Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the notification of IBPS Clerk 2018. Through the notification, the examination authority has released detailed information about the exam centres, application procedure, exam pattern, all major exam dates, etc. As per IBPS officials, the online application form of IBPS Clerk 2018 can be filled from September 18, while the last date to register is October 10. This year, IBPS has announced as many as 7079 vacancies for clerical cadre, while last year the vacancies for IBPS Clerk were 7884.
Out of the total number of vacancies, Uttar Pradesh has the maximum – 944 followed by Tamil Nadu with 792 vacancies and Maharashtra (772). The other states with maximum vacancies are Karnataka (618), Gujarat (533), West Bengal (410), Delhi (362) and Madhya Pradesh (325). Daman and Diu and Lakshdweep have 1 vacancy each.
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Aspiring candidates, while filling the application form, can pay the fee and make corrections in the application data from September 18 to October 10. Candidates, who are 20 to 28 years of age as on September 1, 2018, and have completed graduation (in any stream) can apply for IBPS Clerk exam. Check the detailed IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria 2018 here. Though the registration and exam dates have been announced, however, IBPS has not released the admit card and result dates for IBPS Clerk 2018.
The examination authority will conduct pre-exam training from November 26 to December 1 for reserved category candidates. IBPS Clerk 2018 will be held in online mode in two phases – Prelims and Mains. The prelims exam will be held on December 8, 9, 15 and 16, while the mains exam will be held on January 20, 2019.
As per the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk 2018, the prelims examination will be held for 100 questions against 100 marks wherein 3 sections – English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. Candidates have to attempt every section within the specified time of 20 minutes. IBPS Clerk mains exam will have 4 sections - General/ Financial Awareness, General English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude and Quantitative Aptitude. The paper will have 190 questions against 200 marks and candidates have to complete each section within the prescribed time limit.
IBPS Clerk result will be either declared in December 2018 or January 2019, while the provisional allotment will take place in April 2019.