A common written exam or CWE for clerical cadre is conducted by Indian Banking personnel selection every year. IBPS recruits clerical cadre posts for the banks who tied up with them. The tentative dates of IBPS clerk exams are:

  • The Preliminary exam for IBPS clerk is conducted on: 8.12.18, 9.12.18, 15.12.18, 16.12.18
  • IBPS clerk main exam is conducted on: 20.01.19
  • Declaration of the final result of IBPS clerk: 1.4.19
  • Official notification is expected to be released on: September 2018 (8000 posts expected)

IBPS Clerk 2018 Recruitment

IBPS Clerk 2018 recruitment process is done has Preliminary examination / Main Examination.

Candidates should be qualified in both the exams and they need not go for any personal interview

IBPS clerk eligibility

Age-based Eligibility: 20 and 28 years as on 1st September 2018.

Educational Qualification: IBPS Clerk needs graduation from a recognized university.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern

Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30  

1 hr

Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35

The IBPS clerk exam preliminary exam is conducted by online. In the prelims English, numerical ability and reasoning will be checked. 100 questions have to be completed in 1 hour.

Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
English Language 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes

Contenders are requested to know IBPS Clerk Cut-Off 2017 for Preliminary Exam. Candidates are requested to know IBPS Clerk Cut-Off 2017. Applicants who were not capable to clear the preliminary round must establish their preparation for IBPS Clerk 2018. The preparation can be done with care by knowing the cut-off for IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam. IBPS clerk 2017 has been changed and now the IBPS clerk 2018 exam pattern contains 190 questions to be completed within 160 minutes. Reasoning and computer ability were treated as separate sections in IBPS clerk 2017. But in this year both the sections are shared together and it will contain 50 questions which have to be solved in 45 minutes. Both English and Hindi languages are available in the question paper.

The Penalty for Wrong Answers:

  • 1/4th mark is deducted as negative marking for preliminary and main exams.

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