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26th November 2018

IBPS Clerk Prelims admit Card out!!

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection has released the call letters for the preliminary examination of IBPS CWE Clerk VIII. The Recruitment Examination will be held on 8th, 9th & 15th & 16th December 2018 and the candidates who are able to crack IBPS Clerk Prelims Examination will be called for the Mains Examination. 

To download your IBPS Clerk Admit Card for Preliminary Examination, simply enter your Registration No./ Roll No. and Password/ DOB in the section below and go to Login.

Click Here to download IBPS Clerk Prelims Admit Card

21th November 2018

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018 - All India Test (AIT): 23-26 November

All India Online Open Test provides you Full Syllabus balanced Question Paper as per the Difficulty level of actual exam; it is based on exact pattern to evaluate your preparation towards IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2018 and provides tentative All India Rank to refine your preparation. OnlineTyari will be conducting IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018 All India Test (AIT) from 23-26 November 2018.

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 15th November 2018

IBPS Clerk Prelims PET Call letter Out!!

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) released a notification regarding the pre-exam training call letter for the reserved candidates  The pre-exam training for Clerks will be held from 26th of November to 01st of December 2018. Click on the below-mentioned link to download your call letter.

Click Here to Download PET Call Letter

Date: 23 October 2018

IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018 - All India Test (AIT): 26-29 October

All India Online Open Test provides you Full Syllabus balanced Question Paper as per the Difficulty level of actual exam; it is based on exact pattern to evaluate your preparation towards IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 2018 and provides tentative All India Rank to refine your preparation. OnlineTyari will be conducting IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018 All India Test (AIT) from 26-29 October 2018.

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Date: 14 September 2018

IBPS Clerk 2018 Official Notifications Released

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has uploaded an official notification for IBPS Common Written Exam Clerk 2018. The IBPS Clerk Official Notification dictates all the information regarding the Eligibility Criteria, Selection Procedure, Exam Pattern and Online Application Procedure for IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018IBPS has launched 7200+ vacancies for its upcoming IBPS Clerk 2018 examination. 

Click here to download the full notification.

Mock Test Series

                          IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018: Mock Test
All (26) Full length (20) Sectional (6)

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Full LengthTest paper consisting of all sections of the exam; ideally also known as model practice mock tests.

Sectional: Tests based on sections like Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, English Language.

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About Exam

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts a common written exam or CWE every year for the clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. All public sector banks use CWE as a base to fill the vacancies for this post. IBPS will be conducting CWE VIII for the year 2018-19 . The IBPS Clerk CWE exam is conducted on two levels- preliminary exam and mains. Students qualifying in both these exams are thus selected for the post.

Exam Dates/Notifications

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

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 & 16.12.2018
Result of Online exam-Preliminary December 2018/ January 2019
Download of Call letter for Online exam-Main January 2019
Online Examination – Main 20.01.2019
Provisional Allotment April 2019

Study Plan

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Application Process

IBPS Clerk Online Application Link Active: Apply Now

Candidates can apply online only from 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

    • Candidates are first required to go to the IBPS’s website www.ibps.in and click on the Home Page to open the link “CWE Clerical” and then click on the Common Recruitment Process & finally on the option “CLICK HERE TO APPLY ONLINE FOR CWE-Clerical Cadre Phase VIII (CWE-Clerks VIII)” to open the On-Line Application Form. The candidates who aspire to apply for the IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018 must make sure that they fulfill the required eligibility criteria and educational qualifications for the post. If you do not meet the required specifications in certain fields like age limit, qualification etc, you will not be able to submit the IBPS Clerk Application Form. Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable from 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018 (Online payment), both dates inclusive, shall be as follows –
      • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.
      • Rs. 600 /- for all others
      Bank Transaction charges for Online Payment of application fees/ intimation charges will have to be borne by the candidate

      How to Apply

      IBPS Clerk Online Application Link Active: Click here to apply (Direct Link)
    • Candidates will have click on “CLICK HERE FOR NEW REGISTRATION” to register their application by entering their basic information in the online application form. After that, a provisional registration number and password will be generated by the system and displayed on the screen. Candidate should note down the Provisional registration number and password. An Email & SMS indicating the Provisional Registration number and Password will also be sent. They can reopen the saved data using Provisional registration number and password and edit the particulars if needed.
    • Candidates are required to upload their photograph and signature as per the specifications are given in the Guidelines for Scanning and Upload of Photograph and Signature.
    • Candidates are advised to carefully fill in the online application themselves as no change in any of the data filled in the online application will be possible/ entertained. Prior to submission of the online application, candidates are advised to use the “SAVE AND NEXT” facility to verify the details in the online application form and modify the same if required. No change is permitted after clicking on FINAL SUBMIT Button.
    • Candidates have the option of making the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges through the ONLINE mode only.
    Don’t wait until the last minute, Apply for IBPS Clerk Now. Here we conclude our article on IBPS Clerk Online Application Link Active.

