IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) releases the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk 2018 along with the notification. Candidates aiming for a career in banking can go through the IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern. The exam includes 3 sections and carries 100 marks in total while mains exam will include 4 tests, carrying 200 marks in total. Through IBPS Clerk exam pattern candidates will get to know the division of questions, exam duration, marking scheme and all other relevant information related to the exam. By knowing these details through the IBPS Clerk exam pattern 2018, the aspirants will be able to prepare comprehensively for the recruitment examination.
IBPS Clerk 2018 preliminary exam will be conducted in 215 cities all across India, on December 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2018 while mains will be held on January 20, 2019 in 66 cities. To know more about IBPS Clerk exam pattern 2018 go through the article below.
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018: Highlights
IBPS Clerk is conducted in two stages – prelims and mains. The first stage is preliminary exam and the second stage is mains examination. The detailed exam pattern of IBPS Clerk 2018 is given below:
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 for Preliminary Exam
IBPS Clerk prelim exam includes three tests- English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability- each carrying 30, 35, 35 marks repectively. The prelim exam of IBPS Clerk is of 100 marks. Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks, which will be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category, depending on IBPS requirements, will be shortlisted for mains examination, by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection.
IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern for Prelims
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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 for Mains
The main exam for IBPS Clerk includes four tests. There is separate time allotted for these 4 tests and total marks for all these tests are of 200 marks.
IBPS Clerk main examination includes the following tests General/Fianancial Awareness, General English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, each carrying 50, 40, 60, 50 marks respectively. Except the test of English Language, the tests mentioned in the table below will be available in both English and Hindi language.
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Mains
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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme
For every correct answer attempted in IBPS Clerk exam 2018, the candidate will be given 1 mark.
For every incorrect answer 0.25 mark will be deducted.
Since, the exam involves negative marking, aspirants are advised to be sure before marking the answers and solve the questions wisely and correctly.
IBPS Clerk Exam Dates 2018
IBPS has not yet released the official notification for IBPS Clerk 2018. The dates are given in the table below:
Exam Dates for IBPS Clerk 2018
December 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2018
January 20, 2019
IBPS Clerk 2018 Question Papers
IBPS Clerk previous years question papers or mock test papers are the best way to prepare for the exam. IBPS will be conducted online. Therefore, IBPS Clerk question papers are not officially released. We will update this article if the question papers are available for both prelims and mains exam. By regular practice with the IBPS Clerk question papers, candidates can improve their speed and accuracy level of the exam.