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IBPS Clerk 2016: Process of Application

“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all”. What would be your feeling if you see people congratulating you for getting selected in the IBPS Clerk 2016 examination? How would you feel if you get appreciation all the way from your distance relatives, your friends and most importantly your family members going gaga over your success? The feeling cannot be described in words and certainly is a “out of the world” feeling. If you have that strong determination of fulfilling your dreams for yourself and your family, who has been your strength in all the highs and lows, you can definitely achieve it. The IBPS Clerk 2016 registration has caught attention of all the aspirants across the country and we want to have a “motivational start” in your preparation.

IBPS Clerk Application Process

The IBPS or Institute of Banking Personnel has started the application process for IBPS Clerk 2016 from 22nd August 2016. The last date for submission of IBPS Clerk Application Form 2016 is September 19, 2016. The payment of the Application Fees can be done till September 12, 2016. The Online Editing of Application Form will be allowed till 9th September 2016.

The last date for printing of IBPS Clerk Application Form 2016 is September 27, 2016. The candidates, before finally submitting their Application Form of IBPS Clerk 2016, are advised to preview it once in order to avoid silly mistakes because no correction or editing will be allowed after final submission of the application form. The candidates should also make sure that they fulfil the eligibility criteria of the IBPS Clerk 2016 before filling the application form.

IBPS Clerk 2016: Number of vacancies and participating banks

Number of vacancies

19243

Number of participating banks

19

IBPS Clerk 2016: Important dates

Now, let us take a look at some of the important dates associated with the IBPS Clerk 2016:

Sl.No.

Events

Important Dates

1

On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates

22.08.2016 to 12.09.2016

2

Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)

22.08.2016 to 12.09.2016

3

Last date for printing of Application Form 

September 27, 2016

4.

Download of call letters for Pre- Exam Training

25.10.2016 to 07.11.2016

5.

Conduct of Pre-Exam Training

07.11.2016 to 12.11.2016

6.

Download of call letters for Online examination – Preliminary

18.11.2016 onwards

7.

Online Examination – Preliminary

26 & 27.11.2016 03.12.2016 & 04.12.2016 (if required)

IBPS Clerk 2016: Fees for application

The candidates should make payment of application fee through online mode. The table below shows the fees structure of IBPS Clerk 2016 (category-wise):

For SC/ ST/ PWD/ EXSM candidates

Rs. 100

For others

Rs. 600

IBPS Clerk 2016: Prerequisites before application (Online Application)

The candidates before applying online should have some of these already ready with them:

  • Scanned copies of photograph and signature (Both the images need to be of 4.5 cm x 3.5 cm)
  • A personal valid email ID.
  • All the important documents/ details for online payment of the application fees
  • Educational certificates and all other important documents which will be necessary while filling up the application form.

IBPS Clerk 2016: Process of Application

  • Go to the link given here to start with the registration process: Click here
  • Click on the link which says “Click here for new registration”
  • The candidates have to register themselves by filling in all the details asked like Name, DOB, Age, Email ID, Gender, Category, Communication address, and Contact details etc.
  • After you register, there will be generation of a provisional registration number and password. These details will be sent to the candidate via text message or email.
  • After this, upload the scanned copies of your photograph and signature
  • Then, fill in the other details such as education, qualification, past work experience (if any) and languages known.
  • Go through the entire form to avoid any mistakes which are clearly avoidable. Please note that you will not be able to edit the form once it gets submitted.
  • Make the payment of the application fees. You can make use of various online methods to make the payment. After successful payment of the application fee, there will be generation of an e- receipt which you need to keep with you for future reference.

IBPS Clerk 2016: Do’s and Do not’s during application process

  • The candidates need to provide all the correct details during application.
  • A candidate should not submit more than one application.
  • The candidate should clearly state name of the state which he/ she selects for provisional allotment.
  • The image of the signature should be in upper case (capital letters)
  • The candidate should note down the provisional registration number and password and save it safely.
  • After making the payment, please wait for the response from the server. Do not refresh or retry if you want to avoid to double payment.
  • In case the candidate is unable to fill in the application form in one attempt, he/ she can save the data which is already entered.

We hope that this article will help you with your application process for IBPS Clerk 2016. Stay tuned with us for more updates. Good luck!

