IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern: Check IBPS Clerk Pre and Main Exam Pattern

IBPS has released the IBPS Clerk 2018 notification on 14th Septemeber 2018. According to the notification, the IBPS will release the IBPS Clerk Application form on 18th September 2018 and the last date to submit the form is 10th October 2018. The board has also announced the IBPS Clerk Exam date 2018. Before appearing for the exam, candidates are advised to go through the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 and syllabus

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018:

The IBPS conducts clerk exam in two phases i.e Pre and Main. The candidates need to qualify the pre-exam in order to advance to the next stage of Main Exam. If the candidates do not qualify the pre-exam, he will not be able to give the Main exam. Thus, he gets eliminated from the IBPS Clerk 2018 Recruitment. So, it is advised that candidates need to know the exam pattern before appearing for the exam. Knowing the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018 helps the candidates in maintaining the speed and efficiency. They also get to know about the marking scheme of the exam through IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018. Let’s discuss the exam pattern for both Pre and Main exam.

 IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern For Preliminary Exam

Name of Test Number of questions
English Language 30
Numerical Ability 35
Reasoning Ability 35
  • The exam consists of a total of 100 marks.
  • Total 100 questions will be asked in the exam.
  • Candidates need to qualify in three of the exam.

Main Exam Pattern:

Name of Test Number of questions
General English 40
Quantitative Aptitude 50
Reasoning Ability and Computer Aptitude 50
General/Financial Awareness 50
  • The exam consists of a total of 200 marks.
  • Total 190 questions will be asked in the exam.
  • For every wrong answer, negative marking of 1/4 marks is applicable.

IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus

Since we are aware of the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern 2018, we need to focus on important subject and topics that are asked in the exam. In other words, we need to know the IBPS Clerk 2018 Syllabus before appearing for the exam. Knowing the syllabus beforehand helps the candidates in their better preparation and they can focus on the subjects that are hard to cover and takes more time. Check below the IBPS Clerk 2018 exam syllabus:

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fillers
  • Sentence Errors
  • Vocabulary based questions
  • Sentence Improvement
  • Jumbled Paragraph
  • Paragraph Based Questions ( Paragraph Fillers, Paragraph Conclusion, Paragraph /Sentences Restatement)

Reasoning Ability

  • Puzzles
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Direction Sense
  • Blood Relation
  • Syllogism
  • Order and Ranking
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Machine Input-Output
  • Inequalities
  • Alpha-Numeric-Symbol Series
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Logical Reasoning (Passage Inference, Statement and Assumption, Conclusion, Argument)

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation (Bar Graph, Line Chart, Tabular, Caselet, Radar/Web, Pie Chart)
  • Inequalities (Quadratic Equations)
  • Number Series
  • Approximation and Simplification
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous Arithmetic Problems (HCF and LCM, Profit and Loss, SI & CI, Problem on Ages, Work and Time, Speed Distance and Time, Probability, Mensuration, Permutation and Combination, Average, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership, Problems on Boats and Stream, Problems on Trains, Mixture and Allegation, Pipes and Cisterns)

General / Financial Awareness

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

Computer Aptitude

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

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