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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
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


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 eligibility criteria.


IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2018 

IBPS has not released the number of vacancies for 2018. The total number of vacancies this year is 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. Pondicherry 22
28. Punjab 405
29. Rajasthan 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 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 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 Exam Pattern

A) IBPS Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam Pattern:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 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 are 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


No. of




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


Marks obtained by the candidates in the Main examination will be considered for short listing for final merit list.

There will be negative marking for every wrong answer 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.


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
  • Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness


Computer Aptitude

  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Introduction to Computer Organization
  • 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 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.