IBPS Clerk 2018: Prelims Admit Cards, Exam Pattern And Syllabus

IBPS Clerk 2018

IBPS Clerk is one of the exams being conducted by IBPS every year in the month of December and January. This exam is conducted by Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection also known as IBPS. This year IBPS Clerk Notification got released on 15th of September. More than 20 Lakh students appear every year for IBPS Clerk Exam. IBPS Clerk Exam only has 2 Stages:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

Once a candidate crack this exam, then he becomes eligible for working as a single window operator in the participating Public Sector Banks. All the candidates selected in IBPS Clerk will be posted across the country. Candidates should know the Local Language of the State he or she is applying for.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification

IBPS Clerk 2018 notification was released on the 15th September and students can apply online for the IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam. IBPS Clerk 2018 is going to be an opportunity for those who have not been able to get through SBI, IBPS and other Bank Recruitment Exams.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification PDF

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Dates

You must note down important dates related to IBPS Clerk Exam 2018 and make sure that you complete the process correctly on time. The schedule of the exam is mentioned below:

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1 Start Of Online Application: September 2018
2 End Of Online Application: October 2018
2 Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary 08th, 09th, 15th and 16th 
December 2018
4 Conduct of Online Examination – Main 20th January 2019
5 Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2019


IBPS Clerk 2018 Vacancies

With the release of IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification, the vacancies reported by participating banks have been released. Last year 7883 vacancies were announced by the IBPS and this year, there has been a marginal decrease in the number of vacancies. The total vacancies released by IBPS for the Clerk 2018 Exam is 7275.

IBPS Clerk 2018: State Wise Vacancies

State SC ST OBC Unreserved Total
Andaman and Nicobar 0 0 0 0 0
Andhra Pradesh 31 15 37 84 167
Arunachal Pradesh 0 4 0 6 10
Assam 7 14 18 55 94
Bihar 24 1 31 122 178
Chandigarh 4 0 9 24 37
Chattisgarh 8 25 4 52 89
Dadra and Nagar Haveli 0 1 0 2 3
Daman and Diu 0 0 0 1 1
Delhi 53 28 100 181 362
Goa 0 8 6 34 48
Gujarat 40 86 141 266 533
Haryana 23 0 39 84 146
Himachal Pradesh 22 6 17 45 90
Jammu and Kashmir 1 7 15 38 61
Jharkhand 12 26 13 59 110
Karnataka 97 51 159 311 618
Kerala 40 4 74 173 291
Lakshadweep 0 0 0 1 1
Madhya Pradesh 43 72 42 168 325
Maharashtra 95 80 201 396 772
Manipur 0 3 1 4 8
Meghalaya 0 0 0 6 6
Mizoram 0 0 0 2 2
Nagaland 0 0 0 4 4
Odisha 29 41 21 100 191
Puducherry 1 0 4 17 22
Punjab 110 0 86 209 405
Rajasthan 44 34 49 141 268
Sikkim 0 1 3 6 10
Tamil Nadu 148 5 207 432 792
Telangana 22 16 41 83 162
Tripura 3 4 0 11 18
Uttar Pradesh 205 13 255 471 944
Uttarakhand 19 1 8 69 97
West Bengal 102 21 92 195 410
Total 1183 567 1673 3852 7275

IBPS Clerk 2018 Recruitment

The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk 2018 occurs in two phases:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Main Examination

Students are required to qualify both these exams to get selected for the post of clerical cadre in the premier Public Sector Banks. The main thing to note here is that there is no interview process required for the selection of candidate after the mains exam. 100% weightage is given to the result of mains exam result.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk exam occurs in two stages: Prelims and Mains. Both these papers follow online method of conducting written examination. The structure of the exam is as follow:

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk CWE is an online exam testing a candidate on the basis of their aptitude, intellect and English. There are three sections in total and the candidate must clear the cut off of each section to proceed to the mains exam round. Candidates are required to solve the question paper in the time frame of 1 hour. The composite mark of the paper is 100 and the passing marks are decided by IBPS that is likely to change every year depending on the level of difficulty of the exam.

S.No. Name of Tests
No. of
1 English Language 30 30 20 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 Minutes
Total 100 100 60 Minutes

IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

Major changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk Exam. The total duration and the number of questions asked in Mains Examination of IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam have been revised. In the latest update by IBPS, IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that needs to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute of 50 questions that needs to be solved in a time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VII.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in both preliminary examination as well as mains examination. A wrong answer to an objective question will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the total mark assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for the question left blank or unanswered.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam:

The final score for the IBPS Clerk exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:

• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be considered for selection.

• Candidates must qualify Phase-2 to be eligible for final merit.

• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category.Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus

The syllabus for IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam is more or less the same with a very slight variation as compared to the other banking exams. Candidates should have strong understanding of concepts in English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, Computer Knowledge and General Awareness. Below are the topicwise distribution of above mentioned sections. The detailed syllabus for the IBPS Clerk Exam is updated on Gyantaxi.

Complete IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Syllabus

IBPS Clerk 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2018:

• Age Limit: The candidate must be 20 Years to 28 Years. The final criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam 2018 will be released along with the official notification.

• Educational Qualification: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.

IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training

Bank may arrange pre-examination training for SC/ST/Religious Minority Community candidates at certain centres as per the guidelines issued by Government of India. Candidates belonging to the above categories can avail the training at their own cost by indicating the same against relevant column while applying on-line.

Candidates opting for pre-examination training should download their call letter for training by entering their registration number and password/ date of birth from Bank’s website. No hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Online Application

The application for IBPS Clerk Exam 2018 has to be done online. To avoid any technical errors please make sure that the web-browser used to fill up the IBPS Clerk 2018 Application form is one of the following:

• Internet Explorer 8 and above

• Mozilla FireFox 3.0 and above

• Google Chrome 3.0 and above

Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:

• A valid Email Id

• Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size

• Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for online transaction

The IBPS Clerk 2018 application form can only be filled on the official website.

Before proceeding with the registration and application process, all candidates are requested to go through the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Online Applicaion

IBPS Clerk Application Fee

A minimum amount has to be paid as Application Fee in order to appear for IBPS Clerk Exam. The IBPS Clerk Application Fee is different for different categories. Relaxation or concession has been provided to the candidates belonging to reserved categories. Below is the IBPS Clerk Application Fee for Different Categories.

Category Application Fee To Be Paid
General 600

Note: Apart from above mentioned fee, not even a single penny need to be paid to anyone. If anyone approaches you with any offer, then do report it to cgrs.ibps.in

IBPS Clerk Salary

This is something that everyone would love to know. The in hand salary of IBPS Clerk is around 20,000 To 21,000. In order to know all about IBPS Clerk Salary and Monthly distribution, click the below link.

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IBPS Clerk Exam Centre

While filling the online application form you are given the option to choose the centre of your preference. However IBPS can allot you a centre other than the choice made by you if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues. No complaints will be entertained by IBPS in regards to change in the exam centre.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims Admit Card & Call Letter

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

• Registration No/Roll No

• Date of Birth/ Password

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:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

The link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are advised to check the details on the admit card before downloading.

IBPS Clerk Result

IBPS will declare the results after completion of each phase of the examination. The final state-wise merit list and category wise merit list shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by candidates in their online mains examination. Candidates who fall in the prescribed merit list will then be considered for appointment for the post of clerk in Banks.

IBPS Clerk Cut Off

IBPS Clerk 2018 Cut Off will be released once the exam gets over in December. All the Previous year cut off for IBPS Clerk Exam has been provided on the link below. You can check the complete list of the last year cut off.

Check All The Previous Year Cut Off For IBPS Clerk