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IBPS Clerk Exam 2018

About IBPS Clerk

IBPS is governed by a board that includes nominees from government organizations such as the Reserve Bank of India, Ministry of Finance Government of India, Indian Institute of Technology Mumbai, Indian Institute of Banking and Finance, National Institute of Bank Management, Indian Banks' Association and the public sector banks.

IBPS Clerk notification is released annually to select suitable candidates for clerical cadre in various participating banks under IBPS. The ongoing recruitment process for IBPS Clerks is the IBPS Clerk VIII for 2018-19. IBPS is your gateway to join any of the 21 banks that participate in the recruitment process. It is a wonderful opportunity for young and dynamic candidates. Get all the important details regarding the IBPS exam.

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IBPS Clerk Exam Analysis

We are providing the IBPS Clerk complete exam analysis for Prelims 2018. This will help the applicants to have an idea of the exam difficulty level, number of good attempts and therefore an estimate their scores. Besides, those having exam in the upcoming days or shifts can go through the analysis to have an idea of the exam and also know the questions asked in all shifts of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam.

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IBPS Clerk Exam Date

According to the IBPS calendar, the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam will be held on 8th, 9th and 15th December 2018. And the Mains exam will be held on 20th January 2019. IBPS Clerk important dates for the application process and exams are given below:

IBPS Clerk Exam Date 2018
IBPS Clerk Events IBPS Clerk Important Date
Release of Notification 14.09.2018
Application Process starts 18.09.2018
Last Date of Application and Fees Submission 10.10.2018
Date of Release of Prelims Admit Card 26th November 2018
Prelims Exam 8th, 9th, 15th December 2018
Prelims Result 4th January 2019
Admit Card for Mains 5th January 2019
Mains Exam 20th January

IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2018

Applicants must download the official IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2018 to appear for the exam. IBPS Clerk admit card for mains exam separately. The IBPS Clerk Mains call letter has been released on 5th January 2018. The last date to download IBPS Clerk admit card is 20th January 2018.

How to Download the IBPS Clerk Mains Admit Card 2018

The detailed steps to download IBPS Clerk Mains Hall Ticket is given below :

Direct Link to Download IBPS Clerk Mains admit card 2018

  • Click on the direct link given above or visit the official IBPS website.
  • Then, find the IBPS Clerk 2018 Admit Card download link on the home page.
  • Alternatively, click on the direct link given above to download the admit card.
  • After that, enter your registration number/roll number and date of birth/password to log in.
  • Finally, download the call letter and take a printout for future reference.

Details mentioned on the IBPS Clerk Mains Call Letter:

  • Candidate’s Name
  • Examination Center
  • Exam Date and Time
  • City
  • Gender
  • State Code
  • Category
  • Date of Birth

Why I am unable to download IBPS Clerk Mains admit card?

There may be a number of reasons due to which your IBPS Clerk Application got rejected. Hence, you did not get your hall ticket. We have mentioned below, all such reasons that have led to the cancellation of your application.

  1. Your eligibility did not match with the required one: This may be an insufficient educational qualification or overaged or underaged.
  2. Your application form was incomplete.
  3. The application fee payment was not successful.
  4. The data inserted in the form does not match the original documents submitted.
  5. The identification mark was not mentioned properly.

IBPS Clerk Notification 2018

IBPS has released the recruitment notification for Common Written Process for Clerical Cadre (VIII) 2018 on 14th September 2018. The advertisement contains information on number of vacancies, application timeline, application process, and selection procedure. We have updated all the information on IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018.

Official IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification

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IBPS Clerk Vacancy

The vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2018 has been released. IBPS has announced a total of 7252 vacancies for the Clerical post in the year 2018. These posts are for various public-sector banks all across the nation. You can IBPS Clerk state wise vacancy list below:

IBPS Clerk State-wise Vacancy

State Total Vacancies
GOA 48

IBPS Clerk Pre-exam training Call Letter

IBPS Clerk PET call letter will help you know the exam pattern and how to take online examination. It is intended for those candidates who are not much familiar with the online examination process.The main purpose of Pre-exam Training is to give training facilities to improve the abilities of under privilege candidates. The cost of training should be borne by the candidates. Find detailed steps on how to download pre-exam training call letter in our article IBPS Clerk pre-exam training call letter.

