IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 - Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk 2018 along with the notification for the recruitment at 7275 vacancies. Candidates aiming for a career in banking can go through the IBPS Clerk 2018 exam pattern. IBPS Clerk prelims exam includes 3 sections and carries 100 marks in total while mains exam includes 4 sections, 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 190 cities all across India, on December 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2018 while mains will be held on January 20, 2019, in 72 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 the 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 sections - English Language, Numerical Ability, Reasoning Ability- each carrying 30, 35, 35 marks respectively. 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.
IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern for Prelims
Name of Sections
No. of Questions
Time allotted to each section
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 for Mains
The main exam for IBPS Clerk includes four sections. Separate time is allotted for these 4 sections which will carry a total of 200 marks.
IBPS Clerk main examination includes the following sections - General/Financial Awareness, General English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, each carrying 50, 40, 60, 50 marks respectively. Except for 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
Name of sections
(NOT BY SEQUENCE)
No. of questions
Time allotted for each test
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern: Marking Scheme
For every correct answer attempted in IBPS Clerk exam 2018, the candidate will be given 1 mark in the prelims exam.
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 released the official notification for IBPS Clerk 2018 on September 14. Candidates must go through the table below to know IBPS Clerk exam dates 2018:
Exam Dates for IBPS Clerk 2018
December 8, 9, 15 and 16, 2018
January 20, 2019
IBPS Clerk Question Papers 2018
IBPS Clerk previous years question papers or mock test papers are the best way to prepare for the exam. IBPS Clerk 2018 will be conducted in online mode. Therefore, IBPS Clerk question papers are not officially released. By solving IBPS Clerk question papers, candidates can get a fair idea of the type and level of questions that can be asked in the prelims and mains exam. By regular practice, candidates can analyze their performance and focus on their weak areas.