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IBPS Clerk Syllabus

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IBPS Clerk Syllabus

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection or IBPS conducts the CWE Clerical examination annually for selection of candidates to the post of Clerk. The official notice for this year has been released on 14th September.The Prelims exam will be held on 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th December 2018. There is enough time for the exam which is good enough for a hard-working and determined candidate. Before you start the exam preparation, you have to be thorough with the latest topic-wise IBPS Clerk Syllabus and stay updated with the latest paper pattern. We provide you details of the same here.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Pattern

The prelims exam will be of 100 marks and 1 hour duration. Section-wise time limit has been introduced this year.

Section No. of Qs Marks Time
English Language  30 30  20 mins
Numerical Ability  35 35  20 mins
Reasoning Ability  35 35  20 mins
Total  100 100  60 mins


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As the section time limit has been introduced, aspirants have to quickly solve each section within the given time limit. It is better if you attempt IBPS Clerk practice set which will help you in improving your speed and accuracy along with time management skills effectively.

IBPS Clerk Mains Pattern

The mains exam will be of 200 marks and time duration is 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Section No. of Qs Maximum Marks Time
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Minutes
English Language 40 40 35 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Minutes
General Awareness 50 50 35 Minutes
Total 190 200 160 Minutes

IBPS Clerk Syllabus – Topic-wise Weighatge and Marks Distribution

(a) IBPS Clerk Reasoning Ability Syllabus

The reasoning section of IBPS Clerk exam is usually of moderate to difficult level. Questions are bit tricky.

Topics Weight-age
Arrangement & Pattern 0 – 5 Q
Directions & Distances 0 – 2 Q
Coding & Decoding 0 – 5 Q
Coded Inequalities 0 – 5 Q
Data Sufficiency 0 – 5 Q
Ordering & Ranking 0 – 5 Q
Syllogism 0 – 5 Q
Input Output 3 – 5 Q
Linear Arrangement 0 – 5 Q
Circular Arrangement 5 Q
Double Line Up 5 Q
Scheduling & Sequencing 0 – 5 Q
Grouping & Selection 0 – 5 Q
Analytical Decision Making 0 – 5 Q
Analogy 0 – 5 Q
Classification 0 – 4 Q
Series 0 – 2 Q
Verbal Reasoning 0 – 5 Q


(b) IBPS Clerk Numerical Ability/Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

The quantitative aptitude section of IBPS Clerk exam is generally of moderate level. Questions can be little lengthy in this section.

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

(c) IBPS Clerk English Language Syllabus

The quantitative aptitude section of IBPS Clerk exam is on an average of easy-moderate level. Questions will test your basic grammar and vocabulary skills.

Topics Weightage
Cloze Test 5 – 10 Q
Fill in the blanks 5 – 7 Q
Para jumbles 5 Q
Para Completion / Sentence Completion 0 – 5 Q
Reading Comprehension 10 – 15 Q
Error Spotting 5 – 10 Q
Phrase Replacement / Sentence Correction 5 – 10 Q
Antonyms & Synonyms 0 – 5 Q
Idioms & Phrases 0 – 5 Q

(d) IBPS Clerk General Awareness Syllabus

In this section, focus will be more on financial awareness and economy. Prepare last six months current affairs well to score more marks.

Topics Weightage
Banking and Financial Awareness 10-12 Q
Current Affairs 22 – 26 Q
General Knowledge 3-5 Q

(e) IBPS Clerk Computer Aptitude Syllabus

This section is in general easy-moderate level. Mostly direct questions are asked to test basic computer knowledge. Stay updated with basic computer terms and definitions.

Topics Weightage
Networking 3-5 Q
MS Office 2-3 Q
Internet 3-5 Q
Computer Hardware 3-5 Q
Computer Software 3- 5 Q
Operation System 2-3 Q
Others (Database, Security, Viruses etc.) 5 – 7 Q


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