IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

IBPS Clerk 2020 Exam Pattern:Prelims and Mains

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

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Date of Exam Preliminary - December 2020
Mains - January 2021
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 is 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 2020 Mains exam will also be an online exam. The question paper will contain 200 MCQs of one mark each. 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. The total time duration for this section will be 120 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 160minutes

Document Verification
After finding your name in the shortlisting candidates of mains examination, you will be called for the final process, that is, document verification round.  Your every document (which is mentioned below) will be checked and will be matched to the details which you had entered at the time of application form filling. I am providing the list of documents which the authorities ask you to bring for verification.

  • Printout of Valid Calls Letter
  • Valid System generated Online Application form
  • Date of Birth Proof
  • Photo Identity Proof
  • Graduation Mark sheet
  • If Applied for reservation Caste Certificate
  • Medical Certificate for Physically Disability candidates
  • Experience Certificates
  • NOC from department those candidates are pursuing in any Government Jobs / Public Sector Undertaking etc.

For Other Details Visit: IBPS Clerk 2020 Notification, IBPS Clerk 2020 Syllabus, IBPS Clerk 2020 Expected Cut Off