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IBPS Clerk 2016: Exam dates, Syllabus and Pattern

“Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control”- Richard Kline. What do you feel is the most important criteria for success in any field?“Strong will power” or “Effective preparation”? Well, the answer to this question is – both strong will power and effective preparation strategy.The IBPS Clerk 2016 examination is round the corner and we anticipate that you are well equipped to ace the examination.

IBPS Clerk 2016

The Institute of Banking Personnel (IBPS) has released latest notifications for the examination of IBPS Clerk 2016. The online registration for the examination will commence from August 22, 2016. The preliminary examination for IBPS Clerk 2016 is scheduled to be held on November and December (i.e. November 26 and 27, December 3 and 4 if required). On 18th November 2016, the candidates will be able to download their call letter for IBPS Clerk mains examination will be held on 31st December 2016 and 1st January 2016.The call letter of the Mains examination will be available in the month of December 2016 and the provisional allotment of candidates will be done in the month of April 2017.

IBPS Clerk 2016: Note- worthy details:

  • Examination – IBPS Clerk 2016 (CWE Clerks -6)
  • Known as – IBPS Clerk Exam
  • Conducting Authority – Institute of Banking Personnel Selection, Mumbai
  • Exam mode – Online/ Computer based
  • Exam type – All India level
  • Exam level – Graduate
  • Posts offered – Clerical cadre
  • Total No. of vacancies: 19243

IBPS Clerk 2016: Important dates:

S.No.

Events

Important Dates

1.

On-line registration including Edit/Modification of Application by candidates

22.08.2016 to 12.09.2016

2.

Payment of Application Fees/Intimation Charges (Online)

22.08.2016 to 12.09.2016

3.

Download of Pre-Training Call Letter

25.10.2016 to 07.11.2016

4.

Conduct of Pre-Exam Training

07.11.2016 to 12.11.2016

5.

Download of Call Letter for online Preliminary Exam

18.11.2016 onwards

6

Online Examination – Preliminary

26 & 27.11.2016 03.12.2016 & 04.12.2016 (if required)

7

Result of Online exam – Preliminary

December 2016

8

Download of Call Letter for Main Examination

December 2016

9

Online Examination – Main

31.12.2016 & 01.01.2017

10

Declaration of Result – Main

January 2017

11

Provisional Allotment 

April 2017


 

IBPS Clerk 2016 : Syllabus

Sections/Subjects

Topics

General Awareness & Current Affairs

  • Science And Technology

  • Economy

  • Important Awards & Honors

  • Current National And International Events

  • Computer Knowledge

  • Banking Knowledge

  • Commissions

  • Appointments

  • Resignations

  • Sport

  • Prominent Personalities

  • Polity

English Language

  • General Grammar

  • Antonyms

  • Synonyms

  • Comprehension of a Passage

  • Sentence Completion

  • Vocabulary

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Decimals And Fractions

  • Whole Numbers

  • Relationship Between Numbers

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • HCF & LCM

  • Simplification

  • Profit & Loss

  • Time And Work

  • Percentage

  • Partnership

  • Simple Interest

  • Time And Distance

  • Compound Interest

  • Permutations & Combination’s

  • Number Series

  • Probability

  • Approximate Values

  • Data Interpretation

  • Data Sufficiency

Reasoning

  • Symbols and their relationships

  • Arithmetical computation

  • Decision making

  • Verbal and figure classification

  • Verbal and non-verbal

  • Analytical functions

  • Space visualization

  • Judgment

  • Problem­ solving

  • Discrimination

  • Arithmetical number series

  • Visual memory

  • Observation

  • Arithmetical reasoning

  • Relationship concepts

  • Differences

  • Analysis

  • Similarities

  • Analogies

Computer Awareness

  • Operating and DOS

  • Introduction of Computer and History

  • Computer Device

  • Security Aspects for PC

  • PC and System Software

  • Advanced Technology Regarding Computer

  • MS Excel, MS Word

  • Various Uses of Computer

  • Internet Programming Language

  • Computer Net work

  • Computer of Future

  • E world

IBPS Clerk 2016 : Exam Pattern

The recruitment exam for clerical post in IBPS exam is divided into two written sections: Preliminary and Mains.

(a) Pattern for IBPS Clerk 2016 Preliminary Examination:


 

S.NO.

Subjects

No. of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration


 

1

English Language

30

30

1 hour

2

Numerical Ability

35

35

3

Reasoning Ability

35

35

Total

100

100


 

(b) Pattern for IBPS Clerk 2016 Mains Examination:

S.NO.

