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The IBPS Clerk Exam is a common examination conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection in order to select candidates for the clerical cadre in various Public Sector Banks across the country.  All Public Sector Banks use the IBPS Clerk exam as a base to fill vacancies in these posts. The IBPS started conducting this exam in 2011. This is the eighth year when this exam will be conducted and hence named IBPS CWE VII. The IBPS CWE exam is conducted online at two levels- Prelims and Mains. The cumulative score of both these exams are taken into consideration and qualifying candidates are selected for the posts accordingly. Let us look at the latest IBPS Clerk Notification for 2018 examination.

IBPS Clerk Notification 2018

The official IBPS Clerk notification of exam 2018-19 will be released in September 2018. But tentative dates of the prelims and the mains have been released by the IBPS. The Prelims exam is scheduled for the 8th, 9th, 15th and 16th of December 2018. The Mains exam is scheduled on the 20th of January 2019. The above schedule has been specified in the IBPS date calendar. The online registration for IBPS CWE 2018 will tentatively start from 12th September 2018 and will continue till 3rd October 2018.

Here is a list of important dates to be declared along with the IBPS Clerk Notification:

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1 Start Of Online Application: September 2018
2 Conduct of Online Examination – Preliminary 08.12.2018, 09.12.2018, 15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018
4 Conduct of Online Examination – Main 20.01.2019
5 Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2019

Tentative dates of other important activities –

Activity Date
IBPS Clerk Online Registration/ Edit/ Modification of Application September 2018
Application Fees/Intimation Charges Online Payments September – October 2018
Download IBPS Clerk Training call letters November 2018
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Training Conducted November 2018
Download IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam call letter November 2018
Declaration of IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Result December 2018
Download IBPS Clerk Call Letter for Main Exam January 2019
Allotment of Provisional Posting April 2019

IBPS Clerk 2018 participating organizations

1.    Allahabad Bank 2.    Canara Bank 3.    Indian Overseas Bank 4.    UCO Bank
5.    Andhra Bank 6.    Central Bank of India 7.    Oriental Bank of Commerce 8.    Union Bank of India
9.    Bank of Baroda 10.  Corporation Bank 11.  Punjab National Bank 12.  Union Bank of India
13.  Bank of India 14.  Dena Bank 15.  Punjab & Sind Bank 16.  Vijaya Bank
17.  Bank of Maharashtra 18.  Indian Bank 19.  Syndicate Bank

 IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Fee

For the for candidates belonging to General Category, the application fees for IBPS Clerk CWE 2018 exam is Rs. 600/-. For candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD category, the application fee is reduced to Rs. 100/-

IBPS Clerk Exam 2018 Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must have completed their graduation and obtained a degree in any of the streams such as BA, B.Com, BSc, B.Tech, etc., from a recognized University by the Government of India.
  • Candidates should have a valid Mark-sheet/degree: A Certificate to prove that they are graduates on the day they were registered for the exam. The percentage of marks obtained in Graduation should also be mentioned at time of registration for the IBPS Bank-Clerk examination.
  • Computer Literacy: Knowledge of computer operation is a must as IBPS Clerk exam is conducted online.
  • Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

Nationality / Citizenship of Applicants

Candidates applying for IBPS CWE/Bank Clerk Examination should be one of the following:

  1. Citizen of India
  2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. Tibetan Refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement.
  4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who have migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India

Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India in their favour.

Age Eligibility –   20 – 28 Years

Find out everything about the online application here.

Age Relaxation 

Category Age Relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) 5 years
Other Backward Classes (OBC Non-Creamy Layer) 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
Ex-Servicemen/Disabled Ex-Serviceman Actual  period of service rendered in the defence forces +3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex- Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
Widows/Divorced Women 9 years
Persons with Domicile of Jammu &Kashmir during the period of 1-1-1980 to 31-12-1989 5 years
Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
Regular Employees of Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service(for MP state Only)  5 years

IBPS Clerk exam 2018 Selection Process

 The recruitment is done in two phases- Preliminary and Mains. Students are required to clear both these exams. Only those candidates who qualify for both the exams will be selected. There is no Interview process. For final selected, weight is given to the scores of the Main Exam.

Exam Pattern

The IBPS Clerk (CWE VII) 2018 will be conducted online. The exam will be conducted in two stages- Prelims and Mains.

Prelims Exam Pattern

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Find the Entire Coverage of The Syllabus here.

Mains Exam Pattern

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

This was our article on IBPS Clerk Notification. To know more about SBI PO examination 2018, visit here.

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