ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

Age Limit: The candidate must be 20 Years to 28 Years. The final criteria for IBPS Clerk Exam will be released along with the official notification.

Educational Qualification: A candidate must possess the minimum qualification of Graduation in any discipline from a recognized University or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government. The candidate should have passed in English as one of the subjects at SSC/ HSC/Intermediate/ Graduation level. Candidate should possess certificate in proof of passing the qualifying examination.

IBPS CLERK EXAM PATTERN

The IBPS Clerk exam occurs in two stages: Prelims and Mains. Both these papers follow online method of conducting written examination. The structure of the exam is as follow:

Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Preliminary Examination

S.No Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1. English Language 30 30 Composite time of 1 Hour
2. Numerical Ability 35 35
3. Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

S.No Name of Tests(Objective 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/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Penalty for Wrong Answers:

There is a penalty for wrong answers marked in both preliminary examination as well as mains examination. A wrong answer to an objective question will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the total mark assigned to that question. There will be no penalty for the question left blank or unanswered.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus

The major three sections of the preliminary examination are Reasoning, English Language and Numerical Ability. Each of these sections has multiple subheadings to focus on when preparing for IBPS Clerk CWE.

The syllabus for Reasoning, Numerical Ability and English Language is same for mains and preliminary exam. In addition to these two the other subjects are General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. The General Awareness is based on the Banking Sector awareness.

IBPS CLERK EXAM SYLLABUS (PRE)

English Language Numerical Ability Reasoning Ability
Reading Comprehension Number Series Puzzle and Arrangements
Cloze Test Simplification/ Approximation Inequality
Fillers Quadratic Equations Syllogism
Spotting Errors Data Interpretation Coding – Decoding
Sentence Improvement Data Sufficiency Blood Relations
Fill in the Blanks Miscellaneous Direction sense
Rearrangement of sentences Order and Ranking

IBPS CLERK EXAM SYLLABUS (MAINS)

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
Rearrangement of sentences Order and Ranking MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Computer Memory, Computer Software
Number System and Conversions