IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus

The recruitment process of IBPS Clerk CWE occurs in two phases:

  1. Preliminary Examination
  2. Mains Examination

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

It 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 No. of Questions Max  Marks Duration
1 English Language 30 30 20 minutes
2 Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 Composite time of 1 Hour


Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Examination

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Max  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:
A wrong answer to an objective question will lead to a penalty of one-fourth of the total marks assigned to that question. There is penalty for the question left blank or unanswered.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Syllabus

IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Syllabus (Pre+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 Directions Computer Network & Security
Order and Ranking MS Office Suit and Short cut keys
Computer Memory, Computer Software
Number System and Conversions


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