The IBPS Clerk: 2019 Prelims And Mains Syllabus And Exam Pattern
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The IBPS Clerk 2019: Prelims And Mains Syllabus And Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk 2019
IBPS Clerk 2019

The IBPS clerk 2019 recruitment notification has been released recently with a total of 12,000+ vacancies. It is essential for applicants applying for the IBPS Clerk 2019 examination to understand the complete syllabus & exam pattern.

The IBPS Clerk selection will be made in two different steps which are the prelims and mains. The Prelims section is only of qualifying in nature. Therefore, the primary focus is on the marks being scored in the Mains section.

Thus, it becomes necessary for a student to know both IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains syllabus and exam pattern as well. The syllabus and exam pattern will help you decide the following:

  • Name of the sections being asked in in the exam,
  • Number of questions from each section.
  • Number of marks carried by each section.
  • Time duration allotted to each section.
  • Sub-topics to be covered under each section.

So, without any further delay, let’s now discuss the IBPS Clerk Syllabus & Exam pattern in detail for both prelims as well as for mains.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern

Name of Tests No. of Qs Max. Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 mins
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 mins
English Language 30 30 20 mins
Total 100 Qs 100 marks 1 hour (60 mins)


IBPS Clerks Mains Exam Pattern

Name of Tests No. of Qs Max. Marks Duration
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 mins
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 mins
General English 40 40 35 mins
General/Financial Awareness 50 50 35 mins
Total 190 Qs 200 Marks 160 mins


IBPS Clerk Syllabus (Prelims + Mains)

Name of Tests  Topics (Prelims)
English Language *Reading Comprehension
* Synonyms & Antonyms
Reasoning Ability * Syllogism
* Coding-Decoding
*Inequality (Coded/Direct)
*Alphanumeric/ Number Series
*Data Sufficiency
*Sitting Arrangement/ Puzzles (Linear/Circular)
*Miscellaneous (Blood Relation, Order Ranking, direction sense)
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
Numerical Ability/ Quantitative Aptitude * Data Interpretation (Line/bar Graph, Pie Chart, Table, Missing, Caselets)
*Number Series
* Simplification/Approximation
*Quantity Equations
* Quantity Based Questions
* Data Sufficiency
*Miscellaneous (Age-based problems, Time Work and Wages, Mixture and Allegations, SI and CI, Profit Loss and Discount, Boats, and Streams, Probability)
General & Financial Awareness * Current Affairs
* Indian Financial System
* Indian Banking System
* Monetary Plans
* National Institution
* Banking Terms

Notes to remember:

  • The IBPS Clerk Prelims as well as for Mains, will be available bilingually, which means, English and Hindi.
  • As per the marking scheme, +1 mark will be added for a correct response.
  • Also, 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • No marks will be added or deducted for an unanswered question.



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