IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification, Exam Dates, Syllabus & Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk 2018 

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts a common written exam (CWE) every year for the recruitment of clerical cadre in various banks all across the country. All public sector banks will use the written exam - IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam to recruit candidates for the number of vacancies that are released in the official notification.

IBPS will be conducting Clerk exam for the eighth time this year and hence named IBPS Clerk CWE VIII. IBPS Clerk CWE exam will be conducted on two levels- preliminary and mains. Students qualifying both the phases will be finally selected for recruitment.

IBPS Clerk is an entry-level job in different public sector banks (PSB). IBPS Clerk Exam is conducted once in a year to hire candidates for the post of clerical cadre. The IBPS Clerk examination consists of two common written exams (CWE): IBPS Clerk Prelims exam and the IBPS Clerk Mains exam. In every clerical recruitment it is very important that the candidates are well aware of the regional or local language of the state for which they are applying as IBPS might conduct a regional language proficiency test after the mains examination. After a certain time a clerk can become an officer through internal bank exams. IBPS Clerk is a brilliant opportunity for all seeking a bright career in banking sector.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Dates

IBPS has announced the tentative dates for IBPS Clerk 2018 exam. The dates for IBPS Clerk 2018 Preliminary Examination is 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th December 2018 while that of Mains Examination is 20th January 2019.

IBPS is organizing IBPS Clerk 2018 exam to assess and select candidates for the Clerical post in the various organization. Mentioned below is the detailed scheduled as per the official notification:

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1Start 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

IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification

The official notification for IBPS Clerk 2018 has been released. The notification entails all the important details regarding the number of vacancies, changes in exam pattern and syllabus (if any), list of centres and eligibilty criteria. 

IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2018 

IBPS has not released the number of vacancies for 2018. The total number of vacancies this year are 7275. Following Table gives the complete break up of State-wise vacancies.



S.No.
State
Vacancies
1.
Andaman & Nicobar
0
2.
Andhra Pradesh
167
3.
Arunachal Pradesh
10
4.
Assam
94
5.
Bihar
178
6.
Chandigarh
37
7.
Chattisgarh
89
8.
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
3
9.
Daman & Diu
1
10.
Delhi
362
11.
Goa
48
12.
Gujarat
533
13.
Haryana
146
14.
Himachal Pradesh
90
15.
Jammu & Kashmir
61
16.
Jharkhand
110
17
Karnataka
618
18.
Kerala
291
19.
Lakshwadeep
1
20.
Madhya Pradesh
325
21.
Maharashtra
772
22.
Manipur
8
23.
Meghalaya
6
24.
Mizoram
2
25.
Nagaland
4
26.
Odisha
191
27.
Puducherry
22
28.
Punjab
405
29.
Rajashthan
286
30.
Sikkim
10
31.
Tamil Nadu
792
32.
Telangana
162
33.
Tripura
18
34.
Uttar Pradesh
944
35.
Uttarakhand
97
36.
West Bengal
410
TOTAL
7275

IBPS will conduct  CWE VIII clerk Online exam in two parts:

1. IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam
2. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam


IBPS Clerk Salary

Approximate salary of bank clerk is 18,000 - 20,000. And other allowances as may be admissible under the rules in force from time to time in the company. The emoluments of a bank clerk may vary from bank to bank but after becoming a clerk there are more opportunities ahead to give internal exams and get promoted to officer grade in a stipulated period of time. 


IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Centre


There is exam centre in every state and union territories i.e. 36 and the complete list of centres is given in the Official notification.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern


A) IBPS Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern:

S.No.Name of Tests(ObjectiveNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
1English Language303020 minutes
2Quantitative Aptitude353520 minutes
3Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes


IBPS clerk Exam Pattern consists of 100 questions & in 3 sections and 1 hour of time. Sectional Timing of 20 Minutes has been introduced this year. The marks obtained in the Preliminary examination is just of qualifying nature for mains exam. The pattern of the Preliminary exam is given in the table above. As per the trend in banking examination from past year, the preliminary exam is generally easier and with correct time and topic management candidates can get through this phase with ease.

