Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) for IBPS Clerk Exam

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IBPS has released its recruitment notification for the Clerical Cadre. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the examination on the month of November 2018. The examination process is based on the Preliminary Exam and Main exam. The selected candidate’s provisional allotment will be released on the month of April 2019.

Q: When is the IBPS Clerk Examinations?

A: Tentative Dates for Preliminary Exam: 08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018 and 21.10.2018 & Main Exam: 20.01.2019.

Q: How many vacancies have been released?

A: Overall vacancies for Clerk is – 7275

1. Andaman & Nicobar 0
2. Andhra Pradesh 167
3. Arunachal Pradesh 10
4. Assam 94
5. Bihar 178
6. Chandigarh 37
7. Chattisgarh 89
8. Dadra & Nagar Haveli 3
9. Daman & Diu 1
10. Delhi 362
11. Goa 48
12. Gujarat 533
13. Haryana 146
14. Himachal Pradesh 90
15. Jammu & Kashmir 61
16. Jharkhand 110
17 Karnataka 618
18. Kerala 291
19. Lakshwadeep 1
20. Madhya Pradesh 325
21. Maharashtra 772
22. Manipur 8
23. Meghalaya 6
24. Mizoram 2
25. Nagaland 4
26. Odisha 191
27. Puducherry 22
28. Punjab 405
29. Rajashthan 286
30. Sikkim 10
31. Tamil Nadu 792
32. Telangana 162
33. Tripura 18
34. Uttar Pradesh 944
35. Uttarakhand 97
36. West Bengal 410
TOTAL 7275

Q: Do the IBPS Clerk Vacancy 2018 increases?

A: Yes, there is a possibility of vacancy increase, as few participating banks have not yet declared their vacancies for IBPS Clerk Recruitment.

Q: What is the essential qualification for the IBPS Clerk Exam?

A: A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

Q: What is the age criterion to apply?

A: Minimum: 20 years and Maximum: 28 years.

Q: What is the age relaxation for SC/ ST candidates?

A: Age relaxation for SC/ ST candidates is 5 years.

Q: What is the Application fee?

A: Rs. 100/- for SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM candidates and all others has to pay Rs. 600/-.

Q: When will the online application start?

A: Starting date of Registration: 18th September 2018.

Q: When is the closing date of online Application?

A: Online Applications ends on: 10th October 2018.

Q: When will the admit card releases for the preliminary exam?

A: Tentatively on the month of November 2018 the prelims admit card releases.

Q: When will the admit card releases for the Main exam?

A: Tentatively on January 2019 the mains admit card releases.

Q: When will the provisional allotments be made?

A: The provisional allotments will be made tentatively on April 2019.

Q: How many Bank Organizations are participating in IBPS PO recruitment?


Allahabad Bank Canara Bank Indian Overseas Bank UCO Bank
Andhra Bank Central Bank of India Oriental Bank of Commerce Union Bank of India
Bank of Baroda Corporation Bank Punjab National Bank United Bank of India
Bank of India Dena Bank Punjab & Sind Bank Vijaya Bank
Bank of Maharashtra Indian Bank Syndicate Bank

Q: What is the previous year cut-off for preliminary examination?


Name of the Subject General SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD
English 7.75 4.25
Reasoning Ability 10.25 6.75
Quantitative Aptitude 10.75 5.75

Q: What is the previous year cut-off for Main examination?


Name of the Subject General SC/ ST/ OBC/ PWD
Reasoning Ability 5.25 3.25
Quantitative Aptitude 12.00 10.75
General Awareness 10.75 8.00
English Language 4.75 2.25
Computer Knowledge 6.00 5.00

Q: Is there sectional timing for preliminary examination?

A: Yes, there is sectional timing of 20 minutes for each section.

Q:  Is the exam Bilingual?

A: Yes, except the English language all other sections are asked in both English and Hindi language.

Q: What is the structure of the preliminary exam?


Name of the tests No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100

Q: What is the Mains exam pattern?


Name of the test No. of Questions Marks Time Duration
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
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Q: What are the requisites to be scanned uploaded during application process?

A: Photograph, Signature, Left Thumb Impression, and a handwritten declaration.

Q: What is the text for the handwritten declaration?

A: “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.”

Q: What size the photograph is to be scanned?

A: 4.5 cm X 3.5 cm

Q: Is there negative marking for preliminary exam?

A: There is negative marking of ¼ marks for every wrong answer.

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