Subjects

No. Of Questions

Max. Marks

Duration

1

English Language

40

40

30 Minutes

2

Quantitative Aptitude

40

50

30 Minutes

3

Reasoning Ability

40

50

30 Minutes

4

General Awareness (with special  reference to Banking)

40

40

25 Minutes

5

Computer Knowledge

40

20

20 Minutes

Total

200

200

135 Minutes


 


 


Negative Marking : For every wrong answer ,0.25 marks will be deducted.

For unmarked answers, no deduction is applicable. Final scores will be normalized.

Difficulty level : The questions will be of basic to moderate difficulty level in IBPS Clerk Prelims exam while difficulty level will be moderate to high  in the Mains exam.

Candidates can apply online for the IBPS Clerk exam 2016 before last date 12 September.

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IBPS Exam Calendar 2016

IBPS or the Institute for Banking Personnel Selection conducts a yearly exam for the post of Management Trainee, Probationary Officers, Clerical Cadre and Specialist Officers across all the public sector banks. IBPS was established in 1975 and today it is responsible for the placement, recruitment and also the promotion of various candidates. The growth of banking sectors is directly proportional to IBPS. If you are willing to secure your future with a successful career in banking sector, you must give this exam.

IBPS has not only taken the banking sector to a next level, but has also created a large number of employment opportunities for the people across India.

The Institute for Banking Personnel Selection is an independent board that conducts exams for the below mentioned cadres:

1. CWE PO/MT – This exists for the post of Probationary Officer and Management Trainee

2. CWE Clerk – This department offers recruitment for clerical posts i.e. clerk vacancies

3. CWE (Specialist Officers) – This post is exclusively for the Specialist Officers

4. CWE RRB Officer – This post is for the officers who would be selected to work in regional as well as rural banks

If you are appearing for any of the above mentioned posts then take a note of the upcoming IBPS exams that are going to be held later this year i.e. 2016.

Exam Details

Type of Exam

Dates

CWE PO/MT-VI

Preliminary

16.10.2016, 22.10.2016 and 23.10.2016

Main

20.11.2016

Exam Details

Type of Exam

Dates

CWE CLERK - VI

Preliminary

26.11.2016, 27.11.2016, 03.12.2016 and 04.12.2016

Main

31.12.2016 and 01.01.2017

Exam Details

Type of Exam

Dates

CWE SPECIALIST - VI

SINGLE EXAM

28.01.2017 and 29.01.2017

Exam Details

Type of Exam

Dates

CWE RRB

SINGLE EXAM

Alternate Saturdays and Sundays in September

Dates yet to be notified

REGISTRATION PROCESS

The registration process of all the IBPS exams is done online only. Also, there is a single registration where there are separate Preliminary and Main Exams.

FEE PAYMENT

The payment is accepted only through online mode.

The prospective candidates can also visit the official site of IBPS for further details. Log on to www.ibps.in or stay connected to our website for further updates.

Post your queries in the comments section below. 

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IBPS Clerk Result 2016

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Board every year conducts these high profile banking examinations for both PO and Clerical grades. With the successful conduction of the IBPS Clerk examinations early this year; finally it’s time for some celebrations. The results for the IBPS clerk 2016 have finally been indicated to get declared within this week itself.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 Result in couple of days !!!

As per the reports the expected IBPS ClerkExam 2016 results are going to be announced within a couple of days, giving the new hopes to the aspirants. The candidates can get there IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 results in 2 days from the official IBPS website that will publish the final merit list. This merit list will be used as the short listing bar for the next round of face to face personal interview for the shortlisted candidates. No separate results will be mailed to any of the candidates separately. Thus it is directed to the candidates to kindly have a regular check on the official website to get the published results.

Following steps need to be followed to get the access to the merit list for IBPS Clerk result 2016:-

  1. Visit the IBPS’s official website to check the IBPS clerk results 2016.

  2. On the home page one can easily see the link that highlights the results for the clerk exams.

Or

Select the IBPS Clerical Mains Results 2016/ IBPS cut off marks 2016 from notifications.

  1. This will lead to the page that requires certain necessary details fulfilment.

  2. Fill in the mandatory details to have an access to the results page and click on the submit button. The details may include- date of birth, registration number, roll number, etc.

