IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2024 with Exam Pattern and PDF

Here you can download IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2024 and exam pattern in detail. Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) conducts clerk recruitment in India every year to fill these posts in various Public Sector Banks.
Large number of candidates appears for this test every time it is organized but only a few are able to qualify it. However, most of the aspirants tries their best in this exam to qualify this test. Here, you can check exam pattern to get fully familiar with and download pdf.

Check IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2024 & Exam Pattern

Those who qualify the online written examination will be called for Interview.

Exam pattern:

Pre exam will be of Total 1 hour duration but each subject will be of 20 minutes time. The number of questions asked will be 100 from the basic sections of this exam given below. The difficulty level of these questions will be of easy to moderate while that of Main exam would be high. The syllabus of this section will be same as that of mains. Only the difficulty level varies.

IBPS Clerk Pre Exam Pattern

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of questions Max. Marks Duration
1 English language 30 30 20 Minutes allotted for each section
2 Numerical Ability 35 35
3 Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100
The syllabus of these sections is provided below.

Main Exam Pattern:

This paper consists of five sections i.e. Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, English, Computer Knowledge, General Awareness with special reference to banking industry.

The Online CWE for clerks consists of 5 sections. The test will be carried out online. A computer will be provided to appeared candi. and questions will appear on the screen of that computer. There will be 200 questions that will be asked and their answer is to be given in 160 minutes with separate timings for each section. 5 options will be given on the screen and candidates can select one answer.

IBPS Clerk Main Exam pattern

Sr. No. Name of Tests No. of questions Max. Marks Duration (Minutes)
1 Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude 50 60 45
2 General English 40 40 35
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 45
4 General / Financial Awareness 50 50 35
Total 190 200 160

Negative Marking: There is a penalty for giving wrong answer in IBPS Clerk exam. 0.25 marks out of 1 mark question will be reduced from candidate’s marks if any wrong answer has been given.

IBPS Clerk Syllabus 2024 for Pre & main exam

1. Reasoning Ability & Computer Aptitude:

Reasoning Ability: Questions in this section will be asked from Analogy, Puzzle, Odd Man out, Syllogism, word formation, Statement and conclusions, Statement and assumptions, Statement and arguments, Passage and conclusions, Coding decoding, Blood relations, Alphabet test, Series test, Number, ranking and time sequence , Direction sense test, Sitting arrangement, Decision making, Input output, Assertion and reasoning etc.
Computer Aptitude: Basic computer fundamentals, History and Future of Computers, Computer abbreviation, Microsoft-office, Basic knowledge of Internet use, Shortcut keys, Basic Software & Hardware and their functionalities, History and Future of Computers, Networking, etc.

2. Quantitative Aptitude Section:

Data Interpretation, Profit and loss, Simple and compound interest problems, Time and work problems, Time and distance problems, Average problems, Simplifications, Partnerships, Percentage, Ratio and proportions, Average & Ages Ratio & Proportion, Pie charts, Number system, HCF & LCM, Number series, Approximation Wrong Number, Finding next number in series, Decimal fractions, Square root and cube root, Bar graphs, Line graphs, Case study, Mensuration, Permutations and combinations, Data tables, Probability.

3. General English Section:

  • Spotting errors
  • Fill in the blank Cloze Test
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Synonyms and antonyms
  • Reconstruction of sentence & passage
  • One word substitution
  • Phrase substitution
  • Jumbled up sentences
  • Double blanks in a sentence
  • Commonly misspelled words
  • Comprehension passages

4. General / Financial Awareness

Abbreviations / full forms, Important days / dates, Currency and capital, Ministers and their departments, Indian Economy, International Economy, Budget, Census, Ministers and their ministry, important persons, head of the organizations, tag lines, Important days / dates, ministers and their departments, world countries and their capital and currencies, UNO, Marketing, Awards & Honors, Sports, Finance, Agriculture etc. History of Banking, current affairs of last 6 months, countries/currencies, Books & Their Authors, Banking Terms, RBI, Fiscal Monetary Policies etc., Social Function of Banks.

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Tips on how to qualify for IBPS Clerk Exam:

1. There are a few things you need, to prepare better.

These are: IBPS Clerk Syllabus & Exam pattern, Cut off marks, Time Management, Knowledge of Important Topics / Questions / Exam Analysis, Books

2. In the online exam, always start from a section which is your strength. Then move on to the tougher sections. Divide the time slot for each section and each question of the exam according to their toughness and easiness. But it should be done before the exam.
3. Always do the easy questions first in any section you are.
4. Always prepare to the maximum.
5. Never stuck on any question. If you are not able to give a question’s answer within its time slot as decided by you, then move on to the next one.
6. Do as many questions as you can answer correctly. If you are confused about a question’s answer, leave it.
7. Stay calm while solving paper.
8. Always make a plan of how you will solve your paper on the examination date before the exam.
9. Time management is the key to solve maximum no. of questions.
10. Make shortcuts of mathematical problems for the exam and apply those shortcuts in the exam to solve quickly.

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