IBPS Clerk 2018 recruitment notification for 7,260 posts released

PUBLISH DATE 14th September 2018

The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) on Friday, September 14, 2018, released a notification regarding recruitment to clerical posts (CWE CLERKS-VIII) in participating banks.

The IBPS will be conducting this recruitment examination to fill up more than 7,260 vacant posts. The official notification is available at the IBPS’s official website.

The candidates who want to apply for the examination can visit the official website of IBPS. The online registration for the Clerk recruitment exam begins on September 18, 2018, and will continue till October 10, 2018.

The Clerk recruitment exam will be held in two phases: preliminary and main. The who clear the preliminary examination will become eligible to appear in the Main. After Mains result, a provisional allotment list will be released for participating banks.

The IBPS Clerk preliminary examination will be conducted on December 8, 9, 15 and 16. The result of the prelim is expected to be declared in the month of December 2018 or January 2019.

The mains will be conducted on January 20, 2019. The provisional allotment list of banks is likely to be released in the month of April 2019.

The candidates should note that all the above-mentioned dates are tentative. The candidates are advised to keep checking the official website of IBPS for latest updates.

Tentative Schedule


Tentative Dates

Online 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


Conduct of Pre-Exam Training

26.11.2018 to 01.12.2018

Download of call letters for
Online examination – Preliminary


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


Online Examination – Main


Provisional Allotment



Relaxation of Upper age limit


Age relaxation

Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe

5 years

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

Persons With Disabilities

10 years

Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen

actual period of service rendered in the
defence forces + 3 years
(8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen
belonging to SC/ST) subject to a
maximum age limit of 50 years

Widows, divorced women and women
legally separated from their husbands
who have not remarried

9 years

Persons ordinarily domiciled in the
State of Jammu & Kashmir during
the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989

5 years

Persons affected by 1984 riots

5 years

Regular employees of the
Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal
retrenched from service
(Applicable to Madhya Pradesh
state only)

5 years



Allahabad Bank

Canara Bank

Indian Overseas Bank

UCO Bank

Andhra Bank

Central Bank of India

Oriental Bank of Commerce

Union Bank of India

Bank of Baroda

Corporation Bank

Punjab National Bank

United Bank of India