IBPS Clerk – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Clerk Exam
Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts online exams (Preliminary and Main) once a year to recruit candidates for clerical cadre posts in all participating banks/ organisations. All eligible candidates who wish to join any of the participating banks (mentioned below) need to register for the Common Recruitment Process(CWE Clerks).
IBPS Clerk exam is conducted in online mode in two phases – Preliminary and Main. Candidates who clear IBPS Clerk Preliminary exam are shortlisted to appear for Main exam. Depending on the number of vacancies and business needs of participating organisations candidates who clear IBPS Clerk Main exam are provisionally allotted a clerical cadre post in any of the participating bank.
A total of 19 banks accept IBPS PO exam scores as mentioned below:
Bank of Baroda
Bank of India
Bank of Maharashtra
Indian Overseas Bank
Oriental Bank of Commerce
Punjab National Bank
Punjab & Sind Bank
Union Bank of India
United Bank of India
In order to fulfill IBPS Clerk 2018 exam eligibility criteria, candidates need to meet the parameters mentioned below:
1.Nationality :All candidates should be Indian nationals or subjects of Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan Refugees who came over to India before January 1, 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or people of Indian origin who have 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.
However, it may be noted that all candidates (except Indian citizens) should have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India.
2.Age: All candidates should be minimum 20 years and maximum 28 years in age as on September 1, 2018. This means that candidates should have been born not earlier than September 2, 1990 and not later than September 1, 1998.
It may be noted that an age relaxation of five, three and ten years is given to SC/ ST, OBC (non-creamy layer), and PwD candidates, respectively.
3.Educational Qualification:All candidates who possess a graduation degree in any stream from a recognised university meet IBPS Clerk exam eligibility criteria. However, it may be noted that candidates should either possess a certificate/ diploma/ degree in computer operations/ language or should have studied computer/ information technology as one of the subjects in the high school/ college/ institute. Also, the official website informs, “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.”
Candidates awaiting their graduation results are also eligible to apply for the exam. However, results of candidates must be declared before October 3, 2018.
Note: The official website informs, “Since recruitment in clerical cadre in Public Sector Banks is done on State/ UT-wise basis, candidates can apply for vacancies in any one State/ UT only.”
IBPS Clerk Process
Step 1: Fill IBPS Clerk Application Form
Candidates can fill IBPS Clerk exam application form in online mode on the official website of the institute. Thereafter, candidates also need to pay IBPS clerk exam application fee in online mode.
|Category||IBPS Clerk Application Fee|
|General/ OBC||Rs 600|
|SC/ ST/ PwD||Rs 100|
Step 2: Download IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Admit Card/ Call Letter
Candidates can download their IBPS Clerk exam admit card from the official website of the institute. It may be noted that it is mandatory for candidates to carry the admit card to the allotted exam centre.
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam is an online test of 100 marks that candidates need to complete in a duration of one hour.
Step 4: Download IBPS Clerk Main Exam Admit Card/ Call Letter
All candidates clearing Preliminary Exam can then download their admit card for IBPS Clerk Main Exam from the official website of the institute. Candidates can download their admit card as per the schedule prescribed by IBPS.
Step 5: Appear for IBPS Clerk Main Exam
IBPS Clerk Main exam is also an online test of 200 marks that candidates need to complete in a duration of 160 minutes.
Step 6: Check Final IBPS Clerk Main Result
IBPS Clerk results are declared on the official website of the institute as per the prescribed schedule. All candidates whose names appear in the final merit list are then allotted to different participating banks on the basis of their marks and preferences.
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IBPS Clerk Preliminary and Main exams are conducted in online mode at different centres across India. Check IBPS Clerk 2018 centres below:
Note: Exact IBPS exam centre details will be mentioned on the admit card of candidates.
Institute of Banking & Personnel Selection has released IBPS Clerk 2019 exam dates:
|Preliminary Exam||December 7 – 8, 2019|
|Preliminary Exam||December 14 – 15, 2019|
|Main Exam||January 19, 2020|
IBPS Clerk is an online exam which is conducted in two phases – Preliminary and Main. IBPS Clerk 2018 exam pattern for both the phases is mentioned below:
IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern:
IBPS Clerk Preliminary exam is divided into three tests that candidates need to complete in a composite duration of one hour. For further clarification candidates can refer the table below:
Marking scheme: One mark is allotted for each correct answer in the exam. 0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer in the exam.
Note: It is mandatory for candidates to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cutoff marks to be decided by IBPS.
IBPS Clerk Main Exam Pattern
IBPS Clerk Main exam is divided into four tests that candidates need to complete in a duration of 2 hours 40 minutes. Question papers for all the tests except English Language will be set in both Hindi as English languages. For further clarification candidates can refer the table below:
Marking scheme: 0.25 marks are deducted for each incorrect answer in the exam.
Note: The official website informs, “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.”
IBPS House, 90 feet, DP Road
Near Thakur Polytechnic
Off. Western Express Highway, PB No. 8587
Kandivali (E), Mumbai 400101
Phone Number :1800 222 366, 1800 103 4566 (available from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM on all working days)
Fax :91-22-2854 2076
Official Website : http://www.ibps.in/common-written-examination-for-clerical-cadre/
Candidates can fill IBPS Clerk 2018 application form in online mode on the official website of the institute as per the steps mentioned below:
Step 1: Fill IBPS Clerk Application Form
Firstly, candidates need to visit the official website of IBPS and click on the link, CWE Clerks. On clicking the link, a new page will open. Candidates need to click on the Click Here to Apply Online for CWE Clerks link. Thereafter, candidates need to click on the Click Here for New Registration link to open the online application form. Some of the details to be filled in the application form are:
Personal details such as name, gender, date of birth, mobile number, and email ID
Qualification details such as name of the institution last attended, marks secured in the exam, year of passing, etc
Preference for exam cities
State in which a candidate wants provisional allotment
On successful registration, a provisional registration number and password will be displayed on the screen. Candidates can note down the registration number and password and reopen their saved data to make any edits if required.
Application form is available at this URL: Click to Visit
Next, candidates need to upload their scanned photograph and signature as per the prescribed specifications:
Size of scanned photo: 20kb – 50 kb
Size of scanned signature, left thumb impression and hand-written declaration image: 10kb – 20kb
Once the documents are uploaded, candidates can click on the Final Submit button to submit the form. After Final Submit, an additional page of the form will be displayed on the screen in which candidates need to follow the instructions and fill in the requisite details.
Step 3: Pay IBPS Clerk Application Fee
Lastly, candidates need to pay IBPS Clerk application fee in online mode via credit card/ debit card/ internet banking/ IMPS, Cash Cards/ Mobile Wallets.(Fees for the form Mentioned Above in the Process Section)
Once fee is successfully paid, an e-receipt will be generated. Candidates need to take a printout of the e-receipt and application form and retain them for their own record.
IBPS Clerk Main 2018 admit card has been released. All candidates can download their IBPS Clerk admit card/ call letter from the official website of the institute. Steps to download IBPS Clerk 2018 exam admit card are mentioned below:
Step 1: Visit the official website of IBPS.
Step 2: Click on the Admit Card link.
Step 3: Enter Registration Number and Password/ Date of Birth.
Step 4: Click on the Submit button.
It may be noted that it is mandatory for candidates to carry IBPS Clerk admit card to the exam centre on the day of the exam. Along with the admit card candidates also need to carry a photo ID proof (original as well as photocopy) to the exam centre that carries the same name as the call letter.
It may also be noted that admit card will not be sent by post to any candidate.
IBPS Clerk admit card will contain details such as exam date, time and exam centre name, address.