IBPS Clerk 2018 Complete Selection Process with New Guidelines

IBPS Clerk 2018 Complete Selection Process with New Guidelines

IBPS Clerk 2018 Complete Selection Process with New Guidelines

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) has released the IBPS Clerk Recruitment Notification 2018 for the recruitment of clerical cadres in various public sector banks in India. IBPS Clerk is one of the most sought-after jobs in India. It is a great entry-level job for those who want to work in the banking sector. There are lots of perks, benefits and opportunities for career growth in this job. This year, a total of 7275 vacancies have been announced. IBPS Clerk is a highly competitive exam and so, the sooner you start your IBPS Clerk preparation, the better.

In order to start your preparation, you need to have a clear idea about the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern and the detailed selection process. You need to know the different stages of the exam and the marking scheme. Also, you should be thorough with the IBPS Clerk syllabus. Read this article to find out the details of IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern and selection process.

IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2018

The stages in the IBPS Clerks 2018 selection process. The various stages in the IBPS Clerks 2018 selection are these:
  1. Stage 1: Preliminary Exam 
  2. Stage 2: Mains Exam 
  3. Stage 3: Language Proficiency Test 
  4. No Interview

STAGES 1 and 2: IBPS Clerk - Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam:

There are two levels in the IBPS Clerk examination: Preliminary Examination and Main Examination. The candidates need to clear both the Preliminary Examination and Main Examination. The tests (Prelims and Mains) except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

IBPS Clerk Pattern of Preliminary and Mains Examination:

(a) PRELIMINARY EXAMINATION

S.No Section 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 

(b) MAIN EXAMINATION

S.No Name of Tests/ Sections (NOT BY SEQUENCE) Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each section (Separately timed)
1. General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
2. General English 40 40 35 minutes
3. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
4. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

CHANGES IN IBPS CLERK 2018 EXAM PATTERN 

Unlike the previous pattern of the same exam, this year the IBPS has changed the scenario of the IBPS Clerk selection process. I tell you how?
  • The previous paper for mains examination happens for only 135 minutes, but this year, the candidate will be allotted 25 minutes more i.e. 160 minutes total to handle the overall paper.
  • Earlier, the main examination includes computer and reasoning subjects as different sections, but this year they have combined them together in a single section.
  • So, there is an increment in a number of questions and the marks distribution also.
  • Earlier 40-40 questions were asked from General Awareness and Reasoning, but this year 50 questions will be asked in both the papers.
  • The time duration for attending reasoning paper has been increased by 15 minutes. Earlier it was just 30 minutes on 40 questions. This time it has been allotted 45 minutes to handle 50 questions.

IBPS Clerk Scores and Cut-offs:

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. Depending on number of the State/ UT wise vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be considered for provisional allotment. Prior to the completion of provisional allotment process scores obtained in the Online Main Examination will not be shared with the candidates. MARKS OBTAINED IN THE MAIN EXAMINATION ONLY WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR FINAL MERIT LISTING.

STAGE 3: IBPS Clerk Language Proficiency Test

The candidates will undergo Language Proficiency Test, where the participating organizations will verify the proficiency of candidates in the local language of the concerned state or union territory, i.e. the candidates should be able to read, write as well as speak the concerned local language. Under this test, the candidates may be asked to write down a passage or asked a few questions in the local language.

Participating organizations of IBPS Clerk can also cancel the candidature of the candidates who fail to qualify this exam. But, why?

  • Bank Clerks serve as the first point of contact sought by customers for inquiries and guidance. So, don't expect that you can do your work by not uttering a word!

STAGE 4: IBPS Clerk Document Verification

The document verification is the final round. The authenticity of the information provided in the application form is checked in this stage. That is the reason it is extremely important to fill the application with precaution and avoid regret at the final stage.
It is important to keep all the original documents in order. Some of the essentials include:
  • Selection Letter/Call Letter
  • Online Application form printout
  • Date of Birth proof
  • Photo Identity proof
  • Graduation Mark sheet (both self-attested and attested by government gazetted officers)
  • Reservation Caste Certificate (if applicable)
  • Medical Certificate for Physically Disability
  • Work Experience Letters including the No Objection Certificate from the previous/existing workplace.
Hope, you are now aware of the various stages that you need to pass through to be employed as a clerk in the bank.

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