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IBPS Clerk Prelim Syllabus

IBPS Prelim Syllabus is divided into three sections namely, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English. The syllabus of  IBPS PO and IBPS Clerk is the same. Only the difficulty level of Question is varies. IBPS PO exam is a little bit difficult than IBPS Clerk.

The individual topics that ask from these Three Sections

Reasoning 

35 Questions with 35 marks will be asked from this section in IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam. The topics to be covered under this section are:

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 

10-15 Questions from this topic will be asked. This is one of the most important topics in the IBPS Clerk Exam. this topic is time-consuming but in this section high accuracy is possible and this is the most scoring topic with a clear concept.  puzzles can be based on month, day, comparison, floor, Box, or Distribution. and Seating Arrangement can be based on linear, circular, square, rectangle or North-South facing.

Blood relation 

2-3 Questions from this topic can be asked. This can be based on coded blood relation, single person blood relation or mixed blood relation

Coding Decoding

5 Questions can be asked based on a new pattern or Old pattern. this topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible. this is more scoring topic. Questions from this topic may be based on simple word coding, sentence coding or new pattern based coding.

Syllogism

3-5 Questions can be asked based on a new pattern or Old pattern. this topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible. New pattern syllogism will be Possibility based and Negative information based, and Old pattern syllogism will be based on direct questions with 2-3 statements and 2-3 conclusions.

Inequality

5 Questions from this topic can be asked based on new pattern or old pattern. This topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible.this is also a scoring topic. This can be based on multiple relations, reverse, indirect symbol or coded, direct inequality based.

Input-output

5 Questions from this topic may be asked. This topic may be time-consuming but high accuracy is possible. 

Order and Ranking 

You can expect 1-2 Questions from this topic.

Direction and Distance

You can expect 3-4 Questions from this topic.

Alphanumeric Series

5 questions from this topic can be asked. this topic is less time-consuming and high accuracy is possible. series can be based on Alphabet or Number or series of Alphabet combined with a number.

Data Sufficiency 

3-5 Questions from this topic can be asked. The question will be based on miscellaneous topic. In these Questions, a question is followed by two statements and you have to determine from which statements question can be answered.

Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

Reasoning Ability

No. of Questions expected Marks Time 
Puzzle and Seating Arrangement 10-15    
Blood Relation 2-3    
Coding Decoding    
Syllogism 3-5    
Inequality    
Input-output 5    
Order and Ranking  1-2    
Direction and Distance 3-4    
Alphanumeric Series 5    
Data Sufficiency  3-5    
Total 35 Questions 35 Marks 20 Minutes

 

Quantitative Aptitude 

35 Questions with 35 marks will be asked from this section in IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam. The topics to be covered under this section are:

Simplification/ Approximation

10 Questions from this topic will be asked. This is one of the easiest topics and most scoring topic in this section. This is less time consuming and High accuracy is possible. Questions can be based on decimal, fractions, percentages or BODMAS rule etc.

Number Series

5 Questions from this topic will be asked. This can be based on Missing Number Series or Wrong Number Series. Missing Number series is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible.

Quadratic Equation

5 Questions from this topic will be asked. this topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible.In this, you have to solve the given two variables to know the relation between both variables.

Data Interpretation

10 Questions from this topic will be asked. This topic is moderate time consuming but high accuracy is possible. DI can be based on tabular form, line graph, bar graph, pie chart, missing or caselets.

Miscellaneous-

    This section includes Questions from topics likes - Ratio and proportion, Average, Problems on ages, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Partnership, Time and work, Pipes and cisterns, Time, speed and distance, Problems on trains, Boat and stream, Alligation and Mixture, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Mensuration, Probability.

10-15 Questions from this topic can be asked.

►Data Sufficiency 

3-5 Questions from this topic can be asked. The question will be based on miscellaneous topic. In these Questions, a question is followed by two statements and you have to determine from which statements question can be answered.

Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

 Quantitative Aptitude    
Noof Questions expected
 
Marks  Time

Simplification/ Approximation

10 Questions    

Number Series

5 Questions    

Quadratic Equation

5 Questions     

Miscellaneous (Simple Interest, Compound

Interest, Speed &Time, Profit and Loss,

Time and Work, Averages, Ages, Ratio,partnership, Mensuration, etc.)