  3. Candidates also can check IBPS Clerk Results 2016 by name through the link mentioned on the website.

  4. Then after download or print the IBPS Clerk Mains Result 2016 for the future purpose as and when needed.

With the result published out, the way to the next round will be clear. The next round consists of a face to face personal interview (PI) round. Only the candidates shortlisted and coming up in the merit list will be eligible for the PI round.

So Good luck for all candidates!!!

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IBPS PO & Clerk Online mock test package, Preparation tips & strategy

One can find so many IBPS PO & Clerk Online mock test package for thorough practice of IBPS Examinations. The most essential thing is to pick up the best one out of so many options.

There are basically two types of IBPS PO & Clerk Online mock test package available, free and paid ones. If you choose free sample papers/mock test series/packages then we have some piece of advice for you before you start your practice through free IBPS PO & Clerk Online mock test package.

  • Select good and authentic websites/sources that offer good free IBPS PO & Clerk Online mock test package.

  • Try one sample paper or test series completely to know about various things such as its pattern, marking scheme, sections and level of questions.

Important things to note about free IBPS PO & Clerk Online mock test package

  • Always go for good quality test packages which is covering IBPS syllabus and pattern religiously.

  • First compare and then decide. You can compare on the basis of content, feedback given by other candidates, sections covered, questions asked etc.

IBPS PO & Clerk Preparation tips & strategy

Here is how you can set your strategy and preparation technique for IBPS PO and Clerk Exam subject-wise:

  • English: For English comprehension and grammar, practice as many sample papers/ test series/mock drills/previous year papers as you can. For vocabulary, refer to the books or notes of an institute or the online IBPS preparation websites.

  • General Knowledge: Daily thorough reading of newspapers is a must; learn about the daily happenings and keep yourself updated with the world around you. However, for other general knowledge questions; books/online applications/online test series and packages would be best for you.

  • Mathematics/Quantitative Aptitude: These practical subjects require maximum practice. Brush up all your basic concepts and practice as much as you can.

  • Logical reasoning: Practicing your test series/mock tests/ sample drills and previous years’ IBPS questions will give you a good idea about this section.

You must know that time is your biggest resource. 

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Shocking News: IBPS may stop Bank Recruitment for few years

If you are eyeing for a settled career in banking domain through IBPS, then you might have to hold that thought for at least 2 years as a shocking News: IBPS may stop Bank Recruitment for few years came out recently.

The real reason behind taking such a hard step in favor of aspiring candidates is the huge crises that all Banks in our country are facing. The RBI or reserve bank of India cleared the air by issuing notice to banks for not conducting and organizing recruitment drives till further notice by it. This shall continue till the financial position of banks or RBI becomes stable.

IBPS, an autonomous body that is renowned for hiring candidates in massive number is saying a no to the hiring process for few years. Many banks participate in IBPS recruitment process. IBPS conducts examinations for various posts such as Probationary Officer, Specialist Officer, Clerical Cadre, Management Trainee etc. IBPS releases official notifications every year against every job that it floats so that candidates can apply in response to the official notification. Further selection rounds/phases are also conducted by IBPS to fill in required vacancies.

If we see the facts, then Indian Overseas Bank is in that list which did not recruit even a single candidate last year for the various posts and vacancies. This Shocking News: IBPS may stop Bank Recruitment for few years has created a lot of panic and buzz among those who were aiming for a banking sector job.

There are many banks that have already stopped recruitment through IBPS. The list is given below for your assistance:

  • UCO Bank

  • United Bank of India

  • Bank of India

  • Punjab National Bank

  • Indian Overseas Bank

This banks list tends to grow with the passing time. The scenario has totally changed and it is going to impact a lot of candidates.

We recommend that you must keep our website in your favorites list so that you do not miss any future information about the” Shocking News: IBPS may stop Bank Recruitment for few years” anytime.  

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QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR IBPS CLERK 2016

Keep calm and sail through, if you wish to qualify the IBPS Clerk 2016 exam. If you have been preparing for your exam with all honestly and religiously, but are nervous at the final show time, this article will surely help you get over your exam fever. These are your quick preparation tips for IBPS Clerk 2016. By now, you would have prepared more or less the entire syllabus. It would just be a little here and a little there scenario now, right? Have a look at these quick preparation tips for your exam and get filled with confidence.

Time Management: Which section to appear first?

Attempt the sections which are your strong point. Leave the time taking sections for later stage. But, make sure that you decide about it before starting the exam.

