IBPS Clerk 2018: Date, Syllabus, Admit Card, Question, Result, Cutoff, Pattern, Eligibility, Answer Key, How To Apply

IBPS CWE Clerk is conducted by Nationalized Bank for recruitment of Clerk. The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection generally known as IBPS is a self-governing recruitment body that was started out with an aim to encourage the recruitments & placements of youth graduates through Personnel Selection in Public Sector Banks in India (except SBI).

The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the Common Recruitment Process 2018 for selection of Clerk posts in the Participating Organisations is tentatively scheduled in December 2018.

Selection Process are classified in 3 phases, Step 1 preliminary Objective Test, Step 2 mains Objective Test and Step 3 interview. Preliminary examination conducts in December 2018 and mains examination conducts in January 2019. For Appearing in IBPS Clerk, Candidate need to have pass the graduation in any field, There is not any percentage requirements for IBPS Clerk Examination. The minimum age must be 20 while the maximum is 28 years. There are also some age relaxation depending on the applicant’s category.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Important Date:

Activity Tentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training November 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 26.11.2018 to 01.12.2018
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary November 2018
Online Examination – Preliminary 08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018 and 16.12.2018
Result of Online exam – Preliminary December 2018/ Januuary 2019
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2019
Online Examination – Main 20.01.2019
Declaration of Result – Main February 2018
Provisional Allotment April 2019

IBPS Clerk 2018 Eligibility:

1.) Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either –

  • (i) A Citizen of India or
  • (ii) A subject of Nepal or
  • (iii) A subject of Bhutan or
  • (iv) A Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or
  • (v) 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 favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

2.) Age (As on 01.08.2018):

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years, A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1990 and not later than 01.08.1998 (both dates inclusive)

3.) Reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities:

Under section 34 of “The Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016”, persons with benchmark disabilities are eligible for Reservation. The reserved categories of disabilities mentioned under this Act are namely:

  • a. Blindness and low vision;
  • b. Deaf and hard of hearing;
  • c. Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy. leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;
  • d. Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability, and mental illness;
  • e. Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness in the posts identified for each disability


A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognized by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern:

IBPS Clerk 2018 Preliminary Examination:

Subject No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing minimum cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Main Examination:

Subject No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
English Language 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
TOTAL 155 200 3 hours

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable for both – Preliminary and Main Examination):

There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score. If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Final Score Calculation for IBPS Clerk Exam:

Candidates must qualify Main to be eligible for final merit. The aggregate score out of 100 is used for the final merit list for each category.Candidates with top merit rank in each category are finally selected.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus:

IBPS Clerk Preliminary and Main Exam Syllabus 2018:

English Language Numerical Ability General Awareness
Reading Comprehension Number Series Banking and Insurance Awareness
Cloze Test Simplification/ Approximation Financial Awareness
Fillers Quadratic Equations Govt. Schemes and Policies
Spotting Errors Data Interpretation Current Affairs
Sentence Improvement Data Sufficiency Static Awareness
Fill in the Blanks Miscellaneous
Reasoning Ability Computer
Puzzle and Arrangements History and Generation of Computers
Inequality Introduction to Computer Organisation
Syllogism Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
Coding – Decoding Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS
Blood Relations Operating System, Internet
Direction sense Computer Network & Security
Order and Ranking MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Computer Memory, Computer Software
Number System and Conversions

How To Apply For IBPS Clerk 2018:

Candidates can apply online only from 18/09/2018 to 10/10/2018. Procedure for applying online:

  • (1) Go to www.ibps.in and click on the link “CRP Clerk” and then click on the “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CRP Clerks VIII (CRP Clerks-VIII)”.
  • (2) Click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” and fill their basic information. Provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen and Email & SMS will also be sent.
  • (3) Candidates are required to upload their
    Left thumb impression
    A handwritten declaration
  • (4) Carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained.
  • (5) Candidates should make the payment of fees through the ONLINE mode only. Mode Of Payment:
    Debit Cards (RuPay/Visa/MasterCard/Maestro)
    Credit Cards
    Internet Banking
    Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets

IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Fee:

Category Fees
SC/ST/PWD candidates 100
Others 600

IBPS Clerk 2018 Admit Card:

Admit cards will be generated on the notified date for the student to download and take a print. The Admit Card for the IBPS Clerk 2018 can be downloaded from the official website of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, IBPS Clerk 2018 Admit Card. The candidates will have to enter their Application number and Date of Birth provided in the application form in order to download the admit card. They will have to take a printout of the admit card. Admit cards will not be sent by post from the Office of the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS). The venue of the examination and timetable will be noted in the admit card. Separate notification in this regard will be issued.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Cut-Off:

IBPS will release IBPS Clerk 2018 Cut Off along with the IBPS Clerk 2018 Result. Cut-off is the minimum marks candidates are needed to qualify the examination. All the allotment would be based solely on the cutoff and inclusion in the merit list. If a candidate score marks less than the cutoff, he wouldn’t be called. Otherwise, he would be required to participate as per the schedule.

