IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus & exam pattern 2019

PUBLISH DATE 13th September 2019

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

The IBPS Clerk selection will be done in two different stages which are the Prelims and Mains. The Prelims section is only of qualifying in nature. Therefore, the major focus is on the marks being scored in the Mains section.

Thus, it becomes important for a student to know both IBPS Clerk Prelims & Mains syllabus & Exam Pattern as well. The Syllabus & Exam Pattern will help you determine the following:

  1.  Name of the sections being asked in the exam
  2.  Number of Questions from each section
  3.  Number of marks carried by each section
  4.  Time duration allotted to each section
  5.  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 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Total 100 Qs 100 marks 1 hour (60 mins.)

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern

Name of Tests No. of Qs Max. Marks Time
Reasoning Ability &
Computer Aptitude
50 60 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 Qs 200 Marks 160 minutes

IBPS Clerk Syllabus (Prelims + Mains)

Subjects Topics (Prelims)
English Language * Reading Comprehension
* Synonyms & Antonyms
* Double Fillers
* Cloze test
* Para jumbles
* Error Correction
* Error Detection
Reasoning Ability * Syllogism
* Coding-Decoding
* Inequality (Coded/Direct)
* Alphanumeric/ Number Series
* Data Sufficiency
* Sitting Arrangement/Puzzles
* 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
* Quadratic 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,
General & Financial Awareness * Current Affairs
* Indian Financial System
* Indian Banking System
* Monetary Plans
* National Institution
* Banking Terms

Points to Ponder

* The IBPS Clerk Prelims as well as for Mains will be available bilingually i.e. English and Hindi

* As per the marking scheme, +1 mark will be awarded for a correct response

* Also, 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect response

* No marks will be added or deducted for an unanswered question

Hope now you are clear with all the sections asked under IBPS Clerk 2019 exam. With the help of the above mentioned syllabus for IBPS Clerk Prelims and Mains, it will be easy for you to prepare well for the examinations.

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