IBPS Clerk Notification 2018 | The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS Clerk CWE (Common Written Exam) every year to select candidates for the clerical cadre in multiple public sector banks across the country. IBPS Clerk Recruitment Notification 2018 (CWE-VIII) has been released on the IBPS official website: ibps.in to recruit eligible candidates for the post of IBPS Clerk. This year, IBPS Clerk Notification has announced 7275 vacancies. Online registration began on 18th September 2018 and the last date to apply for the exam was 10th October 2018.
IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims exam is set to be held on 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th December 2018 and the Main exam on 20th January 2019. IBPS Clerk Recruitment will be made on merit based on the cumulative scores of both the preliminary exam and the mains exam. No interview process is involved in the recruitment process. For more information regarding IBPS Clerk Notification 2018, check out the article below.
IBPS Clerk Notification 2018 | An Overview
Before getting into the details of IBPS Clerk Notification 2018, let’s have an overview of the exam:
|Negative Marking||0.25 marks|
|Level of Difficulty (Prelims)||Easy-Moderate|
|Level of Difficulty (Mains)||Moderate-Difficult|
|Exam Conducting Authority||Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)|
IBPS Clerk Notification 2018: Important Dates
Online Registration and Payment of Fees Starts
Online Registration and Payment of Fess Ends
10th October 2018
Call Letter Release for Pre Examination Training
Pre Examination Training
26th November 2018 to 1st December 2018
Release of Call Letter for IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam
8th, 9th, 15th and 16th December 2018
IBPS Clerk Prelims Result Declaration
December 2018 / January 2019
|Release of Call Letter for IBPS Clerk Main Exam||January 2019|
IBPS Clerk Main Exam
20th January 2019
|Provisional Allotment||April 2019|
IBPS Clerk Notification: IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria
Candidates must meet all the IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria listed below. It is, therefore, very important that you check the eligibility criteria before applying for the exam.
|Nationality||A candidate must be either:
1. a Citizen of India or
2. a subject of Nepal or
3. a subject of Bhutan or
4. a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India,
provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
|Age Limit||Candidates born on or after 2nd September 1990 but not later than 1st September 1998 can apply for the exam. That is the minimum age of the candidate should be 20 years and maximum 28 years. However, there is a relaxation of upper age limit for candidates belonging to reserved categories:
1. SC / ST – 5 years
2. OBC-NCL – 3 years
3. PwD – 10 years
|Educational Qualification||Candidates must be a graduate in any discipline (or have an equivalent degree) from a recognized University.|
|Computer Literacy||Candidates must be proficient with using computers and have a Certificate / Diploma / Degree in Computer Operations / Language or have studied Computer as one of the subjects in High School or College.|
|Language Requirement||Candidates must be able to read, write and speak in the official language of the State / Union Territory they apply for.|
IBPS Clerk Notification 2018: IBPS Clerk Application Form
IBPS Clerk application form will be made available on the official website of IBPS on 18th September 2018. Candidates can apply for the exam only in the online mode.
Before applying for the exam, candidates must keep the scanned copies of the following documents ready:
- Recent passport sized color photograph (4.5 cm X 3.5 cm) of the candidate in JPEG format; the size should be 20 to 50 kb whereas the dimension should be 200 x 230 pixels.
- Signature with black ink pen on white paper
- Left Thumb Impression with blue or black ink on white paper
- Hand-Written Declaration written in English with black ink on white paper
Signature, Left Thumb Impression and Hand-Written Declaration should in JPEG format of size between 10 to 20 kb.
How To Apply For IBPS Clerk 2018
Follow the steps as under to apply for IBPS Clerk 2018:
|Step 1||Logon to the official website of IBPS – ibps.in.|
|Step 2||Click on the link provided to apply for “CRP Clerks-VIII”.|
|Step 3||Click on “Click Here to Apply Online”.|
|Step 4||Click on “Click Here for New Registration”.|
|Step 5||Enter your basic information, like Name, Date of Birth, Email ID and Mobile Number to register yourself.|
|Step 6||A Provisional Registration Number and Password will be generated after you have submitted your basic information. Note them down. The same will also be sent to you via your registered email ID and phone number.|
|Step 7||Login with your Provisional Registration Number and Password, and edit the particulars if necessary.|
|Step 8||Enter your Personal, Academic and other details.|
|Step 9||Upload scanned copies of your Signature, Photograph, Left Thumb Impression and the hand-written declaration.|
|Step 10||Make payment of IBPS Clerk 2018 application form fees.|
|Step 11||Click on “Submit”.|
|Step 12||Take a printout of your IBPS Clerk Online application form 2018 for future reference.|
IBPS Clerk Application Fees
The fees for different categories are tabulated below:
|SC / ST/ PwD / Ex-Serviceman Candidates||Rs 100|
|All Others||Rs 600|
The fees can be paid only in the online mode through Credit /Debit cards and Net Banking.
