IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018 | IBPS Clerk (CWE VIII) 7275 Vacancies Announced, Registration To Start On 18th Sept

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018 | IBPS Clerk (CWE VIII) 7275 Vacancies Announced, Registration To Start On 18th Sept

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 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 Recruitment Notification has announced 7275 vacancies. Online registration will begin on 18th September 2018 and the last date apply for the exam is 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 Recruitment 2018, check out the article below.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018 | An Overview

Before getting into the details of IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018, let’s have an overview of the exam:

Total Vacancies 7275
Mode Online
Stages 2
Negative Marking 0.25 marks
Application Mode Online
 Level of Difficulty (Prelims) Easy-Moderate
 Level of Difficulty (Mains) Moderate-Difficult
Exam Conducting Authority Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS)
Official Website www.ibps.in

IBPS Clerk Recruitment: 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.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018: IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria
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 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 Recruitment 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:

  1. 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.
  2. Signature with black ink pen on white paper
  3. Left Thumb Impression with blue or black ink on white paper
  4. 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:

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018: Steps To Apply For IBPS Clerk Exam 2018-19
Step 1 Logon to 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 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:

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018: IBPS Clerk Application Fees
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 Recruitment 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 same as before.

Stage Mode
Prelims Online
Mains Online

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
English Language 30/30
Numerical Ability 35/35
Reasoning Ability 35/35
Total 100/100

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
General/Financial Awareness 50/50
General English 40/40
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50/60
Quantitative Aptitude 50/50
Total 190/200

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 Recruitment: 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 –

  1. IBPS Clerk cut off for prelims
  2. 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 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 Recruitment 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 Recruitment: Participating Banks

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

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018: Important Dates

Online Registration and Payment of Fees Starts 18th September
Online Registration and Payment of Fess Ends 10th October 2018
Call Letter Release for Pre Examination Training November 2018
Pre Examination Training 26th November 2018 to 1st December 2018
Release of Call Letter for IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam November 2018
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 Recruitment 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 of the IBPS Clerk Recruitment 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 by IBPS to sit for IBPS Clerk Recruitment. 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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