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30 Sep 2018


IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification

IBPS has released the tentative exam dates for IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam. According to IBPS Calendar, IBPS Clerk 2018-19 Prelims exam is scheduled on 08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018 and mains exam is scheduled on 20.01.2019. IBPS Clerk 2018-19 notification for the recruitment of Clerks will be released in the month of September. IBPS Clerk 2018 is going to be an opportunity for those who have not been able to get through SBI and other Bank Recruitment Exams.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Eligibility Criteria

The candidate must fulfill the following two criteria to be eligible for the IBPS Clerk Exam 2018:

Age Limit: The candidate must be 20 Years to 28 Years. The final criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam 2018 will be released along with the official notification.

Educational Qualification: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.


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IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Complete Schedule


You must note down important dates related to IBPS Clerk Exam 2018 and make sure that you complete the process correctly on time. The schedule of the exam is mentioned below:

Sr. No.




Start Of Online Application:

September 2018


Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminary

08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018


Conduct of Online Examination – Main



Declaration of Final Result

1st April 2019


IBPS Clerk Exam Centre

While filling the online application form you are given the option to choose the centre of your preference. However IBPS can allot you a centre other than the choice made by you if there is non-availability of seats at preferred venues. No complaints will be entertained by IBPS in regards to change in the exam centre.


IBPS Clerk 2018 Recruitment

The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk CWE occurs in two phases:

1. Preliminary Examination

2. Main Examination


IBPS Clerk 2018 Vacancy Details

Last Year total 7883 vacancies were released to fill the vacant post of IBPS Clerk post in the banks. Therefore, this year we are expected that around 8000 vacancies will be released by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection for IBPS CWE Clerk-VIII 2018 Exam. Here, we have provided the tentative vacancy details of IBPS Clerk-VIII Recruitment 2018, so let's have a look at the vacancy details -

  • Name of Organization: Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)

  • Name of Exam: IBPS CWE CLERK-VIII 2018

  • Name of the post: Clerical Cadre (CWE CLERK-VIII)

  • Number of Vacancies: 8000 Expected


IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

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

Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk CWE is an online exam testing a candidate on the basis of their aptitude, intellect and English. There are three sections in total and the candidate must clear the cut off of each section to proceed to the mains exam round. Candidates are required to solve the question paper in the time frame of 1 hour. The composite mark of the paper is 100 and the passing marks is decided by IBPS that is likely to change every year depending on the level of difficulty of the exam.


Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



English Language



Composite time of 1 Hour


Numerical Ability




Reasoning Ability








Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

Major changes have been observed in the Exam Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam. The total duration and the number of questions asked in Mains Examination of IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam have been revised. In the latest update by IBPS, IBPS Clerk Mains Exam will now constitute of 190 questions that needs to be completed in a time frame of 160 minutes.

Previously, Computer Aptitude and Reasoning Ability Section used to be conducted separately. But, in the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are amalgamated together and will constitute of 50 questions that needs to be solved in a time duration of 45 minutes. Both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi. Let’s have a look at the Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VII.


Name of Tests(Objective

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks



Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude



45 minutes


English Language



35 minutes


Quantitative Aptitude



45 minutes


General/ Financial Awareness



35 minutes




160 minutes


Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in both preliminary examination as well as mains examination. A wrong answer to an objective question will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the total mark assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for the question left blank or unanswered.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam:

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

• Marks obtained in the Preliminary Exam (Phase-1) will not be considered for selection.

• Candidates must qualify Phase-2 to be eligible for final merit.

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


IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus

The major three sections of the preliminary examination are Reasoning, English Language and Numerical Ability. Each of these sections has multiple subheadings to focus on when preparing for IBPS Clerk CWE.

