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
Languages English, Hindi
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

Categories        Age Relaxation        
SC/ST        5 years        
OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)3 years
PWD10 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

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General PWD Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 100
General Online Male, Female, Transgender ₹ 600
SC Online Transgender ₹ 100
ST Online Transgender ₹ 100
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                                                                            

            

Category

        
            

Application Fee

        
            

SC/ST/PWD    

            

Rs. 100

            

For all other             candidates

        
            

Rs. 600     

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

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam

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.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam

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. 

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam

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.

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam

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

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Chirala
Chittoor
Guntur
Kakinada
Kurnool
Nellore
Ongole
Rajahmundry
Srikakulam
Tirupati
Vijayawada
Vizianagaram
Visakhapatnam
Eluru
Kadapa
Telangana Hyderabad
Karimnagar
Khammam
Warangal
Arunachal Pradesh Naharlagun
Assam Dibrugarh
Guwahati
Jorhat
Silchar
Tezpur
Bihar Arrah
Aurangabad
Bhagalpur
Darbhanga
Gaya
Hajipur
Muzaffarpur
Patna
Purnea
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Bhilai
Bilaspur
Raipur
Haryana Bahadurgarh
Faridabad
Gurgaon
Ambala
Hisar
Karnal
Kurukshetra
Panipat
Yamuna Nagar
Delhi New Delhi
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Agra
Aligarh
Allahabad
Bareilly
Bulandshahr
Gorakhpur
Jhansi
Kanpur
Lucknow
Mathura
Meerut
Moradabad
Muzaffarnagar
Unnao
Varanasi
Goa Panaji
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Anand
Gandhinagar
Himatnagar
Jamnagar
Mehsana
Rajkot
Surat
Vadodara
Himachal Pradesh Bilaspur
Hamirpur
Kangra
Kullu
Mandi
Shimla
Solan
Una
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Samba
Srinagar
Jharkhand Bokaro
Dhanbad
Hazaribagh
Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Karnataka Belgaum
Bengaluru
Bidar
Gulbarga
Hubli
Mangalore
Mysore
Shimoga
Udupi
Davanagere
Hassan
Mandya
Dharwad
Kerala Alappuzha
Kannur
Kochi
Kollam
Kottayam
Kozhikode
Malappuram
Palakkad
Thiruvananthapuram
Thrissur
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Gwalior
Indore
Jabalpur
Sagar
Satna
Ujjain
Maharashtra Amravati
Aurangabad
Chandrapur
Dhule
Jalgaon
Kolhapur
Latur
Mumbai
Thane
Navi Mumbai
Nagpur
Nanded
Nashik
Pune
Ratnagiri
Solapur
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Angul
Balasore
Bargarh
Baripada
Berhampur
Ganjam
Bhubaneshwar
Cuttack
Dhenkanal
Jharsuguda
Rourkela
Sambalpur
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Amritsar
Bathinda
Fatehgarh Sahib
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Mohali
Pathankot
Patiala
Phagwara
Sangrur
Rajasthan Ajmer
Alwar
Bhilwara
Bikaner
Jaipur
Jodhpur
Kota
Sikar
Udaipur
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Coimbatore
Dindigul
Krishnagiri
Madurai
Nagercoil
Namakkal
Perambalur
Salem
Thanjavur
Tiruchirapalli
Thoothukudi
Tirunelveli
Vellore
Tripura Agartala
Uttarakhand Dehradun
Haldwani
Haridwar
Roorkee
West Bengal Asansol
Bardhaman
Berhampore
Durgapur
Hooghly
Howrah
Kalyani
Kolkata
Siliguri
Lakshadweep Kavaratti

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam, 2018

State City
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Kurnool
Vijayawada
Visakhapatnam
Assam Guwahati
Bihar Arrah
Hajipur
Patna
Chandigarh Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh Raipur
Gujarat Surat
Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar
Delhi New Delhi
Haryana Faridabad
Gurgaon
Hisar
Uttar Pradesh Ghaziabad
Greater Noida
Agra
Allahabad
Kanpur
Lucknow
Meerut
Varanasi
Goa Panjim
Himachal Pradesh Shimla
Solan
Jammu and Kashmir Jammu
Srinagar
Jharkhand Jamshedpur
Ranchi
Karnataka Bengaluru
Kerala Kochi
Thiruvananthapuram
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Indore
Maharashtra Aurangabad
Mumbai
Thane
Navi Mumbai
Nagpur
Pune
Manipur Imphal
Meghalaya Shillong
Mizoram Aizawl
Nagaland Kohima
Odisha Bhubaneshwar
Puducherry Puducherry
Punjab Bathinda
Jalandhar
Ludhiana
Mohali
Patiala
Rajasthan Jaipur
Sikkim Gangtok
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Madurai
Tirunelveli
Telangana Hyderabad
Tripura Agartala
Uttarakhand Dehradun
West Bengal Hooghly
Kalyani
Kolkata

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit Card
  • Aadhaar card
  • PAN card
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • 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.

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam

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.



IBPS Clerk Mains Exam

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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