IBPS Clerk Exam All Details

Complete Details on IBPS Clerk 2018 Common Written Examination: After information and technology sector, banking is another sector that offers huge employment opportunity to Indian students. Every year thousands of student from all states of India sit in banking examination of different types. According to the number of aspirants sit in an examination of IBPS Clerk every year, its competition is equivalent to SSC. IBPS holds examination for all public sector banks except State Bank of India. The name of examination is IBPS Clerk 2018-19. SBI clerk is a separate examination conducted SBI.


Role of Clerks in Banks

Bank’s day to day work is handled by clerical staff like cash transactions, clearing checks, checking details etc. The clerical staff comprises 70 percent of bank staff and thus they are known as the backbone of any bank. Without clerical staff, a bank cannot run for long. Unlike earlier, now even banks prefer to hire clerical grade staff with good communication skill and computer knowledge. As far as the growth factor of clerical staff in a bank is a concern then they too have good growth opportunity. Though the ladder is a bit different from probationary officers a clerk can achieve the same position by giving internal examination conducted by individual banks.

Candidates who qualify examination or upgrades enjoy perks and allowances of officer’s grade. This upgrade can be achieved by candidates within 2-3 years of working if they keep their focus on right direction.


IBPS Clerk 2018 Important Dates

A release of Online Application Form

August 2018

Last Date of Registration

September 2018

Issue of E-Admit Card for Preliminary Exam

November 2018

Date of Preliminary Exam

December 2018

Preliminary Exam Result

December 2018

Issue of E-Admit Card for Main Exam

December 2018

Date of Main Exam

January 2019

Main Exam Result

February 2019



IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Form

Candidates can fill online IBPS Clerk Application Form for clerical post examination visiting the website of IBPS. The cost for application form is Rs.600 for general candidates and Rs.100 for SC/ST/Ex-SM candidates. The forms can be downloaded too from the website of IBPS. It recommended reading form filling do and don’t to avoid any mistake.

The exam of IBPS clerk takes place in two steps first preliminary examination take place that contains 100 question of English, numeric ability and reasoning. The second phase is the main examination that is of 200 marks of English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge and Reasoning ability. Candidates are placed in banks or branches according to merit achieved in exam. No interview is conducted after examination to place individuals in the bank.


IBPS Clerk Application Fee 

  • Application fee can be paid thru credit card, debit card or net banking.
  • The application fee will be Rs. 600 for the candidates of general category.
  • The application fee will be Rs. 100 for the candidates of the reserved category.


 IBPS Clerk 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  • Applicants must be an Indian citizen and must have completed their graduation from any recognized university or institute.
  • Also, the candidates must have the knowledge of computer system and should be able to operate its functioning.
  • Candidates must be having the proficiency in the official language of the state or the union territory where the applicant has applied to work for.
  • Age of the applicants must be between 20 years and 28 years.
  • Reserved candidates will get the relaxation in their age as per the norms set by the government.


Read in Detail IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria


IBPS Clerk 2018 Selection Process


  • Stage I: Preliminary Examination
  • Stage II: Main Examination
  • 100% Weightage will be given to marks scored in the Main examination.
  • There is no interview for the IBPS Clerk 2018 recruitment.
  • The scores of prelims will not be added for selection, only scores of main exams will be considered for final selection.


IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern

  • Preliminary Exam
  • The examination will be conducted online.
  • The duration of the examination will be 1 hour.
  • There will be total 100 questions of MCQ type.
  • There will be a penalty of 1/4th marks for each wrong answer.


Stages of the Exam

No. of Sections

Total number of questions

Total marks assigned

Time Duration

 Preliminary examination

English language



1 hr

Numerical Ability

Reasoning Ability

IBPS Clerk Mains  exam

  • The examination will be conducted online.
  • The duration of the examination will be 2 hour.
  • There will be total 200 questions of MCQ type.
  • There will be a penalty of 1/4th marks for each wrong answer.


Stages of the Exam

No. of Sections

Total number of questions

Total marks assigned


Main examination

English language



2 hr & 15 min

Numerical Ability

Reasoning Ability

General Awareness (banking)

Computer Knowledge


IBPS Clerk 2018 Admit Card

  • The Admit card will be available on the official website of IBPS.
  • Candidates can download the admit card from the official website.
  • At the time of examination, applicants shall have to bring their admit card with them.
  • Those who do not bring their admit card with them shall not be allowed to appear in the exam.


