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IBPS Clerk Exam 2018

Every year Institute of Banking Personnel Selection holds the IBPS clerical cadre in multiple Public Sector banks. IBPS started Common Written Examination (CWE) in the year 2011 to recruit officers and clerks in Public Sector Banks. It accepts online application through its official website for registration of the examination.

It is held at various locations throughout India. The mode of examination is online. In 2018, IBPS CWE-VIII Clerk Pre-Exam is going to hold Pre Examination on 8th, 09th, 15th and 16th December 2018. IBPS Clerk Main Examination will be held on 20th January 2019.

IBPS Clerk Exam Notification

IBPS Clerk Notification 2018 (CWE-VIII) is expected to be released in August at ibps.in to recruit eligible candidates for the post of IBPS Clerk-VIII. IBPS Clerk 2018 Recruitment is expected to be out for 8000 tentative vacancies. IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Dates are announced and Prelims exam is set to be held on 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th December 2018 and Clerk-VIII Main exam on 20th January 2019. Yearly, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts clerk examination on the behalf of public sector banks.

IBPS Clerk Vacancy Details

As per IBPS 2018 Official Calendar Notification will come in the month of September 2018 for IBPS CWE Clerk Examination. The Online Registration for IBPS Clerk will tentatively be from 12 September to 03 OctobEr 2018. IBPS has introduced 7883 vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2017, last year Exam.

The candidates eligible and interested can register themselves online for the said post on the official IBPS website.www.ibps.in.

Every year more than 25 lakh aspirants appear for the IBPS Bank Clerk examination. The Online Registration for IBPS Clerk 2018 will start from September 2018. In last year 2017 there were 7883 vacancies for the post of Clerical. This year we are expecting around 8000 -9000 Clerical vacancies in all public sector banks.

Participating Organizations:

Allahabad Bank Canara Bank Indian Bank Syndicate Bank
Andhra Bank Central Bank of India Indian Overseas Bank UCO Bank
Bank of Baroda Corporation Bank Oriental Bank of Commerce Union Bank of India
Bank of India Dena Bank Punjab National Bank United Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra IDBI Bank Punjab & Sind Bank Vijaya Bank

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates

The important dates for IBPS Clerk CWE VIII 2018 are as follows:

ActivityTentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates Expected September 2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) September to October 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training November
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary November 2018
Online Examination – Preliminary 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th December 2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary November-December 2018
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2018
Online Examination – Main 20th January 2018
Download of call letters for interview January 2019
Conduct of interview January/February 2019
Provisional Allotment April 2019

IBPS Clerk Exam Eligibility Criteria

Here we have mentioned all Eligibility criteria,whereby Candidates can easily identify that they can fill IBPS Clerk Application Form 2018 or not.

Education Qualification: -Candidate musthave completed graduation degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a University recognized by the Government of India. Candidate who possesses same qualification from the university recognized by the Central Government is also eligible to apply for this exam.

Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet / Degree:-Certificate which supports that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam. The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the IBPS Bank PO examination.

Computer Literacy:-Knowledge of computer operation is a must as IBPS PO exam is conducted online.

Language Proficiency:-Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

Nationality / Citizenship:-

A candidate must be either -

IBPS Clerk Age Limit

All the candidates, who are eligible and want to apply for IBPS PO Exam 2018, their age should not be less than 20 years and not more than 28 years. Candidates born between 2nd Aug 1988 to 1st Aug 1998 (inclusive both dates) may apply for the recruitment.

Age relaxation for IBPS PO examination is applicable as per the government rules:-

Age Relaxation

CategoryRelaxation in age
The people affected in the 1984 riots. 5 years
Ex-Servicemen, Commissioned Officers including Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs), Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs) who have worked for not less than 5 years in military and have left on conclusion of project. 5 years
Of the State of Jammu and Kashmir the original habitats of Kashmir Division during the period ranging from 01 January 1980 to 31st December 1989. 5 years
Other backward classes OBC-NCL. 3 years
Physically disabled applicants (PH). 10 years
Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes (SC/ST). 5 years

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

IBPS has decided to extend the previous year strategy to hire the candidates by Two-Phase Written examination, followed by an interview. Here we have given IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern in a Tabular format for the candidate's help. We recommended candidates to follow the given IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 to score well in the examination.