10-15 Questions    

Data Sufficiency 

5 Questions    

Data Interpretation

10 Questions    
Total 35 Questions 35 Marks 20 Minutes

 

English 

30 Questions with 30 marks will be asked from this section in IBPS Clerk Prelim Exam. The topics to be covered under this section are:

Reading Comprehension

10 Questions from this topic can be asked and RC can be based on Social Issues, Banking & Economy, Business, etc

Cloze Test

5 Questions from this topic can be asked

Double Fillers/ Single Filler

You can expect 5 Questions from this topic. A Sentence will be given with one or two blanks.

Spotting Errors

5 Questions from this topic can be asked. 

Sentence Improvement/ Phrase replacement 

5-Questions from this topic can be asked. In this, a sentence will be given with one part underline and that part needs to replace with the correct option. 

Jumbled Paragraph/ Odd one out

5 Questions can be asked. In this, A set of the sentence will be given and then we need to rearranged to form a meaning paragraph. sometimes odd sentence which does not follow the theme of the passage will be given and then we need to find out that odd sentence.

Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

Topics

Expected Number of questions

Reading Comprehension    

10

Cloze Test

5

Double Fillers/ Single Filler

5

Spotting Error    

0-5

Sentence Improvement/ Phrase replacement 

5

Jumbled Paragraph/ Odd one out

5

Total 

30 Questions

 

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Prelim Syllabus is divided into five section namely, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Computer Awareness, and English. The syllabus of IBPS PO and IBPS Clerk is also the same. Only the difficulty level of Question is varies. 

Reasoning

50 Questions with 50 marks will be asked from this section in IBPS Clerk Mains Exam. The major topics to be covered under this section are:

Puzzles and Seating Arrangement 

15-20 Questions from this topic will be asked. This is one of the most important topics in the IBPS Clerk Exam. this topic is time-consuming but in this section high accuracy is possible and this is the most scoring topic with a clear concept.  puzzles can be based on month, day, comparison, floor, Box, or Distribution. and Seating Arrangement can be based on linear, circular, square, rectangle or North-South facing.

Blood relation 

2-3 Questions from this topic can be asked. This can be based on coded blood relation, single person blood relation or mixed blood relation

Coding Decoding

5 Questions can be asked based on a new pattern or Old pattern. this topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible. this is a scoring topic. Questions from this topic may be based on simple word coding, sentence coding or new pattern based coding.

Syllogism

0-3 Questions can be asked based on a new pattern or Old pattern. this topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible. New pattern syllogism will be Possibility based and Negative information based, and Old pattern syllogism will be based on direct questions with 2-3 statements and 2-3 conclusions.

Inequality

5 Questions from this topic can be asked based on new pattern or old pattern. This topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible.this is also a scoring topic. This can be based on multiple relations, reverse, indirect symbol or coded, direct inequality based.

Input-output

5 Questions from this topic can be asked. This topic may be time-consuming but high accuracy is possible. 

Order and Ranking 

you can expect 1-2 Questions from this topic.

Direction and Distance

You can expect 2-3 Questions from this topic.

Alphanumeric Series

5 questions from this topic can be asked. this topic is less time-consuming and high accuracy is possible. series can be based on Alphabet or Number or both.

Data Sufficiency 

3-5 Questions from this topic can be asked. questions are based on miscellaneous topic. In these Questions, a question is followed by two statements and you have to determine from which statements question can be answered.

Statement and Assumption

1-2 Questions from this topic may be asked.

►Statement and Course of Action 

1-2 Questions from this topic may be asked.

►Cause and Effect

1-2 Questions from this topic may be asked

►Statement and Argument

1-2 Questions from this topic can be asked.

Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

                             Topics of Reasoning Ability

       Expected Number of questions
Puzzles and Seating Arrangement  15-20
Blood relation  2-3
Coding Decoding 5
Syllogism 3-5
Inequality 0-5
Input-output
Order and Ranking  1-2
Direction and Distance 3-4
Alphanumeric Series 0-2
Data Sufficiency  5
Statement and Assumption 3-5
Statement and Course of Action  3-5
Cause and Effect 3-5
Statement and Argument 3-5
Total 50 Question

 

Quantitative Aptitude 

50 Questions with 50 marks will be asked from this section in IBPS Clerk Mains Exam. The major topics to be covered under this section are:

Simplification/ Approximation

5-10 Questions from this topic will be asked. This is one of the easiest topics. This is less time consuming and High accuracy is possible. This is the most scoring topic in this section. Questions can be based on decimal, fractions, percentages or BODMAS rule etc.

Number Series

5 Questions from this topic will be asked. This can be based on Missing Number Series or Wrong Number Series. Missing Number series is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible.

Quadratic Equation

5 Questions from this topic can be asked. this topic is less time consuming and high accuracy is possible. .In this, you have to solve the given two variables to know the relation between both variables.

Data Interpretation

15 Questions from this topic can be asked. This topic is moderate time consuming but high accuracy is possible. DI can be based on tabular form, line graph, bar graph, pie chart, missing or caselets DI.

Miscellaneous-

    This section includes Questions from topics likes - Ratio and proportion, Average, Problems on ages, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Partnership, Time and work, Pipes and cisterns, Time, speed and distance, Problems on trains, Boat and stream, Alligation and Mixture, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Mensuration, Probability.

15 Questions from this topic can be asked.

►Data Sufficiency 

5 Questions from this topic can be asked. The question will be based on miscellaneous topic. In these Questions, a question is followed by two statements and you have to determine from which statements question can be answered.

Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

Topics

Expected Number of questions
Simplification/ Approximation 5-10
Number Series 5
Quadratic Equation 0-5
Data Interpretation 15
Miscellaneous 5
Data Sufficiency  15
Total 50 Question

 

English 

40 Questions with 40 marks will be asked from this section in IBPS Clerk Mains Exam. The major topics to be covered under this section are:

Reading Comprehension

10 Questions from this topic can be asked and RC can be based on Social Issues, Banking & Economy, Business, etc

Cloze Test

5 Questions from this topic can be asked

Double Fillers/ Single Filler

You can expect 5 Questions from this topic. A Sentence will be given with one or two blanks.

Spotting Errors

5 Questions from this topic can be asked. 

Sentence Improvement/ Phrase replacement 

5 Questions from this topic can be asked. In this, a sentence will be given with one part underline and that part needs to replace with the correct option. 

Jumbled Paragraph/ Odd one out

5 Questions can be asked. In this, A set of the sentence will be given and then we need to rearranged to form a meaning paragraph. sometimes odd sentence which does not follow the theme of the passage will be given and then we need to find out that odd sentence.

Syllabus Quick Look by Table:-

Topics

Expected Number of questions

Reading Comprehension    

10

Cloze Test

5

Double Fillers/ Single Filler

5

Spotting Error    

0-5

Sentence Improvement/ Phrase replacement 

5

Jumbled Paragraph/ Odd one out

5

Total 

40 Questions

 

General Awareness 

40 Questions with 40 marks will be asked from this section in The IBPS RRB Mains. In this section, The major topics to be covered under this section are:

General Awareness section is categorized into three subtopics

►Current Affairs

In this, you should have to familiar with knowledge of information which is going in the current. All the environmental issues, financial,  about the Indian economy, government schemes & policies, the latest science, and inventions and discoveries, books by famous personality etc, and you should go through the last 6-month current affairs before the current mains exam.

Static Gk

In this Questions are asked for only that knowledge which is static in nature likes National Park, Wildlife sanctuary  Dam, River, Lake, Airport, stadium, Capital currency, HQ, Important days, Important temple, Folks dance, Award, festivals, State-Capital-CM-Governor, etc

►Banking Awareness/ Financial Awareness.

This includes knowledge of banking from every angle. 

