About IBPS Clerk 2018
IBPS Clerk exam is conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection in online mode across India for selecting candidates in its clerical cadre in 19 Public Sector Banks. Some government and private financial organisations also accept IBPS score for filling up their clerical cadre posts in their respective organisations. The exam of IBPS Clerk 2018 is to be conducted in two phases – Preliminary and Mains. Candidates who are graduate and between 20 and 20 years of age are eligible to apply for IBPS Clerk 2018. The application form can be filled in online mode and payment of requisite application fee can be done through electronic payment gateway. The prelims exam of IBPS Clerk 2018 is scheduled to be conducted on December 8, 9, 15, and 16, 2018 while mains exam is to be conducted on January 20, 2019. Only those candidates who will qualify preliminary exam phase can appear for the mains exam. The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of marks scored by the candidates in the mains examination. All the shortlisted candidates after the mains exam will be recruited at various banks in their clerical cadre.
|Exam level:||National Level Exam|
|Frequency:||Once a year|
|Conducting Body:||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection|
|IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam - Duration||1 Hours +1 More|
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IBPS Clerk 2018 Important Dates
|08 Dec, 2018 - 09 Dec, 2018||IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam - Exam | Mode: Online|
|15 Dec, 2018 - 16 Dec, 2018||IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam - Exam | Mode: Online|
|20 Jan, 2019||IBPS Clerk Mains Exam - Exam | Mode: Online|
|18 Sep, 2018 - 10 Oct, 2018||Application - Application Form | Mode: Online|
Eligibility Criteria of IBPS Clerk 2018
In order to apply for the IBPS Clerk exam, candidates must meet certain eligibility criteria. Thus, the exam conducting authority has determined the eligibility criteria of IBPS Clerk on the basis of Nationality, Age, and Educational Qualification.
Eligibility Criteria of IBPS Clerk 2018 – Nationality/Citizenship
A candidate must be either of the following:
(i) A Citizen of India or
(ii) A subject of Bhutan or
(iii) A subject of Nepal or
(iv) A Tibetan Refugee who settled in India before January 1, 1962, permanently
(v) A person of Indian origin who has migrated to settle in India permanently from Sri Lanka, Burma, Vietnam, Pakistan, and East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia.
Candidate belonging to the above categories (ii, iii, iv & v), must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
Eligibility Criteria of IBPS Clerk – Age (As on September 1, 2018)
In order to fill the online application form of IBPS Clerk, candidates must have attained 20 years of age and must not exceed 28 years.
However, there are certain age relaxations given by the exam conducting authority according to the categories of the candidates.
IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2018 – Age Relaxation
|OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|Divorced women, widows, and women who are legally separated from their husbands and not remarried||9 years|
|Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen||The actual period of service rendered the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years.|
|Candidates domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir between January 1, 1980 to December 12, 1989||5 years|
|Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)||5 years|
|1984 riots affected candidates||5 years|
Eligibility Criteria of IBPS Clerk 2018 – Education Qualification
Candidates must hold a Graduation degree from Government recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized by the Central Government.
While registering online, candidates must have valid Degree certificate/Mark-sheet indicating the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation.
Candidates must have operating and working knowledge in computer systems and have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/language or must have studied Computer/IT as one of the subjects in High School/Institute/College.
Proficient in Official/Local Language of the State/UT for which a candidate is applying for. Candidates must know how to read/write and speak the Official language of preferred State/UT.
Mode of Application : Online
Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Other
|General||PWD||Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 100|
|General||Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 600|
|OBC||Online||Male, Female, Transgender||₹ 600|
|OBC||PWD||Online||Male, Female||₹ 100|
|SC||PWD||Online||Male, Female||₹ 100|
|ST||PWD||Online||Male, Female||₹ 100|
The application form of IBPS Clerk to be released by IBPS in online mode. Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria can fill the application form of IBPS Clerk along with the payment of application fees. Candidates before filling the application form must keep following per-requisites ready with themselves:
- E-mail ID: Candidates must have an active and valid email ID till the selection process is completed because all information related to IBPS Clerk exam will be sent on this e-mail ID of the candidate.
- Scanned copy of handwritten declaration according to the format given in the notification.
- Photograph & Signature: Candidates must have their signature scanned and have passport size photograph as per the specifications required.
- Bank account or card details through which payment will be done,
Candidates must keep in mind that the IBPS Clerk application form will not be accepted without the payment of application fees. The application fees must be paid in online mode.
The exam conducting authority has decided the amount of fee to be paid by the candidates according to their categories:
IBPS Clerk Application Fee
For all other candidates
Candidates can pay the application fee through Debit Cards (Visa/RuPay/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, IMPS, Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets and Internet Banking.
IBPS Clerk E-books and Sample Papers
Candidates must be confident and dedicated to prepare for IBPS Clerk examination. Depending on the time left for the examination, candidates must schedule and strategies their preparation. The foremost question that arises in the candidates mind is where to start the preparation from and how to prepare for IBPS Clerk 2018 exam. In such a case, candidates must follow the steps given below in order to crack the exam of IBPS Clerk.
- Go through Syllabus/Pattern of IBPS Clerk
- Get the best books for IBPS Clerk.
- Prepare a schedule to study each topic.
- Start preparing with the subject in which you are good.
- Regularly practice from previous years question papers.
- Take online mock tests.
IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern
The IBPS Clerk prelims exam contains questions from three sections - English, Aptitude, and Reasoning.
