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IBPS Clerk Exam Selection Process 2018 (CWE VIII) New Guidelines

IBPS Clerk Exam Selection Process IBPS Clerk 2018 CWE new notification is out and IBPS has declared to Schedule the exam in the month of December 2018 and January 2019 in various cities of different states. This exam is conducting for the main reason of recruiting Clerical cadre posts in various Public sector banks. All participants must check that ‘what is the Selection Procedure of IBPS Clerk vacancy’.

For you quick notice, I am displaying the already set dates by the IBPS for Clerk CWE examination.

  • Preliminary exam   08 Dec, 09 Dec, 15 Dec, 16 Dec 2018
  • Mains exam              20th Jan 2019

IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure divided into two different sections which are Prelims and Mains Common Written Exam (CWE). Check details given below.

IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure

  1. IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam
  2. IBPS Clerk Mains Exam

IBPS Clerks CWE – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) scheduled the Clerk online exam in an Objective type paper mode in two levels- Pre & Mains.

  1. IBPS Clerk Prelims – Pre Paper contains 100 questions of 100 marks with time duration of 01 hours.

You need to clear this paper for attending the second round of recruitment. A cut-off will be declared by the concerning Institute regarding the passing marks for Pre-exam, on the basis of which the passed candidates will be shortlisted.

You’ll be informed by the score result which will be available to you online. It is mandatory that to step towards the mains examination, you have to crack prelims first, otherwise, you have to try again and again until you reach the second round.

A rule of negative marking also follows in the calculation of scores. 0.25 marks will be deducted quickly as soon as you made a mistake in answering your question.

No extra time will be allotted to you, in case you shall not be able to complete the entire paper. There is no separate time allotment for completing each paper unit. There is overall timing provided, which is 1 hour, within which you have to complete overall paper.

 2. IBPS Clerk Mains – Mains exam includes 190 questions from four sections which are Reasoning, English Language, General Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude.

Each Section would be consisting of separate marks. The time duration for Clerk Paper is 160 minutes.

The score also affects by negative marking for every wrong answer which negates 0.25 per answer. Each Candidate is required to score minimum passing marks in each section to qualify for the IBPS Clerk selection.

CHANGES IN 2018 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.

 Document Verification –

After finding your name in the shortlisting candidates of mains examination, you will be called for the final process, that is, document verification round.  Your every document (which is mentioned below) will be checked and will be matched to the details which you had entered at the time of application form filling.

It is important to carry all original documents with you because if you missed something then your final IBPS Clerk selection can be missed forever.

This is also important that while filling the application form, you should enter proper and precise details which are printed in your valid documents so that at the time of verification you do not face any difficulty.

I am providing the list of documents which the authorities ask you to bring for verification.

  • Printout of Valid Calls Letter
  • Valid System generated Online Application form
  • Date of Birth Proof
  • Photo Identity Proof
  • Graduation Mark sheet
  • If Applied for reservation Caste Certificate
  • Medical Certificate for Physically Disability candidates
  • Experience Certificates
  • NOC from department those candidates are pursuing in any Government Jobs / Public Sector Undertaking etc.
  • Mock Test Series for all Banking Exams 2018.


If luckily you passed the mains examination, thus matching with every ground of IBPS Clerk selection like the desired cut offs category wise and you have also passed the document verification round, then you will be warmly welcomed at government banks.

IBPS Bank Clerk Salary and Promotion
Previous Years papers of Bank Clerk exam with Practice Tests

If you have any doubt regarding this exam, then please share with me in the comment section given below. I’ll definitely answer you in a very short span of time. Till then, all the best to you for your preparation and obviously for the exam.

IBPS Clerk VIII 2018
IBPS Clerk Job Profile 2018
IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria
IBPS Clerk Online Application Form
IBPS Clerk Examination Centers
IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern
IBPS Clerk Exam dates
IBPS Clerk Syllabus Books
IBPS Selection Process Vs SBI Selection Process

Those are qualified in both sections to be shortlisted for subsequent Provisional Allotment Process? For more details about IBPS Clerk Exam Selection Procedure, you may also check Full Notification of IBPS Clerk Exam 2018 via visiting Official website www.ibps.in or Given below.

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IBPS Clerk Exam IBPS Exam Pattern Interview Tips
IBPS SO Exam IBPS Exam Books IBPS Clerk Mock Test
IBPS RRB Exam IBPS Coaching Centers IBPS Negative Marking
IBPS Exam Updates IBPS Question Papers Participating Banks
IBPS Exam 2018 IBPS Clerk Study Material IBPS Admit Card
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  1. Is there physical test for ibps clerk or not

    1. No physical test.

  2. Is interview necessay in SBI clerk jobs ??

    1. No interview for SBI Clerk.

  3. Sir ibps clerk take how many times candidates at preliminary selection

  4. Sir I completed my HS study I eligible for ibps clerk exam

  5. i have wrongly entered my graduation passing date as 09 06 2017 instead of 29 06 2017 .is there any problem while certificate varification ?

    1. Yes, It will Create a problem, now it totally depends on the interviewer.

  6. May I know when can I expect mains result

  7. Like prelims result is ther any status of result of mains examination whether the canditate is shortlistd or not..??? Otherwise direct result of provisional allotment..??

  8. If i qualify in mains, will i get recruited in the bank??? Or i should get more marks than the cutoff by ibps???

    1. You will get the recruit, after mains.

  9. Hi sir\mam
    I have entered my mark wrongly in the application form instead of 68.90 I have entered 68.60 will it cause any problem during document verification.

  10. How many students are qualified for ibps clerk mains for each post tell me which ratio can be calculated for posts

  11. how many time students they select for mains irrespective of vacancy
    pls tell me

  12. Any medical test is compulsory in ibps clerk

  13. Mains mei if 80 cut off h kisi state ka and candidate k just on margin marks hain i.e. 80 marks to job milegi ya waiting list mein name aaega pls reply

  14. Sir my name is SAKSHI JAIN but in my aadhar card only SAKSHI is written…is this create problem in document verification..

    1. yes it creates problem

  15. Kya bank clerk job every year aati ha ?

  16. Bank clerk ibps me yadi me rajasthan ka hu or rajasthan ki cut off ko me qualifiy mhi kr paya lekin kisi other state ki cutt off kam gyi ho or me usko qualify kr du to bhi mera selection ho jayega kya plz batao

    1. Jis state me Rahte Ho, or jis state se form fill kiya hai, Vhi se selction hoga, other state se nahi hoga.

  17. Ibps 7clerk result 2017

  18. Sir IBPS clerk me interview hoga kya? I mean document verification me questions (related to banking or other) puchenge kya?

    1. Priya, Interview nahi hoga.

  19. Sir there is no interview round for clerk recruitment??

  20. Sir i don’t have a computer certificate what should i do now.
    Because i did not done any computer course.

  21. Is there any interview for ibps clerk

    1. No interview for clerk.

  22. Kya computer certificate kisi bhi local center se chal sakta h ?

  23. Sir is their interview for ibps clerk post

  24. Does this year ibps also included essay round and interview also?

  25. Hello sir
    I have given IBPS CLERK PRELIMINARY EXAM. Could you please tell me syllabus for IBPS MAINS EXAMINATION.

  26. Sir, i filled my application form with wrong date of birth.. What would I do for date correction

  27. Jitendra

    mera vill and post ka nam same hai lekin ibps form me jarua ki jagah jarau ho gaya h kya hoga please batayen

    1. Exam De Sakte Ho, Affidavit Banwa Lena After Exam Name Correction Ke Liye.

  28. Sir i have completed btech mechanical from institute of mechanical engineers(india).it is the professional technical board..it is valid for ibps clerk or not… Plz reply

    1. Yes, Rohit, You are eligible.

  29. While applying I had given as I have 9 months work experience. But the company which I worked will provide experience certificate for those who worked minimum one year only.
    So I don’t have my experience certificate. But I have my bank statement of my 9 month salaries.
    Shall I use it as proof.
    Will there be any issue for me during verification ?

    1. Yes, Anand, you can use bank statement as a proof, it is sufficient

  30. Good morning Sir/Ma’am,
    Actually i’ve got 79.36% in graduation but entered only 79% in IBPS CLERK 2017 application form so will it make any problem during document verification?
    Another thing is when one clears ibps clerk mains exam cutoff then will he/she be finally selected or will there be another list because cutoff in mains is very less(39/200) so i thought another list will be there..? Plz clear these doubts. Thank you.

    1. Manisha, You are eligible, and when you clear mains exam then finally got selected.

  31. after selection in ibps clerk exam medical is conducted??

  32. Sir is their any language test in ibps clerk? And if their is then how much time is given for learning particular language?

  33. Sir after clearing mains exams ,training test yaa exam hota hai

  34. Sir date of birth ka proof 10 class ki marksheet chal sakti h

  35. Sir pre exam k marks add hote h ya only qualify krna hota h?

    1. Vivek Qualify Karna Hota Hai.

  36. Is there interview after the mains exam for ibps clerk and rbi assistant?

    1. Ankit, For IBPS Clerk there is no interview and Yes, RRB Assistant Exam conducts interview phase.

  37. I’ve applied form Maharashtra and I’m from Rajasthan.
    Is there aby problem with that..?

    1. Manav, If you know their local language then, no problem.

  38. IBPS clerk CWE exam is computer or online based otherwise in written form ….im so confuse bec this is my first exam…plz rply soon as possible…

    1. Sonal, IBPS Clerk Exam is Computer based exam.

  39. hlo , actually meri graduation distance education se h or mene usk bd regular me MBA kiya h IT or HR m… to distance education ka to koi problem nh hoga na

    1. No Kalpana.

  40. sir I have entered my Graduation marks wrongly in ibps clerk VII form.Can i have any problem.

    1. Om, Yes, it will create a problem in the interview.

    2. If you selected for mains .at the time of verification of certificates .problem will be occurs.

  41. Sbi clerk me interview hota hai ya nahi and iska exam hindi medium me hota ya English medium me!

    1. Jitendra, No interview in clerk exam. And dono hi language me hota hai.

  42. Which type of computer certificate???

    1. 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.

  43. Sir, computer certificate or diploma is necessary. .

    Ya computer knowledge..

    1. Only Computer certificate is required.

  44. Medical hota hai kya

    1. No Medical.

  45. Mere school certificate par name “neeti yadav” hai or mere sc cast certificate par only “neeti” so iske lie agr document verifucation m koi prob aai to kya krna higa… And abhi mein jo clerk ka application form fill krungi usme name neeti use kru ya neeti yadav… Please rply asap

    1. Neeti, You should make an affidavit for name correction, it will require at the time of document verification in an interview.

  46. I don’t have high school original marksheet I have only copy of my marksheet because of wrong name of my father I sent my marksheet for correction but still didn’t come back so can I show my copy of my marksheet in documents verification that will be right or not.

    1. Deepanshu, You should make an affidavit for this issue and then you are eligible.

  47. Sir ibps P.O & ibps clerk me apply
    Ke lie graduation me kitna % chaiye.

    1. No minimum Uttam.

    2. Hi sir. Is itvtake interview for ibps clerk exam?

      1. No Muttu.

      2. No interview for ibps clerk .

  48. sir,how to apply


    1. Yes, Prasad, you are eligible.

  50. Ibps clerk ke liye interview nahi hoga to kya main exam ke bad direct selection hoga kya agar pass huye to

    1. Yes, Main Exam Ke Bad Selection.

  51. Hello sir I have 59% in my b-tech. Am I Eligible or not to bank jobs

    1. Hello Buradagunta, Yes You are eligible.

  52. Ia there any provision of interview in sbi clerk
    after completing pre and mains exam

    1. Hello Suman, SBI does not conduct Clerk exam now, check updates, and recently you can fill IBPS PO 2017 Online Application check here

  53. Sir Kya ibps clerk m typing test bhi hota Hai Kya.

    1. Pooja, Nahi Hota Hai.

  54. sir, my name is DIBYAJYOTI DAS, but unfortunately in graduation certificate it was typed as DIBYA JYOTI DAS,
    and in my adhar card in all documents DIBYAJYOTI DAS is there…. so will they consider me as a liar during verification process ? or will they cancel my job ?

    1. No issue Dibya. both are the same name.

  55. sir maine isi saal ba kiya mere pass marksheet bhi h lakin degree abhi nahi mele h to kya me ibps ke job office assistant and officer scale 1 ke liye apply kar sakta hu !

    1. Yes, You are eligible.

  56. I have completed my graduation in odisha but I want to give the ibps clerk exam in Maharashtra. So is there any need of making the local language certificate of Maharashtra?

    1. The certificate is not required but 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 and for which state a candidate wishes to apply.

  57. Sir kya ibps clerk exam me interview v hoga

    1. Interview Nahi Hoga, IBPS Clerk Me.

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