IBPS Clerk

IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection) conducts a common written exam or CWE every year for the clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. IBPS Clerk CWE VIII Exam is conducted on two levels- preliminary exam and mains. Students qualifying in both these exams are thus selected for the post.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment Notification 2018

IBPS has released the Official Notification for IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam on 14th September. The Online Registration for IBPS Clerk 2018 will start from 18th September and the last date to apply online is 10th October 2018.

IBPS Clerk 2018-19 Official Notification (Download PDF)

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Dates

The schedule of the exam is mentioned below:

Activity 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
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


Exam Pattern For IBPS Clerical


# Subject Questions Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35 60 Minutes
2 Numerical Ability Paper 35 35
3 English language Paper 30 30
Total 100 100 60 Minutes


# Test Name Marks Duration
1 IBPS Reasoning Test 50 30 Minutes
2 IBPS English Language Test 40 30 Minutes
3 IBPS Quantitative Aptitude Test 50 30 Minutes
4 IBPS General Awareness Test 40 25 Minutes
5 IBPS Computer Knowledge Test 20 20 Minutes
Total 200 135 Minutes


IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus

The major three sections of the preliminary examination are Reasoning, English Language and Numerical Ability.

The syllabus for Numerical Ability / Quantitative Aptitude and English Language is same for mains and preliminary exam. In addition to these two the other subjects are General / Financial Awareness and Reasoning & Computer Knowledge. The General Awareness is based on the Banking Sector awareness.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Exam Syllabus (Pre+Mains)

English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability Computer 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
Order and Ranking MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Computer Memory, Computer Software
Number System and Conversions



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