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Get Detailed IBPS Clerk Syllabus here. Get latest detailed IBPS clerk Syllabus for both Preliminary and Mains Exam on this page. Here, Subject wise IBPS clerk Syllabus is given clearly. To crack IBPS clerk Exam in the first attempt, you should know the IBPS clerk Syllabus clearly. Frequently check this page to know the live updates on IBPS clerk Syllabus.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus for Prelims Level

Quantitative Aptitude:

This is the important section and scoring section in the IBPS clerk exam. The topics to be covered under this section are
  • Number Series
  • Simplification, Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations - Inequalities
  • Data Interpretation - Bar Graph, Line Chart, Table form, Caselet, Radar/The Web, Pie Chart
  • Data Sufficiency
  • HCF and LCM
  • Average
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Profit and Loss
  • Partnership
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Problem on Ages
  • Time and work
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Time and Distance in relation with Speed
  • Problems on Boats and Stream
  • Problems on Trains
  • Probability
  • Mensuration
  • Permutation and Combinations
Among those topics, some of the topics are most important and any candidate can able to answer even without knowing Formula, such topics are Number series, Quadratic Equations, Simplification. Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Quantitative Aptitude for IBPS clerk Prelims Examination is provided below.
 
Topics of Quantitative Aptitude    
No. of Questions expected
 
Number Series 5 Questions
Quadratic Equation 5 Questions
Data Interpretation 10 Questions (each 5 questions from 2 sets)
Time and Work , Permutation / combination, Probability 1- 2 Questions
Miscellaneous (Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss, Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio, Partnership, Mensuration, etc.) 10 Questions
Total 35 Questions

To strengthen your Quantitative Aptitude knowledge, practice with Fresherslive study materials and Online tests.
 

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus for Reasoning Ability

This Section contains logical thinking and more workspace for which you have to practice more. The topics under this section are
  • Syllogism
  • Inequalities
  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Order and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning like Passage Inference, Statement, and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument.
Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Reasoning Ability for IBPS Clerk Prelims Examination is provided below.
Topics of Reasoning Ability No. of Questions expected
Inequalities 5
Syllogism 5
Coding 5 (from Single Set)
Puzzles 10  (each 5 questions from 2 different sets)
Seating Arrangement 5 (from Single Set)
Miscellaneous Topics (Blood Relations, Ranking, Direction Sense,etc. ) 5
Total 35 Questions


To enhance your logical thinking utilise Reasoning section and practise well.

IBPS Clerk Prelims Syllabus for the English Language

You have to cover the following topics to answer all the 30 questions under this English Section of IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam. Try to solve all the 30 questions within 15 minutes. The major topics in English are 
  • Reading Comprehension,
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Para-Jumbled
  • Errors Spotting Sentence.
Expected number of questions under each and every topics of English Language for IBPS Clerk Prelims Examination is given in a tabular form.
 
 Topics of English Language     No. of Questions expected
Reading Comprehension 10 (Single Set)
Cloze Test 5 (Single Set)
Fill in the blanks 5
Para - Jumbled 5 (Single Set)
Errors Spotting in Sentence 5
Total
 30 Questions

To upgrade your  English Language proficiency use our Fresherslive page.

IBPS Clerk Exam

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection named as IBPS conducts common written exam (CWE)  every year for the clerical cadre in multiple banks all over the country. All public sector banks use CWE as a base to fill the vacancies for this post.IBPS is conducting Clerk exam for the seventh year now and hence named IBPS Clerk CWE VII. The IBPS Clerk CWE exam is conducted on two levels- preliminary exam and mains. Students qualifying in both these exams are thus selected for the post. to know more about IBPS CLERK Exam  

IBPS CLERK PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS

  • Allahabad Bank
  • Andhra Bank
  • Bank of Baroda 
  • Bank of India
  • Bank of Maharashtra
  • Canara Bank 
  • Central Bank of India
  • Corporation Bank
  • Dena Bank
  • Indian Bank
  • Indian Overseas Bank
  • Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Punjab National Bank
  • Punjab & Sind Bank
  • Syndicate Bank
  • UCO Bank
  • Union Bank of India
  • United Bank of India
  • Vijaya Bank

IBPS CLERK Exam Structure

IBPS recruits candidates for Probationary Officer position based on their performance of three phases namely,
  • IBPS clerk Preliminary Examination,
  • IBPS clerk Mains Examination,
Candidates who qualify the IBPS clerk Prelims Exam will be called for attending Mains Exam. Final merit list is prepared based on the IBPS clerk mains. To know about the IBPS Clerk Exam Dates.