IBPS Clerk 2018 Result

  • On the official website of IBPS, the result of the prelims and main exam will be available.
  • After the announcement of the result, candidates will get selected for the clerical post.
  • Keep checking this post on the regular interval of time, if you’d like to make yourself updated with all upcoming SBI Clerk recruitment news.


IBPS Clerk 2018 Cut Off

  • The cut off marks are the passing marks to qualify the IBPS Clerk examination.
  • On the basis of cut off marks, the applicants will be shortlisted for next rounds of the recruitment process.


Important books to prepare for IBPS Clerk 2018

  1. Objective arithmetic by S.L. Gulati
  2. Data Interpretation and sufficiency by Kiran Publications
  3. Numerical Aptitude for Banking by Dilhan Publications
  4. Analytical Reasoning by A.K. Pandey
  5. Non-Verbal Reasoning by Prabhat Javed
  6. English for competitive exams by Harimohan Prasad
  7. Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Agarwal
  8. English for competitive exams by A.K. Kapoor


Important Last-minute Tips to Prepare for IBPS Clerk 2018

  • Revise it all: You should go through your own notes once and revise all that you have already prepared.
  • Focus on your strong areas: Some topics are more scoring than others, in the sense that they have more Weightage than other ones in the exam. Strengthening such topics will fetch you more marks and time in the exam.
  • Concentrate on Accuracy: Skip the questions that confuse you. You must be careful about negative marking. Concentrate on those questions first which you think you can solve accurately.
  • Mock test Analysis: In order to check your silly mistakes and avoid repeating them again in the exam, analyze your previous mock tests.
  • Time Management: Proper time management will allow you to visit all the questions at least once so that you do not completely miss out the easy questions. The key is to attempt all the sections in the time frame that you have pre-decided for them.


  • Reach the Exam Centre in Time: Put your admit card, ID proof, pen, etc. in your pockets now. To avoid the last minute fretting, make sure that you reach the exam centre on time.
  • Make prior proper planning as to decisive methods on how to clear the examination.
  • Give prior and more focus on sectional study.
  • The general Awareness section will be tricky for candidates so get aware of all the latest events.
  • The candidates must manage their time well in the IBPS Clerk Exam.
  • Design the time table around all the activities so that they are able to ample amount of time to study and preparation along with the other activities.
  • The revision must be done after every day’s study.
  • To sharpen their knowledge, candidates should enhance their practice with Sample papers and mock tests.


All the Best

Govt Rojgaar Team

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IBPS Clerk Prelims is scheduled on 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th December 2017. All those aspirants who are yet to appear for IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam can benefit from this exam analysis as here we provide you with an insight on the types and levels of questions being asked in this year's IBPS Clerk Prelims exam.

  • The level of December 2-3, 2017 examination was Moderate.
  • English Language was Moderate-Difficult.
  • There were no questions related to the vocabulary with Reading Comprehension.
  • There were 3 sets of puzzles and Seating Arrangement.
  • Questions were based on basic arithmetic calculations or their combination.

Questions Asked in IBPS Clerk Prelims 2017

Seating Arrangements –

8 People S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z facing centre S sits 3rd to the right of u Same number of people between S and Z and S and X V sits 3rd left of Z and 3 people sit between W and V Y is not the neighbour of W.


Number Series –

Q1. 129, 127, 112, ?, 69

Q2. 3.5, 6, 10, 17, 30, ?

Q3. 0.5, 1.5, 5, 18, 76, ?

Q4. 0.25, 8, 128, 1024, 8192, ?

Q5. 60, 89, 112, 131, ?, 161


Simplification & Approximation

Q. 83% of 2350 = ?


83/100 x 2350

=8.3 x 235


Q. 32.25 × 2.4 × 1.6 = ?




Q. 4.3 + 43.34 + 34.43 + 43.43 + 3.4 = ?


?=128.9 = 129 approx



Q. The average monthly income of P and Q is Rs. 5050. The average monthly income of Q and R is Rs. 6250 and the average monthly income of P and R is Rs. 5200. The monthly income of P is:

Q. A sum of Rs. 725 is lent in the beginning of a year at a certain rate of interest. After 8 months, a sum of Rs. 362.50 more is lent but at the rate twice the former. At the end of the year, Rs. 33.50 is earned as interest from both the loans. What was the original rate of interest?

Q. A & B invest Rs. 116000 &144000 respectively. B invests for 6 months. At the end of the year B’s share 9000 find the overall profit?

Q. Length & speed of the train A is 170m &20m/s. Length of the train B is 180m both running at opposite direction & time taken by the trains to cross each other is 10sec. Find speed B’s speed.