IBPS Clerk exam training centres

The pre-exam training will be held at following centres : Agartala, Agra, Ahmedabad, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Bareilly, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Gorakhpur, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Madurai, Mangalore, Mumbai, Muzaffarpur, Mysore, Nagpur, New Delhi, Panaji (Goa), Patiala, Patna, Port Blair, Puducherry, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shimla, Shillong, Siliguri, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Tirupati, Vadodara, Varanasi, Vijaywada and Vishakhapatnam

IBPS Clerk Application Form:

The application link is closed now.

Here are the steps to apply online.

  • Visit the official website link of IBPS which is
  • Click on CWE clerical. And click on Common Written Examination for clerical cadre VIII.
  • Click on the link “Click here to apply online for CWE Clerical VIII”.
  • Click on “Click here for new registration”.
  • Provide your basic information to register for the exam. You will receive a provisional registration number and system generated password post successful registration.
  • You need to carefully fill in the application form of IBPS Clerk 2019-20. Click on “Save and Next” post verifying all the details provided by you. When you click on the FINAL SUBMIT button, you won’t be able to make any changes.
  • Upload your photo and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Mention the state you wish to apply for. After submitted the details, no further changes can be need.
  • Make the payment online and keep a printout of the e-receipt and online application for future reference. You can make a payment via credit card/debit card/net banking.

IBPS Clerk Application Fee

CategoryRespective Application Fees
SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM CandidatesRs. 100/-
All othersRs. 600/-

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification

Candidates need have a graduation degree from a recognized College/University. He/ She must also have a good computer operating knowledge. Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT .

Age Limit

The age limits of the candidates will be considered as on 1.09.2018. Age relaxation is applicable as per the rules.You can get the minimum and maximum age limits mentioned below

  • Minimum- 20 years
  • Maximum- 28 years


Candidate must be a citizen of India or refugees from Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan might apply if they have an intention of permanently settling in India.

IBPS Clerk Selection Process

The selection process will consist of two phases:

  • Phase I – Prelims - Common written exam (online) - This will be eliminating stage. The marks obtained will not be added in the final result.
  • Phase II - Mains - Common written exam (online) - Candidates need to pass the mains exam and achieve the required minimum cut off marks.

The Final Selection depends on the marks obtained in the IBPS Clerk mains exam. There will be no interview. IBPS Clerk Provisional Allotment depends upon the preferences given by candidates. IBPS will allot the banks to candidates based the merit list and their selected bank preference. After the provisional allotment process is over, the responsibility of providing joining letter and document submission is taken care by the respective banks.

IBPS Clerk Job Profile and Salary

A clerk acts as a first point of contact for any inquiries & guidance to bank customers. He performs various tasks such as account opening, daily transaction and document verification. The basic pay of an IBPS Clerk ranges from Rs 11,765 – Rs 42,020. Furthermore, there are certain allowances and special pays included in the salary of IBPS Clerk. The average in-hand salary of IBPS Clerk is about Rs. 19,000 to Rs. 21,000 approximately.

To know more details about job profile, salary and career path, read our article IBPS Clerk Salary and Job Profile.

IBPS Clerk Career Path

Initially, the candidate will be given the post of a Bank Clerk. After 2 or 3 years of experience, they will be promoted as Probationary Officer. The next level will be Assistant Manager. Then, they have the opportunity to rise to Chief Manager. With more years of experience and skill, there is a chance to get promoted to senior management level i.e. Assistant General Manager --> Deputy General Manager --> Manager.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Prelims examination consists of 3 sections carrying a total of 100 marks. There is a negative marking of 0.25 or 1/4th marks for every wrong answer. You should note that this year IBPS has included the feature of sectional timing in the prelims exam. For each section you will be allotted 20 mins to complete that.

