IBPS Clerk 2018: 7883 vacancies, Cut Off, Age Limit and Exam Pattern

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IBPS– Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an independent institute which is involved in different activities like human resource, market research, and so on. Annually IBPS conducts various exams to hire for ideal blog posts and every year students request these evaluations varying from IBPS PO, IBPS CLERK.

IBPS was conducting Clerk Exam from last Eight years and now its known as IBPS Clerk CWE VII. The IBPS Clerk CWE Examination has two levels of examination the first is preliminary exam and mains. Candidates those who qualify for both examination are thus selected for the post.

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IBPS Clerk 2018

IBPS Clerk 2018 Announcement:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has announced the tentative examination dates for IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam. As per  IBPS Calendar, IBPS Clerk 2018-19 Prelims examination is arranged on 08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018 and the mains examination is scheduled on 20.01.2019IBPS Clerk 2018-19 notification for the recruitment of Clerks will be announced in the month of September. IBPS Clerk 2018 is a great opportunity for those candidates who have not been able to get through SBI and other Bank Recruitment Exams.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Vacancy:

This time total number vacancies for IBPS PO 2018 exam will be announced on its official notification. As per last years IBPS Clerk 2017 Official Notification’ there were 7883 vacancies in total.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Dates:

In the below table, you can get all the important dates regarding

IBPS Clerk 2018 exam dates.

Sr. No. EventDates
1Opening Of Online Application:September 2018
2Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminary 08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018
3Conduct of Online Examination – Main20.01.2019
4Declaration of Final Result1st April 2019

IBPS Clerk Examination Centre:

At the time of online application form, you will get the option to choose the examination center of your choice. However, IBPS can allow you a center other than the choice you made if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues. No query will be allowed by IBPS in regards to change in the exam center.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Recruitment:

The process of recruitment for IBPS Clerk CWE have two stages:

1. Preliminary Examination:

2. Main Examination:

Candidates have to pass in both of the above exams to get selected for the post of clerical cadre in most of the premier Public Sector Banks. The important thing to note is that there is no interview process required for the selection of candidate after the mains exam. 100% weight is given to the result of mains exam result.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern:

The IBPS Clerk examination conducts in two stages: Prelims exam and Mains exam. Both these papers follow the online method of conducting the written examination. The structure of the exam is as follow:

Stage-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

The preliminary examination of IBPS for its Clerk CWE is an online examination testing a candidate’s IQ and their academic strength on the basis of their aptitude, intellect, and English. There is three division and candidate must have to clear the cut off of each division to proceed to the mains exam round. The Candidates need to solve the question paper in the time frame of 1 hour. The composite marks of paper are 100 and the qualifying marks are decided by IBPS.

SL. No. Tests Name(Objective)No. of Questions Maximum MarksTotal Duration
1English Language3030Composite time of 1 Hour
2Numerical Ability3535 "
3Reasoning Ability3535 "
4Total100100

Stage-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination:

A big modification has been detected in the Pattern of 2017 Examination. The whole duration and the number of questions asked in Mains Examination of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam have been revised. In IBPS’s latest update now   IBPS Clerk Mains Examination will have 190 questions that need to be completed within a time frame of 160 minutes.

Earlier, The Reasoning Ability and  Computer Aptitude part used to be conducted individually. But, in the latest update by IBPS, both these sections are mixed together and will constitute of 50 questions that need to be solved in a fix time duration of 45 minutes. Now, Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted in a different language, i.e. both in English and in Hindi. For more information about  Examination Pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VII please go through the below table.

SL. No.Exam Name (Objective)Total No of QuestionMaximum MarksExam Duration
1Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 506045 minutes
2English Language404035 minutes
3Quantitative Aptitude 505045 minutes
4General/ Financial Awareness 505035 minutes
Total190200160 minutes

The Negative marking  for Wrong Answers:

Candidates those who are preparing for IBPS Exam they all must know that there is a negative marking for incorrect answers marked in both preliminary examination as well as mains examination. An incorrect answer to an objective question will have to pay a penalty of one-fourth of the total mark assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for the question left blank or not answered.

 The Final Calculation Score for IBPS Clerk Examination:

IBPS Clerk exam final score is calculated keeping the following points in mind:

• The Marks achieved in the Preliminary Exam (stage-1) will not consider for IBPS Exam selection.

• The Candidates must have to qualify for  stage-2 to be eligible for final merit.

• The total score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category of the exam. Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus:

The important three sections of the preliminary examination are English Language, Reasoning, and Numerical Ability. Every section has multiple subheadings to focus on when you are preparing for IBPS Clerk Exam CWE.

Reasoning, Numerical Ability, and English Language is the syllabus and these are same for mains and preliminary exam.  General Awareness and Computer Knowledge are two additional two syllabi. The General Awareness is based on the Banking Sector awareness.

IBPS Clerk 2018 preliminary and Mains Exam Syllabus:

SL. No.English Language Reasoning AbilityComputerNumerical Ability General Awareness
1Reading Comprehension Puzzle and Arrangements History and Generation of ComputersNumber SeriesBanking and Insurance Awareness
2Cloze TestInequalityIntroduction to Computer OrganisationSimplification/ Approximation Govt. Schemes and Policies
3FillersSyllogismComputer Hardware and I/O Devices Quadratic EquationsStatic Awareness
4Spotting ErrorsCoding - DecodingComputer Languages, Basics of DBMSData Interpretation Financial Awareness
5Sentence Improvement Blood Relations Operating System, Internet Data Sufficiency Current Affairs
6Fill in the Blanks Direction senseComputer Network & Security Miscellaneous
7Order and Ranking MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
8Computer Memory, Computer Software
9Number System and Conversions

Eligibility Criteria For IBPS Clerk 2018:

The following Two eligibility criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam 2018:

Age Limit: The applicants must be between 20 Years to 28 Years old. The Confirmed eligibility criteria for  Examination will be issued with the official notification.

Educational Qualification: A candidate must maintain the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a Government recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized. The candidate must have passed in English as one of the subjects at Intermediate or SSC and Graduation level.

Online Application IBPS Clerk 2018:

The registration for  Examination 2018 will be done online mode only. Below are the web-browsers that are compatible with IBPS Clerk 2018 Application form website:

1.  Internet Explorer 8 and above

2. Google Chrome 3.0 and above

3.  Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above

Candidates must arrange the following details before applying online:

1. A working E-mail Id.

2. A color Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size

3. Application Fee must be paid online. so kindly arrange credit card, Debit card, and Online Banking details.

The exam online application form can only be filled on the official website only.

Before starting with the online registration process, all candidates must go through the complete guide for IBPS Clerk Online Application.

Application Fee IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam:

In the below table you can get category wise fee information for exam online application. Online application charges once paid will not be refunded or transfer. The application fee must be paid online only.

Sr. No.Category Application Fee
1General and OthersRs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)
2SC/ST/PWDRs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)

IBPS Clerk 2018 Call Letter And Admit Card:

Candidates have to download the examination admit card from the official website of the bank because a hard copy of the IBPS Clerk Admit Card will not be sent to the candidates. Below is the login details that will need on the official website:

• Registration No/Roll No

• Date of Birth/ Password

The admit card will be made available 10 to 15 days before the IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam. The admit card or call letter for IBPS Clerk 2017 will be issued in 3 phases:

• Online Preliminary Examination

• Online Mains Examination

We will mention the link to download the admit card will be provided on this page. Candidates are requested to check the details on the admit card before downloading it.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Results:

IBPS will announce the results after completing each phase of the examination. The final category wise and state-wise merit list shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by candidates in their mains examination. if the  Candidates name mention in the merit list will then be considered for appointment for the post of clerk in Banks.

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