IBPS Clerk Prelims – Sectional Analysis



Quantitative Aptitude

Good Attempt – 15

Best Attempt – 20+

The Tabular DI was moderate.

The Simplification and Number series were in the easier section.

Some of the questions were in the moderate range, but majority of the questions were simple.

The miscellaneous sections that are asked in this slot are Discount, Profit and Loss, Partnership, Ages, Simple and Compound Interest, Time and Work and Profit and Loss

Reasoning Ability

Good Attempt – 18+

Best Attempt –  25+

In this one puzzle set was asked and 2 sets of arrangements were asked.

Linear arrangement – 1st, Last and Centre south based.

Circle – Facing the centre based – 8 Members.

Puzzle – 7 Floors Based.

Old Pattern Syllogism Question set was asked.

Inequalities were asked in fewer amounts.

English Language

Good Attempt – 10

Best Attempt – 15+

Small Changes in the English Section where Double fillers were asked.

Spot the Errors and Different set of Spelling Errors were asked when compared with the previous pattern slots.

Reading Comprehension was based on Economy of different countries.

Sentence Rearrangement questions were asked which was totally surprising for the candidates.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Expected Cut off 2017

Expected Sectional IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut Off

Although the cut off vary from state to state but the sectional cut off variation is very small.


Maximum Marks



English Language




Reasoning Ability




Quantitative Aptitude




Expected Overall IBPS Clerk Prelims Cut Off


Prelims Cut off (Out of 100)







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IBPS Clerk Application Form 2017

Application form of IBPS Clerk will be made available tentatively in August 2017. IBPS Clerk Application form 2017 can be filled within 1 month from the dates of announcement. It has to be submitted online and no other mode of application will be accepted under any circumstances. The application fee can be remitted through online payment gateway. Candidates can make payment of application fee through Debit/ Credit, internet banking, IMPS, etc. Applicants before applying online for IBPS Clerk must have scanned copy of their photograph and signature; details/ documents ready to make online payment and must have valid personal email ID.

IBPS Clerk Application Form 2017 can be filled in 5 steps-

  • Registration
  • Uploading of photograph and signature
  • Preview of application form
  • Payment of application fee

IBPS Clerk Application Dates 2017

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts the IBPS Clerk for candidates who aspire to be recruited as a clerk in various public sector banks in India. The candidates can keep themselves updated about the IBPS Clerk by following the IBPS Clerk 2017 Exam dates given in the table below:

IBPS Clerk 2017

IBPS Clerk Application Dates

Commencement of IBPS Clerk 2017 Applications

August 2017

Last date of IBPS Clerk 2017 Application

September 2017

Closure for editing IBPS Clerk Application

September 2017

Online Payment of IBPS Clerk Application fee

August to September 2017

Last date for printing IBPS Clerk Application 2017

September 2017

 IBPS Clerk 2017 Pre-requisite for Applying Online

  • Applicants before applying online for IBPS Clerk should keep the following documents ready.
  • Scan the photograph and signature as per the specification given in the notification.
  • Keep the necessary details/ documents ready to make online payment of the requisite application fee/ intimation charges.
  • Signature in capital letters will not be accepted.
  • Applicants before applying must have a valid email ID. The registered email ID has to be kept active till the completion of recruitment process.

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How to Fill IBPS Clerk Application Form 2017?

Registration: Firstly, click on the direct link “Apply Online Here” provided above. Now candidates have to click on “Click Here for New Registration” The candidates will have to register themselves by filling the basic information such as name, date of birth, age, email id, gender, category, communication address, mobile number. After successful registration, provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system. Candidates will receive the same via SMS and email.

Upload Photograph and Signature: Now candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications.

Filling up Details: Now, candidates have to fill educational qualification and languages. After entering all the details, candidates need to click on “Next” button.

Pay Application Fee: Now, candidates need to pay application fee. Candidates can pay application fee thru debit card, credit card & net banking. On successful online payment, e-receipt will be generated. Now candidates can take a printout of submitted application form.

IBPS Clerk Application Fee and Mode of Payment

Application Fee: Application fee for General and OBC candidates is Rs. 600 and application fee of Rs. 100 for SC, ST, PwD and Ex-S candidates.

Mode of Payment: Candidates can pay application fee thru online only. Candidates can make the payment thru any credit / debit card or net banking.

Required Documents for Applying Online

  • Scan Photograph
  • Scan Signature

Guidelines for Photograph & Signature


  • Dimensions 200 x 230 pixels (preferred).
  • Size of file should be between 20kb to 50kb.
  • The photograph must be a recent colour passport size (white background).
  • Photograph should not have “red-eye”.
  • Caps, hats, and dark glasses are not acceptable. Religious head wear is allowed but it must not cover your face.


