IBPS Exam 2018 and All Details of Recruitment Pattern

This blog will give you all necessary details related to IBPS Exam 2018 and onwards. Most of us dream to get a job in the banking industry, you need to appear in an exam conducted by IBPS.

One Stop Solution for IBPS Exam 2018

Q.1 What is IBPS?

Ans.1ibps First of all, we should know about IBPS. Institute of Banking Personnel selection (IBPS) is an independent body of recruitment for banking and financial organisation of public sectors in India. It started its operation in 1975 as Personnel Selection Services (PSS). Later on, in 1984, IBPS became an autonomous entity at the command of reserve bank of india (RBI) and Public Sector Banks. IBPS works as self-governed educational and analysis bound Institute, with a mission of enhancing human-resource development through personnel assessment.

In 2011, IBPS declared a standard Written Examination (CWE) for the recruitment of officers and clerks in Indian banks. Since 2011, IBPS CWE is necessary for anyone who seeks an employment in twenty seven public sector and regional rural banks. IBPS accepts test applications from candidates at their web site only. Not only this, It conducts exams in an online mode online at varied locations within the country. Either of the exam is not conducted off line. Aspirants ought to undergo an interview process when passing the online exam. On the basis of the interview, candidates are finally placed.

Q.2 What is IBPS Exam? आईबीपीएस एग्जाम क्या है?

Ans.2 Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts numerous  exams such as PO Exam, Clerk Exam, RRB Exam & Specialist Officer Exam every year to fill the vacancy in IBPS Participating Banks and Institutions. These exams are known as

IBPS Exams Visit following pages for detail
IBPS Clerk Exam  ibps clerk
IBPS PO Exam  ibps po
IBPS RRB Exam  ibps rrb
IBPS SO Exam  ibps so

ibps exam 2018While a large number of aspirants Apply for IBPS Exam Online with a dream to join the banking sector  but  ratio of success is very low in compare to applicants. This blog will help in getting an answer related to IBPS and strategies to prepare for IBPS exam.

CWE: Exam which IBPS conducts is called Common Written Exam commonly known as CWE or IBPS Exam which is followed by Interview. This written exam  for IBPS Clerk ,PO & RRB is held in two stages :-

  • One: Preliminary and
  • Second: Mains exam

Candidates who qualify in Prelims exam will be eligible for mains exam. For final selection candidate need to clear interview in addition to qualifying CWE.

Q.3 Can we have information about eligibility criteria for IBPS CWE Selection 2018 ?

Ans.3 Every vacancy demands few criteria to be fulfilled. Be it is for clerical position or PO or vacancy for specialist officer. Minimum eligibility criteria is fixed for every post. So, it is necessary to know them first.

Position Educational Requirement Age Criteria
IBPS Clerk Graduate 20-28 yrs
IBPS PO Graduate with 55% 20-30 Yrs
  • Above details are relevant for unreserved category

Snap Shot of IBPS Exam

IBPS Stands for Institute of Banking Personnel Selection
Came into existence 1975
Conducts: CWE-Common Witten Exam For the recruitment of officers and clerks for of 27 pulic sector and regional rural Banks.

It also offers recruitment services to LIC, insurance companies, NABARD, IDBI, public sector undertakings and government departments.

Mode of Application Acceptance Online


Min. Qualification Min.Graduate

(Varies with the post)

Mode of Exam Online Test (With Two stages )and Interview
Type of Questions in CWE Multiple choice objective questions only
Five Sections of CWE ·         Reasoning,

·         English,

·         Numerical Ability,

·         General Awareness and

·         Computer knowledge

Selection Ratio 1 out of 200

Q.04 What is the IBPS pattern of CWE-Common Written Exam 2018?

Ans.04 As stated earlier there are stages of CWE for IBPS Po and Clerk. Now, we will discuss exam pattern of all the four exams i.e. IBPS PO, IBPS Clerk, IBPS SO and IBPS RRB. In these exams candidates gets 100 questions to solve, if it is prelims and 200 questions to solve, if it is main exam.

ibps exam pattern

First of all, we will start with Prelims exam which is the first stage. After that, we will cover the pattern of IBPS mains. IBPS Prelims  is of 100 marks and time allotted to solve objective type questions is one hour.

Paper Pattern of IBPS Prelims Exam
Total Marks-100 Time : 01 hour
1 Reasoning 35 marks
2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 marks
3 English 30 marks
Type of Questions Multiple Choice
Negative Marking

IBPS Mains for PO

Now, try to understand the pattern for IBPS PO Mains.

Paper Pattern of IBPS Mains  Exam
Total Marks-200 Time : 02 -2:30 hours
1 Reasoning 50 marks
2 Quantitative Aptitude 50 marks
3 English 40 marks
4 General Awareness 40 marks
5 Computer Knowledge 20 marks
Type of Questions Multiple Choice
Negative Marking Yes. 0.25 marks for each wrong answer
Equal Weightage to all subjects.