Vacancies

The total number vacancies for IBPS Clerk 2018 exam will be released with its official notification. The number of vacancies for the year 2018 is  7275

Selection Process

IBPS Clerk is definitely one of the most popular bank recruitment examinations of the country. Every Year, there is a rather large proportion of candidates who appear for IBPS CWE Clerk VIII Recruitment Examination in the hopes of making it through the rigorous selection process. The Recruitment Process for getting hired as a Bank Clerk in a PSB involves qualifying in both of the written exams. A candidate needs to crack IBPS Clerk Prelims first and then move onto to Mains Examination. The Final Merit List is based on your scores achieved in Mains Examination only as the Preliminary Examination is held on a qualifying basis.

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates who aspire to apply for the IBPS Clerk Recruitment 2018 must make sure that they fulfill the required eligibility criteria and educational qualifications for the post. If you do not meet the required specifications in certain fields like age limit, qualification etc, you will not be able to submit the IBPS Clerk Application Form.

Age Limit

Age (As on 01.09.2018)

A candidate must be between 20 to 28 years as on 1 September 2018. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1990 and not later than 01.09.1998 (both dates inclusive).

The relaxation in the upper age limit has been applied according to government norms. They are as follows

  • Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe: 5 Years
  • Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) : 3 Years
  • Persons With Disabilities: 10 Years
  • Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen: the actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years 
  • Persons affected by 1984 riots: 5 years
  • Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried: 9 years 

Educational Qualification

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

Note: The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online. 

Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. 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.

Note: Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable.

Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2018

Since there is a predefined time slot for each section, you need to be well informed regarding all the topics specific to each section of IBPS Clerk. We have mentioned the entire IBPS Clerk syllabus in a constructive format for both the examinations.

The Preliminary stage of IBPS Clerk consists of three sections viz. English, Numerical Ability and Reasoning. Have a look at the syllabus for each of the topic.

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para Jumbles
  • Spotting the Errors

Numerical Ability

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Miscellaneous – Distance & Time, Work & Time, Profit & Loss, Percentage, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Partnerships, Boats & Streams

Reasoning Ability

  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Inequality
  • Blood Relations
  • Miscellaneous

IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Mains

The mains examination consists of 5 sections having a separate time slot for each. Have a look at the syllabus for each topic.

General Awareness

  • Science And Technology
  • Economy
  • Important Awards & Honors
  • Current National And International Events
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Banking Knowledge
  • Commissions
  • Appointments
  • Resignations
  • Sport
  • Prominent Personalities
  • Polity

English Language

  • General Grammar
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Comprehension of a Passage
  • Sentence Completion
  • Vocabulary

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Decimals And Fractions
  • Whole Numbers
  • Relationship Between Numbers
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • HCF & LCM
  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time And Work
  • Percentage
  • Partnership
  • Simple Interest
  • Time And Distance
  • Compound Interest
  • Permutations & Combination’s
  • Number Series
  • Probability
  • Approximate Values
  • Data Interpretation
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Reasoning:
  • Symbols and their relationships
  • Arithmetical computation
  • Decision making
  • Verbal and figure classification
  • Verbal and non-verbal
  • Analytical functions
  • Space visualization
  • Judgment
  • Problem­ solving
  • Discrimination
  • Arithmetical number series
  • Visual memory
  • Observation
  • Arithmetical reasoning
  • Relationship concepts
  • Differences
  • Analysis
  • Similarities
  • Analogies

Computer Knowledge

  • Operating and DOS
  • Introduction of Computer and History
  • Computer Device
  • Security Aspects for PC
  • PC and System Software
  • Advanced Technology Regarding Computer
  • MS Excel, MS Word
  • Various Uses of Computer
  • Internet Programming Language
  • Computer Net work
  • Computer of Future
  • E world
  • Window

We hope this article provides you with useful information regarding the IBPS Clerk Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Prelims and Mains examination.

Exam Pattern

The Recruitment Process involved for IBPS CWE Clerk VIII is a 2 Tier Process i.e. Preliminary Written Examination and Mains Written Examination. A candidate needs to qualify at each level in order to move to the next one. Let us try and understand each level.

IBPS Clerk Tier I: Prelims Written Examination

The Online Computer-Based Test (CBT) for IBPS Clerk Prelims will be conducted in an objective pattern (same as before). There will be 100 questions in total and 3 sections - English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning Ability.

 Name of the Section   Questions  Marks  Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
 Reasoning Ability  35 35 20 minutes
 English Language  30 30 20 minutes
 Numerical Ability  35 35 20 minutes
 Total  100 100 60 minutes

Some of the essential details related to IBPS Clerk Prelims 2018 are as follows.

  • The total number of questions will be 100.
  • The Paper mode will be English/ Hindi.
  • Each question carries 1 mark.
  • The total time to solve the entire paper is 60 minutes.
  • There will be sectional and overall cutoff.

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. An adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main examination.

IBPS Clerk Tier II: Mains Written Examination

The total time to solve the written examination is 160 minutes. Owing to a major restructuring in the selection procedure of Bank Clerks, the Final Merit List is prepared on the basis of marks secured in Mains Examination only. Hence, there will be no interview for IBPS Clerk.

Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge 50 60 45 minutes
General/ Financial  Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes
  • There will be a 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.

