IBPS Clerk Exam 2018: Important Dates, Eligibility, Application Form, Exam Syllabus, Call Letter & Recruitment

IBPS Clerk

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is entitled with the responsibilities of administering the Common Recruitment Process for a wide range of posts. Recently, it has successfully completed the online registration process for CRP Clerks-VIII vacancies 2019-20. The Institute will be conducting the IBPS Clerk 2018 exam in two tiers – Preliminary and Main. Eligible candidates who aspire to join the participating organisations (mentioned below) for Clerical cadre need to clear both the stages.

IBPS Clerk Participating Organisations 2018 –

Dena Bank

Oriental Bank of Commerce

Punjab & Sind Bank

Union Bank of India

Indian Overseas Bank

Andhra Bank

United Bank of India

Bank of India

Allahabad Bank

Vijaya Bank

Bank of Baroda

UCO Bank

Indian Bank

Canara Bank

Syndicate Bank

Corporation Bank

Bank of Maharashtra

Punjab National Bank

Central Bank of India


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IBPS Clerk 2018 Latest Updates –The IBPS Clerk examination has started from 8th December 2018. The exam will be conducted on 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th December 2018. The exam is being conducted for 7275 posts.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Overview -

Exam Name

IBPS Clerk

Vacancy Year

2019 – 2020

Exam Year

2018 – 2019

Conducting Authority

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection


Recruitment of Clerks

Official Website


Exam Commences

08-12-2018 (Preliminary Exam)

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IBPS Clerk 2018 Important Dates

IBPS Clerk 2018 Activities

IBPS Clerk 2018 Dates (Tentative)

Online registration begins


Online registration closes


Last date to pay application fee


Download pre-exam training admit card

November 2018

Pre-exam training occurs


Pre-exam training ends


Download online Preliminary Exam admit card

November 2018

Preliminary Exam commences





Preliminary Exam result announcement

December 2018/ January 2019

Download online Main Exam admit card

January 2019

Online Main Exam commences


Provisional Allotment

April 2019

IBPS Clerk Previous Years Solved Papers

IBPS Clerk 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

As already mentioned above, the exam will be held in two tiers – Preliminary and Main. Failing in the prelims will put you out of the race. Hence, it is important to understand the exam pattern of IBPS Clerk 2018. The below-mentioned tests except the English Language Test will be available in Hindi and English. For the wrong answers, there will be a penalty. One fourth (1/4th or 0.25) of the marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer. In the case of unanswered questions, there will be no deduction.

IBPS Clerk Preliminary 2018 –


No. Of Questions



Reasoning Ability



20 minutes

Numerical Ability



20 minutes

English Language



20 minutes




60 minutes

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IBPS Clerk Main 2018 –


No. Of Questions



General English



35 minutes

Reasoning Ability & Computer




45 minutes

Quantitative Aptitude



45 minutes

General/ Financial Awareness



35 minutes




160 minutes

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IBPS Clerk 2018 Latest Syllabus -

The IBPS Clerk syllabus 2018 comprises the following subjects –

  • General English
  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General/ Financial Awareness

IBPS Clerk 2018 Eligibility

Applying for IBPS CRP Clerks-VIII? It is mandatory to check the eligibility before applying for the IBPS Clerk 2018 exam.

Nationality –

  • Must be a citizen of India
  • The candidate should be a subject of Nepal, Bhutan or Tibetan Refugee who migrated to India before 01.01.1962 to settle down permanently
  • He must be a PIO (Person with Indian Origin) migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, Zaire, the United Republic of Tanzania, Ethiopia, Vietnam and Zambia with an intention to settle down permanently in India

Academic Qualification –

  • Must be a graduate from a recognised University or equivalent
  • Must possess the mark sheet or certificate
  • Must have expertise in computer
  • Proficiency in the local language of a particular state or union territory (that means the candidates can speak, write and read the official language of the particular region)
  • Ex-servicemen should at least have the Army Special Certificate of Education

Age Limit (01.09.2018) –

  • Minimum Age: 20 years
  • Maximum Age: 28 years
  • The applicants should have been born between 2nd September 1990 and 1st September 1998

Upper Age Limit Relaxation –



OBC (Non-creamy layer)

3 years


5 years

Ex-Servicemen/ Disabled Ex-Servicemen)

Service offered in defence + 3 years

8 years Disabled Ex-Servicemen


10 years

Widows, women legally separated from husband but not remarried and divorced women

9 years

Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal (Only for MP State)

5 years

Persons affected during 1984 riots and those who domiciled in J&K between 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989

5 years

IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Process

The application process has been completed. The last date to fill the IBPS Clerk application form 2018 was 10th October 2018. It was carried out in online mode.