SectionNo. of QsMax. MarksDuration
English Language303020 minutes
Numerical Ability353520 minutes
Reasoning Ability353520 minutes
Total10010060 minutes

IBPS Clerk Mains Pattern

On clearing the prelims, you will be through the next round i.e mains exam. The mains will have 190 questions from Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, English, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness section for a total of 200 marks.There will be a negative marking of 0.25 or 1/4th marks for each wrong attempt.

SectionNo. of QuestionsMax. MarksTime
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude506045 min
English Language404035 min
Quantitative Aptitude

505045 min
General/Financial Awareness

505035 min
TOTAL190200160 min

IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Prelims & Mains

Knowledge of the syllabus makes the process of preparation easier. One must know the complete IBPS Clerk syllabus and important topics before starting the preparation starting the preparation. IBPS Clerk syllabus includes Quant, Reasoning, Computer, English and General Awareness with respect to Banking. To know complete IBPS Clerk syllabus, read this article on IBPS Clerk Syllabus .

Preparation Strategy for IBPS Clerk

In order to crack the IBPS Clerk 2018 exam, you need a solid preparation strategy. The preparation plan should be made keeping in mind the latest exam syllabus and pattern. The preparation for each section of IBPS clerk should be made as per the difficulty level and you should regularly follow the plan. Also, take mock test and solve as many sample papers to aid your preparation.

Go through IBPS Clerk Preparation Tips to get some valuable tips

IBPS Clerk Previous year Question Papers

Previous year questions of IBPS Clerk will help you analyse the examination pattern and also the trend of the difficulty level from the past few years in the examination. Our dedicated team have collected previous year papers and model papers to help in your exam preparation. You can download the question papers in PDF and practice them. To know more, refer our article on IBPS Clerk Question Papers

IBPS Clerk Cut off

After giving the exam, Aspirants want to know about cut off marks. IBPS will decide the cut off marks based on total number of applicants, actual number of candidates appeared, difficulty of the paper and various other factors. The cut off for IBPS Clerk will be released separately for prelims and mains. There will be no sectional cut off this year. You can check IBPS Clerk previous year cut off to get an idea of the past papers.

IBPS Clerk Result and Score Card

The result will decide whether you are eligible to appear for the next phase of selection process. Those who qualify in IBPS clerk prelims result 2018 will be called for mains exam. The final result will be based on the marks obtained in mains exam. The score card will mention the aggregate marks out of 100 after normalizing the marks of prelims and mains. This score card will be used for preparing the merit list.

IBPS Clerk Answer Key

IBPS will not release official answer keys. But you can find IBPS clerk answer keys from various sources. IBPS Clerk answer keys will provide correct solution to each set of question paper. Through answer keys, you can get an idea of your marks.


What is the number of attempts available for IBPS Clerk?

There is no limit on the number of attempts. You can attempt the exam if age limit criteria is fulfilled.

Will there be any interview for IBPS Clerk exam?

There will be no interview in IBPS Clerk. You need to qualify the preliminary and mains exam . A language proficiency test will be conducted by the participating banks to check the regional language knowledge of the aspirants. Once you clear all the rounds, there will be document verification.

Is there any chance of increase in IBPS Clerk Vacancy?

IBPS has released 7275 vacancies for the post of Clerk or Junior Associate 2018. These are tentative vacancies and depending on the requirements, the vacancies may be increased.

Are Final year students pursuing graduation eligible to apply for IBPS Clerk exam?

As per the official IBPS Clerk notification, the educational qualification is graduation from a recognized university/board. So, Final year candidates can apply only in case if the result is declared before the mentioned date.

Is there any percentage criteria for IBPS Clerk 2018 exam?

There is no percentage criteria for IBPS Clerk. A candidate need to just pass the qualifying examination to be eligible to apply.

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