    • History of Banking

    • Indian Banking Industry

    • Banking terminology and RBI Monetary policies

    • Money Market and Capital Market 

    • Types of various Advance/ Loan Account  

    • Financial Inclusion Basel Norm

    • Payment System

    • Types of Account

    • Structure of Bank

General Awareness Expected Number of questions Marks 
Banking & Financial Awareness 13-15 Questions

 
Static Awareness 14-16 Questions
Current Affairs 10-12 Questions
Total 40 40 Marks

 

Computer Awareness 

20 Questions with 20 marks will be asked in IBPS Clerk. In this section, The major topics to be covered under this section are:

Software and Hardware Fundamentals

Computer Fundamentals

History of Computer

Input-Output Device 

Memory

Software

MS-Window

MS-Word

MS-Excel

MS-DOS

Networking

Internet

Database

 

 

 

Educational Qualification

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognized University or its equivalent and must not hold any criminal record while applying for IBPS Clerk Exam. There are no aggregate marks required in graduation for filling a form. 2nd and, 3rd division student can also fill a form of IBPS Clerk. You should hold a valid Mark-sheet or Degree Certificate on the day you register and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

Language Proficiency: Candidates should have verbal and written proficiency in official language of the State/UT. The candidate should be able to read, write and speak the language.

Computer Literacy:

Operating and working knowledge in computer systems is mandatory i.e. candidates should have Certificate/Diploma/Degree in computer operations/Language/ should have studied Computer / Information Technology as one of the subjects in the High School/College/Institute.

Age (As on 01.09.2018):

Minimum: 20 years Maximum: 28 years

i.e. A candidate must have been born not earlier than 02.09.1990 and not later than 01.09.1998 (both dates inclusive)

Sr.No.  Category Age relaxation
Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe 5 years
2 Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)  3 years
3 Persons With Disabilities 10 years
4 Ex-Servicemen / Disabled Ex-Servicemen actual period of service rendered in the defence forces + 3 years (8 years for Disabled Ex-Servicemen belonging to SC/ST) subject to a maximum age limit of 50 years
5 Widows, divorced women and women legally separated from their husbands who have not remarried 9 years
6 Persons ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 5 years
7 Persons affected by 1984 riots 5 years
8 Regular employees of the Union Carbide Factory, Bhopal retrenched from service (Applicable to Madhya Pradesh state only) 5 years

 

Nationality / Citizenship:

A candidate must be either -

(i) a Citizen of India or (ii) a subject of Nepal or

(iii) a subject of Bhutan or

(iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or

(v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

IBPS Clerk Application Fee

The application fees for IBPS Clerk CWE 2018 exam is

- Rs. 100/- for SC/ST/PWD candidates.

- Rs. 600 /- for all others

IBPS Clerk Job Profile

The Job profile of a Clerk in PSB is related to single window operator. The clerk is the first point of contact for inquiries & guidance.  It is the starting designation in the hierarchy of bank jobs. 

  • A clerk deals with the front desk work and customer handling operations.
  • A clerk works at the single window operations like managing inquiry corners, withdrawal, managing receipts etc.
  • A clerk also deals with opening new accounts, cash collection, issuing bank statements and handling mails and delivery.

Growth Opportunity:  

As per IBPS Clerk promotion process, the candidates would be promoted to higher posts on basis of their performance after working for 3 years. Through internal exams, a clerk can get promoted to the post of Probationary Officer/Assistant Manager. After starting your career as Officer or Clerk in a PSB you can also appear for Associate Exams: JAIIB and CAIIB certification exam which is bright opportunity to get an edge over others. 

 

IBPS Clerk Salary & Allowances:

A Clerk in a Public Sector Bank can get a salary of Rs.18000 to Rs.21000 during the training period. After training period the perks and emoluments are added and it may vary from bank to bank. The Basic Salary Component of Bank Clerk may vary in the range of Rs 11,500 – Rs 13,000. (with a scope of promotion.)

Introduction:

The IBPS Clerk recruitment 2018 will be done in two different stages: Preliminary and Mains. After clearing both the examinations a merit list is prepared that determines the fate of participating candidates. No interview process is required for selection to the post of Clerk through IBPS Clerk Examination.

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.

IBPS Clerk Preparation tips:

We advise all the candidates to fill the IBPS Clerk examination application form before the last date because after the last date application form will not be acceptable. Let us check out the exam preparation tips. 

  • Understand the exam pattern and structure of the question paper.
  • Work Hard, to prepare well for the exam.
  • Be calm and wise with your work.
  • Join iDangal247.com to get a better score
  • Be Focused and Confident.
  • Just Do Well in the exam.