There are a total of 100 questions asked in the preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk.
Each question carries 1 mark. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
Candidates are allotted 20 minutes to complete each section.
The IBPS Clerk mains exam contains questions from four sections - General/Financial Awareness, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, General English, and Quantitative Aptitude
IBPS Clerk mains exam has a total of 190 questions
Candidates are allotted 160 minutes to complete the IBPS Clerk mains exam. Each section has a sectional time limit to be completed.
The total marks for which IBPS Clerk mains exam is conducted is 200 marks.
The IBPS Clerk admit card 2018 is issued by IBPS in online mode separately for both prelims and mains examination. Admit card of IBPS Clerk is most important document that must be carried by the candidates to the exam venue on the day of examination. Candidates can download their admit card by filling details like registration number/roll number and date of birth/password which the applicant has mentioned in the application form. Candidates must also take a printouts of the admit card and preserve it for the future reference. The admit card of IBPS Clerk 2018 contains details like name of the candidates, photograph, password, space for thumb impression and signature, invigilator's signature space, exam date and time, venue of the examination and its address and other important exam taking instructions.
The IBPS Clerk admit card for prelims exam is issued by IBPS in online mode to all those candidates who successfully fill the application form of IBPS clerk. The admit card for IBPS clerk prelims exam is the most important document that the candidates must bring to the exam centre on the day of IBPS Clerk preliminary examination. The admit card will contain the details about the candidates, exam date and time, address of the preliminary exam centre and other important instructions regarding the examination.
The admit card of IBPS Clerk Mains exam is issued in online mode to only those candidates who qualify the preliminary examination. Candidates must download their IBPS Clerk mains admit card by filling in details like user name/registration number and password/date of birth in the link provided on the official website of the exam conducting authority. Candidates must bring the admit card of the IBPS Clerk mains exam along with them to the examination centre on the day of exam because no candidates will be allowed to appear for the mains examination without it. The admit card of IBPS Clerk mains exam contains the details of candidates along with the details of examination dates and time and examination centre.
IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Centers
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam, 2018
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam, 2018
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Jammu|
Documents Required at Exam
- Admit Card
- Aadhaar card
- PAN card
- Driving License
- Voter ID Proof
- Bank Pass Book
- College/University ID Proof
- Employee ID
The IBPS Clerk Result 2018 for prelims exam is announced by IBPS in online mode for both the prelims and mains examination. Candidates can download their result of IBPS Clerk prelims examination by filling in the details like registration number/roll number and date of birth/password on the official website of IBPS. All those candidates who qualify the prelims will be eligible to appear in the mains exam of IBPS Clerk 2018. The result will contain the marks scored by the candidate, maximum marks, qualification status, and cut off. The final result of IBPS Clerk is prepared by IBPS on the basis of marks obtained in the mains exam. The marks scored by the candidates in the mains exam are then normalized out of 100 for provisional allotment.
The IBPS Clerk result for prelims exam will be announced by IBPS in online mode. Candidates can download their result of IBPS Clerk prelims examination by filling in the details like registration number/roll number and date of birth/password on the official website of IBPS. All those candidates who qualify the prelims will be eligible to appear in the mains exam of IBPS Clerk 2018.
The IBPS Clerks mains exam result will be announced by IBPS in online mode. The final list of selected candidates will be prepared on the basis of the marks scored by the candidates in the mains examination. The marks will be normalized out of 100 for the candidates to be allotted provisionally. If more than one candidate scores equal marks, then the selection will be done taking their age into consideration.
The cutoff marks for both prelims and mains exam are determined by the IBPS. The exam conducting authority determines two types of IBPS cut off - sectional cut off and overall category wise cut off. The candidates must score equal to or more than the cut off marks to qualify the examination.
IBPS Clerk 2018 Selection Process
IBPS Clerk Selection process
The exam of IBPS Clerk is conducted by IBPS in two phases- Preliminary and Mains. All the eligible candidates can fill the application form after which the candidates who successfully fill the application card can download their admit card to appear in the examination. Candidates need to first appear in the preliminary examination. If the candidates qualify the prelims, they become eligible for appearing in the mains exam which is the second phase in the selection process of the IBPS Clerk .
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination
The first stage in the selection process of IBPS clerk is the preliminary exam. The prelims exam of IBPS Clerk is conducted in online mode where candidates are asked 100 multiple choice question of 1 mark each. In order to appear in the next phase of the selection process, candidates must pass the preliminary stage. All those candidates who score the cut off marks can only appear for the mains examination of IBPS Clerk.
IBPS Clerk Mains Examination
IBPS Clerk mains examination is the second stage in the selection process of IBPS Clerk. Only those candidates appear in the mains exam of IBPS Clerk who have qualified the prelims exam. The mains exam of IBPS Clerk is conducted in online mode for 160 minutes in which candidates are asked 190 questions. The mains exam of IBPS Clerk is conducted for 200 marks. The final result of IBPS Clerk is declared on the basis of the marks obtained by the candidates in the mains exam only. The qualified candidates are then recruited in the clerical cadre in any of the bank under IBPS.
Documents Required at Counselling
- Print out of Online Application Form of IBPS Clerk
- Birth Certificate
- Class 10th Certificate reflecting date of birth
- Gradustion Marksheet
- Caste Certificate (if applicable)
- Disability Certificate (if applicable)
- Experience Certificate (if any)
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