Latest IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 | Sectional Timing introduced!

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Get the latest IBPS Clerk exam pattern 2018 here. Check out the changes in the exam pattern this year.

 IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for 2018

The IBPS Clerk Notification has been released on 14th September. And we have provided the latest IBPS Clerk Exam pattern here. IBPS exams are one of the most sought-after exams in the country. IBPS has introduced sectional timing in Prelims exam this year. In order to score well in the exam, firstly you should know the complete selection process & exam pattern of IBPS Clerk. You should be thorough with the changes made this year in IBPS Clerk exam pattern. In order to sit for mains, you need to get through IBPS clerk prelims by surpassing the IBPS clerk exam cut off marks. Scroll down to read more details.

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IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk exam pattern consist of 3 stages:

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains
  3. Language proficiency Test

IBPS Clerk Prelims Pattern (Sectional timing of 20 minutes introduced)

Section No. of Qs Maximum Marks Time
English Language 30 30  20 Mins
Reasoning Ability 35 35  20 Mins
Numerical Ability 35 35  20 Mins
Total 100 100  60 Mins
  • The Prelims Exam is a qualifying exam. You need to score the cut-off marks to qualify for the Mains.
  • There is penalty of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Each section will be for 20 mins after the end of which, you will automatically redirected to the next section.
  • The Paper will be bilingual, i.e. questions will appear in both English and Hindi (except for the English Language test).

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Section No. of Qs Maximum Marks Time
Reasoning Ability &
Computer Aptitude
50 60 45 Minutes
English Language 40 40 35 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
General Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
Total 190 200 160 Minutes
  • The Mains exam marks will be taken into consideration to prepare the final selection list.
  • Each exam is objective in nature.
  • All the papers are bilingual i.e available both in English and Hindi except English Language paper.
  • Each wrong answer carries a negative marking of 0.25 marks.

Now that you know the IBPS Clerk exam pattern, check out the syllabus & kick start your preparation:

 IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2018 

IBPS Clerk Language Proficiency Test

  • After the Mains exam, a candidate need to appear for the Language Proficiency Test for provisional allotment.
  • The Language Proficiency Test will determine the candidate’s hold on the local language of the state/union territory for which he/she is applying.
  • Candidates may be asked to write a passage or answer a few questions in order to pass the LPT.
  • Failing to clear the Language Proficiency Test, IBPS may cancel one’s candidature.

Tips to Crack IBPS Clerk – The 3 Ps of Success

The following 3 Ps will guide you regarding how to crack IBPS Clerk exam.

Plan – Make a systematic plan to crack IBPS Clerk exam. In order to make a plan, you should be well aware of the syllabus and pattern and your study plan should be as per the pattern.

Prepare – Prepare yourself with the bits and parts of the pattern asked in the exam. Make your preparation systematic and you can go a long way ahead.

Practice – Practice as many questions as you can to get acquainted with the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk exam. Also,  practice IBPS Clerk Mock Test. It will help you to evaluate your preparation level.

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    What minmum age for now this ibps clerk exam

    • Rahul Khinchi

      20 years