IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019 – Check Prelims & Mains Detailed Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Syllabus

IBPS Clerk is one of the most desired and competitive exams in our country. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts it every year in order to hire eligible candidates for clerical cadres in the public sector banks in India. The students who are interested in this recruitment must check the article to know IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2019

The first step to crack IBPS Clerk Exam is to understand and IBPS Clerk Syllabus deeply, what kind of questions appear in the paper and what kind of pattern the question paper usually follows.

  • There are a total of 2 stages of this exam: Prelims Exam & Mains Exam
  • The exam takes place online
  • Students who qualify the Prelims Exam, only, can appear in the Mains Examination
  • The subjects which are the English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning will be the same in both Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam. The only dissimilarity is that the Mains Exam of IBPS Clerk has extra subjects which are Computer Knowledge and General Awareness
  • Candidates must look up to IBPS Clerk Previous Year Papers during the time of their preparation to get the desired marks

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus 2019

There are two stages of IBPS Clerk Exam: Prelims & Mains Exam. The Prelims Exam comprises of 4 sections which are English, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude and Quantitative Ability. The following table shows all the sub-sections of the IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Prelims Exam:

Reasoning Ability Quantitative Aptitude English Language
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures &Alligations Para jumbles
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Multiple Meaning / Error Spotting
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Miscellaneous
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Data Interpretation
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input-Output Sequence & Series
Coding-Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

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IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus 2019

The students who will clear the Prelims Exam will have to appear in the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam in order to proceed further in this recruitment. The Mains exam level could a bit difficult than that of the Prelims.

There are two additional subjects in the Mains Paper. The following table tells the complete syllabus of IBPS Clerk Mains Exam:

English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability Computer General Awareness
Reading Comprehension Number Series Puzzle and Arrangements History and Generation of Computers Banking and Insurance Awareness
Cloze Test Simplification/ Approximation Inequality Introduction to Computer Organisation Financial Awareness
Fillers Quadratic Equations Syllogism Computer Hardware and I/O Devices Govt. Schemes and Policies
Spotting Errors Data Interpretation Coding-Decoding Computer Languages, Basics of DBMS Current Affairs
Sentence Improvement Data Sufficiency Blood Relations Operating System, Internet Static Awareness
Fill in the Blanks Miscellaneous Direction sense Computer Network & Security
 –  – Order and Ranking MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
 –  –  – Computer Memory, Computer Software
 –  – Number System and Conversions

IBPS Clerk Syllabus For Quantitative Aptitude (Prelims): Important Topics & Weightage

The different sub-sections which are covered in the Quantitative Aptitude section of IBPS Clerk exam as per the IBPS Clerk Syllabus are mentioned in the table below. The weightage of those topics are also mentioned.

Important Topics Weightage
Simplification 10-15 Questions
Number Series 3-5 Questions
Average 1-3 Questions
Interest 1-3 Questions
Mensuration 2-4 Questions
Percentage 1-2 Questions
Ratio & Proportion 1-3 Questions
Algebra 3-5 Questions
Profit & Loss 1-3 Questions
Time, Speed & Distance 1-4 Questions
Data Interpretation 5-10 Questions (1-2 sets)
Time & Work 1-2 Questions
Permutation & Combination / Probability 0-1 Questions
Mixture Problems 0-2 Questions
Number System 0-1 Questions
Data Sufficiency 0-5 Questions

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus For Reasoning Ability (Prelims): Important Topics & Weightage

The different sub-sections which come under the section of Quantitative Aptitude section of IBPS Clerk exam as per the IBPS Clerk Syllabus are given in the table below. The weightage of those topics are also filled up:

Important Topics Weightage
Arrangement & Pattern 5-8 Questions
Analogy 0-5 Questions
Classification 0-4 Questions
Coded Inequalities or Mathematical Inequalities 0-5 Questions (likely of Coded Inequalities)
Directions & Distances 0-2 Questions
Coding-Decoding 4-10 Questions
Blood Relations 1-5 Questions
Order & Ranking 0-5 Questions
Circular Seating Arrangement 5 Questions
Linear Seating Arrangement 5 Questions
Analytical Decision Making 0-5 Questions
Syllogisms 0-5 Questions
Data Sufficiency 0-5 Questions
Double Line-Up 0-5 Questions
Scheduling 0-5 Questions
Grouping & Selection Problems on teams and committees asked. 0-5 Questions
Series 0-2 Questions
Verbal Reasoning 0-5 Questions

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus For English (Prelims): Important Topics & Weightage

The English Language subject can be widely segregated into 4 parts. All the sub-sections of the English section are mentioned below with their important topics, candidates must check:

Important Topics Weightage
Reading Comprehension 10 Questions (1 Passage)
Grammar (Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement, Fill in the Blanks) 5 Questions
Vocabulary (Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks, Error Spotting, Phrase Replacement) 10 Questions
Verbal Ability (Para Jumbles) 5 Questions

IBPS Clerk Syllabus Computer Aptitude (Mains): Important Topics & Weightage

This Computer Aptitude Section is kind of easy to cover-up. As the candidates can see the table which is tabulated below, they require to have a basic understanding of computer software and hardware in order to crack this section successfully.

Important Topics Weightage
MS Office 6 Questions
Computer Hardware 6 Questions
Computer Software 5 Questions
Computer Memory 5 Questions
Internet 5 Questions
Networking 3 Questions
Operating System 2 Questions
Data representation 1 Questions
Others 9 Questions

IBPS Clerk Syllabus Quantitative Aptitude (Mains): Important Topics & Weightage

In the IBPS Clerk Mains exam, the Quantitative Aptitude section mainly covers up all the topics that are comprised in the Prelims of Numerical Ability section. Moreover, Data Interpretation (Pie Chart, Line Graphs, Bar Graphs, etc.) are also a part of it

Important Topics Weightage
Simplification 15 Questions
Arithmetic and Geometry 15 Questions
Data Interpretation 5 Questions
Series 5 Questions

IBPS Clerk Syllabus General Awareness (Mains): Important Topics

The GK section is always a bit tricky which has been observed by the students’ comment many times. So, we have brought some important topics of General Awareness. Students can take help of the following table during the time of they prepare for GK Section:

Important Topics
General Knowledge
Current Affairs
Banking Awareness

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I could find the All India test near replica of the actual exam. It helped me a lot with time management. I would request the team to increase the difficulty more which would be more interesting.

Shaik Mahaboob Subhani IBPS Clerk Pre AIT

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