IBPS Mains for SO

Paper Pattern of IBPS SO Mains  Exam
Total Marks-200 Time : 02  hours
1 Reasoning* 50 Questions 30 Minutes
2 English* 50 Questions 25 Miutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude/G.K.* 50 Questions 30 Minutes
4 Professional Knowledge 50 Questions 35 Minutes
Total 200 Questions 120 Minutes
Type of Questions Multiple Choice
Negative Marking Yes. 0.25 marks for each wrong answer
 Law officer and Rajbhasha Adhikari and have General Knowledge paper instead of quantitative aptitude paper
*Papers are qualifying by nature. Marks will not be considered for the merit.

IBPS Exams Mains For RRB

RRB Exam Office Asst. (Multipurpose) Officers (Scale-I) Officers (Scale-II) Officers (Scale-III)
Time: 2 hrs Time: 2 hrs Time: 2 hrs Time: 2 hrs
S.No. Subject Ques. Marks Ques. Marks Ques. Marks Ques. Marks
1 Reasoning 40 50 40 50 40 50 40 50
2 General Awareness 40 40 40 40 40 50 40 50
3 Numerical Ability 40 50 40 50 40 40 40 40
4 English 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
5 Hindi 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 40
6 Computer Knowledge 40 20 40 20 40 20 40 20


However,to get complete information about IBPS Exam Pattern. Please Visitibps exam sections

Q.5 Are these stages common in all exams of IBPS?

Ans. IBPS follows almost a similar pattern for all four exams.But, there is minute difference in sections of paper.So, read related page for the exam you are appearing.

IBPS Exam Stage-1Written Stage-2 Written Stage-3 Interview
IBPS Clerk Exam Prelims Mains
IBPS PO Exam Prelims Mains Interview
IBPS RRB Exam Prelims Mains Interview
IBPS SO Exam Prelims (2017) CWE Interview

Earlier prelims exam was not being held for ‘IBPS SO’ but in latest notification of IBPS, it has been introduced for specialist officer exam also.

Q.6  What is the procedure of Answer Selection in IBPS Exam?

Ans-6 IBPS conducts its exams online only for  its both phases i.e. prelims as well as mains. But, there is nothing to worry for the candidates, as all instructions will appear very clearly on your screen in the beginning of the exam.First of all, on your screen information related to answer selection and rejection will come after that you will move qestions to solve.Therefore, online exam is not difficult to appear. Procedure of Answer Selection and Submission……..How to give IBPS online exam

Q.7 From where we can get the dates of registration for the IBPS Exams?

Ans.7 We will update you time by time with the latest updates related to exam. As a result , you will not miss any exam. However, you may also visit exam specific pages to know more about the online application form, photo size, confirmation mail and payment of fee. Check Page of ibps exam dates.

Q.8 How would I get my Admit Card for the IBPS Exam?

Ans.8 You can download your admit card from the official website with the help of Registration No. and Password. Please remember that you have to keep your registration no and password very carefully because once you forget it, the Official website doesn’t provide it again. As a result, your all preparation will go in vain.

Q.9 Will a candidate be permitted to enter in the exam hall, in case he/she forgot to carry his/her admit card ?

 Ans.9 : No, not at all. Admit Card/Call Letter is a mandatory document which every candidate should posses with him for appearing in exam/interview. If for any reason, you forget to carry your admit card consequently you will miss the ibps exam. So make a checklist of things to carry with you.

Q.10 How exam centers are allotted by the IBPS? Can it be changed once filled in the online form?  exam center.

Ans. 11 IBPS gives a list of exam centres with its advertisement. Although candidates fill their choice at the time of filling online registration form but IBPS allot centre as per administrative facility available. Not only this, IBPS does change exam center after allotment.

Q.11 What are the areas in which specialist officers are recruited?

Ans. 11 From several years, IBPS recruits following specialist officers. As a result, we can make list like below.

Specialist Officer Scale I

IT Officer (आईटी ऑफिसर)

Agricultural Field Officer (एग्रीकल्चर फील्ड ऑफिसर)

Law Officer (लॉ ऑफिसर)

Rajbhasha Adhikari (राजभाषा अधिकारी)

HR/Personal Officer (ह्यूमन रिसोर्स / पर्सनल ऑफिसर)

Marketing Officer (मार्केटिंग ऑफिसर)

Q.12 How can a candidate check his result?

Ans.12. Finally, everyone is interested in the result, nothing to worry we are here to tell you  everything about IBPS. Please visit the given link to know the procedure of downloading the result.

Click here for IBPS Syllabus , IBPS Books .

We wish you good luck for your IBPS exams 2018