IBPS Clerk 2018: Important Dates, Pattern, Exam Center, Syllabus, Eligibility, Cut Off, BooksInstitute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) annually conducts entrance examination for vacancies of the IBPS clerical cadre. The application for IBPS CLERK 2018 has begun.

As indicated in the title, this article will provide the aspirants, all the information required for IBPS 2018. The article comprises of:

  • Registration procedure
  • Application form details
  • Rules and regulations
  • Eligibility Criteria
  • Important dates
  • Examination pattern
  • Syllabus
  • Preparation tips

IBPS Clerk 2018 Registration Procedure:

Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations listed at (A) as a Clerk or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CWE Clerks -VII).

STEP 1 – Visit the official website, i.e., www.ibps.in.

STEP 2 – Registration: Click on the option ‘Click Here to Apply Online for CRP CLERICAL’. Then go ahead and click on “Click here for new registration”.

Provisional Registration Number and Password is generated and displayed on the screen after the completion of registration. Note down your Provisional registration number and password, to log in for filling the application form. An email and an SMS indicating your IBPS Registration login credentials will be sent.

STEP 3 – Login Fill the application form carefully. The application form details are mentioned in the next section.

STEP 4 – Upload documents: Candidates are required to upload the following documents:

  • Passport sized Photograph
  • Signature
  • Thumb Impression
  • Scanned copy of the handwritten declaration as per the specified format

STEP 5 – Submission of application form: Submit the application form.

STEP 6 – Payment of application fee: The application fee can be paid through online or offline medium via Debit/Credit Card, Net banking, IMPS, Cash Card and Mobile Wallets.

Registration Fee Details:

Category Registration Fee (in rupees)
General/OBC 600/-
SC/ST/PWD 100/-

IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Form Details:

The candidates are required to fill in the following details while filling the application form:

Personal Details:

  • Candidate’s name.
  • Date of Birth.
  • Guardian’s Name.
  • The annual income of the guardian, etc.

Academic Details:

  • Details of matriculation.
  • Details of 12th
  • Graduation Details, etc.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Rules and Regulations:

The norms mentioned below are exactly as per the guidelines of IBPS.

Guidelines for Persons With Benchmark Disabilities using a Scribe:

  • The visually impaired candidates and candidates whose writing speed are adversely affected permanently for any reason can use their own scribe at their cost during the online examination (Preliminary and Main). In all such cases where a scribe is used, the following rules will apply:
  • The candidate will have to arrange his / her own scribe at his/her own cost.
  • The scribe may be from any academic stream.
  • Both the candidate as well as the scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming that the scribe fulfills all the stipulated eligibility criteria for a scribe mentioned above. Further, in case it later transpires that he/she did not fulfill any laid down eligibility criteria or suppressed material facts the candidature of the applicant will stand canceled, irrespective of the result of the CRP.
  • Those candidates who use a scribe shall be eligible for the compensatory time of 20 minutes or otherwise advised for every hour of the examination.
  • The scribe arranged by the candidate should not be a candidate for the online examination under (CWE Clerk-VII). If a violation of the above is detected at any stage of the process, candidature for CRP of both the candidate and the scribe will be canceled. Candidates eligible for and who wish to use the services of a scribe in the examination should invariably carefully indicate the same in the online application form. Any subsequent request may not be favorably entertained.
  • Only candidates registered for compensatory time will be allowed such concessions since compensatory time given to candidates shall be system based, it shall not be possible for the test conducting agency to allow such time if he/she is not registered for the same. Candidates not registered for the compensatory time shall not be allowed such concessions.

Guidelines for candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy

  • A Compensatory time of twenty minutes per hour or otherwise advised shall be permitted for the candidates with locomotor disability and cerebral palsy where dominant (writing) extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of function (minimum of 40% impairment).

Guidelines for Visually Impaired candidates

  • Visually Impaired candidates (who suffer from not less than 40% of disability) may opt to view the contents of the test in magnified font and all such candidates will be eligible for the compensatory time of 20 minutes for every hour or otherwise advised of examination.
  • The facility of viewing the contents of the test in the magnifying font will not be available to Visually Impaired candidates who use the services of a Scribe for the examination.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Eligibility Criteria:

The criteria as per the guidelines of IBPS 2018 is as follows:

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 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.

Age (As on 01.09.2018):

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28, years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1990 and not later than 01.09.1998 (both dates inclusive).