IBPS Clerk Vacancies:

The Vacancy for IBPS Clerk 2018 is 7275. As per the IBPS Clerk 2017 Official Notification’ there were 7883 vacancies in total. The vacancy for IBPS Clerk has considerably reduced as compared to last year. Thus, it is expected that the competition this year will be really tough for the exam

State              Vacancies
Andaman & Nicobar Island                0               
Andhra Pradesh 167
Arunachal Pradesh 10
Assam 94
Bihar 178
Chandigarh 37
Chhattisgarh 89
Dadra & Nagar Haveli 3
Daman & Diu 1
Delhi 362
Goa 48
Gujarat 533
Haryana 146
Himachal Pradesh 90
Jammu& Kashmir 61
Jharkhand 110
Karnataka 618
Kerala 291
Lakshadweep 1
Madhya Pradesh 325
Maharashtra 772
Manipur 8
Meghalaya 6
Mizoram 2
Nagaland 4
Odisha 191
Puducherry 22
Punjab 405
Rajasthan 268
Sikkim 10
Tamil Nadu 792
Telangana 162
Tripura 18
Uttar Pradesh 944
Uttarakhand 97
West Bengal 410
Total 7275

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IBPS Clerk Result:

Institute of Banking Personnel Selection Board will be releasing IBPS Clerk Result 2018 separately for Prelims and Mains Exam. Candidates who clear the Prelims Round will be eligible to give IBPS Clerk Mains Exam. IBPS Clerk Result will be declared first for Prelims Exam and then for Mains Exam.

IBPS Clerk Admit :

Every candidate who registers for IBPS Clerk 2018 within stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of IBPS. The admit card for the IBPS Clerk Prelims exam will be released first followed by the admit card of IBPS Clerk Mains exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for Prelims exam).

More information and the download link for the admit card will be displayed post the release of the official notification for IBPS Clerk 2018. Candidates are advised to keep checking this page for updates.

Direct Link to Download IBPS Clerk Admit Card 2018 - Click Here!

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Date is as follow:

Activity Dates
Online Application Starts From 18th September 2018
Last Date to Apply Online 10th October 2018
Conduct of Pre-Exam Training 26th November 2018 to 1st December 2018
Download of Admit Card for Online Examination – Preliminary November 2018
Conduct of Online Examination - Preliminary 08th, 09th, 15th 16th December 2018
Result of Online Exam – Preliminary December 2018/ January 2019
Download of Call letter for Online Exam – Main January 2019
Conduct of Online Examination – Main 20th January 2019
Declaration of Final Result 1st April 2019

How to Apply of IBPS Clerk Exam 2018

Here you can apply for IBPS Clerk Exam through the direct link given here.

Direct link to Apply for IBPS Clerk 2018 - Click Here!

How to Apply?

  1. You can Register yourself by going to the IBPS Official Website.

  2. Click relevant links to apply for IBPS Clerk recruitment.

  3. Enter basic details and upload scanned photo & signature as per the size requirements mentioned in the official IBPS Clerk notification.

  4. Also, enter your additional details like educational qualifications and work experience.

  5. Pick your IBPS Clerk Bank preferences in desirable order.

  6. Fee must be paid Online only while completing IBPS online application.

IBPS Clerk Marks and Exam Pattern 2018

IBPS conducts exams for the post of Clerical Cadre in two different stages: Preliminary Exam and Mains Exam. The candidates are required to qualify both the stages to be listed in the merit list prepared after conduction of both the exams.  No interview process is required for selection to the post of Clerk through IBPS Clerk Examination.

Prelim:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum 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 times of 1 Hour

 

Mains:

S.No. Name of Tests(Objective No. of Questions Maximum 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

IBPS Clerk Recruitment Notification:

IBPS has released IBPS Clerk 2018 notification to fill vacancies in public sector banks. Online Registration for IBPS Clerk 2018-19 will start from 18th September 2018. You can read the official notification to know all about vacancies, exam pattern, selection procedure, application process & much more.

IBPS Clerk Recruitment Notification 2018 - 

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