference. Then you'll be in that bank for a long period of time, you'll be starting your career with this.

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.



  1. While filling application for recruitment of IBPS Clerk you will also have to be very careful while choosing the state for which you are going to apply. IBPS has clearly mentioned in the notification that the candidate must be fluent in the regional language.
  2. As IBPS Clerk is a state-level job, thus if you are looking forward to work near your hometown you can give preference to the bank which has more number of branches in your state. This can increase the chances that you might get a branch near your hometown. However, which ever bank you'll choose will/can post you at any of their branches within the state you are applying for.
  3. If I'll prefer banks that have not yet declared their vacancies (NR/Nill) then how will this effect my selection?
    • This questions might be bugging you as there are 19 participating banks out of which 3 have not declared their vacancies with the status NR. But if you choose any of these banks as priority in your preference list this will have absolutely No Effect On Your Selection. Remember, as there are 19 participating organisations, all those who have not declared their vacancies yet might declare them on later stage of recruitment. So if you'll select any bank out of these 19 as priority, then upon declaration of complete vacancies you'll have a good chance of getting the Bank of your choice.

    • The headquarters can be criteria for choosing a bank. This is because whatever bank you chose, you will find more number of branches in the state where the headquarter is located. This can increase your chances of staying in or near your hometown while working in that state. So, in this article, we are providing a list of banks and their headquarters. It's better to review once what you have in mind. For preference, you should also keep in mind the work culture of a bank.

Some of the Bank Preference Orders

IBPS Clerk 2017 - Bank Preference Order for North India

States: Delhi, Punjab, UP, UK, J&K, HP, Haryana and Rajasthan

  1. Bank of Baroda
  2. Punjab National Bank
  3. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  4. Allahabad Bank
  5. Punjab & Sind Bank
  6. Canara Bank

IBPS Clerk 2017 - Bank Preference Order for East & North East India

States: Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand, Seven Sister states and Sikkim

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Punjab National Bank
  3. Bank of Baroda
  4. UCO Bank
  5. United Bank of India
  6. Canara Bank

IBPS Clerk 2017 - Bank Preference Order for West & Central India

States: Maharashtra, Gujarat, MP, Chhattisgarh, Goa

  1. Bank of Baroda
  2. Dena Bank
  3. Bank of Maharashtra
  4. Canara Bank
  5. Central Bank of India

IBPS Clerk 2017 - Bank Preference Order for South India

States: Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala

  1. Canara Bank
  2. Indian Bank
  3. Vijaya Bank
  4. Indian Overseas Bank
  5. Andhra Bank
  6. Corporation Bank
  7. Syndicate Bank


There are 19 participating organizations for IBPS Clerk VIII 2017 Exam, which are as follows:
  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


  • 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.
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce, Punjab National Bank and Vijya Bank have not yet reported their vacancies in any state. So aspirants can expect the number of vacancies to increase. 

Note: This table does not reflect bank preference in any priority order. This table is to provide you information regarding region and head quarter location of all the participating banks in IBPS Clerk Recruitment.

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