  • Dimensions 140 x 60 pixels (preferred).
  • Size of file should be between 10kb to 20kb.
  • Applicant has to sign on white paper with black ink pen.
  • Signature in capital letters will not be accepted.
  • The signature must be signed only by the candidate.

IBPS Clerk Online Application Form 2017: Essential Details

  1. Candidate can apply only one application form.
  2. Application form with blurred photograph will be rejected.
  3. Incomplete online application form will be rejected.
  4. In case the candidate is unable to fill the application form in one go, he/she can save the data already entered. They can re-open the saved data using the provisional registration number and password and can edit the incomplete application form.
  5. No changes in the application form will be entertained after the final submission of the application form. Your candidature can be cancelled during the verification, if provided information found false.

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IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2017

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria 2017 is fixed by the exam conducting body which is Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. As per the eligibility criteria of IBPS Clerk, applicants must be at least 20 years of age as on August 1, 2017. The upper age limit for the general category is 28 years. The academic qualification required for applying to IBPS Clerk 2017 exam is graduation. Besides these, candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the official language of the state/ UT. Applicants must also have operating and working knowledge in computer.

For IBPS Clerk exam one need to check their eligibility in three sections before applying for the vacancy:

  • Age
  • Educational Qualification
  • Nationality \ Citizenship

Candidates must know IBPS clerk eligibility criteria before applying. In case candidate found ineligible then his/her application will be cancelled. This article will help candidates to know more about the eligibility criteria of IBPS clerk recruitment exam 2017.

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Criteria for IBPS Clerk 2017

  1. Age

Maximum age prescribed for IBPS Clerk 2017 should be 28 years. The minimum age of the candidates should be 20 years. A candidate must have been born not earlier than August 2, 1988 and not later than August 1, 1996 (both dates inclusive).

  1. Educational Qualifications

  • A degree (graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by Government of India.
  • Graduation equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.
  • Candidate must have valid Mark-sheet/ Degree certificate of their graduation at the while applying for IBPS Clerk 2017.
  • All the Educational qualifications should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognized by Government of India/ approved by Government Regulatory Bodies and the result should have been declared on or before September 2017.
Language Proficiency
  • Proficiency in the Official language of the State/ UT for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable.
  • Candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the official language of the State/ UT.
Computer Literacy

Candidates should have certificate/ diploma/ degree in computer operations/ language/ should have studied computer/ information technology as one of the subjects in the High school/ college/ institute.  

Nationality/ Citizenship

You 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 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, Vietnam, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, with the intention of permanently settling in India.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Relaxation in Upper Age Limit

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
Other Backward Classes 3 years
Persons With Disability 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Servicemen Actual period of service rendered in the defence 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 Kashmir Division of the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1-1-80 to 31-12-89 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 only) 5 years

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IBPS Clerk 2017 Notification, Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Dates

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Section) conducts IBPS Clerk examination for the recruitment of clerical posts in the various public sector banks across the country. Candidates seeking a career in any of the national public sector banks can apply for IBPS Clerk 2017. They must have a Bachelor’s degree in any stream are eligible to apply IBPS Clerk. Every year, all the public-sector banks fill their vacancies through IBPS Recruitment. This year, IBPS will release notification for around 17,000 vacancies. The online IBPS application form will be available from August 2017.

Highlights of IBPS Clerk Exam 2017

  • Name of the Exam – IBPS Clerk 2017
  • Full Name of exam - Institute of Banking Personnel Section – Common Written Examination CWE-7
  • Exam Conducting Body – IBPS
  • Level of the examination – All India (National Level)
  • Name of the post – Clerk (Clerical Cadre)
  • Exam Mode – Online (Computer Based Test)
  • IBPS Clerk Salary (In hand Salary) – INR 18,100 to INR 20,000
  • Number of vacancies – 17,000 vacancies

Participating Banks

Allahabad Bank

Canara Bank

Indian Overseas Bank

Andhra Bank

Central Bank of India

Oriental Bank of Commerce

Bank of Baroda

Corporation Bank

Punjab National Bank

Bank of India

Dena Bank

Punjab & Sind Bank

Bank of Maharashtra

Indian Bank

Syndicate Bank

UCO Bank

Union Bank of India

United Bank of India

IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

Candidates to be eligible for SBI Clerk exam should satisfy the eligibility criteria laid down by IBPS.

