IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Pattern & Syllabus


IBPS Clerk 2019 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

The IBPS Clerk exam occurs in two stages: Prelims and Mains. Both these papers follow the online method of conducting written examination. The structure of the IBPS Clerk  exam is as follow:

Date of Exam Preliminary - December 2019
Mains - January 2020
Conducting Body IBPS
Mode of Exam Online
Paper Type Objective
Medium of Exam English and Hindi
Duration of Exam Preliminary - 60 minutes Mains - 120 Minutes

Phase-1: IBPS Clerk Prelims Exam 
The preliminary exam of IBPS Clerk CWE is an online exam testing a candidate on the basis of their aptitude, intellect, and English. There are three sections in total and the candidate must clear the cut off of each section to proceed to the mains exam round. Candidates are required to solve the question paper in the time frame of 20 minutes for each section. The composite mark of the paper is 100 and the passing marks are decided by IBPS that is likely to change every year depending on the level of difficulty of the exam.

S.No. Section No. of Questions
1 English Language 30
2 Numerical Ability 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35
Total 100

Phase-2: IBPS Clerk Mains Exam
IBPS Clerk 2019 Mains exam will also be an online exam. The question paper will contain 190 MCQs of one mark each. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. The total time duration for this section will be 160 Minutes and each section has separate timing. Exam Paper will be divided into five sections

S.No. Section     No. of Questions Duration
1 Reasoning\Computer Knowledge  50 45 minutes
2 English Language  40 35 minutes
3 Quantitative Aptitude      50 45 minutes
4 General Awareness(with special reference  to Banking Industry)  50 35 minutes
Total 190 160 minutes

IBPS Clerk 2019: Syllabus
IBPS Clerk 2019 syllabus for Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language is same for Preliminary and Mains Examination. In addition to these two, the other subjects are General Awareness and Computer Knowledge. General Awareness is based on Banking Sector awareness. Candidates should prepare as per the syllabus.

IBPS Clerk 2019 Syllabus for Preliminary exam 

The syllabus for this Prelims Exam includes three subjects- English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning. The prelims have sectional cutoff which implies that candidates must obtain the minimum qualifying marks in each section to clear the exam. Candidates must also meet the cutoff to qualify for Mains and the interview round.

S.No  Quantitative aptitude Reasoning     English
1 Series completion Coding-decoding  Reading comprehension
2 Percentage     Distance and direction Close test (Fill in the blanks)
3 Simplification     Ranking and number  Error locations
4 Ratio and proportion Blood relation  Rearrangements
5  Average Mathematical operation  Sentence improvement
6 Problems on ages Sitting arrangements Synonyms/Antonyms
7 Profit and loss  Puzzle test   Fillers
8 Time and distance & Trains Syllogism     Alphabet test 
9 Boat and streams     
10 Time and work    
11 Quadratic equations    
12  Permutation & combination and probability     
13 Data Interpretation      

IBPS Clerk 2019 Syllabus for Mains exam 

The Syllabus for IBPS Clerk Main Exam includes 4 subjects- Reasoning and Computer Aptitude, English Language, Data Analysis and Interpretation, General Economy and Banking Awareness.

S.No   Data Analysis & Interpretation Reasoning & Computer Aptitude English     General/ Economy/ Banking Awareness
1 Number system Series completion  Error locations   Current affairs
2 HCF & LCM  Analogy Synonyms International economy
3 Decimal fraction Classification  Antonyms UNO
4 Square root & cube Root  Coding-decoding Phrasal Marketing
5 Percentage     Distance and direction Verbs Award & honors
6 Ratio and proportion  Ranking and number Preposition  Sports
7 Average Blood relation  Passage completion Finance
8 Simplification Mathematical operation  Fill in the blanks Agriculture
9 Quadratic equations Sitting arrangements Reading comprehensive History of banking
10 Problems on ages Puzzle test  Rearrangements Country currency capital
11 Partnership Venn diagram Sentence improvement Books & authors
12 Profit and loss Data sufficiency - Banking terms
13 Simple and compound interest     Input and output - Dams/Rivers/Temples
14 Allegation and mixture Eligibility test  - Nuclear/thermal power plant
15 Time and distance Statement conclusion - Banking Instruments
16 Trains Statement course of action - -
17 Boat and streams Statement assumptions - -
18 Pipe and cistern Basic computer knowledge - -
19 Mensuration 2D & 3D Number system - -
20 Permutation & combination Logic gates - -
21 Probability Network & DBMS - -

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