Relaxation of Upper age limit

S. NO. Category Age relaxation
01. Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
02. Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
03. Persons With Disabilities 10 years
04. Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen The actual period of service rendered in the defense forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
05. Widows, divorced women, and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years
06. Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
07. Persons affected by the 1984 riots 5 years
08. Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) 5 years


(i) The relaxation in upper age limit to SC/ST/OBC candidates is allowed on a cumulative basis with only one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is permitted as mentioned above in Point No. II (3) to II (8).

(ii) The maximum age limit specified is applicable to General Category candidates.

(iii) Candidates seeking age relaxation will be required to submit the necessary certificate(s) in original/ copies at the time of joining and at any subsequent stage of the recruitment process as required by IBPS/ Participating Organisation(s).

(iv) The following rules apply to Ex-Servicemen re-employed under the Central government would apply to Ex-Servicemen candidates appearing for the CWE:

  • Ex-Servicemen candidates who have already secured employment under the Central Government in Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ will be permitted the benefit of age relaxation as prescribed for Ex-Servicemen for securing another employment in a higher grade or cadre in Group ‘C’/ ‘D’ under the Central Government. However, such candidates will not be eligible for the benefit of reservation on the second occasion for Ex-Servicemen in Central Government jobs.
  • An Ex-Servicemen who have once joined a Government job on civil side after availing of the benefits given to him/her as an Ex-Servicemen for his/her re-employment, his/her Ex-Servicemen status for the purpose of the re-employment in Government jobs ceases.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Educational Qualification:

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.

The candidate must possess a 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.

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.

Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculated Ex-Servicemen who have obtained the Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding certificate in the Navy or Air Force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in the Armed Forces of the Union as on 03.10.2018. Such certificates should be dated on or before 03.10.2018.


(1) All the educational qualifications mentioned should be from a University/ Institution/ Board recognized by Govt. Of India/ approved by Govt. Regulatory Bodies and the final result should have been declared on or before 03.10.2018. Proper document from the Board / University for having declared the result on or before 03.10.2018 has to be submitted at the time of joining. The date of passing the eligibility examination will be the date appearing on the mark-sheet or provisional certificate issued by the University/ Institute. In case the result of a particular examination is posted on the website of the University/ Institute and the web-based certificate is issued then proper document/certificate in original issued and signed by the appropriate authority of the University/ Institute indicating the date of passing properly mentioned thereon will be reckoned for verification and further process.

(2) Candidate should indicate the percentage obtained in Graduation calculated to the nearest two decimals in the online application. Where CGPA / OGPA is awarded, the same should be converted into a percentage and indicated in the online application. The candidate will have to produce a certificate issued by the appropriate authority inter alia stating that the norms of the University regarding the conversion of grade into percentage and the percentage of marks scored by the candidate in terms of norms.

(3) Calculation of Percentage: The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the total marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester(s)/ year(s) by aggregate maximum marks (in all the subjects irrespective of honors / optional/additional optional subject, if any) multiplied by 100. This will be applicable to those Universities also where Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. The fraction of percentage so arrived will be ignored i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Important Dates:

Events Dates
Online Application Starts From 18th September 2018
Last Date to Apply Online 10th October 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 26th November 2018 to 1st December 2018
Download of Admit Card for Online Examination – Preliminary November 2018
Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary 08th, 09th, 15th 16th December 2018
The result of Online Exam – Preliminary December 2018/ January 2019
Download of Call letter for Online Exam – Main January 2019
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 20th January 2019
Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2019

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Pattern:

The examination is conducted in two stages:

STAGE 1 – Preliminary Examination

S.No. Name of Tests Number of questions Maximum marks Duration
01. English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 hour
02. Numerical Ability 35 35
03. Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

STAGE 2 – Main Examination

S.No. Name of Tests Number of questions Maximum marks Duration
01. General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
02. General English 40 40 35 minutes
03. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
04. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus:

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

IBPS Clerk 2018 Participating Banks:

  • Allahabad Bank
  • Canara Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Andhra Bank Central Bank of India
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Union Bank of India
  • Bank of Baroda
  • Corporation Bank
  • Punjab National Bank
  • United Bank of India
  • Bank of India
  • Dena Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Vijaya Bank
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Indian Bank
  • Syndicate Bank

IBPS Clerk 2018 Previous Year Cut-Off:

Preliminary Cutoff:

