The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection is conducting the IBPS Clerk Mains Exam in the month of January 2020. 

  • As per the IBPS Clerk Notification, there are three stages involved in the Recruitment i.e., Prelims, Mains, and Interview.
  • Candidates who clear IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam above the cut off will be eligible for IBPS Clerk Mains.
  • In this post, there is brief information about IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Mains Exam 2019. Go through the post and enhance your preparation.

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus 2019

The mains exam of IBPS Clerk Mains exam consists of 190 questions, which can be completed in 160 minutes. Both the preliminary exam and the online exam will be bilingual, i.e. in both English and Hindi. Let's look at the exam model for the employee of IBPS CWE VIII. 

Serial No. Section 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 Awareness (with special reference to banking industry) 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

IBPS Clerk Mains Mock Test

IBPS Clerk Prelims Mock Test

Negative Marking for Incorrect Answers

In IBPS CLERK MAINS there is negative marking for wrong answers in both preliminary as well as mains exam. An incorrect answer to an objective question results in a deduction of 1/4th of the total mark assigned to that question. There is no penalty for leaving the question blank or unanswered.

The Final Result for the Selection

The result of the preliminary exam and IBPS CLERK MAINS SYLLABUS are the best parameters to evaluate the mains exam. The marks for the primary exam are taken into account to obtain the final result of IBPS Clerk. Students who compile the list of merits generated by IBPS are also eligible for the employee group.

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus

The IBPS Mains Clerk Syllabus 2019 is no different from other bank exams. The three main sections where the candidate needs a full focus are:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative efficiency
  • English language

These three general topics are further divided into different subtopics. The candidate must go through the previous year's Papers and detailed IBPS CLERK MAINS SYLLABUS to know the meaning of sub-topics in each section. The IBPS Clerk Exam 2019 will be conducted in two phases:

  • Preliminary Exam
  • Mains Exam

The part about the English language, quantitative and reasoning is the same for the entrance exam and online. The only difference is that the online exam of the IBPS clerk contains an extra part with general computer knowledge and general awareness.

Exam Section


English Language



Reading Comprehension



Statements and Assumption


Coding and Decoding

Blood Relations

Direction Sense Test

Series Test

Miscellaneous Test

Quantitative Aptitude

Ratio and Proportion

Time, distance and speed

Time and work

Mixture and Allegations


Stocks and Shares

Ratio and Proportion



Volume and Surface Area


Permutation and Combination


Height and Distances


Simple Interest and Compound Interest

Profit and Loss



Data Interpretation

Charts, Bar and Graphs

General Awareness

Current Affairs

Indian Financial System

Indian Banking System

Monetary Plans

Introduction to National Institutions

Banking Terms

Computer Aptitude

Basic of Hardware and Software

Windows Operating System

Internet Terms

Microsoft –Office

History of Computers

Networking and Communication

Database Basics

Basics of Hacking, Security Tools and Viruses

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IBPS CLERK Mains Detailed Syllabus Topic wise

Go through the section-wise syllabus as listed below.

IBPS CLERK MAINS Syllabus: English Language

  • Vocabulary - Homonyms, antonyms, synonyms, word formation, spelling
  • Grammar: errors of recognition, ways of speaking and sentences, direct and indirect speech, active/passive voice
  • Understanding of reading - detection of reason, completion of the fragment, modification of the arrangement of the fragment, drawing of conclusions.

IBPS CLERK Mains Syllabus: Reasoning

Verbal reasoning - analogy, classification, word formation, declarations and conclusions Syllogism, declarations and assumptions, declarations and arguments, code decoding, blood reports, passages and conclusions, alphabetical test, serial test, serial number and time sequence, classification and timeline, direction test, decision test, number series, input / output, statement and reasoning, placement

Nonverbal reasoning - serial test, odd calculation, analogy, other tests

IBPS CLERK MAINS Syllabus: Quantitative skill

Proportion and Proportion, Averages, Time and Work, Speed, Distance and Time, Mix and Load, Stocks and Shares, Percentages, Partnership, Clocks, Volume and Area, Bars and Charts, Line Charts, Tables, Height and Distances, Logarithms, Permutation and Combinations, Single and Composite Interest, Equations, Probability, Trigonometry, Profit, Loss and Discount, Measurement, Algebra Elements, Data Interpretation, Pie Charts

IBPS CLERK MAINS Syllabus: computer skills

Hardware and software basics, Windows operating system basics, Internet conditions and services, MS-Office basics (MS-word, MS-Excel, MS-PowerPoint), Computer History, Network & Communication, Database Basics, Hacking Basics, Security & Virus Tools

IBPS CLERK MAINS Syllabus: General Awareness

Current issues related to domestic and international issues of the last six months, Indian financial system overview, Indian banking history, latest monetary and credit policies, Introduction to national financial institutions like RBI, SEBI, IRDA, FSDC, etc. And international organizations like IMF, World Bank, AfDB, UN, etc., Abbreviations and economic terminology, banking conditions, Major government programs in the capital and money markets.