IBPS clerk Exam

IBPS clerk exam for selection in public sector banksInformation about IBPS clerk Exam

IBPS clerk exam  is conducted every year for the clerical cadre recruitment for multiple Public Sector Banks all over the country.

IBPS conducts the Common Written Examination (CWE) every year to recruit officers and clerks thus the  CRP (Common Recruitment Process), as it is called, involves Online Examinations and interview.    Online Classes

a. IBPS Clerical Preliminary Examination


Eligibility for IBPS clerks exam

Age: Minimum 20 years Maximum 28 years


A Degree (Graduation) in any discipline like BA,BSc, BCom,, BE etc. from a University recognized by the Govt. of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.


Candidates should know how to read / write and speak the Official Language of the State/UT, for which a candidate wishes to apply



a. IBPS Clerical Preliminary Examination

It will be in both English and Hindi language.

Name of the Test No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
English Language 30 30 20 minutes
Numerical Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Reasoning Ability 35 35 20 minutes
Total 100 100 60 minutes

Candidates have to qualify in each of the three tests by securing cut-off marks to be decided by IBPS.


b. IBPS Clerks  Mains Exam

Name of the Test No. of Qs. Max. Marks Duration
General/ Financial Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
General English 40 40 35 minutes
Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes

Negative Marking (both –Online Preliminary and Online Main examinations)

There will be negative marking of -0.25 for every wrong answer


c. IBPS Clerk  Interview

There is no interview for IBPS Clerk – Marks obtained in the Main examination only are considered for shortlisting for final merit list.

IBPS Clerks Syllabus

IBPS Clerk Mains Syllabus

Reasoning General/Economy

/Banking Awareness

English Language Data Analysis Computer Aptitude
Puzzle  Overview of Indian Financial System Current Affairs, Recent Banking Updates Sentence Improvement Statistics (Averages, Mean, Median etc.)

Representational Statistics (Graphs and Charts)

Blood Relations Current Affairs Error Detection Inequality
(Quantity based)
 Seating Arrangement General Knowledge (Static) Vocabulary Probability Keyboard Shortcuts
Input-Output  Financial Committees Phrase Replacement Percentage Computer Abbreviation
Syllogism  Financial Markets Word Association Population-based Bar Graph Microsoft Office
Data Sufficiency   Currency and Capital, Awards and Honors Reading Comprehension Data interpretation Tabular Graph

Line Graph Pie Chart

Bar Graph

Radar Graph Caselet

Computer Hardware
Coding-Decoding Credit and monetary policies (Recent),  Word Usage   Computer Software
Inequalities  Indian Economy Fill in the blanks   Operating System
Logical Reasoning  Financial Sector Regulators Spelling Errors   Networking
Order and Ranking RBI and its Functions Word Replacement   Computer Fundamentals/Terminologies
 Direction sense  National and International Matters Column Based Fillers   Number System
   National Income and expenditure Sentence Connectors   Logic Gates
  Monetary Policy Cloze Test    Security Tools, virus
   World Financial Institutions  Para Jumbles    
    Sentence Rearrangement    
    Sentence Completion    

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