IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018: As per the latest notification, IBPS Clerk 2018 exam pattern has been changed. You can check the updated IBPS Clerk syllabus & exam pattern in this post below. IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2018 is very much same as any other Bank Exam.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 Changed – Sectional Timing Introduced in Prelims!

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018: The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has come out with more number of vacancies to recruit most intellectual candidates. Here we are providing the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 to appear The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) Exam for the post of Clerk. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) is going to fill 7275 vacancies in various Banks in IBPS. This IBPS Clerk Exam pattern will provide you with a basic idea to appear for the exam with more confidence.

IBPS will be organizing IBPS CLERK 2018 Prelims exam for the post of Clerical Cadre on 08th, 09th, 15th & 16th December 2018. The Mains Exam is scheduled on 20th January 2019.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern: Important Highlights

Organization Name Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IPBS)
Name of the posts Clerk Posts
No of Vacancies 7275 Posts
IBPS Clerk Admit Card for Prelims Exam Available Soon
Official Website www.ibps.in

IBPS Clerk Selection Process 2018

IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in two phases, namely, Preliminary and Main. The prelims is conducted only to shortlist candidates for the Mains exam. Final selection is based on a candidate’s performance in the Mains examination.

Stage Mode
Prelims Online
Mains Online

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018

A. Preliminary Examination for IBPS Clerk

Name of Tests No. of Questions/ Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
  1. English Language
30/ 30 20 minutes
2. Numerical Ability 35/ 35 20 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability 35/ 35 20 minutes
Total 100/ 100 1 hour

Please Note – IBPS has introduced sectional timings in Prelims Exam this year!

A. Main Examination for IBPS Clerk

Name of Tests No. of Questions/ Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1. General/ Financial Awareness 50/ 50 35 minutes
2. General English 40/ 40 35 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50/ 60 45 minutes
4. Quantitative Aptitude 50/ 50 45 minutes
Total 190/ 200 160 minutes

The above tests except for the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in both Prelims as well as Mains. A wrong answer will lead to a penalty of 1/4th of the total mark assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for unanswered question.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam:

The final score for the IBPS Clerk exam is calculated keeping the following points in mind:

• Marks obtained in the Prelims will not be considered for final selection.

• You must qualify Mains to be eligible in the final merit.

• The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the making of final merit list for each category. Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

Click this link to check detailed – IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification

The major three sections on which a candidate needs complete command to ace IBPS Clerk 2018 Preliminary Exam are:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language

When a candidate clears the Preliminary Exam, he/she must start preparing for the Mains Exam. The Mains Examination of IBPS Clerk exam 2018 consists of 4 sections which are mentioned below:

  • Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • General/ Financial Awareness

IBPS Clerk Recruitment: Important Dates

Exam Events Important Dates
Start Date of Online Registration 18th September 2018
Close Date of Online Registration 10th October 2018
Download of Call Letters for Pre-Exam Training November 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 26th November 2018 – 01st December 2018
Download of call letters for Prelims November 2018
Prelims Exam 8th, 9th, 15th & 16th December 2018
Prelims Exam Result December 2018/January 2019
Download Call Letter for Mains January 2018
Mains Exam 20th January 2019
Provisional Allotment April 2019

State Wise Vacancy 2018

Since IBPS Clerk Recruitment is to be done on State/UT-wise basis, you can apply to ONLY ONE State/UT. The total vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2018 are 7275.

State Name TOTAL VACANCIES
ANDHRA PRADESH 167
ARUNACHAL PRADESH 10
ASSAM 94
BIHAR 178
CHANDIGARH 37
CHHATTISGARH 89
DADRA & NAGAR HAVELI 3
DAMAN & DIU 1
DELHI 362
GOA 48
GUJARAT 533
HARYANA 146
HIMACHAL PRADESH 90
JAMMU & KASHMIR 61
JHARKHAND 110
KARNATAKA 618
KERALA 291
LAKSHADWEEP 1
MADHYA PRADESH 325
MAHARASHTRA 772
MANIPUR 8
MEGHALAYA 6
MIZORAM 2
NAGALAND 4
ODISHA 191
PUDUCHERRY 22
PUNJAB 405
RAJASTHAN 268
SIKKIM 10
TAMIL NADU 792
TELANGANA 162
TRIPURA 18
UTTAR PRADESH 944
UTTARAKHAND 97
WEST BENGAL 410
Total 7275

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