IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern (For Prelims & Mains) & Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern & Syllabus: IBPS Clerk is conducted by  IBPS (Institute of Banking Personnel Selection). Every year IBPS conducts a common written exam or CWE for the clerical cadre posts in the participating organizations. All public sector banks use CWE as a base to fill the vacancies for this post. IBPS will release IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern and Syllabus along with its official notification. Candidates can check the updated IBPS Clerk syllabus & exam pattern in this post below.

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern:

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IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern consists of two stages i.e, The Prelims and the Mains. The detailed information about the Exam Pattern is given below section.

Preliminary Exam Exam Pattern:

  • The Exam will be conducted online.
  • Candidates are allocated total duration of 1 hour (20 minutes for each section) to complete the exam.
  • There will be 3 sections in the exam i.e, English Language, Numerical Ability & Reasoning Ability.
  • The Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi.
  • There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked. 1/4 will be deducted for every wrong answer.
  • This Exam is qualifying in nature.
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Prelims Exam Pattern:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 1 Hour

Mains Exam Exam Pattern:

  • The Mains Exam will consist of 190 questions of 200 marks.
  • There will be 4 sections in the exam i.e, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, & General/ Financial Awareness.
  •  The Exam will be conducted bilingually, i.e. both in English and in Hindi.
  • There will be a penalty for wrong answers marked. 1/4 will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Mains Exam Pattern:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
4 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes
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IBPS Clerk Syllabus:

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The Syllabus for the Prelims and Mains Exam is the same for Numerical Ability / Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. In addition to these two, the other subjects are General / Financial Awareness and Reasoning & Computer Knowledge. General Awareness is based on Banking Sector awareness.

Syllabus for (Prelims & Mains):

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus:

Ratio and proportion, Averages, Time and Work, Speed, Distance and time, Mixture and allegation Stocks and shares, Percentages, Partnership, Clocks, Volume and Surface Area, Bar & Graphs, Line charts, Tables Height and Distances, Logarithms, Permutation and combinations, Simple and compound interest, Equations, Probability, Trigonometry, Profit, Loss and Discount, Mensuration, Elements of Algebra, Data Interpretation, Pie charts

English Language Syllabus:

Vocabulary Grammar Reading Comprehension
Homonyms, Antonyms, Synonyms, Word Formation, Spelling Spotting Errors, Phrases, and idioms, Direct and Indirect speech, Active/ Passive voice Theme Detection, Passage completion, Topic rearrangement of passage, Deriving Conclusion.
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Reasoning Syllabus:

Verbal Reasoning Non-Verbal Reasoning
Analogy, Classification, Word formation, Statement and conclusions Syllogism, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relations, Passage and conclusions, Alphabet test, Series Test, Number, Ranking and time sequence, Direction sense Test, Decision-making test, Figure series, Input/output, Assertion, and reasoning, Sitting Arrangement Series test, Odd figure Out, Analogy, Miscellaneous Test

Computer Knowledge Syllabus:

Basics of Hardware and software, Windows operating system basics, Internet terms and services, Basic Functionalities of MS-Office( MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint) History of computers, Networking and communication, Database basics, Basics of Hacking, Security Tools, and Viruses

General Awareness Syllabus:

Current affairs related to national and international issues of the last 6 months,
Overview of Indian Financial System,
History of the Indian banking system, Recent credit, and monetary policies
Introduction to National financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC, etc and of International organizations like IMF, World Bank, ADB, UN, etc,
Abbreviations and Economic terminologies, Banking Terms,
Important Government Schemes on capital & money market.

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