How To Fill Bank Preferences For IBPS Clerk 2018?

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection released the notification related to recruitment for Clerical Cadre post  in the Public Sector Banks of India. The total number of vacancies for this post are 7275. The online application for IBPS Clerk exam will start from 18 September 2018 and will end on 10 October 2018.

So, all the applicants are having confusion while they are applying for IBPS Clerk 2018 exam. Candidates face difficulty to fill the bank preference part in the application. The candidates do not know which bank should as first preference and which should be given as last preference.

While you are filling for bank preference, there will be two columns. The left side column has the list of banks while the right side box will be empty previously. There is a check box before the bank’s names, you should tick the box/bank which you want give the preference in order one by one. If you are willing to give a first preference for the particular bank, it will be added in the right side column as a first preferred bank. Here, our Team IG will guide you for filling up the Bank Preference part in IBPS Clerk 2018 application in online.

 So, bank aspirants should know how to fill for bank preference in the IBPS Clerk online application. In order to clear out the confusion regarding filling of bank preferences, check these following points:

1. Eager to work in your home town

  • As we know that the post of IBPS Clerk is a state job and if you are more willing to work in your native place, give preference to those banks that have maximum branches in your home town.
  • After you get selected for the post of IBPS Clerk, your training will be conducted in the same state by the allotted bank. So, you will be joining in the same bank as a bank clerk.
  • The candidate will be posted in any branch across any district of the same state.

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2. Efficiency in local language of the state

  • Please note that IBPS Clerk exam is a state level exam and you have to select that from which state you want to apply.
  • The candidate should know the local language of the State/Union Territory from where you want to apply.
  • You should know to read, write and also speak the local language of the State/Union Territory.
  • For instance, if your efficiency is in Hindi language, then apply for other states instead of applying from home town. It is not mandatory to exhibit the domicile of the particular state while applying.
  • Some questions will be there in the Language Proficiency Test to check the candidate’s familiarity with the local language of the State/Union Territory.

3. Bank ranking

  • A good bank ranking has better chances of growth in your career. If you score high in IBPS Clerk VIII 2018 examination, you will achieve a good position in top ranking banks.

4. Preference and transfer policy

  • All the banks will have different policies with respect to transfer from one location to another during their employment in bank.
  • Further, some of the banks will consider your preferences regarding location while some banks may not do so.
  • Aspirants must read the transfer policies of the banks they are interested.

Participating Bank Organizations in IBPS Clerk 2018:

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 & Sindh Bank Vijaya Bank
Bank of Maharashtra Indian Bank Syndicate Bank  



Q.1: Whether giving the preference to the NR mentioned banks will affect the appointment?

A: Giving those banks for the reference which are not reported in the notification will affect in your appointment. Further, there are chances to increase the vacancy by the particular bank in next few days.

Q.2: What are the important points that should be remembered while giving bnak preference?

A: The Head Quarters of the bank, number of branches of a bank in the state plays an important role while giving bank preference. Our Team IG will assist you in giving bank preference in the application.

List of top 10 banks that have branches in different states

Here, we are giving the list if top 10 banks that have the maximum number of branches in different states of India. This list will aid you in filling the preference order of the bank while applying online for IBPS Clerk 2018 exam.

Top banks that have maximum branches in the Northern States

States: Delhi, Punjab, UP, UK, J&K,HP, Haryana

  1. Punjab National Bank
  2. Bank of Baroda
  3. Oriental Bank of Commerce
  4. Allahabad Bank
  5. IDBI Bank
  6. Punjab & Sind Bank
  7. Canara Bank
  8. Union Bank of India
  9. Bank of India
  10. Corporation Bank
  11. Central Bank of India
  12. UCO Bank

Top banks that have maximum branches in East and North-Eastern States

States: Orissa, West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand

  1. Allahabad Bank
  2. Bank of India
  3. Bank of Baroda
  4. UCO Bank
  5. United Bank of India
  6. Canara Bank
  7. Union Bank

Top Banks that have maximum branches in West and Central States

States: Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Gujarat, MP, Chhattisgarh, Goa

  1. Bank of Baroda
  2. IDBI Bank
  3. Dena Bank
  4. Bank of Maharashtra
  5. Canara Bank
  6. Indian Overseas Bank
  7. Corporation Bank

Top banks that have maximum branches in Southern States

States: Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala

  1. Andhra Bank
  2. Indian Bank
  3. Vijaya Bank
  4. Indian Overseas Bank
  5. Canara Bank
  6. Syndicate Bank
  7. Corporation Bank

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