IBPS Clerk notification 2018 is expected to be released in the month of September 2018 with 10000+ Bank Clerk vacancies. The exam dates of IBPS Clerk 2018 recruitment has been already announced with the annual schedule of IBPS. As per IBPS calendar, IBPS is going to conduct IBPS Clerk Prelims exam on 8th, 9th, 15th, & 16th December 2018 in multiple shifts. The online application link usually gets activated on the same day at the official website of IBPS http://www.ibps.in/. So, if you’re preparing for IBPS Clerk recruitment 2018 exam, check out exam dates, notification updates, exam pattern, syllabus, question papers, vacancies, & free mock test for exam preparation.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification Details

What is IBPS Clerk Exam?

IBPS Clerk is one of the most competitive exams in India which provides the opportunity to work in various centralized Bank on the Clerical post. IBPS conducts annually an online exam know as common written exam or CWE for IBPS Clerk vacancies. Based on previous year trends, last year, approx 22 lakh candidates applied for IBPS Clerk recruitment out of which around 15 lakh candidates appeared in the first phase of the exam.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018: Important Dates

IBPS has declared the exam dates of Prelims as well as Mains exam of IBPS Clerk 2018. You can check the official dates below:

Events Dates
IBPS Clerk Notification Release Date September 2018 (Tentative)
Commencement of Online Application September 2018
Last Date to Apply Online October 2018
Admit Card Download Date November 2018
IBPS Clerk Exam Date (Prelims) 08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018
Prelims Result Date December 2018
IBPS Clerk Mains Admit Card January 2019
IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Date 20.01.2019
Provisional Allotment April 2019

IBPS Clerk Online Application

IBPS Clerk 2018 Application forms are yet to be released. The registration of the candidates for the post of clerk in IBPS will be done online through the official website of IBPS. IBPS Clerk 2018 official notification is expected to be released in September 2018.

IBPS Clerk Vacancy

Previously, IBPS Exam was conducted for a total of 11,897 vacancies across various states of the country. The state-wise breakup of vacancies for this year has not been released yet, we will update it once it is released in the official notification.

IBPS Clerk Eligibility

In order to be eligible for IBPS Clerk Exam 2018, candidates need to fulfil the below mentioned eligibility criteria

  1. Age-based Eligibility: As per the official notification the minimum age of the candidate should be 20 and maximum 28 years as on 1st September 2018.
  2. Educational Qualification: The minimum qualification required for the post of the clerk is graduation from a recognized university.

To know more about detailed eligibility, you can go through our post, Eligibility Criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam.

Selection Procedure

Selection Process of IBPS Clerk Exam involves various stages including following –

  1. Preliminary Exam
  2. Mains Exam
  3. Language Test

You can go through our post, Selection Process of IBPS Clerk for more details of each phase.

Job Profile of IBPS Clerk

Candidates once selected as Clerk in various participating banks of IBPS, need to undertake training as well as several routine bank tasks. To know more about this, go through our post related to the Job Profile of IBPS Clerk.

IBPS Clerk Salary

Basic Pay Scale of IBPS Clerks is Rs. 11. 765/- to Rs 42,020/-. Apart from this, candidates once selected as Clerk in IBPS banks can also avail various emoluments, the details of which can be viewed in our post, IBPS Clerk Salary.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut off

Cut off for IBPS Clerk exam 2017 is usually released individually for different sections. Candidates can check the IBPS Clerk Prelims sectional Cut off below.

Category Name of the Section
English Language Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude
General 9.50 14.50 13.50
OBC/ SC/ ST 6.50 10.00 9.25

Also, the candidates can go through the detailed category and state wise cut off for IBPS Clerk Exam here to get an idea about the number of questions to be attempted to crack the cut off.

Syllabus & Exam Pattern

There is a slight difference in the topics asked in Prelims and Mains exam of IBPS Clerk. IBPS Clerk Prelims exam is scheduled in December 2018 as per IBPS calendar, you can check out the exam pattern for prelims shared below. Also, you can go through the detailed syllabus of IBPS Clerk for Prelims with exam pattern & topic wise weightage.

S. No. Name of Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 Total 1 hour (60 minutes)
2. Reasoning Ability 35 35
3. Numerical Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Admit Card

IBPS will release the IBPS Clerk Admit Card/Call letter online and 15 days prior to the exam dates. Candidates can download the call letter, once it is uploaded on the official website of IBPS.

Preparation Tips

It is essential for one to have an efficient study plan, to prepare for this exam in a better way. We have already shared the important topics for IBPS Clerk as well as IBPS Clerk Score improving strategy. Go through these posts for more details.

Question Papers

In order to understand the level of difficulty and to grasp the syllabus, it is important to solve the IBPS Clerk Previous Year Question Paper. It will help you to assess your preparation.

Test Series

You can go through the test series of IBPS Clerk Prelims as well as Mains exam 2018 here, to help you give a boost to your preparation.

Analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims

Previous Year Exam Analysis help you to understand the pattern and types of questions being asked in the exam. You can go through the previous year analysis of IBPS Clerk Prelims to understand the difficulty level of the exam.

IBPS Clerk Pre Result

IBPS Clerk Preliminary exam result will be out in December 2018. We will update the result of IBPS Clerk Prelims exam 2018 as soon as it is available on the official website.


Frequently asked questions about the exam application process help students to sort various queries that they come across while filling out their forms. To help students with these, we have updated frequently asked questions for IBPS Clerk Exam.

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