IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Form, Exam Dates, Eligibility & Qualification

Complete Details On IBPS Clerk 2018 Common Written Examination: After information and technology sector, banking is another sector that offers huge employment opportunity to Indian students. Every year thousands of student from all states of India sit in banking examination of different types. According to number of aspirants sit in examination of IBPS Clerk every year, its competition is equivalent to SSC. IBPS holds examination for all public sector banks except State Bank Of India. The name of examination is IBPS Clerk 2018-19. SBI clerk is a separate examination conducted SBI.

Role Of Clerks In Banks

Bank’s day to day work is handled by clerical staff like cash transactions, clearing checks, checking details etc. Clerical staff comprises 70 percent of bank staff and thus they are known as the back bone of any bank. Without clerical staff a bank cannot run for long. Unlike earlier, now even banks prefer to hire clerical grade staff with good communication skill and computer knowledge. As faras the growth factor of clerical staff in bank is concern then they too have good growth opportunity. Though the ladder is bit different from probationary officers but a clerk can achieve same position by giving internal examination conducted by individual banks.

Candidates who qualify examination or upgrades enjoy perks and allowances of officer’s grade. This upgrade can be achieved by candidates within 2-3 years of working if they keep their focus on right direction.

IBPS Clerk 2018-19 Exam Dates:

  1. Online Application Form Release Date: August 2018, 3rd week
  2. Last Date of IBPS Clerk Registration: September 2018, 2nd week
  3. Preliminary Exam Admit Card Issue Date: November 2018
  4. IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Date: December 2018
  5. Preliminary Exam Result Date: December 2018
  6. Issue of E-Admit Card for Main Exam: December 2018
  7. Main Exam Date of IBPS CLERK: January 2019
  8. IBPS CLERK Main Exam Result Date: February 2019

IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Form:

Candidates can fill online form for clerical post examination visiting website of IBPS. The cost for application form is Rs.600 for general candidates and Rs.100 for SC/ST/Ex –SM candidates. The forms can be downloaded too from website of IBPS. It recommended to read form filling do and don’t to avoid any mistake.

The exam of IBPS clerk take place in two steps first preliminary examination take palce that contains 100 question of English, numeric ability and reasoning. The second phase is the main examination that is of 200 marks of English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Knowledge and Reasoning ability. Candidates are placed in banks or branches according to merit achieved in exam. No interview is conducted after examination to place individuals in bank.

Eligibility Criteria For IBPS Clerk Examination:

The eligibility criterion of IBPS clear common written exam is same divided into three divisions age limit, educational qualification and nationality.

Age Limit – The age limit to apply for IBPS clerical examination is between 20-28 years. The candidate born before 2.08.1988 can and candidates born after 01.08.1996 cannot appear for the examination. 5 years of age relaxation is given to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe, person having domicile of Kashmir division, person affected in 1984 riots and regular employees of Union Carbide Factory, retrenched from service (This is applicable only for Bhopal state).3 years of age relaxation given to other backward class candidates, 9 years of age relaxation given to divorced women who are not married and widows. 10 years of age relaxation given to person with disability. 8 years of age relaxation given to Ex-serviceman coming from scheduled caste and tribe and for others period of service rendered in defense forces, plus three years. For more information about age limit it is best to check IBPS age criterion.

Nationality – Only citizen below mention countries can apply for IBPS Clerk.

Citizen of India, Butan, Nepal, Tibetan refugees and migrated people from countries Sri-Lanka, Burma, Ethiopia, United Republic of Tanzania, Malawi, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Pakistan, Zaira (came to reside in state permanently)

Meticulous nationality information can be collected from IBPS website.

Notification for IBPS Clerk 2018:

IBPS publishes the advertisement for examination of clerical staff in public banks at regular interval of time. The official notification is published on the website of IBPS or in employment newspaper. For 2018 online examination for the next Common Recruitment process to select clerical staff for different public banks in India notification will be out in the month of December 2016. All interested candidates can check eligibility criteria, form fee and other details here.

Educational Qualification:

Holding graduation level degree from recognized state or central university is must for candidates to sit in exam. In addition to graduation degree, the candidate should also have computer knowledge. They must have certificate/degree/diploma in computer course or should have studied computer or information technology as a subject in class 9th and 10th.

If candidate apply for job in particular state or UT then they should have proficiency in the language spoken in state. They should know how to read, write and speak the language.

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