IBPS CLERK 2018 Prelims Exam Pattern: -Prelims exam is the 1st stage for candidates, which conducts online. The IBPS Clerk Prelims exam consists three sections - English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and Reasoning. The total 100 questions will be asked in the exam and each question will carry 1 mark. The 1/4 mark will be deducted as negative marking for each wrong answer. The examination authority will allow 1 hour to solve 100 questions.

S. No.SubjectsNo. of questionsMarksTime Duration
1 English Language 30 30 1 hour Composite
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
4 Total 100 100 1 hour


IBPS CLERK 2018 Mains Exam Pattern:-Mains exam is the 2nd stage for candidates, which will be conducted online. The IBPS Clerk Mains exam consists five sections - English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, General Awareness, and Computer Knowledge. Total 200 questions will be asked in the exam and each question will carry 1 mark. The 1/4 mark will be deducted as negative marking for each wrong answer. The examination authority will allow 140 Minutes to solve 200 questions.

S.NO.Name of testNo.of QuestionsMax. MarksLanguage of ExamTime Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 50 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 50 50 English & Hindi 35 minutes
3 English Language 40 40 English 35 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English 35 minutes
 Total190200English & Hindi3 Hours


IBPS Clerk Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus is very important thing for all of you to start IBPS Clerk Preparation because if you know the complete syllabus then you can prepare well and crack the exam. IBPS Clerk Written Exam Syllabus is mentioned below:

The interview round is generally 15-20 minutes long, where a panel of bank officials ask questions to the candidates about themselves, banking sector, current affairs, general awareness, etc. The candidates must be well dressed, confident and carry all required documents to the interview.

The final merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in mains examination and interview. The final scoreis calculated by IBPS with weightage of marks given to the main examination and interviewin the ratio of 80:20 respectively.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Syllabus

This comprises of Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Alphabetical test coding Decoding Analogy
Data Sufficiency Coded Inequalities Seating Arrangement
Classification direction Sense Blood Relations
Word Formation Sitting Arrangement Syllogisms
Inequalities Statement and Conclusion Statement and Assumption
Statement and course of action Statement and Argument, Input and Output
Puzzles & Data Sufficiency.    
Quantitative Aptitude
Permutations And Combinations Probability Time And Work
Distance, Time and Speed Boats and Streams Average
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Data Interpretation Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Ratio Partnership Mensuration
Simplification Series Simple and –Compound interest
Pipes and cisterns Trains Percentage
Mixture LCM-HCF Profit and Loss
Problems on Ages and so forth    
English Language
Passage Comprehension Cloze Test Erros in sentences
Sentence Improvement Correct the Sentences Miscellaneous

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Syllabus

This comprises of 5 sections: Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative, Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Aptitude.

Quantitative Aptitude
Trains Average Percentage
Mixture Permutations And Combinations Probability
Time And Work Distance, time and speed Boats and Streams
LCM-HCF Ratio Partnership
Time and Work Number System Data Sufficiency
Mensuration Simplification Series
Simple and –Compound interest Pipes and cisterns Profit and Loss
Problems on Ages and so forth    
General Awareness
Financial Awareness Current Affairs General Knowledge
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude
Verbal Reasoning Syllogism Circular Seating Arrangement
Linear Seating Arrangement Double Lineup Scheduling
Input Output Blood Relations Directions and Distances
Ordering and Ranking Data Sufficiency Coding and Decoding
Internet Memory Keyboard Shortcuts
Computer Abbreviation Microsoft Office Computer Hardware
Computer Software Operating System Networking
English Language
Reading Comprehension Vocabulary Grammar
Verbal Ability    

Mode of Selection

The IBPS PO 2018 Selection Procedure is based on the Three Phases examination. First of all, candidates will have to clear in IBPS PO prelims examination. Only those candidates will be shortlisted for Mains examination who will clear Prelims exam with minimum qualifying scores. After Prelims, candidates will have to clear IBPS PO Mains examination otherwise, they will not be selected for Final Interview Round.

