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IBPS Clerk 2018 Notifications, Exam Dates,and More

Hello guys here we are come up with IBPS Clerk 2018 notification along with exam dates, criteria, reserve list for IBPS clerk 2018 and many more. IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) organize a common written exam every year, for the recruitment in the clerical profession in all bank in the country. All banks are following the common written exam to the selection process.

IBPS has been conducting this exam for 8 years, that’s why it is named as IBPS CWE 2018 VII.  There are two levels of exam conducted by IBPS one is a preliminary exam and second is mains. The candidate passed in both exams will be selected for the post.

IBPS has released IBPS Clerk Mains Admit Card (Call Letter) 2017-18. Candidates can download their admit card by clicking on the link mentioned below.

IBPS Clerk Reserve List for 2018

IBPS  (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) has been released reserve list for 2018. You can check reserve list and other information given in the following table.

Minimum Scores 33.5022/06/92 28.1016/02/94 36.8010/06/92 39.6020/10/94 NA 31.3017/06/91 32.9018/03/93

Notification of IBPS Clerk 2018

Tentative dates have been released by IBPS. As stated by IBPS Clerk 2018 calender Prelims exam will be conducted on 08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018.  mains exam is scheduled on 20.01.2019. Further notification of IBPS Clerk 2018-19 will be released in the month of September 2018. IBPS Clerk 2018 is a great opportunity for those who could not able to get through SBI and other bank recruitment exam.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Vacancies

As per the notification in 2017 of IBPS Clerk 2018, there were 7883 vacancies. The number of vacancies can be varied at the time of final notification.

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates in 2018

Note down the important dates related to IBPS Clerk 2018, it helps you to schedule your pre-exam strategy. The scheduled of the exam is as  per the mention in the following table:

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1 Start Of Online Application: September 2018
2 Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary 08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018
4 Conduct of Online Examination – Main 20.01.2019
5 Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2019

Centre for IBPS Clerk 2018 exam

When you fill the exam online application form the options will be given to choosing the center as per your preference. If seats are not available at your preferred center, IBPS can allow you to the other center. Center allotment decision is under IBPS. Complaint regarding center allotment will not be entertained by IBPS Clerk 2018.

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.

Recruitment in 2018 of IBPS Clerk

As per mentioned in the first paragraph of this post, recruitment process of IBPS Clerk 2018 will take place in two phases:

1)Preliminary Examination

2) Main Examination

To get selected for this post in clerical cadre, the candidate has to qualify both exams. The important thing of IBPS you need to know is there is no interview process required to select for a candidate after the mains. Selection completely depends on mains exam.

Exam Pattern for IBPS Clerk

Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite times of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100



The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk is online testing of a candidate on the basis of their aptitude, intellect, and English. Proceed to mains exam candidate has to clear all three sections of the preliminary exam. There is a time frame of one hour to solve the question paper. This is a 100 marks paper, and passing mark will be decided by IBPS,  generally passing marks is changed every year. It depends on the difficulty level of the exam.


Phase 2-: IBPS Mains Examination

A lot of changes have been noticed in the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk 2017. The exam duration and the number of questions asked in mains exam of IBPS Clerk have been revised. As per the latest update by  IBPS, there will be 190 questions and that has to be solved in a time frame of 160  minutes.

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes


Earlier Computer Aptitude Reasoning Ability Section was conducted separately. But, as per the recent update by IBPS, both these sections are combined together and will constitute of 50 questions, and time duration for this paper is 45 minutes. There are both options are available for examination language (English and Hindi ). Let’s check out the exam pattern for IBPS Clerk CWE VII.

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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.

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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.

Check Out Syllabus of IBPS Clerk 2018

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 2017 Exam Syllabus (Pre+Mains)

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Syllabus (Pre+Mains)

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What is the Eligibility Criteria of IBPS Clerk 2018?

The candidate must have following criteria for being eligible for IBPS Clerk 2018.

  • Age Limit: The candidate must be more than 20 years and less than 28 years. The final notification will be released with criteria for IBPS Clerk 2018.
  •  Educational Qualification: Minimum qualification for IBPS Clerk is graduation in any discipline from a recognized university.  The candidate must be passed in English as one of the subjects in SSC/HSC/graduation level. The candidate must have all certificates as a proof of passing the qualifying examination.

How to Apply Online for IBPS Clerk?

Here is all you need to know about IBPS Clerk online application. Read follow what to avoid and what to add while filling an online application form.

  • Internet Explorer 8 and above
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.0 and above
  • Google Chrome 3.0 and above
  • Candidates applying online must have the following pre-requisites:
  • A valid Email Id
  • Photograph and Signature scanned in the prescribed size
  • Application Fee must be paid online so all document required for the online transaction.

The IBPS Clerk 2018 application form can only be filled on the official website.

Fee Structure for IBPS Clerk

Fee structure of IBPS Clerk is completely category wise. The fee is not refundable or will not be held for any other examination form fee.

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IBPS Clerk 2018 Admit Card & Call Letter

There is no provision of sending hard copy of admit card to the candidate’s address. Candidate can download a admit card from official website of the bank. Login to official website you need following

  • Registration No/Roll No
  • Date of Birth/ Password

Admit card will be available before 10 – 15 days before examination date.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Results

IBPS will declare the results after completion of each phase of examination. The final state wise merit list and category wise merit list shall be prepared in descending order of the marks secured by candidates in their online mains examination. Candidates who fall in the prescribed merit list will then be considered for appointment for the post of clerk in Banks.

The cutoff for IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference:

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Cut off 2016-17

The cutoff for IBPS Clerk Mains Exam 2016-17 is shown below for reference(Final Cut Off):

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