Step to Fill IBPS Clerk Application Form 2018 -

  • Visit the authorised website of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (https://www.ibps.in/)
  • Provide basic details like the name of the candidate, email ID, mobile number, etc. and click on the register button.
  • A system-generated log in credentials will be sent on the registered email ID and mobile number
  • It will carry the Provisional Registration Number and Password
  • Use the credentials to fill the particulars and submit the form
  • Upload the digital images of the photograph, signature, a handwritten declaration and left-thumb impression
  • Release the payment using the credit card, debit card and net banking
  • Hit the ‘Submit’ button once all the fields are filled

IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Fee

Category of Candidate

Application Fee

OBC/ General

INR 600/-


INR 100/-

Other Details

IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2018

The call letter for IBPS Clerk 2018 will be issued by the Authority in November (pre-exam training and preliminary) and January 2019 (Main Exam). The admit card will be available online on the official website of the IBPS. Use the registration number, name and date of birth to access the IBPS Clerk admit card 2018.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Pre-Examination Training Cities

The pre-exam training will be arranged by the Nodal Banks or Participating Organisations to a certain number of candidates belonging to the SC, ST, Ex-Servicemen Minority Communities and PWD candidates at the underneath centres –

Ahmedabad, Puducherry, Allahabad, Amritsar, Aurangabad, Balasore, Chennai, Behrampur (Ganjam), Bengaluru, Bhopal, Gorakhpur, Chandigarh, Mangalore, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Dhanbad, Agartala, Agra, Gulbarga, Guwahati, Hubli, Hyderabad, Indore, Jabalpur, Jaipur, Jammu, Patiala, Jodhpur, Kanpur, Karnal, Kavaratti, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Bhubaneshwar, Panaji (Goa), Vadodara, Patna, Port Blair, Madurai, Pune, Raipur, Rajkot, Ranchi, Rohtak, Sambalpur, Shimla, Bareilly, Siliguri, Thiruchirapalli, Thiruvananthapuram, Muzaffarpur, Tirupati, New Delhi, Varanasi, Shillong, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Result

Soon after the commencement of the Online Main Exam, the IBPS Clerk result 2018 will be declared. The final result will be prepared on the basis of the marks scored by the candidate in the mains.

IBPS Clerk 2018 cut-off

The IBPS Clerk 2018 cut-off marks vary every year. The cut-off depends upon the number of applicants, number of vacancies and the level of competition in the exam.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs):

Q: When will the IBPS Clerical 2018 preliminary exam be held?

A: It will be held on 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th December 2018.

Q: When will the IBPS Clerical 2018 Main exam be conducted?

A: The Main exam will be conducted on 20th January 2018.

Q: What is the nationality qualification for the exam?

A: Indian nationals, PIO, etc. can apply for the exam. Check the eligibility section for more information.

Q: What is the application fee amount for the general category candidates?

A: INR 600/-.

Q: What is the application fee amount for the general category candidates?

A: ₹ 100/-.

Q. I have done Graduation in English. Can I take the test?

A: Yes, you can. A candidate must have done graduation or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised University.

Q: What is the minimum age limit for the exam?

A: 20 years.

Q: What is the examination pattern of the preliminary exam?

A: There are objective type questions in the preliminary exam. A candidate is required to solve 100 questions of 100 marks in 1-hour duration.

Q: What is the examination pattern of the main exam?

A: There are objective type questions in the main exam. A candidate is required to solve 190 questions of 200 marks in 160 minutes.


RAMIL - January 21, 2019REPLY

My date of birth is 3-10-1991(OBC) .I want to apply ibps clerk... can i apply ?. i think 2018 category is over kindly tell me when next application will be.what are the procedure .

Shashikanth naik - January 6, 2019REPLY

When is 2019 clerk and Po exam Notification...?