IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018 – Official Notification Out, Online Application from 18th Sep 2018

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducts IBPS Clerk bank exam to recruit for Clerical Cadre post in public sector banks. IBPS provides recruitment services to all the Public-Sector banks and regular member banks of IBPS society. IBPS only accepts online applications through its official website for registration of the examination.

IBPS Clerk exam is held at various locations across India and the mode of examination is online. There are total of 7275 vacancies by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. So, ensure that you meet the eligibility criteria. If you do not cater to the eligibility criteria, then your online application will not be considered. Please read the official notification carefully.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018 – Important Dates

Start Of Online Application 18th Sep 2018
End Of Online Application 10th Oct 2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 18th Sep 2018 to 10th Oct 2018
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training November 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 26th Nov 2018 to 01st Dec 2018
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary November 2018
Preliminary Exam Dates 08th Dec 2018, 09th Dec 2018, 15th Dec 2018, 16th Dec 2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary December 2018/ January 2019
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2019
Mains Examination 20th Jan 2019
Provisional Allotment April 2019
IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018: Official Notification Here

IBPS Clerk Mock Test Series

  • Organization Name: Institute of banking personnel selection
  • Name Of the Examination: IBPS Clerk Exam
  • Name Of the Post: IBPS Clerk Recruitment
  • Number Of Vacancies: 7275+ Vacancies

Eligibility Criteria for IBPS Clerk Recruitment

The candidates who are applying for the above post should meet the following nationality citizenship criteria:

  1. Should be a citizen of India
  2. A subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. Any Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement
  4. Person of Indian Origin who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India.

The candidates who belong to category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt of India in their favor.

Age Eligibility:

The candidate must be minimum 20 years and maximum 28 years to apply for the Clerk post.

Age Relaxation:

Category Age relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 Years
Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 Years
Persons With Disabilities 10 Years
Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen actual period of service rendered in the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 Years
Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 Years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state
5 years

Education Qualification:

The minimum educational qualification is any Graduation degree in any stream from any University recognized by the Government of India.  Further, the candidate’s percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should be mentioned at time of registration for the IBPS Bank-Clerk examination. The candidate must possess knowledge in computer operation. The candidate should have good verbal, written proficiency in the official language of the State/UT. The aspirant must know how to read, write and speak that language.

Selection Process:

The candidate must pass the two phases to get selected for Probationary post. These three phases are as follows:

  1. Prelims
  2. Mains

Let us take a glance on these three phases:

  1. Prelims: The Prelims exam comprises of an online test consisting of 3 sections namely English language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. The total time allotted for the exam is 1 hour. There are total 100 questions.
  1. Mains: The candidates who pass Prelims exam will attend Mains exam. It is also an online test comprising of 4 sections that are English language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, General Knowledge and Computer Knowledge. The total time allotted for the exam is 160 minutes. There are total 190 questions.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment – Preliminary Exam Pattern

Name of Tests No. of
Time allotted for each test
(Separately timed)
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100  

IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Prelims

Reasoning Syllabus

Coding & Decoding
Alpha-numeric Series
Data Sufficiency
Coded Inequalities
Puzzle & Seating Arrangement
Blood Relations
Input & Output
Ordering & Ranking

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Profit & Loss
Mixtures & Allegations
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
Work & Time
Time & Distance
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Data Interpretation
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Number Systems
Sequence & Series
Permutation, Combination &Probability

English Language Syllabus

Reading Comprehension
Cloze Test
Para jumbles
Fill in the blanks
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Paragraph Completion
Verbal Ability

IBPS Clerk Recruitment – Mains Exam Pattern

Name of Tests
No. of
Time allotted for each test
(Separately timed)
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer
50 50 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total  190 200 160 minutes

IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Mains

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

Simplification Average
Percentage Ratio and Percentage
Data Interpretation Mensuration and Geometry
Quadratic Equation Interest
Problems of Ages Profit and Loss
Number Series Mixture & Allegations
Time and Work Number System
Data Sufficiency Equations
Permutation- Combination  

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude Syllabus

Verbal Reasoning Syllogism
Coding and Decoding Seating Arrangement
Double Lineup Scheduling
Blood Relations Input Output
Directions Ordering & Ranking
Data Sufficiency Coded Inequalities

English Language Syllabus

Reading Comprehension Grammar
Vocabulary Verbal Ability

General Awareness Syllabus

Banking & Financial Awareness Current Affairs
General Knowledge  

Application Fee:

For IBPS Clerk Recruitment Non Refundable Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable from 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018 (Online payment), both dates inclusive, shall be as follows,

  • General Category – 600/-
  • SC/ ST/ PWD – 100/- 

How to Apply for IBPS Clerk Recruitment?

  1. Please follow these instructions to fill the online application for IBPS Clerk 2018:
  2. Visit the official website- ibps.in.
  3. Then, you will find a link on the screen that is “Click here for New Registration”.
  4. Please fill all the information that is asked out in the online application. After that click on ‘Save and Next ‘button.
  5. Candidate should upload the scanned photo and signature according to the given dimensions. Then, click on the ‘Next’ button.
  6. Next, enter your academic qualifications. Fill the details accurately and then opt for the order of bank preferences. Next, click on ‘Save and Next’ button.
  7. Review your complete application form once again. In case, if you want to make any changes, please do it. Once you click the Submit button, you cannot make any changes in your IBPS Clerk online application.
  8. Next, pay the application fee in Online Mode only.
  • The payment can be done using Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro), Credit Cards, Internet Banking, IMPS(Immediate Payment Service), Cash Cards/Mobile Wallets by providing information asked accordingly.
  • After submitting, an extra page of the form will be displayed where candidates should follow the instructions and fill the requisite details.
  • In case, the online transaction is not completed, candidates should login again with their provisional registration number and password and pay the application fees online.
  • Candidates should take a printout of the electronic receipt and online application form. Please make sure that if the same cannot be generated, then the online transaction was not successful.
  • After you submit your payment information, please wait for the intimation from server, do not press back or refresh button.
  • Candidates who are paying using their Credit Card, all charges will be in Indian Rupees. So, if you are using a non-Indian credit card, then your bank will change it into your local currency based on the current exchange rates.
  • In order to secure your data, close the browser window after your transaction is completed.
  1. Click on Submit button. After submitting the online application, your registration number and password will be displayed on the screen. Take a print-out of it. Please note your provisional registration number and password. Further, an e-mail and SMS will be sent regarding the provisional registration number and password. Later, if the candidate wants to review the application form, then reopen it after entering registration number and password.

There is a special note for visually impaired candidates.

  • It is the sole responsibility of the visually impaired candidate to verify the details carefully that has been filled in the application.
  • If the online application is incomplete such as without proper dimension for your photograph and signature or unsuccessful payment, then form would not be considered.

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