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

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Syllabus (Pre+Mains)

English Language

Numerical Ability

Reasoning Ability


General Awareness

Reading Comprehension

Number Series

Puzzle and Arrangements

History and Generation of Computers

Banking and Insurance Awareness

Cloze Test

Simplification/ Approximation


Introduction to Computer Organisation

Financial Awareness


Quadratic Equations


Computer Hardware and I/O Devices

Govt. Schemes and Policies

Spotting Errors

Data Interpretation

Coding - Decoding

Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS

Current Affairs

Sentence Improvement

Data Sufficiency

Blood Relations

Operating System, Internet

Static Awareness

Fill in the Blanks


Direction sense

Computer Network & Security


Order and Ranking

MS Office Suit and Short cut keys


Computer Memory, Computer Software


Number System and Conversions



IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2018

Applicants, who will successfully submit the application form will be able to download IBPS Clerk 2018 Admit Card from the official website. IBPS Clerk Prelims Admit Card 2018 will be released before 10 to 15 days of examination. IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam is set to be held on 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th December 2018 and IBPS Clerk Preliminary Admit Card 2018 is expected to be released in last week of November. Candidates are advised to take a hard copy of admit card to the examination hall else they won’t be allowed to sit in the examination hall.

Applicants will not be permitted to appear for the IBPS Clerk CWE Preliminary and Main Exam without some important documents: such as:

  • Valid Call Letter for the respective date and session of Examination

  • Photo-identity proof (as specified) in original bearing the same name as it appears on the call letter/ application form and

  • Photocopy of photo-identity proof (as mentioned in (2) above)


IBPS Clerk Result 2018

IBPS Clerk Prelims exam will be held on 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th December 2018 and IBPS Clerk Prelims Result 2018 will be announced after 15 days of examination on the official website.

After completing the Main-written examination, the IBPS Clerk Mains Result 2017-18 is expected to be declared in February 2018. IBPS Clerk Result 2018 for mains examination will be announced on the official website. After completing the two stages, the selected candidate would be called for the stage III i.e. interview which will be followed by Stage IV i.e. Group Discussion and Interview, and the Final Result for IBPS Clerk 2018 will be declared in April 2018


IBPS Clerk Previous Papers 2018.

Past year papers are of primary importance when you’re looking forward to preparing for a government exam. These help us to understand the structure and composition of the exam paper. IBPS Clerk Previous Year Papers will surely let you score well in the exam. You can even visit our official page of Previous Year Papers/Questions


IBPS Clerk Cut off 2018

The cut-off marks are the minimum marks required for the candidate to qualify the exam. These scores will be released after the exam by number of candidates gave the exam, number of vacancies and the difficulty level of the exam. The Cut-Off marks for IBPS Clerk 2018 will be estimated and released as soon as the final result is declared. Each applicant will be required to obtain minimum marks in each paper of Online Examination as well as also minimum total marks to be considered for further procedure. based on a number of the State wise vacancies available, IBPS Clerk Cut-Off 2018 will be decided and applicants will be considered for provisional allotment.


IBPS Clerk Preparation Strategy

We have listed here Tips & Preparation Strategy to Crack IBPS Clerk Exam 2018. So follow the points mentioned below.

  • Firstly, make an aim to work hard and focus on the exam.

  • Be consistent in your learning process to achieve success.

  • Don’t be diverted

  • Don’t act in a hurry and answer the questions wisely

  • Go through all the instructions mentioned carefully.

  • Take your time before answering a question but don’t hang on for long.

  • With this we all would like to wish you Good Luck


IBPS Clerk Study Plan for Prelims

IBPS Clerk Study Plan- IBPS Clerk is one of the most anticipated exams of all in a year. IBPS Clerk Prelims is round the corner and students need to start their IBPS Clerk Preparation as per IBPS Clerk syllabus.

Given below are the areas in which IBPS Clerk Prelims Study Plan 2017 will help you-

  • The important topics with higher weightage have been placed at the top so that you will be able to score IBPS Clerk cut off – both sectional and overall.

  • The targets which you have set for yourself, you can achieve it easily.

  • After preparing with the IBPS Clerk study plan 2017, you can practice with IBPS Clerk mock tests to analyze your performance.


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