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Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Examination


April 10, 2020 6:00 PM

Institute of Banking and Personnel Selection (IBPS)

Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Exam.

Syllabus Details For IBPS Clerk : Full Syllabus details of IBPS Clerk Examination for Clerical Cadre Posts. The Syllabus details are given below.

The Examination Consist of Two Stages :

  • Preliminary Examination
  • Mains Examination

Preliminary Examination:

Sl.SubjectsNo. of QuestionsNo. of MarksDuration
1English Language303020 Min.
2Numerical Ability353520 Min.
3Reasoning Ability353520 Min.
Total1001001     Hour
  • Preliminary Exam is Qualifying in nature
  • Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.
  • Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.
  • 1/4th of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • The exam will consist of objective type, multiple-choice questions only.

English Language

Basic English Grammar, Paragraph completion, Sentence Completion, Reading comprehension, Vocabulary, Error Spotting, Cloze test, Spell Checks, Miscellaneous, Sentence correction, Phrases and Idioms, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Phrases, etc.

Numerical Ability

Approximation, Simplification, Number Series, Pipes and cisterns, Quadratic Equations, Time and work, Probability, Series, Average, Profit and loss, Percentage, Time, Speed and Distance, Simple Interest,  Compound Interest, Ratio and proportion, Mensuration, Partnership, Number Systems, Allegation of mixture, Boats and Streams, Problems on train and age, Permutations and Combinations, Data sufficiency, Pie chart, Pipes and Cisterns, Data Interpretation, etc.

Reasoning Ability

Coding Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Order and ranking, puzzles, Statement and Assumption, Input Output, Statement and Argument, Course of Action, Decision Making, Inequalities, Seating arrangements, Blood relation, Alphanumeric series, Classification, Directions and Distance, Critical Reasoning, Scheduling, etc.

Mains Examination:

Sl.SubjectsNo. of QuestionsNo. of MarksDuration
1General / Financial Awareness505035 Min.
2General English404035 Min.
3Quantitative Aptitude505045 Min.
4Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude506045 Min.
Total1902002 hr 40 Min.
  • Mains Exam is Scoring in nature
  • Each test will have a separate timing as mentioned above.
  • 1/4th of mark assigned for question will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • The exam will consist of objective type, multiple-choice questions only.
General / Financial Awareness

Financial Awareness, Current Affairs, General Knowledge, Static General Knowledge etc.

English Language

Basic English Grammar, Paragraph completion, Sentence Completion, Reading comprehension, Vocabulary, Error Spotting, Cloze test, Spell Checks, Miscellaneous, Sentence correction, Phrases and Idioms, Para jumbles, Fill in the blanks, Phrases, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

Approximation, Simplification, Number Series, Pipes and cisterns, Quadratic Equations, Time and work, Probability, Series, Average, Profit and loss, Percentage, Time, Speed and Distance, Simple Interest,  Compound Interest, Ratio and proportion, Mensuration, Partnership, Number Systems, Allegation of mixture, Boats and Streams, Problems on train and age, Permutations and Combinations, Data sufficiency, Pie chart, Pipes and Cisterns, Data Interpretation, etc.

Reasoning & Computer Aptitude

Reasoning : Coding Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Syllogism, Order and ranking, puzzles, Statement and Assumption, Input Output, Statement and Argument, Course of Action, Decision Making, Inequalities, Seating arrangements, Blood relation, Alphanumeric series, Classification, Directions and Distance, Critical Reasoning, Scheduling, etc.

Computer Aptitude: Basic Knowledge of Computer i.e. Operating System, Internet, Computer Software, Computer Hardware, Memory, Networking, Working knowledge of MS Office, Basic of Logic Gates, Computer Abbreviation, Key Shortcuts etc.

Important Points:

  1. The marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination (Phase-I) will not be added for the selection and only the aggregate marks obtained in Main Examination will be considered for preparation of the final merit list.
  2. The above tests except the Tests of English Language will be available bilingually, i.e. English and Hindi.
  3. The total marks allotted for Online Main Examination are 200. Marks will be converted out of 100 for Provisional allotment.