B) IBPS Clerk 2018 Mains Exam Pattern:


IBPS Mains exam will contain 200 questions and time allotted will be 160 minutes. There is separate sectional timing for each test of Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, G.A, Quant, and English. The pattern of the Mains exam is given below:



Sr. No
Name of Tests
(NOT BY SEQUENCE)
No. of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Medium of Exam
Time allotted for each
test (Separately timed)
1
General/ Financial Awareness 
50
50
English & Hindi
35 minutes
2
English Language
40
40
English
35 minutes
3
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
50
60
English & Hindi
45 minutes
4
Quantitative Aptitude

50
50
English & Hindi
45 minutes

Total
190 
200

160 minutes

Important Note – Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will be considered for shortlisting for final merit list.

There will be negative marking for every wrong answers in both Preliminary and Main Examination for which there is a penalty of ¼ or 0.25 of the marks assigned to the particular question. Mains examination of IBPS Clerk 2017 Recruitment did put up a very tough fight for all the candidates. To clear IBPS Clerk Mains candidates can prepare through Computer Based Test Series for IBPS Clerk. 


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IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Syllabus


English Language 

  • Reading Comprehension 
  • Cloze Test 
  • Fillers 
  • Sentence Errors 
  • Vocabulary based questions 
  • Sentence Improvement 
  • Jumbled Paragraph 
  • Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement) 


Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles 
  • Seating Arrangements 
  • Direction Sense 
  • Blood Relation 
  • Syllogism 
  • Order and Ranking 
  • Coding-Decoding 
  • Machine Input-Output 
  • Inequalities 
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series 
  • Data Sufficiency 
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument) 


Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart) 
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations) 
  • Number Series 
  • Approximation and Simplification 
  • Data Sufficiency 
  • Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns) 


General / Financial Awareness

  • Banking  Awareness 
  • Financial Awareness 
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies 
  • Current Affairs 
  • Static Awareness 


Computer Aptitude

  • History and Generation of Computers 
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation 
  • Computer Memory 
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices 
  • Computer Software 
  • Computer Languages 
  • Operating System 
  • Computer Network 
  • Internet 
  • MS Office Suit and Short cut keys 
  • Basics of DBMS 
  • Number System and Conversions 
  • Computer and Network Security 


IBPS Clerk 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications:

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 a certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.

Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable.

Age : Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years

A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1990 and not later than 01.09.1998 (both dates inclusive)

IBPS Clerk 2018 Online Application


Commencement of on-line registration of application: 18/09/2018
Closure of registration of application: 10/10/2018


IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Fee

The fees is to be paid through online mode:
Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
Rs. 600 /- for all others

IBPS Clerk 2018 Admit Card

Every candidate who registers for IBPS Exam 2018 within stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of IBPS. The admit card for the PRELIMS exam will be released first followed by the admit card of MAINS exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for MAINS).


IBPS Clerk 2018 Results


Result of IBPS Clerk will be released in two stages after completion of each level Exam. The candidates selected in the rounds progress to the next one.

IBPS Clerk 2017-18 Final Cut-Off :

State/ UTSCSTOBCUR
Andaman & NicobarNANANANA
Andhra Pradesh40.2731.8448.3150.78
Arunachal PradeshNA41.49NA46.43
Assam40.7936.1643.4347.17
Bihar38.8637.2750.9553.43
Chandigarh46.39NA47.9554.07
Chattisgarh39.4624.4950.3450.43
Dadar & Nagar HaweliNANANA39.02
Daman & DiuNANA36.9145.92
Delhi42.5838.0347.8153.82
GoaNA24.4344.0744.70
Gujarat39.9523.6844.0447.53
Haryana39.21NA46.8152.72
Himachal Pradesh43.9140.7443.1752.88
Jammu & KashmirNA35.7442.7152.31
Jharkhand34.2431.0246.2147.29
Karnataka36.7731.4143.6744.56
Kerala40.6830.8550.5252.32
LakshadweepNANANANA
Madhya Pradesh36.4326.6345.0348.89
Maharashtra42.9126.3243.9345.95
Manipur45.7741.7462.3644.21
MeghalayaNA38.3137.8239.09
MizoramNANANA40.79
NagalandNA39.74NA40.45
Odisha37.0731.3250.6451.22
Puducherry41.27NA47.4748.06
Punjab37.88NA45.2253.16
Rajasthan38.2834.7048.1752.93
SikkimNANA47.2149.67
Tamil Nadu39.3935.2948.2748.49
Telangana40.1834.1738.7249.97
Tripura45.6828.50NA48.86
Uttar Pradesh37.2033.5344.2451.13
Uttarakhand40.1638.1147.1153.16
West Bengal42.1435.9545.0654.47

 IBPS Clerk 2017-18 Prelims Cut-off:

Following is the Sectional Cut Off of IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017 Exam:

  • Reasoning- 14.5
  • Quantitative Aptitude- 13.5
  • English- 9.5


StateCut-Off
Uttar Pradesh76.25
Delhi76.75
Daman & Diu70.75
Haryana76.00
Assam70.75
Kerela77.00
Jammu & Kashmir76.00
Karnataka61.25
Jharkhand74.25
Himachal Pradesh75.00
Telangana70.00
Odisha76.50
Goa67.75
Uttarakhand78.75
Chattisgarh70.25
Tamil Nadu53.00
Madhya Pradesh74.25
Andhra Pradesh73.50
Maharashtra64.50
Punjab74.00
Gujarat67.00
Bihar74.75
West Bengal77.25
Rajasthan73.25

IBPS Clerk Cut Off 2016:

FINAL:

State/UT
Category
SC
ST
OBC
UR
Andaman & Nicobar
NA
20.03
31.22
36.97
Andhra Pradesh
31.28
25.39
38.66
39.16
Arunachal Pradesh
31.47
27.32
35.16
29.82
Assam
32.82
29.41
32.16
37.32
Bihar
28.69
25.94
36.57
38.41
Chandigarh
28.28
NA
30.07
37.97
Chhattisgarh
28.35
19.50
37.41
38.72
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
NA
NA
NA
33.94
Daman & Diu
NA
NA
NA
30.60
Delhi
33.69
27.03
35.75
42.41
Goa
NA
11.82
25.22
23.94
Gujarat
34.22
19.66
33.32
35.94
Haryana
25.72
17.88
34.72
40.97
Himachal Pradesh
30.47
29.32
34.00
40.47
Jammu & Kashmir
35.41
27.07
29.16
40.28
Jharkhand
23.28
17.25
34.60
37.10
Karnataka
28.50
24.50
34.53
36.10
Kerala
29.78
20.69
40.03
16.75
Lakshadweep
NA
NA
NA
27.85
Madhya Pradesh
29.25
21.10
33.94
38.35
Maharashtra
33.94
19.32
33.72
35.47
Manipur
NA
29.63
38.63
33.44
Mizoram
NA
31.44
NA
37.25
Nagaland
NA
27.57
NA
35.69
Odisha
28.75
20.41
37.66
38.78
Puducherry
28.03
NA
36.66
37.38
Punjab
26.72
24.88
32.63
40.28
Rajasthan
27.53
22.53
37.69
39.69
Sikkim
NA
29.72
31.50
35.19
Tamil Nadu
32.50
30.69
39.82
39.88
Telangana
31.28
26.47
38.10
38.88
Tripura
31.94
24.63
NA
38.78
Uttar Pradesh
27.75
21.53
34.22
39.28
Uttarakhand
27.94
26.35
33.10
40.50