IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018

A common written exam for clerical cadre is conducted by IBPS every year. It recruits clerical cadre posts for multiple banks on behalf of them. With the help of IBPS clerical exam all posts of public exams banks are filled up. We shall see the IBPS clerk 2018 exam in details

The tentative exam dates are released by IBPS for IBPS clerk:

IBPS clerk preliminary exam 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: 1.4.19

IBPS total number of vacancies will be released by IBPS in its official notification

Official notification is anticipated to be released on: September 2018 (8000 posts expected)

Candidates who failed to pass other bank exams may try out IBPS clerk exam 2018.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Recruitment

IBPS Clerk 2018 recruitment process is done as 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: As per the official notification the candidate should be 20 and 28 years as on 1st September 2018.

Educational Qualification: The minimum qualification required for the post of the clerk is 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 where English, numerical ability and reasoning will be checked. 100 questions have to be completed within 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

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 this year both the sections are combined together and it will contain 50 questions that should be solved in 45 minutes. Both English and Hindi languages are available in the question paper.

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

1/4th mark is reduced as negative marking for preliminary and main exams. However, no penalty marking is done for unattended questions.

Preparation tips:

It is quite essential for everyone to have a study plan to prepare for the exam in a better way. There are many shared topics for IBPS clerk and improving score strategy are given by the users.

In order to understand the difficulty level and syllabus, it is vital to solve the IBPS clerk previous year question papers which will definitely help you to assess your preparation.

Previous year exam helps to understand pattern and types of questions and the candidates may go through the previous year analysis of IBPS clerk to understand the exam’s difficulty level.