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IBPS Bank Exam:

In India Government jobs are most sought after by young graduates. Jobs in Public sector Banks attract a huge number of applicants every year. IBPS is the autonomous body that conducts common written examination for 21 Public sector banks of India. In this article, find information on the IBPS Bank Exam.

Having a job in the banking sector and getting placed in a nationalized bank has been the most secure and sought out career stream for than a decade now. Millions of aspirants apply and appear for Bank Exams like IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS RRB, SBI PO, RBI Grade etc. To become the part of one of the reputed banks of the country. These bank exams are conducted on all India basis throughout the year. The aspirants interested to make a career in banking sector must prepare themselves well before appearing for the exams upcoming in the year 2018.

IBPS publishes notification for IBPS Clerk, PO, RRB and specialist officers on its website  Students who want to sit for the exam must go to the IBPS website and register for the respective examination by filling the application form and paying the registration fee. For SC/ST/OBC/PWD the fees are Rs.100 and Rs.600 for unreserved category students. Read on to find out about the IBPS bank exam:

IBPS RRB Notification

Tentative calendar for the year 2018 has been released by IBPS.

  1. Officer Scale I and Office assistant: The preliminary examination will be held in the month of August on 11th, 12th, 19th, 25th and 1st of September 2018. The main exam for Scale I is on 30th September 2018 and for Office assistant, it will be on 7th October 2018.
  2. Officer Scale-II and III: There will be a single examination for this. The date of the exam is 30th September 2018.
Preliminary Examination Officer Scale I and Office Assistants: 11.08.2018, 12.08.2018, 18.08.2018, 19.08.2018, 25.08.2018, 01.09.2018
Single Examination Officers Scale II & III: 30.09.2018
Main Examination Officer Scale I: 30.09.2018
Office Assistants: 07.10.2018

Find everything about the bank exam pattern here.


The selection process involves a preliminary examination, Main examination, group discussion, personal interview and medical test. The preliminary exam will be held in the month of October on 13th, 14th, 20th, and 21st. The Main examination will be held on 18th November 2018.

Preliminary Examination 13.10.2018, 14.10.2018, 20.10.2018, 21.10.2018
Main Examination 18.11.2018

IBPS Clerk

The selection process involves a preliminary examination, Main examination, group discussion, personal interview and medical test. The preliminary exam will be held in the month of November on 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th. The main exam will be held on 20th January 2019.

Preliminary Examination 08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018, 16.12.2018
Main Examination 18.11.2018

IBPS Specialist Officers

The date for preliminary examination is on 29th, 30th December 2018. The main exam will be held on 27th January 2019.

Preliminary Examination 29.12.2018 and 30.12.2018
Main Examination 27.01.2019

The first preliminary exam will consist of 100 multiple choice questions divided into subjects of English, reasoning and quantitative aptitude. The time for the exam is 1 hour. It is an online test with 30,35,35 questions respectively. After you have cleared the preliminary examination there will be the main exam. For IBPS Clerk the main exam contains 190 multiple choice questions of 200 marks divided in four categories English, General Awareness, Reasoning ability and Computer aptitude together and Quantitative aptitude with 40 questions in English and 50 each in the other categories. The time for the exam is 160 minutes. For IBP PO the main exam consists of 155 multiple choice questions of 200 marks and 2 question each on letter writing and essay writing. The sections in the main exam consists of 45 reasoning aptitude, 40 general awareness, 35 each in English language and Data Interpretation. The time for the exam is 180 minutes and 30 minutes for the subjective English paper.

After the main exam, the shortlisted candidates need to go through a personal interview and group discussion. Based on the main exam, personal interview and the group discussion the candidates are selected. The joining of the selected candidates starts from April of 2019.

Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35 01 hours
2 Quantitative Aptitude Paper 35 35
3 English Language Paper 30 30
 Total 100 100

Find the detailed syllabus here.


Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks Duration
1 Reasoning & Computer Aptitude 45 60 60 Min.
2 General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness 40 40 35 Min.
3 English Language 35 40 40 Min.
4 Data Analysis & Interpretation 35 60 45 Min.
TOTAL: 155 200 03 Hours
 5 English Language (Letter Writing & Essay) 2 25 30 Min.

IBPS Clerk

Sr No. (Objective) Test Name Qns. Maximum Marks (Separately timed)
1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Min.
2 General English 40 40 35 Min.
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Min.
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Min.
Total 190 200 160 Min.

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