Cutoff will be released by two sources primarily. First is the official cutoff which will be issued by the IBPS itself at the time of result declaration. Secondly, unofficial sources such as private coaching institutes will issue the tentative cutoff soon after the exam is conducted.

IBPS Clerk Prelim Cut-Off 2017:

The cut-Off For General Category IBPS PO Preliminary Exam 2017-18 is shown below for reference:

Subjects Cut-Off Score
English Language 9.5
Quantitative Aptitude 13.5
Reasoning 14.5

IBPS Clerk Prelim State-wise Cut-Off 2017:

State Cut-Off
Uttar Pradesh 76.25
Delhi 76.75
Daman & Diu 70.75
Haryana 76.00
Assam 70.75
Kerela 77.00
Jammu & Kashmir 76.00
Karnataka 61.25
Jharkhand 74.25
Himachal Pradesh 75.00
Telangana 70.00
Odisha 76.50
Goa 67.75
Uttarakhand 78.75
Chattisgarh 70.25
Tamil Nadu 53.00
Madhya Pradesh 74.25
Andhra Pradesh 73.50
Maharashtra 64.50
Punjab 74.00
Gujarat 67.00
Bihar 74.75
West Bengal 77.25
Rajasthan 73.25

IBPS Clerk Final Mains Category-Wise Cut-Off 2017-2018:

The cut-off will help candidates to compare their score with the selected candidates and a get a fair idea of the minimum qualifying marks required to get the appointment letter from IBPS.

State/ UT SC ST
Andaman & Nicobar NA NA
Andhra Pradesh 40.27 31.84
Arunachal Pradesh NA 41.49
Assam 40.79 36.16
Bihar 38.86 37.27
Chandigarh 46.39 NA
Chattisgarh 39.46 24.49
Dadar & Nagar Haweli NA NA
Daman & Diu NA NA
Delhi 42.58 38.03
Goa NA 24.43
Gujarat 39.95 23.68
Haryana 39.21 NA
Himachal Pradesh 43.91 40.74
Jammu & Kashmir NA 35.74
Jharkhand 34.24 31.02
Karnataka 36.77 31.41
Kerala 40.68 30.85
Lakshadweep NA NA
Madhya Pradesh 36.43 26.63
Maharashtra 42.91 26.32
Manipur 45.77 41.74
Meghalaya NA 38.31
Mizoram NA NA
Nagaland NA 39.74
Odisha 37.07 31.32
Puducherry 41.27 NA
Punjab 37.88 NA
Rajasthan 38.28 34.70
Sikkim NA NA
Tamil Nadu 39.39 35.29
Telangana 40.18 34.17
Tripura 45.68 28.50
Uttar Pradesh 37.20 33.53
Uttarakhand 40.16 38.11
West Bengal 42.14 35.95
State/ UT OBC General
Andaman & Nicobar NA NA
Andhra Pradesh 48.31 50.78
Arunachal Pradesh NA 46.43
Assam 43.43 47.17
Bihar 50.95 53.43
Chandigarh 47.95 54.07
Chattisgarh 50.34 50.43
Dadar & Nagar Haweli NA 39.02
Daman & Diu 36.91 45.92
Delhi 47.81 53.82
Goa 44.07 44.70
Gujarat 44.04 47.53
Haryana 46.81 52.72
Himachal Pradesh 43.17 52.88
Jammu & Kashmir 42.71 52.31
Jharkhand 46.21 47.29
Karnataka 43.67 44.56
Kerala 50.52 52.32
Lakshadweep NA NA
Madhya Pradesh 45.03 48.89
Maharashtra 43.93 45.95
Manipur 62.36 44.21
Meghalaya 37.82 39.09
Mizoram NA 40.79
Nagaland NA 40.45
Odisha 50.64 51.22
Puducherry 47.47 48.06
Punjab 45.22 53.16
Rajasthan 48.17 52.93
Sikkim 47.21 49.67
Tamil Nadu 48.27 48.49
Telangana 38.72 49.97
Tripura NA 48.86
Uttar Pradesh 44.24 51.13
Uttarakhand 47.11 53.16
West Bengal 45.06 54.47

IBPS Clerk 2018 Result:

IBPS Clerk 2018 Result will be declared in the month of January/ February 2019. IBPS Clerk 2018 Result will be declared or announced at www.ibps.in. Students can check their result visiting the site and follow some easy steps. They are mentioned below:-

  • –>Go to the official website: http://www.ibps.in
  • –>Then click on option of result: IBPS Clerk 2018 Result
  • –>Then submit your Admit card or hall ticket number/application number and other details.

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