  • Candidates must have a Graduation degree in any stream from a recognized university.
  • They must have working knowledge of computer system.
  • They must know how to read, write and speak the Hindi and English language or the official language of State or Union Territory.
  • Candidate should be more than 20 years of age and less than 28 years of age. Full Details of IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria

IBPS Clerk Application Form 2017

IBPS Clerk Application Form will be made available from August 2017. The application process consists of four stages i.e. Registration, Uploading of Images, Fill up the details and fee payment. Candidates can fill the application form by following these steps as mentioned below.

  • Go to the official website of IBPS i.e. www.ibps.in/cwe-clerical-cadre/
  • Click on the New Registration link. Enter Name, Mobile, Email ID, given captcha and click on the register button.
  • Upload the scanned images of Photograph and Signature in JPG format.
  • After uploading of images, fill up the required details in the application form such as personal, educational details.
  • Make the payment through online or offline mode. Take a printout of the form for its future reference.

Application Fee

The application fee for General/OBC category is INR 600 while it is INR 100 for SC/ST/PWD category.  The application fee can be paid in online mode through credit card/ debit card/ net-banking or in offline mode through challan.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern & Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern and Syllabus is different for Prelims and Mains round. Here, we are providing the complete details for both rounds as given below. The marking scheme is same in both rounds. Each question carries one mark and there is negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.

Prelims Examination – It comprises three sections i.e. English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. IBPS Clerk Paper consists of 100 questions which are objective in nature. The total duration of the prelims round is 1 hour.

Mains Examination – It consists of 200 objective type questions. The questions are divided into five sections which are Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (Banking) and Computer Knowledge. Candidates have to solve the paper in 2 hours 15 minutes.

IBPS Clerk


Total Questions



Marking Scheme

Prelims Examination


1 Hour

English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning.


Correct Answer: +1


Wrong Answer: -1

Mains Examination


2 Hours

Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (Banking) & Computer Knowledge.


IBPS Syllabus will help the candidates to plan strategies for the examination. They should regularly solve the sample papers to increase their speed and problem solving skills. If the candidates solve more sample paper, the more it enhances their proficiency on each section.

IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2017

IBPS will release IBPS Clerk admit card online in November 2017. Candidates can download the admit card by providing login credentials on the official website of IBPS. The admit card is an important document as it contains name of the candidate, roll number, test venue, test time etc. No candidate is allowed to appear for examination without a valid admit card. Check the following steps to know the steps, how to download IBPS Clerk admit card.

  • Visit the official website i.e. www.ibps.in
  • Go to the CWE Clerical button and click on the admit card link.
  • Enter the Registration Number and Password and click on the submit button.
  • The admit card page will appear on the screen, take a printout of the same for its future reference.

IBPS Clerk Cut Off 2017

IBPS sets the cut off marks for IBPS Clerk. Candidates have to score equal to or above the cut off marks in the preliminary exam to be eligible for main exam. The cut off mark depends on the number of candidates appeared for examination, number of vacancies, previous year cut off etc.

IBPS Clerk


Preliminary Exam

Mains Exam




OBC (Other Backward Caste)



SC (Schedule Caste)



ST (Schedule Tribe)



IBPS Clerk Selection Process 2017

There are two stages in IBPS Clerk Selection Process i.e. Preliminary and Mains examination.

Preliminary Examination (Objective Type) – 100 marks

Main Examination (Objective Type) – 200 marks

  • Candidates will have to qualify each stage separately. The qualified candidates in the preliminary exam will be shortlisted for Mains examination.
  • The final selection depends on the number of vacancies, cut off marks and rank of the candidate in the merit list. The merit list is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in the both stages. Candidates who will score higher marks in the examination will be placed at higher rank in IBPS Clerk merit list.
  • There is no interview round in IBPS Clerk Selection Process. The total weightage will be given to the marks obtained by the candidates in the examination. The marks obtained in the examination will not be added for final selection. Only marks obtained in the mains exam will be considered.

IBPS Clerk Results 2017

The result for both prelims and Main examination are declared on the official website of IBPS. The result for prelims round will be declared in December 2017 and the Mains examination result will be declared in April 2018. Candidates can check the result on the official website by providing their Roll Number and Password.

Candidates have to secure minimum qualifying mark which is released by IBPS, to be selected for next round. They have to qualify preliminary exam to be shortlisted for Mains examination of IBPS Clerk. After qualifying the Mains exam, they will be considered for merit list. The marks obtained in the Mains round are considered for final merit list. IBPS follows the procedure of equi-percentile method for calculating the score of prelims and mains examination.

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