IBPS Clerk 2018 (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) is conducted for candidates seeking recruitment to the post of clerks in various public sector banks. Candidates who wish to make their career in banking sector can fill IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Form from August 2018.
IBPS Clerk Result will be announced after the each stage – Prelims, Mains and Interview. The result for prelims stage is going to be announced in the month of December. Candidates must keep a constant check on the notifications uploaded on IBPS website.
|Exam Name||IBPS Clerk|
|Conducting Body||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection|
|Exam Type||National Level Recruitment Exam|
Prelims: November 2018
|Eligibility Criteria||Must have a graduation degree from a recognized institute|
|Age: 20 years- 28 years|
|Mode of Application||Online|
|Exam Mode||Computer Based Test|
|Duration||Prelims: 1 hour Mains: 2 hours 15 minutes|
IBPS Clerk Application Form is available from August 2018. The exam will be conducted in two stages on different dates. The preliminary examination is scheduled in December-2018 while the Main examination will be conducted in January 2019. Candidate can check the detailed schedule tabulated below. The exam dates given below are tentative and can be changed.
|Online Application Form available from||August 2018|
|Last Date of Registration||September 2018|
|Issue of E-Admit Card for Preliminary Exam||November 2018|
|Date of Preliminary Exam||December 2018|
|Declaration of Preliminary Exam Result||December 2018|
|Issue of E-Admit Card for Main Exam||December 2018|
|Date of Main Exam||January 2019|
|Declaration of Main Exam Result||February 2019|
Candidates who are going to appear in IBPS Clerk 2018 must check the eligibility criteria before filling the application form. If candidates does not satisfy the prescribed eligibility criteria then the application form can be rejected at any stage. The minimum eligibility criteria is given below which candidates can check to avoid any confusion.
IBPS Clerk Application form will be available from the month of August, 2018. The last date to fill the application form is September, 2018. Before filling the application form, candidates should be ready with documents such as scanned images of photograph and signature, marks sheet of 10th and 12th examination. The application form can only be submitted after the successful fee payment. No change is allowed in the Application form after the closure of payment window.
Given below are the steps which candidates can follow to fill the IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Form.
IBPS Clerk 2018 Application fee Payment
Candidates have to remit the application fee after filling in all the details. Candidates can make payment through Credit Card/ Debit Card or Net Banking as per their convenience. Candidates who belongs to general category have to make payment of INR 600/-. The reserved category candidates will get the relaxation in fee payment. Candidates who belongs to reserved category have to make payment of INR 100/-.
|Category||Unreserved Category||SC/ST/PwD Category|
|Application Fee||INR 600/-||INR 100/-|
IBPS Clerk Admit card for preliminary exam will be available for download from November, 2018. The admit card for mains can be downloaded from the month of December, 2018 onwards. Candidates can download their IBPS Clerk 2018 Admit card from the official website of IBPS. Admit card would only be available online and not be sent by via post or any other medium. IBPS Clerk Admit Card is necessary for entry to the examination hall and as a proof of identity. Without the admit card, candidates would be debarred from taking part in the exam.
Given below are the steps to download IBPS 2018 Admit Card:
Candidates must carefully go through the IBPS Clerk exam pattern before appearing for the test. In 2016, IBPS did not introduce any changes in the exam pattern for clerical cadre recruitment. The exam pattern varies for the preliminary and mains examination. Given below is the described examination pattern separately for preliminary and mains.
Preliminary exam includes English language, numerical ability and reasoning. The question paper consist of 100 questions to be done in 60 minutes. Given below is the Exam pattern for preliminary examination.
|No. of Sections||Total number of questions||Total marks assigned||Time Duration|
|English language||100||100||1 hours|
The mains exam includes English language, Numerical ability, Reasoning, General awareness and Computer knowledge. There are 200 questions in the question paper which has to be attempted in 2 hours and 15 minutes. Given below is the Exam Pattern for Mains examination:
|Number of Sections||Total number of questions||Total marks assigned||Time Duration|
|English language||200||200||2 hours & 15 minutes|
|General Awareness (banking)|
Result of prelim and main examination will be available on the official website of IBPS. The tentative date of releasing of prelim result is December, 2018 and for mains is February, 2018. After the declaration of result, shortlisted candidates will be allotted the clerical post according to their merit in the test. To check IBPS Clerk Result, use the following steps:
With the rising number of participants in IBPS Clerk every year, the competition will also increase. Hence, the cutoff is also expected to rise every year. Given below is the cutoff of prelims and mains exam for the reference of candidates.
|Category||Prelims Cut off||Mains Cut off|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.