IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has issued the Pre Examination Call Letter at ibps.in. The candidates who have filled the application form in time for PET are able to download the call letter till December 01, 2018. After PET the bank will issue the admit card for preliminary examination. The candidates who have enrolled themselves have to appear in the Preliminary examination which will be held on December 08, 09, 15, & 16, 2018. IBPS Clerk 2018 Main examination will be held on January 20, 2019. This article will cover all the details IBPS Clerk Exam of 2018 check here the application process, eligibility Criteria, Syllabus etc.
IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam
The applications for the process has started from September 18, 2018. The attentive aspirants submitted the applications in the given time frame i.e October 10, 2018.There will be two rounds, and both should be qualified by the candidates. As of now, only examination dates are out by the IBPS, let’s take a look at the dates.
|IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam||Date|
|Commencement of Online Application||18 Sep 2018|
|Last Date for the closing of the Application window||10 Oct 2018|
|Availability of Pre-examination Training admit card||14 Nov 2018|
|Conduction of Pre-examination Training||26 Nov to 01 Dec 2018|
|Issuance of Admit card for Pre – Exam||Nov 2018|
|Preliminary Examination Dates||08, 09, 15, & 16 Dec 2018|
|Declaration of Result for Preliminary Examination||Dec 2018 and Jan 2019|
|Issuance of Admit Card for Main Exam||Jan 2019|
|Main Examination Dates||20 Jan 2019|
|Declaration of Main Examination result||Apr 2019|
This is the schedule for this year recruitment process of IBPS Clerk 2018. These dates are meant to be followed by the candidates.
Pre Examination Training for IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam
IBPS provides the facility of pre-examination training before prelims to the reserved category candidates. Such candidates who have filled the relevant column in the application form to avail the facility. This training will be provided free of cost. However, candidates have to bear the transportation charges for appearing the centers where the PET will be conducted.
Name of Center for PET
|Examination Center Name||Examination Center Name||Examination Center Name|
Application Form for IBPS Clerk 2018
Once the candidates have ensured the eligibility he/she can apply for the post. The application form for the IBPS Clerk has uploaded by the IBPS on the website on www.ibps.in. Candidates first need to complete the registration process for applying for the IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Form. To apply for the IBPS Clerk 2018 examination, the candidate needs to go to the official website of IBPS. Or a direct link is embedded on this page. All the details should be correct on the application form and the scanned documents should be attached properly.
Application Fee for IBPS Clerk is:
- For SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM candidates: 100/-
- For General/OBC: 600/-
Vacancy Details For IBPS Clerk 2018
As we said above IBPS has released the 7275 vacancies. All these vacancies are distributed over states and Union Territories. The below-provided pdf contains the vacancy distribution according to the states.
Eligibility Criteria for IBPS Clerk 2018
The eligibility criteria have to be followed by all the candidates. Ineligible candidates will not be granted admission.
Nationality: The candidates should be a citizen of Indian.
Age Limit: The age of the candidate should be between 20 to 28 years (A candidate must have been not born earlier than September 02, 1990 and not later than September 01, 1998 (both dates inclusive))
Relaxation in upper age limit is as below
|Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|Persons With Disabilities||10 years|
|Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen||actual period of service rendered in the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years|
|Widows, Divorced women and women, legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried||9 years|
|Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir||5 years|
|Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
|Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)||5 years|
Educational Qualification: The candidates should possess a Graduation Degree from any recognized Institute.
- Computer Literacy – Candidate must have operating and working knowledge in computer systems. For this, Certificate / Diploma / Degree in computer operations / Language / should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School / College / Institute.
- Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT – Candidate must be able to read, write and speak the official language of state or UT. Apply for vacancies in that state of which you know the language.
Admit Card of IBPS Clerk 2018
Admit card for the IBPS clerk is also called the Call letter. IBPS will release the admit card on ibps.in. The candidates who will complete their application form on time will be able to download the admit card. The call letter for the preliminary examination and Main examination will be released one by one. And the candidates who will qualify the Preliminary examination will get the Call letter for the Main Examination. For downloading the answer key the candidates have to provide the registration number and Date of Birth.
Exam Centers for IBPS Clerk 2018
IBPS will conduct main and preliminary examination on different centers. While filling the application form candidates can choose the exam city in which they want to appear to attempt the exam. From below candidate can see the Exam Centers City for IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam. So that they can choose the city.
Examination Pattern of IBPS Clerk 2018
The recruitment scheme contains two exams i. e. Preliminary and Main Examination. In order to be selected as the Clerk candidates have to undergo both the exam. The pattern of the Preliminary and Main examination is as mentioned below.
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern
The candidates will have to attempt 100 questions of 100 marks and the details of these are below:
|Name of tests||Number of questions||Maximum marks||Duration|
|English language||30||30||Composite time of 1 hour|
IBPS Clerk Main Examination Pattern
Mode of Exam: Online
Nature of Exam: Objective Type
The language of the question paper: Hindi and English except for English paper.
Marking Scheme: On each negative answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
“Each section of the paper will be separately timed”.
|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|
Negative Marking in IBPS: The negative marking is applicable in both the examinations. For each incorrect answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
Bio-Metric Verification On Exam Centers
IBPS has decided to capture the candidate’s presence on the examination center through Biometric Verification. On each exam, the center will be prepared with all required equipment for verification.
Candidates have to participate in the process. On refusal, candidates have to bear the candidature cancellation.
Following are the instruction which candidates have to follow at the exam center during verification.
- Make your hands clean and dry before the verification.
- Do not apply any henna, ink or chemical before one week of the exam.
- If the finger is dirty or dusty wash them and make them dry.
Result for IBPS Clerk 2018
Same as the admit card the result for the IBPS Clerk 2018 will be released by the IBPS one by one for the Preliminary Examination and the Main Examination. The both of the results will be released by the IBPS on its website. The results for IBPS Clerk 2018 will be released online on the official website of the IBPS. Candidates who will appear for the IBPS examinations will be able to check results by entering their registration id and password.
Selection Procedure for the IBPS Clerk 2018
Under IBPS Clerk 2018 the candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of competitive examination. The process of shortlisting the candidates is as below:
- First, the candidates will have to clear the Preliminary examination.
- Then, the qualifiers of the Prelims will be called for the Main exam.
- Those who will clear the Main exam will be called for the document verification and final recruitment.
Participating Banks in IBPS
From below candidate can see the participating bank list in IBPS from below.
- Allahabad Bank
- Andhra Bank
- Bank of Baroda
- Bank of India
- Bank of Maharashtra
- Canara Bank
- Central Bank of India
- Corporation Bank
- Dena Bank
- Indian Overseas Bank
- Indian Bank
- Oriental Bank of Commerce
- Punjab National Bank
- Punjab & Sind Bank
- Syndicate Bank
- UCO Bank
- Union Bank of India
- United Bank of India
- Vijaya Bank
Provisional Allotment After FIial Selection
After conduction of each exam in the selection process, the candidates who will obtain the minimum qualifying marks in both exam will be selected for the final allotment
At last IBPS will prepare the final merit list for all the selected candidates as per the vacancies available in the states/bank.
Official website: www.ibps.in
For more details download the advertisement of IBPS Clerk 2018.