Application Form

Now the next question arises, How to apply? Do not worry; it is very easy to apply for IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018. For your assistance, we have mentioned the steps of application procedure below. The exam will be conducted via online mode. Applicants are advised to fill IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Form before the last date because after the deadline no one will be applicable to fill IBPS Clerk Application Form 2018. Candidates will be able to do IBPS Clerk 2018 online registration from September to October 2018. The Application form will be released in 12th September, we have updated here all details with full information. Candidates are suggested to follow mentioned steps.

Application Procedure

Note:-Applicants are advised to use "SAVE AND NEXT" option,before submitting the IBPS PO Online Application form to verfiy the information in the Online IBPS PO Application Form as well as to make changes if needed.No change will be permitted, after clicking on FINAL SUBMIT Button.

Application Fee

Candidates will have to pay intimation charges or application fee of IBPS Clerk Exam via Online mode only. SC/ST/PWD candidates will have to pay at Rs. 100 and other candidates will have to pay Rs. 600/-.

CategoryApplication Fee
SC/ST/PWD Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)
General/OBC Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)

Note:-The payment can be made by using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets by providing information as asked on the screen.

IBPS Clerk Admit Card

Candidates must download the IBPS Clerk 2018 admit card from the official website of the bank as the hard copy of the IBPS Clerk Admit Card will not be sent to the candidate via post. To login on the official website, the candidates will require the following:

The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS Clerk 2018 will be issued in 3 phases:

IBPS Clerk Result

IBPS will release the results after completion of each Phase of Examination.The Final Merit state wise and category wise List shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by the candidates in the Online Main Examination and interview. Candidates who fall within the number of vacancies in the merit list shall be considered for appointment subject to Medical Fitness.

IBPS Clerk Cut off

The IBPS Clerk Cut-Off marks are the minimum marks which are required for qualifying the Probationary Officer examination. IBPS Clerk 2018 Cut off marks will be released after the result declaration, candidates will be able to check from here after the release. This cut-off marks will be depended on the level of exam, the difficulty level, the number of vacancies, and a number of candidates appeared for the examination.

The IBPS Clerk Mains Cut Off Marks 2017 is mentioned here as per the official release. Candidates can check IBPS Clerk 2017 Mains cut off marks from here.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Online Test Series

To excel the art of perfection, you need to practice hard. So here we are with a motto to help you with IBPS Clerk Online Test Series 2018 which will provide you free mock test along with three separate analysis to improve hold on the subjects. These tests will determine your position and your current status. These will be based on new pattern and updated syllabus. We even come up with a sectional test to improvise your local knowledge and make it stronger. With this, we also have a doubt solving panel and streaming videos on YouTube to help you sort your problems. The test series is bilingual that will be provided in English and Hindi to keep the user at ease. The site will also provide the quick solution to all the problems mentioned. We have even launched our application through which you can access the entire free mock test.

IBPS Clerk Previous Year Papers

We have also provided past year papers to widen your knowledge about the type of questions asked in this examination. These exam papers will surely help you in keeping a hold on the sections and particular subject as well. So here we have listed IBPS Clerk Previous Year Papers which will surely play a great role for you to qualify the exam. You can click on the above given link to download old papers for the preparation. The IBPS Clerk Previous year question papers will help you to understand the exam pattern and syllabus. After solving the old papers, candidates will be able to understand the difficulty level of examination, which increases year by year.

IBPS Clerk Preparation

Candidates must prepare in a systematic manner for IBPS Clerk exam. The candidates should be aware of the latest syllabus and exam pattern. The syllabus covers various topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practices a wide variety of questions as well.

IBPS Clerk 2016 left everyone worried with the surprising change in the exam pattern. This is the reason we have decided to provide you with the relevant new pattern questions that were asked in the last year banking exams.

New pattern questions are simply the application of concepts in a new form. You just need to practice them a lot so that you don't face issue in IBPS Clerk 2018. Candidates must go through previous year IBPS questions, so that they have an idea of what to expect in IBPS Clerk 2018.

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