IBPS CLERK EXAM PATTERN

IBPS conducts CWE VII in two phases namely Preliminary Examination and Mains Examination to qualify the candidates for the Clerk Cadre.

IBPS CLERK Preliminary Examination Exam Structure

IBPS Clerk is one of the most important banking exams. For the candidates who are aiming to appear for this exam must be well aware of the IBPS Clerk Syllabus and exam pattern 2017. You must also check the IBPS Clerk 2016 Paper Analysis to have a better practice and knowledge of the syllabus and exam pattern for the upcoming IBPS Clerk 2017. There are 3 main subject category sections namely English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning Ability. Total marks allotted for IBPS clerk Prelims exam is 100 marks and the Total Duration of IBPS Clerk Prelims exam is 60 mins (1 hour).
 
S.NO Name of Subject     Number of Questions Maximum Marks  Duration 
1 English Language 30 30 1hour
2 Reasoning Ability 35 35
3 Numerical Ability 35 35
  Total 100 100
 

IBPS Clerk Mains Exam Structure

Mains exam is conducted in online mode only. IBPS  Mains exam comprises of 200 multiple choice questions under 5 main subject category sections namely Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness (with special reference to Banking) and Computer Knowledge. Here, all Questions for all four sections except the English Language will be present in both English as well as the Hindi Language.
Sr.No Name of Tests No. of Questions (Objective type) Maximum Marks Medium of Exam Time allotted for each
test (Separately timed
)
1 Reasoning 50 50 English & Hindi 30 minutes
2 English Language 40 40 English 30 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 English & Hindi 30 minutes
4 General Awareness (with special
reference to Banking)
 
40 40 English & Hindi 30 minutes
5 Computer Knowledge     20 20 English & Hindi 25 minutes
   Total  200 200   135 minutes

Negative Marking: - There will be negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer.  If a question is left blank, i.e. no answer is marked by you, there will be no negative marking for that question.

IBPS clerk Mains Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude:

This is the most important section and more mark scoring section in the IBPS PO exam. The topics to be covered under this section are
  • Number Series
  • Simplification, Approximation
  • Quadratic Equations - Inequalities
  • Data Interpretation - Bar Graph, Line Chart, Table form, Caselet, Radar/The Web, Pie Chart
  • Data Sufficiency (questions based on Number System, Averages, Percentages, Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Problems on Age, Mensuration, Mixtures & Allegations)
  • HCF and LCM
  • Average (Average Weight/ Average Height/ Average Age/ Average Marks, Average Money Expenditure, Average Temperature etc.)
  • Ratio and Proportion (Simple Ratios, Compound Ratios, Direct & Indirect Proportions.)
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Profit and Loss (Partnerships, Discount, Dishonest Dealings, Marked Price.)
  • Partnership
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Problem on Ages
  • Time and work
  • Pipes and Cisterns
  • Time and Distance in relation with Speed
  • Problems on Boats and Stream
  • Problems on Trains
  • Probability
  • Mensuration (Square, Circle, Rectangle, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Cuboid, etc)
  • Permutation and Combination
Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Quantitative Ability for IBPS clerk Mains Examination is provided below.
Topics Expected Number of questions
Number Series 5
Simplification 5
Data Interpretation 10
Number Systems     3
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage 3
Profit & Loss 2
Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices 2
Mixtures & Alligations 1-2
Time and work 2-3
Time & Distance 2-3
Partnership 1-2
Permutation, Combination & Probability 5 or less than 3
Mensuration 1-2
 

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus for Reasoning:

This Section contains brain triggering questions and puzzles, for which you have to practice more. The topics to be concentrated under this section are,
  • Syllogism
  • Inequalities
  • Puzzles (like Floor Arrangement, Parallel Seating Arrangement, etc)
  • Seating Arrangements (like Square, Circular, hexagonal, Rectangular Seating Arrangements)
  • Coding-Decoding (Coding by Letter Shifting, Coding by Analogy, Coding in Fictitious Language, Coding Letters of a Word)
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Order and Ranking
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning like Passage Inference, Statement, and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument.
Expected number of questions under each and every topics of Reasoning Ability for IBPS clerk Mains Examination is provided below.
                             Topics of Reasoning Ability        Expected Number of questions
Syllogism 5
Blood Relations 5
Input Output 5 or 0
Coding Decoding 5
Alphanumeric Symbol Series 5
Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test 5 or 0
Coded Inequalities 5 or 0
Data Sufficiency     5
Seating Arrangement 2 sets 5 to 10
Puzzle 5-10
 

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus for the English Language

This section aims mainly to judge your English Language Skill. The topics to be practised under this section are
  • Reading Comprehension - including Synonyms, Antonyms
  • Cloze Test
  • Error detection in a given sentence
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Paragraph Based Questions - like Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
Expected number of questions under each and every topic of English for IBPS clerk Mains Examination is provided below.
Topics Expected Number of questions
Reading Comprehension     10
Cloze Test 10
Fill in the blanks 0-5
Error Spotting     0-5
Sentence Correction/ Paragraph Complete 5
Para jumbles 5
   

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus for General Awareness

This section is asked in IBPS clerk Mains examination.The topics to be covered under this section are 
  • Regulatory Bodies like - RBI, (RBI History/ Functions/ Roles) SEBI, IRDA, PFRDA, FSDC, FMC etc its role functions and fact based details.
  • Monetary & Credit Policies who decides, the basis of change and its relation to Inflation and other related issues & Inflation (Types) CRR/ SLR/ Repo/ Re-Repo/Bank Rate etc.
  • History of Indian Banking Industry – (Pre-Independence, Post Independence, Nationalisation), Structure of Indian Banking, Types of Banks (Scheduled, Co-operatives), categorization of Bank (Pvt, PSU, Foreign), NHB, SIDBI, EXIM, NABARD, IDBI its role etc and the concept of NBFC.
  • Static Awareness - Countries, Capitals, Currencies, Headquarters of various Organisations in world-level, Census, Books and Authors, World Level Festivals, Famous Personalities and more.
  • Insurance Awareness
  • Current Affairs - International News, National News, Sports News, Agreements, Appointments, Awards and Honour, Visits By President and Prime Minister and more.
  • Government Schemes - All important schemes for ex. Bharat Nirman, Swavlamban, Swabhiman, All schemes discussed in the budget the details like when was it introduced, important facts related to same, budgetary allocation.
  • Get Daily News Updates with all important points for your Exam. Also, practice with our Quiz.
Expected number of questions under each and every topics of General Awareness for IBPS clerk Mains Examination is provided below.
 
Section Category Topics of General Awareness Expected No of Questions
General Awareness Awards Indian Awards 2
International Awards & Honours
Indian Affairs Acts and Laws 1
Indian Geography Culture 2
National parks and sanctuaries
Indian Industry Defence and Railways 4
Infrastructure and IT
Indian Taxation Income Tax 1
International Awareness Currency, Country & its Capital 3
Major International Organisations
Sports Indian and International Sports Personalities 3
International Sporting Events and Venues
Banking Commercial Banking Heads and Head Quarters 4
New Banking Entities & Foreign Collaborations
Functions of a Bank
E-banking & New Trends Bitcoins and E-wallets 3
RTGS and Rupay
Functions of RBI Banker & Debt Manager to Government 3
Financial Regulation & Supervision
Foreign Exchange Management
Other Banking or Non-Banking Institutions Regulatory Authorities 1
RBI New Initiatives & Policies 3
Organisation of RBI
Terms Finance & Accounts 2
Insurance Policy & Operations
Shares & Stocks
Current Affairs Awards & Honors Films 1
Indian Affairs Census 4
India in International Reports
Indian Authors & their Books
New Government Policies & Schemes
International Relations Major Treaties & Agreements with Other Countries 1
Personalities Famous Personalities 2
    Total  40
 

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus for Computer Knowledge

The Questions under this section are asked only in IBPS clerk Mains examination. The topics to be learned under this section are
  • Introduction to Computer Organisation
  • History and Generation of Computers
  • Computer Hardware Basics
  • Computer Languages
  • Computer Memory
  • Computer Hardware and I/O Devices
  • Computer Software
  • Number System and Conversions
  • Operating System
  • Computer Network
  • Computer and Network Security
  • Internet
  • MS Office Suite and Shortcut keys

Basics of DBMS is to Enhance your Computer knowledge, practice with our study materials and Online tests.

Expected number of questions under each and every topic of English for IBPS clerk Mains Examination is provided below.
 
Topics No. of Questions
Hardware 5 to 7
Internet/Network 4 to 6
MS Office – MS PowerPoint MS Excel MS Word 6 to 8
Operating System/Software Basics 8 to 10
Programming 2 to 4
KeyBoard Shortcuts 4 to 6
Binary Conversions 0 to 2

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Keep calm and Good luck in your exams Best wishes !!!
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