The Institute of Banking Personnel and Selection has released the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern and Syllabus on the official notification. The candidates can find the detailed exam pattern of the IBPS Clerk on this page and prepare accordingly. As per the official notification, the IBPS Clerk 2021 will have multiple stages i.e. Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and Document Verification round.
 
The candidates have to score marks equivalent to the cut off decided for the stage of the exam as per the state they have applied for. Hence, it is very crucial that the candidates get a basic idea of the IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern and Syllabus as mentioned on the official notification.
 

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern

 
The IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern has three stages i.e. Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam and a Document Verification round. The candidates have to fulfill each level of the examination as per the previous records. 
 

Preliminary Exam


• The Preliminary examination is the first stage of the selection process and is qualifying in nature. It is conducted in Computer Based Test mode.
 
• As per the official notification, the preliminary exam of the IBPS Clerk, there will be three subjects in the examination namely i.e. English language, Reasoning Ability, and Quantitative aptitude
 
• All the subjects of the preliminary examination will account for 100 marks with sectional timing of 20 minutes for each subject.
 
• As per the marking scheme, 1 mark will be provided to every correct answer while there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.
 
Sections Number of question Maximum marks Medium of exam Duration of exam
English language 30 30 English 20 minutes
Reasoning ability 35 35 English & Hindi 20 minutes
Quantitative aptitude 35 35 English & Hindi 20 minutes
Total 100 100   60 minutes
 

Mains Exam

 
The Mains exam is the second phase of the selection process of the IBPS Clerk examination. The candidates who successfully cross the cut off marks as decided will get the opportunity of appearing in the Mains examination. The marks scored by the candidates in the IBPS Clerk Mains exam are considered for final selection in the examination. 
 
• The objective examination will be conducted in Computer Based Test mode. It will be qualifying in nature and the marks scored in this test will be considered for final selection.
 
• The questions in the online exam will be based on mainly four subjects i.e. English language, Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude, General Awareness and Quantitative aptitude.
 
• Each section will have separate sectional timing and there will be a total of 190 questions for each subject.
 
• As per the marking scheme, 1 mark will be provided to every correct answer while there will be a deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.
 
Sections Maximum  Question Maximum Marks Duration of exam
English Language 40 40 35 minutes
Reasoning Ability 50 60 45 minutes
General Awareness 50 50 35 minutes
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45 minutes
Total 190 200 160 minutes
 

Document Verification

 
The last stage of the selection process is the document verification round wherein the board checks the documents of the candidates which signifies the eligibility criteria of the candidates. The candidates who fail in this round are been disqualified from the selection process. This round is qualifying in nature and no marks is allotted to this round. 
 

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2021

Preliminary Exam

 
The candidates can find the subject wise syllabus of the IBPS Clerk Preliminary examination in the space below:
 
Sections Syllabus
English language
Reasoning ability
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Tabulation
  • Syllogism
  • Blood Relations
  • Input-Output
  • Coding-Decoding
Quantitative aptitude
  • Simplification
  • Profit & Loss
  • Mixtures & Alligations
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices
  • Work & Time
  • Time & Distance
  • Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Data Interpretation
  • Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
  • Number Systems
  • Sequence & Series
  • Permutation, Combination & Probability
 

Mains Exam


The mains exam of IBPS Clerk 2021 are mentioned in the table below:
 
Sections Syllabus
English language
  • Reading comprehension(High Level)
  • Sentence rearrangement
  • Sentence Correction
  • Grammatical Error Detection
  • Spelling Checking
  • Fillers Test
  • Cloze Test
  • Match the Column
Reasoning ability
  • Logic-based Machine Input/Output
  • Reverse Syllogism
  • Blood Relation mixed quizzes
  • Direction Sense
  • Inequalities and Quantity Comparison
  • Puzzles based on High-Level Logic
  • Seating Arrangement(Triangular, Rectangular, Circular, Square shaped)
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Ranking based on figures
  • Statement and Assumptions
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Wrong/New Pattern Number Series
  • High-level Data Sufficiency
  • Data Interpretation based on Logica
  • Caselet
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Quantity Comparison
  • Time & Distance, Work
  • Boat and Streams
  • Partnership
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Ratio & Proportion, Averages, Percentages
General Awareness
  • Banking News
  • National and International News
  • Economic and Financial News
  • Awards and honors
  • Books and authors,
  • Latest appointments,
  • Obituaries,
  • New schemes sanctioned by the Central and state governments, sports, etc.
  Static GK
  • Names of Country-capital, currency,
  • Headquarters of Financial Organizations
  • Constituencies of Ministers,
  • Dance forms
  • Important Dates
  Banking / Financial terms
  Static Awareness
 

 

IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2021 FAQs

Q.1: What is the selection process for the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam?
 
Ans.: The selection process for the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam includes a Preliminary exam, Mains exam and Document verification round. 
 
Q.2: What are the subjects asked in the IBPS Clerk 2021 Preliminary Exam?
 
Ans.: The subjects asked in the IBPS Clerk 2021 Preliminary Exam are English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability.
 
Q.3: What is the marking scheme for the IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam?
 
Ans.: The marking scheme for the IBPS Clerk Preliminary Exam has 1 mark for each correct answer while there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for the wrong answer marked.
 
Q.4: How many vacancies are released for the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam?
 
Ans.: A total of 5500+ vacancies are released for the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam
 
Q.5: How many stages are there in the IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam?
 
Ans.: There are multiple stages in the  IBPS Clerk 2021 Exam i.e. Preliminary Exam, Mains Exam, and document verification round.

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