Note: MARKS OBTAINED IN THE ONLINE MAIN EXAMINATION ONLY WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR FINAL MERIT LISTING. 

Job Profile

IBPS Clerk is an entry-level job position in a Bank. But, it is also considered one of the most crucial ones. Bank Clerks are supposed to be the first set of people you interact in a Bank. They help in guiding you through various processes and assist you in performing simple tasks. Hence, even being an entry-level job, it is a prominent one.

The job description of a Bank Clerk is not limited to a single type of duty/ assignment like in accounting/ technology. As a Clerical Officer, your major roles and responsibilities will be the following.

  • Banking Document Verification
  • Manning Single Window Counter from time to time
  • Clearing and Transferring Cheques and Receipts as per request
  • Issue Cash Receipts at Counters
  • Verification of Vernacular Signatures and identifying discrepancies, if any
  • Attending to Government Treasury Work
  • Update Pass Books of Account Holders


Hence, an IBPS Clerk gets to work on a number of job profiles and hone multiple skills throughout a long career. The job can be challenging at times and the work pressure may get excessive but all this should be taken in a learning spirit. Only then can a person enjoy the work life on a Bank Clerk. 

IBPS Clerk Salary, Perks, Allowances 

There is a fixed salary (basic pay) as well as a certain level of perks and allowances which are entitled to a Bank Clerk in PSBs. The Salary Breakdown is usually done in the following manner.

Rs. 11765 – (655×3) – 13730 – (815×3) – 16175 – (980×4) – 20095 – (1145×7) – 28110 – (2120×1) – 30230 – (1310×1) – 31540
The Basic Pay Scale of Bank Clerk usually ranges between Rs 11,765 – Rs 42,020 and the major set of perks of allowances are as follows.

  • Dearness Allowance (39.4% of Basic)
  • HRA depending upon the City (7-9% of the Basic)
  • Special Allowance (7.5% for Clerks)
  • Medical Allowance

After the 10th Bipartite Wage Settlement of 2015, a bank clerk is entitled to get a salary of Rs 21,990with an in-hand salary of Rs 19,461. Hence, with the added perks and bonus package, the salary of Bank Clerk is quite good compared to most jobs at the same level in various industries.

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Result

Cutoff

Scores 

  • The corrected scores obtained by each of the candidates in different sessions (if held) will be normalized using equi-percentile method. 
  • Scores up to two decimal points shall be taken for the purpose of calculations. 

Cut-off Score (Online Main examination) 

Each candidate will be required to obtain a minimum score in each test of Online Main Examination and also a minimum total score to be considered for further process. Depending on number of the State/ UT wise vacancies available, cut- offs will be decided and candidates will be considered for provisional allotment. Prior to the completion of provisional allotment process scores obtained in the Online Main Examination will not be shared with the candidates.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Cutoff 2017

StateCut-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 Mains Cutoff

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

FAQs

Q. Which posts are available under this recruitment project?

This recruitment will be available in the project which is for the clerk cadre.

Q. When will the examination be held?

Tentative dates for the initial examinations are 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th December 2018.

The tentative date for the main exam is January 20, 2019


Q. When will the registration for the exam start?

Candidates can apply online only from 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

Q. What is the application fee?

The application fee is Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates and Rs. 600/- for others.

Q. When will the results be announced?

The tentative date for the announcement of the results of the initial examination is in December 2018 / January 2019. The final results will be announced in April 2019.

Q. How many vacancies are there?

The number of vacancies for clerk is 7275.

Q. When will registration begin?

Registration will start on 18th September 2018 and end on 10th October 2018

Q. Will there be any interview after written results?

No, there will be no GD or interview round for recruitment of IBPS clerk.

Q. What will be the mode of IBPS Clerk Examination 2018?

IBPS clerk will be conducted online (both prelims and main). 

Q. Will there be an interview after the written result?

No, there will be no GD or Interview round for IBPS Clerk Recruitment.

Q. Is the exam bilingual?

The tests apart from English will be available in Hindi and English language.

Q. What is the selection procedure?

The selection process will consist of Preliminary & Main Examination. The students qualifying Preliminary exam will be called for Main Examination and the students qualifying the Main examination according to the cutoffs will get the provisional allotment.

Q. What is the age limit for IBPS Clerk Exam 2018?

A candidate must be between 20 to 28 years as on 1 September 2018. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1990 and not later than 01.09.1998 (both dates inclusive).

Q. What is the educational qualification required for the posts in this recruitment process?

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.

Note: The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he/she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Computer Literacy: Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. 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.

Note: Proficiency in the Official Language of the State/UT (candidates should know how to read/ write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT) for which vacancies a candidate wishes to apply is preferable. 

Q. I have given my final year graduation exams but the result has not been declared yet. Can I apply?

Those who are in the Final Year/Semester of their Graduation may also apply provisionally subject to the condition that, they will have to produce proof of having passed the graduation examination on or before  10.10.2018.

Q.  I have scored 55% in Graduation. Am I eligible to sit for the exam?

Yes, you can apply as there is no percentage criterion. You just need to be a graduate.

 

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