IBPS Clerk Mains 2017-18

IBPS Clerk Notification, syllabus and Exam Pattern

IBPS is conducting IBPS Clerk 2017 exam to select candidate for the  clerical post in various public sector banks. We closely analysed the IBPS Clerk 2016 exam and we found that if one has to clear  exam he has to work on speed  as well as accuracy both. IBPS Clerk exam 2017 is a shining opportunity for candidates who have worked hard in these sections.

The tentative schedule of events is as follows:

Activity Tentative Dates
On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates 12.09.2017 to 03.10.2017
Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online) 12.09.2017 to 03.10.2017
Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary November 2017
Online Examination – Preliminary 02.12.2017, 03.12.2017, 09.12.2017 & 10.12.2017
Result of Online exam – Preliminary December 2017
Download of Call letter for Online exam – Mains January 2018
Online Examination – Mains 21.01.2018
Provisional Allotment April 2018

Age (As on 01.09.2017): Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1989 and not later than 01.09.1997 (both dates inclusive). Age relaxation as per govt. rules.

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.

IBPS Exam pattern:

IBPS conducts the recruitment process for Clerical cadre every year and according to the calendar released by IBPS early this year, IBPS will take CWE VII clerk Online exam in two parts:

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

IBPS Clerk Exam Dates:

Sr. No. Activity Dates
1  Examination – Preliminary 02.12.2017, 03.12.2017, 09.12.2017 & 10.12.2017
2 Examination – Mains 21.01.2018

IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam Pattern:

Sr.No. Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30  

Composite time of 1 Hour

2 Quantitative Aptitude 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100


IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern:

IBPS Mains exam will contain 200 questions and time allotted will be 160 minutes. There is separate sectional timing for each sections (Reasoning & Computer Aptitude, G.A, Quant, and English). The pattern of the Mains exam is given below:

Sr. No. Name of Section


No. of




Medium  Time allotted for each section
1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 English & Hindi 35 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 English 35 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 English & Hindi 45 minutes
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes