Wednesday, 29 November 2017

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2017 (Pre & Mains) + Exam Pattern



IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2017 (Pre & Mains) + Exam Pattern


IBPS Clerk 2017 notification is out and aspirants must have already started to prepare themselves for the IBPS Clerk Exam. As per the notification by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), all candidates required to submit their online application form before 3rd of October 2017 and online registration starts from 12 Sept.2017.


After registering online for IBPS clerk Exam, its time to start preparation but before making any plan candidates need to check the IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus and the Exam pattern of exam. And according to that a well versed and structured plan can be made in order to crack the IBPS clerk exam.


IBPS Clerk Syllabus Details

IBPS Clerk Exam Syllabus is very much same as any other bank exam. IBPS Clerk CWE is divided into two parts, the preliminary exam and another is Mains Exam.

IBPS Clerk 2017 Preliminary Exam has three major sections:
Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language

IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam Pattern


Sr No. Test Name Qns. Marks
1 Reasoning Ability Paper 35 35
2 Numerical Ability Paper 35 35
3 English Language Paper 30 30
Total 100 100

Time Duration of Preliminary Exam is 01 hour.

When a candidate clears his/her Preliminary Exam, he/she must start preparing for the Mains Exam. IBPS Clerk 2017 Mains Exam has four sections:
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude
Quantitative Aptitude
English Language
General Awareness


IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Pattern


Sr No. Test Name Marks Maximum Marks (Separately timed)
1 General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 Min.
2 General English 40 40 35 Min.
3 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 Min.
4 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 Min.
Total 190 200 160 Min.

Time Allotment for Each section of IBPS Clerk Exam

As it is already mentioned that, different sections would have different time frame allotted and the different number of questions and different distribution of marks.

The first section of General/ Financial Awareness would have 50 numbers of questions and marks allotted for this section is 50 and time frame is 35 minutes.
Second section of English language will have 40 questions and the maximum marks allotted are 40 and timeframe allotted is 35 minutes.
Third section of Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude is having 50 questions and the maximum marks allotted to this section are 60 and time frame is 45 minutes.
Fourth section is Quantitative Aptitude section which will 50 questions and the total marks allotted for this section is 50 and the time frame is 45 minutes.


IBPS Clerk 2017 Complete Syllabus (Prelims and Mains)

IBPS Clerk Reasoning Ability Syllabus

Reasoning Ability covers logical reasoning questions like judgments, conclusions from premises or facts. Questions in Reasoning exam is based on verbal and non-verbal reasoning. Verbal reasoning works with words and non-verbal reasoning works with pictures and diagrams.

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Odd Man out
  • Syllogism
  • Word formation
  • Statement and conclusions
  • Statement and assumptions
  • Statement and arguments
  • Passage and conclusions
  • Coding-decoding
  • Blood relations
  • Alphabet Test
  • Series test
  • Number
  • Ranking and time sequence
  • Direction sense test
  • Sitting arrangement
  • Decision making
  • Input-output
  • Assertion and Reasoning
  • Figure Series

Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Series test
  • Analogy
  • Odd figures
  • Miscellaneous test


For Mains Exam, IBPS has included Computer Aptitude in this very section only. The name of the new section thus formed is Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude. Check the syllabus for Computer Aptitude below:

  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Computer Languages
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suite and Shortcut keys
  • Basics of DBMS
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Computer and Network Security


IBPS Clerk Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
IBPS Clerk Syllabus for  Quantitative Aptitude paper will have 5 Multiple Choice Answers. The inquiry in this choice focus on two subjects like as Arithmetic and Data Interpretation. The syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude, IBPS Clerk Examination is:

  • Ratio and proportion
  • Averages
  • Time and work
  • Speed
  • Distance and time
  • Mixture and allegation Stocks and shares
  • Percentages
  • Partnership
  • Clocks
  • Volume and Surface Area
  • Bar & Graphs
  • Line charts
  • Table
  • Height and Distances
  • Logarithms
  • Permutation and combinations
  • Simple and compound interest
  • Equations
  • Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Profit,Loss, and Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Elements of Algebra
  • Data Interpretation
  • Pie charts


IBPS Clerk General Awareness Syllabus
IBPS Clerk Syllabus for General Knowledge covers all of the Current Affairs and especially reference to Banking Industry. Topics include in Syllabus of General Knowledge has Indian Economy questions, International Economy, UNO, Marketing, Constitution, Awards & Honors Sports, Reserve Bank of India policies, Finance, Agriculture, etc.

  • Banking Awareness
  • Financial Awareness
  • Govt. Schemes and Policies
  • Current Affairs
  • Static Awareness

IBPS Clerk English Language Syllabus
Question asked in English language section can be easily solved if your basics are clear. To get a good score in this section, a candidate must have a strong vocabulary, effective knowledge of grammar, efficient comprehension skills. Syllabus of English Language section are as follows:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph based questions include Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement.


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IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2017 (Pre & Mains) + Exam Pattern

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