IBPS Clerk 2018: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Pattern


IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is an autonomous body which is set up to recruit eligible candidates in all Public Sector Banks, State Bank of India and its associate banks, NABARD, SIDBI, Reserve Bank of India etc. The organization is a major test conducting authority in India.

The IBPS Clerk 2018 official notification will be available on the official website of the IBPS in the month of August, 2018.The application form can be submitted through online mode. Interested candidates who want to make their career in banking sector, can fill the IBPS Clerk 2018 application form. Here, you can find the guidelines and preparation tips in respect of IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam.

IBPS Clerk 2018: Important Dates

The examination schedule for IBPS Clerk 2018 is mentioned below. The dates provided here, are tentative in nature and subject to change according to official notification.



IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Events Dates (Tentative)
 1. Official notification will be released August, 2018
 2. Online application form will be available August, 2018
 3. Last date to apply September, 2018
 4. E-admit Card Pre-Exam November, 2018
 5. Preliminary Exam Date December, 2018
 6. Declaration of result (Pre-Exam) December, 2018
 7. E-admit card for Main Exam December, 2018
 8. Main Exam Date January, 2019
 9. Declaration of result (Main Exam) February, 2019

IBPS Clerk 2018 Eligibility Criteria

Aspirants, who are planning to appear in the IBPS Clerk 2018 examination, must fulfill the eligibility criteria prescribed by IBPS. The basic minimum eligibility criteria specified by the IBPS are:


  • Candidate should be a citizen of India. He/she should be a subject of Nepal or Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came here before 1stJanuary, 1962 with intention to settle here permanently.

Age Limit

  • Minimum age of the candidate as on 01.08.2018 should be 20 years and maximum should be 28 years.
  • Age relaxation will be given to the reserved category as per the norms laid down.
  • Date of birth mentioned in the High School (10th) certificate will be considered for age calculation.

Educational qualification

  • Candidate must possess a graduation degree in any discipline from recognized university.
  • He/she should have knowledge of computer operation.
  • Candidate should know about the regional language of State concerned.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Form

Candidates, who are preparing to appear in the IBPS Clerk 2018 examination, should fill the online application form at the prescribed time. They must ensure their eligibility in respect of the eligibility criteria cited above. The guidelines for filling online application form are as under:

  • Application form for IBPS Clerk 2018 can be submitted through online mode only.
  • Application form will be available on the official website at appropriate time. Candidate need to check time to time.
  • Candidate should have a valid e-mail ID as it is mandatory requirement.
  • All the information should be filled correctly in the form.
  • Before applying, candidate should scan their photograph and signature in given specifications.
  • Make online payment of application fee.
  • Submit the application form and take printout for future reference.

Note: All the eligible candidates are advised here that make online application before due date to avoid last hour rush.

Application Fee

  • Application fee for candidate belonging to SC/ST/PWD/Ex-Servicemen is Rs.100/- only.
  • Fee for all other candidates will be Rs.600/-
  • Payment of fee can be done using Net Banking, Debit Card/Credit Card.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk 2018 will be held in two phase i.e Preliminary Exam and Main Exam. Candidate who will qualify the preliminary exam will be called for appearing in IBPS Main Exam. All the questions in exam will be bilingual except English questions. Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of performance in written exam. The details regarding number of questions, maximum marks, subjects and duration of the exam are detailed in following charts:

IBPS Preliminary Examination

S. No. Subject Number of Questions Max Marks Duration of Exam
1. Numerical Ability 35 35 1.00 hours
2. Reasoning 35 35
3. English Language 30 30
           Total 100 100

IBPS Main Examination

S. No. Subject Number of Questions Max Marks Duration of Exam
1. Quantitative Aptitude 40 50 2.15 hours
2. Reasoning 40 50
3. General Awareness

(with Banking reference)

40 40
4. English Language 40 40
5. Computer Knowledge 40 20
          Total 200 200

Note: There will be penalty for wrong answers in both Preliminary and Main Exam. 1/4th of marks will be deducted for each wrong response.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Admit Card

The admit card for IBPS Clerk 2018 will be available for the eligible candidate at official website of the IBPS. Candidate can get the admit card from official website. Information regarding exam date and exam centre will be mentioned at admit card. It is necessary to bring admit card along with while appearing in the examination.


The result will be available at official website for both the IBPS Preliminary Exam and IBPS Main exam. Those who will qualify the Preliminary Exam will be further called for appearing in Main Exam. Accordingly, result will be declared at appropriate time. Candidate need to check the result at official website time to time.

Cut-off Score and Provisional Allotment

The candidates are required to obtain a minimum score in each of the section in IBPS Main Exam. Cut-off marks will be fixed on number of vacancies in State/UT wise and candidate will be considered accordingly for provisional allotment. It is important to know that marks scored in IBPS Main Exam will only be considered for making final merit list.

In order to secure name in the merit list of IBPS, candidate should score adequately high in IBPS Main Examination.

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