There are a total of 50 questions carrying one mark each in every section. Target not more than 30-40 minutes for your strong section. You can be even faster than this. This will give you more time in your weaker sections.

Accuracy: How to avoid negative marking inIBPS Clerk 2016 exam?

Accuracy is all that matters for qualifying IBPS Clerk 2016 exam. You all know that there is a negative marking scheme of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. The best thing in such a scenario is, when in doubt, leave. Remember, correct answers value more. If you can correctly answer 20-25 questions in General Awareness section, you can also get some grace marks. So, make sure that you first complete the questions which you are 100% sure. Then go to second-most confident questions.

Focusing on the main topics for the last minute IBPS Clerk 2016 exam

Look at these topics, which should be your focus areas in the last minute preparation-

  • Reasoning- Seating arrangements, Placements and puzzles, syllogisms and deductive reasoning

  • Quantitative- Squares & square roots, cubes & cube roots, ratio-proportion, profit and loss, Compound Interest & Simple Interest

  • Computers- Just go through your notes and important points

  • General Awareness- Remain banking-centric and have an eye for important policies and programmes

  • English- Grammar, Basic language and Comprehension

Overall, all you need to do is relax, after you have prepared well. Just be confident to qualify IBPS Clerk 2016 exam

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IBPS CLERK 2016 Selection Procedure

IBPS Clerk is one of the most awaited examinations of 2016. It offers recruitment for the Clerical post in different participating banks. IBPS CLERK 2016 Selection Procedure is the detailed process through which, final recruitment of the qualified candidates is done. The selection takes place through multiple stages and a candidate should qualify each stage for getting a job in one of the participating banks.

There are three main stages for IBPS CLERK 2016 Selection Procedure, which are- Preliminary exam, Main exam or common written examination (CWE- used for both Prelim & Main), followed by interview round and document verification.

Check out all the updates of IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2016 on this page.

Stage I- IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2016 – Clear Preliminary Examination

The candidates need to clear the prelim exam, first of all. This is your first hurdle in the process of making it to the clerical division of a participating bank. The exam pattern is-

  • 100 questions= 100 marks

  • Time Duration= 01 hour

Stage II- IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2016 – Clear Main Examination

After a candidate has cleared the prelim exam, the next stage involves Main exam. This is a bit tedious stage. That is why; the aspirants should have a complete preparation for this. The exam pattern is-

  • 200 questions= 200 marks

  • 5 sections= Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability, General Awareness and Computer Knowledge

  • Each section= 40 questions of 1 marks each

  • Negative marking for every wrong answer= 0.25 marks

  • Time Duration= 02 hours

Stage III- IBPS Clerk Selection Procedure 2016 – Final Interview Round and Document Verification

  • The successful candidates shall be called for interview round.

  • Screening will be done for responsiveness in given circumstances and vocal skills.

Documents required for verification include-

  • Printout of Valid Calls Letter

  • Valid Online Application form

  • Date of Birth Proof

  • Photo Identity Proof

  • Graduation Mark sheet

  • If applied for reservation Caste Certificate

  • Medical Certificate for Physically Disability candidates

  • Experience Certificates

  • NOC from department (applicable for those candidates who are pursuing any Government Jobs / Public Sector Undertaking job)

Preparation of the merit list and call for provisional Allotment Process

After this, the merit list is prepared and released by IBPS. This IBPS Clerk Exam Merit List 2016 list is prepared on the basis of performance of candidates in Written Main examination and interview round. The shortlisted IBPS Clerk exam 2016 candidates, on the basis of merit list shall be then, called for provisional Allotment Process.

Check the Full Notification of IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 by checking the IBPS Official website www.ibps.in or by going through our website.

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IBPS CLERK 2016 Exam Pattern

IBPS CLERK 2016 Exam Pattern

IBPS is the exam conducting authority for two Clerical exams, viz. IBPS CLERK 2016 Preliminary examination and IBPS CLERK 2016 Main examination. The IBPS CLERK 2016 Exam Pattern for both these examinations or stages for clerical level exam is given here.

IBPS Clerk 2016 Prelims Exam Pattern

This stage is the first one and eliminates all the non-serious candidates from the race. It consists of just three papers, i.e., Reasoning, Quantitative and English Language. The time duration for this exam is 1 hour. The candidates who qualify this round are eligible for the IBPS CLERK 2016 Main examination.

