IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern is released by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. The Examination will be held in two stages Preliminary and Mains. IBPS has released the examination pattern for both the exams separately. The Preliminary examination will be of 60 minutes while Mains examination will be of 160 Minutes. Candidates who will clear both examinations will be allocated call letters for joining in the different bank. The Cut Off marks will be released by IBPS after successful completion of the examination. Candidates are advised to check the exam pattern clearly before appearing in the examination. Candidates can check all details regarding IBPS Clerk 2018 Examination pattern from the page below.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern

IBPS has released the examination pattern for both the examinations. The Paper 1 will consist of three sections and paper 2 will consist of four sections. Candidates can check the Examination Pattern for both the examinations from the table below.
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern: The candidates will have to attempt 100 questions of 100 marks and the details of these are given below:

Name of tests Number of questions Maximum marks Duration
English language 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour
Numerical ability 35 35
Reasoning ability 35 35
Total 100 100

IBPS Clerk Main Examination Pattern: The pattern of the Main examination has been changed. Instead of 200, the candidates will now have to solve 190 questions. The total time provided to solve these will be 160 minutes.

Name of tests Number of questions Maximum marks Duration Allowed for Each Section
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Negative Marking in IBPS: The negative marking is applicable in both the examinations. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.


  • The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be
    normalized using the equi-percentile method.
  • Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations.

IBPS Clerk 2018-Cut-off Score

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main Examination and also a minimum total score to be considered for further process. Depending on the number of the State/ UT wise vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be considered for provisional allotment. Prior to the completion of provisional allotment process scores obtained in the Online Main Examination will not be shared with the candidates.

Note: Marks obtained in the main examination only will be considered for final merit listing.

IBPS Clerk 2018-Pre-Examination Training

Pre-Examination Training may be arranged by the Nodal Banks/ Participating Organisations to a limited number of candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribes/ Minority Communities/ Ex-Servicemen/ Persons With Benchmark Disabilities at certain centres viz. 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.

All eligible candidates who opt for and wish to avail of Pre-Examination Training should fill in the relevant column in the ON-LINE APPLICATION. While training will be imparted free of cost, all other expenses regarding travelling, boarding, lodging etc. will have to be borne by the candidate for attending the pre-examination training programme at the designated Centres. Depending on the response and administrative feasibility the right to cancel any of the Pre- Examination Training Centres and/ or add some other Centres and/or make alternate arrangements is reserved.

Insofar, dates and registration process of IBPS CWE CLERK-VIII Recruitment has been announced. Information on this page is as per last year brochure and for reference purpose only. As soon as IBPS releases IBPS CWE CLERK-VIII Recruitment 2018 information brochure, details will be updated here.

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