State English Reasoning ability Quantitative Aptitude Total
Andhra Pradesh 07.75 10.25 10.25 73
Assam 04.25 05.75 06.75 71.25
Bihar 04.25 05.75 06.75 67.50
Maharashtra 07.75 10.20 10.75 59.25
Madhya Pradesh 04.25 05.75 06.75 65.75
Meghalaya 04.25 05.75 10.75 65.75
Odisha 07.00 08.50 08.25 70.75
Punjab 07.75 10.25 10.75 66.50
Karnataka 07.75 10.25 10.75 58.25
Gujarat 04.25 05.75 06.75 58.75
Haryana 07.75 10.25 10.75 68.00
Jammu & Kashmir 07.75 10.25 10.75 68.75
Jharkhand 04.25 05.75 06.75 70.75
Chattisgarh 07.75 10.25 10.75 63.50
Delhi 07.75 10.25 10.75 67.25
Himachal Pradesh 07.75 10.25 10.75 66.50
Rajasthan 07.75 10.25 10.75 66.75
Tamil Nadu 04.25 05.75 06.75 58.00
Telangana 04.25 05.75 06.75 65.00
Kerala 04.25 05.75 06.75 71.00
Uttar Pradesh 07.75 10.25 10.75 67.75
Tripura 07.75 10.25 10.75 60.00
Uttarakhand 07.75 10.25 10.75 71.25
West Bengal 07.75 10.25 10.75 70.50

Mains Cutoff:

English Reasoning ability Quantitative Aptitude Total GA
07.75 05.50 07.75 16.25 09.25

How to check the IBPS Clerk Results?

Step 1: Log on to the official website of the IBPS – www.ibps.in

Step 2: On the main page, click on the link of “IBPS CWE Clerical Prelims Exam Result 2018”.

Step 3: Enter the required details, i.e., registration number and  password

Step 4: Click the ‘Submit‘ button after entering your details.

Step 5: Your result will be displayed on the screen. Take a printout of the result for further reference.

Books to Refer for IBPS Clerk 2018:

Books that are most preferred are:

Name of the book Publisher’s Name
Multi-Dimensional Reasoning Preparation e-Book Upkar Publications
Reasoning Ability Practice e-Book Upkar Publications

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Centers:

