About IBPS Clerk Exam
The competitive exam comprises two successive exams; IBPS-Pre & IBPS-Mains.
It consists of a paper of objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 100 marks to be solved in duration of 1hr.
This is a screening test only to qualify for the next step and its marks will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.
The scheme of this test is given below in a table.
|S.no||Test name||Max. questions||Max. marks||Time duration|
Duration & Timings for General candidates: 1 hour
Total Duration/ Timing for Visually Handicapped candidates: 1 hour 20 mins
It will also consist of a paper of Objective type (multiple choice questions) like IBPS-Pre test but carry a maximum of 200 marks to be solved in the duration of 2 hrs.
Its salient features:
- It consists of 5 sections viz. Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Ability, General Awareness (special emphasis on Banking) & Computer Awareness.
- Each section is time bound and one cannot move from one section to another before completing the stipulated time specified for that section.
- Each section has to be attempted in the order given at the time of Mains Exam.The candidates who cleared the cut-off both overall and section-wise for this exam will move to interview.
- The marks obtained in this test along with interview will determine the merit list for the final selection.
|S.no||Test name||Max. questions||Max. marks||Time alotted for each test||Time duration|
|1||Reasoning||40||50||30 minute||135 minutes|
|2||Quantitative Apptitude||40||50||30 minute|
|3||English Language||40||40||30 minute|
|4||General Awareness||40||40||25 minute|
|5||Computer Knowledge||40||20||20 minute|
Duration & Timings for General candidates: 135 hours
Total Duration/ Timing for Visually Handicapped candidates: 1 hours 55 mins
|S.no||Quantitative apptitude||Reasoning||English||General Awareness||Computer Knowledge|
|1||Number system||Series completion||Error locations||Current affairs||Interoduction to computer|
|2||HCF & LCM||Analogy||Synonyms||International economy||Basic computer organisation|
|3||Decimal fraction||Classification||Antonyms||UNO||Computer languages|
|4||Square root & cube root||Coding-decoding||Phrasal verbs||Marketing||Memory|
|5||Percentage||Distance and direction||Words often confused & misused||Award & honors||Computer networks|
|6||Ratio and proportion||Ranking and number||Preposition||Sports||Internet|
|7||Average||Blood relation||Passage completion||Finance||E-commerce|
|8||Simplification||Mathematical operation||Fill in the blanks||Agriculture||Computer viruses|
|9||Quardratic equations||Sitting arrangements||Reading comprehensive||History of banking||Data determination|
|10||Problems on ages||Puzzle test||Re arrangements||Country currency capital||Data base management system|
|11||Partnerships||Venn diagram||Sentance improvement||Books & authors||Ms-word|
|12||Profit and loss||Data sufficency||Mis spelt for inappropriate||Banking terms||Ms-excel|
|13||Simple and compound interest||Input and output||-||-||Ms-powerpoint|
|14||Alligation and mixture||Eligibility test||-||-||Ms-access|
|15||Time and distance||Statement conclusion||-||-||Acronyms|
|16||Trains||Statement course of action||-||-||Computer terminology|
|17||Boat and streams||Statement assumptions||-||-||-|
|18||Pipe and cistern||Critical reasoning||-||-||-|
|19||Mensuration 2D & 3D||-||-||-||-|
|20||Permutaion & combination||-||-||-||-|
The candidate gets selected for the Mains examination after clearing the Preliminary test. After securing the marks equal to or more than the cut-off marks in Mains a merit list is produced. A candidate should qualify both in the CWE (Main) and be sufficiently high in the merit to be shortlisted for subsequent provisional allotment process, details of which will be made available subsequently on IBPS website.
|Category||Minimum cutoffs (out of 200)||Maximum cuttoff (out of 200)|
|Other backward classes||65.26||101.32|
Education Qualification – Under IBPS PO Recruitment Eligibility Criteria 2017 Candidates must have completed their Graduation Degree from any recognized university or institution. Participants also required their mark sheet numbers while they submit IBPS PO online form 2017.
Nationality / Citizenship – Participants must have this citizenship which is given below.
- Citizen of Indian
- Citizen of Nepal
- Citizen of Bhutan
- A Tibetan refugee
- Migrated Peoples 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.
Age Limit – Interested candidates must have age between 20 – 30 years.
|1||Scheduled caste/Scheduled tribe||5 years|
|2||Other backward classes||3 years|
|3||Person with disabilities||10 years|
|4||Ex-service men||5 years|
|5||Persons ordinarily domiciled in state of Jammu and Kashmir during the period of 1-01-1980 to 3-12-1989||5 years|
|6||Persons affected by 1984 riots||5 yeas|