Check this marks table:

Serial No.

Section Name

Questions

Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning Ability Paper

35

35

01 hour

2

Quantitative Aptitude Paper

35

35

3

English Language Paper

30

30

 Total

100

100

IBPS CLERK 2016 Main Exam Pattern

The mains exam is also called the Common Written Exam for Clerical cadre. There are 200 objective questions, spread over 5 different sections, i.e., Reasoning, English Language, Numerical Ability Test, General Awareness Test & Computer Knowledge. The time duration is 2 hours. There is a negative marking scheme here. For every wrong answer, 0.25 marks are deducted.

Check this marks table:

Serial No.

(Objective) Section Name

Marks

Duration

1

Reasoning Test

40

2 hours

2

English Language Test

40

3

Numerical Ability Test

40

4

General Awareness Test

40

5

Computer Knowledge Test

40

Total

200

The students must be aware about each section and every stage to qualify IBPS Clerk 2016 examination. Go through our other articles to know about IBPS Clerk 2016 exam syllabus and quick tips and suggestions.

We hope that the information about IBPS CLERK 2016 Exam Pattern satisfied you. For knowing more about IBPS Clerk 2016 exams or syllabus or quick preparation guide, check out our website and read more articles.

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For updates and latest notification on the IBPS Clerk 2016 Exam, visit the official website of IBPS at www.ibps.in.

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IBPS CLERK 2016 Syllabus

IBPS CLERK 2016 Syllabus

IBPS is ready to conduct clerk level exam to successfully place candidates in various banks and other related institutions. With the release of IBPS Clerk 2016 Exam notification, aspiring candidates have doubled their preparation pace and have also started looking for good suggestion and tips that can strengthen their strategy and help them in qualifying this year’s IBPS Clerk examination.

In this article, we are going to apprise you with very crisp information about IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 and along with it we will tell you how to prepare yourself according to its set exam pattern.

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 pattern

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 shall be conducted into two important examinations - preliminary and main. These examinations are strictly online and will be objective type. Each question shall have four options in the answer sheet and candidate is supposed to mark the right answer out of them.

It is very important for you to qualify in both the examinations- preliminary and Main exams to finally make it to the personal interview round. In simple words, candidates who will qualify IBPS Clerk Preliminary exam 2016 shall be called for the IBPS Clerk Main exam 2016 and those who qualify the Main exam shall be called for the interview round.

You must prepare both the examinations accordingly as IBPS Clerk preliminary exam is a little easier than IBPS Clerk Main Exam. Main exam is supposed to hold medium to difficult level questions while on the other hand, preliminary exam tests just the basic concepts and logics.

The above stated IBPS Clerk PO Exam 2016 pattern makes this examination a little hard for candidates but once you qualify, it is worth your efforts.

How IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 is going to be?

IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 is one of the important examinations that can change career life of many especially for those who are aiming for the Clerk position in a very reputed bank.

The complete detailed tables emphasizes on the essential features and major sections that shall be asked in IBPS Clerk preliminary and Main examinations.

The first step is to qualify IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam 2016; here are the highlights on this exam.

SBI Clerk Preliminary Exam 2016

Exam Type

Objective Type

Exam Mode

Online

Exam Time

60 minutes (1 hour)

Total number of sections

3

No. of total questions asked

100

No of sections in the exam

English Test

Reasoning

Numerical Ability

No. of questions in each section

English Test : 30 questions shall be asked

Reasoning : 35 questions shall be asked

Numerical Ability : 35 questions shall be asked

Marking Scheme

Negative marking is applicable. For every right answer, 1 mark shall be awarded to candidates and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks shall be deducted.

In case candidate has not provided any answer, then there shall be no negative marking.

The second necessary step is to qualify IBPS Clerk Main Exam 2016; here are the highlights on this exam.

SBI Clerk Main Exam 2016

Exam Type

Objective Type

Exam Mode

Online

Exam Time

2 hours and 40 minutes

Total number of sections

5

No. of total questions asked

200

No of sections in the exam

General English

Reasoning

Computer Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness with banking domain knowledge

No. of questions in each section

General English : 40 questions shall be asked

Reasoning : 40 questions shall be asked

Computer aptitude : 40 questions are asked

Quantitative Aptitude : 40 questions are asked

General Awareness with banking domain knowledge : 40 questions are asked

Marking Scheme

Negative marking is applicable. For every right answer, 1 mark shall be awarded to candidates and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks shall be deducted.

