IBPS Clerk 2018 Recruitment – Step-by-Step Guide for Online Application Process

Published on : 17th September 2018    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
IBPS Clerk

The Institute of Personnel Banking Selection (IBPS) has released the official notification for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP-VIII) of Clerks in the participating organizations. The institute has invited online applications for the vacancies to be filled during the year 20019-20. The online application process has started today i.e. 18th September 2018 and will continue till 10th October 2018. There is no other mode of application submission. Here is a step-by-step guide to complete the application process.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Process

The online application process for IBPS Clerk 2018 exam can be completed in two easy steps:

  • Registration
  • Online Form Filling Process

However, before moving to the application process, candidates must ensure that they have the following documents ready:

  • Scanned image of:
    • Photograph (4.5cm X 3.5cm) – recent, coloured, white (any light colour) background, dimensions 200 X 230 pixels, and size 20 KB to 50 KB.
    • Signature – sign on a white paper with a black ink pen, dimensions 140 X 60 pixels, and size 10 KB to 20 KB.
    • Left Thumb impression – on white paper with black or blue ink, dimensions 240 X 240 pixels in 200 DPI, size 20 KB to 50 KB, and file type JPG/JPEG.
    • Declaration – hand-written in English on white paper with black ink, dimensions 800 X 400 pixels, size 50 KB to 100 KB, file type JPG/JPEG. Text to be written on the declaration – “I, _______ (Name of the candidate), hereby declare that all the information submitted by me in the application form is correct, true and valid. I will present the supporting documents as and when required.” The declaration must be in the candidate’s handwriting only. Declaration/Signature in CAPITAL LETTERS will be REJECTED.
  • Details for online fee payment
  • A valid email ID and mobile number.

Application Fee and Mode of Payment


Fee Amount


₹ 100/-

All other categories

₹ 600/-

Additional transaction/intimation charges have to be borne by the candidate. The application fee can be paid ONLY through the online mode of payment using Debit cards, credit cards, internet banking, IMPS, and Mobile Wallets/Cash Cards.

Now that you are all set with the required documents, let’s move on to the application process.


  • Go to the IBPS’s official website – www.ibps.in.
  • Click on ‘CRP Clerical’ tab on the home-page.
  • Click on the ‘Common Recruitment Process for Clerical Cadre VIII’ link.
  • Now click on the ‘Click here to Apply Online for CRP – Clerks (CRP-Clerks-VIII)’ link.
  • Click on the ‘CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION’ link and provide the basic information to complete the registration process.
  • On successful registration, a registration number and password will be sent to your registered email ID and mobile number.

Online Form Filling Process

  • Now again go to the log-in page and enter the registration id and password to log-in.
  • Complete other details such as educational qualification and bank preferences.
  • Upload the scanned images of your photograph, signature, left thumb impression, and the hand-written declaration.
  • Candidates are advised to check all the details carefully before clicking the ‘FINAL SUBMIT’ button.
  • Make the fee payment and take a print out of the successfully submitted application form.

Candidates are not required to send the printout of the application form to the IBPS or banks. Candidates are advised to apply well before the last date of the form submission to avoid last minute rush. In the last days of the application process, there is a possibility of disconnection/inaccessibility due to heavy load on the website.

Also, do check the IBPS Clerk eligibility criteria and other details before filling the application form.

IBPS Clerk 2018 – Important Dates

Here is the tentative schedule of exam events as published through the official notification.

Exam Events

Tentative Dates

Online application submission (including modification/correction)

18th September to 10th October 2018

Application fee payment

18th September to 10th October 2018

Download admit cards for Preliminary exam

November 2018

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam

8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th December 2018

Preliminary exam result

December 2018/ January 2019

Download admit cards for Main exam

January 2019

IBPS Clerk Main Exam

20th January 2019

Provisional allotment

April 2019

Keep a regular check on the official website for any updates related to the exam.

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