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

IBPS Clerk 2018 

Click Here For Clerk 2018 official Notification

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 will be 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 (PSU). 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:

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. 

Check  IBPS Clerk 2018 Official Notification PDF

Apply Online for IBPS Clerk 2018

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.

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.

Phase – II: Main Examination

According to latest pattern Main Examination consists Objective Question of 200 marks and Descriptive Test for 25 marks. Both the Objective and Descriptive Tests is online

1. Objective Test: The objective test of 3 hours duration consists of 4 Sections for total 200 marks. The objective test has separate timing for every section. The candidates are required to qualify in each of the Tests by securing passing marks, to be decided by the Bank.

2. Descriptive Test: The Descriptive Test of 30 minutes duration with 25 marks is a Test of English Language (Letter Writing & Essay).

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

Note: 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.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2018:

English Language 

  • Applied English

    • Reading Comprehension 

    • Cloze Test

    • Fillers

    • Jumbled Paragraph

    • Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)

  • Grammar

    • Sentence Errors

    • Sentence Improvement

  • Vocabulary based questions

Reasoning Ability

  • Verbal Reasoning

    • Puzzles

    • Seating Arrangements

    • Direction Sense

    • Blood Relation

    • Order and Ranking

    • Coding-Decoding

    • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series

    • Data Sufficiency

  • Analytical Reasoning

    • Syllogism

    • Machine Input-Output

    • Inequalities

  • Logical Reasoning

    • Passage Inference

    • Statement and Assumption

    • Statement & Conclusion

    • Statement & Argument

    • Statement & Course of Action

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 Awareness

  • Banking Awareness

  • Financial Awareness

  • Govt. Schemes and Policies

  • Current Affairs

  • Static Awareness

(Phase II) (With the Previous Topics)

Paper-I - Economic and social Issues:

  •  Growth and Development 

  •  National Income and per capita income

  • Economic Reforms in India 

  • Monetary and Fiscal Policy  

  • Balance of Payments

  • IMF and World Bank, WTO

  • Social Structure in India 

  • Social Justice 

  • Indian Political System 

  • Health and Education

Paper-II -English (Writing Skills):
The paper on English shall be framed in a manner to assess the writing skills including
expression and understanding of the topic.

Paper-III -Finance and Management:

  • Regulators of Banks and Financial Institutions

  • RBI and its functions

  • Financial Markets

  • The Union Budget 

  • Inflation

  • Corporate Governance in Banking Sector

  • Financial Inclusion

  • Risk Management in Banking Sector

  • Basics of Derivatives: Forward, Futures, and Swap

  • Changing Landscape of Banking sector

  • An alternate source of finance

  • Public-Private Partnership (PPP)

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 certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.

Age (as in 2018 notification)

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years

The final criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam 2018 will be released along with the Official Notification. 

IBPS Clerk 2018 Online Application

The date for online application for IBPS Clerk 2018 exam will begin on 18th September 2018 and will end on 10th October 2018

IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Fee

Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates. 
Rs. 600 /- for all others 

IBPS Clerk Admit Card (PT)2018

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 Results 2018

IBPS will release the results in three stages after completion of each level Exam. The candidates selected in the rounds progress to the next one. Candidates can check the result from the direct link to official IBPS website as and when the results are announced.