In case candidate has not provided any answer, then there shall be no negative marking.

The syllabus for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 is very vast that leave candidates very muddled and frazzled and due to it, they often ask and search for the major topics covered under IBPS Clerk Exam sections so that they can focus only on the chief topics to save their time and can also properly revise during the crucial last months before the examination.

Here are the important topics that you must focus to prepare IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 strikingly.

IBPS Clerk Exam General English Section

This section will test your command over English language which means how you write, read, analyze and answer. 

What this section need?

Grammar concepts and rules must be on your tips.

Comprehensions must be one of your strong points in a way that you just go through it and grasp answers in seconds.

Your Vocabulary must be firm.

Reading and grasping must be consistent, quick and correct.

How this section can be prepared?

Work on your English basic skills by practicing through various English series and mock papers practicing especially topics such as cloze tests, paragraph writing and grammar based questions.

Every day pick 3-5 new words from good sources such as magazine, websites, books, newspapers and journals. Search meaning, synonym and antonym of these words and write them in a notebook; you can call this notebook as “English practice book”

Read paragraphs and try to find answers out of it as quick as possible.

Topics to focus for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016:

Comprehensions

Unseen passages

Giving summary for the given Comprehension/passage

Theme detection

Synonyms and Antonyms

Word formation

Sentence completion

Deriving conclusions

Passage completion

Error detection

Passage correction

Sentence correction

Spelling,

Problems on English Grammar

 Idioms

Phrases

Words and Meanings; this includes foreign Language words

  

IBPS Clerk Reasoning Ability Exam Section

 This section tests your ability to identify patterns and logical links hidden in the questions.

What this section need?

Verbal and non-verbal and logical reasoning concepts must be pertinent; you cannot just loose time in figuring out what is asked in the question.

Keep all your shortcuts/techniques/tricks handy; write them down on the side of the paper.

Basic reasoning concepts need brilliancy so in a single scan of questions you know  what you have to do and what you need to avoid.  

How this section can be prepared?

Practice through online mock tests is the best key to this unlock this section.

Go through IBPS CLERK exam previous year question papers so that you know which topics need your attention more.

Fix time period for this section and make sure you follow the time plan.

Separate topics that you have mastered already and those which need more practice and concentration.

Work on weak topics each day and prepare a weekly chart accordingly.

Topics to focus for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016:

Analogy

Coding & Decoding

Blood relations

Sitting arrangements

Series completion

Syllogisms

Decision making

Statement reasoning

Analogy,

Series completion

Classification

Directions

Statement and Argument

 Judgment Formation

 Number Puzzles

Odd one out

IBPS Clerk Exam Quantitative Aptitude Section

This section tests your elementary level mathematics i.e. from class 8th to class 10th class in the preliminary examination and higher level mathematical concepts in the Main Examination.

What this section needs?

Strong hold on basics of mathematical topics and chapters.

Formulas, techniques, method, theorems and procedure for specific topics must be well practiced to save time in this section.

 Section demands heavy calculations so do not try to do complete calculations; rely on the approximate calculations.

Make it a habit of going through the answers given as options so that while solving you can relate that whether you are on the right track or not.

How this section can be prepared?

Devise your own shortcuts.

Practice from online tests, sample papers, mobile applications and various websites.

You must go through 8th to 10th CBSE mathematics books to clarify your weak topics/points especially basics.

Just round decimals up to two or three places and match with the nearest option available in the answer set given.

For advance topics such as trigonometry, calculus, graphs, equations and tabulation need consistent hard work and practice session.

Take full fledged online mathematical section test on Sundays so that you can spot your weak areas and work accordingly.

Topics to focus for IBPS Clerk Exam 2016:

Number system

Simplifications

Roots & Averages

Surds & Indices

Percentages

Profit & Loss

Ratio & Proportion

Partnership

Chain Rule

Time & Work

Pipes & Cisterns

Time & Distances

Problems on Trains

Boats & Streams

Allegation & Mixtures

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Stocks & Shares

Clocks & Algorithms

Mensuration

Volume & Surface Area

Permutations & Combinations

Heights & Distances

Data Integration

Line Graphs

Bar Graphs

Pie Charts

Tabulation

Trigonometry

We hope that this article will help you in preparing well for your IBPS Clerk Exam 2016 goal.

All the very best!

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