A] General Information about IBPS Clerk Exam 2018/ IBPS CWE Clerks-VIII
What is IBPS Clerk Exam?
IBPS conducts Common Recruitment Process for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre Posts (IBPS Clerk) in the organisations participating in the exam process. Any eligible candidate, who aspires to be selected as a Clerk or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CWE Clerks -VIII). The 2018 exam will be the 8th edition of this exam and the online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process will tentatively be scheduled on 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th December 2018 & 20th January 2019.
Below is a list of organisations participating in the recruitment process:
|Allahabad Bank||Canara Bank||Syndicate Bank||United Bank of India|
|Andhra Bank||Oriental Bank of Commerce||Indian Overseas Bank||Bank of Maharashtra|
|Bank of Baroda||Central Bank of India||Corporation Bank||IDBI Bank|
|Indian Bank||Union Bank of India||UCO Bank||Vijaya Bank|
|Bank of India||Dena Bank||Punjab National Bank||Punjab & Sind Bank|
IBPS Clerk Tentative Exam Dates
B] IBPS Notification 2018
Notification Link to be updated here.
Important Dates for IBPS CWE Clerk VIII with Relevant Link
Date as per IBPS Tentative Calendar
|On-line Registration + Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)||Will be updated||Will be updated|
|Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training||Will be updated||Will be updated|
|Conduct of Pre-Exam Training||Will be updated||Will be updated|
|IBPS CWE Clerk VIII Preliminary Exam||08.12.2018|| Will be updated
|Result of Preliminary Exam||Will be updated||Will be updated|
|Download of Call letter for Main Exam||Will be updated||Will be updated|
|IBPS CWE Clerk VIII Main Exam||20.01.2019||Will be updated|
|Declaration of Main Result||Will be updated||Will be updated|
|Provisional Allotment||Will be updated||Will be updated|
Eligibility Criteria for IBPS CWE Clerk VIII
Below is the eligibility criteria as per the 2017 notification, the same will be updated if there are changes in the 2018 notification:
I. 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
(v) 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 favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.
II. Age (As on 01.09.2017):
Minimum: 20 years | Maximum: 28 years
Relaxation of Upper age limit
|1||Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe||5 years|
|2||Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)||3 years|
|3||Persons With Disabilities||10 years|
|4||Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen||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|
|5||Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried||9 years|
|6||Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989||5 years|
|7||Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 years|
|8||Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only)||5 years|
|Please refer to the detailed notification (this link) for exact specifications for each category.|
III. Educational Qualifications
(a) A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline from a University recognised by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. (The candidate must possess 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.
(b) 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.
(c) 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.
(d) Ex-Servicemen who do not possess the above civil examination qualifications should be matriculate ExServicemen 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 the specified date.
Vacancy for IBPS Clerk 2018
As per the IBPS Clerk 2017 Official Notification’ there were 7883 vacancies in total. IBPS gives out state-wise vacancies and detailed breakup can be referred to in the 2018 notification.
C] IBPS CWE Clerk VIII Application
The registration process for this exam will be through online mode only and there will be a single registration for both Preliminary and Main examination, wherever applicable.
Candidates will be required to upload the following documents as per the specification given in advertisement.
File Size Specifications (2018)
|Photograph of the Applicant (4.5cm × 3.5cm)||200 x 230 pixels (preferred)||20kb–50 kb||Image file should be JPG or JPEG format|
|Signature of the Applicant||140 x 60 pixels (preferred)||10kb – 20kb||CAPITAL LETTERS NOT accepted|
|Thumb impression of the Applicant||New – To be updated||10kb – 20kb|
|Scanned copy of handwritten declaration||New – To be updated||10kb – 20kb||Exact text will be updated|
Category-wise application fee listed below is to be paid online and is not refundable once paid.
|1||SC/ST/PWD||Rs.100/- (Intimation Charges only)|
|2||General and Others||Rs. 600/- (App. Fee including intimation charges)|
D] IBPS CWE Clerk VIII Exam Pattern
Prelim Exam Pattern
Negative Marking: Yes, 0.25 of the marks allotted will be deducted.
Cutoff: Sectional as well as aggregate
Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. The results link for the prelim will be updated 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|
E] IBPS CWE Clerk VIII Syllabus
IBPS Clerk prelim and mains have a large overlap in terms of syllabus for English, Reasoning and Numerical Ability but for Mains there are 2 additional topics, i.e., General Awareness and Computer Knowledge.
|English||Numerical Ability||Reasoning||Computer Knowledge||General Awareness|
|Reading Comprehension||Number Series||Puzzle and Arrangements||History and Generation of Computers||Banking and Insurance Awareness|
|Cloze Test||Simplification/ Approximation||Inequality||Introduction to Computer Organisation||Financial Awareness|
|Fillers||Quadratic Equations||Syllogism||Computer Hardware and I/O Devices||Govt. Schemes and Policies|
|Spotting Errors||Data Interpretation||Coding – Decoding||Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS||Current Affairs|
|Sentence Improvement||Data Sufficiency||Blood Relations||Operating System, Internet||Static Awareness|
|Fill in the Blanks||Miscellaneous||Direction sense||Computer Network & Security|
|Sentence Improvement||Order and Ranking||MS Office Suit and Short cut keys|
|Word Formation||Computer Memory, Computer Software|
|Statement – Assumption/
|Number System and Conversions|
F] IBPS Clerk 2017 Cutoffs
Since IBPS Clerk vacancies are released state-wise, cutoffs also vary for each state.
IBPS State-Wise Prelim Cutoffs for 2017:
|Daman & Diu||70.75|
|Jammu & Kashmir||76.00|
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