IBPS Clerk Notification 2018: IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in two phases, namely, Preliminary and Main. The prelims are conducted only to shortlist candidates for the Mains exam. Final selection is based on a candidate’s performance in the Mains examination.
The IBPS Clerk exam pattern for the Preliminary examination has undergone a minor change from last year – the different sections of the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam will be separately timed from this year which was not the case before. The pattern of the Main exam remains the same as before.
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern For Prelims
The preliminary examination will have three sections. The number of questions and marking scheme for each section are tabulated below:
|Sections||No. of Questions/Maximum Marks|
The duration for the IBPS Clerk prelims exam is 1 hour wherein each section is assigned 20 minutes.
Candidates must clear the cut off for each section as well as the overall cutoff in order to appear for the Main exam.
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern for Mains
The total number of questions, as well as the maximum marks for IBPS Clerk Main exam, are as under:
|Sections||No. of Questions/ Maximum Marks|
|Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude||50/60|
Each of these sections has been separately timed, which means there is separate time allotted for each section and candidates must finish off each of these sections within the allotted time.
General / Financial Awareness – 35 mins
General English – 35 minutes
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude – 45 mins
Quantitative Aptitude – 45 mins
The total time duration is 160 mins.
Note that there is negative marking 0.25 marks allotted to a question for wrong answer in both Prelims and Mains.
Except the test of English Language, all the sections will be available in English and Hindi.
IBPS Clerk Notification 2018: IBPS Clerk Cut off
The Common Recruitment Process for clerical examination (CWE Clerks VIII) for the post of clerks comprises of 2 distinct stages. Hence the IBPS Clerk cut off is also declared for all the 2 stages –
- IBPS Clerk cut off for prelims
- IBPS Clerk cut off for mains
Each of the stages has two different types of cutoff marks – sectional IBPS Clerk cutoff and overall IBPS clerk cutoff.
The final merit after result declaration will be based on the marks secured buy the candidate in the IBPS Clerk Mains exam. Having said that, the preliminary stage is also significant because that is where the initial screening takes place.
IBPS Clerk Notification 2018: IBPS Clerk Admit Card
IBPS Clerk Admit card/ call letter/ hall ticket will be released separately for Prelims and Mains. Candidates will have to login with their Registration Number/Roll Number and Password/Date of Birth generated at the time of registration to download the IBPS Clerk admit card.
IBPS Clerk Notification 2018: Participating Banks
Central Bank of India
Bank of Baroda
Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra
Indian Overseas Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Union Bank of India
|Punjab National Bank||United Bank of India|
Punjab & Sind Bank
IBPS Clerk Notification 2018 FAQs:
Q: What is the salary of an IBPS Clerk?
A: As per the latest IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018 notification, the basic salary of an IBPS Clerk is Rs. 11765/- with the gross salary being Rs. 19472.22/- or Rs. 19589.87/- depending on the HRA which depends on location.
Q: What is the exact job profile of an IBPS Clerk?
A: The main characteristic of a bank clerk’s job profile is that he/she is the first point of contact for inquiries and guidance. IBPS clerk job profile entails the following main duties:
- a) They are responsible for deposit and withdrawal of cash by the customers. Along with that clerk also undertakes the receipt of cheques, drafts, dividend warrants, and pay orders.
- b) They deliver checkbooks subject to authorization by competent Authorities.
- c) They issue cash receipt and ESI Stamps.
However, with the digitization age, these days the job profile is mostly related to working on a computer and entering the day to day transactions and other necessary information served to the customers. Please refer to the IBPS Clerk Recruitment notification PDF for details.
Q: Is there any negative marking this year?
A: In both prelims and mains as per IBPS Clerk Notification 2018, for every wrong answer, a candidate will lose one-fourth or 25 percent of the mark assigned to that question. However, there is no negative marking for questions not attempted.
Q: Is there any percentage criteria in IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018?
A: There is no percentage criteria defined as per by IBPS Clerk Notification. A candidate needs to be just graduate to be eligible to apply for the IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018.
Now that you know everything about IBPS Clerk exam 2018, you shouldn’t waste a day. If you are a serious banking aspirant, you should start your IBPS Clerk preparation right away. Go through the IBPS Clerk syllabus for each stage and section and start with understanding the underlying theory behind the concepts. Develop reading habits as well.
Practice as many IBPS Clerk practice questions as possible and master each and every topic. Then take IBPS Clerk mock tests once the entire syllabus is over. Analyze how you have performed and then improve on your weak areas.
You can take the bank PO mock tests on Embibe as bank PO and bank clerk exams have almost the same syllabus and pattern.
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