State Code State/UT Preliminary Examination Centres Main Examination Centres
11 Andaman & Nicobar
  • Port Blair
  • Port Blair
12 Andhra Pradesh
  • Chirala
  • Chittoor
  • Eluru
  • Guntur
  • Kadapa
  • Kakinada
  • Kurnool
  • Nellore
  • Ongole
  • Rajahmundry
  • Srikakulam
  • Tirupati
  • Vijayawada
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Vizianagaram
  • Guntur
  • Kurnool
  • Vijayawada
  • Vishakhapatnam
13 Arunachal Pradesh
  • Naharlagun
  • Naharlagun
14 Assam
  • Dibrugarh
  • Guwahati
  • Jorhat
  • Silchar
  • Tezpur
  • Guwahati
  • Silchar
15 Bihar
  • Arrah
  • Aurangabad
  • Bhagalpur
  • Darbhanga
  • Gaya
  • Muzzafarpur
  • Patna
  • Purnea
  • Patna
  • Bhagalpur
  • Darbhanga
  • Muzzafarpur
16 Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh/Mohali
  • Chandigarh/Mohali
17 Chhattisgarh
  • Bhilai Nagar
  • Bilaspur
  • Raipur
  • Raipur
18 Dadra & Nagar Haveli
  • Surat
  • Jamnagar
  • Surat
19 Daman & Diu
20 Delhi
  • Delhi/New-Delhi
  • Faridabad
  • Ghaziabad
  • Greater-Noida
  • Gurugram
  • Delhi/New Delhi
  • Faridabad
  • Ghaziabad
  • Greater-Noida
  • Gurugram
21 Goa
  • Panaji
  • Panaji
22 Gujarat
  • Ahmedabad
  • Anand
  • Gandhinagar
  • Himatnagar
  • Jamnagar
  • Mehsana
  • Rajkot
  • Surat
  • Vadodara
  • Ahmedabad
  • Vadodra
23 Haryana
  • Ambala
  • Faridabad
  • Hissar
  • Gurugram
  • Karnal
  • Kurukshetra
  • Panipat
  • Yamuna Nagar
  • Hissar
  • Ambala
24 Himachal Pradesh
  • Bilaspur
  • Hamirpur
  • Kangra
  • Kullu
  • Mandi
  • Shimla
  • Solan
  • Una
  • Hamirpur
  • Shimla
25 Jammu & Kashmir
  • Jammu
  • Srinagar
  • Samba
  • Jammu
  • Srinagar
26 Jharkhand
  • Bokaro Steel City
  • Dhanbad
  • Hazaribagh
  • Jamshedpur
  • Ranchi
  • Jamshedpur
  • Ranchi
  • Dhanbad
27 Karnataka
  • Belgaum
  • Bengaluru
  • Bidar
  • Davangere
  • Dharwad
  • Gulbarga
  • Hassan
  • Hubli
  • Mangalore
  • Mandya
  • Mysore
  • Shimoga
  • Udupi
  • Bengaluru
  • Hubli
  • Mangalore
28 Kerala
  • Alappuzha
  • Kannur
  • Kochi
  • Kollam
  • Kottayam
  • Kozhikode
  • Malappuram
  • Palakkad
  • Thiruvananthapuram
  • Thrichur
  • Kochi
  • Thiruvananthapuram
29 Lakshadweep
  • Kavaratti
  • Kavaratti
30 Madhya Pradesh
  • Bhopal
  • Gwalior
  • Indore
  • Jabalpur
  • Sagar
  • Satna
  • Ujjain
  • Bhopal
  • Indore
31 Maharashtra
  • Amaravati
  • Aurangabad
  • Chandrapur
  • Dhule
  • Jalgaon
  • Kolhapur
  • Latur
  • Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Nanded
  • Nasik
  • Pune
  • Ratnagiri
  • Solapur
  • Aurangabad
  • Mumbai/Thane/Navi Mumbai
  • Nagpur
  • Pune
32 Manipur
  • Imphal
  • Imphal
33 Meghalaya
  • Shillong
  • Shillong
34 Mizoram
  • Aizawl
  • Aizawl
35 Nagaland
  • Kohima
  • Kohima
36 Odisha
  • Balasore
  • Berhampur(Ganjam)
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Cuttack
  • Dhenkanal
  • Rourkela
  • Sambalpur
  • Bhubaneshwar
37 Puducherry
  • Puducherry
  • Puducherry
38 Punjab
  • Amritsar
  • Bhatinda
  • Fategarh Sahib
  • Jalandhar
  • Ludhiana
  • Mohali
  • Pathankot
  • Patiala
  • Sangrur
  • Jalandhar
  • Ludhiana
  • Mohali
  • Patiala
39 Rajasthan
  • Ajmer
  • Alwar
  • Bikaner
  • Jaipur
  • Jodhpur
  • Kota
  • Sikar
  • Udaipur
  • Jaipur
  • Udaipur
40 Sikkim
  • Gangtok/Bardang
  • Gangtok/Bardang
41 Tamil Nadu
  • Chennai
  • Coimbatore
  • Madurai
  • Erode
  • Nagercoil
  • Salem
  • Thanjavur
  • Thiruchirapalli
  • Tirunelvelli
  • Virudhunagar
  • Vellore
  • Chennai
  • Madurai
  • Tirunelveli
42 Telangana
  • Hyderabad
  • Karimnagar
  • Khammam
  • Warangal
  • Hyderabad
43 Tripura
  • Agartala
  • Agartala
44 Uttar Pradesh
  • Agra
  • Aligarh
  • Allahabad
  • Banda
  • Bareilly
  • Gorakhpur
  • Gonda
  • Faizabad
  • Ghaziabad
  • Jhansi
  • Kanpur
  • Lucknow
  • Mathura
  • Meerut
  • Moradabad
  • Muzaffarnagar
  • Noida/Greater Noida
  • Varanasi
  • Sitapur
  • Allahabad
  • Kanpur
  • Lucknow
  • Meerut
  • Varanasi
45 Uttarakhand
  • Dehradun
  • Haldwani
  • Roorkee
  • Dehradun
46 West Bengal
  • Asansol
  • Durgapur
  • Greater Kolkata
  • Hooghly
  • Kalyani
  • Siliguri
  • Siliguri
  • Kalyani
  • Greater Kolkata
  • Asansol


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IBPS Clerk 2018 Preparation Tips:

STEP 1 – Note down your goals.

STEP 2 – Divide your goals into smaller tasks.

STEP 3 – Assign a deadline to every task.

STEP 4 – Make a plan to execute the tasks.

STEP 5 – Start the execution of the plan.

Always keep track of your progress.

A few things that will help you in getting better score are:

  • Take regular mock tests – it will help you finish the exam within the provided time.
  • Practice as many questions as you can.
  • Start early preparation.
  • Focus on your weak as well as strong points, equally.

All the best for the examination, prepare well.