IBPS (Institute Of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts a written exam every year for the recruitment of personnel for clerical post in multiple banks across the nation. This year too the exam will be held and the notifications of the same has been released by IBPS. Here are the complete details:
IBPS Clerk 2018 Recruitment:
The official notification announced 7275 vacancies for which you can apply via IBPS Clerk exam. The recruitment process has 2 phases:
1- Preliminary Exam
2- Mains Exam
For those who clear the preliminary exam will have to appear for Mains Exam. The candidate who clears both the exams will be selected for the clerical post. Good news is that there is no interview or GD in the recruitment process. The selection of a candidate is entirely based on the result of these two exams.
IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification:
IBPS released the official notification for IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam on 14th September. In the notification, it has mentioned complete details including the last date to apply, admit card details, and the date and examination. Read below for complete information:
IBPS Clerk 2018 Apply Online:
1- The Online Applications are available from 18 September 2018
2- The last date for Registration is 10 October 2018.
3- The last date of Online Fee Payment is 10 October 2018.
IBPS Clerk 2018 Online Application Form:
The exam forms are available on the official website of IBPS. You can apply for IBPS Exam by clicking here.
IBPS Clerk 2018 Admit Card Download:
1- The Admit Card for Pre-Exam for IBPS Clerk is available for download from 26th November 2018. You can download the admit card from the official website of IBPS. Follow the steps mentioned on link
2- The Admit Card for Mains Exam will be available in January 2019.
IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Date:
1- The preliminary exam will be conducted online on 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th December 2018.
2- The Mains Exam will be conducted on 20th January 2019.
IBPS Clerk Result 2018:
1- The result of the Preliminary exam will be out in December 2018 or January 2019.
2- The result of Mains Exam will be declared on 1st April 2019.
IBPS Clerk Age Limit 2018:
The Minimum age to apply for IBPS Clerk Exam is 20 years and the maximum age is 28 years.
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern:
Phase 1: Preliminary Exam
The candidate will be assessed on the basis of the English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. The exam will be of 1 hour in which 20 minutes will be allotted to each section. There will be 100 questions in total.
1- 30 Questions of 1 mark each are dedicated to the English Language. 20 Minutes will be given to attempt the same.
2- The Numerical Ability section will have 35 Questions of 1 Mark each that need to be completed in next 20 minutes.
3- In the last 20 minutes, the candidates will have to solve Reasoning Ability Questions. There will be 35 Questions for 1 mark each.
Candidates who qualify the above three tests by securing the minimum cut-off decided by IBPS will have to appear for the Mains exam.
Phase 2: Mains Exam
The Mains exam will have a total of 190 questions and a total of 200 marks. The time duration for the exam will be 160 minutes.
- The first section is Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude. This 60 marks section will have 50 questions with a time duration of 45 minutes.
- The English Language is the second section with 40 questions of 1 mark each. The time duration for this section is 35 minutes.
- The candidates will then be assessed for Quantitative aptitude in the third section. It will have 50 questions for 1 mark each that needs to be done in 45 minutes.
- In the last 35 minutes, candidates will attempt 50 questions of 1 mark each related to General/Financial Awareness.
Note: There will be a negative marking in both the exams. 1/4 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer and 1 mark will be given for the right answer. There will not be any deduction or negative marking for the unattempted question.
How to crack IBPS Clerk exam in First attempt?
IBPS exam is not easy to crack. But if you do your preparations in the right manner, you might just crack it in your first attempt. In order to crack the exam, you first need to note down the entire syllabus for the exam. And we have done that for you already:
1- English Language: Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement, Fill in the blanks and Fillers.
2- Numerical Ability: Number Series, Data Interpretation, Data Sufficiency, Simplification and Approximation.
3- Reasoning Ability: Puzzle and arrangements, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Direction sense, Order and Ranking, Syllogism.
4- Computer: Operating System, Internet, Computer Network and Security, MS Office Suite and Shortcut Keys, History and Generation of Computers, Computer Hardware and I/O Devices, Computer Memory, Computer Software, Number System and Conversions, Computer Languages
5- General Awareness: Banking and Insurance Awareness, Government Schemes and Policies, Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, Static Awareness.
- Now when you have the complete syllabus, you now need to study each subject thoroughly. You cannot leave a section as you are required to pass in each section. Make a timetable and follow it. Assign time to each subject. Give more time to subject(s) you are weak in.
- Start with easy subject and then jump to tough topics.
- Do not exhaust yourself. Sleep on time. Eat proper meals. Go out and play as well because as they say ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.’
- Analyse previous year question papers.
- Assess yourself by giving online test and mock test.
- Leave some time for revision.
How To Prepare for IBPS Clerk Exam at Home ?
People spend huge money to enroll themselves for coaching of IBPS exam. However, one can prepare for the exam at home and crack it. You just need to follow a strict schedule, follow your timetable and study all subjects. You will find previous years’ question paper online. Several preparation books are available online and in the market as well. You need not necessarily buy a book, and can also study through free material available online. There are several papers, e-books, and YouTube videos to guide you for the exam. You will also find good study material online. After you have studied everything, you can test yourself by giving online tests.
Here’s a YouTube video which will guide you on how to crack the IBPS Clerk Exam without going for a coaching: