IBPS Clerk VIII notification:

The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre Posts in the Participating Organisations is tentatively scheduled in December 2018 & January 2019.

Any eligible candidate, who aspires to join any of the Participating Organisations listed at (A) as a Clerk or in a similar post in that cadre, is required to register for the Common Recruitment Process (CRP Clerks -VIII). The examination will be two tier i.e. the online examination will be held in two phases, Online Preliminary and Online Main. Candidates who will qualify in Online Preliminary Examination and shortlisted will have to appear for Online Main Examination.

Tentative Dates:

Activity Tentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018
Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training November 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 26.11.2018 to 01.12.2018
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary November 2018
Online Examination – Preliminary

08.12.2018, 09.12.2018,

15.12.2018 & 16.12.2018

Result of Online exam – Preliminary December 2018/ January 2019
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Main January 2019
Online Examination – Main 20.01.2019
Provisional Allotment April 2019

Candidates are advised to regularly keep in touch with the authorised IBPS website www.ibps.in for details and updates.

Eligibility

  • Nationality / Citizenship: Indian and other waivers (refer the official notification)

  • Age (As on 01.09.2018): Minimum: 20 years  Maximum: 28 years i.e.  a candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1990 and not later than 01.09.1998 (both dates inclusive). For relaxation in age, refer the official notification.

  • Educational Qualifications:

    • 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.

  • 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.

  • Local language: 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.

Test Format - Online, Prelims, Mains:

The structure of the Examinations which will be conducted online are as follows:

Preliminary Examination

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (Separately timed)
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
  Total 100 100  

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS. Adequate number of candidates in each category as decided by IBPS depending upon requirements will be shortlisted for Online Main examination.

Main Examination

Sr. No. Name of Tests (NOT BY SEQUENCE) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time allotted for each test (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

The above tests except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.

Penalty for Wrong Answers (Applicable to both – Preliminary and Main examination)

  • There will be penalty for wrong answers marked in the Objective Tests.

  • For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate one fourth or 0.25 of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty to arrive at corrected score.

  • If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by the candidate, there will be no penalty for that question.

Cut-off Score (Online Main examination)

  1. 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.

  2. Depending on number of the State/ UT wise vacancies available, cut-offs will be decided and candidates will be considered for provisional allotment.

HOW TO APPLY

  • Candidates can apply online only from 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018 and no other mode of application will be accepted.

Pre-Requisites for Applying Online

Before applying online, candidates should—

  • Scan their :

    • Photograph (4.5cm × 3.5cm)

    • Signature

    • Left thumb impression (If a candidate is not having left thumb, he/she may use his/ her right thumb. If both thumbs are missing, the impression of one of the fingers of the left hand starting from the forefinger should be taken.

Application Fee:

Application Fees/ Intimation Charges Payable from 18.09.2018 to 10.10.2018 (Online payment), both dates inclusive, shall be as follows

  • Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD/EXSM cand

  • Rs. 600 /- for all others

  • Candidates have the option of making the payment of requisite fees/ intimation charges through the ONLINE mode only:

  • Payment of fees/ intimation charges via the ONLINE MODE.

Detailed notification:

https://www.ibps.in/wp-content/uploads/Detailed_Advt_CRP_Clerks_8_1.pdf

www.conduiraonline.com for updates

 

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IBPS or Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, the official recruitment agency affiliated with various banks in India, has published the result for IBPS RRB Office Assistant Prelims exam. IBPS had conducted the RRB Prelims exam for Office Assistant post in August 2018.

The IBPS RRB Clerk result or IBPS RRB office assistant result can be accessed from the IBPS official website, ibps.in.

IBPS RRB Office Assistant Result:

Follow these steps to check your IBPS RRB Clerk or Office Assistant results:

  • Step 1: Visit the official IBPS website: www.ibps.in

  • Step 2: Click on the result link on the home page.

  • Step 3: Enter your registration details on the next page

  • Step 4: View your result status.

The link for the convenience of the test-takers: http://ibps.sifyitest.com/rrb7boajun18/ressd7oa_sep18/login.php?appid=3c09a70cf37c9a957048e21458eca08c

Candidates who qualify the IBPS RRB Prelims exam will have to appear for the IBPS RRB Main examination. The admit card for the IBPS RRB Main examination will be released in September and the Main examination will be conducted on October 7, 2018 (for Office Assistant).

IBPS has already released the admit card for the Officer Scale I Main exam and Officer Scale II and II Single exam.

For more updates, check www.conduiraonline.com

 

 

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IBPS RRB Clerk 2018 - Preparation Plan 

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) started conducting this IBPS Clerk exam in 2011 which, since then has been a gateway to the lucrative career in Banking Industry for a lot of students and working professionals across India. 15 Lakh + students appeared(from Official website www.ibps.in) for IBPS clerk Exam 2017 and with all that is happening around us – IT Layoffs and the economic slowdown, the number is definitely expected to rise considerably. The exam is to be conducted in two phases, Prelims and Mains. Here are things that you should know about IBPS Clerk 2018

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IBPS RRB Clerk 2018, Exam will be conducted in three phases:

  1. Preliminary Exam

  2. Mains Exam

The Number of vacancies: The number of vacancies is seeing a drop every year. IBPS has announced 7883 vacancies for Clerical Cadre posts in 19 banks. In 2018 the number of vacancies may be Increase or Decrease.

The number of candidates appearing for the exam: 14 Lakh+  for last year( For IBPS RRB 2017). It expected to rise for IBPS Clerk 2018

IBPS RRB Clerk 2018 Exam Dates:

Important Dates: 
IBPS Clerk 2018 Notification Release Date -September 2018
IBPS Clerk 2018 Application Form Starting Date -September 2018
IBPS Clerk Application Form 2018 Last Date to Apply -October 2018
Last Date to Pay Fee -3rd Week of October 2018
IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims Exam Date -8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th December 2018
IBPS Clerk 2018 Mains Exam Date -20th January 2019

How to prepare for IBPS Clerk 2018

The number of vacancies is seeing a drop every year. This is partly due to automation. To excel in IBPS Clerk 2018, one should start preparation early as well as be smart with their preparation strategy. The first step, however, is to understand the pattern and Syllabus for Prelims and Mains examinations.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims Exam pattern

S.No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration
1 Numerical Ability 35 35 60 minutes composite time   
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35
3 English Language 30 30
  Total 100 100 1 hour

IBPS Clerk Mains 2018 Pattern 

S.No Section No. of Questions Total Marks Duration Time/Question Marks/Question
1 English Language 40 40 35 minutes 52 Seconds 1
2 General Awareness 50 50 35 minutes 42 Seconds 1
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes 54 Seconds 1
4 Reasoning Ability & Computer Knowledge 50 60 45 minutes 54 Seconds 1.2
  Total 190 200 160 minutes    

Two important things to note are:

  • There will be a negative marking of a 1/4th mark for every wrong question in both Prelims and Main Examinations. 

  • The marks obtained in Main Exam along with the local language proficiency test will determine candidate's chances of getting into the final merit list.

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IBPS Clerk 2018 Prelims Exam Syllabus

English Language

English section in IBPS Clerk Prelims consists of following topics: 

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Para Jumbles

  • Grammar

  • Paragraph Completion

IBPS Clerk English Language: Grammar-based questions

IBPS Clerk English Language: Reading Comprehension Question types

Numerical Ability

The Numerical Ability consists of questions from the following topics - Arithmetic, Algebra, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Data Interpretation. Since our primary focus is on clearing the cut-offs, let's classify the topics into various difficulty levels considering average time spent to solve the questions. 

Easy - Quadratic Equations, Simplifications and Approximations, Number Series, Time and Work

Moderate - Data Interpretation, Percentages, Ratio & Proportions, Profit, and Loss, SI & CI

Difficult - Time Speed & Distance, Pipes and Cisterns,  Mixtures, Mensuration

Make sure you complete practicing all the easy category questions first which will give you ample time to work on weak areas. Analyze your performance regularly.

IBPS Clerk Numerical Ability: Time, Speed and Distance Questions

Reasoning Ability

Reasoning section has seen an increase in the number of questions which makes it a crucial section for optimum scoring. Let us classify the topics using a similar approach

Easy - Series, Analogies, Odd Pair, Directions, Numbers & Rankings, Dictionary Test

Moderate - Syllogisms, Blood Relations, Seating Arrangements, Data Sufficiency, Computer Knowledge

Difficult - Coding-Decoding, Input-Output machine, Complex puzzles

Though the topics are few, Reasoning is a vast section with various models in each section. Practice as many as you can, take sectional tests frequently and keep taking full length tests.

IBPS Clerk Reasoning: Input-Output Based Questions

IBPS Clerk Reasoning: Arrangement based Puzzles

IBPS Clerk Reasoning - Clocks & Calendars Based Questions

IBPS Clerk 2018 Mains Exam Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Aptitude section consists of questions from the following topics - Arithmetic, Algebra, Probability, Permutations & Combinations, Data Interpretation. Since our primary focus is on clearing the cut-offs, let's classify the topics into various difficulty levels considering average time spent to solve the questions. 

Easy - Quadratic Equations, Simplifications and Approximations, Number Series, Time and Work 

Moderate - Data Interpretation, Percentages, Ratio & Proportions, Profit and Loss, SI & CI

Difficult - Time Speed & Distance, Pipes and Cisterns,  Mixtures, Mensuration

Make sure you complete practicing all the easy category questions first which will give you ample time to work on weak areas. Analyze your performance regularly.

English Language

English section in IBPS Clerk Mains Exam consists of following topics:

  • Reading Comprehension

  • Para Jumbles

  • Grammar

  • Paragraph Completion

  • Error Sclerktting

  • Fill in the Blanks

  • Odd one out

To clear the cut-offs in this section, keep your focus on RC, Cloze test, Para completion and fill in the blanks. Read the newspaper every day and keep taking sectional tests on a regular basis. To improve your vocabulary you can use Conduira Online's Vocab Prep mobile app and stay updated.

IBPS Clerk English Language: Grammar-based questions

IBPS Clerk English Language: Reading Comprehension Question types

Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude

Reasoning section clubbed with Computer Aptitude sees an increase in the number of questions which makes it a crucial section for optimum scoring. Let us classify the topics using a similar approach

Easy - Series, Analogies, Odd Pair, Directions, Numbers & Rankings, Dictionary Test

Moderate - Syllogisms, Blood Relations, Seating Arrangements, Data Sufficiency, Computer Knowledge

Difficult - Coding-Decoding, Input-Output machine, Complex puzzles

Though the topics are few, Reasoning is a vast section with various models in each section. Practice as many as you can, take sectional tests frequently and keep giving full-length tests.

IBPS Clerk Reasoning: Input-Output Based Questions

IBPS Clerk Reasoning: Arrangement based Puzzles

IBPS Clerk Reasoning - Clocks & Calendars Based Questions

General Awareness

This is one section for which the preparation should optimally begin in the build-up to the examination rather than a week before. The topics covered in this section are  - National/International issues of last 4-6 months, Indian banking system, Abbreviations, Government schemes, National and International Financial Institutions. Check out our Daily GK Digest for Everyday news, current affairs & GK questions with answers. 

One important way to prepare for this section is to take quizzes frequently. This not just increases your question base but also increases your acquaintance to the time-bound environment. We provide Weekly Quizzes to test your knowledge on the most important happenings of the week. 

Apart from Daily GK Digest and Weekly Quizzes, Conduira Online also provides GK In-Depth Blogs.  In these blogs, most relevant topics for bank exams are discussed in detail. 

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IBPS Clerk 2018 Test Series

Preparation plan:

  • The study schedule is formulated by considering the time an average student needs to study a topic. Hence, it is perfectly possible for you to complete your studies in the time you have.

  • Topics from the syllabus are arranged in the IBPS Clerk Study Schedule as per difficulty level. Thus, the easiest topics are at the top of this schedule. Whereas, the moderate and difficult topics are found in the syllabus.

  • This IBPS Clerk Study Plan covers the entire syllabus & make you prepare for the best possible way. So if you are not clear with the IBPS Clerk syllabus then go through the link below before moving further.

Finding areas of improvement:

Start by taking an IBPS Clerk Mock Test to assess where you stand. Don’t let the result demoralize you. It’s just a measure of what you are good at and the areas that need your attention. So, tests can help you, to practice more on weak areas in the required syllabus. Conduira Online provide you with free mock-tests to help you assess your strengths and areas of improvement.  Attempt short quizzes to increase your speed. This will help you attempt number of questions in the exams. Since the atmosphere in exams is stressful, already mastering quickness is an additional benefit.

Few important tips here will be:

  • Take not more than 15 minutes per section

  • Focus on sectional Cut-offs. You don’t need to be a James Bond and score 100/100.

  • Last year negative marking of a 1/4th mark for every wrong question. Please attempt confident answers first. 

  • Not all questions will take 1 – minute. Most of the Quant questions can be solved very quickly.

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