IBPS Clerk 2018: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection will conduct IBPS Clerk 2018 to select candidates for the post of clerk in multiple Public Sector banks all over the country. The application form of IBPS clerk 2018 is to be released in August 2018. As per the notification, IBPS Clerk prelims exam is scheduled to be held on December 8, 9, 15, and 16 while mains exam is to be held on January 20, 2019. IBPS Clerk 2018 notification is expected to be released in September 2018. The IBPS Clerk 2018 exam will be held online in two stages - prelims and mains.
As per the eligibility criteria of IBPS Clerk 2018, candidates must be between 20 to 28 years and should have passed graduation from a recognized university. IBPS Clerk 2018 recruitment is expected to be out for 8000 vacancies. Read below various details about IBPS Clerk 2018 such as eligibility criteria, exam dates, application, selection procedure, admit card, syllabus, exam pattern, result and cutoff.
IBPS Clerk Exam: Overview
IBPS Clerk CWE VII (2018)
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Commonly known as
Prelims : 1 Hour
National Level Examination
IBPS has declared the exam dates of Prelims as well as Mains exam of IBPS Clerk 2018. The application form will be released in August 2018. The last date for online registration of IBPS Clerk will be in September 2018. Candidates can check the exam dates below:
Release of online application form
Last date of registration
Download of call letters for Pre-Exam Training
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training
Issue of Admit Card for Preliminary Exam
Date of Preliminary Exam
December 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2018
Issue of Admit Card for Main Exam
Date of Mains Exam
January 20, 2019
Declaration of Final Result
April 1, 2019
IBPS Clerk Vacancy Details 2018
The expected vacancies of IBPS Clerk 2018 is 8000 to 9000. As of now, no official notification has been released with regards to IBPS Clerk 2018 recruitment. In 2017, 7,884 (approx) vacancies were released.
IBPS Clerk State-wise vacancy of 2018 is listed below
Total number of vacancies (All categories)
Dadar and Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Before applying for IBPS Clerk 2018 the candidates must go thoroughly through the eligibility criteria. The eligibility criteria of IBPS Clerk 2018 consists of age, education qualification and nationality. The candidate must fulfill the following criteria to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk 2018:
Age-based requirement: The minimum age of the candidate should be 20 and maximum 28 years as on September 1, 2018.
Education qualification: The minimum qualification required for the post of IBPS Clerk is a graduation degree from a recognized university.
Domicile: The candidate must be a citizen of India and they must be subject of Nepal or subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
IBPS Clerk Pre-Exam Training 2018
The pre-exam training of IBPS Clerk 2018 will be arranged by nodal banks or participating organizations. IBPS Clerk 2018 pre-exam training will be only given to some selected candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribes/Minority Communities/Ex-servicemen/People with Disabilities. Candidates intending to opt for the pre-exam training of IBPS Clerk 2018, should select the relevant option while filling IBPS Clerk 2018 application form. IBPS Clerk pre-exam training 2018 will be given free of cost, but candidates will have to bear the transportation, living and other costs by themselves.
IBPS Clerk application form 2018 is expected to be released in August 2018 in online mode. Candidates must note that no other form of registration, other than online, is allowed by IBPS. Before applying online for IBPS Clerk 2018 the candidates will require the following.
Photograph and Signature scanned in 4.5cm × 3.5cm
a valid personal email id
bank account details
IBPS Clerk Application Form steps
Registration: Candidates will be required to fill in their personal information.
Uploading photograph and signature: Candidates will be asked to upload their photograph and signature
Filling up the application form: Now Candidates be required to fill the application form of IBPS Clerk 2018.
Preview of application form: At the fourth stage, they can preview the application details entered by them and finally pay the requisite application fee of IBPS Clerk 2018.
Fee payment: Candidates must pay through Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets. The IBPS Clerk application fee is given below:
Rs. 100 + bank charges
General and others
Rs. 600 + bank charges
Printout of e-receipt and application – Candidates must take a printout of application form and e-reciept of the fee and keep it safely for future reference.
The exam centres of IBPS Clerk 2018 are the list of venues where the exam will be conducted. IBPS Clerk 2018 exam will be conducted in 113 centres across various cities in India. Candidates can select the exam cities while filling the application form online. However, IBPS can allot you a centre other than the choice made by you if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues. Candidates will not be allowed to change IBPS Clerk exam centres after submission.
IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2018
Candidates who have successfully submitted the application form of IBPS Clerk 2018 can download the admit card. The admit card will be released two weeks prior to the examination. The admit card for the preliminary examination will be released in November 2018. To download their IBPS Clerk admit card 2018, a candidate must have:
• Username/Registration Number
• Password/Date of Birth
Candidates are required to download their admit card and take a printout of the same and present it at the venue of examination as a proof for their eligibility for the examination.
The IBPS Clerk 2018 exam will be held online in two stages - prelims and mains. The IBPS Clerk prelims exam is conducted to check the candidate on the basis of their English, aptitude, and reasoning.
Phase – 1 : IBPS Clerk Mains Examination
The total number of question is 100
Each question consists of 1 mark.
The time duration given to the candidates is of 60 minutes.
Phase – 2 : IBPS Clerk Mains Examination
Both Preliminary and Mains exam will be conducted in English and in Hindi.
The IBPS Clerk mains exam constitutes of 190 questions
Time duration allotted to the candidates is 160 minutes
Marks allotted to the questions are 200
The syllabus for both preliminary and mains exam is different. Candidates are also required to be proficient in computer and must have general awareness knowledge specifically in the field of Banking. The basic sections that a candidate needs to master are quantitative aptitude, reasoning and Englishlanguage. The sections which will be included in the IBPS Clerk syllabus 2018 are:
IBPS Clerk Cut off 2018
The cutoff marks for both prelims and mains exam will be announced by the IBPS. There are two types of IBPS cut off - sectional IBPS Clerk cut off and overall category wise IBPS Clerk cut off. The candidate needs to score equal to or higher to the cut off list. To qualify for final provisional allotment process, a candidate will need to qualify in IBPS Clerk2018 online Both exams will have one-fourth negative marking, i.e. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer and no marks will be deducted for unanswered questions. Candidates m mains examination and will also need to score sufficiently high overall so as to get a good rank in the final merit list.
IBPS Clerk Result 2018
IBPS will declare the result of IBPS clerk for both prelims and mains exam. The candidates who will qualify the prelims will be able to give the mains examination. The score obtained in the mains will be used in preparing of the cut off list. After completing the two stages, the selected candidates will be shortlisted for interview/group discussion and the final result of IBPS Clerk 2018will be declared in April 2018.
IBPS Clerk 2018 Participating Organizations (Banks & Financial Institutions)
IBPS is recruiting for clerical posts on the behalf of 19 participating organizations or financial institutions. Candidates who will clear the IBPS clerk 2018 recruitment exam, will be allocated to different branches of these participating organizations as per the preference of the candidate, rank in the merit list and states vacancies reported by participating organizations. The list of organizations or financial institutions participating in IBPS Clerk 2018 exam are given below:
Participating Organizations of IBPS Clerk 2018
Indian Overseas Bank
Central Bank of India
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Union Bank of India
Bank of Baroda
Punjab National Bank
United Bank of India
Bank of India
Punjab & Sind Bank
Bank of Maharashtra