IBPS Clerk Prelims 2015: Complete Information


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) will conduct IBPS Clerk CWE 2015 (Pre & Mains) Examination for the recruitment of Clerks in all the participating public sector banks and financial institutions. IBPS Clerk V is a computer-based examination conducted online in the month of December. This year, IBPS Clerk Prelims CWE has been scheduled for 5th & 6th and 12th & 13th December 2015.

More than 3.5 lakh candidates registered for IBPS Clerk V CWE and the number has been on climbing trend since the past few years. Are you new to the IBPS universe? Here are a few key highlights about IBPS Clerk V Common Written Examination (CWE) 2015 that you must know before you go any deeper in your preparation.      


IBPS Clerk Prelims 2015 Complete Information


Name of the Examination

IBPS Clerk V Preliminary 2015 Common Written Examination (CWE)  



Age Limit

20 to 28 years as on Aug 1, 2015

5 years relaxation for SC/ST

3 years relaxation for OBC Candidates

Exam Mode Computer-based (Online)
Date of Examination 5th & 6th Dec and 12th & 13th Dec 2015
Exam Syllabus English, Reasoning Ability and Numerical Ability
Exam Duration 1 Hour
Total Number of Questions 100
Selection criteria Written Exam (Pre & Mains) followed by Personal Interview conducted by IBPS Selection Committee.
Posts offered Clerical cadre
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IBPS Clerk Eligibility Criteria Prelims 2015

The eligibility criteria for IBPS Clerk CWE V 2015 is same as last year’s, with the age bar from 20 to 28 years for regular candidates. There are variable age relaxations for candidates belong to SC, ST and OBC Categories. 


In addition to this, the candidate must be atleast a college graduate in any discipline from an institute or university recognized by the Central Government. 

To know more about the eligibility criteria for IBPS Clerk CWE V 2015, please download the official notification by  IBPS.


IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern Prelims 2015

IBPS Clerk 2015 Examination (Prelims) is conducted online and the candidates are allotted computer systems for attempting the examination on the designated dates. The online objective-based examination is divided into 3 sections – English, Numerical and Reasoning Ability. The total number of questions asked in IBPS Clerk V Preliminary Examination is 100.   

Subject No. Of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 30 30
Numerical Ability 35 35
Reasoning Ability 35 35
Total 100 100

For each correct answer, you are awarded 1 mark and for incorrect ones, 0.25 marks are deducted from the total score. No marks are deducted in the event of an unmarked question in the paper. There is no sectional time limit in IBPS CWE Clerk Examination.


So you can leverage your overall scores in the areas you are more confident answering questions among English, Numerical and Reasoning Ability. 


IBPS Clerk Exam Pattern Prelims 2015  

It has been previously established IBPS Clerk 2015 Prelims Exam will be divided among 3 sections, which are, English Language, Numerical Ability and Reasoning Ability. The syllabus for IBPS Clerk V Preliminary Examination under various sections is:

English Language | IBPS Clerk Prelims 2015

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para Jumbles
  • Spotting Error                     

Numerical Ability | IBPS Clerk Prelims 2015

  • Simplification
  • Number Series
  • Data Interpretation
  • Speed, Distance & Time
  • Work & Time
  • Profit & Loss
  • Percentage
  • Simple Interest & Compound Interest
  • Average
  • Partnerships
  • Boats & Streams 

Reasoning Ability | IBPS Clerk Prelims 2015

  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Syllogism
  • Inequality
  • Blood Relations
  • Miscellaneous


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